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Stylist Jill Whalen ROCKS!. Jillian is one of the newer stylists at the salon. She did a great job with my hair! I wanted something edgier yet subtle. She followed my specifications but also had such a great knowledge of color and what looks good - my hair came out better than I could have possibly imagined! The salon is beautiful and there is more than ample parking. The pricing is affordable. I highly recommend her for hair cut/trim or color. She is enthusiastic and fun and loves to make her clients happy.
Beautiful Salon!!! The Best!. I have been around hair stylists and salons most of my adult life. My Ex was a stylist at a very posh and famous salon in Beverly Hills. Everytime I got my hair done it was a completele drag-waiting forever, snotty receptionists, etc. The first time I walked into Gillian Bisett I thought to myself, "This is what getting your hair done should be like~a treat!" My stylist is Waylan Whelan-(she is named after the famous Waylan Jennings)she is professional, creative and fun! I absolutely adore her! I brought her a drawing of a long shag bob. She said, "let's give it a try!" She spent a long time w me and never once did I get a snotty vibe from her, like most stylists from upscale salons. By the end of my cut, color and blow dry I was completely re-newed, revived and re-done. And....beautiful! She is the best stylist hands down! She is also a delight to talk to;her background is very interesting. If you want to really be good to yourself, I highly recommend Waylon at the Gillian Bisset Salon.
great cut! ask for Hannah!.
I've had long hair since i was 16 and have always struggled to find a stylist who could give me the cut that I wanted. I was recommended to Hannah by a friend and was not disappointed. I gave her a general idea of what I was looking for, and I let her go on her own and she delivered a cut that was better than i could imagine. She knows what looks good and has the skill to make it happen.
It's been about 4 weeks since she did my hair and it is still looking great!
I'll definitely be a returning customer
Jamie is the Bees Knees.
Ok, I may slightly be biased, but Jamie is seriously the bees knees. I mean, I would drive to across state lines for her to do my hair... Oh wait I did! Jamie was my stylist in Scottsdale, but has subsequently moved to LA to spread her amazingness to the Cali residents.I can't help it.. I love my stylist. She always does my hair exactly as I want, with perfect colour, and in gets me in and out. Now for the salon....
Gillian Bissett Colour Salon was amazing as well. I was immediately greeted and offered coffee, which I gladly accepted during the crazy down pour! They had these really good little cookies too. I'm a sucker for cookies. They had these runway shows playing which kept me totally entertained. Everyone in the salon was so nice and friendly. All and all a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back.!
I will say the only down side was the parking was a little strange, and hard to find. I ended up going into the garage which was nice since it was raining so hard. Otherwise, perfect experience!
excellent cut and color. See Terra.
Long story short, go see Terra for cut and color. After seeing her my hair looks the best is has in 7 years.
And the long story: I Moved to L.A 7 years ago, and slowly my long beautiful natural looking ashy blonde hair (which was full of dimension), started looking like it was all one color, dry, over processed and started breaking off about 4 inched from my scalp. I'm an x model who used to make great money and was willing to spend whatever it took to keep my beautiful hair beautiful. From the start I was going to places like Frederick Fekkai, Louise Lacari, David Paul (that salon was the major reason my hair started breaking off- never go there! I saw the owner (David) and he was horrible!) I was paying about 400 a pop for color only. I could not understand why It was so impossible to find a good colorist. Isn't it supposed to be that the more money you spend, the better quality hair care you get?
Here's what I finally learned: In Toronto (and I'm sure quite a few other places around the world) The owners of high end salons spend their own money sending their stylists who work for them to all kinds of education seminars etc. If you look up hair salons in the Yorkville area in T.O you can read on their websites how seriously they take hair EDUCATION. You can pretty much walk into any high end salon there, and you're going to get incredible color. In L.A, on the other hand (I'm not sure if it's LA, CA, or the U.S in general) The system is quite different. Most high end salons RENT BOOTHS to random hair colorists. If you are a colorist, and you can afford to rent a booth at Fekkai for example- because daddy has money- you can work there. There is no training at all, and basically, no standards!
By sheer luck I found Terra at Gillian Bissett. She is the first person I have ever spoken to in this city who understands color. She has been trained vigorously and is extremely educated in color. Excellent cuts too. And the second best part? Inexpensive, no attitude, and she has a very gentle touch- I can't stand having my hair combed through, and I didn't even notice her doing it!
Love the salon, GO TO HANNAH.
(Mens Cuts) I've been getting my hair cut by Hannah for a while now, she is the first stylist who consistently gives me a great cut! Even when I went from a longer to a shorter hair style she was able to give me a great style each and every time. She knows exactly what I want when I describe it to her... she GETS it! There were times when I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my hair and she gave me great suggestions and had knew exactly what would work for me, its like a super power she has. Bottom line, she is great at what she does. Highly recommended!
p.s. The salon is nice too... love the cold eucalyptus infused towelettes!
Hannah is a color/cutting genius!. I have been getting my hair done by hannah for years now, and she has never let me down. She has such a creative and artistic eye, and I always leave feeling beautiful and confident whether I have a funky pixie cut, or something classic and elegant. She has managed to keep up with my constantly changing look, and has taken me from deep vibrant brunettes, to the whitest of blonde, without ever damaging my hair. This girl definitely knows her stuff!
All Natural. I just went in on Sunday. Jennifer was able to turn my orange hair into a very natural highlight. The price was great compared to other salons. She will be seeing me again in a couple of months. Thanks again for all the hair info and great drying techniques. Paula.
Very Dissapointed with hair color. I went to see Dulce. She had very good reviews on city search and seemed confident. I went in for highlights. She suggested adding low lights so she did a combo low light /high light. My hair ended up much darker than I wanted and very drab. I went back to see if she could make it better and she did some more highlights. My hair color still looked very dull and drab. The ends of my hair have a bluish ashy tint to them in some spots. The lighting is soooo bad in the salon that you really do not know what your hair looks like until you get into your car. To make matters worse, my hair looks like it was highlighted a month or two prior as my roots were still showing after it was highlighted. They charged me for a full head of highlights but that is not what I got. You shouldn't have an half of inch to an inch of regrowth when you change the part of your hair. Especially after spending $260 (hair color, cut, and tip). On the up side, Dulce did do one of the better hair cuts that I have had and she did a great job on the blow-dry.
AWESOME. I have been to many salons in LA and found Gillian Bissett on City Search. The entire staff is wonderful and they really know what they are doing. I would recommend this place to all my friends,
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