Gary Manuel Studio

★★★★★
Gary Manuel's hands-on training salon offers fresh talent at rock-bottom prices.
  • 2123 1st Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

    Cross street: Blanchard Street

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I went to Phase 3 for the first time yesterday. The stylist (Robby) listened to my hair concerns and how I would like it to look. He then washed, conditioned and gave me an excellent scalp massage. The haircut is perfect and the blow dry

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I went to Phase 3 for the first time yesterday. The stylist (Robby) listened to my hair concerns and how I would like it to look. He then washed, conditioned and gave me an excellent scalp massage. The haircut is perfect and the blow dry

Pros: Highly trained and personable staff

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Loved this salon - took their time and made you feel important - listened and excellent products of course. Highly recommend.

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Loved this salon - took their time and made you feel important - listened and excellent products of course. Highly recommend.

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Gary Manuel Phase 3 is my favorite place to get my hair done, by far. The prices are great and the staff is friendly. I love going here more than the regular Gary Manuel Salon because of the atmosphere and the industrial look of the salon.

They use Aveda products which is really nice. Oh and don't forget the scalp massage -- ahhhh.

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Gary Manuel Phase 3 is my favorite place to get my hair done, by far. The prices are great and the staff is friendly. I love going here more than the regular Gary Manuel Salon because of the atmosphere and the industrial look of the salon.

They use Aveda products which is really nice. Oh and don't forget the scalp massage -- ahhhh.

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OMG!!! I have been going to Gary Manuel for many years and I always have a great experiance. I just saw Derrick on Friday and he is absolutly amazing! Best shampoo I have ever had and he is amazing at blow dry's too. He is sure to be one

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OMG!!! I have been going to Gary Manuel for many years and I always have a great experiance. I just saw Derrick on Friday and he is absolutly amazing! Best shampoo I have ever had and he is amazing at blow dry's too. He is sure to be one

Pros: Best Shampoo I Ever Had!

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Gary Manual Phase 3 was recommended to me by a friend. I started seeing Dawn this past summer and loved the cuts/colors she did for me. When she left to return to school this past August she recommended I see Monica. I have now seen

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Gary Manual Phase 3 was recommended to me by a friend. I started seeing Dawn this past summer and loved the cuts/colors she did for me. When she left to return to school this past August she recommended I see Monica. I have now seen

Pros: reasonable prices, creative stylists, friendly staff

Cons: parking

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Today I went to Phase 3 for the first time for a cut, color, and perm consultation. When deciding on a place to go to (I've tried out many salons in the greater Seattle area) I was encouraged by all the positive reviews on Citysearch;

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Today I went to Phase 3 for the first time for a cut, color, and perm consultation. When deciding on a place to go to (I've tried out many salons in the greater Seattle area) I was encouraged by all the positive reviews on Citysearch;

Pros: Friendly staff, knowledgeable stylists, affordable prices

Cons: Parking

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I am THE PICKIEST person with THE MOST DIFFICULT hair on the planet, it seems! I have spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars going to the "best salons" here and in various cities, while travelling, and having my hair cut and colored by

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I am THE PICKIEST person with THE MOST DIFFICULT hair on the planet, it seems! I have spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars going to the "best salons" here and in various cities, while travelling, and having my hair cut and colored by

Pros: CONNIE is an artist who cares about her guests and her work

Cons: Not a single one

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Maria E. is amazing and gave me a great cut. The next time I visit my friends in Seattle, I'll definitely get my hair done again. Wish I lived closer!!!

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Maria E. is amazing and gave me a great cut. The next time I visit my friends in Seattle, I'll definitely get my hair done again. Wish I lived closer!!!

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I didn't know what to expect when I made an appointment at Phase 3. I am an African American
woman and I have very resistant hair and I wasn't sure if there would be a stylist at Phase 3 that
would be able to 'tackle' my hair type. Low and

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I didn't know what to expect when I made an appointment at Phase 3. I am an African American
woman and I have very resistant hair and I wasn't sure if there would be a stylist at Phase 3 that
would be able to 'tackle' my hair type. Low and

Pros: Atmosphere, staff, timely service

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I just had my first appointment at Phase 3 and it was a wonderful experience! My appointment was with Nyesha and she was wonderful! I walked out of the salon with exactly what i wanted and more! \r
I will definitely be returning!!

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I just had my first appointment at Phase 3 and it was a wonderful experience! My appointment was with Nyesha and she was wonderful! I walked out of the salon with exactly what i wanted and more! \r
I will definitely be returning!!

Pros: Staff, Ambience, location, value

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I took my medicare birthday money and splurged with a Phase 3 appointment with ASHLEY. She applied her caring and skill and I left feeling ready for the high school prom. (Actually later that day an e-harmony coffee introduction led to a

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I took my medicare birthday money and splurged with a Phase 3 appointment with ASHLEY. She applied her caring and skill and I left feeling ready for the high school prom. (Actually later that day an e-harmony coffee introduction led to a

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My first experience at Phase 3 was wonderful. I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist, and was given a robe to change into so I wouldn't get my shirt messy during the cut. The atmosphere of the place is pretty upscale and has an edgy

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My first experience at Phase 3 was wonderful. I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist, and was given a robe to change into so I wouldn't get my shirt messy during the cut. The atmosphere of the place is pretty upscale and has an edgy

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you'd imagine that new york city, with all its glitz and glamour, would have blown away a salon in seattle for highlights, but not the case when you go to connie. she made my hair look so natural and took such care in painting tiny

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you'd imagine that new york city, with all its glitz and glamour, would have blown away a salon in seattle for highlights, but not the case when you go to connie. she made my hair look so natural and took such care in painting tiny

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My friend goes to the main Gary Manuel salon and did me a favor by asking her stylist for a stylist that really knows how to cut curly hair. Her stylist immediately referred me to Chris at Phase 3. When I called for an appointment, I was

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My friend goes to the main Gary Manuel salon and did me a favor by asking her stylist for a stylist that really knows how to cut curly hair. Her stylist immediately referred me to Chris at Phase 3. When I called for an appointment, I was

Pros: Very professional staff; ambience of a high-end salon; stylists really know what they're doing

Cons: Parking isnt' great since it's downtown. Product sell is a little strong.

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To put it simply, my hair is a huge pain in the butt! Styling is an every day obstacle. I'd let my hair grow to my lower back because, we all know how easy it is to throw it back in a messy pony tail and call it a DAY! It was my first time

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To put it simply, my hair is a huge pain in the butt! Styling is an every day obstacle. I'd let my hair grow to my lower back because, we all know how easy it is to throw it back in a messy pony tail and call it a DAY! It was my first time

Pros: Christopher

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This salon is great for so many reasons - mainly because they use gorgeous Aveda products and the prices are extremely reasonable, but also because it has a really accessible location and their stylists are all very friendly. I have been

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This salon is great for so many reasons - mainly because they use gorgeous Aveda products and the prices are extremely reasonable, but also because it has a really accessible location and their stylists are all very friendly. I have been

Pros: Great downtown location, extremely good prices for the quality you get

Cons: Parking

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I have been to Gary Manuel's Phase 3 salon twice now. My first experience was amazing, but my second visit was INCREDIBLE, thanks to Christopher. I have been trying to lighten my dark brown hair for sometime now in preparation for the

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I have been to Gary Manuel's Phase 3 salon twice now. My first experience was amazing, but my second visit was INCREDIBLE, thanks to Christopher. I have been trying to lighten my dark brown hair for sometime now in preparation for the

Pros: Christopher

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Part# 2: Then, the hard part came: going from blonde of 9 years back to my natural brunette. It was a long process, but done the right way and in several steps. Tsofia made the best brunette color I EVER had (even when it was natural)! She

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Part# 2: Then, the hard part came: going from blonde of 9 years back to my natural brunette. It was a long process, but done the right way and in several steps. Tsofia made the best brunette color I EVER had (even when it was natural)! She

Pros: Tsofia

Cons: Cost

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Part # 1: Tsofia is a very busy professional, but made me feel like I am the only one she is working with! I felt like a Princess. She was very attentive to my ?hair story? and what I was looking for this time. She must have spent at

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Part # 1: Tsofia is a very busy professional, but made me feel like I am the only one she is working with! I felt like a Princess. She was very attentive to my ?hair story? and what I was looking for this time. She must have spent at

Pros: Tsofia

Cons: Cost

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for you skeptics out there like me: 1) i am not a friend of Jeff's. 2) i am not Jeff.\r
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Great haircut for $29 at the gary manuel "student" salon. Unlike other training institutes the students here have already had at least TWO years

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for you skeptics out there like me: 1) i am not a friend of Jeff's. 2) i am not Jeff.\r
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Great haircut for $29 at the gary manuel "student" salon. Unlike other training institutes the students here have already had at least TWO years

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I have been going to the Gary Manuel Salons for a long time, so I totally love it!! But, I started going to Jeff in the Phase 3 Salon and I love, love, love him!!!! He has given me the best haircut I have EVER had!!!! I have never felt so

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I have been going to the Gary Manuel Salons for a long time, so I totally love it!! But, I started going to Jeff in the Phase 3 Salon and I love, love, love him!!!! He has given me the best haircut I have EVER had!!!! I have never felt so

Pros: Staff is great!!

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As a Beauty Consultant and Referral consultant for best spa's and salons in Seattle-I've been to too many to count,, I'd like to say I was treated to a beautiful color of blonde.\r
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BUT, too much money for Advanced trainig color. Trust

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As a Beauty Consultant and Referral consultant for best spa's and salons in Seattle-I've been to too many to count,, I'd like to say I was treated to a beautiful color of blonde.\r
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BUT, too much money for Advanced trainig color. Trust

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Gary Manuel has a great reputation for quality hair. I have been to Phase 3 (which is their training salon) several times and have been more than pleased every time. The stylists are professional and make you feel at home. If you are tight, definitely go to Phase 3, but if you have money to burn hit up the main salon as it is very very nice. They give you great service every time and are sure to make you aware of any changes in your services as soon as they know. Parking is kind of tough, especially if you don't want to pay $5 for lot parking, but there is street parking around you just have to find it.

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Gary Manuel has a great reputation for quality hair. I have been to Phase 3 (which is their training salon) several times and have been more than pleased every time. The stylists are professional and make you feel at home. If you are tight, definitely go to Phase 3, but if you have money to burn hit up the main salon as it is very very nice. They give you great service every time and are sure to make you aware of any changes in your services as soon as they know. Parking is kind of tough, especially if you don't want to pay $5 for lot parking, but there is street parking around you just have to find it.

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I followed Connie over from the Gary Manuel Institute on Capital Hill. I took a chance and had her color my hair over there, and I have to say it was probably one of the best, if not THE best, colors I have had. She made it look very

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I followed Connie over from the Gary Manuel Institute on Capital Hill. I took a chance and had her color my hair over there, and I have to say it was probably one of the best, if not THE best, colors I have had. She made it look very

Pros: great service, great color

Cons: parking

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I just had my hair cut by Sydney yesterday and she did an amazing job! I gave her some ideas on how I wanted my hair to be and she exceeded my expectations. In the past, I've gone to the downtown Gene Juarez salan for my haircuts, but my

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I just had my hair cut by Sydney yesterday and she did an amazing job! I gave her some ideas on how I wanted my hair to be and she exceeded my expectations. In the past, I've gone to the downtown Gene Juarez salan for my haircuts, but my

Pros: Skill of hairstylists, price

Cons: Parking

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...I would be President! Anyone that's had their hair cut or colored by Charles knows what I'm talking about. I've put my locks in his trusty hands for over 2 years now and he's always delivered exactly what I'm looking for. Before

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...I would be President! Anyone that's had their hair cut or colored by Charles knows what I'm talking about. I've put my locks in his trusty hands for over 2 years now and he's always delivered exactly what I'm looking for. Before

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I was referred to Charles Fox at Gary Manuel Phase 3 by Wengen (see other review) and couldn't be happier. He gave me the haircut I'd been wanting and other stylists had failed to deliver. Most recently, I went from dark brown natural

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I was referred to Charles Fox at Gary Manuel Phase 3 by Wengen (see other review) and couldn't be happier. He gave me the haircut I'd been wanting and other stylists had failed to deliver. Most recently, I went from dark brown natural

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I used to live and work in the city; now I'm an hour away. I haven't been able to find a decent place to do my hair. I decided to give Phase 3 a try because I wanted someone who was knowledgeable about the latest techniques yet still

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I used to live and work in the city; now I'm an hour away. I haven't been able to find a decent place to do my hair. I decided to give Phase 3 a try because I wanted someone who was knowledgeable about the latest techniques yet still

Pros: great service & value

Cons: no easy way of choosing stylist

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Love Charles Fox at Phase 3 by G. Manuel. Admired an awesome cut and cool color on someone at the Alexis Hotel Aveda - she gave me Charles Fox's card and the rest is history. I've been with Charles the past few years and I never leave

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Love Charles Fox at Phase 3 by G. Manuel. Admired an awesome cut and cool color on someone at the Alexis Hotel Aveda - she gave me Charles Fox's card and the rest is history. I've been with Charles the past few years and I never leave

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I wish I'd seen the "trainer" review before going to Phase 3. I had my hair done there about a month ago, and realize that I should've taken time to warn others about this place.\r
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They butchered my hair. It was ala Jennifer Anniston.

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I wish I'd seen the "trainer" review before going to Phase 3. I had my hair done there about a month ago, and realize that I should've taken time to warn others about this place.\r
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They butchered my hair. It was ala Jennifer Anniston.

Pros: Next to Pike Place Market

Cons: Unsupervised. Inexperienced

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Hair salons terrify me. After years of outrageously overpriced, mediocre cuts at high end salons that generally left me feeling poor and vaguely inadequate, Phase 3 is a welcome change. Appointments are easy to get, the decor is

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Hair salons terrify me. After years of outrageously overpriced, mediocre cuts at high end salons that generally left me feeling poor and vaguely inadequate, Phase 3 is a welcome change. Appointments are easy to get, the decor is

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to get an appointment

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I have been to Phase 3 3 times now, and have never once seen a "trainer." That is important, because many people may think that, like at other big-name training salons, you get the benefit at Phase 3 of having a "teacher" there to monitor

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I have been to Phase 3 3 times now, and have never once seen a "trainer." That is important, because many people may think that, like at other big-name training salons, you get the benefit at Phase 3 of having a "teacher" there to monitor

Pros: If you are lucky to get someone who knows what they are doing, lucky you.

Cons: You could end up with a beauty-school haircut. Decide if you are willing to take the risk.

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I received one of the best haircuts I have ever had by Audrey about a month ago and my hair still looks really great! I got solid & welcome advice about a suitable haircut for me. Years ago I visited Gary Manuel regularly--until I could no

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I received one of the best haircuts I have ever had by Audrey about a month ago and my hair still looks really great! I got solid & welcome advice about a suitable haircut for me. Years ago I visited Gary Manuel regularly--until I could no

Pros: great talent and skill for a great price

Cons: i didn't see a downside--no cons to report

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I have been going to Phase 3 and Gary Manuel for more than 10 years now. After a fantasy makeover on Rodeo Drive in L.A., I asked where in Seattle I could get the same kind of quality upkeep, and more than one of the $X00 per cut stylists

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I have been going to Phase 3 and Gary Manuel for more than 10 years now. After a fantasy makeover on Rodeo Drive in L.A., I asked where in Seattle I could get the same kind of quality upkeep, and more than one of the $X00 per cut stylists

Pros: Prices can't be beat, innovative

Cons: Parking

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This is the training salon for Gary Manuel. Haircuts range from like $20-40, depending on what "phase" the stylist is on. The only problem is that the stylists move up quickly to the real salon, so unless you want to follow them (and pay the higher prices) you have to keep changing stylists. I've gotten two good haircuts here-they use the same great products as in Gary Manuel. It can take awhile to get an appointment here, but it's worth it. It's a very jampacked little space with a very hectic and busy environment. Don't come here looking for relaxation. Mostly young people working here and coming in as clients. Great if you live/work in Belltown. I've also heard that the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute is good too, although I've never been yet. It's like "Phase One" for haircuts, but they have a lot of very inexpensive spa services as well.

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This is the training salon for Gary Manuel. Haircuts range from like $20-40, depending on what "phase" the stylist is on. The only problem is that the stylists move up quickly to the real salon, so unless you want to follow them (and pay the higher prices) you have to keep changing stylists. I've gotten two good haircuts here-they use the same great products as in Gary Manuel. It can take awhile to get an appointment here, but it's worth it. It's a very jampacked little space with a very hectic and busy environment. Don't come here looking for relaxation. Mostly young people working here and coming in as clients. Great if you live/work in Belltown. I've also heard that the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute is good too, although I've never been yet. It's like "Phase One" for haircuts, but they have a lot of very inexpensive spa services as well.

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I've been coming here for 4 years now and its AWESOME! I recommend all my friends to come here. Its definately a bargain for what your getting: trained staff, friendly atmosphere and if your worried about sales pressures, the hair

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I've been coming here for 4 years now and its AWESOME! I recommend all my friends to come here. Its definately a bargain for what your getting: trained staff, friendly atmosphere and if your worried about sales pressures, the hair

Pros: Inexpensive, Quality Care, Friendly

Cons: Street Parking, Appt. Times

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You get the luxury of a top of the line salon with fantastic staff and lower prices. Erin is a great stylist and she really took the time to explain how I can style my hair at home. It's simple enough for me to do in 30 minutes and the

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You get the luxury of a top of the line salon with fantastic staff and lower prices. Erin is a great stylist and she really took the time to explain how I can style my hair at home. It's simple enough for me to do in 30 minutes and the

Pros: educated staff, inexpensive, fantastic cut

Cons: small waiting area

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both my son and i get my hair cut here. my son sees lindsey, who is much less expensive and better with him (he's 2) than the places that specialize in kids. i see lisa, who calms me down and makes me feel beautiful on even the most

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both my son and i get my hair cut here. my son sees lindsey, who is much less expensive and better with him (he's 2) than the places that specialize in kids. i see lisa, who calms me down and makes me feel beautiful on even the most

Pros: great for kids, nice staff, quick

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I called the salon to tell them that I was on my way before I drove over. (I live in Spokane.) But I ran into massive construction on the way, and it made me late. As soon as I could, I called them to say that I was still coming. And yet

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I called the salon to tell them that I was on my way before I drove over. (I live in Spokane.) But I ran into massive construction on the way, and it made me late. As soon as I could, I called them to say that I was still coming. And yet

Pros: Inexpensive, Highly skilled, Great color

Cons: Scheduling

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This really is downtown's super little secret. Phase 3 provides REAL advanced training for the hair designers at Gary Manuel Salon. They are all talented, creative and super enthusiastic. I get fantastic haircuts and color for less than

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This really is downtown's super little secret. Phase 3 provides REAL advanced training for the hair designers at Gary Manuel Salon. They are all talented, creative and super enthusiastic. I get fantastic haircuts and color for less than

Pros: creativity, quality, price

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