Studio 2000 Salon & Day Spa

★★★★☆
Visit us on Monument Circle and see why Indianapolis Monthly ranked us "Top 5 Stylists" and we won the Woman's Choice Award for Best Spa!
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55 Monument Cir

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This downtown salon is pricey but good. Located just off Monument Circle, it is a convenient place to have salon services done on your lunch hour (if you work downtown). The staff is professional and somewhat snobby but not overly so. There are different levels of stylists and in my experience you will want to use a higher level stylist for the best haircut.

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★★★☆☆

This downtown salon is pricey but good. Located just off Monument Circle, it is a convenient place to have salon services done on your lunch hour (if you work downtown). The staff is professional and somewhat snobby but not overly so. There are different levels of stylists and in my experience you will want to use a higher level stylist for the best haircut.

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I am judging the SPA part of this establishment only.

PROS:
Called to make my appointment, Monica answered the phone. Very well informed, polite, helpful, and best of all nice.
Music selection was very nice in ""relaxation"" room.
All staff I encountered were very nice and friendly.

CONS:
When you walk in, you are greeted by a large rack of nail polish for sale. Not my idea of a serene welcome.

The place is FILTHY. There is a layer (or 2) of dust on everything. The magazines were even nasty. How is one to relax when you can phyically see the dirt around?? It was also extrememly warm in the spa section. I was told they had to turn the heat up to keep the salon part warm (huge windows). And so I was sweating throughout the experience.

I was there for multiple spa services and was not asked to change into a robe or given a locker. I had to lug my stuff around with me and change back into my clothes after my massage, which meant I was still greasy from the oils and had to sit around for the rest of my services feeling gross.

I was at my appointment early, as told to be, to have time to undress and prepare for the massage. I sat in the ""relaxation"" room for 30 minutes before I was greeted by Liz. This meant my massage started 15 minutes late, but ended on time... Liz asked me what I wanted to focus on, then did not pay attention to what I asked once she started. She did however ask a few times if here pressure was good, which was nice.

Brandi did my mani/pedi. She was very nice, but seemed inexperienced. It took FOREVER to do simple things that the Korean nail place around the corner does in half the time for half the price, and the result is just as good.

After it was all done, I mentioned to the receptionist that my massage was shortened by 15 minutes and she told me I had to call back the next day since there was no manager there. I should have been taken care of right then, and not have to spend more of my time dealing with this.

BOTTOM LINE:
I will never go to their spa services again. I did not feel pampered or relaxed. I felt gross and like I was surrounded by amatures.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I am judging the SPA part of this establishment only.

PROS:
Called to make my appointment, Monica answered the phone. Very well informed, polite, helpful, and best of all nice.
Music selection was very nice in ""relaxation"" room.
All staff I encountered were very nice and friendly.

CONS:
When you walk in, you are greeted by a large rack of nail polish for sale. Not my idea of a serene welcome.

The place is FILTHY. There is a layer (or 2) of dust on everything. The magazines were even nasty. How is one to relax when you can phyically see the dirt around?? It was also extrememly warm in the spa section. I was told they had to turn the heat up to keep the salon part warm (huge windows). And so I was sweating throughout the experience.

I was there for multiple spa services and was not asked to change into a robe or given a locker. I had to lug my stuff around with me and change back into my clothes after my massage, which meant I was still greasy from the oils and had to sit around for the rest of my services feeling gross.

I was at my appointment early, as told to be, to have time to undress and prepare for the massage. I sat in the ""relaxation"" room for 30 minutes before I was greeted by Liz. This meant my massage started 15 minutes late, but ended on time... Liz asked me what I wanted to focus on, then did not pay attention to what I asked once she started. She did however ask a few times if here pressure was good, which was nice.

Brandi did my mani/pedi. She was very nice, but seemed inexperienced. It took FOREVER to do simple things that the Korean nail place around the corner does in half the time for half the price, and the result is just as good.

After it was all done, I mentioned to the receptionist that my massage was shortened by 15 minutes and she told me I had to call back the next day since there was no manager there. I should have been taken care of right then, and not have to spend more of my time dealing with this.

BOTTOM LINE:
I will never go to their spa services again. I did not feel pampered or relaxed. I felt gross and like I was surrounded by amatures.

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Went to Studio 2000 for my first bikini wax. All of the staff were very nice and professional. The decor is dark and calming and the music they play is relaxing. Nice comfy chairs to sit in while you wait.\r
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Georgetta took the time to explain the process and she did an excellent job. Made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. I would definately recommed her if it is your first waxing. If I lived here I would definately visit again.\r

4
★★★★☆

Went to Studio 2000 for my first bikini wax. All of the staff were very nice and professional. The decor is dark and calming and the music they play is relaxing. Nice comfy chairs to sit in while you wait.\r
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Georgetta took the time to explain the process and she did an excellent job. Made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. I would definately recommed her if it is your first waxing. If I lived here I would definately visit again.\r

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A few years ago, I had an OK haircutter at Studio 2000. The location was good and the studio is airy and pleasant. After that haircutter left, I tried other hair stylists there--and the cuts were *awful*. Someone else already warned against Edward in these reviews, I will as well! He gave me a terrible cut. Then, I had a young woman cut my hair who did a worse job than a 4 year old with blunt scissors. Plus, the fees were very expensive. Bottom line, avoid Studio 2000....

1
★☆☆☆☆

A few years ago, I had an OK haircutter at Studio 2000. The location was good and the studio is airy and pleasant. After that haircutter left, I tried other hair stylists there--and the cuts were *awful*. Someone else already warned against Edward in these reviews, I will as well! He gave me a terrible cut. Then, I had a young woman cut my hair who did a worse job than a 4 year old with blunt scissors. Plus, the fees were very expensive. Bottom line, avoid Studio 2000....

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Terrible haircuts very expensive

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Studio 2000 has always been a great experience. Since November the salon has had a serious makeover. The change seems to have brought nothing but positives to the staff and clients. I also visit and have visited Christina for quite sometime and she has done a a fantastic job on my very difficult hair. I also LOVE the product line, Brocoto and Davines (sp?) have changed my life. :) I highly recommend Studio 2000 to anyone who likes quality and embraces change.

5
★★★★★

Studio 2000 has always been a great experience. Since November the salon has had a serious makeover. The change seems to have brought nothing but positives to the staff and clients. I also visit and have visited Christina for quite sometime and she has done a a fantastic job on my very difficult hair. I also LOVE the product line, Brocoto and Davines (sp?) have changed my life. :) I highly recommend Studio 2000 to anyone who likes quality and embraces change.

Pros: Innovative staff and salon, great products!

Cons: parking requires a walk, but it's not horrible!

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I have been going to Studio 2000 for almost a year now and have had nothing but positive experiences. Christina has cut my hair since I started going there and she is terrific! She always listens to what I want and makes suggestions on what she thinks would look good. In my experiences, Christina has always been very attentive and I would highly recommend her and the salon. Not every salon or every stylist is right for everyone, you've got to find a good fit.\r
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The front desk staff have always been friendly and polite.\r
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Parking is no big deal if you don't mind a short walk. . .park at Circle Center and walk!

4
★★★★☆

I have been going to Studio 2000 for almost a year now and have had nothing but positive experiences. Christina has cut my hair since I started going there and she is terrific! She always listens to what I want and makes suggestions on what she thinks would look good. In my experiences, Christina has always been very attentive and I would highly recommend her and the salon. Not every salon or every stylist is right for everyone, you've got to find a good fit.\r
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The front desk staff have always been friendly and polite.\r
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Parking is no big deal if you don't mind a short walk. . .park at Circle Center and walk!

Pros: Friendly, excellent service

Cons: Parking, but that isn't that big a deal

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I'm a young woman who knows how I like to have my hair done, come in with plenty of pictures, and plenty of specific directions for what I want done, and what I don't want. I had been going to the same stylist for 3-4 years over which time we had developed a trust and familiarity that he knows what works for me and what I like, and I can give him vague limitations but otherwise trust his judgement and give him full artistic & creative liscence. He was the best. But I had to leave my favorite stylist when I moved to Indy for work reasons, and so far I haven't been able to find a new stylist that comes even close.\r
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I've been to Studio 2000 twice for a hair cut. Both times, the experience has been ""meh"". Not horrible, but nothing to rave about. When making my very first appointment, I specifically asked for someone who is good at styling thick hair, someone skilled with long layers and textured cuts and went with their recommendation (I believe her name was Christina). I also got an all-over color the first time. The first visit was okay. The stylist and staff were polite, but not really cordial or friendly. I wasn't excited/thrilled with the cut but it was satisfactory enough to give them a second try. The second time with the same stylist was more disappointing. The cut was heavy and bulky, and during my appointment I felt rather neglected (and the salon wasn't even busy). The stylist seemed disinterested in the work at hand, and barely cracked a smile. I don't recall her asking even if I was happy with my hair afterwards.\r
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Overall, I wouldn't recommend this salon. The interior is nice, but staff seemed disinterested and lacked enthusiasm, and the hair-styling was mediocre and nothing to rave about. I will be going to a different salon next time.

2
★★☆☆☆

I'm a young woman who knows how I like to have my hair done, come in with plenty of pictures, and plenty of specific directions for what I want done, and what I don't want. I had been going to the same stylist for 3-4 years over which time we had developed a trust and familiarity that he knows what works for me and what I like, and I can give him vague limitations but otherwise trust his judgement and give him full artistic & creative liscence. He was the best. But I had to leave my favorite stylist when I moved to Indy for work reasons, and so far I haven't been able to find a new stylist that comes even close.\r
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I've been to Studio 2000 twice for a hair cut. Both times, the experience has been ""meh"". Not horrible, but nothing to rave about. When making my very first appointment, I specifically asked for someone who is good at styling thick hair, someone skilled with long layers and textured cuts and went with their recommendation (I believe her name was Christina). I also got an all-over color the first time. The first visit was okay. The stylist and staff were polite, but not really cordial or friendly. I wasn't excited/thrilled with the cut but it was satisfactory enough to give them a second try. The second time with the same stylist was more disappointing. The cut was heavy and bulky, and during my appointment I felt rather neglected (and the salon wasn't even busy). The stylist seemed disinterested in the work at hand, and barely cracked a smile. I don't recall her asking even if I was happy with my hair afterwards.\r
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Overall, I wouldn't recommend this salon. The interior is nice, but staff seemed disinterested and lacked enthusiasm, and the hair-styling was mediocre and nothing to rave about. I will be going to a different salon next time.

Pros: Nice interior

Cons: Disinterested staff, lack of enthusiasm, mediocre hair-styling, downtown parking

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This salon is worth the trip from Carmel any day. The stylist I normally go to flaked out on me for the 100th time, so I decided to try Studio 2000. I can't explain how refreshing it is to have someone actually listen to my needs and desires! I wanted a style I could work with easily and color that was close to my natural (from 20 years ago) color. Not only did she listen, but made great suggestions on how to style the cut for several different looks when I did it at home. She sent me off with products that extend the life of the color so I could go six weeks before the next appointment. I have had so many positive comments on this new look!! It seems that they all have a friendly attitude in a real cool location. You usually don't find that welcome feeling up north, I know. Great cut, great color, great attitude. Five stars from me!

5
★★★★★

This salon is worth the trip from Carmel any day. The stylist I normally go to flaked out on me for the 100th time, so I decided to try Studio 2000. I can't explain how refreshing it is to have someone actually listen to my needs and desires! I wanted a style I could work with easily and color that was close to my natural (from 20 years ago) color. Not only did she listen, but made great suggestions on how to style the cut for several different looks when I did it at home. She sent me off with products that extend the life of the color so I could go six weeks before the next appointment. I have had so many positive comments on this new look!! It seems that they all have a friendly attitude in a real cool location. You usually don't find that welcome feeling up north, I know. Great cut, great color, great attitude. Five stars from me!

Pros: Talent, listening skills, professional staff

Cons: Valet parking $12 + tip

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This Salon is fabulous with friendly owners and staff. I went there for 3 years in college with such wonderful results that I referred my friends, cousins, mom, and aunts. However, this week a friend of mine went in for a regular highlight with her usual stylist Edward and came out with her hair completely wrecked until it grows out... up to 5 years! While little color mistakes can sometimes happen, he turned her head neon pink. Then when it was clear a mistake has been made, Edward got in her face and made nasty remarks blaming her (?!?) before proceeding to bleach her hair 3 times to the point where it was white with hot pink streaks. Finally, after damaging her hair so badly that he warned her not to comb it for fear of breaking it off, he dyed it a shade of dark brown when it had been blonde! All the while trying to send her home without fixing it. I cannot recommend this salon enough and the other stylists are wonderful but you better think twice before letting Edward near your head!

2
★★☆☆☆

This Salon is fabulous with friendly owners and staff. I went there for 3 years in college with such wonderful results that I referred my friends, cousins, mom, and aunts. However, this week a friend of mine went in for a regular highlight with her usual stylist Edward and came out with her hair completely wrecked until it grows out... up to 5 years! While little color mistakes can sometimes happen, he turned her head neon pink. Then when it was clear a mistake has been made, Edward got in her face and made nasty remarks blaming her (?!?) before proceeding to bleach her hair 3 times to the point where it was white with hot pink streaks. Finally, after damaging her hair so badly that he warned her not to comb it for fear of breaking it off, he dyed it a shade of dark brown when it had been blonde! All the while trying to send her home without fixing it. I cannot recommend this salon enough and the other stylists are wonderful but you better think twice before letting Edward near your head!

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I've been to Studio 2000 twice. The first time was in June 2007 -- my boyfriend made an appointment for a manicure/pedicure for me before Zoobilation. My experience was FABULOUS! The best pedicure I've ever had -- I felt like I had been totally pampered. I received a gift certificate from my work and decided to use it at Studio 2000 when I came back in December 2007. I was so looking forward to the experience. Come to find out, the woman I had before had left, so they assigned me to someone else. Long story, short -- this other lady was far more interested in telling me her love-life woes instead of working on me. I'm sorry, but when I'm spending the money (and my certificate barely covered half of my bill) to be pampered, I don't want to hear other's woes -- I want to relax (and talk about my own stuff, if I so desire). And to add salt to the wound, I was very unhappy with the finished product. So, my experience with Studio 2000 went from a 5 to a 1.... so I'll give it an over all 3... I could use another pedicure at the moment, but am a bit hesitant to go back there....

3
★★★☆☆

I've been to Studio 2000 twice. The first time was in June 2007 -- my boyfriend made an appointment for a manicure/pedicure for me before Zoobilation. My experience was FABULOUS! The best pedicure I've ever had -- I felt like I had been totally pampered. I received a gift certificate from my work and decided to use it at Studio 2000 when I came back in December 2007. I was so looking forward to the experience. Come to find out, the woman I had before had left, so they assigned me to someone else. Long story, short -- this other lady was far more interested in telling me her love-life woes instead of working on me. I'm sorry, but when I'm spending the money (and my certificate barely covered half of my bill) to be pampered, I don't want to hear other's woes -- I want to relax (and talk about my own stuff, if I so desire). And to add salt to the wound, I was very unhappy with the finished product. So, my experience with Studio 2000 went from a 5 to a 1.... so I'll give it an over all 3... I could use another pedicure at the moment, but am a bit hesitant to go back there....

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I have worked in Indianapolis for 14 years now, on all sides of town and have experienced different salons. Studio 2000 has been my absolute favorite one. When I first started going there I went to Kelly (skinny thing) she was great, young and energetic. Then I latched onto Gwynn and she was and still is great. I went thru a period where this was the only salon and then in the midst of kids and finances I went to going every now and then. But I always know that when I want an awesome haircut and someone to listen, I can always count on Studio 2000. I am not afraid or nervous to go to anyone there. I am sure that everyone will take great care of me. I have referred many people. As far as the spa part of it. Absolutely fabulous. I have had rock massage, facials, maternity massage, pedicure and manicure with parrafin. I felt like a queen the entire time and totally comfortable.

5
★★★★★

I have worked in Indianapolis for 14 years now, on all sides of town and have experienced different salons. Studio 2000 has been my absolute favorite one. When I first started going there I went to Kelly (skinny thing) she was great, young and energetic. Then I latched onto Gwynn and she was and still is great. I went thru a period where this was the only salon and then in the midst of kids and finances I went to going every now and then. But I always know that when I want an awesome haircut and someone to listen, I can always count on Studio 2000. I am not afraid or nervous to go to anyone there. I am sure that everyone will take great care of me. I have referred many people. As far as the spa part of it. Absolutely fabulous. I have had rock massage, facials, maternity massage, pedicure and manicure with parrafin. I felt like a queen the entire time and totally comfortable.

Pros: Convenient to do on my lunch hour

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I can't say enough great things about this salon. They accomodate my hectic and changing schedule with a smile, even when I am late. Reminder calls help me be there on time and everyone who has cut my hair is a true professional. Several of the stylists have remarked that it is a great place to work and it shows. Most of the girls that work there are very hot, but not stuck up or snooty to a dork like me and actually made me look better than I ever have. I know cause people have remarked about how good I look. I have had one massage there and all I can say is WOW! My bad experiences at other salons make me a beliver in Studio 2000.

5
★★★★★

I can't say enough great things about this salon. They accomodate my hectic and changing schedule with a smile, even when I am late. Reminder calls help me be there on time and everyone who has cut my hair is a true professional. Several of the stylists have remarked that it is a great place to work and it shows. Most of the girls that work there are very hot, but not stuck up or snooty to a dork like me and actually made me look better than I ever have. I know cause people have remarked about how good I look. I have had one massage there and all I can say is WOW! My bad experiences at other salons make me a beliver in Studio 2000.

Pros: Awesome in every way

Cons: parking during Pacer games

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I found that Studio 2000 has the the most caring, respectful, and talented staff of any salon I have ever visited. I recommend it to everyone.

5
★★★★★

I found that Studio 2000 has the the most caring, respectful, and talented staff of any salon I have ever visited. I recommend it to everyone.

Pros: Exceptional service, Fantastic people, Amazing atmosphere

Cons: parking

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I found this salon is all pomp but no substance. The guy who did my ""highlights"" was not very good at all. He asked me what color highlights I wanted but didn't give me any feedback on what color would actually LOOK GOOD. He just went ahead and did the ""highlights"" but when he blow dried it, there were NO HIGHLIGHTS! Where were the highlights?! I said that it came out darker than I would've liked. He then quickly cut me off and said that I should come in next time! What a jerk! He wasn't at the least bit concerned about my feelings at all. I should've spoken to the manager but I just wanted to run from that salon as fast as I could. I'm not a cheap person, it doesn't matter how much it is, I'll pay for it but I expect a decent job! I've lived in California and went to great salons in LA and had some talents do my hair 'cause they actually cared to spend a little time to consult. All great salons do that. They make sure that what you're asking them to do is possible & consistent with a desirable outcome. It's not fair to pay anything for highlights that don't show. I would not recommend this salon; not unless you want to throw away your money. Go find a salon that is NOT PRETENTIOUS and actually cares about your concerns! After all, they are charging you for EVERY SINGLE THING- coloring, shampooing, blow drying, sitting there. \r
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There's better out there. This IS NOT IT. It's only for the foolish who actually THINK they're getting great talent because they're located in a pretentious part of town!

2
★★☆☆☆

I found this salon is all pomp but no substance. The guy who did my ""highlights"" was not very good at all. He asked me what color highlights I wanted but didn't give me any feedback on what color would actually LOOK GOOD. He just went ahead and did the ""highlights"" but when he blow dried it, there were NO HIGHLIGHTS! Where were the highlights?! I said that it came out darker than I would've liked. He then quickly cut me off and said that I should come in next time! What a jerk! He wasn't at the least bit concerned about my feelings at all. I should've spoken to the manager but I just wanted to run from that salon as fast as I could. I'm not a cheap person, it doesn't matter how much it is, I'll pay for it but I expect a decent job! I've lived in California and went to great salons in LA and had some talents do my hair 'cause they actually cared to spend a little time to consult. All great salons do that. They make sure that what you're asking them to do is possible & consistent with a desirable outcome. It's not fair to pay anything for highlights that don't show. I would not recommend this salon; not unless you want to throw away your money. Go find a salon that is NOT PRETENTIOUS and actually cares about your concerns! After all, they are charging you for EVERY SINGLE THING- coloring, shampooing, blow drying, sitting there. \r
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There's better out there. This IS NOT IT. It's only for the foolish who actually THINK they're getting great talent because they're located in a pretentious part of town!

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I was from out of town trying to find a good place to get a cut and thought i'd try them out based upon other user reviews. They were able to schedule an appointment for me the day I called and Tara, my stylist, did a great job - giving my difficult and flat hair some life and style. I truly recommend this place!

5
★★★★★

I was from out of town trying to find a good place to get a cut and thought i'd try them out based upon other user reviews. They were able to schedule an appointment for me the day I called and Tara, my stylist, did a great job - giving my difficult and flat hair some life and style. I truly recommend this place!

Pros: location, friendly, professional

Cons: parking

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Wow. ...I had a deep tissue massage at Studio 2000 from the therapist named Karen.
I have to say it was painful at first but wow...the results were incredible.
I have had deep tissue massage at other places before and NEVER had this type of massage. Karen was very skilled and managed to work out the soreness I have had for years. Best massage I have ever had. I am a repeat customer

5
★★★★★

Wow. ...I had a deep tissue massage at Studio 2000 from the therapist named Karen.
I have to say it was painful at first but wow...the results were incredible.
I have had deep tissue massage at other places before and NEVER had this type of massage. Karen was very skilled and managed to work out the soreness I have had for years. Best massage I have ever had. I am a repeat customer

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My girlfriend and I discovered Studio 2000 after I moved to the downtown. It has been an awesome experiance from the beginning. Front desk staff was really helpful in getting us in when they are booked. We have had massages, pedicures and are now regular customers of the salon. It's really great on Sundays when we can roll out of bed and go get spa services after brunch! My girlfriend goes there more than I do for her nails and her highlights. I reccomend Dave for his Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and Gwen for our cuts. They carry a cool line of Italian products that we can't get anywhere else. All and all it's a real class operation.

5
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I discovered Studio 2000 after I moved to the downtown. It has been an awesome experiance from the beginning. Front desk staff was really helpful in getting us in when they are booked. We have had massages, pedicures and are now regular customers of the salon. It's really great on Sundays when we can roll out of bed and go get spa services after brunch! My girlfriend goes there more than I do for her nails and her highlights. I reccomend Dave for his Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and Gwen for our cuts. They carry a cool line of Italian products that we can't get anywhere else. All and all it's a real class operation.

Pros: staff, facility, reputation

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A friend had mentioned this salon and dayspa to me after a terrible ""mishap"" somewhere else. I was surprised to see such a large, beautiful salon the Studio was. Getting there was kind of tricky but it is truly a find once you get there. The staff was young, caring, and did a beautiful job on my fine, straight, hair. I would highly recommend this salon and dayspa to anyone. I noticed that they do have something for EVERYONE!

5
★★★★★

A friend had mentioned this salon and dayspa to me after a terrible ""mishap"" somewhere else. I was surprised to see such a large, beautiful salon the Studio was. Getting there was kind of tricky but it is truly a find once you get there. The staff was young, caring, and did a beautiful job on my fine, straight, hair. I would highly recommend this salon and dayspa to anyone. I noticed that they do have something for EVERYONE!

Pros: fun, caring, knowledgable

Cons: parking

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