Alter Ego

★★★★★
Raleigh's Premier Downtown Salon!
  • 119 E Hargett St

    Raleigh, NC 27601

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  • 919-832-6239

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Mon 12pm-8pm, Tue-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm
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Its hard to switch to a new stylist. But, being new to the area, I didn't have a choice. Aspen Johnson came highly recommended by a friend of mine so I decided to give her a try even though it was a 30 minute drive from my house. It was

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Its hard to switch to a new stylist. But, being new to the area, I didn't have a choice. Aspen Johnson came highly recommended by a friend of mine so I decided to give her a try even though it was a 30 minute drive from my house. It was

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Well, I truly tried to like this place. I really hoped I would. Everyone is delightful and very friendly, the space is in a great location, and it has a very cool vibe. Unfortunately, the results were just not there. \r
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Well, I truly tried to like this place. I really hoped I would. Everyone is delightful and very friendly, the space is in a great location, and it has a very cool vibe. Unfortunately, the results were just not there. \r
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Today was my first time to Alter EGO. I have a short curly asymmetrical bob and it hadgrown out. Like most people, I'm very particular about where I get me hair cut. This place had quite a few good reviews. Soooo, I went and I saw Anna.

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Today was my first time to Alter EGO. I have a short curly asymmetrical bob and it hadgrown out. Like most people, I'm very particular about where I get me hair cut. This place had quite a few good reviews. Soooo, I went and I saw Anna.

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I have thin, straight hair that need a perfect cut to look good. Thanks to Shawna Causey my hair seems fuller and healthier. She is a great stylist! Very attentive, she mastered cutting skills and understanding of hair types and their

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I have thin, straight hair that need a perfect cut to look good. Thanks to Shawna Causey my hair seems fuller and healthier. She is a great stylist! Very attentive, she mastered cutting skills and understanding of hair types and their

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I have been on the search for a new stylist after the one I had been going to moved. I had tried a couple of places and the cuts were horrible. At the last place I came out looking like I had a mushroom on my head. I was looking on line at

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I have been on the search for a new stylist after the one I had been going to moved. I had tried a couple of places and the cuts were horrible. At the last place I came out looking like I had a mushroom on my head. I was looking on line at

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Two months ago my hair was well below my shoulders and relatively blonde. I had never colored it before. One day, while downtown, I decided to check out Alter Ego for a brow wax and maybe a consultation. I was introduced to Meghann Holland

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Two months ago my hair was well below my shoulders and relatively blonde. I had never colored it before. One day, while downtown, I decided to check out Alter Ego for a brow wax and maybe a consultation. I was introduced to Meghann Holland

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I love Alter Ego! From the moment you arrive, you are treated with respect and made to feel welcomed. I have been there three times in three months, and have always had an excellent experience. Meghann Holland (Meggs) is my Alter Ego

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I love Alter Ego! From the moment you arrive, you are treated with respect and made to feel welcomed. I have been there three times in three months, and have always had an excellent experience. Meghann Holland (Meggs) is my Alter Ego

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I have been there several times. They give a solid cut and style and the conversation is good too. The price is high but you get what you pay for.

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I have been there several times. They give a solid cut and style and the conversation is good too. The price is high but you get what you pay for.

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My girlfriend had the WORST salon experience ever at Alter Ego Raleigh!!! Not only do they lack coloring skills but she had never been treated so rudely by a salon manager, Stephen Ridolfi, and owner Dana Hunter or by any business for that

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My girlfriend had the WORST salon experience ever at Alter Ego Raleigh!!! Not only do they lack coloring skills but she had never been treated so rudely by a salon manager, Stephen Ridolfi, and owner Dana Hunter or by any business for that

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This was my first time at Alter Ego, and I was extremely pleased! It had a great, relaxed atmosphere, and I felt very comfortable.\r
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I saw Meghann Holland and she did a FANTASTIC job! She asked me lots of questions before she started to

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This was my first time at Alter Ego, and I was extremely pleased! It had a great, relaxed atmosphere, and I felt very comfortable.\r
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I saw Meghann Holland and she did a FANTASTIC job! She asked me lots of questions before she started to

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I have had my hair cut twice at Alter Ego, both times by Dana, and both times I was extremely pleased with the results.

She cut my hair so that now, more than a month after my last cut, it's still fairly easy to style.

During the cut,

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I have had my hair cut twice at Alter Ego, both times by Dana, and both times I was extremely pleased with the results.

She cut my hair so that now, more than a month after my last cut, it's still fairly easy to style.

During the cut,

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I have difficult hair to work with, so I'm always hesitant to try a new salon or stylist...however, seeing as I am new to the area - I had to go somewhere.\r
I absolutely lucked into Alter Ego - and could not be more thrilled with the

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I have difficult hair to work with, so I'm always hesitant to try a new salon or stylist...however, seeing as I am new to the area - I had to go somewhere.\r
I absolutely lucked into Alter Ego - and could not be more thrilled with the

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So i wanted to donate my hair but was seriously nervous about getting a short hair cut. I called alter ego and scheduled an appointment for the same day with Stephen. He was super nice and reassuring about how good i'd look - which I did.

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So i wanted to donate my hair but was seriously nervous about getting a short hair cut. I called alter ego and scheduled an appointment for the same day with Stephen. He was super nice and reassuring about how good i'd look - which I did.

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I had gotten a really bad cut at another salon and was looking for someone new to fix it. I saw all the great reviews on Citysearch, so I decided to give Alter Ego a try. I got an appointment for the same week with Steven, and he did a terrific job fixing my hair. He was also very personable and really knows what he's doing. I've gotten so many compliments on my new cut...I'll definitely be going back to Steven!

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I had gotten a really bad cut at another salon and was looking for someone new to fix it. I saw all the great reviews on Citysearch, so I decided to give Alter Ego a try. I got an appointment for the same week with Steven, and he did a terrific job fixing my hair. He was also very personable and really knows what he's doing. I've gotten so many compliments on my new cut...I'll definitely be going back to Steven!

Pros: Great talent

Cons: None

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I wanted a new cut at a reputable salon, so I did some searching online and Alter Ego was the first on the list and after reading some great reviews I decided to book an appointment. They asked me what sort of hair I had and I said that I had rather long hair so they suggested Trevor as my stylist. I have never gone to a hair salon more than once because I never felt like it was worth my money. I would tell my stylist what my hair does naturally and I wanted a cut that complimented my naturally wavy thick hair, but I was always given a hair cut that only looked good if I straightened it.

When I sat down in Trevor??s chair I told him what I wanted and he really listened to what I was saying and took the time to understand what I wanted. I never felt rushed or like my opinion on my hair was invalid. I have not gone to any other salon since my first cut with Trevor, nor do I plan to. I love seeing Trevor and I always walk out of the salon on cloud 9. The staff is amazingly friendly and the salon so very clean and inviting. Trevor has given me the best cut I have ever had in my life and I love my cut! What more can I say?? Go to Alter Ego and see Trevor!!!

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I wanted a new cut at a reputable salon, so I did some searching online and Alter Ego was the first on the list and after reading some great reviews I decided to book an appointment. They asked me what sort of hair I had and I said that I had rather long hair so they suggested Trevor as my stylist. I have never gone to a hair salon more than once because I never felt like it was worth my money. I would tell my stylist what my hair does naturally and I wanted a cut that complimented my naturally wavy thick hair, but I was always given a hair cut that only looked good if I straightened it.

When I sat down in Trevor??s chair I told him what I wanted and he really listened to what I was saying and took the time to understand what I wanted. I never felt rushed or like my opinion on my hair was invalid. I have not gone to any other salon since my first cut with Trevor, nor do I plan to. I love seeing Trevor and I always walk out of the salon on cloud 9. The staff is amazingly friendly and the salon so very clean and inviting. Trevor has given me the best cut I have ever had in my life and I love my cut! What more can I say?? Go to Alter Ego and see Trevor!!!

Pros: Friendly staff and service

Cons: Absolutely none!

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I was finally able to convince myself to cut my long curly hair super short, and all I needed was a salon. I did some research, and happened upon Alter Ego. The reviews were great, and I was impressed by the experience that all their stylists have. I decided to book an appointment with them, and the receptionist that I spoke to was nothing but friendly and helpful. When I came in for my appointment, I was pretty much immediately asked if I cared for anything to drink. I was seated in the waiting area, and after a few minutes Dana walked over and took me to her chair. I'd brought in pictures of exactly the cut that I wanted, and she was very good at figuring out what was done in that cut. Long story already kind of long, I ended up with the most amazing hair cut I could have asked for. Dana did a fantastic job, and throughout the whole process asked me what I'd be comfortable with, etc. I have nothing negative to say, everything's great, and I will definitely be going back!

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I was finally able to convince myself to cut my long curly hair super short, and all I needed was a salon. I did some research, and happened upon Alter Ego. The reviews were great, and I was impressed by the experience that all their stylists have. I decided to book an appointment with them, and the receptionist that I spoke to was nothing but friendly and helpful. When I came in for my appointment, I was pretty much immediately asked if I cared for anything to drink. I was seated in the waiting area, and after a few minutes Dana walked over and took me to her chair. I'd brought in pictures of exactly the cut that I wanted, and she was very good at figuring out what was done in that cut. Long story already kind of long, I ended up with the most amazing hair cut I could have asked for. Dana did a fantastic job, and throughout the whole process asked me what I'd be comfortable with, etc. I have nothing negative to say, everything's great, and I will definitely be going back!

Pros: Friendly staff, clean salon!

Cons: None.

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I have beeen going since salon opened and never had a bad experience in any way. Plus the girl working the counter is really hot :)

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I have beeen going since salon opened and never had a bad experience in any way. Plus the girl working the counter is really hot :)

Pros: service

Cons: none

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I came to Raleigh from Chicago, and never thought I would find a salon and hairdresser as good as the person I had on Oak Street in Chicago -- but then I found Dana at Alter Ego! My hair has never looked better; my color is phenomenal, my cut is contemporary, but professional, and I have been delighted with every service I have experienced at this very cool salon (including eyebrow wax and manicure/pedicure). I have been as customer since they opened almost two years ago -- I love this salon!

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I came to Raleigh from Chicago, and never thought I would find a salon and hairdresser as good as the person I had on Oak Street in Chicago -- but then I found Dana at Alter Ego! My hair has never looked better; my color is phenomenal, my cut is contemporary, but professional, and I have been delighted with every service I have experienced at this very cool salon (including eyebrow wax and manicure/pedicure). I have been as customer since they opened almost two years ago -- I love this salon!

Pros: I have been happy with every service at this salon . . .

Cons: None

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i highly recommend alter ego! i have never had a bad experience and am always ecstatic about the way my hair looks and feels when i leave. i see dana , one of the owners, and i would recommend her for anyone! trevor is also an excellent choice for a stylist. the salon is beautiful, in a great location downtown, and the people who work there only add to the wonderful experience!

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i highly recommend alter ego! i have never had a bad experience and am always ecstatic about the way my hair looks and feels when i leave. i see dana , one of the owners, and i would recommend her for anyone! trevor is also an excellent choice for a stylist. the salon is beautiful, in a great location downtown, and the people who work there only add to the wonderful experience!

Pros: trendy, friendly, love the final results

Cons: i have nothing negative to say

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I have been going to the same stylist for the past 3 years. I can only speak for her cuts - I will NEVER go to anyone else ever. She has never let me down. I ALWAYS get compliments on my hair. She has cut my hair long, short, simple, complex, trendy and not trendy - all has been perfect. 5-6 of my friends, and my fiancee are seeing her. They have been seeing her for about 2 years now.

The service is always friendly, I am always offered a drink and I always feel welcome and comfortable.

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I have been going to the same stylist for the past 3 years. I can only speak for her cuts - I will NEVER go to anyone else ever. She has never let me down. I ALWAYS get compliments on my hair. She has cut my hair long, short, simple, complex, trendy and not trendy - all has been perfect. 5-6 of my friends, and my fiancee are seeing her. They have been seeing her for about 2 years now.

The service is always friendly, I am always offered a drink and I always feel welcome and comfortable.

Pros: Best Haircut Ever, Kind, Fast, Easy

Cons: None

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I have been trying to make an appointment for the three weeks here. The first appointment I made they got completely wrong and called to tell me I missed a scheduled appointment when the appointment was for three weeks out. I rescheduled and then they canceled my appointment two days before. What a nightmare! I had planned a special weekend for my mom and I here, but we will be going somewhere else since they canceled our appointment.

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I have been trying to make an appointment for the three weeks here. The first appointment I made they got completely wrong and called to tell me I missed a scheduled appointment when the appointment was for three weeks out. I rescheduled and then they canceled my appointment two days before. What a nightmare! I had planned a special weekend for my mom and I here, but we will be going somewhere else since they canceled our appointment.

Cons: Horrible scheduling

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I had been going to the same stylist for 3 years and it got to the point where I could never get an appointment so I decided to "salon shop." I tried several places until I came across Alter Ego. After the first time, I was hooked. Trevor did my hair and I have never been so satisfied with a hair cut and color in my whole life. He took the time to really go over what style and color worked best for me. I have recommended him to several of my friends and they have all ditched their stylist for him.

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I had been going to the same stylist for 3 years and it got to the point where I could never get an appointment so I decided to "salon shop." I tried several places until I came across Alter Ego. After the first time, I was hooked. Trevor did my hair and I have never been so satisfied with a hair cut and color in my whole life. He took the time to really go over what style and color worked best for me. I have recommended him to several of my friends and they have all ditched their stylist for him.

Pros: Amazing Color and Cut

Cons: parking

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Hi All,
I had my first color/cut at Alter Ego last Thursday. I have never been so happy. I would like to give a special shout out to my stylist, Trever. Whether you are new to the area, looking to change salons, or don't have a regular someone you see, you need to make alter ego your one stop stylin' shop. Easy online appointments as well. Be sure to pick Trever for your next appt.

-Jackie

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Hi All,
I had my first color/cut at Alter Ego last Thursday. I have never been so happy. I would like to give a special shout out to my stylist, Trever. Whether you are new to the area, looking to change salons, or don't have a regular someone you see, you need to make alter ego your one stop stylin' shop. Easy online appointments as well. Be sure to pick Trever for your next appt.

-Jackie

Pros: Best Color/Cut Ever

Cons: None

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I recently relocated to Raleigh and was in need of a new hair stylist. I am very particular about my hair and was apprehensive about trying a new stylist and salon. I scheduled an appointment with Julia for a cut and color and was amazed at the results! My experience with Julia and Alter Ego was professional and enjoyable from start to finish. Julia not only listened to my hair goals and concerns, but encouraged us to discuss ideas and options together. Her level of talent can only be matched by her knowledge and friendly demeanor. I was so impressed that I immediately booked another appointment to see her! My hair has never looked this beautiful and healthy before and I could not be happier! I have received more compliments on my hair since I have been seeing Julia than ever before in my life. She is truly passionate about her work and strives to make her clients the top priority. Julia is an absolutely amazing hair stylist and I highly recommend her to anyone!

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I recently relocated to Raleigh and was in need of a new hair stylist. I am very particular about my hair and was apprehensive about trying a new stylist and salon. I scheduled an appointment with Julia for a cut and color and was amazed at the results! My experience with Julia and Alter Ego was professional and enjoyable from start to finish. Julia not only listened to my hair goals and concerns, but encouraged us to discuss ideas and options together. Her level of talent can only be matched by her knowledge and friendly demeanor. I was so impressed that I immediately booked another appointment to see her! My hair has never looked this beautiful and healthy before and I could not be happier! I have received more compliments on my hair since I have been seeing Julia than ever before in my life. She is truly passionate about her work and strives to make her clients the top priority. Julia is an absolutely amazing hair stylist and I highly recommend her to anyone!

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere

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To give some background, I have really long curly hair and have colored it several times in the past with mixed results. I have never come out of a salon happy with the results, and always have to go back to have it corrected or fixed. So i was very apprehensive before this appointment. I wanted to dye my hair a natural looking red (I have pale skin and blue eyes) and to cut a lot of dead weight off my hair and make the curls more boyant.

When I arrived the atmosphere was calm and inviting. I arrived on time, not 15 minutes prior and I was worried they would rush me, but they were very professional about it. Then I met my stylist Kegan.

Kegan REALLY listened to me, and gave me suggestions, and didnt try to change my mind about anything. I immediately felt confident. The color turned out perfect, absolutely natural, matched my skintone and wasnt shocking at all. The cut was exactly what i wanted, and it was obvious that he was very educated about different techniques.

Additionally, Kegan turned out to be one of the coolest people Ive met in a long while. He is truly unique, I dont want to sound too hippyish, but he had a positive energy around him and I left so uplifted, and not just because it was the best hair cut and color Ive ever had in my life. We had actual conversations, not just 'get to know you' or just passing the time. He seemed truly happy with life and he was actually interested in the things I was saying. Its not often you go to get a haircut and leave rethinking your outlook on life. To Kegan, God bless you, good luck with everything.

But even if Kegan were a jerk, Id be coming back because Ive never been so happy with my hair since I started coloring it.

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To give some background, I have really long curly hair and have colored it several times in the past with mixed results. I have never come out of a salon happy with the results, and always have to go back to have it corrected or fixed. So i was very apprehensive before this appointment. I wanted to dye my hair a natural looking red (I have pale skin and blue eyes) and to cut a lot of dead weight off my hair and make the curls more boyant.

When I arrived the atmosphere was calm and inviting. I arrived on time, not 15 minutes prior and I was worried they would rush me, but they were very professional about it. Then I met my stylist Kegan.

Kegan REALLY listened to me, and gave me suggestions, and didnt try to change my mind about anything. I immediately felt confident. The color turned out perfect, absolutely natural, matched my skintone and wasnt shocking at all. The cut was exactly what i wanted, and it was obvious that he was very educated about different techniques.

Additionally, Kegan turned out to be one of the coolest people Ive met in a long while. He is truly unique, I dont want to sound too hippyish, but he had a positive energy around him and I left so uplifted, and not just because it was the best hair cut and color Ive ever had in my life. We had actual conversations, not just 'get to know you' or just passing the time. He seemed truly happy with life and he was actually interested in the things I was saying. Its not often you go to get a haircut and leave rethinking your outlook on life. To Kegan, God bless you, good luck with everything.

But even if Kegan were a jerk, Id be coming back because Ive never been so happy with my hair since I started coloring it.

Pros: talented stylist

Cons: hard to find if you dont know the area

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I just had my hair done for the first time at Alter Ego this afternoon and just registered with Citysearch solely to write this review. I've lived in Raleigh for most of my life and have tried SEVERAL salons in the area, from the really well-known to the not-so-known. I was amazed at how positive the reviews for Alter Ego were. Being the slightly pessimistic person I am I was doubtful it could live up to what everyone was saying... but at least I knew it was worth trying.

Calling for an appointment I was booked for a cut and highlight with Dana S. She not only asked me about my hair, my likes, dislikes etc.. but she gave me thoughtful input on how to improve my current style and why. After a few hours (I have fairly long hair) I was staring at the best version of myself I've ever seen. It was as if she knew exactly what I've always wanted my long hair to do but have never been able to articulate properly. My hair had incredible volume and movement, but it wasn't meticulously crafted into a style I'd never be able to recreate. Everything she did I'll be able to do tomorrow morning (using just a round brush and a blowdry, at that). I have light brown/dirty blonde hair that I've highlighted for years now to keep in the 'blonde' category. My color has never looked this dimensional or healthy. I'm sure you can tell I could go on.... but honestly you can't go wrong here. Alter Ego has opened my eyes. I still can't believe I've discovered a salon like this. Go! Try it! And yes... I would recommend Dana S to anyone!

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I just had my hair done for the first time at Alter Ego this afternoon and just registered with Citysearch solely to write this review. I've lived in Raleigh for most of my life and have tried SEVERAL salons in the area, from the really well-known to the not-so-known. I was amazed at how positive the reviews for Alter Ego were. Being the slightly pessimistic person I am I was doubtful it could live up to what everyone was saying... but at least I knew it was worth trying.

Calling for an appointment I was booked for a cut and highlight with Dana S. She not only asked me about my hair, my likes, dislikes etc.. but she gave me thoughtful input on how to improve my current style and why. After a few hours (I have fairly long hair) I was staring at the best version of myself I've ever seen. It was as if she knew exactly what I've always wanted my long hair to do but have never been able to articulate properly. My hair had incredible volume and movement, but it wasn't meticulously crafted into a style I'd never be able to recreate. Everything she did I'll be able to do tomorrow morning (using just a round brush and a blowdry, at that). I have light brown/dirty blonde hair that I've highlighted for years now to keep in the 'blonde' category. My color has never looked this dimensional or healthy. I'm sure you can tell I could go on.... but honestly you can't go wrong here. Alter Ego has opened my eyes. I still can't believe I've discovered a salon like this. Go! Try it! And yes... I would recommend Dana S to anyone!

Pros: Fantastic Stylists, Knowledgeable Staff, Great Interior Feel

Cons: Nothing

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Alter Ego is THE best salon in Raleigh. I had a consult with Trevor, loved what he had to say and felt so comfortable that I got my cut and new style right on the spot. It is absolutely fabulous!!! I came back a few days later and Julia gave me a Brazilian Keratin treatment. My normally curly hair is now smooth, soft, and glowing. I have received more compliments on my hair in the past few weeks than I have in ten years. I love, love, love my "new" hair. I would highly recommend the Brazilian Keratin treatment! My hair now dries and styles in half the time it used to take and always looks healthy. All of the staff at Alter Ego is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and just plain cool. Thanks Julia and Trevor!!!

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Alter Ego is THE best salon in Raleigh. I had a consult with Trevor, loved what he had to say and felt so comfortable that I got my cut and new style right on the spot. It is absolutely fabulous!!! I came back a few days later and Julia gave me a Brazilian Keratin treatment. My normally curly hair is now smooth, soft, and glowing. I have received more compliments on my hair in the past few weeks than I have in ten years. I love, love, love my "new" hair. I would highly recommend the Brazilian Keratin treatment! My hair now dries and styles in half the time it used to take and always looks healthy. All of the staff at Alter Ego is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and just plain cool. Thanks Julia and Trevor!!!

Pros: Staff knowledge, skills, and personalities!!!

Cons: none

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I recently moved to Raleigh and no longer had a stylist. I was walking around downtown one day and stumbled across Alter ego. They let me walk right in and get a haircut right away. Julia cut and colored my hair and then waxed my eyebrows. WOW! She blew me away!!! She listened to exactly what I wanted and made sure that I came out perfect! You can tell that she is VERY passionate about her work and that the customer is her TOP priority!

I have a new stylist!!!!!!!

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I recently moved to Raleigh and no longer had a stylist. I was walking around downtown one day and stumbled across Alter ego. They let me walk right in and get a haircut right away. Julia cut and colored my hair and then waxed my eyebrows. WOW! She blew me away!!! She listened to exactly what I wanted and made sure that I came out perfect! You can tell that she is VERY passionate about her work and that the customer is her TOP priority!

I have a new stylist!!!!!!!

Pros: GREAT haircut, Color, & Waxing

Cons: none

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We had a a pedi party for my friend's birthday last night at Alter Ego. From the get go this place was so accomodating. They totally went out of their way to make sure we were accomodated and everyone enjoyed themselves. They made a great impression on me and all my friends. The atmosphere was super cool as well. Definitely worth checking out!

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We had a a pedi party for my friend's birthday last night at Alter Ego. From the get go this place was so accomodating. They totally went out of their way to make sure we were accomodated and everyone enjoyed themselves. They made a great impression on me and all my friends. The atmosphere was super cool as well. Definitely worth checking out!

Pros: nice & accomodating staff, great pedis & manis

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I was offered a deal to come try a stylist for free so I did. Hannah was my stylist and she was great! I loved my haircut and my natural curl really comes out. I will definantly go back and be glad to the salon price for the haircut.

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I was offered a deal to come try a stylist for free so I did. Hannah was my stylist and she was great! I loved my haircut and my natural curl really comes out. I will definantly go back and be glad to the salon price for the haircut.

Pros: Great stylist and cool place!

Cons: have to pay to park downtown

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Absolutely wonderful. I had a last minute cancellation from my regular hair stylist--for my wedding. However, she recommended Trever, and now I recommend him to you. The morning of my wedding, Trever was on time (early, in fact, at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday at that), kind, and just a general joy to be around. He styled my hair beautifully, and I'd gladly visit again.

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Absolutely wonderful. I had a last minute cancellation from my regular hair stylist--for my wedding. However, she recommended Trever, and now I recommend him to you. The morning of my wedding, Trever was on time (early, in fact, at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday at that), kind, and just a general joy to be around. He styled my hair beautifully, and I'd gladly visit again.

Pros: Trever and the rest of the lovely staff

Cons: None

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About 7 of my coworkers and I went to Alter Ego for various services one night. We were able to hang out together while we waited for our services away from the other guests. We had a blast and the services were great. Julia cut and styled my hair. I LOVE IT! She was super nice and really listened to what I wanted. Thanks to Julia and everyone else at Alter Ego.

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★★★★★

About 7 of my coworkers and I went to Alter Ego for various services one night. We were able to hang out together while we waited for our services away from the other guests. We had a blast and the services were great. Julia cut and styled my hair. I LOVE IT! She was super nice and really listened to what I wanted. Thanks to Julia and everyone else at Alter Ego.

Pros: Good vibe, awesome haircut

Cons: it's a little hard to find the first time

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Hannah cut my hair today and it looks amazing!!!! Great Job Girl!!!! I will be booking with Hannah agian next time!

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Hannah cut my hair today and it looks amazing!!!! Great Job Girl!!!! I will be booking with Hannah agian next time!

Pros: Great atmosphere, Super friendly, Great Style

Cons: none

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I just had my hair done Saturday by Trevor and it looks amazing!!!! He took my horrible bleach job and gave my beautiful brown hair that looks natural and healthy! I have been looking for a great stylist in the area and have now found one. My color looks AWESOME!!!

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I just had my hair done Saturday by Trevor and it looks amazing!!!! He took my horrible bleach job and gave my beautiful brown hair that looks natural and healthy! I have been looking for a great stylist in the area and have now found one. My color looks AWESOME!!!

Pros: great hair

Cons: none

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i absolutely swear by this salon, and by my stylist, drew. he is amazing. i've been a stylist for 6 years now and have worked for hair product companies where i've traveled and taught at salons throughout the entire southeastern US and i must say that drew is one of the most skilled and superb stylists that i've ever met or seen in action. i will never go to another stylist! he's got a great eye, awesome artisitic direction, and is always fun to be around! i always look forward to going to alter ego and having my drew time! :) book an appt now!! :)

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i absolutely swear by this salon, and by my stylist, drew. he is amazing. i've been a stylist for 6 years now and have worked for hair product companies where i've traveled and taught at salons throughout the entire southeastern US and i must say that drew is one of the most skilled and superb stylists that i've ever met or seen in action. i will never go to another stylist! he's got a great eye, awesome artisitic direction, and is always fun to be around! i always look forward to going to alter ego and having my drew time! :) book an appt now!! :)

Pros: awesome downtown setting, very artsy, extremely nice staff

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Mary Taylor is where it's at ladies and gents! I always love my haircut after she's gotten her hands on it, even when i have no idea what is going to be done. Not only will you love your hair, but she's super friendly and cute! everyone should check her out at least once in their lifetime :) keep doin it girrrrl

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Mary Taylor is where it's at ladies and gents! I always love my haircut after she's gotten her hands on it, even when i have no idea what is going to be done. Not only will you love your hair, but she's super friendly and cute! everyone should check her out at least once in their lifetime :) keep doin it girrrrl

Pros: great location, great haircut

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I have naturally curly hair. Hannah Miller always has good ideas about how to change the style/cut so I don't get bored. She's creative, talented, and fun to talk to. I've recommended Alter Ego to friends and know that some of them have already been and chosen it as their new salon.

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I have naturally curly hair. Hannah Miller always has good ideas about how to change the style/cut so I don't get bored. She's creative, talented, and fun to talk to. I've recommended Alter Ego to friends and know that some of them have already been and chosen it as their new salon.

Pros: fun environment, good art, hip stylists, good music

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Katelyn has been doing my hair for about two years now, and it is always awesome! She not only wants to make your hair look great, but also stay healthy! She recommends great products and is AMAZING at color. My highlights get better and better each time I go! I recommend her to everyone, and not a day goes by without someone commenting on how cute my hair is!

Katelyn McGinn is a hair genius!

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Katelyn has been doing my hair for about two years now, and it is always awesome! She not only wants to make your hair look great, but also stay healthy! She recommends great products and is AMAZING at color. My highlights get better and better each time I go! I recommend her to everyone, and not a day goes by without someone commenting on how cute my hair is!

Katelyn McGinn is a hair genius!

Pros: LOVE my haircut and color!!

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Katelyn has been doing my hair for a few months now. She is uber creative and full of ideas to work with the client on what would be best for them. She knows the newest cuts/styles and coloring techniques as well as what products will work best for your look. I highly recommend Katelyn to everyone who is looking for a great modern hairstyle!

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Katelyn has been doing my hair for a few months now. She is uber creative and full of ideas to work with the client on what would be best for them. She knows the newest cuts/styles and coloring techniques as well as what products will work best for your look. I highly recommend Katelyn to everyone who is looking for a great modern hairstyle!

Pros: Full of ideas for different hairstyles, Great at coloring

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I have been living in Chapel Hill for 6 years, but I had never gotten my hair cut there until recently. I found Julia, and I don't think I will ever let anyone else cut my hair! She is extremely nice and had great advice about updating my age-old hair style. Alter Ego is a beautiful salon, and Julia seems to fit great into the atmosphere there. I definitely recommend the salon, and Julia in particular, to anyone.

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I have been living in Chapel Hill for 6 years, but I had never gotten my hair cut there until recently. I found Julia, and I don't think I will ever let anyone else cut my hair! She is extremely nice and had great advice about updating my age-old hair style. Alter Ego is a beautiful salon, and Julia seems to fit great into the atmosphere there. I definitely recommend the salon, and Julia in particular, to anyone.

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I went to get Alter Ego on Wednesday to get my hair done for the second time by Drew. I have crazy curly frizzy hair and he gave me some advice ...rinse with cold water. Best advise I have ever received. If you have curly hair this is your man..my hair looks faaabulous. I have never felt so foxy and to boot...when I left the salon some guy chased me down Hargett to tell me how beautiful my hair was...

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I went to get Alter Ego on Wednesday to get my hair done for the second time by Drew. I have crazy curly frizzy hair and he gave me some advice ...rinse with cold water. Best advise I have ever received. If you have curly hair this is your man..my hair looks faaabulous. I have never felt so foxy and to boot...when I left the salon some guy chased me down Hargett to tell me how beautiful my hair was...

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She is fabulous! Very professional and a great listener. I love this salon I am even having my wedding party get fabulous here!!

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She is fabulous! Very professional and a great listener. I love this salon I am even having my wedding party get fabulous here!!

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I consider my self very lucky to have Julia as my stylist and my husband stylist for the past 2 years. Her passion, energy and her extraordinary talent with her remarkable professional personal manner have made such a difference. I always love my hair and she is so great at teaching you how to style it yourself and what products work best for you. I know she is new to Alter Ego but I can say with full confidence that you would find her as expectionally talented as we do.

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★★★★★

I consider my self very lucky to have Julia as my stylist and my husband stylist for the past 2 years. Her passion, energy and her extraordinary talent with her remarkable professional personal manner have made such a difference. I always love my hair and she is so great at teaching you how to style it yourself and what products work best for you. I know she is new to Alter Ego but I can say with full confidence that you would find her as expectionally talented as we do.

Pros: Exceptional Out of the Ordinary passionate hair stylist

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Julia Waldrop is an amazing stylist. I have followed her from her Chapel Hill Salon to her new location at Alter ego and have never left unsatisfied. I always love my hair so much when I leave!! :)

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Julia Waldrop is an amazing stylist. I have followed her from her Chapel Hill Salon to her new location at Alter ego and have never left unsatisfied. I always love my hair so much when I leave!! :)

Pros: Great Staff!

Cons: none

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My Stylist for the past 8 years recently had a baby and left the industry to be a stay-at-home mom. I was devastated as I know how difficult it is to find the right stylist. A friend of mine had recently found Alter EGO and decided to try it out and absolutley loved it. She reccommended Julia as the stylist. I, very nervously, decided to try Julia out for a cut and color. All I can say is "Julia, your shears must be on fire because my hair is SMOKING HOT!" This was the best my hair ever looked. Julia is truly amazing. She's professional, nice, articulate and truly listened to what I wanted. Her skills are second to none! She worked quickly, paid close attention to detail and all the while made me feel like a valued guest! Her natural ability to see what works with your face structure and features is amazing. I feel so blessed to have found her. All this in a truly modern, trendy salon. What more can you ask for! I highly reccommend Alter EGO and Julia!

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★★★★★

My Stylist for the past 8 years recently had a baby and left the industry to be a stay-at-home mom. I was devastated as I know how difficult it is to find the right stylist. A friend of mine had recently found Alter EGO and decided to try it out and absolutley loved it. She reccommended Julia as the stylist. I, very nervously, decided to try Julia out for a cut and color. All I can say is "Julia, your shears must be on fire because my hair is SMOKING HOT!" This was the best my hair ever looked. Julia is truly amazing. She's professional, nice, articulate and truly listened to what I wanted. Her skills are second to none! She worked quickly, paid close attention to detail and all the while made me feel like a valued guest! Her natural ability to see what works with your face structure and features is amazing. I feel so blessed to have found her. All this in a truly modern, trendy salon. What more can you ask for! I highly reccommend Alter EGO and Julia!

Pros: Julia, Professionalism, Amazing Results

Cons: None!

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Great Hair Cut

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Great Hair Cut

Pros: Location

Cons: None!

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I went 6 years cutting my own hair because I grew tired of horrible stylists giving me all the wrong cuts. 3 years ago Brandy talked me into "trusting her to try something" and I've been going back ever since!

The first few times she asked me to try something a little different I got nervous, but always walked out excited not only at how cool it was, but how it looked right on ME.

Even now that i'm going more conservative for work, the cut's always perfect, the color's gorgeous, and she shows me ways to make it more fun when i want it.

Plus, everyone that works there is really fun and entertains you with great stories. Brandy's pretty much my favorite storyteller in Raleigh, how she can multi-task and give you such fabulous hair at the same time I'll never know!

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I went 6 years cutting my own hair because I grew tired of horrible stylists giving me all the wrong cuts. 3 years ago Brandy talked me into "trusting her to try something" and I've been going back ever since!

The first few times she asked me to try something a little different I got nervous, but always walked out excited not only at how cool it was, but how it looked right on ME.

Even now that i'm going more conservative for work, the cut's always perfect, the color's gorgeous, and she shows me ways to make it more fun when i want it.

Plus, everyone that works there is really fun and entertains you with great stories. Brandy's pretty much my favorite storyteller in Raleigh, how she can multi-task and give you such fabulous hair at the same time I'll never know!

Pros: Creativity that is custom for your face/hair/style

Cons: makes me jealous i can't tell such great stories

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Brandy always has great ideas for my hair. I totally trust her. She also really great with coloring. All my friends go to her, and we look great! In addition, Brandy is real, hilarious, and fun-loving. I'll totally keep going to her as long as I live within range.

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★★★★★

Brandy always has great ideas for my hair. I totally trust her. She also really great with coloring. All my friends go to her, and we look great! In addition, Brandy is real, hilarious, and fun-loving. I'll totally keep going to her as long as I live within range.

Pros: creative talent - Brandy is great at what she does!

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Hannah Miller is so wonderful! She takes the time to get to know you and she always does what works for you. She also takes the time to show you techniques for styling your own hair. I love that! She is so fun and friendly too! The time flies!

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★★★★★

Hannah Miller is so wonderful! She takes the time to get to know you and she always does what works for you. She also takes the time to show you techniques for styling your own hair. I love that! She is so fun and friendly too! The time flies!

Pros: Great location, beautiful space

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I have been getting my hair cut by Brandy since 43 B.C. and she has always given me the best trim job around. Having your hair cut by her is a life altering experience. She is up beat, funny, and does an all around fantastic job. I would recommend her to anyone!!! Keep up the good work BD.

-Tuddy

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I have been getting my hair cut by Brandy since 43 B.C. and she has always given me the best trim job around. Having your hair cut by her is a life altering experience. She is up beat, funny, and does an all around fantastic job. I would recommend her to anyone!!! Keep up the good work BD.

-Tuddy

Pros: hot chicks, free drinks with cuts..did I mention hot chicks?

Cons: this place might be to awesome

 

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