I accidentally ran across Shear Genius in the spring of this year (2012), as I was looking for a salon close to where I live. I have been in there 5-6 times for cuts and color and so far, failed to ever be disappointed. They are very professional, genuinely friendly, and most of all undoubtedly extremely accommodating. I was in a jam due to a death in the family and they were willing to stay late to help me out at last minutes notice. I really just wanted to make a quick positive comment on this salon while it was on my mind, as I was in there recently. I was a little appalled by the "Anonymous" comment posted. The entire post sounds a little bogus and childish to me, not to mention your poor grammar and misspelled words. Sounds like it was written by an 8-year old instead of 48-year old. It almost sounds like you have a personal vendetta against the owner, who posted a very polite response to try to make ammends to your bad experience. If you were that unhappy, why not just post "Would not recommend" and MOVE ON? No specific details were necessary. No one is ever going to like every stylist they try .... it's called reality. The staff at Shear Genius does not know me from the man in the moon, other than I am now a familiar face. Your post was very transparent and I hate seeing nice people treated that way. It is just amazing to me that as large as Knoxville is, you simply walked into another salon and find the hairdresser you love. Unbelievable! I have never had that kind of luck. Providing a service at a reasonable price makes for a good salon. In addition, bending over backwards to accommodate clientele makes for a great salon! I would highly recommend Shear Genius!
Wow, I have just moved to Knoxville and I have visited all the top salons around here and no one could get my color the way my old colorist did in California ... Until I can here...I walked in very hesitant ,, ready not to be pleased... But to my surprise the salon was so modern, hip !!! The guest care welcomed me with a smile and took my coat and placed my purse in a secure area.... The introduced me to my colorist Megan ... Who listened to me ramble on about my color night mares.. She took the time to show me pictures and color swatches to make sure I felt comfortable before we started the service then she quoted me a price before she started ... Checking to see if it was in my budget.. She was very professional and the staff was friendly... I needed a haircut and she was able to get me one with this really cool lady name Cher ... She showed me products and explained them to me and really took the time to show me how to style my hair on my budget....I am so amazed by this salon... But I save the best part for last... After I was walked up to the guest care she told me about the follow program... Since I was new to the salon... They wanted me to come back in one or two weeks for a complimentary blow dry !!!!! WOW!!! Just to make sure I had no other questions about the color or cut.... Can I say amazing !! You have to go check out this place
This is the best salon in Knoxville !! I am shocked to read some of the negative reviews, I have not once had a problem. The owners Brandon or Mary normally do my hair and they couldn't be nicer ! They go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your hair. The one time I saw someone else (Mary and Brandon were on vacation) I wasn't very happy with my color job. Salon Biyoshi took care of it, Mary fixed it to my liking and they did it for FREE. They are always willing to correct something you are not please with as long as it is 2 weeks or less after your appointment. To those complaining about price, This is a higher end establishment and the prices are clearly posted on their website. You get what you pay for if you want a cheap cut or color, go to super clips or ross the boss !! I have been a previous customer of Salon Visage and Belleza and their prices are comparable but they don't offer the same expereience for your money. You get treated like a queen/king as soon as you enter the doors of salon biyoshi !! Don't let some of these negative reivews prevent you from giving them a try, I promise you won't regret it !!!!
I met with a nurse about several things I was interested in , she seemed very knowledgeable . I decided to go ahead and just try Botox( I'm 39 ) and been debating doing it since I was 34 & I'm so glad I did ! The nurse put me at ease & it was fairly quick and painless , more than that the results I have gotten have made me feel so good about myself ! People , coworkers & friends almost immediately asking if I had been using a new makeup or skin care , they couldn't put there finger on it so they just said it must be my new hair color ( I go to Pureluxe for that as well & have been for years ! ) I never write reviews but I'm so excited that I just want to share ! Every service I have had has been so wonderful here , I tell my friends & family & children ...... I only want gift cards for Pureluxe !
I got a great gel manicure here it did last over two weeks. Its frustrating though to treat yourself to something and then be pressured to spend more money. She said she would do an eyebrow wax for 10.00 then asked if I wanted a pedicure. I told her I would think about the eyebrow wax. She asked me to get up and come with her. I thought we were going to do the manicure, but she took me to a small room and closed the door and said she was going to do the eyebrow wax. I felt SO pressured so I let her do it. She made my eyebrows so thin, I HATED it!!! When some teenage girls came in for a pedi, the owner started trying to get them to upgrade. They said no, but she kept bugging them. No one wants to go to a spa and have to be on the defensive. This should be a relaxing experience
Leila is an expert stylist! She has been cutting, coloring, highlighting, keratining and styling my hair for two years now. We have taken my hair from bleach blonde to dark mohagony, to red, and my favorite color now which is red with caramel highlights. My natural curly hair looks like Erykah Badu, and I had Coppola KeratinComplex treatments before at another salon, but they never worked as good as Leila's GK line!! My hair is now sleek, managable, and I wouldn't trust my locks with anybody else. I also LOVE going through all of the newest Mary Kay products after I get my hair done, because Leila keeps a large inventory of all the newest products!
I love Jack the Clipper! I've been several times, and each time, Shannon has made my hair look amazing. The best part is, I told her to do whatever style she thought would work best with my look and hair type, and she nailed it! It looks perfect whether I take the time to style it or just let it dry on its own, with no effort. That is someone who truly knows hair! The prices are reasonable, the decor is fun, and I just feel like I belong there when I visit, not like those places where you're just another person with a wallet. As long as Jack the Clipper is around, I refuse to go anywhere else!
Ive been going to Shear Genius for about a year now, and im really surprised at some of the comments on here. I get my hair colored and cut, and have always had such a great experience. The Stylist are always so friendly and they will make you feel right at home. I have never seen the salon unclean, i have gotten to know these girls and they are so sweet and i know that when they arent with a client they are usually cleaning something. I hate to see people give them such a terrible review when i know that they do the best they can at everything they do. I highly recommend this salon to anyone!
While the staff is friendly, I felt that the prices were too steep for the quality of services and expertise of the stylists. I went in wanting to go back to my natural hair color which is light brown. My stylist told me that my natural color was "drab, no offense" and that she was just going to "warm it up a bit". I left with the most unnatural looking red hair for my sister's wedding. I was so embarassed :( While we had a nice conversation, I just can't afford to pay over $100 for a semi-permanent dye job that isn't even the color I asked for.
What a wonderful salon! Zelda has been cutting/coloring my hair for over eight years, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. I always leave with exactly the look I want. Everyone at Salon Zeal is very friendly, and they go out of their way to accommodate any needs. The Brazilian Blowout is fabulous - no more frizzy hair, even in the heat and humidity of a Knoxville summer. The Broadway/Fountain City area has a jewel of a salon in Salon Zeal, but it is well worth the drive from anywhere in the Knoxville area!