New to Miami and dreading starting over with a new stylist, I found a great review for Gustavo in Allure magazine. I've been getting regular cut & color ever since! I always receive compliments after Gustavo has done my hair. He's polite, knowledgeable and skilled. The salon has great energy and attracts a lot of fun people.
No need to search anymore!!!. I found this salon on the internet. After reading all the excellent reviews on it I decided to give it a try. I was in desperate need of haircolor and a haircut. I called and spoke with Gustavo, the owner, and made an appointment with him. He was wonderful! Very pleasant and friendly. I was very pleased with the decor of the place and the cleanliness of it. Gustavo did a wonderful job on my hair. My color and highlites look great as well as the haircut! I will definetly be going back! Thanks Gustavo!! Jessy!
It is a cliche, men or women who go on and on about how difficult it was to find a salon and stylist who understood their hair, and had the skills to give them great cuts/color/style.
And it is true. Every time I have moved I have gone through some version of hair stylist purgatory, sometimes worse, until I eventually found stylist heaven.
Gustavo Briand is heaven to me. So when I moved this time, from downtown MIA to the suburbs I decided it is worth driving 30 miles each way to get my hair cut. And I am not alone, on a recent day I run into a female customer who had endured 2+ hrs of peak season traffic to get to GB from Fort Lauderdale.
The salon's location is great. Easy access from all directions on South Beach. Parking is easy and the space around it is open and airy owing to the park and bay across the street. But what's better yet, the entire team is warm, professional and friendly, from owner Gustavo, stylists Christian, Patricia, to Dragana at the front desk.
I highly recommend Gustavo Briand Studio.
I've been growing my hair out and donating it for years. I hadn't yet found a place that could deal with cutting my hair well when it is short, until now. Gustavo cut my hair and it has never looked so awesome. I asked for something that took little maintenance but still looked good and I got it. I just have blow my hair dry and it looks so similar as when I walked out of the salon (Shocking). Everyone was so sweet and I didn't have to wait at all for my appointment. I highly recommend Gustavo Briand Studio.
I can't write enough words of praise for the amazing job that Gustavo Briand did on my hair!!
My highlights never looked so natural and healthy.
He was not only professional, but was also such a warm, kind person. In this day and age, it is not often you get
such personal service!!
I will definitely be coming back to him every time.
Honestly I have been going to cristian for 3 years for color, cut, and blow-dry and not ONCE has anything you are claiming happen to me. I'm assuming your hair was already damaged and now your just looking to blame someone, which feels ridiculous. I wouldn't stand up for just anyone, but I will for him bc he is hands down the best at what he does. Maybe you should give him another chance, or just accept that your hair is damaged. For Patricia I have seen her do some of the most stunning cuts I have seen .... So not sure where u are coming from so get a life and stop putting some of the best in the business down
I went to this salon based on the reviews alone. I should have known better after arriving and no clients were there just around new year. However, I had my color done with Christian and the cut with Patricia. I told Christian I wanted my highlights touched up and overall my hair to look brighter. He, I guess bleached not only the roots but also very much the entire lenght. The color looked good at first but my hair is very dameged. He left it on too long or shouldn't have done for the entire length. Now it looks very damaged and it is braking when I brush it. Horrible. I told Patricia I wanted long layers and not to loose my lenght. I ended up with no layers and she did cut the length too much.
Today I had my hair done by Patricia and Christian. Patricia did the cut and Christian did the color. I must say they both did an awesome job! It is really hard to find good people to do your hair but this salon has never failed me. Gustavo usually does my hair, but he is out of town...so I fell into the hands of these two and I do not regret it! They are also really nice, which is a bonus!
Hands down!!! Amazingggg! The best. Also amazing color and the extension master! Really, I've tried salons all over Miami Beach and the Brickell area and ever since I met Cris over a year ago, Ive been coming twice a week, every week. Whether you need an easy blow-dry to get you through the work week, a fancy one for a big night out, a corrective dye job because somewhere else turned your hair a hideous shade of orange or extensions to make you look and feel sexy, Cristian is your man and Gustavo Briand is the place.
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So...I posted a review in October when I went to that salon and got my hair destroyed by Christian. I came out with hair looking green/ grayish and damaged to such an extent that I had to cut it three times since then in order to look kind of normal. \r
After 5 months of not having heard from anyone, even though I sent an email complaining and requesting a refund ($350 + $40 tip- kind of steep to have something so horrible done to me), the owner finally called me.\r
It was on a Monday morning, two weeks ago. He told me he was out of the country until now (for 5 months? No wonder his employees are doing such a poor job). he apologized and told me he only just now learned about the disaster that happened to me.\r
He told me that if I wanted, I could come try to have him work on my hair...\r
I told him, there was no way I would ever set foot again in his salon, that what Christian did to my hair was a disgrace, that I had been going to another hairdresser for the last five months trying to fix my hair (it finally looks good, but it took me hundreds of dollars to get there- I have beautiful, long wavy blond hair...well, at least I use to have...still working on getting it back).\r
Anyway...I told him that I would appreciate a refund instead of going back to his salon....he told me he would go to his business and check my invoice, and he told me I would ""FOR SURE"" hear back from him before the end of the week.\r
Well...it's been two weeks, no news, no offer to give me my money back...\r
So again, avoid this place at all cost!!!\r
Horrible service, horrible customer service, and I am sure that all the raving reviews are FAKE!!! Do not waste your time and money.
I did my hair with all three: Patricia, Cristian and Gustavo. I am very hard to please. All three have ""wowed"" me. Patricia has a keen eye for precision and symmetry, and her haircuts are classy and well-groomed. Cristian is the Michelangelo of colorists. Before your color, he will study your hair together with your complexion to ensure your color looks natural. Gustavo has a gift for giving your hair a modern personality. He genuinely loves the clients and wants to see them happy.\r
I browsed through the (very rare) negative reviews and saw two trends: bad haircut/color and price. The former stems from bad communication from clients who didn't express what they wanted. As for price, the salon posts its prices on the website, so price should be no surprise.\r
The salon staff, above all, is warm, down-to-earth and welcoming. You will leave the salon looking and feeling beautiful.
We know that most people employed in salons do not know how to cut hair. But this guy Gustavo is amazing! He is gifted and intuitive and really knows his stuff! The salon is not the loud phony typical salon, and tastefully done for a small space. I would highly recommend!
I came to Miami for a vacation and was looking to have my hair cut & colored while on my trip. I used Citysearch to find Gustavo Briand, & I'm so glad that I did! I'm very picky about my hair, & I've had my fair share of amazing & horrible haircuts, in both small towns & large cities all over the U.S. Gustavo gave me one of the best haircuts & colors that I've ever had. I also had a wonderful experience while in the salon - Gustavo & his staff made me so comfortable, & were so professional. I'm looking forward to going back the next time I'm in Miami! Highly recommended.
Gustavo's Salon is my second home, since I am there at least 3 x a month. I love Cristian who gives me the best color and always surprises me with the most beautiful blow out. He is so sweet, attentive, caring and understanding of all my needs and moods (which I have, I must addmit). Dragana, the receptionist, or the soul of the Salon is a rare gem, If you are lucky to engage into conversation with her, your day will change for better, instantly.
The only thing bothering me is the music in the Salon and Gustavo's attitude. I made the comment the other day about the music, just kindly asking to change it to something relaxing and I got rude answer: You don't like it, but I do! I hope Gustavo will understand soon that clients like me are paying pretty high prices ( I am not complaining about that), and it's about what clients like. It's not about what he likes. Whatever he likes, he can listen at home (just a friendly suggestion).
Longing for a new look and do something nice for myself I decided to try this Salon and found out about it through this website.
I just had may hair colored today by Cristian and he is amazing. Very professional, attentive, and listens to what his client wants. It seems to me that he took the image of what I wanted myself to look like in my head and he made it happen. I could not believe how great the color came out, the highlights looked so natural, and how he styled my hair and made these romantic waves with it. He is truly an artist using the latest in hair color and care. I really appreciated all the time and effort he but into my hair. I will definitely return to CRISTIAN and would recommend him to family and friends. Cristian is five stars on my list. I was scared about trying a new salon with new people but give him a try he is excellent you will not regret it.
I also had my haircut by Gustavo the owner, had a rough start with him he kept me waiting once he had the time to approach me I mentioned to him that my boyfriend does not like my hair short and he won't let me back in the house if it is too short as a joke he stated I did not have threaten him with that statement ... and stated he actually likes his clients to grow long hair. Yikes what a snappy response. Later his personal phone ringing all the time and my having to wait for him to finish his calls in between cutting my hair. I thought his behavior was very unprofessional he made it seem like his calls were more important than the client he had in his chair.. He did apologize for the inconvenience and did some touch up my bangs prior to leaving which helped lessen the awkward moments had. Apologies were accepted and I moved on but it still left me with a bad impression.I would have given this salon a 5 star if it were not for my hair cutting experience.
All in all my haircut did come out lovely and so did my color :) I do not know though if it was worth $450 dollars yikes especially for a Grad Student ... I will see how my hair grows out in the following months.
I loved Gustavo....\r
It was a great experience and most of all it is a wonderful atmosphere. Warm and friendly staff and most of all an amazing haircut....The products are so cool and really work.\r
I will be going back forsure. It was a great experience all round. \r
Thank you...and my haircut rocks\r
will be back soon...
I'm sure many will agree that when you find a hair stylist that you love, you will often travel for or follow them wherever they go. I have found that in Patricia at Gustavo Briand Studio on Miami Beach!\r
I first came to Gustavo Briand over a year ago while visiting Miami. I was in desperate need of a new look/cut to my long hair. I normally wouldn't blindly walk in to a salon and have someone I don't know cut my hair but I was in desperate need of help asmy hair had just gotten all together too long and lifeless. I had heard good things about the salon and decided I would give it a try. Luckily, I got a same day appointment with Patricia who was so sweet and listened to my ideas and concerns. My cut was GORGEOUS, bouncy, healthy and so shiny afterwards....the blow out was too amazing for words! I now look forward towards my trips to Florida not only for the beaches and sun but for a relaxing trip to the salon before a night out on the town! This past time I visited, Patricia gave me a brazilian straightening treatment that made my hair so shiny and manageable. I am in love with the look of my hair and also how much easier it is to style on a daily basis, Patricia is the best! Again, besides her professionalism and talent she is also a sweetheart. Patricia at Gustavo Briand Studio is a 10 in my book!!!
Gorgeous. I decided to darken my platinum blonde hair to a darker strawberry blonde and got some freaky two-toned brassy/ashy results. I called Gustavo Briand Studio and was lucky to get in with Gustavo. He suggested staying in the red family since I have porcelain skin; and since I have already had bright red hair in the past; we decided to try a deep auburn; which he thought would flatter my fair skin and blue eyes, with the cut we did cut all the dead ends, and G (gee) it makes a huge difference! He was right. It looks amazing. Other customers then neighbors, even my lotto girl at Publix were stopping me and complimenting me. The best part? How patient he was with my craziness and insecurity after the last disaster in that other salon. I was blown away by the service and talent. The place is super cool too; very calming vibe; and I felt comfortable even though I'm not a typical South Beach girl.
I travel...A LOT. For me I need reliable self-maintenance care in the cities I frequent the most. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this little Miami Beach jewel where Patricia has so completely satisfied me with her exacting haircuts, I have no need to look any further! But wait, there's more! She also wowwed me with her talents using Brazilian Relaxer. When you have unruly, curly hair like mine, you need someone who can LISTEN (a skill of Patricia's that did not go unnoticed), takes their time and knows what to do with curly hair! It's almost like she got inside my brain and pulled out an image of precisely what I wanted~AND DELIVERED. My hair has never been this shiny and soft! I am delighted to say I am getting compliments wherever I go and I feel a lot more confident as an added bonus!
I am excited to tell everyone about Patricia...she is worth her weight in GOLD!
I can not say it enough. I love the cut that I recieved from Patricia last week. She listened to EXACTLY what I wanted. She took her time to create perfection. I couldn't be happier. I wil be returning to her for my hair cuts and I also found out she does the brazilian relaxer too! So excited to try that. Each person that says they love my hair I tell them to go to see Patricia. She will not do you wrong! She is worth every penny!!
I got a hair cut and the brazilian relaxing treatment from Patricia. I left the salon feeling like a new woman! My new hair style makes me feel younger, sexier, and alive. Patricia is the only stylist that I've found that can actually work with my challenging hair. I just love that it only takes me a few minutes to style my hair. My new hair cut is so easy to do and I don't have to spend a lot of time.
WENT IN FOR HIGHTLIGHTS WITH GUSTAVO. HE WAS AMAZING AND VERY PRECISE . HAIR LOOKS AMAZING CANT WAIT O GO BACK. AND SHOP WAS SUPER COZY.
Outstanding salon with an extraordinary staff. The entire experience was extremely enjoyable. Gustavo did a wonderful job on my hair color. Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.
Everything was excellent! Fantastic haircut and color. Friendly staff. Gustavo is terrific!!!
These guys know what they are doing. I am kind of plain looking girl, at least I thought so, until I was totally transformed by Cristian and Gustavo. They treated me as a Princess, Cris did the most beautiful base color and then he did breathtaking highlights. Gustavo gave me the best haircut ever!!! These guys are artists. The Salon atmosphere is warm, the whole stuff is sincerely kind and attentive. I felt at home.
The best thing is that I do not feel as a plain girl anymore. They turned me into a traffic stopper girl!!!
I found my Salon. You can trust these guys. Cris does the BEST blow dry. I look like a movie star thanks to Cris.
Ladies go there and treat yourself. It's worth every penny. Love you guys.
I have traveled all over the world and had my hair done by famous people before but none compare to Gustavo Briand. From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by the lovely receptionist Dragana. Everyone is so attentive to my needs. The salon is located in Miami Beach . It is small but has a charming class.I first got a consultation by Gustavo and I never thought to do the things that he recommended. Gustavo changed my hair color and added a full head of high lights and finally he cut it.This man has magic fingers. What a gift from God. I was so happy that it turned out beautiful. Now I know every three months when I'm in Miami I will be getting my hair done there. By the way there is not one day that goes by when I'm out on the street that someone doesn't stop me and compliment me on my beautiful hair. Thank you Gustavo.
I recently moved from New York to Miami, and have gone through a painful experience of having my hair damaged by the top hairstylists in Miami. I was ready to give up and go back to New York only to have my hair done, but a friend of mine encouraged me to try Gustavo Briand. I was reluctant, but I did it. Thank God I did. It has been 6 months since Gustavo did my highlights for the first time, they are heavenly done, my hair is healthy again and beautiful. Gustavo, you are so talented and we are so lucky to have you here, in Miami. What would I do without you??? God bless you and your Salon. Thank you Gustavo!
Christian gives the BEST highlights!!!! I'm just shocked at how gorgeous and healthy my hair looks. He made my hair look very soft and natural, and undid a lot of the poor work done at my last place. I can't go anywhere else. But here's the BEST PART: I had just flown in to MIA airport and went straight to the hairdresser and the valet at our hotel burried the car and I was asking for their recommendations to find an ATM and a cab company. Here's the kicker, Christian DROVE ME BACK! They didn't want me to take a cab a night alone.
Have you ever had a salon worry about you getting home safely?
Patricia washed my hair (um, heavenly) and used some amazing products. I can't wait to get a haircut from her next time.
I can't say enough about how great this place was.
I am a regular customer with Patricia and I love her work. She does a great job with cutting my hair and makes sure I am satisfied with the hair cut. I would not go anywhere else. I highly recommend her. The staff is also very friendly and welcoming.
I am the new citizen in this beautiful Miami Beach.
I don't know anything about this place. After 15 days i really need a saloon and i wanna change my look also.
My boss advice me to go Gustavo Briand Studio.
After taking my appointment i went Gustavo Briand Studio.
After haircut i found myself totally change, they change my hairstyle and this affect my look.
Every person in my office appreciate my this new look given by Gustavo Briand Studio.
So, thanks to everyone at Gustavo Briand Studio
I was in need of a haircut, and did some serious searching before I came upon Gustavo's salon. I decided to book an appointment with Patricia, because she charged a little less, hoping to still get great results. Boy did I! I have never had a great haircut and been thoroughly pleased when leaving the salon until Patricia cut my hair. Not only did she listen to exactly what I wanted, which was long layers, keeping the length around my face and throughout, but I continued to love the cut more and more as it grew out! This, to me, was a sign of truly amazing talent! I visited her again, and her warm personality, attentiveness, and skill was even more obvious than the first time. She even told me to hold a mirror and watch her as she cut the back, so that she would do exactly what I wanted. She also helped me with tips on how to do a perfect blow out with a large flat brush.
She listens, she cares, she does an incredible job. Patricia has found a loyal client in me!
Five stars to Gustavos. Gustavo cut, colored, and highlighted my hair and I have to say he did a phenomenal job!. First, he consulted with me and carefully listened to what I wanted and then he went to work to deliver the ultimate style that I requested. My hair is very curly/kinky and sometimes when I wear it natural the cut is not even. Well, Gustavo took his time with the cut and made sure that he checked the evenness of my hair in its natural state. Furthermore, he took an inordinate amount of time to color my hair because I have resistant gray roots. Then he selected the most natural color for my highlights that enhanced my complexion. I am so pleased with my new style and have never been more happy with my cut because it so versatile. Although my hair styling was time consuming, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay the stylists were gregarious and professional - we chatted, laughed and snacked on cake and they even had a vendor to stop by and take orders and deliver lunch. I decided to invest in a good cut and style. Gustavos is well worth the investment.
Pros: Great cut, color and and highlights
Cons: You get what you pay for! It's an investment!
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE, THE ATTENTION, QUALITY OF SERVICE AND PRODUCTS AND THEIR COURTESY.\r
JUST GO THERE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!!!
Pros: THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!
Cons: WHAT CONS? :)
I was a first timer to highlights and I was terrified that I would look fake or with unnatural skunk stripes or something. Gustavo, with his usual brilliant ease assured me that he would do everything in his power to avoid that! AND he did. To make sure they came out perfect, he spent 5 HOURS on my hair, laboriously dividing everything into sections to make it look natural. And I am so so so happy with the results-thrilled actually. You can see the highlights but everyone just thought I had been in the sun and remarked that they were caramel colored-the exact shade I had asked Gustavo for! If that's not a mark of a genius I dont know what it! GO HERE! YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT!!
Pros: amazing friendly stylists
Love my haircut and highlites.
Hair lays easy.
Martha is very happy ;)
Thank you Gus.
Pros: The guy really knows his stuff
Cons: Takes longer than other places
I am extremley pleased with my haircut, its amazing definitley the BEST I've ever had I am so happy with it. Everyone complements my gorgeous well cut hair. Thank you. Save up and get a hair cut, too bad its not cheaper :/
Pros: Great Haircut
Cons: Very Pricey
Sorry gustavo it took so long for me to respond . I have very fine thin hair and gustavo is helping me grow it out which it has nicely! I have 2 little kids and my hair takes me maybe 10 min. to do and it looks great.
I Just had my hair done for a second time with Gustavo and I am even more pleased than the first time. I let some of my layers grow out ,like he said, and it looks great! I have an easy wash and go hair for a busy mom! Don't think twice about going to see him. I have been to many places! You won't be disappointed!
Pros: easy styling
I was in need of a haircut and wanted something that really WOWED me. My best friend told me she had come across amazing reviews about GB so I decided to go for it . I arrived to a friendly and polite gentlemen at the front desk, a glass of refreshing water and met with Gustavo. I took him a picture since I am extremely picky and as I explained exactly what I wanted, he asked questions and knew just what I was going for. I left the salon with a very layered haircut with beautiful side swept very feathery bangs--just the way I wanted it. Absolutely Gorgeous! I get compliments on my cut all the time and my husband loves my new look too!! Now all my friends are booking to get the cut from Gustavo. Thank You Gustavo!!!! You are truly talented and beyond pleasant! Natalie A. Garcia-Miami, FL\r
Pros: Best haircut EVER!
I have always used the top stylists in Beverly Hills.
Recently, I had the opportunity to ask Gustavo to create a look for me.
As I walked into my office, everyone stopped to exclaim how they were impressed by my new image. I simply replied that I used Gustavo.
I recommend The Gustavo Briand Studio above all. Few people can utilize talent from across the country. I may need to fly to Florida for my next visit. Although, I would appreciate Mr. Briand taking the time to travel West again.
Pros: Ultimate hair style
Cons: I live in Southern California: Have to schedule travel
I'd like to start by saying that this salon is extremely well-kept, supplied with wonderful products, and has a truly courteous staff. I have previous experience working in salons and I must tell you they are not only efficient but also effective (rare find).\r
I've only been to this salon once and that was almost exactly 4 weeks ago. I'm a natural brunette but I was blonde as a child, therefore, highlights compliment me well. \r
However, I went in there with orange/yellow highlights and really depressed about my hair. The male at the front desk was absolutely wonderful, as was Gustavo and Cristian. Cristian provided a color overhaul on my hair and I walked out with the best color I've had in YEARSSS!! He did a great job on my blow-dry as well!\r
The only con for ME is: PRICE. My issue is that I was a loyal customer to my previous stylist who provided wonderful highlights, cut, & blowdry for $200 (was not employed with him- saw him for 4 years until he moved to Greece in 2009). With that being said, I have a certain budget I truly need to remain within. Now, the front desk at Gustavo's salon quoted me $225-$250 for a full head of highlights and a blowdry- with NO cut (I accepted that because of the reviews I saw on here). However, I was then charged $295 at checkout.\r
As I previously stated, I have worked in a salon and I know how next to IMPOSSIBLE it is to quote accurately over the phone (you have no idea what a new customer looks like over the phone), therefore, I cannot hold that against the salon. \r
Nonetheless, they are a fantastic, wonderful, amazing salon, and I have been trying to get my mother and dear friend to see them! The only kink I need to adjust is: price/service I choose to compliment my budget. The reason I stress so much emphasis on a marriage between the two, is because I know how HARD it is to find a salon like this one, and a stylist like Cristian.
Pros: Cristian is truly wonderful with color.
Cons: Their price/my budget conflict.
I've never had anyone understand my idiotic descriptions of what I want my hair to do like Gustavo. The guy is the haircut and highlights ""KING"", he can work miracles with colors, foils and whatever God knows he does with my hair. They are so good at working with my weird schedule!. I would (and do) recommend to anyone! Also nice is the fact that you can book your appointment online.
I made Gustavo wrong for doing my brazilian relaxer, as always... he was right...
I LOVE IT!
I can say enough about how many compliments I have gotten, sorry Gus, I LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
Gustavo Briand Studio IS the place!
Pros: My hair has never looked better.
Cons: parking/ no privacy.
I have been getting my hair highlighted for most of my life. i am a natural blonde and am very careful to keep my hair looking natural. I think its worth it to go spend top dollar for the right hair color. I just moved to Miami, away from my beloved colorist in New York. In a pinch, I decided to book a color appt. at Gustavo Briand. Everyone was so sweet at the salon. i felt right at home and within minutes of being in the salon, I could see it being my new home! i got my hair colored and blown out and it looked ok, but there wasnt that wow factor I usually have after getting my color. At any rate, I lpaid and left without a word. It was later that I got home and realized that the color was applied about a centimeter from my scalp. This is why I wasnt pleased in the salon. A blow dry can hide this a litttle bit on blondes, but the next day it was apparent. the color i had just gotten, and paid $200.00 for looked like i had gotten it done weeks ago. On top of this, after my wash in the salon, the stylist proceeded to pull the brush through my long strands with force starting at the top, or midway and breaking everything in his path. i kept flinching unintentionally because i felt like my hair was being man handled. Now, i have these broken hairs all over my head. I am a blonde, as i mentioned, so light really picks up these broken pieces. Finally, the icing on the cake, another stylist asked if i would do her a favor and sit for her while she applied eye lash extensions on me. She was new to it and wanted to try on a human. I said I had a girlfriend that would be interested. i gave my friend the salons number and she called. The stylist took back everything she said and wanted to charge my friend full price! Even though she was in training. At this point I was done with the salon. Back to trying to find the right colorist. Maybe Oribe.
Its really too bad because I genuinely liked everyone at Gustavo until I actually got in the chair.
Pros: great styling, blowout
I am a Boston resident who lived in Miami temporarily... I needed a haircut and color so I began to search for a good Miami salon. I read several reviews that stated that Gustavo Briand Studio is the best so I made an appointment. I was pleased beyond belief! Gustavo gave me the best haircut I have ever had in my life! The color was also perfect. He is a master in the art of hair cutting, coloring, and styling. My hair has never been so easy to style. The cut is so precise that it literally ""falls into place"". My boyfriend even noticed claiming that my hair was ""falling beautifully around my face""... not something he would usually notice or say so it is a true testament to Gustavo's skills! I was visiting Miami recently and made sure I went back for another haircut. He is truly the best and his staff is superb.
Pros: Small, intimate salon setting; incredibly friendly staff
I had both a cut and color done at this salon. Neither were what I had asked for, though the color was done well. The problem was that it was much, much more color than I had asked for, which means that instead of natural-looking highlights, my hair color appears to have changed, and I will have obvious roots when my hair grows. The real problem, however, was with the pricey haircut. I have very thick hair, and I specifically said that I did not want layers, especially short ones, because in the humidity they simply puff up and the cut looks terrible. Ignoring me, Patricia cut very short layers throughout my hair, though not evenly, and she used either the wrong scissors or wrong angle, because the short layers look terribly frayed. While this might work to help add volume to thin, limp hair, that technique cannot be applied to all types of hair, which she should know for the prices that she charges. When I left the salon, I wasn't initially disappointed because she took about an hour to blow dry it and flat-iron it so that the mistakes didn't show. The cut actually looked good, until I had to wash and style it myself. I don't have hours to spend each morning ironing my hair, and I never had to do it before, but now I've already had to go to another salon to fix Patricia's mistakes. I would not recommend seeing her, and frankly, any salon that ignores what you ask for is not operating properly.
Pros: Environmentally friendly
Cons: Quality of the haircut
I got the Brazilian Keratin relaxer (which I was afraid what It would do to my hair) and blonde highlights from Gustavo about a month ago and I simply can't say enough! Though he hadn't done my hair before, he blended the new highlights PERFECTLY (they were very chunky before.) He first suggested doing the Brazilian Relaxer but when I told him I was on a budget he was SO ACCOMMODATING did not do my base color that I always get, and wove 3 different colors of the most beautiful highlights I've ever had. I've been getting my hair highlighted for about 3 years now, everywhere from New York to Los Angeles (and I always do plenty of research to find the best places) but still these are probably the BEST I've had yet! They're warm, golden, shiny, beautiful highlights. I get so many compliments! He also recomended NouNou conditioner from Davines with my highlights and me hair feels so healthy, that Brazilian relaxer is the bomb!. I live in NY for the summer but I'm seriously considering making the trip to South Beach when it's time to get my hair done again.
I forgot all my friends cant stop complimenting my new straight hair and color and my husband... LOVES it!
The staff is so friendly, they all make you feel so welcome, like at home.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You guys!
Pros: I adore Gustavo and his work
Cons: I live in New York
I am by far the pickiest person on earth when it comes to hair, I can not tell you how many different people I have been to in NYC, Boca Raton and Miami that did OK jobs but nothing that kept me coming. However, I got frustrated and decided to try a place on citysearch after reading a thousand different reviews on different salons I came here. I was scared out of my mind to allow someone I had never met, redue my entire color. My hair was constantly turning a yellow after my color was done before, and coming in it was the most yellow it had been, but after 3 hours of highlights, full color and a blowdry I could not have felt like the person I have always wanted to feel like. MY COLOR WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING! my friends all freaked out, and I could not have felt more beautiful. I became so obsessed that I will not let ANYONE else touch my color, or blow dry my hair. I am here at least once every 2 weeks, he is unreal amazing and anyone who does not allow him to do your color your out of your mind, he should be working with celebrities and never be available. GO TO HIM you will not regret it. I have also seen him do unbelievable wedding hair, and extensions while I have been waiting. So definitley give it a shot, I know its scary but trust me youll be so glad you took a risk!
I was recently referred to the Gustavo Briand Salon by a friend, as I was feeling run down and my hair was a mess! Thanks to Gustavo, I walked out of the salon with a gorgeous haircut and my spirits lifted! Gustavo and the staff are amazingly kind and their attention to detail was incredible. I felt like a queen! Thanks to everyone at the Gustavo Briand Salon. I will highly recommend your services to my friends and family. Happy holidays!
Pros: Open and willing to make me happy
Cons: None that I could see
Allow Gustavo to be creative and do his thing and you will be more than ""wow""-ed. i've only had two hair cuts from Gustavo BUT THEY ARE THE 2 BEST HAIR CUTS OF MY LIFE! I will always use and only use Gustavo!