Franklin >Beauty > Origina
443 Cool Springs Blvd Ste 105, Franklin, TN | Directions 3706735.946596 -86.825014
The worst Aveda salon in the country. Period – This is an Aveda salon? Really? Quite possibly the worst Aveda salon in the country. Paying full retail for a massage that a STUDENT masseuse at Massage Envy could have given was NOT what I expected from an Aveda salon. Overly-hard pressure when medium was requested, clumsy attempts at using elbow pressure over deltoids resulting in sudden, painful "slips" across tense muscles is NOT my idea of relaxation. Terrible attitude, mechanical, the ambiance leaves something to be desired. Do yourself a favor with your hard-earned money and go somewhere you might actually be appreciated as a client.
Great Results! – I've been a customer for over a year now. I used to go to City Looks but it closed and my stylist went to Trumps. I followed her there - once- it is an assembly line shop! Then I found Origina! Although the stylist I was accustomed to has moved on, I have to tell you I have always been happy with my cut n camo EACH time; and my friends and co-workers (even the men) compliment me on my hair. Recently, there has been some turn over with the stylists; and after I booked my upcoming appointment, I received a coupon for my upcoming service for the inconvenience! What great service recovery strategy!
Not only great cuts, but great up-do's – I have been going to Origina for the past 3 years and they are incredible. They give great cuts without charging the outlandish rates of hoity-toity salons. When I got married, I decided to let them do my hair for the big day. WOW! They did a fantastic job. Jeremy (who sadly is no longer there) put it up exactly how I wanted it, and put the pins in such a way that I actually did not get a headache, and the hair lasted 10 hours without moving. All my bridesmaids got their hair done, too, and all of their hair stayed up and in place as long as mine did. The stylists all did what we wanted them to do and the costs ranged from $25 - $40 depending on the stylist. I haven't found that talent at that price anywhere. I would recommend them to anyone.
Not the worst But not the best either! – We moved here from a Big City and have been looking for a decent hair stylist for awhile. I did expect just a little more from this salon for the prices they charge. I heard the front desk girls ask another customer if she wanted something to drink but was a little disappointed that they did not offer me the same consideration. The girl that cut my hair did a good job (even though my hair is alittle uneven). She listened to what I wanted and was very good about also giving me her input (which showed me she understood what I wanted). When she combed out my hair (long) she asked if I was tender headed. Since she did not use a detangler as ALL other stylists do AND did not comb starting from the bottom first (as PROFESSIONALS recommend)..it WAS rather uncomfortable. She VERY much pushed their products (which did not offend me...I should have expected, with this type of salon) by telling me every product she was using on me and that she would recommend what I should use in the future and that she would show me what I could purchase (which she did). I like my cut (just went short with long layers) but have not decided if I will return to this salon or not. I will probably return because the issues were ONLY minor, but again, I would have expected just a little BETTER with a salon that charges high end salon prices. Maybe the stylist will get more experienced the longer she is doing it.
Best salon, best stylist – I have been a client of Origina for almost two years, when I first moved to Nashville I tried many salon's and had many tears. I was then referred to Origina and Lawsen. I no longer have tears when I get my hair done. If you need great color, Lawsen is a color genius! origina is great all around! Everyone is always friendly and helpful in a very relaxing enviroment.
best salon! – When I moved here from Texas, it was impossible for me to find a stylist that could cut my hair the way i liked it. I tried 4 other salons and was about to give up when a neighbor told me about Origina. So I made an appointment and when I got there the service was incredible! The whole staff was so friendly and so sweet, I was impressed. The stylist they put me with was just amazing! She knew exactly what i was saying and it turned out way better than i'd expected!! I would highly recommend Origina for anyone who is looking for a new stylist.
Great salon & spa – I am a big fan of Origina; have been a client for about 6 mos. now and have tried a facial, massage, pedi, and numerous hair services. Not only is it a hip & trendy atmosphere, but the service has always been extremely friendly and professional. I've always been promptly greeted, offered a soda, and have great mags to read while I wait. I have been 5 times now for hair services and have been 100% happy each time. My color is a very updated look and the cut is just awesome. First time ever that I can style it at home like she does in the salon. As for the spa services, they're top notch. My fave was the massage - one of the best in town. Just be sure to book early, b/c they do a ton of business!
Relaxing atmosphere and expert services at an Aveda spa in a tidy, brick strip mall near the Cool Springs Galleria. – In Short
Earthy tones of sage green walls and brown polished cement floors set a soothing tone at this suburban spa. Light-colored wood accents, a water fountain and bamboo plants enhance the peaceful ambience and help subdue a bustling vibe on weekends. Origina draws locals of all ages, who often stop in while running errands at the plethora of nearby stores. Since the spa offers massages starting at just 15 minutes, a quick indulgence is easily accomplished.
WOW – I went to Origina after swearing off salons following a terrible and traumatizing haircut. I definitely needed help and was still feeling depressed 4 months after the bad haircut. The staff was great and the atmosphere was fantastic but most of all Julee really cared about doing my hair the way I wanted it done. She managed to fix my hair and exceed my expectations, I have never had someone spend so much time with me before and it was truly a wonderful experience. Julee was very skilled and very personable and I look forward to my next visit.
Trendy Salon with lots of Class & Skill – Just wanted to tell everyone what an awesome experience I had at Origina. I just took out my Fusion (Extentions) and had not cut my hair in almost 5 months. I did not have to make an appointment weeks in advance. My Stylist was Jackie, and I did not have high expectations on how my hair would look, but when I left the salon, Boy was I ever impressed! She gave me an awesome scalp massage, cut, and showed me how to style it as well. She only suggested products I needed. This is a place that the stylists are very creative and take pride in their work. Anyone feeling "Blah" about their look should definitely check this place out.
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