Carpe Diem Salon

★★★☆☆
  • 115 W 6th St

    Austin, TX 78701

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  • 512-476-1515

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First of all when I went in to my appointment for my relaxer treatment, the girl told me they have an excellent new relaxing system and product that they would try on my hair that, in any salon anywhere else I have ever been in the last 15 years, contradicted some of the important things you never wanna do during and before a cream straightening relaxer. Skeptical and hesitant knowing this, I figured I'd give it a try considering I had a shampoo, cut and style the previous time I'd been there and everything came out ok. After she explained some reason why we shouldn't rinse out the conditioner all the way, she then towel-dried my hair and said that in this "new" system we will start straightening my hair while it is DAMP. Hearing this I was for sure starting to question what the product was called and if they had used it on others before and if she was 100% sure that's what it said. As I continued to put more trust in her, she then began straightening my damp hair while scalding my scalp every few minutes for like 20 minutes. At this point I was definitely frustrated because of the fact that I was being burned constantly and that she seemed to be uninformed and ignorant of my hair type. She then gave up trying to go by the instructions on the jar and said that she will just go ahead and blow-dry the rest since my scalp was all burnt in several spots. When my hair was finally dry enough to cut, she then cut it into a bob that did not suit my head shape or face and tossed around my frizzed and fried hair trying to animate herself desperately and tell me how wild sexy and stylish it was. She was so trying to convince me of this as if she had, at some point along the way, figured out that something she did was Not right and that my hair was actually dried out and frizzed when I got out the chair. When I proceeded to the cashier counter downstairs she charged something like 120 or 150 dollars and I told her that I only had brought enough money for the relaxer treatment and that the stylist told me it was only $60. She then simply explained that it was $60 per hour and that I had been there for an hour and a half or so. After I guess hearing my concerns with the stylist I had, she then said that it's fine because I was not pleased with how my hair came out and that I do not have to go get more money. Because before she told me that, I offered to go home to go get more money, they just would of had to wait for like an hour because I had taken a bus to get there that day considering they are downtown off Brazos St. and I was afraid to carry extra cash with me on the bus than what I was going to need. So all-in-all I would have to say that my first experience their was just fine and the young ladies were very sweet and conversant and keep you company if you go on a day their not busy. But these girls were like 18, 19 years old. And I'm not trying to say that you cant be as good a stylist as someone that is older buuuut let's just say that with most things, age IS just a number. But when it comes to quality haircare from an experienced stylist, (not fresh out of vogue) I will definitely stay at the salon I have now been going to for more than 5 years now with successful relaxer treatments every time. :)

-Natalie Bell

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all when I went in to my appointment for my relaxer treatment, the girl told me they have an excellent new relaxing system and product that they would try on my hair that, in any salon anywhere else I have ever been in the last 15 years, contradicted some of the important things you never wanna do during and before a cream straightening relaxer. Skeptical and hesitant knowing this, I figured I'd give it a try considering I had a shampoo, cut and style the previous time I'd been there and everything came out ok. After she explained some reason why we shouldn't rinse out the conditioner all the way, she then towel-dried my hair and said that in this "new" system we will start straightening my hair while it is DAMP. Hearing this I was for sure starting to question what the product was called and if they had used it on others before and if she was 100% sure that's what it said. As I continued to put more trust in her, she then began straightening my damp hair while scalding my scalp every few minutes for like 20 minutes. At this point I was definitely frustrated because of the fact that I was being burned constantly and that she seemed to be uninformed and ignorant of my hair type. She then gave up trying to go by the instructions on the jar and said that she will just go ahead and blow-dry the rest since my scalp was all burnt in several spots. When my hair was finally dry enough to cut, she then cut it into a bob that did not suit my head shape or face and tossed around my frizzed and fried hair trying to animate herself desperately and tell me how wild sexy and stylish it was. She was so trying to convince me of this as if she had, at some point along the way, figured out that something she did was Not right and that my hair was actually dried out and frizzed when I got out the chair. When I proceeded to the cashier counter downstairs she charged something like 120 or 150 dollars and I told her that I only had brought enough money for the relaxer treatment and that the stylist told me it was only $60. She then simply explained that it was $60 per hour and that I had been there for an hour and a half or so. After I guess hearing my concerns with the stylist I had, she then said that it's fine because I was not pleased with how my hair came out and that I do not have to go get more money. Because before she told me that, I offered to go home to go get more money, they just would of had to wait for like an hour because I had taken a bus to get there that day considering they are downtown off Brazos St. and I was afraid to carry extra cash with me on the bus than what I was going to need. So all-in-all I would have to say that my first experience their was just fine and the young ladies were very sweet and conversant and keep you company if you go on a day their not busy. But these girls were like 18, 19 years old. And I'm not trying to say that you cant be as good a stylist as someone that is older buuuut let's just say that with most things, age IS just a number. But when it comes to quality haircare from an experienced stylist, (not fresh out of vogue) I will definitely stay at the salon I have now been going to for more than 5 years now with successful relaxer treatments every time. :)

-Natalie Bell

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I've had my hair cut here a couple of times. The location is convenient if you work downtown, but I found the salon to be only so-so and the stylists seem to be in transition a bit.

PROS: Downtown location
CONS: Salon prices for so-so style

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I've had my hair cut here a couple of times. The location is convenient if you work downtown, but I found the salon to be only so-so and the stylists seem to be in transition a bit.

PROS: Downtown location
CONS: Salon prices for so-so style

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I have been using this salon on and off for about 8 years now. They are in a great location downtown on 6th street. They have good hours, although they book up pretty far in advance so appointments can be hard to come by if you need your hair done for a spur of the moment event. My experience over the years with several of the stylists has been great. They do a great job on my hair, and not once have I walked out of their feeling displeased. They are pricey, but what do you expect for a trendy salon located right smack in the center of downtown. Parking is hard to come by, and you may have to park in a parking garage or else several streets away.

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I have been using this salon on and off for about 8 years now. They are in a great location downtown on 6th street. They have good hours, although they book up pretty far in advance so appointments can be hard to come by if you need your hair done for a spur of the moment event. My experience over the years with several of the stylists has been great. They do a great job on my hair, and not once have I walked out of their feeling displeased. They are pricey, but what do you expect for a trendy salon located right smack in the center of downtown. Parking is hard to come by, and you may have to park in a parking garage or else several streets away.

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I have always enjoyed my experince and my haircut at the Carpe Diem Salon. This salon is cutting edge as far as trend goes. It is right smack in the middle of downtown located on 6th street. The staff is trendy, friendly, and well trained. The prices are a little steep, but it is worth it for a good cut and color.

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I have always enjoyed my experince and my haircut at the Carpe Diem Salon. This salon is cutting edge as far as trend goes. It is right smack in the middle of downtown located on 6th street. The staff is trendy, friendly, and well trained. The prices are a little steep, but it is worth it for a good cut and color.

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