Cary >Beauty > Studio 180 Salon
312 W Chatham St Suite 204, Cary, NC | Directions 2751335.786893 -78.786566
no more worries! – I visited studio 180 w/ much anxiety last friday. i had not had a cut since moving to the area in july out of fear, ... and thankfully i can now say i have found the salon for my self and my 12 year old daughter. andrea gave me a whole head foil highlight w/ cut and did a wonderful job...she cut and colored me perfectly...i love when i can go out after a cut & highlights and others comment on how good my hair looks as well as how natural it looks. my daughter also throughly enjoyed going back to school and getting rave reviews from her fellow classmates. thank you so much andrea!
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Best Salon in the Triangle – This is the best color and cut I have had since I moved to the area. Service was on time, professional, and very skillful. Anna listened to what I wanted and consulted me about base color and highlights. She is friendly and personable. My hair looks awesome. Thanks so much, Anna. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
We are happy to hear you like you hair! Hope to see you again soon.
Prompt and Flexible – Over Thanksgiving break when everyone is so busy or out of town, I desperately needed a hair appt. One of my co-workers goes to Studio 180 and highly recommended it. So, I tried it. I left a message and within 20 minutes received a return phone call. Fortunately, the stylist was able to work me in the same day! She did a fantastic job, understood exactly what I wanted to do with my hair and I felt relieved. Everyone was really personable and I got 20% off since it was my first visit. I would definitely go back.
We are happy that we could accommodate you here at Studio 180 Salon- Our newest stylist Andrea did your hair. She has great skills and experience, and since she just moved to the area, her schedule is pretty flexible. We are lucky to have found her. Thanks again, and we lok forward to seeing you soon!
Simply The Best! – I've been a faithful client of Studio 180 since its inception. My hair has been every length, color and style imaginable. I've had perms, foils, razor cuts... I've tried just about everything and the Studio 180 staff are the only stylists I've ever trusted enough to do it. No matter what color I changed to, my hair has never been damaged. The stylists at Studio 180 also give excellent advice on hair care and carry a stellar line of products that are definitely worth trying.
When I first came to Studio 180, they had to fix the work of a variety of stylists and colorists. No matter what you've done to your hair, they will know how to fix it... the healthy way.
I'm a local model and vocalist, so my appearance is very important. I've also been a highlighted blonde for several years and receive compliments daily on my cut and color. Studio 180 uses the highest quality color products available. They are also on the cutting edge of the latest techniques and processes because continuing education is a top priority. If you're considering having something new and different done to your hair, the staff will explain every option in detail for you. They want you to be completely comfortable when making a big change.
I don't go three days without someone asking "Who does your hair?" and "Can I get her number?"
In fact, my mother's best friend just asked me yesterday.
They say Cinderella's life was changed by one shoe.
I say a life can be changed with the right hairdo.
Blondes... STAY AWAY! – My initial reaction is that the place was great! I had a late appointment, so I was the only one there, but everyone was really friendly and made me feel welcome. Unfortunately, it all went down hill from there. I have long blond hair, and I went in to get a full foil done to brighten the blond and get a haircut. Normally, I would only go to a trusted stylist, but I just moved to the area and the reviews seemed pretty strong. First of all, putting the actual foils in took literally over 2 hours. I understand this takes a long time, but that amount of time is a little outrageous. To make things worse, when the foils came off, the color of my hair was not blond, but copper! I am talking like the color of a penny copper! The stylist seemed surprised that I hated it, too! So, she put me back in the chair and covered my head in some purple goop to make it "less bronze" and it still was hideous! Now about 9:45 at night, the stylist had to call in the salon manager to come in and fix the mess she created! Another layer of God knows what was put on my hair, and it still looked terrible. At that point, it was about 10:30 or 11:00 at night and I just pretended to like it so I could get the heck outa there! I went in for a color and cut, but there was no way I would let that stylist come near me with a pair of scissors after the disaster of a color treatment I got! It's been awhile since this happened and I STILL cannot get the ugly color out of my hair unless I chop it all off! To make things worse, I was still charged for everything. I felt obligated to pay for it becuase the poor stylist had to stay so late. She said she would keep a new color forumla in my file so it wouldn't happen next time. Next time? YEAH RIGHT! I will never... and I mean never go back to that place again.
We sincerely apologize for the experience that you had here at Studio 180 Salon- it seems that the stylist who colored your hair didn't understand the type of blond you wanted- she used a gold base color on your hair, causing the "copper" effect. The toner was used to soften the gold, but using an ash based color the first time would have worked best. She really is a good hairdresser, with many blond clients who would never go to anyone else. We are all about making our clients look and feel great, so it's disappointing to hear that someone left here unhappy. Once again, we apologize, and if there is anything we can do to correct the situation, please let us know.
AWESOME SALON!! – I went to Studio 180 Salon yesterday and had THE BEST experience. I had my hair cut and thermally straightened by Francesca. She did an amazing job, I could not be happier. I went in with long, unruly curly hair and left with a fantastic chin length cut and sleek, shiny straight hair. I never thought my hair could look so good. The salon is really cute and all the stylists are so friendly. My service took a long time because of the straightening process and I felt like I was just hanging out with friends. I called a ton of salons in the area asking about the thermal process and found myself most comfortable with the response from Studio 180. I am so glad I decided to go there. I would & will recommend this salon to anyone. They really know thier stuff and are just nice people to be around. Great job! Thank you so much!
Thanks for the great review- so glad to hear that you liked your hair!
It did look awesome, I must say. Hope to see you soon!
Amazing Salon, Loved Everything About It! – This was my first time at Studio 180 and I will definitely be returning. I have had the worst luck trying to find a good stylist that I get along with, trust and can afford, but my luck's finally changed. I was warmly greeted upon arriving, then met with Andrea to discuss my hair color and the look I was going for. She knew exactly what I wanted, and made me feel completely comfortable letting her color my hair. The results were fantastic! Also, the feel of a small privately owned salon made me feel more relaxed rather than the ones with 20+ stylists who don't really care they just want you in and out. I really can't say enough great things about this salon, I have definitely found a new home for my hair.
Oustanding Customer Service! – After living in Raleigh for eight years, I can now stop my salon searching. As a blonde (highlights), I'm extremely selective as to how my hair should look. Ana continuously does an outstanding job with my highlights, and I always leave the salon feeling 100% satisfied. Ana's creative, artistic abilities enable her to construct the color/cut that you desire. She has true stylist vision, which allows for me to relax during each appointment knowing that she delivers exactly what I want. Ana also offers suggestions and direction on the latest color trends and styles, and uses only high-quality, yet gentle, products on my hair. If I have an urgent need for an appointment, Ana does her best to work me in, which as a full-time working woman, I greatly appreciate. In addition to Ana's hair-styling capabilities, she is a kind, fun person who puts the needs and comfort of her clients first. As a pregnant woman, Ana has bent over backwards to ensure my comfort, and always provides me with a relaxing, stress-free experience. The friendly, skillful staff coupled with an artistic, pleasant ambiance makes Studio 180 Salon the best in the triangle!
We really appreciate all the kind words- It is our pleasure to keep our clients happy and beautiful. That's what it's like to be a 180 Lady!
Best colorist in the Triangle – I can't tell you how many times I say, "Anna at Studio 180 Salon in Cary," as people regularly ask me who does my hair. I also get asked if I'm a hair stylist, which means not only does my girl Anna do a FANTASTIC job, she always patiently shows me how to style it at home (and my blow-drying technique is rudimentary at best).
That last review about no bleaching experience was total BS. As evidence, I present: thatgirlfromshallotte.blogspot dot com. Anna's been doing my hair for 13 years now, and in those years, she's made my hair blonde, black, red, pink and blue while keeping it healthy. That's no small task, as my hair is fine and thin. She made me look my best at my wedding and for my professional headshot for my column in the N&O.
I've sent many people her way over the years, and they've all raved about the service. She's awesome, professionally and personally (so is Fran, who also styles there). They are, quite simply, the best.
Need more of a rec? I live in Five Points and work downtown. I absolutely HATE going outside the Beltline, much less to Cary, but if Studio 180 up and moved to Charlotte, I'd drive there in a heartbeat. It's more than worth it.
no experience with bleaching & going blonde! – I went to this salon based on all the really good reviews. My experience wasn't good. I have natural dark brown hair, and my hair is currently blonde. I went to get my roots touched up. I was originally quoted $65 on the phone.. and was charged $150. She stated she only has 2 bleach clients which was enough to make me nervous, but at that point I already had bleach on my hair. The first bleach process did not lighten my hair enough, and she stated she had only used 20 Vol, which was in no way strong enough and I know that from prior experience, and that she would have to bleach it AGAIN. The 2nd time around my scalp was ON FIRE! I was almost in tears cuz it hurt so much. The 2nd bleach still did not lighten it enough and was there for FOUR HOURS.. and My hair is currently two different shades of color.. which is what I was trying to get rid of in the first place.
However a week has passed and my scalp is now peeling and I have sores on my head from the bleach. I have bleached my hair many times when I was younger and I've never had sores or peeling like I have now. Also, she had 2 other clients scheduled at the same time as me.. so I ended up waiting with bleach on my hair, for way longer than it should have been left on.. while she finished other clients.
MY RESPONSE BACK TO THE BUSINESS
I had called before coming in obviously to get an appt and explained what was wrong with my hair and what had happened at the previous salon I went to, that it was 3 different shades, and the quote I got by anna was $65, it is not my fault that you cant quote right. Also, you stated next time I came in you'd use stronger bleach since it didnt lighten enough the first time.. if you never use stronger than 20, why did you tell me you'd use stronger next time I came in? you might want to get your stories straight. Obviously this lady lies to try and make herself look good.
I am sorry that you had scalp irritation from a service here, but I must say that you are not telling the whole story. I noticed that you did not mention the review that you left the last salon you visited, which is where your problems began.
Although you booked for a basic color retouch, your hair was in need of color correction, which is a lot more time consuming, and more expensive. When you came in, your hair had bands of brown, orange, and gold in it. I continued to work on getting your hair to one solid color, in spite of the fact that other clients had shown up for their appointments.
Although the second bleach application irritated your scalp, it was necessary to eliminate the gold band in your hair, and it is certainly much more uniform in color now than it was when you came in. From now on, you should be able to move forward with a 1 process retouch. I would NEVER put anything other than 20 volume on anyone's scalp- it is not recommended by any manufacturer in my industry.
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