“friendly atmosphere, Lisa and Michael are a great team, Lisa is a sweet, very talented person.”
“The salon is very friendly and service focused.”
“felt Lisa was very slow in cutting my hair and thought that to mean that she was being very careful, thorough and attentive.”
I found very good reviews about this salon so I figured calling on a whim they might have something open. I spoke to Michael and they didn't. But then he asked how far I was and he said come right over I can get you in.
WOW, the was excellent. Michael offered me coffee and was a doll.
Shampoo and then to coloring. Well, Ida came out with a color she picked not hair swatches for me to select which was weird. I have never had that happen and was at her mercy that she picked something I would like.
Color on and Ida disappeared. The only way I knew my color was done was the shampoo girl came and got me.
Then the haircut. It came out nice.
Eyebrow waxing was good except I had to pluck out some obvious hairs left. Trust me you couldn't miss them so I'm not sure what happened.
Now here is when my issue is: How can you let someone leave your salon with color all over their forehead and eyebrows? I went to starbucks and someone asked if I was ok because I had red dye all over my face.
Next: My favorite T-Shirt has red dye all over the collar. So if I had come from work would my expensive blouse get ruined too?
If the lighting had been better I would have caught these things that was so obvious to me when I got home in better lighting.
Overall my hair did come out a good color, darker shade then I would have picked for summer once the color has set 24 hrs later. My bob isn't angled as much as I like but I'm cool with that. I got the dye off my face but not out of the T-Shirt.
Go try it but make sure you don't have plans after as you might need to go home and clean up what was left on you.
Professional Stylist + Amazing Haircut !.
I called and the salon gave me a same day appointment. I wasn't exactly sure of the type of cut I wanted. Lisa offered several suggestions.
She did an amazing work on my hair. She knew exactly how to bring my hair back to life!
She spent a great deal of time on my hair and helped me understand how I could style it myself at home.
I would recommend Ida's Salon......Ask for Lisa.
She has an incredible gift for cutting and styling hair.
Thank you Jan for taking the time and writing about your first experience here at Ida's. We love it that you enjoyed the services you received here and we look forward to meeting all your expectations. Michael & Lisa
best hair makeover i've ever had.
I walked out of this salon feeling like a million dollars. these folks really know what they are doing...everyone loved my hair.
Thank you so much Lisa and Mike thank you too for being so gracious.
I'll be back..
Who doesnt love to feel like a Million Dollars, I know I do. Thank you for taking the time and telling the citysearch family about your first experience here at Ida's Salon. We love that you love your new look. Always a pleasure.
Michael & Lisa
if you want to look your best, go to this salon.
I live in the city and heard about Ida's from a coworker. Her hair cut done by Lisa was fantastic- perfect for my friend's facial features and lifesyle. I have been wanting a new hairstyle, but unsure where to go. I called Ida's and was able to get in to see Lisa that day- perfect! She took time to listen to my hair concerns and asked important questions- not just sit and start cutting kind of stylist. We decided to color and highlight to enhance the new cut. Lisa was very open to that and did a beautiful job. I restyled my hair the next day and the highlights looked too chunky on one side. I called and spoke to Michael (wonderful, efficient front desk person) and I was able to get in that same day. Lisa took her time w/ me and decided I needed low lights and fixed it right then, at no charge. I love my new look!!
PROS: friendly atmosphere, Lisa and Michael are a great team, Lisa is a sweet, very talented person.
CONS: not close to my home- don't really care, will continue to go
Thank you for the kind words. Lisa & I very much appreciate it. We love what we do and glad that you were satisfied with both of our services. We look forward to seeing you again for your next visit.
Great but pricey. i visited Lisa at Ida's and thought she was wonderful. she did an amazing job on my cut and color and i am very impressed with how she listened to what i wanted and then made it happen! i am especially happy with my color and highlights. the only negative is the price. it turned out to be WAY more expensive than i ever imagined. i am also very surprised at the $50 hair drying charge. she did do a great job of drying and straightening my hair, but, anyplace else I've visited has always included that or maybe added on an extra $10 or something, not charged an extra $50 for it. so, I'm completely torn about going back.....i really want to because my hair looks great, but, i really can't afford to spend $300 every 2 months on my hair.
Ida's is a hidden gem!. I have gone to many salons across chicago and the northshore and I have finally found a place that I will stay with! From the moment i walk in (Michael's smiling face), to the moment I leave (with a smile on my face as i look in the mirror feeling beautiful!), it is just a great experience. My favorite cuts have come since Ive been going to Ida's and they do a great job with color too. Would highly recommend to all my friends. Many have complimented on my cuts since I started going to Ida's.
All of us really appreciate your business. it is because of you, that we can do what we love to do.
I won't be going back.
I did not like the fact that they offered to give me a discount/free conditioning service in return for a good review on CitySearch. That is unethical and feels like bribing. Now I feel I cannot trust the citysearch reviews that are good.
This was my first time and I had to wait over 30 minutes.
I felt Lisa was very slow in cutting my hair and thought that to mean that she was being very careful, thorough and attentive. But I was not happy with my haircut. The layers (especially the uppermost one) were stark and distinct, not nicely merged in. I've definitely had better cuts.
I was excited about trying this new salon, but as soon as I entered, there was a strong/unpleasant smell of chemicals or something and I didn't get the feeling of a nice, clean salon.
I apologize if you feel that my intent was to bribe you for writing a review for the salon. At the end of your service you seemed very pleased with your hair cut my intention was to reward you for taking time out of your busy schedule if you chose to write a review. If you are not pleased with your haircut it would be our pleasure to correct whatever is not working for you. We are here for our clients and happy to make your experience at Ida's Salon a pleasurable one. Do not hesitate to call us hair is our passion and we want you to love your hair. Sincerely Michael & Lisa
Amazing Hair Cut & Service.
Dearest Lisa & Michael
WOW! You two are such beautiful ANGELS inside and out. You scooped me up on Saturday and gave me such a lift. I felt it straight in my HEART from yours. You truly made me feel so WONDERFUL. All of my family LOVED my hair, Lisa you are AMAZING---I LOVE MY NEW HAIRCUT TOO!
Great Service & Hair Style. I just moved to Northbrook and was still seeing my stylist downtown Chicago, which was not very convenient. So I took a chance and I am so glad I did. Lisa is a true professional and she did a great job with my cut, color and highlights. I've gotten several compliments, especially with the color. She listened to my concerns and she was great to chat with. The salon is very friendly and service focused. They offered coffee, tea and cookies too :)
Avoid. This place and the people are terrible. People should be more aware of who they give business to. Just one persons opinion and you know what they say about those but for what it's worth I give you Fair Warning.
To Our Friend Gretchen
We sincerely apologize for the bad experience you had here at Ida's Salon. Please contact me so I can personally take care of whatever service you were unsatisfied with. We are all committed here to make our guests feel welcomed and truly enjoy the service that we provide. I look forward to hearing from you.
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