Seattle >Beauty > Gary Manuel Studio
2123 A First Ave - Belltown, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.612249 -122.344919
Th & F 10-7
Sun & M Closed
Neighborhoods: Belltown, Downtown
Great Haircut! – 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 outstanding. He is very professional and skilled at his hair art and has a friendly personality. The salon atmosphere is great and I highly recommend trying Phase 3.
Gary Manuel's Best Kept Secret – 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 of Gary Manuels top stylists. No doubt about that. He is a natual talent and I don't think I can see anyone else after this awsome experience. Thanks Derrick!
Always a great haircut with Monica! – 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 Monica 3 times and absolutely love her. I have had long hair since I was 16 and had seen some really cute short hair styles. I was extremely nervous to go "short" but after talking with her and going over my fears she reassured me I would not look like a boy, so I took the plunge. I love my short hair cut and have rec'd tons of compliments on it. She is willing to do some funky styles/coloring if that is what you're looking for. Right now I have some great purple highlights that I love and have rec'd great feedback from people I know and many I don't know.
Fabulous hair at an affordable price – 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; these great reviews turned out to be dead on. When I made the appointment, I didn't ask for any stylist in particular and was scheduled with MONICA. She did an absolutely amazing job, and was incredibly sweet. I came with some vague ideas and a couple pictures of what I was thinking about, and she gave me several options of styles and colors that would work best for me. Before she did anything she clarified what she was doing so there would be no surprises. Monica gave me one of the best (if not the best) hair cut I've had, and the color is not flat at all (she used three colors, and applied them in a way that would look even better once I had my perm done). While my color was setting she also gave me an phenomenal hand massage, and the shampoo felt amazing as well. When it was time to pay, I was shocked at how affordable two and a half hours of coloring and cutting was. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend Phase 3- friendly staff, extremely talented stylists, great products, and all at a surprisingly affordable price!
*UPDATE* Since getting my hair cut and colored by Monica, I've received countless compliments about how flattering my new hair cut is. I'm excited to see the results of my perm in just another week!
MUST see CONNIE at Phase 3 by Gary Manuel-No one better – 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 the supposed "best" designers. Some great, some not so great.
I now have a system for evaluating designers: hair design as discussed before the cut and how it compared to the cut upon completion, same criterion for color, instructions on how to style at home, how my hair looks when I leave, how it looks when I style it, and how long the cut and color look good before the next appointment.
If you have thick hair and a lot of it, like I do, you will understand how awful it feels when the designer meets you for the first time or you return for services again later, and the designer has a look of disappointment and fear, b/c there is a lot to work with.
CONNIE enjoys working with all types of hair, even mine! As someone with a lot of hair herself that is thick, she understands that awful feeling when a stylist gets a look at and touches her hair...Oh no, here comes one that's going to take a long time and will be difficult to work with!
So....how did "evaluation" go? CONNIE gave me a design and color that exceeded what I thought was possible from anyone! My hair was previously hacked (it looked like I had 2 entirely different hair cuts on one head- sort of a modified mullet!), followed by another bad haircut to fix the previous one, then two color jobs which went from orange to bright yellow that was in terrible condition. Bottom line, she exceeds my criteria! What a priceless gift to have hair that you’re happy with!
CONNIE takes the time to listen to everything you say and to go through pictures and color samples until a design is selected that meets your needs, and you can achieve that look every day on your own! She'll tell you how different designs and colors might look.
I'm hoping to see her this week. I'll give an update after that visit. I'm sure it will be positive!
Do yourself and your hair a favor, see CONNIE at Phase 3!
I LOVE MY HAIR!!!!! – 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!!!
I would highly recommend Nyesha! – 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 behold I met Nyesha and she made all of my worries
dissapear. She was very knowledgeable about my hair type and she asked a lot of questions
to ensure I would be happy with the final outcome. She was very sweet and nice. We had great
conversation and she made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I received a cut, shampoo
and curl and she did an excellent job! After my service was complete I felt so hot!
That was the first time my hair ever had shine and movement! The products she used
were great and she even taught me how I can take care of my hair at home. As a black woman it
is hard to find an upscale salon that caters to different hair types so I was very pleased
and I will definitely be back to see Nyesha! And I will recommend her to all of my friends.
Thank you Nyesha for making me look fantabulous!
Great Experience with Nyesha – 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!
I will definitely be returning!!
Metamorphosis with ASHLEY of Phase 3 – 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 dazzling New Year's Eve date)!
It was just magic to see the decades disappear from my appearance under her intuitive grasp of what my original, natural look had been--curly with copper highlights. Bless you, ASHLEY
She performed the same metamorphosis on my sister visiting from Texas with a frayed bouffant. When said sister returned to her colleagues "they didn't recognize me for looking so professional"!
So glad to have made the discovery of this new talent before the word gets out!
Nyesha rocks! – 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 feel to it. Nyesha was my stylist, and she did a perfect job on trimming my long layers. I'm definitely recommending her to my friends on their next haircut. Thanks, Nyesha! :)
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