108 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751635.913965 -79.057058
Syd's rules. My stylist makes me feel pretty! – I used to be the kind of girl who not only hated her fine limp, mousy brown hair, but refused to get it cut and styled more than 2-3 times a year. Syd's, and specifically, the sweet young stylist Rachel, changed all that.
I started going to Syd's for cuts and color when I relocated to Chapel Hill from NYC in October 2008. I was getting my hair done by a stylist there who I liked a lot. She left to open a new place, but I love the minimalist, laid back vibe and wanted to be loyal to Syd's. So in the summer of 2010, a new tiny, very young stylist named Rachel started cutting and coloring my hair.
I feel SOOOO pretty when I leave her chair. She has the perfect color for my complexion, and she always cuts my hair in a way that flatters my face and magically makes it look fuller. She's awesome. Better than any stylist I found in my 8 years in NYC. So happy at Syd's, and the fact that the cut and color is affordably priced makes me feel extra happy every time I leave.
3 Stlylists – since there are many reviews about us, we'd like to let people know that Jenean, Jenni and Laura have all moved to downtown Durham to open their own salon!
Love it! – I have been seeing Marit at Syd's since 2007. I had a really short, awesome cut from her for years, and I ALWAYS got compliments from random strangers asking who cut my hair! I joked with her that I should just get "Syd's" shaved into my head so everyone knows! I am growing my hair out now, and was able to go for months without needing a refresher cut (without looking like I was in the "awkward" growing out stage) because she did such a good job shaping it in the beginning stages. I highly recommend this shop - the atmosphere is funky and unique, and the stylists are great. I will be a loyal customer forever!
First timer with Laura – I tried Syd's after reading reviews and was not disappointed at all. Laura is new there and a well kept secret. Funky place, layed -back staff helped me to feel comfortable...nothing pretencious there...Only complaint is I think a $40 haircut is way over priced. My daughter had Gwen and I cannot say she was anything special as far as results go.
Able to do layers for my crazy fine, thick, and irregularly wavy hair – I got a great hair cut from Jenean yesterday. It is not easy to find a person who can cut layers well on my baby-fine, but thick and irregularly wavy shoulder-length hair. As a result of any number of poorly-done layered cuts, I had started wearing it all one length. Jenean was able to cut my hair in a way that met all the criteria I requested, but also had a creative flair. The cut she gave is low-maintenance and unique. It will look good worn either wavy or straight.
If you are looking for a hair stylist who *really listens* to what you ask for, is low-key and friendly, does not rush, and gives you a great cut try Jenean.
Not Best Chapel Hill Salon – Although Syd's received some nice reviews and prompted me to visit this salon, by experience was just OK at best. Compared to salons in Toronto, Montreal, NY, Atlanta, Syd's does not live up to excellence in hairstyling. With a tip my haircut was around $40. Actually I would rather pay more and have a stylist who was experienced and well trained.
Fun atmosphere, reasonable prices, great staff – I've been going to Syd's for about a year now and have only been unsatisfied once with a cut I got from a stylist I had never seen before. I usually see Gwen for cut and color; Marit is also awesome. I love the decor and atmosphere -- this is not a snooty hipster place. They have a variety of magazines, complementary drinks, and good music. Everyone is friendly.
I'm one of those annoying girls who always wants a change, but never knows exactly what I want. Gwen has listened to me fumble for some sort of vague explanation before talking me through what she thinks would look good -- I usually just let her go for it and love the results. I have naturally curly hair that I wear both curly and straight. Gwen gives me cuts that look good both ways, something that not many stylists can do. Her coloring and highlights always looks natural. It's a funky place with friendly, talented stylists -- all for a reasonable price. Love it!
Syd's rocks! – A friend recently recommended Syd's Hairshop to me. After seeing her super cute cut, i was inspired to make a change. I have tried several salons in the triangle area with mediocre results. Syd's is relaxed and fun. Friendly staff, especially the receptionist. My stylist Jenny, gave me exactly what I wanted. Now I am inspired to try color! I will definitely be going back to Syd's from now on. I've found my salon in Chapel Hill!!
Jenean has THE GIFT – I've had haircuts by a few different stylists at Syd's, and they were all very good, but I've had such great cuts with Jenean that I'm going to be requesting her from now on. She gave me great, long layers a few months ago when my hair was half way down my back, and then when I came in last weekend half wanting a bob, half scared to cut it all, she wisely suggested an in-between "transition" cut, and then gave me the best hair cut I've ever had.
The $110 cuts I used to get in New York don't even come close to this $40 cut.
My mom and my sister both made appointments with her after they saw my hair, and I've received a ton of compliments. I'm super happy with my new cut, and I'll definitely be returning for maintenance trims, rather than waiting 6 months between visits like I usually do.
Amy and Syd's both rock! – I just wanted to take the time to say that Amy Testerman is the best hairstylist I have ever had in my 30 years. She is friendly and always wants to know exactly what I want from the experience, and then does her best to make my hair look just right. I have come in with no idea what I wanted and just let her go at it, and she comes up with the cutest cuts. I trust her so much that Amy will be doing my hair for my wedding this May. I have recommended her to several friends, all of whom are now regular clients. Amy is an asset to Syds.
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