Gary Allen Hair & Skin Care

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...this review is for MASSAGE ONLY. Otherwise, my hairdresser there is the best. I got a massage today at the last minute and never had that service previously. I am not even sure she is licensed, did not maggage at all just rubbed over the skin. I have inflamation on my left side, which is always obvious, and she did not even massage enough to notice. Do not waste your money. I am really surprised that Gary Allen salon would hire a person which is not skilled at their craft at all...I have been many places, spas as well as therapeutic and I know what a massage is and should do. I could not wait until it was over.....

2
★★☆☆☆

...this review is for MASSAGE ONLY. Otherwise, my hairdresser there is the best. I got a massage today at the last minute and never had that service previously. I am not even sure she is licensed, did not maggage at all just rubbed over the skin. I have inflamation on my left side, which is always obvious, and she did not even massage enough to notice. Do not waste your money. I am really surprised that Gary Allen salon would hire a person which is not skilled at their craft at all...I have been many places, spas as well as therapeutic and I know what a massage is and should do. I could not wait until it was over.....

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My rating is much lower today than it would have been just a mere two weeks ago. Gary Allen has been a great place for me, a black woman, to get regular haircuts. However, today i was unable to be seen on time for my appointment; because apparently the wannabe hairstylist, Vessa, did not feel "comfortable" cutting "ethnic" hair. My hair is relaxed, therefore when it comes to cutting it, there is very minimum difference between my hair and I guess its call "unethnical" hair. However, she wouldn't even touch my hair. Anyways, I was there waiting until Jessica came to the rescue. She did an excellent job. The front desk was also great in finding someone who felt "comfortable" doing my hair, and also giving me credit for having to wait. All in all, my experience today made me realize that Gary Allen actually doesn't put much importance on ethnic hair. Apparently the stylists regularly attend classes to stay in touch with the trends, but I guess styling ethnic hair isn't something they are required to feel "comfortable" with.

2
★★☆☆☆

My rating is much lower today than it would have been just a mere two weeks ago. Gary Allen has been a great place for me, a black woman, to get regular haircuts. However, today i was unable to be seen on time for my appointment; because apparently the wannabe hairstylist, Vessa, did not feel "comfortable" cutting "ethnic" hair. My hair is relaxed, therefore when it comes to cutting it, there is very minimum difference between my hair and I guess its call "unethnical" hair. However, she wouldn't even touch my hair. Anyways, I was there waiting until Jessica came to the rescue. She did an excellent job. The front desk was also great in finding someone who felt "comfortable" doing my hair, and also giving me credit for having to wait. All in all, my experience today made me realize that Gary Allen actually doesn't put much importance on ethnic hair. Apparently the stylists regularly attend classes to stay in touch with the trends, but I guess styling ethnic hair isn't something they are required to feel "comfortable" with.

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Recently revisited the Gary Alan salon after a hiatus. I told the receptionist what I was looking for and she recommended Shellie. Shellie is fabulous. She listens and then performs her art. I have had haircuts all over the world and the best of all is in my own city. My only comment is the shampoo/massage could be a little longer.

4
★★★★☆

Recently revisited the Gary Alan salon after a hiatus. I told the receptionist what I was looking for and she recommended Shellie. Shellie is fabulous. She listens and then performs her art. I have had haircuts all over the world and the best of all is in my own city. My only comment is the shampoo/massage could be a little longer.

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The salon is Amazing! Since I've been going, I've seen three people. The first was Swanna- I have absolutely no complaints and thought she was very good, but I wasn't sure she was modern enough for when I made a more drastic cut. Very nice personality (might recommend for an older patron). My main stylist is Jennifer. She is a hair artist! She is nothing short of amazing- she does excellent layers and bangs and every hair cut is better than you could've envisioned. Ever! Today I went to get my bangs trimmed (I think all of the stylists do this free) and somehow ended up with Nicki (spelling I'm not sure of) . She made me look like a 10 yr old version of Moe from the Three Stooges. It was awful and I was almost in tears- I don't know anything else about her and everyone has bad days...I'm not going to hold it against her...... But Jennifer fixed it for me :) (Both were free) Despite this bang mishap, I've never heard of anyone who's left with a bad haircut- and I know several people who go here and recommend them to everyone. My teenage sister got a dramatically shorter haircut for the first time in her life a couple weeks ago and saw Rachel (or another name with an R). Shes younger, very fun and my sister Loved her haircut. She had her reserves before she went in but left raving about her cut and everyone thinks her hair looks amazing!
As far as price goes, I'd say theyre fairly cheap for the amazing stylists that they have! If you want a $12 haircut, you can go to Hair Cuttery/SuperCuts and come out looking like you got a $10 haircut. If you want to look like a million bucks, go to Gary Allen. Also very good for long hair- if you go to a crappy salon with long hair, they usually charge you extra for ridiculous things, like hair drying- sometimes as much as an extra cut- you dont have to deal with that here. Ive been to other salons in the area (like Dimensions for 1.5 yrs) and none compare, both with quality and price.

5
★★★★★

The salon is Amazing! Since I've been going, I've seen three people. The first was Swanna- I have absolutely no complaints and thought she was very good, but I wasn't sure she was modern enough for when I made a more drastic cut. Very nice personality (might recommend for an older patron). My main stylist is Jennifer. She is a hair artist! She is nothing short of amazing- she does excellent layers and bangs and every hair cut is better than you could've envisioned. Ever! Today I went to get my bangs trimmed (I think all of the stylists do this free) and somehow ended up with Nicki (spelling I'm not sure of) . She made me look like a 10 yr old version of Moe from the Three Stooges. It was awful and I was almost in tears- I don't know anything else about her and everyone has bad days...I'm not going to hold it against her...... But Jennifer fixed it for me :) (Both were free) Despite this bang mishap, I've never heard of anyone who's left with a bad haircut- and I know several people who go here and recommend them to everyone. My teenage sister got a dramatically shorter haircut for the first time in her life a couple weeks ago and saw Rachel (or another name with an R). Shes younger, very fun and my sister Loved her haircut. She had her reserves before she went in but left raving about her cut and everyone thinks her hair looks amazing!
As far as price goes, I'd say theyre fairly cheap for the amazing stylists that they have! If you want a $12 haircut, you can go to Hair Cuttery/SuperCuts and come out looking like you got a $10 haircut. If you want to look like a million bucks, go to Gary Allen. Also very good for long hair- if you go to a crappy salon with long hair, they usually charge you extra for ridiculous things, like hair drying- sometimes as much as an extra cut- you dont have to deal with that here. Ive been to other salons in the area (like Dimensions for 1.5 yrs) and none compare, both with quality and price.

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Had a great experience here. The salon was recom. to my by a friend for waxing. I had the best eye brow wax ever by Georgia. She spent lots of time perfecting my overgrown brows. Janna did my cut and color. Blonde highlights look really natural and gave me a great shape to my hair. This was my first time and I already booked my second appt 8 weeks later. I feel their prices are very comp to other quality salons in the area.

4
★★★★☆

Had a great experience here. The salon was recom. to my by a friend for waxing. I had the best eye brow wax ever by Georgia. She spent lots of time perfecting my overgrown brows. Janna did my cut and color. Blonde highlights look really natural and gave me a great shape to my hair. This was my first time and I already booked my second appt 8 weeks later. I feel their prices are very comp to other quality salons in the area.

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I met Gary at a party and rudely forced him to talk shop, since I am new to HR and needed to find a stylist. We talked for a few minutes and he reccomended that I go see Tiffany. Well, after meeting her, it's apparent he really knows his stuff. She did a great job listening to what I needed, and then really gave me a great haircut. She spent a lot of time going over styling tips (I'm a ponytail addict and went short) and really made it simple for me to replicate the look I left with. I'm not sure why people are complaining about price - $45 is nothing for a haircut in most cities. I moved from Philly, Denver and DC and have never gotten a decent haircut for less than 50. If you want to pay $20 go to SuperCuts! If you want a fabulous cut, go to Gary Allen Salon!

5
★★★★★

I met Gary at a party and rudely forced him to talk shop, since I am new to HR and needed to find a stylist. We talked for a few minutes and he reccomended that I go see Tiffany. Well, after meeting her, it's apparent he really knows his stuff. She did a great job listening to what I needed, and then really gave me a great haircut. She spent a lot of time going over styling tips (I'm a ponytail addict and went short) and really made it simple for me to replicate the look I left with. I'm not sure why people are complaining about price - $45 is nothing for a haircut in most cities. I moved from Philly, Denver and DC and have never gotten a decent haircut for less than 50. If you want to pay $20 go to SuperCuts! If you want a fabulous cut, go to Gary Allen Salon!

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I am in a band a need appointments that are quick and on time. I travel all over the world and do not like to wait. I have been coming to Kathy for 3 years. So far she has never had me wait more than 10 minutes. My color is the best I have ever had. I had the same request for years and could never find anyone who could achieve it.

5
★★★★★

I am in a band a need appointments that are quick and on time. I travel all over the world and do not like to wait. I have been coming to Kathy for 3 years. So far she has never had me wait more than 10 minutes. My color is the best I have ever had. I had the same request for years and could never find anyone who could achieve it.

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Love this salon ..I have moved around a good deal and that means a lot of hair salons and hair cuts..I have only liked one other salon as much and that was in South Carolina
Pros's
1. One of the only Salons where I ALWAYS get what I want or as close as possible to the style I want
2. Staff really listens to what you want and trys to give it to you and will tell you if it just wont work with your hair, skin etc.. and trys to give you an alternative you like just as much if not more
3. Front Desk staff is very professional and friendly
4. Shampoos end with a scalp massage
5. Environment is relaxed and comfortable with a nice up scale feel but not snooty
6. Staff is okay with you switching professional if you vibe better with another hairdresser its okay no evil looks
Cons:
1. Not enough magazines in the waiting area
seriously that is all I can think of

I have paid more for hair cuts and colors that are not half as good as what I get here and seriously thought about this salon all of the time I was away from VAbeach when I was comparing other salons they pretty much fell short

I trust this salon enough to reccomend it to my mom ( she goes there now and looks GREAT) so they can cut any age group and seem comfortable doing so

Ask for Janna she is sweet , a great stylest and amazing with color she took me from some odd red and blond highlights (ugly seriously) which were done ELSE WHERE to a great blond color that I am loving more and more each day

I was so excited to come back to this salon

5
★★★★★

Love this salon ..I have moved around a good deal and that means a lot of hair salons and hair cuts..I have only liked one other salon as much and that was in South Carolina
Pros's
1. One of the only Salons where I ALWAYS get what I want or as close as possible to the style I want
2. Staff really listens to what you want and trys to give it to you and will tell you if it just wont work with your hair, skin etc.. and trys to give you an alternative you like just as much if not more
3. Front Desk staff is very professional and friendly
4. Shampoos end with a scalp massage
5. Environment is relaxed and comfortable with a nice up scale feel but not snooty
6. Staff is okay with you switching professional if you vibe better with another hairdresser its okay no evil looks
Cons:
1. Not enough magazines in the waiting area
seriously that is all I can think of

I have paid more for hair cuts and colors that are not half as good as what I get here and seriously thought about this salon all of the time I was away from VAbeach when I was comparing other salons they pretty much fell short

I trust this salon enough to reccomend it to my mom ( she goes there now and looks GREAT) so they can cut any age group and seem comfortable doing so

Ask for Janna she is sweet , a great stylest and amazing with color she took me from some odd red and blond highlights (ugly seriously) which were done ELSE WHERE to a great blond color that I am loving more and more each day

I was so excited to come back to this salon

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I recently moved to the area, and was recommended by the receptionist to see Summer for my brazilian wax. I had been getting the service done for a long time back in L.A. and was nervous to try someone new. She was great! And she made me laugh too-which is nice because it's such an embarrassing situation anyway....Everyone that works there is very friendly and professional. I definitely recommend this salon.

5
★★★★★

I recently moved to the area, and was recommended by the receptionist to see Summer for my brazilian wax. I had been getting the service done for a long time back in L.A. and was nervous to try someone new. She was great! And she made me laugh too-which is nice because it's such an embarrassing situation anyway....Everyone that works there is very friendly and professional. I definitely recommend this salon.

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I've been going to Gary Allen for over 2 years and have worked with many stylist there. I was recommended to Jen through a friend. I asked Jen to lighten my base and give me a few more blond highlights. What I got was yellow hair with orange streaks! I strongly recommend you do not go to this salon. They are gossipy, immature and overpriced.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I've been going to Gary Allen for over 2 years and have worked with many stylist there. I was recommended to Jen through a friend. I asked Jen to lighten my base and give me a few more blond highlights. What I got was yellow hair with orange streaks! I strongly recommend you do not go to this salon. They are gossipy, immature and overpriced.

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Gary's was nice I loved Georgia who did my brow wax, great experience with her, however, I have had my haircut by Janna, and felt like she was rushing me out of the place by the end. Things started off well although I thought she would try to get a better idea of what i wanted. I was expecting for her to cut some more layers into the hair and spend a little more time styling. as soon as it was dry she was like ok look at the back, I should have spoken up so it is partially my fault that i didn't end up with the look I wanted. Although my hair has gotten compliments already and it has been just a few days. I may return but try a different stylist. I think maybe the salon books the appointments a little too close so the stylist are in too big of a hurry. At other salons I felt like when I left I was ready for a night on the town, here I felt that I had to go home and do the finishing touches to the style. Also if you see the prices online for haircut they are not accurate you will need to ask before you book if price is an issue. It said for the top level hairstylist to do a cut, shampoo, and blowdry was 40 dollars but they charge 45 for the haircut and another 10 for the shampoo, so I don't know what that was about. over all it was good but they still have to work some kinks out.

3
★★★☆☆

Gary's was nice I loved Georgia who did my brow wax, great experience with her, however, I have had my haircut by Janna, and felt like she was rushing me out of the place by the end. Things started off well although I thought she would try to get a better idea of what i wanted. I was expecting for her to cut some more layers into the hair and spend a little more time styling. as soon as it was dry she was like ok look at the back, I should have spoken up so it is partially my fault that i didn't end up with the look I wanted. Although my hair has gotten compliments already and it has been just a few days. I may return but try a different stylist. I think maybe the salon books the appointments a little too close so the stylist are in too big of a hurry. At other salons I felt like when I left I was ready for a night on the town, here I felt that I had to go home and do the finishing touches to the style. Also if you see the prices online for haircut they are not accurate you will need to ask before you book if price is an issue. It said for the top level hairstylist to do a cut, shampoo, and blowdry was 40 dollars but they charge 45 for the haircut and another 10 for the shampoo, so I don't know what that was about. over all it was good but they still have to work some kinks out.

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I have been going there for just over a year and not regreated one moment there. Robbie is my hair stylest and I can not say enough about him. If you want to go red here is the man to do it and you will not look like every other woman walking down the street. Jaliena does my nails-good going girlfriend and Georgia gives the best facial on both east and west coasts. I would fly out here for her.Keep up the good work.........

5
★★★★★

I have been going there for just over a year and not regreated one moment there. Robbie is my hair stylest and I can not say enough about him. If you want to go red here is the man to do it and you will not look like every other woman walking down the street. Jaliena does my nails-good going girlfriend and Georgia gives the best facial on both east and west coasts. I would fly out here for her.Keep up the good work.........

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DEBBIE is my hair stylist. She is GREAT! She is the only one I trust to cut my hair. In 4 years, I have only gone back once for a "touch up" on a style and she did it for free. They do pamper you, but it's not over the top~

PROS: very nice salon
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

DEBBIE is my hair stylist. She is GREAT! She is the only one I trust to cut my hair. In 4 years, I have only gone back once for a "touch up" on a style and she did it for free. They do pamper you, but it's not over the top~

PROS: very nice salon
CONS:

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I recieve a gift certificate from my boss for this salon. It is a little difficult to get an appointment time that is convenient so be sure to make it early but they are absolutely wonderful here and very friendly. The atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful. You are treated to veverages while you have your hair done. The shampoo is to die for. I wish I could afford to go here every day. You'll definitely feel indulged.

4
★★★★☆

I recieve a gift certificate from my boss for this salon. It is a little difficult to get an appointment time that is convenient so be sure to make it early but they are absolutely wonderful here and very friendly. The atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful. You are treated to veverages while you have your hair done. The shampoo is to die for. I wish I could afford to go here every day. You'll definitely feel indulged.

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The only time I was able to get in was with an appointment, even though they say they take walk ins. The hair salon was very busy and the stylists were very professional. I overheard a few consultations while I waited for my technician...they are very thorough and it seems they want a great understanding before they start cutting and styling.

The technician who did my wax was thorough and did a great job. This was the only place I found in Virginia Beach who did waxing the way I wanted.

3
★★★☆☆

The only time I was able to get in was with an appointment, even though they say they take walk ins. The hair salon was very busy and the stylists were very professional. I overheard a few consultations while I waited for my technician...they are very thorough and it seems they want a great understanding before they start cutting and styling.

The technician who did my wax was thorough and did a great job. This was the only place I found in Virginia Beach who did waxing the way I wanted.

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Gary Allen hair salon is horrbile. They are over priced for the service you receive. Debbie one of the stylist there gave me a horrid hair cut and then the salon would not fix it for free. I would not ever go back or recommend someone to go there for a hair need.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Gary Allen hair salon is horrbile. They are over priced for the service you receive. Debbie one of the stylist there gave me a horrid hair cut and then the salon would not fix it for free. I would not ever go back or recommend someone to go there for a hair need.

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This salon is high maintenance and high quality. A friend had a bad dye job at another salon and Gary Allen fixed it. The atmosphere is like non-other.

5
★★★★★

This salon is high maintenance and high quality. A friend had a bad dye job at another salon and Gary Allen fixed it. The atmosphere is like non-other.

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My rating is much lower today than it would have been just a mere two weeks ago. Gary Allen has been a great place for me, a black woman, to get regular haircuts. However, today i was unable to be seen on time for my appointment; because

6
★★★★★

My rating is much lower today than it would have been just a mere two weeks ago. Gary Allen has been a great place for me, a black woman, to get regular haircuts. However, today i was unable to be seen on time for my appointment; because

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I have been going to Jennifer Baker for awhile. I just walked in without an appointment and she was the stylist available. WOW! She always listens to what you want and she always offers salon options but is not pushy about you

6
★★★★★

I have been going to Jennifer Baker for awhile. I just walked in without an appointment and she was the stylist available. WOW! She always listens to what you want and she always offers salon options but is not pushy about you

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The salon is Amazing! Since I've been going, I've seen three people. The first was Swanna- I have absolutely no complaints and thought she was very good, but I wasn't sure she was modern enough for when I made a more drastic cut. Very nice

6
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The salon is Amazing! Since I've been going, I've seen three people. The first was Swanna- I have absolutely no complaints and thought she was very good, but I wasn't sure she was modern enough for when I made a more drastic cut. Very nice

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I've been going to Gary Allan for about 6 or 7 years now and have never been let down. My stylist has been Shannon F. the entire time, except for my prom after she cut and colored my hair she turned me over to another stylist, Jenna, who did my updo. I have been amazed with both stylists and their spa is great as well. I've gotten my brows, make-up, nails, and I even had my first brazilian and I was so nervous but the staff there are polite and profesional and put me at ease. Hurt like hell still but I wouldn't go anywhere else. Love you Shannon and see you saturday!

5
★★★★★

I've been going to Gary Allan for about 6 or 7 years now and have never been let down. My stylist has been Shannon F. the entire time, except for my prom after she cut and colored my hair she turned me over to another stylist, Jenna, who did my updo. I have been amazed with both stylists and their spa is great as well. I've gotten my brows, make-up, nails, and I even had my first brazilian and I was so nervous but the staff there are polite and profesional and put me at ease. Hurt like hell still but I wouldn't go anywhere else. Love you Shannon and see you saturday!

Pros: great stylists

Cons: none

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Love this salon ..I have moved around a good deal and that means a lot of hair salons and hair cuts..I have only liked one other salon as much and that was in South Carolina
Pros's
1. One of the only Salons where I ALWAYS get what I want or as close as possible to the style I want
2. Staff really listens to what you want and trys to give it to you and will tell you if it just wont work with your hair, skin etc.. and trys to give you an alternative you like just as much if not more
3. Front Desk staff is very professional and friendly
4. Shampoos end with a scalp massage
5. Environment is relaxed and comfortable with a nice up scale feel but not snooty
6. Staff is okay with you switching professional if you vibe better with another hairdresser its okay no evil looks
Cons:
1. Not enough magazines in the waiting area
seriously that is all I can think of

I have paid more for hair cuts and colors that are not half as good as what I get here and seriously thought about this salon all of the time I was away from VAbeach when I was comparing other salons they pretty much fell short

I trust this salon enough to recommend it to my mom ( she goes there now and looks GREAT) so they can cut any age group and seem comfortable doing so

Ask for Janna she is sweet , a great stylest and amazing with color she took me from some odd red and blond highlights (ugly seriously) which were done ELSE WHERE to a great blond color that I am loving more and more each day

I was so excited to come back to this salon

5
★★★★★

Love this salon ..I have moved around a good deal and that means a lot of hair salons and hair cuts..I have only liked one other salon as much and that was in South Carolina
Pros's
1. One of the only Salons where I ALWAYS get what I want or as close as possible to the style I want
2. Staff really listens to what you want and trys to give it to you and will tell you if it just wont work with your hair, skin etc.. and trys to give you an alternative you like just as much if not more
3. Front Desk staff is very professional and friendly
4. Shampoos end with a scalp massage
5. Environment is relaxed and comfortable with a nice up scale feel but not snooty
6. Staff is okay with you switching professional if you vibe better with another hairdresser its okay no evil looks
Cons:
1. Not enough magazines in the waiting area
seriously that is all I can think of

I have paid more for hair cuts and colors that are not half as good as what I get here and seriously thought about this salon all of the time I was away from VAbeach when I was comparing other salons they pretty much fell short

I trust this salon enough to recommend it to my mom ( she goes there now and looks GREAT) so they can cut any age group and seem comfortable doing so

Ask for Janna she is sweet , a great stylest and amazing with color she took me from some odd red and blond highlights (ugly seriously) which were done ELSE WHERE to a great blond color that I am loving more and more each day

I was so excited to come back to this salon

Pros: friendly staff, great service, environment is relaxing

Cons: more magazines needed in waiting area :-)

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I thought the salon was magnificent. Too bad the female hairdresser I had wasn't. Can't remember her name...may have started with a J? Like I said, the salon was terrific, but if you go, I suggest a stylist other than her. She seemed pretty rude and rushed thru the cut and style.

3
★★★☆☆

I thought the salon was magnificent. Too bad the female hairdresser I had wasn't. Can't remember her name...may have started with a J? Like I said, the salon was terrific, but if you go, I suggest a stylist other than her. She seemed pretty rude and rushed thru the cut and style.

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Gary's was nice I loved Georgia who did my brow wax, great experience with her, however, I have had my haircut by Janna, and felt like she was rushing me out of the place by the end. Things started off well although I thought she would try to get a better idea of what i wanted. I was expecting for her to cut some more layers into the hair and spend a little more time styling. as soon as it was dry she was like ok look at the back, I should have spoken up so it is partially my fault that i didn't end up with the look I wanted. Although my hair has gotten compliments already and it has been just a few days. I may return but try a different stylist. I think maybe the salon books the appointments a little too close so the stylist are in too big of a hurry. At other salons I felt like when I left I was ready for a night on the town, here I felt that I had to go home and do the finishing touches to the style. Also if you see the prices online for haircut they are not accurate you will need to ask before you book if price is an issue. It said for the top level hairstylist to do a cut, shampoo, and blowdry was 40 dollars but they charge 45 for the haircut and another 10 for the shampoo, so I don't know what that was about. over all it was good but they still have to work some kinkks out.

3
★★★☆☆

Gary's was nice I loved Georgia who did my brow wax, great experience with her, however, I have had my haircut by Janna, and felt like she was rushing me out of the place by the end. Things started off well although I thought she would try to get a better idea of what i wanted. I was expecting for her to cut some more layers into the hair and spend a little more time styling. as soon as it was dry she was like ok look at the back, I should have spoken up so it is partially my fault that i didn't end up with the look I wanted. Although my hair has gotten compliments already and it has been just a few days. I may return but try a different stylist. I think maybe the salon books the appointments a little too close so the stylist are in too big of a hurry. At other salons I felt like when I left I was ready for a night on the town, here I felt that I had to go home and do the finishing touches to the style. Also if you see the prices online for haircut they are not accurate you will need to ask before you book if price is an issue. It said for the top level hairstylist to do a cut, shampoo, and blowdry was 40 dollars but they charge 45 for the haircut and another 10 for the shampoo, so I don't know what that was about. over all it was good but they still have to work some kinkks out.

Pros: I get compliments on the services I received

Cons: They rush you through don't pamper

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My experience with this salon has been nothing but fabulous every single time! I started going here about 3 years ago when Shannon Paul, my EXCELLENT colorist & sweetst girl ever, moved to this location from a previous salon. Besides having my hair cut & highlighted here, which by the way, my girl is fantastic! I have had other stylists highlight my hair before, but being that I am a pretty dark brunette naturally, no one would get my hair as beautifully super light blonde as I liked, and have it look completely natural and multi-faceted! And most importatnly, I never walk out of the salon feeling like i am super dry and over-processed. SHE ROCKS! In the time I have been coming here I have taken advatage of their other services as well. This salon went above and beyond when I had my wedding parties updo's, the girls were very friendly and were accomodating with all my ideas. I even come in once in a while for an updo "just because" for a night out or special occasion. The salon is very clean and extremely comfortable, the staff at the front is also very friendly and always willing to please! Thanks Shannon for my beautiful blonde locks and thanks Gary Allan for a wonderful experience EVERY TIME!

5
★★★★★

My experience with this salon has been nothing but fabulous every single time! I started going here about 3 years ago when Shannon Paul, my EXCELLENT colorist & sweetst girl ever, moved to this location from a previous salon. Besides having my hair cut & highlighted here, which by the way, my girl is fantastic! I have had other stylists highlight my hair before, but being that I am a pretty dark brunette naturally, no one would get my hair as beautifully super light blonde as I liked, and have it look completely natural and multi-faceted! And most importatnly, I never walk out of the salon feeling like i am super dry and over-processed. SHE ROCKS! In the time I have been coming here I have taken advatage of their other services as well. This salon went above and beyond when I had my wedding parties updo's, the girls were very friendly and were accomodating with all my ideas. I even come in once in a while for an updo "just because" for a night out or special occasion. The salon is very clean and extremely comfortable, the staff at the front is also very friendly and always willing to please! Thanks Shannon for my beautiful blonde locks and thanks Gary Allan for a wonderful experience EVERY TIME!

Pros: Friendly staff, great service and excellent skill!

Cons: Better make your appt. before you leave, they get busy!

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After reading reviews of this salon, I was compelled to write as well to dispel those few bad apple reviews which might spoil the barrel. This salon has been around a very long time, and I have watched it grow since it's inception. Gary and his staff are professionals who really care, provide up to date and professional service and, above all, aim to please. Customer satisfaction is a number one priority in this salon, and every time I am there for whatever reason, the service is always inpeccable, and the staff is courteous, prompt and once again, professional. I feel so happy and good while I'm there, as I am treated like I am really someone special! Being on time and valuing the time of the client is also af utmost importance here, as is cleanliness and courtesy. I would recommend Gary and his staff to anyone, and have done so for years. Besides my regular styliest, Gary, I have used several others in the salon, as Gary actually encourages his clients to use others if he is not available, and there are no hard feelings among the staff here if a client wishes to change for whatever the reason. The front desk staff is also very accommodating and will do as much as they can to make sure a client is satisfied. They will even schedule appointments far in advance, keep a cancellation list to call a client when and if there are no available appointments at the time one calls, and always greet each client as though he/she is the only client. As for the prices, I find that they are inline with most other upscale salons in the area, but with superior professionalism, courtesy and care. Whenever I leave the salon after a cut and style, people stop me on the street and ask who cuts my hair, and I proudly tell them, "Gary " of Gary Allen salon.

5
★★★★★

After reading reviews of this salon, I was compelled to write as well to dispel those few bad apple reviews which might spoil the barrel. This salon has been around a very long time, and I have watched it grow since it's inception. Gary and his staff are professionals who really care, provide up to date and professional service and, above all, aim to please. Customer satisfaction is a number one priority in this salon, and every time I am there for whatever reason, the service is always inpeccable, and the staff is courteous, prompt and once again, professional. I feel so happy and good while I'm there, as I am treated like I am really someone special! Being on time and valuing the time of the client is also af utmost importance here, as is cleanliness and courtesy. I would recommend Gary and his staff to anyone, and have done so for years. Besides my regular styliest, Gary, I have used several others in the salon, as Gary actually encourages his clients to use others if he is not available, and there are no hard feelings among the staff here if a client wishes to change for whatever the reason. The front desk staff is also very accommodating and will do as much as they can to make sure a client is satisfied. They will even schedule appointments far in advance, keep a cancellation list to call a client when and if there are no available appointments at the time one calls, and always greet each client as though he/she is the only client. As for the prices, I find that they are inline with most other upscale salons in the area, but with superior professionalism, courtesy and care. Whenever I leave the salon after a cut and style, people stop me on the street and ask who cuts my hair, and I proudly tell them, "Gary " of Gary Allen salon.

Pros: Extremely professional and clean salon wih client satisfaction a priority; excellent staff

Cons: none

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I've lived in the area for nearly 3 years now and it took me this long to find the best! I had an amazing experience with Christopher. He spent a lot of time with me in the beginning of my appointment going over my "hairy stories" from other salons and how we were going to work together to fix my hair. He was a great listener, full of ideas and knows his stuff! The cut and color he did was PERFECT and I couldn't be happier. Gary Allen is definitely pricier than many in the area, but take it from me; you get what you pay for.

Go Christopher and thanks again! See you in 6 weeks!

5
★★★★★

I've lived in the area for nearly 3 years now and it took me this long to find the best! I had an amazing experience with Christopher. He spent a lot of time with me in the beginning of my appointment going over my "hairy stories" from other salons and how we were going to work together to fix my hair. He was a great listener, full of ideas and knows his stuff! The cut and color he did was PERFECT and I couldn't be happier. Gary Allen is definitely pricier than many in the area, but take it from me; you get what you pay for.

Go Christopher and thanks again! See you in 6 weeks!

Pros: Ambience, Service, Staff

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I researched salons to great length due to my unsatisfactory experiences with others in the area. I stumbled upon Gary Allen Salon, and I must say that every aspect of my experience there was superb. My stylist, Lance, did an amazing job, and I highly reccommend his expertise. Yes, it was more costly than a Hair Cuttery "nightmare", but you get what you pay for, and its worth every penny. The customer service was great, and I plan on becoming a regular client. If you're looking for exactly what you want make an appointment, and go get it!

5
★★★★★

I researched salons to great length due to my unsatisfactory experiences with others in the area. I stumbled upon Gary Allen Salon, and I must say that every aspect of my experience there was superb. My stylist, Lance, did an amazing job, and I highly reccommend his expertise. Yes, it was more costly than a Hair Cuttery "nightmare", but you get what you pay for, and its worth every penny. The customer service was great, and I plan on becoming a regular client. If you're looking for exactly what you want make an appointment, and go get it!

Pros: Great experience in every aspect of a salon visit

Cons: None that I had experienced

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I called and asked for someone who specialized in color, who could be daring and risk taking but would listen to what I said before running wild. He listened ladies and so lovely to watch while he listens...gets right to the point gives you pro's con's and I turned him loose. It was worth every cent paid as this salon is not inexpensive . My husband has not beem so intrested since I had my own styalilst in Flagstaff. Robbie my love you are it fer sure A happy hubby is oh so fun!

5
★★★★★

I called and asked for someone who specialized in color, who could be daring and risk taking but would listen to what I said before running wild. He listened ladies and so lovely to watch while he listens...gets right to the point gives you pro's con's and I turned him loose. It was worth every cent paid as this salon is not inexpensive . My husband has not beem so intrested since I had my own styalilst in Flagstaff. Robbie my love you are it fer sure A happy hubby is oh so fun!

Pros: Do you have smocks fof thefullest of figures?

Cons: It is not cheep, but one pays for what you get and it's worth every cent

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I've been going to Robbie Lloyd at Gary Allen for 5 years and I'm thrilled that I have found a stylist that I want to go to every time I need a hair cut/color. I haven't let anyone else cut my hair in years! I've never been loyal to one stylist before because until Robbie because I hadn't met one that was careful to listen to what i like (and remember it), I never even have to tell him what I want any more - he just knows!

I'm in a wheelchair and they are very accessible and accomadating. They have great service for a reasonable price. The way you are treated there would make you expect to pay a lot more. The entire staff has been prompt, courteous, and professional. It's the only place I will go for a cut, color, or eyebrow wax. It's a very relaxing environment and the clientelle tends to be 21-40 - most are on the younger end of the spectrum. You can also get a facial, massage, and other spa services. Those are reasonably priced as well.

Robbie is the first stylist I have ever given Carte Blanche to! I say, "Just do what you think would suit me - as long as it looks good when I don't bother to style it." I actually like the cuts and colors he's chosen when I let him pick better than the ones I choose! He's great about choosing the right cut and color to suit my face, lifestyle, and skin tone.

I always go to Robbie because his cuts are great and he's a great guy! If you just give him some basic guidelines (shoulder/chin length, classic/funky, not much styling required, etc) and let him do what will suit your face the results are incredible!

He uses the latest techniques and styles - he's up to date on new trends but does classic beautifully as well. As for color, he's the first sylist to evergive me a natural looking true strawberry blonde! It's a tough color to master (if it's done wrong you look pretty orange or like bozo - I wouldn't trust anyone else to do it!

Stephanie Marushia
AIM StephSchiff with questions

5
★★★★★

I've been going to Robbie Lloyd at Gary Allen for 5 years and I'm thrilled that I have found a stylist that I want to go to every time I need a hair cut/color. I haven't let anyone else cut my hair in years! I've never been loyal to one stylist before because until Robbie because I hadn't met one that was careful to listen to what i like (and remember it), I never even have to tell him what I want any more - he just knows!

I'm in a wheelchair and they are very accessible and accomadating. They have great service for a reasonable price. The way you are treated there would make you expect to pay a lot more. The entire staff has been prompt, courteous, and professional. It's the only place I will go for a cut, color, or eyebrow wax. It's a very relaxing environment and the clientelle tends to be 21-40 - most are on the younger end of the spectrum. You can also get a facial, massage, and other spa services. Those are reasonably priced as well.

Robbie is the first stylist I have ever given Carte Blanche to! I say, "Just do what you think would suit me - as long as it looks good when I don't bother to style it." I actually like the cuts and colors he's chosen when I let him pick better than the ones I choose! He's great about choosing the right cut and color to suit my face, lifestyle, and skin tone.

I always go to Robbie because his cuts are great and he's a great guy! If you just give him some basic guidelines (shoulder/chin length, classic/funky, not much styling required, etc) and let him do what will suit your face the results are incredible!

He uses the latest techniques and styles - he's up to date on new trends but does classic beautifully as well. As for color, he's the first sylist to evergive me a natural looking true strawberry blonde! It's a tough color to master (if it's done wrong you look pretty orange or like bozo - I wouldn't trust anyone else to do it!

Stephanie Marushia
AIM StephSchiff with questions

Pros: Wheelchair Access, great sylists, great eyebrow waxing

Cons: Book early - they're busy

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I have been following the same girl from salon to salon for almost ten years. She has moved to the higher end, Gary Allen Salon now. It is pricey but its located in the very posh Hilltop Section of Virginia Beach so its to be expected. My girl does an excellent job and I am always treated with the upmost respect and kindness. They are professional and always going to hair shows in DC and NYC. Yes you are going to pay to go here but if you get the right person, you get a good style. They have the best customer appreciation party in Novemeber! I have never had a bad experience at this salon! By the way, I see where somebody said old ladies go here, I don't think so! (but they do exist there) but so does the young professional Virginia Beach crowd.

5
★★★★★

I have been following the same girl from salon to salon for almost ten years. She has moved to the higher end, Gary Allen Salon now. It is pricey but its located in the very posh Hilltop Section of Virginia Beach so its to be expected. My girl does an excellent job and I am always treated with the upmost respect and kindness. They are professional and always going to hair shows in DC and NYC. Yes you are going to pay to go here but if you get the right person, you get a good style. They have the best customer appreciation party in Novemeber! I have never had a bad experience at this salon! By the way, I see where somebody said old ladies go here, I don't think so! (but they do exist there) but so does the young professional Virginia Beach crowd.

Pros: nice products, Professional, Pampering

Cons: $$$ but 2 b expected

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I reecently had my hair done at this facility.... I told the stylists exactly what I wanted - but instead I got what HE wanted. I left in tears looking terrible- and when he saw that I was upset he lectured me and told me he knew he wasn't going to be able to do what I had asked. I think the stylists here are cocky- and do not listen to what their clients say.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I reecently had my hair done at this facility.... I told the stylists exactly what I wanted - but instead I got what HE wanted. I left in tears looking terrible- and when he saw that I was upset he lectured me and told me he knew he wasn't going to be able to do what I had asked. I think the stylists here are cocky- and do not listen to what their clients say.

Pros: clean, nice atmosphere

Cons: rude stylists, overpriced

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The staff is wonderful, accomodating and skilled.
I loved the atmoshpere, it was chic yet comfortable,
and not too $$ considering the quality.

5
★★★★★

The staff is wonderful, accomodating and skilled.
I loved the atmoshpere, it was chic yet comfortable,
and not too $$ considering the quality.

Pros: skilled stylists, many services availa, personable staff

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THIS SALON THINKS ITS JUST BEVERLY HILLS
OVER PRICED, POMPAS STYLIST, ALOT OF OLDER CLIENTS YOU CAN TELL THE SKILLS ARE OUT DATED.

1
★☆☆☆☆

THIS SALON THINKS ITS JUST BEVERLY HILLS
OVER PRICED, POMPAS STYLIST, ALOT OF OLDER CLIENTS YOU CAN TELL THE SKILLS ARE OUT DATED.