306 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9000434.076749 -118.308100
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Wilshire Center / Koreatown
This place Rocks! – This place is GREAT!
I went to Kim Sun Young with my younger sister few days ago for her to get magic straight and a cut for me. I expected my sister's hair to take very long, but those few hours felt like nothing because I brought some things to do and this place offered plenty of other things to keep me entertained. People who attend to your needs spend a
great deal of attention for a supreme results, and both my sister and I walked
out of there happy and satisfied. I don't know about you, but two siblings
having good experience in the same place? A guy writing review about a hair
salon? THAT's how much this place rocks!
Price was satisfactory and definitely go for Cindy if you get a chance.
Haircut Disaster – I am never going back to this place again. I made an appointment with the woman who normally cuts my hair at this salon, but she was still busy with another customer, so she sent me to another stylist at the salon. I thought that was a bit rude, but she told me that this other stylist, Mrs. Hong, was experienced, so I trusted her. Two hours later, I left the salon literally in tears because my hair looked so bad. I showed her not one, but TWO pictures of the haircut that I wanted (long hair, soft bangs, and layers on the sides), and my hair was already similar to that. I told her I just needed it trimmed an inch and re-layered. How bad could she mess it up? I didn't expect my hair to look 100% like the pictures, but I didn't imagine in my wildest dreams that she would give me a mullet with a bowl cut on top. Not a good look. Never mind that I showed her pictures of what I wanted. She didn't even look at the pictures, didn't listen to me, and didn't care. She just chopped off my hair, thinned it out to the point that I had no hair on the sides, and gave me these ridiculously severe bowl-cut bangs. If she had given me a haircut that was different from what I wanted but was still attractive, I would have been fine with it. I am not a difficult customer. The problem is that she layered my hair in totally random places and spent all of her time unnecessarily thinning my hair out. If you want a straight perm, this place does a good job at reasonable prices, but I would not recommend this place for haircuts, especially if you have long hair and want something soft and feminine-looking.
the Perfect Stylist – Cindy always cuts, colors, and treats my hair with precision and cares to the minute details. She is very talented and the results have never disappointed me. I especially go to her for my fix of magic straight. I don't want to risk burning my hair from other places, which I have before meeting her. Despite how far I drive to go out to see her, it's always worth the trip.
Awesome – I had my hair straightened at Kim Sun Young's.....Robin and her assistants were awesome. Robin explained in detail what would happen to my hair and how I should maintain my straightened look. They were amazing and so nice and attentive. And it didn't break the bank in these hard times.
Thanks Robin. I finally know what it feels like to blowdry my hair in under 20 minutes and go.
VERY UNPROFESSIONAL (your scalp may be damaged) – Kim Sun Young beauty salon was the most unprofessional hair salon ever!!! I read lots of good comments about this salon so I went there to straighten my hair a week ago. They BURNED my scalp with the iron three times!! I felt so much pain so that they had to put aloe gel on my scalp while they were doing my hair. The hair stylist kept telling me not to use the iron unless hair is completely dried. It was quite frustrating that she kept telling me the reason of service failure because I didn't care the reason of my burned scalp at that moment!!! After my hair was done, I wanted to hear some apology from the manager but I didn't. The manager took me out to the outside of the salon and looked at my scalp. She said that the wound was not that bad. What do yo mean NOT THAT BAD? It a customer gets any kind of physical damage during the process of hair service, the first thing that should be done is an apology to the customer, NOT the report of the damage. I know, I could feel that my scalp was damaged by the iron. I was disgusted by their unprofessional behavior. Unprofessional, Unprofessional, Unprofessional!!!!
best hair dresser! – if you're looking for a down right attention grabbing eye boggling call me HOT hair style- SPEED to go see CINDY. She is pure GENIUS! I have gone to her for my straight perms, cuts, and color and EVERYTIME she has done a over the top perfect job. She's such a sweet person as well, she'll listen to what you want and how you want it which is a rare thing nowadays with any stylists and she'll even go as far as to explaining to your what she'll do and so forth. She was just amazing! And the price was just right.
My Hair-stylist – Olivia Kim is one of the most creative yet intellectual hair stylists i have come across!! In my many years of searching for the perfect hair stylist, i have finally found her!! I mean i think everybody can agree with me when i say its hard to trust someone with your hair. However, Olivia is the one person that i can rely on with my hair. She never fails to make me beautiful nor fails to give me what i want. Many places that i have been to do not take the time to listen to detail about what i want, or they just rush through, but with Olivia it is not at all that way. She takes her time with everything, and makes sure that i am happy when i leave. Every time i go in there, she approaches me with a big smile and her hospitality is excellent-brings me tea and magazines for my leisure so that i am comfortable and enjoying myself.
I can tell that when she does my hair, its not just the work of an average hair stylist-she aims for perfection. Another thing i really like about her is that she doesn't hesitate to tell me the truth such as whether certain hairstyles will match me or not. I am from Riverside, CA and i literally drive 1 1/2 hours to get my hair done from Olivia because it's all worth it and i leave 150% satisfied. According to numerous compliments i have heard, i have very beautiful hair and they always ask "who does your hair, it's absolutely gorgeous?". Olivia has skill and creativity when it comes to hair, im sure everyone has these qualities, but with her, she genuinely enjoys hair art and making people look beautiful.
BEST MAGIC IN THE WORLD! – I'm so excited about my magic perm, a straight perm, it is by far the best I've gotten. My experience was amazing, from the beginning to the end it was by far the best experience ever!! My hair stylist was the head stylist, Cindy, and she was a sweet woman and she had an amazing hair style herself. My previous hair was extremely damaged from numerous amounts of perms, dye jobs, and hair straightening, but now it is b-e-a-utiful. It has this natural anti-gravity thing going, and it's naturally what people call "nappy". Take this from a magic perm/straight perm specialist, I'm a salon-bouncer, and hands down. If you have horrible problems straightening your hair, or just need a straight perm. GO SEE CINDY! And she's affordable too, every cent is worth it!
Editorial Review – Korean Salon in Los Angeles since 1990 offers permanent waves, panel and thermal hair straightening and a next-door make-up studio.
Olivia Kim is the BEST! – The first time I walked into Kim Sun Young, I was greeted by so many smiles. Olivia Kim was my hair stylist. I either straighten or perm my hair. In my experience, Olivia Kim was the best. Now, I've gone to other salons, but my experience with Olivia was the best. My hair was soft and shiny like never before. Her winning personality was very comforting. The atmosphere is very kind with Olivia Kim.
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