New Wave Hair Salon

★★★★☆

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I am very happy to have discovered New Wave. This is the place to go if you want to experiment. My hairdresser was named Chris and he did an excellent job. He not only LISTENED to me (which, I'm afraid, is the most common pitfall among bad hairdressers), but he took my idea and made it look good on me. I was doing a medium-length, messy style with a strong deep red color that contrasted the rest of my dark hair. I work in a rather uptight, artsy fartsy environment, and have got a lot of compliments for the funky cut and color, because overall it looks good. The staff were friendly. Its not a cheap cut, but you definitely get what you pay for.

5
★★★★★

I am very happy to have discovered New Wave. This is the place to go if you want to experiment. My hairdresser was named Chris and he did an excellent job. He not only LISTENED to me (which, I'm afraid, is the most common pitfall among bad hairdressers), but he took my idea and made it look good on me. I was doing a medium-length, messy style with a strong deep red color that contrasted the rest of my dark hair. I work in a rather uptight, artsy fartsy environment, and have got a lot of compliments for the funky cut and color, because overall it looks good. The staff were friendly. Its not a cheap cut, but you definitely get what you pay for.

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They do an amazing job at cutting hair, but not so great with perms. I was looking for a "digital wave" - a natural looking perm that was created in asia. I was told that they can make it look very natural. I was wrong, my hair is just a ball of frizz! The curls are so tight, it looks ridiculous. My hair is a mess and I have no clue what to do to it now but wait for new growth... :/

2
★★☆☆☆

They do an amazing job at cutting hair, but not so great with perms. I was looking for a "digital wave" - a natural looking perm that was created in asia. I was told that they can make it look very natural. I was wrong, my hair is just a ball of frizz! The curls are so tight, it looks ridiculous. My hair is a mess and I have no clue what to do to it now but wait for new growth... :/

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do not ever get your haircut by any of the women working there. i brought in a picture and told the lady to cut my hair to my shoulders, when she was done she gave me some sort of pixi cut. it was very short!! i told her that i did not want it short! i have been going to get my hair cut at this place for a couple of years but someone new cut it this time and obviously disregarded how i wanted it cut. only cut your hair with the owner if you go. i now have to fix my hair by getting hair extensions. this is the worst hair cut that i have ever had, and can clearly say that it looked better going in than coming out.

1
★☆☆☆☆

do not ever get your haircut by any of the women working there. i brought in a picture and told the lady to cut my hair to my shoulders, when she was done she gave me some sort of pixi cut. it was very short!! i told her that i did not want it short! i have been going to get my hair cut at this place for a couple of years but someone new cut it this time and obviously disregarded how i wanted it cut. only cut your hair with the owner if you go. i now have to fix my hair by getting hair extensions. this is the worst hair cut that i have ever had, and can clearly say that it looked better going in than coming out.

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Finally I found New Wave Salon, They put their heart into the hair cut, lovely unpretentious friendly staff that (most importantly) are willing to do whatever you want done with your hair. I walked away with the exact cut and color I wanted, which is a rarity in hairdressing I find.
The difference with New Wave is that it's Asians run salon and they seem to have we comely different ethos about hair, not to mention superb cutting skills by Chris Lam, which was a nice surprise since as I'm used to being shuffled off in different directions for each, before spending the best part of an hour blow drying it to perfection. Although the clientele is mostly Asians I didn't feel out of place and I actually enjoyed the whole experience. Apart from a terrifying moment when I realized that there was a slight language barrier between the two of us ("I'd like a few sharp layers put in"... "oh you'd like a Pat Sharp, I'll see what I can do" kind of moment) he made me feel completely at ease. In the end I got into the spirit of things and said he could do what he liked. I must say it was fantastic; he did all sorts of fancy cutting techniques that transformed my bounce from haystack into seriously hot hair. Hooraaah! I felt like I had stumbled upon the Holy Grail and from that moment on I decided Chris was going to be my best friend (I now understand why some women marry their hairdresser). You're in safe hands here. I promise.

5
★★★★★

Finally I found New Wave Salon, They put their heart into the hair cut, lovely unpretentious friendly staff that (most importantly) are willing to do whatever you want done with your hair. I walked away with the exact cut and color I wanted, which is a rarity in hairdressing I find.
The difference with New Wave is that it's Asians run salon and they seem to have we comely different ethos about hair, not to mention superb cutting skills by Chris Lam, which was a nice surprise since as I'm used to being shuffled off in different directions for each, before spending the best part of an hour blow drying it to perfection. Although the clientele is mostly Asians I didn't feel out of place and I actually enjoyed the whole experience. Apart from a terrifying moment when I realized that there was a slight language barrier between the two of us ("I'd like a few sharp layers put in"... "oh you'd like a Pat Sharp, I'll see what I can do" kind of moment) he made me feel completely at ease. In the end I got into the spirit of things and said he could do what he liked. I must say it was fantastic; he did all sorts of fancy cutting techniques that transformed my bounce from haystack into seriously hot hair. Hooraaah! I felt like I had stumbled upon the Holy Grail and from that moment on I decided Chris was going to be my best friend (I now understand why some women marry their hairdresser). You're in safe hands here. I promise.

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Since discovering Chris Lam from New Wave Hair by word of mouth, I've been there about three times now and plan on going back plenty times more. I've tried other lower and higher end salons in between my visits to Chris to mix things up, but I always find my self returning here.
All their stylists are consistent and give good quality cuts. I've never had a problem with service because they are always professional, polite and friendly.
A tip I would suggest is to book your appointments early on the weekend. They are very popular with students and the salon can be bustling with people.
Overall, they keep their customers happy, offer great prices and service! A definite must try if you're looking for a salon. It's not a flashy salon, but the cut was great.

5
★★★★★

Since discovering Chris Lam from New Wave Hair by word of mouth, I've been there about three times now and plan on going back plenty times more. I've tried other lower and higher end salons in between my visits to Chris to mix things up, but I always find my self returning here.
All their stylists are consistent and give good quality cuts. I've never had a problem with service because they are always professional, polite and friendly.
A tip I would suggest is to book your appointments early on the weekend. They are very popular with students and the salon can be bustling with people.
Overall, they keep their customers happy, offer great prices and service! A definite must try if you're looking for a salon. It's not a flashy salon, but the cut was great.

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Just wanted let people who like to do Japanese Straightening. Minnie has officially been my hair stylist extraordinaire for about 9 months now and I LOVE HER??? She fixed my curly, frizzy hair with Japanese Hair Straightening 3 weeks ago .Now I would feel 100% comfortable recommending to my mom, my husband, friends to New Wave Salon. New Wave is serious business. I recommend her to everyone I know because she is just so *&^%$ good at what she does. She is always consistent. I looking better than I did the last time. She is a very nessasary and completely unreplaceable part of my life. If I moved out of state I'd HAVE to come back every 8 months just to get my Hair Straightening. I've never encountered anyone that was so intuitive about what I want. She is not limited in any way by different types of hair, or hair styles.
I am so HAPPY i did! I love my new look and I am always getting compliments!
Thank you Minnie,and good job.

5
★★★★★

Just wanted let people who like to do Japanese Straightening. Minnie has officially been my hair stylist extraordinaire for about 9 months now and I LOVE HER??? She fixed my curly, frizzy hair with Japanese Hair Straightening 3 weeks ago .Now I would feel 100% comfortable recommending to my mom, my husband, friends to New Wave Salon. New Wave is serious business. I recommend her to everyone I know because she is just so *&^%$ good at what she does. She is always consistent. I looking better than I did the last time. She is a very nessasary and completely unreplaceable part of my life. If I moved out of state I'd HAVE to come back every 8 months just to get my Hair Straightening. I've never encountered anyone that was so intuitive about what I want. She is not limited in any way by different types of hair, or hair styles.
I am so HAPPY i did! I love my new look and I am always getting compliments!
Thank you Minnie,and good job.

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I went to New Wave today for the first time and I couldn't be happier. I got the cut from Chris Lam. He is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I don't normally write reviews unless I'm extremely satified or extremely unsatified. So you could understand how great of an impression Chris made on me that I decided to spend the time to leave a review. He really really knows what he is doing, which is fantastic since most of the time I don't even know what I want. I gave him nothing but a couple of keywords and he did the rest. He looked at my hair and he knew what to do. That was such a relief because I was really getting sick of going to a salon and they would try to get me to explain exactly what I want when I just want them to tell me what would work for me...they are the experts right? and He talked me through every step of the way so there are no suprises. My whole experience there was A+++ I'm so happy that I found "my stylist". The hair cut I got was more than I could of wished for. He sure did work his magic with my Thanks Chris. Can't wait to get my hair color from him.

Oh! And did I mention how comfortable he makes you feel? He is the best!!! If you don't have a stylist yet, you have to contact him!

5
★★★★★

I went to New Wave today for the first time and I couldn't be happier. I got the cut from Chris Lam. He is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I don't normally write reviews unless I'm extremely satified or extremely unsatified. So you could understand how great of an impression Chris made on me that I decided to spend the time to leave a review. He really really knows what he is doing, which is fantastic since most of the time I don't even know what I want. I gave him nothing but a couple of keywords and he did the rest. He looked at my hair and he knew what to do. That was such a relief because I was really getting sick of going to a salon and they would try to get me to explain exactly what I want when I just want them to tell me what would work for me...they are the experts right? and He talked me through every step of the way so there are no suprises. My whole experience there was A+++ I'm so happy that I found "my stylist". The hair cut I got was more than I could of wished for. He sure did work his magic with my Thanks Chris. Can't wait to get my hair color from him.

Oh! And did I mention how comfortable he makes you feel? He is the best!!! If you don't have a stylist yet, you have to contact him!

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A friend of mine recommended New Wave to me since the prices were reasonable and they always gave me great color & highlights.
LEAH? makes my hair look so natural, getting my hair done is always such a pleasant experience and I leave the salon with perfect color every time.
I had a horrible hair highlights done by somewhere else, and I when to visit New Wave to fixed it . This is the hair salon that I've been looking for since I moved to Columbus from LA?(2yrs ago). If you don't have a stylist yet, you have to go to New Wave.
Absolutely love this place. Always in tune with the latest hairstyle trends for anybody. They really know how to cut and color Asian hair.

5
★★★★★

A friend of mine recommended New Wave to me since the prices were reasonable and they always gave me great color & highlights.
LEAH? makes my hair look so natural, getting my hair done is always such a pleasant experience and I leave the salon with perfect color every time.
I had a horrible hair highlights done by somewhere else, and I when to visit New Wave to fixed it . This is the hair salon that I've been looking for since I moved to Columbus from LA?(2yrs ago). If you don't have a stylist yet, you have to go to New Wave.
Absolutely love this place. Always in tune with the latest hairstyle trends for anybody. They really know how to cut and color Asian hair.

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I have been getting my haircut from Leah for 2 years or so. Not only does she do a best job she is very warm and sincere. She always offers me something to drink and makes sure that you are getting more than just a haircut but the style that you want with the upkeep that you are willing to do. In the past, a few stylists from other salon have given me the haircut that not what I want. With Leah??s long layers hair cut , always grows out well with little need for a constant trim, also done the perfect color on my hair, If you ask for a certain product she Leah.will steer you in the right direction but never forces overpriced products on you. I always feel so uncomfortable when that happens. Go to New Wave & ask for Leah.

5
★★★★★

I have been getting my haircut from Leah for 2 years or so. Not only does she do a best job she is very warm and sincere. She always offers me something to drink and makes sure that you are getting more than just a haircut but the style that you want with the upkeep that you are willing to do. In the past, a few stylists from other salon have given me the haircut that not what I want. With Leah??s long layers hair cut , always grows out well with little need for a constant trim, also done the perfect color on my hair, If you ask for a certain product she Leah.will steer you in the right direction but never forces overpriced products on you. I always feel so uncomfortable when that happens. Go to New Wave & ask for Leah.

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My experience here was magnificiant. They know what to do when it comes to hair for short or long. For example, Peter knows how to cut hair. Knows how to do top of the line designs for short hair. Jenny is a Extrodinary stylist. She is AMAZING, with long hair for guys or girls. Chris is a excellent haircut stylist. I recommend anyone with wack hairdo's to come to New Wave Hair Salon :)

5
★★★★★

My experience here was magnificiant. They know what to do when it comes to hair for short or long. For example, Peter knows how to cut hair. Knows how to do top of the line designs for short hair. Jenny is a Extrodinary stylist. She is AMAZING, with long hair for guys or girls. Chris is a excellent haircut stylist. I recommend anyone with wack hairdo's to come to New Wave Hair Salon :)

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My expierence with New Wave was TERRIBLE. The lady who did my hair completley disregarded what I asked for and two years later the horrible choppy layers(that I didn't even ask for) are still growing out. Seriously don't go here, its honestly one of my biggest hair regrets.

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★☆☆☆☆

My expierence with New Wave was TERRIBLE. The lady who did my hair completley disregarded what I asked for and two years later the horrible choppy layers(that I didn't even ask for) are still growing out. Seriously don't go here, its honestly one of my biggest hair regrets.

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I have been to several high end salons in Columbus like Penzone, Kenneths and have paid a lot of money for some pretty terrible haircuts.
I discovered new wave about a year ago and am happy to report I have found the best place for a hair cut in Columbus. It is also very reasonable- they only charge $28 for a very detailed hair cut. I go to Chris for my haircuts and Jen for highlights. Her highlights are amazing! In addition, they are all genuinely nice people- I HIGHLY RECCOMEND!!!!

5
★★★★★

I have been to several high end salons in Columbus like Penzone, Kenneths and have paid a lot of money for some pretty terrible haircuts.
I discovered new wave about a year ago and am happy to report I have found the best place for a hair cut in Columbus. It is also very reasonable- they only charge $28 for a very detailed hair cut. I go to Chris for my haircuts and Jen for highlights. Her highlights are amazing! In addition, they are all genuinely nice people- I HIGHLY RECCOMEND!!!!

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I've been a customer of New Wave for years... Although, I have tried other places, I always end up coming back to New Wave. My whole family are loyal customers there also! They know exactly how to cut my hair without having to repeat it at every visit and they are very up-to-date in the latest hair styles, colors and products. In the mood for a few strands of some fun hot pink hair extensions... go to New Wave. And it's affordable!

5
★★★★★

I've been a customer of New Wave for years... Although, I have tried other places, I always end up coming back to New Wave. My whole family are loyal customers there also! They know exactly how to cut my hair without having to repeat it at every visit and they are very up-to-date in the latest hair styles, colors and products. In the mood for a few strands of some fun hot pink hair extensions... go to New Wave. And it's affordable!

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Finding a great hair stylist is like finding a great pair of shoes that makes you feel and look great! I've been going to New Wave for over 8 years now and have been very happy! My hair has a mind of its own...dry, thick, frizzy, wavy & coarse hair...which means that it takes a certain kind of hair stylist to do their magic. I've spent hundreds of dollars at countless high-end & fancy hair salons and discovered that New Wave tops them all. It's a humble no-frills kind of place which is absolutely perfect because all I need is someone that knows how to cut my hair and do it well. I found that Chris & his wife Jen give great attention & both do a fantastic job at what they do. One can't go wrong for they make a super team! Chris does great haircuts & finishing touches and Jen does superb coloring & highlighting! One also would find that their prices are quite reasonable too, which wouldn't burn a hole in your wallet. If you find someone that does a great job on your hair, make sure to stick with him/her. I found that over the years, Chris & Jen have learned so much about my hair and how to treat it right and I wouldn't trade that experience for hype! Thanks for moving from NYC and setting up shop in Columbus!

5
★★★★★

Finding a great hair stylist is like finding a great pair of shoes that makes you feel and look great! I've been going to New Wave for over 8 years now and have been very happy! My hair has a mind of its own...dry, thick, frizzy, wavy & coarse hair...which means that it takes a certain kind of hair stylist to do their magic. I've spent hundreds of dollars at countless high-end & fancy hair salons and discovered that New Wave tops them all. It's a humble no-frills kind of place which is absolutely perfect because all I need is someone that knows how to cut my hair and do it well. I found that Chris & his wife Jen give great attention & both do a fantastic job at what they do. One can't go wrong for they make a super team! Chris does great haircuts & finishing touches and Jen does superb coloring & highlighting! One also would find that their prices are quite reasonable too, which wouldn't burn a hole in your wallet. If you find someone that does a great job on your hair, make sure to stick with him/her. I found that over the years, Chris & Jen have learned so much about my hair and how to treat it right and I wouldn't trade that experience for hype! Thanks for moving from NYC and setting up shop in Columbus!

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I do not believe this is a business that wants to do business. On my first visit to the salon my appointed spot was given away to a walk in. Even when I indicated I was willing to wait until the walk in was done, the owner clearly did not want to do business with me - he was already focused on his next appointment and said he would cut my hair when he could get a few minutes until his next appointment and couldn't give a definite time of when he could focusd on me. I left with a good bye, but of course nobody responded. If you want good customer service and a good experience, I would not recommend this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not believe this is a business that wants to do business. On my first visit to the salon my appointed spot was given away to a walk in. Even when I indicated I was willing to wait until the walk in was done, the owner clearly did not want to do business with me - he was already focused on his next appointment and said he would cut my hair when he could get a few minutes until his next appointment and couldn't give a definite time of when he could focusd on me. I left with a good bye, but of course nobody responded. If you want good customer service and a good experience, I would not recommend this place.

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Owner Chris Lam has great skills in hair cutting and styling. I've been their customers for years. Reservation is recommended but walk-ins are always welcome. Chris tends to prefer shorter bangs despite the request...so need to keep an eye.

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CONS: Do not accept credit card

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★★★☆☆

Owner Chris Lam has great skills in hair cutting and styling. I've been their customers for years. Reservation is recommended but walk-ins are always welcome. Chris tends to prefer shorter bangs despite the request...so need to keep an eye.

PROS:
CONS: Do not accept credit card

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