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"If you need a new stylist, you have to go to Betsy or one of her team at Capelli!" I have baby fine, thin hair and until I meet Betsy 15+ years ago, it was always a dreaded thing to get a haircut...I never knew how it would turn out. Then a friend referred me to Betsy, the rest is history! Somehow she magically, CONSISTENTLY cuts my hair just right and makes me look like I have 100% thicker hair! Not with product or a bunch of spray just the cut itself. Everyone has a stylist that gets it right most of the time but not once have I ever not had the cut exactly like I wanted. Over these years people have stopped me in various places and asked “who cuts your hair?”, then next time I’ll ask Betsy if someone from wherever had come in, the answer is always yes and I can honestly say, each of them are still her clients! I would recommend them to anyone! Also, after your first appointment or two and you have an idea of how much time your appointment will take, you can plan on that timeframe each time with enough confidence to even book a lunch break appointment and be back to the office on time! They always run on-time; again, this is based on 15 years experience! I know most salons have very comfortable and crowded waiting areas because they are always running late. One last important fact that I think makes them so excellent is when you make an appointment with someone, you are with them from beginning to end! This allows them to see your style when you arrive and begin dialogue about your desired cut, color, and general expectations. This discussion continues because your stylist will then be the one who does your shampoo. However, there have been times when a color or perm timer expires and someone else shampoos, but that’s the exception. I appreciate this personal touch because now they know firsthand how your hair responds. Meeting a stylist the first time with a wet, toweled hair…well doesn’t make much sense as they don’t know my “normal” and then I have about 2-3 minutes while they comb my wet hair to tell them what I want, ask their opinion, ask for suggestions, etc. Now is where in the past, the prayer would begin!:) Pray they get it right or at least close because my baby fine hair also grows really slow and I’m going to have to live with that 2-3 minute discussion for about 2-2 ½ months! Personal, timely, reasonably priced, consistent service is what sets this salon and its team apart. Well, I’ve shared my opinion, and hopefully for your next appointment you will remember Capelli and give them a try. Fair warning though, you’ll be hooked, they are out to spoil you and they will!
Toya Long has been taking care of my hair for the past five years. I followed her from her old salon to True Colors, and even though I relocated from Nashville, every time I go back to Birmingham, I make an appointment with her. I could be considered a "difficult" customer- I never know what I want and I get anxious if I have to wait or the appointment runs too long. But Toya is the definition of professional, never snippy or short with me. She's very good at reading people and if you don't want to talk, you don't even have to say so. She won't constantly blab or pry and make things unbearable and awkward like some stylists. But if you *do* want to talk, you can! Toya is intelligent and sociable, and she is TALENTED. Even with very little direction, (I literally sit in the chair and just say, "Make it look pretty!") she will come up with a style you will love. My hair always gets tons of compliments, she never cuts it too short, it's never weighted down or gummy with too much product. She remembers your personal style and sticks to what she knows you will like, or she'll suggest something new that will look great. She suggests products that work for your hair, but she won't obnoxiously pressure you into buying them. She can do any kind of hair for any occasion, and she also does eyebrows. Her schedule is flexible and convenient- you can book appointments online, and she takes any kind of payment. She rarely, if ever, overbooks and can multi-task like you would not believe. True Colors Salon itself is in an upscale neighborhood, but not too far off, with adequate parking. They offer complimentary refreshments- soda, snack crackers, and cookies, and a flat-screen tv for you to watch under the dryer. My only complaint is that she hasn't cloned herself or moved to Nashville!
First of all every story has two sides. We pride ourselves in thorough consultations, which did happen once this client arrived and received with her hair stylist Dona(owner). Joelle Salon is the second Salon for Dona, she has been doing business for 25 years and we have never had a complaint. We always ensure our clients are happy and confident before they leave the doors of the salon. Because our clients deserve the best they will always receive the best! This client client was ecstatic once her hair was complete. Dona always steps back to ask the client to review the hair color/style from all angles. The client expressed how much she liked it and did mention is was blond, which she did request. At that moment she could have mentioned her dissatisfaction so action could have been done to correct her unhappiness. The client was quoted on our pricing over the phone, which was told prices do vary depending on the length and texture of the hair. It is specified on our website and also in house Menu of Services that our prices are such amount and up. This clients total charge for our records was for $300 for all over color, full foil, and cut/style. The client was not charged for the deep conditioner due to damage/condition of the her hair prior to her services, so the deep conditioner was complimentary. Our reputation of being high end is based on professionalism, up most talent and skill, and receiving the best overall experience. We are obviously disappointed with this reaction, but we again pride ourselves on each clients satisfaction!!!
I have to say, the bad review has to be a joke. I have been going everywhere you can think of for my blonde, damaged hair. I have paid over $500 every time because everyone knows blonde hair is EXPENSIVE to keep up. If you are not paying much for blonde hair you either have cheap looking blonde or you look a mess. I heard about Joelle salon in B-metro, and kept seeing them in other magazines including About Town. So I decided to give them a try. Upon arrival I was met with such a warm feeling and instantly felt comfortable in this elegant little salon. Every single stylist introduced themselves and it felt like they all were genuinely interested in how to make my hair fabulous. I wanted a lot more blonde but I needed help with the condition it was in. There was a long consultation and I was instantly at ease. I HAVE NEVER looked better!!!! It was the perfect blonde and they knew exactly what to do to bring my hair back to life. I left with my hair shining, softer, and healthier than ever. As for the bad review, I have to 100 percent disagree, if you have breakage then it's probably because you don't invest in taking care of your hair. Don't blame professionals who do a fantastic, thorough job for your negligence.
Cheri has been doing my hair for almost 10 years and I absolutely love her work! I went to many different places before finally finding someone who could make my highlights and lowlights blend so well and look so natural. I am one of the pickiest people when it comes to my hair and she always takes the time to be very thorough and find out exactly what I want. Whenever I want to change my look, I never worry that I will leave with anything other than exactly what I asked for! When I moved away for college, I reluctantly tried another salon in the new town and was reminded why I would never go to anyone but Cheri! For the remainder of my college years I made the drive back to Birmingham to see Cheri. I am currently living in Florida for a year and HAD to visit another salon here because of the long drive. They did an OK job, but I HAD to make special arrangements for an appointment with Cheri while I was home for Christmas to get my hair back the way I like it. She was very accommodating and went out of her way to make sure that I got an appointment during the short time I was home. Cheri is THE BEST in Birmingham in all regards - talent, quality, efficiency, customer service, and personality.
I will start my review by explaining what kind of hair I have to work with. When I say curly, some may think of beachy-waves or loose ringlets. This is not the case. Think Keri Russell in Felicity or Nicole Kidman in 1991. It is extremely hard to find a stylist that understands the vast difference between someone with curly hair versus straight. Prior to Cheri, I would spend hours a week blowing and flat ironing my hair out straight just so that I could achieve a decent color and cut. For 10 years I have had the pleasure of being able to wear my hair naturally curly because of the beautiful work she has done on my hair. There is rarely a day that passes that a perfect stranger doesn't comment on how pretty my hair is, or how lucky I am to have natural curls. As flattering as this is, I know from past experience that without the exceptional quality of work that Cheri has done, I would probably resemble a poodle. I have seen Cheri's work on people with all types of hair and the outcome is always equally as impressive. I have personally recommended Kenneth Clayton Salon for years, and I will undoubtedly continue to.
On September 27th I has my hair cut at this salon. Brenda, who did the cut, was absolutely amazing and so very sweet. She's the only reason I'm giving two satrs... however, the owner of the salon was across the room jabbering off about another hair dresser that rents a space there. My jaw was on the floor the way the owner was throwing business out there. The woman she was talking about has a daughter who is also a hair dresser there, and the owner drug her into the conversation talking about her own mother. It was absolutely disgusting. And to top it all off, she was throwing bible versus and God in to the conversation, as if it justified the things she was saying. I know most salons live off of their regulars, but as a new customer, it's a horrible first impression. Completely un-Christian like, and I will not go back if the owner is there. Disgusted.
Just had a "girls night out" at Kenneth Clayton with my daughter and sister. After visiting another salon, we were thrilled to have Cheri "fix" our color and cuts. With all of life's daily stress, I love to have a little fun with my hair. I've never been disappointed at Kenneth Clayton. I have been jealous though! My sister (a new mom) needed a "pick me up" cut and walked out with a terrific short cut. It was soooo cute and just what she needed! While the jealousy edged me towards a shorter cut, the staff at Kenneth Clayton took time to talk to me about my specific hair type, shape face and what will work best. After they provide a knowledgeable consultation, they take time to listen and place the decision totally up to you. I highly recommend checking out Kenneth Clayton Salon!
I went to Kenneth Clayton Salon for the first time after being referred by a friend. Boy am I glad I did! Cherie did an amazing job on my color. I have fine dark brown hair, but I like to have some foils for added dimension and texture. At other salons, no matter how many times I beg for highlights that are NOT blonde, I end up with blonde. I do understand that over time all color will fade, but let me tell you....whatever Cherie did to my hair, it was AMAZING. It was exactly what I have always wanted it to look like. And after almost 4 months, it did not fade out to blonde. Cherie was very professional and walked me thorough every step of the process to make sure I was comfortable with our decisions. I would recommend KCS to anyone looking for a great salon experience.
I have been going to Hair Impressions for over 5 years now and they are amazing! They go the extra mile for me every time i come in. I feel like i am at home! When I was married a month ago, they went above and beyond for me, my family, and bridal party. If I ever need a last minute appointment, Brian at the front desk never fails on making it happen. Anthony, my stylist, is a perfectionist and anytime i go anywhere, the compliments never stop coming in about my hair!!!!!!! I would recommend this salon to any and everyone for anything you need done, from hair cuts, to color, to a bridal party! The salon not only has an amazing staff, but is overall a beautiful and spotlessly clean environment. 5 stars!!!! Now go make an appointment!