Boulder >Beauty > Chicago Hair Salon
4550 Broadway, Boulder, CO | Directions 8030440.057401 -105.282119
Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Neighborhoods: North Boulder, Wonderland Lake
Worst experience ever! – Sarah is rude and unprofessional. She butchered my hair. Do not go to her! Luckily I got my money back. I NOW have to go to another salon (Colours) so they can try to fix her mistakes!!! She should be BANNED from cutting people's hair. Trust me, do not go to her...you will regret it!!! I sure did!
OMG Best Salon Eva!!!!!! – I came in and was greeted by friendly smiles. Ariel proceeded to give me an amazing shampoo and scalp massage. She was so friendly and made me feel right at home. I am really picky when it comes to haircuts. I have tried other salons in Boulder and until now I have walked away unsatisfied. I finally found my salon and stylist for life!!!! Thanks so much Ariel for ending my search for the perfect haircut. Great experience for the price.
LIZ SAVED MY HAIR! – I have been going to LIz for about 8 or 9 years but recently I had started to lose some hair (menopause I think) and on a vacation my hair was lying flat on my head and in a moment of insanity I took scissors to it and "cut some layers"...after a 2 month odessy of trying to even it all out, I was almost there! It was looking pretty darn good but there were some pieces in the back I couldn't quite reach and I didn't want Liz to see it unless it was a bit more presentable. So I thought I'd go to someone else just to get it evened out a bit. I got a recommendation from a friend who told me that her guy was "fabulous". I made an appointment and explained to him that the general shape and length was perfect but I just wanted some of the back parts evened out a bit and he agreed telling me that he would have to do very little.
He proceeded to hack of INCHES of my hair ALL over my head leaving holes and talls and ridges! He blew it dry very very big - like Tina Turner (probalby to try to hide his hack job?).. I did't wrory too much because frankly everyone who styles my hair makes it too big for my taste! It cost me $40 plus tip (he was a VERY nice man and had spent a lot of time on the phone with me and at the salon so I felt I had to tip him and at that point I was still not totally aware of what he'd done). I went home to wet and restyle my hair as is my normal routine after a new cut...This time I had to wash it as well because he put some waxy stuff in it and it was awful.
To my horror I could not FIX it..the holes and tails and ridges prevailed...the next day my coworkers laughed at my hair cut! They tried to console me but I was inconsolable. I couldn't put it up or in a ponytail even!
In desperation I wrote an email to Liz after BEGGING the receptionist for her email address...I explained what had happened and begged her forgiveness for straying and pleading for her to fix me if she could! I was mortified.
Liz's response was wonderfully kind (just like Liz) and reassuring (just like Liz). She said I should make an appointment and come in so she could assess and hopefully repair the damage...she also told me to NEVER be embarrassed to talk to her or show her my hair.
I immediately called the salon and to my DELIGHT Liz had a cancellation the NEXT DAY!!! I jumped on the appointment telling my boss and co-workers I was taking 1/2 day off of work. I only had to live with the tail for one more day!
The next day Liz assessed the damage which was "not as bad" as she expected but she did concur that it was a dreadful haircut (some of the pieces looked like gears!).
She worked some kind of magic and the tail is gone as are most of the holes. I can't say I LIKE the cut because there are still some places that were NOT fixable and will just have to grow out and I'm not used to such short hair and I'm still learning how to work with it...BUT I'm convinced that Liz did the MOST with this disastrous cut that could possibly have been done. I can sleep again and at least make it look presentable...I've even gotten a couple of compliments on it.
I will never go anywhere again and I hope that Liz and Chicago Hair are around until I'm a bald old lady in a nursing home and don't need them anymore! (and since I'm almost 60 that's not going to be THAT much longer!)
Thank you Liz for your wonderful cuts, colors, and outstanding hair products (people always ask me how I get my hair so soft and I tell them I use Bumble and Bumble.
P.S. Liz's cut and style was only $15 more than the HACK JOB and worth a million bucks to me!
Great Service at a Fair Price – I got a great service at a great price! I've been to Chicago Hair a few times. Finding a good hair salon is very important to a girl. Sometimes they have a stylist in training, charging 1/2 price. Palmer was the new stylist who did my hair. I was really comfortable after the consultation. Two weeks later ,I love my haircut and highlights. I think I have a new stylist at Chicago Hair, even at full price. Palmer, you are going to be really poular hairstylist!
Since this is the second time I've been very happy with a new stylist at Chicago Hair, I have to say that their training program must be good. Or the people they hire are good. Either way, the salon is worth checking out.
The Uptown Broadway neighborhood also has Restaurant 4580, Amante Coffee, and Organic Orbit.
Best Hair Cut Ever Received – I had the best time at Chicago Hair Salon. My hair dresser was Shauna and I will be going to her for a very long time. She worked around my schedule to get me in. She has done the best dye job I've ever received. (Usually I would have splotches of dye close to my scalp, and it didn't happen with her.) She was friendly, and it was like I was at home, hanging out with a friend. I don't care so much if the person is young, it is more important they give a great hair cut, which is what I received. I told her all the things I wanted and she exceeded my expectations. GREAT JOB!
Overpriced – I was a first time client at Chicago Hair because I couldn't get in with my usual salon. I was very disappointed when I left them, to say the least. Their prices are sky-high and the service is mediocre. The staff is very young (minus the 2 owners), yet their charges are equivalent to very experienced stylists. The receptionist they have was very short with me and was clearly just doing her routine job. The stylist I had was not very friendly and didn't bother to get to know me. I was content with the color, but shocked when they told me my total. Since I had one of their younger stylists, I was expecting a much lower price. I would not reccomend this salon to anyone, especially since Boulder is full of great salons with reasonable prices.
Our stylists are experienced. We provide comprehensive training and feel our prices are in line with other quality salons and are a great value. We allow a full hour for women's cuts and at least 45 minutes for men's cuts, and at least 2 hours for a color appointment. We clearly post our prices both in our windows and online. We offer discounts through Ctysearch,Google, and chicagohairboulder.com, as well as discounts for hairstylists-in-training. Just ask when you make your appointment.
Although we do a comprehensive consultation, we are sometimes quiet during the service to allow us to concentrate on doing hair. Most clients appreciate the quiet time and the great hair.
Awesome Salon Experience – I have an odd question that I hope the owner's can answer. Are you supposed to tip the stylist if the stylist is the owner?
Most of our clients do tip the owners. It is appreciated but certainly not expected. Referring your friends (we give you $10 off your next service if a referral of your comes in) is another great way to show your appreciation (as well as kind reviews).
Thanks again - Chicago Hair Salon
Best cut and color in Boulder – After years of spending money trying to find a salon to get a great cut and color, I recently stumbled upon my new favorite place. On my first visit I was greeted by the receptionist and was able to see Shauna right away. Shauna gave me one of the best haircuts I have ever got in Boulder and the color came out even better. I highly recommend this salon to anyone who is tired of mediocre color and haircuts from other Boulder salons. Thanks Shauna and Ill be seeing you again soon!
best haircut in years! – After years of bad hair cuts from barber shops in Boulder I found Chicago Hair online. Most of the reviews were by women, but I felt very comfortable there as a man. Meredith cut my hair and did an excellent job. She was easy to communicate with, and seemed to know what kind of haircut would fit me well. This place is a little expensive, but you definitely get your money's worth in service.
My hair turned out wonderful. – I think everyone knows the difficulty in finding a hairstylist that can follow through in giving you what you ask for. I made an appointment atr Chicago Hair for a color and a haircut, and not only did I receive what I asked for but she suggested a change in my color that I wasn't aware was possible. I have been a medium to dark brown color but wanted a change so Shauna gave me a rich brown with subtle highlights. This alteration uplifted my appearance and made a positive change for me. I am extremely satisfied with my entire appointment and will be sure to visit Chicago Hair again.
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