friendly whole staff, love j salon, best hair color, best hair cut, great experience, very nice people, sweet sara
Miwa Rocks with the Brazilian treatment. I came in feeling like my frizzy hair was a wreck. I am usually nervous with what people do to my hair. But Miwa was very friendly and and made me feel comfortable. After around 2 hours I walked out with shiny straight hair, and I loved it!!! She is amazing and worth every penny.
5 star salon!. Nelson and his salon are really fun and do a great job. I love that they use natural hair coloring products and are a "green" studio. I have been to many places over the year an keep coming back to Nelson J because I rely on his salon to take care of my needs. Please check them out! They offer great discounts for 1st time clients and look for their weekly specials on last minute appointments
Sylvia is hair straightening god. I have been to countless hair salon over the years from the "valley" to the westside and nobody I went to could nail the blonde color I always dreamed of having. The hair straightening specialist always ended up looking too damage or too flat, and never look natural and healthy. It was frustrating and very expensive and I started to give up hope until I came across the name Nelson j salon while searching the internet for an expert for straightening. It was very impressive that a major magazine nominated him as a top hair straightening salon and after reading more about reviews, skills and experience , I was so excited and booked an appointment immediately. Sylvia at nelson j ended up being the best hair straightening expert that I have ever had and gave me the EXACT what I wanted. She corrected past damage with some amazing treatments and my hair looks like the kind of hair that you see on models in magazines! For the first time in my life I have been stopped by strangers who want to know where I get my hair done and I feel so excited to refer them to Nelson j.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. SARA is the BEST Color Specicalist. She rescued my hair. I have very damage hair from japanese straightening and she highlighted my hair using speical natural hair lift by Aveda and my hair is sooo beautiful and she even fix the condition of my hair. Everyone is the salon really care and I can't believe I got a follow up call from them to make sure my hair is good. I love sara and nelson j salon. I will go back again and again. I final found the salon that I can really trust. Next time I will try the keratin straightening there which is suppose to be better than the japanese I have got. I will let everyone know about the result. Thank you everyone at nelson j.
Do NOT go here for Blonde Highlight.
Staff here is very friendly but unfortunately I received the worst blonde highlight I have had since moving to LA a year ago. The entire time I was in the salon, every client (including staff) had jet black hair so that is probably their specialty. I have natural blonde hair and went it for a touch up of my dimmed roots in the front and brought in pictures of the color I wanted just in case there was confusion. Despite telling me she understood exactly what I wanted, my stylist used a technique I told her would not work on my hair (and shocker, it didn't - she had to re-do it) and gave me a yellow (!) highlight that was the most unnatural color I have ever seen. I immediately expressed my concern and the owner came over and started putting treatment on my hair. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me he was putting lowlights in my hair (w/o ever asking me what I wanted - I have never had lowlights in my life and didn't want them!!). This made the color even worse. Finally after 3+ hours, I had to leave. I came back in a second time to have the color corrected and the highlight completed since she missed a chunk at the peak of my forehead (!) during the first highlight attempt. The owner, once again, came over and told me it looked really great - he never bothered to ask me what I thought and it was my hair that had been so badly messed up. When I arrived home and looked at my hair in natural light, I noticed she had missed the same section entirely and the color was no better the second time around. Nothing was ever corrected and that front section was still a different color than the other highlight - could not believe the incompetence. Needless to say, will never go back. I had to go to another salon to have the color fixed and the front section highlighted. BLONDES BEWARE of this place!!
Sadly, being new to LA, I discovered this salon on Citysearch. When I went back and re-read the reviews it was clear that the same person wrote the 5 star reviews. It's sad that the salon feels the need to do this - the whole purpose of the review system is for customers to evaluate the salon honestly so potential customers can make an educated decision about where to go. I hope the salon better trains its colorists and stops writing their own reviews.
really great and very nice people.
I went to the Nelson J salon because my hair was frizzy and I needed to have it colored too. I wanted to try a straightening treatment. Anyway, my hair turned out really pretty, both the color and the texture was the best it has ever been. After the straightening treatment I actually liked my hair for the first time ever, even without blowdrying.
This is a really great salon with very talented people who are also humble and kind. I highly recommend it.
The only place to go.
I first went to Nelson J a month after I had gotten my blonde hair died brunette at my old salon... My family hated it, so I looked for a salon that specialized in color correction. I was there for 5 hours but I had the color washed out, my hair died blonde, shampooed twice, and I got a trim- it was worth it.
Not only did Ray make my hair blonde again, but he also created the best shade of blonde I have ever been (much prettier then my natural dirty blonde color!) He made the perfect color for my complexion. My hair wasn't damaged at all after, and my roots didn't grow out for 2 whole months. I only go to Nelson J now.
best hair straightening treatment. I went to Nelson J to get my hair straightend and it looks great! Sylvia did it, even though I have really curly think hair, she was able to do a fabulous job. I luv my straight hair!
Hair Heaven. I have been to so many hair salons since I moved to LA from NY and none have impressed me much. I had my hair done by Sylvia at Nelson J, and it looks great! By far the best my hair has looked since NYC.
The people at Nelson's saved my hair.
I have never felt compelled to write a reivew but i just had to for Nelsons' salon. I called them on a wednesday night ready to shave my hair off after it had been burnt and fried from a bad japanese straightening at a beauty school (yes, that was a mistake!). My hair was literally one large ball of fluff from root to tip.
The receptionist was so compassionate and fit me in the next day for a consult.
When I got there the people were so friendly and normal - no silly Beverly Hills attitude at all.
Sandra, my hair dresser, really listened and gave me options and even tested out the options before I had to choose. I chose to have the Brazilian Chocolate hair treatment done and while it was pricey I have to say, IT SAVED MY HAIR.
I couldnt wash my hair for 3 days so I was worried that once I wash out the protein my hair would go back to fluff and fry, but today I washed it and with some tender loving care, hair drying and flat ironing it, I have semi-normal hair. Before the treatment, no amount of hairr drying or flat ironing helped.
Now while I am far from normal, I am so much closer than I was before and I am so very grateful for their help. Sandra even trimmed the ends for no extra charge.
I couldnt be more happy with my overall experience. They have a lifetime client in me.
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