I went to this salon based on the reviews here and unfortunately I was disappointed both visits. I find it extremely hard to get a decent hair cut in general but I had high hopes for Get Banged. The cut was OK, not the greatest but not terrible; it more or less worked. My biggest disappointment is in the business itself. If you are going to charge $90 a cut then I hope that you can improve on your parking situation and it’s a good idea to clear the snow and ice prior to opening your doors for business. I would also recommend not over booking; waiting 20-30 minutes for a cut without a chair is less than desirable. Having your friends come into the salon and swear over and over and over again is just plain completely disrespectful (thankfully my 12 year was not in the salon as was another client) All in all the cut was not terrible but not great. I will not be returning as I am most disappointed in the professionalism at this salon more than anything, the experience is not worth $90.00.
I am a curly girl and new to Calgary. I had ++ anxiety when trying to find a new hair dresser as you curly girls can probably relate... it's a scary thing!! I did some research on line and it lead me to Gillian at Get Banged. I was SO relieved when I left the salon with GREAT hair!! She does such an amazing job and every time, I leave the salon more than satisfied. She cuts curly hair dry (the way it's supposed to be cut!), shaping each individual curl. Just fabulous. Don't think there's more that a curly girl could ask for!
First I'd like to say that I don't mind the cut I got. It is just fine. Nothing mindblowing, but nothing horrible either. Although I don't feel it was worth the price. I could have gotten an almost identical cut from my local stylist. I went here as the reviews were great and even wavies were given dry cuts. I got a few snips done while dry, but as we'd decided on a bob, taking length off the back only, she said the majority of the cut would be wet to be precise. I felt rushed as they had called earlier and asked if I could come about an hour early for my appointment, I was more than happy to do that. But when I arrived the stylist was with another client and ran a bit over and then when it was time to style my cut the next client walked in the door and I feel like the diffusing was rushed and I walked out with very poofy hair, no definition at all. I rewet and styled when I got home and it turned out ok, but the back of my bob has quite a few pieces that are wacky and kick out to the sides, not so flattering, but I'm hoping as it grows it will be better. I will not be returning. I will stick with my local gal from now on where I pay 1/4 of the price.
I would highly reccomend this salon to anyone and everyone! Gillian gave me a dry cut on my wavy hair - the first I have ever had. She cut the hair to give me volume and encourage the wave to form from the root as opposed to just above the ear as it was currently doing due to the weight of the hair. She was able to work with the existing layers that had been cut into my hair that were not working with the wave and gave me a great style without taking away any of the length. Get Banged uses only products that are sulfate, silicone and paraben free so very healthy and great for wavy/curly hair. Gillian also spent time showing me how to style using the diffuser and gave me several techniques for stubborn pieces. Overall the best experience I have had at a salon with a stylist that really takes the time to understand what you are looking for and understand the wave pattern & texture of the hair she is working with.
I brought my two girls (3 and 6) to get haircuts after reading the recommendations on this page. My six year old has very tight ringlets and my three year old looser ringlets and I have never found anyone who can properly cut their hair. Lindsay did a fantastic job cutting both of their hair and made it a very enjoyable experience for them, even putting in a little colour which they loved! I am so thankful that I found this place!!
I had my first dry cut with Rebecca about 5 months ago and it has since been amazing. She really understood curly hair, and I have never had a haircut grow out the way this one has. She spent extra time with me teaching me about updoes for curly hair and I can say that it was probably one of the best haircuts I've ever had.
Rebecca is amazing!! She made me feel so comfortable, we actually talked about my hair, my products, what I want to accomplish with it, and my daily routines before we started cutting. Dry cutting – something that most hairstylists will not try, and is so important to curly hair. She didn’t rub or tear my hair with the towel, and used a special comb just to separate some of the curls to take a look at the overall cut. My hair feels lovely and light and still has all the length. I have a new stylist and I will be recommending her to everyone I know with curly hair!
So on reccomendation from this website I decided to call and make an appointment. Gillian was not available but being reassured by the receptionist on the phone that both Gilllian and Taryn are amazing at curly hair, I decided to book with Taryn. She did an amazing job, dry cutting and giving my curls movement and bounce like i have never experience!! Love Love Love my curls for the first time ever!!
I have fine curly hair, but I have A LOT of hair. Gillian cut my hair dry, she thinned iut the bulj if my hair without taking off any length. When I ran my fingers thru my hair, I couldn't believe the difference. my layers were blended, not choppy. She even fixed a mess up from a year ago. I'm so happy that I found someone eho knows what they are doing with curly hair. I highly recommend Gillian.
Just had my first haircut by Gillian, and by far it is the best cut I have EVER had! If you want to embrace your curls rather than struggle to tame them, look no further. Gillian is a true gem. :)