Durham >Beauty > Lavish Hair Spa
811 9th St, Durham, NC | Directions 2770536.011582 -78.922176
Neighborhoods: Old West Durham
best place EVER! – this is the MOST fabulous salon to which i have been ever in my LIFE. danny hooks me up EVERY time and i'm never disappointed. my hair style lasts a VERY long time and i don't have to touch it up with heat between appointments. also, danny is VERY timely. i can get out in an hour (i want to remember if it's ever been an hour and a half?). my time is VERY precious and i appreciate the fast service. at last, i've been able to get an appointment i've wanted without giving the most advanced notice. i am so excited everytime i leave because i feel so beautiful. RUN DON'T WALK TO LAVISH!
Bull City's Finest – I am a new client of Lavish Hair Spa and I must admit I honestly and truly love the place. I started going to Lavish a few weeks ago and I love what they have done for my hair. I have received a totally awesome cut that is fun, fashionable, and manageable. Not only are they great at styling but they also do a wonderful job at treating the hair and ensuring that it is in a healthy state. Lavish Hair Spa caters to the needs of your hair no matter if its if you're natural, relaxed, or in-between; the stylist there are helping me on my hair journey back to natural hair from years of relaxer usage. Lavish is not your average salon the atmosphere is more like an upscale boutique with a welcoming vibe. They are knowledgeable of various hair types and textures and I assure will be glad to assist you on your hair journey as well. I will say this, every dollar that I have spent at this establishment has been money well spent because of the quality of service that I have received.
Lavish Hair Spa...Beyond the Ordinary – Lavish Hair Spa is an innovator in the Beauty Industry.
Lavish takes the time to invest in education and training for the staff and clients, through trade and technical shows and research. Our goal is to provide the consumer the BEST products, services and atmosphere in the industry. We continuously strive to accommodate our clients needs and introduce the latest, products, equipment, and services not offered in the area.
Our platform is simple: We CATER to YOU.
Lavish Specializes in Natural and Relaxed Hair Blow- Outs, Natural Hair Comb Twists, Two Strand Twist, Hair Extensions, Cuts, Semi, Demi and Permanent Color, Express Keratin, Natural Hair Braiding, Make- up application, Eyebrow Waxing, and Eyelash Extensions.
Lavish Hair Spa is competitively priced and offers monthly discounted specials for every budget.
Curious about our services and staff? Just listen to some of our talented stylist!
"I am Danny, the Lead Stylist of Lavish Hair Spa, I am a stylist /barber of thirty years. I have worked and traveled the east coast extensively, and in my vast experience we are truly the premier salon in the Triangle area. I have not found a more progressive and innovative atmosphere to grace my presence."
"Hello, I am Kenisha Reene, I am a natural hair/braiding stylist at the lovely Lavish Hair Spa. My experience as a stylist has been phenomenal. I've learned so many new techniques and skills here. Lavish is a nice, well laid out, upscale, hair spa where you can relax and enjoy yourself while being served beverages and snacks of your choice. When you enter into a new environment, you want to feel welcomed and at home . We want all of our clients and future clients to know, as a team we come together with knowledge and skills to make anything possible. So remember... Live Life & Love Who You Are!"
"Greetings, I am Ennette a stylist at Lavish Hair Spa. I have a passion for natural hair, business development, and enhancing beauty through hair and makeup. Lavish Hair Spa has been the portal that I needed to further develop all three of my passions. This salon genuinely strives to provide information about natural/transitioning hair and the plethora of options including blowouts, twists, and wet set . I personally go above and beyond to provide accurate, scientific information on all consultations about the natural hair transitioning process. Additionally, I consult on what needs to be done to achieve/maintain healthy hair. As a fellow natural woman of 12 years I understand the trust necessary in a good stylist. I am serious about my career and have invested heavily in my education from my collegiate majors in Business Management and Sociology from NC State, cosmetology license from VGCC, beauty certifications in lash extensions, airbrush makeup, city twists for natural hair, as well as regularly attending professional beauty trade shows. Lavish Hair Spa continues to be a great place not only for me share my passions as a stylist, but a place where women can feel confident and embrace the epitome of beauty, both aesthetically and emotionally.
Angela -Front Desk Administrator " The stylist here understand the science of natural hair care. Run, don't walk to book your appointment!!!"
Lavish recognizes the importance of information that can allow the consumer to select a salon to fit their individual needs.
We Welcome ALL feed back ,as it allows us to perfect our services.
If a clients experience is unpleasant ,the owner and staff are willing and receptive to working with the consumer to achieve their desired goals.
Do not deprive yourself of an life changing Hair Spa Experience!
Call LAVISH HAIR SPA and see for yourself! (919)286-2590 or via the website
We Look Forward to Serving YOU!
Thank you from the LAVISH Hair Spa Team,
Danny, Ennette, Kenisha,Kito and Angela
Beautiful Salon.........lacks ETHICS! – Lavish hair Spa is a beautiful, modern, well laid-out salon. However, its not really the outer beauty that makes anyone or anything......its what's lies beneath! My first experience was a pleasant one even though I felt the services were over-priced. The Stylist Tanisha ( specializing in natural hair/locks) was very professional and experienced in her craft. Unfortunately my second visit was a DISASTER! After having an appointment on the books for almost 1 month, I arrived at the salon to be told be the stylist/receptionist that Tanisha did not have me scheduled for a service. While waiting for the receptionist/stylist to call and RAISE Tanisha on the phone, the owner bounced in with a "I can fix this"grin. Obviously she was phoned ahead of time and made aware that money was about to walk out the door . Ms Kito ( I later found out her name after inquiring as she didn't to introduce herself prior to starting her spill of excuses and promises) proclaimed one of the other stylist to be an experienced natural stylist.
After the "experienced" Natural stylist started to shampoo me I realized the owner was not truthful regarding the stylist skill set. The young lady had rather lengthy acrylic nails that prevented her from applying pressure to the scalp while washing. After washing and the styling process began, it was quite evident the young lady was "winging" it. I sat through and endured and listened to Ms Kito cheer the young lady on from the neighboring chair.
I could go on and on about my experience but I will reserve the balance of this review to say this to the owner.....I understand how much pressure it is to run a business and turn a profit. But, remember this... its not how much money you make....its how much you are able to keep! Raise your standards of business ethics to match the image you have created in the appearance of you beautiful salon. Don't sell your clients an unexperienced service at the same rate of a skilled professional! Also, the image you have created doesn't match the mouthful of excuses you LAVISHLY gave me for the shortcomings of your staff. Produce results not excuses! Last but not least, BE HONEST!...its better to lose a little money and maintain good clients than to make a lot off one or two clients who will tell MANY others of your unethical practices and dishonesty!
Uh-Oh...Ladies Beware – To my fellow Durham & Raleigh NC sistas: I'm gonna keep it REAL! Really Real! Kito is not my girl; therefore, I don't feel like I gotta tell lies and hype up her salon! The other review is right - She is the most money-hungry stylist in the biz! A $25 consultation fee is ridiculous, relaxer prices ($95 and up) - ridiculous, and now she's pushing the "keratin" system so that you can come outta your pockets with $300 (AND...what she doesn't tell you until they are mid-way through is that, if they "have to use more product", you pay an additional $25 per ounce! Let's not ignore the fact that she will straight correct/go off on her stylists in front of you and will stop and sweep, check email, ring up customers (cuz she don't trust her employees with the cash), have a conversation wit ERRBODY - all while you're sitting there with your hair dripping and somewhere you have to be. She don't respect NOBODY's time (but her own). If she gotta go, you will leave with damp roots bc she will be OUTIE 5000! She will shove products down your throat and PLEASE don't fall for the ultimate okie-doke: "trimming your ends" which will cost a cool ADDITIONAL $25-$35 and she'll leave you bald! Run from those scizers! She also pushes "natural" styles or "Keratin". WHY? because with natural, you pay for products and/or you pay Steep prices for a shampoo/style! Also, with Keratin, you HAVE to either by the expensive Keratin products OR come back to her (as there are few black salons that do Keratin) for shampoos! Try doing your hair yourself with a Keratin - not a good idea (can you say: Tina Turner?!) So, there you have it. I kept it real - told ya! I think I'm going to try Tamiko at Tea & Honey. Although I heard she is TRULY the best on the entire EAST COAST, girlfriend charges out the bootie for a simple blowout. Oh wait ..let me be fair: pros to Lavish Hair Spa: salon atmosphere (you get snacks and drinks - but you should because you pay for it) and she has internet! But, all of that nice stuff is lost by her fussing at her employees in front of clients and her LOUD cackling! She can NOT keep good stylists: Ashley's (both of them - GONE), Star - GONE, Velvet - GONE! She change receptionists like I change undies! But, if you can get past ALL of that, she has a really good flat iron/blow out technique! But, be ready for a 2 and a half to 3 and a half salon visit for just a blowout/roller set (or should I say - half day?).
Exceptional! Beyond Compare!! – I have lived in major cities throughout the US and Kito Jones and her team at Lavish Hair Spa are without a doubt one of the best in the business! Kito has been my styIist for over seven years. One thing that has always been consistent is her professionalism, customer service and genuine concern about her clients. Ladies, we all know, hair is personal... VERY personal. Kito understands me and my hair. I once overheard her say, "I don't need to go to Hollywood because every person who sits in my chair is a star." If that's not the royal treatment, I don't know what is!
When Kito opened Lavish Hair Spa a number of years ago, she brought style, ambiance. top-notch stylists and a level of professionalism rarely seen. Yes, the prices at Lavish have recently increased. I knew it was bound to happen considering there has not been a price increase in over two years. I'm a firm believer in "You get what you pay for." For Lavish and Kito's services... the cost is worth it... and more! They are still competitively priced. THE TRUTH IS, IF I HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN EATING OUT AND GETTING MY HAIR DONE WITH KITO, I WOULD GO HUNGRY!!! The service is exceptional. Kito and her team are true professionals. I could pay less and go to a salon that looks and feels low budget but I'm worth more. I love living the Lavish lifestyle!
Over priced and over rated – I have been a client at the Lavish Hair spa for two years and the owner Kito Jones is just plain greedy. She is very rude to her employees and isn't professional. She recently went up on her prices charging $95 for a relaxer. She even asks now that you keep a credit card on file. But her receptionst changes almost every two weeks. She also tried to charge tax on her services and that is unheard of. If you are looking for a great stylist in the area do not go to Lavish!! The polices change way too much. The owner has to be going through legal troubles beacause she just can't get it together
Wonderful Salon Experience! – On Wednesday, I went to Lavish for the first time upon the recommendation of my coworker.
I was completely blown away and impressed. My stylist Ashley let me know what needed to be done to my hair and gave me a style that looks great and easy to keep up.
I haven't seen my hair look this way in so long. I will not look any further--Lavish will be the place I will go to forever!!!
Lavish Hair Spa is the best! – I have been going to this hair salon since it opened its doors about three years now and have not been disappointed. The customer service, professionalism, and the care for your hair is bar none. Kito, Star, Ashley V., and Ashley S. are all great stylists. If you see one this week and see another one in two weeks, it is the same outstanding service. Lavish Hair Spa should be your only choice if you truly want top-notched services for your hair. They also do eyebrow waxing and eyelashes. It is worth the trip and money.
Best Hair Cut – I would definitely recommend Lavish Hair Spa to anyone looking to have their hair cut. My hair was shoulder length and began to break really bad in the back. I tried several salons in the triangle and would leave unsatisfied. I would say to myself ?my hair has no life,? ?this perm looks as if I did it myself,? etc?.blah blah blah and the search would continue. After searching the web I ran across Lavish Hair Spa and thought hum here are some favorable reviews. Let me give this Salon a call and so I did. I must say I am not easily impressed but was today. Ashley S did a magnificent job cutting my hair. Kudos to Ashley S! I walked into the salon looking a hot mess and walked out with a wonderful hair cut. Can you believe she did not relax my hair? And I do not have the best grade of hair. She washed, deep conditioned and cut my hair and I walked out looking terrific. My hair has not had this much body in years! Needless to say I will return. Thanks again Alisha S!! It is my understanding that all of the stylist are good but I only had the experience with Ashley S.
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