Larkspur >Beauty > Magnolia Avenue Salon
444 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA | Directions 9493937.935004 -122.535414
Best salon in town!! – I have been a client of Amanda's for the past 3 years & i've never been less then 100% satisfied with my highlights & cut! i have delicate fine blonde hair and Amanda takes her time to make sure my hair is PERFECT and never damaged.. she is a extreme perfectionist and i would only trust her to do my hair.
The new salon is fabulous and only uses great products! i always leave feeling beautiful and my hair looks great! i recommend this salon to everyone!
WORST SALON EVER! – I went in here a few months ago asking for LOWlights and a few highlights blended in. The receptionist told me she was booking me with a professional who had been in the business for years. The owners daughter Amanda worked on my hair, she is about 18 years old, and working under her mother, who checks to make sure she is doing everything right about every 5 minutes! It's a joke... It took her 41/2 hours to do a job that typically takes everyone else that has done my hair 1 hour. She put ALL HIGHLIGHTS in, and basically fried my hair to a crisp. I had to constantly ask her if she was burning my hair, and hey guess what... I was right, she did. Chemicals also dripped on my face twice and I think we all know that isn't very comfortable.
I am now in the process of bringing my dead, straw-like hair back to life, after paying $300 to have it completely destroyed. I have to say I don't really blame people for thinking that this is a reputable salon, but please think twice about booking an appointment with the owner, her daughter, or any employees. I really wish I never walked into that place, and wish everyone whose hair they have ruined, the best. Hint: use Aveda products to restore your hair, they are all natural, and so far its the only product that makes my hair look like something other than MAGNOLIA AVANUE MESS!
Mai Quan is MY FAVORITE – Mai listened to me and knew how picky I was. I never enjoyed myself better and really loved her work and her attention to detail. My color was over processed when she 1st met me,and she listened to me and only did what was neccessary not just what her wallet thought I should do! Furthermore; the mani/pedi with lemons and limes was exceptional! Yeah for Mai!
Mai Quan is great – Mai has been doing my hair and nails for at least five years. Because of her caring demeanor, I followed her here from her prior workplace at Bon Air Shopping Center. Prior to meeting Mai, I did my nails and hair at all kinds of places. But I stuck with Mai because she is a very skilled and capable cosmetologist. She has never forced me to take a color that I did not like, nor could I imagine her doing so. Moreover, in the time that I have been with her, I have had her color my hair dozens of times. I have never experienced any chemical burns or fried hair. My hair is soft and glistening, because she takes care of it well. As for her her manicure work, she is great. She will spend the time necessary to give you a proper manicure. I highly recommend her. She is an upscale beautician.
Great find! – Thank heavens I found this place! I'd been bouncing around from salon to salon for a couple of years, occasionally getting a decent cut, or a good color here and there, but no place where I really felt at home. I just got so tired of the inconsistency. I'd been admiring what Karen had done for a friend's hair, but it wasn't until she got ahold of my daughter that I realized what I'd been missing. I've been going to her ever since and I get compliments almost every day on my hair, something that certainly hasn't happened to me in a long, long time.
Best Hair Color and Care Right Here in Marin – Karen has been highlighting and coloring my hair for almost 10 years. I found her by simply looking for the person with the best color highlights (very natural) and asking who she used for hair cut and color. She used Karen. Now everyone asks me who I use . . and now they all go to Karen. Her expertise is remarkable and her professionalism incredible. Check out Magnolia Salon!!!
horrible colour by Karen – What are you all talking about?
Karen coloured my hair and now it has been so overprocessed that it is the texture of straw and the colour is horrible. It looks just awful; a real disaster. It's a terrible colour, even my boyfiend keeps telling me to return and complain, but there's no way I'll let her go near my hair again.
Hi, I've checked back four weeks to see who could possibly be unhappy. I've talked to all new clients of whom several used our call as an oportunity to re-book. I've checked in with my regular clients who are almost all married except for two who are single and looking to meet someone, but no color on anyone with a boyfriend. So, whoever wrote the response thank you for saying "boyfriend" or I would have really been upset. I'ts also interesting that this reveiw came in today. I just updated my business profile on citysearch and was moved up to the front page. Also, thank you for spelling color "colour," as only a stylist, or someone from the Britain would do so (I have no British clients in recent history) . I'm flattered that I'm worth the trouble. I would not dream of trying to ruin a competing salons reputation online. There's enough clients for everyone! I wish all salons and stylists sucess in their business! - Karen Davis
No More Bad Hair Days! – I have never had such a fabulous hair cut! I have had no 'bad hair days' in between hair cuts for the past two years with Russ Bard. He is a super styler and colorer. Each time I walk out of the salon, I know I will not have a problem with my hair. Couple this with the most wonderful color specilalist. Russ is so talented, he not only hides my grey, but it looks so natural; just like when I was a small girl. Who could resist this type of service? I love the compliments I receive, both style and color, and the knowledge that I can really make my hair behave in between appointments. Thank you, Russ, for your creativity and talent!
Best Haircut Ever! – See Antonio for the Best haircut and Amanda for Great color! I strongly recommend Magnolia Avenue Salon especially to those like me that are looking for unpretentious, friendly professionals. My hair is greying prematurely and has drawn embarrassing comments from assoicates and women alike. I'd never colored my hair before and was very skeptical. However, Amanda explained the process completely - and convincingly, and Antonio gave me a great, contemporary cut. They were both professional, expert and even fun to work with. My hair now looks perfect for business and any social occasion. Moreover, I feel and look 10 years younger!
I've never had a better experience – Before I experienced Karen's talents... I didn't realize I was just tolerating the way my hair looked - now I love it! Karen has a real gift - she's a great listener! You tell her what you're seeking and she delivers. She informs you of her plan and how it works - and the result is always far beyond my expectations. I used to pay double at a salon in SF and never had the results even remotely like Karen provides. One very special thing about her is that she cares about the way you look - possibly more than you even do! Everyone in Marin talks about her talent as a colorist (which is masterly), but her cuts are very special as well. Another thing I really like about her is that she's truly invested in your health. She's had a lot of recommendations regarding my diet etc that has really made a difference in my health,hair, completion, and nails. I've recently moved 3,000 miles away from her salon and am already planning to have her take care of me as frequently as I can get back to Marin.Yes ladies - she's that good...
A couple other points to take advantage of while you're there: Amanda gives an amazing blowdry that lasts for days! Another thing special about Amanda is her attention to detail... The one time she did my foils - she scrutinized every hair an my head. The results were incredible.
Before Magnolia - I would always just default to requesting a full foil because I like to be very blond. They have been wonderful at recommending when I should really just do a partial. It saves me money and my color stays better balanced.
I obviously think this salon is a very special place between the results, customer service, and the genuine care that some people just have and some don't They got it!
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