Ecco Hair Studio

★★★★☆
  • 1017 El Centro St

    South Pasadena, CA 91030

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  • 626-799-6446

About Ecco Hair Studio

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Tues - Sat 10:00am 6:00pm

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Two words: BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT. If you're looking for it, LESLIE can do it! it will change your life. It is a treatment that makes my hair manageable and pretty in a fraction of the time. No more frizz, tough blow drying, and it looks like I went to have Leslie blow dry it in the salon, all from home! It lasts about 3 months. I can't tell you how grateful I am that Leslie suggested it!

You can always tell a good stylist when your hair always looks great--even when the cut "grows out." LESLIE is a fantastic stylist --even when it's been several months since my last haircut, I still get compliments on how great my hair looks. She also is great at color--she is a real artist with the different colors--it always looks natural and never "over done." Leslie is upstairs in a private room, so it even has a little bit of a "spa" feel since it's away from the hustle and bustle of the downstairs beauty center. She has a great eye and will be honest and will always make you look great.

She's only here Tuesdays and is usually pretty busy, so make your appointments. However, always call because Leslie is good about accommodating people without appointments--but only as long as it doesn't over book her day and make other clients late (which is something I totally appreciate). The other days of the week, she's at Juan Juan Center in Beverly Hills.

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Two words: BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT. If you're looking for it, LESLIE can do it! it will change your life. It is a treatment that makes my hair manageable and pretty in a fraction of the time. No more frizz, tough blow drying, and it looks like I went to have Leslie blow dry it in the salon, all from home! It lasts about 3 months. I can't tell you how grateful I am that Leslie suggested it!

You can always tell a good stylist when your hair always looks great--even when the cut "grows out." LESLIE is a fantastic stylist --even when it's been several months since my last haircut, I still get compliments on how great my hair looks. She also is great at color--she is a real artist with the different colors--it always looks natural and never "over done." Leslie is upstairs in a private room, so it even has a little bit of a "spa" feel since it's away from the hustle and bustle of the downstairs beauty center. She has a great eye and will be honest and will always make you look great.

She's only here Tuesdays and is usually pretty busy, so make your appointments. However, always call because Leslie is good about accommodating people without appointments--but only as long as it doesn't over book her day and make other clients late (which is something I totally appreciate). The other days of the week, she's at Juan Juan Center in Beverly Hills.

Pros: Brazilian Blowout, FANTASTIC cut and color

Cons: Parking and only one day at Ecco

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Robin is the BEST!!! That lil' girl knows hair! I needed a fresh new look but wasn't sure what would work for me. She suggested color with highlights for summer and a little shaping. I couldn't be happier with the results! Her skillful technique and refreshing personality made my day and I look and feel years younger! I love my sexy new cut! Thank you Robin!!!

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Robin is the BEST!!! That lil' girl knows hair! I needed a fresh new look but wasn't sure what would work for me. She suggested color with highlights for summer and a little shaping. I couldn't be happier with the results! Her skillful technique and refreshing personality made my day and I look and feel years younger! I love my sexy new cut! Thank you Robin!!!

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It took me 2 years to find a great hair stylist. My wife LOVES my haircuts and they have helped me professionally (honestly).

When she asks how I want my haircut, I tell her "Anna you are the expert." She understands my style, matches it with a great cut, and recommends great (reasonable) products. She has never failed.

(As a note, I have heard other stylists in the studio refer to Anna as a color expert. I do not have my hair colored but that sounds like a strong endorsement.)

Beyond being a stylist, she is young and hip, speaks multiple languages, and is a fascinating person to chat with.

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It took me 2 years to find a great hair stylist. My wife LOVES my haircuts and they have helped me professionally (honestly).

When she asks how I want my haircut, I tell her "Anna you are the expert." She understands my style, matches it with a great cut, and recommends great (reasonable) products. She has never failed.

(As a note, I have heard other stylists in the studio refer to Anna as a color expert. I do not have my hair colored but that sounds like a strong endorsement.)

Beyond being a stylist, she is young and hip, speaks multiple languages, and is a fascinating person to chat with.

Pros: Anna understands my style and matches it with a great cut

Cons: Parking can be tough on Thursdays

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It took me 2 years to find a great hair stylist. My wife LOVES my haircuts and they have helped me professionally (honestly).

When she asks how I want my haircut, I tell her "Anna you are the expert." She understands my style, matches it with a great cut, and recommends great (reasonable) products. She has never failed.

(As a note, I have heard other stylists in the studio refer to Anna as a color expert. I do not have my hair colored but that sounds like a strong endorsement.)

Beyond being a stylist, she is young and hip, speaks multiple languages, and is a fascinating person to chat with.

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★★★★★

It took me 2 years to find a great hair stylist. My wife LOVES my haircuts and they have helped me professionally (honestly).

When she asks how I want my haircut, I tell her "Anna you are the expert." She understands my style, matches it with a great cut, and recommends great (reasonable) products. She has never failed.

(As a note, I have heard other stylists in the studio refer to Anna as a color expert. I do not have my hair colored but that sounds like a strong endorsement.)

Beyond being a stylist, she is young and hip, speaks multiple languages, and is a fascinating person to chat with.

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First time the color was great. Second and third time just okay color and when I got home the third time it looked like one section of my hair turned a color that didn't quite match the rest. She didn't really look at my hair just mixed up the formula as last time and I didn't get the same service. So the upscale price did not match the so so work and service.

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First time the color was great. Second and third time just okay color and when I got home the third time it looked like one section of my hair turned a color that didn't quite match the rest. She didn't really look at my hair just mixed up the formula as last time and I didn't get the same service. So the upscale price did not match the so so work and service.

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I have known Stephen for about 5 years and he has been doing an amazing job all along. He gives really good advice for on and off camera hair. I have never left his salon unhappy. Thank you, Stephen!

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I have known Stephen for about 5 years and he has been doing an amazing job all along. He gives really good advice for on and off camera hair. I have never left his salon unhappy. Thank you, Stephen!

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Karina is the best!!! I've searched everywhere to find someone who can help me feel good about my hair. Karina is up on the latest trends and knows what to do to make my hair look good and under control. I highly recommend her - from the personal service to the great cut and color - I've never been happier with my hair!!! I get more compliments than I ever have before!!!! ****Don't believe the bad reviews about Ecco on this page - I've been going there for 3 years now, and I've never had anything but top notch service! There are some people out there who will never be satisfied.........

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Karina is the best!!! I've searched everywhere to find someone who can help me feel good about my hair. Karina is up on the latest trends and knows what to do to make my hair look good and under control. I highly recommend her - from the personal service to the great cut and color - I've never been happier with my hair!!! I get more compliments than I ever have before!!!! ****Don't believe the bad reviews about Ecco on this page - I've been going there for 3 years now, and I've never had anything but top notch service! There are some people out there who will never be satisfied.........

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Don't decide on whether or not to go to ECCO based on bad reviews here. Steven, Taylor, Chris, Diane, Michael...everyone there is awesome. I was there on Friday and listened to Steven calm down a very freaked out woman who had some pretty rude and inappropriate things to say about everyone. she had come in contact with. She created quite a disturbance, and she was pretty offensive to Steven and his assistant and they remained calm and were amazingly polite.I wouldn't go anywhere else, my entire family goes to ECCO and I refer people to them all the time.Never had a bad experience and can honestly say that they are all highly skilled, professional lovely people.

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Don't decide on whether or not to go to ECCO based on bad reviews here. Steven, Taylor, Chris, Diane, Michael...everyone there is awesome. I was there on Friday and listened to Steven calm down a very freaked out woman who had some pretty rude and inappropriate things to say about everyone. she had come in contact with. She created quite a disturbance, and she was pretty offensive to Steven and his assistant and they remained calm and were amazingly polite.I wouldn't go anywhere else, my entire family goes to ECCO and I refer people to them all the time.Never had a bad experience and can honestly say that they are all highly skilled, professional lovely people.

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I've been going to Ecco for years now and I couldn't be happier. It is an absolute treat to have Stephen do my hair because the cut ALWAYS looks fabulous- not to mention he always has me laughing in hysterics. I'd refer anyone to Ecco in a heartbeat - all the hair stylists there are top notch. If you're looking for a new salon, look no further.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Ecco for years now and I couldn't be happier. It is an absolute treat to have Stephen do my hair because the cut ALWAYS looks fabulous- not to mention he always has me laughing in hysterics. I'd refer anyone to Ecco in a heartbeat - all the hair stylists there are top notch. If you're looking for a new salon, look no further.

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Steve the owner is very ARTICULATE about color, and meeting the individual and specific needs of customers. If you have any concerns or questions about having your hair colored, he's great to talk to about what colorist at Ecco would be best for you and what you need to have done for your particular hair. So let's all have a nice day and pretty hair, why not. Life is short. Hair is long. Enjoy. :)

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Steve the owner is very ARTICULATE about color, and meeting the individual and specific needs of customers. If you have any concerns or questions about having your hair colored, he's great to talk to about what colorist at Ecco would be best for you and what you need to have done for your particular hair. So let's all have a nice day and pretty hair, why not. Life is short. Hair is long. Enjoy. :)

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Mandy has been doing my hair for years now.MANDY IS OUTSTANDING! She is so knowledgeable that I trust her 1000% How many hairdressers can you say that about? I only have to give her an idea of what I want, sit back, relax and let her perform magic. She makes me look great each and every time! The many compliments I get prove it.

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Mandy has been doing my hair for years now.MANDY IS OUTSTANDING! She is so knowledgeable that I trust her 1000% How many hairdressers can you say that about? I only have to give her an idea of what I want, sit back, relax and let her perform magic. She makes me look great each and every time! The many compliments I get prove it.

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I ve been to other hair salon in other areas, like Hacienda Heights, Redondo Beach, Azusa, and Mahattan Beach. I've never been more satisfied and happy with Karina, She is very caring and helpful. She starts of by greeting with a hug and then that wonderful massage on your head and I do not want to stop. She always ask what I want done, and I just let her do her magic on my hair. I tell her do what you think looks good for me. She has also covered my gray hairs, she does a great job, and does not stain your face allover, FYI-I been doing this at other place and they are not that great, and i'm only in my 30's. She does done purple highlights, and everywhere I go they love them! I'm picky with letting someone do my haircut and dyeing my hair a different color but, I would definately recommend anyone to her, and Mandy great too, I've never done my hair styling or cutting with her but my Cousin looks gorgeous when she gets it done with her!
Price are Moderate!

Gabriela Jauregui

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I ve been to other hair salon in other areas, like Hacienda Heights, Redondo Beach, Azusa, and Mahattan Beach. I've never been more satisfied and happy with Karina, She is very caring and helpful. She starts of by greeting with a hug and then that wonderful massage on your head and I do not want to stop. She always ask what I want done, and I just let her do her magic on my hair. I tell her do what you think looks good for me. She has also covered my gray hairs, she does a great job, and does not stain your face allover, FYI-I been doing this at other place and they are not that great, and i'm only in my 30's. She does done purple highlights, and everywhere I go they love them! I'm picky with letting someone do my haircut and dyeing my hair a different color but, I would definately recommend anyone to her, and Mandy great too, I've never done my hair styling or cutting with her but my Cousin looks gorgeous when she gets it done with her!
Price are Moderate!

Gabriela Jauregui

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Karina has been cutting my hair for 4 years now. I have had my hair cut by many stylists a different salons. I will never have anyone except Karina cut my hair any more. She always cuts it perfectly.As long as she is at Ecco, that is where I will go.She is kind, considerate and very helpful.Love you Karina, you will always be my stylist. Marc W

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Karina has been cutting my hair for 4 years now. I have had my hair cut by many stylists a different salons. I will never have anyone except Karina cut my hair any more. She always cuts it perfectly.As long as she is at Ecco, that is where I will go.She is kind, considerate and very helpful.Love you Karina, you will always be my stylist. Marc W

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I'm on a budget so go to Ecco twice a year (since 1994), but Diane's long hair cuts and color grow out so nicely it doesn't matter that I wait forever. She's seen me through my self imposed "short hair" period of the late 90's that was not becoming. Together we settled on a long style that works and I can count on her. One thing that amazes me about Diane--her memory. I can even skip a cut and a year later she doesn't care that I tided over with Supercuts and remembers what we talked about the last time (whether I went camping with the family or hired someone new for my business--I try to remember what she says). I don't get my hair cut for the chat, But Diane is so friendly and her son Charlie is always up to something laughable. Always a fun occasion to go to Ecco.

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I'm on a budget so go to Ecco twice a year (since 1994), but Diane's long hair cuts and color grow out so nicely it doesn't matter that I wait forever. She's seen me through my self imposed "short hair" period of the late 90's that was not becoming. Together we settled on a long style that works and I can count on her. One thing that amazes me about Diane--her memory. I can even skip a cut and a year later she doesn't care that I tided over with Supercuts and remembers what we talked about the last time (whether I went camping with the family or hired someone new for my business--I try to remember what she says). I don't get my hair cut for the chat, But Diane is so friendly and her son Charlie is always up to something laughable. Always a fun occasion to go to Ecco.

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I have been a client at ECCO for nearly a year and it's time to share my enthusiasm. Robert does my color and cut, and evert time I leave it looks and feels great. Today it dawned on me what an eclectic and diverse salon it is - something for everyone. All hair types were being catered too in the festive atmosphere. I surely do not miss my former "old lady" salon. The vibe is great and everything feels more chic and hip. I have tried several stylists there and have been please by the blowouts. I have even taken each of my three kids in for a great cut for special occasions. Stephen, one of the co-owners is always so welcoming, and I appreciate that each time I am in. Go try out ECCO - you'll love it! Plus - they seem to stay running on time. Once they actually called to say they were 15 minutes behind - who does that?!

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I have been a client at ECCO for nearly a year and it's time to share my enthusiasm. Robert does my color and cut, and evert time I leave it looks and feels great. Today it dawned on me what an eclectic and diverse salon it is - something for everyone. All hair types were being catered too in the festive atmosphere. I surely do not miss my former "old lady" salon. The vibe is great and everything feels more chic and hip. I have tried several stylists there and have been please by the blowouts. I have even taken each of my three kids in for a great cut for special occasions. Stephen, one of the co-owners is always so welcoming, and I appreciate that each time I am in. Go try out ECCO - you'll love it! Plus - they seem to stay running on time. Once they actually called to say they were 15 minutes behind - who does that?!

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My experience at Ecco is always great. Karina's been doing my hair for three years now. She will greet you nicely offer something to drink and talk to you before she starts her magic. This little lady will give you the most relaxing head massage, you wont want to get up from the chair. I would recommend her to anyone that is ready to get what they want. Prices are reasonable, and totally worth it. She has done highlights and or color and i I walk out of Ecco loving my hair.Karina always does a great job with the style and the color.

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★★★★★

My experience at Ecco is always great. Karina's been doing my hair for three years now. She will greet you nicely offer something to drink and talk to you before she starts her magic. This little lady will give you the most relaxing head massage, you wont want to get up from the chair. I would recommend her to anyone that is ready to get what they want. Prices are reasonable, and totally worth it. She has done highlights and or color and i I walk out of Ecco loving my hair.Karina always does a great job with the style and the color.

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Care, attention, sense of humor, imagination, insight... He makes good grooming fun. I've been seeing Greg for quite a while, and he has become a good friend in addition to the best stylist I've had do my hair.

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Care, attention, sense of humor, imagination, insight... He makes good grooming fun. I've been seeing Greg for quite a while, and he has become a good friend in addition to the best stylist I've had do my hair.

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Mr. Taylor has been cutting my hair for over 20 years ...and I have not once left his chair unhappy. I have referred many-many clients to him who have all raved about how great he is. Yes, there are some ding-bats who work at the front desk (uh, hello? You answer phones for a living, get over yourselves!). Yes, the vibe is a little weird there (mainly because of a few bad apples, but the bunch in general are good ones), but not so much that I'd forego my hair cut from Mark. A lot of staff has come and gone because of drama there, so sometimes it feels like you're walking into a different place, but my good ole boy, Mark Taylor, has stayed put for a long time and avoids that nonsense. I suppose you must decide what's important to you. Do you want a world-class haircut? Do you want an atmosphere that leaves you weak at the knees? Do you want everyone to kiss your touche? You can find all of these qualities at different places, for sure, but you will not find the haircut that Mark can give anywhere, but at ECCO. He's so talented and he's fun to talk with. The man really does give good head! I don't go to ECCO for socializing or sipping lattes. I go there to get the haircut that I want and I always do.

If Mark Taylor is unavailable to cut, I book with Mari. She's REALLY good. I recommend her, too.

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Mr. Taylor has been cutting my hair for over 20 years ...and I have not once left his chair unhappy. I have referred many-many clients to him who have all raved about how great he is. Yes, there are some ding-bats who work at the front desk (uh, hello? You answer phones for a living, get over yourselves!). Yes, the vibe is a little weird there (mainly because of a few bad apples, but the bunch in general are good ones), but not so much that I'd forego my hair cut from Mark. A lot of staff has come and gone because of drama there, so sometimes it feels like you're walking into a different place, but my good ole boy, Mark Taylor, has stayed put for a long time and avoids that nonsense. I suppose you must decide what's important to you. Do you want a world-class haircut? Do you want an atmosphere that leaves you weak at the knees? Do you want everyone to kiss your touche? You can find all of these qualities at different places, for sure, but you will not find the haircut that Mark can give anywhere, but at ECCO. He's so talented and he's fun to talk with. The man really does give good head! I don't go to ECCO for socializing or sipping lattes. I go there to get the haircut that I want and I always do.

If Mark Taylor is unavailable to cut, I book with Mari. She's REALLY good. I recommend her, too.

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I am extremely picky when it comes to color, and I didn't think I would find anybody who could do just as good job as my former colorist after I moved to So Pas. Chris is just as fabulous, if not BETTER, than the person I swore by for 8 years. She is fabulous, and for always doing such a precise job, she is fairly quick! (Which is nice...you don't want to spend your whole day in the salon!)

Karina cuts my hair and is also fabulous. She is extremely personable, patient, and always gives me tips on how to take care of my hair. Plus, she is adorable!

My husband and step-son also get there hair cut at Ecco. My husband is very picky about his cuts because he has a LOT of dark, wavy hair. He never leaves unhappy, and he thinks that the people he has seen are very down-to-earth.

The best part is that it is walking distance from our house!

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I am extremely picky when it comes to color, and I didn't think I would find anybody who could do just as good job as my former colorist after I moved to So Pas. Chris is just as fabulous, if not BETTER, than the person I swore by for 8 years. She is fabulous, and for always doing such a precise job, she is fairly quick! (Which is nice...you don't want to spend your whole day in the salon!)

Karina cuts my hair and is also fabulous. She is extremely personable, patient, and always gives me tips on how to take care of my hair. Plus, she is adorable!

My husband and step-son also get there hair cut at Ecco. My husband is very picky about his cuts because he has a LOT of dark, wavy hair. He never leaves unhappy, and he thinks that the people he has seen are very down-to-earth.

The best part is that it is walking distance from our house!

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Ecco was recommended by a friend, and I have enjoyed every trip here. I went to Karina for foil highlights and a cut on more than one occasion. She is Vidal Sassoon trained, but charges less than others with similar training as she's still building her business. Of course it's still not cheap: about $150, but she does do a good job and does what I ask! Not many stylists listen as well! The salon experience is great: it's bustling and friendly, not stuck up at all. I have moved and the salon is too out of my way now, but I would recommend it to anyone in the Pasadena area for a quality job and a great experience.

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★★★★★

Ecco was recommended by a friend, and I have enjoyed every trip here. I went to Karina for foil highlights and a cut on more than one occasion. She is Vidal Sassoon trained, but charges less than others with similar training as she's still building her business. Of course it's still not cheap: about $150, but she does do a good job and does what I ask! Not many stylists listen as well! The salon experience is great: it's bustling and friendly, not stuck up at all. I have moved and the salon is too out of my way now, but I would recommend it to anyone in the Pasadena area for a quality job and a great experience.

Pros: Free parking lot next door, great quality, enjoyable experience

Cons: Not a great value, they only do hair so you can't get your nails done in the same visit

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Stephen cuts my hair. In fact I only need to go twice a year because his haircuts look so fabulous even while growing out.
I have medium long hair and though it is never the same - I always love it.
And even better I get lost of compliments.
As far as I know he also works in the movie industry.

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Stephen cuts my hair. In fact I only need to go twice a year because his haircuts look so fabulous even while growing out.
I have medium long hair and though it is never the same - I always love it.
And even better I get lost of compliments.
As far as I know he also works in the movie industry.

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I went to Ecco more than once. Diane cut my hair and it always was the same cut no matter how many times I asked for something different. Finally, her assistant came up to me and told me Diane tells all her clients to have shorter hair because Diane doesn't want to deal with long hair. In particular, she hates blow drying long hair. No wonder I could never get a cut I asked for. This is very bad customer service.

I witnessed many stylists gossip and say rude things about their customers more than once. Not a positive experience during a haircut.

This business is not run with a professional attitude.

I advise anyone considering this salon to not bother. There are too many great salons in Pasadena that are much more friendly and professional.

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I went to Ecco more than once. Diane cut my hair and it always was the same cut no matter how many times I asked for something different. Finally, her assistant came up to me and told me Diane tells all her clients to have shorter hair because Diane doesn't want to deal with long hair. In particular, she hates blow drying long hair. No wonder I could never get a cut I asked for. This is very bad customer service.

I witnessed many stylists gossip and say rude things about their customers more than once. Not a positive experience during a haircut.

This business is not run with a professional attitude.

I advise anyone considering this salon to not bother. There are too many great salons in Pasadena that are much more friendly and professional.

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I have been coming to Ecco for several months and Karina is the greatest. She is very sweet and helps me find new colors that I love. I am never left waiting and she always gives me a hug when I leave!

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I have been coming to Ecco for several months and Karina is the greatest. She is very sweet and helps me find new colors that I love. I am never left waiting and she always gives me a hug when I leave!

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Go to a professional salon with a solid reputation instead. Bad haircut. Took months to grow out. A friend had a bleach job where her hair almost fell out. It was really bad.

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Go to a professional salon with a solid reputation instead. Bad haircut. Took months to grow out. A friend had a bleach job where her hair almost fell out. It was really bad.

Pros: parking

Cons: Staff not friendly & ambience

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I've been going to Stephen faithfully for about 5 years now. I LOVE him and joke that he's my beauty therapist. I absolutely love the color and cuts he does on my hair and have never felt better, more confident or received more compliments on my hair and overall look. Stephen is a master at what he does and he really has changed my life.

p.s. The shampoo head massages are amazing and there's always an abundance of laughter when you're in Stephen's chair.

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I've been going to Stephen faithfully for about 5 years now. I LOVE him and joke that he's my beauty therapist. I absolutely love the color and cuts he does on my hair and have never felt better, more confident or received more compliments on my hair and overall look. Stephen is a master at what he does and he really has changed my life.

p.s. The shampoo head massages are amazing and there's always an abundance of laughter when you're in Stephen's chair.

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I went to this salon on a lark. I have lived in the area for a while and like to try local businesses. It was not a good experience. The place had bad vibes. My haircut was acceptable, but nothing special. At least I gave it a try, but I will not go back. It was really expensive for a hole in the wall place. However, I did had a coffee at a really great coffee place that is next door.

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I went to this salon on a lark. I have lived in the area for a while and like to try local businesses. It was not a good experience. The place had bad vibes. My haircut was acceptable, but nothing special. At least I gave it a try, but I will not go back. It was really expensive for a hole in the wall place. However, I did had a coffee at a really great coffee place that is next door.

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I had a very bad experience there. The staff are rude and unpleasant. Will never go back.

I noticed that all the reviews that are less 4 or 5 stars for this place have mysteriously been erased.

Don't believe what you read here. I know at least 4 people who have had bad haircuts and unpleasant experiences at this salon.

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I had a very bad experience there. The staff are rude and unpleasant. Will never go back.

I noticed that all the reviews that are less 4 or 5 stars for this place have mysteriously been erased.

Don't believe what you read here. I know at least 4 people who have had bad haircuts and unpleasant experiences at this salon.

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I have been getting my hair cut and colored at Ecco ever since I moved to South Pas 13 years ago. The atmosphere and the talent at this shop are first-rate -- it's a friendly, neigborhoody, chic salon where customers are valued and treated like great friends. Lots of laughter and great conversation at times and quiet understatement at others. It's REAL and the people are caring and authentic. You can't go wrong with any of the stylists -- they are ALL excellent -- Chris and Stephen and Michael and Diane and Robert and Taylor are all great... as are the others.

Chris, one of the co-owners, has been coloring my hair for many years now and she is a master. She listens. She won't go crazy with the highlights if you're looking for a subtle, natural look. She'll cover your gray expertly and it won't look inky (we brunettes have to worry about that). But if you want to go wild, she has the creative know-how to get you there.

Stephen, the other co-owner, was like a breath of fresh air when he came to the salon some years ago. The place was already great but got even better. Ecco got a spiffy remodel and its welcoming, fun atmosphere is largely due to Stephen. On top of that, he is an expert with hair and make-up.... He has a number of celebrity clients that he's had for years, ones who most would agree always look natural and gorgeous. The thing is, when he talks to you about what might look best for you and then cuts and styles your hair, he is totally into it. I love the way he does my hair, time after time. He is super creative and knows how to give you the best cut and style for your particular face and look. He takes the time to explain how you can maintain the cut, and will teach you how to style it, step by step. He makes you feel beautiful -- and hey, isn't that why we go in the first place?

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★★★★★

I have been getting my hair cut and colored at Ecco ever since I moved to South Pas 13 years ago. The atmosphere and the talent at this shop are first-rate -- it's a friendly, neigborhoody, chic salon where customers are valued and treated like great friends. Lots of laughter and great conversation at times and quiet understatement at others. It's REAL and the people are caring and authentic. You can't go wrong with any of the stylists -- they are ALL excellent -- Chris and Stephen and Michael and Diane and Robert and Taylor are all great... as are the others.

Chris, one of the co-owners, has been coloring my hair for many years now and she is a master. She listens. She won't go crazy with the highlights if you're looking for a subtle, natural look. She'll cover your gray expertly and it won't look inky (we brunettes have to worry about that). But if you want to go wild, she has the creative know-how to get you there.

Stephen, the other co-owner, was like a breath of fresh air when he came to the salon some years ago. The place was already great but got even better. Ecco got a spiffy remodel and its welcoming, fun atmosphere is largely due to Stephen. On top of that, he is an expert with hair and make-up.... He has a number of celebrity clients that he's had for years, ones who most would agree always look natural and gorgeous. The thing is, when he talks to you about what might look best for you and then cuts and styles your hair, he is totally into it. I love the way he does my hair, time after time. He is super creative and knows how to give you the best cut and style for your particular face and look. He takes the time to explain how you can maintain the cut, and will teach you how to style it, step by step. He makes you feel beautiful -- and hey, isn't that why we go in the first place?

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I love my hair, Chris is the best colorist in LA, and Michael the best stylist! I am so happy to have found this winning team of professionals. I recommend this place, they care, they have talent they will make you happy as I am.

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★★★★★

I love my hair, Chris is the best colorist in LA, and Michael the best stylist! I am so happy to have found this winning team of professionals. I recommend this place, they care, they have talent they will make you happy as I am.

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I got my hair styled by Taylor a week ago and I'm still flying high! My hair has never looked so good! My husband loves it and my friends do, too!
Taylor was really patient when we talked before my cut. Throughout the process of cutting, drying and styling my hair, Taylor gave me a step by step about what he was doing and how to achieve the same look at home. The conversation wasn't entirely about hair. He's just really friendly and has a super sense of humour. It was a fun experience overall! Taylor is an extremely talented stylist. Thank you!!!!

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I got my hair styled by Taylor a week ago and I'm still flying high! My hair has never looked so good! My husband loves it and my friends do, too!
Taylor was really patient when we talked before my cut. Throughout the process of cutting, drying and styling my hair, Taylor gave me a step by step about what he was doing and how to achieve the same look at home. The conversation wasn't entirely about hair. He's just really friendly and has a super sense of humour. It was a fun experience overall! Taylor is an extremely talented stylist. Thank you!!!!

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I heard about Gillian from a few friends who's highlights and cuts I loved. In the past the highlights I'd recieved didn't go all the way to the roots and looked unnatural and either too brassy or too platinum. I would leave every "high end, westside salon" feeling like I paid too much, and looked like I'd gotten a cookie cutter weave and the same long layers that everyone has. I'd usually have to purchase products at the salon to fix the damage done to my hair by the stylist!

When I met Gillian and asked for suggestions and showed her some pictures of hair color and cuts that I actually liked she was so helpful and made me feel at ease right away. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable with the color line but she actually listened to what I really wanted and gave me helpful suggestions. I knew right away that I was in good hands. I was in and out faster than I had ever been before. I couldn't believe that I was actually colored and cut by the same stylist without being passed around and moved around having to explain what I wanted over and over.

After the shampoo, I saw the color and was actually shocked that the color was exactly what I've wanted since I started coloring my hair 10 years ago. The cut went the same way and was actually created not just done. Then to my amazement, the blowdry gave my hair volume which is tough to do with my hair texture. I didn't have to wash it for days nor touch up the blowdry after rolling out of bed.

The salon has a lovely ambiance and Gillian's prices are beyond reasonable. Gillian is a REAL artist and the only person I'll ever let touch my hair again! You saved my hair and I'm FINALLY THRILLED WITH THE COLOR AND CUT!!! I've never had so many (any) compliments on my hair and will send everyone I know! Thanks 1,000,000...and see you soon!

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★★★★★

I heard about Gillian from a few friends who's highlights and cuts I loved. In the past the highlights I'd recieved didn't go all the way to the roots and looked unnatural and either too brassy or too platinum. I would leave every "high end, westside salon" feeling like I paid too much, and looked like I'd gotten a cookie cutter weave and the same long layers that everyone has. I'd usually have to purchase products at the salon to fix the damage done to my hair by the stylist!

When I met Gillian and asked for suggestions and showed her some pictures of hair color and cuts that I actually liked she was so helpful and made me feel at ease right away. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable with the color line but she actually listened to what I really wanted and gave me helpful suggestions. I knew right away that I was in good hands. I was in and out faster than I had ever been before. I couldn't believe that I was actually colored and cut by the same stylist without being passed around and moved around having to explain what I wanted over and over.

After the shampoo, I saw the color and was actually shocked that the color was exactly what I've wanted since I started coloring my hair 10 years ago. The cut went the same way and was actually created not just done. Then to my amazement, the blowdry gave my hair volume which is tough to do with my hair texture. I didn't have to wash it for days nor touch up the blowdry after rolling out of bed.

The salon has a lovely ambiance and Gillian's prices are beyond reasonable. Gillian is a REAL artist and the only person I'll ever let touch my hair again! You saved my hair and I'm FINALLY THRILLED WITH THE COLOR AND CUT!!! I've never had so many (any) compliments on my hair and will send everyone I know! Thanks 1,000,000...and see you soon!

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I revisited Karina at Ecco last week. She colored and highlighted my hair as we had discussed during my first appointment with her. Each person (who knew me) that saw my hair after it was colored and highlighted commented on great it looked. My husband's friend said, "I like your highlights." My neighbor said, "Your color looks great, makes your eyes stand out." I hadn't put on my makeup yet that day. What could be better than that? I already made my next appointment with Karina for my birthday party soon. I look forward to the, How great you look! I know I'll receive.

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★★★★☆

I revisited Karina at Ecco last week. She colored and highlighted my hair as we had discussed during my first appointment with her. Each person (who knew me) that saw my hair after it was colored and highlighted commented on great it looked. My husband's friend said, "I like your highlights." My neighbor said, "Your color looks great, makes your eyes stand out." I hadn't put on my makeup yet that day. What could be better than that? I already made my next appointment with Karina for my birthday party soon. I look forward to the, How great you look! I know I'll receive.

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I have very thick curly hair, and most of my life I just thought I'd have to put up with whatever it wanted to do. About 10 years ago, a friend suggested I get my hair cut by Taylor. It was a revelation! He worked with my curls to craft a beautiful look I could duplicate easily, and showed me how to straighten it if I wanted to. Well, I followed Taylor when he moved to ECCO, and just about that time my hair started graying, so I began getting my color done by Chris. She understands color better than anyone I've ever met, and knows how to make it work with curly hair. I constantly get compliments on my hair, thanks to Taylor and Chris!!! I won't go anywhere else.

PROS: Great stylists, relaxed atmosphere.
CONS: none

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★★★★★

I have very thick curly hair, and most of my life I just thought I'd have to put up with whatever it wanted to do. About 10 years ago, a friend suggested I get my hair cut by Taylor. It was a revelation! He worked with my curls to craft a beautiful look I could duplicate easily, and showed me how to straighten it if I wanted to. Well, I followed Taylor when he moved to ECCO, and just about that time my hair started graying, so I began getting my color done by Chris. She understands color better than anyone I've ever met, and knows how to make it work with curly hair. I constantly get compliments on my hair, thanks to Taylor and Chris!!! I won't go anywhere else.

PROS: Great stylists, relaxed atmosphere.
CONS: none

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Ignore any bad reviews as far as ECCO is concerned! This place is great! I have impossible hair - thick, bushy and coarse. I have been using Chris and Diane for OVER TEN YEARS! (I followed them from their last place of employment.) I wouldn't even consider going to another place. Last time I walked out of ECCO, my hair looked gorgeous. People noticed. Chris is my colorist and she knows her stuff. Diane cuts my impossible hair beautifully. You would not believe how many stylists I tried before I found Chris and Diane. What I am going to do if they ever retire, I don't know!!!!

The atmosphere in ECCO is great. Very youthful. But everyone is very professional, friendly and courteous. And all the products which have been recommended really work.

A bonus - ECCO is in a nice part of So. Pasadena. A coffee bistro is close by, antique shops are just a few blocks away, and there is a great street fair on Thursdays. You could actually spend a nice afternoon in this area.

Bottom line: if you want to look good and be taken care of by nice people who know what they're doing - go to ECCO. I spent a long time looking for a place this good!

PROS: Chris and Diane will make you look great!
CONS: NONE

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★★★★★

Ignore any bad reviews as far as ECCO is concerned! This place is great! I have impossible hair - thick, bushy and coarse. I have been using Chris and Diane for OVER TEN YEARS! (I followed them from their last place of employment.) I wouldn't even consider going to another place. Last time I walked out of ECCO, my hair looked gorgeous. People noticed. Chris is my colorist and she knows her stuff. Diane cuts my impossible hair beautifully. You would not believe how many stylists I tried before I found Chris and Diane. What I am going to do if they ever retire, I don't know!!!!

The atmosphere in ECCO is great. Very youthful. But everyone is very professional, friendly and courteous. And all the products which have been recommended really work.

A bonus - ECCO is in a nice part of So. Pasadena. A coffee bistro is close by, antique shops are just a few blocks away, and there is a great street fair on Thursdays. You could actually spend a nice afternoon in this area.

Bottom line: if you want to look good and be taken care of by nice people who know what they're doing - go to ECCO. I spent a long time looking for a place this good!

PROS: Chris and Diane will make you look great!
CONS: NONE

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I am not kidding when I say he has changed my life. My hair has never looked this good before. I have thin, straight hair and thought I could not do layers, but the way he cuts it looks great. I get constant compliments on my hair. Considering the full salon treatment, including scalp massage and snacks, the price is a bargain.

PROS: great haircut at a great price
CONS: none

5
★★★★★

I am not kidding when I say he has changed my life. My hair has never looked this good before. I have thin, straight hair and thought I could not do layers, but the way he cuts it looks great. I get constant compliments on my hair. Considering the full salon treatment, including scalp massage and snacks, the price is a bargain.

PROS: great haircut at a great price
CONS: none

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When I arrived in California 9 years ago, I was told by a friend that nobody can color like Chris and nobody can cut like Taylor. I have had my hair styled in many different salons all over the world and the advice I was given was definitely correct. Nine years later I am very happy with the care and attention I receive by all members of staff and, especially, Chris and Taylor. Everyone is friendly and I look forward to my visits. I have tried several syles and colors through the years and have been happy with them all. I would find ECCO difficult to replace and look forward to many future cuts.In addition, my quite critical daughters, aged 22 and 20, are also regular clients.

PROS: Excellent color and cut
CONS: Need to book ahead

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★★★★★

When I arrived in California 9 years ago, I was told by a friend that nobody can color like Chris and nobody can cut like Taylor. I have had my hair styled in many different salons all over the world and the advice I was given was definitely correct. Nine years later I am very happy with the care and attention I receive by all members of staff and, especially, Chris and Taylor. Everyone is friendly and I look forward to my visits. I have tried several syles and colors through the years and have been happy with them all. I would find ECCO difficult to replace and look forward to many future cuts.In addition, my quite critical daughters, aged 22 and 20, are also regular clients.

PROS: Excellent color and cut
CONS: Need to book ahead

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Well, I cannot "echo" the last rating or review.My experience with all the professionals and staff at "ECCO" comes with over 5 years of loyalty and in return, their service is consistently courteous, engaging and with the goal of having each client looking their best, feeling right at home. I'm left wondering what time of day the last reviewer visited the salon......maybe it was more than just a bad hair day that contributed to a questionable rating.rt

PROS: Like family
CONS: none

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★★★★★

Well, I cannot "echo" the last rating or review.My experience with all the professionals and staff at "ECCO" comes with over 5 years of loyalty and in return, their service is consistently courteous, engaging and with the goal of having each client looking their best, feeling right at home. I'm left wondering what time of day the last reviewer visited the salon......maybe it was more than just a bad hair day that contributed to a questionable rating.rt

PROS: Like family
CONS: none

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All I have to say is....Taylor is the best hair cutter ever!!! He has been in the biz for over 20 years and really knows his stuff!!! I have been going to him for 10, and would never go to anyone else. I love my cut, thanks Taylor!
Great Salon is South Pasadena, easy to get to, lots of parking, Thursday night street fair, fun, fun, fun! there is a little coffee house next door with tables and chairs out side to sit at while you wait, very nice!

PROS: Fun area!
CONS: None!

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★★★★★

All I have to say is....Taylor is the best hair cutter ever!!! He has been in the biz for over 20 years and really knows his stuff!!! I have been going to him for 10, and would never go to anyone else. I love my cut, thanks Taylor!
Great Salon is South Pasadena, easy to get to, lots of parking, Thursday night street fair, fun, fun, fun! there is a little coffee house next door with tables and chairs out side to sit at while you wait, very nice!

PROS: Fun area!
CONS: None!

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My wife went to this place a month ago for the first time and she was pleasantly surprised. She was offered something to drink (soda, water) and had a nice head massage. The haircut was fantastic and she looks stunning.

PROS: Nice ambiance, good service, good prices
CONS: None

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★★★★★

My wife went to this place a month ago for the first time and she was pleasantly surprised. She was offered something to drink (soda, water) and had a nice head massage. The haircut was fantastic and she looks stunning.

PROS: Nice ambiance, good service, good prices
CONS: None

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Ecco is one of the best places I know to get your hair cut. The staff here are top notch, very professional, and friendly and the service is just terrific overall. I think the prices are a bit high, but maybe it's just because I am cheap. Great atmosphere, nice facility. The place is pretty easy to find and it is well kept.

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★★★★☆

Ecco is one of the best places I know to get your hair cut. The staff here are top notch, very professional, and friendly and the service is just terrific overall. I think the prices are a bit high, but maybe it's just because I am cheap. Great atmosphere, nice facility. The place is pretty easy to find and it is well kept.

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Ecco is great! I've been a client for over 10 years and have never had a bad experience. the staff is very professional and up to date on the latest treatments always there to offer suggestions for changes and treatments which might help my hair to improve it's health. I love this place!

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★★★★★

Ecco is great! I've been a client for over 10 years and have never had a bad experience. the staff is very professional and up to date on the latest treatments always there to offer suggestions for changes and treatments which might help my hair to improve it's health. I love this place!

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I've been getting my hair cut and colored at Ecco for several years now, and I never want to go anywhere else. Chris is the best colorist I've ever found. As if that weren't enough, she's also quick, great fun to gossip with, and honors her appointment times religiously. Carlos cuts my hair so precisely that it looks good for weeks longer than he probably wishes it would. I don't have experience with any of the other stylists, but my best friend (who also goes to Chris for color) swears by Taylor.

I haven't been to any other salon recently, so I don't really know how Ecco's prices compare, but they seem quite reasonable to me. Carlos charges $50 for a cut, and color ranges from $80 to $150, depending on what I have done. The shop has a nice vibe, too--friendly and laid-back, not intimidatingly trendy or snooty like many of the places that do this quality of work. You can go there in your sweats and no makeup and not feel like people are judging you. Plus, they stay open until 7 p.m. a couple days a week, so I can get my hair done after work and avoid the Saturday crowd. Couldn't ask for more.

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★★★★★

I've been getting my hair cut and colored at Ecco for several years now, and I never want to go anywhere else. Chris is the best colorist I've ever found. As if that weren't enough, she's also quick, great fun to gossip with, and honors her appointment times religiously. Carlos cuts my hair so precisely that it looks good for weeks longer than he probably wishes it would. I don't have experience with any of the other stylists, but my best friend (who also goes to Chris for color) swears by Taylor.

I haven't been to any other salon recently, so I don't really know how Ecco's prices compare, but they seem quite reasonable to me. Carlos charges $50 for a cut, and color ranges from $80 to $150, depending on what I have done. The shop has a nice vibe, too--friendly and laid-back, not intimidatingly trendy or snooty like many of the places that do this quality of work. You can go there in your sweats and no makeup and not feel like people are judging you. Plus, they stay open until 7 p.m. a couple days a week, so I can get my hair done after work and avoid the Saturday crowd. Couldn't ask for more.

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