L Salon & Color Group

★★★★☆
  • 223 S San Mateo Dr

    San Mateo, CA 94401

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  • 650-342-6668

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Hours
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9:30am - 5pm; Thu, 9:30am - 7pm; Sat, 9am - 4pm; Sun, Mon, closed

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I used to come here, but my colorist Mia left so of course I followed her when I found her. It took some work to locate her but I found her at Stilo. I still give this salon 3 stars for the stylist that used to cut my hair here, I say "used to" because I don't come here anymore since I found a fabulous stylist at my new salon.

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★★★☆☆

I used to come here, but my colorist Mia left so of course I followed her when I found her. It took some work to locate her but I found her at Stilo. I still give this salon 3 stars for the stylist that used to cut my hair here, I say "used to" because I don't come here anymore since I found a fabulous stylist at my new salon.

Cons: Parking!!!

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First of all, I would like to say that since I am in beauty school I no longer go to L salon, but did so, off and on for 5 yrs with Maria, she was always attentive to my needs and ALWAYS delivered! She's not only a great colorist but her haircuts are just as good. My props to her and I would Highly recommend her to anyone!!

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★★★★★

First of all, I would like to say that since I am in beauty school I no longer go to L salon, but did so, off and on for 5 yrs with Maria, she was always attentive to my needs and ALWAYS delivered! She's not only a great colorist but her haircuts are just as good. My props to her and I would Highly recommend her to anyone!!

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UPDATE: Elaine and Victoria are now at Stilo!!!

I called the salon last week to make an appointment with my colorist, Victoria, and was really disappointed to hear that she is no longer there. I asked the receptionist if she could tell me where she was and instead she pushed me to choose one of 2 other colorists they had. I did not want another colorist! I love Victoria, she is the only person I trust to get my color right. I called my friend Jen, who also goes to Victoria, to tell her news and Jen told me Victoria was still in San Mateo but moved to Stilo Salon. Yay!!! I saw her at her new spot, and now I am the happiest woman on earth! I gave 3 stars on this review because Victoria is no longer here, but my stylist is still here.

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★★★☆☆

UPDATE: Elaine and Victoria are now at Stilo!!!

I called the salon last week to make an appointment with my colorist, Victoria, and was really disappointed to hear that she is no longer there. I asked the receptionist if she could tell me where she was and instead she pushed me to choose one of 2 other colorists they had. I did not want another colorist! I love Victoria, she is the only person I trust to get my color right. I called my friend Jen, who also goes to Victoria, to tell her news and Jen told me Victoria was still in San Mateo but moved to Stilo Salon. Yay!!! I saw her at her new spot, and now I am the happiest woman on earth! I gave 3 stars on this review because Victoria is no longer here, but my stylist is still here.

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L SALON & COLOR GROUP IS A GREAT PLACE FOR HAIR COLORING. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE HAIR PRODUCTS ARE ONE OF A KIND. THE HAIR STYLIST ARE FRIENDLY TOO. PARKING IS HARD TO FIND SINCE THERE ARE TO MANY METERS

PROS: GREAT COLOR BUT EXPENSIVE
CONS: PARKING IS HARD TO FIND AND THE PARKING METERS ARE EXPENSIVE

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★★★★☆

L SALON & COLOR GROUP IS A GREAT PLACE FOR HAIR COLORING. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE HAIR PRODUCTS ARE ONE OF A KIND. THE HAIR STYLIST ARE FRIENDLY TOO. PARKING IS HARD TO FIND SINCE THERE ARE TO MANY METERS

PROS: GREAT COLOR BUT EXPENSIVE
CONS: PARKING IS HARD TO FIND AND THE PARKING METERS ARE EXPENSIVE

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I went to this salon based on their before and after photos, which were withit and flattering. I paid over $300 for a cut and color. The owner/stylist did not listen to me, and gave me exactly what I specifically said I didn't want; a boring bob which is also FAR shorter than what I had agreed to. The colorist was going to "jazz it up" but instead I got mousey brown with highlights that barely show eccept for color lines in several places. I could have gone to Supercuts for this hair. I will say that the work was done skillfuly, I just HATE what was done.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to this salon based on their before and after photos, which were withit and flattering. I paid over $300 for a cut and color. The owner/stylist did not listen to me, and gave me exactly what I specifically said I didn't want; a boring bob which is also FAR shorter than what I had agreed to. The colorist was going to "jazz it up" but instead I got mousey brown with highlights that barely show eccept for color lines in several places. I could have gone to Supercuts for this hair. I will say that the work was done skillfuly, I just HATE what was done.

Pros: skill is there

Cons: rude, lousy service, slow

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Lynn is the best! The first time i went to her she took the time to ask me what I wanted and we talked about my previous hair styles and decided on something that would shape my face the best. She is meticulous and does an excellent job. I've been to her twice so far since the girl I used to go to left, and both times she did a great job. I was very satisfied and plan on going back. I definitely recommend this salon to others.

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★★★★★

Lynn is the best! The first time i went to her she took the time to ask me what I wanted and we talked about my previous hair styles and decided on something that would shape my face the best. She is meticulous and does an excellent job. I've been to her twice so far since the girl I used to go to left, and both times she did a great job. I was very satisfied and plan on going back. I definitely recommend this salon to others.

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L Salon & Color Group is a high quality, "cutting edge" salon in downtown San Mateo with an international flavor. These stylists travel around the world to learn the latest techniques and teach their skills. The estheticians are very good too.

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★★★★★

L Salon & Color Group is a high quality, "cutting edge" salon in downtown San Mateo with an international flavor. These stylists travel around the world to learn the latest techniques and teach their skills. The estheticians are very good too.

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L Salon is wonderful! You will be treated very well in this stylish salon. After years of horrible cuts and scary highlighting jobs, I found Michael Maynarich who is a true artist. I also recommend Victoria Palaez and Liz Vega for color and highlights. The salon is hip and fun and in touch with the latest styles! Finding someone great to do your hair can be such an ordeal, so let me save you the trouble! If you are open to having an apprentice do your hair, you can save yourself some $$ and still be treated like a star! I totally recommend the awesome designers at the L Salon without hesitation!

PROS: Super creative and talented people!
CONS: Need to make appointments in advance

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★★★★★

L Salon is wonderful! You will be treated very well in this stylish salon. After years of horrible cuts and scary highlighting jobs, I found Michael Maynarich who is a true artist. I also recommend Victoria Palaez and Liz Vega for color and highlights. The salon is hip and fun and in touch with the latest styles! Finding someone great to do your hair can be such an ordeal, so let me save you the trouble! If you are open to having an apprentice do your hair, you can save yourself some $$ and still be treated like a star! I totally recommend the awesome designers at the L Salon without hesitation!

PROS: Super creative and talented people!
CONS: Need to make appointments in advance

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My appointment was for a color and cut. First off, let me just say that I have been to a number of high end salons in the bay area and while the atmosphere was good, this was definitely not one of them.

The colorist was fifteen minutes late for our appointment and I was given no notice. More importantly, I told her explicitly that I did not want red in my hair. I ended up with strong red overtones in my hair. Furthermore, the hair stylist was rude, impatient and cut my hair in less than twenty minutes (I had long hair). After I had explained to him my preferences and what I wanted, he butchered my bangs and chopped them extremely short. It looks really bad, like the type of haircut you get at Great Clips.

This salon is overrated and inconsistent and is not worth the cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

My appointment was for a color and cut. First off, let me just say that I have been to a number of high end salons in the bay area and while the atmosphere was good, this was definitely not one of them.

The colorist was fifteen minutes late for our appointment and I was given no notice. More importantly, I told her explicitly that I did not want red in my hair. I ended up with strong red overtones in my hair. Furthermore, the hair stylist was rude, impatient and cut my hair in less than twenty minutes (I had long hair). After I had explained to him my preferences and what I wanted, he butchered my bangs and chopped them extremely short. It looks really bad, like the type of haircut you get at Great Clips.

This salon is overrated and inconsistent and is not worth the cost.

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I love Lynn at L'Salon. I have thin hair and long hair styles just do not work for me. I asked her to give me a fun, low maintenance cut that would add volume to my hair. She delivered big time! They sell great products but she in no way pressured me to buy any of them though I did buy two that I love. At last check, her rate is $55.

I also see Yvonne, the aesthetician, for my eyebrows. She does a great job too. I showed her a picture of myself shoing how I like my eyebrows done and she got it perfectly!

PROS: Fun, friendly staff; serve tea while waiting
CONS: Metered parking, have to book in advance because they are super busy!

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★★★★★

I love Lynn at L'Salon. I have thin hair and long hair styles just do not work for me. I asked her to give me a fun, low maintenance cut that would add volume to my hair. She delivered big time! They sell great products but she in no way pressured me to buy any of them though I did buy two that I love. At last check, her rate is $55.

I also see Yvonne, the aesthetician, for my eyebrows. She does a great job too. I showed her a picture of myself shoing how I like my eyebrows done and she got it perfectly!

PROS: Fun, friendly staff; serve tea while waiting
CONS: Metered parking, have to book in advance because they are super busy!

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People are always stopping me on the street asking me where i get my haircut. I'm so glad that i can now share with everyone how wonderful my salon is. I've been going to this salon since 1997 and have never strayed.
For the Best haircuts in the Peninsula, go see Albert for long layers. For the best color, see Daniel or Shawna. For the best salon experience, L'Salon is it.
I HIGHLY recommend this salon.

PROS: parking, price, they carry Kerastase products, great cuts and color
CONS: they are so busy that you have to make your appts in advance

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★★★★★

People are always stopping me on the street asking me where i get my haircut. I'm so glad that i can now share with everyone how wonderful my salon is. I've been going to this salon since 1997 and have never strayed.
For the Best haircuts in the Peninsula, go see Albert for long layers. For the best color, see Daniel or Shawna. For the best salon experience, L'Salon is it.
I HIGHLY recommend this salon.

PROS: parking, price, they carry Kerastase products, great cuts and color
CONS: they are so busy that you have to make your appts in advance

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You go into a salon that has a head stylist for $110 you expect a great haircut. At first as she was cutting it looked cute but then she began chopping it off and yes it looks somewhat ok when i style it the way we talked about, but you can not do anything else with the hair. IHalf of it is short-in the front- half of it is long in the back! A total disaster! To call yourself a professional and charge so much money, I think its a horrible lie. I went to some of the best stylists in NY for that price and looked like a doll. She she should not be allowed near hair! Horrible, just horrible, I can imagine what do with myself until it all grows out and I can restyle this disaster. Do not go to Elizabeth.

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★★★☆☆

You go into a salon that has a head stylist for $110 you expect a great haircut. At first as she was cutting it looked cute but then she began chopping it off and yes it looks somewhat ok when i style it the way we talked about, but you can not do anything else with the hair. IHalf of it is short-in the front- half of it is long in the back! A total disaster! To call yourself a professional and charge so much money, I think its a horrible lie. I went to some of the best stylists in NY for that price and looked like a doll. She she should not be allowed near hair! Horrible, just horrible, I can imagine what do with myself until it all grows out and I can restyle this disaster. Do not go to Elizabeth.

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UPDATE: This place just isn't the same without Victoria and Elaine. I made the mistake of coming to see another hair cutter and colorist because I did not know where to find these ladies when they left and it was a bad bad bad mistake. I have since then found my girls and am loving my hair once again.

OLD REVIEW: I went to L Salon after checking it out on Citysearch. I was very nervous at first because of the mixed reviews. I went in wanting a different style and color than what I already had. I went in for a consultation (it was free!) and came back the next week to have my hair done. I had ideas of what I wanted, and got exactly that and more! This was the best experience I have ever had at ANY salon, by far. I cant even count how many compliments I have received or how many times people have asked me where I got my hair done. Staff is very friendly, professional and well trained. I had my cut by Elaine and my color with Victoria. I will definitely be back...I have already booked my next visit! I highly recommend this place.

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★★☆☆☆

UPDATE: This place just isn't the same without Victoria and Elaine. I made the mistake of coming to see another hair cutter and colorist because I did not know where to find these ladies when they left and it was a bad bad bad mistake. I have since then found my girls and am loving my hair once again.

OLD REVIEW: I went to L Salon after checking it out on Citysearch. I was very nervous at first because of the mixed reviews. I went in wanting a different style and color than what I already had. I went in for a consultation (it was free!) and came back the next week to have my hair done. I had ideas of what I wanted, and got exactly that and more! This was the best experience I have ever had at ANY salon, by far. I cant even count how many compliments I have received or how many times people have asked me where I got my hair done. Staff is very friendly, professional and well trained. I had my cut by Elaine and my color with Victoria. I will definitely be back...I have already booked my next visit! I highly recommend this place.

Cons: parking

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I absolutely LOVE L'salon. I have been going there for about 2-3 years now, and love it more and more every time. I especially love their colorists; they are very knowledgeable. I have gone to many other salons in the Bay Area, before I found L'salon, and was never fully satisfied. No other salon has EVER been able to get my color right. My hair always turned out orange and brassy. The staff members I have dealt with there were always very pleasant. I have referred over 10 family and friends, and all of them love this place as much as I do. Colorists and stylist are highly trained. Definitely worth the money.

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★★★★★

I absolutely LOVE L'salon. I have been going there for about 2-3 years now, and love it more and more every time. I especially love their colorists; they are very knowledgeable. I have gone to many other salons in the Bay Area, before I found L'salon, and was never fully satisfied. No other salon has EVER been able to get my color right. My hair always turned out orange and brassy. The staff members I have dealt with there were always very pleasant. I have referred over 10 family and friends, and all of them love this place as much as I do. Colorists and stylist are highly trained. Definitely worth the money.

Pros: well trained staff, nice atmosphere, on time

Cons: parking can be tough

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I was looking for a cute haircut with a touch of funk, and I did not get it here from one of the stylists! What I did like was the colorist's job she did on my hair. It seems like there are a lot of staff coming and going, so I am not sure how easy it is to always go to your favorite stylist or colorist. A bit on the expensive side - I think my cut was $55-60, and color (I think it was custom) was close to $70. I didn't hate my hair cut - it just wasn't what I was looking for. I would definitely go here for something safer and trend-right-now.
They only style if you get a hair cut there. I got my cut and color at separate times, so they did not style my hair for me after the color. They have a room filled with products, brushes, and blow dryers where you can do it yourself.
Parking was a bit of a pain, although I've only gone on the weekends. This place has a large staff, so it gets a bit crowded and noisy. I liked their tea selection, and the environment is quite professional.

PROS: Guaranteed a trendy hair cut; also highly recommended for color
CONS: Parking was tough, and it's a bit expensive.

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★★★★☆

I was looking for a cute haircut with a touch of funk, and I did not get it here from one of the stylists! What I did like was the colorist's job she did on my hair. It seems like there are a lot of staff coming and going, so I am not sure how easy it is to always go to your favorite stylist or colorist. A bit on the expensive side - I think my cut was $55-60, and color (I think it was custom) was close to $70. I didn't hate my hair cut - it just wasn't what I was looking for. I would definitely go here for something safer and trend-right-now.
They only style if you get a hair cut there. I got my cut and color at separate times, so they did not style my hair for me after the color. They have a room filled with products, brushes, and blow dryers where you can do it yourself.
Parking was a bit of a pain, although I've only gone on the weekends. This place has a large staff, so it gets a bit crowded and noisy. I liked their tea selection, and the environment is quite professional.

PROS: Guaranteed a trendy hair cut; also highly recommended for color
CONS: Parking was tough, and it's a bit expensive.

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sept 2005- I heard they were the best salon. I had a special occasion and I wanted brown hair color with lite brown highlights. It was simply a shade or two lighter than what I already had. The stylist didnt really talk to me or make me feel comfortable. He just took the picture, looked at it and said "ok." After paying WAY too much money, I left with JET BLACK hair and some yellow-toned highlights... The salon is chic and modern, but my hair was a complete disaster.... I dont know if it was an off day for him, but I will not go back...

june 2006- i decided to give lsalon another try after a horrible experience a year ago. my friend had a very nice color job there so i though, why not? i walked in with medium brown base and light brown/dark blonde highlights... i just wanted a touch up on the color because my roots grew out... after 2 1/2 hours, i came out of the salon with dark brown hair with a very obvious red undertone and auburn highlights that were not place evenly on my head... this time, i REALLY wont be going back!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

sept 2005- I heard they were the best salon. I had a special occasion and I wanted brown hair color with lite brown highlights. It was simply a shade or two lighter than what I already had. The stylist didnt really talk to me or make me feel comfortable. He just took the picture, looked at it and said "ok." After paying WAY too much money, I left with JET BLACK hair and some yellow-toned highlights... The salon is chic and modern, but my hair was a complete disaster.... I dont know if it was an off day for him, but I will not go back...

june 2006- i decided to give lsalon another try after a horrible experience a year ago. my friend had a very nice color job there so i though, why not? i walked in with medium brown base and light brown/dark blonde highlights... i just wanted a touch up on the color because my roots grew out... after 2 1/2 hours, i came out of the salon with dark brown hair with a very obvious red undertone and auburn highlights that were not place evenly on my head... this time, i REALLY wont be going back!!!

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This Salon is expensive, but they are also training grounds for the up and coming stylists of the day. If you feel brave, you can show up and get a fine new style in the hair clinic, where it costs only $20 to become a hair model. They also have deals for coloring in special clinics, often advertised in the local papers. Their stylists have been published in several leading hair design magazines, and also some national fashion magazine covers, which are shown on a video screen as you walk into the door. In addition to hair styling services, this is also a full-service salon featuring waxing, facials, and even microdermabrasion. To complete your look, styling products from Keratase and Bumble & Bumble are sold so you can recreate the hair at home.

PROS: You can register as a hair model and get special discounts
CONS: the clinics meet at specific times of the day in classroom style settings

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★★★★★

This Salon is expensive, but they are also training grounds for the up and coming stylists of the day. If you feel brave, you can show up and get a fine new style in the hair clinic, where it costs only $20 to become a hair model. They also have deals for coloring in special clinics, often advertised in the local papers. Their stylists have been published in several leading hair design magazines, and also some national fashion magazine covers, which are shown on a video screen as you walk into the door. In addition to hair styling services, this is also a full-service salon featuring waxing, facials, and even microdermabrasion. To complete your look, styling products from Keratase and Bumble & Bumble are sold so you can recreate the hair at home.

PROS: You can register as a hair model and get special discounts
CONS: the clinics meet at specific times of the day in classroom style settings

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I have been going to Yvonne for my eyebrows for awhile and shes great! I keep going back to her cause she doesn't over-do them and she does exactly what you want.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Yvonne for my eyebrows for awhile and shes great! I keep going back to her cause she doesn't over-do them and she does exactly what you want.

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I found L Salon on Citysearch and thought I would give it a try since it was highly rated. I find it difficult to believe all of their publicity in hair magazines as my experience/results were very poor. I have shoulder length blonde hair and I went for hi-lights and a new haircut. Hi-lights were done poorly and not bright and faded within days. My haircut was choppy and not even. Outside of the person who cut my hair, staff (including colorist) was not friendly at all. I felt like I was in an assembly line. This salon is overrated! Save your money and time!

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★☆☆☆☆

I found L Salon on Citysearch and thought I would give it a try since it was highly rated. I find it difficult to believe all of their publicity in hair magazines as my experience/results were very poor. I have shoulder length blonde hair and I went for hi-lights and a new haircut. Hi-lights were done poorly and not bright and faded within days. My haircut was choppy and not even. Outside of the person who cut my hair, staff (including colorist) was not friendly at all. I felt like I was in an assembly line. This salon is overrated! Save your money and time!

Cons: , Poor Parking, Crowded

 

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