FIVETWOSIX

★★★★☆
  • 526 Selby Ave

    Saint Paul, MN 55102

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  • 651-222-3839

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For a first timer, I couldn't be happier with my hair cut or my hair stylist. Rosalyn was my hair stylist and she knew exactly what I wanted. Sure, I went in only for a trim/fix, but she went above my expectations. She was kind, witty, and

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For a first timer, I couldn't be happier with my hair cut or my hair stylist. Rosalyn was my hair stylist and she knew exactly what I wanted. Sure, I went in only for a trim/fix, but she went above my expectations. She was kind, witty, and

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I live the dream life, a legit double life! By day I am a very visible and active Community Activist and Organizer as well as work with Policy Makers and in Higher Ed settings in instruction and oversight. My off time, I am an "anything

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I live the dream life, a legit double life! By day I am a very visible and active Community Activist and Organizer as well as work with Policy Makers and in Higher Ed settings in instruction and oversight. My off time, I am an "anything

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I love everything about 526. It's trendy without being pretentious. Whether you just want a classic style or something new, 526 can work it out. I've been going here for something like 2-3 years and I don't think I will ever leave.

The

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I love everything about 526. It's trendy without being pretentious. Whether you just want a classic style or something new, 526 can work it out. I've been going here for something like 2-3 years and I don't think I will ever leave.

The

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I have been seeing Angela for many years, and everyone who I recommend her to is still a client as well. She listens to what her clients want, and is extremely talented as an artist. She can easily create great style for someone with long

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I have been seeing Angela for many years, and everyone who I recommend her to is still a client as well. She listens to what her clients want, and is extremely talented as an artist. She can easily create great style for someone with long

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I went to 526 Salon today and saw Roz. Not only was she extremely professional, but she was fun, conversational, and knew exactly what I was asking for. I came in with a ponytail, so I was a bit of a mess and I left looking like a

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I went to 526 Salon today and saw Roz. Not only was she extremely professional, but she was fun, conversational, and knew exactly what I was asking for. I came in with a ponytail, so I was a bit of a mess and I left looking like a

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As soon as you step in the door at fivetwosix you feel like you're in a "cool" place filled with lots of energy. Hard to explain the feeling so you probably should just walk in and look at some product if you've never been inside.

I am a

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As soon as you step in the door at fivetwosix you feel like you're in a "cool" place filled with lots of energy. Hard to explain the feeling so you probably should just walk in and look at some product if you've never been inside.

I am a

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I've been going to 526 for about 3 years now. It is by far the best salon I've been to and by far the most professional. I have always been treated professionally and friendly by the front desk staff. They have busy jobs, but they keep it

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I've been going to 526 for about 3 years now. It is by far the best salon I've been to and by far the most professional. I have always been treated professionally and friendly by the front desk staff. They have busy jobs, but they keep it

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While this is a beautiful space and my haircut turned out fine, my poor review comes from the lack of professionalism. Over the course of my service, I overheard staff talking very inappropriate details of a recent night out, which made

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While this is a beautiful space and my haircut turned out fine, my poor review comes from the lack of professionalism. Over the course of my service, I overheard staff talking very inappropriate details of a recent night out, which made

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I love my hair! I got a cut and color with Katie and she did such an amazing job. She was really easy to talk to and I loved that she made sure we were on the same page about what I wanted to do with my hair before she began working. Can't

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I love my hair! I got a cut and color with Katie and she did such an amazing job. She was really easy to talk to and I loved that she made sure we were on the same page about what I wanted to do with my hair before she began working. Can't

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from the moment i walked in the door and realized that this salon sells Bumble & Bumble products, i was hooked.

i had moved to MN from So Cal in the middle of winter and was lucky enough to take a seat in Laura's chair. She is by far the

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from the moment i walked in the door and realized that this salon sells Bumble & Bumble products, i was hooked.

i had moved to MN from So Cal in the middle of winter and was lucky enough to take a seat in Laura's chair. She is by far the

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Did you ever wish you were one of those people that strangers would stop and says, "where did you get that hair cut?" I had been going to another salon for about 4 years when my stylist moved. Soon after that I was at the Great Harvest

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Did you ever wish you were one of those people that strangers would stop and says, "where did you get that hair cut?" I had been going to another salon for about 4 years when my stylist moved. Soon after that I was at the Great Harvest

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A friend of mine referred me to 526 Salon and I booked an appointment kind of hesitantly. After chatting for a bit on the phone, the front desk person suggested that I see Laura. She took quite a bit of time to find out what type of hair I

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A friend of mine referred me to 526 Salon and I booked an appointment kind of hesitantly. After chatting for a bit on the phone, the front desk person suggested that I see Laura. She took quite a bit of time to find out what type of hair I

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I have been going to this salon for about one year. My stylist is great, but for the second time in a six month period, my appointment that I (made 6 weeks in advance) has been lost.

The salon's response "we're sorry if that was our

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I have been going to this salon for about one year. My stylist is great, but for the second time in a six month period, my appointment that I (made 6 weeks in advance) has been lost.

The salon's response "we're sorry if that was our

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I paid $150 for a cut an highlights. I had brought in two pictures of a cut I wanted and it kind of looks like it. I had also brought in a picture of the highlights I wanted and they look like something I did at home when I was 17:

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I paid $150 for a cut an highlights. I had brought in two pictures of a cut I wanted and it kind of looks like it. I had also brought in a picture of the highlights I wanted and they look like something I did at home when I was 17:

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I went in somewhat skeptical because I am a guy that has never been to a fancy salon before. I really enjoyed the service and the haircut that I received. I especially enjoyed the upbeat and fun receptionists that made it the best experience possible. My stylist was running late and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed while I was waiting. I would recommend this salon to anyone and everyone because it was such great service.

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★★★★★

I went in somewhat skeptical because I am a guy that has never been to a fancy salon before. I really enjoyed the service and the haircut that I received. I especially enjoyed the upbeat and fun receptionists that made it the best experience possible. My stylist was running late and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed while I was waiting. I would recommend this salon to anyone and everyone because it was such great service.

Pros: Awesome People, Great product ad service

Cons: I wish they had a shave line for men.

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UPDATE: I had originally posted that I loved my sylist at 526 but was frustrated with the front desk service due to a couple of bad experiences. However...

The front desk has been wonderful in the past 6 months. Also, the manager had somehow found out I'd written my original 3-star review and made a nice gesture to make up for my gripes.

I am impressed that 526 has worked to make things better for its customers. Nicely done! I am looking forward to continuing to use 526 services and have referred a number of people to the salon.

And I continue to find Katrina an amazingly talented stylist ;)

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UPDATE: I had originally posted that I loved my sylist at 526 but was frustrated with the front desk service due to a couple of bad experiences. However...

The front desk has been wonderful in the past 6 months. Also, the manager had somehow found out I'd written my original 3-star review and made a nice gesture to make up for my gripes.

I am impressed that 526 has worked to make things better for its customers. Nicely done! I am looking forward to continuing to use 526 services and have referred a number of people to the salon.

And I continue to find Katrina an amazingly talented stylist ;)

Pros: Katrina, nice interior, much improved front desk

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Waxing staff person, Amanda, is unprofessional. Amanda told me the names of people that I might know who also get waxed by her and then told people that I know that I get waxed by her.

How I remove my body hair is my business and I don't want to be approached by people (in public no less) and get asked about it!

I called and left a formal complaint with the manager stating that I felt like I had my confidentiality breached. Amanda called me to apologize, but stated several times that she didn't feel like she had breached my confidentiality. She mostly sounded defensive.

Too bad. Someone I trust gave me a recommendation for future waxing:
Melanie at Salon George
651-379-1414.

That's where I'll be going!

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Waxing staff person, Amanda, is unprofessional. Amanda told me the names of people that I might know who also get waxed by her and then told people that I know that I get waxed by her.

How I remove my body hair is my business and I don't want to be approached by people (in public no less) and get asked about it!

I called and left a formal complaint with the manager stating that I felt like I had my confidentiality breached. Amanda called me to apologize, but stated several times that she didn't feel like she had breached my confidentiality. She mostly sounded defensive.

Too bad. Someone I trust gave me a recommendation for future waxing:
Melanie at Salon George
651-379-1414.

That's where I'll be going!

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I was really excited to try this place, as it gets great reviews and looks very nice. I was happy with my haircut. However, I felt like a plague from the moment I walked in the door. No greeting from the front desk. No direction as to where to hang my coat, etc. My stylist, though skilled, had the personality of a dish towel and a condescending attitude to boot. Not the best traits when you make your living in a service trade.

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★★★☆☆

I was really excited to try this place, as it gets great reviews and looks very nice. I was happy with my haircut. However, I felt like a plague from the moment I walked in the door. No greeting from the front desk. No direction as to where to hang my coat, etc. My stylist, though skilled, had the personality of a dish towel and a condescending attitude to boot. Not the best traits when you make your living in a service trade.

Pros: Nice environment, skilled stylists

Cons: Employees act like customers are a bother.

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Love this place. Pam did my cut and color, and did an absolutely amazing job, same or better than what I was getting at Spalon Montage for less than half the price!!! Would highly recommend her, super friendly and a great listener. Absolutely willing to do what I want, but will tell me if what I want won't work. =)

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Love this place. Pam did my cut and color, and did an absolutely amazing job, same or better than what I was getting at Spalon Montage for less than half the price!!! Would highly recommend her, super friendly and a great listener. Absolutely willing to do what I want, but will tell me if what I want won't work. =)

Pros: excellent stylists, art gallery, service

Cons: parking

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I have been going to 526 for a long time, they have great services and awesome employees.
That you can get the best massage in the Twin Cities ( and I have been to a lot of places ) from Amy Jo goes without saying. But yesterday was the fist time that I had my hair colored and cut by Pamela. My hair is difficult to dye and even harder to style, and she did an amazing job. She colored, cut and styled my hair differently than I have had it done before and it turned out beautifully. I had my bachelorette party that night and have never received so many complements on my hair from my friends. I am so happy with how it turned out and highly recommend her services. She does an amazing job.

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I have been going to 526 for a long time, they have great services and awesome employees.
That you can get the best massage in the Twin Cities ( and I have been to a lot of places ) from Amy Jo goes without saying. But yesterday was the fist time that I had my hair colored and cut by Pamela. My hair is difficult to dye and even harder to style, and she did an amazing job. She colored, cut and styled my hair differently than I have had it done before and it turned out beautifully. I had my bachelorette party that night and have never received so many complements on my hair from my friends. I am so happy with how it turned out and highly recommend her services. She does an amazing job.

Pros: Best salon in town

Cons: Parking is hard to find

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Thanks to Desiree at 526, the fact that I'm fairly hair illiterate no longer matters. She did perfectly the exact color I wanted after I had tried other places that just didn't get it right. (I'll admit that I'm bad at describing it, but Desiree made sure that we found exactly what I wanted.) She is also very talented when it comes to cutting hair--and is not afraid to be creative when I ask her to, but incorporates the elements of a style that I request flawlessly.

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Thanks to Desiree at 526, the fact that I'm fairly hair illiterate no longer matters. She did perfectly the exact color I wanted after I had tried other places that just didn't get it right. (I'll admit that I'm bad at describing it, but Desiree made sure that we found exactly what I wanted.) She is also very talented when it comes to cutting hair--and is not afraid to be creative when I ask her to, but incorporates the elements of a style that I request flawlessly.

Pros: Stylists, skill, atmosphere

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526 Salon is an absolutly fabulous place! I have been going to the salon for about a year now and everytime is always a wonderful experience. You walk in and are greeted by the receptionist who takes your coat and offers you a selection of teas, coffee, hot cocoa, water or EVEN WINE! My stylist Katrina is Amazing...everytime I have an appointment she sits me down and asks me what I would like done and we discuss the cut the color the everything. The end result is always the best! She also lets me know exactly what she uses to style my hair so I can style it myself at home as well! 526 Salon also carries Bumble to Bumble products which I truly find to be the best products for me and I have also gotten many of my friends to use the products too! I think you all should give the place a try the atmosphere the people and even the Gallery in back is one of a kind!

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526 Salon is an absolutly fabulous place! I have been going to the salon for about a year now and everytime is always a wonderful experience. You walk in and are greeted by the receptionist who takes your coat and offers you a selection of teas, coffee, hot cocoa, water or EVEN WINE! My stylist Katrina is Amazing...everytime I have an appointment she sits me down and asks me what I would like done and we discuss the cut the color the everything. The end result is always the best! She also lets me know exactly what she uses to style my hair so I can style it myself at home as well! 526 Salon also carries Bumble to Bumble products which I truly find to be the best products for me and I have also gotten many of my friends to use the products too! I think you all should give the place a try the atmosphere the people and even the Gallery in back is one of a kind!

Pros: Atmosphere, Bumble to Bumble Products, Wine

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After going to 526 a couple of times, I plan on sticking with it! My stylist, Pamela, is excellent: she does GREAT consultations when I go in for a cut or color, and she goes above and beyond to make sure I'm satisfied with the results. It's a very relaxing yet professional environment; you get wine, coffee, or tea while you get beautified, and the indoor space is nice and airy, not cramped at all.
I highly recommend this salon, as you can see. I have always been very satisfied with my hair, and Pamela has always been very flexible and able to answer all of my questions. I feel that all the stylists here want me to look good when I leave at least as much as I do! The overall experience makes me feel very pampered and relaxed.

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After going to 526 a couple of times, I plan on sticking with it! My stylist, Pamela, is excellent: she does GREAT consultations when I go in for a cut or color, and she goes above and beyond to make sure I'm satisfied with the results. It's a very relaxing yet professional environment; you get wine, coffee, or tea while you get beautified, and the indoor space is nice and airy, not cramped at all.
I highly recommend this salon, as you can see. I have always been very satisfied with my hair, and Pamela has always been very flexible and able to answer all of my questions. I feel that all the stylists here want me to look good when I leave at least as much as I do! The overall experience makes me feel very pampered and relaxed.

Pros: wine/coffee/tea, bumble & bumble products, free parking

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I recently tried this salon for the first time and like a few other people on here, it was not what I was expecting. While they may have a gallery, which is great but I am there for a haircut, it was not the level of service I was expecting based on how the salon looked. Its too bad I was really looking forward to my appointment but I left feeling like I was a bother to their staff...

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently tried this salon for the first time and like a few other people on here, it was not what I was expecting. While they may have a gallery, which is great but I am there for a haircut, it was not the level of service I was expecting based on how the salon looked. Its too bad I was really looking forward to my appointment but I left feeling like I was a bother to their staff...

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I have been going to 526 for a while now and have seen a variety of stylist's. I recently went to Pamela for my haircut, she is a stylist in training there, and a former receptionist. She was so helpful, she took her time and made sure I was more than pleased with my cut. I have naturally very thick hair and she was able to thin it out and give it shape at the same time! The best part is she only charges $20!!!!! The salon is breath taking, and I had a chance to check out the gallery, where I met Stephen. He is the gallery director and was so kind and so informative about the pieces on display. Overall, I would recomment 526 to anyone, I'm going to tell all my friends to go there and think anyone who needs a salon makeover or just wants to try someone/something new shouldnt pass up!

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I have been going to 526 for a while now and have seen a variety of stylist's. I recently went to Pamela for my haircut, she is a stylist in training there, and a former receptionist. She was so helpful, she took her time and made sure I was more than pleased with my cut. I have naturally very thick hair and she was able to thin it out and give it shape at the same time! The best part is she only charges $20!!!!! The salon is breath taking, and I had a chance to check out the gallery, where I met Stephen. He is the gallery director and was so kind and so informative about the pieces on display. Overall, I would recomment 526 to anyone, I'm going to tell all my friends to go there and think anyone who needs a salon makeover or just wants to try someone/something new shouldnt pass up!

Pros: Great atmosphere and overall expierence!!!

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I just went in for a simple updo for my friends wedding, the receptionist was EXTREMELY rude, they were nearly 30 minutes behind, and seemed like I was just more of a hassle, than a customer. I ended up having to leave, nearly in tears because it was my best friends wedding later that day and I looked like I had a poodle on my head!!! Thank god I was able to get in at Root, they squeezed me in, I NEVER WILL EVER GO BACK TO 526!

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I just went in for a simple updo for my friends wedding, the receptionist was EXTREMELY rude, they were nearly 30 minutes behind, and seemed like I was just more of a hassle, than a customer. I ended up having to leave, nearly in tears because it was my best friends wedding later that day and I looked like I had a poodle on my head!!! Thank god I was able to get in at Root, they squeezed me in, I NEVER WILL EVER GO BACK TO 526!

Pros: easily get an apointment!!!!

Cons: I can see why it was easy to get an apointment, TERRIBLE!

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Over the past year I've been looking for a stylist because my past stylist retired. I thought I'd check out "526" which is just around the corner from my new place. I made sure I went to an experienced person, Kristal. I thought I was in good hands. Don't get me wrong, Kristal was very nice, pleasant, I thought she understood what I wanted, the "Jennifer Aniston" color, highlights... caramels, honeys... "natural" highlights. I get this look all the time. After highlights/color went on I was set under the "heater". She said when it turns off I'll still need to sit for a while, she never checked on me once (she was busy cutting another customer's hair) finally she came to wash it out & then she said she needed to go get "toner???" or something to work around the edges. We went back to her chair and I saw brown hair with bright white highlights staring back at me, she started doing the cut (a graduated, textured bob). Eventually I stopped her & said I had a pit in my stomach about my "grey" highlights, she said maybe I just think it looks like that because the color is darker than before & it stands out!! She tells me it doesn't matter how long highlights are developing. Wrong! She tried to fix it, so now I'm strawberry blonde with some highlights that have a greenish hue. I said I think I'm just going to have to start all over, she wasn't even going to blowdry me OR finish my cut until I asked. Now the salon has closed & her family is waiting, so do you think I got the cut I wanted? hardly. She said I can call this week to come in & she or someone else can work on making it right, needless to say I still walked out of there paying $125 plus tip.. she "comped" the color.
The stylist had way too many things on her plate, was 15 min. behind schedule when she got to me & did not listen at all to what I wanted & then tried to act like nothing was wrong with it??? Awful.
P.S. I did get a wonderful facial earlier in the day with Amanda, absolutely wonderful!

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Over the past year I've been looking for a stylist because my past stylist retired. I thought I'd check out "526" which is just around the corner from my new place. I made sure I went to an experienced person, Kristal. I thought I was in good hands. Don't get me wrong, Kristal was very nice, pleasant, I thought she understood what I wanted, the "Jennifer Aniston" color, highlights... caramels, honeys... "natural" highlights. I get this look all the time. After highlights/color went on I was set under the "heater". She said when it turns off I'll still need to sit for a while, she never checked on me once (she was busy cutting another customer's hair) finally she came to wash it out & then she said she needed to go get "toner???" or something to work around the edges. We went back to her chair and I saw brown hair with bright white highlights staring back at me, she started doing the cut (a graduated, textured bob). Eventually I stopped her & said I had a pit in my stomach about my "grey" highlights, she said maybe I just think it looks like that because the color is darker than before & it stands out!! She tells me it doesn't matter how long highlights are developing. Wrong! She tried to fix it, so now I'm strawberry blonde with some highlights that have a greenish hue. I said I think I'm just going to have to start all over, she wasn't even going to blowdry me OR finish my cut until I asked. Now the salon has closed & her family is waiting, so do you think I got the cut I wanted? hardly. She said I can call this week to come in & she or someone else can work on making it right, needless to say I still walked out of there paying $125 plus tip.. she "comped" the color.
The stylist had way too many things on her plate, was 15 min. behind schedule when she got to me & did not listen at all to what I wanted & then tried to act like nothing was wrong with it??? Awful.
P.S. I did get a wonderful facial earlier in the day with Amanda, absolutely wonderful!

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Generally an average salon however some of the stylists are very rude. My friends had an awful experience getting their updos for a wedding and were really disappointed with the service.

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Generally an average salon however some of the stylists are very rude. My friends had an awful experience getting their updos for a wedding and were really disappointed with the service.

Pros: Cute decor

Cons: Cost of updos, some unprofessional staff members, parking

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I walked in the door for my scheduled appointment 15 minutes early. I had to wait about 5 minutes at the desk for someone to get there, but when the receptionist did, she was very polite and offered me something to drink while I wait (she was probably just in the restroom). My stylist, Jennifer came to the waiting area to get me right on time if not just a minute or two early for my appointment. She was very nice and professional. I really enjoyed that she took ample time to talk with me about plans for my hair cut and how it was going to grow out into another great style. She really asked great questions to find out what I liked and had in mind, and even presented me with a notebook of hairstyles asking me to point of characteristics of cuts that I liked. She washed my hair giving me an relaxing scalp massage, and then gave me the exact cut we had decided on. She blew it out and styled it, recommending of course the bumble and bumble products she used, sold there at the salon. But, I will say she was good about it, not too pushy, and I decided to buy a styling product because of what it did to my hair and how she took to time to show me how to use it, not because I felt pressured. She walked me to the desk and helped me to schedule an appointment with the receptionist in 6 weeks time. I highly reccommend this salon, and in particular Jennifer. You'll leave with a great cut and style and feel great!

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★★★★★

I walked in the door for my scheduled appointment 15 minutes early. I had to wait about 5 minutes at the desk for someone to get there, but when the receptionist did, she was very polite and offered me something to drink while I wait (she was probably just in the restroom). My stylist, Jennifer came to the waiting area to get me right on time if not just a minute or two early for my appointment. She was very nice and professional. I really enjoyed that she took ample time to talk with me about plans for my hair cut and how it was going to grow out into another great style. She really asked great questions to find out what I liked and had in mind, and even presented me with a notebook of hairstyles asking me to point of characteristics of cuts that I liked. She washed my hair giving me an relaxing scalp massage, and then gave me the exact cut we had decided on. She blew it out and styled it, recommending of course the bumble and bumble products she used, sold there at the salon. But, I will say she was good about it, not too pushy, and I decided to buy a styling product because of what it did to my hair and how she took to time to show me how to use it, not because I felt pressured. She walked me to the desk and helped me to schedule an appointment with the receptionist in 6 weeks time. I highly reccommend this salon, and in particular Jennifer. You'll leave with a great cut and style and feel great!

Pros: Friendly & talented stylist, professional

Cons: On street parking

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I am a very visual person & 526 is a so pleasing to the senses. Because 526 has an art gallery in the back there are well placed & fitting pieces of artwork throughout the salon area. The product displays are beautiful. They are wonderfully organized & presented ? they are pieces of art themselves. 526 carries Bumble products and Dermalogica skincare. If you haven?t used either you are seriously missing out. I hated doing my hair & washing my face ? but with these products it is fun because you know they work. The staff really works hard to make sure you get the products you need &guarantee you will be satisfied.

The staff working the reception area is exceptional. They are always quite busy but still greet you with a smile & offer you something to drink while you wait. Each time I?ve come in there has been someone checking in or out ahead of me & they always make a point to smile and let me know they will be with me in a moment.

I?ve had 2 facials @ 526 and both were with Alicia. She is FABULOUS. The facials were the perfect balance of education (on treating problem areas) & relaxation. I?ve had several facials at other spas &I always walk out looking a little rough. The glow of the newly pampered skin doesn?t come until a few hours or a day later. After each facial with Alicia my face looked amazing as soon as I sat up from the table. Alicia is extremely knowledgeable. I loved that she wasn?t just trying to push products to help but really told me what exercises, relaxation techniques &vitamins would be helpful for my skin. She really listened to what I thought were my problem areas too. My facials were the best spa experiences hands down (they beat all past facials, massages, pedi or mani) I highly recommend a facial with Alicia!

Today I had a massage with Amy Jo -She did a wonderful job of relaxing my muscles & really working my tense neck, shoulder & upper back. She was friendly. I can?t wait to go back & get another massage in Aug!

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I am a very visual person & 526 is a so pleasing to the senses. Because 526 has an art gallery in the back there are well placed & fitting pieces of artwork throughout the salon area. The product displays are beautiful. They are wonderfully organized & presented ? they are pieces of art themselves. 526 carries Bumble products and Dermalogica skincare. If you haven?t used either you are seriously missing out. I hated doing my hair & washing my face ? but with these products it is fun because you know they work. The staff really works hard to make sure you get the products you need &guarantee you will be satisfied.

The staff working the reception area is exceptional. They are always quite busy but still greet you with a smile & offer you something to drink while you wait. Each time I?ve come in there has been someone checking in or out ahead of me & they always make a point to smile and let me know they will be with me in a moment.

I?ve had 2 facials @ 526 and both were with Alicia. She is FABULOUS. The facials were the perfect balance of education (on treating problem areas) & relaxation. I?ve had several facials at other spas &I always walk out looking a little rough. The glow of the newly pampered skin doesn?t come until a few hours or a day later. After each facial with Alicia my face looked amazing as soon as I sat up from the table. Alicia is extremely knowledgeable. I loved that she wasn?t just trying to push products to help but really told me what exercises, relaxation techniques &vitamins would be helpful for my skin. She really listened to what I thought were my problem areas too. My facials were the best spa experiences hands down (they beat all past facials, massages, pedi or mani) I highly recommend a facial with Alicia!

Today I had a massage with Amy Jo -She did a wonderful job of relaxing my muscles & really working my tense neck, shoulder & upper back. She was friendly. I can?t wait to go back & get another massage in Aug!

Pros: Atmosphere, Knowledgable Staff, Friendly Service, Relaxation and Results

Cons: None!

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Had an eyebrow wax and she wouldn't trim my eyebrows ahead of time though I requested it. Eyebrows came out looking patchy. : (
Also, overpriced and somewhat pretentious.

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Had an eyebrow wax and she wouldn't trim my eyebrows ahead of time though I requested it. Eyebrows came out looking patchy. : (
Also, overpriced and somewhat pretentious.

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When I showed up at the salon for the first time, the woman at the front desk said I had an appointment with a different stylist than I requested. I believe I was switched to a newer stylist because she wasn't busy. Even though I requested a specific stylist when I made the appointment (due to recommendations on Citysearch), the woman at the front desk didn't seem to think that it mattered that they had switched me to a different stylist and hadn't even called to ask if this way ok. After talking with front desk coordinator for some time and them checking that the stylist I had originally had appointment with had time, I finally got in with the stylist I had scheduled the appointment with. (But while waiting for the person at the front desk to work everything out, the newer stylist called my name for the appointment and since they had not informed her about the situation and were not available to tell her since she was talking to the other other stylist at the time, I had to inform the newer stylist about the situation myself, which was very awkward.) Once I met the stylist I had requested for the appointment and she cut my hair, I was very happy with her personality and the results so I overlooked my initial experience and continued going to the same hair stylist. Months later the stylist left the salon. No one called from the salon to let me know about this, and the appointment was not rescheduled with another stylist either. Fortunately, I happened to call the day before to double check on the time of my appointment, and I was told she was no longer at the salon. The woman said they had called everyone to let them know. I asked what telephone number they had for me, and it happened to be with the wrong area code, which I knew I had given to them correctly. The girl didn't apologize, was rude and didn't suggest another stylist at the salon. Overall, I was happy with the stylist, but I was not impressed at all with the salon and would not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

When I showed up at the salon for the first time, the woman at the front desk said I had an appointment with a different stylist than I requested. I believe I was switched to a newer stylist because she wasn't busy. Even though I requested a specific stylist when I made the appointment (due to recommendations on Citysearch), the woman at the front desk didn't seem to think that it mattered that they had switched me to a different stylist and hadn't even called to ask if this way ok. After talking with front desk coordinator for some time and them checking that the stylist I had originally had appointment with had time, I finally got in with the stylist I had scheduled the appointment with. (But while waiting for the person at the front desk to work everything out, the newer stylist called my name for the appointment and since they had not informed her about the situation and were not available to tell her since she was talking to the other other stylist at the time, I had to inform the newer stylist about the situation myself, which was very awkward.) Once I met the stylist I had requested for the appointment and she cut my hair, I was very happy with her personality and the results so I overlooked my initial experience and continued going to the same hair stylist. Months later the stylist left the salon. No one called from the salon to let me know about this, and the appointment was not rescheduled with another stylist either. Fortunately, I happened to call the day before to double check on the time of my appointment, and I was told she was no longer at the salon. The woman said they had called everyone to let them know. I asked what telephone number they had for me, and it happened to be with the wrong area code, which I knew I had given to them correctly. The girl didn't apologize, was rude and didn't suggest another stylist at the salon. Overall, I was happy with the stylist, but I was not impressed at all with the salon and would not go back.

Pros: Talented stylist

Cons: Unprofessional salon, parking

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I LOVE 526! Everyone there is awesome, and I've had nothing but great experiences with all of the services. Great atmosphere, excellent product line, comfortable climate - an all around fabulous experience. This is what a salon should be! Laura is an absolute gem too - she has a great aesthetic, she's creative, and she's one of the most talented colorists I've ever worked with! She is amazing! If I could give 526 ten stars, I would! The bottom line though, the work everyone there does speaks for itself. I get so many complements on my hair and my look all the time from total strangers. This is one of those places you only want to tell your sister or closest girlfriend about and keep it a secret from everyone else so it doesn't get so busy you can't get in anymore. It's a real treasure, a true diamond in the rough!

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★★★★★

I LOVE 526! Everyone there is awesome, and I've had nothing but great experiences with all of the services. Great atmosphere, excellent product line, comfortable climate - an all around fabulous experience. This is what a salon should be! Laura is an absolute gem too - she has a great aesthetic, she's creative, and she's one of the most talented colorists I've ever worked with! She is amazing! If I could give 526 ten stars, I would! The bottom line though, the work everyone there does speaks for itself. I get so many complements on my hair and my look all the time from total strangers. This is one of those places you only want to tell your sister or closest girlfriend about and keep it a secret from everyone else so it doesn't get so busy you can't get in anymore. It's a real treasure, a true diamond in the rough!

Pros: Great location, excellent service, amazing staff and killer product line!

Cons: Nothing!

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I have visited this salon a few times and I really love it. It is very nice, the people were all friendly and they were very affordable. I have my hair colored and cut by a few different stylists and the all did a great job.

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★★★★★

I have visited this salon a few times and I really love it. It is very nice, the people were all friendly and they were very affordable. I have my hair colored and cut by a few different stylists and the all did a great job.

Pros: friendly, nice, affordable

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Five Two Six is a stylish, yet approachable salon. The facial (my first ever) was so relaxing! She explained everything to me beforehand, but didn't bother me with the details during the process unless I asked a question. The facial lasted a full hour and my face was glowing and looked better after. They really catered to me and I didn't feel like they were rushing to the next appointment. I'll be going back for another very soon!

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★★★★★

Five Two Six is a stylish, yet approachable salon. The facial (my first ever) was so relaxing! She explained everything to me beforehand, but didn't bother me with the details during the process unless I asked a question. The facial lasted a full hour and my face was glowing and looked better after. They really catered to me and I didn't feel like they were rushing to the next appointment. I'll be going back for another very soon!

Pros: Stylish place, skilled staff

Cons: Street parking

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It is very attractive. Parking is not great but I could overlook that. My appointment was at the end of the day. I suspect that the person was tired from the lack of enthusiasm. I did not receive what I asked for. I am a college student and I felt like I was treated as such. I understand that because it happens a lot but I needed some serious taking care of because of all the study time lately. I felt a little gyped and that is why I am reviewing this which I generally wouldn't but it was a friday and I needed a pickup. Sorry!

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★☆☆☆☆

It is very attractive. Parking is not great but I could overlook that. My appointment was at the end of the day. I suspect that the person was tired from the lack of enthusiasm. I did not receive what I asked for. I am a college student and I felt like I was treated as such. I understand that because it happens a lot but I needed some serious taking care of because of all the study time lately. I felt a little gyped and that is why I am reviewing this which I generally wouldn't but it was a friday and I needed a pickup. Sorry!

Pros: attractive

Cons: parking and don't look like your in college

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I went to 526 on the recommendation of a friend of mine, and I was thrilled with the experience! The ambiance was soothing without being snooty, and there are plenty of nice things to look at while you wait. I got a haircut and color with Lezlie, and she did a great job! She was professional, but easy to talk to and was not at all condescending about the (poor!) condition of my hair. She told me what she was going to do before she did it, and she did what she said she would do (something I think is rare!) It was a very different haircut from what I've gotten elsewhere, but I love it. She used a semi-permanent dye on my hair, and although it has faded quite a bit at this point, I still get compliments (I went to another salon to get a trim, and the stylist there was impressed with how rich my color was 8 weeks after it had been colored!) I would definitely recommend this salon -- especially if you are tired of stylists making you feel bad for not keeping up with hair maintenance as well as you should!

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★★★★★

I went to 526 on the recommendation of a friend of mine, and I was thrilled with the experience! The ambiance was soothing without being snooty, and there are plenty of nice things to look at while you wait. I got a haircut and color with Lezlie, and she did a great job! She was professional, but easy to talk to and was not at all condescending about the (poor!) condition of my hair. She told me what she was going to do before she did it, and she did what she said she would do (something I think is rare!) It was a very different haircut from what I've gotten elsewhere, but I love it. She used a semi-permanent dye on my hair, and although it has faded quite a bit at this point, I still get compliments (I went to another salon to get a trim, and the stylist there was impressed with how rich my color was 8 weeks after it had been colored!) I would definitely recommend this salon -- especially if you are tired of stylists making you feel bad for not keeping up with hair maintenance as well as you should!

Pros: Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, high quality, low cost

Cons: Nothing as far as I could tell!

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Thank you so much! I have found a new salon. I have not had a regular place to go for a while, but now I do and have already booked my next appointment, which I never have done before. The owner, Ed cut my hair and did a great job. This place has a very cool aesthetic without the snob appeal. Friendliest all around!
Thanks again. Nancy

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★★★★★

Thank you so much! I have found a new salon. I have not had a regular place to go for a while, but now I do and have already booked my next appointment, which I never have done before. The owner, Ed cut my hair and did a great job. This place has a very cool aesthetic without the snob appeal. Friendliest all around!
Thanks again. Nancy

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I have looked for salon for awhile, after reading reviews on this site I decided to try this salon.
I was very surprised how nice this salon was. They did a great job on my haircut and it was half the price of my last two cuts. I would recommend this salon to anyone looking for a nice salon at a good price.

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★★★★★

I have looked for salon for awhile, after reading reviews on this site I decided to try this salon.
I was very surprised how nice this salon was. They did a great job on my haircut and it was half the price of my last two cuts. I would recommend this salon to anyone looking for a nice salon at a good price.

Pros: Good Price/Nice Location/Good Customer Service

Cons: Street Parking

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I tried this salon for the first time after reading reviews on citysearch and found it to be a great place. I had a spa service as well as my hair colored. They were able to fit me in on short notice. It was a really good price. They also had bumble and bumble products which are super hard to find. I was really happy with my services and after I received a thank you card for visiting their salon a couple of weeks after my service I really plan on returning.

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★★★★★

I tried this salon for the first time after reading reviews on citysearch and found it to be a great place. I had a spa service as well as my hair colored. They were able to fit me in on short notice. It was a really good price. They also had bumble and bumble products which are super hard to find. I was really happy with my services and after I received a thank you card for visiting their salon a couple of weeks after my service I really plan on returning.

Pros: Affordable, Friendly

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I visited this salon after finding it on citysearch and I was very happy with my service. while it was busy, it is the holidays, it was very cute and the people were all very friendly. I love my haircut and my color. It was MUCH cheaper then my last salon.They also offered me tea or hot cocoa or coffee. It was really nice. There was a gallery to look at fun jewlery while I was waiting for my color it was a great time. I would recomend this salon to everyone, also there were great coupons from this site.

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★★★★★

I visited this salon after finding it on citysearch and I was very happy with my service. while it was busy, it is the holidays, it was very cute and the people were all very friendly. I love my haircut and my color. It was MUCH cheaper then my last salon.They also offered me tea or hot cocoa or coffee. It was really nice. There was a gallery to look at fun jewlery while I was waiting for my color it was a great time. I would recomend this salon to everyone, also there were great coupons from this site.

Pros: Clean, Nice, Upscale but affordable

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I visited this salon on a whim. They were able to fit me in on an hour's notice. They were very nice and it was one of the coolest salons I have been in since I moved here from out of state. It was not as expensive as some other salons in the area. I plan to go back for my next haircut and possibly color. I would recommend this to anyone.

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★★★★★

I visited this salon on a whim. They were able to fit me in on an hour's notice. They were very nice and it was one of the coolest salons I have been in since I moved here from out of state. It was not as expensive as some other salons in the area. I plan to go back for my next haircut and possibly color. I would recommend this to anyone.

Pros: Affordable, Friendly, Good Service

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I think it is a cute place. It was too busy and I didn't get the service for the amount of money I was spending. I did more than one service to treat myself (thanks to my father and xmas) and I feel it wasn't as good as another local spot I go to. I decided to try it based on it's location and reveiws but I won't go back because I haven't compared my previous salon to any other since I have moved here. Now I know what I have and I am going to go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think it is a cute place. It was too busy and I didn't get the service for the amount of money I was spending. I did more than one service to treat myself (thanks to my father and xmas) and I feel it wasn't as good as another local spot I go to. I decided to try it based on it's location and reveiws but I won't go back because I haven't compared my previous salon to any other since I have moved here. Now I know what I have and I am going to go back.

Pros: It is a cute place

Cons: Poor service/too busy

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I agree with the other reviews listed below. This is one of the best. It is very nice, surprising for the price. Everyone was friendly! I have had so many co-workers and friends comment on how great it turned out. They have a cute spa and great products! I would highly recommend this salon to anyone.

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★★★★★

I agree with the other reviews listed below. This is one of the best. It is very nice, surprising for the price. Everyone was friendly! I have had so many co-workers and friends comment on how great it turned out. They have a cute spa and great products! I would highly recommend this salon to anyone.

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I have been to a lot of salons in the past but never anywhere with "the whole package" like 526. The atmosphere is very upscale with nice equipment (lay-back shampoo-sinks, private massage rooms, clean and modern stations, sharp shears, etc) and great natural light. I've been going to Krystal for a couple years now and even though I'm a self-proclaimed picky customer and I tend to change my mind constantly and change my hairstyle, she has always been able to read what I'm asking for and make my thick hair look chic and sleek. She's creative and detailed and always knows what's "in" but is responsive to any alternative style requests (I waver between wanting to look "rock and roll" and "mod" and everything in between and she's responsive to whatever). I get compliments on my hair every time I run errands after visiting 526. (I also have gone to Ashley and she's great, too.) My favorite thing about 526 is that the stylists can all work outside of the "Aveda" box - in that is seems like a lot of Twin Cities stylists know the same 10 hairstyles, but 526 is not like that at all - they go to trainings and shows and learn from each other - so you can walk out of there with a hairstyle that no other woman in the Cities has. They also carry bumble and bumble products, which I am now addicted to. Nobody has ever been snotty to me at all, in fact they're full-service and it's very comfortable there and it's not expensive at all for the quality of service you get. I highly recommend 526 to anyone of any age or style.

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★★★★★

I have been to a lot of salons in the past but never anywhere with "the whole package" like 526. The atmosphere is very upscale with nice equipment (lay-back shampoo-sinks, private massage rooms, clean and modern stations, sharp shears, etc) and great natural light. I've been going to Krystal for a couple years now and even though I'm a self-proclaimed picky customer and I tend to change my mind constantly and change my hairstyle, she has always been able to read what I'm asking for and make my thick hair look chic and sleek. She's creative and detailed and always knows what's "in" but is responsive to any alternative style requests (I waver between wanting to look "rock and roll" and "mod" and everything in between and she's responsive to whatever). I get compliments on my hair every time I run errands after visiting 526. (I also have gone to Ashley and she's great, too.) My favorite thing about 526 is that the stylists can all work outside of the "Aveda" box - in that is seems like a lot of Twin Cities stylists know the same 10 hairstyles, but 526 is not like that at all - they go to trainings and shows and learn from each other - so you can walk out of there with a hairstyle that no other woman in the Cities has. They also carry bumble and bumble products, which I am now addicted to. Nobody has ever been snotty to me at all, in fact they're full-service and it's very comfortable there and it's not expensive at all for the quality of service you get. I highly recommend 526 to anyone of any age or style.

Pros: Facilities, atmosphere, range of services

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I tried Five Two Six for the first time last summer - and was soooo happy with the results. In fact, up until then, I'd had nothing but horrible, shoddy experiences with other salons. This appointment, however, was fantastic. Walking in, I was immediately greeted by the staff and felt completely at home. My stylist was absolutely wonderful, professional, friendly, approachable, down-to-earth, etc. And the atmosphere of the salon - absolutely amazing! Relaxing yet trendy and upbeat - I can't say enough about the place. :)

I have to say, I now have so much faith in my stylist that, at my last appointment, I let her cut about five inches off my hair! I never would have done that had I not found this salon! Definitely recommend!!! :)

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★★★★★

I tried Five Two Six for the first time last summer - and was soooo happy with the results. In fact, up until then, I'd had nothing but horrible, shoddy experiences with other salons. This appointment, however, was fantastic. Walking in, I was immediately greeted by the staff and felt completely at home. My stylist was absolutely wonderful, professional, friendly, approachable, down-to-earth, etc. And the atmosphere of the salon - absolutely amazing! Relaxing yet trendy and upbeat - I can't say enough about the place. :)

I have to say, I now have so much faith in my stylist that, at my last appointment, I let her cut about five inches off my hair! I never would have done that had I not found this salon! Definitely recommend!!! :)

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Jen Helped me picked the best highlights for my hair. I was really unsure about what to do & she offered me great ideas! I have kept that color that past year that I have been going in. Im excited to see her ideas for winter!! Everyone there is so friendly and they never give me a hard time when I have come in with a bad cut or something bad in the past.

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★★★★★

Jen Helped me picked the best highlights for my hair. I was really unsure about what to do & she offered me great ideas! I have kept that color that past year that I have been going in. Im excited to see her ideas for winter!! Everyone there is so friendly and they never give me a hard time when I have come in with a bad cut or something bad in the past.

Pros: parking in easy, they give you coffee or water

Cons: there are no snack places around

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I love it here! Great atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful haircuts. I left feeling great about everything. I've only had a cut so far, but Jennifer did such an amazing job I'm switching to her as my stylist. I've gotten more compliments about this haircut than all the rest combined. Bumble and Bumble products and the gallery are a great perk as well.

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★★★★★

I love it here! Great atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful haircuts. I left feeling great about everything. I've only had a cut so far, but Jennifer did such an amazing job I'm switching to her as my stylist. I've gotten more compliments about this haircut than all the rest combined. Bumble and Bumble products and the gallery are a great perk as well.

Pros: Friendly staff, good service, no product pressure

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I have had my haircut at many different places in the twin cities and this was the best. They were very friendly and it was SO affordable. My stylist asked me alot of questions about what I wanted and I walked out with exactly what I asked for. I am SO happy, my roommate recently visited after seeing my hair and she also LOVED her service. I would recommend this place to everyone!!! :)

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★★★★★

I have had my haircut at many different places in the twin cities and this was the best. They were very friendly and it was SO affordable. My stylist asked me alot of questions about what I wanted and I walked out with exactly what I asked for. I am SO happy, my roommate recently visited after seeing my hair and she also LOVED her service. I would recommend this place to everyone!!! :)

Pros: Friendly, affordable, easy to find

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my girlfriends hair was good and mine was a very terrible experience i will never go back there again

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★☆☆☆☆

my girlfriends hair was good and mine was a very terrible experience i will never go back there again

Cons: I went home and cried about my hair. I am not a wimp and have never done that before

 

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