Babalouise

★★★★★

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Not a big fan.

In a pinch, I went to Babalouise for a cut and color (which normally takes about 2 hours). After five and a half hours getting this service done, I was unhappy with the result. I made an appointment for the following day

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★★★★★

Not a big fan.

In a pinch, I went to Babalouise for a cut and color (which normally takes about 2 hours). After five and a half hours getting this service done, I was unhappy with the result. I made an appointment for the following day

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I initially went to BabaLouise because my hairdresser for many years ,Tracey Stinson-Moore, is working there. As usual I was
very pleased with her work. Tracey has been the only hairdresser who has been able to figure out what to do with

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★★★★★

I initially went to BabaLouise because my hairdresser for many years ,Tracey Stinson-Moore, is working there. As usual I was
very pleased with her work. Tracey has been the only hairdresser who has been able to figure out what to do with

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I am fairly new to Seattle and thus yet to find the "good" places for various services. I was very excited when I learned of Babalouise over the weekend at the roller derby match on Saturday. It was in a great location in Ballard, the

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★★★★★

I am fairly new to Seattle and thus yet to find the "good" places for various services. I was very excited when I learned of Babalouise over the weekend at the roller derby match on Saturday. It was in a great location in Ballard, the

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I bought a Groupon to this salon and learned an important lesson: NEVER choose a salon solely because the Groupon is a good deal. NEVER.

First, the good: the interior of the salon is pretty cute, they have good prices, and they threw in some foils with my haircut which made it a super-good deal.

The bad: The stylist (I think her name was Samantha) pressured me so much to let her cut my hair based on "her vision" that she was basically confrontational. She repeatedly pointed to her license, saying "I'm a licensed professional, I know what I'm talking about," called my current hairstyle ugly (which it wasn't...it just needed a trim!), and told me that sometimes people cry (at first, because of the catharsis of having their true beauty unleashed or some such BS) and she's ok with that. For some reason I allowed this woman to pressure me into allowing her to create her vision all over my head, leading to...

The UGLY: MY HAIR!! It's a mullet. It's so ugly. I can barely style it, and ironically, I spend much more time styling now than I used to (although the stylist told me that this would be a super easy, low maintenance style). Another important lesson learned: If the stylist tells you might cry and she's ok with that, do NOT allow her to cut your hair. Even if you've already paid for your Groupon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I bought a Groupon to this salon and learned an important lesson: NEVER choose a salon solely because the Groupon is a good deal. NEVER.

First, the good: the interior of the salon is pretty cute, they have good prices, and they threw in some foils with my haircut which made it a super-good deal.

The bad: The stylist (I think her name was Samantha) pressured me so much to let her cut my hair based on "her vision" that she was basically confrontational. She repeatedly pointed to her license, saying "I'm a licensed professional, I know what I'm talking about," called my current hairstyle ugly (which it wasn't...it just needed a trim!), and told me that sometimes people cry (at first, because of the catharsis of having their true beauty unleashed or some such BS) and she's ok with that. For some reason I allowed this woman to pressure me into allowing her to create her vision all over my head, leading to...

The UGLY: MY HAIR!! It's a mullet. It's so ugly. I can barely style it, and ironically, I spend much more time styling now than I used to (although the stylist told me that this would be a super easy, low maintenance style). Another important lesson learned: If the stylist tells you might cry and she's ok with that, do NOT allow her to cut your hair. Even if you've already paid for your Groupon.

Pros: Cute salon, cheap, decent location

Cons: Too much pressure (almost confrontational), no parking

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So I had my first appointment at Babalouise after reading many reviews on here and excited to try them out since I've still been looking for a stylist who could handle my curly hair. I saw Heather who was great. I just simply got an all over color to cover up previous highlights that did not flatter me. Heather made me feel comfortable and we chatted the whole time (as oppose to having my head buried in a magazine for the entire process). The only reason I didnt give this review a 5star was b/c I was thought the price was a bit expensive from what they advertised on their website and others reviews about affordability. On the site, it states starting price is $45 for an all over, yet I was charged $70 ($80 after tip). That was a shell shocker since I'm used to paying that much for a foil and assumed an all over color would be easier and less time consuming. I'm not sure whether they charge based on the stylist's experience, or hair length, etc... but I didnt expect to end up paying almost double the price I assumed would be charged. Money is tight and I wish I was informed of that price upfront b/c that would have changed my mind about scheduling my appointment as soon as I did.

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★★★☆☆

So I had my first appointment at Babalouise after reading many reviews on here and excited to try them out since I've still been looking for a stylist who could handle my curly hair. I saw Heather who was great. I just simply got an all over color to cover up previous highlights that did not flatter me. Heather made me feel comfortable and we chatted the whole time (as oppose to having my head buried in a magazine for the entire process). The only reason I didnt give this review a 5star was b/c I was thought the price was a bit expensive from what they advertised on their website and others reviews about affordability. On the site, it states starting price is $45 for an all over, yet I was charged $70 ($80 after tip). That was a shell shocker since I'm used to paying that much for a foil and assumed an all over color would be easier and less time consuming. I'm not sure whether they charge based on the stylist's experience, or hair length, etc... but I didnt expect to end up paying almost double the price I assumed would be charged. Money is tight and I wish I was informed of that price upfront b/c that would have changed my mind about scheduling my appointment as soon as I did.

Cons: Price charged not mentioned upfront/diff. from website

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Love this place. The staff is super friendly. Jenny always does me right by making my hair look cool, when I don't even know what to ask for.

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★★★★★

Love this place. The staff is super friendly. Jenny always does me right by making my hair look cool, when I don't even know what to ask for.

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For as long as I can remember I have been trying to find a stylist that "gets" my curly hair. I gave up a few years ago and basically resigned myself to ok haircuts figuring that curls are somewhat forgiving. Enter Ava at Babalouise. She's awesome! She listened to what I was saying, asked the appropiate questions, explained to me why my curls are doing what their doing and gave me my options as she thought them to be. She completly took her time with me, recapped the info. she gave me, checked in and made sure I knew to check back at anytime. The end result is a fabulous cut and "evenly distributed curls" throughout my hair. It looks and feels great . This just happened yesterday and already i've received many compliments. I will be back! Thanks Ava!

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★★★★★

For as long as I can remember I have been trying to find a stylist that "gets" my curly hair. I gave up a few years ago and basically resigned myself to ok haircuts figuring that curls are somewhat forgiving. Enter Ava at Babalouise. She's awesome! She listened to what I was saying, asked the appropiate questions, explained to me why my curls are doing what their doing and gave me my options as she thought them to be. She completly took her time with me, recapped the info. she gave me, checked in and made sure I knew to check back at anytime. The end result is a fabulous cut and "evenly distributed curls" throughout my hair. It looks and feels great . This just happened yesterday and already i've received many compliments. I will be back! Thanks Ava!

Pros: skilled, professional, friendly

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Mireille is the best superfantastic wax esthetician in town! I know this because I've had waxing done in more than a couple of places around town. She's technically great, but more so, she'll make you laugh. Cuz she's funny. But not as in stand-up comedian. She's just cool. She'll have you laughing though.
And how many times can you say that as someone is ripping off hair in those oh-so-tender places? Answer: not very often at all. It does make the time go faster.
Like she says, "stay smooth."

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★★★★★

Mireille is the best superfantastic wax esthetician in town! I know this because I've had waxing done in more than a couple of places around town. She's technically great, but more so, she'll make you laugh. Cuz she's funny. But not as in stand-up comedian. She's just cool. She'll have you laughing though.
And how many times can you say that as someone is ripping off hair in those oh-so-tender places? Answer: not very often at all. It does make the time go faster.
Like she says, "stay smooth."

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Baba Louise won me over on the very first visit. Granted, I expected good things after no less than twenty different Ballard ladies referred me there while I was recovering from a terrible cut from across town. Lara was able to restyle my hair enough so that I could once again leave the house without a hat or a headband. She's a miracle worker!

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★★★★★

Baba Louise won me over on the very first visit. Granted, I expected good things after no less than twenty different Ballard ladies referred me there while I was recovering from a terrible cut from across town. Lara was able to restyle my hair enough so that I could once again leave the house without a hat or a headband. She's a miracle worker!

Pros: Lara's warm welcome, collaborative approach to styling, and mad skills!

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I fell into Baba Louise just before Christmas when all the other shops were booked for the holiday season.
Rudy's up the hill had a two mile line-up outside (and their cuts are always hit-or-miss).
I was able to book an appointment at Baba Louise within a few hours time with a guy named Chad.
I was a little nervous about a man cutting my hair ( a first for me), but Chad was
spectacular; relaxed, smart, quiet and easy to converse with. He also gives the most amazing shampoo ever. Also a first for me was the fact that upon leaving I didn't have to throw on my hat in embarrassment. Chad always made me look 100% better and was open to my suggestions regarding my unruly-cowlicked bangs. The environment is very cool with antique vanities and all the ladies look like someone you'd love to hang out with or go out with. I even recall seeing a little dog in there once and I like that, it is comfortably home-like. Unfortunately, the last time I called the salon Chad was on an extended vacation so I went to a different salon instead. I am still wearing my hat one month later and I hope Chad returns to Baba Louise soon to help me fix this mess on my head.

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★★★★★

I fell into Baba Louise just before Christmas when all the other shops were booked for the holiday season.
Rudy's up the hill had a two mile line-up outside (and their cuts are always hit-or-miss).
I was able to book an appointment at Baba Louise within a few hours time with a guy named Chad.
I was a little nervous about a man cutting my hair ( a first for me), but Chad was
spectacular; relaxed, smart, quiet and easy to converse with. He also gives the most amazing shampoo ever. Also a first for me was the fact that upon leaving I didn't have to throw on my hat in embarrassment. Chad always made me look 100% better and was open to my suggestions regarding my unruly-cowlicked bangs. The environment is very cool with antique vanities and all the ladies look like someone you'd love to hang out with or go out with. I even recall seeing a little dog in there once and I like that, it is comfortably home-like. Unfortunately, the last time I called the salon Chad was on an extended vacation so I went to a different salon instead. I am still wearing my hat one month later and I hope Chad returns to Baba Louise soon to help me fix this mess on my head.

Pros: Good service, good price

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BabaLouise is laid-back, professional, and cool. I used to get my haircut somewhere else in Ballard but they just couldn't deliver consistency. I've seen Eunice and Nyssa and they're both great. Always on time and they're aren't outrageously priced. Go check them out if you want great customer service at a reasonable rate!

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★★★★☆

BabaLouise is laid-back, professional, and cool. I used to get my haircut somewhere else in Ballard but they just couldn't deliver consistency. I've seen Eunice and Nyssa and they're both great. Always on time and they're aren't outrageously priced. Go check them out if you want great customer service at a reasonable rate!

Pros: Cool salon in Ballard, staff, stylists

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As a first time customer, my appointment was randomly set up with Nyssa. For the last year, I had been doing my color, highlights, and cuts myself. Needless to say, my hair was an overprocessed mess. I wanted to go from red to blonde, which can always be a touchy procedure on fragile hair. Nyssa instantly came up with a way to achieve the look I wanted, while also being very conscious to not damage my hair any further than it already was. The outcome was fabulous. My experience at Babalouise left me feeling pampered and extremely satisfied. I will definately be a returning, regular customer. The entire staff was hip and did excellent work. Everyone walking out of salon, after receiving services, was looking fabulous. Thank you Nyssa and Babalouise!!!

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★★★★★

As a first time customer, my appointment was randomly set up with Nyssa. For the last year, I had been doing my color, highlights, and cuts myself. Needless to say, my hair was an overprocessed mess. I wanted to go from red to blonde, which can always be a touchy procedure on fragile hair. Nyssa instantly came up with a way to achieve the look I wanted, while also being very conscious to not damage my hair any further than it already was. The outcome was fabulous. My experience at Babalouise left me feeling pampered and extremely satisfied. I will definately be a returning, regular customer. The entire staff was hip and did excellent work. Everyone walking out of salon, after receiving services, was looking fabulous. Thank you Nyssa and Babalouise!!!

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This was a great space, I have been getting my cut and color here for a few months and now they have waxing, it is so convenient. It is nice to have this great little shop in the neighborhood. It is warm and friendly and they have great stylists and all for a good price, even my husband likes to get his haircut here too.

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★★★★★

This was a great space, I have been getting my cut and color here for a few months and now they have waxing, it is so convenient. It is nice to have this great little shop in the neighborhood. It is warm and friendly and they have great stylists and all for a good price, even my husband likes to get his haircut here too.

Pros: Easy parking and great services for a good price

Cons: Some walk-ins, but sometimes you have to call ahead and make an appointment

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I recently went to BabaLouise for the first time for a hair cut, a waxing, and lash & brow tinting. What a great place! All the staff are friendly and fun. The hair salon area is bright and chearful, while the waxing area is warm, cozy, & comfortable. I enjoyed spending time there and received excellent services. I will definitely return and I highly recommend BabaLouise to anyone out there.

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★★★★★

I recently went to BabaLouise for the first time for a hair cut, a waxing, and lash & brow tinting. What a great place! All the staff are friendly and fun. The hair salon area is bright and chearful, while the waxing area is warm, cozy, & comfortable. I enjoyed spending time there and received excellent services. I will definitely return and I highly recommend BabaLouise to anyone out there.

Pros: Cheerful surroundings, competent staff, reasonable prices.

 

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