Gary Manuel Salon

★★★★★
Exclusive hair salon featuring highly trained stylists in color, cut, thermal straightening, extensions and on-location hair styling.
  • 2127 1st Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

    Cross street: Between Lenora Street and Blanchard Street

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  • 206-728-1234

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Sun 11am-5pm, Tue-Sat 8:30am-7pm
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Not often does a Mom of a toddler have time to get a haircut, and then also want to take the time to review said haircut on the World Wide Web, but today, I did and I do:\r
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Tsofia made my hair dreams come true today. Really. I brought

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Not often does a Mom of a toddler have time to get a haircut, and then also want to take the time to review said haircut on the World Wide Web, but today, I did and I do:\r
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Tsofia made my hair dreams come true today. Really. I brought

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I loved the amazing cut I got from Maria Espinoza, on of the stylists @ Gary Manuel. I had previously long hair when I moved to Seattle and felt like it was time for a new look. I couldn't have chosen a better place. This salon has

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I loved the amazing cut I got from Maria Espinoza, on of the stylists @ Gary Manuel. I had previously long hair when I moved to Seattle and felt like it was time for a new look. I couldn't have chosen a better place. This salon has

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If you are looking for great hair GO TO MARIA! Maria is absolutely amazing. I have naturally curly hair and I am very picky about my hair, especially living in Seattle (with the wet weather and all.) My cut must be perfect in order for my

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If you are looking for great hair GO TO MARIA! Maria is absolutely amazing. I have naturally curly hair and I am very picky about my hair, especially living in Seattle (with the wet weather and all.) My cut must be perfect in order for my

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How fortunate I was to be first booked with Maria, way back when she was at Gary Manuel Phase 3. I'd been in Seattle for about 8 years always looking, looking, looking for just the right stylist - you know, "the one." I didn't hesitate

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How fortunate I was to be first booked with Maria, way back when she was at Gary Manuel Phase 3. I'd been in Seattle for about 8 years always looking, looking, looking for just the right stylist - you know, "the one." I didn't hesitate

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Maria is AMAZING!! She has transformed my hair and look! I have received so many compliments on my new bob cut and highlights.. I really trust her opinon and ideas. Maria is such a talent and a true artist! Thank you Maria for making my hair look so great!!

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Maria is AMAZING!! She has transformed my hair and look! I have received so many compliments on my new bob cut and highlights.. I really trust her opinon and ideas. Maria is such a talent and a true artist! Thank you Maria for making my hair look so great!!

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I have been seeing Tsofia at Gary Manuel for 14 years. She understands all hair types, the best coloring for your skin tone, and the best cut to keep you looking fresh. I would seriously fly from out of state to see her. She is very talented and is the instructor or Phase 3 of the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute hair stylist training program (the coloring phase of training). You will not be disappointed.

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I have been seeing Tsofia at Gary Manuel for 14 years. She understands all hair types, the best coloring for your skin tone, and the best cut to keep you looking fresh. I would seriously fly from out of state to see her. She is very talented and is the instructor or Phase 3 of the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute hair stylist training program (the coloring phase of training). You will not be disappointed.

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Michelle has been my stylist for twenty years. She's accompanied me on a journey through middle age: counselor, strategist, cheerleader, friend and artist. When I've needed a change of course she's helped me find a new look: color, style, shape, mood. Michelle helped me find my way from curly to straight to wavy to avant guard to a more contemporary version of my curly youthful look. Throughout she has been professional, resourceful and - when necessary - firm. But always supportive of me and my goals. She understands that hair can pa metaphor for much more, for life's twists and turns and for empowerment and risk. Finally, Michelle is kind: when I was recovering from a terrible accident Michelle came, on her own time, and generously washed and colored my hair in my home when I was confined to a wheelchair. Pretty special. An lots of fun.

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Michelle has been my stylist for twenty years. She's accompanied me on a journey through middle age: counselor, strategist, cheerleader, friend and artist. When I've needed a change of course she's helped me find a new look: color, style, shape, mood. Michelle helped me find my way from curly to straight to wavy to avant guard to a more contemporary version of my curly youthful look. Throughout she has been professional, resourceful and - when necessary - firm. But always supportive of me and my goals. She understands that hair can pa metaphor for much more, for life's twists and turns and for empowerment and risk. Finally, Michelle is kind: when I was recovering from a terrible accident Michelle came, on her own time, and generously washed and colored my hair in my home when I was confined to a wheelchair. Pretty special. An lots of fun.

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Maria is the best. So skip this review if you're not interested in the best! I followed Maria over from Phase 3 because she is extremely good at what she does. Choosing colors, cuts and styles in a very knowledgeable, talented and inspired way. I had been highlighting my hair for a few years and it was getting very light. After Maria's insight and creativity on our first appointment at Phase 3, I knew I had found a stylist who understood what looked best on my face and with my features and skin tone and who could execute it flawlessly each and every time... tweaking it up to keep the boy on his feet, but always making it look flawless, natural, beautiful and flattering. Now I'm a ravishing brunette and love it.

Aside from her skills, she's a wonderful, smart, funny, thoughtful, deep and interesting woman. I look forward to seeing her for my appointments so I can seep up her advice, insight and knowledge, not only regarding my hair but also all the non-hair related aspects of my life. I'm sure Maria would be happy to have a quiet appointment if that's what you prefer, but personally I relish in her insight and find myself referring to "what maria said" for days to come with my girlfriends.

If you are looking for a fabulous cut, color that makes you shine and a style that makes you feel like a $$million$$ bucks - go see Maria! I assure you, you will NOT regret it.

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Maria is the best. So skip this review if you're not interested in the best! I followed Maria over from Phase 3 because she is extremely good at what she does. Choosing colors, cuts and styles in a very knowledgeable, talented and inspired way. I had been highlighting my hair for a few years and it was getting very light. After Maria's insight and creativity on our first appointment at Phase 3, I knew I had found a stylist who understood what looked best on my face and with my features and skin tone and who could execute it flawlessly each and every time... tweaking it up to keep the boy on his feet, but always making it look flawless, natural, beautiful and flattering. Now I'm a ravishing brunette and love it.

Aside from her skills, she's a wonderful, smart, funny, thoughtful, deep and interesting woman. I look forward to seeing her for my appointments so I can seep up her advice, insight and knowledge, not only regarding my hair but also all the non-hair related aspects of my life. I'm sure Maria would be happy to have a quiet appointment if that's what you prefer, but personally I relish in her insight and find myself referring to "what maria said" for days to come with my girlfriends.

If you are looking for a fabulous cut, color that makes you shine and a style that makes you feel like a $$million$$ bucks - go see Maria! I assure you, you will NOT regret it.

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I started getting my hair done with Maria at Phase 3, and followed her to the main salon. She is amazing, professional, and visionary! For both haircut and color she listens to what you are looking for, and knows what looks good with your particular face shape, skin tone, and personal style. I personally have very straight, fine hair on the thinner side and she is a master at creating incredible volume and texture in both short and longer styles.

I can safely say that I have been thrilled with every cut and color I have had with Maria over the years. Before I went to this salon, I had never had my hair professionally colored. Now? I'm addicted! She has done some awesome overall color and multi-dimensional foils on my hair, running the gamut from red to brown to blonde and back again. She's amazing at it all! Also, she's just a very kind, entertaining, and intelligent person who is a joy to talk to during my appointments. If you need a breath of fresh air, a creative, professional stylist who will make you look great, then go to Maria!!!

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I started getting my hair done with Maria at Phase 3, and followed her to the main salon. She is amazing, professional, and visionary! For both haircut and color she listens to what you are looking for, and knows what looks good with your particular face shape, skin tone, and personal style. I personally have very straight, fine hair on the thinner side and she is a master at creating incredible volume and texture in both short and longer styles.

I can safely say that I have been thrilled with every cut and color I have had with Maria over the years. Before I went to this salon, I had never had my hair professionally colored. Now? I'm addicted! She has done some awesome overall color and multi-dimensional foils on my hair, running the gamut from red to brown to blonde and back again. She's amazing at it all! Also, she's just a very kind, entertaining, and intelligent person who is a joy to talk to during my appointments. If you need a breath of fresh air, a creative, professional stylist who will make you look great, then go to Maria!!!

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I met Maria last year during her last week at Phase 3! and thank goodness I did because I followed her next door to Gary Manuel without question.
She did such a fantastic job of not only calming down my hair but also calming my mind that I knew it was meant to be.
So let's talk about the person: She's witty, a painter, artistic, creative, and real. There is never a moment of silence when we're together. I guess she can be conservative if she want's to be but that's what I enjoy about her that she's not and we can have conversations that make my day.

On the hair tip: I have a crazy Brazilian afro (actually long thick curly coarse hair) that drives me crazy most of the time. Over the last year Maria has helped me learn a thing or two about it including: styling changes, product suggestions that have really worked, and has gotten me back on the color wagon.
Being in Nursing School for the last 4 years I've erred on the side of conservative but Maria has really helped me bring ideas from pictures or descriptions to life in a personalized way that suits me taking into consideration my concerns. She tells me when things can, will, won't, or shouldn't work for me and then creates a version that does.
Speaking of color I just recently added it to my hair with fantastic peekaboo highlights which I LOVE!!! I had really been shying away from the idea but with encouragement I took the plunge and should of been doing it a long time ago.

So if you're looking for someone who is skilled, interesting, and willing to listen to your needs please make a trip to see her. She's well worth it and I "heart" her very much.

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I met Maria last year during her last week at Phase 3! and thank goodness I did because I followed her next door to Gary Manuel without question.
She did such a fantastic job of not only calming down my hair but also calming my mind that I knew it was meant to be.
So let's talk about the person: She's witty, a painter, artistic, creative, and real. There is never a moment of silence when we're together. I guess she can be conservative if she want's to be but that's what I enjoy about her that she's not and we can have conversations that make my day.

On the hair tip: I have a crazy Brazilian afro (actually long thick curly coarse hair) that drives me crazy most of the time. Over the last year Maria has helped me learn a thing or two about it including: styling changes, product suggestions that have really worked, and has gotten me back on the color wagon.
Being in Nursing School for the last 4 years I've erred on the side of conservative but Maria has really helped me bring ideas from pictures or descriptions to life in a personalized way that suits me taking into consideration my concerns. She tells me when things can, will, won't, or shouldn't work for me and then creates a version that does.
Speaking of color I just recently added it to my hair with fantastic peekaboo highlights which I LOVE!!! I had really been shying away from the idea but with encouragement I took the plunge and should of been doing it a long time ago.

So if you're looking for someone who is skilled, interesting, and willing to listen to your needs please make a trip to see her. She's well worth it and I "heart" her very much.

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Finally! I've found someone who can do EXACTLY what I want with my hard-to-manage hair! Ashley is awesome! (She also does my husband's hair, and he always looks great.) The prices are a little more than your average "Cuts-R-Us" salon, but it's well worth it.
I first met Ashley when Gary Manuel's was doing a charity cut event, and Ashley was spending a day (without pay) cutting hair for Puget Sound Alliance. I figured it was for charity, so I wasn't going for a great haircut. My hair looked way better than it ever did when I walked out.
I've been back to see Ashley a couple of times, and I always leave feeling beautiful! Ashley is a true Treasure!

-Candace
Marysville, WA

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Finally! I've found someone who can do EXACTLY what I want with my hard-to-manage hair! Ashley is awesome! (She also does my husband's hair, and he always looks great.) The prices are a little more than your average "Cuts-R-Us" salon, but it's well worth it.
I first met Ashley when Gary Manuel's was doing a charity cut event, and Ashley was spending a day (without pay) cutting hair for Puget Sound Alliance. I figured it was for charity, so I wasn't going for a great haircut. My hair looked way better than it ever did when I walked out.
I've been back to see Ashley a couple of times, and I always leave feeling beautiful! Ashley is a true Treasure!

-Candace
Marysville, WA

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Parker has been my stylist at Gary Manuel since I first visited the salon a year ago. She always does a beautiful job on my hair. She's friendly and outgoing and makes me feel really special.

On a previous visit we had discussed doing a Keritan treatment on my thick, wavy, and often frizzy hair. Last week I took the plunge and had Parker do it for me. The results were just as she described. I Love, Love, Love it!!!!!! I finally have hair that I can easily manage and that looks great. The Keritan treatment has made such a difference. I wish I had taken your advice sooner.
Thanks Parker! You're the best.

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Parker has been my stylist at Gary Manuel since I first visited the salon a year ago. She always does a beautiful job on my hair. She's friendly and outgoing and makes me feel really special.

On a previous visit we had discussed doing a Keritan treatment on my thick, wavy, and often frizzy hair. Last week I took the plunge and had Parker do it for me. The results were just as she described. I Love, Love, Love it!!!!!! I finally have hair that I can easily manage and that looks great. The Keritan treatment has made such a difference. I wish I had taken your advice sooner.
Thanks Parker! You're the best.

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Tsofia has been my stylist for nearly a year and she never disappoints. She always listens intently, offers a brilliant idea for how to change my look, and then delivers.

Her attention to detail and amazing technical skills make her one of the best stylists in town. Worth every penny.

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Tsofia has been my stylist for nearly a year and she never disappoints. She always listens intently, offers a brilliant idea for how to change my look, and then delivers.

Her attention to detail and amazing technical skills make her one of the best stylists in town. Worth every penny.

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I went in to get a trim after having grown my hair out from a buzz cut and it was quite ugly and shaggy. Karlie did an excellent job cleaning it up for me and leaving me with enough length to grow it out. I am very pleased with my haircut and have gotten numerous glowing compliments. I will be telling all of my guy friends not to be scared of going to a salon, as I know that the typical male likes to go the cheap and dirty route. Spending a little extra money is totally worth it and I will be back to see Karlie next time. She is an asset to this salon and an absolute gem.

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I went in to get a trim after having grown my hair out from a buzz cut and it was quite ugly and shaggy. Karlie did an excellent job cleaning it up for me and leaving me with enough length to grow it out. I am very pleased with my haircut and have gotten numerous glowing compliments. I will be telling all of my guy friends not to be scared of going to a salon, as I know that the typical male likes to go the cheap and dirty route. Spending a little extra money is totally worth it and I will be back to see Karlie next time. She is an asset to this salon and an absolute gem.

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I moved to the Seattle area a few years back, and had real trouble finding a stylist who understood my hair and listened to what I wanted. My search ended at Gary Manuel when I found Karlie, one of the best hair stylists I've ever been to! She's a great blend of "cutting edge" and traditional, and creates a look that's not only modern, but appropriate for your age/lifestyle.

Pure talent!

Thanks Karlie, see you soon.....

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I moved to the Seattle area a few years back, and had real trouble finding a stylist who understood my hair and listened to what I wanted. My search ended at Gary Manuel when I found Karlie, one of the best hair stylists I've ever been to! She's a great blend of "cutting edge" and traditional, and creates a look that's not only modern, but appropriate for your age/lifestyle.

Pure talent!

Thanks Karlie, see you soon.....

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i've seen karlie for quite awhile, she is the best! i change my hair color and length all the time, i will go from almost black to blonde, and never once had my hair turn out funky, it always looks awesome! and to top it off the girl is hilarious, i will never seen another stylist----

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i've seen karlie for quite awhile, she is the best! i change my hair color and length all the time, i will go from almost black to blonde, and never once had my hair turn out funky, it always looks awesome! and to top it off the girl is hilarious, i will never seen another stylist----

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I have really short hair and for a girl, a brilliant stylist is a must. Audrey has done my hair from day 1 and I haven't had a cut or color I am not happy with. Her consultations are brilliant - knows what will work with my face shape and skin tone. Happy to just sit in the chair and let her do her own thing too. Hairdressers are artists and their best work comes from their vision for you.

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I have really short hair and for a girl, a brilliant stylist is a must. Audrey has done my hair from day 1 and I haven't had a cut or color I am not happy with. Her consultations are brilliant - knows what will work with my face shape and skin tone. Happy to just sit in the chair and let her do her own thing too. Hairdressers are artists and their best work comes from their vision for you.

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Stephen has been cutting my hair for over ten years. He is a master! I love the way I look when I leave the salon and - it's always a treat to visit with him while he cuts my hair. This is a great salon!

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Stephen has been cutting my hair for over ten years. He is a master! I love the way I look when I leave the salon and - it's always a treat to visit with him while he cuts my hair. This is a great salon!

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I have been going to Stephen for several years now and continue to see him even though it now means I have to travel from Hawaii. He is so worth it! Attention Brunettes: no matter what level of highlights you want it will NEVER EVER turn out brassy. Stephen is an expert at helping you find the perfect color that matches your skin tone and looks natural. On top of that he gives fantastic cuts and style so there is no need to see two different stylists. The salon staff is also very friendly and attentive.

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I have been going to Stephen for several years now and continue to see him even though it now means I have to travel from Hawaii. He is so worth it! Attention Brunettes: no matter what level of highlights you want it will NEVER EVER turn out brassy. Stephen is an expert at helping you find the perfect color that matches your skin tone and looks natural. On top of that he gives fantastic cuts and style so there is no need to see two different stylists. The salon staff is also very friendly and attentive.

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It was my first time at this salon and I had my haircut with Chris. He took time to understand what I wanted, gave me some great advice and the haircut I got is better than what I expected!

I will definitely come back to see Chris again.

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It was my first time at this salon and I had my haircut with Chris. He took time to understand what I wanted, gave me some great advice and the haircut I got is better than what I expected!

I will definitely come back to see Chris again.

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I have been getting my hair relaxed, cut, washed and styled by Nyesha for 3 years. She is wonderful. She does a wonderful job of getting my hair straight without burning my scalp. She is also great in term of hair cut advice and visualizing what will look good on me. I have no complaints. She is professional, friendly and I always leave with great hair. Plus, I have some thick African hair that she keeps straight and flowy. I am hiring her to do my wedding and wedding party hair because i know she will have everyone looking beautiful!

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I have been getting my hair relaxed, cut, washed and styled by Nyesha for 3 years. She is wonderful. She does a wonderful job of getting my hair straight without burning my scalp. She is also great in term of hair cut advice and visualizing what will look good on me. I have no complaints. She is professional, friendly and I always leave with great hair. Plus, I have some thick African hair that she keeps straight and flowy. I am hiring her to do my wedding and wedding party hair because i know she will have everyone looking beautiful!

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I have been having my hair relaxed for years, but I have never had better relaxers than the ones done by Nyesha. She is simply the best. While the cost is steep at this salon, the outcome is worth it! Never burned, always stick straight. I wish I wasn't moving out of state, I would have never stopped coming here!

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I have been having my hair relaxed for years, but I have never had better relaxers than the ones done by Nyesha. She is simply the best. While the cost is steep at this salon, the outcome is worth it! Never burned, always stick straight. I wish I wasn't moving out of state, I would have never stopped coming here!

Pros: Friendly, efficient, and professional

Cons: Pricey

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A week or so ago I got my first haircut at the Gary Manuel Salon from Amber. Oh she's great. She was very helpful in answering all of my questions, and forthcoming with great tips. I loved the haircut and style she gave me, just a long layered cut. She cut it better than anyone else has, I usually end up looking choppy.

The salon is clean and modern. I enjoyed the cucumber water that was offered to me when I came in. I hardly had to wait before I was whisked away by Amber. Everything was enjoyable. I especially appreciate the tip envelopes that they provide.

My only complaint is that the station I was at was at the bottom of the stairs so there was heavy traffic. I longed for a window station, but I would still come here many, many times again even if I had a badly located station.

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A week or so ago I got my first haircut at the Gary Manuel Salon from Amber. Oh she's great. She was very helpful in answering all of my questions, and forthcoming with great tips. I loved the haircut and style she gave me, just a long layered cut. She cut it better than anyone else has, I usually end up looking choppy.

The salon is clean and modern. I enjoyed the cucumber water that was offered to me when I came in. I hardly had to wait before I was whisked away by Amber. Everything was enjoyable. I especially appreciate the tip envelopes that they provide.

My only complaint is that the station I was at was at the bottom of the stairs so there was heavy traffic. I longed for a window station, but I would still come here many, many times again even if I had a badly located station.

Pros: Beautiful service, friendly service, quick

Cons: Location of station

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I want to report a wonderful experience at the Gary Manuel (Phase 3) Salon. By pure luck-of-the-draw I found myself in the superb hands of stylist Pepper Ogle. Pepper (appropriately named) is not merely technically skilled, but aesthetically sophisticated. Best of all, she listens, actually HEARS, comprehends your wishes, and expertly responds.

I'd made a last minute appointment because a very significant occasion had arisen: I was to be reunited with an old beau whom I hadn't seen in ages. Anxious to make a favorable impression I raced to the salon for professional intervention. I had no plan to go for color because I was regrettably short on funds.

Pepper, like a young mother hen, shook her head. "I can't let you go to this important event with a gray stripe along your part. Just can't."

And she didn't. She went ahead and foiled my hair -- without charge! By any standard this was way beyond the call of professional duty. Plus she's an absolute pleasure to hang with, a joy on all fronts -- and she gave me the very finest haircut I've ever had.

Pepper, Long may you wave!

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I want to report a wonderful experience at the Gary Manuel (Phase 3) Salon. By pure luck-of-the-draw I found myself in the superb hands of stylist Pepper Ogle. Pepper (appropriately named) is not merely technically skilled, but aesthetically sophisticated. Best of all, she listens, actually HEARS, comprehends your wishes, and expertly responds.

I'd made a last minute appointment because a very significant occasion had arisen: I was to be reunited with an old beau whom I hadn't seen in ages. Anxious to make a favorable impression I raced to the salon for professional intervention. I had no plan to go for color because I was regrettably short on funds.

Pepper, like a young mother hen, shook her head. "I can't let you go to this important event with a gray stripe along your part. Just can't."

And she didn't. She went ahead and foiled my hair -- without charge! By any standard this was way beyond the call of professional duty. Plus she's an absolute pleasure to hang with, a joy on all fronts -- and she gave me the very finest haircut I've ever had.

Pepper, Long may you wave!

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I love the Gary Manuel Salon. The staff at the reception desk are professional, friendly and always helpful. Everyone at the salon provides a great environment. I love going there. I also love my hairstylist, Michelle.

I know from painful experience with other hairstylists that my hair is not easy to cut. I went to Michelle after another stylist at a different salon massacred my hair. Michelle was warm, understanding, and quickly gained my confidence with her straight forward honesty. She performed magic!

I have seen Michelle many times since. She always manages to find different cuts that work for my hair so that I am not stuck with the same look. She is also a goddess when it comes to hair color, including highlights and lowlights. Michelle is passionate about her work and it shows in the results.

Sometimes I am really adamant about trying a new cut that is way out of character for me. The cut was beautifully executed and I would live with it for about a week. Unfortunately, I would then decide that I did not like the look on me ? she warned me. No worries thou, all I ever have to do is tell Michelle that I am not thrilled with it. After asking a few questions about what I did not like, she has me stop by to fix it ?. No charge even thou it wasn??t her fault. She did exactly what I asked for.

I would be really upset to have to change to another stylist ?. In fact I suspect at least for the first appointment I would not like anything about them ... but then if they had Michelle's talent and wamth, I would come around .... good news is I don't need to try a new stylist.

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I love the Gary Manuel Salon. The staff at the reception desk are professional, friendly and always helpful. Everyone at the salon provides a great environment. I love going there. I also love my hairstylist, Michelle.

I know from painful experience with other hairstylists that my hair is not easy to cut. I went to Michelle after another stylist at a different salon massacred my hair. Michelle was warm, understanding, and quickly gained my confidence with her straight forward honesty. She performed magic!

I have seen Michelle many times since. She always manages to find different cuts that work for my hair so that I am not stuck with the same look. She is also a goddess when it comes to hair color, including highlights and lowlights. Michelle is passionate about her work and it shows in the results.

Sometimes I am really adamant about trying a new cut that is way out of character for me. The cut was beautifully executed and I would live with it for about a week. Unfortunately, I would then decide that I did not like the look on me ? she warned me. No worries thou, all I ever have to do is tell Michelle that I am not thrilled with it. After asking a few questions about what I did not like, she has me stop by to fix it ?. No charge even thou it wasn??t her fault. She did exactly what I asked for.

I would be really upset to have to change to another stylist ?. In fact I suspect at least for the first appointment I would not like anything about them ... but then if they had Michelle's talent and wamth, I would come around .... good news is I don't need to try a new stylist.

Pros: Amazing Sytlists

Cons: Parking Fees

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Wow, I was so surprised to see a negative review for Michelle that I had to write one of my own. Michelle is one of the most talented hair colorists that I have ever worked with. She keeps up with latest techniques by going to shows/trainings/ect and I know this because I've missed her a few times when she was gone. Having know Michelle for several years I know how incredibly dedicated to her work, she is. I know that if that young lady that "didn't like" her hair was to let Michelle know that ....Michelle would do everything to make sure it was changed in a manner that left her feeling good. Michelle has a legion of dedicated clients that won't see anyone but her. I can't recommend her and the Gary Manuel Salon enough. Great hair, Great people!

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Wow, I was so surprised to see a negative review for Michelle that I had to write one of my own. Michelle is one of the most talented hair colorists that I have ever worked with. She keeps up with latest techniques by going to shows/trainings/ect and I know this because I've missed her a few times when she was gone. Having know Michelle for several years I know how incredibly dedicated to her work, she is. I know that if that young lady that "didn't like" her hair was to let Michelle know that ....Michelle would do everything to make sure it was changed in a manner that left her feeling good. Michelle has a legion of dedicated clients that won't see anyone but her. I can't recommend her and the Gary Manuel Salon enough. Great hair, Great people!

Pros: Experienced Stylists, Friendly Staff, Great results

Cons: Parking

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I have been a client at the Gary Manual Salon for over 20 years. I love the salon, I love the people there. It is like visiting friends when ever I go in. Michelle has been my hair stylist for over 15 years and I can not imagine seeing someone else. One of the things I love about Michelle is her eye for detail. I will think we are finished and she will stop and fix some small detail I never even noticed. I also love Michelle's ability to create a color that looks natural. I have actually had women stop me and ask me who does my hair!! I think that is amazing!! I recommend Michelle and the entire Salon wholeheartedly!

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★★★★★

I have been a client at the Gary Manual Salon for over 20 years. I love the salon, I love the people there. It is like visiting friends when ever I go in. Michelle has been my hair stylist for over 15 years and I can not imagine seeing someone else. One of the things I love about Michelle is her eye for detail. I will think we are finished and she will stop and fix some small detail I never even noticed. I also love Michelle's ability to create a color that looks natural. I have actually had women stop me and ask me who does my hair!! I think that is amazing!! I recommend Michelle and the entire Salon wholeheartedly!

Pros: Creative, Experienced and Professional

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Michelle has been my hair stylist for 20 years and I have always been happy with her cuts and colors! She's more than a gifted stylist, she's extremely passionate about her work! I look forward to see her every 6 weeks and love to hear what is the most current trend in cuts and colors. With continuous compliments on my cuts and colors....well, she must be doing something right! Love her!

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★★★★★

Michelle has been my hair stylist for 20 years and I have always been happy with her cuts and colors! She's more than a gifted stylist, she's extremely passionate about her work! I look forward to see her every 6 weeks and love to hear what is the most current trend in cuts and colors. With continuous compliments on my cuts and colors....well, she must be doing something right! Love her!

Pros: Talented & Passionate Stylist

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I have been Michelle's client for 17 years and not once known how to explain what I wanted. No matter. She has happily shaped vague clues and total trend illiteracy into haircuts that consistently generate unsolicited compliments. She rocks.

In response to a previous comment about her not caring about new clients... Pshaw! I must have sent her a dozen referrals over the years, all of whom had the same positive experience.

If you're looking for a hairdresser who puts on a show and acts like an obsequious servant (e-e-w-w-w-w) go elsewhere. But if you want someone who cares about what you want, knows her stuff, and on whom you can rely, be glad you found her.

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★★★★★

I have been Michelle's client for 17 years and not once known how to explain what I wanted. No matter. She has happily shaped vague clues and total trend illiteracy into haircuts that consistently generate unsolicited compliments. She rocks.

In response to a previous comment about her not caring about new clients... Pshaw! I must have sent her a dozen referrals over the years, all of whom had the same positive experience.

If you're looking for a hairdresser who puts on a show and acts like an obsequious servant (e-e-w-w-w-w) go elsewhere. But if you want someone who cares about what you want, knows her stuff, and on whom you can rely, be glad you found her.

Pros: psychic ability and plugged into trends

Cons: I'm thinking ...

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I have seen Michelle the last 8 years and totally get why she wins awards for her work - the compliments I receive on my color and my cut are always so nice to hear - she knows what she is doing, loves what she does, cares about me and how I feel about the outcome and always delivers. I would be afraid to leave her and try someone new - I rely on her so much for consistently meeting my expectations. I wouldn't dream of leaving her for a different stylist. Plus she's just a warm, caring, vivacious, funny person who makes my experience at Gary Manuel positive every time. I saw the review from the person who did not have a good experience and it's too bad - this way of expressing dissatisfaction is unfortunate in that it in no way reflects how much Michelle really does care. She rocks. Love her. Wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else.

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★★★★★

I have seen Michelle the last 8 years and totally get why she wins awards for her work - the compliments I receive on my color and my cut are always so nice to hear - she knows what she is doing, loves what she does, cares about me and how I feel about the outcome and always delivers. I would be afraid to leave her and try someone new - I rely on her so much for consistently meeting my expectations. I wouldn't dream of leaving her for a different stylist. Plus she's just a warm, caring, vivacious, funny person who makes my experience at Gary Manuel positive every time. I saw the review from the person who did not have a good experience and it's too bad - this way of expressing dissatisfaction is unfortunate in that it in no way reflects how much Michelle really does care. She rocks. Love her. Wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else.

Pros: Fantastic colorist

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Wow, I was so surprised to see a negative review for Michelle that I had to write one of my own. Michelle is one of the most talented hair colorists that I have ever worked with. She keeps up with latest techniques by going to shows/trainings/ect and I know this because I've missed her a few times when she was gone. Having know Michelle for several years I know how incredibly dedicated to her work, she is. I know that if that young lady that "didn't like" her hair was to let Michelle know that ....Michelle would do everything to make sure it was changed in a manner that left her feeling good. Michelle has a legion of dedicated clients that won't see anyone but her. I can't recommend her enough!

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★★★★★

Wow, I was so surprised to see a negative review for Michelle that I had to write one of my own. Michelle is one of the most talented hair colorists that I have ever worked with. She keeps up with latest techniques by going to shows/trainings/ect and I know this because I've missed her a few times when she was gone. Having know Michelle for several years I know how incredibly dedicated to her work, she is. I know that if that young lady that "didn't like" her hair was to let Michelle know that ....Michelle would do everything to make sure it was changed in a manner that left her feeling good. Michelle has a legion of dedicated clients that won't see anyone but her. I can't recommend her enough!

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Michelle has been doing my hair for at least 20 years. From the crazy do's in the mid 80's to the subtle styles people favor today, Michelle has done a flawless job. She is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and I cherish the times I can come in to get a haircut. When I leave the salon I feel radiant, from the moment I sit down Michelle is amazing. Her expertise in cut and color blows me away, and I would never get my hair done anywhere else, even if you paid me. Once the treatment is done her knowledge goes even farther, the products she recommends are unbelievable. If every hairdresser is at least half the stylist Michelle is, women and men everywhere would be much happier with their hair! Gary and Manuel, you have a true jewel!

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★★★★★

Michelle has been doing my hair for at least 20 years. From the crazy do's in the mid 80's to the subtle styles people favor today, Michelle has done a flawless job. She is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and I cherish the times I can come in to get a haircut. When I leave the salon I feel radiant, from the moment I sit down Michelle is amazing. Her expertise in cut and color blows me away, and I would never get my hair done anywhere else, even if you paid me. Once the treatment is done her knowledge goes even farther, the products she recommends are unbelievable. If every hairdresser is at least half the stylist Michelle is, women and men everywhere would be much happier with their hair! Gary and Manuel, you have a true jewel!

Pros: sweet, caring, talented, flawless

Cons: zero!

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I've been going to Gary Manuel for 7 years and Michelle Bostick has ALWAYS been my stylist. I couldn't imagine anyone else dealing with my hair. She is extremely gifted in her trait. When I first started going to her, my hair was an absolute wreck. I was convinced no one would be able to fix the damage created. Michelle willingly and cheerfully worked hard to fix my mess. Michelle's work ethics, compassion for others are truly amazing. I am thrilled Gary Manuel takes such pride in hiring top quality stylist. There is no doubt in my mind that if Michelle wasn't available, I would trust anyone in the salon to do an equal job as her. However, she is without a doubt the best at her profession. I have recommended her to several friends and they love the results as well and continue to use her as well. Thanks Michelle, Thanks Gary for making me look and feel beautiful again. I will continue to recommend your place to ALL my friends.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Gary Manuel for 7 years and Michelle Bostick has ALWAYS been my stylist. I couldn't imagine anyone else dealing with my hair. She is extremely gifted in her trait. When I first started going to her, my hair was an absolute wreck. I was convinced no one would be able to fix the damage created. Michelle willingly and cheerfully worked hard to fix my mess. Michelle's work ethics, compassion for others are truly amazing. I am thrilled Gary Manuel takes such pride in hiring top quality stylist. There is no doubt in my mind that if Michelle wasn't available, I would trust anyone in the salon to do an equal job as her. However, she is without a doubt the best at her profession. I have recommended her to several friends and they love the results as well and continue to use her as well. Thanks Michelle, Thanks Gary for making me look and feel beautiful again. I will continue to recommend your place to ALL my friends.

Pros: quality of work is impeccable

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I just read a really surprising review about Michelle. She has been cutting my hair for years, not to mention making sure I stay current and modern. I cannot tell you how many times I have been stopped by women asking where I get my hair cut. One woman asked to take my picture so she could duplicate the cut! In the middle of a grow out from very short hair, just recently I was stopped in Seattle and the woman commented on my "great haircut and color"-now that is a statement!! I have recommended dozens of friends and each and every time they have been more than thrilled. She is really responsive to lifestyle, hair type and has kept up with her training using the most updated cutting techniques.
I've known Michelle longer than my kids and aside from her amazing talent, she is an incredible person.

It could be the woman who wrote the review was in the wrong salon-I will say they won't let you leave looking like you are from the wrong decade. It sounds like she was pretty set in her ways. If she was that unsatisfied with the quality, she should have gone back. Finding a new hairdresser is like a new relationship...

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★★★★★

I just read a really surprising review about Michelle. She has been cutting my hair for years, not to mention making sure I stay current and modern. I cannot tell you how many times I have been stopped by women asking where I get my hair cut. One woman asked to take my picture so she could duplicate the cut! In the middle of a grow out from very short hair, just recently I was stopped in Seattle and the woman commented on my "great haircut and color"-now that is a statement!! I have recommended dozens of friends and each and every time they have been more than thrilled. She is really responsive to lifestyle, hair type and has kept up with her training using the most updated cutting techniques.
I've known Michelle longer than my kids and aside from her amazing talent, she is an incredible person.

It could be the woman who wrote the review was in the wrong salon-I will say they won't let you leave looking like you are from the wrong decade. It sounds like she was pretty set in her ways. If she was that unsatisfied with the quality, she should have gone back. Finding a new hairdresser is like a new relationship...

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I'm a 'retired' hairstylist and Michelle has been doing my cuts and color for me. I'm very critical when it comes to my hair as nothing goes unnoticed having worked in the industry for over 10 years. I LOVE Michelle for her personality and expertise. She knows what's 'hot' in color and cuts and I like the variation in style each season, I've gone from long haired blond to short hair brunette before and i'm never disappointed with the end results. I always feel brighter and prettier when Michelle has done my hair. Ex-Hairdressers like me, are the toughest clients to please ( because we think we know how to do own hair better- i know this from experience )With Michelle I feel 100% comfortable to leave my hair treatment up to her. Michelle is passionate about hair and making clients happy. I have nothing but good things to share about her! I can highly recommend her services to you.

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★★★★★

I'm a 'retired' hairstylist and Michelle has been doing my cuts and color for me. I'm very critical when it comes to my hair as nothing goes unnoticed having worked in the industry for over 10 years. I LOVE Michelle for her personality and expertise. She knows what's 'hot' in color and cuts and I like the variation in style each season, I've gone from long haired blond to short hair brunette before and i'm never disappointed with the end results. I always feel brighter and prettier when Michelle has done my hair. Ex-Hairdressers like me, are the toughest clients to please ( because we think we know how to do own hair better- i know this from experience )With Michelle I feel 100% comfortable to leave my hair treatment up to her. Michelle is passionate about hair and making clients happy. I have nothing but good things to share about her! I can highly recommend her services to you.

Pros: atmosphere and quality

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I recently had my hair foiled and cut by Maria. She is AMAZING! I was a new client to her, however my regular stylist gave her very detailed notes regarding my color and previous cut.
Maria is very personably and gifted artistically. She encouraged me to step outside my hair comfort zone to a new style I've been wanting, just scared to take on because I was not confident I could master the ability to do it myself at home. Maria took time to teach me how to blow my hair out and gave me styling directions that I can easily do at home.
Maria made me feel beautiful and confident I could master this at home. It's been several days, and my hair looks just as great as when I walked out the salon!

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★★★★★

I recently had my hair foiled and cut by Maria. She is AMAZING! I was a new client to her, however my regular stylist gave her very detailed notes regarding my color and previous cut.
Maria is very personably and gifted artistically. She encouraged me to step outside my hair comfort zone to a new style I've been wanting, just scared to take on because I was not confident I could master the ability to do it myself at home. Maria took time to teach me how to blow my hair out and gave me styling directions that I can easily do at home.
Maria made me feel beautiful and confident I could master this at home. It's been several days, and my hair looks just as great as when I walked out the salon!

Pros: Excellent customer service, talented individuals

Cons: Parking, distance to get there from my house!

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Kami colored my hair last night and I have never been so happy! She listened to what I wanted, made great suggestions and ended up blending 3 colors together, gave me some great highlights and put a toner on that gave me exactly what I wanted. She also recommended dying my eyebrows which I was hesitant about at first but now I will have do do this every time cause I love them! She gives great haircuts and updos too.

Kami is an amazing hair stylist and I would recommend her to anyone. Plus, she keeps great company!

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★★★★★

Kami colored my hair last night and I have never been so happy! She listened to what I wanted, made great suggestions and ended up blending 3 colors together, gave me some great highlights and put a toner on that gave me exactly what I wanted. She also recommended dying my eyebrows which I was hesitant about at first but now I will have do do this every time cause I love them! She gives great haircuts and updos too.

Kami is an amazing hair stylist and I would recommend her to anyone. Plus, she keeps great company!

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Being a cancer survivor myself, I decided to make my first appointment at Gary Manuel Salon after reading a review commending the salon for it's "free buzz cuts for chemo patients." Other salons and businesses should take note and follow suit. We need more compassionate business owners. Kudos to Gary Manuel Salon for implementing this wonderful program.

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★★★★★

Being a cancer survivor myself, I decided to make my first appointment at Gary Manuel Salon after reading a review commending the salon for it's "free buzz cuts for chemo patients." Other salons and businesses should take note and follow suit. We need more compassionate business owners. Kudos to Gary Manuel Salon for implementing this wonderful program.

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Katrin is my stylist. On my daughter's recommendation I scheduled an appt with her for a consult, then we procede with the treatment. Fantastic!!!! I've been 3 times since and my hair is getting better and better. The salon is high-end but very friendly, and professional. I used to go every two weeks with a lye-based relaxer on my hair someplace else but I finally figured out it was costing me more to go there than at Gary Manual. Plus I don't get split ends and breakage any more. Love Katrin and the salon.

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★★★★★

Katrin is my stylist. On my daughter's recommendation I scheduled an appt with her for a consult, then we procede with the treatment. Fantastic!!!! I've been 3 times since and my hair is getting better and better. The salon is high-end but very friendly, and professional. I used to go every two weeks with a lye-based relaxer on my hair someplace else but I finally figured out it was costing me more to go there than at Gary Manual. Plus I don't get split ends and breakage any more. Love Katrin and the salon.

Pros: excellent

Cons: no parking

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The Gary Manuel Salon has begun a program to provide complimentary buzz cuts for women who are about to lose their hair due to chemotherapy. I was the first client under this new program and the wonderful staff turned a potentially traumatic experience into a positive one.

Words cannnot truly express my gratitude to Jean, my hairstylist and her instructor for their compassionate and caring approach. This is an example of a local business giving back to the community in a personal way and I fully intend to come back as paying client in the future.

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The Gary Manuel Salon has begun a program to provide complimentary buzz cuts for women who are about to lose their hair due to chemotherapy. I was the first client under this new program and the wonderful staff turned a potentially traumatic experience into a positive one.

Words cannnot truly express my gratitude to Jean, my hairstylist and her instructor for their compassionate and caring approach. This is an example of a local business giving back to the community in a personal way and I fully intend to come back as paying client in the future.

Pros: Professional friendly staff

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I have being going to the salon for over twenty five years. They are the best in doing color,. I don't like my hair to look artifical but I still don't want to see the grey After all these years I think my hair still looks natural but in a very good way. I still have people can't believe my hair color is not my own.

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★★★★★

I have being going to the salon for over twenty five years. They are the best in doing color,. I don't like my hair to look artifical but I still don't want to see the grey After all these years I think my hair still looks natural but in a very good way. I still have people can't believe my hair color is not my own.

Pros: No other way but to say THEY ARE THE BEST

Cons: To bad they can't buy a parking lot for me to use.

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I had a great experience at Gary Manuel. My hair is very curly, and as a result I often (well...usually) end up with terrible haircuts. Chris Archiopoli at this salon did a GREAT job with my hair. I love it! Very cool-looking and easy to style on my own. I highly recommend going to him, especially if you have curly hair.

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★★★★★

I had a great experience at Gary Manuel. My hair is very curly, and as a result I often (well...usually) end up with terrible haircuts. Chris Archiopoli at this salon did a GREAT job with my hair. I love it! Very cool-looking and easy to style on my own. I highly recommend going to him, especially if you have curly hair.

Pros: knowledgeable stylists

Cons: limited parking

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This salon is the best that I've been to, and definitely worth it! Your hair not only come out looking beautiful, but it's a haircut that is maintainable and you can still make your hair look good when you get home.

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★★★★★

This salon is the best that I've been to, and definitely worth it! Your hair not only come out looking beautiful, but it's a haircut that is maintainable and you can still make your hair look good when you get home.

Pros: Great Hair, Awesome Product, and Kami

Cons: Street Parking

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You wouldn't believe the number of compliments that I get on my haircut and - especially - the color. Stephen is extremely professional and fast. I have a terrific graduated bob with a base color and two foil colors - all reds. It's a rich tone-on-tone effect, like those silks that change color depending on how the light hits them. He's also great about mixing things up, a little change here and there to keep me from getting bored. My hair has never been healthier or looked better. By now, I've also seen many clients that he's just finishing when I arrive. Everyone comes away with their own look because he listens to them and has great range. We look like who we really are - except even better.

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★★★★★

You wouldn't believe the number of compliments that I get on my haircut and - especially - the color. Stephen is extremely professional and fast. I have a terrific graduated bob with a base color and two foil colors - all reds. It's a rich tone-on-tone effect, like those silks that change color depending on how the light hits them. He's also great about mixing things up, a little change here and there to keep me from getting bored. My hair has never been healthier or looked better. By now, I've also seen many clients that he's just finishing when I arrive. Everyone comes away with their own look because he listens to them and has great range. We look like who we really are - except even better.

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I've seen Nyesha for 5 months. My daughter even longer. We have coarse curly ethnic hair and Nyesha is the best! She can relax, cut, curl, color, highlight condition whatever you need. I see Nyesha twice a month. The salon is just that affordable but the level of professionalism warrants much more. I have seen Nyesha do all types of hair and all types of styles. My hair is shiny and yes manageable. It looks great. And, the natural products she uses will grow shiny new healthy hair for you in no time at all! See Nyesha You wont regret it!

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★★★★★

I've seen Nyesha for 5 months. My daughter even longer. We have coarse curly ethnic hair and Nyesha is the best! She can relax, cut, curl, color, highlight condition whatever you need. I see Nyesha twice a month. The salon is just that affordable but the level of professionalism warrants much more. I have seen Nyesha do all types of hair and all types of styles. My hair is shiny and yes manageable. It looks great. And, the natural products she uses will grow shiny new healthy hair for you in no time at all! See Nyesha You wont regret it!

Pros: Nyesha

Cons: None in 5 months

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I have been going to Opal since she started her training at the Gary Manuel Institue four years ago. From day one, I have never gotten a bad hair cut or a weird color. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER! My curly hair has never looked this good, Bad hair days are a thing of the past. I have to drive 2-1/2 hours one way to see Opal, but it's more than worth it. Excellent service and product.

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I have been going to Opal since she started her training at the Gary Manuel Institue four years ago. From day one, I have never gotten a bad hair cut or a weird color. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER! My curly hair has never looked this good, Bad hair days are a thing of the past. I have to drive 2-1/2 hours one way to see Opal, but it's more than worth it. Excellent service and product.

Pros: quick, professional, intuitive

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The difference between a real pro and mediocure talent is how your hair looks after you get home and wash it and let it dry naturally. The stylists at Gary Manuel consistently cut hair that looks great and the products they use for coloring are of top quality. My hair feels soft and managable even after highlights. I've been going to Gary Manuel for over 15 years and think they are worth every penny they charge!

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★★★★★

The difference between a real pro and mediocure talent is how your hair looks after you get home and wash it and let it dry naturally. The stylists at Gary Manuel consistently cut hair that looks great and the products they use for coloring are of top quality. My hair feels soft and managable even after highlights. I've been going to Gary Manuel for over 15 years and think they are worth every penny they charge!

Pros: Never had a bad cut!

Cons: Sometimes parking is tough to find.

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After spending the last 5 years with long hair that was only trimmed by students at the Gary Manuel training salon (a great bargain, if you have 3 hours for a trim!), I decided to see Stephen Pace at the main salon.

He listened to me and knew exactly what to do. I was treated like a princess and as my hair was being blown dry, I was singing that cheesy beautiful girl song!

My hair looks perfect, the color is naturally brilliant, and compliments abound.

Do yourself a favor, treat yourself to a hair cut, color, and style by a real pro. You won't regret it!

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★★★★★

After spending the last 5 years with long hair that was only trimmed by students at the Gary Manuel training salon (a great bargain, if you have 3 hours for a trim!), I decided to see Stephen Pace at the main salon.

He listened to me and knew exactly what to do. I was treated like a princess and as my hair was being blown dry, I was singing that cheesy beautiful girl song!

My hair looks perfect, the color is naturally brilliant, and compliments abound.

Do yourself a favor, treat yourself to a hair cut, color, and style by a real pro. You won't regret it!

Pros: Stephen Pace is amazing!

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Why would I drive to Seattle from Auburn several times a year to have my hair done? Stephen Pace is the answer to that question. I'm always greeted with a smile, such professionalism and at the end of the day I walk out looking great. He is a master. Oh, and by the way, I've been doing this for 25 years.

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★★★★★

Why would I drive to Seattle from Auburn several times a year to have my hair done? Stephen Pace is the answer to that question. I'm always greeted with a smile, such professionalism and at the end of the day I walk out looking great. He is a master. Oh, and by the way, I've been doing this for 25 years.

Pros: Beautiful hair everytime

Cons: None

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