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Film Row, Illinois

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Ashley K.

6 November 2019

I've been going to Deisy to get my haircut for a couple of years now and couldn't imagine getting it done by someone else! She always does an excellent job and gets me in and out when I'm in a rush! I would highly recommend booking an appointment with her for any of your hair needs :) More...

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J G.

5 November 2019

I recently visited this salon and my stylist was absolutely WONDERFUL! Deisy was spot on with my new doo! She was super kind. She made me laugh. She is an absolute magician when it comes to hair. I would definitely recommend making an appointment with Deisy! She is the BEST they have. More...

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Cas L.

28 October 2019

I've had a few hair services done here so far and every time I've left very pleased. The atmosphere is refreshing- clean and friendly without the stuffiness of some other south loop salons.  I would highly recommend Daisy, who has been my stylist each time. She is personable and direct, and has consistently impressed me with her knowledge and ability to work with my damaged hair. Looking forward to going back again (and again). More...

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Craig M.

21 October 2019

Deisy is the best. Excellent stylist and colorist.  Very kind and courteous.  Really knows her stuff.

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Teena D.

21 October 2019

What a lovely place. I saw Deisy for color and cut. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my hair. I have received many compliments on Deisy's beautiful job. I found my new hair stylist.

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Priti P.

17 October 2019

This is the second time I am here for Brazilian blowout. Have tried a few different places for hair straightening for my hair in Chicago but nothing else worked as good. Sam is amazing. He even open the salon an hour before usual time to accommodate to my schedule. Totally recommend it specially if you have long thick wavy hair. More...

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Laura Adams

29 September 2019

I’ve walked past this salon many times and decided to give it a try for a big change up with my hair. Some might think that’s risky but I read many reviews and felt comfortable enough to go for it. This review is for a combination of the salon and the stylist. Upon walking into the salon I was underwhelmed with the set up - I know some people don’t care about that but having gone to a handful of salons in the past, Saraya was just lacking a bit. The work stations seemed outdated, the ceiling was crumbling in one area (from maybe a water leak), and it felt uninspiring. However, my stylist - Veronica - was fantastic. Very friendly, very nice, easy to talk to, and she did a wonderful job. I showed her a few pictures of what I was aiming to do - with both color and cut - and she did great. Some of the highlights on the top mid section are a little higher into my root than wanted (I was aiming for a little more of a smudged root/balayage look) but it’ll fade after a few shampoos and blend eventually. The color overall though, is perfect. She nailed it with the color!... and the cut, I love it! I went from shoulder blade/mid back length to collarbone length with a very blunt cut. If you give Saraya a try, ask for Veronica. Oh - and new customers get 20% off first visit! More...

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Laura K.

28 September 2019

-1 star for the salon itself, not the stylist. Saraya could use some updating. The inside is a little outdated and sad. I don't know if I'm just used to modern or upscale salons but Saraya felt like it belonged in a strip mall in Ohio - not in Chicago. The chairs for the shampoo sinks need either foot wrests or stools. I'm short and my knees were hurting very badly from my legs awkwardly dangling while laying there for 20-25 mins for the shampoo, toner, and rinse. However, my stylist - Veronica - was excellent. If you choose to go here, I recommend her! More...

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Emily Lansana

27 September 2019

Excellent service. Clean peaceful environment. Very professional staff. Nails by Deborah♡♡♡♡♡

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Ariel Ferguson

24 September 2019

This 5 star review is 100% for Saraya Salon & Spa staff. The staff here are wonderful. However, I had a HORRIBLE experience with Deborah here. I actually had a Groupon with Nails with Deborah (who rents from Saraya Salon & Spa). I do NOT recommend scheduling with Deborah! My appointment was scheduled for 8/21 at 330 pm. I was there for over 3 hours for a no chip mani and pedicure (i literally didn’t leave until 630 pm). Deborah was distracted texting on her phone for a significant amount of time (which at first did not bother me). My pedicure was great. However, my manicure experience was one of the worst i have ever had. I asked for a french manicure, and i personally prefer white tips. This is personal preference. I told Deborah that i wanted to have white tips, and her response was “asian people give white tips.” Her tone and demeanor quickly shifted from approachable to cold. I asked her if she was upset, and she said “I’m not upset! In the beauty industry, you DO NOT question the professional. The customer isn’t right.” She went on to tell me that i was insulting her because she has had several years of experience (this is literally because i asked for white tips-she wanted to paint a light pink on top of the white which i personally do not like). This woman continued with racial comments for the rest of my appointment. Never in my life have i felt more uncomfortable - she ended the appointment by saying “please don’t tell people i did your nails-this is so embarrassing for me. This is NOT MY WORK.” She let me know in the future, i should go to an “asian salon.” I would never feel comfortable meeting with Deborah again, and do not recommend her if you have a personal preference that doesn’t align with her views of “beauty.” I talked to the manager at Saraya Salon who let me know that she is renting from there-she is not an employee. He was kind and apologized on behalf of Deborah, despite the fact that he is not her employee. He offered to have one of his employees provide a no chip mani and pedi for no fee (and stated that she is much more professional and would never state such racist and insensitive comments). This 5 star review is for the way this was handled by the Saraya staff. More...

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Kendra Tarak

17 September 2019

Thank you Daisy for everything! Amazing work and recommendations to help repair the damage to my hair. Greatly appreciate it!! See you again soon!

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JoLynn Reed

23 August 2019

Nothing but positive reviews. I've been going to various spas around south loop for years and this is by far my favorite. Deb, my nail tech, made me feel so comfortable and welcome from the first visit. She talks to be me like I am a friend, but treats me like I am a VIP. She does incredible work and is always so accommodating. More...

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Julie M.

23 August 2019

I live in the west suburbs and Saraya is worth the drive.  Deisy is my girl!!  She's knows her stuff! She always knows what I need and how to make my boring corporate professional hair feel fresh, updated and on trend.  I completely trust her judgement and she's never steered me wrong with a product recommendation! More...

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Kathy Strbova

16 August 2019

Very nice please ! Good experience!

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Monika N.

2 August 2019

Have been going here for 3 years and seeing Sam, who is the best stylist and colorist. Last week I saw Veronica who just joined him from West Loop and I'm ecstatic about the highlights she did for me.Family friendly and just plain friendly and not ridiculously expensive either.And art! Love the art! More...

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Ethan Sanders

30 May 2019

Love this salon! Great results, consistently. Very professional, but also a fun vibe.

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Sarah Young Dudek

30 April 2019

If you could imagine a combination of Nikolai Tesla-esque technical skill and Basquiat creativity coming together in the hands of one stylist you can imagine Adam. Cannot recommend this salon more highly. Thank you Adam!! More...

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Ann Grant

30 April 2019

Fantastic salon. Adam is amazing! He gives you wonderful advice and recommends the best looks while utilizing the best products.

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Yvette K.

27 April 2019

I'm super happy with this salon and it's services! I've had my lashes done by Kathy and my hair by Daisy. Seriously, I wish you could see my hair in person! These pictures do not do it justice!! This is definitely my salon now  #bestsalonandserviceinChicago More...

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Christine S.

31 March 2019

What took me so long to go here!! When Saraya first opened up I toyed with the idea to go as my former hairstylist joined their team. Never made it there and she left to move out of state, so I never made an appointment there. Go forward a few years and I decided to make an appointment after a seriously botched hair color I received from another place. Well, enters Adam into my life! My first visit to Adam 6 weeks ago for a simple root touch up led to an extensive conversation about the current state of my color and thoughts of how to fix it. Yesterday, I returned to Adam and WOW!!! My hair looks amazing! He took his time, explained every step of what he was doing and I am over the moon pleased with the results. My biggest critic, my husband loves it too! Thank you Adam for transforming my life! You are the best!!! More...

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Isis R.

22 February 2019

I was looking for a place to get my make-up done. I was pleasantly surprised that they let me make a same day appointment and Veronica was great!! I had a big event and wanted something very neutral with lashes. Everyone at the event complimented my make-up, but also said it wasn't too much. Will definitely be returning. More...

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Karen U.

19 January 2019

January 18, 2019From the moment you enter this beautiful salon, you're  greeted by Veronica, a  friendly receptionist, who quickly signs you in, offering a lovely, hot cup of coffee, anyway you prefer it.Adam, gave me the best shampoo ever. Their products are high quality.If that wasn't enough, I had a delightful head message, while beingshampooed.Almost fell asleep.Also, Adam let the conditioner sit in my hair for a couple of minutes, allowing  time to work its magic.Sam listened to exactly what cut I thought would lookbest, then he made a suggestion for a style that's perfect formy face.  His suggestion was better than mine.Adam blow-dried and styled my hair.He did an outstanding job. I had dry, fly away hair....when I walked in.When I left, my hair was silky and shiny.The salon was immaculate.Whatever service you require, from head to toes, Saraya will provide you with a professional and satisfying encounter.Saraya's  a gem in the South Loop. Well worth walking to, taking thesubway/L or taxi.Many thanks Sam, Adam and Veronica for a lovely and rewardingexperience.See you soon.Irish More...

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South Loop Dog Mom W.

10 January 2019

This was my first time at Sayara Salon, which was highly recommended by a good friend in my building. I was very pleased with the entire experience. The salon was attractively designed, and staff was welcoming. Sam, who was professional and courteous, gave me a great haircut. He had requested feedback in order to be sure that I was pleased with the result. I definitely appreciated that. From this initial experience, I feel that I will be returning as a regular client. Since I have a short hairstyle, my visits here will be frequent! More...

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Amy Westberg

30 December 2018

Sam totally made my day today! After booking an appointment for just a haircut, he fit me in for color as well. Love this place!!

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Madison Mitchell

30 December 2018

I hate getting my haircut and hadn’t in almost 3 years, but Deisy made me feel so comfortable and confident. She listened to what I wanted and explained exactly what she would do before (which helped my anxiety) and gave me great tips for styling by myself at home. On top of that, the salon gives 20% off for first time customers! I will definitely be returning. Thank you, Deisy, for making me feel like Khloé Kardashian! More...

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Ruxandra M. Drasga

30 December 2018

Adam did a great job with cut and style (fine medium / long hair). He took his time to listen to my needs and made sure the end result was what I wanted. I appreciate a stylist that is not rushing through and is very attentive. More...

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Bree H.

28 December 2018

I was so happy to find a great salon just a few blocks away in the south loop and couldn't be happier with the services I've received there! Over the last year I've gotten a cut, up-do, Brazilian blowout, and manicure and I've had an excellent experience with each of them. Highly recommend! More...

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Michael Murray

30 November 2018

Great place for manicure an pedicure an I'm not just saying that cause I love my wife Ruth an she works there it really is a perfect extablishment an definitely worth checking out

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Sandra M.

28 November 2018

My 15 year old daughter was searching Yelp one evening on my account and found this salon in the South loop.  She was specifically looking for a good local location to get a bayalage treatment.  After reading the reviews, I agreed to take her in for her 1st major hair treatment.  The wait was about 2 to 3 hours, so I decided to see if I could have something done for myself while I waited. Luckily they were able to take me in for a last minute hair coloring and trim. My daughter wanted a blonde bayalage, but I convinced her to have something a little more subtle because of  her age. We both loved the results Adam gave her and I especially loved what Sam did to my hair. He was able to cover my grays and give me some subtle highlights to blend in with the gray when they come back.  My daughter is still talking about how great her hair looks. Everyone including the receptionist was really nice and we will both definitely be back. They do have some specials you may want to take advantage of. We were able to get 20% off our 1st visit. More...

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Kim V.

30 October 2018

I recently moved to the neighborhood and wanted to find a stylist nearby. I was fortunate enough to find Saraya! My appointment was scheduled with Sam who I believe is the owner. I had extensions that were in bad shape and needed my color to be updated and all one color:) Sam gave me some great suggestions and had Jeanie? I'm not sure her name! Did a great job applying the color and washing my hair. My hair looks great with a different color and cut! I'll definitely return. Sam was very customer service oriented and there are plenty of services here, nails, spa etc. Try them out! More...

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ALMA NAVARRO

30 October 2018

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Black H.

29 October 2018

This was one  of the best massages I have ever had. Deep tissue she applied the right pressure in the right spots. Very clean and professional they always answer promptly. They offer nice beverages while you wait and good music and sweet smells. I'm going back for sure!!!! More...

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Catherine L.

9 October 2018

I've had extensions for 4 years now and always struggled finding a salon. It's difficult to find someone who can match my hair color with my platinum tape in extensions. When I saw Blonde on the salon windows, I had to walk in. Sam told me that my hair didn't match and it needed to be more ashy (less yellow). He promised to fix my hair and I was thrilled. I have received so many compliments on my hair since going to Saraya Salon! My hair matches seamlessly and I'm so thankful to be fully platinum! Thanks Saraya Salon! Highly recommend - and I'm extremely critical in regards to my hair. It is 90% of your appearance! More...

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Marinafrenchie C.

28 September 2018

I have came to Saraya 4 times now. I always had good experiences. Last time was my best experience with Evelyn. She did an awesome job for my color (highlights and lowlights)and my cut. I am very, very picky for the color and I haven't been that pleased in a really long time. So thank you Saraya and Evelyn. You will see me back soon. More...

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G C.

9 September 2018

My 2 teen daughters got their first highlights here, one partial, one bayalage, plus haircuts, everything looks great, we are very happy with both. They used Sam and Adam, both very good.I also just got a haircut from Sam, a big change with 5-6 inches off, it looks great. Sam suggested an idea to grow out my bangs, which are a perpetual problem, and were not fixed by my previous stylist (different salon), I think he has a good idea, and the bangs will look better as they grow out. Very happy with the skill and service, will definitely go back. More...

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Natasha Madkins

30 August 2018

Great customer services from the manager, front desk and the manicurist. I will be back.

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Cristina Bader

15 August 2018

Staff was awesome, felt like a brand new woman when I walked out. They also did my daughter hair and makeup for prom she looked gorgeous. Def going back...

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Lauren Shenvar

15 August 2018

Sam is fantastic. Does a great job with my highlights and cut every time!

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Janet Sutherland Madden

15 August 2018

Love Kasia she is the best for mani, pedi, waxing and makeup ���

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Meghan Kearns Danaher

15 August 2018

Love love love! Great spot, friendly staff, and they do an amazing job. I went for the first time recently and will definitely be back!!

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Laura Craig

15 August 2018

I love this place I keep coming back love the service I get

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Ashley Cordova

15 August 2018

I was in for the first time today. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted and made to feel welcomed! Staff is amazing but Jacqueline is a hair GODDESS!! I will follow her wherever she goes! Will definitely be back! More...

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Kelly Wolkomir

15 August 2018

Minah is great! Definitely recommend her. Super responsive and cares about her clients! Just 15 mins from Bridgeport and so easy to get to from our house there. Beautiful salon and have really nice people working there! Full service salon makes it a huge bonus for me! More...

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Nathalie Aviles

15 August 2018

This was my first experience at Saraya salon, the staff and all hairstylists were super nice and friendly! I felt absolutely comfortable being there. Rosa has been my hairstylist for 11 years now and I will always trust her to cut, color and style my hair! She is absolutely talented and shows so much passion in her work! She listens carefully to exactly what it is that you want done! I would highly recommend her to EVERYONE who's looking for a hairstylist. Thank you so much Rosa !!!!!!!!!!!!! More...

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Mary Cappellini Lennon

15 August 2018

I recently had Saraya Salon do my bridesmaids and my hair for my wedding on April 1, 2017. They were able to meet me on-site at the hotel, a huge plus! All three stylists were amazing, I would highly recommend them for bridal hair! Sam is my regular stylist as well, he is amazing at everything he does. Thanks to you all! More...

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Sam Stahl

15 August 2018

Beautiful space and they use amazing products!

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Suhuir Dajani

15 August 2018

Amazing staff and even better service! I am very picky and Sam exceeded my expectations for both cut and color! Will definitely be a customer long term

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Lisa Meredith Zulanas

15 August 2018

LOVE this salon.. Sam, Suzie - you are doing an amazing job - good luck with the Grand Opening on June 9th!!!!

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Flossy Ramirez

15 August 2018

Best salon / spa ever! Best staff in the world! Very upscale with amazing master stylists and estheticians ��

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Angela Nicole

15 August 2018

Yesterday was the best, I got my hair done by Sam and I must say, he works miracles! I can't wait to come back for my haircut and darker color as the season changes. So worth the trip! Thank you Sam and Saraya staff! More...

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Sarah Cockerill

15 August 2018

As a busy mom, I don't always find the time to blow dry my hair on the go. I also work out a lot and need to make sure I can easily keep my hair out of my face. However, I had not been to the salon in ages and it was sooo long. Sam and I talked about what type of cut would best suit my lifestyle, but be stylish as well as a what type of color option would work as my hair grew out. Loved all his suggestion and how I felt after leaving the salon. Adam helped with my color and he was also awesome. I'll be back!

My spa pedicure with Ebony was amazing. I ran several triathlons this summer and she took extra care of my feet that had some wear and tear and made them look gorgeous. It was super relaxing and can't wait to go back and see her.
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Mallory R.

13 August 2018

AMAZING!!! This is the 3rd time I've visited this salon and I'm beyond pleased.  I've gotten so many compliments on my hair cut and color! I live in the burbs but I don't trust anyone but Sam to color my hair. Adam is also just as amazing. He gave me the most beautiful blow dry ever. I'm VERY hard to please and I walk how happy every time.  Give them a try. I promise you will be ecstatic with all the services!! More...

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Sarida A.

8 August 2018

Great customer service  I have received from Sam !Receptionist greeted me at the door and even hung up my bags in the closet. They had wine and great conversation, very welcoming they really try to get to know you .The shampoo job that they gave me made me feel stress free. I went for a blow out, my hair has never been this straight and shiny . I also went and had a pedicure with Tiffany who did a great job and took her time . The decor in the salon is very unique it's not the typical sterile look that most salons go for . They also have a great first time customer deal , I think everyone should experience this Salon . Like they always say you don't know if you like something until you try it and I loved it . More...

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Katherine S.

31 July 2018

This salon is my go to! Sam does my hair(he's amazing). It's been hard finding my go to salon since I moved here 2yrs who. Sam is great at achieving platinum blonde. As for my eyebrows Kasha does mine. I will not let anyone but her touch me. Her tints literally last forever! I'm so happy I found this place! More...

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Amanda Eades

30 July 2018

I had a wonderful experience at Saraya Salon getting my hair, makeup, and nails done for maternity photos. The staff was very friendly and professional, and they did an amazing job on all my services. Will definitely return!

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carrie Cooney

30 July 2018

I was looking for a one stop shop to get my nails, make up, hair colored & styled as well as facial / massage services done and... Saraya Salon is it! The staff is detail oriented. The owner, Sam, is there 7 days a week ensuring all the clients are well hydrated with the nice assortment of complimentary hot and cold beverages. Sam cut my hair today and it looks fabulous. Cosmina did my make up and I'm feeling a lot younger and prettier. Cassie styled my hair after it was cut for a special event I am going to tonight and I finally have the volume I desired. Jaclyn colored my hair the exact color I asked for.Free parking is available at a nearby garage along with ample street parking. This is the best salon I've ever been to. The prices are commensurate with all the talent here. I will be back again and again. More...

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maria palumbo

30 July 2018

Extremely happy with my hair cut.

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Andrea Kramer

30 July 2018

Sam and team exceeded in every way. I had a manicure, color, cut and Brazilian Blowout. AWESOME!! I live 4 hours away and will make the trip every 3 months just to receive this service again and again!

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Gabe C

30 July 2018

Reasonably priced and an excellent quality haircut.

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Ivee L

30 July 2018

I went there for the first time for an hour facial, but it was more like 40 mins in and out. Cosmina was very gentle and patience with detail explanation. Staffs and the owner are super nice. I would go back to try other services. The waiting area's couch need some cleaning though, it smelled like sweats in the locker room. More...

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Bounty Beady

30 July 2018

Great Salon. Nail tech Selena is the greatest. The Owner Sam is Very nice.

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elleson song

30 July 2018

Very nice staff, very welcoming and inviting space and atmosphere. I have been here twice and both times I have been happy with my haircut/highlights end result.

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Debbie Buonafedell

30 July 2018

I can't say enough great things about this Salon and Sams talent. My whole family goes now. Today I was at a Goldcoast spot on Walton and was asked who cuts my hair! Sam if your reading this i think I'm sending you another customer. The whole establishment is attending to whatever you need. More...

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Lauren Mikula

30 July 2018

Really relaxing 60 minute deep clean facial. I’m definitely coming back!

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Tatiana Krasnova

30 July 2018

My SARAYA experience was great! Jacqueline is incredibly talented with both colors and styles. Salon has a great vibe too. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.I highly recommend them! More...

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Morgan Mueller

30 July 2018

Saraya Salon and Spa have always taken really good care of me. Their staff and atmosphere is very inviting and comfortable. Having Sam as my styalist has been great, he always goes the extra mile to help me achieve what I want. I will continue to come here. More...

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Carolyn Morales

30 July 2018

Pricey. Clear friendly. Basic hairstyle.

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Laura Craig

30 July 2018

This salon is a must try Everyone there is great nice and friendly especially Sam they go above and beyond to make you get exceptional service

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Arwa Alsmadi

30 July 2018

Very helpful teamwork and they do awesome work

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Saadia Siddique

30 July 2018

Love Alice who cuts my daughter's hair!

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Sara B.

16 July 2018

I've gone a few times for color and blowouts. I'd recommend bringing a photo of what you want if you're not good at describing it like me. I've left not always getting exactly what I wanted but they seem to give me what my hair really needs and I appreciate the expertise. Great spot and friendly staff! More...

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Jeff G.

19 June 2018

I scheduled an appointment here on a Sunday as it was really difficult to find a same-day appointment anywhere and I was really impressed with the haircut and shave Billy gave me.  Highly recommend this salon and Billy! More...

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Denise M.

15 May 2018

I am new to Chicago and have hair extensions.  I researched this salon as it was close to me & decided to try it out.  I am very particular with my hair & with extensions always nervous to find a new stylist.  I had Arwa as my stylist & she was amazing.  She is the most gentle person I have ever had remove my extensions and when she did my reinstall a couple of days later the blend of my colour was flawless as was her placement of them.  The front desk are always very kind as is Sam.  I would definitely recommend this salon. More...

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Yo M.

8 May 2018

I have visited several times within six months. I've received 2 facials, manicure & pedicure. The ambiance of the facial was fabulous. The Estheticians were thorough. Not sure if my face glowed afterwards but for certain, it was cleaned and moisturized. A relaxing arm & shoulder massage was included. I'll be back for that service. The spa is completely shut off from salon. A plus. Nails & feet were done by Vivian. Again, very professional & careful. I think the salon could invest in more color choices though. I like the place. More...

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Joni J.

6 May 2018

I've been here twice. Here's my review for the first time: I used a Groupon which was a great deal on highlights and a haircut. I never got highlights before, so the stylist was very patient with all my questions and helpful in picking out what color was best. I got so many compliments about my hair for weeks. The place was clean, and everyone was friendly. The stylist had great recommendations based on my hair thickness, type, and length. It was a great experience, so I decided to go back to update the highlights. It was a quiet experience. I was the only customer at the time. I was a bit confused when it came time to payment. When I made the appointment, it was for partial highlights with Sam for $90 and haircut with David for $60 something. The receptionist said my total ended up being $187 after a 15% discount, and she had no clue about the different stylist that was supposed to cut my hair. I asked why it was different than expected and she said I had a glaze treatment which was an additional $40. That wasn't disclosed at the time. I hestitantly made the payment, but at least my hair looked fantastic. There needs to be better communication on what was originally requested, and then ask the customer for extras as things go along. I hate surprises like that. More...

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Beth H.

27 April 2018

After 15 years with the same stylist, I was worried that I couldn't find any one as great.  After reading many reviews for salons near north, downtown and South Loop, I decided to try Sam at Saraya.  Best decision!  The salon is stylish, modern and efficient.  My cut and color were superior!  Definitely recommend Sam and the salon! More...

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Keena P.

19 April 2018

I moved to Chicago from Texas a year and a half ago and refused to get my hair cut by anyone else other than my go-to stylist in Texas. However, there came a time where I had to take the risk and find a new local stylist. I came across this salon and I can gladly say Sam is now my new go-to!! For someone like me, who is so particular about their hair, I was very nervous about leaving my comfort zone. The moment I walked into this salon, the staff was so welcoming and professional. I learned that Sam has had a passion for cutting hair since childhood and you can certainly tell from his talent! He not only does a great job, but he listens and gives you his honest advice on how to improve your hair. Thank you Sam and see you next time! More...

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Randa U.

11 March 2018

I had an appointment for an updo because it was close to my venue.  The location was easy to find and really nice.  I walked in and waited for my appointment.  The front desk person asked if I needed anything to drink, which isn't offered anywhere.  My appointment was at 4:30 and I was a little early, but that's ok.  However, I waited and waited and didn't get in the chair until 4:50! I was a little worried because I wanted to be back to do my makeup in time for the event.  I was a bit upset about it, but I didn't really make it known.  I wanted to see how they did my hair, and they redeemed themselves quite a bit. Arwa did my updo.  I gave her some ideas and she personalized it and made it look even nicer.  While she was doing my hair, she was very candid about how some parts of it would look and we fixed it to look more modern than I originally thought. I wanted the front to be a bit poofy, and while this look is really pretty, it didn't fit me, and she showed me.  I was absolutely grateful for that because she didn't try to get me in and out, she wanted me to look and feel beautiful! I certainly did after I left.  I would definitely come back here for another style, if I have a event in the city.  They were really friendly and were apologetic about the tardiness. More...

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aysha a.

3 March 2018

I've gotten my cut and color here a couple times now and I've absolutely loved the work that Sam does! Perfect layers and just the right color I'm looking for both times. Booking an appointment is super easy!  Shout out to Arwa for giving me awesome volume with her blow dry today! :) More...

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Liz J.

2 March 2018

Go to Jacqueline Reese!! She absolutely SLAYED my hair! She took me through the process from beginning to end, and if something was even a little off she fixed it right away and explained what she was doing and WHY. She's professional, personable...my perfect hair stylist! If she ever leaves, I'm following her...and probably till the end of time xDThe only reason I leave 4 stars because there were 2 other stylists who were less than professional. They were arguing, and left a poor young girl with color in her hair sitting there awkwardly. Not cool. More...

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Fabiana G.

1 March 2018

AMAZING! I came in for a consultation with Sam (owner, and all-around awesome hair guru) with my natural dark ash-blonde hair. I showed him some pics of platinum blonde hair that I wanted to achieve. When I came in the next day for my app I was super nervous given the fact that I haven't dyed my hair in over a year and decided on a whim to go bleach blonde without telling anyone. SAM IS THE BEST! Let me say it again - SAM IS THE BEST! I left Saraya with exactly what I asked for! That has literally never happened to me at a salon before. I felt like one of those girls that you see on Pinterest with flawless hair. Can anyone say #hairgoals ! I came in a few days later for a haircut and again, perfect! Both Sam who cut my hair and the lady who blow-dried & styled me did a fabulous job. There is no comparison, the staff at Saraya are HONEST and genuinely TALENTED. Love this salon and will def be going back regularly. More...

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Deanna A.

27 February 2018

I've been here once before and had a cut that I absolutely loved. So I came in more recently for a full highlight and cut by Sam. I wanted blue highlights, and unfortunately the dye didn't pick up all the way and was a light teal (it still looked awesome). My haircut was great, and it was exactly what I envisioned. Because the color wasn't exactly what I wanted, Sam had me come in for a touch-up at the next soonest available appointment and he put in the most beautiful blue that picked up on my hair at no cost. It blends in so well with my dark hair, and when the sun shines on it, it has shades of blue and some hints of purple. He was so thoughtful, knew exactly what I wanted, and was able to execute it perfectly. The dyes they use are gentle, and my hair feels so soft, full and healthy. The bleaching didn't change the texture of my hair at all. If you want creative color and a solid cut, I strongly recommend Sam at Saraya! More...

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Natalie C.

22 February 2018

The only reason I came to this salon was because my stylist Jackie (Jacqueline) began working here.  I have to say I love the product they use in my hair.  Jackie is the only person I've ever seen there,  but so many beautiful people come out from all the stylists.  They are a bit pricey but I love how she cuts my hair and takes care of it and me. Definitely worth going.  They have female and male stylists, manis/pedis,  and they also offer spa services! More...

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Garvy S.

16 February 2018

Came here last month for a weekend getaway with my sisters who met me up from CA. We came here for facials and mani for the groupon we purchased. The groupon was quite a steal for 1 hour facials. The salon is kind of outside the main downtown area so there wasnt a lot going on in that area. Was hoping to grab a quick bite around the area, which was no where, so we had to settle for a restaurant nearby. We arrived promptly at our Saturday 1 pm appt and checked in and they took our jackets and they led my sister and I to the facial area. It was very quiet, peaceful, and had a serenity feel. TV monitor was playing ocean aquarium music, not sure how to describe, but know its peaceful. They had only 2 facial esthetician so my other sister opt to get a mani instead. I went first and someone name Kasia led me to the private room. She went and access my face and advise what kind of skin I needed and worked her magic to give my face some love. I never had a facial in my entire life and let me tell you it wont be my last! My face did hurt from all the prickly things she did to pop some pores but my face never felt greater! Normally a facial is worth $95 but the groupon was like $45. Yes its on the pricey side but if you love your face I suggest getting those once a month!!!! Though I cant afford that, I definitely feel more aware to take care of my skin. Kasia definitely educated me on products to use (Bioelement) and not to do to much to the face with so many products. She did not at all try to up sale me or put pressure to buy. They not only do facials, but also a hair salon. I wish I could give a 5 star review, but my sis had an appt for her mani and the manicurist cancelled last minute so she got a curls did in place of that. Wish was something she could of done and not worth the $25 in place of the groupon. But whatever, my other sis and I left very satisfied having our face feeling oh so fresh. More...

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Julie D.

28 January 2018

On a whim I decided to give Saraya a try based on some positive on line reviews.  My stylist was Miko and he did an amazing job on both my haircut and highlight.  I have a shorter bob and his need for perfection definitely paid off.  Could not be any more thrilled with my color and perfect bob. More...

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Marie H.

5 December 2017

I have curly, thick hair. Once blow dried, my hair would always lay straight, but flat without layers. I saw Sam for my haircut, and it was the best haircut I've ever had. I've been trying many different salons and many different stylist for the past 20 years, and have NEVER encountered such a talented stylist. He's great at layering hair, giving it volume and "life." Cassie did my blow dry afterwards. She also did a fantastic job. My hair was smooth, frizz free, and had the right amount of curl at the ends. For anyone that lives out in the suburbs, this is worth the ride into the city. You will NOT regret it! More...

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Amy J.

22 November 2017

Why did I wait so long to see Sam?! He's fantastic, and planned a shirt term and long term plan for my hair. What a difference. I don't want to go anywhere else!!

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Kate O.

27 October 2017

Sam is a magician. I had been bleaching and dyeing my hair all the colors of the rainbow (bright blue, purple, red, blue again) for about 3 years. When I made the decision to go back to natural, I had bad experiences at some of Chicago's top salons and quit trying all together. I nervously sat in Sam's chair with 3 inches grown in of my natural brunette, followed by 8 inches of a faded, frizzy, dry, tangled blonde with random patches of faint blue/green barf undertones. The definition of a mess. Through some wizardry I do not understand, 3 hours later I was looking at a vibrant brunette with natural caramel highlights. From Sam's precision placing the foils, the techniques of the scalp massage from the gentleman who shampooed my hair and the meticulous details of the cut, I knew I was in the hands of serious professionals the entire time. The staff was hospitable and the salon is beautiful and clean. I've been living in the city my entire life, and I can *finally* stop looking for a salon. Praise Yoncé. More...

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Cookie C.

19 October 2017

I had  never done gel nail polish but Saraya had me coming back for a second one. Selena, the nail  tech was professional and accomodating! She did such a wonderful job with my nails, I have been to other nail shops and they paint my nail but miss the edges, Selena made sure that my nails were throughly polished. I can say that my gel mani lasted almost 4 weeks without chipping. The only downside to this nail place is that they do not accept Credit card tips only cash. I was lucky to have found some cash in my wallet otherwise i refuse to use the ATM and pay a $3, if they can incorporate a tip option when you pay with a card that would be great. Also, they do not have many OPI colors and they do not have Essie which its my go to nail polish. Once they have Essie, I will for sure be coming back on a regular basis to do regular manis. More...

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Ingrid P.

3 October 2017

Let me first say I tend to only get my haircut once a year. My hair is so baby thin that until today I had yet to find a hairdresser like Sam that I was willing to go back to. I made an appointment  for seven weeks. My husband was so pleased, and impressed that he suggested I write a review.I only have good things share. The salon is lovely, and they offer a variety of services which I also plan to take advantage of. The staff is friendly, engaging, and unpretentious. Sam is very kind,  and extremely talented. I was shocked what he did with my hair without any products. A first for me. At 51, my hair looks healthy, and vibrant.I am so reticent to go to the hairdresser that my husband took it upon himself to find me salon. I am so happy he did! More...

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Emily S.

25 August 2017

Sam saved me after I had a stylist from another salon cancel at the last minute. He squeezed me in on a Saturday for a haircut and color. I was SUPER nervous - I am a blonde and it's tough to find a stylist who can give you a natural blonde color that is low maintenance. Sam's balayage is hands down the best color I've ever had. Highly recommend him for any blonde! More...

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Annastasia D.

8 August 2017

Great experience with my manicure (no chip). I booked through Groupon and they called me to reschedule as the time I wanted was unavailable. The employees were nice and friendly. My manicure looks great and took about an hour. So far great experience and looking forward to see how long it will last! More...

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Jane D.

7 August 2017

Loved the Brazilian blow out! Sam was wonderful and makes everyone feel like a VIP. I have my sister, mother and friends going to Saraya now.

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Lisa P.

1 August 2017

I've been coming to Saraya for a few months now and I've had great experiences with Sam for cut and color! The location in the south loop is great and the salon is very professional. Highly recommend this salon!

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Kathleen Darcy

30 July 2017

I had been looking for a salon in the neighborhood and walked by and discovered Saraya, I stopped by and booked an appointment for the next day and the staff was so nice. I had a haircut with Sam and It was absolutely amazing, he listened to what I wanted and I am absolutely in love with the cut!! I would highly recommend this place. More...

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Autumn Clack

30 July 2017

I followed my hairdresser to Saraya, and the quality of services I recieved I would rate 4 or 5. However, my experience with their front desk would be a 2. I thought it was just working out the kinks of being a new business, but the problems have been persistent - voicemail not being returned when trying to schedule an appointment, double booking my appointment and calling to reschedule on less than 24 hours notice, being asked to hold and the line disconnected (this has happened at least 5 times), my profile being input incorrectly and the receptionist not being able to locate my prepaid package service (eventually they figured it out). I would rate the front desk a 1, but in person my experience significantly improved. However, over the phone is most customers first impression, so I hope Saraya smooths out the kinks soon. More...

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Joseph Griffith

30 July 2017

I've been going here for about a year now and have always had a good experience. Everyone is super nice and Alice always does a great job with my hair.

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Scott Seaholm

30 July 2017

Great staff and incredibly nice manager. I went here once on a whim and now I won't go anywhere else. Did the best job with my beard that I've ever seen and it is an increasingly difficult beast to tame. I want to get my hair cut by them every two weeks to keep it looking so great! More...

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Katherine R.

22 July 2017

Seriously, this place gave me the best welcoming experience I've ever encountered before at a salon. Sam was really nice and sweet and he gave me an amazing haircut! I absolutely love it! I am definitely coming back and would recommend it to anyone. More...

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Shivani P.

19 July 2017

I trust very few people with my hair cuts. My hair is my thing and I would pay big money to make sure it is done just right! SAM IS THAT GUY! Everyone is always complimenting me on my hair, even months after the cut, and it's because he layers my hair so well. Leaves it so flowy and voluminous! LOVE SAM!! More...

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Sherry K.

15 July 2017

I don't do many reviews on yelp but want to make a point to write a review about this great salon and the staff. Everyone that works here is so pleasant and so nice. I have had several people work with me-Jeneen who does an amazing job and Kasia who did my facial and it was the best facial I have ever gotten. The only person I trust with doing anything different with my hair is Sam! I remember walking into the salon with long black hair-telling him to do whatever he wanted with it-and he has completely transformed my hair. He always makes sure that I love my hair and always makes sure to tell me if I don't like it to let him know because he wants to make sure I'm happy. His blow-outs are amazing and I get compliments for days. Thanks Sam to you and your staff; you guys make me feel beautiful and fabulous everyday! More...

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Rahma I.

9 July 2017

The place is very clean and i loved the ambience, the staff is friendly and the location is great.Sam is amazing! I have super curly hair and I have a lot of it, he knew exactly how to deal with it. But I recommend getting your hair done by the guys, some of the ladies working there need more practice. They are all great and professional. More...

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Asma B.

22 June 2017

Hi!! I don't usually write reviews. However, Sam deserves 100-star review!! It was my first time to dye my hair ever, I was skeptical at the beginning but after I saw his work on my friends hair I decided to give it a try. Sam is so professional and KNOWS what he's doing, seriously!! I've been there twice already and I'm so satisfied. I got an Ombre, and I kept receiving complements on my hair since then. He takes time to listen to you and understand what color shade you exactly thinking of, and he will make sure that you're 100% satisfied with the final look. My hair is thin and gets damaged easily, but this never happens with Sam. I'm going for vacation outside and I just got a retouch coz honestly, I can't trust anyone else with my hair. More...

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Samantha L.

4 June 2017

This is by far one of the best hair salons in the south loop! The front of office staff is friendly, professional and attentive and I never have to wait more than 2 minutes upon arriving to be seated with a stylist. I have seen both Sam and Alice and both do amazing color work. Most importantly, they take the time to listen to your needs during the initial consultation. I had rather uneven highlights walking in to the salon and Sam worked his magic and had me leaving with beautiful, natural looking color and highlightsI will definitely be returning here for many future hair appointments. So glad I finally found a salon to rely on in the area! More...

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Anne Z.

2 June 2017

Enjoyed my first visit. I got highlights, a glaze and a blowout with Sam. He did a great job! I'll definitely be back.

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Jane D.

1 June 2017

Have visited the salon a few times and have never left disappointed. Saw Sam for a cut and highlights and will definitely be returning back in the future. You know it's a good salon when you walk through the door to a "wow" from your husband! More...

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Imtiaz A.

31 May 2017

This place is incredible. Took my daughters there for haircut with Sam. Very professional

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Noor M.

29 May 2017

The minute I entered into Saraya salon, the experience was nothing short of spectacular. I am always extremely particular about my cut and blow dry, and Sam was very patient with me as I explained exactly what I wanted. His attention to detail and complete focus on your experience was what stood out to me. He isn't one of those hairstylists who jump from client to client; his time spent is individualized to each client. The entire staff at the salon was extremely accommodating and friendly as well! As someone coming in from out of town, I will definitely be coming back to Chicago to have my hair done. Sam has a lifetime client with me. Thank you so much!! More...

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Valerie B.

21 May 2017

Just got my eyebrows waxed here by Amirah. She was friendly and made me feel comfortable immediately. The salon has clean, private rooms where you can lie down for an eyebrow wax, unlike some places that make you sit in a chair. Amirah did a great job on my brows-- I told her I just wanted a routine clean up and trim, and she delivered perfectly. Plus, she was super efficient. I was in and out in about 20 minutes!Some constructive criticism: despite the private room, I could hear the booming of the bass from the techno track they were playing in the hair salon area. Also, it took a good 5-10 minutes for the receptionist to give me my change after I paid with cash. (Keep some singles and small bills in your cash register...)Overall, good service at a very reasonable price means I'll be back! More...

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Viva Y.

20 May 2017

I was suppose to post this reveiw months ago and completly forgot. Great salon and spa! I have been there twice and had a great expericence both times getting my hair cut my Candis

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Debbie B.

18 May 2017

I have just started going to this Salon a couple of months ago. My first visit Sam took care of me. I was very impressed with my Blowout. Then he did my color and it was beautiful.This Salon is as good as any Salon on Goldcoast or Northshore because Ive been to all of them. More...

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Kati S.

16 May 2017

First time at this salon -- Miko was awesome.  It's one of the best haircuts I've ever had... and I have a challenging head of hair.  It's a convenient location for South Loopers who might be within walking distance and generally pretty available parking on State (apart from the restrictions from 4-6 pm on weekdays.)  The only thing not convenient is the cash-only tip policy but at least they have an ATM on-site. More...

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MK H.

11 May 2017

Ask for Steven, he is an incredible stylist! When I moved to Chicago three years ago I found him at Aniko Salon. I moved with him to Saraya Salon and I could not be happier. I always get the best cut and shape for my features and he is the first person I've trusted to dye my hair- and he did an amazing job! He recently put highlights in my hair and they came out looking natural and beautiful. It is pricey but it's absolutely worth every penny to know that every time you come in you will get a great, stylish cut from a true professional! More...

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Smita R.

28 April 2017

Saraya is fabulous and Sam is one of the most talented stylists I've met. I used to go to him when he was at Aniko and I'm SO glad he opened his own business in the neighborhood. He takes such care with his clients, never upcharges or tries to push extra services, and is such a warm and friendly person. All the staff are wonderful and will take good care of you. Come support a local South loop business! More...

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Nancy Y.

22 April 2017

Third visit to Saraya and I'm still under its spell! I had done microdermabrasion, a facial with waxing and then my hair. I had microdermabrasion with Kasia on my first visit and it helped soothe my skin. Then I came back to Kasia for a deep moisturizing facial with extractions as well as facial wax... OMG my face not only feels and looks better, the old acne scarring is barely there after microdermabrasion and the facial. Finally my eyebrows are tame! No more peach fuzz mustache and the waxing was painless which is what I wasn't expecting. So happy it didn't hurt and it brightened my face. I met Kasia at another salon and then she left. I am so happy to have her work with me again at Saraya and she is a very knowledgable and smart aesthetician! As for my hair, let me start out saying I can't always get my hair done at a salon due to men can't see my hair for religious reasons. I wear the hijab. So to my surprise, I found that Saraya will honor a woman's request to have a female stylist work on my hair and to have it in a private room! For those that are looking for quality this is the place. I also noticed some negative reviews about price for work. Honestly good quality is priceless! More...

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Jennifer N.

27 March 2017

Really loved my cut and color with Miko today!  Went in seeking cut and some way to cover my annoying gray hairs.  I wanted something different so I settled on purple highlights on my black hair all the while crossing my fingers because well "PURPLE" - never done anything crazy that color before!!!!Cut was great but the color came out amazing! Very tasteful and suitable for office setting but also shiny and fun.  Highly recommend! More...

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Lauren B.

8 March 2017

I've been waiting for a great full service salon to open in the South Loop. I was tired of traveling up North to the Gold Coast for my hair services. I am extremely happy with my new cut and color from the owner Sam. He is truly a MASTER stylist. What a difference it makes to have someone who actually cares about his clients. Thank you for my new look! Will definitely be referring his salon. More...

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Manasa P.

9 February 2017

I have been to Saraya for bang trims, but never for cuts/color.  I finally decided to make an appointment and saw the co-owner Sam to get a cut and partial highlights.  He did a wonderful job with my cut and color! The color came out perfectly and blends in so nicely with my hair.  As I am growing out my hair, Sam cut just the right amount off to preserve length yet make it look healthy. Sam listened to what I wanted and was willing to work with me to make me happy.  My only issue, and this is purely my fault, is that when I asked for my bangs to be cut, he cut them thicker than what I was expecting.  In his defense, I did show him pictures of want I wanted and they were bangs on the thicker side, which I haven't had before.  I have gotten numerous compliments on them, and think it is just going to take time to get used to it.  The salon is clean and the staff is very friendly.  I will be back! More...

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Sarah M.

30 December 2016

Got my hair cut & colored at Saraya by Sam. He was awesome! I love my color! It was exactly what I wanted. Jeanine was also amazing. So sweet and genuine and my blow out by her was wonderful! I found my salon! More...

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Heather S.

30 December 2016

Saraya did a fabulous job on my hair.  My hair was done by Sam, who was amazing!  I knew I wanted to get my hair colored lighter, but Sam knew exactly the shade and hair style that would flatter my face.  My hair looks perfectly sun kissed in the middle of winter in Chicago.I will definitely make this my new salon! More...

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Angela L.

29 December 2016

I had a great experience here. The people are all very nice and professional, and the salon is clean and comfortable. Alice cut my hair, and she is just wonderful. She truly loves what she does for a living. I feel so much better after my hair cut!I booked my appointment online through Yelp, and I really liked the convenience of that. I used the Yelp 20% off first time deal, which ended up running me $60 for a women's hair cut and wash without tip. The price is slightly more than some other salons in the area. However, I think this is the best cut that I have received in a long time. They also have a point system where you can earn points by scheduling appointments in advance, and can use those points later to get a lower price in the future. Also, the tips are CASH ONLY. There is an ATM in the entrance that you can use, but you may want to be prepared to tip in cash! I recommend Saraya Salon & Spa, and will be returning for my next haircut. More...

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Rassana R.

28 November 2016

I live in LA and I came to Chicago to visit my family. I have my wedding coming up next week and I decided to dye my hair in blue ;) My aunt recommended this salon and I loved it! Sam is the sweetest and kindest person, they will do everything to make you happy and make sure you love the result! I will definitely recommend this salon and one important thing , they charged me almost nothing comparing to other salons and they did an amazing job! I'll fly back to see them, that's how good they are! More...

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Ani S.

12 November 2016

I've been coming here for waxing and spa services since they opened up. Cosmina is the absolute best for waxing and facials. I know it may be hard to believe but I actually find my waxing sessions relaxing. I highly recommend her for body waxing including bikini. I also tint my eyebrows and it is the best service. It stays on for a couple weeks. I don't have to worry about filling in my eyebrows for a few days. The front desk is always friendly and it is always easy to make an appointment. I like that they send text reminders before my appointment. I live in the north side of the city but always drive to the south loop because Cosmina is the best at what she does! More...

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K A.

7 November 2016

The salon was clean, everyone was friendly, and the quality of work was great! The prices were pretty reasonable, and it's in a great location!  I will be back!

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Gwendolyn A.

5 November 2016

Amazing service + hair style + price = A truly exceptional service and a Happy Girl ... Shanae Hundley is by far one of the best hair stylist that I have had the pleasure to deal with . I am looking forward with working with her in the future. The environment is very comfortable, clean , and inviting. The alcohol beverages are a plus + plus +plus More...

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kelly O.

10 October 2016

I went here for the first time on Saturday and will definitely be going back. Sam is a color genius. I asked him to take my hair back to it's original color on top so as it grows, I won't have a root line. He did a beautiful balayage that looks natural and dynamic. I could not be happier with the results. His assistant went a little overboard with the curls at the end, but I didn't even care because 1) I didn't have anywhere to go afterward, and 2) I am so so so pleased with the color and cut.Thank you, Sam! You are a true artist!! More...

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Erin H.

30 September 2016

Shanae is AWESOME. I'm a 4a natural and I hadn't had my ends clipped in ages. Shanae gave me a consultation then we washed blow dryed and silked pressed my hair. Shanae did an awesome job of trimming my ends. We silked press to make sure we got all the dead hair off, which I was skeptical about but she assured me that my curls would bounce back ASAP. I left with tons of body in my hair and it felt awesome. The real test was the next morning. I did a co wash and my curls sprung to life with No Problem! I'm in love with Shanae's ,natural hair skills. The silk press was pretty and I got tons of compliments but! I'm a curly girl at heart. If you're a natural girl and need maintenence for your hair or to get glammed up! Go see Shanae ASAP!!! I left feeling awesome and fresh and my wallet wasn't  mad at me either. More...

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Angela N.

7 September 2016

Sam, I knew I wrote a review before but must followup. It's been years since I've had dark hair and I am so happy I came back for the fall season to change it up. So many compliments in just a couple hours, shared your info with a couple ladies. You truly are one of the best and can't wait for the final product once we add low-light or whatever else you have in mind. Also, getting nails done while processing such a fabulous idea, Nail technician was so sweet. Thanks again and see you next week! More...

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Elizabeth D.

2 September 2016

I had my hair cut and colored by Sam twice now....and will never go anywhere else! Sam truly treats hair color and cut as an art. I am comfortable through the entire appointment, he has my full trust. After both appointments, I have been 100% (plus!) happy and satisfied with my look. His assistant Jeanine is very sweet as well, enjoyed chatting with her. From check in to check out every person is very welcoming and friendly...and (most importantly), I am so happy with how Sam cuts/colors my hair. I would HIGHLY recommend Saraya Salon -- my next appointment is booked!! More...

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Jennifer Z.

13 August 2016

I walked in Wednesday morning without an appointment but they were able to accommodate me. Sam came to the salon from his house in a little time. After reading all the positive reviews, I had high expectations of him. I told him that I will be on a TV program later today and he really took time to listen and gave me a few options as to how he would do my hair. He was very professional and did a great job washing, blow drying, curling and styling my hair. He exceeded all my expectation and I am definitely looking forward to coming back for more services. I highly recommend this place! More...

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Colleen Belak

30 July 2016

Saraya is *lovely*. Alice is the best. Check it out! :)

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James Friestad

30 July 2016

My stylist Steven just moved here. It's nice when businesses get closer to home!!!!!!!!

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Kayla Conrad

30 July 2016

Fantastic I love Sam so much! This place is great and won't break the bank!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Nicole Ainsworth

30 July 2016

Lovely salon, friendly and professional service, high quality products...what more could one hope for? And I have to say, Sam is a gem! Even if, like me, you don't live in the south loop, Saraya is worth the drive/train ride! More...

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Maureen Jesuthasan

30 July 2016

Saraya is new to Southloop and based on my experience, it will be around for a very long time. The general layout and flow of the space is very warm and inviting as are the people. The thoughtful selection of services and products were designed to acknowledge a diverse group of women so, all are welcome.Finally, let's talk about Steven! If you are looking for an artist who can transform your cut and color look no further! More...

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Catherine O'Brian

30 July 2016

I am so excited that this salon has opened in a beautiful and inviting space in the South Loop, what a welcome addition to the neighborhood! Sam is an extraordinarily gifted hair stylist with the creative genius of an artist and a warm and personable manner that makes this salon experience all the more enjoyable. I have had my hair colored, cut, and styled by Sam for the past few years, and I absolutely love how my hair looks and feels thanks to Sam's expert care. I wandered from stylist to stylist before finding Sam, and wholeheartedly recommend Sam to all who are looking for that hair stylist who delivers true excellence at prices we can afford. More...

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Elisa Steinberg

30 July 2016

I'm glad it's open! it was needed in the neighborhood, and it's so nice! Steven is a jewel. The whole place is fantastic, open, and bright. It even has a bride's room! (I'm too old for that but for my daughter! perfect). I don't know, the whole place feels comfortable. Even the chairs for washing hair are comfy enough for me (I'm short and normally need a pillow, but those chairs are so well designed, they don't strain my neck - my usual problem- and so ergonomic...) All and all, a good experience. More...

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Judy Callaghan

30 July 2016

I was excited to see a new hair salon open in the South Loop. I live in the neighborhood and like to be able to walk to my salon. I needed a color change desperately as my last experience left me quite unhappy. Add to that the ugly outgrowth of gray roots and I was a mess!! Sam did a fantastic job on my color. He listened attentively to what I wanted and gave me exactly that!! The entire staff were kind and attentive as well. It made for a great experience. I will definitely be back and highly recommend Saraya Salon. More...

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David Schroeder

30 July 2016

A great addition to the neighborhood. Sam did a great job on my hair. I like that they are open on Saturdays and Sundays. The salon is very clean and has a nice decor.

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Elizabeth Haberkorn

30 July 2016

Love this place. So happy to have found it. I will definitely be going back!

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Rich McNelis

30 July 2016

Glad that this salon has opened in the South Loop, the entire team is fantastic. An open, spacious, minimalist and bright salon. Sam and Alice are the best!!

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Prashanth Reddy Udumula

30 July 2016

Sam is the best, this new place is just amazing!!

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Hassan Sd

30 July 2016

Great service, really enjoying this salon opening in the neighborhood. The staff is very kind and welcoming. My haircut was amazing even though I am rarely satisfied when I try new salons for the 1st time!

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Meghan Danaher

30 July 2016

They did an amazing job!!!! Great salon and spa!!!! Will definitely be back!

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Sharon Curtis

30 July 2016

What a great experience! I walked in on my way home from work because I was curious to see what the new salon in the neighborhood was like. I was so impressed with how friendly everyone was (especially the owner who happened to be there with her baby daughter). I was also impressed with how beautiful the space looks. I booked a haircut and blow dry with Sam and a facial with Anette for the next day. First of all, my hair looked and still looks spectacular! My boyfriend keeps running his fingers through my bouncy healthy hair. I don't think It's ever felt or looked better. Sam took the time to ask me what I wanted and really listened. He made some really great suggestions and really knows what he is talking about. My facial was equally as great. I was so relaxed during the facial that I actually fell asleep! I am so excited that this place is within walking distance from my condo. I can't wait to be back soon. Thank you to everyone there for such an enjoyable afternoon. I don't usually write reviews, but I decided I really wanted to share my experience. More...

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Tamara H.

29 July 2016

Sam is amazing! He's an expert with hair. I'm very picky with my hair & Sam did a fabulous job, I'm so impressed and will definitely be going back!

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Suzy S.

17 July 2016

This is a five star salon experience!!!Sam is awesome!!!! Definitely make an appointment especially for the ones who had a bad experience. Everyone at Saraya is wonderful. I came in with damaged hair from previous salon, they made sure I left with my hair feeling and looking amazing. I highly recommend the Brazilian blow out. It will change a lot about your hair and makes it much more manageable!!! Bottom line if you want great hair go to Saraya salon!!!!!!! More...

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Basma Y.

15 July 2016

Made an appointment for a haircut without knowing what I was getting myself into. I always say getting a haircut is like getting on a roller coaster ride. Be brave and brace yourself. I walked in with dull lifeless hair full of split ends and walked out with healthy bouncy hair full of life. I felt like a new person.  Sam was absolutely amazing. He assessed my hair and gave me a consult to make sure I was comfortable with everything. He washed my hair and it was the best wash I ever had. He massaged my scalp and it felt heavenly. The haircut was great you can tell that he was about to create a masterpiece he is a true artist at work...result amazing!! After the haircut he gave me a blowout which is part of the haircut and my hair never felt so great. My curly hair survived extreme humidity, a little rain and so far 2 nights of sleep and it still looks as bouncy as it did the day he did it. Not only was Sam amazing but the whole salon is awesome. Very modern. The staff is so friendly as soon as you walk in they make you feel so special. Ask you if you would like anything to drink they even have wine! Overall amazing experience. More...

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Sweety A.

1 July 2016

Carolina did my spa pedicure and a quick color change on my nails (since I was in a rush).  She was great, and accommodating when I had to leave quickly after the pedi.  When I booked and had to change the appointment a few times, they were very nice about it and accommodated my last minute appointment easily.  The salon is very nice, Sam made me some wonderful tea, and overall they were all very nice.  In a few weeks I'll be getting my hair done there as well (cut and color) with my old stylist, Steven, who was wonderful previously.  Looking forward to having this new salon with great service in the neighborhood! More...

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Sherhara D.

20 June 2016

This is such a cute salon! Everyone is super friendly and accommodating. I got a lining for my short haircut by Candis. She was so sweet and super skilled! I was a bit nervous going not knowing who exactly knew how to style naturally curly hair. But she assured me that she could handle my tightly curled coils! She took her time and checked in with me as she cut. She did little by little to make sure I was comfortable. I'm glad she did because that eased my anxiety! Now I'm super pleased and will certainly return! Give her a try and I'm sure you'll be happy because I'm hard to please and I only put up Yelp reviews when I've been satisfied! Two thumbs up! More...

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Katlin B.

20 June 2016

Candis is amazing! Following her to Saraya Salon was a must! She listens and really gets how to work with my hair (my curl pattern and volume seem to change so much with the seasons). She does a fantastic job, and I am so happy to have found Candis for all of my hair care questions and needs! More...

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Adam B.

5 June 2016

When my longtime stylist in Hyde Park retired, I went on the lookout for a new salon closer to home in the South Loop. This place is wonderful -- the space is beautiful, the staff are friendly, and Sam the owner gave me an excellent haircut. Very excited to return and support this new, local business. More...

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Mary C.

4 June 2016

So happy Saraya Salon opened, I love the location and the salon/spa are beautiful.  Two amazing technicians there are Sam (stylist) and Cosmina (aesthetician).  If you want to look good, go see these two! More...

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Pearl S.

2 June 2016

I am highly impressed with Saraya Salon & Spa.  Every time I come to Saraya, I have a lovely experience.  The salon is extremely clean and beautiful.  I also love how convenient the location and parking are!!  Staff are professional and welcoming.  Sam is my stylist and he is irreplaceable.  Sam is able to perceive what I want out of a cut/color even when I can't articulate it myself.  He is a master stylist and his work always satisfies his clients.  I am continually impressed with my overall experience at Saraya and would highly recommend this salon to any and everyone. More...

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Tracy F.

27 May 2016

I've been going to Sam for about 2 years at another salon. His newest endeavor, Saraya, has allowed him to showcase his amazing talents in so many new ways. A beautiful new space, a fun, professional staff and my hair looks fantastic everytime I walk out. I'm excited to try all of the other services the salon offers as well! More...

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Marcel M.

7 April 2016

Kasia is AMAZING with facials.  She has a gentle touch and is thorough with extractions.  I've had aestheticians who have really beat up my skin, but I always leave with a healthy glow after facials with Kasia.  She knows skin and always has great recommendations (without pressuring you to buy products).  For the best facials in town, go see Kasia. My wife swears by her also.My wife has also been to Cosmina for facials (also amazing!) and Sam for hair blow-outs and updos.  The whole staff at Saraya consists of first rate professionals who are amazing with their talents.  We both highly recommend Saraya Salon & Spa. More...

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David H.

4 April 2016

Sam Hindi is the owner, formerly from Aniko.  I'm so glad that I was able to find him when he opened up his own place, Saraya Salon.  He's just simply the best!  And his entire new team at Saraya is top notch.  This is the place you go when you want things done right.  Sam's haircuts look great for many many weeks, so it's worth the extra $ when you factor in the time, plus it's always nice to try to look your best.  The location is in a safe and neighborhoody location in the South Loop, a few blocks south of the Roosevelt Station.  It's more than worth the few extra blocks walk!  But here's the best part, they support local artists!  The space is open and inviting and filled with beautiful paintings from some of Chicago's finest artists.  You gotta love a locally owned and operated salon that supports arts and the local community.  5,000 stars for Saraya Salon and the hardworking, friendly and caring professionals that work there! More...

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Ryan M.

24 March 2016

I sometimes as a male find it awkward getting certain treatments at salons but I felt very welcomed here. I like to maintain healthy skin and I also regularly maintain manicures, pedicures, etc.... I came in without an appointment and Aneta was able to accommodate me immediately. It was much nicer than going to a typical "nail salon" I didn't feel rushed and she took her time and was friendly! She also was able to do a quick job on my eyebrows. I talked to her about facial treatments and I can't wait to schedule one with her !!! This will definatly be my new go to spa! Definatly check this place out! And guys, make sure to have Aneta do you mani/pedi and eyebrows, she def knows what's she's doing.... It was legit the best one I've ever had. More...

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