9294 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9021034.076518 -118.395896
Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills
Bad wig wearing hairdresser – Byron Williams smells like he hasn't taken a shower in days. He wears a bad wig, has a bad attitude , and gives a bad hair cut. Not worth the time or the money.The salon staff is rude, the place is a a mess, totally disgusting.
Amazing Experience – I got my hair cut by Byron Williams this weekend and I have to say it was the most AMAZING experience. He is a true artist. Before my visit my hair was nothing special, just normal... since I left I cant tell you how many people have stopped me to ask where I get my hair done. Byron made me look so great and gave me a cut that really works with my features and my life. He is also so sweet and the salon is gorgeous! I highly recommend him.
DO NOT LET BYRON CUT YOUR HAIR! – How this guy has made it this far is beyond me! He is one of the worst hair cutters I have ever experienced. Not only was my hair butchered but he was rude, void of personality and stunk (as in physically smells). I cried for days over my uneven, frizzed out from the razor haircut. The only bright spots of my experience was the lovely receptionist named Jamey and one of the kindest, most talented makeup artist I have ever had do my makeup. Gina Veltri is a true pro - too good for this sloppy place. Her talent and demeanor almost made up for awful experience with Byron williams. I'd highly reccommend going there for Gina and nothing else.
BAD ATTITUDE – A friend has great hair so I decided to visit Byron. Waited for over a half hour to see him and once in his chair he barely said 15 words to me the entire time. Not even, Hello? How are you? Nice to meet you? He seemed like he could not wait to get me out of the salon. When cutting hair near my face, his hands stunk like stale smoke since he was chain smoking on the porch every time he took a break! I will give him the benefit of the doubt and think maybe he was having a bad day or a death in the family, but for $150/haircut a TINY BIT of hospitality would have been nice! Um, he did offer me some water. Plus, the cut wasn't even that bloody great.
Too big for his (tiny) britches – Byron is waaaay too impressed with himself, an unattractive quality that got worse shortly after he opened his new shop a couple of years ago.
The second time he kept me waiting for over 1.5 hours (that's right, 1.5 hours!), but before he got to me, something that looked like it wouldn't happen for another 1/2 hour, I decided to head on out to find a happier place on earth. Byron's behavior was so disrespectful that day, more than on prior occasions, that his receptionist called me to apologize.
And, yes, despite his screw-ups, he charges for re-cuts. Here's how it works: A few days after your cut, you notice all is not well. You call for a re-cut appointment and are told he can't see you for 2 weeks. At the appointment he tells you that of course you must pay again, as it's been 2 weeks since it was first cut, and you should have come in right away. Oh, well.
I found a wonderful salon, Maxim, on Rodeo Dr., with an owner and staff that couldn't be nicer. Corey cuts my hair now.
Posh enough for stars, personal enough for me – I must admit, I've been going to Byron forever. I've seen him grow into one of the preeminent stylists in the country- now with his own haircare product line. I like his do's though because he has a designer's mind. He envisions what you are hoping to achieve and, for me, he always seems to achieve it. The scene is pretty fun as well. Huge space, all in white. Large prints on the walls. Massive table in the center with a grand centerpiece. Funky tunes playing from some hidden sound system. Byron has come a long way from the early days.
S ue SEO screwed up my HAIR – I could not agree more with the write up "They screwed up my bosses hair". Where do I start..... I was referred by two great sources: Someone at Allure and her friend. I'm in the public relations so I took this recommendation highly. I went to Ms. S ue Seo and thought I was going to have the best cut and color ever. First she did some type of color that was to be "natural". First clue should have been when she had to ask someone for the correct formulas, Second should have been when she kept me at the bowl and tried to fix it. I think that was her way of making sure I could not see myself. Her excuse was she really was not a colorist!!!! Then why are you coloring my hair!!!! Then she hacked into my hair with a razor and made my frizzy hair even frizzier. Whilst I was getting my services she never said a word to me and was complaining about her sore back and being a Mom. I don't need to hear her problems, I'm there to be pampered.
Ms. Seo was the rudest, grumpiest, bad energy person I have ever encountered. How could Allure Magazine refer her to me!!!!!! When I called to complain I got the same attitude that the "boss" reviewer did. And was told I have to wait until the following week to come back because she is only in once a week. No wonder her work horrific. I cried all night cuz I looked like Lucile Ball with red stripped highlights. I have, make that HAD, beautiful chestnut brown hair. I won't even start complaining about the outrageous ticket I had to pay!!!! She is not worth it the money or the time. I get better treatment at the DMV. Subsequently, I had to go to another place and have Color Correction! For the price of all of this I could have bought a new Marc Jacobs Back. Ms. Seo owes me a new Marc Jacobs Bag!!! Thats the only way to make me happy because I would never let her touch my hair! EVER!!!! Warning watch out for the grumpy S UE SEO hair hacker. And as for ALLURE Magazine how could you...... Shame on you!!!!!
$650 and they screwed up my bosses hair! – So my boss went to Byron & Tracey on the advice of one of our high-end clients. She loved every one there, and said they were great. SHe has (I mean... HAD) the most beautiful natural curly hair. She got highlights and a cut and the next day it was fried. Her hair is straight, frizzing and out of control. She has been crying for weeks. She went back three times to fix it. Each time they charged her and left her in the same condition, but shorter hair. She needs to cut it all off to fix the problem and is devestated. So she called Byron Williams after we pushed her to (she doesnt complain about anything) and he was rude to her. Told her to schedule another appointment with him and he will look at it. However, to pay for another appointment!
I'm glad you all are happy with your hair. We all see first hand how they screwed up someones hair and wont fix it. DONT GO HERE!
I will update you. She just told me that they were supposed to call her back.
Best Colorist!!!!! – Went to Dani H for color today and my hair looks amazing... He is absolutely adorable and had me in and out in hour (and that included the blow-out!) My hair is shiny and a gorgeous shade of blonde. I have finally found a colorist that doesn't take four hours to do a single process because they are too busy socializing in the salon or talking on the phone! I WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK IN FOUR TO SIX WEEKS!
DANI HERNANDEZ IS A HAIR COLOR MAGICIAN! – I have followed dani from salon to salon for one and one reason only! HE IS THE BEST! aside from the fact that dani's personality is alone worth a trip to the salon, his expertise is unbeatable. dani has been coloring my hair for close to 4 years now and i feel so grateful for all that he has done. we normally just stick with a beautiful blonde, which by the way i am constantly complimented on, but he has put up with my crazy moods and changed me from a blonde to a brunette and then quickly back again.
dani is a great colorist and a great friend. if you are looking for the best, look no further. dani hernandez at byron williams is fantastic!!!!
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