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1600 Shattuck Ave #108
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Patricia knows her stuff! She had answers to all of my questions, and great advice too. She very clearly has many years of experience working with curls like mine - very satisfied and hope to keep coming back!
Patricia cut my hair for the first time about a month ago. I've been very happy with my hair ever since -- and this is no small compliment! Usually I think my hair looks pretty awful -- maybe a good day here or there, but usually just blah. Since Patricia cut my hair I actually think my hair looks pretty nice! I'm impressed -- and will definitely return to her when I need a trim.
Not sure why, but i just a posted a comment for Patricia Lewis at La Peluqueria and the comment appears to be from Georgeanna and not from me (hbekele10). Please correct. Thank you. It’s unfortunate that I’ve waited this long to write a review (having seen Patricia 3x now), but it’s probably because I want to keep this secret to myself: Patricia is simply amazing. I recently moved to California with wavy but thin and brittle hair. After living in North Carolina for three years and never finding someone experienced in cutting curly hair, I ended up doing more damage that any stylist would have. So much so that when I first appeared at La Peluqueria, my hair was almost straight! Patricia’s cut and style were specific to my hair type and unleashed beautiful curls that I hadn’t seen in years. My only regret was that I didn’t take a before and after shot. The style also allowed my hair to grow nicely and without the poof-ball look that sometimes happens after a month or so. Most importantly, she taught me how to take care of my hair- which products to use and how to style so that I can maintain HEALTHY curls. Can’t thank Patricia enough. She is worth the drive from Fremont!
In March, After 69 yards of haircuts, including cutting it myself after paying big bucks to someone else, I finally found the best, and I only had to fly 500 miles to get it. Patricia was recommended to me by my close friend and she was so right. My hair is sort but each hair cut took off more curl. I turned myself over to Patricia's capable hands and closed my eyes. Every once in awhile I peeked. What I saw was a totally different way of cutting my hair, a way no one had ever done. Brilliant! When she finished, I cried ! It was gorgeous and I hugged her and thanked her 50 times. It took 20 yrs of my face and was just gorgeous, I seem to be saying that a lot, but it's true, Now after 5 weeks it's growing out and has held it's shape and curl. My curly hair has never held the curl like this. I'm saving my $$$ for the next flight! No one else is going to cut my hair again.
Patricia is a phenomenal stylist - I've been going to her for about a year and a half now, and I honestly can't imagine going anywhere else. My hair has been short and curly for years, but I've never had someone so attuned to my desired cut. Every time I leave the salon, my hair looks fantastic and I receive a wave of compliments. Patricia also does my blonde highlights, and trust me, it isn't easy to find someone good with curly color. I just had my highlights done again today, and they look perfect for the spring weather. It definitely helps that Patricia has a beautiful set of curls herself, so she's fully aware of the trials and tribulations we all go through. If you haven't made an appointment already, I highly, highly encourage you to drop any other stylist and book Patricia right away. She's the best!
Have you ever walked out of a hair salon feeling like Miss Universe? Well, this is your chance. Patricia at La Peluqueria is a fabulous hair stylist with fine attention to detail, a great eye, tons of expertise and a personable approach. I am a big fan of her work with curly hair. Give her a try and you won't be dissapointed!
I have FINALLY found someone who understands curly hair, how to cut it, and how to style it!!! I haven't let anyone cut my hair in a long time. Patricia Lewis is a real professional and knows exactly what she is doing, whether it comes to cutting or coloring hair. She will not cut curly hair too short either, unless you want her to, of course. She is as adept at cutting and styling straight and wavy hair. My daughter, who has got straight hair with a cow-lick got a perfect haircut with bangs, which no one else has been able to do for her as nicely as Patricia has. I would refer anyone with any type of her to her. It doesn't take 2 months to get an appointment either, like with other hair stylists and she will more likely than not give you an appointment for a week later, at the latest. I can’t wait for my other teenage daughter (who has straight hair) to go get a proper haircut from her.
It has ALWAYS been a challenge for me trying to find a good hairstylist that really knows how to cut curly hair . I had been going to numerous stylists for years claiming to do so with disappointing results. After reading the other reviews about Patricia, I decided to give it a shot and see if there was anything that she could do for me. At the end of that first visit I couldn't believe what a fantastic job she did with my hair.Not only that she also spends time teaching you how to style and care for your hair. Finally my curls are back! I HIGHLY recommend you go see her. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Patricia is your stylist for an absolutely amazing curly haircut !! I have been on a quest for the past 7 years to find an experienced hairdresser who knows how to cut and style curly hair and this is finally over thanks to Patricia . I was very impressed with her knowledge and professionalism and needless to say my fabulous haircut. Finally my CURLS are back!!Highly recommended! Thanks Patricia.
Due to technical difficulties with this website, I am posting this review later than I intended. Before going to Patricia in December, I had not been to a hair salon in 12 years. I had been cutting my own hair. Needless to say, I was a little nervous to let someone else cut my hair. I finally got the courage to go much shorter than usual, though, and I needed an expert's opinion and ability to see the back of my head. After seeing the many great reviews about Patricia, I booked an appointment. By calling on a Friday I got an appointment for the next Tuesday. When I got there, Patricia listened to what I wanted. She listened well and addressed many of my worries and gave her own advice. When she started cutting, she told me, "it is going to end up a little longer than what you asked for, but if you want it shorter, you can come back and I will cut it for free." I'm so glad she did that. Going from long curly hair to short is a bit of a change and she wanted to make it so that I could still pull it back if I wanted to. It turned out great. I'm getting many complements and am really liking it. I'm very impressed with her work and her ability to handle curly hair. Thanks Patricia, I'll be back
Before going to Patricia this last week I had not been to a hair salon in 12 years. I had been cutting my own hair. Needless to say, I was a little nervous to let someone else cut my hair. I finally got the courage to go much shorter than usual, though, and I needed an expert's opinion and ability to see the back of my head. After seeing the many great reviews about Patricia, I booked an appointment. By calling on a Friday I got an appointment for the next Tuesday. When I got there, Patricia listened to what I wanted. She listened well and addressed many of my worries and gave her own advice. When she started cutting, she told me, "it is going to end up a little longer than what you asked for, but if you want it shorter, you can come back and I will cut it for free." I'm so glad she did that. Going from long curly hair to short is a bit of a change and she wanted to make it so that I could still pull it back if I wanted to. It turned out great. I'm getting many complements and am really liking it. I'm very impressed with her work and her ability to handle curly hair. Thanks Patricia, I'll be back!
It's hard to commit to one stylist...I jump around stylist to stylist because I can never really be satisfied with the final product. I believe I've found my stylist, finally!I Her expertise with curly hair is obvious. Patricia was able to immediately tell me what was wrong with my hair and how she can improve it. Patricia has some fab natural curls of her own, which made me feel that she truly understands curly hair. I love the final product. My hair has the layers I wanted and my curls are more defined. I also got amazing highlights. I highly recommend Patricia. Your curls will be in good hands :)
I was looking for somebody to work with my natural curls, and finally my friend recommended Patricia at La Peluqueria. Unlike other stylist Patricia enhanced my curls, instead of trying to straighten my hair. Im so happy with her work and I dont know what I would do without her. For future reference I totally recommend her for a cut and color. THANK YOU PATRICIA - Catalina B.
Patricia at la Peluqueria has been cutting my naturally curly hair for a year now - and I can honestly say my hair is the best its ever been (quite something as I'm 60!)! She does a great job and never takes off too much - she has a real gift for curly hair. I have no hesitation recommending her. She is also very friendly - I told a friend about her and she is also delighted. Thanks Patricia! Anna T(Berkeley)
I had been getting my hair cut by the same person for 25 years. Though I feel loyal to him I have to cross a bridge, pay a toll, have grown tired of it. I used the naturally curly website to find a new hairdresser and chose Patricia based on the number of favorable reviews as well the proximity to my home. My expectations were high and definitely fufilled. Patrica not only brought out the curls that had bee.n hiding she gave me excellent directions, was kind and warm, and advised me about products as well as daily care. I color my own hair with the salon product she uses and she gladly gave me a color consult. I now have a new stylist and am delighted
I just moved to the bay area from NYC 6 months ago. I loved my hairdresser back home so i was worried about finding one here but thankfully a friend recomended Patricia Lewis at La Peluqueria. So i thought why not and made an appointment with her and for lack fo other words I couldnt be happier. Since she has curly hair herself it was easy for her to teach me how to style and manage my hair. I am very happy with the cut she gave me along with the way she styled it and got my curls to look better than they ever have. Not only that, she had multiple products in her salon for sale that she used on me to get my hair to look the way it did. I highly recomend her to women with curly or any type of hair :)
I moved up to the Bay Area about 2 1/2 years ago and was very nervous about finding a new stylist. I had been going to the same stylist in San Diego for 15 years. I tried two different stylists in Berkeley and both were very nice but I just didn't love the results. After doing lots of internet research for a good stylist, I came across reviews for La Peluqueria and Patricia. I was really interested in the reviews because I have naturally wavy hair. It's not super curly but not super straight- kind of in between. I almost always straighten my hair but I thought "Well Patricia is called the curly hair expert so I'll give it a try and maybe she can help me wear my hair naturally wavy." Patricia did not disappoint me! After chatting with her for a few minutes, she made great suggestions on a cut that would allow me to wear my hair naturally wavy and it would still be a cut that would look great when I straightened my hair. She did a great shampoo, cut and then dried my hair and by the end my natural waves were beautifully defined. I absolutely love my new cut! Since my cut last week, I have worn my hair wavy, straight with a flat iron and have dried with a round brush for volume and light waves. I'm loving the versatility. Her salon is super cute and cozy and I did not have a problem finding parking but my appointment was early in the morning. I'm so happy to say that I have found my new stylist in the Bay Area. I will definitely be going back to see Patricia!
Patricia is the best! She really knows curly hair and is confident in her skills. The cut is perfect and it was reasonably priced. The salon is really cute, very cozy. What a treat!
Patricia has done miracles for my naturally curly hair! I now have a cut I only would dream of. I recommend Patricia for your locks, she knows what she is doing. Thank you Patricia!!!!!
Absolutely fabulous! I just moved to CA from the east coast and I was very nervous about finding the right hair stylist. I actually saw a woman on the street with beautiful curly hair and I asked her where she went for cuts. She eagerly told me at Patricia and I immediately made an appt (which was very easy and for a few days after my phone call....Patricia even called the person scheduled before me to ask if she could move her time a bit earlier so I could get the time I needed). Anyway, the cut was amazing! She totally understood my hair! The salon is calm and quiet. You feel like (and you truly are) getting 100% attention!!!! Plus, the price was extremely reasonable!!!! I literally was asked to pay 1/3 of the cost I was paying on the east coast!!!! I highly recommend!!!!
After going to Patricia for a few years, I would not trust my hair to anybody else. My hair can never decide if it wants to be straight, curly, or wavy, and Patricia helped me learn to style it to make it just the way I want, and always gives me a haircut that I love. She is a stylist who listens to you, and gives you exactly what you want, in a comfortable and stylish environment. Not only is she my hair stylist, but she has also become one of my good friends. I give her a 10 out of 10. Go to La Peluqueria if you want amazing hair!
Fabulous!! For decades I've been fighting with my hair only to find out it's CURLY not wavy. Thank you, Patricia! What a relief to find someone who understands and can not only tame my tresses but bring out their natural beauty as intended by nature, genetics, or whatever. I am absolutely a loyal customer and look forward to my next visit after years of tears.
After several years looking for "the" right hairdo, I'm calling Patrica my "miracle maker". My hair is not fully curly, and I wanted something simple to handle while stylish. I've been in "La Peluqueria" 3 times, and I love it! My hair looks fun, healthy, modern, and its super easy to keep.
Going with Patricia is a great experience! She knows what she's doing and she takes good care of your hair and you can see the quality and dedication she puts in her work. She did a wonderful work fixing my highlights, she made 3 full steps to cover gray hair and put the new lights. In all she had to wash my hair three times, and she did it. She noticed I needed to trim my eyebrows and did a splendid job. She is also very kind, her place is well located and very cozy. I just moved to Berkeley 6 months ago and I'm really happy to have Patricia and La Peluqueria to take care of my hair! I highly recommend her.
LOVE IT!!! I went to Patricia for a haircut; I've always had a hard time finding someone who can help me with my curly hair. A lot of stylist are intimidated by how curly my hair actually is. But not Patricia, she has natural curls herself so she understands my struggles. She took her time finishing the cut with a beautiful blow dry. I loved the outcome. Thanks Patricia
I read the reviews and decided to give Patricia a try. I also decided to put all my "Deva" curly girl knowledge aside and see what happened. I was very pleased. I didn't even ask about wet or dry cuts!! She cut my hair wet. I told her I just wanted a trim and to take out the bulk and she said she understood as she has the same hair as I do. Before I had mine cut another woman was having hers done and I saw the before and after (very short curly hair) and she looked great. She took a great deal of time cutting my hair, picking up sections and trimming over and over again. She used mixed chicks leave in and dried my hair with my head facing down the way I do at home. Even the two Deva salons I went to did not do this. She is very open to learning about new products and techniques, but I was satisfied with my wet cut. She also did my roots and they look great. When I came home my husband said he thought this was the best cut I've had. No trouble so far and its been a few weeks. I'm going for highlights next week. Her prices are very reasonable and Patricia has a great personality and is very fun and easy to talk with. Definitely will be my stylist. P.S. (Had a Deva trained stylist in SF and one is Moraga. The one in Moraga actually "fired" me because I trimmed my own hair and used some color until I could get to her) SF stylist colored my hair wrong two times in a row!!)
I went there after reading reviews on this website and I must say that I was thoroughly disappointed. My hair looks worse than it has ever been- it has absolutely no style and looks like a Christmas tree. I'm surprised that a stylist with curly hair herself could give me such a bad haircut. The positive thing I have to say is that she knew how to set my hair after the cut. Alas! I only wish the cut was as good. Now starts the painful task of waiting for my hair to grow out.
Honestly!! I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else. Patricia knows color, curls and cutting with style and grace. She will make you beautiful!! More beautiful than you all ready are and you can count on it!! I used to hyperventilate before finding a stylist or going into a salon. I would bring my own combs and not trust anyone to comb through my nappy hair, until Patricia. Now going to the salon is fun for me and something I look forward to. Make an appointment today!! You won't regret it. ~Tina
Patricia makes a great first impression with her own beautiful curly hair (cut, color, style) and over the years she has gained my trust to deliver superb styles/color to match the season, occasion and my changing lifestyle. Her styles can be worn both curly, wavy or straight and I love how she brings out the best in my hair. I'm very lucky to have had found her and I highly recommend her.
Patricia makes a great first impression with her own beautiful curly hair (cut, color, style) and over the years she has gained my trust to deliver superb styles/color to match the season, occasion and my changing lifestyle. Her styles can be worn both curly, wavy or straight and I love how she brings out the best in my hair. I'm very lucky to have found her and I highly recommend her.
Patricia Lewis at La Peluqueria in Berkeley, an artist of hair, works miracles for all types of curly hair! Patricia's shop is tucked behind Cafe de la Paz on Shattuck and across from Andronico's. My curls are now radiantly flowing, have superb and natural color, and are extremely well cut. As another client noted, everyone who leaves there seems very happy. She is funny, bright, and spirited and you can enjoy the time with her. I can't recommend her enough!