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. :]
Excellent service and very professional
3006 Baucom Rd Ste 100Charlotte, NC 28269
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The week before I visited Fiji nail salon I had heard a discussion on a radio show about nail salons. Many callers phoned in sharing their different experiences, many of them negative. One comment that everyone had in common was that no matter what salon you visit the staff would be having loud conversations with each other in a different language and you never knew if they were talking and laughing about you. Another common practice was for staff to talk on the phone while they worked on your nails, slowing their work down. I have experienced all of the above. I just believed it was common practice and they were all the same. So when I was at Fiji I just watched assuming it would be the same there as everywhere else I had been. It was very different. I was there for about 1 hour. Not once did a staff member take a personal phone call or text. When they needed to speak to each other, it was quietly and in english. They were very pleasant and it was so relaxing. Toward the end of my visit I spoke to an employee who was putting the finishing touchs on my nails. I told her how I had heard the radio discussion and that I had just watched, curious to see if it was the same here as everywhere else. I complimented their service and told her how different this experience was. She said it was store policy and that if employees needed to be reached by family or friends they had to call the business phone. I would definitely recommed visiting Fiji Nail salon. The atmosphere was relaxing. The staff were wonderful. The prices are very competitive with every other nail salon in the area and you can get coupons for money off in the coupon clipper magazine and on line!! All of the above is why I'd rate my experience as exceptional.
To the review below, I was actually there that day when she came in. It was also my first time and I came with my friend who had highly recommended it to me b/c she has been going to Trini (owner) for years. I was helped by Katrina, the owner's daughter. She was very sweet and helped me take care of my cuticles, which i have a bad habit of picking at. She recommended that I get the gel manicure to help cure me of my bad habit. "If your nails are pretty and painted, maybe you won't be so tempted to pick at them!" She was a total sweetheart. I actually overheard the fight that was going on up front. Katrina pointed it out to me later on what she was talking about. The owner posted an example of the coupon she has on the front door for people to know about and to bring if they were to come in. Katrina then said, "if my mom gave everyone that price b/c they saw it on our door to advise people to bring it...then she wouldn't need to pay for the coupons, she could just do that price then" which makes sense to me. I don't know about the other incidents that may have happened but the coupon incident was completely taken out of hand to my opinion. The lady herself was rude and hollering inside of a business place. I enjoyed my time and experience at the salon and enjoyed Katrina's services very much. I would hate for one person's misunderstandings to put a bad rep on the salon. All in all, misunderstandings happens, but you also get more with honey than with salt. I, myself will be back at Suki so I can see my favorite new nail tech!