Fantastic Sams

★★★☆☆
  • 5658 Mission Center Rd Ste 306

    San Diego, CA 92108

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  • 619-296-6233

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Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat. 9am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm

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the truth is I bought a living social coupon for a Brazilian Blowout for $150. I had heard great things about this treatment so I jumped on the offer.

Three hours in the chair and I had high hopes that it would be amazing. My stylist didn't style my hair when we left, simply blow dried it with her finger tips, so I was a little fluffy leaving, but still hopeful that I would have the "after" picture hair when I washed it. I didn't get any of those "Your hair looks AMAZING" comments when you leave the salon, but still held out hope that this was all part of the process and that it would all pay out in the end.

I kept it super straight. No ponytails, no tucking behind the ears, no sunglasses on the head (!). I flat ironed it when I got up each morning to rid any bed head. Did everything to the letter. I waited the obligatory three days, washed/conditioned with a sulfate free shampoo/conditioner ($$) and let it air dry. I anxiously waited for my hair to dry so I could see my new beautiful locks.

Sadly, it was the same as when I walked in to the salon, minus the hair cut. Fluffy, frizzy and big! The THREE HOURS in the chair was a waste, not to mention my $150 (+tip).

Called to tell them the results and they offered was a conditioning mask. Seriously, I just spent 3 hours and $$ on something that was a COMPLETE waste and all they offer me is a conditioning mask?

I am giving one star because my hair cut was alright and Yesenia was a nice enough girl. Very pleasant and was friendly with both my sister and I.

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the truth is I bought a living social coupon for a Brazilian Blowout for $150. I had heard great things about this treatment so I jumped on the offer.

Three hours in the chair and I had high hopes that it would be amazing. My stylist didn't style my hair when we left, simply blow dried it with her finger tips, so I was a little fluffy leaving, but still hopeful that I would have the "after" picture hair when I washed it. I didn't get any of those "Your hair looks AMAZING" comments when you leave the salon, but still held out hope that this was all part of the process and that it would all pay out in the end.

I kept it super straight. No ponytails, no tucking behind the ears, no sunglasses on the head (!). I flat ironed it when I got up each morning to rid any bed head. Did everything to the letter. I waited the obligatory three days, washed/conditioned with a sulfate free shampoo/conditioner ($$) and let it air dry. I anxiously waited for my hair to dry so I could see my new beautiful locks.

Sadly, it was the same as when I walked in to the salon, minus the hair cut. Fluffy, frizzy and big! The THREE HOURS in the chair was a waste, not to mention my $150 (+tip).

Called to tell them the results and they offered was a conditioning mask. Seriously, I just spent 3 hours and $$ on something that was a COMPLETE waste and all they offer me is a conditioning mask?

I am giving one star because my hair cut was alright and Yesenia was a nice enough girl. Very pleasant and was friendly with both my sister and I.

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I have been here twice to get color. I followed my hairdresser here because of her aweome knowledge of color and she can deal with my being picky. This last time here I spent approximately four hours getting my hair colored and, for the first time, a brazilian blowout. Naturally, having long, thick curly hair, I was skeptical about the "blowout" making my hair healthy looking and straight. I had it done apprximately two weeks ago and I LOVE IT. Deserae, my stylist/colorist has exceeded every expectation I had of her. I get compliments everywhere I go and people close to me have noticed how I have "perked up." My self-esteem has improved over something as simply as great hair color and the Brazilian Blowout. What a great investment in myself. Thank you Deserae for your talents. In addition, the rest of the stylists, receptionist and owner are very polite and cater to your every hair need.

Thanks again.
Gina

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I have been here twice to get color. I followed my hairdresser here because of her aweome knowledge of color and she can deal with my being picky. This last time here I spent approximately four hours getting my hair colored and, for the first time, a brazilian blowout. Naturally, having long, thick curly hair, I was skeptical about the "blowout" making my hair healthy looking and straight. I had it done apprximately two weeks ago and I LOVE IT. Deserae, my stylist/colorist has exceeded every expectation I had of her. I get compliments everywhere I go and people close to me have noticed how I have "perked up." My self-esteem has improved over something as simply as great hair color and the Brazilian Blowout. What a great investment in myself. Thank you Deserae for your talents. In addition, the rest of the stylists, receptionist and owner are very polite and cater to your every hair need.

Thanks again.
Gina

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Deserae did my hair & I have never had such a wonderful cut & color in all my life. I have a lot of issues with my hair because i lost a lot of it and it doesn't grow properly since yet Deserae has made me look like i have perfect hair!!! Her color is SUBURB!!!! She has been doing my hair the last few years I will never let anyone other than her touch my hair EVER AGAIN!!

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Deserae did my hair & I have never had such a wonderful cut & color in all my life. I have a lot of issues with my hair because i lost a lot of it and it doesn't grow properly since yet Deserae has made me look like i have perfect hair!!! Her color is SUBURB!!!! She has been doing my hair the last few years I will never let anyone other than her touch my hair EVER AGAIN!!

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Not a good experience, 1st time there I was suppose to get a shampoo, style - she even said what she wanted to do with my hair-layer it etc. It sounded great but then she decided NOT to shampoo it she said its easier to cut shoulder length hair dry. The next day I realized #1 its uneven #2 it didnt even look like I got a cut. I have a feeling she was in a rush. I called corporate 4 times, got vm no one called back it has been a month.

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Not a good experience, 1st time there I was suppose to get a shampoo, style - she even said what she wanted to do with my hair-layer it etc. It sounded great but then she decided NOT to shampoo it she said its easier to cut shoulder length hair dry. The next day I realized #1 its uneven #2 it didnt even look like I got a cut. I have a feeling she was in a rush. I called corporate 4 times, got vm no one called back it has been a month.

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I got the worse haircut in my life! I showed the hairdresser a picture and told her what I liked and disliked about the picture and she told me she knew exactly what I was talking about. When she was about half done cutting my hair she started laughing and said " the next hairdresser you go to is going to say what the heck did she do to your hair and the truth is I have no idea I'm just cutting it " then she started laughing. It is very very obvious she really had no idea. My hair cut goes from 1/4 in. to 1 1/2 in all over my head no style at all. I was told by other hairdressers that it is unfixable until it grows out a bit unless i want to shave it to make it even. I will not do that so I have to live with hair that stands straight up on top like a mohawk and straight up across the crown of my head. No product will get it to lay flat. I'm totally embarrassed and can't believe anyone who has had schooling and training could do such a terrible job. I Will never step into any fantastic Sam's again!

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I got the worse haircut in my life! I showed the hairdresser a picture and told her what I liked and disliked about the picture and she told me she knew exactly what I was talking about. When she was about half done cutting my hair she started laughing and said " the next hairdresser you go to is going to say what the heck did she do to your hair and the truth is I have no idea I'm just cutting it " then she started laughing. It is very very obvious she really had no idea. My hair cut goes from 1/4 in. to 1 1/2 in all over my head no style at all. I was told by other hairdressers that it is unfixable until it grows out a bit unless i want to shave it to make it even. I will not do that so I have to live with hair that stands straight up on top like a mohawk and straight up across the crown of my head. No product will get it to lay flat. I'm totally embarrassed and can't believe anyone who has had schooling and training could do such a terrible job. I Will never step into any fantastic Sam's again!

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I spent a delightful afternoon at the Fantastic Sams in Mission Valley. Claudia, my hairstylist, was absolutely charming, delightful and entertaining.

Aside from her wonderful hairstyling she provided me with some very helpful tips on beach attire for the Torrey Pines area!

I would highly recommend Fantastic Sams and Claudia to anyone looking for a wonderful experience in the world of hair styling!

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I spent a delightful afternoon at the Fantastic Sams in Mission Valley. Claudia, my hairstylist, was absolutely charming, delightful and entertaining.

Aside from her wonderful hairstyling she provided me with some very helpful tips on beach attire for the Torrey Pines area!

I would highly recommend Fantastic Sams and Claudia to anyone looking for a wonderful experience in the world of hair styling!

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Message from Fantastic Sams

Our location has been a Fantastic Sams for 21 years. We are one of the top Fantastic Sams in San Diego as well as a Top 50 Fantastic Sams nationwide.

We have highly trained stylists that specialize in cutting, color, highlights, treatments, facial waxing and Brazilian Blowouts. We care a full range of salon quality hair care products. We strive to have outstanding guest service. We offer our services with high techincal training but the price is a value.

More about Fantastic Sams

Full range of hair care services for the whole family. Including cuts, colors, highlights, perms, treatments, facial waxing, and Brazilian Blowouts

 

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