I went back to Chris after several years of "trying" other places - because I'd changed jobs and thought a place more convenient would work. WRONG! I'm back to stay. Chris seems to know better than I what works for my hair and my face, never cuts more than needed, and is a wonder with hair color. A couple of extra metro stops is nothing compared to the many compliments I receive!
I live in California and attended a New Years Eve party in DC. I had no idea where to go for an updo but Salon Nuance was close to my hotel so I gave it a try. Chris did an excellent job, the updo was perfect for the type of party I attended (young, funky, fashion-forward) and was so well put together that it lasted through the new year 'till we quit partying at 3am. I loved the hair so much and will go back if I ever have a party in DC again. I would absolutely recommend this salon to anyone needing an updo and I'm certain that their other services are of the same high quality! Thanks Chris!
Aisha has been coloring and cutting my hair for ages. She is gifted with color. I get nothing but compliments every time I walk out the door.
She has also done a Brazilian process to my hair twice. I have very long hair, and the process lasted for about 6 months each time. My hair went from coarse and wavy to soft, smooth and straight. I highly recommend it......and Aisha!.
Aisha is professional, talented, and
I go to Salon Nuance and I get my hair styled by Karen and Lynette for many years, which are both excellent at what they do. With regards to the mother of the African American teen. I also have a child with long and thick hair. And I make it a point to point to let my stylist know that my child has LONG and THICK hair. Maybe it was miscommunication or whatever, but I would think that in this day and age parents would make sure to inform the service providers of the texture of their childs hair.
This experience was HORRIBLE ! The African American stylist could not do my daughters hair. They stated that "her hair is long and thick" ...ummm ok are Blackpeople NOT supposed to have long hair...I am ANGRY, but more DISAPPOINTED... This day and age I would not expect this.
so as a parent of a black teen aith long hair....I AM HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED
I started going to Chris about 8 months ago. He listened well to exactly what I wanted, and for the first time in about 10 years, I got the bangs I have been asking for. He seemed to see the potential that I saw--and then made my hair look even better! Writing this review is reminding me I need to schedule an appt with him today!
I have been going to Chris for 10 years for my cuts and highlights. He pays close attention to what I ask for and he delivers. It is well worth the trip into the District from Virginia to have Chris take care of my hair. As a side note, he is almost always right to the minute in terms of appointment times, and that is very different from the other salons I used to visit.
Thanks to Aisha at Salon Nuance, my troublesome hair has never looked better--both in color and cut. I almost can't believe it's my hair. And Vicky makes the act of hair-washing a relaxing, nice experience.
I am so pleased that a colleague sent me to Salon Nuance, and now I would never go anywhere else.
Aisha Hoffman is one of the very best stylist and color experts I have ever had. Finding a professional stylist you can trust and will take the time to understand what you want is very hard to find -- Aisha is a gem. The compliments I have received from family and friends on my hair color, my cut, etc. have been many and I don't hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing help or just a hair styling. She is a true professional and a very warm and friendly individual.
My mother-in-law gave me the gift of a block of time at Salon Nuance with Chris Rosenthal for Christmas! Chris listened carefully, paid attention to my personal style and then did his magic! I walked away with a fabulous haircut and highlights that I've been able to easily maintain at home! If I didn't live several states away, I'd be a faithful client!!
I am so happy with my hair! This evening, I had all-over highlights and cut with stylist Chris Rosenthal and I am so pleased with how my hair turned out. I feel like a hair model straight out of a magazine ad. Just as importantly, Chris was dedicated a solid block of time to working on my hair and only my hair so at no point, did I feel like just another number. I definitely recommend Salon Nuance and Chris for great hair and a great experience!
I started going to Chris about a year ago after my old stylist cut my bangs too short and always seemed too busy to cut my hair correctly. Even though Chris is the owner you never feel like he has anything going on in that moment other than to cut your hair. He took an ok style and made it fabulous. He always listens to what you want and knows how to make you look great, time after time. You always leave his chair looking like a movie star!
I started going to Chris about five years ago when my office was at Metro Center. When I changed jobs to a new office near Foggy Bottom I started going to other hairdressers that were more conveniently located. It took almost three years of trying to find a place that I was as happy with, but I've finally learned my lesson - the other week I found myself walking 20 minutes in the rain for a haircut at Salon Nuance rather than going to a nearer salon, and it's well worth it. Chris does a fantastic job and runs a professional first-class establishment with a great staff.
Chris has been cutting and coloring my hair for the past few years now and I couldn't be happier with the results. Chris does a great job, and takes time to listen to what I'm looking for each and every time I have an appointment. The atmosphere at the salon is equally as appealing; very relaxing and friendly. I definitely recommend Salon Nuance and Chris for your next hair cut and color!
I've been going to Chris for over 11 years for both hair cut and color. He is fantastic! He's very sensitive to his client's needs, stays abreast of new products, procedures and techniques and really knows the science behind his craft. He's innovative yet understands and appreciates the conservative undertones of the DC style. Moreover, he's a great, down-to-earth person who is fun to talk to while he's doing my hair.Over the years I've gotten to know his wife Devon, as well. Together, they are a wonderful couple and it's always a pleasure to be in the salon with the other great employees that make up their team.
Chris is an excellent hairstylist for both color and cut/styling. He worked with me to customize my hair color. The results were amazing and complemented my skin tone to perfection. He gives the best blow out I have ever had in my life. I never knew my hair could have so much volume. His wife, Devin, is also very good with color. She does excellent highlights and lowlights. I highly recommend this salon. They offer you complimentary beverages and the staff is very friendly. You will not be disappointed!
I've been going to Salon Nuance for several years and have my hair cut by Chris Rosenthal, the owner. Chris always listens carefully to what I want and masterfully employs his tradecraft. I have never been disappointed with the way my hair looks when I leave, and top quality products are sold to maintain it that way. The staff is always courteous, friendly, and accommodating. The salon hours are convenient. It is always an enjoyable experience.
Getting your haircut by Chris is like being addicted to crack. You have to keep going to him forever because no other haircut will compare. He's been cutting my hair for over ten years and I have always been very pleased. I'm just thankful I can still afford it because otherwise I would have to convince him to take my neighbor's power tools as payment.
I've been getting my haircut by Christopher Rosenthal for at least ten years now. He does a fantastic job cutting a fashionable man's haircut. The price is more than you would pay at a mall or something, but you are not getting a mail haircut. You are getting excellent service from his entire staff, a glass of wine, and seriously, the best hair cut I've ever had. Check Chris and Salon Nuance just once and you'll be hooked.
I have been getting my hair highlighted, cut, and blown out by Chris Rosenthal for the past year. He does an amazing job every time I go there for a blowout-- either to have super sleek or with romantic waves/curls which averages about once every two weeks. I personally recommend him and his salon. They even carry Guinot which is a high-end skin care line developed in France. Not only does he listen and follows through with his clients' needs, but he, himself, is super friendly and kind, while delivering superior results. I always leave Salon Nuance with a beaming smile on my face and receive numerous compliments on the street once I step out of the salon with a fresh blowout. Thank you to Chris and Devon in making their salon well worth the experience!
I've been going to Chris for many years and he is the only one who gets my strange hair to look great. I cheated on him once and regretted it very much! He's very good at listening to what you'd like the finished product to look like, plus spending a half hour with him is very enjoyable. He's great and I recommend him highly.
I've been getting my hair cut by Chris for close to five years now -- and he gives me an incredibly good cut every time. He's a serious talent -- plus unbelievably down to earth, funny, and great to visit with each time I'm in the salon. I'd recommend him enthusiastically.
I have been working with Chris for several years now. The results have been amazing .He has totally reshaped and restyled my hair from the drab and ordinary to a stylish and professional look.The staff is great. Everyone greets you and asks you what you been up to since your last visit.Service too - drinks ,coffee.etc.Fun and easy to converse with Chris about anything;family, vacations,job,politics.- the time flys by.Good place -good people.
I've been going to Salon Nuance for 9 years for cuts, color, and massages.
I primarily see Chris for my cuts and color, although I've also seen Devin. They are both professional, friendly, and best of all, WONDERFUL stylists.
The salon itself is a relaxing environment.
I've been going to Chris for years, and I always receive compliments from people about my hair. I wouldn't trust anyone else. Plus, he's hysterical - has the greatest stories - and I actually enjoy the time I spend getting my hair done. I would recommend him to anyone, and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Chris Rosenthal is a great stylist and colorist. He has always done a great job of giving me highlights that look natural and go well with my darker skin tone. He also gives great haircuts - it's definitely evident that he has years of experience. Everyone in the salon is very friendly and professional - I'd highly recommend Chris and Salon Nuance.
I've gone to Chris a few times now and each time is better than the last. I just received a fantastic cut. It's shorter, so I was a bit wary, but Chris seemed to know exactly what I wanted and made it happen. It looks great and is so manageable on my own! If you're looking to try a new stylist, I highly recommend Christopher Rosenthal at Salon Nuance!
Chris at Salon Nuance gives me the best color and cut I've ever had. He's the only stylist I could find who would do highlights on top of blonde color.... and it works well - catching the sunlight very nicely. His cut is excellent, complementing the color and highlights. I just got an updated style and it looks terrific. After going through several stylists in DC, I'm so satisfied I've found someone who is great to work with and makes me look great when I go out the door.
I've been getting my haicut and color at Salon Nuance for the last 8 years or so and I have always come out the door really happy with the results. Chris does a fantastic job with the color. It always looked very natural and heathly. Chris always has a good recomedation for a good haircut. He would listed to what you want and he will recommend as well, if you don't really know what to do. Everybody is very nice at the salon. It's a pleasure to go there!
Over a month ago I decided I wanted extensions for my wedding. After being recommended by a friend I met with Christopher! He did an amazing job with my extensions, it was the first time I had ever had long hair and I felt glamourous. It took a long time to have them put in but Christopher and his wife kept me entertained. Everyone commented on how natural the extensions were, and I loved them! I was extremely happy with the results and the cost! Also both women that shampood my hair did an amazing job! I would definitely recommend Salon Nuance and Christopher Rosenthal.
When I first came to DC a year ago, I was looking for a dependable and reputable stylist and colorist in a convenient location. I did not look very far before discovering Chris Rosenthal at Salon Nuance near Metro Center.
I was willing to pay a slightly higher price for a certain level of excellence, but I also didn't want to break the bank; I wanted a hospitable environment, a salon not so busy that I'd need to book months ahead of time, but most importantly a trustworthy, creative, and skilled person to cut and color my hair.
Chris is a good listener and responds to the need of the client whether that's a maintenance haircut or a new look. His haircuts are classy and fashionably mainstream. For my medium length hair, the blow dry afterwards always looks sultry and natural...I always make sure to have plans that night since I know my hair will look beautiful. I have loved my partial foils because of the depths of the colors and the strategic placements for when they grow in.
I highly and confidently rate Chris 5 stars!
Chris has been cutting my hair for I don't know how long. He does a phenomenal job as the other reviews say. I used to have long shaggy hair and when I was finally ready to cut it, I had a style in mind. Chris, not in so many words, said he knew what I needed and gave me the cut I adore. It's wonderful & he was exactly right. I've sent two friends to him & they were happy too. But what I really want to mention is that he is such an interesting guy! I suffered thru small talk with other stylists who only want to talk about the latest paparazzi fodder. Chris has got a lot more going on upstairs & I always enjoy our wide ranging conversations.
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Chris Rosenthal has been my stylist for a year now and I feel confident in recommending him as the best in DC!
I had been to other stylists and either none is as good as Chris!
He is great with mens hair and is very up to date on current trends but also can do classic cuts as well.
The Salon is centrally located in downtown DC (13th and G NW) and is a relaxing environment.
If you are looking for an excellent stylist that is courteous and highly skilled, look no further than Chris Rosenthal at Salon Nuance.
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Chris is excellent! For the last eight years he's colored and styled my hair. Through the years his work has been consistent, while periodically recommending possible changes. For the last year I've lived overseas and lemented having to entrust my hair to someone else. So, when I'm back in DC it's great to return to the salon! Equally satisfying, the the staff are very professional, while friendly and warm. I highly recommend Chris and his very capable staff to your locks!
Christopher Rosenthal has been my stylist for couple of years now. He does my haircut and highlights. I recommend him as the best in DC area for his professionalism, good feel of the client's style and the nice work he does.
By this review I also express the opinion of my friends and colleagues since they always admire the work that Chris does on my hair.
I strongly recommend Christopher Rosenthal as your stylist!
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I have had my hair cut and colored by some of the finest stylists along the Eastern Coast and can honestly say that Christopher is the best of the best. He listens carefully to what I want but also makes recommendations and has great instinct as to what looks best on me, both with the cut and color. I have never had so many compliments on my cut and color and absolutely love my hair now. I cannot say enough good things about Chris and it is a pleasure to go to his salon, where the staff is also delightful. You will not be disappointed if you go to Chris.
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Chris is very professional and his approach to hair staying is unique by understanding my needs and conservative likes. Whenever I am in the Washington area, I find a way to make time to go to the Nuance Salon and get a perfect, clean straight lines haircut from Chris. I have found and my hair stylist, finally! Chris is someone that I can trust and I like the way I look after my haircut done by Chris
Christopher has been taking care of my hair for the last year. He is a true professional. He is a fabulous colorist and he can cut all kinds of hair. I have never left Salon Nuance without feeling satisfaction.
This place is expensive but worth every nickel. After going to Chris, I wouldn't think of going elsewhere. I also like the fact the the salon is multicultural, this salon can take care of anyone who walks through the door. The salon represents the best that DC has to offer.
Devin Rosenthal of Salon Nuance has been doing my hair for the past year and a half. She is terrific. I am always thrilled with my cut and color. She does the BEST highlights I have ever had. Frankly, I'm very picky about highlights and have often been disappointed in the past, but Devin does a great job. I'm very glad a coworker recommended her to me. The salon is also very nice, too.
I have, on two separate occasions called to make an appointment at Salon Nuance. Once I was told that they didn't have anyone to do African American hair. (I have no idea, how, over the phone ethnicity was determined.) That was about 3 years ago. I decided to try again (4-30-2008; 11:32 a.m.) thinking that things had changed. This time the individual that answered the phone tried to dissuade me from making an appointment and when I wouldn't relent she said, "What kind of hair do you have?" In conclusion, Salon Nuance, I got the message. You've lost a potential repeat client that works three blocks from your salon who is looking for a stylist. Alas, I won't be calling again
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I really needed a new look as I have been stuck with the same one now forever. I knew what I did not like but not really what I did and was not sure how to convey this to a hairstylist. I saw a woman in a store with a really nice cut and after I told her how nice she looked she recommended her stylist Devin Rosenthal at Salon Nuance. I thought I would give her a try since I really needed a new look. I was nervous going in but everyone was so nice I started to feel better. Devin's assistant Vicky got me a glass of wine to calm me down. Devin was very carefull during her consultation with me and asked many questions to figure out what I would be happy with and what would work with my hair and my styling ability as well as how much time I could spend styling my hair in the morning. She told me based on my answers that an angled bob would be perfect for me. I gave her the go ahead and it is perfect. It gives me volume, it is easy for me to style and it looks so cute and stylish. It is the most trendy cut I have ever had which I did not think I would be able to pull off but I love it and I am getting so many complements everyday. Devin told me as I was leaving that since it was a new style for me that I could call her anytime if I needed some help with it or had any questions I needed answered. That was so nice and put me at ease but I have not needed to call because it has been easy to care for and I can make it look great by myself. I am so happy I found Devin. She was so nice and did such a great job. Maybe now I will get up the nerve to try the highlights she recommended to me. So happy!!!!
Wow, I have only been this disappointed and offended by a stylist once before. I went to salon nuance in lieu of my normal stylist, since he's pretty booked and I really just wanted just a trim. I saw Chris several months earlier, and he did a really fantastic job, so I thought I would get a trim from him. I called and he was completely booked, but Devin was free. I had read good things about her, so I thought since they're a team, she'd be as good.
What a terrible and bizarre experience! I asked primarily for thicker cut bangs and a minimal trim/dusting, which Chris and I had talked about doing the next time I came in. I briefly mentioned maybe some extra layers to add some volume, but I'm pretty handy with round brushes, so adding volume wasn't really a priority. She agreed to all of that and was otherwise nice and quite chatty, but I started getting worried when I saw how much hair she was cutting off in the front. I assumed maybe that was just the layers she was adding to the front, which I didn't ask for or want, but figured if she was as good as everyone said, maybe they would look good.
Well when the cut was over, not only had she cut off 3 inches all over (definitely not a "dusting"), thereby obliterating all the growing out I had done over the last several months, but she gave me a blunt cut in place of the long layers she mentioned earlier. Worst of all, she completely ignored my request and didn't bother cutting in any bangs! She in fact gave me the exact opposite of everything I had asked for in the beginning, without bothering to tell me any of this along the way. She then proceeded to tell me that she couldn't have cut any bangs b/c I didn't have enough hair in the front. How utterly offensive, but if there were any truth to it, I would be ok with it. However, she was in the wrong, given her husband had given me perfect bangs when I saw him in November, and I know for a fact nothing has changed between then and now. She then tried to cut in scraps of bangs that looked unpolished and just unattractive, which only made matters worse. She kept saying how she also had a long face and she didn't need bangs, so essentially insinuated that I should be happy with what she had done b/c she was. That's about the time that I took a look at my hair in the mirror, took a look at her hair in the mirror, looked back at my hair... and yes, sure enough, she had given me her own haircut. I wasn't sure whether to burst out laughing, or break down into tears.
Well it was almost the latter. I was livid and nearly leapt out of the chair. I wanted to get out of there as fast as possible, but to make matters worse, it somehow took nearly 15 minutes for me to pay. What a terrible hour of my life.
I went home and styled my hair, to find out some of the ridiculously short layers she had cut in could actually brush forward as the bangs I wanted. Again, what was she thinking?? I just thought it was hilarious that she gave me the bangs she said she couldn't, competely unbeknownst to her. However, I'm not putting myself in a position to accidently get what I want. And I'm still pretty ticked off about how short my hair is, since I really really liked the length I had gotten it to.
I'm pretty serious when it comes to my hair. I would say that if you want a great cut, Chris seems to know what he's doing. Devin, I'm definitely not so sure about. Sometimes what happens is that even great stylists get pretty egotistical after they get so many good reviews- that's what happened to my stylist in Boston. Needless to say, I will not be going back and I will not recommend this place to any of my DC friends. I remain incredibly disappointed.
Pros: great wash
Cons: cavalier stylist
Devin is absolutely a five star! I get my hair done by her just for the last four months but I do already not want to think about the moment when I am leaving DC again and I have to go to someone else to get my hair done. I got three haircuts and she colored it twice. She always did a great job and I have never left her chair without feeling totally satisfied. She does great work and I highly recommend.
I started going to Devin several years ago when I was frustrated with my previous stylist who charged a fortune and, instead of listening to what I wanted, would try a style *he* liked and thought would look good (it often didn't). One appointment with Devin, and I was sold! She was able to give me a simple yet stylish haircut that led to dozens of compliments from my friends. When she suggested I try highlights about a year later, I was initially wary (I had never put any color in my hair before), but am so glad I listened to her advice, as she made them look totally natural (she's really a pro at this). I have been going to Devin for haircuts and highlights ever since (about 5 years now), and have been repeatedly impressed by her great instincts - she always knows how to give me the style I ask for while using her instincts and judgment to make sure what I'm asking for will work with my hair's texture and thickness (and will warn me if it won't). I highly recommend her to others who are looking for an excellent haircut at a price that is more than reasonable given the outstanding service. A really great salon!!
Pros: Reasonable price & great instincts!
I have gone to Chris and Devin ( who are husband and wife ) and owners of Salon Nuance for about a year now. They let me switch between them so I can see either one so I can have a better chance of getting in on the date and time I need because it gives me two stylists who might be available when I need them. They are both excellent and their work not only has never let me down but every time I leave I get unbelievable complements, even from strangers in the street etc. I love what they do for my hair. They are easy going people with no attitude and are friendly. They listen and give great suggestions. They do my highlights and colour and cuts. I also love Meaza for my manicures and pedicures. They give me a glass of wine when I arrive and I am relaxed and enjoy every minute with them. The staff is friendly and I get great shampoos from the assistants. I have seen Chris doing hair extensions and he is amazing. He totally turns women into models when he is done although I have never done the extensions with him myself but I would love to one day. I give my highest recommendation and say everyone should try them just to see what they could do for you. I am sooooo happy I found Chris and Devin at Salon Nuance.
Pros: Chris and Devin Rosenthal -Best stylists in Washington DC