First off, let me say I am not a complainer and have never written a negative review in my life. I don't like criticizing people and want to avoid hurting feelings, but I figure an honest review might help someone else. I really wanted to like this place. It's right down the road from where I live, they claim to specialize in curly hair, and the price is half of what I normally pay my regular stylist who I drive all the way out to Dallas to see. Though I'm completely happy with my regular stylist, I decided this was worth a try and had convinced myself I'd probably love it. I was mistaken. The stylist was very sweet, which made me hope all the more to love it. I told her I liked my hair pretty short and I can see how if that were the only thing I said how we could have miscommunicated on just how short, but I brought her a picture of myself with one of my best cuts so she would understand the length I was wanting. Perhaps it's because she cut my hair wet (if you're looking for a dry cut, that is not how they are trained to do it here) that I did not get what I wanted. Perhaps it was the length of my hair in the photo when it was WET. But we all know that with curly hair there is a big difference in length when it dries. I didn't even realize how short it was while I was in the chair. I kept telling myself , "I'm sure this will be fine." Next she styled it. And this is where I got the feeling that I had made a big mistake. She obviously had no clue about how to style my hair. She took a small amount of some styling cream and ran it through my hair and then tried to diffuse it. All of this took a grand total of about 3-4 minutes, which to me doesn't seem like much effort. It looked horrible. And she knew it looked horrible. Her words as I left the chair were, "So…yeah…just mess with it." I walked in the salon with really nice curls I was proud of and I walked out humiliated about my hair. When I got home, I wet it and started from the beginning and that's when I realized just how little I had left to work with. I've had a cute layered short cut for two years, but this cut crosses a line…that line where cute turns into uncomfortably short and makes me feel like I look 20 years older. Not the look I'm going for. As it dried, it only got worse. I actually cried as I realized my beautiful curls were butchered into a very awkward and choppy short cut (which by the way is also uneven on one side). Every day I'm just more upset by this haircut and I've got a serious case of the bad haircut blues. I'm really disappointed and needless to say I won't be returning to this salon. I'll be happy to go back to Angela at the Michael Flores Salon in Dallas, who has never once disappointed me!
Yesterday I cut 19" of my hair off to donate and Nadia did an amazing job. Going from really long to above the shoulders, I wasn't sure how to style it and she taught me how to do two looks. I am very grateful for that! Really impressed with the salon, clean and bright colors. The owner was there and he values and teaches his stylists. I will for sure be coming back to Salon Purple and Nadia and would recommend it to anyone! Great people, awesome products, and you can't beat the price.
Harold has been my stylist for over 2 years and always goes above and beyond! I thought for years that I would just have to live with the fact that I have frizzy, unruly curls until I met Harold. I had a cut with him yesterday at his new salon and loved my cut, as always, and really enjoyed Salon Purple. If you feel like stylist never understand how to deal with your curls; I definitely recommend Harold at Salon Purple! -Sarah
I went today to get my hair styled for the first time in about 10 years. I had gone to this salon before in January 2011 and got my hair dyed and just trimmed and the girl did an amazing job as well. I have been so skeptical and didn't think it was possible to style my mess! I have really thick curly hair and it was all one length. So today I went in there thinking that I was going to tell him what I wanted, but instead he told me what I wanted! It's like he read my mind! It was an amazing experience and I will definitely be going back in the near future. I will also recommend any of my friends to Salon Purple and to Harold! He really knew what he was doing and did a fantastic job. I got lots of compliments from strangers, and family and friends already and its only been a couple hours since I got it done. I am just amazed at what he did with my hair! Gave me a whole new look and I almost don't recognize myself! Layered and thinned it out and then gave me a little 'do, which looked fabulous. And everyone was so friendly and cheerful. The place was so comfortable and smelled great inside. And I LOVED the products they used. My hair is so soft and shiny and pretty! I am all smiles today, thank you Harold and Salon Purple. I will be back!
Just to be clear, I am rating my stylist a 4 and the salon itself a 2. As for the stylist, it really seemed like she knows how to cut curly hair (even though I don't think she has curly hair herself). She knew what she was talking about and I love my haircut. As I was leaving, I got to talk with Terry, the salon's owner. Based on the reviews on this site, he knows all about curly hair and styling products, which also came across when he spoke about them. However, I asked about the ingredients in the Pravana leave-in conditioner I was thinking of buying--specifically, I noticed several 'cones' on the ingredient list. He replied that any silicones in the products sold at the salon are water soluble. I'm new to the CG arena, and it truly sounded like he knew what he was talking about, so I purchased the leave-in. When I got home, I was disappointed to find out the cones in that product range from slightly water soluble (cyclomethicone) to not water-soluble (dimethicone), as well as a couple of others. For someone who supposedly knows so much about cutting curly hair, he is lacking in complete understanding about the make-up of the products he sells. Like I said, my stylist was great and I got what I came for. Beware Pravana products or at least memorize which cones are water soluble and which are not before you purchase.
This is a great place to get your hair cut. You will leave looking like a supermodel, and for only forty to fifty bucks a cut. Katy is quite possibly the best stylist ever. The place needs a bit of an updated look. The contrasting lime and dark purple paint look like a tween's bedroom. And I'm not crazy about Pravana products. But it's really no reason to miss this place if reliable, quality hair service is important to you.
Never going back to my old Stylist again. Heather was completely professional, as well as patient and understanding. I explained that I wanted more body in my curls, but that I was also trying to grow them out. She listened and made sure that I was comfortable with the steps we were going to take to get my hair going in the right direction. My cut is fabulous! I will never, EVER go back to anyone but Heather.
AMAZING! If you live anywhere in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex and have curly hair of any kind...do yourself a favor and go see Heather! I have searched forever to find someone who can make my hair look as amazing as I feel, and My curls are still long, but they have body for days. They look exactly how they are supposed to look - all curly - and Heather is the reason why. For the first time in forever, I adore my hair. I’ll never go to anyone else. I’m a fan of Heather’s for life. She truly found my hair’s happy place. I also loved seeing the Curly Girl book in the salon. It made me feel right at home.
Salon Purple also does a great job with men's curly hair. Terry, the owner, has always taken his time to do a great job cutting my hair. I typically have bad experiences with hair stylists, but thus far I have had only excellent experiences at Salon Purple. Highly recommended.
Friendly staff, great ambience and Terry listens to what I want. Very pleased with results!
I went to Salon Purple for the first time on 10/30/10 and Kristi was my stylist. I have not ever had my hair cut so well! Kristi took her time with my hair and she did such a great job with it, I had a great hair cutting experience. It had been over two years since I had last cut my hair just because I was afraid of what the outcome would be like. Not anymore with Kristi! Thank you so much for taking the time and listening and giving me a great cut! I will certainly be back! I left the salon with such great curly hair, I love the way that Kristi took the time to hand curl each curl! Thank you Kristi!
I am new to the area and reading the reviews on this site is what led me to Salon Purple. They REALLY know what they are doing with curly hair there! The whole experience was awesome--I was offered a bottle of water and a complimentary chair massage (which was awesome) upon arrival, and the staff were personable and courteous with me while I waited. Kristy was my stylist, and she did an excellent job with my hair. She listened to me and asked questions, and I could tell she was really analyzing my hair and its curl pattern as she was working with it. She took her time with my hair, which I really appreciated, and the result is fabulous. I walked out with bouncy, revived curls and a lot more confidence! I will definitely be going back to Kristy at Salon Purple!! p.s. Kristy also gave me pointers as she worked, and showed me the amounts of products she was using and how to apply it.
One word.... AMAZING! I can't tell you how many times my hair has been butchered after calling to make sure the stylist/colorist knew how to work with curly hair. Of course, I walked in to Salon Purple with the though of "we'll see how this goes". Quickly, I learned that Avery is one of the best. Not only does she know what she's talking about, she also helps to make sure I know what she's talking about. Every time I walk out of the salon, I'm 200% satisfied with the results. I recommend everyone with curly hair to make an appointment with Avery. She's awesome!
I had my appointment with Kristi yesterday and I am so thrilled with the results. She really listened to what I wanted during the consultation. I received a fantastic color with highlights and lowlights and a great haircut. I also learned a lot about how to care for and style my hair. It really looks fabulous and I couldn't be happier!
Wasn't impressed at all, he really didn't seem to know what he was doing with my hair and just went on and on about his hair in the 80's and his wife's hair. Now Anthony at Norwood's dry cut is the real deal!
At last I love my hair again, thanks to Salon Purple. On my most recent visit, Christi gave me a beach wave to rejuvenate the curl in my hair (and I LOVE the results!) My hair feels so much thicker now, and the curl is beautiful (plus it doesn't flatten out after sleeping on it). After the beach wave, Terry gave me an excellent cut. He is so knowledgeable, and I've learned so much from him about how to take care of my hair. For the first time in a long time, I like what I see when I look in the mirror at my hair. Thanks, Salon Purple!
Best hair cut I have ever had! Terry listened to me and cut my hair exactly how I described I wanted it. I really felt that my haircut was customized for my hair. Prices are a little steep, especially in this economy, so it might be a while between haircuts but I won't be going anywhere else.
I have had so many bad experiences with my hair. I have curly hair and it was so hard to find someone that really knew what they where doing. I had tried so many salons. It seemed like I would never find someone that really knew what they where doing. UNTIL I came to Salon Purple. KRISTI was the best thing that ever happened to my hair. I never thought my hair could look this good. :-) Thank you Kristi and see you soon. You have found a client for life. I would highly recommend Salon Purple to anyone.
I started going to Terry almost 2 years ago after finding him on this site. I am sooooo happy I found him. After years of having bad cuts, it was great to find someone who could make my curly hair look so good. He was able to fix the bad cut I had as well as the horrible color! I no longer feel like I am doing battle with my hair every day. It is truly a low maintenance "condition and go 'doo!" The Pravana products are fantastic. I also appreciate that Terry is never pushy about his products or processes. He listens to the client and then makes suggestions based on his knowledge. So refreshing!
I found the salon on this website. All I can say is wow! Finally someone who can style my hair. Terry is wonderful. He has found a client for life!
I found out about Salon Purple on this website and I am VERY VERY excited that I went to Terry!!! He is a real professional and he understands curly hair. He teaches you about your hair and how to take care of it. I hadn't cut my hair in over two years because I'd had it butchered so many times in the past(I know you know what I'm saying, it would end up a big curl puff). Terry ended up cutting off about 8 inches, and worked with my curls and cut layers that flow together effortlessly. I've NEVER had a cut this good! My curls are bouncy again!!! I would recommend him to anyone, especially those with curly hair. If you've been growing your hair out in terror of what could happen to it in a salon, go to Terry. He really really listens to the customer and will do a great job. A++ Salon Purple! ~Chani W
I've been to see Terry twice now and both times I have been thrilled!! Finally someone who can cut my hair and make it look good. Thank you Terry for taking the time to make sure my hair looks good. You most definetly have a permanent customer.
After several years of looking for a new stylist I feel like I can stop the search! I completely loved my experience at the salon and with Terry and adore my cut. I sincerely appreciated the time and attention that Terry gave to me before, during and after cutting my hair. He gave me tons of advice and tips to care for my naturally curly hair. I also appreciated his knowledge of the hair products he carries, but that he was not at all pushy with them as many salons tend to be. I am completely satisfied and recommend the salon to anyone!
I knew i had a bad feeling about this salon when i went inside the salon and i didn't see anyone inside. I went to terry cause of all the reviews i have heard about him on this site. I'm sorry but he messed up my hair. Now it's going to take months maybe years to grow my hair out. this is probably the worst hair cut i have ever gotten in my life. If you read this. TRY someone else.
Pure happiness! Salon Purple has everything I look for in a hair salon. I have been going since they opened and my hair has never been better; long, thick and shiny. No exaggeration. The Pravada line of products is exceptional. Their stylists are truly artists in hair design and amazing color. If you've ever thought about going to an expensive salon to get the look that's "just right" for your face, don't do it. Head straight to Salon Purple and let them work their magic. Whether you want soft and subtle, or bright and edgy, they have the skills to give you what you want. I'm hooked and you will be too.
This review is long overdue! I have been wanting to write it for months, but my work schedule has been insane! Now, I'm off for the holidays and I want to give MAJOR credit where it is due!! Terry was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I just moved to TX in July and was very anxious about finding a stylist who could care for my curly hair (i.e. I could leave the salon without looking like an 80's prom queen). After reading the reviews for Salon Purple, I decided to give it a shot! I am SO GLAD that I did!!!! When living in the northeast, I had my hair cut and styled buy Quidad certified specialists...while they did a great job, they CANNOT compare to Terry. He gave me the most amazing cut and color I have EVER had. I visited him just before a special trip to Italy...not only did I get TONS of compliments on my hair, but now I can always be happy with my pictures! :) I will definitely be planning many trips to Salon Purple in the future! THANK YOU, TERRY!!!!!!!!!!!
I highly recommend Salon Purple! I found Terry through this website, and after all the rave reviews, I decided to give him a try. I have never had one hairstylist that has known how to cut my horribly flat, wavy/frizzy hair, and have been cutting my own hair for 5+ years. I got tired of all of the split ends (I was using regular, store-bought scissors [yes, I didn't think that through too much lol]) and only being somewhat happy with my own work, and decided to take the plunge and try a professional again. Boy, am I happy! Terry listened to my complaints, asked me what I wanted out of my haircut, and cut lots of layers into my hair (something I apparently needed lots of!), and I have gotten SOOOOOO many compliments on how it looks, curly AND straight! I have been told I have curly hair to die for, and now I can finally learn to love it! Thank you Terry!
I'm sorry to say that I am not happy with my hair. He sounded like he knew a lot about curly hair. I don't think that he did. I guess I have to try to find another stylist that knows how to cut curly hair. I'm not going to go back.
I have been so disgusted with my hair that I was willing to try just about anything. I found Terry and Salon Purple on NaturalyCurly.com and based on the reviews I made an appointment 9/5/09 and traveled five hours from Lubbock to Ft. Worth for the help I was looking for. Let’s just say I have had curly hair all my life and based on my age that has been quite a while. I was so very impressed with Terry. In all my years I have never had anyone spend the time with me that Terry did. Before he cut my hair he studied my growth pattern so that he would know what would work best for my curls. He took the time to give me all kinds of tips on styling my hair. He then cut my hair, let me tell you it was not like any other cut I have had before. He explained what he was doing as he was cutting and I could see that he was cutting with my curl not against it. Amazing!!! He then styled my hair using some of the tips that he had talked to me about. My curls have never looked better. I will say that now that I am home, it is a learning curve from my old ways. I have never been one to spend any time styling my hair so even a little change is big for me. In order to style my curls I am practicing the different tips that Terry gave me to learn what works best for my curls. I know that very quickly I will have it down to an art. I would also like to say that his salon is so laid back. I enjoyed everything about this experience. Terry gained my confidence and a new client. It is well worth the drive! Thanks to Terry Whiddon at Salon Purple, I can now LOVE my curls.
I finally had my hair cut by a stylist that actually knows how to treat curly hair! I like that he listened to me - want wash and wear style with minimal fuss. And the bonus was the product they use - Pravana. I got rid of all my other shampoos and conditioners as my hair is really responding well to this sulfate free shampoo!
I, like so many others out there with naturually curly hair, was very skeptical about going to someone new again for the umpteenth time; but this time it paid off. Terry can work magic with naturally curly hair. I have never been able to leave a salon feeling like I look good when a stylist has tried to dry my hair curly (straight yes but curly never.) Usually I have to come home right away and jump in the shower and wash out all the goop they put on it trying to get it to do something, but not this time. I could actually even wear it the next day and it still looked good. He knows how to work curls and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new stylist whether your hair is curly or straight. Thanks Terry
I love love love the cut Terry gave me today!!! I am so excited that I found him! I came in with an ugly mess but he made my hair beautiful again! The prices are great too! If you have curly hair you MUST go see Terry...he is awesome! -Carrie
Not only is Terry a great stylist he is a nice person. He helped me with my donation to Locks of Love and gave me a great hair cut that fits me and is easy to style each day. He gave me some great tips to better my hair that I have started doing and they are working. Terry, thank you, I will be a repeat customer and will recommend you as much as I can. Kim
Well...where do I begin? I am 40 years old and NEVER had anyone to style my hair who knew how to handle those of us with naturally curly hair. I have found that person in Terry at Salon Purple! I was pleasantly surprised and I would recommend him to anyone. A+ salon!!! I still can't believe how great my hair looks :)
I have been to more stylists than I can count that claim to know how to cut curly hair, but don't have a clue (I'm sure all you curlys out there know what I'm talking about). The last 3 totally destroyed my hair, cut & color. I was truly desperate to find someone who really understood curly hair when I found a review for Terry on this website. I crossed my fingers and gave it a try, and was very impressed. Terry really does understand curly hair (go figure, his wife is a curly). He was the first stylist to really educate me about curly hair and how to care for it. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled across this website that lead me to this wonderful stylist. He does great color as well.
Terry has cut, colored and styled my curly hair for 7 years. After many, many years of trying to straighten my hair, he has helped me to love my curls! Since he began cutting my hair, it's healthy, shiny, and simple to style -- I've never walked away disappointed! Got curls? Go see Terry -- you must find someone who knows how to cut curly hair!
I found this salon in Fort Worth located just east of downtown. I have curly hair and just couldn't stand it so I thought I'd try this salon, it couldn't be any worse than the others I've been to. I was pleasantly surprised how Terry took the time to teach me about my hair and show me how to fix it. Now I wear my hair curly all the time. My hair has never looked or felt better! I love the products he used. I've gone another time to have color put in my hair, the color is great. I recommend Terry and Salon Purple to everyone.