1155 Wilmington Ave Ste 200, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410640.723237 -111.858277
Neighborhoods: Sugar House
Sloppy work – I've been going to Salon Valentina for about 5 years - with 4 of those years going to a great gal that unfortunately moved out of state when her husband was able to make a good career move. She was fantastic! After she left, I needed a haircut and had the secretary put me in with whomever was open, which was Deanna. I've been moderately satisfied up until the last two times. Last week when I went, I told her there were some weird shorter bits that always feel out of my curling iron and I wanted those bits to line up with the other layers. Did she pay attention to me? No! She was too busy talking on and on and asking questions of me. Out of politeness I was answering her questions, even though I really prefer to just have a stylist pay attention to their work and let me have a little peace and quiet.
After the cut, it looked fine and I told her I prefer to have some body on top when she was styling it. She blowdried it fine, then before I knew it, she had some heavy cream on her hands and she mashed it on the top of my head. A slicked down look does NOT equal body. I felt embarrassed going back to work and even a close colleague commented on my hair, so I know it wasn't just me thinking it looked bad.
The last couple days when I've curled my hair in the morning, I've been so frustrated! Not only did Deanna NOT fix the problems from the previous time she cut my hair, she created more problems! My layers are all weird and uneven and my hair is very difficult to style in the morning now - as if I needed that.
I've been going to Salon Valentina since I loved my previous stylist and I don't have a lot of time to check out other places, but now I'll make the time. If you have long, layered hair and want a good haircut - don't go here!!
Curly Hair Specialist! – I have curly hair and seldom receive a cut or styling that I like. Lauren not only knew exactly how to cut and color my hair, she also styled it so it looked great! After she was done, she touched up my makeup, which was really a wonderful and unexpected treat that left me feeling pampered. The color has lasted longer than any other color I've ever had. Lauren is not only excellent at what she does, but she is also very caring and knows how to create a wonderful all around client experience.
I had been missing out – So this was my first time into a salon to get my hair cut. As a man generally unconcerned about my hair this trip to Salon Valentina in SLC has changed the way I will view a haircut forever. My stylist, Lauren C., embodies the spirit of service and maintains a strong passion for her work. From this day on I will gladly pay the few extra dollars to receive the treatment that Lauren and Aveda provide. Thank you so very much! and see you soon!
Asked for shoulder-length--got butchered bob! – I actually have used Salon Valentina for many years, off and on when I am in between hair stylists and have had decent haircuts and even stytlists I liked but who moved on. I decided to try Lauren.
BAD IDEA! Going in I had long, layered hair with side swept bangs. Decided to go a little shorter and specifically stated I wanted shoulder length hair, with layers starting at chin length and down. Very important, I am 37, and attorney, and not looking for a frou frou look. I have had the shoulder length style many times in the past and have had NO PROBLEMS explaining this. The only thing we clarified is she gave me this pitch that many of her clients do not like hair that flips up when it is on the shoulders. I said I didnt' really mind it but if she wanted to take it just shorter so it wouldn't flip, okay. MISTAKE!!
Unfortunately, Lauren started in the back, and as I watched closer, as she moved out, thought this was very short. But, sometimes, when the cape comes away, it isn't as short as your first impression so I didn't say anything--and what could you say at that point when half your back is gone? Then, as she was shaping closer to the face, I said this looks shorter than I wanted. And later again. I am not one to make a scene and, in fact, as my stomach was sick, I just refused to really look at it. I did mention again that I had wanted shoulder length, and pointed to my shoulders, where the hair is several inches ABOVE. Her response is to put her hand at the back of my neck and say this is where they start and I had told her I could go a little shorter. I paid--and worse--I tipped!
But back home, I have been in tears for two days. The length is just below my CHIN--there's a GULF between my hair length and my shoulders! And the layers? In the back, there are areas where they are maybe 3 inches long--closer to eye level--not the chin length I specificed--and big empty spaces below the shortest layers. All over the layers are choppy and uneven--particularly at the bottom, making the cut look even shorter and butchered. Worse thing, I thought I could just pull it back until it grows out again but it is even too short for a pony tail!!
What I see is a haircut that, as she described when she was done, was "cute and edgy." So maybe if I was 21 and a student--and hadn't specifically explained the length I wanted--I would have liked it. But this is NOT AT ALL what I described or wanted. This is the first time I have ever had such a bad haircut in my life. I look like an almost 40 year old trying to be 21 again. I would not recommend Lauren unless you are no older than 21--or trying to look that old.
Only place that touches my hair – Salon Valentina is a chic and classy hair salon which I love. I get my hair done by a girl named Katie who is marvelous and really easy to talk to. I usually get my hair cut/trimmed and weave highlights. The color comes out great and its like having beautiful natural hair with a dash of highlights. Wonderful.
My husband also goes to Salon Valentina...I will not let anybody else touch his hair, he's had too many bad haircuts. He gets his hair cut by either Ashely or Deanna, both are great and really nice.
As for Charly, my mom and her sisters absolutely love him, he's the owner, and has been in the industry for over 20 years. He's really nice and does amazing hair work as well.
A con is that it is a bit pricey, but I mean...can you put a price having a great hairstyle and/or color? Also, a lot of the girls and Charly are booked, so it takes approximately 1 to 2 weeks to get an appointment.
Best salon in SLC hands down – I`ve been going to Salon Valentina since it was opened (over 5 years). I tried a few different salons and (not going to mention which) I was very dissatisfied with them. I will never go to any other hair salon. Charly is one of the owners and is a very nice guy ( like everyone at the salon) . He has been in the buisness for over 20+ years if im not mistaken. So to whoever wrote the he was `` NEW`` and trying to have his friends write reviews for him is a complete idiot :)
Poor Business Ethics – I had been going to Salon Valentina for quite some time and was seeing an amazing stylist there - Erika. I absolutely loved her work! I called a couple weeks ago to schedule my next appt and found out that Erika no longer worked there. When I asked them where she had gone everyone kept telling me they didn't know. I was frustrated and called a friend of mine who also had Erika do her hair. Thank goodness she had found her. Anyways, Erika was at Salon of Italy and come to find out Salon Valentina knew exactly where she was and flat out LIED TO ME!! I can't believe this - 3 people at that salon lied to my face. They may have lied to me in hopes I would continue to get my hair done there, but unfortunately I don't like being lied to. So now, everyone I talk to will be told to NOT go to this salon of liars!!
A salon is only as good as the talent they employ - and I am loyal to the talent I find in high caliber stylists like Erika. For any of her other clients hunting for her - she is at SALON OF ITALY in Holladay.
AVOID THIS SALON IF YOU WANT GOOD COLOR! – I visited Salon Valentina for a highlight recently, and I will NOT be returning. After calling around to a few salons to compare prices( I'm new to the area) I chose Valentina because the price was very reasonable at "$65" for a "full highlight".
Well, my color is DRAB DRAB DRAB, and you honestly cannot even tell that I got highlights! When I came home, my boyfriend actually said "What did you get done? I can't even see any highlights." I came into Valentina with vibrant, white, blonde highlights that needed to be badly retouched. I explained to my stylist that I would like the light blonde highlights retouched, as well as a few darker low lights on top to set off the light blonde color. An hour later, I had monotone, mousy brown hair with no dimension, that looked very flat and lacked ANY vibrant color. My stylist did not even highlight my full head either. She only highlighted about half of my head and called it a "full highlight". I figured I could just go get it fixed for free if I did not like it, and unfortunately that was not the case. I was told I would have to pay again. NO WAY!
The worst part was when it was time to pay, the manager informed me it would be $105!!! I was blown away. I informed her that I was told the price only $65 when I had called earlier in the week, and she just looked at me like "oh well-- tough." I ended up paying way more money at this salon than I have EVER paid at any other. I have no problem paying higher prices for a quality outcome, but this was so NOT the case. I ended up paying almost 40 more dollars than the price I was told for drab, flat, lifeless, dimension free, virtually non existent color. Definitely take your business and your hard earned money elsewhere for an outcome that is actually WORTH the super-high price.
Classy Salon, professional stylists, GREAT TIME! – Coming to Utah I was concernced about finding a salon like what I used to - I'm originally from NY and have been living in Las Vegas for the past 6 years. I asked a co-worker for a recommendation and she told me about Salon Valentina. I decided to give it a whirl. It was perfect! The salon was so inviting and everyone was so friendly! I loved the giant windows, beautiful atmosphere, and the quaint feeling there. Not one of these HUGE super edgy salons where you get the cold shoulder. In fact, I had such a good time there - the girls are very professional but fun and funny! I scheduled my appointment with Erika and she was wonderful!! She made me feel very at home and I walked out of that salon with the best haircut and most fabulous color I think I've ever had! Talk about a stylist who knows what she's doing! I'm not interested in going anywhere else.
Excellent service – Charlie is one of the hair stylists who owns Salon Valentina. I agree that he is amazing. I have been getting my hair cut and styled by him for at least 8 years. Charlie always does exactly what I want and is a very personable man. The only con is that If you want a hair cut from him, you need usually need to schedule it a few weeks in advance because he is so popular.
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