LOOK NO FURTHER - Here's Your Hair Salon. Guys & Dolls is the ONLY place I will ever trust with my highlights! Dawn & Francisco & Michel aren’t just amazing professional hair stylists and colorists, They have also proven to be a good friends to all those who are lucky enough to experience Guys & Dolls. I found Guys & Dolls through CitySearch a couple of years ago, and over the years I have been lucky enough to try ALL of their stylists and even now that I’ve moved to Tampa, I won’t ever let anyone else touch my hair – they ARE that brilliant, especially for difficult blondes like me! Guys & Dolls does THE BEST work creating multi-dimensional, long-lasting and natural-looking blonde highlights in Fort Lauderdale. In the many years I’ve been in FL, I’ve tried out most of the big-name hair salons imaginable, searching to recreate the healthy, natural-looking blonde of my youth from the bleach-out, sun/salt/chlorine damaged locks my active lifestyle created. With all the places I have tried, I never returned to the same place twice because I never got personal attention, I always paid way too much, and I always left with the same, generic blonde “Do” you seem to see on every soccer mom and street corner in Weston. So, to say I was a little disillusioned by the time I read Guys & Dolls reviews on CitySearch and made an appointment is an understatement. But, I was SO pleasantly surprised with the team at Guys & Dolls! First, they spend A LOT of time with each of their clients. My appointments tend run about 2 hours with rare overlap in appointments. Dawn & Francisco & Michel have never once been late or kept me waiting, or taken calls during our appointments, and I’ve never ever felt rushed. Second, the staff are color specialists. At your first appointment, you'll receive an assessment of the quality of your hair and what sort of cut/color you’re looking for and will offer you advice about how to make that work with the shape of your face/features and your individual coloring/complexion. Then, you'll get advice about what color or combination of colors will work best with your unique skin and eye coloration. (They typically weave in 2-3 different color highlights into my hair, alternating every other appointment between highlights and lowlights.) The result, for me, is that my hair looks healthier than it has in years (despite the damage I inflict upon it!), and I finally have my youthful blonde back. They've done such a tremendous job masking my dishwater blonde/brown locks that I keep receiving compliments on the cut/color – even weeks after my appointments when I think the roots are starting to show. In fact, they do SUCH a tremendous job with my color and cut, that I don’t even really have to come in to see him for touch ups that often – maybe once every 2 months, since the highlights grow out so naturally. (That’s bad for him, but good for my pocketbook!) Lastly, they are just a really decent human beings and a whole lot of fun to talk to during the appointments. You can tell that they have good relationships with everybody at the salon. Also, unlike a lot of other hair stylists out there (and again, I think I’ve seen a lot of the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer!), they seem to really take pride in their profession and in getting to know their clients and helping them be their best selves. The entire team at Guys & Dolls have created such a welcoming, “family” environment, that I look forward to the drive out there and won't be seeing anyone else anytime soon. Thank you, Dawn, Michel, & Francisco!
GREAT 1st IMPRESSION I am new to Fort Lauderdale from Cincinnati and had no one to ask about where to go for my hair color. I did not know any neighbors or anyone at work to ask, so with this being 2012, I went online for information. After a couple of minutes searching, I had narrowed my choices to 2 salons, Guys & Dolls and AFX. For whatever reason, I called AFX first and tried to explain my situation. The guy was very short with me and didnt seem to care - I just figured he did not want to make small talk, so I got to the point and tried to make an appointment. This was on a Tuesday and I was told that the only thing all week was Thursday at 3:45 Although it was not an ideal time for me, I was going to make it work because I needed color desparately. I then asked about pricing and the guy told me flat out "Dont worry about prices honey, we'll work that out once you're here in the chair". That remark was the straw that broke the camels back and I politely ended the conversation. The last thing I wanted was a $300 bill thrown at me after the fact, so I called Guys & Dolls. A guy answered the phone (he was the business owner I found out later) and he couldn't have been nicer. When I told him I would be new to the salon, he just stopped and said "Welcome" in the most inviting and sincere tone of voice. He asked how I found them and he asked me several other questions so he would be sure to give me the proepr amopunt of time and put me with a stylist he felt would be good for me. I told him the length of my hair, my color, what I wanted to do and he never cut me off or rushed me. I felt he genuinely cared about me and my hair and that he wanted to make sure he got it right. He asked if I had any other questions, so I figured let me ask the dreaded questions: price. He could not have been nicer - he told me that a colr touch-up was $50 and that highlights started at $65, with a full head of highlights at $125 for normal length hair. He even went on to tell me about the color line they use. And then he asked me where I would be coming from - he wanted to make sure I would not get lost finding them. Well, that was the icing on the cake and I was thrilled that they could take me the same day. It goes without saying that my visit lived up to my expectations. I was greeted by name when I arrived, offered a beverage, and was told my stylist would be right with me. As I was waiting, I couldnt help but notice the decor of the place - I wasnt sure if I was in my living room, an antique store, or a salon - whatever motif it was, it worked. I ended up getting a full head of highlights, color, and a cut. As I left, I lookd like the person I had wanted to look like my entire life - I was thrilled that Jonathan took some beofre & after photos of me - you would not belive it was the same person except for the same shirt in both shots. I am so hooked on this place and they have me for life... I almost hope I dont have to move again becasue I dont want to find another salon. Would recommend Guys & Dolls 100%.
For the past year I'd been flying back and forth to Atlanta just to get my hair done. I know it's crazy, but I had a hard time finding a local salon I believed could do my hair and extensions properly. Just recently, I started looking again for a salon in my area and came across All Dolled Up. After reviewing their website and reading reviews, I decided to call them. I spoke to Chantal and explained what I was looking for: I wanted to make sure that they would be able to do my hair extensions exactly how my salon in Atlanta does them (braiding technique is very thin and extremely flat so that you can't feel a single track). Chantal suggested that I come in and have a consultation with Patricia (Pat), a senior stylist. My friend came with me to the consultation and we were immediately blown away. We were greeted right away and offered something to drink. Pat was very friendly and knowledgeable, and she was very confident that she would be able to do my hair how I wanted. On Friday, I had my actual first appointment and I am still blown away. My appointment was scheduled for 10AM and Pat started on my hair at 10AM. Bailey offered me donuts, mimosa, juice, etc. I really like how they treat their clients. By the way, I heard that Saturdays is pizza day, and the salon offers pizza to clients. So my next trip to the salon will be on a Saturday :-) At any rate, Pat never took a break while doing my hair. I like the fact that she started my hair and finished my hair. At other salons I've been to, clients are passed around from one person to the next and next, not here. At one point Pat did have to step away and Chantal braided my hair some, and she did a fabulous job too. When it came to do the weaving, Pat is a perfectionist! When Pat was finished, I patted the back of my head and could not feel a single track. No lumps, no bumps, extremely flat. I never would have thought but it turned out better than my salon in ATL. I also forgot to mention that What sets this salon apart from others is their customer service and chill atmosphere. There wasn't "salon gossip," like you may see in other salons. The music was uplifting. I was so relaxed at one point that I think I fell asleep. I read one review somewhere where someone said the salon prices are too high... well, you get what you pay for. I have no problem with their prices and it is worth every penny. The way I see it is if I'm going to pay a lot of money on hair, I want it done right, and they did exactly what I asked for. Their prices don't seem to keep people away either. Pat, Chantal, Bailey, and all the other stylists there are soooo nice and positive. All the clients seemed friendly too. I felt like I was around family, and that's how a good salon is supposed to make you feel.