I have been going to the Carina Mia Hair Studio for almost four years. Ever since my first cut, I knew I would never go anywhere else. I have the owner, Carina, cut and color my hair. I am in my mid-20s and want fashion forward hair styles. Carina has done an amazing job of taking the time to help me pick out different hairstyles, try different colors, and being patient when I change my mind every couple of months. Right now, I have an asymmetrical haircut with baby bangs and I get asked all the time where I get my hair cut because it looks so great and trendy. I have not found anyone else in Atlanta who can make my hair look so great.
Pros: Trendy haircuts, experienced stylist
I recently decided to go to Carina Mia after reading about the salon's numerous rewards both in Atlanta and nationally. To say the least....it exceeded my expectations! I have very unique hair and Carina the owner did an incredible job with my color and hair style. I would recommend this salon to anyone who is looking for a wonderful environment, creative and cutting edge styles and priced extremely well.
Pros: Best salon in Atlanta
Carina is a God-send who stayed late one Saturday nite to color correct my hair after I received a hideous color job from a random salon (trying to save some $)!! In tears because my hair color made me look Iike a 36 year old raver, I passed Carina Mia on my way home. I saw some lights still on and desperate... took a chance that they were open. It was obvious Carina was on her way out the door. Even though I had never had my hair done at her salon and she had worked all day already, Carina stayed and color corrected my hair. She did a fantastic job!! I was so pleased. Besides making my hair look great, she opened a bottle of wine and we chatted and laughed. She was so kind to me and put my mind at ease after such a traumatic day. When I told her I went to the random salon to save $...she even gave me a great discount on all that hard work she had just done!!!
Needless to say, I've been going to Carina ever since...several years now. I learned the lesson that you get what you pay for. I always look forward to an experience in Carina's chair where I can relax and know that my hair is in the hands of a talented, experienced stylist who truly cares about her clients. I always get compliments on my hair and have referred several friends who now call Carina their hair stylist. Thanks again Carina, for saving my life!!! :-) You're a gem!!
Pros: Carina is a gifted stylist. The salon is gorgeous but not stuffy. Parking is great.
I have been going to this salon for a 3 years, and get this, I live in Michigan! Love the cuts, (Carina's), they always last a long time and the color/highlights are so subtle - I get lots of compliments. I do come to GA often for work (which is the only way this living in Michigan and having my hair done in Atlanta deal would work), I travel a ton, and Carina and the staff are always great to work with to get me scheduled and understanding when my schedule needs to change. They always seem to be on time for my appointment; never had to wait more than a few minutes. This is the first time I have written a review, but wanted to share as I can remember the angst of trying to find someone to style my hair! Carina is excellent, really a talent for both color and cut. And one thing I really love is that she does the color, cut, and style herself, just getting someone to wash the hair, but man, what a nice experice that is as well!! Ahhhh - a full head massage and then you leave the shop looking truly amazing!!
Pros: Color and cut, services good comfortable sinks, friendly staff
I've been going to Carina Mia for several years now. True, I have been through a few stylists, but each one was replaced by someone better; I certainly can't complain. And I have always had the option of going with my old stylist to their new salon (they told me where they were going...if they were still doing hair at all). Carina has high standards, and stylists who can't live up to those standards don't last.
I do not color my hair, but my haircuts have always been very well done. Olga, my current stylist, is by far the best I've ever had (at Carina Mia or elsewhere). I have received more compliments on my hair - even from strangers - since she's been cutting my hair, than in all the years prior to her becoming my stylist. I highly recommend both Olga and the Carina Mia studio.
Pros: Very professional, high quality cuts
Great Mens Haircut... Can't speak for the ladies but the ones I've seen in there look very professional. OLGA alwasy takes care of me and my friends that come to the salon and makes sure you leave happy and looking good.
Pros: NIce Place, and my stylist I've had for a while is amazing.
Cons: busy location on Howell mill is all
I walked into Carina Mia for the first time hoping to set up a consultation to talk to a stylist about getting highlights. When I first walked in I was not greeted by anyone. After about 5 minutes a lady walked up to me and said "can I help you?". No greeting, no smile, nothing. I told her that I was interested in getting highlights and before I could even get out that I wanted to set up a consultation, she cut me off and said "well no one is available to talk to you right now". So I set up a consultation appointment and left EXTREMELY offended by how rude she was to me. In the meantime I found another salon and completely forgot to cancel with Carina Mia. A few days later I get a call from the secretary at Carina Mia to confirm my appointment. I tell her I want to cancel because of how rudely I was treated. She says "well would you like have your consultation with someone else." I said no, I'm just going to cancel. She never apologized for the other woman's behavior. She never even apologized in general for me having a bad experience at the salon! I would not even recommend this salon to my worst enemy. There are too many reputable salons in Atlanta to deal with horrible customer service.
Pros: none that I saw
Cons: very rude staff
Based on review I saw in Atlanta Magazine (Top 100 Salons), I went to Carina Mia hoping for a fresh new cut. I was there on a Saturday morning, which is usually the busiest time for salons around Atlanta. The place was empty. Plenty of chairs but only the owner (who left to run errands), one stylist, and a painfully shy lady who answered the phone and swept the floor. My appointment was late morning, and I didn't see any other customers until about noon. The stylist talked non-stop, didn't listen a lot, criticized all the products I currently use (Aveda, Futerer, etc.), kept lecturing me to "be open minded", and pressured me to buy Bumble & Bumble products. Cut turned out OK (cost about $65) and I like the products I bought, but I didn't feel comfortable enough to go back. This salon seems like a "has been", like it used to be full of creative stylists but maybe they've all left.
Pros: Carries Bumble & Bumble products, convenient location
Cons: Not what it claims to be
I came into Carina Mia to get my hair colored. I was scheduled to see the owner so I figured this should be a good experience. She was 45 mintues late getting to me and was not aplogetic at all, she actually came across as quite arrogant. She took 2 and half hours to do my hair and then charged be double the amount that I have ever paid for hair. She was very rude when I questioned the price. I would never go back here, for this overpriced medi-ocre hair job.
I have had my hair colored here a half dozen times and have always enjoyed the experience. Then I am told that the stylist that usually colors my hard to cover gray hair has left and that Olga would be doing my hair. Olga left chunks of hair uncolored. When I asked her (and the owner) about fixing it, I was told that my hair was gray and hard to color (duhh, isn't that YOUR job?)... your other stylist that left your salon could cover it just fine. Then, both Olga and the owner tried to blame the recently departed stylist by saying that they used the same formula that she had used and that obviously it had been wrong. Thanks for an overpriced no quality dye job. I will never go back to this salon.
I have been a client for some time at this salon. I have gone through many of the stylists and such. But, I completely fell in love with one in particular, TARA. She is exciting, professional, always seemed to care about me and my hair. When Tara left the salon I really wanted to follow her so I inquired with the owner Carina, she was very helpful in letting me know that TARA was now at Melange Hair Studio 404.622.8255. I am very grateful for her being so nice about it. Kudos to her! Thanks Carina. If i need to make a change I will know where to go.
Pros: owner being so helpful
Cons: favorite stylist left
I went to Carina Mia on the advice of a co-worker- that was bad advice. I arrived and my stylist began to work on my hair- messily, very messily. There was hair dye splattering everywhere- the chair, the floor, me. I ended up with blue on my face which I did not see until my car mirror and they did not mention, brown on my pants which I am hoping comes out, and brown up and down my arms. The stylist managed to do an okay job but not before the owner could interrupt and inspect my hair like a piece of red meat and then make snide comments about my haircut and try to press products on me ( I am going to buy what I am going to buy). To top it all off- they charged me over one hundred dollars more than the price I expected to pay from the website. They charged me a senior stylist price for a full foil when I asked for a partial foil with a junior stylist. Ridiculous! I go to the salon to feel good and beautify myself- don't go here unless you just want to see red!
Cons: The owner
Over the years I have traveled the globe and have been to many salons around the world. Now that I am based out of Atlanta, I decided that I would only go to the best of the best. While the salon is fairly stylish and somewhat convenient in location, I have never been so insulted and disappointed. I met a lovely and talented stylist by the name of Tara when I was going there. Just recently, I was contacted by Carina the owner 5 times within a matter of three days and told that Tara is on a permanent leave of absence. What is the exact definition of 'permanent leave of absence'? I was also informed that Olga would be taking care of me instead....... or NOT....... It is MY choice to continue attending your salon, not yours. The only reason I continued attending this salon was because of Tara. I managed to overlook being treated poorly by the owner on several occasions. I don't understand how an owner can give the cold shoulder one minute, only to turn around and ask that I remain a loyal client. Loyalty goes BOTH WAYS.
I am a business owner myself. I am proud to say that I have actually kept all 246 of my employees (ie: zero turnover). Every staff member and client is treated with utmost respect and kindness. I have been offended and will not be returning. My hair will go without until I find Tara.
A little advice Carina... Learn how to run an honest business. You'll miraculously find that you'll actually keep employees and clients if you do so.
Pros: Tara was a former 'Pro'
Cons: Tara is on a 'Permanent Leave of absence'.
I've been going to Carina's for almost 2 years and have always loved what they've done to my hair. They have seen me through everything from cutting off 6 inches of hair and going from blond to brunette. Whenever I can afford it, I get Carina to do my hair because she's awesome, but all the other stylists have done fabulous jobs as well. It is a little pricey, but I have had some very bad haircuts over the years so I am more than happy to pay extra for great hair. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of a good stylist.
Pros: ambience, easy parking
I can"t believe the time and money I spent to have this hair. It is not what I wanted. I tried to get an appointment on Tuesday and the person who answers the phone said they were closed on tuesdays.(The website says open). I paid senior stylists prices and spent half a day there getting my color and haircut. It isn"t that difficult. I was very disappointed all the way around. From making the appointment to leaving with having paid way to much. What can I do? I won't be returning. HELP.
Cons: overpriced, took too long
Nanocon- What stylist are you looking for? I used to work there and still keep in touch with several of the stylists.
Carina is a very talented stylist and I highly recommend the salon.
Pros: great hair!
Cons: stylists overbooked, sometimes unfriendly
I read about Carina Mia Hair Studio in several magazines listing them as one of the top salons in the country. That says a lot so I decided to give them a try. They told me what I needed and I tried it.. I assume they are the professionals, right ? Well, after a total color overhaul , I was thrilled ! Everyone at work is raving about my hair ! I get compliments daily from my friends, husband and even strangers ! I was in the grocery store and someone stopped me and asked me who did my color!! That has never happened to me and I have been to all the best places in Atlanta !! Now it happens regularly whether I am shopping or just out for dinner. Our waitress the other night told me that she loves my hair while we were ordering dinner ! I appreciate all the time that everyone took with me.. They were very warm and freindly, not like some of the cold places I have been too...! I'm looking forward to going back for my next service and getting another great head massage !!! Most of all, MY COLOR LOOKS INCREADIBLE !!!
Pros: Highlights, Service, Head Massage
All you thick curly hair people know how hard it is to get a great cut especially in a high humid place like Atlanta. As a transplant from New York, I have spent a huge amount of time and money going to 'the best of Atlanta'. At the end, all my cuts by the best look HUGE and frizzy like something from a bad 80s flick.
You see it in the stylist face as they try to tame the curls they just cut. They always end up running to their next customer or to the back of the salon knowing that everything they said about how wonderful they are with curly hair, and this will be the best ever are untrue you look really look awful. You get up from the chair and with tears in your eyes get dressed go to the counter to pay. The people at the counter give you that same look and you leave. You go home try to wet the curls down and your husband gives you that pity look. I have had so many of these bad hair cuts that my husband never bat an eye at me when I said that I was going home to New York for a haircut.
Carina at Carina Mia hair studio has come through on her promises. Not only did I get the best haircut ever I left feeling beautiful. My curly locks bounced with joy. Each curl was defined and happy. All you curly tops know exactly what I am talking about. My husband met me out for dinner after Carina did her magic and he gave me that look. Not the one of pity but that longing look you got when you first met. He said you look beautiful and I love your hair even before he knew I went to a salon. I went back the next week for a color. I had high expectation after such a fabulous cut. Again, Carina exceeded my expectations. My slightly grey a little too brassy hair now has a beautiful chestnut hue not one bit of brass and the color was full of depth and shine.
I highly recommend Carina Mia Hair studio. A Great location, friendly staff and Carina with her talent and magical scissors IS the best of Atlanta.
Pros: Fabulous with thick curly hair. Exceptional with color.
Cons: I did not find this place sooner.
I currently work with the Navy....and even the Admiral stopped and noticed my hair. Carina has a gift....I love my hair!!
I am extremely pleased with the services at Carina Mia Hair Studio ! Not only did Carina fix my color, she gave me the best haircut ! She also led me to a progam for healthier hair. I have had my hair done at a lot of top salons accross the USA. Bumble and Bumble in New York and Fredrick Fekkai and Jose Eber in Beverly Hills. Not only did these people charge an average of 600 dollars a haircut, I am much HAPPIER WITH CARINA"S WORK THAN ANY OF THESE PLACES !!!
Thank You, Cheryl Mclaughlin in Atlanta
Pros: skills, price, quality
Everytime I am here I am put with a new stylist! What gives? I go to the salon because it is around the corner from my house but please. When are the hours of this salon? I suppose I am looking for consistency and have had the worse luck. I thought I would express my thoughts here because this is where I first found the salon. Why is there so much turnover? It is a beautiful salon and my haircuts have been good but what gives?
This is the best hair cut I have ever had, and the most reasonably priced. Carina was awesome, very professional, The salon itself is beautiful, great job.
I will be spreading the word!!!
What a wonderful group of people ! From the time I arrived to the time I left, I was treated top notch by everyone there, and received the best highlights and cut I have ever had. I have been to a lot of top salons and have not seen the expertise in hair that I have seen at Carina Mia Hair Studio .What a talented group ! I will be back !!
Pros: level of skills, techniques, friendly
I cannot go out of my house without at least getting 2/3 compliments on either my cut or color !! Now I know how the celebs feel. If I wanted to keep a low profile or didn't want to be bothered with compliments that day, beause I was tired of people asking where I get my hair done, I would honestly have to wear a hat ! Honestly, this is the BEST my hair has ever looked !! They took the time and knew what tones would look best with my skin. I can't say enough. Just go there and trust them,you won't be dissapointed.!!! They are the no doubt, THE BEST IN ATLANTA !! p.s. My sister also went there, and not only is she ,of course, thrilled with her hair,she has never looked as good as she does now !! What a fabulous treat to Atlanta !!
Pros: parking, fun relaxing environment, professional
Cons: None !!
I WAS a client for over a year at this salon. It was great but my stylist left. The salon said they did not know where she went to. (really?) I had another stylist cut my hair. Then I received a coupon in the mail for 50% off. Why didn't I get that discount when I was at the salon???? It could have been worth it then. My haircut was fair, just not exceptional. How can I find my stylist???
Pros: modern decor
Cons: took a long time for service
I heard about the salon through Allure and saw the website which made me believe it was going ot be a amazing experience but it WASN'T! Its beautiful but i thought it would be in a more relaxed, professtional ,elegnat and most of all experienced atmosphere! I was tossed around didn't know who was who and I hate my highlights and now have to go some where else to fix them! Im in school for marketing and believe me they have that down packed but have to work on backing all of the great press up!
I went to this salon and I had to wait the longest time to see the stylist. It was not what I was expecting. I had a highlight, haircut and treatment. The price was ok. I have paid more in the past. The skill was average not exceptional or innovative. (like the website states) the salon was decorated nicely but too cold. the staff is different everytime my friend says she is in there and she goes 1 time a month.
I am disappointed. My time was wasted.
Cons: 2hr late to start, took forever, owner not friendly
I had a cut and color with Carina. The cut looks good and so does the color (even though it isn't what I asked for). The service was definately lacking however. She didn't even say goodbye. It wasn't bad, my hair does look good it just wasn't what I expect in a good salon.
What an increadible service mixed with an increadible experience !! I love my hair for the first time and have been all over Atlanta . I get stopped everywhere I go and asked who does my color... Sheila is awesome !!!
Thank you so much !!
Pros: knowledge/, parking, warm/friendly
If I had to rate my experience on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd rate it an 8.5. I was EXTREMELY pleased with my haircut (which gets complimented almost everywhere I go) but the color was terrible. I've have an olive complexion and walked out of the salon having an orange-like hair color. They stylist even had to put a gloss to tone it down (which they charged me an additional $35 for). I asked for chunky highlights and instead my hair ended up looking like I had completely changed the color. Even my boyfriend agreed. I would most certainly recommend this salon for a cut (I have rebooked an appointment for that today). Be weary of color... I'd recommend bringing a picture so that they know EXACTLY what you want.
Pros: great decor, good cuts
Cons: color questionable
I love my new hair color! I feel 10 years younger. The stylists there are very professional and do a great job of providing a comfortable atmosphere.
What a fantastic place! The staff was exceptional. They greeted me in and made me feel VERY comfortable! This place rocks! Every room had something different! My hair cut and color was perfect!!! I loved it sooooo much. What a fantastic find!
Pros: service, price, atmosphere
This is probably the best hair cut and color I have ever had, and the most reasonably priced. Tammy was awesome, very professional, and still FUN! The salon itself is beautiful, great job. It was my first time @ this salon and I felt very relaxed like I was in good hands! Congrats on a great salon-- I will be spreading the word!!!
Pros: atmosphere, relaxed-not a factory, price
Unless you have alot of money to spend and not get the results you want, then you are in the right place. I spent over 450 dollars within a couple of weeks and my hair still looks the same (Gods honest truth). My boyfriend is still laughing and my wallet is crying. I specifically told the salon numerous times that I wanted it lighter with different shades and it still is the same shade and it is not lighter. A large part of being an expert in this field is listening to your client. The owner was very rude. They charge New York City prices but cannnot give the results. Allure magazine surely did not judge for highlights when they rated this salon.
I love my new hair color! Great salon with lots of character.
I love my new hair cut! The stylist there gave me a great look for the summer.