Blo

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Raleigh's Premiere Salon Experience
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8451 Brier Creek Pkwy Ste 101

Raleigh, NC

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I've been coming to Blo for 5 years and it is by far one of my favorite places. Not only do I feel welcomed when I walk into the door, but my stylist is always upbeat and excited to work on me. She always listens and then suggests new and upcoming styles/trends. The music is great and you can have a glass of wine while you relax! I would recommend Blo to anyone!

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I've been coming to Blo for 5 years and it is by far one of my favorite places. Not only do I feel welcomed when I walk into the door, but my stylist is always upbeat and excited to work on me. She always listens and then suggests new and upcoming styles/trends. The music is great and you can have a glass of wine while you relax! I would recommend Blo to anyone!

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I am not in the habit of posting reviews, but I felt it necessary in this instance. I have to agree with one of the most recent reviews on here, which picked up on the owner Bryan's inability to accept constructive criticism. I was one of his customers who had seen two different stylists (because my hair is long, and I don't get it cut often). My first cut was a pleasant experience. During my series of visits with the second stylist, I was prepping for a special event and trying to get my color just right (I had not previously used color services here). The color experience was a fiasco from start to finish. I never was able to achieve the desired shade, despite several attempts. Also, when my stylist supposedly did a few highlights during the last "multidimensional" service, I could see that the result was very uneven once I was able to style my hair on my own. I agree with other comments that the pricing is very arbitrary, as services were added during my visit (at the shampoo bowl during the color session) that inflated my final price at checkout, which were not requested by me originally. I communicated with the owner on two occasions, speaking with him by phone and by email. I was left with the impression that the stylists know best, and that the customer should spend as much on their hair as the stylist thinks (in their opinion) they should (because after all, they are the experts). The lack of clarity and quality were my two main issues. This may be the "cool" place to go in Raleigh, and some people voted for it as the best, but the vibe is not right for me. It was not real enough for me to build a relationship with them, and they will no longer receive my business. I have already found another salon and stylist with much better communication and clearer pricing that works for me...

By the way, when I tried to post the review on their Facebook page, they deleted it, and used the block feature from allowing me to post it again. They also blocked my daughter's comments as well (it was her wedding that we were preparing for). Her hair experience was also terrible here. She was the bride, and had to go to another salon (as did I, in addition to all of the other details that needed attention) and spend additional money, in order to get her hair colored to her satisfaction for her walk down the aisle. Thanks for opening up the opportunity for me to post comments about how this salon does NOT want to hear your feedback, and will stop at nothing to present only a positive image to the public.

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I am not in the habit of posting reviews, but I felt it necessary in this instance. I have to agree with one of the most recent reviews on here, which picked up on the owner Bryan's inability to accept constructive criticism. I was one of his customers who had seen two different stylists (because my hair is long, and I don't get it cut often). My first cut was a pleasant experience. During my series of visits with the second stylist, I was prepping for a special event and trying to get my color just right (I had not previously used color services here). The color experience was a fiasco from start to finish. I never was able to achieve the desired shade, despite several attempts. Also, when my stylist supposedly did a few highlights during the last "multidimensional" service, I could see that the result was very uneven once I was able to style my hair on my own. I agree with other comments that the pricing is very arbitrary, as services were added during my visit (at the shampoo bowl during the color session) that inflated my final price at checkout, which were not requested by me originally. I communicated with the owner on two occasions, speaking with him by phone and by email. I was left with the impression that the stylists know best, and that the customer should spend as much on their hair as the stylist thinks (in their opinion) they should (because after all, they are the experts). The lack of clarity and quality were my two main issues. This may be the "cool" place to go in Raleigh, and some people voted for it as the best, but the vibe is not right for me. It was not real enough for me to build a relationship with them, and they will no longer receive my business. I have already found another salon and stylist with much better communication and clearer pricing that works for me...

By the way, when I tried to post the review on their Facebook page, they deleted it, and used the block feature from allowing me to post it again. They also blocked my daughter's comments as well (it was her wedding that we were preparing for). Her hair experience was also terrible here. She was the bride, and had to go to another salon (as did I, in addition to all of the other details that needed attention) and spend additional money, in order to get her hair colored to her satisfaction for her walk down the aisle. Thanks for opening up the opportunity for me to post comments about how this salon does NOT want to hear your feedback, and will stop at nothing to present only a positive image to the public.

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People here were all very nice. However, I am very disappointed with the haircut. When I spend $60 on a haircut I want a $60.00 haircut. I could have gone to great clips and spent much less and got the same quality cut. Wine and massage chairs are great but for me it all comes down to the cut and mines not great.

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People here were all very nice. However, I am very disappointed with the haircut. When I spend $60 on a haircut I want a $60.00 haircut. I could have gone to great clips and spent much less and got the same quality cut. Wine and massage chairs are great but for me it all comes down to the cut and mines not great.

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Massage chairs are lovely, and stylists take their time with haircuts (women's haircuts take about 1 hour). I highly recommend Melanie, particularly for people who do not like talkative stylists.

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Massage chairs are lovely, and stylists take their time with haircuts (women's haircuts take about 1 hour). I highly recommend Melanie, particularly for people who do not like talkative stylists.

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Blo is an awesome salon with great service and great stylists. Highly recommended! Massage chairs and wine while you wait makes this a great experience.

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Blo is an awesome salon with great service and great stylists. Highly recommended! Massage chairs and wine while you wait makes this a great experience.

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Very accessible from I 540 and in a great little shopping center. If you are afraid to try something new but are ready for some fresh air, let them Blo you away!

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After having a really bad experience with a downtown salon right after I moved here, Blo was like a breath of fresh air! What a relief to find a good salon that can reassure you good hair can exist in Raleigh!

Courtney- my stylist, took plenty of time to get to know me, my hair and what I wanted before she mixed any color. She totally helped me fixed the botched job from the salon before and definitely made a return customer out of me!

The salon reminds me of the place I went to in Boston before I relocated. It is big, open, well-laid out and friendly. I love the way the do color in a separate room at a big table full of magazines and you can watch them mixing your color right there!

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I have been a loyal customer for almost 4 years! I have seen several stylists and can't say enough great things about this professional and upbeat salon!! I have sent family and friends of all ages here and they ALL loved their experiences!! Recently, Amanda did an AMAZING job on my locks for a upcoming event utilizing both color and style!! She's done GREAT work in the past - but this one is her BEST work to date! Many Thanks!

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I have been a loyal customer for almost 4 years! I have seen several stylists and can't say enough great things about this professional and upbeat salon!! I have sent family and friends of all ages here and they ALL loved their experiences!! Recently, Amanda did an AMAZING job on my locks for a upcoming event utilizing both color and style!! She's done GREAT work in the past - but this one is her BEST work to date! Many Thanks!

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I just had my first experience with Blo salon and Courtney. WOW!! What a beautiful, modern, clean salon. Lauren, the receptionist, was friendly and informative on the phone...exceptional customer service! Courtney is a junior stylist, therefore, a haircut is less expensive. There was no evidence of the less expensive cut....she was personable and confident, doing EXACTLY what I asked. I can't wait to have her do my color next month!

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I just had my first experience with Blo salon and Courtney. WOW!! What a beautiful, modern, clean salon. Lauren, the receptionist, was friendly and informative on the phone...exceptional customer service! Courtney is a junior stylist, therefore, a haircut is less expensive. There was no evidence of the less expensive cut....she was personable and confident, doing EXACTLY what I asked. I can't wait to have her do my color next month!

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I have been going to Alexis for over a year now. I have been looking for a Redken specialist with an artist talent since I moved to NC three years ago. Alexis has met every expectation that I have from a hair stylist such as: artistic/creative haircutting, extensive knowledge of Redken products, great personality, professional appearance, and continually educating herself by attending training courses for the latest hair designs and hair coloring techniques.

There are a number of reasons why I am a loyal client to Blo. For starters Alexis, a salon without talented stylists would not be very successful. Next the products, Blo is an exclusive Redken salon. For a number of people this may not be important, however I have tried almost every professional product on the market and have found that Redken is far more superior than it s competition. I totally stand behind Redken products. Redken is very affordable, smells great, and it does exactly what it says it will do. Some of my favorite products are the following: Wool Shake, Velvet Gelatine, Fabricate, Satinwear, Full Frame, Quick Dry, Align, Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner, All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, and Body Full Shampoo and Conditioner. Furthermore the Blo staff, each time without exception whether it is a phone call or a visit to the salon, I am always greeted by a staff member that is eager to please.
They offer me a complimentary cool refreshment to drink as I wait in the lounge for Alexis. Finally, Blo has special offers for their clients every month ranging from discounts in products to free hair treatments.

I would have to give some props to the management/owners for opening up the salon at Brier Creek, which is a great convenient location for me to get to the salon. Plus, Blo is a clean and trendy salon. You can definitely tell that management does not cut any corners. Remember ladies and gentlemen, Blo is located on the Target side of Brier Creek not the Walmart side.

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I have been going to Alexis for over a year now. I have been looking for a Redken specialist with an artist talent since I moved to NC three years ago. Alexis has met every expectation that I have from a hair stylist such as: artistic/creative haircutting, extensive knowledge of Redken products, great personality, professional appearance, and continually educating herself by attending training courses for the latest hair designs and hair coloring techniques.

There are a number of reasons why I am a loyal client to Blo. For starters Alexis, a salon without talented stylists would not be very successful. Next the products, Blo is an exclusive Redken salon. For a number of people this may not be important, however I have tried almost every professional product on the market and have found that Redken is far more superior than it s competition. I totally stand behind Redken products. Redken is very affordable, smells great, and it does exactly what it says it will do. Some of my favorite products are the following: Wool Shake, Velvet Gelatine, Fabricate, Satinwear, Full Frame, Quick Dry, Align, Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner, All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, and Body Full Shampoo and Conditioner. Furthermore the Blo staff, each time without exception whether it is a phone call or a visit to the salon, I am always greeted by a staff member that is eager to please.
They offer me a complimentary cool refreshment to drink as I wait in the lounge for Alexis. Finally, Blo has special offers for their clients every month ranging from discounts in products to free hair treatments.

I would have to give some props to the management/owners for opening up the salon at Brier Creek, which is a great convenient location for me to get to the salon. Plus, Blo is a clean and trendy salon. You can definitely tell that management does not cut any corners. Remember ladies and gentlemen, Blo is located on the Target side of Brier Creek not the Walmart side.

Pros: Exclusive Redken Salon and Highly Educated/Creative Stylists

Cons: N/A

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I've been going to Blo for about 2 years now. I go to Katie, who is super talented. She's been helping me transition from a boring "Mom" cut to something cuter, hipper and perfectly colored. I started with shoulder length, extremely fine and thin hair that has been dyed-from-a-box at home (gasp!).

Katie cut my hair into a short, stacked bob. This past Sunday, I had her color it for the first time. She put foil highlights and a glaze over that. Over time the plan is she'll help me eliminate the warm reddish tones out of my hair and restore a cool blonde tone. I love that she comes with ideas and a plan for helping me achieve my best results. The end result is fantastic and my husband and I both flipped out over it!

Once Katie was out due to illness but the owner Brian called me at work and offered to do my hair at his price point. Since it was the holidays and my time was tight, I took Brian up on the offer. He was very personable and did a great job as well.

I love Blo and recommend it to all my friends!

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I've been going to Blo for about 2 years now. I go to Katie, who is super talented. She's been helping me transition from a boring "Mom" cut to something cuter, hipper and perfectly colored. I started with shoulder length, extremely fine and thin hair that has been dyed-from-a-box at home (gasp!).

Katie cut my hair into a short, stacked bob. This past Sunday, I had her color it for the first time. She put foil highlights and a glaze over that. Over time the plan is she'll help me eliminate the warm reddish tones out of my hair and restore a cool blonde tone. I love that she comes with ideas and a plan for helping me achieve my best results. The end result is fantastic and my husband and I both flipped out over it!

Once Katie was out due to illness but the owner Brian called me at work and offered to do my hair at his price point. Since it was the holidays and my time was tight, I took Brian up on the offer. He was very personable and did a great job as well.

I love Blo and recommend it to all my friends!

Pros: great customer service, talented staff

Cons: none

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I went to this salon on June 23, 2010, Unfortunately, I remember this date because it was the most horrible experience I have ever endured in my entire life. I set up an appointment with Heather. They were very friendly and even gave me a glass of water in a wine cup. A bit much but hey a new experience. I meet Heather she seem's nice and she takes me over to her station. I tell her what exactly I want done to my hair. Mind you when I arrived there I had a perfectly nice cut asymmetrical shoulder length bob. I told her I wanted to back to be cut a little bit but still keep my length. She pretended to know what I was talking about and starting talking this mumbo jumbo about my hair being heavy at the ends and that my hair needs to be thinned at the ends. Ok, I'm african- american so when my hair gets a little wet at the ends it gets puffy so thats why its thick at the bottom. I told her I didnt want my hair thinned out because it was already thinned out last week. She said ok. She took me over to the sink washed my hair and and told me she was going to start cutting little to my knowledge she started cutting away at my hair while its wet. If you were a real hairstylist you would know not cut african american hair while its wet because it draws up. She cut it when it was wet then attempted a sorry "blo" out. Then she got some hairspray filled with alcohol and put it in my hair. I asked her does know what she's doing and have she ever done my type of hair. "Yes, of course I do african american hair all the time" Lies, lies, lies...To make a long story short she chopped my hair into a million piece tried to compare it to rihanna when I didn't ask for a rihanna hair do. I even asked her was going to continue to cut my hair while its wet, and she came up with this retarded explanation as to why cutting my african american hair when its wet was appropriate. Ok, umm...I've had my hair cut plenty of times and never in a million years has anyone cut my hair while it was wet. Not once did try to conform to a procedure I was comfortable with nor did she know what she was doing. As she ran a flat iron through my hair I could hear it crackling because of wetness and when I touched my hair it felt like a big pillow sitting on the bottom of my neck. By the time I yelled at her to stop doing my hair, I swear to you my hair was almost at my ears and If I would of let her keep going I bet you I would have no hair at all today. These stylist disregard what you ask them and think they have the best techniques ever invented and have no knowledge of how to make customers feel comfortable or any knowledge about african american hair. Never get your hair done by Heather. She was wearing winter boots when it was 103 degrees outside anyways and I should of known to let this retard even come close to my head. I want to thank them for causing me serious trauma and I did a great job for not almost murdering her on June 23, 2010. "Blo" can "blo" smoke up my ass...

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I went to this salon on June 23, 2010, Unfortunately, I remember this date because it was the most horrible experience I have ever endured in my entire life. I set up an appointment with Heather. They were very friendly and even gave me a glass of water in a wine cup. A bit much but hey a new experience. I meet Heather she seem's nice and she takes me over to her station. I tell her what exactly I want done to my hair. Mind you when I arrived there I had a perfectly nice cut asymmetrical shoulder length bob. I told her I wanted to back to be cut a little bit but still keep my length. She pretended to know what I was talking about and starting talking this mumbo jumbo about my hair being heavy at the ends and that my hair needs to be thinned at the ends. Ok, I'm african- american so when my hair gets a little wet at the ends it gets puffy so thats why its thick at the bottom. I told her I didnt want my hair thinned out because it was already thinned out last week. She said ok. She took me over to the sink washed my hair and and told me she was going to start cutting little to my knowledge she started cutting away at my hair while its wet. If you were a real hairstylist you would know not cut african american hair while its wet because it draws up. She cut it when it was wet then attempted a sorry "blo" out. Then she got some hairspray filled with alcohol and put it in my hair. I asked her does know what she's doing and have she ever done my type of hair. "Yes, of course I do african american hair all the time" Lies, lies, lies...To make a long story short she chopped my hair into a million piece tried to compare it to rihanna when I didn't ask for a rihanna hair do. I even asked her was going to continue to cut my hair while its wet, and she came up with this retarded explanation as to why cutting my african american hair when its wet was appropriate. Ok, umm...I've had my hair cut plenty of times and never in a million years has anyone cut my hair while it was wet. Not once did try to conform to a procedure I was comfortable with nor did she know what she was doing. As she ran a flat iron through my hair I could hear it crackling because of wetness and when I touched my hair it felt like a big pillow sitting on the bottom of my neck. By the time I yelled at her to stop doing my hair, I swear to you my hair was almost at my ears and If I would of let her keep going I bet you I would have no hair at all today. These stylist disregard what you ask them and think they have the best techniques ever invented and have no knowledge of how to make customers feel comfortable or any knowledge about african american hair. Never get your hair done by Heather. She was wearing winter boots when it was 103 degrees outside anyways and I should of known to let this retard even come close to my head. I want to thank them for causing me serious trauma and I did a great job for not almost murdering her on June 23, 2010. "Blo" can "blo" smoke up my ass...

Pros: Cute Salon

Cons: Horrible customer service skills & smart mouthed!!!

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I had a hair cut last night and continue to be in love with the way Lindsay cuts and styles!! Having hair that makes me feel good is GREAT.

5
★★★★★

I had a hair cut last night and continue to be in love with the way Lindsay cuts and styles!! Having hair that makes me feel good is GREAT.

Pros: Staff and atomosphere

Cons: Music can be a bit too loud

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I went and got my hair cut at blo yesterday by a stylist named Adrienne(sp?). She did and amazing job and was very nice. She cut and styled my hair exactly how i wanted it and made sure i was satisfied, which i was! i will more than likely continue to get my hair done my her!

4
★★★★☆

I went and got my hair cut at blo yesterday by a stylist named Adrienne(sp?). She did and amazing job and was very nice. She cut and styled my hair exactly how i wanted it and made sure i was satisfied, which i was! i will more than likely continue to get my hair done my her!

Pros: friendly receptionists and hair stylist

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This was an awesome experience. Alexis was awesome, she colored, cut and styled my hair. The hair cut ROCKS! My color is flawless and the style is so me! I'm outrageously picky about short haircuts and she gave me by far the best I've had in town, and believe me, I've tried a ton of high class salons in the area over the years. I've finally found a salon I feel comfortable with to go to time after time!

5
★★★★★

This was an awesome experience. Alexis was awesome, she colored, cut and styled my hair. The hair cut ROCKS! My color is flawless and the style is so me! I'm outrageously picky about short haircuts and she gave me by far the best I've had in town, and believe me, I've tried a ton of high class salons in the area over the years. I've finally found a salon I feel comfortable with to go to time after time!

Pros: Great Color, Awesome Stylists, Relaxing Evironment

Cons: Couldn't find one.

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This stylist @ Blo was recommended by a friend. I was ready for a hairstyle change. It was my first time at this salon and although I was bit nervous, when I walked in it seemed to have a pretty friendly vibe. They were able to accommodate me on short notice. Was going in for a new cut and some highlights. Heather was very attentive to my concerns. I am going to preface the following by saying how picky I am about my hair (aren't most of us though?) Anyway, I wasn't so sure about it when I left the salon mostly because it never looks the same when someone else styles my hair BUT now having washed and styled it out myself AND getting lots of compliments, I LOVE IT!!! Even my husband says it looks great. Will definitely be going back. Thank you Heather!

4
★★★★☆

This stylist @ Blo was recommended by a friend. I was ready for a hairstyle change. It was my first time at this salon and although I was bit nervous, when I walked in it seemed to have a pretty friendly vibe. They were able to accommodate me on short notice. Was going in for a new cut and some highlights. Heather was very attentive to my concerns. I am going to preface the following by saying how picky I am about my hair (aren't most of us though?) Anyway, I wasn't so sure about it when I left the salon mostly because it never looks the same when someone else styles my hair BUT now having washed and styled it out myself AND getting lots of compliments, I LOVE IT!!! Even my husband says it looks great. Will definitely be going back. Thank you Heather!

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I first went to Blo at the recommendation of my boyfriend a few years ago after getting a botched Thermal Straight at another salon. My hair had significant breakage in the crown area and it was hard to cover up the damage when my hair was down. I saw Brian, the resident expert on thermal straights, and received the best haircut ever. He added a lot of texture and layers to blend in my broken hair with my healthy hair, all without having to cut off too much of my length.

I had lost a lot of trust in stylists from my previous experience at the other salon, but working with Brian and seeing all his expertise really made me enjoy going to the salon more. Unlike some salons, Blo?s stylists aren?t competing with one another for clients within the salon, which I feel is an advantage for anyone going here. Clients are always taken care of by every staff member-if one walks by and sees your hair dripping they will stop to dry it, it you have a little color on your forehead they will wipe it off before going on to the rest of their business.

Eventually, Brian and I thought my hair was healthy enough for a less intense straightening procedure (the anti-curl). Even though I had had a bad experience in the past I had no worries about getting this done at Blo. I?ve had the anti-curl twice and love the results-straighter smoother hair and no damage. I?ve also continued to get amazing hair cuts from Brian and Lindsey. They are both very attentive to what you want, what you want to portray about yourself through your hair and will discuss any concerns about your hair you may have. Blo is a very well run and incredibly staffed salon.

5
★★★★★

I first went to Blo at the recommendation of my boyfriend a few years ago after getting a botched Thermal Straight at another salon. My hair had significant breakage in the crown area and it was hard to cover up the damage when my hair was down. I saw Brian, the resident expert on thermal straights, and received the best haircut ever. He added a lot of texture and layers to blend in my broken hair with my healthy hair, all without having to cut off too much of my length.

I had lost a lot of trust in stylists from my previous experience at the other salon, but working with Brian and seeing all his expertise really made me enjoy going to the salon more. Unlike some salons, Blo?s stylists aren?t competing with one another for clients within the salon, which I feel is an advantage for anyone going here. Clients are always taken care of by every staff member-if one walks by and sees your hair dripping they will stop to dry it, it you have a little color on your forehead they will wipe it off before going on to the rest of their business.

Eventually, Brian and I thought my hair was healthy enough for a less intense straightening procedure (the anti-curl). Even though I had had a bad experience in the past I had no worries about getting this done at Blo. I?ve had the anti-curl twice and love the results-straighter smoother hair and no damage. I?ve also continued to get amazing hair cuts from Brian and Lindsey. They are both very attentive to what you want, what you want to portray about yourself through your hair and will discuss any concerns about your hair you may have. Blo is a very well run and incredibly staffed salon.

Pros: Wide skill range of staff, friendly atmosphere

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I am a woman with a full, full life but never seem to squeeze any time in for self maintenance. I would avoid getting a haircut because it was so unpleasant to try to make someone else understand what I was after. Alexis and Blo performed miracles in less than an hour. I felt gorgeous inside and out leaving there. And guess what, I was able to replicate the look based on Alexis? advice. She gave me a cut and the advice so that I could look and feel great and not spend hours of maintenance. Now I will be able to pamper myself within the restrictions of my busy schedule. I can take on my life with even more confidence and not give up a moment. Just a hair salon, just a hair stylist? Not by a mile. Keep up the wonderful work!

5
★★★★★

I am a woman with a full, full life but never seem to squeeze any time in for self maintenance. I would avoid getting a haircut because it was so unpleasant to try to make someone else understand what I was after. Alexis and Blo performed miracles in less than an hour. I felt gorgeous inside and out leaving there. And guess what, I was able to replicate the look based on Alexis? advice. She gave me a cut and the advice so that I could look and feel great and not spend hours of maintenance. Now I will be able to pamper myself within the restrictions of my busy schedule. I can take on my life with even more confidence and not give up a moment. Just a hair salon, just a hair stylist? Not by a mile. Keep up the wonderful work!

Pros: My stylist really listened to me and delivered

Cons: Absolutely none

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Let me tell you how excited I am about Just Blo! Your staff there are phenomenal. I walked past several times in the past 2 years, not sure if they could actually do my "foarse" (fine/coarse combo) hair. I am African-American who likes to receive intermittent relaxers. Nevertheless, your staff always encouraged me to give you a try.

Well, this past Sunday was one of the best hair experiences of my life. From the pleasant reception on the phone to the warm reception at the door, I was all smiles. I only had to wait 30 minutes, as Alysia was able to take me early. She looked over my hair briefly and stated she was "confident" in her abilities to do a great job and that she did. I loved the massage chair, her shampooing technique, and her ability to make me and my friend (who was just there to observe) feel welcomed!

Might I add, my hair was and still is SLAMMIN! So, first thing I did was call all my friends and dedicated my status to you on Facebook!

5
★★★★★

Let me tell you how excited I am about Just Blo! Your staff there are phenomenal. I walked past several times in the past 2 years, not sure if they could actually do my "foarse" (fine/coarse combo) hair. I am African-American who likes to receive intermittent relaxers. Nevertheless, your staff always encouraged me to give you a try.

Well, this past Sunday was one of the best hair experiences of my life. From the pleasant reception on the phone to the warm reception at the door, I was all smiles. I only had to wait 30 minutes, as Alysia was able to take me early. She looked over my hair briefly and stated she was "confident" in her abilities to do a great job and that she did. I loved the massage chair, her shampooing technique, and her ability to make me and my friend (who was just there to observe) feel welcomed!

Might I add, my hair was and still is SLAMMIN! So, first thing I did was call all my friends and dedicated my status to you on Facebook!

Pros: Products, enthusiasm, talent, massage shampoo chair

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I have had some great experiences at Blo, but they were all with Rachel. She is an amazing hair stylist and know what she is doing! On the other hand, I got a cut from Bryan and he is horrible! He is very arrogant and thinks he KNOWS what everyone will like. As he is cutting, he does not stop to ask you if you will like a certain cut or not. He just ASSUMES you will like it and be okay with it. In addition, he has all this "theories" of how hair should be cut, but that does not apply to EVERYONE since some people's hair is fine, some thick, everyone has a different face sturcture etc...So he does not take any of that into account and RUINED my hair completely! Made it SO SO short, unmanagable and just thinned it out!! I hate it and cried my eyes out for 2 days! I will follow Rachel to Bottega Salon in raleigh where she is at....

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have had some great experiences at Blo, but they were all with Rachel. She is an amazing hair stylist and know what she is doing! On the other hand, I got a cut from Bryan and he is horrible! He is very arrogant and thinks he KNOWS what everyone will like. As he is cutting, he does not stop to ask you if you will like a certain cut or not. He just ASSUMES you will like it and be okay with it. In addition, he has all this "theories" of how hair should be cut, but that does not apply to EVERYONE since some people's hair is fine, some thick, everyone has a different face sturcture etc...So he does not take any of that into account and RUINED my hair completely! Made it SO SO short, unmanagable and just thinned it out!! I hate it and cried my eyes out for 2 days! I will follow Rachel to Bottega Salon in raleigh where she is at....

Pros: Great Customer Service

Cons: Not worth the money

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This is my second visit to Blo salon and wow, Alexis is fabulous. She makes you feel comfortable like an old friend and has a genuine interest in helping create the style you want, even if you not sure what that style is, as in mine case. Alexis, cut and styled my hair with such precision, the different was unbelievable, she had taken off 10years , she gave me a new updated style, which I love and can style myself which is important to me. I am extremely please with my style, and recommend Blo?s to all who have not had the opportunity to visit this great hair salon, did I forget to mention the wine is good too.

Barbara Robinson

5
★★★★★

This is my second visit to Blo salon and wow, Alexis is fabulous. She makes you feel comfortable like an old friend and has a genuine interest in helping create the style you want, even if you not sure what that style is, as in mine case. Alexis, cut and styled my hair with such precision, the different was unbelievable, she had taken off 10years , she gave me a new updated style, which I love and can style myself which is important to me. I am extremely please with my style, and recommend Blo?s to all who have not had the opportunity to visit this great hair salon, did I forget to mention the wine is good too.

Barbara Robinson

Pros: European flair, great atmosphere, great staff.

Cons: none

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I have been to a LOT of salons in the past. I have seen the great, the good, and the not-so-good. I have only been moved to write a review one time, and that was for a salon that disappointed me beyond belief. Today, I'm happy to be writing a review for a salon that not only met, but far exceeded my expectations.

Blo at Brier Creek was an amazing experience. From the second I walked in, I knew I was in an extremely professional environment. The lady at the front desk was attentive, friendly, and polite. I waited maybe 2 minutes before my stylist, Alysia, came to meet me. She sat me down and asked me about my color, cut, and style goals. She listened intently, double checked with me for understanding, and made suggestions based on my unique hair condition.

When we got to the color table, I witnessed something I had never seen before. Before applying color, she consulted with one of her colleagues to make sure she was using the best color for my hair. They spent a good 5 minutes together, talking with me and each other making sure they were doing the best thing for my hair. I really was impressed with Alysia's care for me and also with the teamwork that so obviously occurs at Blo. (No catty attitudes here...and believe me, I've seen those at other salons!)

After my coloring, I got the nicest head/scalp massage while my hair was washed. Before cutting, Alysia double checked with me about how much hair I wanted cut. She followed my lead, but then checked with me and used her own professional knowledge and creativity to shape my hair in a way that would be more flattering for my face and easy to style. The end result: I walked out with amazing new color and a great haircut and style. I was complimented by several of the other stylists and the lady at the front desk before leaving. The compliments continued outside of the salon for the rest of the day. This morning, after my first wash and styling at home, it looks and feels just as great! It's nice to get a haircut and style that actually can be reproduced at home!

Oh - and I must mention another thing that has never, ever happened at a salon before. Alysia told me not once, but twice, to please feel comfortable calling her if I have any concerns or problems. She explained that lighting can be different in different places, so if I got home (or anywhere else) and the color or cut didn't meet my expectations, she really would like for me to call and come back in so that she could have the opportunity to fix it. These were not just words, either. I could tell that she genuinely meant it. I am happy to say that I have no need to call, but it was really refreshing to see how intent she was on making sure I was satisfied. Needless to say, I have found my "salon home". Blo in Brier Creek is pure salon excellence!

5
★★★★★

I have been to a LOT of salons in the past. I have seen the great, the good, and the not-so-good. I have only been moved to write a review one time, and that was for a salon that disappointed me beyond belief. Today, I'm happy to be writing a review for a salon that not only met, but far exceeded my expectations.

Blo at Brier Creek was an amazing experience. From the second I walked in, I knew I was in an extremely professional environment. The lady at the front desk was attentive, friendly, and polite. I waited maybe 2 minutes before my stylist, Alysia, came to meet me. She sat me down and asked me about my color, cut, and style goals. She listened intently, double checked with me for understanding, and made suggestions based on my unique hair condition.

When we got to the color table, I witnessed something I had never seen before. Before applying color, she consulted with one of her colleagues to make sure she was using the best color for my hair. They spent a good 5 minutes together, talking with me and each other making sure they were doing the best thing for my hair. I really was impressed with Alysia's care for me and also with the teamwork that so obviously occurs at Blo. (No catty attitudes here...and believe me, I've seen those at other salons!)

After my coloring, I got the nicest head/scalp massage while my hair was washed. Before cutting, Alysia double checked with me about how much hair I wanted cut. She followed my lead, but then checked with me and used her own professional knowledge and creativity to shape my hair in a way that would be more flattering for my face and easy to style. The end result: I walked out with amazing new color and a great haircut and style. I was complimented by several of the other stylists and the lady at the front desk before leaving. The compliments continued outside of the salon for the rest of the day. This morning, after my first wash and styling at home, it looks and feels just as great! It's nice to get a haircut and style that actually can be reproduced at home!

Oh - and I must mention another thing that has never, ever happened at a salon before. Alysia told me not once, but twice, to please feel comfortable calling her if I have any concerns or problems. She explained that lighting can be different in different places, so if I got home (or anywhere else) and the color or cut didn't meet my expectations, she really would like for me to call and come back in so that she could have the opportunity to fix it. These were not just words, either. I could tell that she genuinely meant it. I am happy to say that I have no need to call, but it was really refreshing to see how intent she was on making sure I was satisfied. Needless to say, I have found my "salon home". Blo in Brier Creek is pure salon excellence!

Pros: Professional staff; excellent haircut, color, and style

Cons: None that I can see

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I have been a customer at Blo for over 5 years and have had the best hair of my life. The staff are courteous and professional, you will not find a better salon in the Raleigh area. I would highly recommend Blo to anyone who wants great hair.

5
★★★★★

I have been a customer at Blo for over 5 years and have had the best hair of my life. The staff are courteous and professional, you will not find a better salon in the Raleigh area. I would highly recommend Blo to anyone who wants great hair.

Pros: Expert sylists, atmosphere, great hair!

Cons: None

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Hey Blo. Thanks for your mature, constructive, eloquent, and objective comment to a review!

Coming from San Francisco, I was happy to find Blo. Feels like home. Great atmosphere - awesome cuts, nice coloring, and superb staff. I came here to give you an awesome review, however, after reading these boards, I am not impressed by the lack of professionalism, ethics, and "maturity" displayed on this review board.

Here's a tip: Do what you do best, which is hair - and stop trolling review boards and flaming a teen because you got a bad review. Not everyone will always be happy - that doesn't mean they deserve to get flamed because they have an opinion. And posting her name - I'm appalled - and you should be. She's a teen - retract your claws - and leave your cattiness for your personal life.

However, as much as I love your salon - I am now forced to find someone a little more "mature" and ethical. Good job. I hope you are proud of yourself.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Hey Blo. Thanks for your mature, constructive, eloquent, and objective comment to a review!

Coming from San Francisco, I was happy to find Blo. Feels like home. Great atmosphere - awesome cuts, nice coloring, and superb staff. I came here to give you an awesome review, however, after reading these boards, I am not impressed by the lack of professionalism, ethics, and "maturity" displayed on this review board.

Here's a tip: Do what you do best, which is hair - and stop trolling review boards and flaming a teen because you got a bad review. Not everyone will always be happy - that doesn't mean they deserve to get flamed because they have an opinion. And posting her name - I'm appalled - and you should be. She's a teen - retract your claws - and leave your cattiness for your personal life.

However, as much as I love your salon - I am now forced to find someone a little more "mature" and ethical. Good job. I hope you are proud of yourself.

Pros: Awesome place to get your hair done

Cons: Reviewer Trolls

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kelly gave me the best haircut i've had in years....highly recommend!...........................................................................

5
★★★★★

kelly gave me the best haircut i've had in years....highly recommend!...........................................................................

Pros: wonderful space, talented stylists

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If you are not happy, they are really good about fixing the problem. Had my color fixed, and they were very nice and accommodating about it.

3
★★★☆☆

If you are not happy, they are really good about fixing the problem. Had my color fixed, and they were very nice and accommodating about it.

Pros: Good Location

Cons: Loud music

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After hearing rave reviews from six friends, I made an appointment. This is what I experienced:

- Great atmosphere: art, music, decor, natural light
- Friendly, hospitable reception
- Nice long shampoo in a massage chair!
- Obviously highly trained stylist: received the best color and cut of my LIFE!

Also, not that I'm an eavesdropper, but I overheard the owner, Bryan, speaking to a stylist. His commitment to her success AND the very best experience for the client was evident. It was refreshing to hear a "boss" treating his employees with such respect.

Summation: I am very happy to have finally found THE salon I've been searching for.

5
★★★★★

After hearing rave reviews from six friends, I made an appointment. This is what I experienced:

- Great atmosphere: art, music, decor, natural light
- Friendly, hospitable reception
- Nice long shampoo in a massage chair!
- Obviously highly trained stylist: received the best color and cut of my LIFE!

Also, not that I'm an eavesdropper, but I overheard the owner, Bryan, speaking to a stylist. His commitment to her success AND the very best experience for the client was evident. It was refreshing to hear a "boss" treating his employees with such respect.

Summation: I am very happy to have finally found THE salon I've been searching for.

Pros: FIRST CLASS customer service, highly trained stylists

Cons: Great music, but a bit loud sometimes

Message from Blo

At BLO we are committed to the personal and professional growth of our team as well as to nurturing each and every relationship we have the opportunity to develop. We invite you to come experience us for yourself and add to our culture. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

More about Blo

BLO is a Redken Elite Salon. This means that BLO carries Redken and Pureology exclusively. The benefit to you is that our team gains consistent exclusive access to Redken's premiere educational network. BLO provides hair design, hair color, corrective hair color, Hair extensions, make-up services, and waxing. We offer a full range of stylist to serve a broad range of discerning guests. Our prices range from $30 for a haircut up to $75 depending on the level of designer you are seeing. We have seven Redken Certified Hair Colorists on hand and have one of the industries most advanced continuing education programs in the industry.