Paper Doll Hair Studio

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ALOOKS SALON, a Contemporary Hair Salon and Nail Care Destination
  • 30 Post Street

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Cross street: Market St/First

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  • 408-288-6499

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Jackie (Jay) is the best stylist out there. She does exactly what you ask for. She is so clean and professional, i love her!! It's my second time coming to her and i must say there will be more and more of me. She always accommodates me,

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Jackie (Jay) is the best stylist out there. She does exactly what you ask for. She is so clean and professional, i love her!! It's my second time coming to her and i must say there will be more and more of me. She always accommodates me,

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Several of my friends recommended this salon so I decided to try it. I've gone there several times and every time has been a great experience. Jackie (Jay), is very pleasant and does her best to accommodate you. The prices are very

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Several of my friends recommended this salon so I decided to try it. I've gone there several times and every time has been a great experience. Jackie (Jay), is very pleasant and does her best to accommodate you. The prices are very

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Remember they Offer .... Free Haircut with any color services.. HIGH RECOMMENDED!!!

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Remember they Offer .... Free Haircut with any color services.. HIGH RECOMMENDED!!!

Pros: Service, Price, Staff,Location is great.

Cons: none!

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Great Hair Salon!! Jackie did a wonderful Job .... just what I want it ...See you soon Alooks.

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Great Hair Salon!! Jackie did a wonderful Job .... just what I want it ...See you soon Alooks.

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Every staff member was friendly. My stylist was Kitty, and she's phenomenal. She made me feel right at home straight away. She really listened to what I wanted in a hair style and made sure that we both understood the haircut about to

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Every staff member was friendly. My stylist was Kitty, and she's phenomenal. She made me feel right at home straight away. She really listened to what I wanted in a hair style and made sure that we both understood the haircut about to

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Kitty is phenomenally talented with both color and cut. The salon is charming and comfortable, and Kitty is a straightforward, thoughtful artist. (Also perfectionist, which might account for the amount of time and energy she puts into

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Kitty is phenomenally talented with both color and cut. The salon is charming and comfortable, and Kitty is a straightforward, thoughtful artist. (Also perfectionist, which might account for the amount of time and energy she puts into

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The salon is beautiful... the staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. My Stylist did a great job on my hair and I would definitely go back to her. This place was great and I highly recommend it.

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The salon is beautiful... the staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. My Stylist did a great job on my hair and I would definitely go back to her. This place was great and I highly recommend it.

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Great staff too! For the first time I got what I asked for. Kitty your the best. Everybody at work wants to know where I got my hair cut.

I like the appointment online.

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Great staff too! For the first time I got what I asked for. Kitty your the best. Everybody at work wants to know where I got my hair cut.

I like the appointment online.

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Ever been one of those people who leapfrog around to different doctors, dentists, or even hair salons, until you find the right fit? Once you do find it, you hold on to it, because you know its like catching lightning in a bottle. Well, I

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Ever been one of those people who leapfrog around to different doctors, dentists, or even hair salons, until you find the right fit? Once you do find it, you hold on to it, because you know its like catching lightning in a bottle. Well, I

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My hair has natural curls, frizz, and always has dry split-ends. So I getting Keragreen Treatment !!!
Update:
Ok, so it's been one week since getting my Keragreen Keratin Smoothing Treatment. My hair still looks great! My ends were a

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My hair has natural curls, frizz, and always has dry split-ends. So I getting Keragreen Treatment !!!
Update:
Ok, so it's been one week since getting my Keragreen Keratin Smoothing Treatment. My hair still looks great! My ends were a

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I HAVE BEEN GOING TO JOY FOR LESS THAN A YEAR. Every time I made the appointment I only have certain hours available. I don't have time to find a new stylish so I tried to be patience. When I arrived at the salon for my hair appointment

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I HAVE BEEN GOING TO JOY FOR LESS THAN A YEAR. Every time I made the appointment I only have certain hours available. I don't have time to find a new stylish so I tried to be patience. When I arrived at the salon for my hair appointment

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Janell is AWESOME! I called her on a friday morning and I wasn't expecting a call back the same day, but surprisingly within hours, I had an appointment for the same day. I told her exactly what I wanted and she gave me exactly that! I

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Janell is AWESOME! I called her on a friday morning and I wasn't expecting a call back the same day, but surprisingly within hours, I had an appointment for the same day. I told her exactly what I wanted and she gave me exactly that! I

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Great!

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Great!

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I always hate getting my hair color and cut because it's never quite right, but she gave me exactly what I wanted, even though I wasn't very articulate in describing what I wanted! I am always going to Nina from now on.

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I always hate getting my hair color and cut because it's never quite right, but she gave me exactly what I wanted, even though I wasn't very articulate in describing what I wanted! I am always going to Nina from now on.

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I have been coming to Jenell at Alooks for months now. I had been searching for a good local stylist for a few years before that. Jenell came highly recommended for her expertise with color. My hair has never looked better. Her skills

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I have been coming to Jenell at Alooks for months now. I had been searching for a good local stylist for a few years before that. Jenell came highly recommended for her expertise with color. My hair has never looked better. Her skills

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We moved here a year ago and needed to find a new colorist/stylist for my wife..My wife went here after read reccomendation from this website and requested NINA.. . My wife had gorgeous brown hair . Nina give her highlights were

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We moved here a year ago and needed to find a new colorist/stylist for my wife..My wife went here after read reccomendation from this website and requested NINA.. . My wife had gorgeous brown hair . Nina give her highlights were

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love love love Alooks! I've never felt I had to yelp bout stuff but I thought people should know. I admit I was trying to get an appointment with Joy but that lady is booked forever. So I took a chance and booked an appointment with Janell.
She was awesome! My Color and haircut rocks! Don't wait just book with Janell!

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love love love Alooks! I've never felt I had to yelp bout stuff but I thought people should know. I admit I was trying to get an appointment with Joy but that lady is booked forever. So I took a chance and booked an appointment with Janell.
She was awesome! My Color and haircut rocks! Don't wait just book with Janell!

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I got my hair done with Joy and loved it! My hair is very difficult to work with, it is very thick. Most other stylists I have been to were almost scared it seemed to work with it. It took Joy almost half the time to do my hair then my last stylist. And my color turned out even better then I could have imagined. She really is a natrual at her talent and knows what she is doing. It is worth every penny!

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I got my hair done with Joy and loved it! My hair is very difficult to work with, it is very thick. Most other stylists I have been to were almost scared it seemed to work with it. It took Joy almost half the time to do my hair then my last stylist. And my color turned out even better then I could have imagined. She really is a natrual at her talent and knows what she is doing. It is worth every penny!

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KITTY was my stylist..and did a FANTASTIC job!!! I always say I'm not picky about my hair but that is absolutely the opposite. Even when I've paid over for a cut/color, I still had to direct the stylist as she went along. (Why???) Not with Kitty...she fully analyzed what I wanted now with my hair, and in the future, to provide me with a cut that would really make me happy...and it did! I Love it! The salon was beautiful, clean, friendly, accomodating, and talent. You also get the most relaxing shampoo that also serves as a mini-massage! Every other stylist was also doing great work! I'm very pleased with my hair, will certainly be back, and encourage you to try it!!

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KITTY was my stylist..and did a FANTASTIC job!!! I always say I'm not picky about my hair but that is absolutely the opposite. Even when I've paid over for a cut/color, I still had to direct the stylist as she went along. (Why???) Not with Kitty...she fully analyzed what I wanted now with my hair, and in the future, to provide me with a cut that would really make me happy...and it did! I Love it! The salon was beautiful, clean, friendly, accomodating, and talent. You also get the most relaxing shampoo that also serves as a mini-massage! Every other stylist was also doing great work! I'm very pleased with my hair, will certainly be back, and encourage you to try it!!

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I love going to see Joy to get my color and cut done.She has been doing my hair for years and has always done amazing work. She stays up to date on everything and really knows style. I get complements all the time. Everyone wants to know my secret well go and see JOY.

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I love going to see Joy to get my color and cut done.She has been doing my hair for years and has always done amazing work. She stays up to date on everything and really knows style. I get complements all the time. Everyone wants to know my secret well go and see JOY.

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this place is clean and so good. And they do a THOROUGH job.
Kitty is the women! She really spends time on your hair as if it's his own. I have been here 3 times (2 for color and 1 for haircut) and have never ever been disappointed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Especially for those that dont want to spend too much money but dont want Supercuts either.
Ask for KITTY!

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this place is clean and so good. And they do a THOROUGH job.
Kitty is the women! She really spends time on your hair as if it's his own. I have been here 3 times (2 for color and 1 for haircut) and have never ever been disappointed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Especially for those that dont want to spend too much money but dont want Supercuts either.
Ask for KITTY!

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I have long, thick, frizzy, naturally wavy hair - real Latina horse hair and tons of it, you know what I mean? So it has always been hard to find that person that knows what to do with it, how to cut it, what color I'm trying to describe, etc. NINA knows exactly what do to with my hair and totally gets my style. Plus, the vibe at the salon is warm and welcoming .
The Brazilian Blowout that Nina has done twice for me. It has really changed the texture of my hair - it is soft, smooth, and takes much less time to blowdry straight. When I use the flat iron - it's like silk. I could get my hair like this before but with a LOT MORE EFFORT and TIME. I'm HOOKED! The funny thing is, now that I spend much less time on my hair I've been spending more time on my eye make-up -- go figure!

Thank you for make me feel GOOD!!!

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I have long, thick, frizzy, naturally wavy hair - real Latina horse hair and tons of it, you know what I mean? So it has always been hard to find that person that knows what to do with it, how to cut it, what color I'm trying to describe, etc. NINA knows exactly what do to with my hair and totally gets my style. Plus, the vibe at the salon is warm and welcoming .
The Brazilian Blowout that Nina has done twice for me. It has really changed the texture of my hair - it is soft, smooth, and takes much less time to blowdry straight. When I use the flat iron - it's like silk. I could get my hair like this before but with a LOT MORE EFFORT and TIME. I'm HOOKED! The funny thing is, now that I spend much less time on my hair I've been spending more time on my eye make-up -- go figure!

Thank you for make me feel GOOD!!!

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This place is incredible! My stylist is NNA and she is so much fun and is not intimidated by the bold haircuts/styles I want. I trust her completely.

The atmosphere is perfect; always offering something to drink, and always smiling and friendly. My first time at Alooks was 3 days after a long-term boyfriend dumped me, and it was there that I first felt truly happy after the breakup. I seriously couldn't stop smiling.
Alooks is fabulous, friendly, and fun. It's also amazingly well priced! I feel like what I get is worth way more than they charge. I feel like a million bucks every time.

I have had so many compliments on my haircuts from NINA, even Days after it's been cut. I've gone to other salons before and payed the same price and had horrible haircuts each time where they load your hair with products, don't do what you want, and don't try very hard to make you look good. Alooks is soooo much better!!!!!
Next Time like to try the Brazillian Blowout.

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This place is incredible! My stylist is NNA and she is so much fun and is not intimidated by the bold haircuts/styles I want. I trust her completely.

The atmosphere is perfect; always offering something to drink, and always smiling and friendly. My first time at Alooks was 3 days after a long-term boyfriend dumped me, and it was there that I first felt truly happy after the breakup. I seriously couldn't stop smiling.
Alooks is fabulous, friendly, and fun. It's also amazingly well priced! I feel like what I get is worth way more than they charge. I feel like a million bucks every time.

I have had so many compliments on my haircuts from NINA, even Days after it's been cut. I've gone to other salons before and payed the same price and had horrible haircuts each time where they load your hair with products, don't do what you want, and don't try very hard to make you look good. Alooks is soooo much better!!!!!
Next Time like to try the Brazillian Blowout.

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Absolutely amazing! Michael was the mastermind behind my new haircut. He was fun to talk with during the whole time he spent on my hair. I love my new haircut, and I am so happy to have met MICHAEL. Thanks Citysearch for pointing me in the right direction!.
I will send my husband next Tuesday Mike!.

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Absolutely amazing! Michael was the mastermind behind my new haircut. He was fun to talk with during the whole time he spent on my hair. I love my new haircut, and I am so happy to have met MICHAEL. Thanks Citysearch for pointing me in the right direction!.
I will send my husband next Tuesday Mike!.

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I found this place from a co-worker and I checked it out on citysearch. I hadn't cut my hair for over year because my last hair stylist did a terrible job and I had to wait for my hair to grow longer. I heard really great things about NINA so I wanted to give her a try.

NINA is awesome! She listened to what I wanted and gave me advise on how to take care of my hair. She also gave me color & highlights . I have gotten so many great compliments on my hair and I tell them Nina did it. In addition she is great in cutting bangs! .
I Hightly recomend this Salon, Plus is a good deal to have FREE haircut with this economy !,and I did my reseach about the color they used GOLDWELL on let my tell you is the best color line.

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I found this place from a co-worker and I checked it out on citysearch. I hadn't cut my hair for over year because my last hair stylist did a terrible job and I had to wait for my hair to grow longer. I heard really great things about NINA so I wanted to give her a try.

NINA is awesome! She listened to what I wanted and gave me advise on how to take care of my hair. She also gave me color & highlights . I have gotten so many great compliments on my hair and I tell them Nina did it. In addition she is great in cutting bangs! .
I Hightly recomend this Salon, Plus is a good deal to have FREE haircut with this economy !,and I did my reseach about the color they used GOLDWELL on let my tell you is the best color line.

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I moved to San Jose about a year and a half ago. Prior to my move I went through 7 different hair dressers, never finding one that I felt was worth going back to. A family friend recommended I go to JOY at alooks salon when I got to San Jose and I can now say...my search for a steady hair dresser is now over. Joy is an amazing hair dresser. I love changing my look a lot and feel comfortable to go to her with no game plan and let her do what she thinks will look best. Every time my appointment is over I leave astonished that my hair looks even better than the time before. My color has never looked better and she has made the dreadful experience of growing my hair out an easy process. I actually really look forward to my hair appointments with Joy because not only do I get the best head massage every time, but I also get to relax and laugh with her, allowing me to escape from my insanely hectic life.

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I moved to San Jose about a year and a half ago. Prior to my move I went through 7 different hair dressers, never finding one that I felt was worth going back to. A family friend recommended I go to JOY at alooks salon when I got to San Jose and I can now say...my search for a steady hair dresser is now over. Joy is an amazing hair dresser. I love changing my look a lot and feel comfortable to go to her with no game plan and let her do what she thinks will look best. Every time my appointment is over I leave astonished that my hair looks even better than the time before. My color has never looked better and she has made the dreadful experience of growing my hair out an easy process. I actually really look forward to my hair appointments with Joy because not only do I get the best head massage every time, but I also get to relax and laugh with her, allowing me to escape from my insanely hectic life.

Pros: always leave happy

Cons: sometimes parking

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I was definitely in need of a stylist who can salvage my out of control hair.
Of course, I found this place on Citysearch. I did a lot of research and read every person's reviews because I did not want to end up at yet another overpriced salon with stuck up stylists. No, you won't find that here.

My stylist was Michael, I really went in there without a clue as to what I wanted to do with my hair and he gave me some great options . We ended up getting this really amazing color for my hair and the cut is wonderful. I wanted him to keep it long but add more life to it. He really is a genius in my opinion. Michael asked about my washing habits and gave me long scalp massage and some great tips to tackle my issue with oily hair.
The pricing is pretty good too. At the other salons I had gone to, they were double the amount (that had turned me away from salons for quite sometime, hence the unruly mane.).

Overall, I love this place and its unfortunate I didn't find it sooner. I could've saved my money from all those overpriced places. My hair feels and looks great, making me look and feel great as well.

Thanks Michael! I will definitely be back again.

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I was definitely in need of a stylist who can salvage my out of control hair.
Of course, I found this place on Citysearch. I did a lot of research and read every person's reviews because I did not want to end up at yet another overpriced salon with stuck up stylists. No, you won't find that here.

My stylist was Michael, I really went in there without a clue as to what I wanted to do with my hair and he gave me some great options . We ended up getting this really amazing color for my hair and the cut is wonderful. I wanted him to keep it long but add more life to it. He really is a genius in my opinion. Michael asked about my washing habits and gave me long scalp massage and some great tips to tackle my issue with oily hair.
The pricing is pretty good too. At the other salons I had gone to, they were double the amount (that had turned me away from salons for quite sometime, hence the unruly mane.).

Overall, I love this place and its unfortunate I didn't find it sooner. I could've saved my money from all those overpriced places. My hair feels and looks great, making me look and feel great as well.

Thanks Michael! I will definitely be back again.

Pros: great scalp massage

Cons: none

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Back in March my hair was a hot mess of home color attempts to hide gray. I had several colors, bleached hi-lights, and still some gray. I knew I needed professional help, seriously, but who?? Previous dissatisfied trips to several salons had gotten me to where I was trying to do it myself and failing. And then.......a co-worker recommended Michael.

oh WOW!!! Talk about a miracle - Michael is fantastic - a color correction savior! He was able to undo all my mistakes and bring my thick long mess of hair to a beautiful state of natural looking color, hi-lights and shimmer, and gave me a new style as well.

I went back yesterday for a touch up of color and refreshed cut, again it is fabulous!

who's my stylist now? it's hey Michael,Michael,Michael!
He's the only one who will be messing with my hair from now on!

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★★★★★

Back in March my hair was a hot mess of home color attempts to hide gray. I had several colors, bleached hi-lights, and still some gray. I knew I needed professional help, seriously, but who?? Previous dissatisfied trips to several salons had gotten me to where I was trying to do it myself and failing. And then.......a co-worker recommended Michael.

oh WOW!!! Talk about a miracle - Michael is fantastic - a color correction savior! He was able to undo all my mistakes and bring my thick long mess of hair to a beautiful state of natural looking color, hi-lights and shimmer, and gave me a new style as well.

I went back yesterday for a touch up of color and refreshed cut, again it is fabulous!

who's my stylist now? it's hey Michael,Michael,Michael!
He's the only one who will be messing with my hair from now on!

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Back in March my hair was a hot mess of home color attempts to hide gray. I had several colors, bleached hi-lights, and still some gray. I knew I needed professional help, seriously, but who?? Previous dissatisfied trips to several salons had gotten me to where I was trying to do it myself and failing. And then.......a co-worker recommended Nina.

oh WOW!!! Talk about a miracle - Nina is fantastic - a color correction savior! She was able to undo all my mistakes and bring my thick long mess of hair to a beautiful state of natural looking color, hi-lights and shimmer, and gave me a new style as well.

I went back Saturday for a touch up of color and refreshed cut, again it is fabulous!

who's my stylist now? it's hey Nina, Nina, Nina!!
She's the only one who will be messing with my hair from now on!

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★★★★★

Back in March my hair was a hot mess of home color attempts to hide gray. I had several colors, bleached hi-lights, and still some gray. I knew I needed professional help, seriously, but who?? Previous dissatisfied trips to several salons had gotten me to where I was trying to do it myself and failing. And then.......a co-worker recommended Nina.

oh WOW!!! Talk about a miracle - Nina is fantastic - a color correction savior! She was able to undo all my mistakes and bring my thick long mess of hair to a beautiful state of natural looking color, hi-lights and shimmer, and gave me a new style as well.

I went back Saturday for a touch up of color and refreshed cut, again it is fabulous!

who's my stylist now? it's hey Nina, Nina, Nina!!
She's the only one who will be messing with my hair from now on!

Pros: online appoinments

Cons: None

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First of all, I really love that you can book appointments online through their website. I am currently having to do battle with my iPhone to get service in the middle of San Jose where I live, so talking on the phone is always dicey. Being able to circumvent the dropped call problem and book online was a huge relief! Also, Stylist called me the day before and left a message confirming the appointment, which I was hoping they'd do (even if it's booked online, it's still nice to get a human being confirming the appointment).

I really liked the atmosphere and service. I arrived a few minutes early and was offered water,,etc.. while I waited . A few minutes later, NiNA came and got me and showed me to her station. I went in for an all over color/hl and basic cut and walked out of there with exactly what I asked for. Yvonne was super and professional it was a fine time had by all. She wisely steered me away from doing a true black dye on my naturally dark blonde/light brown hair (though it's been years since I've seen my natural hair color) and opted for a very dark brown instead and highlights. The color is fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased.

The cut is also very nice,
All in all, I'd say this was a good salon experience and right on par with what I would expect from this price point. I'll be going again when the time comes for a color touch up and a trim.

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First of all, I really love that you can book appointments online through their website. I am currently having to do battle with my iPhone to get service in the middle of San Jose where I live, so talking on the phone is always dicey. Being able to circumvent the dropped call problem and book online was a huge relief! Also, Stylist called me the day before and left a message confirming the appointment, which I was hoping they'd do (even if it's booked online, it's still nice to get a human being confirming the appointment).

I really liked the atmosphere and service. I arrived a few minutes early and was offered water,,etc.. while I waited . A few minutes later, NiNA came and got me and showed me to her station. I went in for an all over color/hl and basic cut and walked out of there with exactly what I asked for. Yvonne was super and professional it was a fine time had by all. She wisely steered me away from doing a true black dye on my naturally dark blonde/light brown hair (though it's been years since I've seen my natural hair color) and opted for a very dark brown instead and highlights. The color is fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased.

The cut is also very nice,
All in all, I'd say this was a good salon experience and right on par with what I would expect from this price point. I'll be going again when the time comes for a color touch up and a trim.

Pros: professional

Cons: none

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absolutely amazing!

I'm always timid and shy when going to see a new stylist, because somehow, something always goes wrong. Sometimes the cut is too short, or the bangs are botched, but this time, I'm completely happy with what NINA has done with it.
I went from hair down to my butt, cut off two feet of hair, and now have a nice square bob right above my shoulders. I felt very comfortable having NINA chop off my hair and work her magic on the new look.

I think I've found my stylist in San Jose.

Tip: Take advantage of the online booking, and plan ahead. I booked one month ahead and he had lots of openings, when the time neared, NIN was all booked up for 3 weeks

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absolutely amazing!

I'm always timid and shy when going to see a new stylist, because somehow, something always goes wrong. Sometimes the cut is too short, or the bangs are botched, but this time, I'm completely happy with what NINA has done with it.
I went from hair down to my butt, cut off two feet of hair, and now have a nice square bob right above my shoulders. I felt very comfortable having NINA chop off my hair and work her magic on the new look.

I think I've found my stylist in San Jose.

Tip: Take advantage of the online booking, and plan ahead. I booked one month ahead and he had lots of openings, when the time neared, NIN was all booked up for 3 weeks

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I honestly gave up writing reviews on here but the service I received from Alooks Salon was GREAT! I had to write a review!

My stylist was NINA. I chose her because of the positive reviews I've read about her AND for the fact that she works with curly haired folks, like myself. Not everyone knows how to deal with curly hair but she was just AWESOME!!! She walks you through all your options & is really patient with you when making decisions. I've had the same hair style for years now because of having a number of really bad haircuts. I was terrified to try something new. She reassured me what she would be doing would work out...and it did!

I got color, highlights & a new hair style. I was listening to the other stylists chat while NINA was doing my hair & it was quite obvious that they know their stuff. Everyone there was so knowledgeable & very friendly. I got a good vibe from the place when I first walked in. I was only supposed to have a consultation at first but was convinced NINA would do great with my hair so my consultation turned into my appt immediately! I think I spent almost 3 hours with her.

I'm really happy with the outcome. The new cut & color takes some getting used to but that's not saying anything bad...it's just so weird to see myself so different after so many years :). Change is good.
Alooks and NINA rocks!!!!!

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★★★★★

I honestly gave up writing reviews on here but the service I received from Alooks Salon was GREAT! I had to write a review!

My stylist was NINA. I chose her because of the positive reviews I've read about her AND for the fact that she works with curly haired folks, like myself. Not everyone knows how to deal with curly hair but she was just AWESOME!!! She walks you through all your options & is really patient with you when making decisions. I've had the same hair style for years now because of having a number of really bad haircuts. I was terrified to try something new. She reassured me what she would be doing would work out...and it did!

I got color, highlights & a new hair style. I was listening to the other stylists chat while NINA was doing my hair & it was quite obvious that they know their stuff. Everyone there was so knowledgeable & very friendly. I got a good vibe from the place when I first walked in. I was only supposed to have a consultation at first but was convinced NINA would do great with my hair so my consultation turned into my appt immediately! I think I spent almost 3 hours with her.

I'm really happy with the outcome. The new cut & color takes some getting used to but that's not saying anything bad...it's just so weird to see myself so different after so many years :). Change is good.
Alooks and NINA rocks!!!!!

Pros: good vibe !

Cons: none

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I just adore NINA! Let me just start off by saying that I never stick with a hair stylist long. Usually a few do's and I'm done. I walked into Alooks Salon with severely damaged hair from a bad bleach job (I have dark hair!) From that moment on, my hair became NINA'S! She has taught me which styles fit my face and body type, what I need to do to get my hair back in shape, and best of all....She has treated me like a dear friend from the beginning! I use to pay 25 bucks for a hair cut, I am paying more now and could care less!!! People go crazy when I tell them I pay 50, but believe me....it is worth every dime and I would pay 100 just to have Nina work on my hair! 1 year later and my hair is in the best shape it has ever been. Nina made me wait for highlights....but I finally have beautiful ones! The staff there is wonderful as well!! She is perfect to see for a fancy night out or just wanting to look sexy!

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★★★★★

I just adore NINA! Let me just start off by saying that I never stick with a hair stylist long. Usually a few do's and I'm done. I walked into Alooks Salon with severely damaged hair from a bad bleach job (I have dark hair!) From that moment on, my hair became NINA'S! She has taught me which styles fit my face and body type, what I need to do to get my hair back in shape, and best of all....She has treated me like a dear friend from the beginning! I use to pay 25 bucks for a hair cut, I am paying more now and could care less!!! People go crazy when I tell them I pay 50, but believe me....it is worth every dime and I would pay 100 just to have Nina work on my hair! 1 year later and my hair is in the best shape it has ever been. Nina made me wait for highlights....but I finally have beautiful ones! The staff there is wonderful as well!! She is perfect to see for a fancy night out or just wanting to look sexy!

Pros: friendly staff!

Cons: need to go early to fiend parking!

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I moved to San Jose a few years ago and have been trying to find a stylist that was good, and not over priced. I never found a place or stylist that I loved. Finally, I came across Alooks Salon and gave them a call. I was able to get an appointment with Joy. I told her that I wasn't sure what I wanted. Something a little crazy but still professional and she gave me an amazing cut and color. We had some great conversation throughout the entire appointment, and she gave me some great tips on what I could do with my hair. Not just tips that are easy for stylist but that I can do at home that doesn't take long. Joy is amazing and I can't wait to go back when its time and see what she might do next.

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★★★★★

I moved to San Jose a few years ago and have been trying to find a stylist that was good, and not over priced. I never found a place or stylist that I loved. Finally, I came across Alooks Salon and gave them a call. I was able to get an appointment with Joy. I told her that I wasn't sure what I wanted. Something a little crazy but still professional and she gave me an amazing cut and color. We had some great conversation throughout the entire appointment, and she gave me some great tips on what I could do with my hair. Not just tips that are easy for stylist but that I can do at home that doesn't take long. Joy is amazing and I can't wait to go back when its time and see what she might do next.

Pros: you will be amazed

Cons: sometimes parking

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Got my hair cut & colored by ERIN last hollyday(new year) - love it! This is the best cut and color I've gotten in years!
I had a general idea what I wanted, but also wanted to get some suggestions from ERIN since she's the pro. Usually, when I get a haircut, it pretty much ends up looking like a refreshed version of the cut I already had - even when I ask for something different. ERIN made some great suggestions on the cut and color, and my hair turned out fabulous. I have a totally fresh look and feel like I've had a makeover! I also love that she took the time to show me what products to use and how to style and blowdry my hair so I can (hopefully) duplicate the look myself at home.
I've been to about 4 different stylists in the last 2 years, and never stuck with anyone for more than a couple haircuts. I'm so thankful to Citysearch for helping me find ALOOKS Salon and ERIN - I will be going back!

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★★★★★

Got my hair cut & colored by ERIN last hollyday(new year) - love it! This is the best cut and color I've gotten in years!
I had a general idea what I wanted, but also wanted to get some suggestions from ERIN since she's the pro. Usually, when I get a haircut, it pretty much ends up looking like a refreshed version of the cut I already had - even when I ask for something different. ERIN made some great suggestions on the cut and color, and my hair turned out fabulous. I have a totally fresh look and feel like I've had a makeover! I also love that she took the time to show me what products to use and how to style and blowdry my hair so I can (hopefully) duplicate the look myself at home.
I've been to about 4 different stylists in the last 2 years, and never stuck with anyone for more than a couple haircuts. I'm so thankful to Citysearch for helping me find ALOOKS Salon and ERIN - I will be going back!

Pros: very nice customer service!

Cons: parking!

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I had my HAIR and MAKEUP done by JOY for a wedding - i basically showed her a picture of Reese Witherspoon and said i wanted my hair like that, parted to the side with soft curls. She gave me exactly what i wanted and more. I've never felt so glamorous in my life!! I was getting compliments on my hair all night!

She also does makeup! All i said was that i wanted a natural look - and she gave me a natural look with a bit of glam. i loved it!

I was also surprised that Joy openly gave me hair styling tips and suggestions on products that she thinks are great. Most stylists won't do that and will try to sell you on they're own products.

Shes patient, has a great personality, is able to give u what you want even if you don't really know what you want, and i am absolutely satified with her service. She's awesome!!

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★★★★★

I had my HAIR and MAKEUP done by JOY for a wedding - i basically showed her a picture of Reese Witherspoon and said i wanted my hair like that, parted to the side with soft curls. She gave me exactly what i wanted and more. I've never felt so glamorous in my life!! I was getting compliments on my hair all night!

She also does makeup! All i said was that i wanted a natural look - and she gave me a natural look with a bit of glam. i loved it!

I was also surprised that Joy openly gave me hair styling tips and suggestions on products that she thinks are great. Most stylists won't do that and will try to sell you on they're own products.

Shes patient, has a great personality, is able to give u what you want even if you don't really know what you want, and i am absolutely satified with her service. She's awesome!!

Pros: you'll get exactly what you want

Cons: none

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All my life since my teenage years, I have always had long hair. I did not cut it when Demi Moore's boy cut was all the rage. I did not cut it when long hair were deemed to be old fashioned. It's not that I did not want to be fashionable, but I have always been afraid that I'd look like a freak.

When my best friend, Melinda, cut her hair short, she pretty much raved about Alooks. I decided to give myself the chance and find out for myself.

I got a bob cut. I got it from Alooks. And OMG, I have been very satisfied with their service. They not only give you the look you want, they also teach you how to style your hair when you do not have time to blow dry, what shampoos to use and generally how to take care of your new look.

They really make going back something to look forward to.

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★★★★★

All my life since my teenage years, I have always had long hair. I did not cut it when Demi Moore's boy cut was all the rage. I did not cut it when long hair were deemed to be old fashioned. It's not that I did not want to be fashionable, but I have always been afraid that I'd look like a freak.

When my best friend, Melinda, cut her hair short, she pretty much raved about Alooks. I decided to give myself the chance and find out for myself.

I got a bob cut. I got it from Alooks. And OMG, I have been very satisfied with their service. They not only give you the look you want, they also teach you how to style your hair when you do not have time to blow dry, what shampoos to use and generally how to take care of your new look.

They really make going back something to look forward to.

Pros: Great competent staff, professional service

Cons: Out of my way

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I have been coming to see JOY for a long time now and have always been amazed at how much she really does care about making you look your very best. I know that I can always trust that she knows exactly what she is doing and she has never failed me. She is a natrual at doing what she does! You just know it when you speak with her and see what quality work she does. I always get my color, cut, and amazing natrual looking extensions from her. You have to go to her and you will know what I mean! she is really the greatest stylist I have gone to and I will continue to see for a very long time!

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★★★★★

I have been coming to see JOY for a long time now and have always been amazed at how much she really does care about making you look your very best. I know that I can always trust that she knows exactly what she is doing and she has never failed me. She is a natrual at doing what she does! You just know it when you speak with her and see what quality work she does. I always get my color, cut, and amazing natrual looking extensions from her. You have to go to her and you will know what I mean! she is really the greatest stylist I have gone to and I will continue to see for a very long time!

Pros: great service, very professional

Cons: you will become addicted

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I was at the salon Saturday for a hair cut and color. You of course did a great job. But I left the salon with a bit of a worry in my head if i was ever gonna look that way again... that it was gonna be another time when hair looks good the day you cut it and its all bad from the next day when you don't have time or patience to style it... But I'm really HAPPY.. it looks great even after the natural waves kicked in... Thanks a lot NINA.

I'll see you again in a few months time..

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★★★★★

I was at the salon Saturday for a hair cut and color. You of course did a great job. But I left the salon with a bit of a worry in my head if i was ever gonna look that way again... that it was gonna be another time when hair looks good the day you cut it and its all bad from the next day when you don't have time or patience to style it... But I'm really HAPPY.. it looks great even after the natural waves kicked in... Thanks a lot NINA.

I'll see you again in a few months time..

Pros: great customer service!

Cons: parking!

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For a long time I was cutting my own hair because I couldn't bring myself to pay someone else a butt load of money to do something that I just found, blah...I can ruin my own hair for free! NINA at Alooks has changed all this for me!......
The salon is soooo conveniently close to my work that I often make my appointments during my lunch breaks; I always feel better about going back to work after being pampered and beautified. NINA is super sweet and always does an amazing job with my hair. I've basically told her I'm not afraid of anything, so she can cut off as much hair as she'd like and just have fun with it. I used to have really short hair, but I've been growing it out for the past couple of years; NINA has given me a style that gives me the funky, choppy edge I like, but still keeping some length without giving me a crazy mullet.

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★★★★★

For a long time I was cutting my own hair because I couldn't bring myself to pay someone else a butt load of money to do something that I just found, blah...I can ruin my own hair for free! NINA at Alooks has changed all this for me!......
The salon is soooo conveniently close to my work that I often make my appointments during my lunch breaks; I always feel better about going back to work after being pampered and beautified. NINA is super sweet and always does an amazing job with my hair. I've basically told her I'm not afraid of anything, so she can cut off as much hair as she'd like and just have fun with it. I used to have really short hair, but I've been growing it out for the past couple of years; NINA has given me a style that gives me the funky, choppy edge I like, but still keeping some length without giving me a crazy mullet.

Pros: I am Happy..

Cons: none

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I have been searching for a good hair salon for the longest time and I finally found my soul mate hair stylest here. Everyone here is very friendly and nice. Nina does great job on my highlights. I get at least one complement on my hair every day. Nina knows exactly how I want my hair done and she knows exactly what style looks good on different faces. I used to dread going to salons because sometimes it takes hours to get highlights, but Alooks keep me entertained the whole time that I never get bored. I actually look forward to going in to get my hair done. I would totally recommend this place.

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I have been searching for a good hair salon for the longest time and I finally found my soul mate hair stylest here. Everyone here is very friendly and nice. Nina does great job on my highlights. I get at least one complement on my hair every day. Nina knows exactly how I want my hair done and she knows exactly what style looks good on different faces. I used to dread going to salons because sometimes it takes hours to get highlights, but Alooks keep me entertained the whole time that I never get bored. I actually look forward to going in to get my hair done. I would totally recommend this place.

Pros: Customer Services!!!

Cons: parking

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My stylist is on vacation, so when I called i told the receptionist that and told her I wanted someone who was a little like her. They set me up with NINA and boy am I glad they did!!! NINA is the best! I sat down and we just strat choppin it up like we had known eachother forever. I showed her what i wanted and she was very honest with me and told me it would be a process and that I couldn't just do it in one sitting. my vivit was about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I am still getting compliments!! Thanks NINA!!!! Can't wait to see you again!! "Donot be afraid to try a diferente stylist from Alooks"

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★★★★★

My stylist is on vacation, so when I called i told the receptionist that and told her I wanted someone who was a little like her. They set me up with NINA and boy am I glad they did!!! NINA is the best! I sat down and we just strat choppin it up like we had known eachother forever. I showed her what i wanted and she was very honest with me and told me it would be a process and that I couldn't just do it in one sitting. my vivit was about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I am still getting compliments!! Thanks NINA!!!! Can't wait to see you again!! "Donot be afraid to try a diferente stylist from Alooks"

Pros: great customer services!!!!

Cons: parking

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Vivian is perfectionist and loves her work. I've been her client for about 4 years and have never been disappointed. She chooses the hair color and style that suites best for me and works with me. She is funny, her personality just flows constantly and you feel totally relaxed and welcomed. My hair's never looked sooo good. I got so much compliments through out the years. Thanks to Vivian! She is the best ever!

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★★★★★

Vivian is perfectionist and loves her work. I've been her client for about 4 years and have never been disappointed. She chooses the hair color and style that suites best for me and works with me. She is funny, her personality just flows constantly and you feel totally relaxed and welcomed. My hair's never looked sooo good. I got so much compliments through out the years. Thanks to Vivian! She is the best ever!

Pros: very creative

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THE BEST!!! No kidding!! I had my first visit to Alooks this morning. JOY gave the best haircut of my life! She is such a sweetheart and so easy to talk to. And very entertaining...No one else will ever cut my hair again! I cannot believe how great it looks!!
First of all, everyone is so friendly and wonderful. Everyone is smiling and clearly happy to be there. The place is immaculate, bright and cheerful. The most amazing thing was that everyone in there had a style that looked perfect.
I have never been in such a clean salon. There are no chemical smells or weird stuff flying around. I can honestly say this was the cleanest and most friendly salon I have ever been to. You know that feeling when you walk into a strange place and everyone gives you the "once over?" Not here...You walk in and everyone smiles and says hello. You'll be offered a water and it will feel like you're visiting friends. I just loved it so much!! I wish you could see the haircut JOY gave me!! Its so great!! ERIN cut my mom hair this morning and her hair looked absolutely stunning. She knew just how to cut it to perfectly show off her face.
As I said, every haircut I saw was just gorgeous. Don't hesitate for minute to try ALOOKS. I would rather pay a few extra dollars and leave feeling like a million, wouldn't you? I wish I could give the 10 stars!! JOY, you are AMAZING!!! Thank you!!

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★★★★★

THE BEST!!! No kidding!! I had my first visit to Alooks this morning. JOY gave the best haircut of my life! She is such a sweetheart and so easy to talk to. And very entertaining...No one else will ever cut my hair again! I cannot believe how great it looks!!
First of all, everyone is so friendly and wonderful. Everyone is smiling and clearly happy to be there. The place is immaculate, bright and cheerful. The most amazing thing was that everyone in there had a style that looked perfect.
I have never been in such a clean salon. There are no chemical smells or weird stuff flying around. I can honestly say this was the cleanest and most friendly salon I have ever been to. You know that feeling when you walk into a strange place and everyone gives you the "once over?" Not here...You walk in and everyone smiles and says hello. You'll be offered a water and it will feel like you're visiting friends. I just loved it so much!! I wish you could see the haircut JOY gave me!! Its so great!! ERIN cut my mom hair this morning and her hair looked absolutely stunning. She knew just how to cut it to perfectly show off her face.
As I said, every haircut I saw was just gorgeous. Don't hesitate for minute to try ALOOKS. I would rather pay a few extra dollars and leave feeling like a million, wouldn't you? I wish I could give the 10 stars!! JOY, you are AMAZING!!! Thank you!!

Pros: Friendly staff.

Cons: parking

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I have tried stylists all over California, and have never been as consistently thrilled with anyone as much as Joy. She not only listens closely to what you want, but also will be honest with you about what will look good on you given your face shape, coloring and hair type. After over 20 years of having long hair, I decided I was ready for a big change, and last week Joy cut off more than 9 inches of hair. She gave me an amazing cut and style, and made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. Everyone that leaves her styling chair looks like they just walked out of a fashion magazine. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting a fantastic cut, color and/or style!!

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★★★★★

I have tried stylists all over California, and have never been as consistently thrilled with anyone as much as Joy. She not only listens closely to what you want, but also will be honest with you about what will look good on you given your face shape, coloring and hair type. After over 20 years of having long hair, I decided I was ready for a big change, and last week Joy cut off more than 9 inches of hair. She gave me an amazing cut and style, and made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. Everyone that leaves her styling chair looks like they just walked out of a fashion magazine. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting a fantastic cut, color and/or style!!

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: parking sometimes

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I visited Alooks Salon for the first time about two months ago. I had my color done with ERIN. My first impression of her was warm and friendly. She sat me down and asked me where i wanted to go with my hair. We discussed the options and she made her reccomendation. She had a very confident demenor and her contact was very direct and informative. She explained the pros and cons of our decision and i have been very happy with the results. I have very unruley hair and she recognized this and did not promise me the world. I was happy to hear her honestly and she definately overachieved my expectations. I am returning to the salon this week and i cant wait to see what she has in plan for me!

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★★★★★

I visited Alooks Salon for the first time about two months ago. I had my color done with ERIN. My first impression of her was warm and friendly. She sat me down and asked me where i wanted to go with my hair. We discussed the options and she made her reccomendation. She had a very confident demenor and her contact was very direct and informative. She explained the pros and cons of our decision and i have been very happy with the results. I have very unruley hair and she recognized this and did not promise me the world. I was happy to hear her honestly and she definately overachieved my expectations. I am returning to the salon this week and i cant wait to see what she has in plan for me!

Pros: friendly!!

Cons: parking

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First of all they always know how to welcome clients and put them at ease. Joy is a wonderful stylist who learns new techniques, methods and is fashion conscious. She exactly knows what I want every time and I am always happy with my new look. She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds. What else can I add: Professionalism, Courtesy, Knowledge, Integrity, Trust and Experience?Two thumbs up.

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★★★★★

First of all they always know how to welcome clients and put them at ease. Joy is a wonderful stylist who learns new techniques, methods and is fashion conscious. She exactly knows what I want every time and I am always happy with my new look. She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds. What else can I add: Professionalism, Courtesy, Knowledge, Integrity, Trust and Experience?Two thumbs up.

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I have been going to see Hanh for a few years now and I have never had a bad experience. I am one who likes the French Manicure. I love the way that Hanh takes her time to make sure that my nails are perfect. If she feels that the nail is not right . .she will re-do the nail till it looks natural. I constantly get compliments on my nails and I always suggest Hanh at ALOOKS Salon. And she doesn't stop there ...I LOVE MY PEDICURES!!!! It may tickle the heck out of me . .but that chair is soooo relaxing. By far .. some of the best service in town. I highly recommend Hanh and ALOOKS Salon!!!

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I have been going to see Hanh for a few years now and I have never had a bad experience. I am one who likes the French Manicure. I love the way that Hanh takes her time to make sure that my nails are perfect. If she feels that the nail is not right . .she will re-do the nail till it looks natural. I constantly get compliments on my nails and I always suggest Hanh at ALOOKS Salon. And she doesn't stop there ...I LOVE MY PEDICURES!!!! It may tickle the heck out of me . .but that chair is soooo relaxing. By far .. some of the best service in town. I highly recommend Hanh and ALOOKS Salon!!!

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Anyone looking for a great hairstylist that will make your hair fantastic... look no further. I have worked in salons for the last 18 years in South Florida and have always gotten color/highlights...I have worked at some of the most exclusive and respected Salons and I must say that Joy has, by far, been the best stylist/colorist that I've ever met. I have medium brown hair that is colored/highlighted blonde. I have seen color client, after color client walk out of Joy's chair with AWESOME color (brunette, blonde, etc). Joy knows color and is at the top of her field!!
If you are frustrated with hairdressers that don't listen to what you want or are inconsistent with their work, then you've got to try Joy... you'll never want anyone else to touch your hair! They also carry a great product line, as well-pureology. The staff is always very polite and friendly, too.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND JOY to clients that are very particular about their hair and want exceptional quality. If you've had problems finding a colorist that can get your color "right".... Joy's your girl!! And her cuts are great, too!!
Since I've moved to California and Joy has been coloring/highlighting my hair, it's never looked better!!!

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★★★★★

Anyone looking for a great hairstylist that will make your hair fantastic... look no further. I have worked in salons for the last 18 years in South Florida and have always gotten color/highlights...I have worked at some of the most exclusive and respected Salons and I must say that Joy has, by far, been the best stylist/colorist that I've ever met. I have medium brown hair that is colored/highlighted blonde. I have seen color client, after color client walk out of Joy's chair with AWESOME color (brunette, blonde, etc). Joy knows color and is at the top of her field!!
If you are frustrated with hairdressers that don't listen to what you want or are inconsistent with their work, then you've got to try Joy... you'll never want anyone else to touch your hair! They also carry a great product line, as well-pureology. The staff is always very polite and friendly, too.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND JOY to clients that are very particular about their hair and want exceptional quality. If you've had problems finding a colorist that can get your color "right".... Joy's your girl!! And her cuts are great, too!!
Since I've moved to California and Joy has been coloring/highlighting my hair, it's never looked better!!!

Pros: always what you want

Cons: none

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I don't know about you, but it's a total hard for me to find a good stylist, who's accommodating, flexible and willing to work with my OCD behaviors concerning my hair. That is why I love Erin, who's new to Alooks.

IMHO, she is the best! She is willing to come in on her days off, she calms me down when I spazz out with the sight of more ghastly gray hairs, and will cater to my every whim...well, almost any style i want. She gives great scalp massages and tells great stories. What more can I ask for in a stylist?
My ravings and rantings aside, Erin's on top of her game. She knows hair and coloring.

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★★★★☆

I don't know about you, but it's a total hard for me to find a good stylist, who's accommodating, flexible and willing to work with my OCD behaviors concerning my hair. That is why I love Erin, who's new to Alooks.

IMHO, she is the best! She is willing to come in on her days off, she calms me down when I spazz out with the sight of more ghastly gray hairs, and will cater to my every whim...well, almost any style i want. She gives great scalp massages and tells great stories. What more can I ask for in a stylist?
My ravings and rantings aside, Erin's on top of her game. She knows hair and coloring.

Pros: Fun Staff!

Cons: none

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