Columbia >Beauty > J Thomas Salon & Color Studio
912 Lady St, Columbia, SC | Directions 2920134.001070 -81.038493
Great Salon for Hair Color – I have been going to the J. Thomas Salon and Color Studio for years, even before they moved to the Vista downtown. JT is the best colorist you could wish for and his personality is delightful. He always makes me laugh! His daughter Chelsea occasionally drys my hair for me after color and cut and I love the way she styles it. His son Josh is very sweet and from what some of his customers have said, quite the expert in extensions, but I cannot personally vouch for that. I would recommend this place to anyone! Everyone there is nice!
Horrible money pit – Horrible money sucking salon! I thought I would do something nice for Administrative Professional Day for my office staff so I called and spoke with Chelsea and scheduled 9 people to come in. I've been a loyal customer for 9 months...visiting about twice a week and tip well. I was charged over $7,000 dollars for 9 people to get their hair & makeup done and one of the 9 people was a guy! They tripled the price because I brought in more business?? Charged $275 for a root touch up and blowdry & $100 to put on lashes. When I questioned the owner, JT...he cussed me out, called me a crazy b.tch because I tip so high (his words exactly), said I was stupid to loan his son money and was mad that I would question the amount charged for 9 people. Just because I have money doesn't mean that I want to be taken advantage of! Josh does extensions but they fall out and he charges $2000 and that does NOT include color, hair cut or style! Also, Chelsea will try to get money from you to help her start a boutique in the store and Josh will ask you to borrow $1000 to buy his girlfriend a diamond so she will marry him and JT needs $20,000 to bail him out of this sinking salon! So, if you visit this salon...BRING THE POCKETBOOK...YOU'RE GONNA NEED IT!! Especially if they find out you have money!
Horrible experence – When they were at the Two Notch Shop I had a 10 am appt and I called to say I was running 10 min late ( long standing customer) - Chelsea told me not to bother coming but I came anyway- to see if I could be worked in since my husband was returning from 6 mos overseas. I was told they gave my appt away - then JT comes out and took a call "Oh yea come on I will fit you in". I told him what Chelsea said and he went ahead and took me. However, while getting my hair clored the wife kept on and on about how everything was running late until she made me cry. Then while she was cutting my hair, and pulling and just wacking at my hair she informed she wasn't going to have time to dry it. When I went to pay - the fee was $50 more then I had been paying for color, cut and style. I had evry intention of going to the magistrate but never did.
This was so unprofessional that I have told everybody this story but this is so much better. JT has no bajungas and his wife and daughter run the shop.
GORGEOUS COLOR! GREAT CUTS! WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE!! – I have been going to the J Thomas Salon since years before it was moved to lady street. This place is so reliable. I have never walked away from there with any type of incident. J.T. colors my hair and does an exquisite job. The people that work there are so friendly and wonderful. The atmosphere is delightful as they offer you magazines and something to eat or drink while you get your hair done. It is especially neat to go there because it is family owned and everyone there has a big smile on their face! These people love their jobs! I would really recommend the J Thomas salon for anyone! They have color, style, and even extension and eyelash extension experts ready to fix you up! If you're looking for a new salon or need fixing up from another salons bad job, you should consider this place!!
Nice salon, good highlights but terrible hair cut and expensive!! – This is an attractive salon and is a family owned business. The employees who color and cut your hair are family. Josh, their son does a great job on hair color and this is his speciality. But his sister, Chelsea, gave me a razor cut which was a disaster!! There were chunks of hair taken off with no thought whatsoever to the overall cut or style of my hair. Some of my hair was 5" long and the hair next to it was 2" long. She said "do you want your bangs to grow out?" and I said "no" so she took the razor comb and before I knew what was happeining, wacked off my bangs about an inch above my eyebrows. I would like to see her SC state liscense. My 11 year old could have done a better job! The salon is very expensive since they renovated this old building which looks very nice. The cost of the highlights and cut cost a whopping $225 not including the tip. If you go there, you will definitely be paying for their renovation and wake up the following morning wondering how you are going to style your hair!
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