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SOK Salon on Kirby

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(296 Reviews)

2615 Southwest Fwy Ste 200, Houston, TX 77098

(713) 523-7521

Today: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tomorrow: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Central Houston, Greenway - Upper Kirby
Beauty Salons, Hair Braiding, Day Spas, Hair Stylists, Aromatherapy


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Editorial review from Citysearch

I had been going to The Upper Hand Salon for the past 4 years and had been going to Trish. After the last haircut ($350 later) I had decided to search elsewhere. I had gotten a total chop-job - she had done chunky highlights in random places and cut my hair uneven. I even overheard her say to her assistant quietly to not do my highlights so close to my roots (I interpreted this as she wanted me to come back sometime soon to pay yet another $350). For someone who supposedly had such a high level of training, I often left feeling unsatisfied and felt like I was overpaying for the services rendered. This is where my search for the best salon in Houston began. I came across SOK, and had passed by all the time. After reading reviews about Tish, I was sold. I came in and told her exactly what I wanted, and she gave me just that. She was so down to earth, so friendly and truly took the time to give me a great haircut and color. I so appreciate people who enjoy what they do for a living. The salon itself is very clean and well kept - and had a great view of the city. I have no problem in referring Tish to everyone at work - my amazing hair says it all. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!



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Best Salon in Houston

I went to SOK for the first time this weekend. I followed Sean over there from another salon. I referred my mom, and went with her to her appointment. I was very impressed! The salon is very open, clean, and hip. The staff is super friendly, everyone has a smile on their face, and they make you feel so welcome. You can even sit back and have a glass of wine while you wait for your appointment! If you go, ask for Sean, he is a superb stylist and colorist. I trust him to do whatever he thinks will look good, and it always does! My mom enlisted him with that trust as well, and walked out saying it was the best cut she has ever had. While she was getting her hair done, I had a scalp treatment, shampoo & conditioning with Mark. All I can say is...WOW. I learned so much about the current health of my hair, and how to correct the damage that has been done. At the wash station, I felt like I was at a spa; the chairs are massage chairs, and Mark massaged/stimulated my scalp (not just a standard wash). Afterwards, Sean gave me a blow out and style. Honestly, my hair has never looked or felt so beautiful and healthy. Sean and Mark are very professional, yet personable. My mom and I will be clients of Sean's from here on out, and we will refer every one we know to SOK Salon to see Sean and Mark!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful experience!

Tish did a great job! She knew exactly what I wanted in color. She is definitely an expert colorist! Tish was very pleasant and professional. I'm looking forward to my next appointment. Love the massage chairs when you get your hair washed!



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This Curly Girl Got Carved & Sliced by the Best!

True fact: I have only been to a salon 3 times in my life....and I'm almost 27 years old. I guess it's true what they say, ""The third time is a charm"" and whatever qualms I've had in the past about not being treated wonderfully in salons was put to rest.I was warmly greeted by Nicole and given time to prepare myself for my pampering. Then I met my stylist Vanessa. I swear she has one of the warmest personalities I have ever encountered. She made me feel right at home and we talked as if we have known each other for years! I came in to get the Ouidad Carve & Slice, and she balanced my kinky curls and coils to absolute perfection! I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking into getting a great cut and friendly service to Vanessa and SoK Salon.



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Looking for a good ombre effect go to Tish!!

On a whim I found Sok Salon on Kirby and decided I needed something different for my 21st birthday. I walked in and got an appointment an hour later! Tish was amazing!!! I have to say I have never had a stylist that never skipped a beat during the four hours it took to do my hair! It normally doesn't take that long for the ombre effect but I wanted platinum blonde and I have a lot of hair, and she made it look just like I had explained. Between the mimosas, scalp message, and best hair color ever I have no reason to find another stylist!! Will definitely be recommending her to my friends :)

Ana Kelly


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Salon with a touch

Thank you Tish, you R O C K.

Love my stylist Tish! I went to Tish looking like a mess and walked out with the most amazing textured, slick hair cut and color. Wow, two thumbs up.



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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Vanessa

I love my stylist! I moved to Houston 3 years ago and began my journey of finding the right stylist. I searched high and low - even committing my time and money to ""the hair salon"" in my area. Each visit, I walked away feeling defeated and unsatisfied. Then I walked into SOK and was immediately put at ease when I shared my story with the receptionist. He immediately hooked me up with Vanessa. Her hours are convenient. My appointment time is dedicated to me - no double booking or overlapping. And I absolutely have a great time while I am there. I have been seeing Vanessa for a little over a month now and in that time I have had my hair cut (into the cutest bob) and dyed (first time ever) - that's how much I trust her judgement and expertise. I have finally found my stylist! Thanks Girl!

Gab Clemens


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Thank you Tish!!!

I walked in with a mess of color and damage and came out looking fab! Tish was awesome the whole time, got a blanket for my lap while I was colored and washed and served me a glass of wine. But most of all the hair color and cut are fantastic!!!



Vanessa & the BB

My second visit with vanessa she gave me the brazilian blowout.. It came out so perfect and she always makes me feel so comfortable when im there. This is definitely not my last visit



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I came into the salon with boring long stringy hair. Tisha gave me the best cut I've ever had before. She put a few highlights in my hair that I am so happy with. Not too blonde. A really pretty color. Nice ambiance in this salon and they don't try to shove products down your throat. Will def. Be back. Nice and cool in there too!

Billy Sexton


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Thank you Tisha !! best scalp message and hair cut I've had!

I came into SOK with out a clue how I wanted my hair styled but I knew I wanted a change. After talking with my new favorite stylist Tisha, she totally put me at ease and gave me the BEST scalp massage and hair style ever. never going anywhere else again! ... Thank You SOK !!



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I'm @ a point in my life where I would like to make a change and I did! I booked an appointment @ SOK and since I didn't know anyone I was referred to Tish.
She was very pleasant and very professional in my consultation. I have very long dark hair and have been wearing this style for over 3 years and wanted something different, Tish suggested we do something completely outside the box. We did highlights and lowlights and a great haircut!!!

Rose S65


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I Searched and Found!

I searched Houston for awhile before I found the best stylist in town

Lara G


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Norma is the Best!

I am the frazzled mom of a 2-year old, but Norma always makes me feel fabulous and makes my hair look great! When I went in for the first time for color and highlights, Norma took her time and found a color combination that works perfectly. I get the best compliments on my color and cut now! The salon has clean and modern decor and the hair wash chairs are comfortable and are massage chairs! I definitely recommend Norma.



Provided by Citysearch - 
great service, great people & great products!

the service at sok is fantastic...from my stylist, marisa, to the front desk! everyone is very friendly & ready to help! lots of great products that you may not find at other salons...& the stylists take the time to educate you on how to use them & what is best for your hair type & needs. my stylist, is creative & listens. i always have a wonderful experience there. try won't be disappointed...i promise! :)



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A rising star at SoK

I have recently lost my hairstylist to marriage!!! She selfishly left me for true love and Colorado where her husband just got relocated . After 10 years of having her create miracles, I went on a full on panic/depression mode. After pulling myself together, I did my research, and found SOK, I know these guys have been in business for years and decided to give them a try. Thank Goodness I found Erika!!! I was so hesitant and I know I was a royal pain, but she was sweet and so understanding. The service was impeccable and I am almost ashamed to admit my hair has never looked better. I am 100 percent gray and Erika created a formula specifically for me, my color is rich and vibrant, she knew exactly what I wanted to achieve and made it happen. My haircut is amazing, she suggested a style that would accentuate my face, I have a unique square jaw and I thought there was only one way to cut my hair, I was wrong. She created a fresh, up to date look, and I have never gotten so many compliments. I am in love with SOK and I found a new BFF. Thank You Erika .

Gisella Martine


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Hard to please, but I am very PLEASED!

I'm new to the U.S. and I was having difficulty finding a good stylist. I was referred to SOK by a colleague who has been going to see Norma for 4 years, so I decided to give her a try.
I have very hard to work with, coarse, resilient hair. On short notice I was squeezed in and was treated as a bonafide appointment. Upon arrival, I was very overwhelmed with the beauty of the salon, professionalism and friendliness of the staff. I came in for a touch-up, but Norma suggested we do hilights. I was hesitant at first, but with Norma's reassurance, we went for it.
After the haircut and blowdry, Norma truly exceeded my expectations. I definitely will be returning to Norma at SOK *****



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I agree , I had exactly the same experince!!

I completely agree with you that Casey is overrated!!!
I have a horrible experience with him as well.
I wasn't satisfy with what he did on my hair and instead of fixing it , he argued with me that your hair look fabulous and it



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Last Monday I bought a box of DIY hair dye (never again) in an attempt to cover up the tigerstipe highlights I was given a couple months ago that were begining to show again. What I was left with were roots lighter than the rest of my hair with a very visible red tint (at the roots that is.)I immediately called SOK to see what could be done to fix this. They scheduled me an consultation with kat. She was going out of town so she passed me to casey. I told casey I wanted to go lighter to a golden brown (Im naturally a medium dark brown).I showed him a picture of jessica alba with all over golden brown hair. I was willing to wait a couple weeks so it wouldnt be too much for my hair in a short period of time but he said Friday would be fine and he could put in highlights to get the look I was going for. Silly me for trusting him. After waiting for an hr after my appt time (no exaggeration) He bleached my hair for the highlights, gave me the color, blew out my hair and.....I could barely tell he had done anything. I was still a dark brown brunette with a couple highlights. He asked me what I thought.... I said, ""It looks good, but I pictured my hair a little lighter"" ( I must admit the blow out was really good) He acted like a total diva...told me that ""you're brunette, this is as good as it's going to get honey"" I just wanted to be a lighter brunette but I guess he wasnt good enough to get me there. He had a total disregard for my feelings, told me I could pay and walked away. I started crying in frustration that he wouldnt even try to understand what I was telling him. I guess I hurt his ego. He ended up coming back trying to convince me it was fabulous and that I had been ""looking at too many magazines"". Im assuming that was because he was worried I wouldnt pay, but Im not that kind of girl So I paid $200+ and wasted 4hrs to look almost the same. He totally just did what he wanted to do instead of what I asked for. He used the excuse that he was into ""healthy hair"" Healthy hair was out the window when he bleached it for the few highlights I did get and I was totally willing to wait a couple weeks for my hair to recover!!! I met up with a friend for lunch yesterday (didnt tell her I had done anything to my hair) and all she noticed were my lighter roots (the problem I was trying to fix)... enough said..



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Vanessa is amazing!

I moved to Houston about a year ago, and have had THE most difficult time finding a salon. I had seen all the reviews about SOK, but was reluctant because I wasn't sure if they could work with bi-racial hair. Silly me, I would have saved myself a lot of stress had I just given it a chance in the first place. Most salons either cannot handle my hair, or want me to get a relaxer, or will only service and style natural hair. I alternate between wearing my natural curl, and straightening my hair, so it was hard to find a salon that could/would do both. I called SOK, explained my situation and they set up an appointment (that day) with Vanessa. Initially, I was worried that the popularity of the salon would make it impossible to get an appointment, but it was the most hassle-free experience I've had with a salon. Vanessa is very personable, she got to know me as a person and asked a lot of questions about my hair, which was important to me because healthy hair is a must. Not only did she make my hair look fabulous and shiny, she also helped me figure out ways care for my skin after it changed when I moved from the midwest. Vanessa is not only a great stylist, but a great person and I will be recommending everyone her way!