I live half an hour away from this salon, without traffic. If I could find a closer salon that came even close to its quality, I would go there instead. No other hair salon has been able to take my home chemist personality and difficult, wavy, thin hair and do anything useful with it. Colouring: My stylist calls me the home chemist. One time, I went a little crazy and bleached my locks too soon after dyeing it BACK from bleaching. This was the day before my graduation. The color was bright yellow. They fit me in as an emergency fix, gave me a sandy blonde colour to patch up the botched job, and even left some highlights in to give it dimension. This was with minimal attention, because the colourist actually had another client at the same time, and it still turned out perfectly. My mother has gotten a lot of styling jobs from the same salon, and hers always turn out looking very natural, while masking the grey that's starting to come in. I've seen other colouring jobs that were on the other side of the spectrum--very bold and startling--too, so I would say they have an acceptable range. Styling: I have switched hairdressers a few times; they all have distinct point of view, which sometimes means that the styling wasn't quite how I wanted. I'm VERY low-maintenance, and I've been going to Michelle down at the Arboretum branch for that reason. Before her, I was going to Anthony up at this branch, and he is GREAT, just his hair styles are more for someone who is willing to put in a little work, and I'm a college student. With that said, though, I've had everything from a super short cut to bangs to long, layered hair, and they've done a great job with each. The price range for stylists starts at about $35, and that's mostly for people just starting out at the salon. They're all trained well, however, and I've had two beginning stylists with no problem. The people there are very friendly and receptive, and they always offer beverages and have good magazines for the waiting room, not to mention the comfy seats. :]
9818 Gilead Rd Suite 107BHuntersville, NC 28078
From Business: At Verde Mexican and Nuevo Latin Fusion, be prepared to experience flavor, flavor and more flavor! Cuban born Chef Rene Garcia Mayor brings a touch of his homeland …
I have to totally disagree with the 1st review! My only complaint would be the long lines to get into the place! You want to make sure you call ahead and get your name on the List before going b/c the line can be over a 2 hour wait. Once you're in though you'll have a blast! They have a VIP area that is really nice with waitresses and then you're also not jammed up against everyone. And the Bull can get very crowded too. What it comes down to though is unless your in the VIP area you should always tip your bartender. That's even in LKN if you're not tipping most likely they won't be serving, then again that's most all bars. That's how they make their money though as a Server! So Tip them well people and you'll be served well! Anyhow the music is really good and the atmosphere is Great too! For the most part anything goes there! They'll play all types of music along with great dancing stuff! You'd think its a tourist trap being owned by Jr but its not! And if you go on a Tuesday or Thursday there's even a chance you may see him. Also they have very hot beer tub girls if you don't want to wait at the bars! It can get very crazy but then again isn't that why you went out! At least try it out, I don't think you'll be disappointed! Just remember to call ahead!
I was in need of a hair makeover; but didn't really have an idea of what I wanted. I was ready for a new perspective from the hairdresser I had been seeing for years. When I read a review of 8 the Salon; it described exactly what I was looking for- they assess your features and match your hair style to compliment or bring out your best possible looks with the capabilities of your own hair type. I called to schedule an appointment and found the staff to be very congenial and was able to get an appointment scheduled to fit the timeframe I requested without any hesitation. When I arrived, I found the salon was immaculate, and the staff very personable-everyone was smiling and upbeat, they spoke to the guest and each other with respect- very professional. Brittani was my stylist she explained why my features needed the types of hair styles that we can consider and then taught me how to style the cut, and suggested the products to maintain the style. I am thrilled with the style; and my hair is cut according to its natural tendency to fall, so IT JUST LOOKS GREAT! I can't remember when I have been this happy with my hairstyle. I give 8 the Salon my highest recommendation, I can't say enough for the staff and Britanni in particular- they are the best!