Hair Architects

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Premier Hair Salon in Tucson / Haircuts,Coloring,Relaxers-Keratin Smoothing,Razor Cuts & Men's Barber Styling
  • 5415 E Broadway Blvd

    Tucson, AZ 85711

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  • 520-305-4100

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Ruben is the newest staff member for Hair Architects. He had been my stylist for a year at another salon so I sought him when he changed locations. If you are a person who comes in with a particular style in mind, he does an excellent

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Ruben is the newest staff member for Hair Architects. He had been my stylist for a year at another salon so I sought him when he changed locations. If you are a person who comes in with a particular style in mind, he does an excellent

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Quick version: So glad Jon decided to take the plunge again and open his newest salon here in Tucson! Went for a cut tonight for the first time and so happy with it!

Long version: :)
I have a mostly "I'm too busy to care" attitude about my hair -- post-shower every day I pull it up in ponytail or a bun. My hair's super-fine and since I'm not one to spend/waste hours primping, trying to get it to do something, I've pretty much stuck with cuts that let me pull it up. And hairstylists that are inexpensive since all I ever really need is a trim (and not often -- no styling means my hair is never damaged). It's hard to find a good balance between getting a good cut and not spending a fortune -- I can't justify $50+ for a cut on a regular basis. It seems especially difficult in Tucson. I can find any number of sub $20 cut places (the few I've gone to have been adequate, but I always feel rushed and never "happy" with the cut -- just ok with it). And I can find any number of pricier places that start at $50 -- and, as I said, I can't justify that (the few I've tried with a "deal" have been fine, but not so great that I'm happy and willing to spend that kind of money again).

I did some searching online and found Hair Architects and made an appointment.

I arrived a few minutes early and found that everyone else was gone or leaving for the night (around 5:15 -- not super late). Jon took me back to one of the rooms (each station has its own room -- cuts down on noise and hearing others jabber -- and each station can have its own music) and then asked what I wanted him to do with my hair. I showed him some pics and then told him that he could do whatever to adjust the cut to my hair (with my hair being so fine, I know it won't "do" many things that I like on others). He asked if I'd shampooed today (no need to bother with that if my hair wasn't coated with product) and what I did with my hair in the morning (nothing -- but I think it was to help determine the cut and whether it could stand on its own if I walk out of the house with it wet). And then he started cutting.

For the cut I wanted, he actually took a razor comb to it. Each layer, all the way around. It's been a long time since anyone has pulled up my hair and cut it in that many chunks. I know I normally get a trim, maybe a few layers, but still, when I get a cheapo cut, very few people bother doing more than pulling up a layer or two to cut smaller amounts for each pass.

My hair was just past shoulder length. Cut down to what I guess is referred to as a "pixie" cut. Jon took his time, kept going back over sections and checking length and blending. Touched up parts with scissors (and around the ears). Worked with my hair and gave me a much better cut than I'd anticipated. I'd rave a bit more, but I'll reserve that till I have a few days of rushing out the door in the morning to work and seeing how that goes (though, I got the cut tonight and have already showered and it still looks as great as it did when I walked out the door). So far, it's the best cut I've had in ages (probably decades -- had a similar cut done about 8 years ago and I remember being disappointed by it on several levels -- probably one reason why I've stuck with a longer length and pulling back since then).

The bonus was that the charge for the cut was on the low-end (despite taking 45+ minutes to do) and with the first time customer deal I found here, it was a steal. But it also means that follow-up/maintenance cuts won't cost a fortune and making an appointment for another cut won't require any thought -- it'll just be something I do when I see the length getting to be a bit too much.

8+ years in Tucson and I think I've finally found a place that won't make me delay making an appointment for the next cut (or cause me to constantly scour Yelp and other sites for an alternative -- like I've been doing for ages).

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Quick version: So glad Jon decided to take the plunge again and open his newest salon here in Tucson! Went for a cut tonight for the first time and so happy with it!

Long version: :)
I have a mostly "I'm too busy to care" attitude about my hair -- post-shower every day I pull it up in ponytail or a bun. My hair's super-fine and since I'm not one to spend/waste hours primping, trying to get it to do something, I've pretty much stuck with cuts that let me pull it up. And hairstylists that are inexpensive since all I ever really need is a trim (and not often -- no styling means my hair is never damaged). It's hard to find a good balance between getting a good cut and not spending a fortune -- I can't justify $50+ for a cut on a regular basis. It seems especially difficult in Tucson. I can find any number of sub $20 cut places (the few I've gone to have been adequate, but I always feel rushed and never "happy" with the cut -- just ok with it). And I can find any number of pricier places that start at $50 -- and, as I said, I can't justify that (the few I've tried with a "deal" have been fine, but not so great that I'm happy and willing to spend that kind of money again).

I did some searching online and found Hair Architects and made an appointment.

I arrived a few minutes early and found that everyone else was gone or leaving for the night (around 5:15 -- not super late). Jon took me back to one of the rooms (each station has its own room -- cuts down on noise and hearing others jabber -- and each station can have its own music) and then asked what I wanted him to do with my hair. I showed him some pics and then told him that he could do whatever to adjust the cut to my hair (with my hair being so fine, I know it won't "do" many things that I like on others). He asked if I'd shampooed today (no need to bother with that if my hair wasn't coated with product) and what I did with my hair in the morning (nothing -- but I think it was to help determine the cut and whether it could stand on its own if I walk out of the house with it wet). And then he started cutting.

For the cut I wanted, he actually took a razor comb to it. Each layer, all the way around. It's been a long time since anyone has pulled up my hair and cut it in that many chunks. I know I normally get a trim, maybe a few layers, but still, when I get a cheapo cut, very few people bother doing more than pulling up a layer or two to cut smaller amounts for each pass.

My hair was just past shoulder length. Cut down to what I guess is referred to as a "pixie" cut. Jon took his time, kept going back over sections and checking length and blending. Touched up parts with scissors (and around the ears). Worked with my hair and gave me a much better cut than I'd anticipated. I'd rave a bit more, but I'll reserve that till I have a few days of rushing out the door in the morning to work and seeing how that goes (though, I got the cut tonight and have already showered and it still looks as great as it did when I walked out the door). So far, it's the best cut I've had in ages (probably decades -- had a similar cut done about 8 years ago and I remember being disappointed by it on several levels -- probably one reason why I've stuck with a longer length and pulling back since then).

The bonus was that the charge for the cut was on the low-end (despite taking 45+ minutes to do) and with the first time customer deal I found here, it was a steal. But it also means that follow-up/maintenance cuts won't cost a fortune and making an appointment for another cut won't require any thought -- it'll just be something I do when I see the length getting to be a bit too much.

8+ years in Tucson and I think I've finally found a place that won't make me delay making an appointment for the next cut (or cause me to constantly scour Yelp and other sites for an alternative -- like I've been doing for ages).

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Quick version: So glad Jon decided to take the plunge again and open his newest salon here in Tucson! Went for a cut tonight for the first time and so happy with it!\r
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I have a mostly "I'm too busy to care" attitude

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Quick version: So glad Jon decided to take the plunge again and open his newest salon here in Tucson! Went for a cut tonight for the first time and so happy with it!\r
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Long version: :)\r
I have a mostly "I'm too busy to care" attitude

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Solution: FRIZZY, CURLY HAIR. My hair is difficult to manage! Jon (the owner) used the Brazilian Blowout on my hair - it is not only straight, but shiny and smooth. He is very knowledgable and will take time to explain which straightening

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Solution: FRIZZY, CURLY HAIR. My hair is difficult to manage! Jon (the owner) used the Brazilian Blowout on my hair - it is not only straight, but shiny and smooth. He is very knowledgable and will take time to explain which straightening

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Wonderful color and cut. This salon is warm and inviting. Everyone was friendly. My stylist was very helpful in choosing color that would work with my hair. It turned out perfect. My cut was done as I wanted it and the stylist was able to

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Wonderful color and cut. This salon is warm and inviting. Everyone was friendly. My stylist was very helpful in choosing color that would work with my hair. It turned out perfect. My cut was done as I wanted it and the stylist was able to

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Wonderful people. I went to hair architects over the weekend to get my hair cut on the suggestion as a friend. I had Alex cut my hair and she did a fabulous job. I couldn't be happier with the cut she did. The staff was friendly and

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Wonderful people. I went to hair architects over the weekend to get my hair cut on the suggestion as a friend. I had Alex cut my hair and she did a fabulous job. I couldn't be happier with the cut she did. The staff was friendly and

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Professional all the way to the grand hair finale!. I used City Search to find a place to have my color done and a new haircut. I recently moved here from Ohio and needed to find a hairdresser as good as the one I left after 12 years in

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Professional all the way to the grand hair finale!. I used City Search to find a place to have my color done and a new haircut. I recently moved here from Ohio and needed to find a hairdresser as good as the one I left after 12 years in

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I LOVE MY HAIR!. I told Jon (owner) to pick any color for my hair and I LOVE IT! Thank you Jon! It's the warmest, prettiest color I've ever had :) From now on, you have to pick all of my colors :) My husband also loves his hair :) For the

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I LOVE MY HAIR!. I told Jon (owner) to pick any color for my hair and I LOVE IT! Thank you Jon! It's the warmest, prettiest color I've ever had :) From now on, you have to pick all of my colors :) My husband also loves his hair :) For the

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quick and easy. I came in with really long hair that hadn't been cut or touched for over a year. I had an appointment with the owner, Jo(h)n and he did a great job. He was fast, too. The environment is also nice if you have to take small

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quick and easy. I came in with really long hair that hadn't been cut or touched for over a year. I had an appointment with the owner, Jo(h)n and he did a great job. He was fast, too. The environment is also nice if you have to take small

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Solution: FRIZZY, CURLY HAIR. My hair is difficult to manage! Jon (the owner) used the Brazilian Blowout on my hair - it is not only straight, but shiny and smooth. He is very knowledgable and will take time to explain which straightening

3
★★★★★

Solution: FRIZZY, CURLY HAIR. My hair is difficult to manage! Jon (the owner) used the Brazilian Blowout on my hair - it is not only straight, but shiny and smooth. He is very knowledgable and will take time to explain which straightening

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Hello Everyone;

The best thing to happen in Tucson of late is our new citizen and hair stylist Jon Nickell.
Jon has been working with hair for years, First on the East Coast, and then Portland,OR.
He is so wonderful. He really listens

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Hello Everyone;

The best thing to happen in Tucson of late is our new citizen and hair stylist Jon Nickell.
Jon has been working with hair for years, First on the East Coast, and then Portland,OR.
He is so wonderful. He really listens

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If you are looking for a talented and creative hairdresser look no further! Jon has been my hairdresser for over 10 years at his Portland, Oregon salon. Jon has never disappointed me - who can say that about a hairdresser of 10+ years?

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If you are looking for a talented and creative hairdresser look no further! Jon has been my hairdresser for over 10 years at his Portland, Oregon salon. Jon has never disappointed me - who can say that about a hairdresser of 10+ years?

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Jon has been my hairdresser for over 10 years! Can you say that about your last hairdresser? Probably not. So, if you are looking for someone who will take the time to get to know you, your hair, your lifestyle and your needs - Jon is

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Jon has been my hairdresser for over 10 years! Can you say that about your last hairdresser? Probably not. So, if you are looking for someone who will take the time to get to know you, your hair, your lifestyle and your needs - Jon is

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I had some of my best conversations with Jon while he was doing my hair. I loved our appointments. He is kind and gentle and extremely talented. I do not have easy hair and he was able to transform my cut into one that is easy to handle

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I had some of my best conversations with Jon while he was doing my hair. I loved our appointments. He is kind and gentle and extremely talented. I do not have easy hair and he was able to transform my cut into one that is easy to handle

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Jon listens !!! When I want my hair done, I need someone not only with great skill but someone who will listen to what I want done with my hair. Jon is that guy. The first time I went to him, I had lost my previous stylist to a move away

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Jon listens !!! When I want my hair done, I need someone not only with great skill but someone who will listen to what I want done with my hair. Jon is that guy. The first time I went to him, I had lost my previous stylist to a move away

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I have been a client of Jon's for several years in the Portland, Oregon salon. I have nothing but praise for him and his staff. I went to Jon, originally, with extremely naturally curly hair and my entire life I have tried every thing I

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I have been a client of Jon's for several years in the Portland, Oregon salon. I have nothing but praise for him and his staff. I went to Jon, originally, with extremely naturally curly hair and my entire life I have tried every thing I

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Quick version: So glad Jon decided to take the plunge again and open his newest salon here in Tucson! Went for a cut tonight for the first time and so happy with it!Longer version: :)It's hard to find a good balance between getting a good

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Quick version: So glad Jon decided to take the plunge again and open his newest salon here in Tucson! Went for a cut tonight for the first time and so happy with it!Longer version: :)It's hard to find a good balance between getting a good

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