The following are actual reviews pulled from Yelp (including filtered reviews), Facebook, Naturally Curly.com, and others from customers that received a Hair or Skin Service at West End Salon:
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5 Stars: Just came into west end salon and Jo did an amazing job 🙂 great for any girls looking for a nice summery blonde xo
3/25/17 Carlie Webbert
Lia took her time to help me select a style. Love the product she introduced me to as well. I recommend this salon and Lia.
3/18/17 Taylor N.
5 Stars: Always such a great experience. They know what they’re talking about and help me figure out…
3/14/17 Schyler H.
5 Stars: Loved my service from Casey today! What I wanted! Highly recommend West End Salon.
3/8/17 Megan W.
5 Stars: Fantastic cut! Was scared at first going to a new stylist but they walked me through everything they were doing and showed me how to style everything. Tracie is an amazing stylist!! Would definitely recommend.
3/8/17 Destin W.
This review is for Stephanie who was an absolute pleasure to chat with and she worked magic on my hair. I am picky with my cuts, I usually leave loving it and then once I wash and style it myself I find that it takes forever “settle” or I’m just not wild about it. Not this time, she gave me exactly what I asked for and it dries naturally like a charm and also looks great styled. She gave me a beautiful balayage as well. I’m naturally blonde but like to brighten things up with highlights every once and a while and I swear you would never know I had anything done, it looks sun-kissed and natural. And on top of all that she’s just super nice and relatable. I will be back to see her again for sure. Thank you!
3/3/17 Hayley H.
Lia is an absolute delight — I recently immigrated to the US, and have struggled a great deal to find the right stylist over the past months… As an East Asian, I have somewhat thick, straight hair and my staple hairstyle is relatively simple that requires low maintenance, a collarbone-length bob haircut. Yet, it’s been tremendously difficult to find a decent stylist who can help me maintain the way it is… Lia literally saved my life!
Lia’s extremely friendly & personable and equally knowledgeable in a myriad of products & all the hair types. I immediately felt at ease and had a great time chatting with her. Be aware, though, she’s extremely popular and in high demand, so better reserve a slot at least few days prior. 🙂 She reminds me of a skillful sculptor, in a sense that she can see through what she will produce in a mass of unshaped material, i.e., hair. Lia’s also a great listener, she will ensure that you come in and leave feeling all of your wishes become fulfilled. Cannot recommend her enough!!! I will continuously visit her 🙂
Yesterday, I got my first ever Brazilian wax. As you can imagine, I was a bit nervous and all my friend’s horror stories weren’t helping. I couldn’t believe how scared I was for no reason! Tegan, their esthetician, was so nice made me feel totally comfortable. I had a great first-time experience here and will absolutely be back. Thanks West End!
West End Salon has a friendly vibe!
Hannah is a great stylist and person! She makes a haircut special! I love my new cut! She took the time with me to design a style I would be happy with. And I am!
I love Hannah. She was able to take a picture off Pinterest and transform my hair into exactly what I wanted. I walked out feeling great! My new color is beautiful. I can’t say enough great things. Thank you so much for my new found confidence.
6/27/16 via Square
I took a chance on a new salon, picked a stylist on their site and went for it. I emailed the salon to see if there was an opening not showing on their site. Hannah was happy to stay late on a Friday to fit me in. We chatted for a bit before she got started, talked about changing up my color and cut a bit, I felt she understood what I wanted. So, I got home and absolutely loved the cut but was not in love with the tone of the color. It wasn’t wrong per se, but darker than I wanted. I sent a note to Hannah the next day to see what she thought. She encouraged me to come in, and was gracious enough to squeeze me in again. We were able to make the color a bit brighter with a simple solution. Hannah was incredibly professional in handling what could have been an uncomfortable situation. I was really glad I contacted her to change the color. I am very happy with the results and am now a loyal customer.
Jen P. 7/5/16
I have been seeing Stephanie P for 2 years. My previous hairdresser moved to Denver and I had no desire to fight downtown traffic. Stephanie is my neighbor and had been offering to cut my hair fora while. I’m glad I made the switch. The salon is clean and efficient. Stephanie is a great colorist, and does a great cut. I have a short hip hair cut and she always gets it right.
Kassie D. 6/30/16
Stopped in today for my first Deva Cut. Abby did an amazing job, explaining every step so I could style my hair similarly at home. My hair usually appears almost straight, but after Deva Cut it looks beautifully wavy. Abby also helped me make sense of all the Deva products to see which ones are right for me. I will definitely come back and recommend her to my friends!
Dasha G. 5/24/16
Lia is the best! She is super attentive to what I want and can execute perfectly! She also has awesome advice for maintaining hairstyle and hair health at home. If you want what you want. .. go to Lia at West End!
Anne T. 05/12/16
I just moved back to Boulder after being gone for a while, and boy did I miss Lia! Let’s just say I’ve had some not so great experiences lately, and I feel like I’ve finally come home … she is amazing. She always listens to what I want, and teaches me how to style my new look so I can do it at home. My color and cuts are always so perfect! Yay!
Ruby D. 5/4/16
I had a bridal hair trail with Abby and she did a wonderful job with my waterfall braids. She had a great intuition of the look I was going for and I can’t believe she actually got my hair to hold a curls (hours later it’s still curled, which never happens). she was also super nice and easy to talk to and I’, very relieved to have found her as I didn’t have a to go-to stylist in the area before. I think the price is also quite competitive for Boulder.
Stella V. 4/6/16
Hi Jo, Not sure if you will remember me but I popped in on a whim while visiting my son at CU a month ago or so. I have been meaning to drop you a note to tell you how much I love my haircut. It is super easy to manage and I can get a few looks out of it. It is still going strong a month later! I know it isn’t realistic to come to Boulder ever time I need a haircut, but I do hope to get there soon. I just love it and really appreciate your attention to detail and professionalism.
Jennifer von Clemm 3/31/16
Had a life-changing haircut experience with Lucille. As a curly-hair girl, I have always wanted to wear it curly,m but never knew how to style it so that it wouldn’t be a giant poof ball. Every hair stylist I went to would want to straighten it for me that it would look “good,” but I wanted my own hair! Lucille taught me the DevaCurl concept (HIGHLY recommend, if you have curly hair get this haircut ASAP) and now I wear my hair curly exclusively and get compliments on it all the time! I feel empowered and just really happy to be able to show off my curls and be proud of them instead of spending too much time frying my hair with the straightening iron (my husband loves my curls, too!) Plus, Lucille was a really nice person. She recommended some really great products when I asked but wasn’t pushy at all, which is something that can get annoying at other salons. Will definitely be seeing her again for my next cut.
Derya A. 3/23/16
I had the most AMAZING experience with Abby at West End! She is so friendly, knowledgeable and amazingly skilled with hair. My first shampoo and cut with Abby was the best salon experience that I’ve had – period. Abby did a great job listening to what I wanted and providing style suggestions. She ALSO showed me how to create easy flatiron waves with my hair AND suggested a new highlighting technique for my next visit. I will absolutely be back! My go-to stylist in Boulder recently relocated and I was reluctant to find someone new. I was so lucky that I ran into Rich and that he could recommend Abby for my new stylist. I wish I could Abby and West End Salon 10 starts. It’s a great salon and a super cozy and friendly environment. Thank you all!
Chelsea B. 3/15/16
Lucy Pew is the best stylist ever! She knows exactly how to deal with my long, wavy hair and she advised me to use hair products that have always fulfilled my needs. I always trust her!
Raquel M. 2/6/16
Lucille Pew is amazing! She’s been cutting my hair for years…super long straight hair. She does an amazing job of keeping it healthy and fresh looking. I always get such an excellent highlight job…it’ll grow out well and always looks fresh and natural. I finally decided to cut close to 15+ inches off and go for a long pixie cut. She did a fantastic job of picking a style/cut that would suit my face, my style and my desire to stay as low maintenance as possible. The style is fun and edgy…but natural and fresh looking as well. I just love Lucille! She is great at her job, but also makes you feel so good. Being able to sit down with her far an hour+ and chat is so fun. Getting my hair cut with her is always such a great experience. She is such a wonderful person, and I’m so glad that I found her!
Sabrina F. 2/5/16
Lucy Pew – stylist extraordinaire at West End Salon is awesome. Here’s how awesome she is. I started getting my hair cut by her when she was working in Minneapolis over 4 years ago! She continues to style my hair now that we are both in Boulder. She is the first and only stylist I have ever truly trusted with my hair. She always has a brilliant idea for how to cut my hair and she follows through with a gorgeous cut. She taught me how to handle my curly hair and I always get compliments. I had been the girl in a pony tail until I started getting my hair styled by her. You can not go wrong going to Lucy at West End Salon!!!
Abry D. 2/5/16
RELIEVED to have found this place! I have always had problems with hairstylists not understanding what I was looking for, but Lucille was just outstanding!! She listened and made ME the center of attention, not as many other stylists treat their clients as manikins to practice their artwork. I walked out of that place with nothing but a big smile on my face, going to an important meeting with a client of mine for a big project. The awesome haircut helped restore confidence in me and I ended up signing a great contract. I would refer Lucille @WestEndSalon to everybody and especially to people like me, that are just overly detail concerned and hardly ever satisfied. The woman knew her stuff, Professional!!!
Fis M. 2/5/16
I’ve been seeing Lia Tomlinson for a couple of years and she’s just as good as it gets! I swear she is the best colorist for blonde in the Boulder area. She’s a fantastic listener and totally transformed my hair from a fried dark mess to a beautiful ashy blonde, and taught me a ton of new tricks and techniques along the way (including how to do a pretty decent blowout!). She’s super knowledgeable and always curious to learn new skills, and is just all around a delight to work with 🙂
I look forward to my appointments with Lia so much that even though I moved to California recently, I have taken every chance I get to go back to Boulder and visit – She is irreplaceable!
Stephanie L. 12/23/15
After seeing the same stylist for most of my life,I was happy to find a great salon with a great stylist Stephanie is wonderful!she does exactly the style I ask for. I usually get just a haircut, but have also seen Stephanie coloring as well (ombre style) and it turned out beautifully! I have recommended West End Salon to many friends and recommended them to anyone looking for a great cut!
Lindsey M. 11/25/15
Janina has been coloring my hair for Many years and for my daughter and my husband’s cuts …. She is a talented stylist so be sure to schedule in advance because she is very very popular! It’s so great to have total faith in your stylist! Also love the text message appointment reminders. I look forward to my appointments for that hair induced attitude adjustment and catching up on family matters. Thanks Janina!
Cary B. 11/16/15
I had my highlights (blonde) done by Nine and I am really pleased! She’s cool and easy to talk to, and the price was very reasonable. I was able to get an appointment less than a week in advance, which is great. We were going to add some rose gold to my hair, but it didn’t end up showing up. Even so, Nine said I should come back and she would add the rose gold (free of charge, of course). I didn’t bother just because I was happy with how my hair looked anyways and figured I’d just stick with the simple blonde. I’m going back for a hair cut tomorrow and will definitely be back for color!
Rosalee L. 11/4/15
I am blessed and so grateful to have found this salon with the most amazing talented stylist named Jo. Jo is a stylist who listens to your needs, but also is an artist and will honestly tell you what will work best for your face and hair type. WE agreed on the basic idea, but her expertise shined through in her personal amazing touches. She took her time with me, never felt rushed and felt like I was important. The outcome was important to her. I will be going back. Great stylist and seriously lucked out. So happy!
Linda G. 10/18/15
I was travelling through Denver and noticed the West End Salon had Sun & Mon hours. Called and got in for color and cut Monday afternoon. Abby did a great job with the color match and a cute cut. Now I can go to London looking good. Thanks for accommodating my schedule!
Cyndi is great at curly hair and her prices are affordable. She is super easy to talk to and pays close attention to what you ask for. She cuts my hair with care and precision that I haven’t found elsewhere in Colorado. I plan to stick with Cyndi until I move away after graduation. The salon is nice, spacious, and not too loud like other salons I’ve been to. They always have hot tea and little treats available too.
Janina at West End Salon in Boulder does a great Deva cut. I drive from southeast Denver for her expert services. She takes the time to make sure your hair is perfectly curly. I have been to Devachan in NYC and Janina was trained in their curly girl system. GO!!!
I came to Boulder in July for business and it was going to be a long stay! My hair needed lots of help – color, cut, the works! I found this salon and the best stylist ever. Abby! I could not be happier! This is now my third visit and my color is fabulous! She completely understood the color I needed since in Oregon someone had darkened my blonde hair and changed my highlights. Abby truly has a natural understanding of hair and for a young person, I couldn’t have felt more comfortable in her chair! I will keep returning to see her while in Colorado and I wish I could pack her up and take her to Oregon. A little background; I am a picky customer and am over 50 and have been going to high end salons for years in many states due to my professional career! I choose West End and Abby over many other salons and stylists!
Sandra F. 8/9/15
I enjoyed having my haircut by Nine. She did a great job. I like the look.
I’ve been coming here to see Cyndi Weber for years now. Nobody else has been able to do what she does with my hair. She truly listens and even when I feel like I’m being vague, she understands what I want. I always leave there feeling like a million bucks! I recommend this salon wholeheartedly.
I received a microdermabrasion, lip and eye brow waxings, and a high frequency facial from Shane Hynes the Esthetician at West End Salon. I have to admit that Shane is the absolute definition of a quality skin care therapist. Her knowledge about the nature and appreciation of beauty is outstanding! She was able to answer my questions and give me great skin care tips, in addition to educating me on which products are appropriate for my skin type and how I can avoid skin build up etc. She reshaped my brows after I went through agony of growing them back in for a redo and they look fabulous! Shane was super personable, friendly, professional and authentic with her knowledge. I highly recommend booking an appointment with her to receive a high quality experience.
Sarah R. 7/2/15
Went to Shane for a facial and I am very glad I did! She was incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. She also made sure to ask me about my skin type before she began in order to treat it properly – which was very considerate and professional. The facial itself was relaxing and rejuvenating. The atmosphere of the salon and Shane’s space were another plus; very fresh and stylish. Overall it was a great experience: easy to schedule, easy to find (great location on Pearl), Shane is super nice and the facial was very relaxing. The results seem to be promising too! I would for sure go back.
Rosie M. 6/9/15
I received a facial from Shane in the back. I was really pleasantly surprised by how relaxing it was and by how clean and healthy my skin felt afterwards. She really is an expert on skin and on the products she uses. I particularly enjoyed the masque with steam. Overall it was an excellent experience and my face felt great and fresh when I left!
Soph B. 6/9/15
OMG I love my face again!!! I just had the BEST facial from Shane. She is so knowledgeable about the products she is using and knows exactly what your skin needs. I highly recommend Shane to anyone looking to start or continue with a skincare plan. I saw an immediate impact from the facial, my skin tone looks so much better and my face is glowing again. Thank you Shane!
Dana J. 6/3/15
The West End Salon saved my life! Alright, extreme exaggeration … but I never realized how hard it was to get a hair appointment in Boulder under it was a little too late. Thankfully, the hard working folks at the West End Salon were able to fit me in with about 48 hours notice. As crazy as that sounds, some salons in the area don’t have openings for weeks -weeks! Ahhh!
I had a great time with the staff and my haircut was amazing. My stylist was responsive to my requests and it was all around an affordable experience. I don’t know if the design aesthetic really matches my taste, but the enthusiasm and skill of the staff is totally my style.
Carrie N. 6/3/15
My skin looks amazing! I got a facial from Shane and she was so wonderful. She took time to listen to what I need for my skin, and came up with a personalized treatment. I have been clueless about what I need for my sensitive skin, and she explained everything so well. She made things easy to understand. Shane is knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for what she does. She has such a positive and open demeanor, it felt like girlfriends talking about their skin. I never felt like she was trying to make a sale. Her space was so peaceful and comfortable even though there was the busy salon outside. I can’t wait to go back to Shane for another facial.
Veronica M. 6/2/15
Shane is the absolute best when it comes to waxing. I highly recommend her!
Molly F. 5/11/15
I love my look! I’ve been coming to Stephanie Pion for years and she never disappoints. I’ve had really bad dye jobs my whole life and each time I see her, my hair looks completely revamped and beautiful. West End Salon is a gorgeous place and the location in Boulder is perfect for spending my day pampering myself. It’s super adorable and everyone was so friendly and accommodating. I’m so pleased and you really can’t find another salon like this for the price. Love, love Stephanie and the West End Salon!
Ashlie H. 5/1/2015
There are few hair stylists who balance listening well to what you want and offering their expertise to help you look your best. Nine at West End Salon is the perfect balance of those 2 things! Her prices are fair, she’s a delight to sit with for a few hours, and it’s the best my hair ever looked. Your hair is her artwork! Go ASAP to see Nine!
Megan C. 4/18/15
My curly hair is extremely difficult to work with and Stephanie did a great job! I’ll definitely be coming back
Stephanie P. 4/16/15
As soon as I sat down in the chair Stephanie was sure I was in good hands. I showed her some pictures of what I wanted, the price range I wanted to stay in and the time frame I wanted to be done in. After the initial cut I knew I was going to get exactly what I wanted! Thanks Stephanie!
Erin E. 4/1/15
I absolutely love this place. Not only were they able to fit me in at the last moment, they got my best friend from England in as well. My hair looks AMAZING . Go to Nine. She is an absolute star!
Suze B. 3/29/15
Nine is AMAZING. She is everything I’ve every wanted (and have never found) in a stylist. The first thing she did was sit down with me and take her time understanding what I was going for, which pieces I liked and why, and then worked with me to find something that was perfect for my skin-tone/face-shape and incorporated all that I wanted and more!! I honestly can’t speak highly enough. After working with me to find the perfect look (with the help of her trusty iPad for pictures to make sure we were both on the same page), Nine proceeded with great, casual, low-pressure conversation and incredible technique. From her shampoo/scalp massage to her well-placed color to her perfect cut, Nine’ skills are very impressive. Highly recommend!!
Emily G. 3/26/15
Stephanie at West End Salon is amazing! I got my hair dyed darker and someone else put in highlights. My hair was brassy and orange! I quickly called West End and they set me up with Stephanie! I now have the most gorgeous brown hair with golden highlights 🙂 Stephanie is the go to person at West End! She really knows hair and used to own a salon in FL before moving here. If you want great hair, see her! 🙂
Kerry Cottingham C. 3/10/15
One of my friends got her hair cut at West End and I was blown away by how beautiful it looked. I asked for the name of her stylist and quickly scheduled an appointment. I have been seeing Josh for my haircut ever since. He is remarkable and I am truly excited to go in for my haircut every time. I also try to make plans right after because he styles my hair so much better than I am able to that I feel like my hair needs to get out and see the world! I would recommend him to anyone. The price can not be beat either.
Lauren R. 2/9/15
I love the west end salon. I started coming here when I needed to get my extensions done and Nine does hands down the best extensions ever. She also does all my cuts and colors and I always get exactly what I want. She keeps things natural with a great flare to them. She’s personable and really easy to talk to and I wouldn’t trade her for anything! They have reasonable prices and you get great quality and service for the price! I would recommend them to anyone 🙂
Angelena A. 1/8/2015
From out of town for my sisters wedding. West end was recommended. (Never had my hair done before) I had my hair styled by Stephanie and she did a fantastic job. She made me feel comfortable and was extremely patient. She was able to work with me until I loved it. If I’ve ever in the area again, I would absolutely come back
Yessica Lee. 12/13/14
Jo is personable and a great stylist. She listens to what you need before just diving in! Love this salon
Personally love this place! They do such a great job on my hair and are always so welcoming. Nine does a great job. Highly recommended.
Jillian G. 11/29/14
West End Salon is great! Nine Stevens has done my hair twice now and she’s done amazingly. She was the first one to dye my hair, and so I was tentative about it, but I would trust her to do it every time. Friendly, helpful staff that cares
Missy G. 11/21/14
I highly recommend Jo, who took me in on short notice following an epic cut/highlights fail at another salon. With an out-of-state wedding a few days away, I was anxious about choosing a stylist at a salon I’d never been to. The receptionist I spoke with was very reassuring that Jo would work her magic. I’m not kidding when I say that Jo not only took years off my face with a sassy uplifting new do and gorgeously blended color, but she gave me a mood and energy lift as well. You’ll be very happy with Jo’s scissor and color artistry.
Kim J. 12/2/14
Beautiful little salon. I had a very vague idea of what i wanted for a color when i came in but i got great help from Jo. Really helped me pick what i wanted and it looks great. Thanks!
Monica K. 11/14/14
I love my curly girl haircut done by Nine, a beautiful young fresh-from-California stylist. She is certified in the Deva Cut Curly Girl haircut and has obviously perfected it. My crazy, curly hair is uniformly curly, has lift and maintains the style beautifully over 2 months. I love getting compliments!!
Linda S. 10/31/14
I came in as a walk in and Jo enthusiastically took me in. I came in just to get a quick trim, but thanks to Jo’s expertise and careful thought, she suggested partial high lights to go with– I agreed. And I couldn’t be happier with the results! I definitely recommend west end and Jo. Both are great, awesome atmosphere and just what I was looking for!
Kate H 10/27/14
I’ve been to West End Salon to see Nine three times now. Each time I’ve had a very positive experience. The receptionists are always very friendly and helpful, I’ve always been able to get an appointment quickly. The salon is clean and tasteful.
The first time I went to see Nine I was completely vague about what I wanted from a cut and somehow she still came up with something I loved. The second time I was there for a complementary, between cuts, bang trim. Also looked great. Today I showed up with a somewhat more specific idea of what I was looking for. Nine looked at both of the pics I had with me and listened to what I said, and BOOM, another great cut. Really adore this gal, she’s cute, sweet, interesting and very skilled.
Long story short, I’ll be back, probably over and over again. Thanks, Nine!
Heather S. 09/14/14
I took a picture of what I wanted and showed my stylist, Nine. It was an intense red base and blonde ombré. She did an amazing job and made it look exactly like the picture. I love it and will definitely be back!
I just visited this salon for my 2nd time this past week, and I have to say Joshua is the BEST hair styler! I have searched for YEARSSSSS for a stylist who can properly handle my curls, and I have finally found him! He is so gentle with them and precise! I use to leave previous salons with a blowout because i had lost hope in the hair salon industry in regards to properly styling curls after combing through them. I finally learned some useful tips from him on how to properly maintain my curls!
I also gave him very vague instructions as to the hair colors and highlights that i wanted the past 2 times, and his skills and taste gave me a look i never imagined i would have! I love my hair. I will return to him as long as he is working at this salon! He is such a fun stylist! Great at head massages too!!!
Jill B. 8/28/14
Alex is amazing. She is great with curly And wavy hair, is incredible with color and always gives me a fantastic cut. She is great with the consultation and is great at gently guiding me away from a crazy celebrity hair style and toward a version of that hairstyle that actually works for me.
The salon and my stylist, Alex, are great. I never have had a bad experience. Alex is great with color and always gives me a cut that will look good for a week or so past when I should have gone back. She also knows how to tailor a magazine haircut for me (and the amount of time I am willing to put into it in the morning). I recommend them to everyone!
Daniel G. 5/24/14
I am very picky about who cuts my hair (due to there being a TON of it) and the gal I went to for my hair cut last week made me feel at ease & comfortable. I love my haircut. I’ve been looking for a new salon I could trust for a long time & these guys are it!
Danielle E. 4/27/14
I hadn’t gotten my realllllly long hair cut in a while, so I went to Terri for a shoulder-length cut based off a couple of pictures I found. Not only does my hair look amazing (seriously it’s killer) but I also had a great time chatting with her during my cut. I’m pretty picky about hair cuts, but this was the first time I walked out feeling like a million bucks. This lady knows what’s she’s doing!
Kenzie R. 1/28/14
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Janina is the best! I have very blonde and fine hair. She is amazing at toning it down and giving me cuts that are sexy, modern and still professional. She is very warm and caring. I recommend her to everyone that asks.
Nichole Carmichael 9/8/15
Nine did the impossible and SAVED my hair from a bad haircut at another salon. Save your time and go to her to get it done right. I’m never going to anyone else but her!!! Thank you!!!
Emily Ross 11/21/15
Love West End Salon. Everyone is friendly and personable. The first time I was there it felt like I’d been going there for years. Can’t imagine going anywhere else now. (Special thanks to Nine who did an amazing job on my hair and my brows)
Cherie Gray Lester 8/24/15
I love this entire Salon I have my favorite but I could go to anyone there and leave beaming because the whole place is filed with amazing talent and personality.
Crystal R Stegman 7/15/15
Great experience yesterday from being greeted and offered water through the wonderful facial given by Shane to the very friendly goodbye when I left. Comfortable salon, friendly staff. I will be back! Betsy Rickel 5/30/15
Great atmosphere and service!!! Abby was so sweet and took the time to explain all of the products she was using and taught me how to curl my hair with a straight iron. I’ll definitely come back 🙂 Hayley O’Neal 4/29/15
I moved to Boulder pretty recently and was looking for a stylist who knew how to handle curly hair/trained in doing the Deva Cut. I got an appointment with Nine and she is awesome! Couldn’t have asked for a better stylist She was professional, friendly and thoroughly explained all the steps involved in my cut and balayage. Will definitely be returning! Angel Prem 1/11/15
Here’s a story that I have to share! Several years ago a hairdresser told me I was “hair challenged.” I am. But I dumped her anyway right after that comment. It took several more years to find the West End Salon — and more importantly — to find Alex Gilbert. In my opinion, Alex is the best there is! Alex cuts and colors my hair perfectly! So perfectly, that I don’t even look like I’m “hair challenged.” On May 28th I was on a flight from Washington, DC to Munich, Germany. Soon after departure, a flight attendant came up to me and told me she absolutely loved my hair color and style and asked where my stylist was located. She was disappointed when she discovered I live in Colorado. She is based in Munich, but frequently flies in and out of Washington, DC. (She was hoping I lived in Washington.) She had very long hair, and had decided to cut it much shorter, but could not find that “perfect” short hair style. Until I walked on board. She did the next best thing — she took pictures of my hair from the front, side, and back, hoping that her hair stylist can duplicate my look. So — Alex! — what a huge compliment to your immense talents as a hair stylist! (Because we already know that I’m hair challenged!) You have a fan in Munich that is (hopefully) sporting my hair style! 6/22/14
Yelp.com (including filtered reviews):
(5 Stars) After years and years of suffering under the snippers of those not familiar with/educated about curly hair, I was titillated to find Josh at West End and receive my first Deva Curl cut. He did an amazing job of bringing my own ideas about what I wanted to fruition and educating me on how to recreate the style. I know I won’t be going anywhere else in Boulder…unless, of course, Josh does. L.B. Boulder, Co 5/17/2013
(5 Stars) I have been seeing Alex for 4 years now and could not be happier. I was nervous about getting my corkscrew curls cut in Boulder, as the “bubble” is not known for its diversity and I have ethnic hair. Alex is totally confident and capable in both cutting and coloring my hair. I love the DEVA cut and the products. They keep my curls frizz free, defined without the helmet head. Alex is super friendly, helpful and she gives me hair I want, not that she wants which has been a problem in the past with other stylists. I have also recommended several friends with stick straight hair and they are amazed that she does such a good job with vastly different hair types. Curly or straight, Alex should be doing your do! Audra S. Boulder, Co 3/7/2013
(5 Stars) LOVE Janina! I have very thick, wavy, long hair and she helps me to keep it tamed and not so dry in this Colorado weather. She is extremely talented! Valerie D. Boulder, Co 1/22/2013
( 5 Stars) If you have naturally curly hair then this salon is for YOU! I struggled with my curly locks for so many years, most stylist do not know how to cut curls so they blow dry them straight! My stylist at West End is Janina and she has been cutting curly hair for some time, she has naturally curly hair too. She uses a technique and products called Diva Cut which allow our locks to naturally curl without friz. Now the entire salon is certified in this Diva cut as well. In addition to a great style the scalp massage during shampoo is out of this world! Betty A. Louisville 9/12/2012
(5 Stars) I’ve been a bridesmaid in two weddings where the bride arranged for us to have our hair done at the West End Salon. Both times, everyone’s hair was beautifully done. What’s more, we were greeted each time with smiles, excellent stylists who listened to our unique requests, and mimosas! I actually liked my hair so much that I scheduled a haircut with the same stylist who did my updo for my friend’s wedding this weekend. I would highly recommend this salon to anyone looking for a great haircut or up do! Bridget N. Boulder 6/16/2012
(5 Stars) My first trip to the West End Salon was great, and I didn’t even get my hair done! My boyfriend was looking a little bit like jesus with long hair and a full beard. I convinced him it was finally time to trim up, so we made an appointment with Cyndi. Everyone was so friendly and Cyndi gave my boyfriend a whole make-over. She even trimmed his beard! He looks great, and he was very happy with it. (And he’s picky!) I’ll definitely be making my next appointment with Cyndi at West End, and I know my boyfriend will be back as well. Alexis N. Boulder, Co 6/12/2012
(5 Stars) Alex is the best….I highly recommend! Becca H. Missoula, MT 3/23/2012
(5 Stars) I just had my first ever Deva Curly Hair cut from Janina at West End Salon and it’s the best haircut I’ve ever had! I never knew that curly hair should be cut differently than straight and believe me, it makes a huuuge difference. My curls are more defined, bouncy and soft. I love it
Janina really took her time with my haircut and explained everything she did. She even talked me through the steps of properly washing and styling my curly hair. I’ve never had such personalized attention at a salon before. My husband gets his haircut from Thomas here too and he always looks great. I’m so glad I found a salon that I can trust and feel comfortable in. Adriana D. San Francisco, CA 2/24/2012
(5 Stars) Love the West End. Every once in awhile I get my haircut somewhere else either on a trip or to try something new, and I immediately regret it. Janina has been cutting my hair for almost four years and I’ve never been unhappy with a cut. I have curly hair that has never styled the way I think it should – until I started getting the Deva cut. Color is spot on too! Nicole C. Boulder, Co 1/19/2012
(previous review from Nicole C. Boulder, CO) BEST. HAIRCUT. EVER. I love going to the West End Salon. Hands down Janina is the best person to go to for curly hair. I won’t let anyone else cut my curls again. Janina approaches hair cuts like an artist looks at a canvas and while that sounds overly cheesy, it’s the truth!
This last time I had it colored/highlighted and was completely happy.
Rock on. 11/12/2011