Upon entering Chrisiaan salon, I felt a warm careing atmosphere. The spa pedicure was so luxurious, the highlighting was perfect for my skin tone. I loved my new haircut and got great advice on how to take care of it, it is really easy. The eye brow sculpting and makeup application, it all took years off. My boyfriend fell in love all over again!!!!!!!!
The stylist I had at Christiaan salon was wonderful, Sacha. I loved her hair and we had the same hair so I got the same smart looking haircut and I??m going back next week to get the blonde hilights that she has. She is so pleasant and thoughtful, great coffee and a cookie. Christiaan??s is really cool!
I received a gift certificate for a manicure there and found the staff to be unfriendly. The manicurist seemed as if she felt that she could be doing a million better things with her time, and although I went to be pampered, I left feeling like I had wasted someone's time.
PROS: good manicure
CONS: unfriendly service
Desiree is a great esthetician. Painless, very thorough Bikini wax and the atmosphere is very comfortable.
Going to Christiaan Salon and Day Spa was the best decision I ever made!
I love the atmosphere. It has an artistic charm and is comfortable and clean.
I get my hair cut and highlighted at Christiaan's and Carol is my stylist. Because of her skill and experience I trust her completely. I never have to worry about getting a bad cut or something I didn't want. She gives me exactly the cut I want.
I don't mind spending a little more to get what I want. My hair is that important to me and I'm worth it!!
I recently moved to Providence and was in dire need of a hair cut. I found out about Christiaan Salon's new client discounts and immediately made an appointment. I am so happy I discovered this salon! Great customer service! I highly recommend Amanda as a stylist. She really listens to what you want and is very talented with a pair of scissors.
My only hesitation with Christiaan Salon is that it's a little expensive for my taste, and they require you to tip in cash (which is annoying for me because I hardly ever carry cash).
I haven't lived in Providence for over a year and I still miss this place. Shannon did an awesome job on my hair for at least 2 years and Tasha was great as well. After living in Baltimore for 6 months I was back in Prov for my wedding last October. On top of both ladies doing some juggling to get me in for hair and makeup, I left looking perfect for my big day without having had a trial run. Now I need a haircut, and wish I could just fly back for a day at Christiaan.
I have been a client of Sacha's for several years. I was referred by a friend years ago and I have been going there ever since. The salon is very clean and the staff is very knowledgeable and professional. They are constantly making updates to the services that they offer in order to keep up with any new hair trends. The main reason that I keep going back is because of the compliments that I am always getting on my hair cuts and color. I always leave the salon looking and feeling great. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Its where I send my friends and family.
A salon, like all businesses, has an atmosphere created by the owners and employees. From Bill's beautiful fresh flower window boxes, to refreshments upon entering, Christiaan's is committed to top-notch customer service and client satisfaction. I am a way-beyond middle-aged woman with gray hair. Initially Sheri and currently Carol have served as my stylists and have not only accepted but in fact complimented me on my hair's naturalness. Their cutting and styling skills are exceptional; their manner with clients natural, relaxed and always fun. Quite simply, I adore them.
Then, to have your hands (or feet) in the hands of Olga, warm, funny, and the manicurist-pedicurist supreme, is another extraordinary experience. Once every two weeks, I visit Olga and leave with better looking hands and a huge smile on my face. Oh my, we do laugh a lot!
And when your face is in the hands of Tasha's competent and gentle hands, your day is complete! Whether massaging the daily stress away or doing an ""archeological"" dig on my pores, Tasha is terrific.
My review would not be complete without mention of all the other staff members who I have found to be friendly, professional, and who work dilligently to provide the best service to all clients.
I am a 100% fan of Christiaan Salon, with absolutely no reservations to all who read this review. Men too! They all look great when they leave!
Always leave satisfied with all services i have received at Christiaan Salon and Day Spa, I have been a client for several years now and will not go anywhere else. Worth the drive from Narragansett! I have had the pleasure of having my hair done by Rikki, Carol and Sasha when Laura was out and Since Laura left, Amanda has done a great job with color and cut. thanks Amanda! All the ladies at Christiaans are great. Olga is awesome at manicures and pedicures! thanks Olga! oh and I can't forget Tasha, she too is awesome at waxing eyebrows- she makes your eyebrows look natural, not too thin! And of course there is Alex, at the desk, friendly and always patient!!!
I drive in from Massachusetts every five weeks to have Sacha do my color and cut. It's well worth the hour drive! My hair has never looked better. The style holds up all day long. She knows how to cut hair so it grows out nicely and keeps its shape. My color always looks natural, and my hair is nice and healthy. I love Christiaan so much that my mother is now a customer. She drives in from Massachusetts, too! The cost of my cut and color is $95 without tip -- which is a lot less than the $120 without tip that I was paying in Massachusetts (and I'm not talking about Boston, which is much more). And I never found a salon in Massachusetts that consistently gave me a great cut and color like Sacha at Christiaan.
This salon is worth an hour on the road and the gas money. You wear your hair every day. Thanks to Christiaan, I never have a bad hair day anymore. 8-)
This was my first visit to Christiaan. I have been going to a different salon but wasn't too impressed with the salon atmosphere, although the stylist is not bad. When I arrived, I had to wait for a minute because someone was being helped. But someone checked me in and offered me tea right away. Sacha came down to meet me for my hair cut right on time. She was very professional and friendly. I only had a haircut and style but I left Christiaan feeling very satisfied. Cost was a little bit more (not much) than what I used to pay but it was worth it. This is the longest my hair has been in years and she cut and layered quite a bit. I have thin, wavy hair and she blew it out curly beautifully. She informed me what products she used but didn't pressure to buy products. When asked, she also taught me how to blow it out straight. Thanks Sacha and Christiaan.
Pros: Great team of professional staff
Cons: Parking, cost
THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN!!! I LOVE THIS SALON I WOULD NEVER GO ANY WHERE ELSE.
Pros: THERE FRIENDLY AND UPDATED WITH THERE SERVICES
I got my japenese (permanent)Straightening at the Christiaan.Sacha is the hair stylist who did it. Please NEVER EVER get the hair straigtening at the salon.After the treatment I washed my hair and it turned back to curls.I called the salon and they said they are not ready to redo my hair and I need to everytime i wash my hair.This is completeley opposed to the meaning of permanent hair straightening.They charged me the premium rate than compared to boston downtown.
Cons: very expensive
I have extremely thick, wavy/curly, nearly impossible hair to cut + style. I've been to every big expensive salon in New York and Miami and have never had as wonderful an experience as I did with Riki at Christiaan. She listened to my questions, worries, hair complaints, etc, and gave me the best haircut I have ever had. It is just as I have wanted it for years...I almost can't believe it. I created an account on Citysearch just to write a review for this salon. The second thrilling surprise was the price...I've paid three times what Riki charged at places like Bumble & Bumble, Woodley & Bunny, etc. for a cut that has gone up into a bun within hours of leaving the salon. I walked through a small wind storm after leaving the appointment and my hair STILL looks awesome. I could not be happier. She is a miracle worker!
Recently while I was home for the summer I needed a haircut and color desperately! Riki Vieira came to my rescue. She is one of the newest additions to the already awesome cast at Christaan's. I never know what I want when I need to get my hair done. Enter Riki, you automatically know you're in good hands! She puts you at ease with her professionalism, and is just the person you want giving you the next look that hasn't even been in the magazines yet. She is forward thinking but also concerned with what would best work for you. She is by far the best colorist that has EVER touched my hair, she fixed the horrible blond chunks I had in my hair to sweet ""peek a boo"" pieces with a hint of lilac to them. She then proceeded to give me one of the newest TIGI hair cuts but tweaked it to my liking. (I have glasses so my fringe has to be cut a bit shorter.) \r
Riki has been cutting my hair for quite a few years now, I'd like to say I'd follow her wherever she goes, but I have a pretty cool job in Texas now. No one but Riki has managed to cut my hair the way I like it with little or no prompting. Beyond being intuitive to the customers needs she is also knows everything there is to know about all Tony and Guy products. She has never led me astray with whatever product she points me to. \r
Providence, you are very lucky to have Riki, if I could talk her into moving to Texas for me I would, but high school teachers generally don't have personal stylists!
Pros: Great atmosphere and service
Cons: Parking can be a bit difficult
It was my first time to the christiaan salon. I was a bit anxious about getting my hair cut. I had an appointment for a razor/scissor cut with Riki. She sat me down, we discussed what I needed. She worked diligently and confidantly. She has a great eye for detail and she knew exactly what cut I was looking for. Her techniques are very well thought out and show her dedication to her profession. She stayed focused on me and my cut through the duration. I am very impressed with Riki, and I know that anyone else who experiences a cut/color by her will feel the same.
Also, I loved the salon and the look. The girls who work in there were very down to earth and polite. The prices were extreamely reasonable especially for a stylist with the amount of talent and experience as Riki.
I visited the salon 2 weeks ago and my appointment was with Michelle. I had to write in and say i love my haircut! I have received so many compliments and I just love the way I look. She really listened to what I wanted and I just love the results! I also thought the staff was very friendly and I only had to wait 5 minutes. Great experience. I will be back!
I recently had my first vist at Christiaan Salon. From the moment I walked in I loved it! I was greeted by the receptionist when I checked in, served a cup of tea, and my stylist, Sacha, was right on time. I was nervous about having my hair colored some where new, but she talked to me for quite a while about my options. She did a fabulous job with the color and gave me a great cut! I will absolutely go back again!
Pros: friendly and talented staff, reasonable pricing
I am new to the Providence area and used this sight for recommendations. Thank you city search! I saw Tasha for hair removal and I loved the nufree hair removal system. It was less painful than waxing and I wasn't as red. The over all experience at Christiaan's was great. I was greeted at the desk with a warm smile and freiendly staff. I can't wait to return!
I've been having my hair cut and colored at Christiaan since 1995 and I have never had a less than fantastic experience. The owners, Bill and Sherri, and the various stylists are friendly, very well trained, and responsive to your wants and needs. If you want to try something ""new"" they'll give you an honest opinion and craft a look that fits your hair, complexion, and lifestyle. In 13 years I've had long hair, dark hair, short hair, light hair, and a bunch of things in-between - and each look was perfect for me at that particular stage in my life. But the best thing about Christiaan is that you'll walk out feeling like you have the hottest haircut in town - and who doesn't want that? :-)
Pros: minimal wait times, excellent products
Cons: parking can be tough at times
I first had by hair permanently straightened using the Bio-Ionic Retexturizing System back in October 2007 and I just had it done again (6 months later) and the results were absolutely amazing both times. I absolutely love my straight hair. I had wanted to do it for a while, but couldn't find the right place/stylist/product. Then, I found Shannon at Christiaan who uses the Bio-Ionic system. I met with Shannon for a consultation. She was beyond helpful in explaining every single step of the process in full detail. I decided to go through with it the following week. She did a PERFECT job. My hair looks incredible. Not only does she use the BEST product, but she is the BEST at the procedure. My hair is smoother, softer, and shinier than ever. Shannon takes as much time as she needs to make my hair perfect. And everyone at Christiaan is just so welcoming and sweet. I feel right at home when I'm there. I look forward to continuing the straightening process with Shannon and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone interested in permanently straightening their hair. I trust Shannon to do an outstanding job!!!!!
Pros: ambience, service
I have been visiting Christiaan for over 5 years on a weekly basis and have experienced a truly wonderful pampering! I have had my hair styled and cut by Sheri & Carol and have never received more personal compliments. Olga is amazing as she gives the best pedicure & manicure that you will ever have. They take personal pride in each service that is performed. You become a member of ""their family"" as they know all of your particular ""nuances"". I have two daughters and have introduced both to the salon services. They are both having their hair and nails done at Christiaan and have recommended their friends. My daughters love the staff and feel that they approach personal care with new and refreshed ideas. It is a delightful experience visiting Christaan that all should try!
I was referred to Christiaan?s salon by a friend. I?m happy to say, it has become my number one place to go because of the welcoming staff and exceptional salon services. The nail services are outstanding. Christiaan?s provides luxurious spa pedicures that include good exfoliation, masks, and a nice massage - all in a cozy, comfy atmosphere. My pedicures are one of the only times in my stressful life I get to relax. I strongly recommend trying it. Thank you, Gina, for this wonderful experience and for keeping my toes pretty all year long!!
Pros: Great atmosphere and service.
It has been said that when you're happy with something you'll tell 1 or 2 people, but if you're displeased you'll tell many more .... not only am I happy, I want to make sure that many, many people hear about the exceptional service that Ebonee provides her customers! I have been a client for 4 years, and never have I been disappointed! \r
Ebonee is so friendly, over the top accomodating, easy to discuss things with(on just about ANY topic, too!) knowledgable, creative, funny, adorable, comfortable with you, and without question - one talented stylist/colorist! She has a knack for just *knowing* what you need, and isn't afraid to make suggestions. She has confidence in her skills, and immediately makes a connection to you as her client. I have even entrusted my 7 year old to her for the past 3 years - and she was the one to do Locks for Love with her hair! \r
I cannot say enough great things about Ebonee, and the entire staff at Christiaan's, as well - they are a wonderfully well kept secret that found their niche taking good care of folks. Thank you, Ebonee - you're the best! :)
It was my first time at the salon and i liked it a lot!!!! \r
I had a haircut with Laura, she is great! Attentive, professional, patient. She will hear out your concerns and preferences, but would also recommend something she thinks will fit you better and all without being pushy, authoritative or pressuring you to buy stuff. She spent lots of time explaining how to style my hair and what will suit me best. She showed me how to use hair dryer to get maximum results and any question i had she answered. HIGHLY recommended!
Pros: Welcoming atmosphere, professional environment, friendly staff
I love Christiaan?s. So warm and cozy and up with the latest of everything. They listen to me and want me to be happy and attractive. They do just about everything there. It?s a classy place, but not snobby! I wouldn?t go anywhere else.
Pros: Very upbeat, friendly, professional classy and affordable.
I cannot speak to any of their other services, but waxing services are AWFUL. I have had quite a few bikini waxes, but this is the first one that left me with my entire bikini area in scabs. It was unbearably painful. The waxer had no clue what she was doing. She took forever, the wax was far too hot and she went over the same area repeatedly. As I said, I have had many bikini waxes, and I have never had a waxer need to go over the same area 3-4 times. I would not recommend that my worst enemy go here for a bikini wax. On top of everything, she was not very professional. She stood in the room with me while I undressed and it was rather uncomfortable. I would not recommend Christiaan for their waxing services, but perhaps their other services are better.
I've never write reviews like this. However, I had to say how happy I am with the blonde highlights that Laura recently gave me. I've lived in New York and Boston, and been to many salons in both cities. No person has ever been so meticulous and kind in picking the perfect blend of highlights and lowlights for my hair, nor in taking the time to weave them in so carefully. Additionally, there was no pressure at all to do anything that I did not want. If anything, I asked for shampoo recs, not the other way around. Thank you! I definitely recommend Christiaan's and would travel miles just to go to Laura again. The combination of friendly service and price cannot be surpassed!
After a year of searching for a salon I like, I finally found it. I loved this place because she took the time to go over what I was looking for and the end result really proved to be exceed my expectations. I walked out of there feeling very exicted to go back to try some of the new techiques in color that she had learned in a recent class. I HIGHLY recommend Christiaan Salon to anyone and everyone.\r
P.S. I have never written a review but felt compelled to share this great experience.
Pros: non intimidating, friendly, educated
I wanted a great new haircut for the spring and low lights. I got it at Christiaans. Eboney listened to what I wanted, showed me pictures and hair strand samples, took a lot of time to make sure I got just what I wanted. I couldnt be more pleased. I finally found someone who listened to me and wasnt intimidating. She had geraniums growing on her window sill, a big round window that overlooks Providence.
Pros: very friendly, they listen, very hip
There are a few personal and intimate relationships a woman forms in her life that would rate as important. A life partner, a physician and of course a hair stylist. When I moved to Providence I was faced with the task of finding a new stylist and salon. By virtue of a serendipitous internet search I found Christiaans Spa. From the beginning the talented staff at Christiaans Day Spa listened to what my needs were and matched me with a terrific is stylist, who is not only up-to-date in the current trends, she is always willing to go that extra mile to make each salon experience special. Every time I walk out of Christaans I truly say, That was just the best cut and color I ever had!
Pros: Friendly, Relaxing, Not too pricey
I've been a faithful Christiaan's client since I moved to Providence from NYC 7 years ago. The staff is very experienced and it's a very relaxed environment. My hair stylist Carol is European trained and works to get the best look for me. Shala's facials are customized for my skin needs and there is no pressue to purchase products. Olga's nail care keeps me looking polished! I also enjoy talking to her, but I haven't yet learned any Russian!! I think you would be happy with any of the professionals working there as it is a very well run salon.
I wanted a new look but not way out and crazy. The stylist had goes to a lot of classes, she showed me lots of picture. She took a lot of time showing me how to take care of my new style with the right products and finishing techniques. I felt great and looked even better.
Pros: happy place, good service, educated