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Styling The Bride-Wedding Hair & Makeup

Rutherford, New Jersey

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Styling The Bride-Wedding Hair & Makeup

Rutherford, New Jersey

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Gwen Lacaba

5 September 2019

I have never ever dyed my hair before and I’m so glad I chose this salon to take care of my untouched hair!! The people were so nice and accommodating, but most of all my hair stylist Jaden is the best! She listened to my concerns and wants and explained to me the entire process before beginning. Jaden made sure that I will get the best results for my hair while keeping the integrity of it. She is very talented and I recommend her 100%! More...

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Meg S

2 September 2019

I moved to the area a little over a year and a half ago. I had tried four different salons to cover my ["impossibly resilient"] gray roots, however each time, the results were less than desirable. I had met Suzy at a barn we both horseback ride at. One day, I was sharing my hair woes, unaware that she was a hair stylist....correction: GURU. After listening, she told me she was up for the challenge of covering those grays completely. And cover those grays she did! Not only was she successful is covering my stubborn grays, she also managed to match my roots to my natural color better than anyone I've ever been to. The icing on the cake was the out-of-this-world head massage from Chelsea. I cannot recommend Substance enough. The atmosphere, the service, the prices.... you can't go wrong. Thanks so much Suzy and Chelsea! Substance Salon is officially my new spot! More...

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Keyla S.

21 August 2019

My 16 year old daughter decided she wanted to get her hair lightened. Not highlights but something that would look more natural. After a lot of research we decided to book a partial balayage high. CJ did an amazing job. My daughter loves her hair and I have to agree it looks wonderful. It's a little pricey but the service is very friendly and attentive. More...

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Corinne M

20 August 2019

Great customer service, great atmosphere, great prices, what's not to love? Suzy has been doing my hair for years. I have always been very pleased with her work. In fact, I have never observed anything less than skillful work and exceptional attention to detail by all of the stylists here. I could not recommend Substance Salon more! More...

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Jerry Khemraj

20 August 2019

Great overall experience and ambiance. The staff is friendly and able to help you even if you don't know what direction or style to go in.

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Melinda I.

18 August 2019

My hair cut and smoothing treatment with Nicole was amazing! I spent some time there and it was lovely and I felt really comfortable with my stylist. They greet with you with a free drink (although I guess if you're not part of the boys club barber section you don't get any of their food good drinks - sad). Found the salon on Instagram and chose one of the stylists to be my regular. Will come back for my regular trim! They went to put more quarters in my meter too! That's service. Will update with my next visit in September! Gratuity is only cash. Don't forget, because their atm in the back didn't really work so I had to go next door to Dunkin'. More...

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Michelle S.

16 August 2019

My mom and I cane here for my bridal makeup trial and absolutely LOVED our makeup. I highly recommend Jackie! She asked for photos and what my vision was, and perfectly recreated what I wanted! She is very attentive and sweet. Definitely book her for makeup!! More...

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Felicia J.

16 July 2019

If you have curly hair and need someone you can TRUST to take care of you, you MUST see Suzy! I did not have a haircut for two years and needed someone to bring my curls back. She is an expert and knew exactly what I wanted. I wish I could give ten stars. It's always hard to find the "right" professional for your curls when you move to a new area- I must just be lucky this time :) layers, bangs, length- she knows how to get it done for your particular curl pattern. A woman next to me was getting her curls taken care of as well and she walked out looking awesome. Thanks ladies!! More...

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Ashley G.

2 June 2019

I went in on a Friday for a last minute cut, I was not completely satisfied with the result but it was the end of the night so I left and called back the next day. I explained the situation how the cut was not exactly what I had asked for. They were able to fit me in on a busy Saturday to fix (fix is a lack of a better word. The cut was not bad, there was just not enough layering or thinning out of my hair as I had hoped for) free of charge. I am super happy with the service and cut I've received, friendly staff and beautiful salon. I'll definitely be back. More...

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Christine S.

14 May 2019

Visited substance for the first time today.   I did not have an appointment.  I walked in hoping that someone would be able to help me.   Since I had a very bad haircut done on Saturday at another salon I was desperate!  The staff couldn't have been nicer at substance.  The receptionist at the front desk listened to my problem and called Jaden over to look at my hair.  She looked at my bad haircut and listened to what I really wanted my hair to look like.   Thankfully she was able to take me right away.  She did a fantastic job!   It is difficult to find a stylist who knows how to cut very short hair.  I was very lucky that Jaden was there!  After crying all weekend every time I saw my hair, I left the salon with a smile!  I will definitely be back to see Jaden again! More...

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Gabriela P.

9 May 2019

Friendly staff very quickly and easy service. I would recommend and come back ! I received a glaze and blow out. Took 45 minutes and I loved the results.

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Cassie Anne

28 April 2019

What a fantastic experience! Everyone is so extremely nice and welcoming! They are all so talented and genuinely excited to do your hair. 10/10 - Kelsie is amazing!

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Carla Durante

30 March 2019

I love this salon. I never wait a long time, my stylist Nicole is very attentive and the style of the salon is clean with fine touches throughout the salon. I have had nothing but positive experiences thus far and I plan on returning. More...

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Jennifer S Cabrera

2 February 2019

Thank you for treating my daughter like a princess on her birthday! Kris did such a beautiful job! The color and cut came out fantastic and the treatment brought her hair back to life! I am very happy with the results!

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Elizabeth Kennedy

2 February 2019

Carol and Susie are great!! Loved the experience my hair has been totally different between Carol's blowouts and Susie's trims.

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Beverly Khan

2 February 2019

Thanks Marisa for making me look fabulous every time. You really take the time to get it just right, one single strand at a time!

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Esther Rivera

2 February 2019

Thank you Carol for an awesome blowout! It has survived 3 days of hot, humid, rainy weather with no touch-ups from me! I'll see you again soon ��

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Lisa Van Der Wall

2 February 2019

I went to Substance for the first time recently and had a fantastic experience! Marisa did an amazing job w/creative color for me! The entire staff is very friendly and down to earth :) More...

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Will Cadena

2 February 2019

The Salon is the best. Great value, very professional, staff amazing. I love to look sharp and edgy in my industry and among my peers, Salon always keeps up to date whats out there and even before that new look comes out to the world they always offer and I always accept. Its makes me stand out from the rest before they see it in magazine. I live Queens and I travel an hour or a little more that shows alot. P.S. they even did my wedding. My bride and guest loved my new cut! I have been to many salons/barber shops around the U.S. but Substance and Master Barber Manny true Talent/Artist and the rest of the professional team. I wish I could hire them full time to do my hair everyday before I go to work! More...

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Dianka Pon

2 February 2019

Amazing service, staff, and work.....went in there wanting to get a perm because my hair was so flat. And left there with an amazing haircut which produced all the body I needed. I would recommend this Salon everyone.. Very satisfied client. More...

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Nancy Rotondi

2 February 2019

Came in feeling a little �left a lot�thank you kris.

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Ashley Nicole

2 February 2019

Just got my hair done for the first time in over 5 years and it was an amazing experience thanks to Kris who is beyond talented and kind. She transformed my boring bland hair into something beauitful with a wonderful balayage. I highly recommend this salon, it has a great atmosphere and very talented stylist. More...

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Melody Scagnelli-Townley

2 February 2019

I had my bridal hair and make-up trial yesterday and I could not have been more thrilled. Kris absolutely killed it with the hair style I wanted. (And it lasted through my test of dinner out and some energetic dancing without issues!) And Aubrey made me feel like a princess with my make-up. My eyes got accented while the rest of me felt subtly accented but more natural (my preferred style). A friend told me I looked like Adele when I was done! I can't wait to use them for the wedding in six months. (And I'll write another review then too if Facebook will let me.) More...

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Irene Kritsotis

2 February 2019

I know I will always leave happy when I go to substance salon! Maria is amazing!

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Emanuele Mulè

2 February 2019

In Italy at a barbor shop and EVERYONE has complimented me on my haircut, in particular, the meticulous fade action done my the maestro Manolo Perez. Thank you my friend...

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Elisa Cervone

2 February 2019

Love Brooke and her personality ! She gives the best blow outs and makes me feel ready for the runway after! Love love love her!

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Kelly Elizabeth

2 February 2019

Linda and Maria are my 2 favorite - took me 5 years to get my color right - thank you linda

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Susan Kiick Schulz

2 February 2019

GREAT place!!! My daughter in law had the bridesmaids/mother of the bride-groom hair & make-up & hair done!!! Great staff!! Talented!! So accommodating!!

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Jimmy Trifari

2 February 2019

Had my hair done from Linda very talented has a good eye for your type of cut...Been since May since my hair was cut was long and she took care of me.....Ps shes very CUTE and SWEET! definitely coming back..thank you.. More...

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Denise Marie

2 February 2019

Brooke is a wonderful addition to this beautiful salon. She is a color expert that listens to what your personal needs are and then goes beyond your expectations. Highly recommend this place.

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Nelida Gonzalez Scala

2 February 2019

Kris worked her magic on my shorter style. Kept the feminine lines and was just fearless and so confident about my vision. Thank you-you are a rockstar :-)

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Tiffany Giovia

2 February 2019

Love this place! Chic & friendly, and my stylist Brooke is wonderful! Easy to make an appt online.

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Chloé Anderson

26 January 2019

This was the best salon experience I’ve ever had and I loved Kris! She’s amazing!

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Michael James

21 January 2019

Wish there was a LOVE button... Manolo has his nickname is his name.. the Man.

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Diana S.

3 January 2019

I can't say enough amazing things about this salon. First- you are met with coffee and a cookie. Second, my stylist really took the time to make sure she completely understood what I wanted, and also focused on education so that I could style my own hair in the future. I wish I lived in the area and could go here regularly. More...

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Bree Spinelli

10 November 2018

I’ve been trying to find a really good hairdresser and someone that is good with highlights. Look no further than Kris, she is a master stylist. Kris listens to your concerns and needs about your hair and always gets the perfect solution. I am so blessed that my daughter found her and introduced her to me. Kris knows exactly what hair products to suggest for all your hair needs and you purchase them in the salon. Our whole family goes to this salon we just love it! Thank you Kris and all who work there you are above and beyond the best ever! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

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Maria A.

26 October 2018

Kelsey was awesome ! Highly recommend her, she did an amazing job with my hair cut as well or the color to my hair. She's super nice a patient.

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Jeremy Connors

1 September 2018

Jazz is simply the best. Been going for 2 years now and couldn't be happier. Service is great and friendly, and when I get the occasional whisky with my haircut, really rounds out a day

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Pamela P.

18 August 2018

Thank you Nicole! She did a great job on my balayage! Will set come back :) Love the service, cleanliness of the salon!

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Brenna V.

4 August 2018

Superior men's haircuts! My fiancé is your typical $10 haircut kinda guy, however, for our wedding I wanted to treat him to a top notch cut. I called the salon and spoke with Stephanie, she was helpful explaining what type of experience he could expect from the master barber Manny. Manny did an excellent job creating the perfect look. My fiancé was so impressed with his professionalism. I've included a before and after shot. The next morning I found him in the bathroom using a blow dryer styling his own hair. Looks like we have a new diva in our house,thanks again substance! More...

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Amit Gupta

2 August 2018

Excellent stylist for men's haircut. Recommend Manny, Jazz or Dan.

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Regina Buell

2 August 2018

Really nice salon, friendly staff and Nicole who did my hair gave me some suggestions and I absolutely loved the cut and color!

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urvashi kathuria

5 July 2018

Nice local salon with decent prices and great service

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mel s

5 July 2018

I love my hair! Thanks to Suzy that did my balayge, I showed her a picture of what I wanted and she was very understanding. She did exaclty what i asked for. I got so many compliments and people asking me what salon i got my hair done and that whoever did my hair did an amazing job. I also loved that I was able to sit and have a coversation with her rather than sit there while somone does my hair in complete silence. All the staff is super friendly. The place is so aesthetically pleasing and I'm overall satisfied with the service i recieved. Good job guys, keep it up! More...

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Alex Gomez

3 July 2018

Best hair cut I've ever gotten

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Anastasia Mironycheva

29 May 2018

Great place. Professional and friendly staff, nice interior. Got great haircut and styling for reasonable price (and finally no additional fees for long hair -which never made sense to me before). Also they are not aggressively pushing for tips like some other places. I am glad to leave additional monetary gratitude if I liked the service, but really hate when vendor puts obligation to leave certain percentage on the top of original bill , regardless of customer satisfaction level ( or they will treat you as person non grata and look at you as if you are public enemy) More...

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Elizabeth Morris

29 May 2018

It takes me years to find a good hair stylist. I have very long, thick and curly hair, and I really only cut it 2 or 3 times a year. I'd finally found someone I loved in the city, but when I moved to Rutherford I had to start all over. I tried one place in a town nearby based on reviews and the cut was ... fine, but just fine. For my next cut I wanted to try somewhere else and so glad I stumbled on these reviews! They are accommodating, easy to schedule with, and do a great job. I scheduled with Brooke based on reviews, and Brooke did great. She took the time to get the cut right, knew exactly what I wanted and what my hair needed, and it was an overall pleasant experience. But I could also tell that all of the stylists there do a good job with their clients. I hope to go back to Brooke for my next cut, but if she's not available I'd be happy going to anyone there. More...

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Will Cadena

29 May 2018

I've been going to Substance Salon for over 9 years and seen them grow not only with talent but also as a great business. They are very personable and their customer service is amazing. Since then I've moved outside of NJ to NYC and people call me crazy for traveling 2 hours twice a month to get an extra dose of sexiness! More...

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Joe H.

7 April 2018

Substance Salon is GREAT! I went in after a year of no haircuts and growing my hair out. They treated me just like I was a regular and I had been there last week. Always a great place to be on a Saturday morning in Rutherford. I got my hair cut and styled by Dan. He was PHENOMENAL. Best haircut and overall experience I have had in a long time. More...

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Summer R.

4 April 2018

I love substance salon, I never write yelp reviews but I have to say I love this place. For dark hair I go to Kris and Suzy does me blonde because I do switch it up a lot , but they are both amazing and so nice, it is worth the cost when they spend hours making it to the color you want. As you can see in the two photos I have been dark light and everywhere in between. I love this place and will continue to come !! Kris and Suzy are absolutely amazing at what they do and get you to the color you want to be. More...

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Kathleen N.

31 January 2018

I've gone to Brooke a handful of times now since I first met her about two years ago when I moved to the area, and she never disappoint... ever! I come in each time asking her to perform miracles and she always deliver.  This girl gives an effortlessly and flawless haircut every time! She does beautiful colors too!  HIGHLY recommend! The staff seems friendly all the times I've been there and the space is beautiful and chic.... no pretentious vibe like all the other upscale-ish salons I've been to. More...

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Dana H.

27 January 2018

Kris is absolutely amazing ! She is up to date with all current trends and knows how to make you feel beautiful! She listens to exactly what you want, but also gives her professional input. I have very thick corse hair and Kris knows exactly how to handle my hair! She is a master at her craft and I would recommend Kris to everyone!! The place is beautiful and clean and everyone is so kind and helpful as well! Definitely go here if you want your hair done right and have an amazing experience! More...

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M W.

26 January 2018

I need to schedule an appointment soon so i thought I'd review my favorite salon  i love this place I'm not a person who gets their hair done super frequently but when i do, Substance never disappoints! Kris has done my hair for proms etc and recently cut it for me & it's looked better than anyone's done before!! I never liked my hair shorter until she did it and i was obsessed. Will definitely be back soon to get another trim More...

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Diana R.

13 December 2017

Shoutout to Maria who colored my hair and made me look and feel so great... not only is she the sweetest she's highly skilled! This is the first time I ever dyed my hair so I was scared from the start but she was so patient and helpful. I will definitelybe back. Awesome service, relaxing atmosphere and most importantly perfect hair experience! More...

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Dale F.

5 December 2017

I had my second appointment with Liz at Substance Salon and I love my hair even more than the first time, if that's possible?!? Again, I had a wonderful experience at Substance Salon and Liz knocked it out of the park again!  Needless to say, I have already booked a future appointment!  Thank you again for a most pleasant experience and awesome hair color and style!  I was hoping to add photos but Yelp is not letting me?  I will try to add photos! More...

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Jacqueline

12 October 2017

Brooke is AMAZING! She is so sweet and great to work with. She did a fabulous job with the entire bridal party - everyone was beyond happy with their hair!

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Biancaa D.

21 September 2017

When possible I call to see if I could get a last minute blow out and I sometimes get lucky and get my hair done.  I love the care because my hair has a nice shine and less frizz.  I believe the products make the difference.  So next time I should buy and take some stuff home. More...

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Kat R.

7 July 2017

First time there and Brooke was amazing! Staff was so nice. Went to another salon in town and was told that I needed certain treatments for my hair. I asked Brooke and she said that my hair was fine and a special treatment was not needed. Will be back! More...

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Jody Torre

5 July 2017

Have been going to Substance Salon for 3+ years now. Manny, the owner and his entire staff are amazing. Kris consistently does a beautiful job on my hair and my "Go To" makeup artist is Aubrey....love, love, love this place and highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Handpaintedby Cookie

5 July 2017

Professional top quality service

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Lauren Kahmann

5 July 2017

I have been going here for over a year now and I absolutely love this place! My hair always comes out the way I expected it to and the staff is so friendly and pleasant!!!

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Michelle Izquierdo

5 July 2017

If I could give this salon more than 5 stars, I absolutely would! It has a gorgeous environment and consistent top notch, professional service. I've been going to Substance for a little over four years now (I see Katie she's amazing) and my favorite thing about them is that I feel comfortable trying new things when I'm there and I always, always leave the salon feeling beautiful. You can't ask for more. More...

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Gloria Lanzzi

1 July 2017

First time to tghe salon, got a haircut with Zuzi, love it! Great atmosphere, modern, every body was very nice and very clean. Definitely I will return..

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Andrea L.

3 June 2017

So when my hair stylist for years is completely booked on my birthday, I decided last minute to come here for a blow out based on a friend's recommendation. I was a little nervous trying somewhere new but decided to give it a shot. Alex was my stylist and I couldn't have had a better blowout. I have long thick fairly straight hair and she styled it exactly how I wanted it (a little wave). I  got a lot of compliments. Also, the blowout was such an affordable price. I came back yesterday to Alex for a blowout and was very happy with my hair. I am very picky about who styles my hair and Alex is great. She has talent and always she always makes me feel comfortable while I'm at the salon. Looking forward to going back to her in the future. I'm very thankful I found her. More...

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Mmley Ley

29 May 2017

I love this salon. I love that while your stylist is doing your hair, other customers can't just wander in and interrupt as she's cutting your hair. I had that problem at another salon and that's why I stopped going. They are very friendly and professional here. They offer you coffee, tea, etc. and it's a very relaxing atmosphere. They don't rush you while they cut your hair. They offer suggestions if you inquire. I really love going here and Brooke, my stylist, is an incredibly talented hair stylist. I received so many compliments on my recent haircut. Love it! More...

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Lauren F.

30 April 2017

Salon is gorgeous and everyone is so pleasant and lovely.Suzy has been doing my hair for years and she is AMAZING!!

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Mustafa G.

22 April 2017

Yo my girl Jazz took me from looking like "Hey man can I get $4 for a train to Montclair" to "Yo girl, lemme show you my place in Montclair." Dogs love me, men love me, I get hit on from aliens stopping by from other planets I'm so fresh. When I close my eyes when I'm making love to my wife I think about MYSELF that's how good of a job Jazz does with my hair here. It's incredible. Best salon in the area hands down. My wife comes here all the time too and loves it. Ya'll need to do yourself a favor and get here stat, whiskey for dudes, water, espresso, coffee. Great staff I have been coming here for a year and can say that every time I've been here the service has been incredible. Each and every time. So do it. More...

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Marianne S.

11 March 2017

I have been going to Substance Salon for a few years now and I have always had a great experience. The decor and ambience is pretty cool. The staff is very friendly!Kris is definitely a miracle worker with hair! She is the only one I trust with my hair. She is very skillful with doing Balayage highlights and haircuts. Wherever I go, someone is always complimenting on how my hair color and cut look awesome! I definitely recommend going to Substance Salon. More...

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Hanna H.

20 January 2017

Came across Substance Salon a few months ago when looking for a trim and blow dry! After getting two haircuts there, I decided to get a full balayage color treatment. I was not at all familiar with the process or what would look best but Jaz did an AMAZING job cutting, coloring and styling. She was so friendly, sweet and professional! I have to disagree with the reviews stating this salon is overpriced. For the quality service they provide, the pricing is extremely fair. Highly recommend Jaz! More...

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Carlos Alvarado Jr.

18 January 2017

Loved working with the crew at a recent bridal shoot. Looking forward to future collaborations.

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Will Alfaro

3 January 2017

Great service and staff! Thanks Jaz for taking care of my son!

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Alison O.

30 November 2016

Love,love, love these guys!  I'd give business to Manny just because he's a lovely human being. That said, I've been a regular since they opened in Rutherford. I'm extremely picky and and have had cut/color done by several stylists here and have always been happy with the results. Brooke is my "go to" girl and she is the bomb!!! She interprets my desires look well, knows what she's doing, she's super positive and it's always nice to spend time in her chair. Bonus-- my hair looks great every time. My son has had cuts with Manny and Jazz and is very very happy too. I Highly recommend Substance to anyone who wants the NYC experience but would like to "shop local". More...

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Jennifer B.

21 October 2016

Brooke is literally everything. Friendly staff and super clean.

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Angie L.

1 October 2016

Great place, love my haircut! Bought the texturizing spray and which really does turn your hair from flat to voluptuous in seconds!

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Amit G.

17 September 2016

Jazz has made me love my hair again! Very professional, listens and recommends best style that would suit you. Have been here twice and she has given a different look each time which I feel is difficult to do with my thinning hair. Would recommend her to any man looking for a crisp hair cut! More...

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Mike G.

17 August 2016

I've been getting my hair cut by Manny over the course of the past 4 years. Working all over the city makes it difficult to use him all the time but when I need a perfect hair cut, style or restyle there's no better barber within 100 miles. I've used barbers all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and various parts of New Jersey. I can say that Manny's knowledge supersedes any other barber whose ever touched my head. He takes time to examine the shape of your face, your jaw line, and the structure of your head to ensure perfect lengths and cut. After using Manny be ready to get disappointed if you go to another barber. I can guarantee you'll leave his chair feeling like a new man. I highly recommend Substance Salon. More...

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Samantha D.

25 July 2016

After going to the same stylist for over 10 years I decided to switch salons about a year ago for a change of scenery. Substance is very welcoming and comfortable and the stylists and staff are all very professional and helpful. I go to Kris for a cut and highlights every 6-7 weeks and I could not be happier with how she does my hair. I have an angled bob and blonde highlights and from the first visit Kris listened to me and gave me exactly what I wanted which isn't true of all stylists everywhere else. I get so many compliments on my cut and color and I would recommend her to anybody looking for a new stylist. The salon is also very knowledgeable about what stylists have certain strengths for different hair types. I'd strongly recommend this salon and stylist to anyone. More...

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Jack Stephenson

5 July 2016

Substance Salon does a great job for men (and for women too, but I am a guy so my comments are from a guy's perspective). Yes. I know some guys may balk at the costs but you get what you pay for. If you want just a buzz cut with clippers than any barber or stylist will do. If you want to look your best than Substance is the right place for you. I get my hair done by Linda and Manny. My wife loves the job. And I am constantly getting compliments at work. Again, you get what you pay for. I recommend Substance without reservation. Try them. More...

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Jeffrey Fontanilla

5 July 2016

Manny is the best most avant garde men's stylist I know. He's always abreast of the latest trends and tailors his cuts to your personality. I've been going to him since 2001 and never changed barbers. Good luck getting an appointment though, he's in high demand. More...

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Ivana B.

5 July 2016

I love this place. Marisa is extremely talented and an absolute pleasure. Definitely recommend to anyone!

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Hannah Noel Brudnicki

5 July 2016

This salon has easily provided the most enchanting salon experience I've ever had. After countless tragedies at salons in Upper Montclair and Upper Bergen County (which ended in tears and months of messy buns) I decided to look for a new salon. Substance is effortlessly classy and elegantly charming. The space is open and inviting; a crisp white interior is offset by daring black accents. The staff is incredibly cordial and accommodating and their work is professional. From simple "wash cut and dry" to glamorous updos, this salon is the perfect place for a uniquely exhilarating experience. The pricing is reasonable and they carry a great line of products. A must go. More...

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Suvasini Patel

5 July 2016

love this place! ask for Brooke she is amazing!

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Gabby H.

10 June 2016

What a beautiful salon! I went for the first time yesterday and was blown away by the service!  It was a last minute decision to get my hair done but I was able to conveniently schedule my appointment online. The assistant gave me a fabulous head massage while washing my hair (who doesn't love their head rubbed?!). My long time hairstylist Jennie Vergara is AWESOME! She gave me a beautiful blow out which still looks just as perfect right now as it did when I left. I can't wait to go back and get my summer color and haircut done!! For someone who has had their fair share of disaster moments with different stylists and salons, trust me when I say Jennie at Substance is your place to be!! More...

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U K.

13 May 2016

I saw Linda here. She is good. She listens patiently, and doesn't get offended if you have ideas, she is open to them. She is friendly and did a good job transforming my look. The ambiance of the salon is pretty good too, rustic decor, and peppy music. They offer coffee, that's cute, considering they sit next to dunkin. I will go again.I also like their prices, not over the top. Having come here from Hoboken, it's a respite. Sigh! You can give a toe and an ear for a haircut there, only to realize that's all that was cut. The hair is still there as it was. More...

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Andrea S.

23 March 2016

This is the best hair salon in North Jersey.  Hands down.  You would be crazy to go anywhere else.The quality of the hair services is really on a New York level of excellence.  And for this quality you are paying very reasonable prices.  As someone who has had real nightmares when it comes to finding a good a salon in terms of value and quality, this place strikes the perfect balance.  I have worked primarily with Linda and Marisa, but both are fabulous and do great work.  The rest of the staff seem like on the top of their game as well, so there is something here for everybody.I could not recommend this place more. Love this salon. More...

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Sonny F.

16 February 2016

Now, I don't usually write reviews, but I had such a great experience here that I wanted to share. I just had my first haircut here with Brooke, and I am so happy with the results! She was super friendly, gave me helpful tips, and knew exactly what cut I wanted. I recommend this salon hands down. More...

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Johanna Isip

30 December 2015

Brooke is amazing and understands what works on any hair type!!!

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Sara W.

16 December 2015

I've only been to Substance for blowouts and have had my makeup done there once, but they have done consistently well every time I go.  The staff is super friendly and they always do an outstanding job.  Love the atmosphere of the salon too, very chic.  The services are a little pricey, but a well deserved treat!! More...

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Apey P.

12 December 2015

I love this place. I've never had a bad experience there. It's very clean and everyone is very friendly and professional. And they give you wine! It's my favorite place to get my hair and makeup done for special occasions. Patty, Jaz, and Aubrey for makeup, are great. More...

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Caroline L.

14 November 2015

Last week Thursday I had an appointment at Substance Salon and I can certainly say I was not disappointed, and had the best experience I have ever had at a salon. Usually I don't just try new hair salons off the whim due to past experiences and my hair type. It was my first time at the salon, and I was recommended by a close co-worker of mine who has been there before for a cut and color. Though she's only been there just a few times she could not tell me enough how much she swore by this location. I have been looking far and wide for a hair stylist who would be able to handle my very thick, long and course hair. Not only handle it but provide me the haircut I have been itching for. Being that my co worker had so many good things to say I said why not call and speak to someone. I called the Monday of and spoke to the receptionist and told her about my haircut and what exactly I was looking for. She then assured me that they had the perfect stylist for me by the name of Kris, who specializes in more texturized hair. I made the appointment and walked in on that Thursday evening.Starting with the physical, I was heavily impressed with the design of the store and how modern it was. They appeared very professional and organized. I sat down all but 5 minutes until Kris came over to greet me. She took my jacket and put my nervousness at ease from the time I sat in her chair. She spoke to me, I showed her my vision (that she looked at for all but 10 seconds and I put my phone away, which is rare being that beauticians usually kill my battery trying to mimic the look I show them), she asked me specifically what I wanted and she told me what products and how she would be cutting my hair. I put my hair life in her hands and she ran with it. She gave me the best haircut I have ever received, and gave me exactly what I wanted and more! She new exactly what she was doing. She was awesome! It was not awkward at all either. We shared good conversation, as well as a few laughs- you would have thought we knew one another for some time. I don't typically ramble about a person or place unless it's serious, Kris definitelyyyyyyy deserves it. I don't know about the other ladies but Kris is definitely my go to and I will be returning to her chair. I have already recommended my best friend who has gone in just the other day and had her hair cut by Kris, and also had a great experience. I have gotten a ridiculous amount of compliments on my haircut even to this day and cannot stop checking myself out in the mirror! If you do ever read this, THANK YOU KRIS!!!!:)Side note: The UNITE products used on my hair were awesome as well! More...

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Melissa Gabriele Pereira

6 October 2015

Thank you so much for making me look beautiful on my wedding day. Everyone loved my hair!

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Lauren R.

30 September 2015

I recently moved to the area and was in need of a new stylist. As most women know, this is a stressful life change :-) I needed a layered cut and glaze color and was referred to Kris. As soon as I was introduced to her I felt at ease. She had great personal style and was very sweet. She talked me through the process of color and how she planned to cut my hair. Jazz washed and prepped my hair and was very sweet as well. In the end my hair looked awesome! I was so relieved to find someone so close to my new home. All the staff was very nice as well! I highly recommend Substance Salon and Kris! More...

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Sarah C.

18 August 2015

Absolutely loved the place! I was looking around the area for a good salon in Rutherford. Although it is quite pricy, 55$ for only a "Classic Cut & Blowdry", I thought why the heck not with all the great reviews on yelp. Of course I did my research before going, reading bios of the stylists and choosing which of their personalities would match with the look I wanted to go for. The stylist I chose to go for was Linda, and man did I make the right choice! When I arrived at the place, I came a bit early. Nevertheless, service was fast and all the staff were very friendly. Althuogh I had planned a different look, almost like a pixie cut, Linda showed that my face shape would not appeal that haircut. Instead, she listened to my requests and suggested a short haircut that would not only appeal me, but also to give more volume in my flat, asian hair. I've been to a couple of salons before. There's a clear difference between someone who knows what they're doing and someone who doesn't. In the end, I loved my new haircut that was totally unplanned on my part! Especially if you're Asian, you should ask for Linda because she's very good at layering your hair and making it more voluminous. Another thing is that, if you can only book an appointment at a certain time frame, book it fast! They are high in demand, so it's important to schedule ahead of time. I made the mistake of doing it at the last-minute, however I was able to be very flexible, having no problems. A bit expensive, but totally worth it! I will definetely be coming back here again for my haircuts ^^ More...

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Cassandre Ractliffe

5 July 2015

Amazing! Marissa did such a great job! great customer service and quality products!

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Joyce R.

14 June 2015

I decided to give this place a try as I needed a blow-out for my graduation. I really enjoyed my experience here. My hairdresser made my hair look exactly how I wanted it to, and for $40 and less than 45 minutes it looked much better than if I tried to do it myself! I will definitely return before my next event! More...

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Valerie K.

8 June 2015

These people know their stuff! Linda is my favorite, though; she's laid back, friendly, and she gave me great advice about how to tame my curls. One of the best salons I've ever been to (and I've been to a LOT of them in my lifetime). More...

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Marisa G.

4 June 2015

Love this spot! Couldn't trust this team more with my hair! Made transitioning from Nyc salon to nj easy! Manny is wonderful with my husband, the management is great and Andrea is such an awesome stylist for my color and cut! Professional, clean, friendly and trendy! More...

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Amanda L.

13 May 2015

If you've been looking for your steady salon, the place you can always count on to deliver the perfect style, consistently - look no further, you've found it!  I've been to more salons than I could count over the years, and had varying experiences from atrocious to "just okay", but was never fully satisfied.  Then my fiancé recommended I try Substance.  He has been going to Manny (the owner and Master Barber) for years, and always raved about him and the whole staff.  So I booked my first appointment - and that was over a year ago.  I've now received a few haircuts and a blow out, and couldn't be happier.  The level of service is top notch, from the warm and kind appointment scheduling, the pre-cut consultation, the wash, cut and blow dry, everyone is terrific.  You really get a sense that they truly care about your hair, and want you to be pleased.  No cookie-cutter, carbon copy treatment, no feeling rushed, no gossiping or negative vibes.  This past Saturday my fiancé and I went and got our hair cut together.  He (as always) had Manny, and I had Linda.  As soon as we arrived, we were greeted, checked in and offered refreshments.  Linda came over and whisked me away to her chair (right next to Manny's), and asked me what I'd like to do.  I showed her photos, she gave me her opinions, and came up with the perfect style.  She really listened, and cared, and was so personable!  She's so sparkly, just a true joy to be around!  By the time I came back from my wash, my fiancé was being brought over, and this incredible team timed our services so we would be done at the exact same time.  Seriously... Never been to a salon that thinks of these details, and then executes them - flawlessly.  They even turned our chairs during the cut so we could all talk with each other.  It felt like we were with our friends, and we left with perfect styles.  I can't wait to get my color done, it's amazing to know I don't have to be nervous, I already know I'll love it.  Book your appointment as far in advance as you can - they are all in demand.  One visit, and you'll see why!  Fantastic service, attentive staff, great products, all in a gorgeous space.Substance DELIVERS.  Every. Single. Time. More...

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Melanie M.

17 April 2015

I had run by Substance Salon a few times last summer and it only became more and more appealing each time that i HAD to stop in. I finally walked in on a summer day and asked to make an appt. for a blow out, thinking I would try something non-drastic first. On the outside it looks inviting, always busy, and when you walk in it's alive in there! Great music and atmosphere overall. I felt like I was transported into a NYC salon. Not exaggerating. It's beautiful inside.Each and every person in the salon was friendly and engaged in conversations with their customers. I made an appointment, my jacket was taken, and I immediately started to feel relaxed and good hands. From the wash to the blow out, I have zero complaints. I loved every second and have made this my go-to salon. My hair is wavy/curly so it takes some time to get dry and styled but it lasted a few days and I received so many compliments!I normally see Linda and she is just gets me and my hair. The first time she colored my hair, during our consultation I showed her a picture explaining that I'd be happy if it looked close to that. As many people can attest, it's rare that you get what you hoped for. She nailed it and has continued to each time I've been back. On days where our schedules have not aligned (or I called last minute), a few other girls in the salon have blown out my hair at their "blow dry bar" and again, no complaints. More...

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Stephanie T.

9 April 2015

I love this place, I've had probably every stylist at some point or another in here do my hair at least once and they are all amazing. You come out with fabulous hair every time, from blowouts, to highlights and color. They listen when you tell them what you're looking for and its just a very laid back cozy place. When I'm stressed from a long day at the office, I like to come in here for a blowout and a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and I leave feeling and looking like a million bucks. Andrea does my highlights and gets me that shade of blonde that I love, yet keeps my hair looking healthy as opposed to damaged. Get your blowouts and/or color from any of these amazing ladies and you will not be disappointed please believe, these guys ROCK. More...

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Cassandra

13 March 2015

Kristy was so great to work with. She is so sweet, and really took the time to listen and came up with some great styles for the wedding. I even changed my mind last minute, on the day of, and decided I wanted to go with a somewhat different style than I had originally picked at the trial. She had no problem with it, and did such an amazing job. I loved that she did such a great job at the trial, and at a later haircut that I felt comfortable changing up the style on the day of, knowing it would come out great. Vanessa also did a wonderful job with the bridesmaids - both with hair and makeup. Everyone looked beautiful, and best of all, everyone was happy! More...

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Denise Lowery LLewellyn

31 January 2015

5 Stars. Manny and his team are outstanding. I will recommend Substance Salon to all my Friends and Family.

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Amanda D.

20 January 2015

I came in here on a whim a couple of months ago. I needed a haircut and it was a holiday weekend. After calling a few places and basically being laughed at Substance was very accommodating. It seems that Andrea had a cancelation and was able to fit me in. I didn't do research and was just hoping for the best. I felt like near royalty form the moment I walked into the salon. Maybe I have just been to mostly run of the mill hair cutters but I really liked having my coat taken for me. I was also offered something to drink. I was just in for a wash / cut / style. My treatment began with a hair wash. The hair wash was absolutely amazing. They really spent time massaging my head and it felt just super relaxing. Of course my wash finished with a conditioning and more massaging. After my hair wash I was bright back to Andrea. I never know what I want so Andrea was nice enough to just go with instinct. She kept my length but still got rid of a lot of old hair. She also cut in some things to the font of my hair which I have come to love. After spending the time at the salon this day and talking to Andrea about wanting to lighten my hair I made another appointment. I have since returned to the salon for my hair lightening day. Once again I felt wonderful with the treatment I received. I was very late, to the point that Andrea called me to wake me after my appointment should have already began. She was very nice and let me race down to the salon. Andrea spent a decent amount of time discussing my options with me. She helped me to understand that what I wanted would best be done in a few stages. First and foremost we had to fix the color that was in my hair to get me a consistent base. Since I ran late we also were not able to finish the lightening process on this trip. Instead she gave me a wonderful deep chocolate brown which we will begin to lighten on my next trip. Of course if I was on time we may have done it all in one day, but we also felt my hair might do well with letting the color settle and doing the rest on a return trip.I am very happy with my hair - even in its intermediary stage. I still feel very comfortable with Andrea and this salon in general. I saw several other heads being worked on and it was all beautiful. I do recommend this place highly. One last note is that during my hair treatments they even brought me a cappuccino! - thanks =) More...

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Alex N.

15 December 2014

Have never gotten a bad haircut there. Whether it's for men or women, they have some of the most talented stylists in Bergen County. If you're a guy looking for a sophisticated cut, Manny is definitely your guy. He has an impeccable sense of style and will give you the right look you're searching for. On top of everything, they are in an ideal location (right by Rutherford train station) and the place has a super cool atmosphere. More...

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Monika D.

2 December 2014

I change hair salons more often than I change my underwear.  Ok, eww.  That wasn't a very good metaphor.  Let's just say that I'm never satisfied.  I have some disaster stories where I run out of the salon halfway through the cut without paying.  That really happened.  Luckily that place is long out of business.  So in my constant search for the best hair salon I came across some promising yelp reviews about  Substance Salon.  I gave them a try and now I'm sold.Before I booked my first appointment back in August I read the stylist bio's to see who would be the best fit for me.  At the time, my hair was very long so I picked Andrea because she specialized in "long layered haircuts".  She shaped my long, unruly hair into a sleek, smooth and shiny look.  I walked out floating and couldn't stop touching my hair.  Fast forward a few months and I just went back to cut my long hair into a long bob, or lob, as the cool kids call it.  Andrea again did not disappoint.  I never used to go to a salon every 3-4 months but now I kind of can't wait to go back already and see what we can do with my hair next.Other things I love about Substance: -the space is really minimal and fresh, I love the record player in the corner-they offer you a hot or cold beverage when you walk in-$30 blow dry bar is definitely something I can see myself booking before an event-i really suck at blow drying my own hair and am excited to perhaps try their blow dry class to finally learn how to do it right-the shampoo peeps are SUPER friendly, take their time and massage your head while you recline with your feet up (that foot rest is such a bonus!) More...

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Kathy Hasaj Denman

23 October 2014

Love what Marisa did with my foils today! Thank you so much! You truly brightened up this rainy day for me!!

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Mark Scala

22 October 2014

Manny thank you for listening and giving me a great haircut that works for my hair. A week later its even better! YOU ARE AWESOME and in my neighborhood. I highly recommend you! MARK Scala

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Ece Ozer

3 September 2014

They all are friendly and very talented. Special thanks to Marisa from Dora and Lila:)

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Brittany B.

28 July 2014

Great salon with great services! I live in the area and finally got a chance to try Substance Salon, and I am glad I did. I went in for a shampoo, haircut and blow dry with Andrea and I left completely satisfied. My appointment was scheduled for 10am and I was taken back by 10:15am -- I was offered tea/water and the atmosphere was very relaxing while I waited. Andrea did a great consultation before my cut and it was perfect. My blow dry was beautiful as well! I will definitely be back! Thanks Andrea :) More...

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Laur E.

25 July 2014

The absolute best place I have ever had my hair cut and colored. Katie  is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone! I look forward to visiting because their excitement and attitudes are wonderful. More...

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Coll S

5 July 2014

Great vibe as soon as you walk through the door! Seriously, Marisa is amazing! Tonight was the first time that she highlighted and cut my hair and I'm loving the results. I have blond highlights that tend to turn brassy, and after explaining this to her she picked my formula and hit it dead on. My haircut came out just as fantastic as my color. What also really made my experience enjoyable was how personable Marisa was. She made me feel like we have known one another for years. Great conversation and laughs the entire time! Manny the owner, and the rest of the staff was just as nice! Oh and a great perk is the receipt they emailed me had a 10% off coupon for your next service...such a great idea! More...

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Brigitte B.

27 June 2014

Very professional clean salon.  Nice atmosphere and not too "chatty" and hectic, as I have found other salons.  My color was expertly done, and the haircut was also quality (done by different stylists, which I didn't mind.)  Blow dry bar is great - Patty is fantastic in making my frizzy wavy hair look like they are naturally straight.  Only four stars because it is an expensive salon, but you do get what you pay for.  I will return and will definitely try out their straightening treatment. More...

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Linda G.

23 May 2014

!st visit to Substance Salon yesterday. Chose Katie from previous Yelp recomendation. Salon is clean, neat, sleek without being pretentious. Was greated in friendly professional manner. Katie did consult 1st to determine what my needs/wants were for the appointment. Listened to me , asked questions & made suggestions. I feel the telltale sign of a good cut is being able to replicate the same style the next day yourself. Katie showed me exactly how to do this. Love the cut.  Made my next appointment with no pressure. Would recommend to friend. More...

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Carissa R.

19 April 2014

Just left there actually and I had to add this review right away because they were amazing! Andrea washed, cut and blew out my hair. She was phenomenal. The rest of the staff was wonderful too. I left buying one of their products. I am very impressed and that doesn't happen often. I've been looking for a new salon and I've just fond it. More...

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Roberta Carlin

24 March 2014

Love this salon! Everyone here is so nice and friendly! Marisa is my stylist and she is the best!!

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Ann D.

9 March 2014

I was stuck in a hair rut (of my own making) and needed a change and a fresh perspective.  So after scouring the web and coming up with several possibilities, I settled on Substance.  I had read the reviews on Yelp and Google and had several stylists in mind, but on Tuesday I found myself in the neighborhood and called for a consultation, Marisa answered the call and told me to come in anytime, so I did.  Everyone in the salon was very welcoming.  I sat in Marisa's chair, explained my situation and told her I was open to suggestions.  Marisa was knowledgeable, professional and genuinely enthusiastic about helping me make a change.  FYI - I have fine, straight shoulder-length hair that is more than 50% gray, I don't know exactly, because I don't look!  Marisa made recommendations for color, foils, glaze and a haircut and I booked an appointment for Saturday.  Then of course panic set in, but hey, it's only hair, it will grow back ;)Saturday arrived and Marisa got right to work, keeping me informed and involved in the entire process.  She deepened my color with a single process and a glaze, which immediately made my eyes pop; strategically placed very fine foils to add dimension, followed by another glaze that looks so natural and then went to on to the cut and blow out.  You know when you completely change your color and cut it takes time for your eye to adjust?  Well, I don't like it- I LOVE IT!  It was exactly what I needed.  It is fresh, modern everyday hair that is flattering to my eye color, skin tone, face shape and lifestyle.  When I met Marisa that I felt comfortable right away, she is very authentic.  But better than that she has the skill set to back it up, a great combination.   I have already booked my next appointment, which by the way will be in their new location.  Substance is moving this Tuesday to Rutherford and even with all that going on, they did not miss a beat.  It was a great experience. More...

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Alexis Comforti Orlando

29 November 2013

This salon did a beautiful job doing my sister and her bridal party's hair for her wedding last Friday!!! Our hair lasted all day and all night!!! They can do any style!! Love it!!! More...

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davida joy c.

20 November 2013

Katie!!!!!!    I used to see her in another salon where she did a fab bob!  Then i got swayed into nyc and paid big bucks for great cuts.   So glad i found katie agsin.    Salons chic. Intimate.  My hair looks better than any high end nyc serge normant, ted gibson salons i have frequented.   Run dont walk snd have Katie couiff ur locks! More...

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Christine

8 September 2013

Vanessa and Christy were the Best !!! Very Professional !!! Highly recommended !!!

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Jennifer I.

14 January 2013

Decided to make an appt after a coworker was bragging about how great this salon was. What a great find! Used their online booking system which was easy and convenient. The salon is small but very cute and chic. The owners, Manny and Diana were very nice and greeted me as soon as I walked in. Waited just a few minutes while the stylist I was seeing finished up with her client. Kristy was very sweet and friendly. She shook my hand and took me back for consultation. She was very professional and understood exactly how I wanted my cut to be done. I liked the fact that she was the one that washed my hair vs an assistant. It's very hard to find a stylist that can "handle" my massive amount of hair. My hair came out fabulous! Def one of my best cuts ever! Will def be going back! More...

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Jacqueline

6 December 2012

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing! Words just do no describe how wonderful Kristy, Rebekah and everyone at Styling the Bride/Substance Salon is. Kristy and Rebekah listened to every single detail and made me look and feel gorgeous on my wedding day, and I can ALWAYS find a flaw. Each of my girls that had makeup done looked phenomenal and the ones that didn't get their makeup done all said they wished they had! Everyone's hair came out perfect and exactly as they'd described they wanted. I couldn't have been happier. More...

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Michael G.

2 November 2012

I am going to preface this by stating this is not a review for hair services (which are consistently amazing) but for the outreach that substance salon did to their clients after hurricane Sandy.  I won't lie, I first received an email from a salon in the area about joining them for coffee, phone charging ect... and before the thought crossed my mind about wishing the email came from Substance, I received one.  Although I was fortunate enough to have only had power interruption for about 10hrs, not everyone was as fortunate.  I found Substance's  email to be heart felt and filled with genuine concern for their clients' well being.  Theirs nothing like receiving an email that says we care and are here to help in a time of need; especially if you don't no where to turn.As a consumer you choose the businesses that you want to support.  In addition to amazing services, Substance provides a human element that is not found other places.  I choose to support them and so should you... More...

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Linda

11 September 2012

Styling the Bride was fantastic! They did hair and make-up for my daughter's wedding Labor Day Weekend and they were amazing!!! Kristie, hair stylist and Rebecca are both talented, professional, patient, understanding and knowledgeable. They were flexible, kind, great to work with - a true gem!
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Claire E.

29 July 2012

I went here last week for the first time, and I'll definitely be returning. I was able to schedule a same-day appointment, and when I arrived there was no wait. My hair came out great, and it was very inexpensive.  I initially went in to have my hair dyed, but after conferring with the stylist I chose to have it glazed instead - it looks great & only cost $35! When I was there, I'm pretty sure every other client being seen was a regular - based on their conversations and familiarity with the stylists. The clients included men, women, and children. I can see why there are so many regulars. The service is excellent.  The salon itself has a warm, intimate atmosphere. Very clean and nicely decorated.  Drinks were offered, and all of the stylists were very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place, and I'm glad I discovered it! More...

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User2537114

12 July 2012

Kristy is amazing! My hair stayed all night - it looked just as good at the end of the night as it did in the beginning. It was exactly what I wanted, and it looked perfect! Thank You! More...

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Cheryl Alejandro

5 July 2012

I never had a go-to hairstylist, until I discovered Substance Salon. I met the awesome folks over @ Substance during a bridal show. Even though I had already booked my hair and makeup with another salon, I booked Substance to do the rest of my bridal party. Flawless! In the meantime, I also started going to Substance for my regular haircuts and color treatments. I can't say enough about how great Kristy is. On my very first appointment it ended up lasting hours past closing time (I have long hair) and yet everyone was really nice and patient, and you could tell they really cared about their customers. So I think that's been over a year ago and I've been going back ever since. I even got my husband to ditch his $10 mall haircuts and start coming here! More...

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Gianella

18 June 2012

My make-up was absolutely beautiful and so was my hair. The make-up was very natural and it lasted all day and night it was flawless. I received many complements on my make-up and so did my mother. My mother and I loved the service and professionalism of the styling the bride staff. More...

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Periwinks P.

14 June 2012

I had a wonderful experience at Substance Salon!  Nikki cut my hair and it was perfect!  Thank you Nikki!!!  I'm so anal when it comes to my hair because many stylists like to do their own thing and it's usually not what I want.  Nikki listened to exactly what I wanted and politely made recommendations.  The owner, Manny, is very pleasant.  We had a very nice conversation.  I watched as he cut and groomed some male clients and he did a fabulous job.   The salon is cozy and decorated tastefully.   Coffee/tea was offered upon arrival along with some baked goods.  Parking is limited to street parking which can by annoying but worth it.  Will definitely return. More...

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Katie

17 January 2012

Manny, Kristy, and Nicole played one of the most important roles to my entire wedding. Their job was to help make myself and my girls look and feel gorgeous. And they succeeded with flying colors. We got married in Atlantic City and everyone in the casino stopped us to ask about our Hair. I thought everything was beautiful because it was my wedding, but everyone else just kept complimenting me about the my hair and my girls hair. My bridesmaids have even switched salon and now go to Substance Salon to get their hair done for everything. I not only felt like a bride, but I felt so pretty, and I completely attribute that to the team at Substance Salon and Styling the bride. More...

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Joanna

7 December 2011

I used Styling the Bride for my hair and makeup the day of my wedding. I had gone to Kristy for a hair trial a few months before the wedding and couldn't have been happier with the results! I wanted my hair down and wavy with extensions added in. My hair has a tendency to fall flat and not hold a curl very long, but when Kristy curled my hair it lasted all day...even through an BBQ on a rainy and muggy day! The day of my wedding was no different, my hair looked great. I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup and all my bridesmaids who either had their hair done by Kristy of Nikki looked gorgeous. A few of them got some intricate braids styles that looked perfect! I've even switched to Kristy as my hairdresser. Kristy and everyone at Substance Salon are great to work with. They are professional, friendly and really listen to what you want. They really take their time, but kept us on schedule and they make sure you are happy with the results. I highly recommend using Styling the Bride for your wedding! More...

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Jane

22 October 2011

Kristy and her team were absolutely incredible and I would recommend them to everyone. When I went into the salon for my hair trail, Kristy and the team at Substance Salon were so welcoming and made my feel so special (they broke out champagne and we all toasted!). At the trial, Kristy was so patient and took so much time to create the hairstyle I really wanted. She did an excellent job and I knew I had to go with her for my wedding. The day of the wedding Kristy, Sabrina (she does make-up and I also used her through Substance Salon), and team came to my hotel room to get all the girls ready. This was a huge conveinence and really made the entire morning so comfortable and fun! Kristy is truly and artist with hair. I have had my hair done in up-dos for numerous occasions and never have I ever been so impressed with how it looks. My bridesmaids were showing Kristy pictures of celebrity hairstyles that they wanted to get done and she was able to make it look almost identical to the celebrity! They were all so impressed and couldn't believe how good the hair looked. Aside from her increible ability to style hair, Kristy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was so patient, kind, and so focused on styling my hair how I wanted it to look for my wedding day. The things that really stood out was how much she cared- many other weddings I've been in, the hair and make up feels like a machinary line with one girl just going after the next for 30 mins tops. This was a totally different experience. Kristy is a perfectionist and took plenty of time to make sure each girl looked great. I couldn't have been happier with how my bridesmaids and I looked!! Throughout the night, everyone commented on how beautiful everyone's hair looked! I was so impressed with Kristy that I am actually switching hairdressers and now going to her to cut my hair!!! Without a doubt, I would highly highly recommend Kristy and entire Styling the Bride team. They are true professionals and absolute artists at hairstyling! More...

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Charmian

9 August 2011

Our wedding was simply perfect. The hair stylists and make-up artist just did an amazing job...it was an early start but the hair and make-up team were a well-oiled machine - we all looked amazing and were done right on time...it was just outstanding! I was able to go into the studio months ahead of time for a hair and make-up trial so I knew what I wanted the day-of. I loved that I could get air-brushed make up and false eyelashes too. I think the best part of the whole process was that the stylists came to the hotel and took care of us all there! It was a wonderful day - they made me look so great! We're thrilled we chose Styling the Bride for the wedding and recommend them to anyone looking! More...

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GENEVIEVE M.

2 August 2011

All I have to say is OMG!  This was my son's wedding. They treated me like a princess and made me into a queen!  The salon is very chic and the decor and service is impecable...The staff is outgoing and fun to be around.  High end and sophisticated!!! Kristy is an artist with wings.  Just show her a picture and wala its like magic. She takes great pride in her work! I'm surprised there isnt a line outside waiting and about the parking who cares!!! They're Amazing! They get all the stars in heaven!!!!!!! More...

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Lori Mar

5 July 2011

My boyfriend recommended that I check out Substance Salon after getting his haircut by Manny, the owner. He said that Manny understands the 'look' he wants and cuts hair to achieve perfection. I have had my hair done at Manny's establishment many times now and have always left with a HUGE smile on my face. I couldn't be more satisfied with the atmosphere that Manny and his staff have created, their talent, patience (as Kristy has exemplified after doing a full head of blonde highlights for me on my long hair), and overall treatment of their clients. I highly recommend Substance Salon whether you are a guy or a girl. They have everything it takes to run a successful salon that keeps their clients coming back! By Lori : ) More...

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Christina

10 May 2011

The girls at Substance did such a great job on my hair and all of my bridesmaids as well. Kristy knew exactly how I wanted my hair to look on my wedding day and just how important it was for the style to hold all day long. Besides doing an amazing job, the girls were fun and super sweet. We were happy to have them there to share in the preparations of the day. I would recommend them to any Bride! More...

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Lesley

13 April 2011

Kristy and the staff at Substance Salon made my special day stress free. From the moment I walked into the salon, I knew I made the right choice. On the day of my wedding, I looked so beautiful! My hair was perfect and my makeup was flawless. The stylists at Substance Salon are true professionals. I highly recommend checking them out! More...

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Brian Z.

21 March 2011

I went here after reading some great reviews online. The place has limited parking in the front and it's in a busy area so you may have to search for a space.They have a great online booking system that made it super easy to make my appointment.The staff was very friendly and greeted me right away when I came in. They had muffins, coffee and tea out for the taking. Manny, my stylist, also offered me a water several times during my hair cut. The salon is very clean and swanky looking. One small complaint is that there was a longer than expected wait before I was called in to start my hair cut. It was about fifteen-twenty minutes between when I arrived (right on time) and when they brought me over for the wash. Manny was great though. He really seemed to care about me and my hair. He spent a lot of time speaking to me and offered a lot of suggestions about cutting it, maintaining it, etc. He did some upselling on products, but this is par for the course at most salons. He wasn't overly pushy at all and it wasn't a big deal.I was very pleased with the end result and will definitely be heading back in a month or so for my next hair cut. More...

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bhavin M.

19 April 2010

So I'm new to the area and was looking for a good clean barber shop for a nice cut.  Picked up a card for Substance at a local restaurant, and after checking out their website, seemed like a place worth trying out.  I was a little hesitant at first, I tend to steer away from the salon type places and stick with the old school barber shops.  Barberspa caught my attention and I had to check this place out.  I was not disappointed, this place was really done well, not over the top with loud music blaring or anything, just a really tasteful, comfortable place.  You dont get that pretentious feel like other salons, where you feel out of place for being a guy trying to get a good haircut.  The staff was really chill, offered me coffee while I waited.  The girls start you off with a shampoo/scalp massage and some hot towel over the face which feels amazing after a long day.  On to the cut... Manny is on point, he listens, asks the right questions, actually tries to get a feel for what your after instead of rushing you out the door to make his next appt.  Thats a true sign of a good cut, when it takes longer than 10-15 mins.  He's also got the air compressor which works great in keeping the trimmings off my neck. The beard trim was on point too, I've never had anyone clean up my beard before, and this guy does a great clean and even cut.  I will definitely be back to this place, the scheduling is super convenient and flexible, if you have something going on, they will work with you and get you in and out.  They also offers neck trims between haircuts, so for less $$ you can get a nice clean look in between.   All in all its a place definitely worth visiting and seeing for yourself. More...

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