Im giving this place 1 star, half for how nice Serena (the lady who assisted me was), and half is that they actually had a good deep conditioner that worked for nicely with my hair. Now my actual review is that if you have curly hair or thick hair texture, or not willing to damage your hair by tons of bleaching and multiple sessions, then don't go. Before I go I picked a pic from their Instagram page of the hair color I'd like to achieve, I made it clear that my hair is curly and I always wear it like this, sent them photos of my hair and set an appointment.prior any hair work I stressed on the same and I asked not to dye my roots but actually to blend the color (exactly like the photo where the roots are dark then blended to lighter), no issues so far.
After finishing my hair, I noticed they didn't apply any kinda lights, and when my hair started to dry there was no blending, I complained that this wasn't the color I requested as you can obviously see the distinction between the black roots and the color, also no volume since there are no lights applied. The owner came and said the reason was that my hair is curly and I need to straighten my hair to notice the difference, after a lot of resistance as I never straighten my hair, I agreed, and it looked exactly as bad. Eventually she decided it's my fault because I need to straighten my hair more frequently then pick one of their natural balayage looks if I want a nice looking hair (which entails I should accept to apply bleaching that will take multiple sessions, and could potentially damage my curls). Eventually I walked out with only toner applied to my hair, they didn't even have a decent hairdryer with a diffuser to dry my hair naturally!! I walked out with my hair wet, my roots still black and not blended with the color, and they had the guts to charge me 120$ with no shame!! What pissed me the most is that they claim they do consultation, however none of them said that this hair color I wanted they cannot do or that they don't deal with curled hair textures before starting the work. It's only when they were done and attempted to dry my hair and I asked why it doesn't look like the photo (or why no lights were applied) is when they said it won't work. I choose the high road, paid and left just because I sensed the discussion will go nowhere with the owner's tone, she was very unprofessionally criticizing my hair texture and curls and that I need to trust her to straighten my hair if I wanna have a nice hair!! Also she went on and on and on, for like 30 minutes to explain why I'm wrong in wanting my hair curled and keeping my roots black with a balayage blend and expect a better outcome like the photo, and not even apologizing that nobody said this or objected my hair goal during the consultation. Overall the owner made me feel so uncomfortable, and she didn't care at all about my satisfaction with my hair color or outcome!! Even she said a couple of rude comments at the end about Serena (the lady who assisted me), that if I expect a better outcome I should book with the owner directly or another lady called Cadence to have my hair done better, instead of Serena!! WoW! Well, I expect the salon to have a standard quality regardless of who does my hair or who I consult with! Second rude comment she said was that my curled hair requires exotic highlights (whatever that is) that is thick and clear, which they don't do in this place because they are only "specialized" in natural looks, which didn't sound very positive since I was looking for natural look not a fake cheap look! I'm writing this review 2 weeks now after this unpleasant experience as my hair completely lost the mild toning they did, and now I'm back to where I was before going.I'd never go back and I'd never recommend this place!!
I love My and her team! Everyone is super talented and friendly. The fact that I willingly drive down to San Jose from Oakland every time shows how amazing My Stylist Salon is. I've been going to My's for the past 2 years and there's no one else I trust to color it.
It's true that My charges a bit more than other salons, but it's 100% worth it. You get what you pay for so don't cheap out on your hair! If you get a bad haircut or coloring job, you can't really hide it! The reassurance that I leave the salon with amazing hair, that looks exactly like the pictures I show her, makes the drive + price worthwhile.
If you're thinking about trying out My's, keep your eyes out on their IG (@mystylist_salon) for promos w/ her stylists in training! She usually runs promos ranging from $200 for a balayage to -$50 for service. Don't get scared about having a stylist-in-training work on your hair! My is there every step of the process to guide them and if you're unhappy with the results, My will fix it up for you for free!
Bonus: She has an adorable little Yorkie that wanders around the salon. He'll snuggle in your lap if you ask!
5 stars for Serena. The only time I've ever asked for balayage that I've actually gotten balayage. I showed her pics of her own work (follow her IG, girl is bomb) and told her my hair turns brassy very easily. She decided to make my hair a little ashier and I love it. Never had someone do my hair as amazing as Serena. Plus she's super sweet and fun to talk to.
I think the biggest compliment is my sister saw my hair and told me I should have her do my hair before my wedding. She's amazing and even though it's pricier, it's totally worth it. Everyone was nice & the salon was cute.
Super happy with my hair results! I just moved from New Jersey where I got my hair done once every 3 months but I loved My and her team, they gave me the hair that I dreamed of and will definitely go back in 3 months to hopefully get it more gray ombré! The spot is cute too. Everyone is super friendly.
This was my first time coming here and I loved it Serena was so easy going and great to talk to. I could tell she really put her time and effort Into my hair. She toned my hair but it didn't turn out ashy enough because my hair is really stubborn 🙁 but she offered to go back in and tone it again and I don't know many hair stylist that I've been to in the past who would've put in the extra work to do that for me. Overall awesome experience and I would highly recommend Serena, she was new to the salon but she's super skilled as a stylist!!!!! Would def make the trip down to San Jose from SF to have her do my hair again 🙂
Let me 1st say I have NOT gotten my hair professionally done in over 4-5 years and only get a trim every 2-3 years. It's so sad to feel like I can't go anywhere to get my hair did My cousin found Mystylist threw a family friend. And we both booked with Cadence and I was so uhhh at 1st. But let me be the one to tell y'all I LOVE THIS PLACE!! I live in San Diego and flew to the bay just to see what this place was about. I do not regret it at all!! Cadence broke down how to get my hair the way I want it. I did use a box dye on my hair and she was able to exceed my expectations in 1 session!! It is really worth the trip. My and her squad are all amazing. The way the salon is set up and ran is amazing. I've never been anywhere where they work so close as a team. No one ever asked "do you need help" they just got each other's back and did want was needed yoYou'll never see a salon like this. Their dynamic is amazing. Customer service is amazing. #issavibe I will be flying out for another session in a few months! I can't wait. This place is the HOLY GRAIL #Mystylistsalon #sandiego to #sanjose this review can go on and on because it's not hard to rant and talk about it. Cadence you is the real MVP!!! See you soon boo
It's been alittle over a year and I've been threw some thangs. And I was able to finally come see Cadence!!! Ahhh it's like I've been going there for years!!! But when I 1st saw her last year she did a balayage and it was amazing. Then sometime during January I decried to CHOP most off all my hair and most of the color got chopped too. But since it's been 9 months since I cut it and I'm much better physically. I was able to to fly in for the day for Cadence to work her MAGIC!!! i live in San Diego and I fly in for the day. SHE IS WORTH IT AND I COULDNT FIND ANYWHERE ELSE THAT COULD COMPARE!!!
Previously I've been going to a salon for two years now and my hair always comes out just a little lighter or even sometimes my husband says I look exactly the same. So imagine paying ~$220 and looking the same... that's why I decided to try out My Stylist Salon since I see a lot of great photos on Instagram.
When I was scheduling my appointment with My, she let me know the last appointment was at 2 pm which I didn't know if I could make it because I live in Oakland and had to take my mom to her eye appointment at 11 am and I didn't know how long that would take. It takes an hour to get to San Jose so I was scared I wouldn't make it on time and lose my deposit (shot that's $100!) lol but she worked with me and I honestly really appreciated that!
Once I got there, the stylist Judy let me know that she didn't believe I wasn't going to be able to get the blonde I really wanted because I had a lot of my roots grown out already. So with that being said I was hesitant to continue with the process because they are more expensive (close to double) than what I originally pay, but I decided to go through with it because I've seen so many before/after pics their Instagram account that was similar to my hair, so I said F* it why not; if it doesn't turn out the way I wanted then I'll just try somewhere else.
With that being said.... omg!!!!! My hair came out soooooo good! I've never ever been this blonde before. It is honestly so beautiful. Even Judy was shocked it got that blonde lol. My hair is really really long and I have a lot of hair so My helped Judy out and let me tell you - My is super fast!!!! I was shocked!! Lol I am really happy with my results!! I'm so in love with it! I've gotten sooo many compliments.
The whole staff was super friendly, down to earth, and it was just a great environment. I would highly recommend!
My is absolutely wonderful! She's funny, friendly, and truly kind.
She understood what I wanted in a few moments and worked so well with her team - they are all amazing!
She even gave me my haircut for free just because she's that kind of a person! I won't be going anywhere else from now on!
Thank you My and team! Hope you and your sister return safely from the great trip planned!!
First, of all this salon was super adorable, clean, and the staff were excellent. Very attentative to your needs. I was super nervous about going to a new salon but the reviews and pics on line were amazing. The work that My did was awesome. My hair was a blue-black and I wanted to go back to red-wine color. She mentioned it will be hard to pull the color out, but she did it and the color is amazing. Super Happy 🙂 I will definantly be visiting the salon in the future.
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