Mina's Studio

★★★☆☆
HAIR, BODY,,NAIL & SKIN CARE
  • 400 S Elliott Rd K

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    Cross street: The Galleria Shopping Center

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  • 919-968-8548

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I've been going to Jessie Van Der Puy for years, I was surprised to get a call saying she had left suddenly. Because no one would tell me where she went and I needed to get my hair done I accepted an appointment with Lane. Big mistake!!! He was condescending, rude and didn't listen to a word I said. I left with the worst cut and highlights of my life. I was so upset I did a little digging and found Jessie at Bella Trio the highway 55 location. The number is (919)484-1221. I've learned my lesson I will follow Jessie wherever she goes ( once my hair grows back that is).

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I've been going to Jessie Van Der Puy for years, I was surprised to get a call saying she had left suddenly. Because no one would tell me where she went and I needed to get my hair done I accepted an appointment with Lane. Big mistake!!! He was condescending, rude and didn't listen to a word I said. I left with the worst cut and highlights of my life. I was so upset I did a little digging and found Jessie at Bella Trio the highway 55 location. The number is (919)484-1221. I've learned my lesson I will follow Jessie wherever she goes ( once my hair grows back that is).

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I should have gone out and skimmed the reviews before going to Mina's and trusting my hair to their stylists.

I have a very simple style and went in for a trim. A mere trim! The stylist didn't even listen to me. They went ahead and did what they wanted to do, and quite unapologetically! I emerged with bangs (which I despise and will now take forever to grow out!). There are all these wispy layers of hair that fall into my face and are very irritating. When I told them I was unhappy and that this wasn't what I asked for, they offered to cut more!

I am astonished at the lack of professionalism. And lack of skill and total disregard for the customer. This was likely the worst haircut I have ever had.

Don't go there unless you have a recommendation for a specific stylist from a person you TRUST!

Thank you insider pages! I will do my homework next time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I should have gone out and skimmed the reviews before going to Mina's and trusting my hair to their stylists.

I have a very simple style and went in for a trim. A mere trim! The stylist didn't even listen to me. They went ahead and did what they wanted to do, and quite unapologetically! I emerged with bangs (which I despise and will now take forever to grow out!). There are all these wispy layers of hair that fall into my face and are very irritating. When I told them I was unhappy and that this wasn't what I asked for, they offered to cut more!

I am astonished at the lack of professionalism. And lack of skill and total disregard for the customer. This was likely the worst haircut I have ever had.

Don't go there unless you have a recommendation for a specific stylist from a person you TRUST!

Thank you insider pages! I will do my homework next time.

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I came to Mina's Studio for a Brazilian wax at the recommendation of a co-worker, and it was advice well heeded! This uncomfortable and painless service was made very tolerable by Molly, one of the estheticians there. First of all, as it was my first time for this type of service I was very nervous, but her demeanor was very calming, professional, and she put me at ease right away. She talked me through it, what to expect, pre-care and post-care. And secondly, she used hard wax. I was told to ask for this wax as it is the least aggressive and least painful of the waxes and my skin didn't feel or look beat up after the process. I will definitely be back!

5
★★★★★

I came to Mina's Studio for a Brazilian wax at the recommendation of a co-worker, and it was advice well heeded! This uncomfortable and painless service was made very tolerable by Molly, one of the estheticians there. First of all, as it was my first time for this type of service I was very nervous, but her demeanor was very calming, professional, and she put me at ease right away. She talked me through it, what to expect, pre-care and post-care. And secondly, she used hard wax. I was told to ask for this wax as it is the least aggressive and least painful of the waxes and my skin didn't feel or look beat up after the process. I will definitely be back!

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The woman doing my pedicure (Mariana I think was her name) started late and finished early, kept on glancing at her mobile phone and texting, and left me for AGES (with feet in tub, then wrapped in the hot towels) after running off with mobile phone in hand beginning texting. She also did all the cleaning of the tub while I was sitting there, in the middle of my pedicure. Every stage of the pedicure was awfully rushed, with the result that the final job looks pretty bad - lots of places where the polish has gone awry (and been left on my skin). It's extraordinary to pay 56 dollars before tip for such terrible service.

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★☆☆☆☆

The woman doing my pedicure (Mariana I think was her name) started late and finished early, kept on glancing at her mobile phone and texting, and left me for AGES (with feet in tub, then wrapped in the hot towels) after running off with mobile phone in hand beginning texting. She also did all the cleaning of the tub while I was sitting there, in the middle of my pedicure. Every stage of the pedicure was awfully rushed, with the result that the final job looks pretty bad - lots of places where the polish has gone awry (and been left on my skin). It's extraordinary to pay 56 dollars before tip for such terrible service.

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I have gone to this salon for a few years. Always been generally happy with the cuts, color is fine (not earth-shattering), but I have never appreciated the customer service. The people I encounter (from the desk to the chair) are not particularly nice and treat me as though it is MY honor to be there and pay them. I pay a great deal of money for cuts, highlights and babysitting while I am there. After a recent encounter, I am calling it quits and finding another place.

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★★☆☆☆

I have gone to this salon for a few years. Always been generally happy with the cuts, color is fine (not earth-shattering), but I have never appreciated the customer service. The people I encounter (from the desk to the chair) are not particularly nice and treat me as though it is MY honor to be there and pay them. I pay a great deal of money for cuts, highlights and babysitting while I am there. After a recent encounter, I am calling it quits and finding another place.

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I visited and indicated to the stylist that it'd been ages since my last cut and wanted a new style, she trimmed my bangs and charged me $56 dollars without tip, with tip it was over $60. I am two weeks out from the visit and I have already picked a new place to try, 5th place within one year. Does no one in the triangle know style? Word of advice it doesn't take charging customers ridiculous rates to make your business great and I think alot of people automatically assume that if the salon is charging high it is because they perform well and this is just not the case. Keep in mind that my trim took less than $20 mins, wouldn't you like to make $56 every quarter hour? I would too.

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★☆☆☆☆

I visited and indicated to the stylist that it'd been ages since my last cut and wanted a new style, she trimmed my bangs and charged me $56 dollars without tip, with tip it was over $60. I am two weeks out from the visit and I have already picked a new place to try, 5th place within one year. Does no one in the triangle know style? Word of advice it doesn't take charging customers ridiculous rates to make your business great and I think alot of people automatically assume that if the salon is charging high it is because they perform well and this is just not the case. Keep in mind that my trim took less than $20 mins, wouldn't you like to make $56 every quarter hour? I would too.

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I've been going to Mina's for over 2 years now and have yet to be disappointed. Tsafi is one of the best hairdressers I've ever had. Though I had doubts about going so short, she really knew what would look best on me! I enjoy the visits and chatting, and they're always professional and 99% on time. Will continue to go as long as I live in the area!

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Mina's for over 2 years now and have yet to be disappointed. Tsafi is one of the best hairdressers I've ever had. Though I had doubts about going so short, she really knew what would look best on me! I enjoy the visits and chatting, and they're always professional and 99% on time. Will continue to go as long as I live in the area!

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I have had color and cut at Mina's. Wonderful haircut and expert color analysis. A bit loud and hectic in the salon but excellent services. Lots of products to choose from.

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★★★★☆

I have had color and cut at Mina's. Wonderful haircut and expert color analysis. A bit loud and hectic in the salon but excellent services. Lots of products to choose from.

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I have received a hair cut, manicure and a pedicure at Mina's. I was very pleased with the customer service and professionalism of the staff. They are expensive but you feel very special when receiving a service here. Try it to see for yourself.

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★★★★☆

I have received a hair cut, manicure and a pedicure at Mina's. I was very pleased with the customer service and professionalism of the staff. They are expensive but you feel very special when receiving a service here. Try it to see for yourself.

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What a disappointement. I went for a maniucure & pedicure expecting the best one I have ever gotten since they charge so much. Little did I know I would be drying my nails by holding them in front of a $5 fan. Person did an OK job but for the price they charge you deserve a lot better than they provide.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a disappointement. I went for a maniucure & pedicure expecting the best one I have ever gotten since they charge so much. Little did I know I would be drying my nails by holding them in front of a $5 fan. Person did an OK job but for the price they charge you deserve a lot better than they provide.

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My friends at Mina's Studio helped me out once again in a hair emergency and gave me a great cut (thanks Alejandra!) and I topped it off with a relaxing body massage from Heidi. I drove from Raleigh to get there but it wasn't too far off Hwy 40 and if you avoid rush hour it doesn't take too long. What I liked once I got there was that there was actually a lot of parking which is rare in businesses in Chapel Hill near Franklin Street. When I got in someone greeted me right away and I had great service throughout my time there. I'm just beginning to try all the services Mina's has (hair services, massage, facials, manicures, make-up, bridal, sunless tanning, etc). So far everything I have had done I have been happy with and I plan to keep coming back.

For those on a budget they now have an apprentice program with 2 new hairstylists that have graduated and have all their licenses and are supervised by the owners but the prices are more affordable. A friend had that done and was very happy. She said she got a great cut and highlight for a lot less but it was what she was used to with getting her hair done at Minas. Haven't tried it myself yet but just a recommendation for those wanting the top salon experience but trying to keep a budget.

Oh, and I have to say one more thing about the employees. Everyone is always the friendliest and most professional. Sometimes I have no idea what I want and they always are there with recommendations based on my face, style and skin color. I'm impressed on how they come through every time. I can say this customization is true from the massage therapists, estheticians, make-up artists to the hair stylists and manicurists (some based on my friends experience.

TIP: If you want a little quieter, more personalized attention go in the evening or weekend when there are less people. They have extended hours now and if you want to avoid traffic getting there and have a little quieter experience those hours work better.

PROS: Expertise, Location, Service, Friendly, Convenient, Have it all
CONS: Need more locations in Raleigh, Cary

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★★★★★

My friends at Mina's Studio helped me out once again in a hair emergency and gave me a great cut (thanks Alejandra!) and I topped it off with a relaxing body massage from Heidi. I drove from Raleigh to get there but it wasn't too far off Hwy 40 and if you avoid rush hour it doesn't take too long. What I liked once I got there was that there was actually a lot of parking which is rare in businesses in Chapel Hill near Franklin Street. When I got in someone greeted me right away and I had great service throughout my time there. I'm just beginning to try all the services Mina's has (hair services, massage, facials, manicures, make-up, bridal, sunless tanning, etc). So far everything I have had done I have been happy with and I plan to keep coming back.

For those on a budget they now have an apprentice program with 2 new hairstylists that have graduated and have all their licenses and are supervised by the owners but the prices are more affordable. A friend had that done and was very happy. She said she got a great cut and highlight for a lot less but it was what she was used to with getting her hair done at Minas. Haven't tried it myself yet but just a recommendation for those wanting the top salon experience but trying to keep a budget.

Oh, and I have to say one more thing about the employees. Everyone is always the friendliest and most professional. Sometimes I have no idea what I want and they always are there with recommendations based on my face, style and skin color. I'm impressed on how they come through every time. I can say this customization is true from the massage therapists, estheticians, make-up artists to the hair stylists and manicurists (some based on my friends experience.

TIP: If you want a little quieter, more personalized attention go in the evening or weekend when there are less people. They have extended hours now and if you want to avoid traffic getting there and have a little quieter experience those hours work better.

PROS: Expertise, Location, Service, Friendly, Convenient, Have it all
CONS: Need more locations in Raleigh, Cary

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This salon charges exorbitant prices for color--Manhattan prices to be exact, and you won't get the quality or treatment that you would expect. I paid $200 for highlights and was not even shown the blow dryer or helped with products to style my hair, etc. Colorist left me sitting under the dryer for 15 minutes after it turned off while she tended to another client. Very disappointing

PROS: Better than most salons in this area
CONS: overpriced, average color job

3
★★★☆☆

This salon charges exorbitant prices for color--Manhattan prices to be exact, and you won't get the quality or treatment that you would expect. I paid $200 for highlights and was not even shown the blow dryer or helped with products to style my hair, etc. Colorist left me sitting under the dryer for 15 minutes after it turned off while she tended to another client. Very disappointing

PROS: Better than most salons in this area
CONS: overpriced, average color job

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I have visited Minas Studio several times and have always been impressed with the business. The receptionist is always friendly and welcoming when you enter the salon. Alejandra has always done wonderful work with my hair. She has cut, permed and frosted my fair. I have always looked much better after she has worked on my hair. I have also had my nails done there and have had a massage. I have been very pleased with all of the services that were performed there. It is very good that they are open seven days a week so everybody can be served. The parking is great-don't have to drive around to find a place to park. All in all, visiting Mina's Studio has been a pleasurable experience for me. Try it! You will like it!

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★★★★★

I have visited Minas Studio several times and have always been impressed with the business. The receptionist is always friendly and welcoming when you enter the salon. Alejandra has always done wonderful work with my hair. She has cut, permed and frosted my fair. I have always looked much better after she has worked on my hair. I have also had my nails done there and have had a massage. I have been very pleased with all of the services that were performed there. It is very good that they are open seven days a week so everybody can be served. The parking is great-don't have to drive around to find a place to park. All in all, visiting Mina's Studio has been a pleasurable experience for me. Try it! You will like it!

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This place is great - love the people and the service I get. Big city salon feel with friendliness of small city. I tried after I heard they won Best Salon by Citysearch and Chapel Hill news and I was not disappointed. They have it all too with hair, body, nails and skin services available. My friend had her bridal services there and she loved it too. Very convenient for me being that it is right in the heart of Chapel Hill but no parking issues like a lot of the other places. When I went I had a haircut and highlighting done by Alejandra and she did a great job! Also was greeted by a friendly receptionist when I walked in and got straight in to Alejandra so loved the first experience. Some friends of mine tried the packages they offered and said they did a great job with the nails, massage and facial. Plus it was convenient that they were open 7 days a week so they just relaxed on a Sunday at the salon. Well just had to give my 2 cents after the other average reviews. My suggestion is to try it yourself and write back to everyone what you think. If your experience was like mine and my friends I think you'll be very happy. Oh, and I also liked that they have employees that speak spanish - great feature for my latin american friends. Gracias Mina's Studio!

PROS: Friendly, great location, best stylists, full service salon open 7 days/wk
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5
★★★★★

This place is great - love the people and the service I get. Big city salon feel with friendliness of small city. I tried after I heard they won Best Salon by Citysearch and Chapel Hill news and I was not disappointed. They have it all too with hair, body, nails and skin services available. My friend had her bridal services there and she loved it too. Very convenient for me being that it is right in the heart of Chapel Hill but no parking issues like a lot of the other places. When I went I had a haircut and highlighting done by Alejandra and she did a great job! Also was greeted by a friendly receptionist when I walked in and got straight in to Alejandra so loved the first experience. Some friends of mine tried the packages they offered and said they did a great job with the nails, massage and facial. Plus it was convenient that they were open 7 days a week so they just relaxed on a Sunday at the salon. Well just had to give my 2 cents after the other average reviews. My suggestion is to try it yourself and write back to everyone what you think. If your experience was like mine and my friends I think you'll be very happy. Oh, and I also liked that they have employees that speak spanish - great feature for my latin american friends. Gracias Mina's Studio!

PROS: Friendly, great location, best stylists, full service salon open 7 days/wk
CONS:

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I used Minas once for my hair and found it overpriced for the cut I got. Nothing specia. It is also confusing because as a new customer you don't know what price range the stylist you are assigned falls into. I love the manicures and pedicures there but $60 is too much for my toes! The manicure is very reasonably priced.

PROS: Trendy, full service salon
CONS: overpriced

3
★★★☆☆

I used Minas once for my hair and found it overpriced for the cut I got. Nothing specia. It is also confusing because as a new customer you don't know what price range the stylist you are assigned falls into. I love the manicures and pedicures there but $60 is too much for my toes! The manicure is very reasonably priced.

PROS: Trendy, full service salon
CONS: overpriced

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After moving to the Triangle, I was hard pressed to find a great salon. After many attempts, I was thrilled to finally find Mina's. I now have a great haircut and great highlights that I continuously get compliments on and considering what my hair looked like before - this is a miracle. I defnitely recommend Mina's...I wouldn't risk going anywhere else.

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★★★★☆

After moving to the Triangle, I was hard pressed to find a great salon. After many attempts, I was thrilled to finally find Mina's. I now have a great haircut and great highlights that I continuously get compliments on and considering what my hair looked like before - this is a miracle. I defnitely recommend Mina's...I wouldn't risk going anywhere else.

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I was pleased with my haircut when I went to Mina's. I had a very friendly stylist who did exactly what I wanted her to do. I was afraid to try a new place since I just moved here, but I will definately go back in for highlights when I need them. The salon was modern and really made you feel like you were in a big city right in the heart of Chapel Hill. I was pleased with the service that I got, but not overly impressed. If you need a haircut from a salon, check it out, but don't have too high of expectations.

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★★★☆☆

I was pleased with my haircut when I went to Mina's. I had a very friendly stylist who did exactly what I wanted her to do. I was afraid to try a new place since I just moved here, but I will definately go back in for highlights when I need them. The salon was modern and really made you feel like you were in a big city right in the heart of Chapel Hill. I was pleased with the service that I got, but not overly impressed. If you need a haircut from a salon, check it out, but don't have too high of expectations.

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At Mina's Studio, you will receive a warm welcome and a luxurious escape from your daily stresses. Our talented staff gives personalized attention to hair styling, nails, skin care and make-up. Mina's Studio has always owned the distinction of being voted ”BEST OF” by our wonderful clients winning the "Best Salon" Categories for Chapel Hill Magazine, The INDY, Herald Sun, Metro Magazine, Citysearch and other local publications over the years. Mina's Studio recently had the distinguished honor of being recognized as Brides Magazine "Best Salons for Wedding Hair and Make Up" list. Mina's was also voted “Best Manicures and Pedicures”, “Best Bikini Wax”, “Best Customer Service” and “Best Day Spa”. Our relationships within the community have allowed us to partake in charity events, professional photo shoots, exclusive bridal showcases and to provide fundraising in the salon for local organizations. Give us a call today for an appointment.. Hair Services and Products: - Haircuts and Hairstyling - Hair Color - Highlights and Lowlights - Keratin Complex - Ombre and Balayage - Brazilian Blow Out - UP-Do's / Special Occasion Hairstyles - Perm and Relaxer - Blow Dry Bar Nails: - Manicures - Pedicures - Shellac Manicures - Paraffin Treatments Skin Services: - Facial - Body Treatment - Waxing - Microdermabrasion - Tinting Bridal Services: - Bridal Hair Couture and Up-Do - Bridal Consulting Services Makeup with Instructions

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