I have been to Amy's Salon 4 time for Japanese Thermal Straightening and I am a fan. My hair is extremely thick and coarse/frizzy. This transforms my hair into baby soft, very flat smoothness. When people come in, I hear them counsel each person on what they want and what would be the appropriate treatment. I don't color my hair, so Japanese Straightening is good for me, also because I want almost no body to my thick hair so I can have it shorter. If your hair is colored or you still want some body then Brazilian Blowout or their Zerran treatment is recommended. Because one of the Brazilian Blowout products contains formaldehyde, they wear masks and perform that treatment in the backroom. The Japanese Thermal Straightening takes a long time and is very labor intensive, which explains its higher price, it is also more permanent (touch ups needed for regrowth). I have recommended Amy's to all my frizzy haired friends and Amy herself does a fabulous job of cutting hair. The salon isn't the fanciest, but this place has tons of experience straightening hair and knows their products and you end up with the beautiful hair that you wish you were born with. Without straightening it took me an hour to do my hair in the mornings, now it takes 5 minutes.
A couple friends and I recently purchased deals off LivingSocial for cuts,styles,colors and deep conditioning treatments, and have not even made it to the chair. If you call to schedule your appointment and happen to mention you have a deal, you will be scheduled "low priority", meaning if you are not paying full price, you are last on their to-do list. Amy herself is extremely rude, and when called out on her attitude, she will hang up on you. I do not suggest going to this salon, and if you have purchased the deal from LivingSocial, you are able to return it for a full refund. We were soo excited, because we'd heard nothing but great reviews, but being told we are "low priority" does not go over well with me. I am not paying to have someone screw my hair up because they are in a rush, and I am not a full paying customer. Unfortunately for her, I am a frequent when I like somewhere, and it's her loss.
I've been going to Amy's Hair Salon for almost two years and have done the Yuko Hair Straightening system for many years. I thought that was great until Amy suggested the new Zerran Reform System. Zerran Reform is the greatest! It has straightened my hair but still left some body in it, and it looks so natural! With the Yuko system, my hair was so flat for weeks that it felt like if just stuck to my head. With Reform, my hair is just as straight, but a little natural body look and shine. Amy does an excellent job with Reform and I would highly recommend the Reform system over Yuko if you want just a little bounce and body, not totally flat on your head look. Reform uses natural products and is also a permanent hair straightening method, with no slight after smell like you would get from the Yuko method. As a Yuko customer for years, I am now switching to Reform for a more natural straightening, both in look, feel, and shine. I highly recommend Amy's Hair Salon and Reform - both are in a class above others!
Just recently, I had went into Amy's Hair Salon. She suggested a treatment called Zerran Reallisse Vegan Hair Smoothing System. It's been two weeks now, and several washings and my hair is still smooth and silky (babylike). I have been going to Amy's Hair Salon since 1995, and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair. She keeps me up with all the latest hairstyles. Thanks Amy!
Amy's is a diamond in the rough. She offers high-end services such as the Brazilian Blowout and Japanese straight perm at very competitive prices. It is nearly in Burien, in a little house remodeled into a salon. When I called, Amy herself answered the phone. But don't be fooled by the modesty of the salon because I was very impressed by the salon and services.
I scheduled an appointment for hair straightening. I was given a consultation to see which straightening service would suit my needs. Amy measured my hair (cost is measured by how much hair in inches after shoulder length) and showed me a breakdown of how much it would cost. The Brazilian Blowout loosens the curl and improves the overall look of your hair (silky and shiny). The Japanese straight perm changes the chemical makeup of your cuticle. You will step out the shower with straight hair. It is also nearly twice the price. Grow out is also more obvious.
I went with the Brazilian Blowout, which was very popular. Every person in the salon while I was there was getting it done. There was three stylists (including Amy) and four clients, which we were rotated between color, shampoo, straightening, drying, etc. While one person was under the lamp for highlights, the others were getting their hair straightened, flat ironed, or shampooed, etc. It was very busy. I highly recommend setting an appointment a week in advance. Because I was getting my hair straightened, colored, cut, and styled, I was there about 4 hours. They offer you snacks and beverages since you're there for so long. In the Brazilian Blowout, they paint your hair with the relaxer, blow dry it, and flat iron it. This seals in the product. Then they wash it out, blow dry it, and flat iron it again. Add color and style services to that and you see why I was there for 4 hours.
I was really impressed by the consultation. Amy is very upfront with what you will expect and how much you will be charged. This was very appreciated because you don't want to be surprised with what you expected to pay. For the Brazilian Blowout, highlights, overall color, cut, style, and 2 products, I paid about $500. If you research other salons, you will know this is an absolute steal.
After 4 hours, my hair was GORGEOUS. If you have curly hair, you know you will never have silky, soft hair. BUT I DID. It was completely straight, smooth, and silky. The fact that I had just gotten my hair straightened and colored, AND that my hair looked like that was AMAZING. I wanted to go a light red. But Amy (in her experience and intelligent insight) recommended we go a little darker red in order to keep my hair healthy. The result was gorgeous. I was really happy with the color we agreed on because it was multidimensional.
After washing my hair, it is now in soft waves. It is important to use the after care products (sulfate-free shampoo) to retain your investment. The Brazilian Blowout will NOT make your hair bone straight. It just softens the curl. Depending how tight your curl is, you may go from curly to wavy. But it also makes it soft and shiny. If you want completely straight hair, you should go with the Japanese straight perm.
I've been to many other high-end salons, (I personally hate Gene Juarez- they ruined my hair!) and never have been so satisfied with the end result. I really feel like I got my money's worth. Thank you, Amy, for a great experience. I'll be back!
Just got the Brazilian Blow Out treatment done today at Amy's Hair Salon. I totally love it. It's so amazinggggg. It makes my hair so soft, straight, and no more frizzy. I had both Japanese straightening and Brazilian Katerin treatment @ Amy's hair salon long ago, i just loved both, and now i try the new treatment which take less time to finish ( about 1hr only w/ my hair), and i of course just love it too. Amy and Christine are excellent hairdressers. They know how to treat your hair. Their service is just as good as they are.
My hair now so healthy, no more damage, i can curl or straight it whenever wanted, no more bothers me w/ a frizzy and dry hair, not take me forever to flat iron or to style . I would recommend my friends and all of you who want to have a healthy straight and no more frizzy hair to come to Amy. The staffs will give you great advise and will do a good job for your hairs. Your time, long driving, and money are worth for spend.
I'm a guy with relatively short hair. I like to have the japanese straightening done every few months because afterwards my hair requires 0 work. Or, if I do want to style it, it way easier.
Most salons either wouldn't touch my hair (because it is short) or would still charge me $700+ (even though it takes less time than a woman with long hair)
Amy's salon does an excellent job for less than half of what the other salons charge. They are a fun team of people and work very quickly. I was offered water/coffee/tea and snacks throughout the process and I'm always pleased with the end result.
I wish they were closer to Downtown Seattle, but it's defenitely worth making the trip. They have my repeat business.
Since coming to Seattle over 15 years ago, I have been a client of a very well know salon chain (GJ). So when I learned about the Japanese hair straightening process I had a dilemma. It seemed that this was a process that required great skill so I searched for info on the salons that offer this service. Because I had been a client of my former salon for ages I looked to them. In all of the chain??s salons there is only one technician that does this process. I made an appointment and unfortunately on the day of my service the technician was ill so they canceled my appt. It was the very best thing that happened. I had heard about Amy??s salon also, did more research and then, made my appt. It was destiny that I found Amy and Christine. As one of the other reviewers stated; you will not find crystal, silver and a staff that outnumber the guests. What you will find is Amy and Christine who are truly experts in this process. I used to spend 3 hours every other day washing, drying and straightening my hair and another hour ever day straightening it after sleeping. I just wish I had known about this process years ago. Think about all those hours I could have saved. It now takes me 15 minutes from wet to perfectly styled hair. It is the best money I have ever spent and if you think it is expensive check out GJ which starts at double Amy??s fee. You don??t need all those hair styling product either. I had spent hundreds of dollars on styling products to get my hair straight. Just use the sulfate free shampoo and conditioner and you are good to go. I now come to Amy for all my hair services. She cut my hair as it lies differently when straight. I also went to her for my color, also exquisite. Every service is well worth the fee and the drive from Kirkland. Amy??s Salon is quite simply the best!
DO NOT judge this book by it's cover!!! It is not a swanky salon/spa. You will not get filtered water served to you in a water goblet or a glass of chardonnay from grapes grown in a valley in some remote village in the south of France (don't get me wrong...LOVE all that too). But...what you will get is straight forward stylists who have done the Japanese hair straightening process (Yuko) for over a decade with repeat customers that appreciate the skill that comes with that experience.
Both Amy and Christine worked on my hair on Saturday. It was a long and tedious process and while it was hard sitting in the chair for all those hours (over 5 hours) it was definitely worth every minute. FYI, prepare yourself, bring a book, ipod, snacks, etc....it helps.
I just washed my hair for the first time after the "curing" period was completed. My hair is STRAIGHT - I put some curl in the ends because Japanese straightening makes your hair pin straight. It took me a minute to put the curl in the ends.
I am so very thrrrrrrillled with the results! Do your research, I did mine. I took all reviews into consideration. With those experienced in this process (and there are few who are truly experienced) you will not find a single stylist in the Seattle/Bellevue area WITHOUT at least one negative review. Ultimately, you will have to feel comfortable with who you choose. I am so happy I went to Amy's. I will definitely be going back.
I was really nervous about the treatment...whether it would work, be worth the money and damage my hair. My hair before was big, curly and frizzy. Now it dry??s in the morning bone straight and although it did seem to have slightly more damage after, for the most part, it looks just amazing! I would definitely recommend it. And Amy and her staff are fantastic!!
Thank you so much Amy! You truly are a magician! I feel so fortunate to have discovered you and your extraordinary talents cutting, coloring, and straightening with the truly amazing Brazilian conditioning. I would never have imagined the change it would all make. I feel like Cinderella every day now, and you are my fairy godmother. I look forward to many beautiful years ahead with you taking such wonderful care of me and my soft, shiny, straight golden blonde :) and most sincere gratitude for your above and beyond care and service, with most gracious welcome and consideration to open and come in to take care of me at last moment notice on holiday. Your unique personal customer service cannot be beat. Your specialized salon services are the absolute best, and I am recommending you to everyone I know!
I've just been to amy's salon a week ago they're very friendly and sweet + the salon is very clean and comfortable. I went for keratin treatment my hair was damaged and the color was terrible, now the result is wonderful my hair looks healthy and under control ;) thanx girls u made me happy and u gained my trust...I would go back there for suuuuuuuuuuuuure
I have been a customer here for almost 10 years now, and would never go anywhere else. I came to Amy's Salon after another hair dresser completely ruined my hair from a horrible color job. I am so happy I stopped into Amy's shop. Not only did she fix my hair, but she gained my trust, which was going to be very hard to do after the last hairdresser damaged my hair so bad!! I know that every time I go in for a service at Amy's, I will come out happy. I have healthy hair again and I am so grateful for that. Both of the girls are so nice and do a great job. I will be coming here for services for years to come, and I joke with Amy that she can never retire!! I don't know what I would do without her. Thank you so much Amy for everything over the years! I really appreciate you! :-)
I had my Brazilian Keratin Treatment done at Amy's salon. They were so kind and sweet. The process took 3.5 hours and (the name escapes me now) the nice lady and Amy worked on my hair and made me very comfortable. My hair is soft and manageable Thank you Amy!!!!I would go back there in a heartbeat!Lara Nelson
I just had the Brazilian Blowout hair smoothing treatment and I am very excited! My has not been this smooth, shiny and managable for many years. I really can't believe my eyes when I look in a mirror!
Thank you, Amy!
Amy is a very talented hairdresser. I have been seeing her for years and I wouldn't go to anyone else, even though I have to drive to Burien all the way from Mill Creek.She always does a wonderful job and her suggestions are right on the mark.I trust her to always make me look my best.
I just had a Japanese thermal straightening done at Amy??s Hair Salon and the experience was amazing. The price she quoted me was the best in town and the Japanese system really works! My hair was very dry and frizzy but after my visit at Amy??s Hair Salon-it was as if I have totally different hair. I love the way it turned out; smooth,healthy, shiny and the cut she gave me was very stylish!! I can??t thank Amy and her co-worker Christina enough for the great service and result. I highly recommend Amy's Hair Salon and I will definitely come back again!!!!
I have been going to Amy's for over 6 years and am always happy with my hair cuts, permanents, styling and coloring. This salon was in the area where I lived so it was handy for me but two years ago, I moved to Bellevue and continue to go back because I get exactly what I want. Amy is very skilled at what she does for me including manicures and waxing which I get done there. The prices are moderate and the service good. I highly recommend all the services there - try it once and you will return!!!
A while ago, i got Japanese Hair Straightening done at Amy's. My hair was already damaged, and she said it'd be fine to do this to my hair. So i went for it.
It wasn't to much money for me, About 260 dollars, and to me, i don't think it was worth it.
After i got it done, my hair was frizzy, which is fine, because i could take care of that, but also, there were some kinks in my hair!
I didn't want to go back and get my hair retouched for free (you have to within the next 2 weeks if you want it free,) because I didn't want to damage my hair any more.
It's very easy to straighten at home now, because its MOSTLY straight, not all from the permanent straightening.
I recommend going to another salon.
Because not only did my hair turn out not quite how i would have liked, but they don't treat you the best there.
I had to sit in the chair for 4 or so hours getting my hair done, and by the end, my buttock hurt like crazy and i was dying of thirst. They don't offer you water or anything, like a lot of salons do, to make you feel comfy and at home.
I can tell you, you can find somewhere with a good price like amy's but better satisfaction.
I've been Amy's client for 12 years! Always so pleased at her artistry. Amy has cut, colored and styled my hair for all my acting photos and movies.One of many compliments was from an on-set stylist for a Disney movie who wanted to know who cut my hair and said it was terrific! Very reasonable rates.Yes, it's a long drive from Edmonds but the three times I tried local hair stylists were disastrous. Amy had to fix both color and cut. It's worth the time to get there to be able to relax, let Amy be creative and know I will always look current and youthful. I like the manicures and brow tweezes. My daughters think she's terrific too.
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I have been a customer of Amy's Salon since 2001. In Sep 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer....as Amy has been styling my hair for so many years and chemo was to begin inDec 2009, I decided to have her shave my hair prior to the inevitable.
Jump forward to March 2011, all treatments complete and cancer free, YEA!......but as my hair returned it was white and not at all the same as it was prior to chemo and radiation.
Amy suggested Zerran Reallisse.....it has rejuvenated my hair, it is shiny, soft, manageable. The product is all natural which was important after all my body had endured in the past year. And it was about an hour and half of my time ( my hair is short).
I would recommend Amy's Salon for all your beauty needs and wants, easily 5+ stars.
Mom took me to the Amy's Hair Service today to get my hair straightened...Most the time i just go there with my mom to get the hair cut, but this time i want to Straight my hair..so i asked the stylist over there doing that for me. It's so amazing guys...My hair was so fizz and a lot of curly weavy, but after 6hr my hair completely different..It's so straight, smooth, and look nice....I love it....i don't have to straight my hair every time with flat iron now....i can curl my hair when i want, but the straight will stay long...The straighten over there is so good, price is a deal too....i just can say how much i love my hair right now....i
My hair was really thick and curly....realy curly... i have done for straighting my hair at many place, but it wasn't keep last long. i have been introduced from my friend to get hair straightened at Amy's hair salon...it was so nice....My hair got straighting really really straight. They used the good permanent straighting theory which keep my hair really straight right now...i have been almost more than 6 months already ( for my friend..it has been straightened for 1 yr already)...In additional, the service over there is great...They 're greeting customer..I would recommended whoeve rhave a natural curly hair to go over there get straighting.
My daughter has rather bushy hair which she doesn't like. She's 13. I took her to have it flat ironed at another hair place just to see if she really liked her hair straight. (The place we had that done, doesn't offer the full chemical treatment for straightening). I checked some of the local salons in my area and found that the Japanese style of straightening would be $450. (I didn't realize it would be so expensive). I decided to check on the Internet to learn more about the hair straightening process and salons that do this. I found this site and saw the reviews for Amys plus noted that the prices were about half of the other salons that I looked at locally. I called to find out the approximate price and to ask lots of questions about the process. They talked to me over the phone and gave me a lot of helpful information. I made an appointment to take my daughter over to Amys just so they could look and give me a final price, $220 which was expensive (at least it was to a father who doesn't know about the price of hair treatments anyway - I'm used to a $10 haircut), but certainly a bargain for what other places were charging. Actually it was an excellent price (after all, the process takes about 5 hours) and they did a fantastic job. My daughter's hair is nice and straight (and will be that way until it grows out in about 6 to 12 months), she loves it. Amys is a quality salon - it may not be an elegant salon but then it doesn't have the corresponding high prices either. They are a wonderful group of hair stylists who performed magic on my daughter's hair. They did so for about 1/2 the price of other places. To me this was a wonderful salon that took great care with my daughter's hair and she ended up with hair exactly like she imagined it and wanted it to be. I can't recommend this place more highly. If you're looking for a highly overpriced trendy salon with a famous name in an upscale mall, this isn't it. But if you're looking for upscale trendy famous name results for an extremely fair price in with good honest highly skilled hair stylists, then this is the place. If you want your hair straightened Japanese style, this is the place.
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My hair has never looked better! The entire texture of the hair is straight and shiny now. I used to have curly, frizz hair, until I had the Japanese Hair Straightening done by Christ, she did a great job on my hair. When I get out of the shower, my hair stays straight and it takes me couple minutes to fix my hair.
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The most amazing hair stylist I ever have. Me, my family and my friends won??t go anywhere else to get our hair done or color. All of the stylists are very professional, knowledgeable, nice and friendly with awesome services. They are really good at understanding exactly what you want. I have been consistently impressed and I always walked out of Amy??s Salon Services feeling fresh and fabulous!
I've been doing this to my hair for 4 years now. It was wonderful. My hair was thick, curls, and it frizzes easily. The straightening process made it slick, never frizzy, and it seemed healthier than before.I been going to Amy's for 2 1/2 years (good prices and great services).
I have had my hair straightened for over a decade now, since the thermal straightening concept came out for the very first time. After having the treatment done by several hair professionals, experiencing a number of product brands and techniques, here in the US and also in South America where I am from, I found Amy to be by far the best and most qualified person to perform the straightening. The treatment is no joke, its main ingredient (potassium thioglycolate) is also found in hair removers like Nair and Veet, and can potentially cause the hair to break or frizz. In fact, I have dealt with poor work in the past and lost chunks of hair all over my head. Please don??t try to get a bargain on this; the thermal straitening does not come cheap, Amy??s price is fair and worth every penny. She has a lot of experience and it shows.
Pros: Reasonably priced, excellent results
Cons: Be ready to never stop having your hair done by Amy!
I just got the Japanese hair straightening done, and it is totally worth it. I'm a believer now. My hair is so much more easier to manage. I don't have to fight the mountain of hair anymore. I washed my hair yesterday after the 72 hour waiting period and it dried so straight.
Amy was great and very professional. She cut and textured my hair as well, and did an awesome job! I will be going back to Amy's for years to come.