Berkeley >Vine Street Salon
Won't go anywhere else, Angela's the BEST! :).
OK, so I've been looking for a new stylist for YEARS... I had been going to one person, but she was much older, not up on the latest hair trends, styles, or product, and quite prickly, to say the least. Basically, I wasn't getting the service, consideration, or product I or my hair needed.
I then sought to find a new stylist, and decided to find someone who was as a perfectionist as I am. What better person than the Bridal Coordinator and Intermediate Stylist at Vine Street? Anyone who's a Bridal Coordinator knows how to work with women who are very particular and exacting...
When I walked in, I knew I was at the right place. I was greeted warmly, I was offered a glass of water or tea as Angela was running just a little behind (understandably so at the end of the day).... bottom line, I was made to feel like a valued client, and was made to feel comfortable.
When I started talking with Angela regarding what I wanted, I could tell that she knew her stuff. She proceeded to inspect my hair, and I told her about how unhappy I was with my present cut, how uneven and choppy it was (the previous woman had butchered me!), and how stringy that made my hair look. We determined that to get the style I wanted, it would take a few months of growing and cutting... which was fine with me.
After Angela carefully cut and styled my hair (and hooked me up with new product more appropriate for my hair type), she let me see and I swear, I actually started crying with joy and relief... FINALLY my hair looked the way I wanted it to, it swung the way I should, it lay the way it should ... I just feel so beautiful now when I do my hair in the morning.
The entire staff at Vine Street are very courteous and positive people. and goodness, do they know hair! I have found my permanent stylist, I REFUSE to let anyone else TOUCH my hair!!!! Thank you, Angela!!!!
To clear up Ed's (emurph) review.
I am Robin, the desk manager at Vine Street Salon. I originally responded to the review posted by the client "Edmurph" in great detail to clear up his incorrect version of the incident.
Now, I will very simply leave the opening portion, as I believe it says a lot in a very few words:
WE HAD TO CALL THE POLICE on this individual! And, though we called them right after he left, we were unable to recover the money that was owed since by the time the Police arrived the customer was long gone.
Beware of Vine Street Salon.
Similar to the bait and switch tactic employed by shady car dealers, Vine Street Salon lured me in by promising one price only to jack that price up later.
As a guy with short hair looking for a haircut and color for gray coverage, I called Vine Street and spoke with Robin who offered me a reasonable quote for said services. Hence, I was taken aback when Robin later informed me that my bill was about 50% higher than what she had quoted. After I pointed that out, she told me with a straight face that her quote was for one service. Incredibly, she even stated that the inflated fee was justified because she had spent time with me on the phone. I wonder if she also charges customers extra to smile, say hello or get them a glass of water?
As it turns out, Vine Street Salon has a history of questionable billing/collection practices. In my view, this salon is unethical and shameless.
What a great Salon. I have recently returned to Vine Street because my favorite stylist has returned. Angela is great! She knows exactly what will compliment me. I totally trust her with color and cut. Angela always styles my hair so the color looks natural and the cut is easy for me to maintain and style myself. I have very unruly hair she recommends the best products for my hair. She also makes me feel comfortable and is easy to speak with. Vine Street Salon is upscale, flexible with appointments, clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
great referral. I was referred to Vine st. salon through a friend to see Angela. I have had bad experiences in the past of other salons,so I was nervous. When I got there everyone was so accomadating and Angela was very sweet at making me feel right at home. The consultaion was great cause she listened to me and let me know everything she was going to do. I have never had a stylist be so detailed. It was great!!! I loved the haircut so much and I am going back for some color(which we talked about and I loved her ideas). Angela is very talented and she is quite funny.....Major kuddos for Angela and the salon!!!! I highly recommend Angela and her creativity.
CLIENT 4 YEARS. Just want to say that I have been a client of Vine St. Salon for many years. I have had my hair cut and colored by almost all the stylists and have no complaints. Now that Angela is back I see her regularly as she is the most talented stylist I've ever had. She is great with color, an instructor to others and an expert in the field. I love her cuts because she's an artist and isn't afraid to be creative. I tell my friends to go to her and they do and they're as happy as I am. I feel like I get a very high class LA or NY service right at home in Berkeley. Now if only I could learn to hold still.... ; )
Definitely found my new place. I am so incredibly pleased with my haircut. I have gone to several different hair salons, but with no luck finding an individual who would cut the way I want, or even close for that matter. I was so impressed with the way Winnie had cut my hair. She truly cares about what her clients want. Definitely found my new place. Great value for price.
Glad to be back with Angela!!!!. I moved back into the area after being gone for a year. I went back to Angela and thank goodness she had an opening and was still there. My hair needed a lot of work and was in bad shape. Not only did she do a great color and cut, but she brought my hair back to life. Wow does Angela know her products....she recommended great products and I saw a big difference...That cheap market store products are for the birds!! I loved the Aveda and how my hair grew out was just great. I am happy to be back and to be back with Angela.. I would recommend her to anyone. Vine St. rocks!!!!
Glad to be back!. It's been a while, but, being back in town and able to visit my favorite salon felt great. I have been traveling a lot this year and one thing I can count on is Vine Street Salon to be there when I need a pick me up. My stylist is always there to greet me and gave me a terrific cut and while she was running a bit late due to a scheduling conflict, I was out on time and on my way! I know that last minute is not always best for a busy salon, but, they always find time for me.
Love this Place!. I have been a client at this salon for two years. I've been here on hectic Saturdays and quiet Mondays and I've always had pleasant experiences. The staff here are very friendly and always offer tea whenever I come in. Even on a day lijke today when I was fighting leaving home(it was pouring rain) it was so nice to be there. My stylist always gives me honest advice on my hair. And I love their product selection! Tons of AVEDA. Definitely recommend checking out their modeling program too. :)
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