Denny Kemp Salon & Spa

★★★★★
  • 605 Central Ave Se

    Minneapolis, MN 55414

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  • 612-676-0300

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Monday 10:00-6:00 Tuesday-Friday 9:00-8:00 Saturday 9:00-6:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00

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What this really means: I'm gonna hack off your long hair and make you look like a suburban mom. And then I'm gonna foil it a really weird shade of blonde so your roots look worse then when you came in.

I made the mistake of cheating on

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What this really means: I'm gonna hack off your long hair and make you look like a suburban mom. And then I'm gonna foil it a really weird shade of blonde so your roots look worse then when you came in.

I made the mistake of cheating on

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I was given a choice of a stylist to finish my blow dry after my color service and so I chose a stylist I was familiar with.\r
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Upon arrival of my appointment, I was told there was a front desk "mis booking" and that they put me with

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I was given a choice of a stylist to finish my blow dry after my color service and so I chose a stylist I was familiar with.\r
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Upon arrival of my appointment, I was told there was a front desk "mis booking" and that they put me with

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I was so excited to see a Groupon for this salon and purchased it immediately! I scheduled a consult to see if I could even get the color/highlight package, since my hair was growing out of another highlighting job..the stylist said I

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I was so excited to see a Groupon for this salon and purchased it immediately! I scheduled a consult to see if I could even get the color/highlight package, since my hair was growing out of another highlighting job..the stylist said I

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Denny Kemp Salon is lucky to have Judy as a colorist. She is hands down the best colorist around. I have been seeing her for 6 years now and would highly recommend her, she is genius with color! She is amazing with matching color to each person's unique and specific features. She takes into consideration eye color and skin tone when mixing her colors - she is very talented. highly highly recommend! Aside from Judy, the salon is cool and trendy. Fun and modern with good taste of art.

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Denny Kemp Salon is lucky to have Judy as a colorist. She is hands down the best colorist around. I have been seeing her for 6 years now and would highly recommend her, she is genius with color! She is amazing with matching color to each person's unique and specific features. She takes into consideration eye color and skin tone when mixing her colors - she is very talented. highly highly recommend! Aside from Judy, the salon is cool and trendy. Fun and modern with good taste of art.

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The salon is beautiful and the service was good. I got an okay cut and color but I thought it was alittle overpriced - $85 for a cut that isn't holding up that great after 2 weeks.

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The salon is beautiful and the service was good. I got an okay cut and color but I thought it was alittle overpriced - $85 for a cut that isn't holding up that great after 2 weeks.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Cost

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I was recommended to Theo by a coworker and he was straight up awesome. Totally friendly and warm and did my hair SO well. Did an amazing job on the color and by far the best haircut I've ever had. Ever!!! And I have very long thick wavy hair that is just insane. And now it's pretty.
As for the salon itself, it's definitely the best looking salon(and staff) in the twincities. And for an upscale salon it didn't feel pretentious either

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I was recommended to Theo by a coworker and he was straight up awesome. Totally friendly and warm and did my hair SO well. Did an amazing job on the color and by far the best haircut I've ever had. Ever!!! And I have very long thick wavy hair that is just insane. And now it's pretty.
As for the salon itself, it's definitely the best looking salon(and staff) in the twincities. And for an upscale salon it didn't feel pretentious either

Pros: Clean, friendly, free parking

Cons: None

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Every single time I go here they cut my hair like I'm a middle aged woman. When I went in I gave my stylist creative choice with the exception of straight across bangs and to take some off the top of my head (I have extremely long, thick hair); neither of these things were done. I watched in horror as this moron proceeded to straighten my curly hair (as I told him I always wear it), part my bangs down the center and cut them to my cowlick!!!! Worst of all I had to pay fifty bucks for this idiot to at the end tell me that he felt like I should just come in in the future to get my bangs done, when he barely even cut them in the first place. I will never go back to Denny Kemp after giving them several chances and eventually delivering me with my worst haircut in years. I've never been so disappointed in a place that claims to be innovative and trendy. I do not want huge hair of the top with sparse ass texturized ends, I'm not a middle aged football mother, thanks Denny Kemp.

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Every single time I go here they cut my hair like I'm a middle aged woman. When I went in I gave my stylist creative choice with the exception of straight across bangs and to take some off the top of my head (I have extremely long, thick hair); neither of these things were done. I watched in horror as this moron proceeded to straighten my curly hair (as I told him I always wear it), part my bangs down the center and cut them to my cowlick!!!! Worst of all I had to pay fifty bucks for this idiot to at the end tell me that he felt like I should just come in in the future to get my bangs done, when he barely even cut them in the first place. I will never go back to Denny Kemp after giving them several chances and eventually delivering me with my worst haircut in years. I've never been so disappointed in a place that claims to be innovative and trendy. I do not want huge hair of the top with sparse ass texturized ends, I'm not a middle aged football mother, thanks Denny Kemp.

Pros: Awesome employees

Cons: Inconsistency.

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I came to Denny Kemp for an updo for a wedding I was in. I had uneven color, leaving it down, no one would notice, but they did a rinse and corrected it to even it out so I wouldn't look two-toned in pictures. I was the only one that went to Denny Kemp and the bride was disappointed she didn't go there too. I did get a good price on the updo and color, and will continue returning there when ever I am in town.

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I came to Denny Kemp for an updo for a wedding I was in. I had uneven color, leaving it down, no one would notice, but they did a rinse and corrected it to even it out so I wouldn't look two-toned in pictures. I was the only one that went to Denny Kemp and the bride was disappointed she didn't go there too. I did get a good price on the updo and color, and will continue returning there when ever I am in town.

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I have been to the denny kemp salon before. I have experience denny, tyler, justin, and ragina. But they didnt compare to the experience I had with one of there newest stylist Jahina Johnson. She took her time and actually educated me on products and stying. She cared about my hair and she was not trying to just sell a service or product. The hair cut was amazing for $65. Some stylists hair cut price is over charged and not worth the price. Jahinas service was worth every dime. She also gave me a Conditioning ritual from the Shu umera line wich is an exclusive Japanese line. My hair was 75% healthier than when I came in and she actually put me on a schedual of hair care. I just love her sweet and caring personality. Oh she also doesnt talk too much. I could just go on and on .Everyone should experience Jahina. Love Her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have been to the denny kemp salon before. I have experience denny, tyler, justin, and ragina. But they didnt compare to the experience I had with one of there newest stylist Jahina Johnson. She took her time and actually educated me on products and stying. She cared about my hair and she was not trying to just sell a service or product. The hair cut was amazing for $65. Some stylists hair cut price is over charged and not worth the price. Jahinas service was worth every dime. She also gave me a Conditioning ritual from the Shu umera line wich is an exclusive Japanese line. My hair was 75% healthier than when I came in and she actually put me on a schedual of hair care. I just love her sweet and caring personality. Oh she also doesnt talk too much. I could just go on and on .Everyone should experience Jahina. Love Her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: the salon atmosphere. Jahina

Cons: receptionst. Need more.

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The first time I went to Denny Kemp, I saw Denny. Good haircut, but was not blown away for the $120. Keep in mind I have spend upwards of $400 in NYC for a haircut. I think part of the problem was that my hair is long and he is passionate abour short haircuts. I bet on short hair, and men he is amazing.

I met someone who had long hair like mine and I the cut was exceptional. She told me she had seen Tyler. So off I went. The first cut I had with him was amazing( he took longer than I would have liked) but it was perfect and the style lasted two or three days as well. The detail of it was amazing, and it grew out well.

My second trip to Tyler was awful. I arrived early knowing that I would be one of his last appointments for the evening and that he probably had a show to play. Even though I had tipped him $40 on his $45 haircuts on my previous visit he couldnt rememebr what he did for me when I told him I wanted the same cut as my previous visit. He then rushed through my cut, was very sloppy, and gave me a joke of a blowout. All he seemed to care about was his show. I tipped him $20, but I dont think I will go back to him. I was really upset! The girl who orginally sent me to him also had a bad haircut on her last visit as well as her friend so none of us are going back. It is a shame because when he puts his mind to it, he does a great job. He was telling me that he has been slow with the economy...you would like it would be that more important to bring his customers back? Two weeks later I got my hair colored and my colorisst commented on my hair. I didnt have the heart to tell him, I had just had it cut....

I may go back to this salon, but I will try someone else.

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The first time I went to Denny Kemp, I saw Denny. Good haircut, but was not blown away for the $120. Keep in mind I have spend upwards of $400 in NYC for a haircut. I think part of the problem was that my hair is long and he is passionate abour short haircuts. I bet on short hair, and men he is amazing.

I met someone who had long hair like mine and I the cut was exceptional. She told me she had seen Tyler. So off I went. The first cut I had with him was amazing( he took longer than I would have liked) but it was perfect and the style lasted two or three days as well. The detail of it was amazing, and it grew out well.

My second trip to Tyler was awful. I arrived early knowing that I would be one of his last appointments for the evening and that he probably had a show to play. Even though I had tipped him $40 on his $45 haircuts on my previous visit he couldnt rememebr what he did for me when I told him I wanted the same cut as my previous visit. He then rushed through my cut, was very sloppy, and gave me a joke of a blowout. All he seemed to care about was his show. I tipped him $20, but I dont think I will go back to him. I was really upset! The girl who orginally sent me to him also had a bad haircut on her last visit as well as her friend so none of us are going back. It is a shame because when he puts his mind to it, he does a great job. He was telling me that he has been slow with the economy...you would like it would be that more important to bring his customers back? Two weeks later I got my hair colored and my colorisst commented on my hair. I didnt have the heart to tell him, I had just had it cut....

I may go back to this salon, but I will try someone else.

Pros: Decor and Talent

Cons: Occasionally bad talent

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Denny Kemp Salon is the most amazing salon I have ever been to! Its innovative, fun and creative. The style and design is unbelievably tasteful! Not to mention the fun team of employees. I have never been so happy with my hair and skin! I highly recommend this salon to anyone seeking something new and exciting and a place to escape.

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Denny Kemp Salon is the most amazing salon I have ever been to! Its innovative, fun and creative. The style and design is unbelievably tasteful! Not to mention the fun team of employees. I have never been so happy with my hair and skin! I highly recommend this salon to anyone seeking something new and exciting and a place to escape.

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I've been in Minneapolis for about a year, and after trying a bunch of places, I was bracing myself to start flying back to Chicago to my old salon, because I really couldn't find anyone here. (And I tried! Jon English, Juut, you name it!). I made a last ditch effort and called Denny Kemp for a recommendation for someone to cut long hair and got an appointment with Ivo. I seriously love him. He is hands down the best stylist I've ever gone to. This is the best haircut I've ever had anywhere, and I've lived in Philly, Chicago, Nashville and Dallas, so I kind of get around. Even my mom agrees, and most of us know how hard it is to get mom approval for haircuts. If you have long hair, go to Ivo. He is great. And the salon is nice too, with easy parking and super-friendly people at the desk.

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I've been in Minneapolis for about a year, and after trying a bunch of places, I was bracing myself to start flying back to Chicago to my old salon, because I really couldn't find anyone here. (And I tried! Jon English, Juut, you name it!). I made a last ditch effort and called Denny Kemp for a recommendation for someone to cut long hair and got an appointment with Ivo. I seriously love him. He is hands down the best stylist I've ever gone to. This is the best haircut I've ever had anywhere, and I've lived in Philly, Chicago, Nashville and Dallas, so I kind of get around. Even my mom agrees, and most of us know how hard it is to get mom approval for haircuts. If you have long hair, go to Ivo. He is great. And the salon is nice too, with easy parking and super-friendly people at the desk.

Pros: Ivo, Friendly Service, Pretty Space, Kerastase, Parking

Cons: None

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I was checking the reviews to see if Denny Kemp is a place I should go for my next haircut! However, I was distracted by the first review, which was actually a little disappointing to me, as a soon to be stylist. To say that New York is the only place decent stylists live is completely false. There are a number of awesome instructors here, and I believe it is a lack of drive, and or, ambition on the part of the stylists, NOT the caliber of teachers, that is to blame. On a side note, I have heard awesome things about Denny Kemp, so I think I will get my next haircut there! I also hope that people give stylists in the cities a chance!

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I was checking the reviews to see if Denny Kemp is a place I should go for my next haircut! However, I was distracted by the first review, which was actually a little disappointing to me, as a soon to be stylist. To say that New York is the only place decent stylists live is completely false. There are a number of awesome instructors here, and I believe it is a lack of drive, and or, ambition on the part of the stylists, NOT the caliber of teachers, that is to blame. On a side note, I have heard awesome things about Denny Kemp, so I think I will get my next haircut there! I also hope that people give stylists in the cities a chance!

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i am looking for an opportunity to work in your salon at the front desk answering phones making appointments cleaning sweeping errands personal assisstant type i am very outgoing and a hard worker my name is terry schue-nickname tiki 763-717-7897 please contact me if there is an interest thank you so much for your time

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i am looking for an opportunity to work in your salon at the front desk answering phones making appointments cleaning sweeping errands personal assisstant type i am very outgoing and a hard worker my name is terry schue-nickname tiki 763-717-7897 please contact me if there is an interest thank you so much for your time

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I have had good and bad experiences at Denny Kemp, depending on who the hair stylists was.

For a stylish young men's cut (21 yr old client), JUSTIN has done great work. He definitely knows how to wield the scissors - there were no flaws in his technique and he is able to create a look that is conservative or as "out there" as you want.

One suggestion I have for him, however, is to please listen to what the Mom tells you on your younger clientele, Justin. My younger son always comes out with a flawless cut....BUT it's just a little to funky for his personality. That being said, I may not have been communicating clearly. Communication with a hairstylist is key. If you tend to consistently have problems with getting what you ask for, maybe you would benefit from reading some of the on-line websites about terminology. Google Haircut Terminology -- it's really helpful.

So I give a strong THUMBS UP for Justin. Consistently good technique and execution.

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I have had good and bad experiences at Denny Kemp, depending on who the hair stylists was.

For a stylish young men's cut (21 yr old client), JUSTIN has done great work. He definitely knows how to wield the scissors - there were no flaws in his technique and he is able to create a look that is conservative or as "out there" as you want.

One suggestion I have for him, however, is to please listen to what the Mom tells you on your younger clientele, Justin. My younger son always comes out with a flawless cut....BUT it's just a little to funky for his personality. That being said, I may not have been communicating clearly. Communication with a hairstylist is key. If you tend to consistently have problems with getting what you ask for, maybe you would benefit from reading some of the on-line websites about terminology. Google Haircut Terminology -- it's really helpful.

So I give a strong THUMBS UP for Justin. Consistently good technique and execution.

Pros: Nice salon; really nice staff - great hair products you won't find elsewhere

Cons: Not every stylist is good here...go with a specific stylist in mind

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JENNA recently cut my 21 yr-old-son's hair and it was EXCELLENT. I am very picky, having lived in NYC, where great hairstylists are as easy to find as walk-in nail studios. It's the mecca for all aspiring hair stylists, so I literally NEVER got a poor haircut there. I have also lived in Boston, S.F., Wash.DC, L.A. and even a small town in NJ. I have always been able to find several well-trained stylists who do great work.

This has NOT been the case in MN, sadly. I don't know who is teaching these kids, but it's time for the instructors to go back to school. I think another problem might be is once these kids have finished school, they don't apprentice under really good stylists -- how can they? There are only a few competent stylists who could be mentors here. It's a problem and it shows on most MN women everywhere.

For any hairstylists reading these reviews, here is some advice: MN needs to do better by it's women. Do us and yourselves a favor: Go find a great stylist you can train under in one of the major cities. Then come back and become the superstar hairstylist in MN. Seriously... you will be blown away when you see haircutting technique as its meant to be done. Then go on to pass your knowlege on to your own young apprentices here. We can break the cycle of mediocrity teaching mediocrity...they just need to get a fresh perspective and proper training.

BUT....here's the good news: JENNA at DENNY KEMP did an OUTSTANDING job on my son's hair. I know enough about hair to see that it looks great now and will look great in 6 weeks. Good haircutting grows out very nicely. I'm very happy and it was well worth the price. In fact, I was so pleased what Jenna did for my son that I am willing to let her have a go at my own hair - even the color! If I'm allowed to give 2 reports on Citisearch I will let you all know how it turns out....

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JENNA recently cut my 21 yr-old-son's hair and it was EXCELLENT. I am very picky, having lived in NYC, where great hairstylists are as easy to find as walk-in nail studios. It's the mecca for all aspiring hair stylists, so I literally NEVER got a poor haircut there. I have also lived in Boston, S.F., Wash.DC, L.A. and even a small town in NJ. I have always been able to find several well-trained stylists who do great work.

This has NOT been the case in MN, sadly. I don't know who is teaching these kids, but it's time for the instructors to go back to school. I think another problem might be is once these kids have finished school, they don't apprentice under really good stylists -- how can they? There are only a few competent stylists who could be mentors here. It's a problem and it shows on most MN women everywhere.

For any hairstylists reading these reviews, here is some advice: MN needs to do better by it's women. Do us and yourselves a favor: Go find a great stylist you can train under in one of the major cities. Then come back and become the superstar hairstylist in MN. Seriously... you will be blown away when you see haircutting technique as its meant to be done. Then go on to pass your knowlege on to your own young apprentices here. We can break the cycle of mediocrity teaching mediocrity...they just need to get a fresh perspective and proper training.

BUT....here's the good news: JENNA at DENNY KEMP did an OUTSTANDING job on my son's hair. I know enough about hair to see that it looks great now and will look great in 6 weeks. Good haircutting grows out very nicely. I'm very happy and it was well worth the price. In fact, I was so pleased what Jenna did for my son that I am willing to let her have a go at my own hair - even the color! If I'm allowed to give 2 reports on Citisearch I will let you all know how it turns out....

Pros: Great people; great hair care products; stylish atmosphere

Cons: Little more out of the way for the western Minn. suburbs, but worth the drive in. Just take advantage of the great shopping while you're here :)

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I agree with the first review about Regina, she's great. My hair has looked great in her capable hands for about 6 years now. She was able to give me an updated look that's easy for me to style on my own. No more "mom hair"! I get compliments all the time. The atmosphere at Denny Kemp is hip and welcoming, everyone is very nice. Their new space looks amazing and was a great move for them. www(dot)accentdraperyinc(dot)com

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I agree with the first review about Regina, she's great. My hair has looked great in her capable hands for about 6 years now. She was able to give me an updated look that's easy for me to style on my own. No more "mom hair"! I get compliments all the time. The atmosphere at Denny Kemp is hip and welcoming, everyone is very nice. Their new space looks amazing and was a great move for them. www(dot)accentdraperyinc(dot)com

Pros: Regina, location, decor, style

Cons: none

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I loved my hair cut!!!!!!!! I moved here from the west coast And a friend told me to go to Denny kemp where she go's.. So I booked a haircut with the guy she see's..My stylist was 10 minutes behind.. A young tattooed man walked me back where we talked about my hair....To make a long story short i loved my cut!!! And plan to go back for color!!!!!!!!!!

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I loved my hair cut!!!!!!!! I moved here from the west coast And a friend told me to go to Denny kemp where she go's.. So I booked a haircut with the guy she see's..My stylist was 10 minutes behind.. A young tattooed man walked me back where we talked about my hair....To make a long story short i loved my cut!!! And plan to go back for color!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Forward thinking stylist

Cons: No cons really

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I read a few of the rave reviews that denny kemp received and thus decided to try it out...what a horrific mistake! I went in with long hair for a trim and to get it layered a tad to take off some of the weight and I left with the most horrible bob ever. The stylist complete ignored my request and gave me a horrible cut. Then she gave me bangs for no reason! Now that my hair is growing out the layers she cut look awful! I wish I could give this place negative stars. I just wanted a slight touch up but instead got a horrific do over. This place is just awful! I have never felt so uncomfortable with a hairstyle.

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I read a few of the rave reviews that denny kemp received and thus decided to try it out...what a horrific mistake! I went in with long hair for a trim and to get it layered a tad to take off some of the weight and I left with the most horrible bob ever. The stylist complete ignored my request and gave me a horrible cut. Then she gave me bangs for no reason! Now that my hair is growing out the layers she cut look awful! I wish I could give this place negative stars. I just wanted a slight touch up but instead got a horrific do over. This place is just awful! I have never felt so uncomfortable with a hairstyle.

Pros: NONE! Even the free coffee was stale!

Cons: EVERYTHING!

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I have been getting haircuts and highlights with Regina at D.Kemps for about 2 years now. She is FANTASTIC! I made the mistake of getting haircuts by 2 other people there and I was NOT happy. Regina is very talented and light-hearted. She works hard and does her best to understand what you want and how to make you happy. The salon is very hip, with modern decor and with very stylish, stylists. I can see why some may become intimidated, because you get a sense that it is a top quality salon. And it is. Prices with Regina are about $45 dollars, but they go up into the hundreds. Overall, I would highly recommend the salon because they do make an effort to accomodate you and make you feel good with their service.

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I have been getting haircuts and highlights with Regina at D.Kemps for about 2 years now. She is FANTASTIC! I made the mistake of getting haircuts by 2 other people there and I was NOT happy. Regina is very talented and light-hearted. She works hard and does her best to understand what you want and how to make you happy. The salon is very hip, with modern decor and with very stylish, stylists. I can see why some may become intimidated, because you get a sense that it is a top quality salon. And it is. Prices with Regina are about $45 dollars, but they go up into the hundreds. Overall, I would highly recommend the salon because they do make an effort to accomodate you and make you feel good with their service.

Pros: Modern decor, warm welcome, fast appointments, open til 8pm weekdays.

Cons: Talented and confident stylists may appear to be divas at first, but warm up later.

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Denny Kemp is a top notch spa, without the attitude. The environment is relaxing, neutral and earthy. The staff are friendly and wont overload you with their exuberance. You're always offered a warm tea, and several morning appointments they've had bagels out for waiting patrons. I always leaving feeling, and looking, like a whole new person.

PROS: aveda, relaxed environment, spa services
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Denny Kemp is a top notch spa, without the attitude. The environment is relaxing, neutral and earthy. The staff are friendly and wont overload you with their exuberance. You're always offered a warm tea, and several morning appointments they've had bagels out for waiting patrons. I always leaving feeling, and looking, like a whole new person.

PROS: aveda, relaxed environment, spa services
CONS:

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Amidst the great artwork on the walls are true artists at work. I original came in to get my hair fixed after a disaster at another salon, and have since been a returning customer because I always know the cut and color will be more then perfect. Though they are expensive, it costs me less to get it done right then to have to pay twice to get things fixed. Also, when a new stylist (who is no longer there) did a not so great job on my hair, the salon gave me a free cut the next time I came in when they realized it wasn't up to their standard. They were very gracious about it especially compared to other salons, that can be very mean about redoing a cut.

PROS: Expert and artistic stylists that work fast
CONS: High cost

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Amidst the great artwork on the walls are true artists at work. I original came in to get my hair fixed after a disaster at another salon, and have since been a returning customer because I always know the cut and color will be more then perfect. Though they are expensive, it costs me less to get it done right then to have to pay twice to get things fixed. Also, when a new stylist (who is no longer there) did a not so great job on my hair, the salon gave me a free cut the next time I came in when they realized it wasn't up to their standard. They were very gracious about it especially compared to other salons, that can be very mean about redoing a cut.

PROS: Expert and artistic stylists that work fast
CONS: High cost

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