128 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 27514-352535.913342 -79.054694
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM ; Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
great people, fun location – located on Franklin Street, Salon 135 is a Chapel Hill institution. I've been going for years and have always gotten a good cut or color. Sylists really care about what YOU want, how much time you want to spend doing your hair and your type of hair.
Best stylists ARE still there – I drive from another city just to have my hair done here. I've had cuts in NYC and Chicago that were not as good as Alan's.
Great Service and Oustanding Knowledge – I arrived to this Salon without an appointment and they did all that they could to squeeze me in with the next stylists available. Did I forget to mention that they wanted to know my preference in stylist (male or female) but it did not matter to me. Alan was able to sqeeze me into his schedule. After looking at the texture of my hair and shape of my face, he automatically recommended a hair style that I would have never thought of...at the end of the day, I left that Salon very pleased with my new "do" and since then I have kept that look...as all I get is compliments on how great that cut makes me look....thanks Alan!
Awesome!!! – I am shocked as well at the negative reviews! I don't think we can be talking about the same place! I have been going to Johnnathan for years now and I am always so impressed by the way he can tell me what is going to look best on my facial structure and he always makes me happy. He's so creative and my hair always looks great. I didn't even know I had curly hair before I started going to him! It used to be this unmanageble frizz that I had to dry straight everyday but he taught me how to style my hair and now it's curly and it takes me literally 5 minutes to do!
This is definately not the place to go if you're looking for a snotty spa-like environment. These stylists are very talented, love what they do, and treat you like family. The prices are very affordable, much less than some of the other salons in the area and they do a much better job. You won't get pampered here, you'll get the best hair cut and color of your life. I tell all my friends, family and co-workers to go here and no one has ever been disappointed.
never a bad cut / color – honestly, i am shocked reading these other reviews and wonder if they went to salon 135. i've had an appt there every 6 weeks for 10 years without ever encountering this type of atmosphere.
do not let the casual nature of the place fool you - these are professional stylists who do their job very well. I get both cut and color to difficult to manage hair and have never been unhappy.
One of the best things, in my opinion, is that they will not let you do something that will look horrible. On several occasions I've been in when a person brought in a picture of a cut and the stylist gently steared them to a cut that would look better.
Sick hairdresser, and very upsetting disclosure of another client's secrets – I am an extremely tolerant person; it takes a lot to rustle my feathers at businesses. I have never had a worse salon experience in my life. It was my first visit before going to Chicago for a wedding, and I wanted a simple trim. After sitting down to have my hair washed, I realized that my hairdresser was ill and started coughing and sneezing. She told a co-worker that she couldn't go to the doctor b/c her insurance hadn't started, but she never should have been cutting hair that day. Three days later, I woke up in Chicago with a terrible upper respiratory infection and had a miserable day of travel back to Raleigh and missed work on Monday. The cut was mediocre at best.
Worst of all, her co-worker was loud, rude, and crossed the line when she announced to the entire room (immediately after her client left), a list of horrible life events that her client revealed to her (including a sexual assault). I was enraged, and did everything in my power to not say anything while instead giving dissapproving looks at the staff around me. I could tell that some of them were uncomfortable with this public disclosure of someone elses secrets, but there is clearly a lack of personal privacy there, and that particular hairdresser certainly lacks respect for her clients. This is the first time I've posted a review, but this event was incredibly disturbing and I will definitely never be back there. Unprofessional and tactless.
like a factory – The staff is horrible. They spend more time flirting with each other than they do cutting hair. I think the owner really pushes the stylist to see as many people as they can in an hour. You really feel rushed. not very clean.
Don't ever go here! – I have been getting my hair cut and styled for years, and have never had such a bad experience as this. I went in with beautiful long hair and told the stylist I wanted a trim. On top of that, I brought in a picture of myself with the desired lenth which I told him I only wanted it maximum 2 inches shorter. Well, after he assured me in a horrible french accent that he'd only trim a little, he washed my hair and then spun me so I couldn't see the mirror. When he turned me around, I was HORRIFIED! He'd cut off about 7 inches and the cut looked absolutely aweful! He kept fluffing it saying it just needed to be styled, and I told him I couldn't go out in public like that...It really was the worst possible cut ever, added like 10 years to my face. Seeing how unhappy I was, he washed and cut my hair again. When he turned me around, I started crying because he had made it look even worse. I have never seen anyone butcher someone's hair like that. When the manager saw me crying and telling the guy I didn't want him to touch my hair again, he came over and fixed it in 5 mins. Even though it was now just below my ears, it looked decent.
DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!! I ended up having to pay for the haircut that I specifically didn't want. I miss my hair and will warn anyone from going here!!!
Great experience all around – Salon 135 was great! I called literally 15 minutes before and snagged the last open appointment they had for the day. They were great about fitting me in even though I was a first time customer. I had recently gotten a hair cut, but it hadn't been what I wanted and I was really disappointed in it, and after a couple weeks of thinking about it decided to get it re-done here. Jonathan was my stylist and he was GREAT. He took what I wanted and my requirements and turned them into a great cut. I really know nothing about hair and am always awful at telling my stylist what I want, and he did a great job deciphering. I have really thick hair and he thinned it out allowing my curls to finally come back. Thick frizzy blah hair into light curly and great! I will definitely go back again and the price isnt bad either- $38 dollars flat rate for the cut
Experienced Stylists – The receptionist though professional can only be called that: professional. BUT, he is not who I went to see and so, let me contrast his stiffness with the actual stylist. I had Kelly, who was very cool with my hair-cutting anxiety. Kelly was everything you want in a stylist: competent, professional and warm. I am definitely going back to that place. It is cozy and small - which I also like. And important for many of us, the haircut/wash/consulting only set me back $38 for the cut and $6 for the tip.
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