Dean of Shadyside Salon

(412) 621-7900

5404 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions   15232

40.456157 -79.937056

Open Hours

Mon 12 to 8 pm

Tue 9am to 6pm

Wed 10am to 8pm

Thur 9am to 8pm

Fri 9am to 5pm

Sat 8am to 4pm

 
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Dean of Shadyside Salon
Dean of Shadyside Salon

Reviews for Dean of Shadyside Salon

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Oh no – The salon is very clean. But the employees are not experienced. I got my hair colored and it came out horrible. I even had my hairdresser from back home call and give her the exact color numbers and formulas ( I didn't have time to go home before a wedding) My roots were showing, they were so dark. And I asked her if she could fix it. And she told me "dark roots is in right now" :0 I was shocked. I will not go back.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Awful – I used to go to Deans Shadyside from 2008. First year I was extremely satisfied. The level of service was high, they do everything to satisfied a customer. But, on my second year, when I went there on the regular base every other month, they made me wait for 4 - 5 hours!!!! To make highlights and cut, I spent 5 hours!!!! It's unacceptable. I'm looking for another salon.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Love it – Went here for the first time, and they were so nice and helped me out with what color I wanted. I tried somthing new and I loved it!. I recommend this place to all my friends :D

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Did Dean raise rates/cut the prebooking discount? – I'd been going to Dean of Shadyside since 2009 since a coworker gave me a coupon for a free haircut. I've generally had good experiences and my hair has looked great. At a previous appointment, I'd forgotten to bring the card that they give you when you prebook, and my price went up about $10. I figured this was because I forgot the card. As of last February or so, my stylist stopped working at the salon, I wasn't sure where she went, and Dean offed me a free cut, so I went back for that, and all was ok. But this last time, I brought the prebook card, and my price was more than when I didn't bring it. Did they stop the prebook discount? Their website lists different prices for different "levels" with no explanation of what this means. Would they have bumped up my "level" without telling me? I know we're in crappy economic times, but some explanation would have been nice. The price alone might not bother me too much, but my stylist this last time was a bit rude, barely said anything even though I tried to be friendly, and didn't ask what I thought after all was said and done (yeah, I know I could speak up, but you get the point). So, I might go somewhere else next time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I found her LISA best stylist at dean of shady side – It took me several weeks too find my stylist dean of shadyside is so rude they don't even tell you your stylist is no longer there and exect us too go too someone else she is at FASHIONS A HEAD IN LEECHBURG IT'S A DAY SPA EVERYTHING FROM HEAD TOO TOE, BODY TREATMENTS ,FACIALS, MASSAGES (ALL KINDS) PRICRES ARE SO REASONABLE MUST SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL SALON CALL HER AND SCHEDULE WITH HER 724-845-4247 YOU WON'T REGRET GOING THERE, THIS SALON IS SO MUCH BETTER THIS SALON IS SO MUCH NICER THAN DEANS THE GIRLS THERE ARE SO RESPECTFUL, NICE AND NORMAL. THERE IS ALSO TANNING 3 BEDS A STAND UP AND SPRAY, THERE PEDICURE CHAIRS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD THE HOLE NINE YARD SITTING THERE GETTING MASSAGED IN DIFFERENT WAYS. THIS SALON IS SO LAYED BACK YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME BEING THERE THIS PLACE IS HUGE. YOUR MISSING OUT NOT GOING THERE THEY HAVE FUN. WHAT A WOUNDERFUL DAY SPA........ LISA DOES IT ALL OH THEY ALSO DO MAKE UP THAT STAYS ON ALL DAY IT'S SO INEXPENSIVE.... I'M SO HAPPY i FOUND HER I HONESTLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT i WAS GONNA DO WITHOUT HER

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Ellie? – Does anyone know where Ellie went? I called & they said she was no longer with them.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

As a Former Employee.. Please stay away from this salon – As a former employee of Dean of Shadyside Salon, I am here to give you some advice. Stay away. I have never been treated so badly in my LIFE. I started working there in 2008, and worked there for a year before quitting. I hated it so much that I actually gave up my cosmetology career to go to school as a vet tech, something much more meaningful. I moved to Pittsburgh when I was 18 with barely anything in my name, and when I came in for an interview I dressed the best I could with a pair of black jeans you could barely tell were jeans. I showed up 15 minutes early and waited almost an hour, only to have the owner Dean come out and tell me he'd give me another chance (like he's God or something) if I came back dressed better. So unfortunately I made the decision to come back. They had me work at least 20 unpaid hours in a week as a slave without pay, and called it a "working interview". When I was hired, I started to learn how evil that place really was. The sylists are so catty, I never did a thing to them, I kept my mouth shut and did my job, but I would walk past the break room on several occassions to hear them talking about me. Dean acts like a devout Christian, but he is one of the most evil people I've ever met. On one occasion while I was working as a receptionist, he pushed me out of the way and threw all the papers and post cards he had me working on on the floor and yelled at me in front of clients. Richard is another story, he is absolutely vulgar and I have never heard such disgusting things come out of a man's mouth before. I once heard him say he wished male ejaculate tasted like blueberry yogurt. He also told me that I wasn't pretty. Which is abolutely ridiculous, not to be concieted or anything. I also got in trouble for talking to a client about my boyfriend, who is now my husband, I was told it was innapropriate even though Richard screams about how he's gay every day. The girls that work there stab eachother in the back constantly, and talk about all the clients in the breakroom, trust me on that one, so if you are a client, I can promise you you've been talked about, and not in a good way. I was underpaid for working overtime, and assistants are supposed to get commision for the products they help sell with the stylists. I sold quite a bit with Richard while his assistant was away, and I heard him in the office say he'd rather give the commisions to Christina (the other assistant). So.. no extra money on my paycheck. I cried almost every day after work, and I had never been like that before working there. I always stood up for myself, but that place breaks you so much I turned into a completely different person. There is so much more I have to say after a year of that miserable hell, but I think I've said enough. So all I can say is, you are too good to waste your time at that salon. You deserve better, and I hope you make a good decision.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE – I highly recommend Dean of Shadyside. I always look forward to coming to my appointments with Lauren. I am always promptly greeting by reception and offered something to drink. Lauren does a great job by asking me how I would like my hair to look and explains what and why she is doing something- such as what products are used to color my hair etc. I have always had a wonderful experience at the salon and will continue to go for years to come.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A client for: 4 years & running – You had me at hello 4 years ago the first time I walked out the door with a new look & a new attitude.

. My stylist is Richard & I was referred to him 4 years ago by a co-worker when she overheard me complaining about how uneven my hair always grew in after a cut from my previous stylist.She told me “it would be my loss” if I did not take time to make an appointment with this “wonderful stylist named Richard ” at Dean of Shadyside.

My first thought was “ right - everyone thinks their stylist is the best:. What the heck – what did I have to lose trying ?

My first meeting with Richard started with a “consultation” in which he asked me several questions which I thought odd at first as I didn’t understand what the questions had to do with a hair cut. After an energetic greeting, he asked me to describe my morning routine, followed by a few other questions I thought odd like “ How would you describe your style “ & “What is your profession”, & “What sports do you play “ ? I recall thinking to myself – “where is this going”?



After my first cut with Richard, I realized where it was going. In an effort to learn more about me, my profession, my routine, my active lifestyle, & my personality, he was able to produce a haircut conducive to my needs. He created a versatile style that required minimal styling time, ( always on the go ) can be styled conservatively for my day job ( VP in banking industry ) , yet converted to a fresh, frisky look (with the help of some styling agents

All of this was a result of Richard’s initial consultation, which at the time I did not understand, but now appreciate more than ever after seeing the results.

I often chuckle to myself when I observe a new client at the salon going through their “initial consultation” & reflect back on mine. Be patient, there is a method to his madness & the outcome will most likely be more than pleasing.I have witnessed countless clients ecstatic over their new color or style at the salon & it is good to see how good they feel about themselves.

I have overheard the stylists conversing about training classes they have attended in cities which include Paris, Miami, & New York on cutting styles & techniques or specialized color application. Educated stylists, trendy personalities & the attentive staff is what keeps Dean of Shadyside a notch above the rest.

Of course, I have witnessed the rare occasion when a customer was initially dismayed with the outcome of their creation, but I suppose this is to be expected in any business, especially one of such a personal nature. The staff & Management step it up & go out of their way to correct the situation in an effort to satisfy the customer. Dean’s staff is always about the customer that’s a fact.

Overall, I have learned the diverse styles & personalities of the staff at Dean’s offers a broader clientele base the opportunity to experience a first class salon & one has to remember that stylists are artists, they tend to be trendy & on the edge, & this contributes to the success of the salon as well… ( Dean of Shadyside reminded me of this )

This salon has talented stylists to suit any style or personality. The staff is well trained, attentive, diverse & friendly. Dean of Shadyside has it all.My suggestion is you try it for yourself & make your own decision. My guess is you’ll be happy you made the appointment.

Did I mention my wife has enjoyed the salon for 3 years now with consistently positive results?

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A moment of truth. – I have never written a review in my entire life. However, when I had the misfortune of reading the most blasphemous review of a stylist that not only has the greatest styling expertise that I have ever seen, but a passion and love of life that inspires me. Richard Sciulli is one of the most passsionate, honest, perfecting and real human beings I have ever met. After reading a review by someone that must not be comfortable with themselves in order to attempt to berate someone at the top of their game is only a reflection of themselves. Richard has lived all over the world studying his craft and mastering it. He treats every stylist and client with such compassion and truly cares about them. That is something that you do not see in any industry. The first time I had the privilege to work with Richard, he created an elegant masterpiece of my mohawk to compliment my Alexander Mcqueen wedding gown for the day of my wedding. I could not even have fathomed what he was able to create. He truly is an artist and that is why he is so passionate and self critical, almost to a fault. But that is what TRUE artists do. He is a great man that inspires almost all that come in contact with him. Some people may be intimidated by his passion and confidence, but the brave ones are capable of achieving true beauty through Richard. It's a shame that when people are at the top and are so talented, there are others that don't possess that same greatness and try to put others down. Let people be who they are. When you judge someone else, you make it ok for others to judge you. None of us are perfect. The things that make us all beautiful, unique and special are the differences between us. So try not to hate, instead embrace our differences. I have beeen blessed and inspired by Richard Sciulli to be a part of my life. I hope one day you may too.

Mrs. Marjorie McKinney

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