Flux Salon

★★★★★
  • 515 SE 11th Ave

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-230-9335

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Hours
Tue-Wed 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-6pm, Thu 11am-7pm
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Where would I be without her? She has been cutting my hair for years now and every time she listens to me, gives professional service and a great haircut. Tate is the owner and a cool guy, the staff is edgy and easy-going, creating a fun

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Where would I be without her? She has been cutting my hair for years now and every time she listens to me, gives professional service and a great haircut. Tate is the owner and a cool guy, the staff is edgy and easy-going, creating a fun

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Tate' has been cutting my family's hair for 21 years now. Yes, 21 years. Me, my son, my ex-husband and now my partner all go to him when things start getting a little shaggy, so he must be doing something right. And yes, we pay him! ;^)

The entire staff at flux is friendly and professional with very little turn-over, which is unusual in a salon and I think speaks very highly for the culture they have there.

We're a family of fuss-budgets, especially my son, who is very particular about his hair -- He travels a lot overseas and has actually waited to come back home for a cut.

Tate' does a great job with curly hair too, which is important because not everyone has the skills to do that. We all highly recommend everyone at Flux!

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★★★★★

Tate' has been cutting my family's hair for 21 years now. Yes, 21 years. Me, my son, my ex-husband and now my partner all go to him when things start getting a little shaggy, so he must be doing something right. And yes, we pay him! ;^)

The entire staff at flux is friendly and professional with very little turn-over, which is unusual in a salon and I think speaks very highly for the culture they have there.

We're a family of fuss-budgets, especially my son, who is very particular about his hair -- He travels a lot overseas and has actually waited to come back home for a cut.

Tate' does a great job with curly hair too, which is important because not everyone has the skills to do that. We all highly recommend everyone at Flux!

Pros: Personable, friendly, skilled, listens, fun! Curly Hair Pro!

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Flux Salon is moving march 1st 2010 to a new spot
the address is 515 se 11th ave portland
the building is on the corner of SE 11th ave and SE Stark st
see ya there

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★★★★★

Flux Salon is moving march 1st 2010 to a new spot
the address is 515 se 11th ave portland
the building is on the corner of SE 11th ave and SE Stark st
see ya there

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for the longest time I just went to hair salons that were close to where i live, therefore they consisted on great clips (well only once) and some others. Lets just say, the atmosphere was dull and hair stylists never had anything to say! BUT a few months ago a friend of mine recommended Flux, at Flux it has a lively atmosphere and fun staff :). Since its in a hip city/residential type area the feeling is so much more alive than the portland suburbs. I love going to get a hair cut now, when before I dreaded having to sit in a chair for about 40 minutes having an awkward conversion with the hair stylist.

Thank you so much Flux for allowing me to enjoy getting a haircut again :)

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★★★★★

for the longest time I just went to hair salons that were close to where i live, therefore they consisted on great clips (well only once) and some others. Lets just say, the atmosphere was dull and hair stylists never had anything to say! BUT a few months ago a friend of mine recommended Flux, at Flux it has a lively atmosphere and fun staff :). Since its in a hip city/residential type area the feeling is so much more alive than the portland suburbs. I love going to get a hair cut now, when before I dreaded having to sit in a chair for about 40 minutes having an awkward conversion with the hair stylist.

Thank you so much Flux for allowing me to enjoy getting a haircut again :)

Pros: the whole shebang

Cons: nothing :)

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After a few years of disapointing stylist, bad haircuts and hair cut so short to cover an error that I finaly gave up. I have now been seeing Mark for about 7 years and not once have I stepped out of the salon with a hair cut/style that I diddnt like. All the staff at Flux are easy to talk to, friendly and knowledgeable...Mark you are the best...
This comes form one Brit to another...take care you guys..

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★★★★★

After a few years of disapointing stylist, bad haircuts and hair cut so short to cover an error that I finaly gave up. I have now been seeing Mark for about 7 years and not once have I stepped out of the salon with a hair cut/style that I diddnt like. All the staff at Flux are easy to talk to, friendly and knowledgeable...Mark you are the best...
This comes form one Brit to another...take care you guys..

Pros: comfortable, fun place to be

Cons: none

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I love this Salon! I go to the owner Tate (pronounced Tah-Tay), and he is one of the best hairdressers I have ever been to! He has been my hairdresser for nearly 5 years now. I have a LOT of hair and its pretty wavy so I dont always have luck with hairdressers because there are only so many good DO's that can be DONE on me.
Tate opened me up to new cuts, new tools and does fabulous color! I feel totally at ease with him and trust him completely. I have recommended several clients of mine to him and they have all been happy as well. Tate has been doing hair a long time and he is such a nice guy to boot!
His prices are also really reasonable and I can always find parking out front of the salon. Tate is the MAN!

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★★★★★

I love this Salon! I go to the owner Tate (pronounced Tah-Tay), and he is one of the best hairdressers I have ever been to! He has been my hairdresser for nearly 5 years now. I have a LOT of hair and its pretty wavy so I dont always have luck with hairdressers because there are only so many good DO's that can be DONE on me.
Tate opened me up to new cuts, new tools and does fabulous color! I feel totally at ease with him and trust him completely. I have recommended several clients of mine to him and they have all been happy as well. Tate has been doing hair a long time and he is such a nice guy to boot!
His prices are also really reasonable and I can always find parking out front of the salon. Tate is the MAN!

Pros: Service, style, price, and comfort!

Cons: NOT ANY!

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I have been seeing Tate for over 10 years now. I love his artistic stylings. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Flux Salon is a warm and friendly place with a lot of fun banter, and talented stylists! Tate..you are the BEST... I mean that.

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★★★★★

I have been seeing Tate for over 10 years now. I love his artistic stylings. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Flux Salon is a warm and friendly place with a lot of fun banter, and talented stylists! Tate..you are the BEST... I mean that.

Pros: talent, personalities, products, ambience

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I was a client of Tate' for several years and was quite pleased with the thermal straightening (not so much with the hair cuts)...Until, he "fried" my hair one day.
I was very forgiving as he did his best to make it up to me with free haircuts and products until my broken hair grew out. I thought it was good customer service on his part.
When my hair finally grew out he asked Mark to thermal straighten my hair because Mark is a "supposed" expert and Tatay said he was no longer comfortable doing thermal straightening.

The problem happened when Mark called to set up an appt. and I returned his call but received voicemail, so I left a message. In the message I was very nice but asked if he was planning on using scalp protection on my scalp prior to the thermal straightening (as I learned this was why my hair burned off). He never called me back but Tate' did. He relayed the message for Mark that he no longer wanted to straighten my hair because he felt I was uncomfortable with his skills since I questioned if he would use scalp protection or not which made him uncomfortable. I was floored!! I asked one simple question in a very pleasant manner and this made him uncomfortable? Aren't we supposed to ask questions prior to services we receive to make sure we're on the same page? Or is the real reason because he doesn't use scalp protection (risky) so he no longer wanted to do it and instead gave me an accusatory excuse?

I was very disappointed in Tate's defense of this excuse instead of being straight forward and trying to make me feel like I did something wrong for asking a question. I just thought it was handled very poorly.
Bottom line: Beware of Thermal Straightenings in this salon. Do your homework. I now get proper Thermal straightening at another salon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a client of Tate' for several years and was quite pleased with the thermal straightening (not so much with the hair cuts)...Until, he "fried" my hair one day.
I was very forgiving as he did his best to make it up to me with free haircuts and products until my broken hair grew out. I thought it was good customer service on his part.
When my hair finally grew out he asked Mark to thermal straighten my hair because Mark is a "supposed" expert and Tatay said he was no longer comfortable doing thermal straightening.

The problem happened when Mark called to set up an appt. and I returned his call but received voicemail, so I left a message. In the message I was very nice but asked if he was planning on using scalp protection on my scalp prior to the thermal straightening (as I learned this was why my hair burned off). He never called me back but Tate' did. He relayed the message for Mark that he no longer wanted to straighten my hair because he felt I was uncomfortable with his skills since I questioned if he would use scalp protection or not which made him uncomfortable. I was floored!! I asked one simple question in a very pleasant manner and this made him uncomfortable? Aren't we supposed to ask questions prior to services we receive to make sure we're on the same page? Or is the real reason because he doesn't use scalp protection (risky) so he no longer wanted to do it and instead gave me an accusatory excuse?

I was very disappointed in Tate's defense of this excuse instead of being straight forward and trying to make me feel like I did something wrong for asking a question. I just thought it was handled very poorly.
Bottom line: Beware of Thermal Straightenings in this salon. Do your homework. I now get proper Thermal straightening at another salon.

Cons: Beware of Thermal Straightenings

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Liz was recommended to me by a good friend who has seen her for awhile now. My appointment was yesterday. I cut off 14 inches of hair for donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I went from super long to super short!
I had lots of questions for Liz about cuts and color that would suit my face shape and my coloring. She took the time to listen and really get to know what I was looking for. I have never had a stylist just take that much time to talk about what we were going to do.
Liz was very patient, calm, encouraging and very skilled! I am absolutely thrilled with the results and already made an appointment with her to go back.
This salon is not uptight at all. It is very comfortable and everyone that works there is very friendly and knowledgeable.
When it came time to pay the bill I was surprised at the great price! Especially for all the work she did.

I cannot recommend Flux Salon or Liz enough. They are absolutely fantastic!!!

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★★★★★

Liz was recommended to me by a good friend who has seen her for awhile now. My appointment was yesterday. I cut off 14 inches of hair for donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I went from super long to super short!
I had lots of questions for Liz about cuts and color that would suit my face shape and my coloring. She took the time to listen and really get to know what I was looking for. I have never had a stylist just take that much time to talk about what we were going to do.
Liz was very patient, calm, encouraging and very skilled! I am absolutely thrilled with the results and already made an appointment with her to go back.
This salon is not uptight at all. It is very comfortable and everyone that works there is very friendly and knowledgeable.
When it came time to pay the bill I was surprised at the great price! Especially for all the work she did.

I cannot recommend Flux Salon or Liz enough. They are absolutely fantastic!!!

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, great prices, skilled at their trade and provide great service.

Cons: None

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Way back before Flux was born, Tate's mad styling skills kept me following him to salons across P-town. When Flux became a permanent site for Tate, I knew my days of traveling far and near were over: I could count on finding him at the same location (Bless you, Tate!!). Flux is the BEST.

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★★★★★

Way back before Flux was born, Tate's mad styling skills kept me following him to salons across P-town. When Flux became a permanent site for Tate, I knew my days of traveling far and near were over: I could count on finding him at the same location (Bless you, Tate!!). Flux is the BEST.

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Tate and crew are pros. They stay on the edge of their industry and always put thought into their work. They are friendly and the salon is always a happy place to be.

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★★★★★

Tate and crew are pros. They stay on the edge of their industry and always put thought into their work. They are friendly and the salon is always a happy place to be.

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After reading the reviews for this salon, I thought I would give it a try. It was well worth it! In February I saw Justin, who really had some great ideas for my hair. She took the time to listen to what I wanted to do with it and gave me some great advice. I can not recommend this salon enough! It's easy to get to and the staff is very friendly! I feel the prices are very fair for the service you receive. Best of all- they do not try to pawn off a bunch of product on you before you leave. They are very down to earth. Great place!!!

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★★★★★

After reading the reviews for this salon, I thought I would give it a try. It was well worth it! In February I saw Justin, who really had some great ideas for my hair. She took the time to listen to what I wanted to do with it and gave me some great advice. I can not recommend this salon enough! It's easy to get to and the staff is very friendly! I feel the prices are very fair for the service you receive. Best of all- they do not try to pawn off a bunch of product on you before you leave. They are very down to earth. Great place!!!

Pros: The staff is very skilled. Warm, and friendly atmosphere. No pressure to purchase product.

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I was looking for a new male hair stylist. Looked up a bunch of reviews and Flux is where I ended up. I was very impressed when I walked in and noticed that the salon wasn't overloaded with a bunch of girly stuff. It was a very upscaled, down to earth salon. I made an appointment with the salon owner, Tate'. I had 11 inches cut off and donated to Locks of Love, which was told the salon participated in. Tate was attentive and me me feel very comfortable. I noticed that he didn't push a bunch of product on me and used very little when styling my hair. I walked out looking and feeling like a star! I went home and was easily able to replicate the style myself. I really can not say enough good things about Flux Salon. The only problem that someone might have is that they are so busy that they recommend making an appointment 3-4 weeks prior. Want to thank Tate' for such a great experience. I won't be going anywhere else.

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★★★★★

I was looking for a new male hair stylist. Looked up a bunch of reviews and Flux is where I ended up. I was very impressed when I walked in and noticed that the salon wasn't overloaded with a bunch of girly stuff. It was a very upscaled, down to earth salon. I made an appointment with the salon owner, Tate'. I had 11 inches cut off and donated to Locks of Love, which was told the salon participated in. Tate was attentive and me me feel very comfortable. I noticed that he didn't push a bunch of product on me and used very little when styling my hair. I walked out looking and feeling like a star! I went home and was easily able to replicate the style myself. I really can not say enough good things about Flux Salon. The only problem that someone might have is that they are so busy that they recommend making an appointment 3-4 weeks prior. Want to thank Tate' for such a great experience. I won't be going anywhere else.

Pros: Great Stylists.

Cons: Appoinment Scheduling

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Mark came highly recommended as a trained (as in several years in London as an apprentice) stylist - and he does a superb job. Have your style in mind and be specific. Bring a pic of what you want. My hair finally is back in the right cut after several years of being frustrated with stylists not listening.
The salon is funky industrial decor. Minimalist. And, wonder of wonders, Mark is actually interesting to chat with! My understanding is that the others who work there also perform up to hopes (beyond expectations, for many of us). The only problem is that it may take weeks to get an appointment.

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★★★★★

Mark came highly recommended as a trained (as in several years in London as an apprentice) stylist - and he does a superb job. Have your style in mind and be specific. Bring a pic of what you want. My hair finally is back in the right cut after several years of being frustrated with stylists not listening.
The salon is funky industrial decor. Minimalist. And, wonder of wonders, Mark is actually interesting to chat with! My understanding is that the others who work there also perform up to hopes (beyond expectations, for many of us). The only problem is that it may take weeks to get an appointment.

Pros: Best haircut I've had in 10 years!

Cons: Time to book an appt

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I've been living in portland for about a year. I've been to several hair salons, and have had a few hairstylists work on my hair. Hands down Flux is the best salon in portland. The staff is so friendly and the stores atmosphere is incredible, let alone looks awesome too. Justin was the hairstylist who did my hair. I've gone there twice and both times my hair was phenomenal looking. Its obvious that not only is Justin is a talented hairstylist but shes professional and listens and knows extactly what your looking for. Shes an experienced, skilled, and a excellent hairstylist. So if you're looking for the best portland has to offer , I highly suggest going to Flux Salon and would ask for Justin. The Salon is great and so is Justin.

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★★★★★

I've been living in portland for about a year. I've been to several hair salons, and have had a few hairstylists work on my hair. Hands down Flux is the best salon in portland. The staff is so friendly and the stores atmosphere is incredible, let alone looks awesome too. Justin was the hairstylist who did my hair. I've gone there twice and both times my hair was phenomenal looking. Its obvious that not only is Justin is a talented hairstylist but shes professional and listens and knows extactly what your looking for. Shes an experienced, skilled, and a excellent hairstylist. So if you're looking for the best portland has to offer , I highly suggest going to Flux Salon and would ask for Justin. The Salon is great and so is Justin.

Pros: great price, great customer service

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I've been with Flux Salon owner Tate (pronounced tah-tay) O'Shaughnessy for going on 10 years now because when you find a good thing you don't let it go. There are many more long- time patrons like me and I'm sure they're all just as happy for him as I am that he has his own salon now --but he always has room for new friends! Tate, his staff, the atmosphere, are all a bright spot in my day. If I know what I want he can execute it to perfection, when I'm up for a surprise he never disappoints. If you're adventuresome at all, he can put some fun in your life with funky, or quirky, and/or awesome color. If you've an interview for a six figure job with a Fortune 500 he can make you look like you deserve the dough. Tate does it all, and has, for me. Mostly because he listens (very important), and has the skills, not to mention a charming chairside manner. Thank you for my cute self today Tate, best to you and the friendly folks who share your space daily.

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★★★★★

I've been with Flux Salon owner Tate (pronounced tah-tay) O'Shaughnessy for going on 10 years now because when you find a good thing you don't let it go. There are many more long- time patrons like me and I'm sure they're all just as happy for him as I am that he has his own salon now --but he always has room for new friends! Tate, his staff, the atmosphere, are all a bright spot in my day. If I know what I want he can execute it to perfection, when I'm up for a surprise he never disappoints. If you're adventuresome at all, he can put some fun in your life with funky, or quirky, and/or awesome color. If you've an interview for a six figure job with a Fortune 500 he can make you look like you deserve the dough. Tate does it all, and has, for me. Mostly because he listens (very important), and has the skills, not to mention a charming chairside manner. Thank you for my cute self today Tate, best to you and the friendly folks who share your space daily.

Pros: fun friendly ambiance, great products, skilled technicians

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Melody you make me look beautiful! Ive searched the world for you. Im yours for life.
Thank you for great cut, and color!

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★★★★★

Melody you make me look beautiful! Ive searched the world for you. Im yours for life.
Thank you for great cut, and color!

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I was originally referred to Justin by a coworker. When I made my appointment she was helpful and got back to me quickly. I found that her customer service was impeccable from the beginning. When I got to the salon the entire staff was professional and happy, and I loved the ambiance. Justin made me feel like I was at home the minute I walked in. I am very particular with my hair and change its style often. She did an exceptional job and paid close attention to detail all while making me smile. The first time I left the salon I had to show off my new do! Everyone loved it! I have gone back many times, changing the color, etc. and she never fails to amaze me. I will be a life long customer with Justin and highly recommend her to ANYONE.

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★★★★★

I was originally referred to Justin by a coworker. When I made my appointment she was helpful and got back to me quickly. I found that her customer service was impeccable from the beginning. When I got to the salon the entire staff was professional and happy, and I loved the ambiance. Justin made me feel like I was at home the minute I walked in. I am very particular with my hair and change its style often. She did an exceptional job and paid close attention to detail all while making me smile. The first time I left the salon I had to show off my new do! Everyone loved it! I have gone back many times, changing the color, etc. and she never fails to amaze me. I will be a life long customer with Justin and highly recommend her to ANYONE.

Pros: Justin, Ambience, Customer Service

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flux has a mellow atmosphere, and everyone there was very nice. melody did a great job with my difficult hair, and on top of all that, it's very affordable.

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★★★★★

flux has a mellow atmosphere, and everyone there was very nice. melody did a great job with my difficult hair, and on top of all that, it's very affordable.

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I went in to see Justin with the drabbest hair style in the world, and for a VERY good price she gave me the best haircut I have probably ever had. She was friendly and helpful with tips for my hair and never tried to sell me anything.

I was able to get an appt. the same day I called! She is the only person to cut my hair from now on!!

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★★★★★

I went in to see Justin with the drabbest hair style in the world, and for a VERY good price she gave me the best haircut I have probably ever had. She was friendly and helpful with tips for my hair and never tried to sell me anything.

I was able to get an appt. the same day I called! She is the only person to cut my hair from now on!!

Pros: great staff, great products, offered beer

Cons: street parking could get bad, but I found a place right in front

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I have been going to Justin at Flux for almost a year now. She rescued my hair from a coloring disaster and it has looked and felt amazing since!

There is a nice vibe inside-it is upscale and unique without being snobby or intimidating. I love the look and feel of the shop, with its soothing colors and attractive lighting. The big windows looking out on belmont offer great snapshots of life in SE.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Justin at Flux for almost a year now. She rescued my hair from a coloring disaster and it has looked and felt amazing since!

There is a nice vibe inside-it is upscale and unique without being snobby or intimidating. I love the look and feel of the shop, with its soothing colors and attractive lighting. The big windows looking out on belmont offer great snapshots of life in SE.

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It's so wonderful that Kelly and crew have a new location. Flux is a salon with no drama, meaning that it's a fun and relaxing place for stylists and clients alike. The salon is small and friendly, a welcoming place for anyone looking for a great hairstyle. All the stylists are talented professionals; I encourage everyone to make an appointment. The stylists have a wide variety of skills, so don't despair if your hair is curly, straight, and everything in between. I just had my hair "chopped off" and I've gotten no end of compliments. (Thanks Mark!)

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★★★★★

It's so wonderful that Kelly and crew have a new location. Flux is a salon with no drama, meaning that it's a fun and relaxing place for stylists and clients alike. The salon is small and friendly, a welcoming place for anyone looking for a great hairstyle. All the stylists are talented professionals; I encourage everyone to make an appointment. The stylists have a wide variety of skills, so don't despair if your hair is curly, straight, and everything in between. I just had my hair "chopped off" and I've gotten no end of compliments. (Thanks Mark!)

Pros: friendly, casual, knowledgeable

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No kidding! I'm devoted and I send all my friends here! Mark Bailey is a hair genius and so much fun, it's worth paying to spend an hour in his company! Upscale services, such as thermal straightening and extensions are finally available in a non-pretentious and cheerful salon. They really listen to you and always get my cut & color exactly right. Great prices too! Best of all - they NEVER PUSH PRODUCTS ON YOU!
I get tons of compliments on my hair and I have the folks at Flux to thank for that.

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★★★★★

No kidding! I'm devoted and I send all my friends here! Mark Bailey is a hair genius and so much fun, it's worth paying to spend an hour in his company! Upscale services, such as thermal straightening and extensions are finally available in a non-pretentious and cheerful salon. They really listen to you and always get my cut & color exactly right. Great prices too! Best of all - they NEVER PUSH PRODUCTS ON YOU!
I get tons of compliments on my hair and I have the folks at Flux to thank for that.

Pros: Expertise, Easy parking, Casual - Not Phony

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Flux has a nice laid back atmosphere, and they always do a great job on my hair. Liz is an excellent listener, and consistently get my look just right.

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★★★★★

Flux has a nice laid back atmosphere, and they always do a great job on my hair. Liz is an excellent listener, and consistently get my look just right.

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Great and clean space, amazing organic products, and wonderful people. Liz did wonders with my hair! I will be there again shortly.

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★★★★★

Great and clean space, amazing organic products, and wonderful people. Liz did wonders with my hair! I will be there again shortly.

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I had a wonderful experience at Flux. The atmosphere was not what I was expecting, and so I was a little hesitant when I first arrived, but my hairstylist was wonderful. She really listened to what I was asking for and spent the time to make it perfect. I would highly recommend going to Flux if you want fantastic hair styling and professional service.

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★★★★☆

I had a wonderful experience at Flux. The atmosphere was not what I was expecting, and so I was a little hesitant when I first arrived, but my hairstylist was wonderful. She really listened to what I was asking for and spent the time to make it perfect. I would highly recommend going to Flux if you want fantastic hair styling and professional service.

Pros: skill, quality, parking

Cons: atmosphere

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well, this is a great salon, and kelly owns it so he will not be leaving anytime soon......
great space.
all the stylist seem to really know what they are doing, and all are really nice

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★★★★★

well, this is a great salon, and kelly owns it so he will not be leaving anytime soon......
great space.
all the stylist seem to really know what they are doing, and all are really nice

Pros: atmosphere, stylist, skill

Cons: parking

 

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