San Jose >Beauty > Alchemy Aveda Hair Studio Spa
1047 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA | Directions 9512537.310776 -121.902739
Tue-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm
Neighborhoods: Willow Glen, Broadway/Palmhaven, Broadway - Palmhaven
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Included are: Haircuts ~ Relaxing Scalp Massage with AVEDA classic "Blue Oil" Color - Paraffin Hand Dip All services always include an AVEDA Cleansing and Conditioning in our quiet Lather Lounge, Home care recommendations and Blowout.
Alchemy Hair Salon - Monica Cervantes – I cannot recommend Monica Cervantes at Alchemy Hair Salon in Willow Glen enough!!! A few years ago when my hair dresser decided to leave San Jose she recommended I see Monica. It turned out to be exceptional advice! Monica is FANTASTIC with hair color & even better with the cut. She has done both high & low lights for me & I have never walked out of the salon disappointed. If you are looking for a hair stylist in San Jose or the surrounding areas you have to call her!!
Megan LaCore saved my "highlight" disaster 4 days before my wedding! – Two weeks before my wedding, my mom did a home dye job on my hair, which resulted in a disaster! I looked like a skunk with splotchy bleach yellow spots all over my head. All of my bridesmaids had advice and suggestions about where to go to get it fixed. My sister-in-law recommended that I go to her hair colorist, Megan LaCore at Alchemy Studios in Willow Glen. I phoned all of the potential salons and Megan was the only stylist that actually listened to me and seemed interested in my situation. All of the other stylists just starting telling me what they were going to do, kind of overbearing and taking over the situation. Since this was my wedding, it was really important that the person I went to cared about what I wanted. Megan assured me that we would be able to fix it after she let me vent about what happened and what I wanted done. Megan was friendly but not pushy like some hair stylist (trying to push their hair styles on you). She had some great color ideas, red and brown low lights with some blonde highlights. She took her time and explained what she was doing to my hair. She even gave me a great head massage when she was rinsing my hair. The result - spectacular! All my friends and family at the wedding kept complimenting my hair. The colors really showed up in the photos - Megan told me they would. I had always wanted to have red hair, but could never get the color to stick - until Megan. She picked colors that went with my face tones. She is truly an expert! She observed things about my hair that I had never even noticed. She seemed truly interested in helping me and proud of her work when we saw the finished results. She saved me during the worst wedding crisis with a cheerful and knowledgeable attitude. I still get compliments almost daily on my hair, which looks great over a month later. I can't wait to go back to her!
Alchemy Hair Salon & Spa – I wish to let everyone know what a excellent spa therapist and esthetician, Jan Skuba is. She and I met 20 years ago. She is one of the most trained and successful estheticians in the Bay Area. Her treatments are beneficial to the care of your skin but at the same time you receive the most relaxing experience and it truly is an experience. She is trained in advanced skincare, and massage therapies. She is a professional with a sincere desire to help you. She gives 100 percent to every client that has the priviledge to have a treatment from her. I highly recommend you to experience the healing hands that Jan has.
Jen Goins - Stress-free haircut – The best compliment I could ever give a stylist is a stress-free experience. That is exactly what I get when I go to Jen. I tell her to do whatever she thinks will look good and I never have to worry. I have been going to her for 5+ years now and I have never had a problem. I don't think I could recommend her strongly enough.
Jen Goins rocks the hair! – Jen has been doing my hair for several years now, and I wouldn't go anywhere else! She's fantastic at color and really listens to what you'd like. If you're not sure what you'd like, she always has great ideas and suggestions to help you decide.
Best Hair Studio In the South Bay – I have never left a hair salon looking so beautiful. I always get what I ask for and my hair looks amazing. Many people from my work now go to this salon because they wanted to know where I get my hair done. The best stylist is Jennifer Goins. She is always up on the latest styles and really knows what she's doing.
Jen Goins is by far the BEST!!!! – I've been getting my hair done by Jen for nearly 7 years and she's always done a FANTASTIC job with my hair! And that's quite the compliment because I change my hair ALL the time: I usually have 3 different colors in my hair, I often change the length and the style, and I have curly hair...You could say I'm a high maintenance client and every time she gets my hair perfect! I get compliments on my fun and funky hair almost everyday...I even carry multiple business cards on me to spread the word on her amazing talent I never trusted any stylist until I met Jen. Aside from her styling and coloring ability, she works hard to fit you into her schedule, she's puntual and above all, she a complete doll! I adore her! Her fun and sunny disposition just makes your day. Jen's a rockstar...hands down. Two thumbs up, a high five and a hell ya!
The Greatest!!!!!!!!!! – I just moved into the area, I'm originally from southern california and I've been trying to find a hair dresser for the last couple of months. I was taking a stroll down Lincoln Avenue one evening, trying to get acquainted with my new neighborhood and decided to go inside this unique hair salon called Alchemy. The receptionist was very friendly and asked if I had an appointment. I told her that I didn't, but was hoping to get in with someone who was available. She went to go find out and came back to tell me that a gal named Ruth would take care of me as soon as she was finished with the client in her chair. I sat down to observe the colorful well decorated salon and soon enough Ruth came over to introduce herself to me. During our consultation I had explained to her all my needs and wants, she also had her own suggestions and ideas. She was very understanding and gave me great descriptive ideas for my haircut and color. She also suggested a couple of products for my hair that actually work awesome with my hair texture. Let me just say that Ruth is awesome! I get compliments everywhere I go and I highly recommend her to anyone. I have never had such a great haircut and color in my life. I'm very very happy with my haircut/color and I'm lucky that I found her. I've been to a million salons in my lifetime and finally found one and a great hair stylist to go with it! Thanks Doll! See you in 6 weeks...
Jan is the Rockstar of facialist! – I just had a facial with Jan in the new spa section of Alchemy I. I cannot say enough good things about Jan. She is amazing! I have had many, many facials and this was by far the best I have ever had! She was so gentle with her extractions (for me the worst part of a facial) and her massage was heavenly and relaxing. She adds little treats, like adding a soothing foot rub to the service. My skin looked amazing after she was done and her skin care recommendations have kept my skin looking amazing. She works with the Dermalogica line which I love, it is a great product line for all types of skin. I would have to say Jan is a wonderful addition to the Alchemy family...I am looking forward to my next appointment with her! If you have never had a facial before, I highly recommend Jan for your first one...she will make you a fan for life!
Learned The Hard Way – I had read the rave reviews about Ruth and decided to try her. I have long hair with layers in the bottom half. I had began our session by asking for a trim of all my ends including the layers. At the end of the blow-dry I had asked her again for the same trim. She charged $60 for a wash, blow-dry and trimming 2 inches off the bottom. I could have gotten the same at Supercuts for a lot less. With some frustration she asked another more senior stylist to join so I could explain to her what I was asking for. It's a simple technique to trim layers, why could we not communicate? She'd reluctantly accomodated. It was an unpleasant expereince.
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