417 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA | Directions 9506236.966885 -122.008029
Not for me – I've been here three times and each time was a disaster, I really get the sense that most of the stylists don't know what they're doing. Maybe I'm just really picky (which is understandable??), I mean, I did grow up in LA. I'd pass on this place.
fix that thing on your head, already – Stranded has it all! First the basics: convenient location/parking, check. An attractive/comfy interior, check. Now add to that the always pleasant Penny (efficient scheduler/reminder-er extraordinaire whom offers you a beer upon arrival) and a great hair cut by your stylist and there's nothing more to want for. Well, maybe some hair goop...and you can get that on the way out the door. Lock it up, we got a supawinna!
Great place to get a great haircut! – This salon is great. It has such a warm and inviting atmosphere coupled with a knowledgeable staff. Jason, Roxanne, and Penny are so friendly and they do a great job at making you feel welcome. It is one of those places that you can trust that whatever they do will look great on you. I would highly reccommend this beauty bar to anyone.
THE BEST SALON IN TOWN!!!! – This salon is definatly a step above the rest of the over priced under educated salons in S.C. They have a very friendly staff, especially the receptionist Penny, Who by the way not only gives you a reminder call, but also makes you feel very welcome by practically waiting on you the whole time you are there offering many drinks including , wine, beer , and mimosas! My hair was amazing and so was my stylist. They have a huge parking lot, and a beautiful shop that has cozy leather couches to sip on your wine while you wait. I felt completly pamperd isn't that how you should feel after a salon experience?
More than worth the drive from the east bay!!! – I usually don't write reviews for establishments, however, I stumbled across the absolutley ridiculous comment below and decided to set the record straight. To begin, everyone in this shop is a PROFESSIONAL, polite, friendly, and you will always find that there is a steady stream of good attitudes to go around, from the customers to the stylists. Penny is a great receptionist, always friendly and accomodating. I've never had an issue with parking, and I always have an appointment on the weekends so that says something! The shop is absolutely beautiful, they have the best products and are on the cutting edge for styling tools. If you haven't been there yet, what are you waiting for!!!!
AVOID! (Especially Gabriella and Penny) – I have never felt so disrespected by a salon! I went to Stranded Beauty Bar to get my hair dyed and cut, only to discover that it had not turned out the way that I had hoped. Upon filing my complaint with them, I was told that it was my fault because I was stupid in dying my hair red two years prior to my visit with them. When my boyfriend called (because I was crying at the time because of their mistake) he was rudely treated and told that he was the one that did not like it. They called him a derogative name and hung up on him, stating that they never wanted to speak to him again. Call me crazy, but I don't think that is very professional behavior. What I don't understand is, my stylist (GABRIELLA) consulted with me a week prior to my appointment, and performed two strand tests, knowing that she would be unable to do my hair correctly. Wouldn't it have been smarter to say it couldn't be done, rather than try to proceed? Also, the building that Stranded Beauty Bar uses absolutely DOES NOT have enough ventilation to be performing hair dyes. And how professional is it to see other stylists visiting the neighboring bar, taking shots of liquor, and then returning to work? Trust me, if you have a problem with their services, they will not provide a refund. Instead you will receive a cold shoulder and lack of respect for their customers that accompanies their too-high prices. Please be warned, Stranded Beauty Bar is NOT the place to go to get your hair done. They shouldn't even be in business.
Beautiful hair, great customer service – I just left Angi's chair with the best cut and highlight I've ever had! She's got a classical, beautiful style that always sends me out the door feeling pretty and feminine. Her attention to detail and her client's wants/needs are unmatched. Stranded is a relaxed, professional salon with surprisingly little staff turnover. There's NONE of the backbiting, hissing behavior I've seen at other salons I've been to, thankfully. The stylists seem to help each other, and are complimentary of one another's work. Penny is always up front to greet you and make you comfortable, and my experiences there have been nothing but positive for the past 4 years. I left the area 6 months ago but continue to make a 45 minute drive to see them because I know I can count on a great experience and that they value me as a cutomer.
I love Michael! – My roommate and I randomly decided to get haircuts so we wandered into this salon and the receptionist put us on a list and brought us sodas. I only had to wait about 20 minutes for a stylist to be ready for me. His name was Michael and he was sooo friendly! He gave me a great haircut, too. We laughed and talked the whole time and I can't wait to come back!
Friendly, fun place – I've been going here for about a year. Penny is one of the most efficient friendly receptionists I've ever seen.
Jason and Roxanne the co-owners are great stylists, as are the others. Whenever I go to any salon I like to see the 'end product' of everyone who walks in/out. At Stranded, everyone walks out with a great cut and color. Although they are not pushy about selling products, I did try one of the conditioners that Jason recommended and I consider it a magic potion. My color lasts almost the entire 8 weeks. Ask him about it.
As mentioned earlier, parking can be a challenge, especially in the summer, but there is a lot across from salon.
Great salon with great service – Being new to the area I had put off getting a haircut for about 9 months because I was reluctant to start all over with a new stylist. I found this salon on Citysearch and I was so happy that it lived up to the other reviews.
This is a great salon with a stylish but not snobby atmosphere. Roxanne listened to what I wanted (what a concept) and gave me a great haircut. I would highly recommend this salon. Everyone was so nice and none of the high pressure sales that come along with so many of the other salons I've been to. Comfortable and caring staff.....this place is the real deal.
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