I love Eddy. I've been 4 times and he always gives me a great haircut. He also recommended a great daily routine for me that is super easy and doesn't use any products over $8, so I don't have to break the bank buying Deva products.
I am always super weary about going to a new place to get my haircut, as I have had many a bad experience. I have wavy/loosely curly hair that I like to keep cut short, and that combination seems to be lethal for many stylists. I found a recommendation for Eddy on the internet as a curly hair specialist, and I started going a year ago and am so glad I did! He has never given me a bad cut, and even gave me an awesome 'more experimental' style that I had been waiting to try. I'm moving away from Pittsburgh and I wish I could take Eddy with me! (In addition, I recommended him to one of my friends, who has super thick hair with some body, and he also gave her an awesome haircut!)
DO NOT GO HERE. I read glowing reviews about Eddy and this salon, but he had no idea what he was doing. I went to get my curly hair cut (I've got some tighter curls with some looser curls) and also dyed. He COMPLETELY messed up both tasks. First of all, he cut my hair wet, which is a big no-no for curls. He snipped at my hair like I had straight hair! He used no technique whatsoever that would indicate he knew how to cut curly hair. When it fully dried when I got home, I had crazy different lengths and it looked just awful. On top of that, he screwed up on the hair dye too! He missed entire sections of my hair, and I had to go back a second time so he could fix his mistake. If you have wavy hair, he'll probably do a fine job on you. But if you have curly hair, DO NOT GO. He's a super nice guy, but he butchered my curls.
I just moved back from Huntington Beach California and badly needed my haircut. I took a chance looking online and never thought I'd find such amazing reviews in Pittsburgh. I called and got an appointment with Eddy. HE IS AMAZING!!! I could tell just by what we talked about first that he knew many, many things that other stylists I have had did not know about cutting curly hair. He knew exactly what I did and did not want with a style and knew how to get the volume and frizz free cut I wanted. Sure enough, when he was done cutting and styling - it was exactly as I wanted! I always walk out of a salon and pull my hair into a ponytail a few blocks away. They can't ever seem to get it right...( even in the OC!) This time - I wore it styled all day and even after going running and pulling it into a ponytail, it bounced back!! Besides the great cut, Eddy is super warm, friendly and funny! I will be going back as soon as I need a cut again! - Megan
Eddy is everything the reviews say and more. More than just a curly hair genius, he's interesting, fun, and and understands the challenges of taking care of curly hair. No offense to the other stylists I've been to in Pittsburgh, but I've live here a year and a half and Eddy is the first one I've been to here that actually knows how to cut and style wavy/curly hair. If your hair is like mine, two or three types of curly in one head of hair, Eddy is your man!
Gary does a great job with curly hair. My cut is always natural and my color is great! So easy to talk to and distinctly not insufferable and egotistic like the last "curly hair specialist" I used in Philly.
Eddy is an artistic genius. He understands curly hair and its special needs. He used his talent and took advantage of my curl type to design a style that complements my face, my age, and my life style. I'm recommending him to all my curly haired friends. In addition, Eddy is a warm, friendly and considerate person.
I have many hair issues having had Chemo a few times and no thyroid. Sometimes my hair is curly, sometimes wavy, always thin. It just depends on how it decides to grow back after the Chemo. No matter whether it needs to be super short or I want it a little longer, Eddy knows exactly what to do. He is a hair magician. I have used other stylists in Pittsburgh who claim to know curly hair, and none compare to Eddy at Salon Cercone. The salon's only drawback is its location. It is on Ellsworth in Shadyside, so parking can be a problem -remember to take quarters. But, I actually live in Wheeling, WV and I drive the 1 1/2 hrs just to see him, even with gas at over $3/gal. He is that good. The entire staff is great and pleasant. I highly recommend any curlie to see Eddy
I think Eddy is the first stylist who didn't leave me crying as I walked out the door. He has curly hair himself, so he knows what it's like to have to deal with them. He always takes the time to listen to what you want, and he's just a very sweet person as well.
Eddy is an artistic genius. He understands curly hair and its special needs. He used his talent and took advantage of my curl type to design a style that complements my face, my age, and my life style. I'm recommending him to all my curly haired friends.
Michael is great at cutting curly/wavy hair, and he cuts mine so it can dry naturally or I can style it several different ways. I love it! I've had my hair butchered in the past. Plus he is a pro at straightening it, if that's what your after. And now, he is performing the BKT treatment (non-formaldehyde, safe BKT), which is FABULOUS! He will include a shampoo and conditioner with the treatment, and the haircut is included. My hair is so smooth (no frizzes) and the treatment lasts for 3-4 months if you take care of it. Love it.
I don't know what happened to dobbysgirl but Eddy has my undying loyalty. He gave me the first haircut that I ever actually LIKED. Almost all his clients have curly hair because he knows what to do with it. I don't know what I'm going to do when I graduate college and have to leave.
Terrible. Absolutely awful. Do NOT go. He BUTCHERED my curls. I use to have (not to sound arrogant, but for an honest review) the most BEAUTIFUL curls ever. I went to him and he snipped until his heart was content and mine was broken. Please, do not go. It was my biggest hair mistake EVER.
After going to salon cerone and having Michael cut and color my hair, I seriously don't know why anyone hasn't reviewed him yet on here.... he is the FIRST person in Pittsburgh to give me a haircut that I actually like! I usually leave the salon feeling "okay" but this cut is just fabulous. He rescued my hair from a terrible cut I got at another salon (which shall remain nameless) and its even better than before! Definitely planning on going back!
I went to Eddy in the fall of 2006 after reading about him on this site. He gave me a great haircut and was very friendly. Unfortunately, I've since moved away, so I'm not able to go to him anymore. His Saturday appointments book up fast.
Eddy's great but the real curly savant is Gary. He's the owner and super nice. Best of all, he is brilliant with curls -- his many sisters have curly hair and he knows how to make curly hair gorgeous and sexy. I have really thick curls and Gary was actually able to give me the curly bob I've always wanted. You won't be disappointed! Sidenote: I once went to Marla at Luna Sea and she butchered my hair -- I came out with a huge, square haircut. It took MONTHS to recover from that Luna Sea cut.
Based on the raves here I made an appointment with Eddy. He lives up to the accolades and then some. I found him to be a very warm and friendly person, who really really understands curly hair. He discussed my face shape in relation to possible cuts. He improved on my exsisting style, gave me styling reccomendations, and even suggested some cheap but effective products for improving the quality of my hair. I was extremely pleased with my cut with him and have been back several times since. I will not let anyone else touch my hair for as long as I live in Pittsburgh, that is for sure.
I am a lucky woman because I stumbled upon Eddy completely by accident! I made an appointment at Salon Cercone when I first moved back to Pittsburgh several years ago because it seemed like a fun place, but little did I know I was getting a curly-hair expert! (And someone with a sweet personality too.) Eddy knows how to cut my curly locks so that they lay just right- even a month or more after my hair cut. I have never gotten so many compliments on my beautiful hair as I have since I've been going to Eddy. It makes me sad that I will be leaving the area in the near future, but I hope to find a stylist through this website who can do at least half as good of a job with my hair as Eddy.
Believe the hype- eddy is the best! He is warm,welcoming and takes the time to talk to you about your style and customize your cut. I have lived in Pittsburgh almost my entire life, and gotten cuts by some of the other stylists mentioned on the website, but no one comes close to the Eddy experience! He shows you how to recreate his style at home and has great reccomendations for inexpensive and homemade products- you get out of his chair feeling confident and beautiful. I am moving to NYC next week but will make an appointment every time I'm back home- I only wish I had found him sooner!