Shanti Salon & Spa

★★★★★
  • 2138 California Ave Sw

    Seattle, WA 98116

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  • 206-932-5988

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Mon 10:00-18:00, Tue 9:00-20:00, Wed 9:00-20:00, Thu 9:00-20:00, Fri 9:00-19:00, Sat 9:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-18:00

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After a poor experience at another West Seattle salon, I booked an appointment for a brow wax at Shanti.

I was able to book an appointment easily by phone for the following day. I was leary after reading reviews of the reception service, but found them to be courteous and professional both over the phone and in person. The women I spoke with (Beth and Laurel) were outstanding.

The area for spa services is very relaxing and private. Devin (spelling?) listened, looked carefully at the picture I showed her and explained what she could do to give me the look.

The time spent on the table was the most relaxing I've ever had for a brow wax. And the results? Miraculous! And it was only $18!!

Plus, this is an Aveda Salon, so I feel good about the natural, cruelty-free products they use.

I'm definitely going to be a regular customer and look forward to getting my hair done at Shanti soon.

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★★★★★

After a poor experience at another West Seattle salon, I booked an appointment for a brow wax at Shanti.

I was able to book an appointment easily by phone for the following day. I was leary after reading reviews of the reception service, but found them to be courteous and professional both over the phone and in person. The women I spoke with (Beth and Laurel) were outstanding.

The area for spa services is very relaxing and private. Devin (spelling?) listened, looked carefully at the picture I showed her and explained what she could do to give me the look.

The time spent on the table was the most relaxing I've ever had for a brow wax. And the results? Miraculous! And it was only $18!!

Plus, this is an Aveda Salon, so I feel good about the natural, cruelty-free products they use.

I'm definitely going to be a regular customer and look forward to getting my hair done at Shanti soon.

Pros: Reception, salon atmosphere and especially the service

Cons: none

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I am 35 years old and just now I totally love my hair style and know how to style it as well... I have always complaint about how other hairstylists handle my hair and Cat just does it right. She does not pull my hair!!!! I have long, long hair and she has such gentle touch that makes me feel respected and safe in her hands. Also when she colors my hair, she takes the time to apply cream on my forehead and ears and cleans these areas very well when she is done... so caring!! The latest haircut is just the best thing I have ever had. I told her: "I am ready for a change. cut it all" . She was going to do whatever I wanted but with a humble advice she said to let her do something different and have some fun with the hair before cutting it all. So I agreed and I am so happy to have my hair still long and with a beautiful style.

Gracias Cat!!!!
-See you soon!!

2
★★★★★

I am 35 years old and just now I totally love my hair style and know how to style it as well... I have always complaint about how other hairstylists handle my hair and Cat just does it right. She does not pull my hair!!!! I have long, long hair and she has such gentle touch that makes me feel respected and safe in her hands. Also when she colors my hair, she takes the time to apply cream on my forehead and ears and cleans these areas very well when she is done... so caring!! The latest haircut is just the best thing I have ever had. I told her: "I am ready for a change. cut it all" . She was going to do whatever I wanted but with a humble advice she said to let her do something different and have some fun with the hair before cutting it all. So I agreed and I am so happy to have my hair still long and with a beautiful style.

Gracias Cat!!!!
-See you soon!!

Pros: Best Hair Stylist ever

Cons: does not work on Sundays or Mondays

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I have been a client of Vincent's for over 10 years and will follow him to any salon he works at. Why? No one can make my hair look as good as he does. Not even close. My hair is very dark brown and Vincent manages to lift it to the most gorgeous shade of pale blonde imaginable. Anyone who bleaches their hair on a regular basis knows how fragile it can get and somehow he manages to do this with absolute minimal breakage. He also does amazing haircuts. I've had many a haircut end in disaster with other stylists simply due to miss-communication. Never with Vincent. He knows the difference between what I say and what I really mean and translates it to a style suitable for my face shape. He's professional, charming and fun to be around which makes my salon visits something special to look forward to.

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★★★★★

I have been a client of Vincent's for over 10 years and will follow him to any salon he works at. Why? No one can make my hair look as good as he does. Not even close. My hair is very dark brown and Vincent manages to lift it to the most gorgeous shade of pale blonde imaginable. Anyone who bleaches their hair on a regular basis knows how fragile it can get and somehow he manages to do this with absolute minimal breakage. He also does amazing haircuts. I've had many a haircut end in disaster with other stylists simply due to miss-communication. Never with Vincent. He knows the difference between what I say and what I really mean and translates it to a style suitable for my face shape. He's professional, charming and fun to be around which makes my salon visits something special to look forward to.

Pros: Expert stylists, great products

Cons: None really

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I live very close to Shanti Salon & Day Spa so I decided to try it. I read previous reviews about Vincent Nguyen and requested him for a haircut. I left very pleased. He did exactly what i had in mind. I will be coming back.

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★★★★★

I live very close to Shanti Salon & Day Spa so I decided to try it. I read previous reviews about Vincent Nguyen and requested him for a haircut. I left very pleased. He did exactly what i had in mind. I will be coming back.

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I recently decided it was time for a haircut. I no longer had my stylist from Shanti who I had followed everywhere as he moved around and my experience with another salon was mediocre so I decided to try Megan. I'm not normally one to go to women stylists but her price was good and I liked the fact that she had an artist's background and eye.

My hair is super fine and straight but I have a lot of it. Thus it's pretty tough to cut the first and sometimes second time around especially not to show mistakes in the cut. I showed Megan a couple of photos more what I was looking for and after some discussion she got down to work. She did a razor cut with some texturing and did a fabulous job!

I have not had a haircut this good in quite some time and after so many years with a great stylist in Seattle and another celebrity stylist in California, I'm pretty picky about my hair styles. Suffice it to say that I think I found my new stylist. A plus is that she's very affordable - just showing you don't need to spend 100.00 to get a great haircut!

I'll definitely be going back to get massage done as well. Bonus: FREE Parking!!!

2
★★★★★

I recently decided it was time for a haircut. I no longer had my stylist from Shanti who I had followed everywhere as he moved around and my experience with another salon was mediocre so I decided to try Megan. I'm not normally one to go to women stylists but her price was good and I liked the fact that she had an artist's background and eye.

My hair is super fine and straight but I have a lot of it. Thus it's pretty tough to cut the first and sometimes second time around especially not to show mistakes in the cut. I showed Megan a couple of photos more what I was looking for and after some discussion she got down to work. She did a razor cut with some texturing and did a fabulous job!

I have not had a haircut this good in quite some time and after so many years with a great stylist in Seattle and another celebrity stylist in California, I'm pretty picky about my hair styles. Suffice it to say that I think I found my new stylist. A plus is that she's very affordable - just showing you don't need to spend 100.00 to get a great haircut!

I'll definitely be going back to get massage done as well. Bonus: FREE Parking!!!

Pros: nice staff,their a full service salon/spa,Aveda,FREE parking

Cons: none I can think of

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I went to Shanti for a cut and color. I was very lucky to have met my stylist, Vincent. He did exactly what I wanted. He really listened to me and was so professional yet personable. I absolutely love love love my hair as do all my friends and fam. Shanti is a full service salon and spa so I will be b someack for their other services too. I rate them a 5-star salon because I feel confident that they earned it with my many visits. But don't just take my word for it, go see for yourself!

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★★★★★

I went to Shanti for a cut and color. I was very lucky to have met my stylist, Vincent. He did exactly what I wanted. He really listened to me and was so professional yet personable. I absolutely love love love my hair as do all my friends and fam. Shanti is a full service salon and spa so I will be b someack for their other services too. I rate them a 5-star salon because I feel confident that they earned it with my many visits. But don't just take my word for it, go see for yourself!

Pros: friendly & skilled staff, free parking, AVEDA full service

Cons: can't think of any

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first tried Shanti salon because I loved their natural and somewhat spiritual approach, as opposed to chemical and superficial which you find at most salons. When I walked in, I knew right away it was different. I was greeted with smiles and not judgment. I was going for a foil, which was done by Vincent. He is AMAZING! He had the best personality, he made me feel like I was the only thing that mattered at that moment. And foil was just as great as his personality. I had an idea of what I wanted and he took my idea and made it ten times better! I liked it so much, I ditched my normal hair cut person and got it cut by him. Again, he took what I wanted and gave it a modern, updated twist. I LOVED IT! I walked in a six and left a ten (maybe even eleven) All my friends loved it and will be going to Shanti as well. When you look good, you feel good! I definitely recommend Shanti, and more specifically, if you're looking for a foil, ask for Vincent!

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★★★★★

first tried Shanti salon because I loved their natural and somewhat spiritual approach, as opposed to chemical and superficial which you find at most salons. When I walked in, I knew right away it was different. I was greeted with smiles and not judgment. I was going for a foil, which was done by Vincent. He is AMAZING! He had the best personality, he made me feel like I was the only thing that mattered at that moment. And foil was just as great as his personality. I had an idea of what I wanted and he took my idea and made it ten times better! I liked it so much, I ditched my normal hair cut person and got it cut by him. Again, he took what I wanted and gave it a modern, updated twist. I LOVED IT! I walked in a six and left a ten (maybe even eleven) All my friends loved it and will be going to Shanti as well. When you look good, you feel good! I definitely recommend Shanti, and more specifically, if you're looking for a foil, ask for Vincent!

Pros: Best in Town

Cons: None

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The nominations for the top 10 salons and spas on Citysearch were in on December 3rd. I just came in after Christmas to check out why this boutique salon in West Seattle was nominated the best of Citysearch in so many categories. Shanti Salon out of 10 salons in the Seattle area came in 7th for blowouts, 6th for Brazilian waxing, 7th in deep tissue massage, 6th in waxing services, 10th for highlights, 5th for hot stone massage, 6th for make-up, 10th for massage, 8th for nails, 8th for pregnancy massage, 6th in foot reflexology, 4th in sports massage, 7th in Swedish massage, 3rd in Thai massage, and 8th in therapeutic massage. So of course I had a massage with Debbie, and a blowout and make-up with Cathrine. I also had some waxing with Heather -she also does sugaring hair removal. I liked the friendliness of the staff, it was a Saturday, so it was bustling, but it was a good time. Most of the staff have tattoos, they are modern looking, and fashionable, yet not snobby, and were really personable. I had a great massage -I see why they scored so high for massage, great waxing done, and I walked out of Shanti after seeing Catherine, like a new woman. It is the people that make the place, and I can see why this smaller neighborhood boutique salon ranked so high amongst the top 10 of Citysearch. I walked out buying way too many products, but everything smelled so good, and it is Aveda, so you know you are getting the best. I even happened to hear Cathleen Carlin, the former owner is returning as a stylist. I have known her and her incredible styling skills for years. Overall a great salon/ spa experience, I can see why this salon is so popular ...they really need to complete that expansion I keep hearing about!

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★★★★★

The nominations for the top 10 salons and spas on Citysearch were in on December 3rd. I just came in after Christmas to check out why this boutique salon in West Seattle was nominated the best of Citysearch in so many categories. Shanti Salon out of 10 salons in the Seattle area came in 7th for blowouts, 6th for Brazilian waxing, 7th in deep tissue massage, 6th in waxing services, 10th for highlights, 5th for hot stone massage, 6th for make-up, 10th for massage, 8th for nails, 8th for pregnancy massage, 6th in foot reflexology, 4th in sports massage, 7th in Swedish massage, 3rd in Thai massage, and 8th in therapeutic massage. So of course I had a massage with Debbie, and a blowout and make-up with Cathrine. I also had some waxing with Heather -she also does sugaring hair removal. I liked the friendliness of the staff, it was a Saturday, so it was bustling, but it was a good time. Most of the staff have tattoos, they are modern looking, and fashionable, yet not snobby, and were really personable. I had a great massage -I see why they scored so high for massage, great waxing done, and I walked out of Shanti after seeing Catherine, like a new woman. It is the people that make the place, and I can see why this smaller neighborhood boutique salon ranked so high amongst the top 10 of Citysearch. I walked out buying way too many products, but everything smelled so good, and it is Aveda, so you know you are getting the best. I even happened to hear Cathleen Carlin, the former owner is returning as a stylist. I have known her and her incredible styling skills for years. Overall a great salon/ spa experience, I can see why this salon is so popular ...they really need to complete that expansion I keep hearing about!

Pros: Likeable and Professional yet Personable Staff, Parking

Cons: They need the expansion -they are overflowing

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I went to Shanti for a hair cut and foil. The stylist was Vincent and he did exactly what I wanted. He really listened to me and was so professional yet personable. I love my hair. Shanti is a full service salon and spa so I am going to try some other services too. I would say " Go to Shanti" You will love it.

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★★★★★

I went to Shanti for a hair cut and foil. The stylist was Vincent and he did exactly what I wanted. He really listened to me and was so professional yet personable. I love my hair. Shanti is a full service salon and spa so I am going to try some other services too. I would say " Go to Shanti" You will love it.

Pros: FREE parking

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I was pleased enough with my service to highly recommend Shanti to anyone looking for professional hair or nail services. I will definitely go to Shanti again because I love Aveda and Shanti is the only Aveda salon in West Seattle. There is also plenty of FREE parking in the lot behind the salon. Also no hectic commute to get to downtown. Open 7 Days - a BIG plus!

I gave them 5-stars because I feel they certainly earned it with my last 3 visits. But don't just take my word for it, go see for yourself!

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★★★★★

I was pleased enough with my service to highly recommend Shanti to anyone looking for professional hair or nail services. I will definitely go to Shanti again because I love Aveda and Shanti is the only Aveda salon in West Seattle. There is also plenty of FREE parking in the lot behind the salon. Also no hectic commute to get to downtown. Open 7 Days - a BIG plus!

I gave them 5-stars because I feel they certainly earned it with my last 3 visits. But don't just take my word for it, go see for yourself!

Pros: open 7 days, free parking, AVEDA, friendly & skilled staff

Cons: can't think of any

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I found Shanti Salon to be exactly as they advertised themselves on their website: shantisalonspa dot com
I got an impressive consultation on my new hair color. My new stylist spent a couple hours weaving, and designing a fabulous looking new color. It was relaxing, worry free experience. Janis did my nails while waiting for color processing and even gave me a generous discount. The Salon Decor has a Mediterranean theme and is superb! The atmosphere is amazing and I think it's because of the friendly, laid-back attitude of the staff. The Shanti staff were very gracious, helpful and polite. Their skill level is very high. I'm a CPA and I need to look very professional.

Another great thing about this salon is it's product line, the only AVEDA salon in West Seattle.

The owner Amy met me, and offered her help. I am pleased enough to highly recommend Shanti to anyone looking for very skilled hair or nail services and I will definitely go to Shanti again.

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★★★★★

I found Shanti Salon to be exactly as they advertised themselves on their website: shantisalonspa dot com
I got an impressive consultation on my new hair color. My new stylist spent a couple hours weaving, and designing a fabulous looking new color. It was relaxing, worry free experience. Janis did my nails while waiting for color processing and even gave me a generous discount. The Salon Decor has a Mediterranean theme and is superb! The atmosphere is amazing and I think it's because of the friendly, laid-back attitude of the staff. The Shanti staff were very gracious, helpful and polite. Their skill level is very high. I'm a CPA and I need to look very professional.

Another great thing about this salon is it's product line, the only AVEDA salon in West Seattle.

The owner Amy met me, and offered her help. I am pleased enough to highly recommend Shanti to anyone looking for very skilled hair or nail services and I will definitely go to Shanti again.

Pros: Convenient location, knowledgeable & friendly staff, parking

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I was approached by Catherine on the 1st day of the West Seattle Street Fair. She gave me samples, and said she was a stylist at Shanti. She was very exotic looking, and young and fresh-faced. I didn't know there was an Aveda salon and spa in West Seattle, but it is really far north of the junction, where I usually spend my time. I went again to the street fair and I saw another woman with Aveda samples, so I had to get more. She was the owner, and she made sure I had sunblock on my face -which the product was nice, not too greasy. She was spraying the kids with flower water to cool them off. I saw her and another stylist on the last day of the fair and, I really connected with her with that stylist, ...we have similar hair, her name is Megan. She gave me the best cut today I ever had. I also saw Regine an instructor from the Aveda Institute for a manicure and pedicure. She was so sweet, and also does skin care, and massage at Shanti, I asked her why she also didn't cut hair! But, then I told her to see Megan, because Megan made me feel so up to date with my hair, I was a ponytail girl before, but now, I have a new look, I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror. The girls at Shanti, are so nice, and like the another reviewer said, they still gave me individual attention, even though they had so many people in there. I like Aveda, I didn't know they had so much to offer, but I got some of that sunblock, and Regine sold me some acne cleanser. I hope it works. Anyways, what a nice discovery in our own backyard ...nice people, nice owner, and I liked how they were out in the community giving out samples and coupons, and talking to people. Apparently they are going to expand and remodel too soon. I think they are working with Aveda downtown, that is where I have bought some rosemary mint shampoo in the past. I was impressed by this place -especially for West Seattle, it is much bigger inside than it appears, and I can't wait to see the remodel, but it already looks so nice, I hope they don't ruin it, because it is a great place with good people. My haircut with Megan was only $40 and I had a coupon. So, I paid next to nothing. Great Value!

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★★★★★

I was approached by Catherine on the 1st day of the West Seattle Street Fair. She gave me samples, and said she was a stylist at Shanti. She was very exotic looking, and young and fresh-faced. I didn't know there was an Aveda salon and spa in West Seattle, but it is really far north of the junction, where I usually spend my time. I went again to the street fair and I saw another woman with Aveda samples, so I had to get more. She was the owner, and she made sure I had sunblock on my face -which the product was nice, not too greasy. She was spraying the kids with flower water to cool them off. I saw her and another stylist on the last day of the fair and, I really connected with her with that stylist, ...we have similar hair, her name is Megan. She gave me the best cut today I ever had. I also saw Regine an instructor from the Aveda Institute for a manicure and pedicure. She was so sweet, and also does skin care, and massage at Shanti, I asked her why she also didn't cut hair! But, then I told her to see Megan, because Megan made me feel so up to date with my hair, I was a ponytail girl before, but now, I have a new look, I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror. The girls at Shanti, are so nice, and like the another reviewer said, they still gave me individual attention, even though they had so many people in there. I like Aveda, I didn't know they had so much to offer, but I got some of that sunblock, and Regine sold me some acne cleanser. I hope it works. Anyways, what a nice discovery in our own backyard ...nice people, nice owner, and I liked how they were out in the community giving out samples and coupons, and talking to people. Apparently they are going to expand and remodel too soon. I think they are working with Aveda downtown, that is where I have bought some rosemary mint shampoo in the past. I was impressed by this place -especially for West Seattle, it is much bigger inside than it appears, and I can't wait to see the remodel, but it already looks so nice, I hope they don't ruin it, because it is a great place with good people. My haircut with Megan was only $40 and I had a coupon. So, I paid next to nothing. Great Value!

Pros: Great Stylists, and Pedicures and Prices!

Cons: I can't think of any

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I used to go to Shanti a year or two ago, and the front desk staff, a couple of bully-like older brunettes were horrible to me, and made me feel awful, and there were some snobby people there, that made me uncomfortable -I was made to feel like I was a waste of their precious time.
I thought on a whim I would try Shanti again because they are Aveda, and the only salon open on a Sunday in West Seattle, that could get me in.
WOW, the whole salon was beautifully decorated, lots of waiting room space (unlike what another reviewer said), and a whole new staff, that I hear most are educators for Aveda. I cannot believe the transformation of this salon and spa, and I cannot believe how friendly everyone was to me. Despite the fact that they were slammed with customers, I received individual attention, had a facial and some waxing with Genavie -the best ever, and a cut with Cat -the best cut I have had since I moved to Seattle. They told me Aveda Institute instructors work there in their spa and hair area, and I think this is why I received the best service ever. The front desk staff was so nice, I couldn't believe I was in the same place, with the decor, and the energy, and how happy and fun everyone was. I had a great time, and Genavie got me using Aveda's new Brightening (I think -blue boxes) skin care line, and my face has been glowing for a week now. I thought I was aging, but I feel 10 years younger! I am so happy that the staff is so friendly now, and I am amazed at the decor, and service I received. I even befriended the owner. From now on, Shanti is my favorite boutique salon in Seattle, with parking, Aveda, and the best service, staff and energy of the whole environment. It was a delightful experience, and I am going to make it a habit to go there every time, hopefully monthly -I want to keep my face glowing, my style and color shiny, and I have to say their prices are unbeatable for the service I received... GO TO SHANTI EVEN IF YOU HAVE IN THE PAST -IT IS AN ENTIRELY NEW AND WONDERFUL PLACE!

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★★★★★

I used to go to Shanti a year or two ago, and the front desk staff, a couple of bully-like older brunettes were horrible to me, and made me feel awful, and there were some snobby people there, that made me uncomfortable -I was made to feel like I was a waste of their precious time.
I thought on a whim I would try Shanti again because they are Aveda, and the only salon open on a Sunday in West Seattle, that could get me in.
WOW, the whole salon was beautifully decorated, lots of waiting room space (unlike what another reviewer said), and a whole new staff, that I hear most are educators for Aveda. I cannot believe the transformation of this salon and spa, and I cannot believe how friendly everyone was to me. Despite the fact that they were slammed with customers, I received individual attention, had a facial and some waxing with Genavie -the best ever, and a cut with Cat -the best cut I have had since I moved to Seattle. They told me Aveda Institute instructors work there in their spa and hair area, and I think this is why I received the best service ever. The front desk staff was so nice, I couldn't believe I was in the same place, with the decor, and the energy, and how happy and fun everyone was. I had a great time, and Genavie got me using Aveda's new Brightening (I think -blue boxes) skin care line, and my face has been glowing for a week now. I thought I was aging, but I feel 10 years younger! I am so happy that the staff is so friendly now, and I am amazed at the decor, and service I received. I even befriended the owner. From now on, Shanti is my favorite boutique salon in Seattle, with parking, Aveda, and the best service, staff and energy of the whole environment. It was a delightful experience, and I am going to make it a habit to go there every time, hopefully monthly -I want to keep my face glowing, my style and color shiny, and I have to say their prices are unbeatable for the service I received... GO TO SHANTI EVEN IF YOU HAVE IN THE PAST -IT IS AN ENTIRELY NEW AND WONDERFUL PLACE!

Pros: None ...fun staff and fantastic decor, large for WS, Aveda

Cons: None

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Surely as good as it gets! I usually go to a different place every time, but Shanti salon is now the only place I will let cut my hair. Monique is a great stylist and I highly recommend her. Great experience in all aspects.
For years I have had boring hair.....I was either too damn busy to get it cut or too busy to style it. I'd also had terrible experiences every time at various other salons around Seattle.
One day a got the crazy idea that I would again brave the hair salon because I just couldn't stand my hair anymore. I looked up Shanti in West Seattle based on their many services offered, reasonable prices and it's excellent reputation. I saw Erica who worked at Shanti and told her, "just cut it!" Low and behold I got the best haircut of my life! I have NEVER been so happy with my hair. A week later I came back and she colored my hair and it came out beautifully. I'm so pleased!
I will have no problem going back to get my next hair cut there. The ladies that work there are great. They're friendly and sweet & have a high level of professionalism and knowledge.
The salon space is bright & airy. It's lovely. Peaceful & relaxing. A nice retreat from your hard-working day!
Do yourself a favor and spend some time there and you'll be looking fabulous when you leave. Also, they have a private free parking lot and they sell AVEDA products, a BIG plus! TWO THUMBS UP!!

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★★★★★

Surely as good as it gets! I usually go to a different place every time, but Shanti salon is now the only place I will let cut my hair. Monique is a great stylist and I highly recommend her. Great experience in all aspects.
For years I have had boring hair.....I was either too damn busy to get it cut or too busy to style it. I'd also had terrible experiences every time at various other salons around Seattle.
One day a got the crazy idea that I would again brave the hair salon because I just couldn't stand my hair anymore. I looked up Shanti in West Seattle based on their many services offered, reasonable prices and it's excellent reputation. I saw Erica who worked at Shanti and told her, "just cut it!" Low and behold I got the best haircut of my life! I have NEVER been so happy with my hair. A week later I came back and she colored my hair and it came out beautifully. I'm so pleased!
I will have no problem going back to get my next hair cut there. The ladies that work there are great. They're friendly and sweet & have a high level of professionalism and knowledge.
The salon space is bright & airy. It's lovely. Peaceful & relaxing. A nice retreat from your hard-working day!
Do yourself a favor and spend some time there and you'll be looking fabulous when you leave. Also, they have a private free parking lot and they sell AVEDA products, a BIG plus! TWO THUMBS UP!!

Pros: AVEDA, professional & friendly staff, good prices, relaxing

Cons: -

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I USED TO SEE LAURA FOR MY CUTS AND LISA FOR MY NAILS. LAURA WAS SUPER FRIENDLY, BUT SHE NEVER QUITE DID WHAT I WANTED HER TO DO WITH MY HAIR. I SAW HER OUT OF HABIT AND SHE ALWAYS DID THE SAME CUT. I WANTED TO TRY SOMEONE NEW, BUT WAS AFRAID TO "CHEAT" ON HER. WHEN I FOUND OUT SHE LEFT, THEY OFFERED ME A DISCOUNT, WHICH I THINK THEY ARE DOING FOR HER CLIENTS, AND SHANNAN IS THE BEST IN THEIR SALON! SHE HAS 10+ YEARS MORE EXPERIENCE THAN LAURA, AND ACTUALLY GAVE ME A CUT THAT I CAN WASH AND WEAR, WITHOUT STYLING IT FOR 20 MINUTES EVERY MORNING. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SHANNAN! SHE IS THE BEST. I USED TO ALSO SEE LISA AND SHE NEVER SPOKE TO ME, AND TREATED ME WITH AN ATTITUDE. SHE DID A GOOD JOB, BUT I NEVER KNEW IF SHE LIKED ME. I JUST SAW GENIVIVE FOR MY PEDICURES, NOT ONLY DO MY TOES LOOK BETTER, SHE IS THE SWEETEST MANICURIST I HAVE EVER BEEN TO AT SHANTI! WE LAUGHED AND GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER, AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE 2 NEW FRIENDS. MY EXPERIENCE AT SHANTI YESTERDAY, THE ENERGY IN THERE, AND THE SERVICE FROM THE MOMENT I WALKED IN WAS JUST FAR SUPERIOR THAN I HAVE EVER HAD AT SHANTI, NOW I AM GOING THERE EVERY TIME, I NEED ANYTHING DONE. GENIVIVE IS ALSO A SKIN CARE/ WAXER, SO SHE IS GOING TO HAVE MY BUSINESS WHEN IT COMES WAXING TIME!

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I USED TO SEE LAURA FOR MY CUTS AND LISA FOR MY NAILS. LAURA WAS SUPER FRIENDLY, BUT SHE NEVER QUITE DID WHAT I WANTED HER TO DO WITH MY HAIR. I SAW HER OUT OF HABIT AND SHE ALWAYS DID THE SAME CUT. I WANTED TO TRY SOMEONE NEW, BUT WAS AFRAID TO "CHEAT" ON HER. WHEN I FOUND OUT SHE LEFT, THEY OFFERED ME A DISCOUNT, WHICH I THINK THEY ARE DOING FOR HER CLIENTS, AND SHANNAN IS THE BEST IN THEIR SALON! SHE HAS 10+ YEARS MORE EXPERIENCE THAN LAURA, AND ACTUALLY GAVE ME A CUT THAT I CAN WASH AND WEAR, WITHOUT STYLING IT FOR 20 MINUTES EVERY MORNING. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SHANNAN! SHE IS THE BEST. I USED TO ALSO SEE LISA AND SHE NEVER SPOKE TO ME, AND TREATED ME WITH AN ATTITUDE. SHE DID A GOOD JOB, BUT I NEVER KNEW IF SHE LIKED ME. I JUST SAW GENIVIVE FOR MY PEDICURES, NOT ONLY DO MY TOES LOOK BETTER, SHE IS THE SWEETEST MANICURIST I HAVE EVER BEEN TO AT SHANTI! WE LAUGHED AND GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER, AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I HAVE 2 NEW FRIENDS. MY EXPERIENCE AT SHANTI YESTERDAY, THE ENERGY IN THERE, AND THE SERVICE FROM THE MOMENT I WALKED IN WAS JUST FAR SUPERIOR THAN I HAVE EVER HAD AT SHANTI, NOW I AM GOING THERE EVERY TIME, I NEED ANYTHING DONE. GENIVIVE IS ALSO A SKIN CARE/ WAXER, SO SHE IS GOING TO HAVE MY BUSINESS WHEN IT COMES WAXING TIME!

Pros: GREAT STAFF, GREAT SERVICE, ALWAYS PLEASED, LOVE AVEDA

Cons: RECENT STAFF LEFT, BUT BETTER STAFF REPLACED THEM!

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Well love the name -- 'Shanti' means 'peace' in Sanskirt. And that's what I found at this small, friendly but professional salon, located in the Admiral District of West Seattle. This has to be one of Seattle's best kept secrets. I just hate the hectic atmosphere of many salons these days. The decor at Shanti is beautifully done, no radios or tv's blaring, and the friendly staff make for a great atmosphere. I had just moved back to Seattle from upstate New York 2 months ago, and my hair was a mess, to say the least! My stylist Rachel did a fantastic job and made me feel and look like a million bucks! The receptionist Erin was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks for a wonderful experience you guys, I'll be back for sure! Shanti is by far the best salon if your looking for a great haircut in a relaxed easy going salon ...with all the professionalism. Plenty of FREE parking in back parking lot. What's more Shanti is open 7 days a week and is the ONLY AVEDA salon in W.Seattle~Yay-haaay!, Tx. Sally ;o)

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Well love the name -- 'Shanti' means 'peace' in Sanskirt. And that's what I found at this small, friendly but professional salon, located in the Admiral District of West Seattle. This has to be one of Seattle's best kept secrets. I just hate the hectic atmosphere of many salons these days. The decor at Shanti is beautifully done, no radios or tv's blaring, and the friendly staff make for a great atmosphere. I had just moved back to Seattle from upstate New York 2 months ago, and my hair was a mess, to say the least! My stylist Rachel did a fantastic job and made me feel and look like a million bucks! The receptionist Erin was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks for a wonderful experience you guys, I'll be back for sure! Shanti is by far the best salon if your looking for a great haircut in a relaxed easy going salon ...with all the professionalism. Plenty of FREE parking in back parking lot. What's more Shanti is open 7 days a week and is the ONLY AVEDA salon in W.Seattle~Yay-haaay!, Tx. Sally ;o)

Pros: friendly/professional staff,open everyday,AVEDA,free parking

Cons: None!

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I have been going to Shanti for about 10 years - before they were Carlin Salon. Their remodel is beautiful, and the staff is so professional. No matter who I see, from stylists, to skin care people, to manicurists, to massage therapists, I always get the best service from top of the line professionals. And they sell and use all Aveda which is great for my hair and skin, and great for their environmental efforts. The front desk staff is so kind, and always helpful and knowledgeable. Staff have always come and gone over the last 10 years, but they are consistently my favorite salon and spa in all of Seattle. Their professionalism and service is bar none, and it is so much fun to go and get relaxed by people who genuinely care, and who do such great service! No matter who I see, I always walk out feeling relaxed, and like a new person, who just had a fun and relaxing experience.

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I have been going to Shanti for about 10 years - before they were Carlin Salon. Their remodel is beautiful, and the staff is so professional. No matter who I see, from stylists, to skin care people, to manicurists, to massage therapists, I always get the best service from top of the line professionals. And they sell and use all Aveda which is great for my hair and skin, and great for their environmental efforts. The front desk staff is so kind, and always helpful and knowledgeable. Staff have always come and gone over the last 10 years, but they are consistently my favorite salon and spa in all of Seattle. Their professionalism and service is bar none, and it is so much fun to go and get relaxed by people who genuinely care, and who do such great service! No matter who I see, I always walk out feeling relaxed, and like a new person, who just had a fun and relaxing experience.

Pros: parking, great service, cozy and friendly atmosphere, fun

Cons: none

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This salon and spa is so beautiful, friendly, and professional. The stylists are educators for Aveda, and they are all great, no matter who I see. I have been going to Shanti for years, and everyone I see from manicurists, to stylists, to waxers, to massage therapists ...they are all so skilled. I think most of them have 10+ years experience with Aveda, and they are all professionals in their field. Even the friendly front desk girls are trained with Aveda, or are cosmetologists and superior at customer service. If you want the best haircut, the best service in skin care, manicuring, or massage ...this is the place to go! It is so relaxing, and so beautiful inside. They have made many changes through the years (i.e. before they were Carlin?), but whoever I go to, I am a little hesitant at first to try someone new, but I am always happy with the service, they way I look, and the overall atmosphere of people truly caring about me as an individual ...like a friend, vs. a customer.
I love Aveda too, I wouldn't use anything else. Aveda can be spendy, but I just need a little bit, and my shampoo lasts me 4 months! The smell and decor are amazing, and I can park right outside. I really love the staff and the owner, Amy, who is a very sweet and helpful person, and who hires some darn good people to do the services ...national educators! I couldn't ask for anything better in a place I frequent all the time.

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This salon and spa is so beautiful, friendly, and professional. The stylists are educators for Aveda, and they are all great, no matter who I see. I have been going to Shanti for years, and everyone I see from manicurists, to stylists, to waxers, to massage therapists ...they are all so skilled. I think most of them have 10+ years experience with Aveda, and they are all professionals in their field. Even the friendly front desk girls are trained with Aveda, or are cosmetologists and superior at customer service. If you want the best haircut, the best service in skin care, manicuring, or massage ...this is the place to go! It is so relaxing, and so beautiful inside. They have made many changes through the years (i.e. before they were Carlin?), but whoever I go to, I am a little hesitant at first to try someone new, but I am always happy with the service, they way I look, and the overall atmosphere of people truly caring about me as an individual ...like a friend, vs. a customer.
I love Aveda too, I wouldn't use anything else. Aveda can be spendy, but I just need a little bit, and my shampoo lasts me 4 months! The smell and decor are amazing, and I can park right outside. I really love the staff and the owner, Amy, who is a very sweet and helpful person, and who hires some darn good people to do the services ...national educators! I couldn't ask for anything better in a place I frequent all the time.

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Shanti Salon is the first salon that has made me totally feel at home. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable. My hairdresser Monique is the greatest! She always helps me out to make sure I'm going to look my best. I've tried a lot of different things with my hair and she always makes my look fabulous. Thanks!!

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Shanti Salon is the first salon that has made me totally feel at home. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable. My hairdresser Monique is the greatest! She always helps me out to make sure I'm going to look my best. I've tried a lot of different things with my hair and she always makes my look fabulous. Thanks!!

Pros: great staff!!

Cons: none

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Want an Amazing and Vibrant Aveda color and a chic wearable haircut created for YOUR individual lifestyle??

Feel listened to and relax into a wonderful massage with Christina Darragh, experienced hair designer, new to the Shanti Salon and Spa. Enjoy an experience that is all about YOU and treat yourself to our wonderful facials, massage and pedicures as well. A full service salon and spa is waiting for you.

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Want an Amazing and Vibrant Aveda Color and chic, wearable haircut created for YOUR individual lifestyle??

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Want an Amazing and Vibrant Aveda Color and chic, wearable haircut created for YOUR individual lifestyle??

I invite you to visit Christina Darragh, an experienced hair designer, new to Shanti Salon and Spa for a relaxing time that is all about YOU!

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Pros: Most Vibrant Color and Updated Cut in relaxing environment

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Hi, my name is Erica. I'm new here at Shanti, and trying to build my clientele. While doing so my prices will be 10-15$ less then menu prices. I specialize in AVEDA color and complementary cuts. Come see me! :)

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Hi, my name is Erica. I'm new here at Shanti, and trying to build my clientele. While doing so my prices will be 10-15$ less then menu prices. I specialize in AVEDA color and complementary cuts. Come see me! :)

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FOUND THIS PLACE HERE ON CITY SEARCH. GOOD REVIEWS SO I WENT. WANTED ALL OVER BLONDE. ASKED STYLIST IF POSSIBLE,SHE SAID YES. I SAID ARE YOU SURE BECAUSE IF NOT AND IT'S GOINNA DRY OUT MY HAIR TO MUCH I WILL GO ANOTHER ROUTE. NOPE SHE SAID,IT'S FINE. WELL WHEN SHE WAS DONE I LOOKED LIKE CARROT TOP! YES MY HAIR WAS ORANGE! SO SHE DID MORE FOILS. CAME OUT ORANGE WITH SOME LIGHTER ORANGE PIECES. SOOO ATTRACTIVE. CAME IN A SECOND TIME AND SHE SAID IT NEEDED TO JUST BE TONED. SO WE TONED IT. MY HAIR CAME OUT A GRAY BROWN,AGAIN SOOO ATTRACTIVE RIGHT? THIRD TIME WENT IN AND SHE BLEACHED IT ALL OUT AGAIN AND FOILED IT. GUESS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE? AN ARRAY OF BIG BIRD YELLOW AND PIECES OF ORANGE HERE AND THERE,AGAIN SOOOOO ATTRACTIVE RIGHT? 4TH TIME IM GETTIN MY MONEY BACK BUT NO SHE SAYS SHE HAS A VERY GOOD COLORIST PHILIP THAT CAN GET IT DONE. WELL IT WASN'T NO MASTER PIECE BUT AT LEAST I COULD GO OUT IN PUBLIC. NEVER GOT THE CUT OR COLOR I WANTED AND I HAD TO GO IN A TOTAL OF 6 TIMES FOR REDO'S AND CONSULTS,WASTE MY GAS AND MY TIME THAT WAS MUCH NEEDED AT MY OWN BUSINESS!!!!!!! THE FRONT DESK GIRLS WHERE AWFUL AND RUDE AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE SAME PERSON THAT DID MY HAIR HAD DONE THERES TOO!HAHA! MY HAIR IS DEAD!!!!! WELL IT'S GETTING BETTER NOW THAT IT'S STARTING TO GROW OUT BUT I DID END UP GOING SOME WHERE ELSE AND CHOPPING OFF MOST OF IT BECAUSE IT WAS SO DRY : [ I HAVE ALOT MORE STORIES OF MY EXPERIANCE HERE BUT I THINK YOU GET THE DRIFT. SAVE YOUR SELF AND YOUR HAIR AND STAY AWAY FROM SHANTI SALON!

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FOUND THIS PLACE HERE ON CITY SEARCH. GOOD REVIEWS SO I WENT. WANTED ALL OVER BLONDE. ASKED STYLIST IF POSSIBLE,SHE SAID YES. I SAID ARE YOU SURE BECAUSE IF NOT AND IT'S GOINNA DRY OUT MY HAIR TO MUCH I WILL GO ANOTHER ROUTE. NOPE SHE SAID,IT'S FINE. WELL WHEN SHE WAS DONE I LOOKED LIKE CARROT TOP! YES MY HAIR WAS ORANGE! SO SHE DID MORE FOILS. CAME OUT ORANGE WITH SOME LIGHTER ORANGE PIECES. SOOO ATTRACTIVE. CAME IN A SECOND TIME AND SHE SAID IT NEEDED TO JUST BE TONED. SO WE TONED IT. MY HAIR CAME OUT A GRAY BROWN,AGAIN SOOO ATTRACTIVE RIGHT? THIRD TIME WENT IN AND SHE BLEACHED IT ALL OUT AGAIN AND FOILED IT. GUESS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE? AN ARRAY OF BIG BIRD YELLOW AND PIECES OF ORANGE HERE AND THERE,AGAIN SOOOOO ATTRACTIVE RIGHT? 4TH TIME IM GETTIN MY MONEY BACK BUT NO SHE SAYS SHE HAS A VERY GOOD COLORIST PHILIP THAT CAN GET IT DONE. WELL IT WASN'T NO MASTER PIECE BUT AT LEAST I COULD GO OUT IN PUBLIC. NEVER GOT THE CUT OR COLOR I WANTED AND I HAD TO GO IN A TOTAL OF 6 TIMES FOR REDO'S AND CONSULTS,WASTE MY GAS AND MY TIME THAT WAS MUCH NEEDED AT MY OWN BUSINESS!!!!!!! THE FRONT DESK GIRLS WHERE AWFUL AND RUDE AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE SAME PERSON THAT DID MY HAIR HAD DONE THERES TOO!HAHA! MY HAIR IS DEAD!!!!! WELL IT'S GETTING BETTER NOW THAT IT'S STARTING TO GROW OUT BUT I DID END UP GOING SOME WHERE ELSE AND CHOPPING OFF MOST OF IT BECAUSE IT WAS SO DRY : [ I HAVE ALOT MORE STORIES OF MY EXPERIANCE HERE BUT I THINK YOU GET THE DRIFT. SAVE YOUR SELF AND YOUR HAIR AND STAY AWAY FROM SHANTI SALON!

Pros: NADA

Cons: OVER PRICED,FRONT DESK WAS RUDE,KILLED MY HAIR,

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Shanti Salon & Spa is the best Salon in West Seattle! The Morrocan decor is beautiful and inviting. I always receive the best services, whether its in the Salon or in the Spa. They are an Aveda Salon, so you can get all your services without leaving your carbon footprint. Everyone who works there is very friendly and treats you as if they have known you all your life! Street parking can be a challenge, but there is a parking lot in the back. Scheduling can be difficult ( so once you find "the one"..I highly recommend pre-booking)but the Front Desk staff will work with you to get you in, they are also very friendly and funny. The stylists really take their time with the consultations to ensure you are 100% satisified. The is Spa is outstanding! Highly trained professionals, I highly recommend the hour long facial ( its incredible!!) Look for their special events nights, they are always so much fun!!

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Shanti Salon & Spa is the best Salon in West Seattle! The Morrocan decor is beautiful and inviting. I always receive the best services, whether its in the Salon or in the Spa. They are an Aveda Salon, so you can get all your services without leaving your carbon footprint. Everyone who works there is very friendly and treats you as if they have known you all your life! Street parking can be a challenge, but there is a parking lot in the back. Scheduling can be difficult ( so once you find "the one"..I highly recommend pre-booking)but the Front Desk staff will work with you to get you in, they are also very friendly and funny. The stylists really take their time with the consultations to ensure you are 100% satisified. The is Spa is outstanding! Highly trained professionals, I highly recommend the hour long facial ( its incredible!!) Look for their special events nights, they are always so much fun!!

Pros: SUPER friendly Staff, great atmosphere, affordable prices

Cons: parking

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I've been going to Shanti ever since I arrived in Seattle, and I will never go anywhere else! Consummate professionals who always remember you, treat you like close friends, and are the best salon staff I've ever dealt with. They are awesome. Parking can be tricky -- you can find it, but it works best if you have a small vehicle. The only so-so thing I can say is that one of their front desk staff is generally stand-offish, and at times rude. It's just the one girl, though; everyone else is great. Drop ins aren't always able to be taken care of -- always plan to call ahead. There have been a few times I've had to wait longer than a week to get appointments with specific people.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Shanti ever since I arrived in Seattle, and I will never go anywhere else! Consummate professionals who always remember you, treat you like close friends, and are the best salon staff I've ever dealt with. They are awesome. Parking can be tricky -- you can find it, but it works best if you have a small vehicle. The only so-so thing I can say is that one of their front desk staff is generally stand-offish, and at times rude. It's just the one girl, though; everyone else is great. Drop ins aren't always able to be taken care of -- always plan to call ahead. There have been a few times I've had to wait longer than a week to get appointments with specific people.

Pros: friendly, professional

Cons: parking is tight

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I love Shanti. The services I receive are always amazing and the service providers are all wonderful people. I have however been less than pleased with the front desk. I call and am put on hold for long periods at a time and then the girls can be somewhat snappy with me as I am trying to book my service. This is not always the case, but on more than one occasion I have dealt with rude front desk behavior. I would recommend this salon and spa to all of my friends, just watch out for the front desk if they are having a bad day...

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I love Shanti. The services I receive are always amazing and the service providers are all wonderful people. I have however been less than pleased with the front desk. I call and am put on hold for long periods at a time and then the girls can be somewhat snappy with me as I am trying to book my service. This is not always the case, but on more than one occasion I have dealt with rude front desk behavior. I would recommend this salon and spa to all of my friends, just watch out for the front desk if they are having a bad day...

Pros: Location, Services, Products, Price

Cons: Front desk can be tricky

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the overall experience that i had @ shanti was phenominal.. from start to finish the professionallism and friendliness of staff was beyond my highest expectations..
but the highlight was by far my massage from this amazing massage therapist named Dajah, who i swore must have had magic hands... while being massaged i was transported into another world... i have never had this happen before... and i look forward to having this experience again,but im skeptical that this would give me as much inspiration as this first visit... but i honestly think deep down it may be better, so we will just have to see what happens on my next visit... thank you , for reading and do yourself a favor and set up an appointment @ shanti ..they rock

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the overall experience that i had @ shanti was phenominal.. from start to finish the professionallism and friendliness of staff was beyond my highest expectations..
but the highlight was by far my massage from this amazing massage therapist named Dajah, who i swore must have had magic hands... while being massaged i was transported into another world... i have never had this happen before... and i look forward to having this experience again,but im skeptical that this would give me as much inspiration as this first visit... but i honestly think deep down it may be better, so we will just have to see what happens on my next visit... thank you , for reading and do yourself a favor and set up an appointment @ shanti ..they rock

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I went to Carlin Salon to get my eyebrows done and it was mixed. First, they fit me in on short notice which was great and they have a ton of unique products. And they do a bunch of fun events. The technician was pretty snotty though and took forever

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I went to Carlin Salon to get my eyebrows done and it was mixed. First, they fit me in on short notice which was great and they have a ton of unique products. And they do a bunch of fun events. The technician was pretty snotty though and took forever

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This spa provides a relaxing retreat for all interested! There are a multitude of services available and the spa does have a website located at: http://www.carlinsalondayspa.com/. Christine in particular provides fabulous skin care services and I highly recommend the microdermabrasion and the waxing services as well! Only Aveda products are used and the gals at this spa are talented professionals!

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This spa provides a relaxing retreat for all interested! There are a multitude of services available and the spa does have a website located at: http://www.carlinsalondayspa.com/. Christine in particular provides fabulous skin care services and I highly recommend the microdermabrasion and the waxing services as well! Only Aveda products are used and the gals at this spa are talented professionals!

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I had a great experience and good results from my treatment. I plan to return.

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I had a great experience and good results from my treatment. I plan to return.

 

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