Akada Hair Salon

★★★★★
  • 1635 W 1st Ave

    Columbus, OH 43212

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  • 614-488-9967

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Went one time; will never go back. I loved my stylist and the job she did on my cut and color, however, my color faded after two weeks. Not only did it fade, it completely changed from purple to orange and blond. No lie. When I sent

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Went one time; will never go back. I loved my stylist and the job she did on my cut and color, however, my color faded after two weeks. Not only did it fade, it completely changed from purple to orange and blond. No lie. When I sent

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Unfortunately, I had a bad experience. My haircut looked passable right after it was done, but it took only a week for all imperfections to be very noticeable. There was no style or shape to it. Very disappointing as this trip used my

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Unfortunately, I had a bad experience. My haircut looked passable right after it was done, but it took only a week for all imperfections to be very noticeable. There was no style or shape to it. Very disappointing as this trip used my

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Taming my curly mane is no small task; it requires skill and insight. Mary Catherine understood the intricacies of my curls and she masterfully delivered the BEST cut I have ever enjoyed! She also orchestrated a glorious color that looks sun-kissed and natural. Mary Catherine is not only sweet, but she is intuitive and wildly talented! I highly recommend Mary Catherine at Akada Hair Salon!

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Taming my curly mane is no small task; it requires skill and insight. Mary Catherine understood the intricacies of my curls and she masterfully delivered the BEST cut I have ever enjoyed! She also orchestrated a glorious color that looks sun-kissed and natural. Mary Catherine is not only sweet, but she is intuitive and wildly talented! I highly recommend Mary Catherine at Akada Hair Salon!

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From the welcoming atmosphere to the smiles on everyone's faces, Akada is pleasant. I recently moved to Columbus, Ohio after graduating from college. Since then I have been searching for a decent salon. Fortunately I stumbled upon Akada, and after multiple visits, I am happy to say that I have found the salon for me. Kelli is my stylist and I have yet to be disappointed. She has a strong attention to detail and she truly know's what is best for your hair style. Her styling advice is presented professionally and factually.

Excellent Job to Kelli and the Akada Salon Team!

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From the welcoming atmosphere to the smiles on everyone's faces, Akada is pleasant. I recently moved to Columbus, Ohio after graduating from college. Since then I have been searching for a decent salon. Fortunately I stumbled upon Akada, and after multiple visits, I am happy to say that I have found the salon for me. Kelli is my stylist and I have yet to be disappointed. She has a strong attention to detail and she truly know's what is best for your hair style. Her styling advice is presented professionally and factually.

Excellent Job to Kelli and the Akada Salon Team!

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I hadn't had my hair cut for several year. It was very long and had no style at all. My hair is curly and I didn't know where to go to get a good cut. I went to the web and found very good reviews for the Akada Salon. After reading about Mindy and her experience cutting curly hair, I decided to maker the appointment. Mindy is fantastic. She took the time to help me decide what hair style would work best for me. I went from very long hair to a style that falls just above my shoulder and I love it!! Mindy showed me how to maintain the style and suggested products that were best for my curly hair.

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★★★★★

I hadn't had my hair cut for several year. It was very long and had no style at all. My hair is curly and I didn't know where to go to get a good cut. I went to the web and found very good reviews for the Akada Salon. After reading about Mindy and her experience cutting curly hair, I decided to maker the appointment. Mindy is fantastic. She took the time to help me decide what hair style would work best for me. I went from very long hair to a style that falls just above my shoulder and I love it!! Mindy showed me how to maintain the style and suggested products that were best for my curly hair.

Pros: I needed a good hair cut and did not have a stylist.

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I have been floating around town for years now trying to find someone who REALLY knew how to cut my hair. I have finally found her!! I chose Akada Hair Salon based on an internet search and just decided to take my chances...luck was in my favor. Christine took the time to look at my hair, my facial structure and my lifestyle to figure out what would work best for me. I LOVE MY HAIR! I have already recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so. I think there is a lot of talent at that salon so I do not think you could go wrong with any of their stylists.

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★★★★★

I have been floating around town for years now trying to find someone who REALLY knew how to cut my hair. I have finally found her!! I chose Akada Hair Salon based on an internet search and just decided to take my chances...luck was in my favor. Christine took the time to look at my hair, my facial structure and my lifestyle to figure out what would work best for me. I LOVE MY HAIR! I have already recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so. I think there is a lot of talent at that salon so I do not think you could go wrong with any of their stylists.

Pros: Very relaxed atmosphere, knowledgable stylists

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My experience at Akada was very positive. I was greeted by my stylist and offered something to drink. The atmosphere was very calming and relaxing. My stylist discussed the haircut with me, as I was going shorter. She was very knowledgeable in the technique and very professional. Mackenzie did an incredible job and I would highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed at Akada.

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★★★★★

My experience at Akada was very positive. I was greeted by my stylist and offered something to drink. The atmosphere was very calming and relaxing. My stylist discussed the haircut with me, as I was going shorter. She was very knowledgeable in the technique and very professional. Mackenzie did an incredible job and I would highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed at Akada.

Pros: Caring and knowledgeable staff

Cons: none

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Great place, kind and relaxed staff, Christina is wonderful for men's haircut. I will miss this place when I relocate soon. Highly recommended!

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Great place, kind and relaxed staff, Christina is wonderful for men's haircut. I will miss this place when I relocate soon. Highly recommended!

Pros: Great Men's Haircut and Great Customer Orientation!

Cons: Zero

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Visited Akada for the first time and was a little wary of trying out a new stylist. My thick, abundant, wavy hair was of no challenge to Mindi, who gave me an absolutely FABULOUS cut. Truly listening to everything that I said I was looking for in a cut, she snipped away and gave me a cut with which I don't have any complaints. She also gave me wonderful advice about recreating the style, and also about future cuts with my texture of hair. She was extremely knowledgeable, and I'm hard to impress. Needless to say, I was very impressed. The atmosphere of the salon was very warm and welcoming, and the staff was super friendly. No pressure to purchase products. Would recommend again, and I have another appointment to be colored :) After first visit, also received a thank you card in the mail and a $5 coupon off future services. Very pleased to find a local salon like this one, and it has upped the standard :)

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★★★★★

Visited Akada for the first time and was a little wary of trying out a new stylist. My thick, abundant, wavy hair was of no challenge to Mindi, who gave me an absolutely FABULOUS cut. Truly listening to everything that I said I was looking for in a cut, she snipped away and gave me a cut with which I don't have any complaints. She also gave me wonderful advice about recreating the style, and also about future cuts with my texture of hair. She was extremely knowledgeable, and I'm hard to impress. Needless to say, I was very impressed. The atmosphere of the salon was very warm and welcoming, and the staff was super friendly. No pressure to purchase products. Would recommend again, and I have another appointment to be colored :) After first visit, also received a thank you card in the mail and a $5 coupon off future services. Very pleased to find a local salon like this one, and it has upped the standard :)

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I jut had my 1st haircut at Akada and it won't be my last! The service is great from the moment you set foot in the door (no matter how bummy you look or feel when you walk in). I was waited on promptly and offered a complementary drink (coffee, tea, water & i think pop). My stylist was not only friendly, she was truly willing to establish a rapport in order to get results we could both be satisfied with. And we did! It was really an experience we both enjoyed! And while she annotated the products she used, there was no pressure to buy. This may just my new hair place! Worth every penny! I went feeling like a bum and left feeling and looking like a STAR! Thanks Christine!!

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★★★★★

I jut had my 1st haircut at Akada and it won't be my last! The service is great from the moment you set foot in the door (no matter how bummy you look or feel when you walk in). I was waited on promptly and offered a complementary drink (coffee, tea, water & i think pop). My stylist was not only friendly, she was truly willing to establish a rapport in order to get results we could both be satisfied with. And we did! It was really an experience we both enjoyed! And while she annotated the products she used, there was no pressure to buy. This may just my new hair place! Worth every penny! I went feeling like a bum and left feeling and looking like a STAR! Thanks Christine!!

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A few years ago, I started going to Akada hair salon and Christina started styling my hair. I had been to several other salons around columbus, and I only stopped searching once I found Christina at Akada. Every time I get my color done, she is creative and always has ideas for something new and different to try on my hair. I trust her completely, and know she will always make my hair look great. Additionally, the other stylists and receptionists at Akada are cheerful, friendly, and welcoming. Many of the clients there are "regulars" and have been going to Akada for years. I have recommended Christina at Akada hair salon to several of my closest friends, and each of them has been completely happy with their hair cut or color, as well as their experience at Akada. I would recommend Christina to anyone who is really picky about their hair and wants a great style. You will get a great hair style from Christina, and be fully happy with your overall experience at Akada!

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A few years ago, I started going to Akada hair salon and Christina started styling my hair. I had been to several other salons around columbus, and I only stopped searching once I found Christina at Akada. Every time I get my color done, she is creative and always has ideas for something new and different to try on my hair. I trust her completely, and know she will always make my hair look great. Additionally, the other stylists and receptionists at Akada are cheerful, friendly, and welcoming. Many of the clients there are "regulars" and have been going to Akada for years. I have recommended Christina at Akada hair salon to several of my closest friends, and each of them has been completely happy with their hair cut or color, as well as their experience at Akada. I would recommend Christina to anyone who is really picky about their hair and wants a great style. You will get a great hair style from Christina, and be fully happy with your overall experience at Akada!

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After living in Downtown Boston and regularly getting my hair styled at the James Joseph Salon, I was worried that the quality of my hair cutting experience would take a drastic turn for the worse when I arrived in Columbus. What I never expected was to walk into a salon on Grandview Avenue that would fit right in on Newbury Street in Boston. The receptionist at Akada was pleasant and offered me a drink while my stylist finished up with her previous patron. I was nervous to have my hair cut by someone new. As a male with a lot of cowlicks, I have been disappointed by a lot of stylists. Christine was not one of them. She gave me a great haircut. Additionally, her shampoo is the best I've ever had, her fingers are magic. I am a Massage Therapist and know good hands when I feel them. I would recommend Christine to anyone who wants a truly first class hair cutting experience.

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★★★★★

After living in Downtown Boston and regularly getting my hair styled at the James Joseph Salon, I was worried that the quality of my hair cutting experience would take a drastic turn for the worse when I arrived in Columbus. What I never expected was to walk into a salon on Grandview Avenue that would fit right in on Newbury Street in Boston. The receptionist at Akada was pleasant and offered me a drink while my stylist finished up with her previous patron. I was nervous to have my hair cut by someone new. As a male with a lot of cowlicks, I have been disappointed by a lot of stylists. Christine was not one of them. She gave me a great haircut. Additionally, her shampoo is the best I've ever had, her fingers are magic. I am a Massage Therapist and know good hands when I feel them. I would recommend Christine to anyone who wants a truly first class hair cutting experience.

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Tammy has cut my hair for nearly 20 years now. I've had to drive all over town to stay with her. I found out the hard way, the few times I let someone else cut my hair. Guess where she works now? The people she works with are really good, too.

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★★★★★

Tammy has cut my hair for nearly 20 years now. I've had to drive all over town to stay with her. I found out the hard way, the few times I let someone else cut my hair. Guess where she works now? The people she works with are really good, too.

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I worked as a professional makeup and hair stylist in LA and NYC for 18 years before moving here with my husband. I am in the stylist union Hollywood, Local 706 so I know skill, cut and color done right when I see it. Akada knows how to do hair right.

Akada does hair not just leaving-the-salon good but grow-out great. On top of that their skill with color is about as good an anything I ever have ever seen as a working professional. I worked on huge films and with actresses everyone in the world knows. They demand the best and I can really not say enough how surprised I am that such a gem of a place is right here in Columbus. This team has the skill to work at the highest level and they are right here?! Amazing.

The other great thing about Akada is how nice it is to not have to deal with the pretentiousness a lot of salons have. Many times people mistake a snotty attitude for aptitude and reality is they are pretty much opposite. Akada has aptitude and a great attitude. This is saying something in a business where the criteria for ?good? are so subjective. Given my past career I can tell you there are some things that are not subjective that a professional eye can see in a second. Akada has those things covered and much more. I highly recommend. Thanks for being here Akada!

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★★★★★

I worked as a professional makeup and hair stylist in LA and NYC for 18 years before moving here with my husband. I am in the stylist union Hollywood, Local 706 so I know skill, cut and color done right when I see it. Akada knows how to do hair right.

Akada does hair not just leaving-the-salon good but grow-out great. On top of that their skill with color is about as good an anything I ever have ever seen as a working professional. I worked on huge films and with actresses everyone in the world knows. They demand the best and I can really not say enough how surprised I am that such a gem of a place is right here in Columbus. This team has the skill to work at the highest level and they are right here?! Amazing.

The other great thing about Akada is how nice it is to not have to deal with the pretentiousness a lot of salons have. Many times people mistake a snotty attitude for aptitude and reality is they are pretty much opposite. Akada has aptitude and a great attitude. This is saying something in a business where the criteria for ?good? are so subjective. Given my past career I can tell you there are some things that are not subjective that a professional eye can see in a second. Akada has those things covered and much more. I highly recommend. Thanks for being here Akada!

Pros: skills on par with the best anywhere

Cons: there is only one Akada location

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When a friend moved to Columbus from Chillicothe several years ago, she called and told me I had to get a haircut from Mindi - she gets curly hair. I've lived in Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, you name it and have never had someone "get" my hair the way Mindi does. I have curly hair, with a straight layer on the bottom which can be really challenging for some people. A stylist at a more pretentious salon in Columbus said "Oh just scrunch it like this!", but Mindi realized that this layer needs to be cut differently. A year ago, I came in and asked Mindi to cut my hair like an advertisement I'd seen, but didn't have with me. She said, I've seen the ad, we can't cut your hair exactly like that because your hair texture is different, your face shape is different, but we can give you that look. It was a big step because it was from long and curly to short and curly, which could be disasterous. It was AWESOME! Now I'm growing it out again, and instead of being awkward, I still have great hair. I've recommended Mindi and Akada to several of my friends, and they've all been happy with the results.

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★★★★★

When a friend moved to Columbus from Chillicothe several years ago, she called and told me I had to get a haircut from Mindi - she gets curly hair. I've lived in Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, you name it and have never had someone "get" my hair the way Mindi does. I have curly hair, with a straight layer on the bottom which can be really challenging for some people. A stylist at a more pretentious salon in Columbus said "Oh just scrunch it like this!", but Mindi realized that this layer needs to be cut differently. A year ago, I came in and asked Mindi to cut my hair like an advertisement I'd seen, but didn't have with me. She said, I've seen the ad, we can't cut your hair exactly like that because your hair texture is different, your face shape is different, but we can give you that look. It was a big step because it was from long and curly to short and curly, which could be disasterous. It was AWESOME! Now I'm growing it out again, and instead of being awkward, I still have great hair. I've recommended Mindi and Akada to several of my friends, and they've all been happy with the results.

Pros: funky and hip atomosphere, skilled stylists

Cons: parking

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Best color and highlights in Columbus! I always get compliments and highly recommend the very professional stylists at Akada. Warm and welcoming, without a bit of pretension, makes this salon experience a restful and pleasant experience.

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★★★★★

Best color and highlights in Columbus! I always get compliments and highly recommend the very professional stylists at Akada. Warm and welcoming, without a bit of pretension, makes this salon experience a restful and pleasant experience.

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I've been a customer of AKADA for 9+ years. Over that time I have had many compliments - sometimes from strangers - and inquiries about where to get such a great haircut. The shop is always friendly, comfortable and yet totally professional. Customer service and satisfaction is #1.

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★★★★★

I've been a customer of AKADA for 9+ years. Over that time I have had many compliments - sometimes from strangers - and inquiries about where to get such a great haircut. The shop is always friendly, comfortable and yet totally professional. Customer service and satisfaction is #1.

Pros: Talented Stylists, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: parking can be a little difficult

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AKADA is the epitome of high quality and fabulous customer service. In the eight years I've gone to the salon, I've gotten to know the owner and the stylists quite well. They are true experts, extremely knowledgeable, very creative, and always attentive to customer needs. The salon is small, which allows for very personalized treatment. All the stylists work with you to assess your wishes and needs and to design an approach especially for you. My hair is next to impossible -- curly and thick in summer, flat and fly-away in winter. Nobody has ever been able to cut it consistently. AKADA is willing to do two totally different haircuts for me to fit the season, and they cheerfully put up with the three awkward months a year of transition from one season to the other. The stylists are always getting advanced training in state-of-the-art products and skills.... from all over the world ... and they bring new ideas back and train each other. They have also developed sophisticated training programs for stylists graduating from cosmetology schools, and they provide advanced training for working cosmetologists. AKADA is like no other salon you'll have visited. Once you've been there a few times,, you'll feel like you belong. There are many of us who consider ourselves "regulars" and wouldn't consider going anywhere else.

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★★★★★

AKADA is the epitome of high quality and fabulous customer service. In the eight years I've gone to the salon, I've gotten to know the owner and the stylists quite well. They are true experts, extremely knowledgeable, very creative, and always attentive to customer needs. The salon is small, which allows for very personalized treatment. All the stylists work with you to assess your wishes and needs and to design an approach especially for you. My hair is next to impossible -- curly and thick in summer, flat and fly-away in winter. Nobody has ever been able to cut it consistently. AKADA is willing to do two totally different haircuts for me to fit the season, and they cheerfully put up with the three awkward months a year of transition from one season to the other. The stylists are always getting advanced training in state-of-the-art products and skills.... from all over the world ... and they bring new ideas back and train each other. They have also developed sophisticated training programs for stylists graduating from cosmetology schools, and they provide advanced training for working cosmetologists. AKADA is like no other salon you'll have visited. Once you've been there a few times,, you'll feel like you belong. There are many of us who consider ourselves "regulars" and wouldn't consider going anywhere else.

Pros: The very best of the best in every respect.

Cons: Parking is a challenge -- but it's worth it.

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I went to get a hair cut and was waiting for my apt. I was horrified to hear the "clerk" blatenly bad mouth a client when she left the salon! The cut was ok. Stylist was ok. I just couldnt get over the lack of respect to customers! It made you wonder what they say when you are gone! Much better places in Columbus where you feel like the diva you are!

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I went to get a hair cut and was waiting for my apt. I was horrified to hear the "clerk" blatenly bad mouth a client when she left the salon! The cut was ok. Stylist was ok. I just couldnt get over the lack of respect to customers! It made you wonder what they say when you are gone! Much better places in Columbus where you feel like the diva you are!

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This salon does not understand the meaning of customer satisfaction and their stylists lack the skills and expertise to charge their patron's $60 for a hair cut. I went to Akada a year ago and left it because the stylists tended to cut my hair more than I requested. I received a letter stating the stylist left and also a discount offer to try another stylist. I thought why not - i only need a trim and my hair style being long and not complicated, i could try out this salon again and not feel uncomfortable because the old stylist is gone.

BIG MISTAKE!!! The stylist was very nice but she turned into Edward Sizzorhands chopping as much as 3 inches off my hair. In our consultation we decided she would trim 3/4 of 1 inch off my hair. It was just a trim and some shaping. Somehow that translated into inches of my hair being cut off. On top of it the ends are shredded. After 6 months of growing out my into long layers i have layers that are half the length they should be.

I called to ask for my money back, since they can't give me back my hair or the 6 months i lost growing it out and the response i got back was that is not our policy. The owner asked me to come in and try another hair stylist. I explained to her that this was the second person that i've seen from their salon and this time my hair was butchered and i did not trust their salon to try another person. The least they could do was give me my money back. Again the answer was no. At one point in the conversation she asked why did i come back again and then she wants me to come back again.

This salon offers 100% satisfaction guaranteed. They have not kept to that promise. I am disgusted that their is absolutely no accountability for these businesses. So i am doing the only thing i can do - warn others not to go there.

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★☆☆☆☆

This salon does not understand the meaning of customer satisfaction and their stylists lack the skills and expertise to charge their patron's $60 for a hair cut. I went to Akada a year ago and left it because the stylists tended to cut my hair more than I requested. I received a letter stating the stylist left and also a discount offer to try another stylist. I thought why not - i only need a trim and my hair style being long and not complicated, i could try out this salon again and not feel uncomfortable because the old stylist is gone.

BIG MISTAKE!!! The stylist was very nice but she turned into Edward Sizzorhands chopping as much as 3 inches off my hair. In our consultation we decided she would trim 3/4 of 1 inch off my hair. It was just a trim and some shaping. Somehow that translated into inches of my hair being cut off. On top of it the ends are shredded. After 6 months of growing out my into long layers i have layers that are half the length they should be.

I called to ask for my money back, since they can't give me back my hair or the 6 months i lost growing it out and the response i got back was that is not our policy. The owner asked me to come in and try another hair stylist. I explained to her that this was the second person that i've seen from their salon and this time my hair was butchered and i did not trust their salon to try another person. The least they could do was give me my money back. Again the answer was no. At one point in the conversation she asked why did i come back again and then she wants me to come back again.

This salon offers 100% satisfaction guaranteed. They have not kept to that promise. I am disgusted that their is absolutely no accountability for these businesses. So i am doing the only thing i can do - warn others not to go there.

Pros: people are nice

Cons: poor quality in service and customer service

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i've been looking for a new salon in columbus to go to because I am new to the area, and i LOVE Akada. Christina is awesome. She really listened to what I wanted, and I love my hair. The pricing is also great too!

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★★★★★

i've been looking for a new salon in columbus to go to because I am new to the area, and i LOVE Akada. Christina is awesome. She really listened to what I wanted, and I love my hair. The pricing is also great too!

Pros: friendly and good prices

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I purchased a gift certificate at a silent auction for services with Christina never having heard of Akada. This was the best purchase as she is very talented and has done very well with my hair. She really listened to what I wanted or better what I didn't want. Plus she is great with hair color novices such as myself especially when I wanted to to keep it fairly natural blonde just a bit sassier. Her fees are reasonable which is extremely refreshing. I booked another appointment at the end of the first visit and have remained there since. I am relocating out of state and wish I could take her with me. The front desk staff is pleasant and I like the reminder phone calls. Plus the overall environment of the salon is professional but warm at the same time.

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★★★★★

I purchased a gift certificate at a silent auction for services with Christina never having heard of Akada. This was the best purchase as she is very talented and has done very well with my hair. She really listened to what I wanted or better what I didn't want. Plus she is great with hair color novices such as myself especially when I wanted to to keep it fairly natural blonde just a bit sassier. Her fees are reasonable which is extremely refreshing. I booked another appointment at the end of the first visit and have remained there since. I am relocating out of state and wish I could take her with me. The front desk staff is pleasant and I like the reminder phone calls. Plus the overall environment of the salon is professional but warm at the same time.

Pros: Refreshments, no real wait times for your stylist

Cons: Parking sometimes can be challenging and I like to put tips on credit card for my ease

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I highly recommend Amy if you are looking for a stylist who will really listen to your wants/needs; especially when it pertains to color. She took the time to really listen to what I wanted and made sure to look at the whole picture (personality, skin tone, eye color, etc) before determining the right color/highlights for me. I have never encountered a stylist who has taken that much time with me before doing anything with my hair. Overall, the atmosphere of the salon is lovely and completely free of any pretension.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Amy if you are looking for a stylist who will really listen to your wants/needs; especially when it pertains to color. She took the time to really listen to what I wanted and made sure to look at the whole picture (personality, skin tone, eye color, etc) before determining the right color/highlights for me. I have never encountered a stylist who has taken that much time with me before doing anything with my hair. Overall, the atmosphere of the salon is lovely and completely free of any pretension.

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I found Akada after reading about it here on city search. I was hoping that I would want to write a review after I went. I loved it, Amy did an awesome job of listening and understanding what I wanted. I went in not knowing exactly what I did want but I did know what I didnt want. I gave her a laundry list of ways that I didnt want my hair to turn out and she made it wonderful. I will def. go back. I don't think I've ever had such a great cut experience.

Jamie

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★★★★★

I found Akada after reading about it here on city search. I was hoping that I would want to write a review after I went. I loved it, Amy did an awesome job of listening and understanding what I wanted. I went in not knowing exactly what I did want but I did know what I didnt want. I gave her a laundry list of ways that I didnt want my hair to turn out and she made it wonderful. I will def. go back. I don't think I've ever had such a great cut experience.

Jamie

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I love my haircut! Best I've ever had! You can't beat the price either. If you need a stylist, try Christina. She understood exactly what I wanted and gave me styling tips.

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★★★★★

I love my haircut! Best I've ever had! You can't beat the price either. If you need a stylist, try Christina. She understood exactly what I wanted and gave me styling tips.

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Best cut I've ever had!
I am so glad I found Akada and my stylist Jamie! I have short hair and Jamie understood that although I my hair is short, I want it to look feminine.
I like my hair cut with a razor and have found most stylist don't do this. But Jamie was very comfortable with the razor and did an outstanding job! She was even trained by Nick Arrojo (from TLC's What not to Wear).
Needless to say, I booked my next cut before I left!

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★★★★★

Best cut I've ever had!
I am so glad I found Akada and my stylist Jamie! I have short hair and Jamie understood that although I my hair is short, I want it to look feminine.
I like my hair cut with a razor and have found most stylist don't do this. But Jamie was very comfortable with the razor and did an outstanding job! She was even trained by Nick Arrojo (from TLC's What not to Wear).
Needless to say, I booked my next cut before I left!

Pros: Very Trendy Stylists

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I found the Akada salon based on the reviews here on Columbus Citysearch and couldn't be happier! My daughter was on her college spring break and I wanted to take her with me to a new salon to get our hair cut and styled. We had Amy and Jamie for our stylists. We brought pictures of our favorite hairstyle and they delivered exactly what we asked for. We both are thrilled with the best haircuts we ever had! I have long and thick wavy and at times frizzy hair and Amy layered it into a beautiful style that is easy to manage. Amy took her time and answered all my questions about how to style and manage my new hairstyle at home. I went back a week after my first visit for color and highlights and Amy did an equally amazing job. I also love the Eufora natural hair products that they use and sell at this salon. The stylists here are very talented and I would consider them hair artists and in the top in their chosen field! Customer service here is the best I have ever experienced at a hair salon.

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★★★★★

I found the Akada salon based on the reviews here on Columbus Citysearch and couldn't be happier! My daughter was on her college spring break and I wanted to take her with me to a new salon to get our hair cut and styled. We had Amy and Jamie for our stylists. We brought pictures of our favorite hairstyle and they delivered exactly what we asked for. We both are thrilled with the best haircuts we ever had! I have long and thick wavy and at times frizzy hair and Amy layered it into a beautiful style that is easy to manage. Amy took her time and answered all my questions about how to style and manage my new hairstyle at home. I went back a week after my first visit for color and highlights and Amy did an equally amazing job. I also love the Eufora natural hair products that they use and sell at this salon. The stylists here are very talented and I would consider them hair artists and in the top in their chosen field! Customer service here is the best I have ever experienced at a hair salon.

Pros: Friendly, talented, hair stylists and staff

Cons: Parking is limited

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I thought I had unmanagable frizzy curly hair. I tried everything and then I found Amy at Akada Hair Salon by looking on the internet for hair salon's in columbus. I found some reviews that said she was great with curly/wavy/frizzy hair and on their website it said that they help people figure out what style works for them and give advice and tips on how to do it yourself at home. When I got there they offered me refreshments and I only had to wait a few minutes. I loved the atmosphere! Amy was everything the reviews said. She explained everything she was doing after the cut, so that I would be able to figure out how to do it myself at home. I tried it for myself this morning and it was really pretty easy since I now knew what I was doing. It looks fabulous! All my friends and coworkers were amazed at the transformation. I have an important business meeting tomorrow and now I have the confidence that I will be looking good! Thanks so much Amy! I'm reccomending you to all my friends.

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★★★★★

I thought I had unmanagable frizzy curly hair. I tried everything and then I found Amy at Akada Hair Salon by looking on the internet for hair salon's in columbus. I found some reviews that said she was great with curly/wavy/frizzy hair and on their website it said that they help people figure out what style works for them and give advice and tips on how to do it yourself at home. When I got there they offered me refreshments and I only had to wait a few minutes. I loved the atmosphere! Amy was everything the reviews said. She explained everything she was doing after the cut, so that I would be able to figure out how to do it myself at home. I tried it for myself this morning and it was really pretty easy since I now knew what I was doing. It looks fabulous! All my friends and coworkers were amazed at the transformation. I have an important business meeting tomorrow and now I have the confidence that I will be looking good! Thanks so much Amy! I'm reccomending you to all my friends.

Pros: Friendly, quick service, great stylists, soothing atmosphere

Cons: None!

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I had a fantastic first experience at Akada. I'm new to Columbus and picked Akada based on the reviews I read here. I would say that I am in a subgroup of customers that stylist's must find stressful - very picky, very worried (about hating the cut/it's too short/ not short enough) and anxious, but won't say that I'm not happy and leave the salon swearing I'll never go back. :) I saw Amy, and she was absolutely excellent. I was really happy with her consultation. She took time to communicate what we could do with my hair, made suggestions and explained why she thought it would compliment my face shape/hair type, showed me some pictures, and said that we could keep changing it as the cut went on until it suited my tastes. This was completely reassuring and took away the uncertainty and anxiety I have about getting my hair done. Usually I have a hard time telling the stylist if I don't like it, but because of the consultation, I felt more comfortable giving my opinion. At the end of the cut, it looked fantastic, but still wasn't as short as I wanted, so she took off another inch no problem. I am definitely going back.

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★★★★★

I had a fantastic first experience at Akada. I'm new to Columbus and picked Akada based on the reviews I read here. I would say that I am in a subgroup of customers that stylist's must find stressful - very picky, very worried (about hating the cut/it's too short/ not short enough) and anxious, but won't say that I'm not happy and leave the salon swearing I'll never go back. :) I saw Amy, and she was absolutely excellent. I was really happy with her consultation. She took time to communicate what we could do with my hair, made suggestions and explained why she thought it would compliment my face shape/hair type, showed me some pictures, and said that we could keep changing it as the cut went on until it suited my tastes. This was completely reassuring and took away the uncertainty and anxiety I have about getting my hair done. Usually I have a hard time telling the stylist if I don't like it, but because of the consultation, I felt more comfortable giving my opinion. At the end of the cut, it looked fantastic, but still wasn't as short as I wanted, so she took off another inch no problem. I am definitely going back.

Pros: They do great consultations and spend much time with you, easy to get an appt

Cons: Cash tip only, street parking only - which can get very busy

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I am not an easy customer! I go from coloring my hair black to blonde all the time and I have had a really hard time finding someone who can help me with my indecisiveness. Amy at Akada understood and was willing and able to help me out. She did a great job on my color and kept my hair in good condition...which is hard to do since I have that frizzy, dry hair that must be flat ironed!! I am hard to please, but Amy did it wonderfully. I would highly recommend her!!

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★★★★★

I am not an easy customer! I go from coloring my hair black to blonde all the time and I have had a really hard time finding someone who can help me with my indecisiveness. Amy at Akada understood and was willing and able to help me out. She did a great job on my color and kept my hair in good condition...which is hard to do since I have that frizzy, dry hair that must be flat ironed!! I am hard to please, but Amy did it wonderfully. I would highly recommend her!!

Pros: finally happy!

Cons: cash tip only!!

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Wow! I've been going to Tammy for almost two years now. She is very talented and has gone to some amazing classes all around the world. She has seen me through very short hair to medium length and I always leave happy. Tammy is very straight forward with what will and what won't work with my hair, I like that and appreciate her honesty. She always has new ideas about my color and they are always very cutting edge and yet easy for me to maintain since I don't have a lot of time to always get it done.

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★★★★★

Wow! I've been going to Tammy for almost two years now. She is very talented and has gone to some amazing classes all around the world. She has seen me through very short hair to medium length and I always leave happy. Tammy is very straight forward with what will and what won't work with my hair, I like that and appreciate her honesty. She always has new ideas about my color and they are always very cutting edge and yet easy for me to maintain since I don't have a lot of time to always get it done.

Pros: love the reminder calls.

Cons: depends on time of day parking can be tricky.

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I consider a trip to Akada a day out. Tammy has been my stylist for over 10 years. I have never had a hair cut I didn't like. I actually followed her to Akada from her previous salon. Although the salon is not near my home, I make the trip because I trust Tammy 100% with my hair. If I ask for a specific cut, I get it. Often times, I give her an idea and I let her give me a cut that will suit my looks and lifestyle. Tammy knows I am a busy mom, so she always takes the time to give me a hair cut that will grow out nicely in case I don't get back in to see her for a while.
My daughter also goes to Tammy at Akada. I was concerned about getting her hair relaxed at a young age. My daughter is a swimmer which added to my concern about the health of her hair. I have follwed Tammy's recommendations and have been very pleased with the outcome. Her hair looks great even after a summer in the pool. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
Akada is a top quality salon, and I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

I consider a trip to Akada a day out. Tammy has been my stylist for over 10 years. I have never had a hair cut I didn't like. I actually followed her to Akada from her previous salon. Although the salon is not near my home, I make the trip because I trust Tammy 100% with my hair. If I ask for a specific cut, I get it. Often times, I give her an idea and I let her give me a cut that will suit my looks and lifestyle. Tammy knows I am a busy mom, so she always takes the time to give me a hair cut that will grow out nicely in case I don't get back in to see her for a while.
My daughter also goes to Tammy at Akada. I was concerned about getting her hair relaxed at a young age. My daughter is a swimmer which added to my concern about the health of her hair. I have follwed Tammy's recommendations and have been very pleased with the outcome. Her hair looks great even after a summer in the pool. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
Akada is a top quality salon, and I highly recommend it.

Pros: they are always wiling to work with my busy schedule

Cons: located in a busy area

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I've been searching for a cut and color that truly fits my features and finally - I found a fantastic hairstylist who cut and colored my hair perfectly. I love it! She is so passionate about her art, I highly recommend her and the salon, Akada.

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★★★★★

I've been searching for a cut and color that truly fits my features and finally - I found a fantastic hairstylist who cut and colored my hair perfectly. I love it! She is so passionate about her art, I highly recommend her and the salon, Akada.

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I've been to many salons, and had many haircuts, but when you've been to Akada, every other shop pales in comparison. I have had cut and color done by Anjel, and most recently, a cut by John. All I can say is "WOW"! My hair has never looked better. My daughter has extremely wavy hair and her hair usually gets butchered. I took her to John, and now she's a client forever. John and all the stylists have an attention to detail that is unmatched. They cut your hair in a way that works with it's natural tendencies and quirks, rather than trying to "fight" them. If you're not 100% happy with your current cut and/or color, then GO TO AKADA. They are the best at what they do, and their service and salon are truly exceptional.

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★★★★★

I've been to many salons, and had many haircuts, but when you've been to Akada, every other shop pales in comparison. I have had cut and color done by Anjel, and most recently, a cut by John. All I can say is "WOW"! My hair has never looked better. My daughter has extremely wavy hair and her hair usually gets butchered. I took her to John, and now she's a client forever. John and all the stylists have an attention to detail that is unmatched. They cut your hair in a way that works with it's natural tendencies and quirks, rather than trying to "fight" them. If you're not 100% happy with your current cut and/or color, then GO TO AKADA. They are the best at what they do, and their service and salon are truly exceptional.

Pros: Exceptional service and atmosphere

Cons: Location (I wish I lived closer to them!!)

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I found Akada salon using citysearch and I am so glad I did. Even though the salon provides top quality services it has a real inviting and friendly atmosphere unlike other high end salons where the atmosphere is cold and snobbish. I went to Amy and got the best cut and color I've ever had! I've never had anyone take so much time placing the color and perfecting the cut. She took time to talk to me about my hair type and my preferences. She also spent so much time perfecting the cut after my hair was dry. Everyone loves my new hair -- even people I've never met before. I'd highly recommend this salon, especially Amy, to everyone. I will definately be going back!

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★★★★★

I found Akada salon using citysearch and I am so glad I did. Even though the salon provides top quality services it has a real inviting and friendly atmosphere unlike other high end salons where the atmosphere is cold and snobbish. I went to Amy and got the best cut and color I've ever had! I've never had anyone take so much time placing the color and perfecting the cut. She took time to talk to me about my hair type and my preferences. She also spent so much time perfecting the cut after my hair was dry. Everyone loves my new hair -- even people I've never met before. I'd highly recommend this salon, especially Amy, to everyone. I will definately be going back!

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I found Akada based on a recommendation from a naturally curly hair website. I had my hair cut by Amy and she is fabulous! I was so nervous about finding a new hairstlyist after mine moved out of town. I was so put at ease when she did my consultation prior to cutting my hair. She had great suggestions - I felt like she really took my hair and curls into consideration :) I feel like I'm able to go longer between cuts because the cut she gave me worked so well with my curls. She's amazing! The staff at the salon has always been plesant on the phone and when I enter the salon they are always welcoming and always offer something to drink. I highly recommend Akada and especially Amy!

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★★★★★

I found Akada based on a recommendation from a naturally curly hair website. I had my hair cut by Amy and she is fabulous! I was so nervous about finding a new hairstlyist after mine moved out of town. I was so put at ease when she did my consultation prior to cutting my hair. She had great suggestions - I felt like she really took my hair and curls into consideration :) I feel like I'm able to go longer between cuts because the cut she gave me worked so well with my curls. She's amazing! The staff at the salon has always been plesant on the phone and when I enter the salon they are always welcoming and always offer something to drink. I highly recommend Akada and especially Amy!

Pros: Amy is great with girly girls!

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I went in not really knowing exactly what I wanted, but knowing I wanted something different. Angel gave me the perfect cut and Amy did my color exactly the way I imagined!!! Highly recommend!

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★★★★★

I went in not really knowing exactly what I wanted, but knowing I wanted something different. Angel gave me the perfect cut and Amy did my color exactly the way I imagined!!! Highly recommend!

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I have been going to John since he started at Akada, and I've always been very happy with his creative ideas for my cuts and occasional color. Last Thursday he gave me one of my favorite cuts! He gave me exactly what I asked for, while still keeping in mind my hair type and personal style needs.

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★★★★★

I have been going to John since he started at Akada, and I've always been very happy with his creative ideas for my cuts and occasional color. Last Thursday he gave me one of my favorite cuts! He gave me exactly what I asked for, while still keeping in mind my hair type and personal style needs.

Pros: location, creativity, always takes time to teach me as he works, great service!

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I just moved here from Philadelphia and was unsure where to go. I was very pleased with my service at Akada! The best part was that my stylist Amy cut my hair dry which was what I was looking for to begin with. She was attentive and listened to what I was looking for and my hair looks great. I suggest this salon many times over and will be visiting again very soon!!!!

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★★★★★

I just moved here from Philadelphia and was unsure where to go. I was very pleased with my service at Akada! The best part was that my stylist Amy cut my hair dry which was what I was looking for to begin with. She was attentive and listened to what I was looking for and my hair looks great. I suggest this salon many times over and will be visiting again very soon!!!!

Pros: Professional, Dry Cut,

Cons: May be hard to find parking at times

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I've gone to Anjel for over 17 years and she is wonderful -- her haircuts and color are always top notch and you leave the salon feeling like a million bucks. The entire salon staff is friendly, professional and cutting edge. They always seem to be sharing new methods for hair cutting, color and make up application with their clients. The salon has a very friendly, professional, unpretentious, cool vibe. I have recommended family and friends to the salon -- everyone agrees they are the best around.

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★★★★★

I've gone to Anjel for over 17 years and she is wonderful -- her haircuts and color are always top notch and you leave the salon feeling like a million bucks. The entire salon staff is friendly, professional and cutting edge. They always seem to be sharing new methods for hair cutting, color and make up application with their clients. The salon has a very friendly, professional, unpretentious, cool vibe. I have recommended family and friends to the salon -- everyone agrees they are the best around.

Pros: Owner and staff highly skilled, positive, comfortable atmosphere

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I have been going to Amy at since I moved here from LA about 4 years ago. My color is absolutely fabulous and the my hair has never been more healthy. The staff is very friendly and the salon is very efficent. No drama, no cat fighting. This is the best salon in Columbus. It is out of my way, but worth the trip! Plus, the sushi next door is good too. Parking is not bad on the weekdays, just weekends.

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★★★☆☆

I have been going to Amy at since I moved here from LA about 4 years ago. My color is absolutely fabulous and the my hair has never been more healthy. The staff is very friendly and the salon is very efficent. No drama, no cat fighting. This is the best salon in Columbus. It is out of my way, but worth the trip! Plus, the sushi next door is good too. Parking is not bad on the weekdays, just weekends.

Pros: Color, color, color

Cons: Parking- at peak times

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I became a loyal customer to Akada about 5 or 6 years ago. Since then, I have not been disappointed once. It starts when you walk in the door. The friendly person at the desk will greet you warmly and offer you something to drink. Your hair stylist is with you in a flash, with mimimal waiting. Then they really take the time to not only listen to you when you tell them what you want, they also have some really great training and experience and will offer suggestions as to what they think will help enhance the look of your style.
I usually go the the owner, Anjel. She is wonderful!!! And definately a top notch professional. However, if she is booked and I can't get in with her, I have absolutely no qualms with seeing another stylist in this establishment, but John is my next choice. He's FABULOUS!!!
The positive experience you receive inside the salon will extend to the outside as well. Everywhere I go, I receive compliments on my hair. People love the color! Then, they are shocked when I tell them that's it's not my real color! Although I don't know why they are shocked. No one has this healthy, vibrant and shiny hair naturally do they?
I couldn't recommend going to Akada enough. I've been through many hair salons over the years. Akada ranks heads high above the rest.

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★★★★★

I became a loyal customer to Akada about 5 or 6 years ago. Since then, I have not been disappointed once. It starts when you walk in the door. The friendly person at the desk will greet you warmly and offer you something to drink. Your hair stylist is with you in a flash, with mimimal waiting. Then they really take the time to not only listen to you when you tell them what you want, they also have some really great training and experience and will offer suggestions as to what they think will help enhance the look of your style.
I usually go the the owner, Anjel. She is wonderful!!! And definately a top notch professional. However, if she is booked and I can't get in with her, I have absolutely no qualms with seeing another stylist in this establishment, but John is my next choice. He's FABULOUS!!!
The positive experience you receive inside the salon will extend to the outside as well. Everywhere I go, I receive compliments on my hair. People love the color! Then, they are shocked when I tell them that's it's not my real color! Although I don't know why they are shocked. No one has this healthy, vibrant and shiny hair naturally do they?
I couldn't recommend going to Akada enough. I've been through many hair salons over the years. Akada ranks heads high above the rest.

Pros: Yes they are!

Cons: Parking during luch hour

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i went to get my hair cut for the first time in over a year and my experience was great. everyone was really friendly and welcoming and tammy, the girl who cut my hair, gave me a really awesome new cut. she was really good at knowing what would look good with my face shape and making sure that it would be easy to maintain. i was also very impressed by the service. the receptionist was friendly and just about everyone complimented me on my hair when i left. the vibe overall was just really awesome. it was relaxing and welcoming, but you could also tell they really know what they're doing. i had a great time!

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★★★★★

i went to get my hair cut for the first time in over a year and my experience was great. everyone was really friendly and welcoming and tammy, the girl who cut my hair, gave me a really awesome new cut. she was really good at knowing what would look good with my face shape and making sure that it would be easy to maintain. i was also very impressed by the service. the receptionist was friendly and just about everyone complimented me on my hair when i left. the vibe overall was just really awesome. it was relaxing and welcoming, but you could also tell they really know what they're doing. i had a great time!

Pros: staff, service, availability

Cons: closed on mondays

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I went here on a recomendation from a coworker. I had been fed-up with bad hair cuts and this was the first time a stylist REALLY listened to what I wanted. Jamie not only gave me the best hair cut and color I've ever had, she listend and gave some very good hair tips. Upbeat, friendly and talented salon. I am definately going back.

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★★★★★

I went here on a recomendation from a coworker. I had been fed-up with bad hair cuts and this was the first time a stylist REALLY listened to what I wanted. Jamie not only gave me the best hair cut and color I've ever had, she listend and gave some very good hair tips. Upbeat, friendly and talented salon. I am definately going back.

Pros: talented stylist

Cons: parking

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I go to the salon to relax and pamper myself. At first, I enjoyed the atmosphere of the establishment, but that was before I witnessed the Appointment Manager badmouthing a client she was speaking to after she got off the phone. I understand that people don't always get along, but her commentary spread negative vibes and unnecessary drama, and none of the other employees asked her to keep her voice down. I returned a second time to give it a second try, but was not warmly greeted by the same woman when I arrived for my second appointment. I prefer to be made to feel welcome when spending my hard- earned dollars.
The haircut and color were fine, but not worth the negative vibes encountered. I will not be returning to the establishment for fear that I will one day become the subject of the appointment Manager's outward negativity.

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★☆☆☆☆

I go to the salon to relax and pamper myself. At first, I enjoyed the atmosphere of the establishment, but that was before I witnessed the Appointment Manager badmouthing a client she was speaking to after she got off the phone. I understand that people don't always get along, but her commentary spread negative vibes and unnecessary drama, and none of the other employees asked her to keep her voice down. I returned a second time to give it a second try, but was not warmly greeted by the same woman when I arrived for my second appointment. I prefer to be made to feel welcome when spending my hard- earned dollars.
The haircut and color were fine, but not worth the negative vibes encountered. I will not be returning to the establishment for fear that I will one day become the subject of the appointment Manager's outward negativity.

Pros: good stylists, they serve wine

Cons: must pay tip in cash

 

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