The W Salon

★★★★★
Chic, Modern and Affordable
  • 713 Westminster St

    Providence, RI 02903

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  • 401-421-8439

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I've been going to Alisha for a few years now and she is by far, the best stylist I've ever had! She is so talented and worth seeking out. She is now at Suite Tart on Broadway in Providence. I plan to follow her!

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I've been going to Alisha for a few years now and she is by far, the best stylist I've ever had! She is so talented and worth seeking out. She is now at Suite Tart on Broadway in Providence. I plan to follow her!

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This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to write about an experience at a salon because Alisha at The W Salon is AMAZING. I'm always so leery when it comes to getting my hair cut, because it seems like it never grows

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This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to write about an experience at a salon because Alisha at The W Salon is AMAZING. I'm always so leery when it comes to getting my hair cut, because it seems like it never grows

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I always have a great experience at the W Salon. I always get the Deva Curl Cut and I recommend it to anyone with curly hair. I schedule all my appointments with Alisha. She is very talented. She listens to what you want and understands

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I always have a great experience at the W Salon. I always get the Deva Curl Cut and I recommend it to anyone with curly hair. I schedule all my appointments with Alisha. She is very talented. She listens to what you want and understands

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What a great salon! I was worried when I moved here I wouldn't find a salon as good as one in nyc or sf or la so I am very happy my brother referred me here! Alisha is awesome. She's genuine, fun, a talented stylist, and I am a regular

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What a great salon! I was worried when I moved here I wouldn't find a salon as good as one in nyc or sf or la so I am very happy my brother referred me here! Alisha is awesome. She's genuine, fun, a talented stylist, and I am a regular

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I have curly hair and it is next to impossible to get a good cut. I was referredto W Salon because they specialize in deva cuts. This cut is designed for curly hair girls. Alisha was my stylist and also colored and highlighted my hair. She was WONDERFUL!!! The cut is great - all I have to do is apply the deva gel and scrunch my hair in the morning. It falls into place , and I have received many compliments. I love the color and highlights too!!! She is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone. She is also very nice and kind!!!

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I have curly hair and it is next to impossible to get a good cut. I was referredto W Salon because they specialize in deva cuts. This cut is designed for curly hair girls. Alisha was my stylist and also colored and highlighted my hair. She was WONDERFUL!!! The cut is great - all I have to do is apply the deva gel and scrunch my hair in the morning. It falls into place , and I have received many compliments. I love the color and highlights too!!! She is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone. She is also very nice and kind!!!

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I received a haircut yesterday with Casey and was very pleased with the results. I did not have a photograph of my intended style with me, but she listened carefully and it turned out exactly as I had envisioned. She took the time to

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I received a haircut yesterday with Casey and was very pleased with the results. I did not have a photograph of my intended style with me, but she listened carefully and it turned out exactly as I had envisioned. She took the time to

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I did a hair cut and my hairdresser was Casey Bhyan. I loved how she did it. It was exactly how I wanted it and how it was on the picture. She seems as a good listener and a hard worker. I'd come again for a haircut.

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I did a hair cut and my hairdresser was Casey Bhyan. I loved how she did it. It was exactly how I wanted it and how it was on the picture. She seems as a good listener and a hard worker. I'd come again for a haircut.

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I have been a faithful W Salon-er for 3 years now and honestly there is no reason to go anywhere else. They're stylists are fun, professional, and really 'get' what I'm looking for all the time. I've gone to a few different stylists for

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I have been a faithful W Salon-er for 3 years now and honestly there is no reason to go anywhere else. They're stylists are fun, professional, and really 'get' what I'm looking for all the time. I've gone to a few different stylists for

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this is a wonderful place!

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this is a wonderful place!

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I Went to the W Salon after seeing notice of awards, etc. I guess I should have done more homework on a particular stylist named Alisha whom seems to have an surplus of complaints. For some reason I was under the impression that only very good and experienced stylists worked at the W . What I got was an embarrassment. I am not vain or all into my hair but after coming out looking much worse than going in I am literally embarrassed to be in family photographs. What I wanted was a sophisticated, modern look. What I got was hick-town hair-band wannabe circa 1985. Scrunching and pointy "wings," anyone? Upon getting home my husband actually said, "What the hell?!" Not the reaction one would want! I do not enjoy giving such a harsh review, and I will say many of the employees there had cute, updated looks, but it will be daily ponytails for me until I can afford to get it fixed ... somewhere else. Alisha was quick to cut and excuse my tone but bitchy after my complaint and pretty much told me that if I don't like it, I should lose some weight and It would look better on me. I don't know much about this Salon but after reading several reviews on Alisha, I wish I would of done some research.

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I Went to the W Salon after seeing notice of awards, etc. I guess I should have done more homework on a particular stylist named Alisha whom seems to have an surplus of complaints. For some reason I was under the impression that only very good and experienced stylists worked at the W . What I got was an embarrassment. I am not vain or all into my hair but after coming out looking much worse than going in I am literally embarrassed to be in family photographs. What I wanted was a sophisticated, modern look. What I got was hick-town hair-band wannabe circa 1985. Scrunching and pointy "wings," anyone? Upon getting home my husband actually said, "What the hell?!" Not the reaction one would want! I do not enjoy giving such a harsh review, and I will say many of the employees there had cute, updated looks, but it will be daily ponytails for me until I can afford to get it fixed ... somewhere else. Alisha was quick to cut and excuse my tone but bitchy after my complaint and pretty much told me that if I don't like it, I should lose some weight and It would look better on me. I don't know much about this Salon but after reading several reviews on Alisha, I wish I would of done some research.

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I had the greatest experience with my new stylist Coy, he was the most professional, creative and FUN stylist I have had in a long time. The whole salon was amazing!!! I have been to many salons from Providence, Boston & DC....and Coy by far out styled, out colored, and out cut the others. I will be back to see Coy for my new do!!!!

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★★★★★

I had the greatest experience with my new stylist Coy, he was the most professional, creative and FUN stylist I have had in a long time. The whole salon was amazing!!! I have been to many salons from Providence, Boston & DC....and Coy by far out styled, out colored, and out cut the others. I will be back to see Coy for my new do!!!!

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I went to this salon for the 1st time. I was so nervous after having many horrible experiences with other salons. As soon as I walked in, the smiling friendly faces put me at ease. I had my appt with nicole. She was fantastic. She listened to everything I wanted and didn't want. I wanted a beach wave originally and read that they are not so good for your hair. She achieved the same look with a perm! Could not believe it. Not only that she educated me on how to style and take care of my new hair, and the cut I wanted was just perfect. This salon is wonderful. Every single person works as a team helping each other out, and not one attitude from anyone in there. It is like they are all great friends. I am sooo happy with my results, I will be going back without a doubt! Thank you Nicole and team!

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I went to this salon for the 1st time. I was so nervous after having many horrible experiences with other salons. As soon as I walked in, the smiling friendly faces put me at ease. I had my appt with nicole. She was fantastic. She listened to everything I wanted and didn't want. I wanted a beach wave originally and read that they are not so good for your hair. She achieved the same look with a perm! Could not believe it. Not only that she educated me on how to style and take care of my new hair, and the cut I wanted was just perfect. This salon is wonderful. Every single person works as a team helping each other out, and not one attitude from anyone in there. It is like they are all great friends. I am sooo happy with my results, I will be going back without a doubt! Thank you Nicole and team!

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I just moved to Rhode Island from the West Coast in April 2010 and shortly after moving here tried a hair salon close to me. Was going there for almost a year but something just wasn't quite right--cut, color--not bad, just not quite right and two things I am particular about are my hair and nails! After received a Groupon for The W Salon and reading all the wonderful reviews I decided to take a chance and venture over there from Lincoln. Very easy to get to, very accessible, and the receptionist was so forthcoming and sweet and told me exactly where to park--in the all-day $5 parking lot a couple doors down from the Providence salon! Perfect! After explaining to her my hair type, color, etc, she gave me an appt with Karen. Well...Karen was just wonderful! So sweet and she really listened and even remembered which side my hair was parted on when it came time for the cut! She needed to do a little tweaking on both the cut and color because, as I suspected, it wasn't quite right. After discussing what i wanted, we chose a hair color together (in the red family which can be tricky) and she colored and cut my hair just as I was looking for. Everyone in the shop was so friendly and the ambience felt good too. I will definitely be returning to Karen since the total experience was great, including Karen's talent in coloring and cutting my hair to a 't'!! If you're on the fence, just take a chance and go for it, you won't be disappointed! Thanks 'W' for the Groupon too! A lovely way to try a new salon!

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I just moved to Rhode Island from the West Coast in April 2010 and shortly after moving here tried a hair salon close to me. Was going there for almost a year but something just wasn't quite right--cut, color--not bad, just not quite right and two things I am particular about are my hair and nails! After received a Groupon for The W Salon and reading all the wonderful reviews I decided to take a chance and venture over there from Lincoln. Very easy to get to, very accessible, and the receptionist was so forthcoming and sweet and told me exactly where to park--in the all-day $5 parking lot a couple doors down from the Providence salon! Perfect! After explaining to her my hair type, color, etc, she gave me an appt with Karen. Well...Karen was just wonderful! So sweet and she really listened and even remembered which side my hair was parted on when it came time for the cut! She needed to do a little tweaking on both the cut and color because, as I suspected, it wasn't quite right. After discussing what i wanted, we chose a hair color together (in the red family which can be tricky) and she colored and cut my hair just as I was looking for. Everyone in the shop was so friendly and the ambience felt good too. I will definitely be returning to Karen since the total experience was great, including Karen's talent in coloring and cutting my hair to a 't'!! If you're on the fence, just take a chance and go for it, you won't be disappointed! Thanks 'W' for the Groupon too! A lovely way to try a new salon!

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The W salon has two locations, one in Providence on Westminster Street near Classical High School and the other on Willett Ave in Riverside. I've been to both and was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic service provided by friendly staff.

I first went to the bright, airy Riverside location for Tangled Tuesdays--an impossibly good deal--2 mini-spa services for $10! I made an appointment for a mini-facial and mini-pedi. Despite the appointment, I had to wait quite awhile for service, but it was well worth the wait.

Ana, esthetician and nail technician, spent 10-15 minutes educating me about my skin and explaining why my break-out prone skin would not benefit from a mini-facial, and gave me a 20% off coupon for a full custom facial. She then whisked me over to Justin for a chair massage.

15 minutes and a relaxing shoulder massage later, I was getting a mini-pedi from James. As we were chatting, he casually mentioned that he loved to do hair like mine--to a mixed girl with impossibly curly hair, this is a statement I have never heard---ever. In desperate need of a hair cut, I decided to go for a haircut with James.

So an evening of relaxation in Riverside lead to an appointment for a day of beauty at the Providence location approximately 3 weeks later.

When I arrived at the Providence location, I was impressed by the urban loft feel, and the friendliness of the reception staff (Jamie).

I did not have to wait at all, as Ana greeted me at the reception area and gave me a tour of the salon on my way to the facial room.

After my first facial, I'm hooked! Ana is a star! She gave me the most amazing facial, paying particular attention to my problem areas and educating me about the care of my skin. Afterward, my acne prone skin felt soft and glowed like never before.

James also did a great job. He washed, conditioned, cut, and styled my hair, explaining everything he was doing while giving me tips about caring for curly hair. I have to say that my hair is a little shorter than I expected, but it looks great--shiny and healthy--and I??ve gotten many compliments.

I will definitely be a regular at the W salon!

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The W salon has two locations, one in Providence on Westminster Street near Classical High School and the other on Willett Ave in Riverside. I've been to both and was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic service provided by friendly staff.

I first went to the bright, airy Riverside location for Tangled Tuesdays--an impossibly good deal--2 mini-spa services for $10! I made an appointment for a mini-facial and mini-pedi. Despite the appointment, I had to wait quite awhile for service, but it was well worth the wait.

Ana, esthetician and nail technician, spent 10-15 minutes educating me about my skin and explaining why my break-out prone skin would not benefit from a mini-facial, and gave me a 20% off coupon for a full custom facial. She then whisked me over to Justin for a chair massage.

15 minutes and a relaxing shoulder massage later, I was getting a mini-pedi from James. As we were chatting, he casually mentioned that he loved to do hair like mine--to a mixed girl with impossibly curly hair, this is a statement I have never heard---ever. In desperate need of a hair cut, I decided to go for a haircut with James.

So an evening of relaxation in Riverside lead to an appointment for a day of beauty at the Providence location approximately 3 weeks later.

When I arrived at the Providence location, I was impressed by the urban loft feel, and the friendliness of the reception staff (Jamie).

I did not have to wait at all, as Ana greeted me at the reception area and gave me a tour of the salon on my way to the facial room.

After my first facial, I'm hooked! Ana is a star! She gave me the most amazing facial, paying particular attention to my problem areas and educating me about the care of my skin. Afterward, my acne prone skin felt soft and glowed like never before.

James also did a great job. He washed, conditioned, cut, and styled my hair, explaining everything he was doing while giving me tips about caring for curly hair. I have to say that my hair is a little shorter than I expected, but it looks great--shiny and healthy--and I??ve gotten many compliments.

I will definitely be a regular at the W salon!

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I must admit, I have never been disappointed by W salon. All the stylists are masters of their craft, but yesterday I went in a dowdy crazed mess and came out sexy and looking 10 years younger. Karen Boucher took her time and took me on like it was a joy to listen to my wishes and turn them into reality.

In almost 50 years, no stylist has supported my desire for warm color and highlights until Karen. We really discussed my colors. We looked at the possibilities. She gave me expert advice.

The whole time she worked on me, I felt pampered. Karen wanted me to have the perfect look as I get back in the dating scene. She was meticulous in every way, yet calm and grounded.

Karen did not try to up-sell me. (None of the stylists at W do this.) She clearly loved her work and was proud of her mastery. I feel completely cared for, and I love how I look.

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I must admit, I have never been disappointed by W salon. All the stylists are masters of their craft, but yesterday I went in a dowdy crazed mess and came out sexy and looking 10 years younger. Karen Boucher took her time and took me on like it was a joy to listen to my wishes and turn them into reality.

In almost 50 years, no stylist has supported my desire for warm color and highlights until Karen. We really discussed my colors. We looked at the possibilities. She gave me expert advice.

The whole time she worked on me, I felt pampered. Karen wanted me to have the perfect look as I get back in the dating scene. She was meticulous in every way, yet calm and grounded.

Karen did not try to up-sell me. (None of the stylists at W do this.) She clearly loved her work and was proud of her mastery. I feel completely cared for, and I love how I look.

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I've been using the W Salon for almost a year, and I always have a great experience.

I see James, and I don't give him a great deal of guidance: I permit him to use his best judgment and I'm always more than pleased with the results.

In the past, I've used simple barbers in town, and I've gone back to the ones who talked the least. With James, however, conversation is easy and interesting. He has a good sense of humor and is quiet but not reticent. I always look forward to seeing him.

I've begun taking my ten-year-old son to the W Salon, as well, and his hair has been getting rave reviews.

The W Salon is well decorated without being flashy, and contemporary without being antiseptic. A stimulating environment.

I wish I was inclined to take advantage of more the W Salon's services and products, but am glad that I'm never pressured to do so.

At the W Salon, you can get a great new look and maybe a new friend. I will remain a loyal customer.

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I've been using the W Salon for almost a year, and I always have a great experience.

I see James, and I don't give him a great deal of guidance: I permit him to use his best judgment and I'm always more than pleased with the results.

In the past, I've used simple barbers in town, and I've gone back to the ones who talked the least. With James, however, conversation is easy and interesting. He has a good sense of humor and is quiet but not reticent. I always look forward to seeing him.

I've begun taking my ten-year-old son to the W Salon, as well, and his hair has been getting rave reviews.

The W Salon is well decorated without being flashy, and contemporary without being antiseptic. A stimulating environment.

I wish I was inclined to take advantage of more the W Salon's services and products, but am glad that I'm never pressured to do so.

At the W Salon, you can get a great new look and maybe a new friend. I will remain a loyal customer.

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My favorite Salon!! Jaclyn is the best!! I always have the worst experiences at salons but Jaclyn is fun, friendly and great with the scissors. My boyfriend and I wont go to any other hair stylist. Ask for Jaclyn :)

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My favorite Salon!! Jaclyn is the best!! I always have the worst experiences at salons but Jaclyn is fun, friendly and great with the scissors. My boyfriend and I wont go to any other hair stylist. Ask for Jaclyn :)

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I have never had my hair done anywhere else like the way jaclyn does it! I have never been so satisfied with a hair-do. She is simply amazing. I will tell her exaclty what I want and she will do just that. So, everyone who is sick and tired of being depressed after a terrible hair color/cut/anything I strongly advise an appointment with Jaclyn and I promise you will leave nothing but pleased. Speaking of, I need to be making my next appointment with her ASAP!

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I have never had my hair done anywhere else like the way jaclyn does it! I have never been so satisfied with a hair-do. She is simply amazing. I will tell her exaclty what I want and she will do just that. So, everyone who is sick and tired of being depressed after a terrible hair color/cut/anything I strongly advise an appointment with Jaclyn and I promise you will leave nothing but pleased. Speaking of, I need to be making my next appointment with her ASAP!

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Every time i get the chance to visit Providence I make sure to set an appointment with Jaclyn! She is an amazing stylist and every experience I've had with her has been a great one. She always understands exactly what I'm looking for, whether it's a new cut, a new color or a special treatment. She makes sure your time spent at the W Salon is a relaxing and happy one. To this day i can't find a stylist or a salon that i love more than Jaclyn and the W!

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Every time i get the chance to visit Providence I make sure to set an appointment with Jaclyn! She is an amazing stylist and every experience I've had with her has been a great one. She always understands exactly what I'm looking for, whether it's a new cut, a new color or a special treatment. She makes sure your time spent at the W Salon is a relaxing and happy one. To this day i can't find a stylist or a salon that i love more than Jaclyn and the W!

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I just moved to the Providence area and I am always nervous to get my hair done with a new stylist. I am one very picky person when it comes to my hair, i will admit. I saw Jaclyn and she did an amazing job with my color and cut, I couldn't be happier. She really took her time to talk to me about my color options. I will definitely be going back to see Jaclyn!

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I just moved to the Providence area and I am always nervous to get my hair done with a new stylist. I am one very picky person when it comes to my hair, i will admit. I saw Jaclyn and she did an amazing job with my color and cut, I couldn't be happier. She really took her time to talk to me about my color options. I will definitely be going back to see Jaclyn!

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I have been to the salon twice and both times Alisha worked wonders with my hair. My hair was dry, coarse and hard to manage. After Alisha gave me a conditioning treatment my hair was transformed to soft and smooth. It was amazing, like I had someone else's hair. Alisha is very pleasant and knew just what to do with my ethnic hair. I highly recommend her and the salon.

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I have been to the salon twice and both times Alisha worked wonders with my hair. My hair was dry, coarse and hard to manage. After Alisha gave me a conditioning treatment my hair was transformed to soft and smooth. It was amazing, like I had someone else's hair. Alisha is very pleasant and knew just what to do with my ethnic hair. I highly recommend her and the salon.

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Alisha listens, ask questions and cuts with confidence. I have straight, very thick, hair and was stuck in a bob style for years. I was so bored, but every time I asked for layers I ended up with something bushy (and unfortunate looking) or worse, helmut head. I tried W because of the reviews, asked for someone who could cut, thick straight, hair and got Alisha and a great, modern, versatile cut. My medium-length layers take less time to dry, are easier to style and younger-looking than my old bob, and fun! Alisha listened to my hair horror stories and just knew what to do. I have the style I have always wanted but couldn't get anywhere else (even though I paid more at other salons). I've been back to see Alisha enough times to earn a free cut (which I love) and she is consistently great! If you're searching, give her a call!

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Alisha listens, ask questions and cuts with confidence. I have straight, very thick, hair and was stuck in a bob style for years. I was so bored, but every time I asked for layers I ended up with something bushy (and unfortunate looking) or worse, helmut head. I tried W because of the reviews, asked for someone who could cut, thick straight, hair and got Alisha and a great, modern, versatile cut. My medium-length layers take less time to dry, are easier to style and younger-looking than my old bob, and fun! Alisha listened to my hair horror stories and just knew what to do. I have the style I have always wanted but couldn't get anywhere else (even though I paid more at other salons). I've been back to see Alisha enough times to earn a free cut (which I love) and she is consistently great! If you're searching, give her a call!

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So I decided to make an appt. at the W Salon based on a woman I met in at the mall. She had very curly hair and it was perfect. so I asked her where she got her hair done. I have very curly hair and have had bad haircuts my whole life. She handed me a card and told me to go see "Nicole" and I did. I was terrified until I walked in the door. Everyone was smiling and the receptionest took my coat and even offered me a glass of wine :) Nicole greated me with a smile and a handshake and was personable. She explained everything she was going to do to me (curly hair is treated differently here). They use something called Deva and she showed me how to take care of my hair and how to style it. Well I'm hooked! Its the best haircut I have ever had and the styling products are awesome. I will be telling everyone to go see NICOLE at The W Salon. I cant wait to see her in a couple of weeks for my color!

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So I decided to make an appt. at the W Salon based on a woman I met in at the mall. She had very curly hair and it was perfect. so I asked her where she got her hair done. I have very curly hair and have had bad haircuts my whole life. She handed me a card and told me to go see "Nicole" and I did. I was terrified until I walked in the door. Everyone was smiling and the receptionest took my coat and even offered me a glass of wine :) Nicole greated me with a smile and a handshake and was personable. She explained everything she was going to do to me (curly hair is treated differently here). They use something called Deva and she showed me how to take care of my hair and how to style it. Well I'm hooked! Its the best haircut I have ever had and the styling products are awesome. I will be telling everyone to go see NICOLE at The W Salon. I cant wait to see her in a couple of weeks for my color!

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I have had my hair done at the "W" a few times now and I am very impressed. My stylist is Tom and he always does such an amazing job. I live in NYC now (from RI) and I still make my way back to Tom for my cut and color. I don't know what his trick is, but I have never had such a great cut before. For the first time in my life I can really just wash and go without all the fuss of styling. I have had my hair done at some pricey places in NYC and I must say Tom did a better job! The atmosphere at the salon is always warm and calming, it's a great place to escape for a couple of hours. I would definitely recommend the salon and Tom to anyone!

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I have had my hair done at the "W" a few times now and I am very impressed. My stylist is Tom and he always does such an amazing job. I live in NYC now (from RI) and I still make my way back to Tom for my cut and color. I don't know what his trick is, but I have never had such a great cut before. For the first time in my life I can really just wash and go without all the fuss of styling. I have had my hair done at some pricey places in NYC and I must say Tom did a better job! The atmosphere at the salon is always warm and calming, it's a great place to escape for a couple of hours. I would definitely recommend the salon and Tom to anyone!

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I had my first time at this salon with Kayleigh, she was awesome! From her knowledge of color and great overall insite, I was extremely satisfied. I had no idea what i wanted to do, and she helped me find the best color for my cut, complexion, and lifestyle. I will def be back to see her, and so should all of you!!!

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I had my first time at this salon with Kayleigh, she was awesome! From her knowledge of color and great overall insite, I was extremely satisfied. I had no idea what i wanted to do, and she helped me find the best color for my cut, complexion, and lifestyle. I will def be back to see her, and so should all of you!!!

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Just have to give kudo's to my daughter's and my stylist, Alisha (sometimes known as Chiquita!). We followed her from her last position at a now-closed salon to the "W" Salon last year and we're really glad we did! She uses what I guess might be called a "free style" technique and the cuts are always fresh, never "coiffed", which is how we like it. Inevitably, we both get asked "Who cuts your hair?", so I suppose that says it all! Thanks again, Alisha!

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Just have to give kudo's to my daughter's and my stylist, Alisha (sometimes known as Chiquita!). We followed her from her last position at a now-closed salon to the "W" Salon last year and we're really glad we did! She uses what I guess might be called a "free style" technique and the cuts are always fresh, never "coiffed", which is how we like it. Inevitably, we both get asked "Who cuts your hair?", so I suppose that says it all! Thanks again, Alisha!

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The W salon has been my salon for at least 3 years and I'll keep going back for more!!!! Jon is my main stylist (love him), I go in every four weeks and I am always amazed every time I go in how upbeat and friendly everyone is. After seeing the last couple of reviews I was surprised. I have sent everyone from my mother to my neighbor to women who have stopped me to ask who does your hair... All have been happy and have been returning clients:) On occasion Tom has cut and colored my hair and I love it. After many years searching for a great salon I am so happy that i found the one. Each & every stylist knows their stuff!

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The W salon has been my salon for at least 3 years and I'll keep going back for more!!!! Jon is my main stylist (love him), I go in every four weeks and I am always amazed every time I go in how upbeat and friendly everyone is. After seeing the last couple of reviews I was surprised. I have sent everyone from my mother to my neighbor to women who have stopped me to ask who does your hair... All have been happy and have been returning clients:) On occasion Tom has cut and colored my hair and I love it. After many years searching for a great salon I am so happy that i found the one. Each & every stylist knows their stuff!

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I knew I wanted a change; not in style, but in color. I was bored. My highlights were growing out and blonde and grey were following. While consulting with James as to what I should do, he suggested a brunette color with red accents. He knew what to do to make it take to the grey as well. He never made me feel rushed to hurry and choose a color; he really made me feel as if he wanted me to look spectacular. I get so many compliments now.

He's also trimmed my hair before this and it turned out fabulous. I would highly recommend James for a cut and a color. You won't be disappointed.

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I knew I wanted a change; not in style, but in color. I was bored. My highlights were growing out and blonde and grey were following. While consulting with James as to what I should do, he suggested a brunette color with red accents. He knew what to do to make it take to the grey as well. He never made me feel rushed to hurry and choose a color; he really made me feel as if he wanted me to look spectacular. I get so many compliments now.

He's also trimmed my hair before this and it turned out fabulous. I would highly recommend James for a cut and a color. You won't be disappointed.

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I got my hair cut by the new stylist, James, and it looks fantastic! I've gotten so many compliments; it's a huge improvement over my formerly somewhat drab hairstyle. I didn't have color done; just a haircut, but it made that big a difference.

He was really good at finding out how I wanted to look and then translating that into a very flattering style that works with my hair type so that it's easy for me to recreate every day. And he's got a great personality--intelligent, upbeat and just a little bit sassy--so he's fun to chat with during the appointment.

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I got my hair cut by the new stylist, James, and it looks fantastic! I've gotten so many compliments; it's a huge improvement over my formerly somewhat drab hairstyle. I didn't have color done; just a haircut, but it made that big a difference.

He was really good at finding out how I wanted to look and then translating that into a very flattering style that works with my hair type so that it's easy for me to recreate every day. And he's got a great personality--intelligent, upbeat and just a little bit sassy--so he's fun to chat with during the appointment.

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Went to the W Salon on the advice of a friend. First I looked up the reviews here on Citysearch and felt confident I would get a great cut and color. I was not disappointed. My hair looks great. My stylist was Cassie. She listened to what I wanted and I left the salon with great hair. I must say everyone there was nice and I am happy to have found a salon I like here in Providence.

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★★★★★

Went to the W Salon on the advice of a friend. First I looked up the reviews here on Citysearch and felt confident I would get a great cut and color. I was not disappointed. My hair looks great. My stylist was Cassie. She listened to what I wanted and I left the salon with great hair. I must say everyone there was nice and I am happy to have found a salon I like here in Providence.

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After a couple years of getting my hair done by my stylist, Jaclyn, I knew that I could trust her idea to get the Keratin treatment. I was thrilled with how much it not only tamed my hair but smoothed and put shine to it. The treatment was a few hours and Jaclyn was able to make it very relaxing. Since then I have received the treatment 3 times. On top of that, Jaclyn cuts and colors my hair, she does a great job every time: not one of those hair stylists who you specifically ask for just a 1/2 inch and they cut off 2. I've gone with a red shade, blonde highlights, and natural brown over the past couple years and I've been happy with every appointment. I love the salon's environment and would recommend her as a stylist 100%!

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★★★★★

After a couple years of getting my hair done by my stylist, Jaclyn, I knew that I could trust her idea to get the Keratin treatment. I was thrilled with how much it not only tamed my hair but smoothed and put shine to it. The treatment was a few hours and Jaclyn was able to make it very relaxing. Since then I have received the treatment 3 times. On top of that, Jaclyn cuts and colors my hair, she does a great job every time: not one of those hair stylists who you specifically ask for just a 1/2 inch and they cut off 2. I've gone with a red shade, blonde highlights, and natural brown over the past couple years and I've been happy with every appointment. I love the salon's environment and would recommend her as a stylist 100%!

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Had to write a review after having a great experience. Found the W on citysearch and had the exact opposite experience as some of the recent reviewers. Felt welcomed and comfortable the minute I got to the salon. The people who checked me in got me a glass of wine while I waited. My stylist was Tommy, he gave me a beautiful cut and color. I feel I walked out with exactly what I wanted. I will go back and have already referred my sister and a friend

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★★★★★

Had to write a review after having a great experience. Found the W on citysearch and had the exact opposite experience as some of the recent reviewers. Felt welcomed and comfortable the minute I got to the salon. The people who checked me in got me a glass of wine while I waited. My stylist was Tommy, he gave me a beautiful cut and color. I feel I walked out with exactly what I wanted. I will go back and have already referred my sister and a friend

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I wish i could give negative stars, because i can't get my hair back! so, i am from ny and thus a transplant to the south coast, and work in providence. anyway, i wanted to find a salon that i could call "mine" in my new place, so i read all the reviews and this one seemed to have a great reputation. i made an appointment with tom, and had a pretty good first impression. he didn't chop my hair too short (albeit it was a little bit jen aniston circa friends years). The color was nice, although it DID have a reddish tint that I had specifically asked to avoid. Anyway, I made another appointment with him. I asked for long blended layers. He gave me two haircuts (one shoulder-length bowl cut) and one trim (of my hair which comes to the middle-lower back). SO GROSS! I am still in shock (as my hair has not grown out yet to have a nice looking style with my hair down). And, to top it all off, he sold me this hair product (at $16) which he didn't even know how to use, and it was so awkward! UGh, all i wanted was a nice, natural cut.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wish i could give negative stars, because i can't get my hair back! so, i am from ny and thus a transplant to the south coast, and work in providence. anyway, i wanted to find a salon that i could call "mine" in my new place, so i read all the reviews and this one seemed to have a great reputation. i made an appointment with tom, and had a pretty good first impression. he didn't chop my hair too short (albeit it was a little bit jen aniston circa friends years). The color was nice, although it DID have a reddish tint that I had specifically asked to avoid. Anyway, I made another appointment with him. I asked for long blended layers. He gave me two haircuts (one shoulder-length bowl cut) and one trim (of my hair which comes to the middle-lower back). SO GROSS! I am still in shock (as my hair has not grown out yet to have a nice looking style with my hair down). And, to top it all off, he sold me this hair product (at $16) which he didn't even know how to use, and it was so awkward! UGh, all i wanted was a nice, natural cut.

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I went to this place bases on its reviews, hoping to find a great salon. I was not even close.

From the moment I arrived I was disappointed. The stylist was very young, must have just finished school. I had a cut and highlight. The cut was alright, the highlight was extreme my hair was totally bleached out, not the look I was hoping for. But because it was so dark in the salon I could not tell just how terrible the color was.

Then to top it all off, I went to car my, which had a parking ticket on it...The appointment took well over 2 hours! There is not a parking lot for the salon so you must use the street parking meters.

All in all, I would never go back and can't understand how there have been so many great reviews.

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I went to this place bases on its reviews, hoping to find a great salon. I was not even close.

From the moment I arrived I was disappointed. The stylist was very young, must have just finished school. I had a cut and highlight. The cut was alright, the highlight was extreme my hair was totally bleached out, not the look I was hoping for. But because it was so dark in the salon I could not tell just how terrible the color was.

Then to top it all off, I went to car my, which had a parking ticket on it...The appointment took well over 2 hours! There is not a parking lot for the salon so you must use the street parking meters.

All in all, I would never go back and can't understand how there have been so many great reviews.

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I have to say- I wasn't sure about this place when I pulled up. It is located in an "interesting" area. Inside it immediately surprised me. I was greeted and then as I looked over the on sight hair products, a stylist was available to talk to me about what I might like to try with ideas for my hiar type- he was so helpful.

I went to have my eye brows waxed and a facial. Ana was terrific. I have been getting facials for about ten years and this was BY FAR top 3! She is knowledgeable and it was so relaxing. The room was clean and she did a great job making sure I felt comfortable.

I am moving to Massachusettes but will COME back to have this service done as well as a haircut.

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★★★★★

I have to say- I wasn't sure about this place when I pulled up. It is located in an "interesting" area. Inside it immediately surprised me. I was greeted and then as I looked over the on sight hair products, a stylist was available to talk to me about what I might like to try with ideas for my hiar type- he was so helpful.

I went to have my eye brows waxed and a facial. Ana was terrific. I have been getting facials for about ten years and this was BY FAR top 3! She is knowledgeable and it was so relaxing. The room was clean and she did a great job making sure I felt comfortable.

I am moving to Massachusettes but will COME back to have this service done as well as a haircut.

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Had to write a review after my visit on Saturday. New to Providence and liked the tone of the reviews I read about the W here on citysearch I was not disappointed. I am not embarrased to admit that I am now in my 50s. I left with a style that is cute and feels youthful but is still "age appropriate". Everyone was very kind and I enjoyed my time at the salon. I will be back and have already made an appointment for my daughter before she goes back to school

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★★★★★

Had to write a review after my visit on Saturday. New to Providence and liked the tone of the reviews I read about the W here on citysearch I was not disappointed. I am not embarrased to admit that I am now in my 50s. I left with a style that is cute and feels youthful but is still "age appropriate". Everyone was very kind and I enjoyed my time at the salon. I will be back and have already made an appointment for my daughter before she goes back to school

Pros: loved everything

Cons: none

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I don't understand why this place has such good reviews on citysearch. I went yesterday for a haircut and had the most awful experience. Nicole, my stylist, was cold and borderline rude, but I thought I would give her the benefit of the doubt, given that she's a Senior Stylist and supposedly knew what she was doing. I asked my her to give me eye level side bangs and chop the rest of my hair 3-4 inches off. What did she do? She gave me FRONT bangs, which made me look like I was 10 years old, and cut everything 1-2 inches. The overall look, with the exception of the HORRDENOUSLY cut bangs, was "okay". All this took an hour and a half, by the way, which is ridiculous given that she didn't even do a good job. My mother, who has had no cosmetology training whatsoever, could cut bangs better than this woman. Given her unfriendly attitude and lack of technique (which she masks by adding a handful of styling gel to cover up mistakes), I was surprised that she's had over a decade of experience in the industry. Next time, I will just save $40 and cut my hair myself.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't understand why this place has such good reviews on citysearch. I went yesterday for a haircut and had the most awful experience. Nicole, my stylist, was cold and borderline rude, but I thought I would give her the benefit of the doubt, given that she's a Senior Stylist and supposedly knew what she was doing. I asked my her to give me eye level side bangs and chop the rest of my hair 3-4 inches off. What did she do? She gave me FRONT bangs, which made me look like I was 10 years old, and cut everything 1-2 inches. The overall look, with the exception of the HORRDENOUSLY cut bangs, was "okay". All this took an hour and a half, by the way, which is ridiculous given that she didn't even do a good job. My mother, who has had no cosmetology training whatsoever, could cut bangs better than this woman. Given her unfriendly attitude and lack of technique (which she masks by adding a handful of styling gel to cover up mistakes), I was surprised that she's had over a decade of experience in the industry. Next time, I will just save $40 and cut my hair myself.

Pros: 20% for first time customers, friendly front desk

Cons: bad atmsphere,haircuts not up to par to even junior stylists

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A former friend introduced me to this salon...she came home one day with a totally different cut and color and even though I hated the choice she made for herself, I LOVED the job they did and couldn't stop myself from trying this place.

Alisha is wonderful! She has awesome hair and is really down to earth. After months of going to another place and wondering how I was not conveying correctly what I wanted done, Alisha knew just what I wanted and in what way it would look great. I am moving and so sad to be leaving this great place behind!

The salon itself is gorgeous and the staff friendly, they have a great waiting area, even though I am never there long, and always offer you a drink immediately.

Yes, it is on street parking but you can see your car from the waiting room and I have yet to have trouble finding a spot to park.

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★★★★★

A former friend introduced me to this salon...she came home one day with a totally different cut and color and even though I hated the choice she made for herself, I LOVED the job they did and couldn't stop myself from trying this place.

Alisha is wonderful! She has awesome hair and is really down to earth. After months of going to another place and wondering how I was not conveying correctly what I wanted done, Alisha knew just what I wanted and in what way it would look great. I am moving and so sad to be leaving this great place behind!

The salon itself is gorgeous and the staff friendly, they have a great waiting area, even though I am never there long, and always offer you a drink immediately.

Yes, it is on street parking but you can see your car from the waiting room and I have yet to have trouble finding a spot to park.

Pros: Gorgeous, professional, evening hours, accommodating!

Cons: None!

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Just had a wonderful experience at W Salon's Riverside location. I was greeted promptly by Jon, the owner. He spent the time to really understand my needs and wants during my initial consultation. Jon and his two talented team members, up & coming stylists Kyle and Kayleigh, got to work on some difficult corrective coloring. I felt like a pampered princess as Jon precisely placed foils while Kyle & Kayleigh applied a customized blend of color between the foils in order to avoid damaging my hair by over-processing. Two and a half hours later, my brassy orange locks have been transformed into beautiful honey highlighted tresses, trimmed, and finished to perfection. Thanks W Salon!

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★★★★★

Just had a wonderful experience at W Salon's Riverside location. I was greeted promptly by Jon, the owner. He spent the time to really understand my needs and wants during my initial consultation. Jon and his two talented team members, up & coming stylists Kyle and Kayleigh, got to work on some difficult corrective coloring. I felt like a pampered princess as Jon precisely placed foils while Kyle & Kayleigh applied a customized blend of color between the foils in order to avoid damaging my hair by over-processing. Two and a half hours later, my brassy orange locks have been transformed into beautiful honey highlighted tresses, trimmed, and finished to perfection. Thanks W Salon!

Pros: evening hours, wonderful value, exclusive products, teamwork

Cons: not a single one!

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I've been going to the W for several years. My stylist, Tom, is a magician - I go in looking a mess and come out a glamazon! I love the separate room in the back where they do haircolor - lots of trashy magazines to pass the time (as if Tom's witty conversation weren't enough). The Riverside location is also great - open and airy, and Tom is there a couple of days per week. Head over and you will emerge a satisfied customer.

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★★★★★

I've been going to the W for several years. My stylist, Tom, is a magician - I go in looking a mess and come out a glamazon! I love the separate room in the back where they do haircolor - lots of trashy magazines to pass the time (as if Tom's witty conversation weren't enough). The Riverside location is also great - open and airy, and Tom is there a couple of days per week. Head over and you will emerge a satisfied customer.

Pros: Attentive stylists, funky decor

Cons: None

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I had a great experience at the W. I saw Nicole and got a cut and color. She recommended highlights to me that I love. I feel 10 years younger. It was a good experience from beginning to end. The front desk staff was very nice and you can tell the whole staff love their jobs. I had a great time. You have to try this place out. You do not know what you are missing.

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★★★★★

I had a great experience at the W. I saw Nicole and got a cut and color. She recommended highlights to me that I love. I feel 10 years younger. It was a good experience from beginning to end. The front desk staff was very nice and you can tell the whole staff love their jobs. I had a great time. You have to try this place out. You do not know what you are missing.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Street Parking

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Got a cut and color at the salon in Riverside. I absolutely love my hair. Recently moved to Barrington and am thrilled that I can still get the service I am used to in Providence without crossing the bridge. Nicole did my hair and the owner did my sister's hair. Would recommend either of them.

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★★★★★

Got a cut and color at the salon in Riverside. I absolutely love my hair. Recently moved to Barrington and am thrilled that I can still get the service I am used to in Providence without crossing the bridge. Nicole did my hair and the owner did my sister's hair. Would recommend either of them.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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the massage therapist listened to what I wanted to work on and treated those area's I wanted to work on... Very clean, professional and comfortable.... I would recommend anyone to go to Susan the W... She is the best!

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★★★★☆

the massage therapist listened to what I wanted to work on and treated those area's I wanted to work on... Very clean, professional and comfortable.... I would recommend anyone to go to Susan the W... She is the best!

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Got a haircut and color by Tommy. I am very happy. My hair looks great, I felt pampered the entire time I was in the salon. Will definately go back and have convinced my sister to give the salon a try

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★★★★★

Got a haircut and color by Tommy. I am very happy. My hair looks great, I felt pampered the entire time I was in the salon. Will definately go back and have convinced my sister to give the salon a try

Pros: great service

Cons: parking tight

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Went to the W last week on the recommendation of a good friend. Always afraid to try something new, but glad I did. Saw John the owner. He was wonderful. I left with the most beautiful blonde highlights and a new cut that I hadn't planned on getting. My husband says I look 10 years younger...Thanks John!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Went to the W last week on the recommendation of a good friend. Always afraid to try something new, but glad I did. Saw John the owner. He was wonderful. I left with the most beautiful blonde highlights and a new cut that I hadn't planned on getting. My husband says I look 10 years younger...Thanks John!!!!!!

Pros: everything

Cons: None!!!!

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really cool salon and very affordable. Jaclyn was my stylist, she gave me an awesome haircut. i will definitely be going back.

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★★★★★

really cool salon and very affordable. Jaclyn was my stylist, she gave me an awesome haircut. i will definitely be going back.

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i went to the w salon off reviews from city search, so here is my review... i had highlights and a cut with jaclyn, she was awesome!! she made me feel very relaxed and gave an awesome head massage! its been a couple weeks and my color still looks amazing and my cut is easy for me to work with! i will be recommending the w salon to all my friends!! and the best part was as soon as i walked in the door the receptionist asked me if i wanted something to drink, and they serve wine!!!!

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★★★★☆

i went to the w salon off reviews from city search, so here is my review... i had highlights and a cut with jaclyn, she was awesome!! she made me feel very relaxed and gave an awesome head massage! its been a couple weeks and my color still looks amazing and my cut is easy for me to work with! i will be recommending the w salon to all my friends!! and the best part was as soon as i walked in the door the receptionist asked me if i wanted something to drink, and they serve wine!!!!

Pros: staff, atmosphere, they do color in a seperate room

Cons: cant think of any

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I LOVE THIS PLACE, always leave with a smile, i'm a JWU student from NY and i've been here a few times and I feel relieved every time. The massages are great as well, just tip lady well and they will give you some extra perks while they cut/treat your hair! One tip, rsvp early 2 weeks in advanced, ask only for John, he's the best. It's least busy during the early week, avoid the last minute rush for the weekend. Everyone has to look good and comes out looking good! They should expand or move to a place closer to JWU to target more students. Gem of RI!

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★★★★★

I LOVE THIS PLACE, always leave with a smile, i'm a JWU student from NY and i've been here a few times and I feel relieved every time. The massages are great as well, just tip lady well and they will give you some extra perks while they cut/treat your hair! One tip, rsvp early 2 weeks in advanced, ask only for John, he's the best. It's least busy during the early week, avoid the last minute rush for the weekend. Everyone has to look good and comes out looking good! They should expand or move to a place closer to JWU to target more students. Gem of RI!

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really nice and my stylist ,Nicole gave me one of the best haircuts ever-a master with those scissors with a eye for design! Thank you Nicole!
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really nice and my stylist ,Nicole gave me one of the best haircuts ever-a master with those scissors with a eye for design! Thank you Nicole!
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Pros: Friendly people- top notch stylist

Cons: none

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I have been going to the W for over a year now...Have always been very happy with my hair. Just went to their new salon in Riverside. It is amazing. The same wonderful hair with a location 5 minutes from my home in Barrington. The Salon is bright and light and had plenty of parking, which was my only concern with the Providence location. Jason was my stylist and he didn't disappoint. My hair once again looks beautiful

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I have been going to the W for over a year now...Have always been very happy with my hair. Just went to their new salon in Riverside. It is amazing. The same wonderful hair with a location 5 minutes from my home in Barrington. The Salon is bright and light and had plenty of parking, which was my only concern with the Providence location. Jason was my stylist and he didn't disappoint. My hair once again looks beautiful

Pros: everything

Cons: none

 

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