This Salon is very innovative! They have a very relaxing motif. The staff is very friendly and efficient. In dealing with natural hair, it takes time and patience to give us clients the ultimate experience and outcome. I've been coming to this salon for years and the owner is very knowledgeable of natural and healthy hair. She makes sure her staff is very knowledgeable as well. Not all clients will be please as at times I've witnessed some who come in already having a bad day and would take their frustrations out on everyone, i've also witnessed clients who choose styles that aren't realistic for their length or hair type. Amaka's Stylist and staff work hard to please everyone who walks in the door. A year ago the owner had a vision of making the salon name a reality "international "...she wanted to be able to service all clients no matter the ethnicity. Companies such as GROUPON and Living Social have helped her to do so. Those were some of her toughest clients, some loved their experience and others complained about small things. The one thing I love about the owner is that she reads reviews and listens to client complaints and tries her best to fix it. I always have to remember myself that not all experiences from one time clients speak for the entire salon and it's mission. The owner, being a minority, a woman, and a small business owner and managing over 6 employees is doing awesome for someone who is also a wife and mother of two little ones.;) This Salon has been striving for over 6years and will continue to be there to service their clients and myself. Experience them for yourself;) I did! I will make sure I post this everywhere! I love this salon and spa!
I have been going to Cyndi's for about 4 years now. I am actually a client of another young lady who works in her salon. I don't usually leave reviews for business on social sites or otherwise but after pulling up the page to get some information for a friend I was compelled to do so because of the review left by CPETET. I was actually in the salon on the date in question. If anyone was unprofessional or lacked any type of conduct, it was the client. And how can I be so sure this was the same person on the same day? I would never forget a woman walking out of a salon full of clients including my seven year old daughter shouting "F!@% YOU Cyndi!" as she left the salon. There very well may have been a miscommunication. But that was very inappropriate, very tacky, and pretty sad. The staff is friendly and professional and I highly recommend you visit the salon and see for yourself. You wouldn't be disappointed.
I first have to say that Cyndi has been my hairdresser for almost 10 years now! I can't tell you how picky I can be sometimes... (not her easiest customer for sure). However, I know a talented, kind, friendly person when I meet him/her. I am also a small business owner. Cyndi is all that and extremely professional. In the ten years that I have known her, I could never imagine that she would ever insult a client or through them out of her salon. In my opinion, only because I know her character well, I would bet a $1,000 that the reviewer in 2010 was being a drama queen. Sorry, but Cyndi is all that you can ask for in a hairdresser and more. 10 stars go out to her, if I could!
I've always loved the Garden Salon overall. Everyone's so nice and friendly and it's a great space. Even after they moved further into Durham (I'm in Raleigh) I kept making the long drive out there for one main reason: Kellie Gates! She has been amazing and is the only stylist I've had that can work magic on my crazy, unruly, thick, curly hair! But now she's gone and they aren't giving out any forwarding info for how to contact her. If anyone has her email or phone number please respond to this post or send me a message on Facebook. Any info is helpful. My hair must have her back! Alesha Streett
In town for a wedding, my friends & I booked appointments here - and I am so loving my hair! I got an amazing updo - my hair looked absolutely fabulous! The highlights are gorgeous - very subtle and they look like my hair really was sunstreaked! I went back for a haircut a few weeks ago - and I'm still loving my hair. Now when I make plans to come back to town - my first thing to do is call and make an appointment at Hair 168!
I have had a problem with thinning hair for years. No matter what salon I went to it seemed like they could not get it right and I only ended up looking worse. Then I found Studio 168. They had a coupon so I decided to try them out. When I arrived the staff was very pleasant and I did not have to wait at all for my appointment. They cut and styled my thinning hair and made it look like I have a lot more than I really do.
I had never been to Salon 168, but came across a coupon and decided to give them a try. I immediately noticed how fresh and unique the salon was. It was clean and the staff were very friendly. The stylist paid attention to what I had to say and cut my hair accordingly. I was very pleased with the results and intend to use them again. Studio 168 is a great place to get your hair cut in Durham.
This place has a wonderful personality, excellent skills, and delivers as they say they will! Quality hair designers, and outstanding service. Their colorists are highly experienced. Outstanding razor cuts, precision cuts.....do it all!!! Try this place, you will get no 'attitude', outstanding atmosphere of expertise, and friendly.. .
One thing I love about Tara Ingram's service is no waiting. I walk in and I'm in the chair getting service. She has reservation only, which means more 3 hour visits to the salon. No double, triple booking or sitting waiting while your stylist is working on two other heads. I love it! She has a nice website too. http://gotastylist.com
Innovations Salon is an excellent salon. The staff is extremely nice and professional. They have been doing my hair for years and I have always been happy with the level of service provided. You couldn't ask for a better salon and they have online booking which is very convenient and caters to scheduling needs.