2634 Brandt School Rd., Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1509040.615587 -80.093008
Tues-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
copper hair :'( . To start, I had a groupon because I am looking for a new stylist so I thought using a groupon to test it out would be great. The girls are nice at the door, nice place, but I think the groupon only applied to new stylists, and I felt here they don't care as much about groupon customers because they don't get the full amount. But maybe it was the stylist, short, seemed like a forced smile with my hair that needed fixed which already embarrassed me. So I had issues and needed the color and cut. When I talked to the stylist she said to fix it she would also need to put highlites in to fix the problem. That would be 70$ extra of course. So I decided to trust her because thats how I am. Still being nice here.....I don't have to be. She was nice but I'm not sure she was the best person to do my hair because my of past coloring issues. So I fugured it was worth the money, 72 groupoun cut color conditioning, and 70 extra for highlights, plus a tip. I just looked closely in the mirror and its a copper color on top which I really stated I didn't want any gold or copper look, so when she said darker I thought darker not just a weird shade of blonde, and the highlights didn't blend up to my root color in with the rest of my hair. She styled it nice so I liked it ay first. Until I realize I have copper/gold blonde hair with whiter blonde below. I just could never come back and tell them I am upset about it. But I think the groupon deal was a good way to bring people in to newer stylists and get you to spend a little more so at the end of the day I spent what the price was without the groupon anyway. Annnd my hair is copper and I have to spend more money to change that some where else, when I spent over 100 there. I liked it that day until I dried and looked through it. Just sad not even mad :(
Melanie saved my hair! – I made the mistake of trying to highlight my hair at home and it looked horrible. I contacted my friend Melanie, who works at Eikon, and she got me in the very next day and blocked her whole afternoon for me. She was very patient and did everything she could to fix my hair. The amount of time she spent on it was absolutely needed and had I went anywhere else they might not have taken the time. It turned out great and I've already gotten lots of compliments on it. Not only did she fix the color/highlights but I got a super cute cut as well!
Want the Best? Melanie beats the Rest!!! :) – Eikon itself presents a warm, fun & funky vibe!! Great salon that stands behind its service & its products!
I have been going to see Melanie for many months now. My hair has never looked better! I have been to many high end salons all across the country, and she easily could take all that competition by storm! She is a great listener, and can envision exactly what you are hoping to accomplish! She is very fun and personable as well! She makes every visit a fun experience! 5 stars!
EIKON Hair lounge- ask for Melanie! – Melanie is wonderful! She cut my daughters hair and she could stop saying how Melanie "read her mind" , the cut (way shorter) is wonderful. Also she has cut my son's hair and my youngest daughter! My son went in a "hippie"- very long hair..and came out a handsome young man, short cut. She even saved the ponytail for Ophah's version of locks for love. Cannot say enough nice things about our new haircuts and my haircolor.....all of us are very happy.She is patient and listens very well to want you want.....5 stars for Melanie!
Thanks for your kind words about Melanie Pam. We are glad to welcome your family to eikon!!!
WOW! – I normally don't go to a salon to get my hair cut. I let my cousin do it, but I really wanted a fun summer cut, and thought it would be a good idea to get into a salon. I did some research and saw the eikon was highly recommended, and the reviews were not wrong! I saw Dane, and he was friendly right off the bat, I explained what I wanted (not too too short, but edgy and fun) and gave him basic creative control. The final product was AMAZING! It's perfect for my face and sooooo fabulous, I've already gotten compliments and I just left 30 minutes ago. I normally don't write reviews because I feel everyone is so different and one persons idea of great could be anothers idea of rotter, but I felt Dane was so awesome, I just wanted to give him so props!!!
Dane and Pedicures! – Just visited with Dane and got my first pedicure of the season (too bad the weather isn't cooperating!) I love how he made me feel comfortable.
He really took a look at my toes and asked how long I like to keep them. I've never had anyone ask that, they have all just chosen a length for me! Which is usually too long.
He answered my concernes about the toxins in the polish since I am a cancer survivor. I was happy to hear they were toxin free.
I'll be back for another pedi soon!
Melanie Rocks! – Melanie does an awesome job! Whether I'm getting all over color, highlights, or a new cut I am always satisfied with what she does. She listens to what I want and makes it happen! I get so many compliments on my hair color and it's all thanks to her!
Not Pleased – I wanted to like this place after hearing all the rave reviews, but unfortunately I didn't have a really great experience. I even gave the place a second chance and I traveled from about an hour away both times (which I am totally OK with if the service is great). Specifically, what bothered me about the salon was the particular stylist I had and her attitude. I could overlook the attitude had I had great service and walked away loving my hair, but I never even got what I went in asking for. I found her to be unfriendly and almost belittling. I went to Eikon for some color correction and was recommended to a stylist that specializes in it. When I met her for the first time, she seemed angry from the get go (she was a few minutes late) and made no attempt at chit chat. The no-talking thing is OK because I realize it may not be her personality and that most people like to go to the salon and relax/zone out, BUT, I thought she might at least smile and go through the usual pleasantries of asking me a few things about myself before going tight lipped. I assumed maybe it was just an off day but she was this way the 2nd time, too. I also mentioned that I felt she was "belittling" - I knew my hair needed some care when I went in but I didn't expect to be made to feel like I had been walking around with a disaster on my head. I actually felt like crying because she made me feel so bad about it. Maybe instead of just criticizing what I walked in with it, she could have balanced it with something more positive by saying something along the lines of, "Well, we have a lot of work to do but once we get that old color out and some highlights in, you'll look amazing!" Plus, on my second trip I showed her some pictures of different styles and some bangs and asked about incorporating the looks in to my style. Again, she was very negative and basically scoffed at me like I was asking the impossible. I would have appreciated it if she would have explained why I could not achieve the same looks and if she would have offered some alternatives or other suggestions. Overall, I think anyone going to a salon wants to feel pretty and happy and relaxed upon leaving. I did not. Eikon is an otherwise neat little place with pleasant, laid-back flair. The owner seems very nice, as do most of the other stylists. However, my stylist's sourpuss attitude really turned me on this place and I hope the owner realizes that sometimes talent does not overcome attitude. I've since found a new salon to call home. And, my new stylist took the time to help me get the looks from the pictures that I had originally taken to Eikon.
Dear Not Pleased,
I am concerned over your experience and I invite you to call me and lets talk about it. It seems to me that this was a mismatch of personalities. We have a very diverse salon and believe there is a stylist for everyone. We stress at eikon to both our staff and clients that they can rest assured they can feel completely comfortable to try out another stylist on staff, I invite you back to our salon and if you would like I can make arrangements to give you a complimentary service in my chair. Call me and lets discuss.
If you want great style, you have to get Melanie!! – Everyone's had their share of bad haircuts and ok haircuts, but if you're looking to take things up to the next level, then definitely make an appointment with Melanie at Eikon! You'll feel at ease the second you meet her, and she really knows how to look outside the box to give you a look that demands attention.
I've been going to her for a little over a year now, and whether I tell her what I want, or I tell her to come up with something fun on her own, she's always given me an amazing look. Last December, she told me I would look really good with bangs. As a person who hadn't had bangs since the "Bad Haircut of '96" I was a little nervous to try them. However, I decided to just go for it (I could always pin them back right?) Melanie gave me a totally awesome cut that framed my face and really made my eyes pop. I had so many compliments and kept the bangs for more than a year!
She's always really descriptive with what she'll do with your hair, keeps you updated while she's doing the cut/color, and never does anything without asking your permission first. She does awesome make-up too! She's really just a great stylist--the second you try her, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Great Cut, Great Color by Mel – I recently got a hot new look from Melanie at Eikon. I wanted something edgy, yet classy and Melanie pulled through. She gave me a a sexy blond look with heavy bangs and some nice face framing layers. I've tried to achieve this look at other salons, but the color turned out brassy and the cut fell short. I went to work and have received NOTHING but compliments! Do yourself a favor and try Melanie at Eikon if you're bored with your current look or want someone who really knows hair.
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