Salon Lotus

★★★☆☆
  • 808 Davis St

    Evanston, IL 60201

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  • 847-328-3800

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Hours
Sun 11am-4pm, Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

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The salon is actually under a new name...SALON LOTUS...It's all the same staff. I go to Northwestern so it's super convient that its located so close to campus. They have some really great specials going on right now so its totally budget friendly! I used to go to Olga (the waxer) when she worked there and she was not friendly and was always moving my appointment around,which was so annoying that i actually stopped going there for waxing. But i found out that they got a new girl so i tried her and she gave me a great Brazzillian! Her name is Sandra,she is so nice and has more hours availible which is so much better with my classes. I just really like it there the entire staff is so friendly.

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★★★★★

The salon is actually under a new name...SALON LOTUS...It's all the same staff. I go to Northwestern so it's super convient that its located so close to campus. They have some really great specials going on right now so its totally budget friendly! I used to go to Olga (the waxer) when she worked there and she was not friendly and was always moving my appointment around,which was so annoying that i actually stopped going there for waxing. But i found out that they got a new girl so i tried her and she gave me a great Brazzillian! Her name is Sandra,she is so nice and has more hours availible which is so much better with my classes. I just really like it there the entire staff is so friendly.

Pros: Friendly staff with high skill level

Cons: parking can be tricky

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I went to George Salon as a new client recently, and I have to say I was very happy with my experience. Rafael cut my hair, and he was not only great, but also really fun and friendly. The environment was really relaxed and laid-back. I was there on a Thursday night, which they said were relatively slow, and I thought it was a cool and new experience that at one point everyone in the salon (including me and the other three customers that were there) were all engaged in the same conversation! Rafael cut my hair into a short, messy cut that ended up growing out really well. I got a lot of compliments, and I'm definitely going to go back and have him do my color. It only cost $45 for a cut and dry! They also gave me 10% off for being a student, and Rafael gave my a card for another 20% off for next time. I would definitely recommend this place!

5
★★★★★

I went to George Salon as a new client recently, and I have to say I was very happy with my experience. Rafael cut my hair, and he was not only great, but also really fun and friendly. The environment was really relaxed and laid-back. I was there on a Thursday night, which they said were relatively slow, and I thought it was a cool and new experience that at one point everyone in the salon (including me and the other three customers that were there) were all engaged in the same conversation! Rafael cut my hair into a short, messy cut that ended up growing out really well. I got a lot of compliments, and I'm definitely going to go back and have him do my color. It only cost $45 for a cut and dry! They also gave me 10% off for being a student, and Rafael gave my a card for another 20% off for next time. I would definitely recommend this place!

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I love going to George Salon. The atmosphere is so comfortable; all the staff and stylists make you feel very relaxed. They are very professional, but not pretentious (like many North Shore salons). Anyway, I've gone to a few different stylists there and I have never had a bad experience. It's also nice that they offer a variety of price ranges (with different stylist levels) to meet every budget. I've gone to several different level stylists, and all have done a great job. I've been going here for the past few months to get back to blonde after dying my hair nearly black, and somehow they have nurtured it back to blonde without destroying my hair. Plus, they are very knowledgable about products for my hair- I am addicted to their Kerastase products! Oh, and they always have good music playing!

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★★★★★

I love going to George Salon. The atmosphere is so comfortable; all the staff and stylists make you feel very relaxed. They are very professional, but not pretentious (like many North Shore salons). Anyway, I've gone to a few different stylists there and I have never had a bad experience. It's also nice that they offer a variety of price ranges (with different stylist levels) to meet every budget. I've gone to several different level stylists, and all have done a great job. I've been going here for the past few months to get back to blonde after dying my hair nearly black, and somehow they have nurtured it back to blonde without destroying my hair. Plus, they are very knowledgable about products for my hair- I am addicted to their Kerastase products! Oh, and they always have good music playing!

Pros: Color service, great staff, relaxed atmosphere

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Olga does not work there anymore! Oh my, well barely any reason to come back anymore.
The salon is now run by a new owner and the manager seems to have more control than ever.
I do not suggest going because without Olga here, there is no joy of having a good laugh.
I wonder how business will hold up now since there shall probably be many changes.
I have recently been in touch with Olga and she is still working. You can probably still come to see her.

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★☆☆☆☆

Olga does not work there anymore! Oh my, well barely any reason to come back anymore.
The salon is now run by a new owner and the manager seems to have more control than ever.
I do not suggest going because without Olga here, there is no joy of having a good laugh.
I wonder how business will hold up now since there shall probably be many changes.
I have recently been in touch with Olga and she is still working. You can probably still come to see her.

Pros: The stylists are nice.

Cons: Their manager is NOT nice.

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Bad service and bad hair cut! I was so disappointed when I went here that I will never come here again! I had to go to Trio to have my haircut fixed. I am Asian and I read about the review that another Asian woman wrote about and said that she was disappointed with Trio but I felt she was wrong! I was told that my stylist here knew exactly what to do, but they had NO clue how to cut my hair! So, DO NOT go here! Save your time and despair and go to Trio!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Bad service and bad hair cut! I was so disappointed when I went here that I will never come here again! I had to go to Trio to have my haircut fixed. I am Asian and I read about the review that another Asian woman wrote about and said that she was disappointed with Trio but I felt she was wrong! I was told that my stylist here knew exactly what to do, but they had NO clue how to cut my hair! So, DO NOT go here! Save your time and despair and go to Trio!

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING!!

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This salon doesn't have any "hair" magazines! They only have gossip magazines like People. What is up with that? This seems like an obvious tool for a salon to have to discuss hairstyles. I like hip cuts. I don't want to look like i am trying to look like a celebrity from People magazine. Very lame. So, now cuts can only be verbally described. David criticized my hair saying it looked like a mullet, which it was not. It just needed to be restyled with a proper cut.The part of my hair I did not like was the back. I was looking for the back to be styled. So what happened is David did not touch the back!! and cut inches off the sides by my ears!! Now I have a mullet! Senseless. In addition, one side is noticeabley longer than the other. I was not pleased with this at all. Other stylists advised him not have me leave until I was happy, as I clearly was not. Well, he had no other hair style ideas so he got me out the door. I phoned several times to schedule another appointment to give him another shot. My calls were never returned. Very bad customer service!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This salon doesn't have any "hair" magazines! They only have gossip magazines like People. What is up with that? This seems like an obvious tool for a salon to have to discuss hairstyles. I like hip cuts. I don't want to look like i am trying to look like a celebrity from People magazine. Very lame. So, now cuts can only be verbally described. David criticized my hair saying it looked like a mullet, which it was not. It just needed to be restyled with a proper cut.The part of my hair I did not like was the back. I was looking for the back to be styled. So what happened is David did not touch the back!! and cut inches off the sides by my ears!! Now I have a mullet! Senseless. In addition, one side is noticeabley longer than the other. I was not pleased with this at all. Other stylists advised him not have me leave until I was happy, as I clearly was not. Well, he had no other hair style ideas so he got me out the door. I phoned several times to schedule another appointment to give him another shot. My calls were never returned. Very bad customer service!!

Cons: parking, lack of creativity and skill

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George has been cutting my hair for 6-7 years, and I have never had better hair cuts. He has taken the time to get to know my hair, my life-style and me, and he cuts and styles my hair so there is virtually no way I can make it look bad. Even though I am blow-dryer and styling brush challenged, George's cut is so precise that even with my limited styling skills, I can blow-dry my hair each morning and make it my short, fine hair look stylish. I must say though, it has been helpful that George has given me tips on how to care for my hair including products and blow-drying and styling tips. He explains what and how he has cut/styled, and shows me how to use the styling brush and why the technique is important. All of this has helped to remediate my blow-drying and styling skills.

The salon experience with George is relaxed, laid-back and an enjoyable experience. I look forward to my cuts as my conversations are interesting, a good time and the service is great. The salon has good energy and feels very comfortable.

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★★★★★

George has been cutting my hair for 6-7 years, and I have never had better hair cuts. He has taken the time to get to know my hair, my life-style and me, and he cuts and styles my hair so there is virtually no way I can make it look bad. Even though I am blow-dryer and styling brush challenged, George's cut is so precise that even with my limited styling skills, I can blow-dry my hair each morning and make it my short, fine hair look stylish. I must say though, it has been helpful that George has given me tips on how to care for my hair including products and blow-drying and styling tips. He explains what and how he has cut/styled, and shows me how to use the styling brush and why the technique is important. All of this has helped to remediate my blow-drying and styling skills.

The salon experience with George is relaxed, laid-back and an enjoyable experience. I look forward to my cuts as my conversations are interesting, a good time and the service is great. The salon has good energy and feels very comfortable.

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I usually get my hair done somewhere else but I go to George salon to purchase Kerastase products. They used to have a great receptionist who knew how to take care of the customers. However, the last time I went I purchased my products as usual and the receptionist (I guess she's new) didn't even offer to help me out with the selection. Once I had to pay, she simply gave me the product back to me without offering a bag or anything to carry it on. Very bad customer service from her part.

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★☆☆☆☆

I usually get my hair done somewhere else but I go to George salon to purchase Kerastase products. They used to have a great receptionist who knew how to take care of the customers. However, the last time I went I purchased my products as usual and the receptionist (I guess she's new) didn't even offer to help me out with the selection. Once I had to pay, she simply gave me the product back to me without offering a bag or anything to carry it on. Very bad customer service from her part.

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i love this place, the staff are professional and the work they have performed for me is outstanding. I will surely continue to go here and tell my friends about how great it is.

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★★★☆☆

i love this place, the staff are professional and the work they have performed for me is outstanding. I will surely continue to go here and tell my friends about how great it is.

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I have been to various hair salons trying to find someone who knows how to cut Asian hair. I have been searched online to find feedbacks. I went to Trio according to the citysearch results, but was very disappointed. I decided to give George Salon a try, since I really want a good haircut bad this morning. I called this morning and got an appointment right away. The receptionist gave me recommendation based on what I told her that I needed. When I got there, Amalia was all ready and told me that she has been thinking about what she could do for me after she heard what I wanted for my hair. She is very fun and friendly. She takes time to give me a greatest hair shampoo I ever got here in the US (some rubbing and massage), then talked all the way through the haircut to let me know what she is doing and why). I love my haircut! She listens and is good at what she does. I would recommend her to all my friends!!

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★★★★★

I have been to various hair salons trying to find someone who knows how to cut Asian hair. I have been searched online to find feedbacks. I went to Trio according to the citysearch results, but was very disappointed. I decided to give George Salon a try, since I really want a good haircut bad this morning. I called this morning and got an appointment right away. The receptionist gave me recommendation based on what I told her that I needed. When I got there, Amalia was all ready and told me that she has been thinking about what she could do for me after she heard what I wanted for my hair. She is very fun and friendly. She takes time to give me a greatest hair shampoo I ever got here in the US (some rubbing and massage), then talked all the way through the haircut to let me know what she is doing and why). I love my haircut! She listens and is good at what she does. I would recommend her to all my friends!!

Pros: Great haircut baed on delivering what I wanted

Cons: Don't know the color and highlights quality yet

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I wouldn't trust my bikini line with anyone else. I have been to other waxers, and Olga is the best- very quick job with great results. She just raised prices slightly, but at $45 it's still cheaper than most salons in Chicago.

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★★★★☆

I wouldn't trust my bikini line with anyone else. I have been to other waxers, and Olga is the best- very quick job with great results. She just raised prices slightly, but at $45 it's still cheaper than most salons in Chicago.

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I started coming to George Salon in Evanston about a year ago. I moved around from salon to salon and I think I have found a home at this one. I got the best hair cut I have ever had and such an amazing shampoo that I almost fell asleep. There isn't that snotty attitude that some upscale salons have, rather the staff is fun and welcoming. My only complaints are that it is pretty bare in there- not a lot of "style" and that it looks a but unfinished, but I believe they are rather new to the location.

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★★★★☆

I started coming to George Salon in Evanston about a year ago. I moved around from salon to salon and I think I have found a home at this one. I got the best hair cut I have ever had and such an amazing shampoo that I almost fell asleep. There isn't that snotty attitude that some upscale salons have, rather the staff is fun and welcoming. My only complaints are that it is pretty bare in there- not a lot of "style" and that it looks a but unfinished, but I believe they are rather new to the location.

Pros: Great cuts and nice staff

Cons: not a lot of style in decor

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Chic hair salon in downtown Evanston. Just like any salon, a lot depends on the stylist. I found the service adequate, but nothing out of the extraordinary. Prices comparable to other salons in the area, and discount available for a new client. I found the atmosphere a little on the pretentious side and a little uncomfortable (the shampoo bowls are right in the middle of the shop, in view of everyone), but the shop is extremely clean and the decor is industrial/stylish. Stylist was right on time, although I can see clients running late due to severe lack of parking in the area.

PROS: Modern styling
CONS: Lack of street parking

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★★★☆☆

Chic hair salon in downtown Evanston. Just like any salon, a lot depends on the stylist. I found the service adequate, but nothing out of the extraordinary. Prices comparable to other salons in the area, and discount available for a new client. I found the atmosphere a little on the pretentious side and a little uncomfortable (the shampoo bowls are right in the middle of the shop, in view of everyone), but the shop is extremely clean and the decor is industrial/stylish. Stylist was right on time, although I can see clients running late due to severe lack of parking in the area.

PROS: Modern styling
CONS: Lack of street parking

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I had a hair apptmnt, and was a new client. I arrived early and heard another client say he was there to see the same stylist who was going to "fit him in without an apptmnt". The stylist started working on him before me, right at the time I was scheduled. The stylist didn't even introduce herself and approach me to explain why my apptmnt was delayed. I left and won't go back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a hair apptmnt, and was a new client. I arrived early and heard another client say he was there to see the same stylist who was going to "fit him in without an apptmnt". The stylist started working on him before me, right at the time I was scheduled. The stylist didn't even introduce herself and approach me to explain why my apptmnt was delayed. I left and won't go back again.

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I used to be a client of this salon. I stayed after my favorite stylist left and I got good hair cuts with another stylist. After it moved to the new location, price went up and the level of service went down. My final hair cut only took 25 mins (shampoo to blow dry). After moving closer to the city, I found another salon that reminded me of the old George Salon.

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★★★☆☆

I used to be a client of this salon. I stayed after my favorite stylist left and I got good hair cuts with another stylist. After it moved to the new location, price went up and the level of service went down. My final hair cut only took 25 mins (shampoo to blow dry). After moving closer to the city, I found another salon that reminded me of the old George Salon.

Pros: Friendly staff, good haircuts

Cons: Rushed haircuts, pricy, and lack of parking

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I have been to many salons getting wax work done. Mario Tricocci, Elizabeth Arden and the like. My experience with them hasn't been the best. Then a friend suggested George Salon in Evanston where she had been going exclusively for the past 5 years to Olga. I finally decided to give it a try and WOW! Fast, wonderful and no pain. My boyfriend loved my new eyebrow style and, my usual dreaded, bikini wax was a breeze. I would definitely recommend this place and Olga.

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★★★★★

I have been to many salons getting wax work done. Mario Tricocci, Elizabeth Arden and the like. My experience with them hasn't been the best. Then a friend suggested George Salon in Evanston where she had been going exclusively for the past 5 years to Olga. I finally decided to give it a try and WOW! Fast, wonderful and no pain. My boyfriend loved my new eyebrow style and, my usual dreaded, bikini wax was a breeze. I would definitely recommend this place and Olga.

Pros: Olga mastery, Nice clean place, Price

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I had an excellent experience at George. I had my haircut by one of the beginners, a guy with curly hair, and he was great! The beginners have a lower price, I paid $35 plus tip (tip must be in cash), and this is one of the best haircuts I've ever had. The atmosphere is that new chic style with the lights dim. He took the time to find out about me and what I wanted and how much time I want to spend on my hair. I am interested in highlighting my hair now and I think I am going to go to them became my first experience with them was great.

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★★★★★

I had an excellent experience at George. I had my haircut by one of the beginners, a guy with curly hair, and he was great! The beginners have a lower price, I paid $35 plus tip (tip must be in cash), and this is one of the best haircuts I've ever had. The atmosphere is that new chic style with the lights dim. He took the time to find out about me and what I wanted and how much time I want to spend on my hair. I am interested in highlighting my hair now and I think I am going to go to them became my first experience with them was great.

Pros: Very nice, Take time with you, Good cut & price

Cons: Not much parking, Tip MUST be incash

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I had two great cuts/highlights with Gia but the poor and inefficient customer service isn't worth coming back. I made an appointment with Gia for my third visit, having my husband come home early from work only to find out that my appointment was made with another stylist. Then I was rescheduled for later in the week which again meant my husband had to leave work early. I was called and asked to reschedule again, I said fine. I showed up only to find out that I had been scheduled for the wrong day!! I scheduled a fourth appointment only to get a call that day telling me that Gia had a family emergency and had to reschedule. While I do not fault Gia for having a family emergency, I would think that upon the fifth time rescheduling the same appointment they would have made some effort to apologize .

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★☆☆☆☆

I had two great cuts/highlights with Gia but the poor and inefficient customer service isn't worth coming back. I made an appointment with Gia for my third visit, having my husband come home early from work only to find out that my appointment was made with another stylist. Then I was rescheduled for later in the week which again meant my husband had to leave work early. I was called and asked to reschedule again, I said fine. I showed up only to find out that I had been scheduled for the wrong day!! I scheduled a fourth appointment only to get a call that day telling me that Gia had a family emergency and had to reschedule. While I do not fault Gia for having a family emergency, I would think that upon the fifth time rescheduling the same appointment they would have made some effort to apologize .

Pros: cuts, color

Cons: service

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I started going to George Salon one year ago and am very happy with the salon and my stylist. It has been the kind of salon experience I was used to back in Europe. Very busy place. But I tried another (less experienced) stylist once and was disappointed, so be careful in picking a good stylist. The only down side is that it is on the pricey side. Cut and styling costs around $55 with a senior stylsit.

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★★★★☆

I started going to George Salon one year ago and am very happy with the salon and my stylist. It has been the kind of salon experience I was used to back in Europe. Very busy place. But I tried another (less experienced) stylist once and was disappointed, so be careful in picking a good stylist. The only down side is that it is on the pricey side. Cut and styling costs around $55 with a senior stylsit.

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