My first experience here was over a year ago and the Owners made me feel so special I don't mind telling you that I cannot even think about having anyone touch my hair except for Isabel or any member of her competent staff. The interior of the salon is always clean and well organized. The reception from the person behind the counter,it is usually Isabel's husband Douglas, is always warm and friendly. The staff is bilingual and often flamboyant but never to an irritating excess, if you know what I mean. (LOL!) I've been going there ever since and always been satisfied and filled with joy when I leave. When Isabel is on duty you are guaranteed to be satisfied with her workmanship or she will give you the cut on the house. But it only applies to Isabel's clients. So be sure to ask for her all the time.
I was able to have a thorough consultation with more than one hair stylist to help me decide what length of a haircut would look best for my body type and particular type of hair. I have really curly and unruly hair and find that most hair stylists are afraid to work with my hair. Each stylist had good ideas and I decided to try the first available appointment. Not only was I please with the cut I also tried color glossing. It added a great shine to my hair. The style is easy for me to just wash and go or blow it out with a round brush. I've never been so pleased! I left a stylist in the city whom I've been dedicated to for over 12 years... the price is the same, but this is more convenient for me and parking is so much easier!
My friend referred me to Givae's. I am always afraid of trying someone new, but since this was an Aveda Salon, I gave it a shot. I My hair is naturally blonde and my stylist, Juvie at Givae's is a super colorist. She added caramel tone low-lights and now my hair has more contrast. She used an organic color that left my hair feeling soft and shinny. I then asked for a haircut that would compliment my face and also be trendy. I grew out my hair for a change. I now have lots of layers and points with heavy bangs. My haircut turned out AMAZING. I had a great experience at Givae's. Everyone was so friendly to me, they made me feel so relaxed. I even got to know everyone's names. I left there looking and feeling AWESOME!!
Patricia Davis is an amazing specialist in All types of hair. Although a lot of her business is weaving to die for, she has the skills do do anything. From my experience as a client observing professional hair care over the years , I would call Pat a weaver, colorist, a top notch stylist and a person who can cut some hair !! I wear my hair in a short natural thinning at the top. When I leave the shop you can't really tell that its thinning as she cuts my hair in such a way its blends with my longer hair. I always get compliments from my friends when I have a new haircut. Also she is on top of the latest hair trends and products. Check her out and see what you think? Paula L. Oakland CA
I have had my hair braded at Fama's twice and I have loved it! They do an excellent job and are very friendly young ladies. They take their time to do it right, but they also do not take advantage of your time. I have had three ladies braiding my hair at the same time! I loved it! I was in and out before I knew it. I always get singles, but I have also witnessed them doing french braids on little girls and also men. Their professionalism was on point no matter how much the job cost. I have received numerous complements for my hair and I am actually getting it done again this Thursday! I would suggest anyone to go to Fama's for their hair braiding. You will not be let down. I GUARANTEE IT!
So it's sunday morning, i live in stockton,ca. I have a appointment to get my hair braided in hayward,ca at my cousin's house, but the lady who is suppose to do my hair does not show up,she faked on me!! anyway my cousin find's someone on craigslist to braid my hair in Oakland, mind you it's sunday morning so i meet up with Char. she was very nice, first of all and she hooked my braid's up, i love my hair ,she did a great job and she did it fast & it did not hurt. I am so glad the first lady did'nt show up, because i love my hair, Thank You so much Char, see you next time!!!!!
I went to Nitpixies after receiving the dreaded call from my daughter's school that nits were found in her hair. Going to Nitpixies calmed me down and I felt in good hands once I arrived. The staff was friendly and informative. They answered all my questions in a clear professional manner. Nitpixies also has industrial washers and dryers that are self service. Very convenient while waiting for your child to get deloused which usually lasts about an hour. The location is very convenient and parking was easy. I would highly recommend Nitpixies.
Candy's Beauty Island is the best hair salon in Oakland. They use all black owned products, so African Americans really benefit from the shampoo's and conditioner's specifically produced for their hair. I have been a customer for 18 years and have never seen an unsatisfied customer. When you go to this shop you will leave with bouncy shiny silky healthy hair. Candy is wonderful. She explains to you your hair type and how to get and keep your hair healthy. If you ever need your hair done this is the place to go. Go in and ask for Candy.
This salon is the BOMB dot com. It is a small salon with BIG personality. I have gotten my hair done by Danetra for 3 years. She is so creative and talented. I am totally impressed by the way she makes everyone feel like family. She has brought my hair back with all of her elixers and potions that she mixes up,lol. And now she has a barber in there and he is good too. Everyone in the shop is nice,and do a great job with hair. But Danetra is 1 of the BEST if not the best hairstylist in the Bay Area. I love MANE TAME N.
This is a place everyone needs to check out. This is a beautiful up and coming salon, the owner (Wade) is a young talented stylist. Currently he is the only person working there, but he ladies he has skills. The salon is very clean relaxing and a very warm feel when you walk in. FYI the shampoo is out of this world, but, thats not it when you walk out you look like a movie star. I encourage anyone looking for a new stylist to check this place out 2 thumbs up.