Columbia >Beauty > Shear Xpectations
136 Pelham Dr, Columbia, SC | Directions 2920933.981522 -80.965897
Neighborhoods: East & Southern
Wonderful Experience – I went into Sheer Xpectations off of a recommendation from a friend. I had previously received a terrible cut/color from another salon and went into Sheer Xpectations and said, "FIX IT." Shannon not only fixed my cut, but the color is amazing. I have received nothing but compliments since the visit. She was a great conversationalist and the ambiance in the salon was just great. This is by far the first hair cut that I have ever LOVED. I will be going back. For $150, I got a superb cut and 3 colors. It was awesome and priced decently for the service.
Great for Hair and Spray Tans – I would recommend Shear expecations to anyone. I have been to several uptown salons in Columbia, and this is the only one that I feel comfortable in, and don't leave feeling I wasted a part of my paycheck!
I see Jill regularly and I always leave extremely satisfied with my cut and color. I also get spray tans by Erica and she does a fantastic job and doesn't make you feel awkward!
A great haircut – Stacy always takes the time to ask questions, look at photos, and she listens to what your likes and dislikes are.
She has cut my hair for about 7 years now, and I think that she is FANTASTIC. I recently worked up the nerve to try a totally new look. I love my haircut. Now, everywhere I go, people ask me "who cuts your hair?". My 15 year old son also has his hair cut by Stacy. He won't let anyone else get near his hair with a pair of scissors. I guess the secret is out - it's taking longer to get appointments with her!
I've never had my hair cut by anyone else, but I have heard really nice things about other stylists that work at Shear Xpectations.
Get what you pay for – I paid $16 and got a $16 haircut; she worked way too quickly, missed spots on the sides with the clippers, and cut my hair far too short. When you get your haircut by someone for the first time they typicaly cut conservatively and ask if you would like more taken off, this was not the case. The stylist seemed in too much of a hurry to go through that process. In the end what I got was a decent looking Caesar style cut, the problem was I didn't want, nor have I ever wanted a Caesar style cut. However, something tells me no matter what you want with this stylist at this salon, thats what you're going to get and if thats what you want then go here. However, if you're looking for something a little more sophisticated or specific, I suggest paying more money and going to a higher end salon or at least one more knowledgeable in men's cuts.
Awesome hair – After moving from Massachusettes and leaving the only stylist I have ever know, I came to Columbia to go to USC. I was very nervous about having someone new do my hair and not only that but someone from the south since I am a northern girl. I read all the good reviews on Shear Xpectations and then decided to go for it. I had my highlights done and my hair cut by Jenny and it turned out fabulous. She was very nice and did exactly what i said I wanted. She listened to all my concerns and made sure I was satisfied. I would have to say I even like it better than when Connie did it. I loved the atmosphere in the salon and all the girls that worked there were very nice and made it an awesome experience. They are all pretty too. I would definately recommend this place. I give it a 10.
Best in Columbia!!! – Shear Xpectations is a great salon if you are looking for great color & cuts. The staff make sure they stay up on the latest trends in styling, and they live the lifestyle, so they "get it". My stylist is Blair. She is GREAT!!! I always love my color and cut. And she is great to talk to......As is everyone there. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Go here only if you want the best salon – I have been to a lot of salons and this is the best, no question. Artana is a master of the salon arts. Her cut and color job is the best around. This salon is not the cheapest, but the quality of service given is well worth the price. I would not go anywhere else.
Metropolitan in the South – I recently moved to the South from Boston and have been looking for a good place to have my hair done. I've tried a few places and unfortunatley they ended up being too hokey and my highlights looked like everyone elses. A friend recommended Shear Xpectations and for the first time since I've been here I felt like I was in a real city! They were friendly, but not overly so. Very professional and finally some highlights that remind me of home. I'd recommend them to anyone, especially if you are used to living in a larger city.
LOOKING FOR A COLORIST!!! – f you are looking for a colorist, I recommend Blair. I recently moved to Columbia and was hesistant to try a new place after being with my hairdresser for over 5 years. I have tried pretty much every color and have come to have high expectations. Maria did exactly what I asked for and made it look very natural. She is very precise and has a lot of patience. Her experience shows.
Best Salon – After moving away from Columbia, I've searched and searched for a comparable salon. Even in a bigger city, with many choices, there is none that compares to Shear Xpectations. The genuine concern for the client's well being and happiness shines through in everything they do. When going in I was seen by Blair. She cut and colored my hair. I LOVED IT!!!! She was a very sweet person and great to talk to. She attention to detail, timeless and trendy styles, and artistic abilities o help lead this whole salon to be one the best anywhere. Columbia is lucky to be home to Shear Xpectations!!!!
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