Nirvana Aveda Concept Salon

★★★★★
  • 224 N Santa Cruz Ave #B

    Los Gatos, CA 95030

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  • 408-354-7979

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I love going to Nirvana! You're pampered the whole time you're there. I get compliments on my hair cut and color all the time. Try it - It's the best salon around!!

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★★★★★

I love going to Nirvana! You're pampered the whole time you're there. I get compliments on my hair cut and color all the time. Try it - It's the best salon around!!

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I love getting me hair did over here. I gets my perm on all the time. THey curl my hair to perfection!!

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★★★★★

I love getting me hair did over here. I gets my perm on all the time. THey curl my hair to perfection!!

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My sister has been going here for a year now and every time she gets her hair done she always comes home with the cutest hair cut. They do great A-line bobs and I have heard their massages are amazing!

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★★★★★

My sister has been going here for a year now and every time she gets her hair done she always comes home with the cutest hair cut. They do great A-line bobs and I have heard their massages are amazing!

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After going to the same hairdresser for over 9 years, I needed a change. My long, thick and layerd hair always felt heavy. Reading through the hairdresser bios on Nirvana's website, I chose Christine. I was impressed: Christine is sweet, attentive and detail-oriented; she knew exactly how to give my long layers lift and pizzazz. She takes her time to dry and meticulously style my hair-and I have A LOT of hair; I have never felt rushed through an appointment with her. I'm going back for my third haircut with Christine this week and plan to be a long-time client.

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★★★★★

After going to the same hairdresser for over 9 years, I needed a change. My long, thick and layerd hair always felt heavy. Reading through the hairdresser bios on Nirvana's website, I chose Christine. I was impressed: Christine is sweet, attentive and detail-oriented; she knew exactly how to give my long layers lift and pizzazz. She takes her time to dry and meticulously style my hair-and I have A LOT of hair; I have never felt rushed through an appointment with her. I'm going back for my third haircut with Christine this week and plan to be a long-time client.

Pros: Woman-owned business, attentive staff & stylists

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I have been really confused with my hair for the past couple years so I was really nervous about coming into the salon for another change. Going to NIRVANA was the best decision I have made when it comes to my hair, I was greeted right away and offered something to drink (I got the iced tea which i recommend) My stylist Janis brought me over to her station and started to help me brain storm some ideas for what to do with my hair, she recommended doing something called a "Combo Color" which is a all over color and hilites, and I am soooooooooooooooooo happy with the outcome of of my hair, I have never felt 100% happy with my color, but Janis has really made me LOVE my hair. The bonus with my service was the hand massage and scalp massage! I will be visiting NIRVANA again very soon!

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★★★★★

I have been really confused with my hair for the past couple years so I was really nervous about coming into the salon for another change. Going to NIRVANA was the best decision I have made when it comes to my hair, I was greeted right away and offered something to drink (I got the iced tea which i recommend) My stylist Janis brought me over to her station and started to help me brain storm some ideas for what to do with my hair, she recommended doing something called a "Combo Color" which is a all over color and hilites, and I am soooooooooooooooooo happy with the outcome of of my hair, I have never felt 100% happy with my color, but Janis has really made me LOVE my hair. The bonus with my service was the hand massage and scalp massage! I will be visiting NIRVANA again very soon!

Pros: Stylist Skill, Friendly Helpful Staff, Ambience

Cons: When your relaxing scalp massage comes to an end!

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I'd had a wretched hair cut at another salon. The day before my daughter's wedding, Jessica and Nirvana cut and colored my hair. It turned out fantastic! The next day, Sunday, she came in on her day off to do hair and make up for the bride and me. My other daughter had an appointment at another salon, and the stylist didn't show. No worries. Jessica gracefully finished up with the two of us, and then fit her in and gave her a gorgeous up do and got her out in time for the wedding photos. We all looked wonderful and got many compliments on our great styles. What could have been a stressful beginning to the day was made relaxing and wonderful by a great stylist in a great salon. Thanks, Jessica!

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★★★★★

I'd had a wretched hair cut at another salon. The day before my daughter's wedding, Jessica and Nirvana cut and colored my hair. It turned out fantastic! The next day, Sunday, she came in on her day off to do hair and make up for the bride and me. My other daughter had an appointment at another salon, and the stylist didn't show. No worries. Jessica gracefully finished up with the two of us, and then fit her in and gave her a gorgeous up do and got her out in time for the wedding photos. We all looked wonderful and got many compliments on our great styles. What could have been a stressful beginning to the day was made relaxing and wonderful by a great stylist in a great salon. Thanks, Jessica!

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I have been going to Nirvana for almost a year now. I must say, I cannot get enough. I have many years working in the salon industry and I even worked for Aveda for several years. I know the product and I know the philosophy. Many salons say they are Aveda but they don't do the Aveda services the way they are supposed to. Nirvana does! When you go expect a fully pampered experience.

I would like to add that Raymond is beyond exceptional. I have very thick curly hair and he fully gets it. His scalp treatments are decadent. His cuts are creative and up to date. He always takes the extra time to make sure each hair is in perfectly in place. His color is the best I have ever had! His styling has always brought me a wealth of compliments. The icing on the cake though is that he has an amazing spirit and is so much fun to hang out with. If you can't get into him because I am hogging all of his appointments the whole staff is excellent as well.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Nirvana for almost a year now. I must say, I cannot get enough. I have many years working in the salon industry and I even worked for Aveda for several years. I know the product and I know the philosophy. Many salons say they are Aveda but they don't do the Aveda services the way they are supposed to. Nirvana does! When you go expect a fully pampered experience.

I would like to add that Raymond is beyond exceptional. I have very thick curly hair and he fully gets it. His scalp treatments are decadent. His cuts are creative and up to date. He always takes the extra time to make sure each hair is in perfectly in place. His color is the best I have ever had! His styling has always brought me a wealth of compliments. The icing on the cake though is that he has an amazing spirit and is so much fun to hang out with. If you can't get into him because I am hogging all of his appointments the whole staff is excellent as well.

Pros: Services, Experience, Aromas, Relaxing

Cons: Around noon parking can be difficult.

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I was very impressed with the Nirvana Salon in Los Gatos. I selected senior stylist Kayla and won't be going back to the other stylist in Los Gatos who I have been going to for the last 8+ years. I was looking for a new style that would work well for my hair type and lifestyle (both a mom and a professional). Kayla did a fantanstic job describing the styling process so I could duplicate it at home and gently recommended Aveda products without being pushy. The salon was quite small but comfortable. I will be going back again and highly recommending both the salon and Kayla to my friends and family. Thank you for a great haircut!

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★★★★★

I was very impressed with the Nirvana Salon in Los Gatos. I selected senior stylist Kayla and won't be going back to the other stylist in Los Gatos who I have been going to for the last 8+ years. I was looking for a new style that would work well for my hair type and lifestyle (both a mom and a professional). Kayla did a fantanstic job describing the styling process so I could duplicate it at home and gently recommended Aveda products without being pushy. The salon was quite small but comfortable. I will be going back again and highly recommending both the salon and Kayla to my friends and family. Thank you for a great haircut!

Pros: Qualified Stylist, Friendly Atmosphere, Great Location

Cons: Small Salon

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This salon has good guest service, good tea and Aveda products are nice. In terms of actually working on your hair, the quality of service is uneven. I tried this salon several times because of the high ratings on this site but I haven't been happy.

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★☆☆☆☆

This salon has good guest service, good tea and Aveda products are nice. In terms of actually working on your hair, the quality of service is uneven. I tried this salon several times because of the high ratings on this site but I haven't been happy.

Pros: tea

Cons: skills

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I had a bad experience at this salon. I didn't get the service I requested and they charged me a lot more than I expected. The explanation as to why I was being charged extra for the service did not make sense. I will not go back to this salon.

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★★☆☆☆

I had a bad experience at this salon. I didn't get the service I requested and they charged me a lot more than I expected. The explanation as to why I was being charged extra for the service did not make sense. I will not go back to this salon.

Pros: Good tea

Cons: Doesn't do what's requested, changes price after the fact, charges extra for blowdry, toner, etc.

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From the moment you walk in the door, you can see that this salon is different from others. In a small, intimate atmosphere, the owner and her staff beautify the denizens of Silicon Valley. After a long day at tthe office, the treatment and pampering which begins with a shampoo and scalp massage helps to work out the stress of the day. The wine and tea offered don't hurt either. With difficult hair such as mine, it has been difficult to find a stylist who is able to work with it as the owner, Laure', has done. I can't recommend enough Nirvana for taking care of your coiffure.

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★★★★★

From the moment you walk in the door, you can see that this salon is different from others. In a small, intimate atmosphere, the owner and her staff beautify the denizens of Silicon Valley. After a long day at tthe office, the treatment and pampering which begins with a shampoo and scalp massage helps to work out the stress of the day. The wine and tea offered don't hurt either. With difficult hair such as mine, it has been difficult to find a stylist who is able to work with it as the owner, Laure', has done. I can't recommend enough Nirvana for taking care of your coiffure.

Pros: Great haircut

Cons: Laure gets booked up 6 months in advance

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This is my first review that I ever wrote. I do not believe in the reviews. BUT, one thing is for sure Raymond at Nirvana Aveda Hair Salon knows how to cut hair! That was big discovery for me ( after searching for good hairdresser since I came to US; 5 yeas ago !) Thank you Raymond and please keep up the good work! I will see you in a month or two:)

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★★★★☆

This is my first review that I ever wrote. I do not believe in the reviews. BUT, one thing is for sure Raymond at Nirvana Aveda Hair Salon knows how to cut hair! That was big discovery for me ( after searching for good hairdresser since I came to US; 5 yeas ago !) Thank you Raymond and please keep up the good work! I will see you in a month or two:)

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The atmosphere is good HOWEVER they do not style when you just get color. They only style when you get a haircut. Come on! That is the most lamest thing. They way overcharge for a haricut so I go elsewhere for that. I walk out with wet/damp hair and can't even tell what the color looks like until later when my hair has dried all frizzy. They do charge extra if you want it styled. LAME! Just wanted to forwarn anyone that might be thinking of going there. Also, what are these messages and oils everyone is talking about?? Is that with a haircut only again?? With the price you pay, they should be styling everyone's hair. No one should walk out of a salon with a wet head. Come on! I go to Rage now. That is a great salon and my hair dresser takes her time making sure my hair is perfect. I mean it is like their art so you would think they would want advertise on their customers. That is how you build the clientele.

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★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere is good HOWEVER they do not style when you just get color. They only style when you get a haircut. Come on! That is the most lamest thing. They way overcharge for a haricut so I go elsewhere for that. I walk out with wet/damp hair and can't even tell what the color looks like until later when my hair has dried all frizzy. They do charge extra if you want it styled. LAME! Just wanted to forwarn anyone that might be thinking of going there. Also, what are these messages and oils everyone is talking about?? Is that with a haircut only again?? With the price you pay, they should be styling everyone's hair. No one should walk out of a salon with a wet head. Come on! I go to Rage now. That is a great salon and my hair dresser takes her time making sure my hair is perfect. I mean it is like their art so you would think they would want advertise on their customers. That is how you build the clientele.

Pros: 0000000000

Cons: WILL NOT BLOWDRY/STYLE WITH COLOR ONLY

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I was going to Aveda salons for years, and whenever I move, I always look for one in the area. I found one, and it was horrible experinece. So, I looked more and found NIRVANA...
I recently went to Nirvana for my first visit and was very happy with the results. My stylist, Jenise, made sure she understood what I wanted done with my hair but also gave her opinion when I asked for it. She toned my hair that it wouldn't be any bassiness and I loved the hair color she recommended! I also appreciated the advice she gave me to maintain my hair color and to keep my hair as healthy as possible. She also corrected my owful haircut from my previous experience, and it looks great. Definitely recommend this salon, high quality service together with spiritual Aveda approach. I already scheduled my next appointment.

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★★★★★

I was going to Aveda salons for years, and whenever I move, I always look for one in the area. I found one, and it was horrible experinece. So, I looked more and found NIRVANA...
I recently went to Nirvana for my first visit and was very happy with the results. My stylist, Jenise, made sure she understood what I wanted done with my hair but also gave her opinion when I asked for it. She toned my hair that it wouldn't be any bassiness and I loved the hair color she recommended! I also appreciated the advice she gave me to maintain my hair color and to keep my hair as healthy as possible. She also corrected my owful haircut from my previous experience, and it looks great. Definitely recommend this salon, high quality service together with spiritual Aveda approach. I already scheduled my next appointment.

Pros: high skilled staff, great products, nice atmosfeer

Cons: not enough room, crowded

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I just went and got my haircut yesterday at the Nivana Aveda Salon and I loved it! I recently moved from San Diego back up to San Jose and I've been searching and searching for a place to get my haircut. I'm totally crazy about my hair and always nervous about finding a new hairdresser. I read all the great reviews about this salon and decided to give it a try. Made an appointment and the young girl on the phone was very pleasant to speak to. Got there and was surprised to see what a tiny salon it was, but was still excited about the amount of clients that were coming and going in the salon. I was greeted, on time, by my stylist, Raymond and then we went off to his chair. I liked him instantly. He asked me what I wanted and then explained step by step what he was going to do with my hair. I loved it! I got a wonderful aromatic scalp massage at his chair and then once again at the shampoo bowl. While he was cutting my hair, he explained again what he was doing step by step and when i was done, I was so excited! I have very thick hair and sometimes people dont understand how to work with that hair, but he did a wonderful job! already made my appointment for 6 weeks! I will definitely be going back soon and I already referred him to some of the girlfriends that were in the market for a new hairdresser!

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★★★★★

I just went and got my haircut yesterday at the Nivana Aveda Salon and I loved it! I recently moved from San Diego back up to San Jose and I've been searching and searching for a place to get my haircut. I'm totally crazy about my hair and always nervous about finding a new hairdresser. I read all the great reviews about this salon and decided to give it a try. Made an appointment and the young girl on the phone was very pleasant to speak to. Got there and was surprised to see what a tiny salon it was, but was still excited about the amount of clients that were coming and going in the salon. I was greeted, on time, by my stylist, Raymond and then we went off to his chair. I liked him instantly. He asked me what I wanted and then explained step by step what he was going to do with my hair. I loved it! I got a wonderful aromatic scalp massage at his chair and then once again at the shampoo bowl. While he was cutting my hair, he explained again what he was doing step by step and when i was done, I was so excited! I have very thick hair and sometimes people dont understand how to work with that hair, but he did a wonderful job! already made my appointment for 6 weeks! I will definitely be going back soon and I already referred him to some of the girlfriends that were in the market for a new hairdresser!

Pros: great haircut at a great price, friendly atmosphere

Cons: small salon, but a lot of character in it!

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I'm VERY VERY particular about certain things & my hair is 1 of them. Ask any1 who knows me & they'll tell you that my haircut was a LONG time coming. I spent months doing my homework, from buying every mag available, looking online, asking around, talking 2 friends, & making consultation appt's. I read review after review & FINALLy after a long while decided to go with Nirvana. Now I'm not gonna lie, I was HELLA NERVOUS! My hair was down to my butt & the last time I got my hair cut short it turned out HORRIBLE. I arrive @ Nirvana 4 my consult & to my delight, EVRYONE in the salon had GOOD HURR =) maybe its just me, but if i walk into a HAIR salon & the people i'm trusting my hair with look like a hot mess, than you can definately count me out. Not only did they have good hair but their make up was awesome too (yes, they not only offer a hair haven but do make up too..how convenient and kool is that) anyway, i digress..oh yeah..so i'm waiting for my appt, which for the most part was right on time (u can't expect things to be right on the dot) and my stylist SHAWNA was GREAT!! She had hella cute hair from the cut to the color & she was sooooo nice. She listened to me as well as give her professional input. She made me feel relaxed & excited at the same time (imagine that) Long story short, SHAWNA KNOWS HAIR!! In my honest opnion, from the receptionist 2 the intimate sized salon, Laure has a good thing with a service that is really geared towards their clients. The salon offers GREAT Aveda products that are less harsh than most and smell great & the oil massage 4 your head is awesome..u can't go wrong with that. Well i know this review is lengthy, but if you've made it this far and don't remember anything else i've written, at least remember this...GREAT stylist (especially SHAWNA) intimate salon, AWESOME products (which by the way are bottled in recycled material..this salon has done a lot to "Go Green") and just SUPERB service..I've FINALLY found MY salon. WOOHOO!

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★★★★★

I'm VERY VERY particular about certain things & my hair is 1 of them. Ask any1 who knows me & they'll tell you that my haircut was a LONG time coming. I spent months doing my homework, from buying every mag available, looking online, asking around, talking 2 friends, & making consultation appt's. I read review after review & FINALLy after a long while decided to go with Nirvana. Now I'm not gonna lie, I was HELLA NERVOUS! My hair was down to my butt & the last time I got my hair cut short it turned out HORRIBLE. I arrive @ Nirvana 4 my consult & to my delight, EVRYONE in the salon had GOOD HURR =) maybe its just me, but if i walk into a HAIR salon & the people i'm trusting my hair with look like a hot mess, than you can definately count me out. Not only did they have good hair but their make up was awesome too (yes, they not only offer a hair haven but do make up too..how convenient and kool is that) anyway, i digress..oh yeah..so i'm waiting for my appt, which for the most part was right on time (u can't expect things to be right on the dot) and my stylist SHAWNA was GREAT!! She had hella cute hair from the cut to the color & she was sooooo nice. She listened to me as well as give her professional input. She made me feel relaxed & excited at the same time (imagine that) Long story short, SHAWNA KNOWS HAIR!! In my honest opnion, from the receptionist 2 the intimate sized salon, Laure has a good thing with a service that is really geared towards their clients. The salon offers GREAT Aveda products that are less harsh than most and smell great & the oil massage 4 your head is awesome..u can't go wrong with that. Well i know this review is lengthy, but if you've made it this far and don't remember anything else i've written, at least remember this...GREAT stylist (especially SHAWNA) intimate salon, AWESOME products (which by the way are bottled in recycled material..this salon has done a lot to "Go Green") and just SUPERB service..I've FINALLY found MY salon. WOOHOO!

Pros: For me, personally...it was ALL GOOD! THANX Shawna & 2 all @ Nirvana!!

Cons: To each their own. i have no complaints =)

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After many years of getting my hair cut and colored by just okay hairstylists, I was so excited to have found not only an outstanding salon, but hairstylist as well. Before coming to Janis, I had my hair cut to a new style that ended up thinning out my hair to the point that I was unhappy with it. Janis was able to bring back the fullness in my hair that I once had while giving me a cut that I loved.
Aside from having an eye for great cuts, the woman can color! As with many people who go to an new stylist, I was concerned about getting my color done. I had Janis take on the challenge of trying to color my newfound gray hair. She was able to find the perfect color combination and highlights to easily manage my "natural color" that matched better to my skin tone than my previous color.
Nirvana is a one of a kind salon. I don't know if it was the scalp massage, or the choice of water, tea, or wine, but my experience wouldn't have been as outstanding without the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere of the salon. Thank you Nirvana and Janis for an outstanding experience - I'm a customer for life!

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★★★★★

After many years of getting my hair cut and colored by just okay hairstylists, I was so excited to have found not only an outstanding salon, but hairstylist as well. Before coming to Janis, I had my hair cut to a new style that ended up thinning out my hair to the point that I was unhappy with it. Janis was able to bring back the fullness in my hair that I once had while giving me a cut that I loved.
Aside from having an eye for great cuts, the woman can color! As with many people who go to an new stylist, I was concerned about getting my color done. I had Janis take on the challenge of trying to color my newfound gray hair. She was able to find the perfect color combination and highlights to easily manage my "natural color" that matched better to my skin tone than my previous color.
Nirvana is a one of a kind salon. I don't know if it was the scalp massage, or the choice of water, tea, or wine, but my experience wouldn't have been as outstanding without the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere of the salon. Thank you Nirvana and Janis for an outstanding experience - I'm a customer for life!

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I did not enjoy my experience with this Aveda salon because of the lousy service. First off the stylist managed to squirt aromatheraphy oil into my eye and second she did not adhere the cape around my back causing a ton of hair to go down my clothes and back. I felt terrible after my haircut and will never come back to this salon. The Santana Row Aveda salon is much better, go there and spare yourself the trouble.

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★☆☆☆☆

I did not enjoy my experience with this Aveda salon because of the lousy service. First off the stylist managed to squirt aromatheraphy oil into my eye and second she did not adhere the cape around my back causing a ton of hair to go down my clothes and back. I felt terrible after my haircut and will never come back to this salon. The Santana Row Aveda salon is much better, go there and spare yourself the trouble.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: Service, atmosphere, location

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I have been to many hair salons. I have had bad hair cut and I have been to many stylists. I have never liked getting my hair cut, because I have never had a good hair cut. I went Nirvana and seen Christine. I did my research on their website and found that Christine was the best fit for me. I had the best hair cut; I have ever had from any hair stylist. Christine did a great job and she styled my hair a way that I can do myself. This place is great!

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★★★★★

I have been to many hair salons. I have had bad hair cut and I have been to many stylists. I have never liked getting my hair cut, because I have never had a good hair cut. I went Nirvana and seen Christine. I did my research on their website and found that Christine was the best fit for me. I had the best hair cut; I have ever had from any hair stylist. Christine did a great job and she styled my hair a way that I can do myself. This place is great!

Pros: Great atmosphere, great staff, and great value

Cons: Finding the place was a little hard

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Janis has been consistently providing me with the best hair cut and color. I am not good at telling the stylist what I want done to my hair, but Janis is able to take my few ideas and help me choose the perfect style. I have never had a style that did not flatter my face, and the color is always perfect. Even when I said I was getting bored with what I had been doing (and was ready to do something drastic) Janis was able to give me a new look that still fits me. She is the best stylist ever! I love that she works at Nirvana, because I love the Aveda products and relaxing atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Janis has been consistently providing me with the best hair cut and color. I am not good at telling the stylist what I want done to my hair, but Janis is able to take my few ideas and help me choose the perfect style. I have never had a style that did not flatter my face, and the color is always perfect. Even when I said I was getting bored with what I had been doing (and was ready to do something drastic) Janis was able to give me a new look that still fits me. She is the best stylist ever! I love that she works at Nirvana, because I love the Aveda products and relaxing atmosphere.

Pros: Quality Service and Products..The best stylist!!

Cons: parking during the holidays can be tough

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I have been going to Christine for over a year now. She always gives me an awsome haircut and I love the relaxing environment. I am a man and never wanted to color my hair as I have seen men with fake looking color. Christine talked me into trying some color and wow, it looks so natural. When I went back to work my co-workers asked me if I had lost weight. They couldn't quite firgure out what was different. Thank you Christine!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Christine for over a year now. She always gives me an awsome haircut and I love the relaxing environment. I am a man and never wanted to color my hair as I have seen men with fake looking color. Christine talked me into trying some color and wow, it looks so natural. When I went back to work my co-workers asked me if I had lost weight. They couldn't quite firgure out what was different. Thank you Christine!

Pros: Very relaxing, comfortable environment

Cons: Parking

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Seriously. i have been to many many salons... all over california.. even in LA.. and i have never been happier with my hair! i went in to nirvana not expecting much, since the salon is so small... but i came out absolutely thrilled!!!! like i said.. ive never been happier. she gave me the best color ever, it was exactly how i pictured it.. then the hair cut was just as amazing! i am soo glad i found nirvana and christine!! i will never ever go anywhere else!!.... oh and the products were fabulous! and she even gave me an aroma therapy hand massage!!!! i am soooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!! im a client for life!!

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★★★★★

Seriously. i have been to many many salons... all over california.. even in LA.. and i have never been happier with my hair! i went in to nirvana not expecting much, since the salon is so small... but i came out absolutely thrilled!!!! like i said.. ive never been happier. she gave me the best color ever, it was exactly how i pictured it.. then the hair cut was just as amazing! i am soo glad i found nirvana and christine!! i will never ever go anywhere else!!.... oh and the products were fabulous! and she even gave me an aroma therapy hand massage!!!! i am soooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!! im a client for life!!

Pros: everything!!!!!!

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Being a man I never really had a need or a desire to go to a salon I always did the barbershop thing. Recently my wife decided to make me an appoitment and drag me along with her to the Nirvana Salon. I have to admit I was surprised with the service and the atmospere. My hairstylist Raymond was great, he was very knowledgeable, I have received many compliments on my hair, so now when I go I tell him to do what he thinks would look good and it always does. Nirvana is a great salon I would recommend it to everyone, and for the guys who think a salon is not for a man think again the service is great and the women who work there are beautiful.

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★★★★★

Being a man I never really had a need or a desire to go to a salon I always did the barbershop thing. Recently my wife decided to make me an appoitment and drag me along with her to the Nirvana Salon. I have to admit I was surprised with the service and the atmospere. My hairstylist Raymond was great, he was very knowledgeable, I have received many compliments on my hair, so now when I go I tell him to do what he thinks would look good and it always does. Nirvana is a great salon I would recommend it to everyone, and for the guys who think a salon is not for a man think again the service is great and the women who work there are beautiful.

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What a great experience at this spa, my hairstaylist was awsome (Raymond, YOU HAVE TO REQUEST HIM). Honestly everytime I come to him at always 110% satisfied,he is great and at least for me it was very refreshing to know that he was listening to my needs.
The place where I used to go before was treating me like a number,at some point I felt that they were giving me the hair cuts and styles that they wanted ignoring what I really wanted to have done,after all it was my hair and my money, right?
Again, I would highly recomend Nirvana,a very unique spa with a very unique hair stylist Raymond.!!

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★★★★★

What a great experience at this spa, my hairstaylist was awsome (Raymond, YOU HAVE TO REQUEST HIM). Honestly everytime I come to him at always 110% satisfied,he is great and at least for me it was very refreshing to know that he was listening to my needs.
The place where I used to go before was treating me like a number,at some point I felt that they were giving me the hair cuts and styles that they wanted ignoring what I really wanted to have done,after all it was my hair and my money, right?
Again, I would highly recomend Nirvana,a very unique spa with a very unique hair stylist Raymond.!!

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Starting out to find a new salon with a new hairstaylis can be a pain! I've found someone who knows how hard it is for me to feel comfortable with them cutting my hair. I wanted to say that Raymend had made me feel good and has givin me a great look=). Giving me Long layers and giving my hiar a lil more shape to it. i've been coming to Nirvana for months and i love it they make you feel at home and there all very friendly. I've recommended Nirana to my friends and suggest anyone else to try it out.

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★★★★★

Starting out to find a new salon with a new hairstaylis can be a pain! I've found someone who knows how hard it is for me to feel comfortable with them cutting my hair. I wanted to say that Raymend had made me feel good and has givin me a great look=). Giving me Long layers and giving my hiar a lil more shape to it. i've been coming to Nirvana for months and i love it they make you feel at home and there all very friendly. I've recommended Nirana to my friends and suggest anyone else to try it out.

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I was a little nervous about getting my highlights done since i didnt want them to look bad and i've never had them ! Going to Nirvana to get them done though was a great choice. I gave my hairstylist Raymond an idea of what color i wanted and what style i was going for and I left the rest for him to handle. He picked out the perfect shades for my skin tone. To top it off the aromatherapy was very relaxing. I will definately keep going to Nirvana for any hair change i may need.

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★★★★☆

I was a little nervous about getting my highlights done since i didnt want them to look bad and i've never had them ! Going to Nirvana to get them done though was a great choice. I gave my hairstylist Raymond an idea of what color i wanted and what style i was going for and I left the rest for him to handle. He picked out the perfect shades for my skin tone. To top it off the aromatherapy was very relaxing. I will definately keep going to Nirvana for any hair change i may need.

Pros: Very relaxing and great customer service.

Cons: Tiny space

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Like many women, I'm on a search for the 'perfect stylist'. After getting my hair butchered at the usual Asian salons I trusted to give me okay results (I never expect spectacular results, I'm hair jaded), I picked Nirvana since it was picked a 'best of'. I picked Adeline for my stylist (*no longer works here*) after looking at her photo & portolio on the website, I knew I could get the edgy modern cut I wanted with her. And she knew how to cut Asian hair!

I was NOT disappointed. I seriously got the bet haircut of my life. I loved the aromatherapy treatment beforehand (though she didn't seem too happy about being required to give a scalp massage and rushed through it) and the obvious attention paid to clients. The haircut turned out even better than I expected and she gave me useful advice about my hairtype and how to get the look recreated.

True, the salon is VERY small and the decor is a step up from your average cookie cutter 'finer' salon, but I found the people who worked there to be unpretentious and on the friendly side. The overall vibe is calm. I never felt anyone giving me attitude or put on that harried, self-important and just plain rude receptionist act.

My only peeve was that in the winter I was sitting with dripping hair and a wet towel and Adeline didn't want to get me new one because this was 'my towel. I remember thinking how CHEAP can you be for a pricey salon?

Otherwise, after that initial haircut, I moved away but continued to see Adeline for cuts and colors when I was visiting. I was consistently impressed and satisfied with the results and her professionalism.
The price was definitely worth it and the rates are NORMAL for a boutique salon - just consider that you'd pay $50+ for a cut at a run of the mill salon and not give you the same results.

Adeline is the only stylist I saw at Nirvana and I'm on my search again.

But, I definitely have had good experiences here.

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★★★★☆

Like many women, I'm on a search for the 'perfect stylist'. After getting my hair butchered at the usual Asian salons I trusted to give me okay results (I never expect spectacular results, I'm hair jaded), I picked Nirvana since it was picked a 'best of'. I picked Adeline for my stylist (*no longer works here*) after looking at her photo & portolio on the website, I knew I could get the edgy modern cut I wanted with her. And she knew how to cut Asian hair!

I was NOT disappointed. I seriously got the bet haircut of my life. I loved the aromatherapy treatment beforehand (though she didn't seem too happy about being required to give a scalp massage and rushed through it) and the obvious attention paid to clients. The haircut turned out even better than I expected and she gave me useful advice about my hairtype and how to get the look recreated.

True, the salon is VERY small and the decor is a step up from your average cookie cutter 'finer' salon, but I found the people who worked there to be unpretentious and on the friendly side. The overall vibe is calm. I never felt anyone giving me attitude or put on that harried, self-important and just plain rude receptionist act.

My only peeve was that in the winter I was sitting with dripping hair and a wet towel and Adeline didn't want to get me new one because this was 'my towel. I remember thinking how CHEAP can you be for a pricey salon?

Otherwise, after that initial haircut, I moved away but continued to see Adeline for cuts and colors when I was visiting. I was consistently impressed and satisfied with the results and her professionalism.
The price was definitely worth it and the rates are NORMAL for a boutique salon - just consider that you'd pay $50+ for a cut at a run of the mill salon and not give you the same results.

Adeline is the only stylist I saw at Nirvana and I'm on my search again.

But, I definitely have had good experiences here.

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The manager was very unprofessional when I went back for a redo of a cut and highlight job that didn't look right to me. She had an attitude with me when I explained that I did not find my cut and weave attractive.

The master stylist was very professional although I wouldn't go back to her. Finding the right stylist has A LOT to do with great communication between the client and stylist. Unfortunately, the stylist I loved left Nirvana and the new girls working there just aren't as awesome as the crew that made Nirvana fabulous in the first place.

I would highly recommend the salon, except who wants to pay bunches for quality work only to deal with a salon manager who doesn't appear to appreciate her clients?

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★★★☆☆

The manager was very unprofessional when I went back for a redo of a cut and highlight job that didn't look right to me. She had an attitude with me when I explained that I did not find my cut and weave attractive.

The master stylist was very professional although I wouldn't go back to her. Finding the right stylist has A LOT to do with great communication between the client and stylist. Unfortunately, the stylist I loved left Nirvana and the new girls working there just aren't as awesome as the crew that made Nirvana fabulous in the first place.

I would highly recommend the salon, except who wants to pay bunches for quality work only to deal with a salon manager who doesn't appear to appreciate her clients?

Pros: great master stylists

Cons: newbies that do not provide the excellent service Nirvana had a reputaition for

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I should actually give this salon no stars. A stylist talked me into buying a $180 hair dryer telling me that this is the cheapest she has seen it for and without telling me that they don't give refunds but only store credit. In fact, she said that I could return it for any reason within 2 weeks. How am I supposed to purchase $180 worth of shampoo and conditioner? When I got home, I checked online and saw it for $120 on many sites. Though I like my hair cut I won't be going there ever again because the salon has no integrity and any place I choose to give my money to needs integrity. There are numerous other salons in the bay area that uphold their word.

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★★★☆☆

I should actually give this salon no stars. A stylist talked me into buying a $180 hair dryer telling me that this is the cheapest she has seen it for and without telling me that they don't give refunds but only store credit. In fact, she said that I could return it for any reason within 2 weeks. How am I supposed to purchase $180 worth of shampoo and conditioner? When I got home, I checked online and saw it for $120 on many sites. Though I like my hair cut I won't be going there ever again because the salon has no integrity and any place I choose to give my money to needs integrity. There are numerous other salons in the bay area that uphold their word.

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It seems like I've been coming to Nirvana Salon forever. Laure has been cutting my hair for over 25 years now; I'd never think of going anywhere else! She is the ultimate professional, and the atmosphere in the salon is fantastic. I know that I'll experience a relaxing, attentive, perfect haircut every time. I recommend Nirvana to all my friends -

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★★★★★

It seems like I've been coming to Nirvana Salon forever. Laure has been cutting my hair for over 25 years now; I'd never think of going anywhere else! She is the ultimate professional, and the atmosphere in the salon is fantastic. I know that I'll experience a relaxing, attentive, perfect haircut every time. I recommend Nirvana to all my friends -

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Laure rescued my hair from a botched color job at another salon - this girl is a pro! In addition to leaving Nirvana with an awesome-colored head of hair, I fully enjoyed the aromatherapy treatment/scalp massage! The salon is as chic as they come - a calm, yet upbeat environment, it exudes a wonderfully fresh, though relaxing ambiance.

You've got to try it - you'll be hooked!

Julie, Almaden resident

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★★★★★

Laure rescued my hair from a botched color job at another salon - this girl is a pro! In addition to leaving Nirvana with an awesome-colored head of hair, I fully enjoyed the aromatherapy treatment/scalp massage! The salon is as chic as they come - a calm, yet upbeat environment, it exudes a wonderfully fresh, though relaxing ambiance.

You've got to try it - you'll be hooked!

Julie, Almaden resident

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I loveeee nirvana! I've seen a couple stylists there since I started going there (maybe 5/6 years ago), and they ALL have been amazing, but now I go to Shawna. I have short hair, a bob, and she always does an amazing job (because believe me a bob can really be screwed up... it's happened to me at other salons). She always does it perfect; the cut, highlights, everything is great! I also love the atmosphere of the salon, too- the way its decorated, the music, the tea- very cool and edgy, but down-to-earth. Aveda products- particularly the Brilliant products- are GREAT too.

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★★★★★

I loveeee nirvana! I've seen a couple stylists there since I started going there (maybe 5/6 years ago), and they ALL have been amazing, but now I go to Shawna. I have short hair, a bob, and she always does an amazing job (because believe me a bob can really be screwed up... it's happened to me at other salons). She always does it perfect; the cut, highlights, everything is great! I also love the atmosphere of the salon, too- the way its decorated, the music, the tea- very cool and edgy, but down-to-earth. Aveda products- particularly the Brilliant products- are GREAT too.

Pros: cool atmosphere, aveda products, great stylists!

Cons: i like the feel of smaller salons, but I feel that nirvana might be a little too cramped

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Laure is the bomb. Hands down, this is the best salon I've ever been to. All the stylists are professional, creative and extremely customer oriented. You'll never go anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Laure is the bomb. Hands down, this is the best salon I've ever been to. All the stylists are professional, creative and extremely customer oriented. You'll never go anywhere else.

Pros: service, service, service

Cons: I can only go once every six weeks

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Janis who works at Nirvana is hands down the best stylist I have ever had! She is the first to listen to what I really want and is able to design and execute a perfect style that leaves me feeling confident and beautiful! She has a wonderful eye for style and is great with my long layers. It gives me that fresh out of bed, loads of body look that I love! She has also highlighted and colored my hair at different junctures! When I had my hair highlighted, the compliments were endless. You know how some stylists don't really get down to the scalp leaving you with some space? Not her... It's perfect! This winter I went with an overall darker color and she was able with her expert eye to help me pick a perfect rich burgendy that was perfect for my skin tone. I have never been more pleased with a hair and highly recommend Janis as a stylist! Please go visit her.... You won't be dissapointed!

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★★★★★

Janis who works at Nirvana is hands down the best stylist I have ever had! She is the first to listen to what I really want and is able to design and execute a perfect style that leaves me feeling confident and beautiful! She has a wonderful eye for style and is great with my long layers. It gives me that fresh out of bed, loads of body look that I love! She has also highlighted and colored my hair at different junctures! When I had my hair highlighted, the compliments were endless. You know how some stylists don't really get down to the scalp leaving you with some space? Not her... It's perfect! This winter I went with an overall darker color and she was able with her expert eye to help me pick a perfect rich burgendy that was perfect for my skin tone. I have never been more pleased with a hair and highly recommend Janis as a stylist! Please go visit her.... You won't be dissapointed!

Pros: Exceptional Service, Clean and Sanitary, Punctual, Evening Appointments, Ample parking,

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Have you ever left a salon feeling self consious about your hair? Telling yourself "it will grow back" or "the color will fade over time"? I have. But when I left Nirvana Salon after having my hair saved by Raymond, I felt invigorated, younger, prettier, and I wore it down instead of hiding it in the bun it was so used to. I love getting my hair done by Raymond because he is so honest he'll let me know what style works for me and which ones really don't. He's funny, personable, and he really listens and gives his input before he does anything. The salon makes me feel welcome every time I go because everyone is so friendly, they don't pressure you but are there if you have a question. They know their product line very well so they're able to point you to the specific shampoo, conditioner, etc. that was made for your hair type. I love my Aveda Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner, it's like they were made for my hair and they smell great too! Before I go, I must say my favorite part of the "Raymond / Nirvana Experience" is the scalp massage you get when your hair is being washed. Every girl loves a great, relaxing, yet energizing scalp massage! Thanks Raymond and Nirvana.

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★★★★★

Have you ever left a salon feeling self consious about your hair? Telling yourself "it will grow back" or "the color will fade over time"? I have. But when I left Nirvana Salon after having my hair saved by Raymond, I felt invigorated, younger, prettier, and I wore it down instead of hiding it in the bun it was so used to. I love getting my hair done by Raymond because he is so honest he'll let me know what style works for me and which ones really don't. He's funny, personable, and he really listens and gives his input before he does anything. The salon makes me feel welcome every time I go because everyone is so friendly, they don't pressure you but are there if you have a question. They know their product line very well so they're able to point you to the specific shampoo, conditioner, etc. that was made for your hair type. I love my Aveda Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner, it's like they were made for my hair and they smell great too! Before I go, I must say my favorite part of the "Raymond / Nirvana Experience" is the scalp massage you get when your hair is being washed. Every girl loves a great, relaxing, yet energizing scalp massage! Thanks Raymond and Nirvana.

Pros: cozy, welcoming, great service, evening appointments

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Nirvana is a wonderful experience. I went in for my first appointment not too long ago and met with a Hair Stylist named Christine. She was so sweet and had such a wonderful personality. She immediatley offered me something to drink. Once I sat down, we went over everything I wanted from cut to color. It was wonderful. We went through the color swatches and chose which would look great with my skin tone and chose a great color. Once I sat with my smock, I was immediatley asked if I needed anything and I got a wonderful hand massage which felt immpecible. Christine has such a nice touch with everything she did. She gives the best head massages and they could put you to sleep. Shes so wonderful. Also their make-up was unbelievable! It looked so beautiful and has such natural tones! The whole Nirvana experience was unbelieveable. It had such a warm enviornment with nice music playing. All the stylists were so kind to me and I have never felt so comforatable in a salon. Everything is worth it. This salon was unbelieveable and I was so pleased. I will definatley be back again. Especially with Christine as my stylist. If you would like a wonderful experience with massages, make up lessons and touch ups, color, cut, everything Nirvana is the place to go!

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★★★★★

Nirvana is a wonderful experience. I went in for my first appointment not too long ago and met with a Hair Stylist named Christine. She was so sweet and had such a wonderful personality. She immediatley offered me something to drink. Once I sat down, we went over everything I wanted from cut to color. It was wonderful. We went through the color swatches and chose which would look great with my skin tone and chose a great color. Once I sat with my smock, I was immediatley asked if I needed anything and I got a wonderful hand massage which felt immpecible. Christine has such a nice touch with everything she did. She gives the best head massages and they could put you to sleep. Shes so wonderful. Also their make-up was unbelievable! It looked so beautiful and has such natural tones! The whole Nirvana experience was unbelieveable. It had such a warm enviornment with nice music playing. All the stylists were so kind to me and I have never felt so comforatable in a salon. Everything is worth it. This salon was unbelieveable and I was so pleased. I will definatley be back again. Especially with Christine as my stylist. If you would like a wonderful experience with massages, make up lessons and touch ups, color, cut, everything Nirvana is the place to go!

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I've tried way too many salons in the area before getting discouraged and having to look online for something new. Nirvana has a great website (which i found on citisearch) with the stylist's bios and portfolios. I loved looking through to find the right match for me and my hair. I made an appointment with Raymond, who has a great bio and works with my hair type. He is iso ncredible and so nice! He wasn't pushy or snooby like most hairdressers (sorry gals). He was easy to talk to and layered and colored my hair a beautiful carmel blonde with golden brown. He styled it so perfectly smooth and beautiful I had to go out with my new hair that night...and guess what??? I meet a new guy who asked me out and we're on our 3rd date!!! Ok, tmi but I am so happy and I know it was my hair that turned heads that night. I am forever indebted to Raymond and if I end up marrying this guy, Raymond is definetly doing my hair!!!

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★★★★★

I've tried way too many salons in the area before getting discouraged and having to look online for something new. Nirvana has a great website (which i found on citisearch) with the stylist's bios and portfolios. I loved looking through to find the right match for me and my hair. I made an appointment with Raymond, who has a great bio and works with my hair type. He is iso ncredible and so nice! He wasn't pushy or snooby like most hairdressers (sorry gals). He was easy to talk to and layered and colored my hair a beautiful carmel blonde with golden brown. He styled it so perfectly smooth and beautiful I had to go out with my new hair that night...and guess what??? I meet a new guy who asked me out and we're on our 3rd date!!! Ok, tmi but I am so happy and I know it was my hair that turned heads that night. I am forever indebted to Raymond and if I end up marrying this guy, Raymond is definetly doing my hair!!!

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From reading soo many good reviews about Nirvana, I didn't get the cut and style that I expected and anticipated. The service was great; all stylists that I came across were very friendly and outgoing. However, the main reason I went to Nirvana was for a haircut and my hair cut turned out to be below my expectations. Before going into Nirvana, I had long layers so this time I wanted to try something new and add more layers starting at the chin. My layers do not start at the chin, rather, the top layer starts at about my eye, which is very short. The other layers were cut at different and random lengths so random that I don't even know what to do with my hair. I've worn my hair in a pony tail all weekend, although I've had to pin the short parts down since the shorter lengths don't hold in the ponytail. Now I'm hoping that this cut wil grow out in a month or hopefully sooner. I am always up for change. It doesn't bother me to have a change in style but when your layers are unproportional, change becomes a problem. There's the first layer, and although there are slight layers in between, the first layer is so heavy that my hair style is seriously shaped like a mushroom. I will not go back to Nirvana.

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★★☆☆☆

From reading soo many good reviews about Nirvana, I didn't get the cut and style that I expected and anticipated. The service was great; all stylists that I came across were very friendly and outgoing. However, the main reason I went to Nirvana was for a haircut and my hair cut turned out to be below my expectations. Before going into Nirvana, I had long layers so this time I wanted to try something new and add more layers starting at the chin. My layers do not start at the chin, rather, the top layer starts at about my eye, which is very short. The other layers were cut at different and random lengths so random that I don't even know what to do with my hair. I've worn my hair in a pony tail all weekend, although I've had to pin the short parts down since the shorter lengths don't hold in the ponytail. Now I'm hoping that this cut wil grow out in a month or hopefully sooner. I am always up for change. It doesn't bother me to have a change in style but when your layers are unproportional, change becomes a problem. There's the first layer, and although there are slight layers in between, the first layer is so heavy that my hair style is seriously shaped like a mushroom. I will not go back to Nirvana.

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Janis suggested a new look for me including a new color and I admit that this is the first time in over 10 years that I absolutely LOVE my hair!! The compliments are endless too! I feel like "me" with my new look! YAHOO!!

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★★★★★

Janis suggested a new look for me including a new color and I admit that this is the first time in over 10 years that I absolutely LOVE my hair!! The compliments are endless too! I feel like "me" with my new look! YAHOO!!

Pros: Aveda products!!

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This place is definetly worth a high rating! They are the best with customer service I have yet to find. I was given a reminder call 2 days prior and my stylist was great with color and even better with my cut. They have a beautiful, peaceful setting in downtown los gatos with easy parking. I highly recommend!!

PROS: on time, professional, great service!!
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This place is definetly worth a high rating! They are the best with customer service I have yet to find. I was given a reminder call 2 days prior and my stylist was great with color and even better with my cut. They have a beautiful, peaceful setting in downtown los gatos with easy parking. I highly recommend!!

PROS: on time, professional, great service!!
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Jessica gives the best cut I have ever had! She really listens to what you want. I have a really hard time trying to communicate how I want my hair to look, but Jessica is able to deciper all the information I give her and give me the hair style of my dreams.

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★★★★★

Jessica gives the best cut I have ever had! She really listens to what you want. I have a really hard time trying to communicate how I want my hair to look, but Jessica is able to deciper all the information I give her and give me the hair style of my dreams.

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I had my hair done at Nirvana for my wedding and was amazed at the excellent service I received! I have to rave about my stylist, Lauré for hair and Shawna (who did my makeup) they were awesome! Thank you so much for making my day beautiful. You guys were excellent!! I highly recommend them for bridal work.

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★★★★☆

I had my hair done at Nirvana for my wedding and was amazed at the excellent service I received! I have to rave about my stylist, Lauré for hair and Shawna (who did my makeup) they were awesome! Thank you so much for making my day beautiful. You guys were excellent!! I highly recommend them for bridal work.

Pros: bridal, prices, location

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I previously went to the Atelier Aveda salon in Santana Row before trying out Nirvana. I have long, straight black hair, and requested someone who was good with Asian hair when making my appointment. The stylist they recommended for me did an excellent job with my hair color, making it look natural with subtle highlights. I am very happy with my hair color. For this, I am extremely thankful.
The negative part was that I specifically instructed her to TRIM my hair and add a few layers only to the sides. I told her that I'm getting married and wanted to have my hair in long, loose waves for the wedding. It took years to grow it out and keep it healthy. To my horror, she quickly sheared away long locks of my hair. She didn't touch the inside layers of my hair (closest to my neck and back), and left them thin and long. With the other top layers, she snipped away so much of it that my hair is no longer thick and full. My hair looks ridiculous with long, thin strands of hair going 3/4 down my back. With the other layers, she cut them at all different, random lengths, with the very top layer starting at my neck (12 inches above the longest strands). I was in shock and near tears seeing long locks of my hair on the floor. I didn't realize she was cutting so much off the back until it was too late. Even after I asked her what she was doing, she didn't really reply and kept cutting and snipping away as if she was addicted to cutting more and more off. When she finished, she proudly said, "Look, now it's much lighter and isn't so heavy." I didn't want my hair to be light, thin, and layered everywhere like an 80's male rock band member! (Think raggedy, layered Bon Jovi hair). I wanted it to be thick, long, and beautiful. People have always complimented me on my hair, and my fiance especially loved my long hair. Now, most of my hair is gone and I'll have to look in to fake extensions for my wedding to fill in my hair, because it's so thinned out.
I'm still horrified that she didn't listen to me at all when I said I only wanted a trim. It was really selfish of her to do what she wanted to do despite my wishes, and not even ask beforehand. I was charged a hefty fee for a full haircut , too. I'll never return again.

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★★☆☆☆

I previously went to the Atelier Aveda salon in Santana Row before trying out Nirvana. I have long, straight black hair, and requested someone who was good with Asian hair when making my appointment. The stylist they recommended for me did an excellent job with my hair color, making it look natural with subtle highlights. I am very happy with my hair color. For this, I am extremely thankful.
The negative part was that I specifically instructed her to TRIM my hair and add a few layers only to the sides. I told her that I'm getting married and wanted to have my hair in long, loose waves for the wedding. It took years to grow it out and keep it healthy. To my horror, she quickly sheared away long locks of my hair. She didn't touch the inside layers of my hair (closest to my neck and back), and left them thin and long. With the other top layers, she snipped away so much of it that my hair is no longer thick and full. My hair looks ridiculous with long, thin strands of hair going 3/4 down my back. With the other layers, she cut them at all different, random lengths, with the very top layer starting at my neck (12 inches above the longest strands). I was in shock and near tears seeing long locks of my hair on the floor. I didn't realize she was cutting so much off the back until it was too late. Even after I asked her what she was doing, she didn't really reply and kept cutting and snipping away as if she was addicted to cutting more and more off. When she finished, she proudly said, "Look, now it's much lighter and isn't so heavy." I didn't want my hair to be light, thin, and layered everywhere like an 80's male rock band member! (Think raggedy, layered Bon Jovi hair). I wanted it to be thick, long, and beautiful. People have always complimented me on my hair, and my fiance especially loved my long hair. Now, most of my hair is gone and I'll have to look in to fake extensions for my wedding to fill in my hair, because it's so thinned out.
I'm still horrified that she didn't listen to me at all when I said I only wanted a trim. It was really selfish of her to do what she wanted to do despite my wishes, and not even ask beforehand. I was charged a hefty fee for a full haircut , too. I'll never return again.

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Nirvana is the best salon in the Bay Area. Laure is a genius when it comes to hair. It is the first time in my life that I let my hair air dry and it still looks beautiful. Go see her or her staff- they are all extremely talented at their craft.

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★★★★★

Nirvana is the best salon in the Bay Area. Laure is a genius when it comes to hair. It is the first time in my life that I let my hair air dry and it still looks beautiful. Go see her or her staff- they are all extremely talented at their craft.

Pros: beautiful hair, reasonable price, friendly staff

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salon in the Bay Area...Laure Chicoine is definately worth the wait.

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★★★★★

salon in the Bay Area...Laure Chicoine is definately worth the wait.

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Nirvana is for me. They are well trained, friendly and treat you like you are at a spa

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★★★★★

Nirvana is for me. They are well trained, friendly and treat you like you are at a spa

Pros: Highly educated staff, Friendly environment, AVEDA products

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Very relaxing and not intimidating!Friendly staff!Love all the added services!

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Very relaxing and not intimidating!Friendly staff!Love all the added services!

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I enjoyed this salon. And I have been to a lot of salons, mostly because I move a lot, so I have definite standards. I thought that the price-performance was excellent, especially considering the salon's in Los Gatos, and my stylist, Victoria, was definitely very good with color and knowing what styles are happening.

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★★★★★

I enjoyed this salon. And I have been to a lot of salons, mostly because I move a lot, so I have definite standards. I thought that the price-performance was excellent, especially considering the salon's in Los Gatos, and my stylist, Victoria, was definitely very good with color and knowing what styles are happening.

Pros: color, price

Cons: slightly hard to find

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Also while the stylist was putting the highlights in, you could tell he was in a hurry since there was another client of his waiting for her highlights to set. Other than that, I'm pleased with the highlights and haircut. The stylists also do not make suggestions for your hair, rather they concentrate on giving you what you ask for. Great place for the convenient/posh location, but I wish it were less $$$. Another time I was there, I was starving and they had ordered a pizza and let me have a slice! Also, TRY THE TEA. Yum.

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★★★★☆

Also while the stylist was putting the highlights in, you could tell he was in a hurry since there was another client of his waiting for her highlights to set. Other than that, I'm pleased with the highlights and haircut. The stylists also do not make suggestions for your hair, rather they concentrate on giving you what you ask for. Great place for the convenient/posh location, but I wish it were less $$$. Another time I was there, I was starving and they had ordered a pizza and let me have a slice! Also, TRY THE TEA. Yum.

Pros: Scalp massage

Cons: Waiting during appt:(

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When I went to get a touch up on my color I wound up with no touch up at all. The girl was incompetent and couldn't figure out how to turn my natural hair color to the color I wanted. After four hours and two attempts, I finally left exasperated and broke. All in all it cost me over $150, four hours of my time, and I got no results.

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★★☆☆☆

When I went to get a touch up on my color I wound up with no touch up at all. The girl was incompetent and couldn't figure out how to turn my natural hair color to the color I wanted. After four hours and two attempts, I finally left exasperated and broke. All in all it cost me over $150, four hours of my time, and I got no results.

 

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