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Michael Helene Salon Gallery Sterling

Carters, Virginia

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Michael Helene Salon Gallery Sterling

Carters, Virginia

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Kathy Marszalkowski

1 August 2019

This salon has done great work with my curly hair. I have made this my go to place for cuts!

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Joanna J.

6 July 2019

Great salon! Fun setting, and everyone is very friendly and professional. Magenta did an awesome job on my haircut and balayage, I absolutely love it. I will definitely be back.

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Melanie Medina

30 June 2019

Love the decor and the fills there.

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Sara G.

24 June 2019

I sent Dawn a message about coming to the salon... and helping to fix my hair.. but I was in a bit of a bind with my time crunch too. I was leaving for the summer in less than 5 days. Dawn set me up with Devin (who is fabulous).Devin took the time with me to get my blonde roots back. He also helped refocus my attention on strengthening my hair in the long run in order to keep it healthy. His attention to detail and knowledge is top notch. Thank you to both Dawn and Devin!! More...

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L B.

20 June 2019

This salon saved my hair! I had recently gone through a painful hair experience at another salon in the area, and Michael Helene Salon Gallery saved the day! Elizabeth (who I have dubbed the Hair Wizard) managed to give my horribly over-processed and damaged hair new life and a fresh cut. The unpretentious, happy, and professional vibe of the salon is obvious as soon as you walk through the front doors and it was so refreshing! Everyone from reception to the lovely staff at the hair washing station was super welcoming, fun, and kind. I'm so happy to say that after three years of living in VA I have finally found my "home salon!" More...

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Marjorie N.

14 June 2019

I've driven past this salon so many times without ever knowing it, this place is a hidden gem! Everybody that works there is incredibly nice and fun to be around. You can tell they love being there. Devin does my hair and is such a sweetheart. He takes his time and makes sure everything is perfect. I always get compliments on my hair, his work is amazing! More...

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R Ryan

21 May 2019

The staff was excellent and loved the atmosphere. Had issue with their product’s color ‘taking’ to cover my grey (first time ever) despite stylist being very thorough for full color coverage and my stylist was so nice and worried about it and offered to bring back next weekend for a re-do. Super pleasant salon and hairstylist and hoping the color product does its job and colors my grey next time around. I think this was first time they had seen this as well. Hopefully a quirk as a I really liked this salon. More...

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Kris Wal

14 May 2019

This place has become my new hair salon! Having a lot of very think curly hair, its super hard to find a hair stylist that can work with my hair and not totally botch it (cut/color). Nancy is amazing and she does such a wonderful job each and every time that i go in. Staff is super nice and they all work together to provide a wonderful experience for each and every client. Thank you Nancy for the work you do! More...

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tara z.

11 May 2019

I just had an absolutely wonderful experience with Devin Heath. I absolutely love my color, and he is just awesome (as is everyone at that salon - they are all such fun, nice people). Also I've never been charged so little for color - 3 hours of work on my hair for $70 Best salon ever More...

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stchronos

4 April 2019

Recently moved to the area and had my first appointment. Ava was great!! Good service and atmosphere. For sure my new hair salon

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Gregory ?

30 March 2019

Hair was good, the stylist was great, extra helpful, I believe her name is Ms.McKala (miss spelling) , not sure. But she was awfully freindly and assertive! She went above and beyond! She deserves great tips! The store atmosphere was immaculate and was aboustly put together well. Thumps up to the employees as well, great purchase and will definitely go back again. Just went for a simple highlight, toner, conditioning treatment cut and style! More...

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Neidy A.

25 March 2019

My first experience at Michael Helene Salon Gallery was nothing but amazing, the entire staff was super attentive and welcoming. NINO IS THE BEST! He went above and beyond my expectations, he explained everything he was doing, understood exactly what I wanted and made me feel confident that I would walk out there with a haircut I loved.Thank you, Nino! I will be going back without a doubt! More...

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Rana K.

7 March 2019

I have long curly hair. It's not hair I can just get cut anywhere. In fact, I don't. But being a busy mom with an overgrown mop, I tried Michaela for the first time and was not disappointed. One of the best curly haircuts I've ever had. She did a few dry snips (Deva method) and I had great shape that has held up for FOUR months. She kept my hair long as I wanted, gave me the layers I needed for volume and put the shape back into my hair. I'm going to see her again soon and I can't wait. She also did one color and highlights on my graying brown hair. Super pleased overall.  If you want a Deva cut, don't hesitate. More...

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Megan Kutner

28 February 2019

Michaela was amazing!!! My curls have never looked so beautiful and healthy. I had a wonderful experience overall. The atmosphere of the salon is very comfortable, everyone I met was so friendly. Michaela was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from her. I will most definitely be back! Great place! More...

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Kevin Cole

28 February 2019

My wife said it's the best cut she's ever had. Got the Deva Cut by Michaela!

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Cheri B.

15 February 2019

I've been going to Pari for years, and followed her to Michael Helene.  I still love Pari for my hair!  This week, I also spent a gift card on a special treat -- a facial with Nicola.  And what a treat it was!  This was much more than just a facial -- she massaged my shoulders and scalp, and even did a bit of massage on my hands and feet.  She took her time and did a wonderful job.  If I decide to treat myself again, Nicola is my go-to now! More...

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Carleigh D.

15 January 2019

Last time I got my haircut (at another salon in nova), I asked for a few inches off and the stylist chopped it all off. It was heartbreaking and I was terrified to get another haircut. After waiting 15 months, I decided to try a new salon, Michael Helene and had Elle cut my hair. After listening intently to my terrible experience, Elle reassured me she would take care of my hair. She took her time and patiently awaited my feedback. I walked out with the best haircut ever, and with a whole new slew of confidence. I'll be a customer of Elle's for life! Thanks again. More...

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sam ballard

30 December 2018

I’ve been seeing Ashely for almost 3 years now. She’s amazing and very honest on what she thinks would be best for you. Everyone who works there always has a smile on their face and makes you feel very comfortable! Highly recommend! More...

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Gabriella D.

11 December 2018

Two words: ASHLEY JONES!!! Perfectionist at it's best with blonde color! I am so thankful I have found her especially when my roots were grown out like a freak! She was awesome, thorough and fast!! With color, toner, haircut... out in 2 hours! So happy!! And so grateful!!! Thank you Ashley Jones!!! More...

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Cece J.

5 November 2018

Just back from a cut with Elle. She totally calmed my haircut anxiety. She was very sweet and took her time to listen to my rants and going on and on about what I want. She also gave me great advice on the type of cut and the care to get, according to my type of hair. She went above and beyond to make sure my cut was straight and I liked it 100%.She gave me a killer scalp massage too! The staff are super nice and welcoming, the salon is nicely decorater and clean. this become my new favourite salon around! I'll be back to freshen up my super cute new cut! Thanks Elle! More...

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Chrissy kronkaitis

4 November 2018

Mackenzie cut my hair today after providing a confidence building consult.She did a fabulous job!! I walked out looking years younger and was so totally happy with Mackenzie

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Fran Eckley

30 October 2018

We went here because my son/daughter is transgender and I looked for a place that said it was LGBT friendly. I told them what was going on when I made the appointment. When we got there, they had client of the day on a sign with my son's chosen female name on it. He/she was beyond happy. They were very kind to her. She really liked her haircut and they talked to her quite a bit and she was very comfortable there. It is quite a drive from our house but my bottom line was that she was happy and came away feeling good about the experience. They covered that in spades. Thanks. More...

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Maureen DeVries

30 October 2018

Found the salon on Groupon and thought I'd give it a try based on so many good reviews. Had an appt scheduled with Mackenzie. Very personable and friendly experience, and I really enjoyed chatting with her. Had the chance to meet Michael, and she was wonderful. I love the teaching- and mentoring-type culture she brings to her salon. So happy with the cut and balayage-- cannot wait to go back to see them all again. More...

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Lynda Romero

30 October 2018

The salon has a complete package. It's beautiful, clean and modern. People were friendly and even offer us refreshments and a snack. Elle was fantastic, she went above and beyond to satisfy my daughters taste. Her highlights, haircut and blow dry were amazing. Great job Elle! We will definitely come back! More...

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Sabrina S.

6 October 2018

This review is for Ava she saved and slayed me all at the same time!!!! I had an appointment with another stylist but with my hair texture no way it was going to work. Ava stepped up and told me I got you have a seat. Ava did an amazing job I will be back!!! On the road for healthy hair!!! More...

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Daniel H

4 October 2018

You pay for what you get and this shows. The staff are apart of the experience in of itself. Friendly yet communicative and willing to work with you on what you want for your hair. Wonderful salon and would absolutely recommend More...

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Binafsha

30 September 2018

Absolutely love this place!!! The customer service is amazing! And my hairstylist, Andrea, was the sweetest! She is a gifted young lady. I usually stay away from hair salons and would rarely go once a year for a haircut because of the bad experiences I’ve had in the past. Finally decided to invest on my haircut, and I can proudly say they’ve got themselves a life long customer. I showed Andrea several photos of how I wanted my hair to be and she started giving me suggestions based off my face figure. She suggested I cut it shorter to frame my face better, which was the best suggestion ever! Any product she put on my hair, she would tell me the names and what it does to my hair. Bought couple of the products she suggested for me, and my hair has been getting healthier every time I use them. For once in my life I am excited to style my hair. I would highly suggest to get a haircut at least once from them, they make the experience worth every penny More...

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Mary B.

20 September 2018

Michaela was awesome! she gave me my first DevaCut and I couldn't be happier! we agreed to take out about 3" off my hair, but she did an amazing job with the layers making it look very similar in length than prior to the cut.  She also colored my hair and I've been getting a ton of compliments.I'm going back for highlights and I'm super excited. I definitely recommend her.It's also note-worthy to mention that after my visit, the salon called me to make sure everything went well and that I'm happy with the service. which is very nice gesture. More...

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Emily Z.

17 September 2018

Michaela did a great job on my Deva cut today. I had a ton of questions for her about how to apply my products and she was very knowledgeable. I think she gave me exactly what I asked for and I will absolutely be coming back for my next cut. If you have curly hair and are looking for someone in the Sterling area that knows how to cut curly hair and is Deva curl certified , I highly recommend Michaela at Michael Helene Salon! More...

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Gina Hafeez

17 September 2018

I have been to my fair share of hair salons and have usually been disappointed, however, this is hands down the best salon I have ever been to. I'm incredibly picky when it comes to finding the right place to get my hair done and up until now, I have always left salons being incredibly unhappy. Knowing how particular I am, my sister-in-law recommended I check out Michael Helene Hair Salon, so I thought I might as well give it a shot. I am so glad I did because the second I walked in, I knew I would love this place. The environment was so amazing; everyone was incredibly friendly and more than willing to help. I had a vision for my hair. I wanted my hair dyed an eggplant color and was told by multiple salons that they would not be able to accommodate what I wanted. I went to see Helen and she told me not to worry, her confidence made me extremely comfortable throughout the whole process. Helen was quickly able to see my vision and gave me the security I needed to know I was in good hands. Let's be honest, hair is a big deal and no one wants to walk out of a salon in tears. Helen was assisted by James. I was blown away! Both of them were just amazing. I was so unbelievably impressed by how my hair turned out. They took exactly what I wanted and made a reality! A Reality I was told over and over again by countless salons, was not even possible! The most gorgeous eggplant color that looked exactly like the picture I had shown her. I met the owner, Michael Helene, right before I was about to head out (they stayed past closing hours just to accommodate me). Michael is such a down to earth, passionate woman. I found my place! Go here! You will not be disappointed, I can give you my word! More...

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Tracy Imbo

17 September 2018

First time going to Michael Helene and I loved Nino. I haven't cut my hair for 7 months and I was prolonging it since I didn't have a hair stylist that I really wanted to go to. He did my haircut, shampoo/conditioning and style. He's such a sweet and friendly guy. I had dyed my hair blue a while back and the color has all washed out and he gave me options what I could do with it. I told him I really loved my blue, but I'm tired of just trying to maintain the color. But I'm coming back in a few weeks so he can color my hair. More...

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Sarah Barry

17 September 2018

My bridal party and I used this salon for wedding hair and makeup. They have an edgy style, and not a lot of traditional photos to see, but my sister swears by Michael, and their prices were incredibly reasonable, so I went for it. Oh my gosh! Everyone looked absolutely AMAZING when we were done! Michael did my hair and Sam did my makeup. We also worked with Kylie and Nino. Everyone looked absolutely amazing when they were done. Not only that, we had a great time! All of these people are talented, well-trained (by Michael), friendly, and personable. I have every intention of going here for my regular haircuts now. I'm a super fan! More...

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Jaim Lam

17 September 2018

Another amazing style by Kylie. She’s fixed the shape and weight of my hair entirely. She’s so incredibly talented and just a really interesting and kind person. Everyone at the front desk is super sweet, too. Can’t wait for my next appointment. � More...

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Kella Molina

17 September 2018

I loved this salon! I havent had my hair colored in 10 years so nervous was an understatement but Elizabeth was amazing, start to finish! She talked me through the entire process and I left with my hair looking exactly how I envisioned! The entire staff was incredible! I’ve never been to a salon where EVERYONE acknowledged you! While my hair was “cooking”, any staff member that walked by asked if I needed anything and greeted me with a smile! I HIGHLY recommended this salon! Thanks, MHSG!! More...

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Robin Werner

17 September 2018

I cannot even begin to rave how amazing this salon is! I had a lot of hesitations before my first deva cut. Lauren quickly put me at ease and like a fairy Godmother, I walked away looking and feeling like a princess with long luscious curls. Once I got home, I had no idea how to repeat her magic so I booked a whole appoint to learn how to manage and care for curly hair. Then I quickly realized long hair was not realistic so...we cut about 9-10 inches off. Let freedom ring! My hair was no longer controlling me or my time. Today with all trust in Lauren's hands and brilliancy, she did a fun amaranth color that strategically followed my angled bob. She enhanced my blonde to look like it had been kissed by the sun. Every visit my expectations and experiences were beyond my vocabulary. Warm, welcoming, caring, attentive, patient, expertise. All encompassing!! More...

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Barb Siler Beylor

17 September 2018

Nino did my hair for the first time yesterday, and it had been almost 6 months since my last visit. After he colored my hair, he noted that it looked ashy, and re-did the color, without charging me! Super pleased with the service I received! Will be back in December for more pampering! More...

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Rebecca Borton

17 September 2018

Michael Helene salon is a fun, no judgement, high service, reasonable price shop! I get compliments on my short haircuts (usually from Elizabeth) all the time. I had a hard time finding a place to get a very short women's cut that "gets it," and this is the place! My husband even switched because he finds the salon more relaxing then men's barbershops with TVs blaring - and he's not one to spend a lot on a haircut. Worth it! More...

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Kate Murphy Webster

17 September 2018

I have been to Michael Helene twice now (after my long time stylist moved) and both times I had a great experience (only saw two different people due to my scheduling constraints). The staff was friendly, the stylists really listened to what I wanted and what my hair challenges were and I was very happy both times. I also love their online booking option... so easy to see all of the stylists' available appointment days/times. I would highly recommend this salon! More...

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Karina Goytia

17 September 2018

Always a great experience here. We see Azi who is a senior stylist who is also a certified Deva Curl stylist which is why we found her. My daughter has super curly hair and when someone would cut it, it ruined her curl. Azi was able to fix it and bring life and bounce to her hair which we love. She also takes the time to walk you through the maintenance process and gives you techniques that will make the upkeep very easy. Plus she's great with kids. The salon it's self is very clean and presentable, great customer care. Very attentive to everyone inside. More...

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Deb Flack

17 September 2018

I've been getting my hair done here for a few years and have to say that am always happy walking out the door. These are professional hair artists and will work with you to make your tresses not stresses.

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Ana Maricela

17 September 2018

Love both Ashleys, Elizabeth, Magenta, James (stylists so far experienced by me or my daughter) &’just love the vibe & quality services! �

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Jen Counter

17 September 2018

This by far is the best salon I have EVER been to! I got my hair done by Azi last night and it is the most fabulous haircut I have ever received. I have curly hair so I am very apprehensive about who cuts my hair...because it seems like no one knows how to cut it correctly. She was wonderful in asking me questions on how I currently do my hair, what I use, and letting me know what I am doing wrong and how I can go about getting better curl results out of my hair. Since I was a first time customer, I even got a deep conditioning, which was wonderful! Then she showed me how to properly dry my hair...using a diffuser which I don't use but I went and bought one today because I was so impressed with the results...and the results were simply amazing.

I truly appreciated not only the haircut, but the "counseling" on how to better take care of/maintain my hair because other stylists just cut your hair and shove you out the door. This was a rewarding, fantastic experience that I will definitely be looking forward to again in 4 months when I go back! Thank GOD I have found a stylist I like!!!
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Lena Ahern

17 September 2018

I had the opportunity to be a hair model for Elizabeth at Michael Helene salon. I love the way Elizabeth highlighted and styled my hair. It was such an amazing experience! Michael is a wonderful mentor and teacher to her stylists. The staff was friendly and the hospitality was top notch. If you are looking for a new hair salon, this is the place to go! More...

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Tonya Maria

17 September 2018

Michaela was my stylist today. She is absolutely wonderful! Very caring, sweet and thorough. She did a fantastic job on my color and cut. I already booked my next appointment with her! More...

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Christine Di Christophero

17 September 2018

Ashley J. Is always on point, and provides a thorough consult beforehand. She has done my hair for the last 5 years or so, and does any cut and style I bring her! I’ve always been satisfied and happy with my cuts/styles, and have referred Ashley to numerous people! More...

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Katie Allsopp

17 September 2018

This place is so cute! Ashley W is an amazing stylist and am so grateful for her dedication to making her clients happy. The rest of the staff was so nice and welcoming. Highly recommend!! More...

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Sami Meyers

17 September 2018

Came to Michael Helene to get a re-texturizing keratin treatment done to eliminate all this frizz with all of the pouring rain we’ve had for weeks. Ashley Jones was patient and thorough! Highly recommend... cuts styling time down significantly! Magenta, an apprentice was very personable as well. Front desk was helpful and Michael Helene personally helped me pick out some styling products. More...

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Carissa May

30 August 2018

Great salon! Michael does an amazing job on hair! Staff is always so friendly!

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Tynan Marie

30 August 2018

I am a curly girl and was looking for a stylist in the area. I use to go all the way back to Florida to get my hair cut but wanted to go pixie short and knew that wasn't realistic for the upkeep necessary on a pixie. I found a highly recommended Deva stylist at MHSG but when I called to make an appointment discovered she was no longer there. The person on the phone, however, said Michaela was great and recommended her. I thought "why not!" As a new mom, I needed a haircut (because my LO was tearing it out with his new found grip strength) and I didn't want to start my search again.I came into the salon and Michaela was very professional and friendly. She asked what I wanted. I showed her pictures and we talked. I told her I am very low maintenance when it comes to hair and, in the past, once a year wasn't unusual for my haircuts. She seemed less concerned about maintenance, saying she would cut it so it would grow out well, and more concerned that I'd never been that short before. I told her not to worry about it but she did mention it a few more times. She did a FANTASTIC Deva cut. I've had a few Deva cuts where I wonder why I'm not just having a straight cut but this was not one of those times. She studied my curls and was very precise with the cut. When it was all done the back looked AMAZING but, I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed with the front. I have this thing about puppy dog ear hair and that's what it looked like to me. Michaela could tell I was disappointed and offered to fix it but I told her not to worry. I didn't have time and I really am low maintenance, it would grow back. I went home but not before purchases a headband on the way out. I'm so glad I didn't have her "fix" my hair. As the days went on I loved my cut more and more. I was able to wear it down and was still able to play with it in clips and headbands. Additionally, it did grow out BEAUTIFULLY. It's been three months and it looks very different now but still fabulous. It looks so good I've made an appointment to go BACK to Michaela for another cut and color, too. I was initially sad that my hair didn't "look like the picture" but it was more what I needed - she really listened when I said I was low maintenance and gave me a cut that has served me well (and looked good) for months - something that I haven't had before with short hair. Looking forward to seeing Michaela again and, hopefully, going a little shorter! More...

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Tynan M.

28 August 2018

I am a curly girl and was looking for a stylist in the area. I use to go all the way back to Florida to get my hair cut but wanted to go pixie short and knew that wasn't realistic for the upkeep necessary on a pixie. I found a highly recommended Deva stylist at MHSG but when I called to make an appointment discovered she was no longer there. The person on the phone, however, said Michaela was great and recommended her. I thought "why not!" As a new mom, I needed a haircut (because my LO was tearing it out with his new found grip strength) and I didn't want to start my search again.I came into the salon and Michaela was very professional and friendly. She asked what I wanted. I showed her pictures and we talked. I told her I am very low maintenance when it comes to hair and, in the past, once a year wasn't unusual for my haircuts. She seemed less concerned about maintenance, saying she would cut it so it would grow out well, and more concerned that I'd never been that short before. I told her not to worry about it but she did mention it a few more times. She did a FANTASTIC Deva cut. I've had a few Deva cuts where I wonder why I'm not just having a straight cut but this was not one of those times. She studied my curls and was very precise with the cut. When it was all done the back looked AMAZING but, I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed with the front. I have this thing about puppy dog ear hair and that's what it looked like to me. Michaela could tell I was disappointed and offered to fix it but I told her not to worry. I didn't have time and I really am low maintenance, it would grow back. I went home but not before purchases a headband on the way out. I'm so glad I didn't have her "fix" my hair. As the days went on I loved my cut more and more. I was able to wear it down and was still able to play with it in clips and headbands. Additionally, it did grow out BEAUTIFULLY. It's been three months and it looks very different now but still fabulous. It looks so good I've made an appointment to go BACK to Michaela for another cut and color, too. I was initially sad that my hair didn't "look like the picture" but it was more what I needed - she really listened when I said I was low maintenance and gave me a cut that has served me well (and looked good) for three months - something that I haven't had before with short hair. Looking forward to seeing Michaela again and, hopefully, going a little shorter! More...

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Tonya M.

23 August 2018

My stylist was Michaela!  She is absolutely wonderful!  I was greeted with a drink of my choice, and Michaela treated me like I was really special.  She took her time in my color and cut, and, the end result was phenomenal!  Love it!  I highly recommend this beautiful salon and Michaela as a stylist! More...

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Elly R.

6 August 2018

Recently got a Diva cut but by Michaela and I absolutely love it! My curls haven't looked this great in a long time! Michaela was very sweet and I loved how thorough she was while cutting my hair. I can't wait to be back!

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Jenny Counter

30 July 2018

This by far is the best salon I have EVER been to! I got my hair done by Azi last night and it is the most fabulous haircut I have ever received. I have curly hair so I am very apprehensive about who cuts my hair...because it seems like no one knows how to cut it correctly. She was wonderful in asking me questions on how I currently do my hair, what I use, and letting me know what I am doing wrong and how I can go about getting better curl results out of my hair. Since I was a first time customer, I even got a deep conditioning, which was wonderful! Then she showed me how to properly dry my hair...using a diffuser which I don't use but I went and bought one today because I was so impressed with the results...and the results were simply amazing. I truly appreciated not only the haircut, but the "counseling" on how to better take care of/maintain my hair because other stylists just cut your hair and shove you out the door. This was a rewarding, fantastic experience that I will definitely be looking forward to again in 4 months when I go back! Thank GOD I have found a stylist I like!!! More...

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Vera Blouir

30 July 2018

Ask for Azi - she's the best

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Diana Ivey

30 July 2018

Best haircut I’ve ever had. I won’t go anywhere else.

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Erica Nigl

30 July 2018

Wow wow and more wow! This salon has been a savior to my hair in many ways through out the last few years. I was lucky enough to win client of the day also during one of my visits where I was able to select if I wanted a percentage off my total or a product! I love this idea ❤ But the real show of amazing character this salon and company embodies was shown to me this year. As I was planning my wedding for April of 2018. I of course was bombarded with many different services for hair and make up. I already knew I wanted to choose the salon I've worked with for year's, given their keen sense of style and eagerness to give the best customer service at each visit, it was a no brainer, so we booked well in advanced :) The week before my wedding there was a bit of a sudden change in plans, (where any bride probably would have lost it that close to their big daylol) Micheal and her Team made sure to smooth everything out. Dawn is the event coordinator and oh my gosh I was so lucky to have worked with her during all the planning. Late .... late night calls and changes were no problem at all for her ,she was there to fix this huge bomb that was dropped on us a few days before my wedding day. Michael stepped up and had no problem filling in for the stylist that couldn't be there and together there was no extra upcharge or change in the original plans. A sincere blessing when your talking lots of expenses for such a large wedding party. Nino and Elizabeth worked together on Makeup also Ava and Nino worked on styling the bridesmaids hair. Honestly every single Mother, sister, and bridesmaid in my wedding party felt so beautiful and happy at the end of our session (which started at 10am and ended at 3:00pm) this means so much to a bride! Micheal and her team all actually came out to our venue so no one in the wedding party had to go anywhere! So convenient! So if your thinking about stopping in to get your style on don't hesitate for a second you will be in great hands! Also if your a bride with an upcoming wedding and need a salon to work with they have the best prices, products and of course stylists. Thank you Michael Helen Salon and Gallery for making my wedding day one I'll never forget, the time spent getting ready with my closest family and friends meant everything. Lastly thanks for always making me look amazing! Xoxoxo Erica Cole More...

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jenna leigh

30 July 2018

This is honestly one of the best salons I’ve ever encountered. Everyone is super professional and welcoming. I travel all the way from New Jersey to get my hair done by Nino and it’s totally worth it. He’s absolutely phenomenal. Cut, color, blowouts, fashion colors he does it all! I’ve been coming here for two years now and I am always 100% satisfied with the outcome. He goes above and beyond just to ensure that I am happy. I have never received so many compliments on my hair before and that makes me forever grateful! More...

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Elizabeth Lacy

30 July 2018

Excellent hair styling! Particularly great for curly hair

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Katie Ziolek

30 July 2018

Nino M. Is the best!

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Cathy Otis

30 July 2018

Love Ms. Kylie! She's asks lots of questions and let's you know her plan before she does anything to your hair. She's genuinely nice and fun. Couldn't recommend her enough!

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Daisy Herrera

30 July 2018

I️ finally found a place where the stylist listens to what I️ want. Helen is an amazing hair stylist who listens to the client. As well as providing knowledge of the service being provided. Awesome place, would highly recommend making appointment with Helen she knows what she is doing! More...

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lorely nocua

30 July 2018

Michaela it’s awesome ,she listen to what we want the customer

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Jordan M.

13 July 2018

First devacut with Michaela = success!! Absolutely love my hair. She was so nice, took her time, and even gave me a discount for my birthday. Thanks for a great experience!!!

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Victoria S.

1 July 2018

Nino is a miracle worker! I had my hair color corrected and dyed at another salon where they literally turned my hair black (I went in for bright red!). Nino is so beyond sweet and completely fixed my hair to exactly what I had been wanting! More...

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Jenny Shipman

30 June 2018

Mackenzie cut my naturally curly hair and did an amazing job! She really took the time to ask me what I wanted and made great suggestions. I truly appreciated the time she spent with me, even though I was a brand new customer, having bought a Groupon. I’ve already booked another appointment with her for color and highlights. More...

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Denise S.

7 June 2018

My daughter and I took a leap of faith and went to get our haircut for the first time at Michael Helene Salon. James was kind and professional. My daughter and I were extremely happy with our hairstyles. The owner was an awesome teacher to James and reviewed our hairstyles with finesse and expertise. Thank you ladies for taking your time and  responding to our specific requests, Saldaña family. More...

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DD F.

4 June 2018

Have to finally give a shout out to this fantastic salon. I have been seeing Michael for years now and I am NEVER dissapointed! I love changing things up with my hair and Michael always has  new, fun ideas that are always brilliantly excecuted! The stylists here are passionate, well rounded and constantly being educated on new techniques! I've been to the new Sugarland location a few times as well, it is beautiful and you get collosal doughnuts at shoppers after....win win!! Additionally, I recently wanted braids for a CrossFit competetion, last minute. I was able to get an appointment with Andrea. The braids were AH MAZING! I felt like a warrior princess, got compliments all day,.....and they stayed in brilliantly!  Go and see her!!!! More...

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Donna M.

16 May 2018

This is my new happy place.  Michaela did my hair, color and cut, and did a surperb job.  She explained every step both what she was doing and how long it would take.  I appreciated that attention to detail.  All of the staff are so helpful and friendly. More...

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Debra B

3 May 2018

The salon is gorgeous, Michael is fantastic!

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Mary B.

9 April 2018

I have been going to Michael Helene since it opened. The receptionists, assistants and stylists are always very welcoming and are really excited to do a great job for you. I would highly recommend Michael Helene Salon Gallery. More...

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Jenny S.

25 March 2018

I went to see Andrea today to get my hair color fixed from a different salon's poor job. She was incredibly patient, asking me what I had originally wanted and fully explained to me how she would go about fixing it. My color, highlights, and cut came beautifully! I will only see Andrea from now on! She was super friendly and I really appreciated her taking the time on me as a new client. More...

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Michelle R.

12 March 2018

Just had my first appointment with Michaela and am super happy! My hair was a wreck, with split ends and uneven layers. Started with a great consultation, where she listened to my questions and concerns and walked me through what she recommended and was going to do. Product recommendations were given but not forced down my throat, which is nice. What I really appreciated was she took into account how I normally wear my hair and my daily life. My hair looks great and I will return. The salon was super clean and even though I was the last customer of the night I was not rushed. The staff were friendly and professional but not stuffy or standoffish, as some salons can be. I recommend this place so much. More...

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Kathy G.

11 March 2018

My favourite stylist whom I worked with for 2 years left suddenly two weeks ago. I was given my choice of new stylist with a 50% discount for colour and hair shaping. I was hesitant as it is hard to find someone who does exactly what you ask in the hair care field. While I had seen Nino around, he's never touched my hair. I did, however, pick up a positive vibe. Well, Nino went beyond my expectations today. The color was the best it has ever been and the cut was exactly as we did discussed. To top of this experience, Nino is hilarious and witty. I'm pretty sure he's my spirit animal. I couldn't be happier and I will be returning in 7 weeks to see him. Oh, and Nino, if you try to leave, I'll hunt you down.  xx And thanks for the blanket warming service More...

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Jessica Montero

10 March 2018

Great stylist! Great staff! Always very a tentative and patient!
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Christy K.

9 March 2018

Thanks for an amazing cut and color by Michaela!  I love how light it feels with the added layers.  She listened to exactly what I wanted and kept the length, but added layers.  And the fashion colors look great too. More...

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Saadia G.

27 February 2018

Michaela gave me a beautiful haircut and color!  I have wavy long hair and it can be difficult to get a good cut.  But the layers she gave me were beautiful and exactly the kind of cut I hoped for.  For the color, she did a gorgeous rich tone of black.  The color/styling were exactly what I was hoping for!  She was absolutely wonderful!  Overall great customer service at this salon - they make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. More...

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Nikki R.

21 February 2018

Azi is amazing! She's very knowledgeable about her craft and a joy.  I love the time she takes to understand her client needs. I love my Deva cut!

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Carissa M.

12 February 2018

I was a new mom with seriously neglected hair... So I decided to set up a consultation with Michael and it was everything I had hoped it would go! The staff was super friendly and Michael is an amazing woman!  With me being a hair virgin, I had some questions and concerns but she really took her time to answer them and I felt confident enough to set up a game plan for my hair!  Fast forward to hair transformation day ---- I ended up getting a beautiful haircut with a caramel colored balayage, and it turned out PERFECT!! My hair really shows the time and dedication Michael put into it! Not only is my hair perfect, but the overall salon experience was AMAZING! Michael made me feel individualized and special and her staff was so helpful! I am in love with my new hair! I feel like a new woman! Thank you so much Michael Helene Salon Gallery for everything!! More...

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Emily C.

6 February 2018

Michaela was amazing. I have extreme haircut anxiety and I always hate how my hair turns out. I asked to be booked with someone who was good with layers, and Michaela definitely did not disappoint! I had not seen a salon in over a year, and my hair really was a tangly mess (before photo). She educated me on products that she was not only knowledgeable about, but also believed in. She took her time to understand what I wanted, and she also happened to inherently know what I wanted--- which everyone else has gotten wrong up to this point. I got tons of compliments on my hair the day she cut it (photo of "straight" hair), then I washed it, threw it up in a bun and the next day I woke up, I let it down, and it looked AMAZING (see photo of curly hair), without any product at all. That's a haircut by a skilled hairstylist, for sure. More...

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Andrew S.

26 January 2018

Michaela did a fantastic job, told her what I wanted and she did exactly that and then some. I have already made my appointment with her in 4 weeks. The salon was clean and everyone was very friendly, was welcomed at the door and offered a drink which I always enjoy. More...

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Laura K.

21 January 2018

I had an amazing haircut done by Elizabeth, she was super friendly and talented!! I entered the salon feeling like my hair was a mess and left so happy and feeling beautiful! Totally recommend the salon and Elizabeth!! More...

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Menal M.

5 January 2018

I had a Groupon for haircut, partial highlights, conditioning and style. Michaela was my stylist and she did an awesome job! She was meticulous and made my hair look beautiful. She suggested a color that looks really good and I was impressed by her skills. I will definitely come back here again More...

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Elizabeth P.

23 December 2017

Michaela Bennett was amazing! So meticulous in her approach to styling and color. It was fun to watch her as she pulled out some techniques I'd never seen before. She's an original and super skillful...totally recommend the salon and Michael.. More...

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Vipanjit D.

22 December 2017

I was very impressed with the customer service I received from Dawn and I just wanted to say that you have a wonderful, very professional employee on your hands. Thank you Dawn.....because of you I will be your customer for life and I highly recommend your salon. Michael Helene Salon. More...

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Nadine F.

21 December 2017

After decades of blow drying and straightening, I switched to the curly girl method almost a year ago, and I couldn't be happier with the health and texture of my hair.  Unfortunately, living in Europe, I had yet to find someone trained to cut curly hair.When I went home for the holidays, finding a stylist to cut my wavy hair was a top priority.  I was pleased to find Michael Helene Salon, the Groupon, and a plethora of stylists that knew how to work with curly hair.  I made an appointment with Kylie, and I couldn't be happier.  I was slightly worried when I saw her straight hair, but she really knows how to work with various hair textures.  She gave me a dry cut before my deep conditioning treatment, and everything was great from beginning to end.  Not only did she give my hair a great, flattering shape, but she also gave me a ton of useful and easy tips on caring for my hair, even when air drying.  Also, she is a really cool and intelligent person to chat with!  I will definitely go back the next time I'm in the area.Highly recommended. More...

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A P.

10 December 2017

I visited this salon for the first time yesterday and the service was great. My stylist Ashley was very personable and did a great job explaining why she was doing the cut the way that she was. I am in the process of growing out a pixie cut so she was mindful to cut in a way that looked neat but would also grown in more evenly. All of the stylists seemed really friendly, there was a lot of client/stylist hugging which was nice to see.The only negative is that I felt the prices were high. That was the most I'd ever paid for a hair cut but it is loudoun county and honestly nothing surprises me anymore. Overall it was a good experience. More...

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Cynthia W.

16 September 2017

I saw Elizabeth today and she is another wonderfully talented colorist :) thanks sweetie you did a great job!!!!

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Aster T.

14 September 2017

I came here for a deva cut by Lauren Best (hands down the BEST) and at first I was skeptical I could keep it up, but here I am 3 months after my app and my curly fro looks great. She books fast so best to make an appointment ASAP! More...

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Dee E.

14 September 2017

Azi was fantastic and extremely professional!  She was knowledgeable and explained things in a way that was easy to understand.  She even provided me with a mirror so I could watch what she was doing.  I got my first Deva Cut and was very pleased with the results!  She did not push any products on me but I wanted to buy whatever she used because my hair was the bomb!  The front desk staff was friendly and courteous.  The salon was very clean and I even was provided a tour of the salon.  They offer free snacks and beverages which is appreciated!  Thank you Azi and MHS for making my first experience fantastic!  Keep shining!  God Bless!! More...

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JoAnne A.

11 September 2017

I'm brand new to the area and was long overdue for a haircut and highlights.  I was nervous about finding a new salon and I feel like I hit a home-run with Michael Helene Salon.  I was able to make a same day appt with Helen.  She did a fantastic job with my color.  She took her time and gave me her undivided attention and was able to duplicate my previous style that I loved.  She asked the opinion of master artists and gave me the perfect haircut.  The price was very reasonable (important!) and everyone was friendly and welcoming for a first time customer.  I got a nice tour and introductions to start the process.  I'll be back and will certainly book my next appointment with Helen.  Happy new customer! More...

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Dustin N.

4 September 2017

Hello I'm Dustin Nguyen and I just want to write a review even through I haven't been there in quite sometime.  I am very grateful for Michael for what she has done for me. Not just Michael but Will and everybody else there had been to over backwards to help me out. What I love best about Michael is she is very friendly and she tries to help the community. The salon is very wheelchair accessible and the staff accommodates very well. I would recommend if you guys want great service great company and a friendly environment please stop on by there and get your hair done you won't regret it. More...

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Cheng X.

29 August 2017

Had a great experience here today! I bought a groupon for partial hightlights and a haircut. I didn't feel rushed at all and had a super relaxing time - loved the head massage during the hair wash. The highlights came out really nicely and everyone was so friendly and easy to talk to, overall this was just a super lovely salon. More...

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Ashley F.

25 August 2017

Elizabeth was absolutely amazing! I walked in this morning as a first time customer, nervous that I had waited a week before my wedding to do something with my hair. She exceeded all expectations and gave me the best bayalage I have ever seen! Thank you Elizabeth for taking your time and creating my vision! See you again in November!!! More...

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John A.

24 August 2017

Lauren took the time to understand the issues around my hair looking the way I like it and got it perfect working in a number of her "techniques"

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Taylor D.

14 August 2017

I have very, very curly hair. I researched for Diva Curl stylists and found Lauren Best at this location, as well as others. I did not go to Lauren at first because at the time she had a two month wait list. When I was willing to be patient on when I could get an appointment I made one with her. Obviously if someone is booked that far in advanced they have a good reputation going. I like that Michael Helene Salon does an intake form, and gets as much information about your hair and lifestyle concerning your daily routine. I felt that this service made me feel like a valued customer, and that they wanted me for the long hall, not just a stop in hair cut. So I met with Lauren, and from the beginning she supplied me with a wealth of information. I had obtained my cosmetology license as a young adult (not practicing) and had somewhat maintained what I thought was healthy hair, and a daily routine that worked for me. I did not expect to have many changes (in a good way!). She made gently suggestions about what improvements I could make, and in no way put me down about the condition of my hair (it was a little on the dry side). She seriously knows so much about curly hair, and talked through every step of her process, as well as listened to me attentively. Before she began she made sure that we agreed on every part, and honestly knew exactly what I wanted. For anyone that has curly hair, whether you know what to do with it or not, I highly recommend Lauren Best at Michael Helene Salon. I am going to stick with her as long as she is doing hair. The one and ONLY down side is that you have to give yourself plenty of time in advance to schedule an appointment. When I called in June (hoping to get an appointment before fall) she was booked until DECEMBER. So I went on the wait list, and they did call me when a slot became available.  In addition, everyone that I conversed with at the Salon (as well as the owner) was super nice, and welcoming. More...

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Nittaya K.

12 August 2017

Michael Helene Salon Gallery never ceases to amaze me. My stylist, Elizabeth always pinpoints exactly what I want and it comes out amazing. Their new Integrity line smells so lovely and made my hair super soft. I love this salon! More...

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Linda K.

10 August 2017

Michaela was awesome. Love the cut and keratin treatment she gave me. She listens to her customers and offers suggestions as well. I will definitely get back to see her again. The salon is decorated very nicely and is very clean. More...

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Debbie D.

10 August 2017

I finally found THE ONE!!!!  Nino.........not only took his time and gave me the best shampoo massage EVER  in my young 64 years of life......but HE LISTENED........and explained what he was doing EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!! He talked with me about what I wanted. I was a first time client and I was so impressed. I loved him the minute I laid eyes on him...........I knew he was the one that would do my hair right and not give me an old lady hair cut  and style. CONGRATULATIONS  Nino...........You are the best artist I have ever had the pleasure of mastering my hair. Your personality shined and we will be friends forever. The best compliment I can give you is send you my friends and as promised.......I WILL.  I already talked about you and it was not even necessary as I got many compliments on my hair.....so you see, you sold yourself!!!!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU................I searched many a salon for Nino......either they never called me back or they kept me on hold forever.......(one kept me on hold for 4:58 minutes and when they came back to me, I told  them they were not the salon for me based on how long they had me on hold!!!)  TAKE NOTE ALL SALON OWNERS..........  NINO,  you are bound to SHINE.........AS YOU ARE A SUPER STAR!!!!!!!!! More...

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Jimmy Singh

31 July 2017

great service

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Lauren Golding

30 July 2017

I am so blessed to have found this place. I decided to be brave and try it over a year ago and have been happy and going there since then. They really listen to your wants and make sure you are comfortable with what you are having done. More...

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Manisha Dondapati

30 July 2017

Amazing haircut by Elizabeth! The service provided is awesome.

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Marissa G

30 July 2017

I came here because of a Groupon. I had a really great experience here! The atmosphere is fun and clean, and I appreciate the fact that most of their products are cruelty-free and natural. This salon truly listens to what you want. They even have a personalized app where you can fill out questions and it helps to create the perfect cut. My hairdresser Shannon was friendly and did an excellent job on my hair. I would definetly recommend her! She did this deep conditioning treatment and my hair felt so soft and smelt amazing for days. Also the way she styled it was magazine worthy. They checked up on me to make sure I was happy with the cut and let me know I could call them and come back if I wasn't satisfied. Thanks for the wonderful experience! More...

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Sarah Fraker

30 July 2017

I couldn't leave the parking lot without writing this review first. I came in as a walk-in with just a Google search and left as a permanent customer. The staff was incredibly friendly and personable and my stylist did an incredible job fixing a bad previous haircut. At the end of my haircut my stylist even had the owner come over and fix a few things that left me even happier with my haircut. I will be back!!! More...

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Stacee H.

25 July 2017

Great atmosphere and the staff is always attentive. Lauren Best literally is the best! I trust her implicitly with my curls and highlights. My hair has never looked better! Thank you so much Lauren! More...

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Lauren C.

19 July 2017

I was so impressed with Azi and her ability to turn my "always straightened hair" into my natural curls that are frizz free and bouncy. She was very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.  She spent quality time asking me about my hair and routine and also my goals. The outcome far exceeded my expectations. I washed and styled my own curls according to her directions and they've never looked better. I'll absolutely be back to see her!My only negative was that Andrea scheduled me for a different time than we discussed and when I tried to get it corrected, was not very professional. It is a 10 for Azi and a 1 for Andrea. I'm glad that I didn't just cancel my appointment after my poor first impression - Azi more than made up for it! More...

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Joia C.

18 July 2017

I've been a fan of Michael Helene Salon & Gallery as a regular customer since finding them on Yelp a year ago, and choosing them to make me and my bride squad beautiful for my wedding day was one of the best decisions made in our planning process! Dawn worked with me to create a quote based on styling preferences, and made sure to coordinate all appointment times for trials and the big day. Kylie NAILED the wedding look - complete with coloring/cut two weeks prior, hair/makeup trial, then slight changes to hair/makeup on the day of - and I felt so beautiful and confident as I walked down the aisle! Elizabeth and Nino rocked the bride squad hair looks, and were so personable and friendly with the ranging personalities of my sisters and best friends. Even my new stepdaughter, our flower girl, felt treated like a princess at the salon on our wedding day. THANK YOU for making all of us (bride, 6 bridesmaids & flower girl) feel so good, from the inside out, on my special day! I'm a loyal fan and will continue to come back for all of my beauty needs! More...

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Alanna G.

8 July 2017

Michaela was far and away a true professional! She carefully listened to what I wanted and executed it even better than I could imagine!! She nailed the blonde ombré and was really supportive and honest about what would work best for my hair! I'll never go anywhere else! More...

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Amina Q.

6 July 2017

It was my first time here and i loved the service they provided. The staff was exceptional and very courteous. Elizabeth was the best. She knew what she was doing. And also she listened to all my needs and then stated her opinion. I went here for a haircut and tomorrow i'm going here for my balayage..can't wait to see what Elizabeth has for me. More...

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Vanessa B.

2 July 2017

I had to wait 3 months to get in for a haircut with Lauren, a master stylist who's also a level 3 Devacurl stylist. She was amazing! She doesn't just cut your hair, she goes over everything from how your curls normally behave, what your expect from your cut, but most importantly, how to take care of your hair/styling your hair/washing & conditioning your hair at home. She's incredibly thorough, and had a great personality. Multiple people have asked about my hair lately, and I've recommended her to them. She's well worth the wait! More...

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Lisa M.

25 June 2017

I love coming to this salon! Everyone is so friendly and they take care of my every need. I have seen two different stylists here and both were amazing! Also, getting your hair washed here is the most relaxing thing ever! More...

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Tyler H.

25 June 2017

Will is amazing. He pays attention to what you want and if you keep coming back to him your haircuts and hairstyle will only improve. The salon staff is always welcoming and everyone seems to be having a good time no matter how busy it gets. They have great products and Will is very knowledgeable in recommending a certain cut/ style or Product to use. I've been coming to Will for at least a year now and have no intentions of changing. More...

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Lindsay K.

13 June 2017

Let me start off by saying that I'm kind of picky about my hair.  I have type 3A curly hair that is fine, thick, and difficult to cut.  This fall I went to a salon that butchered it after my normal curly girl left, so I decided to find a Deva certified stylist in the area.The DevaCurl website brought me to Azi and I'm so glad!  She made me feel comfortable from the start, got to know me and my hair, and explained everything every step of the way.  She helped me with some new tips and styling tricks and left me feeling confident that my hair isn't a bad hack job anymore!  On the contrary, it's stylish and has a great shape again.  I'm confident that when I go back this fall, I'll be on the right track to maintaining a great shape and growing it out.  I'm so grateful for this positive experience! More...

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Bethany S.

22 May 2017

Finally, someone gets my hair! I've never left a salon with better curls than I went in with, my curls were beautiful in their own natural way. On top of that, Azi is a fantastic teacher. Most salons give you tips and tricks to make your hair salon fabulous but it never quite works. Azi made me feel and understand every step so I knew how to recreate the look at home. More...

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Eddie Edwards

22 May 2017

This is where I have getting my hair cut for years. Daisy the hairstylist is great!

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Glenn T.

5 May 2017

Elizabeth is the one who takes care of my hair, and she does an excellent job!!

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C D.

24 April 2017

This was my first time to Michael Helene Salon and it was a great experience! I had my balayage/ombre done by Ashley and she is a true artist! My hair looks phenomenal- the way the color melts into blonde is soooo pretty! I'll upload a picture of the back but my original color is a daaark brown and Ashley made my hair color melt into a creamy blonde at the tips. I'm obsessed. I have long-ish hair so I was in the chair for 3 hours but it was well worth it. It's pricey but you pay for what you get! More...

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Megan E.

3 April 2017

I have gone to this salon 3 times, and every time I am more impressed than the last visit! My first haircut was with Will - he did a great job! He listened to what I was envisioning and helped it come to life. My second and third visits were with Nino, who also did an amazing job! I love the cut that he did and am BEYOND thrilled with the balayage/ombre magic he worked on my hair today! I have never been this satisfied with my hair color before. The salon is very clean, staff is great. I highly recommend checking out this salon for your next hair appointment! More...

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Beth L.

30 March 2017

I bought the groupon for the cut, partial highlight, deep conditioning, and styling and it was the best deal ever!!  This is the friendliest salon I've ever encountered!  Even while I was booking the appointment, and I told them I could forgo the highlighting, they said they were more than happy to work with me to find something I liked. When I got there, I was greeted by all sorts of friendliness and filled out a questionnaire about my hair.  Perhaps they like to keep customer profiles? Mikaela (?) Was my stylist and asked me how I wanted things every step of the way.  I told her that my hair had undergone 2 rounds of Japanese hair straightening and was pretty dead.  I also told her I wanted my partial highlights in funky colors that would be hidden.  Together we agreed that magenta with the lightening built in would be the best option!The deep conditioning was very thorough and relaxing with scalp massages!The whole thing took 4 hours, even though it didn't feel that long.  Mikaela  (?) Spent time and effort perfecting the shape of the layers she was adding to my hair.  At first I thought it was much shorter than I was looking for, but she cut away all the fried parts and gave my hair some nice shape!  Something I have been looking for for a long time.  It came out really cute!Between the cut and deep conditioning my hair was completely revitalized!  The magenta highlights are pretty but not over the top-- exactly what I was looking for!Next time I might go for a funkier dye job or futuristic hairdo!  This place can do it all!! More...

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Dia B.

13 March 2017

I have extremely curly 3C/4A natural hair and have had horrible experiences at other salons who claim to know how to style natural hair. Shannon, Sam and Lauren came to my rescuer after a I had a bad dye job which turned my hair green and a lopsided haircut.Color: Shannon and Sam corrected my hair color and took the time to explain everything that they were doing. I told them my concerns wth maintaining my curl pattern and the health of my hair, and they made recommendations that would ensure my hair was not damaged. They were able to get the green out and give me the beautiful balayage highlights that I desired. I recommend Shannon for color and for natural hair in particular I would recommend Sam but she is currently still an apprentice so she cannot take clients by herself. When you call just request that Sam assist ;)Haircut: I wanted Lauren to shape my hair because she is deva curl certified and was highly recommended by the other stylists, but I was told that she was booked for the next couple of months. Hesitant to let anyone else cut my hair, I canceled my appointment and accepted my fate of having a lopsided fro. The next morning a manager from the salon called to tell me that Lauren had a cancelation and that she could fit me in that morning! Lauren fixed the haircut and gave me a beautiful shape which will grow out nicely and require less maintenance.Customer Service: I have never been to a more welcoming and professional salon. Every single stylist asked me if I needed anything and reassured me that I would leave happy with my hair. Even though I was not in the most pleasant mood, everyone was super friendly and accommodating. I truly felt like the stylists cared about me and what I wanted and not just about how they could make money. The only thing I would say is that it was difficult to get in touch with the owner, Michael, but the customer service rep Dawn was wonderful and very responsive.Overall I had a great experience here. I am happy that I finally found a hair salon that I can trust with my natural hair. More...

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Elizabeth L.

2 March 2017

The customer service at Michael Helene salon is a "cut" above the rest!!!  The owner, Michael, is wonderful and talented and she went out of her way to make sure that I was COMPLETELY satisfied with my experience there.  I would highly recommend her and her salon. More...

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GT3 Goetz

23 February 2017

We went to this hair salon, it was very professional and friendly. Susan does a excellent job. We'll be back!

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Rachel B.

26 January 2017

"Are you going to be the one who'll fix my hair?"I felt pretty sheepish going into Michael Helene today. My hair was tied up into a ponytail, heavy with knots, untamed curls, and a year's worth of split ends. Yes, I was a girl with wavy/curly hair that hadn't gotten a haircut in a year--a girl with a pyramid-shaped blonde lump of tresses who needed a TON of help.I wasn't COMPLETELY helpless. I knew that because I had curly hair, I should find a Deva stylist, so I found Azi through the DevaCurl website. As I fumbled through what I'd like out of the cut, she clearly showed that she was knowledgeable about difficult hair like my own. Recognizing that I was flustered (I think I must have pathetically whined, "Please help me" at least twice), Azi was great about listening to what I needed and getting down to business.Azi is definitely a lady into her job. She took her time examining my mess-of-a-mane and quickly identified not only what kind of cut and shape would look good for my face, but what kind of cut I could maintain until next time. What that meant was that as she started to style it, she explained everything that she was doing. She was so good for my hair--no straightening, no brushes, just stuff I already knew how to do, applied in a way that looked good. She guided my hands between steps, showing me how my hair should feel if the steps were done properly. Azi also warned me against common mistakes and, bless her, didn't get pushy with products or appointments (I was already so pleased that I booked ahead anyway, but I definitely appreciate not feeling rushed). Once Azi was done, I was a few inches shorter and a few miles happier. My whole head felt LIGHTER and it was a hell of a good haircut. 10/10, A+, will be going back again. More...

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Suz E.

22 December 2016

I moved to the South Riding area a year ago, and since then, I've been going to Michael Helene. I am so thankful to have discovered an amazing Salon. As an educator, I love all the teaching I see going on. It is clear by the interactions and much more between stylists that Michael has created a Family of talented artists. I've come here several times and WILL is THE artist to work with when it comes to color, especially red. I initially came in wanting to keep purple in my hair. However he explained to me with the color wheel that certain colors would be difficult for my hair to hold. I ended up going with bright red for a while and loved it. I trust Will and I always ask him what he has in mind. He's always learning new techniques and has new ideas that he's welcome to try. From one shade of red he went to three different shades, I believe it was called "marble?". The outcome was amazing. Tonight I went in for a hair shaping. I wanted to cut my hair. I told Will i wanted it above my shoulders. I am so happy with how it looks. I would highly recommend coming here. I have never had a bad experience, or even an okay experience. All my experiences have been top notch... from professionalism to bedside manner, to patience and precision, I won't go anywhere else. NINO cut my toddler's hair a while back. He is wonderful. He took his time and did his best to cheer up a not so happy 3 year old. From cutting to shampooing to blow drying and styling, I would take her back to him... if she didn't want to grow her hair out like Elsa. Overall, the experience you will get here, from the moment you walk in to the time you walk out of the door will exceed your expectations. They go above and beyond for all of their guests. More...

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Marysol Ortega

18 December 2016

This is my favorite salon sense 2004
Susan's she thas the most perfect job always in my hair I love it...

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Ami C.

7 December 2016

In 2015, I had the opportunity to be a hair model for Michael Helene Salon Gallery. The stylist (who no longer works there) wanted to try a "one length" haircut. It was totally different from my usual choppy layers, but I loved it.I ended up going back the following month for my engagement photoshoot hair/makeup. The makeup lasted and looked great but the curls did not quite withstand a simple afternoon of walking around the Cherry Blossom Festival. More...

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Margaret R.

22 October 2016

I visited the salon for the first time last week.  Kylie cut and colored my hair.  She went over how she was going to cut my hair and spent time going over everything with me.  I did not feel rushed!   It was a big change for me and I love the new color and cut.    Everyone at the salon was so professional and kind.  I was given a tour when I arrived and was able to completely relax.  The shampoo was great!    I was so impressed with Kylie and look forward to bringing my daughter for her next style as well. More...

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Whitney C.

21 October 2016

NINO IS AWESOME!! Went in on a chance with a Groupon, but I'm officially a customer! Nino did an amazing job on my blonde highlights and cut! So well blended and natural looking, and he even took the time to do what was best for my hair (and not just the bare minimum for a partial highlight). If you're a blonde who's picky about your color, I definitely recommend him!!  (Insta @ninonin) More...

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Caitlin L.

7 October 2016

Since moving from South Riding to Alexandria I refuse to find a new stylist. Bettie is by far and away the best stylist I've found. She knows my hair so well and I appreciate that on times when I seem to not be able to express what I want done she knows exactly what I mean! Not to mention that with coloring my hair she does amazing and it is always better than I expected! Worth the trek and rearranging my schedule to go here!!! Whole staff is wonderful. I love coming here and have no intention of stopping! More...

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Ingrid K.

3 October 2016

What a fun, hip salon! They specialize in funky colors as well as bringing funked out hair back to normal. Nino was great to work with and explained each process along the way, like how the colors would be stripped and toned down in different steps, and how the trim would layer. As much as I adore Nino, he was always booked solid when I tried to book an appointment with him online, so I booked with Ashley and she is just as fabulous! The staff at Michael Helene is always fun and friendly. I enjoy my visits and Ashley makes me feel cooler than a mom of four by the time she's done working her craft on my noggin'. Magenta (who also works there) always has the coolest hair color. I can't help but admire the wild, vibrant colors she rocks every time I go in. More...

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Sarah G.

1 October 2016

Michael Helene Salon is by far the best gem I have ever come across. I had been going to other salons in the area for years and never leaving happy with my hair. I came across this salon a few months ago and fell in love! I have never encountered such wonderful staff, atmosphere, and professionalism. I have been going to Nino and I cannot say enough awesome things about him. He puts in so much time and effort to make sure your hair vision is PERFECT. Not only is he incredibly talented, he is so much fun! I love this salon, I love my hairdresser, and I'm never going anywhere else again! More...

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Shannon M.

18 September 2016

I had my first appointment at Michael Helene Salon last week. It was my first time getting a Devacurl cut and they were recommended. I booked with Azi and had a wonderful experience. She was kind, knowledgeable and understood my need for a low maintenance style. The cut was superb and it has held up at home under my care. I've already booked an appointment to see Azi again in December. More...

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Catherine A.

9 September 2016

I had an amazing salon experience, the staff is amazingly friendly and I even had a complimentary paraffin wax hand treatment while I waited for my stylist Elizabeth. It was nice of them to offer it because I did have to wait more than 15 minutes for my appointment. I am still giving 5 stars for Elizabeth and the salon staff--they just rock! Once I did meet up with Elizabeth, she asked me what I wanted and I showed her some pictures. She explained what she was doing and she even taught me how to get more volume in my hair. I also have extra thick hair in the back, so after the "reveal" she asked if I wanted more taken off and when I said yes, she did so without any attitude (major bonus points from a gal who has hair that grows as soon as she steps out of the salon). I am SO happy with her and this salon--thank you for making my day! More...

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Lisa N.

23 August 2016

I recently moved to the DC area and wanted to get a haircut to update my look before starting a new job. I read the positive Yelp reviews and made an appointment with Elizabeth (also see her Instagram page for more pics!). I have long, thick hair that is naturally curly, but has been keratin treated in the past and I generally wear it straight or waved with a curling wand. Booking was simple online and prices were easy to find on the website. They send handy email reminders for your appointment time. The salon itself is easy to find and has a fun atmosphere. The receptionist was very friendly and offered me a drink when I arrived. They also have new clients fill out a questionnaire. I didn't have to wait more than 2-3 minutes before Elizabeth called me back.I requested a dry cut (hair straight), with long layers to give some movement and take out some of the bulk from my thick texture. Elizabeth spent some time discussing when I'd like and we looked at a few pictures I brought before she started cutting. She is easy to talk to and also lets you know what she is doing during the cut. In addition to the layers, she thinned out the back section of my hair to remove some bulk. She spent time making sure the layers were even and fell nicely. After the cut, she did a wash, mask treatment, and blowdry. She also used a flat iron on my stubborn curly roots. Elizabeth spent time even after the blowdry and style touching up the cut. She was very thorough and spent a lot of time with me, which I really appreciated, as going to a new hair stylist is always nerve-wracking! She recommended some products to me when I asked about a good hair mask and discussed the keratin treatments she offers, but didn't pressure me to buy anything or add additional same-day services, which I also appreciated.Prices at the salon are reasonable and check-out was easy. New clients also get a fun gift bag to take home and they call a few days after your appointment to ensure you are a happy customer. I am very happy with my new cut - the layers fall really nicely and my hair feels lighter and flatters my face - I am looking forward to my next appointment with Elizabeth! More...

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Ozzie A.

14 August 2016

I had a follow-up appointment July 2016 with Michael and Sam. I will say that I left happier this time around than I did my first appointment. I got a wash and go set, which I was for sure thinking would not work, but Sam made me into a believer. This style took about 3 hours or so to complete. I am sure when my gets a bit longer the set will work best, but really enjoyed seeing my curls pop. Michael understood I did not want a deva cut but a trim. The coconut styler was tried again because I wanted my curls elongated, but once again it failed. The style is pretty pricey, but I understand the time it takes to do a wash and go, which is why I am probably not a huge fan. I will try a twist out the next I visit the salon. I really appreciated Michael taking the time to understand my needs and explain what she would be doing with my hair. She is very honest and that I like. More...

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Meenu P.

1 August 2016

Azi gave me a brand new look!! im loving it:) she takes time to understand what we want. very nice salon too. atlast i found something that works for me and this place is super close to my place which is a plus

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Celine Bobolsky

30 July 2016

Been going here for a few months now and I have never had a bad experience, everything was always perfect. The shop is clean and welcoming and so is the staff!

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Tammy Simmons

30 July 2016

I thought Makayla did an outstanding job in cutting my hair. I am very picky on who cuts my hair. She is young but great and I didn't even know she would even know how to do Farrah Fawcett layers, but she did. I absolutely will keep coming back to her and referring her out to everyone I know. More...

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Christine Campbell

30 July 2016

Absolutely amazing. Best place for hair extensions ANYWHERE in the area. They are experts.

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Mary Quinn

30 July 2016

After 8 years of salon shopping, I have finally found a home! Michael Helene is upbeat and trendy, and everyone there is kind and respectful---no snooty folks here! I felt welcome and listened to from the moment I walked in. Perhaps best of all is the skill level of the artists. I am amazed at what Kylie did to my hair--she listened to what I wanted, used a technique I had never experienced, and now I only need a blow dryer and 5 minutes to style my hair! And, I only need to get my (short) hair trimmed every 10 weeks or so--unbelievable! My shampoo came with a complimentary hand wax and massage. What a wonderful experience! I have already recommended Michael Helene to 3 people, all of whom loved the experience! More...

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Cassie Gaspar

30 July 2016

I've gone to see Lauren for a haircut a couple of times now and I always feel amazing after leaving. She is so knowledgeable about curly hair and I have never had a better cut! Everytime I go in you feel welcome! I am excited for my next appointment this week! More...

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Jocelyn Hernandez

30 July 2016

I purchased a groupon online for $59 and it's the best money I have spent! I'm definitely going to be a permanent customer. Kylie was my stylist and was absolutely amazing! Answered all my silly questions and took the time to actually ask me and give me advice on my hair. Past hair salons I would go to would try to work against my curly hair but Kylie worked with it and did an amazing job!! More...

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Twyla S.

3 July 2016

Salon has a great vibe, with emphasis on creativity. I've been there twice and am welcomed by the lovely front desk staff each time with offers of refreshment and smiles. The first time I went in to have hair shaping and color done by the talented Azi, I actually met the lovely Michael Helene, and she was gracious and welcoming. The other hair artists were friendly and kind, as well. The second to I went back to my girl Azi, she trimmed up my nape undercut and added a cute whimsical design that had me over the moon. I've had bad to lukewarm to good experiences over the years, but this salon actually felt homey enough to make me want to come back, and more than enough creative and artistic talent and experience for whatever hairstyle I could hope for. The prices were reasonable (and on par with what a lot of other salons in the area charge) and I feel like the experience is more than worth it. More...

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Geoff K.

24 June 2016

I have been coming here for years to see the lovely Dani Fant.  The more I see her, the more she knows my hair- and me!  But today she was magnificent.  I had an urge to perm my hair (think Justin Timberlake circa 2001, but not really).  I had mentioned this to her on the past couple of visits as my hair grew long enough.   She went above and beyond to do it for me, even when my appointment slated for only a cut.  Bravo!  Excellent, superb service.  Thank you :) More...

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Chris Costea

4 June 2016

Love the ladies here! Great job and prices are reasonable.Very friendly!

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Lori C.

3 June 2016

Ashley at Michael Helene's is the best hairdresser! She is very thorough, listens to what you want and then delivers! The salon itself is a great environment, everybody is very friendly and will accommodate you anyway they can, I highly recommend Ashley and Michael Helene Salon!

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melanie w.

27 April 2016

Avi was absolutely amazing! She was so sweet, fun, and did exactly what I wanted. I cannot say enough about the customer service at the salon - it was WONDERFUL! They treat you like you are the most important person there. I will definitely be going back! Highly recommend! More...

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Michelle H.

10 March 2016

Amazing cut! Lauren knows her hair! She spent lots of time answering questions and listening to my concerns. It was the first time I got a deva cut. My curls have never looked better!! I've never been to a stylist who knew hair as well as she did. Her assistant Sam made the experience even better. I have never stick with a salon or a stylist...until now. I will be back! I highly recommend this salon. Every single person made me feel welcome! They were very helpful and extremely knowledgeable!!! BEST experience ever!!! More...

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Jennifer P.

9 March 2016

This is a great salon!! From the moment I walked in there was friendly staff and such a cute decor. Azi was my hair stylist and she was so spunky and did an amazing job. She knew exactly what I was going for and even told me how to make it better with my hair texture. Most of the time I feel awkward when a stylist tries to make small talk but she was so much fun and so easy to talk to. I will definitely be making this my go to salon from now on. They even gave me a new customer care package which was such a nice gesture. More...

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Arlenne H.

28 February 2016

Nino did an awesome job on my hair! It was tough since it was very dark hair to start with, but he was able to do a beautiful balayage , with the goal to go even lighter by this summer. Will be coming back in about a month to try going lighter. More...

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H F.

10 February 2016

Still great after over a year. I had Kylie do my hair and makeup recently for the company holiday party. Well worth it, though for a week night she had to work hard to get everything done on time! I looked stunning. Seriously. Also, I'm not a fan of awkward haircut small talk. I enjoy getting to know her but sometimes she just lets me be and gets on with the job. I approve. More...

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Mary A.

9 February 2016

Purchased a Groupon to try out this hair salon.  Junior Hair Artist, Elizabeth, summed up my hair texture, length and compared her working tableau to my personal desires.  She skillfully created the look I wanted and needed.  Brilliant - best haircut I've had in many years.  In fact two women on two separate occasions commented upon how beautiful my hair looked...now that is a SCORE!  Salon personnel were courteous and happy.  I enthusiastically recommend this salon and the talented Elizabeth to anyone looking for a great cut and style! More...

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J M.

29 January 2016

This is a great salon!  Another 12+ months have passed, so I thought it was time for an update.  I still love going to Michael Helene and having Bettie do my hair.  She knows how to cut and color and is always super sweet and professional.  I love getting her input, but she always also asks me what I am thinking.  Definitely 5 stars! More...

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Genie B.

20 January 2016

Azi Mitchell is the next Sally Hershberger. Young, up and coming and supremely talented Azi captured this frogette and made her into a princess. Catch Azi before she becomes too famous and important a stylist to attend to the likes of me. More...

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Lana C.

15 January 2016

I have always had ho-hum results with nearly every salon I have been to. This salon (Dulles location) blew my expectations out of the water! The stylists seem very skilled and are super fun and easy to talk to. (I'm that girl that wants to just sit quietly and day dream, normally, rather than engage in forced pleasantries.) Nino was amazing, both as an intuitive and precise stylist and relatable conversationalist. I purchased a Groupon for a keratin treatment and hair shaping and they treated me like a VIP. (They use Global Keratin BTW.) Also, my hair shaping is so fancy that I literally just spend 5 minutes with some heat serum and the blow dryer and my hair never looked better. I know that is also from the keratin, but my hair falls perfectly into place. I was surprised that at the end of the appointment Nino grabbed a Master stylist to check his work. First, I thought to myself, "What? I thought he WAS a master stylist" (based on his skill). Second, I was really impressed with the accountability. I've never seen a salon do this and I think its a wonderful idea. Maybe I've just been going to the wrong places all these years? Obviously, because now I'd never go anywhere else! More...

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Sarah S.

22 December 2015

I have been living in northern VA for 6 years and have continued to go back home to Richmond to get my hair cut because I could not find a place up here I liked and that wasn't insanely expensive. I have naturally curly hair and wanted to find a stylist to help me learn to control and style my hair. I came across Michael Helen Salon Gallery and made an appointment with Azi. SHE IS AMAZING!!! Before she did anything she took the time to talk to me about what I wanted, what my problems were, and an over view of how to handle them. Every time I have ever gotten my hair cut the stylist wants to cut my hair as if it is straight and blow dry and straighten it for me. It looks excellent when I leave the salon but then I can never get it to do that on my own. Azi literally walked me through step by step on how to style my naturally curly hair, from shampoo, condition, adding product, diffusing, and final finishing touches. She even showed me how to do next day hair. Did you know you could even do next day hair with curls? I didn't until I met Azi! I had such a wonderful experience that I made my next appointment the day I was at the salon. The salon itself had very friendly staff and was so cute. It's has a great atmosphere, and very relaxing. After 6 years I have finally found my salon and my stylist!! YAY!! More...

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Andrea W.

5 December 2015

I love this salon!! I've moved quite a few times and finding a new stylist is always a daunting task. I've seen Azi the times I've been to this salon and she's great! The salon itself is very stylish and modern. Azi always takes a few minutes to sit down with me and discuss what I want to do with my hair. This visit I brought in 2 pictures, one of the color and one of the bangs that I wanted. She nailed it! I highly recommend trying this salon. They usually have deals on Groupon or Yelp. I feel like the price is comparable to other salons in the area. Overall, I am very satisfied. More...

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Tawnya Rice

5 December 2015

Been going here for 7 years now and have never been disappointed, I have recommended the ladies there for everything from hair to make up to nail and pedicures to massages. Love them.

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1 December 2015

I was referred here by a friend and couldn't be any more pleased. I went to see Ashley this evening at the recommendation of my friend.  This is by far the best hair service I've received.  She was knowledgeable and gave a great consultation.  I have long thick hair that is naturally wavy and she knew exactly what to do and explained how she cut and styled it to create a better style and give the right movement to my hair.  Finally found my go to stylist. The salon has a great atmosphere and loved the style of it. Everyone was really nice and friendly.  Booking an appointment was easy.  I made mine online which was convenient to see the time and date options of your selected stylist. Received a thank you by email and a survey to complete to provide feedback. GREAT customer service and was sent home with a new customer welcome bag. Overall a great experience. I highly recommend coming here and seeing Ashley! More...

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Bonnie S.

28 November 2015

This was my first time at this salon and I was definitely happy with my haircut. I have long thick hair and always leave salons feeling like I didn't get the amount of hair thinned out that I need. I showed Elizabeth a picture of a haircut I had over four years ago where I had short and long layers and told her I like my hair thinned out in the back. She gave me the exact haircut that I've been trying to get again all these years. She thinned my hair out perfectly, which took so much weight out of my hair but it still looks very full. I am now able to style my hair without feeling like its a daunting task. Elizabeth was very friendly and relatable, she really knows how to give you the best cut for your hair type! Will defiantly be going back to her from now on. Nico,the stylist in training(I think that was his name) was amazing and very friendly as well. More...

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Tazeen D.

20 November 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Michael Helene Salon! The salon itself is GORGEOUS and the staff is welcoming, friendly, and incredibly talented. My stylist was Nino, and he did a fabulous job with my service--everything from the wash to the deep conditioning, to the haircut and style. Afterwards, I posted a picture of my hair on Facebook and received so many compliments! I found out about the salon from Groupon, and I highly recommend coming to this salon for your hair services--totally worth it even without a coupon or voucher (though the coupon helps, as the normal prices can be a bit higher than average). Thank you! More...

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Patricia B.

16 November 2015

Do you want your hair to be done right without being rushed? This is the place to go! Kylie in particular does an amazing job! Today was my third time in the salon & she managed to do my hair better, which is amazing considering its been perfect each time I've been there. She's passionate about what she does and it shows. Highlights and a haircut, my hair literally feels amazing, super soft & gorgeous. Thanks Kylie :) More...

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Jillian S.

10 November 2015

I've been coming here on a monthly basis and I love the atmosphere and the stylists. In particular, Teesha! She's very attentive, fun, friendly, and full of natural hair knowledge.  She also always let's me know what she's using in my hair just in case I want to buy it later/or now.I would definitely recommend this salon to friends & family (which I have). I think you guys got a "lifer". More...

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Stephanie G.

18 August 2015

My visit was over a month ago, but I was inspired to write this review after recieving subpar service from another salon. First, the establishment is very clean and well organized. Receptionist was very helpful when setting up an appt. When I first arrived, I was given a tour of the salon (which - how great, who does that?). It's obvious the employees here care about customer service. Onto my stylist, Lauren. I think it is common knowledge that she's awesome. I decided to make an appt. w/ her since she was the only Deva/curly hair specialist there. I went for a dramatic change (I had nearly shoulder length hair w/ a few layers and went to a sort of curly faux hawk) & she executed it perfectly. The process from start to finish took pretty long, and it's understandable as I know many stylists doublebook clients, but Lauren was very apologetic & professional about it. Plus the end result was totally worth the time it took. Also, the place is not cheap at all. I paid more than I expected for my haircut, but I do feel the service justifies the price. Also, if you want to make an appt. with Lauren, book in advance because it seems her schedule is very full. If not get on her waitlist; I called last week for an appt. and they called me back today saying she had some cancellations if I still wanted to see her. Unfortunately I had gotten my haircut at another salon because I couldn't wait much longer at that point. Anyway, this is a great salon, Lauren is a great stylist, and I will return. More...

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Melissa H.

31 July 2015

I had a horrible haircut (bob) from a 4.5-star rated hair salon in Ashburn and I had to get it fixed ASAP.  So, I went to yelp and found Michael Helene. When I first saw the salon's website interface I was skeptical about going because it appeared to be very modern goth. However, I took a chance. I made an appointment with Azi, who listened to my wants and complaints, and she did an amazing job correcting my cut. I am truly satisfied and love my hair now! :) Azi is extremely knowledgable and professional. I have to admit that I just found my new hairstylist. I do highly recommend Michael Helene or Azi, for their staff is welcoming and professional; the facility is well kept and clean, and I absolutely loved the decor. Great salon! More...

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N H.

28 July 2015

I went to see Ashley for a Keratin treatment she was great!  It was one of the best Keratin treatments I have ever had.  She was fast and knowledgeable she also fixed a terrible hair cut I had gotten previously.  I have very long thick hair and its rare to find someone that knows how to cut and style it.I went back to get balayage highlights they came out perfect!  Thanks Ashley! More...

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M K.

11 June 2015

I've been to the salon multiple times.  Most recently, I was there a few months ago and kept meaning to write a review for Azi.  She cut my hair and she was quite good.  She gave me a cute cut and I was very happy with it.  Usually I go to Ashley (who is also very good) but happened to go to Azi for the first time and was pleased with the results! More...

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Erica S.

7 June 2015

Three years ago my stylist (from another salon) left for San Diego, I've spent the time between then and now searching for a new stylist.  Finally I turned to Facebook and asked a group I'm a member of for suggestions for a salon with cutting edge stylists and Samantha B., reached out to me.  She told me about Michael Helene Salon, asked me several questions and then recommended Kylie.  I scheduled an appointment, and during my consultation with Kylie we explored a few options within my budget (love) and opted for a full highlight (I wanted to go very light blonde) with a cut based on what I asked for but also what she felt would look good on me.  I really loved the overall color and the cut, but later that night I was a little worried about the roots on my part line showing.  I emailed Kylie and very quickly got a call from Kylie asking me to come back so she could correct my roots at no cost.Both of my experiences were absolutely wonderful, I've already recommended Kylie to another friend of mine.  I feel confident that I've found my new stylist! More...

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Danielle Z.

31 May 2015

I've been going to Michael Helene for years now and have always loved my experiences there. I had Azi today and she did an AMAZING job. Would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to get their hair done. Works within your budget, and really listens to what you want to execute it perfectly. Hands down the best color I've ever had. More...

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Jennifer R.

30 May 2015

I had such a pleasure and fun time while getting my hair done by Will.  The salon was very laid back and professional at the same time.

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Nicole O.

28 May 2015

When we moved out to the suburbs I thought I would have to travel far away to find a salon I liked. A neighbor recommended Ashley at Michael Helene and she has been wonderful. The salon itself is clean, bright and colorful and very inviting. I love that there is a separate comfortable sitting area for having your color applied before moving to the stylist's station. It's easy to chat with other patrons or even catch up on work as I've done often (free wifi). Ashley is amazing. I've been told she was trained by Michael herself and I have been extremely happy with every single cut and color she has given me and have recommended her to friends. I took my daughter to see Elizabeth to get her hair cut for her 6th birthday and was pleased once again. My daughter was thrilled to wear Rock Star smock and be treated to a wash, cut and blowout of her very thick, curly hair. Elizabeth even added a couple strands of (washable) color! When she was finished she had one of the senior stylists come check her work to ensure that my child got the best cut possible.Best salon in the area in my opinion. More...

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Tiffany P.

15 May 2015

We recently moved to this area and I was in a need of a salon to get 13 inches cut off and a new style. We found Michael Helene's through Groupon and thought we would give them a try. My appointment was with Elizabeth. She did an amazing job! I have super thick curly hair and she knew exactly what to do! It has been a few weeks now since my cut and I LOVE the new style! Would definitely recommend this salon to others!!! All the staff were friendly and the salon itself was clean and comfortable. More...

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Krystal B.

6 May 2015

The salon is gorgeous, clean and very well thought out.  Their attention to detail even down to the restroom was awesome.   I had my first DevaCut by Lauren yesterday, and I am in love with the results.  Lauren was incredibly sweet, professional and well versed in her craft.  She really took the time to listen to what I wanted and also taught me a lot about curly hair care.  The rest of the staff was just as pleasant.  Michael is wonderful and seems to encourage further growth in her stylists and I completely appreciate that.  This was hands down the best salon experience I've ever had and I think it was well worth the money spent. More...

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Danielle R.

29 April 2015

I saw a Living Social coupon for a Keratin treatment and a haircut at this salon for a decent price. I saw that the salon had positive reviews and that was a huge incentive for me to try it out. I scheduled my appointment very far in advance because it's so hard for me to get time off of work and the coupon did not allow me to come in on weekends. With that being said, my experience was as good as it gets and I don't say that lightly. I've been around the block with Brazilian blowouts/keratin treatments and I know what to expect. It's a long process but oh so worth it for my frizzy untamed lion mane. Upon entering the clean, upbeat and stylish salon I was greeted and offered a beverage. I then got to meet Azi, my stylist and we had a long discussion of the hopes and dreams for my hair, especially regarding the cut. I'm trying to grow my hair out, its currently at the top of my chest, but I want to add a few more inches to it. I hate when I tell the stylist that I just want a trim and then they proceed to hack off five inches of my hair. I explained my concerns to Azi and she offered some suggestions. I hadn't gotten my hair cut in over a year because I don't trust anyone with it. Due to the lack of maintenance, it was going to be a difficult feat for Azi to clean my split ends up without losing any length. Azi suggested I put layers in my hair so that I could have healthy ends and so it would grow a bit faster. I was totally up for that idea and I wouldn't lose too much of my length!We started with the Keratin treatment and proceeded with the hair cut once it was all dried and straight.  This enabled her to know what she was working with and what my hair would look like on a day to day basis. The Keratin was amazing! I love the entire process because it's so relaxing. Once the haircut started, I'm not going to lie, I was full of anxiety. I feel that stylists tend to think that they know what I want better than I do so they leave me disappointed and unhappy. I can honestly say that Azi gave me what I wanted and more. I have never in my life left a salon happy about a haircut when it was from a new stylist. This was an absolute first for me.I left the saloon full of joy and excitement over my clean and straight hair! I didn't even lose much of my length. Azi is young, but don't let her age deceive you. She is beyond talented and I can say that hair is her calling. I'm already looking forward to my next appointment with her! I've never colored my hair or put highlights or lowlights in it but I think Azi might be the first person to give it a shot. I really trust her and she really listens to what her clients want. I would absolutely recommend this salon to my friends and family and I would tell them all to go see Azi! More...

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B W.

9 April 2015

My wife received the best haircut & highlights - best in 5 years. Highly recommend Betty. She'll take good care of you.

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Robin R.

7 April 2015

I heard about this place via groupon. When I called to schedule my appointment I was a little nervous about seeing a junior stylist however my experience ended up great and better than expected. I arrived a little early, but the girls at the front desk were absolutely wonderful and took great care of me while I waited.  My appointment was with Sloan and I have to say she was amazing!  I am picky when it comes to my hair however she listened carefully and did exactly what I asked.  She even taught me a couple of tips along the way that I used when I got home. In fact, I loved how well she styled my hair that I went back to her that Saturday to get my hair done for a wedding reception.  I had called up that morning and even though she had a busy day she was still able to fit me in.  Over all I felt cared for and definatly worth every penny.  Since my appointment I have received so many compliments on the color and cut.  I would defiantly recommend her to anyone. More...

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Vicky D.

6 April 2015

Azi is the best when it comes to color! Honestly amazing. She is very talented, LISTENS to her clients and makes you feel really comfortable. My hair was a wreck when I came to see her, she transformed me! I came in with black roots, brassy ends and frizziness... I came out with gorgeous color that looked natural, my hair looked beautiful. She really cares about her clients and goes above n beyond to make sure u love your look. I can't compliment her enough Azi is the best! She is so talented! I've been to salons all over the country and she is top notch. The salon staff treat you great, they care about their customers. There was a gal there that was kind enough to grab lunch for me because I was starving! She offered to run n get me something when I mentioned I hadn't eaten all day. Being 7 months pregnant she saved my life! I'm so thankful. If the owner reads this review please know you have awesome staff that make clients feel welcomed. Thank you. More...

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Beth N.

29 March 2015

I had my hair highlighted and cut by Elizabeth yesterday and was very impressed! I'm a very picky person when it comes to my hair/style but she made me feel very comfortable by her personable character and knowledge/love of hair. She knew what she was doing and exceeded my expectations; my highlights and cut came out absolutely beautiful, I've never left a hair salon feeling as happy and confident in my hair as I did after Elizabeth worked her magic! I am always a nervous wreck when it comes to a new hair treatment, but I will never again since I found this place - my new hair home!! More...

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Marieka V.

28 March 2015

I've been coming here to see Azi for over a year and have never been disappointed. She is amazing at color and knows how to translate what I'm asking for into a beautiful color. I have a lot of hair and is usually a pain to work with but she is a pro and always has me leaving the salon with a smile and no regrets. The entire staff is always friendly and genuine. Michael Helene definitely deserves the title for number one salon on LC!! More...

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Deepak M.

23 March 2015

Today I went in for my color corrective appointment with Kyle @ Michele Helen at dulles va. She is the best 5 stars to he r extremely polite and I must say she is a great hair artist and knows her work like a pro does she is just awesome. Michele Helen has great customer service and they fixed my hair highlights free of cost. Thumbs up for this salon. And now I have gotten my hair stylist and that is Kyle More...

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Daniele U.

9 March 2015

This is my third time at the salon and Elizabeth cutting my hair.  Any one who knows me and has read any of my reviews, I can be termed as "critical."My sister and I weren't pleased with our haircuts at another salon over a year ago, so both of our heads of hair were wild and long by the time we got there and were shy of someone new cutting our hair. Sis had Caswell cutting her hair and I had Elizabeth cutting mine.  For this review, I am only going to talk about my experiences (Sis can talk for herself.) Right away, Elizabeth and the front staff worked really hard to put me at ease, learn about me, ending with the result of me walking out with a fabulous haircut that completely suited me. When I sat in her chair, Elizabeth right off the bat explained everything that she was doing and every product going in my hair. I was nervous, but we had fun and came out looking great and feeling great! (Because, let's face it, if you don't walk out of a salon feeling and looking great, what's the point?  Right?)Fast forward to haircut #2, we decided to take off more hair than last time ("NOT TOO MUCH!") and possible procedures for future appointments.  Walking into HC#3, I have to give HUGE kudos to Danielle at the front in trying to get us all scheduled with hectic lives and me accidentally canceling my appointment online instead of moving it. (BTW, took me 3 visits to realize that the fabulous photos in the waiting area was the gorgeous Danielle.)Elizabeth and I agreed to something called balayage that would be natural, summery and sexy. And I got it even after another foot of snow was dumped on the area! I walked out so excited and so happy that I was texting photos of my hair to everyone with people LOVING the hair!  I love coming here, chatting with Elizabeth and walking out so happy.  I have been recommending this salon since my first appointment.Everyone here is fun, professional, and always willing to help others. More...

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Bonnie K.

28 February 2015

2/21/2015In my experience Michael Helene Salon Gallery is the best around.  I consider the staff here to be hair professionals and not hair stylists. The setting of the salon gallery is relaxing, no hustle bustle, simple yet elegant, like a parlor/living room. Kylie and I clicked right away. She is attentive, eager to share her expertise and explain why.I finally have a hair cut that works for my wavy, curly hair.I have yet to meet someone as talented as Kylie.  I really appreciate her professional demeanor and the fact that there was no rush. The staff does not wear a uniform like some franchise salons yay!! and it was great (for me) to see these talented professionals expressing themselves through their clothes and accessories.Kylie notated on my client account all the products she used. I have called the salon since my hair cut to figure out how I could repeat at home what Kylie did with my tresses and found her generous with her time.The price of the hair cut was well worth the experience. Keep up the great work Kylie.  Wonder why I did not come here sooner . More...

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Margaret H.

19 January 2015

I am picky and a pain in the ass about my hair - I admit it.My old hairdresser moved and also cut her hours down to so few days that I couldn't make it ever work with my work schedule. I went to a new salon and they made my hair a hot mess. I heard about Michael Helene and looked online. It looked to be a very nice salon and a bit avante guard styling and being a bit older than what I saw on the site I wasn't sure.My husband looked over my shoulder while combing the site and he said, "it looks like a salon Tabitha would love" That made me laugh and I thought, you know he's right - just  give it a go!I called and the customer service was superb. They had me at their phone service literally. (so lacking everywhere today!) I explained my bad cut and my fear. She calmed me and made a recommendation. I booked a hair cut and color.Kylie was my stylist. My goodness is she cute and young were my  first thoughts. I explained that I was a PIA about my hair and was so unhappy with what had been done to me. She walked me through what she would do to fix it on the first cut, probably take 2 cuts to really do what i wanted. She did what she said and it was sooo much better and the color was fabulous. I like the color for so many reasons, it's rich but more importantly it doesn't fade a harsh orange-y color as I was having happen from the last salon. I've returned a few times now and my hair looks great. I have also had my eyebrows waxed by Caswell/Casi. What a great job!!. On my drive home I kept looking at them in my rear view mirror. SO MUCH BETTER than the nail salon place for the same price. Seriously girls - get them done here!!The salon is beautiful, clean, the people are so friendly, professional and nice, and my hair looks terrific! What else do you need?  GO! More...

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Kasey M.

23 December 2014

Caswell was awesome.  The haircut and experience were incredible.I really enjoyed my first experience here.  I am new to the area but will most definately be back and will absolutely request Caswell again.  The salon itself is very relaxing and the people are all very nice.  Its one of those places where you feel a little spoiled just walking in but without the crazy price.  My only negative would be that when I booked my appointment I was told it would take about an hour.  It took 2 hours.  I wouldnt say that's all bad though- I got a free parafin dip for my hands first and a free deap condition on my hair.  Then Caswell took her time on my cut and style.  I thuroughly enjoyed all of the 2 hours I just would have prefered to know it was going to take longer so I could plan for it- next time I'll be prepaired (I certainly wouldnt have wanted them to speed things up).  Caswell listened to everything I said and was really really good about exceeding my expectations.  I requested a cut that was super easy to go into a bun but also super easy to look good worn down.  I hardly ever style it and it needs to be wash and wear and I have really flat hair that I would love to have some body.  She gave me a perfect cut and provided recommendations for small/easy changes I could encourporate into my routine that would help make it easier to style, have more body, and improve the health of my hair.  She recommended 1 product but was not at all pushy about it.  To top it all off-- I realyl enjoyed talking with her.I will absolutely be back and I recomend this place to anyone looking to be spoiled and walk out with a great cut.Update:  I liked my haircut so much I went back for an eyebrow wax and I treated myself to a blowout while there.  I once again loved the experience.  She did an awesome job on my eyebrows and was very attentive to me and made sure she knew what i wanted before she did anything.  I loved it just as much the second time around and left the salon looking and feeling beautiful and relaxed. More...

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Danielle C.

22 December 2014

First time here. I had a great experience. Receptionist was very sweet and immediately asked if I needed some thing to drink. I came in for a eyebrow lip wax with Azi. When she came to get me she helped me take off my jacket and carried my drink for me. I forewarned her that I was very picky because I have had a few very bad experiences. She explained step by step what she would be doing. When we went back to the service room she did a complimentary paraffin wax. She did one brow and handed me a mirror to see if I was happy with it before she moved on to the next. Finished with the lip wax that was amazing. Then took me to finish the consultation and asked once more if I was happy. I had a great experience and immediately made another appointment. More...

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Amanda K.

29 November 2014

I purchased a Groupon deal here for a partial highlight, haircut, deep conditioning treatment and style. The groupon stated that I couldn't use it on a Friday or Saturday, which wasn't a big deal to me.I called and was set up with a what I believe was a jr stylist. I was greeted promptly after check in even after arriving 10 minutes early. We discussed my hair and its needs. Elizabeth did a good job with making my hair look blonder again, softer from the conditioning package, and nice cut. My only complaint was the time this all took. I was at the salon for three hours! My hair is only a little passed my shoulders. I honestly cant afford that much time on my hair. I have had stylist in the past use about 1.5 hrs on my hair to achieve perfection. More...

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Michele C.

23 November 2014

My regular hairdresser is in DC but about to retire so I was looking at places closer to home to try out and get my color done before Thanksgiving. I was not disappointed by my first visit at MHS. The welcome was warm and friendly and I was made to feel special by the nice young woman at the reception desk. Also, I had the good fortune to have Kylie work with me. She was very sweet, personable, meticulous and did a fantastic job on finding the right color for my skin tone. She took very good care of me and gave me a lovely scalp massage that felt heavenly. As this salon was a bit of a shot in the dark, it was quite a relief to find out that it suited my needs. This place deserves its good reputation on Yelp and I'll definitely be back! More...

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Yasyas N.

1 November 2014

I must say that I was a bit harsh in my last review because the staff did everything to make sure I was happy again.  First I received a call apologizing for the mishap and offering me a free color and haircut.   I must say Bettie did a great job covering the gray and my haircut looked fabulous.  That said I'm changing my rating from 2 stars to 4.  Thanks again for a great service! More...

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Grady A.

22 October 2014

I've recently just moved to the DMV area and had to say goodbye to my long time barber.  I have what you might call an odd shaped head (not visible but definitely effects haircuts) and complicated hair.  I am being a tad dramatic, but it makes it difficult to find someone who can cut my hair right.  I decided yesterday to give the Michael Helene Salon a try due to other Yelp reviews.  Senior Stylist Will Armstrong cut my hair and it turned out great.  He took the time to really understand my weird hair and come up with a style that fit my look the best.  He even took the time to cut with a bigger guard then I wanted to see how my hair would cut before going shorter. I will definitely be returning for my next haircut.  Everyone in the office was very kind and made the appointment very enjoyable. More...

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Arianna V.

20 October 2014

For years I was getting my hair done on Newbury Street in Boston and I never realize what poor customer service I was receiving until I went here. From the moment I stepped in the door, I was waited on hand and foot! Everyone was nice, super knowledgeable and the best part was, I left looking better than I have in years.Kylie was my stylist and she was fantastic!! She not only picked the perfect shade of red for my hair, the cut was phenomenal and she even confirmed the price with me BEFORE  shampooing. I'm so glad my sister recommended this place to me- after this experience, I'm referring everyone I know. More...

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Foster L.

6 October 2014

This salon continues to exceed expectations!  I have never gone to the same stylist for this long and it's due to Michael's attention to detail (in terms of her work, the style of the salon and her management of the staff) and her creative and patience way with clients.  I've had long hair, short hair, highlights, full color, you name it and each and every time I get compliments from people on how great my hair looks.  All due to Michael.  My husband sees Dani and my daughter has seen Will, Dani and Michael with equal results.  We can't say enough good things about this place...... More...

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Andrew F.

1 September 2014

The best haircut I've ever had. They even cut guys hair! Straight razor shave on my face and did up a real great job..Kylie is the best make sure you make an appointment and request her!

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Valerie D.

7 August 2014

Had my first appointment yesterday.  From the moment I walked in I was comfortable, and was treated very special. From the offer of a beverage, snack, and the warm towel on my face while my hair was getting conditioned, it was a wonderful experience. Azi, made me fell comfortable, she listened and offered great suggestions. I will definitely be going back! More...

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Caitlin H.

18 July 2014

I discovered Michael in another salon years ago and followed her to her new place. Even though I live overseas, I try to time my haircuts with my visits to Virginia--it's worth the plane ticket! Not sure I will ever find a salon that beats Michael Helene Salon Gallery!While I usually have a "basic hairstyle" (straight cut on long hair and bangs trim) I am always impressed with Michael's thoroughness in making sure I do not leave her salon without feeling like a million bucks. She is thoughtful, kind, funny and 100% committed to helping you look and feel your best. Michael is just as dedicated to her staff--often teaching a small group of apprentices as she cuts/styles and taking the time to answer questions and truly mentor. The atmosphere in the salon (and any business) is down to staff morale--and everyone at Michael Helene seems happy and excited about what they do! All the staff members are professional, friendly and flexible. The salon is hip and stylishly decorated and completely comfortable and inviting. You will love it! More...

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Lauren S.

14 June 2014

Michael Helene Salon Gallery (MHS) was offering a Groupon deal, so I thought I'd check it out. I scheduled an appointment with Kylie, and she did an amazing job! I'm one of those people who typically feels not quite myself after a haircut (in a bad way), but this wasn't the case. It was the best haircut I've had in Virginia (and I've lived here for the last 6 years). I'd compare MHS to my favorite salon in New York - and I'm so glad I finally found a place in VA that I'll be coming back to regularly.Not only was the haircut top-notch, Kylie and the other staff were extremely welcoming and personable. They even provided a welcome bag with goodies. So I scheduled another appointment with Kylie for myself and also one for my Mom. Oftentimes I feel out of place in salons, but Michael Helene is for everyone -- while it is still very much a high-end salon, it lacks the pretentious feel that most salons have. This is the PERFECT place to go if you want an artsy/eccentric cut/color/style, but it also the smart choice for a professional cut for a more corporate atmosphere. My Mom was very happy with her haircut -- she's been told it makes her look 10 years younger.I will certainly be returning, and I highly recommend Kylie! She has a great eye for knowing what will look flattering with your face shape, she's very easy to get along with, and the scalp massage is super relaxing. In my past experience, haircuts and salons have been an overall stressful experience - so when you finally find a place where you leave happy and stress-free, that's the kind of place you will write a Yelp review for! More...

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Ayisha M.

7 May 2014

My hair definitely looks better than when I walked in. It is much healthier and finally has shape. I came here because my hair was an at-home disaster that needed professional help ASAP. I was very pleased to find out that they did African American hair, as it is extremely hard to find a salon competent enough to know how to handle my texture. I enjoyed the time I spent with my stylist. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and recommended the appropriate treatment to return my hair to a better state. I am not in love with the cut and style that I received because I feel it is a bit dated and makes me look older than I really am... but I don't hate it. My only true critique is that the taper is not seamless... it is very choppy. I am also concerned that the products were not specific to black hair. I know there are many "multicultural/multi-texture" products out there, which were probably used on me, but my hair requires oil and moisture and these products seemed to do the opposite. Nonetheless, I am OK with my hair and I am glad to have an option. Maybe now that it is in a more healthy state it can grow to a style that I will love. I am glad that I have the option to come here. More...

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T M.

7 May 2014

This is third time I have been here and as always the were amazing.  I have natural long curls and bettie did not bat an eyelash ! Another yelper stated that this is the best spot for African Americans and I would have to agree. They offer the products but don't push them on you which is awesome. I am black with natural curly hair and I approve  of this salon! More...

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Jaslena R.

2 May 2014

I just got my haircut today and loved, loved, loved it! The stylist, Teesha, was right on time. Took me back immediately. She spent time with me to talk about exactly what I wanted. The haircut took an hour and a half. Teesha really spent her time making it perfect. I'm really picky about the way my hair is styled. I usually always have to go home after a haircut and re-style my hair to the way I want it. I didn't even have to touch my hair at all today. She styled it perfectly and understood what I wanted. I'm definitely going back. More...

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Karen D.

27 April 2014

I usually lurk on Yelp, but after 3 times getting my hair cut dyed and styled at MH I feel compelled to write. My stylist is Ashley, and she is amazing. No fuss no nonsense but really cares about your hair. I have very thick wavy hair with lots of gray, and she has given me haircuts that are stylish and edgy. The dye job cover my gray and she knows how to add highlights that are subtle without being to blond or garish. The icing on the cake is the reasonable prices and Ashley's magical hands and giving a shampoo--seriously--BEST head massage of your life. If I had one quibble it would be the set up in the back where they dye your hair and you wait.  There are 4 chairs and you face the other clients...I know it promotes an opportunity to chat with other clients, but this introvert uses the opportunity to be at a salon and relax--this configuration makes that hard to do.  Nevertheless, it's the haircut that counts and Ashley now has a regular! More...

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Tristan R.

13 April 2014

Only a 4 star because I'm going back for the 2nd time today.  If my hair gets better over time (what I've found to happen when you go to a good stylist for a while and the reverse for a bad stylist, my hair gets worse) then I will change to a 5 star.  I went red the last time I was there and it lasted longer than any red I have ever put on my hair.  Even when it faded, it was very flattering.  I go to Ashley.  My cut I generally like.  I have days where I love my hair and days where I'm mad it is still too "poufy."  Not Ashley's fault though, just genetics!  :-)  Not sure what else she can do but I'll ask her today. More...

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Tiffanie L.

4 April 2014

Got my best haircut yet at this salon from Betty. She was friendly and helpful and cut my bangs like no one else has, I love them. I will definitely go back and ask for her. More...

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Roberta D.

31 March 2014

Like a lot of other of Michaels clients- She has been doing my hair for over ten years. I trust her judgement and knowledge.  Michael was a trainer for TIGI for years, and traveled to teach others.   She knows how to shape hair, not just "cut" hair.   This salon is one that I can honestly say that "I TRUST" to have my hair done.  I would recommend this Salon to everyone who is looking for a genuine stylist. More...

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Emily W.

26 March 2014

Great haircut. Will definitely be going here for the rest of the time I live in this are. The second you walk in you can just tell they know what they are doing. I had Bettie cut my hair today and after talking a few minutes she got the idea of what I was looking for and got it just right! I always love a pleasant conversation and you def get one here.I enjoyed it so much I can almost not wait for my next hair cut. Also every hair dresser has such lovely style it makes me feel so comfortable trying new things. Hands down amazing! More...

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Stephanie M.

16 February 2014

After reading all the fabulous reviews about Lauren, I decided to book her for a haircut a few weeks ago. I love how she cut my hair! My hair is naturally curly and before I saw Lauren I was very unhappy with how my hair looked when it curled. I rarely wore it curly and always blew it out, but now I am letting it curl again. I think the devacurl products help a lot. I'm glad she suggested them! I will definitely be back. The salon is very nice (even though it is in the middle of nowhere). More...

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Pegah R.

9 January 2014

Here is my experience in a nutshell: AMAZING! I have been to all types of salons; Haircuttery, Salon Nordine, Aveda, Shape, Elizabeth Arden Red Door, etc. This salon wins hands down due to their wonderful customer service and the knowledge the staff had when it comes to hair.  I did my research before I decided to go there, I looked up their reviews and read over their website.  I even attended a free (FREE!) makeup class with Jacqui and learned a lot of useful information on eye makeup.  But I digress, so I finally went in and saw Michael for a haircut.  She gave me her input and spent ample time on me and my hair.  The result was I had a wonderful haircut and I now have a fantastic salon to head to (ha, no pun intended).  I loved how professional, kind, and welcoming the entire staff was with me and other clients.  I can't wait go back and let them 'play with my hair".  Do yourself a favor and check them out!! More...

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S C.

5 January 2014

I have been in search of a stylist who wasn't afraid to take risks and didn't try to convince me of a different style.  I was introduced to this salon by a friend of mine and I love it!  I need to catch the name of the girl at the front but she is awesome!  Great ambiance, style, interior!  Love how they sell goods from local stores/boutiques.  This is a very unique/different salon.  You must go to see!I have only had my hair cut by Will and he is awesome!  He really listened to what I wanted and gave me suggestions based on my hair type and worked some magic.  He uses techniques I've never had done before and taught me different types of tricks for my hair.  Whatever he does to thin out my HUGE THICK WAD of hair, is the best!  It's pricey but worth it! More...

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Zin G.

4 January 2014

My daughter Katie had a bone marrow transplant a little over 18 months ago and she lost her hair after chemo. She was terrified about getting a trim and avoided it for 18 months. Today she saw Will and got a fresh new trim. Will listened to what she wanted and hooked her up with a blue extension which she is super excited about. Thank you Will for making this very hard milestone something special for her. I very much appreciate the time that you spent talking with us. At first sight you see a tough dude with tattoos but honestly, he's probably one of the most compassionate and understanding guys I've met. Needless to say, she's excited to let Will upkeep her new hair..... More...

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Diedre S.

18 November 2013

I was looking for a place to get a wash and set done near my house because I was being lazy and didn't want to do it myself. I was able to get an appointment here for the same day and I am very happy I did. They did an awesome job with my hair and I was also able to get my eyebrows done at the same appointment. I was in and out in an hour and a half. I chose this salon because of the reviews and I'm happy I did. I will definitely be back :) More...

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Carlene A.

9 October 2013

This place is wonderful. Love the color Betty gave me and I'll be back. Everyone was so friendly and professional Thank you , see you all is 2 weeks for my bodywave!! ;)

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Robert S.

7 October 2013

I had a great experience at this salon.  The staff is very friendly and helpful. I loved my haircut.  They even gave us a free parafin wax treatment for our hands.  There are other unique offerings such as shopping, private rooms, and cute decorations. More...

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Tammy W.

21 September 2013

As a Loudoun County native I've tried many of the local salons, and I can say Michael Helene's is one of the best experiences I've had at a local salon.  I'm fairly basic with my hair and Will took the time to ask lots of questions and show me several different styling tips.  I LOVE the way my hair looks today and will definitely return.  The entire staff was friendly, the atmosphere was inviting and the shampoo/scalp massage wonderful.  I highly recommend' More...

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Melissa R.

1 September 2013

The salon is comfortable and the staff is very friendly. Jackie is an excellent stylist.

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Madison J.

8 August 2013

I was in town from LA for a wedding and went in to get a blow out.  Dani did a great job.  If I'm ever in the area again I will go back to see her just for the scalp massage during the shampoo alone!!  I asked for big Texas pageant hair and that is exactly what she gave me.  All in all, there was a great vibe in the salon and it was the perfect place for the whole bridal party to get their hair done. More...

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Camille W.

5 August 2013

I went to Michael Helene for the first time last week and I cannot say enough about the friendly staff and quality of service I received.  When I left the salon, my hair was beautiful! I love the cut and condition of my hair.  Will and Jackie just worked wonders on my hair. If I could give them more than 5 stars I would.  I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know. More...

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Sam R.

31 July 2013

Ashley was amazing! She really listened to what I wanted and knew what she could and couldn't do with my hair to make it look its best. She explained exactly what products she was using and knew just what they would do to help my hair. Their staff is obviously extremely knowledgable and very well trained. For a haircut that price I'm extremely impressed with the quality of work and the knowledge of their stylists. Amazing experience and will definitely be going back! More...

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Rachel Daniel

30 July 2013

Michael is amazing...I've been to many high end salons! However to go to a salon and come out looking great and more beautiful, I can say Im more than satisfied! I am very happy. I changed my color and cut and I lOVE IT! Michael was amazing and her staff was awesome at making me feel at home. Its rare to go somewhere show them a magazine shot of a model for color and cut and come out looking exactly like that! its worth the time and wait! Seriously if your into looking good then this is the place for you...I had an amazing experience there! Michael was amazing and so sweet, knowledgeable and informative about my cut, color and styling! I love this salon and I will definitely be coming back here. Already booked my follow up. Im using the salon products and my hair feels amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!!! Michael is the person to go to!!!!!! More...

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Sandi Voskian

30 July 2013

If you are looking for a salon that has stylists with cutting edge knowledge of hair then this is your salon! This salon has the feel of a high-end salon without the stuffiness. I have never been so thrilled with a cut and color as I am now after coming here. My color and cut LASTS 6 weeks. I am a forever loyal customer! Oh, and if you want a great eyebrow wax, this is the place for you also! More...

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Nicole Skuba

30 July 2013

I've searched the Northern Virginia area for a stylist for black hair, and I'm thrilled to say I've finally found one in Michael! As an African American woman, it can be hard to trust a new person with my hair, particularly if the stylists don't look like me. Michael made me feel at ease, talked through the different pictures I brought, and discussed past successes and failures (from other salons) concerning my hair. By the time she started, I was completely at ease.Michael flat-ironed my natural hair, cut off inches of dead hair, and styled it into a fashionable do. She's my go-to stylist. And, I understand the rest of her staff has been trained by her and can do black hair just as well.The salon itself is very nice, featuring a gallery of purchasable accessories by local artists, and small private rooms for those who may not want to be out in the open (i.e. Muslim women, or women going through chemo). Also noteworthy: I was seen at my actual appointment time!I can't say enough great things about the Michael Helene Salon Gallery. No more treks to Maryland for my African American hair for me! More...

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Anna W.

13 July 2013

I haven't been a regular to any particular hair salon for years after many bad haircuts. I tried Michael Helene's Salon with a Groupon after reading positive customer reviews and looking over the salon's website. When I arrived for my appointment, I checked in at the front desk and was offered a choice of water, soda, wine or beer. I filled out a questionnaire about my hair that is kept on file for future visits. My stylist, Bettie, was ready for me on time and gave me a tour of the salon. I was impressed with the services they offer and the small "boutique" of clothes, locally made jewelry and art work. Bettie accessed my wavy, thick hair in its natural state before washing and we discussed the best style. She is knowledgeable and personable and enjoys what she does. After my hair was washed, I told her what I wanted. It was a style to work with my hair texture and it was a bit unusual. She was hesitant to cut without knowing exactly what to do and asked the owner, Michael Helene, to come over and help. Michael showed her what to do and demonstrated on one side of my head and let Bettie do the other. It worked out beautifully! I am very appreciative of a stylist that asks for help instead of hacking at my hair without a clue. When the cut and style were done, I was very happy. When I checked out, I was given some samples of products used on my hair to try at home. It was pouring rain when I left and a staff member walked me out to my car with an umbrella so I would stay dry. How many salons would do that? I had a very pleasant second visit with Bettie. Same great service! After I left, I thought I had lost my credit card in the salon. I returned to the salon and the staff helped me look for it with no success. I found it later in my car. The salon called me a few days ago to ask if I had found it. I love this salon and am a loyal customer. Thank you, Michael Helene Salon! PS - after my first visit, I received a very nice thank-you note from Bettie. More...

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Beth T.

22 May 2013

I bought a Groupon for a deep condition, hair cut and blow dry. I'm usually suspicious with some of these as I wonder why they need to increase their foot traffic.  Anyway, I couldn't be happier with not only the service, but my beautiful new haircut.  The staff was welcoming, fun and warm.  The decor is fresh.  While it is a bit of a hike for me, I think I have found my new hairstylist. More...

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Amanda W.

19 April 2013

I know several women who go here but I never went myself until just recently. Let me start off saying that the salon is super stylish and fun, the atmosphere is great and relaxing and the stylists really know what they're doing. My stylist's name was Bettie and she was HANDS DOWN the most amazing hair dresser I've ever had. She took a long time, which in this case was good because what we were doing with my hair needed to be exact. She made me feel so comfortable, she was so attentive and professional. Bettie is also one of the coolest, funniest women in the whole salon. She had me in stitches! I absolutely adore my hair after my color correction with Bettie and I plan on seeing no one else but her from now on. If you want to give Michael Helene Salon Gallery a chance, do yourself a big favor and ask for Bettie. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Kim V.

6 April 2013

I waited until my third trip here to post a review just to make sure it wasn't the honeymoon period. Well, it's not the honeymoon anymore- it's full on martial bliss. Will listens and also makes suggestions that work with my hair and my lifestyle. I have loved what he has been able to do with my color and my fine hair. The first time he gave me a very dramatic cut (over 8 inches), it looked amazing. i love that he takes the time to teach me how to style it but doesn't push products, he just suggests, I have been to salons where the stylist is working on 5 people at once, it's not like that here, will is focused on me and it seems the other stylists work this way too. It feels very personal and friendly. Their products are great- I love the j Beverly Hills add body shampoo, it really works and smells like icing.   Jackie does a killer shampoo and massage and I used dani once for waxing and she was great. Front desk staff is personable and  professional. I love the text message appointment confirmation ability. They are very reasonably priced. Overall, I couldn't be happier. More...

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Terry B.

1 April 2013

Last Thursday, right before Easter, I was driving the Dulles Greenway, thinking about my upcoming Saturday appointment, and thinking too, that I'm sometimes frugal: "Just go to Blaze, spend $20 bucks, give the girl a tip, and be done with it; don't worry about the color, don't worry about the cut. After all, your hair is forgiving, you can get away with it."And then I cringed at the thought, "No!" When I think about all the bad haircuts I've gotten in the past because I was too cautious about spending money on my hair, I just couldn't return to a low-end shop.My logic is that right up there with good teeth (a great smile), skin (please, no pimples) and nails (please don't bite your nails), that HAIR is super important.I have been to this salon now 3x, and this last time, I received color, just a simple covering of some gray strands. I didn't want a full color, as I have lots of gray. But  my stylist Jordan, recommended that I add some dimension. Gee, I didn't know I could, (thanks, Jordan).  I'm loving this look! It's so natural.The staff is very nice, with a very good group of talented stylists. I know I get a great cut here, because when the hair grows out - week by week,  there are no split ends, and it grows in evenly.  My stylist, Jordan, is very meticulous with her scissors and I'm very pleased with her work.  The assistants and the stylists themselves have great cuts - one of the first things I noticed.I know the salon is positioned for great success. One day, I probably will have to wait some time to get in. More...

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Kristin B.

20 March 2013

As a busy momma of two, a wife, and small business owner I am not just selective of where I spend my money, but my time as well. Imagine the hospitality of down south, the flare and style of LA, the edge that you can find in NYC, and the innovative techniques & top quality products you hear of in Europe. That is what my experience with Michael's salon has been. The staff is continually educated, the passion and enthusiasm for hair,beauty,fashion, as well as health runs thick through this place. I myself have been to some top salons in the area, and had my hair & makeup done by many known artists for many years. My journey stops here. This salon not only offers top notch service, but the VIP treatment from before you can get the door open. From the front desk, the beautiful array of exclusive products displayed, the sparkling clean salon, the stations, and the variety of handmade products sold by other local businesses displayed in the gallery, I was pretty impressed. Then there's the color bar/lounge area which offers a less secluded feel while processing. The staff welcomes you like they would family, and tons of refreshments are offered during your visit. You will leave the salon not only feeling gorgeous, the knowledge on caring for your investment, but a lasting impression. That was my "Michael Helene Experience". Not just a salon, not just a service, but an experience. I look forward to many more. I'm not sure if Loudoun County was ready for this concept of Michael's,and I will hands down say that I can't think of any competition that offers what these artists as well as the rest of the team offers. More...

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Anne C.

4 January 2013

Bettie did my hair and did a wonderful job! She fixed a very uneven and choppy cut from the last salon. After a thorough consultation prior to the cut, she was able to get a great feel for what I would like done.  She spent a lot of time perfecting the cut, which I really appreciate. Fun and friendly environment!  Going back to Bettie for color in a week! More...

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Katie S.

17 November 2012

The salon is really nice and organized. They give you a tour when first ariving and introduce you to other staff members. The coloring area is unique, as you can sit with other clients and watch the stylists mixing the color. I really enjoyed the techniques Jenn used on my hair. She was wonderful! More...

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Dee O.

23 October 2012

5 start all the way! its super clean, super friendly and most of all.. super skilled!! Love my short cut and uplifting spirit of everyone there. Was a soothing experience and cant wait to go back! More...

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J E.

11 October 2012

Wow! I finally caught up with Michael and we set up a time for her to take a look at what was going on with my haircut. She was able to fix it and was incredibly gracious. I highly recommend giving this salon a try, as I am certain that the issues I had before were completely due to my very difficult hair. More...

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Ann D.

3 October 2012

Michael is amazing...I've been to many high end salons! However to go to a salon and   come out looking great and more beautiful, I can say Im more than satisfied! I am very happy. I changed my color and cut and I lOVE IT! Michael was amazing and her staff was awesome at making me feel at home. Its rare to go somewhere show them a magazine shot of a model for color and cut and come out looking exactly like that! its worth the time and wait! Seriously if your into looking good then this is the place for you...I had an amazing experience there! Michael was amazing and so sweet, knowledgeable and informative about my cut, color and styling! I love this salon and I will definitely be coming back here. Already booked my follow up. Im using the salon products and my hair feels amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!!! Michael is the person to go to!!!!!! More...

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Dara L.

14 September 2012

I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. I love ALL the staff here, it's my home away from home. Who would think we could find great haircuts, hair color, and cool staff in the suburbs !!!   My 7 year old daughter has been seeing Dani since it opened. Let me mention my daughter has a very difficult type of hair to manage and cut, No HairCuttery could help her! Dani is always professional and kind to her and spends a great deal of time making sure my daughter's hair is perfect.    I have had my hair did by Michael and Will. I love all my hair do's and let me tell you my hair styles swing through the pendulum...From a soccer mom red head to a bleachy pinky pixie do...they always give me what I want.    The salon is gorgeous too! They have a little boutique where you can buy locally made arts and accessories. Make it your second home too!! More...

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A L.

15 August 2012

iit took me a long time to find a good stylist in the south riding area. I started going to Michael when she was at a previous place and loved her. She always raves about her team and since I recently needed a last minute cut I decided to go with Dani who was fab!! They also have a great loyalty rewards program More...

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Diana M I.

14 August 2012

I have never been to a beauty salon like this one.  Everybody is happy , helpful, talented, and work as a team.  Even the clients are different as everyone talks to everyone , is so friendly.  My soon to be daughter in law and I visited on a Sunday  and had a great time.  I had my hair trimmed and reshaped, which looks wonderful.  I also had my makeup done as they have a perfessional brand that they mix especially for you.  Perfect to have a color that finally is mine!  I got foundation, pressed powder, and lip stick.  Cathy had her hair highlighted, cut and shaped, and also got makeup.  Since the wedding is upcoming, she talked to Michael about updos. I truly enjoy going there.  I also bought a purse and jewelry.  I recommend them 100% More...

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Hope M.

11 August 2012

This is a great salon, it's still in the "up and coming" phase and finding ts niche.  The staff is super friendly and talented. I've had my hair cut and highlighted here twice and will definitely return. The only thing that has been a little confusing to me is the pricing.  I paid more the first visit than the second even though I had the same stylist both times, although I can't really complain because the pricing is more than reasonable , especially for NOVA.  They also have a great rewards program for repeat clients. More...

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Carrie-Anne M.

19 July 2012

I went to Jenn at Michael Helene to fix my straight, fine hair after 2 bad haircuts elsewhere.  I was a little nervous at first because the stylists and other clients had very contemporary styles that were a bit edgy.  I on the other hand, wanted a conservative bob cut.  Jenn was great.  She listened to me, did exactly what I asked, and cut my hair beautifully.  She cut only what was necessary to fix my uneven growth so at the end of the day, my hair looked much better, but not dramatically different.  I would highly recommend Jenn for cuts and look forward to trying her for color on my next visit. More...

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Angela B.

13 June 2012

Get in on the growth of this up and coming style salon.  Michael's is more than a place to get your hair cut...it's a full-service salon.  It's extraordinarily difficult to find such talent and...er...linguistic abilities anywhere, let alone in the Washington, DC area.  Michael Helene Wilson-Phillips is rapidly attaining recognition as one of the cutting edge and renowned stylists in the country.  She is bringing along a core group of young, eager and talented professionals.  You may be surprised at the love and devotion you will feel at this place if you are willing to sit back and bask in it.  The way they have embraced me after the death of both my parents has been nothing short of a miracle cure for the blues.  Yes, the right cut, color and pampering can pull you right out of a funk, if it's delivered with compassion, understanding and friendship.  Trust Will, Dani and all of the stylists.  If Michael blesses them with a chair, you know that they are top notch.  I"m a very conservative 50-something engineer, and I have let them take me from drab, long straight graying hair to a perky short, adorable bob with all-over highlights and even the occasional shock of PINK.  I'm loving it, and it gives a lift to my step.  Everywhere I go, people (men and women) ask me about my hair and compliment my GREAT cut and color.  Folks in DC are jealous that my stylist is way out in Loudoun County.  Go see them and tell them Angela sent you. More...

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Amanda B.

28 March 2012

Because of how wonderful the salon's customer service is, I'd like to give them 4 stars instead of the 3 I originally gave.  The atmosphere may not fit my personality, but I can't speak highly enough about their customer service! More...

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Alexa T.

18 March 2012

Will is fantastic. He is covered in tats, has a funky fresh outlook on hair, but will listen to you and give you what you want if you are not in the mood to experiment. He gets excited about his job and will work until you love it! Van (manis & pedis) is amazing! More...

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Christie N.

11 February 2012

Visited Monique on her first day at MHSG to get my nails Shellac'd. She's super sweet, always asking if she can get me anything and did a beautiful job on my nails. She definitely cares what her clients think. I'll be visiting her again in a couple weeks. More...

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Joelle B.

24 November 2011

If you're looking for a great hair salon in the Ashburn/Dulles/West Sterling area do yourself a favor and check this place out. From the stylists to the salon, this place is a super modern escape from the usual. The stylists are great, very experienced and friendly. I went in for the first time using a Groupon and I will definitely go back.Stylist Recommendation: Will!  Can't say enough about him, he is great! More...

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Henri M.

9 November 2011

Michael has been doing my hair for at least 10 years.   I love this woman, and have followed her all over the place because she is amazing.  She always knows exactly what cuts, styles and colors would look great on her clients.   I just tell her "make it fabulous", and she does.        She's worked with my hair from super short to below the shoulder, and my hair always looks great.   Her cuts grow out so natural and the shape remains perfect.   The salon is gorgeous.  Michael really poured her heart into this place.   She's got such an eye for style.   She also has high standards for her staff.   Michael really believes in keeping herself and her staff trained in the latest techniques so every customer leaves looking fabulous.    I love this salon! More...

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Ally K.

30 October 2011

Went to the Michael Helene Salon today for the first time. I haven't had my hair cut in a long time- and needed one badly. I was skeptical in getting my hair cut cause I wanted to grow my hair long but yet i needed shape. Every other place either messed it up or cut my hair too short. She was very pleasant, fun, and most important knowledgeable. I am definitely coming back! More...

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Vi N.

29 August 2011

Please note - 5 stars for the nail salon.  I've never had my hair done here.. YET.I've had a pedicure done at MANY places, but their nail guy, Van is amazing!  He was professional, took his time and didn't rush me out the door like the other nail salons.  I'm definitely going back... More...

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