- Joanne Kim
Jun 11, 2010 - I went to Joanne based on these reviews and I loved her personality but was saddened by how she butchered my hair. I don't like giving bad reviews and deliberated over whether I should post this, but since someone may benefit from reading about my experience, here it is... Joanne had agreed to just trimming my shoulder length hair and said that she would barely cut anything at all, gesturing around an inch at most. However, she quickly snipped very short layers all around my crown that now sit like a helmet on top of the rest of my disjointedly longer hair around the sides and nape of my neck. Think Carol Brady but much less polished and without any defined style. When I asked her to fix the disjointed longer hair, she pressed it all against my back using her arm and made a single dry cut across the entire bottom to make the overall length shorter. I pointed out uneven sides but she replied that she had checked for evenness already and it was just due to her styling. It was then that I realized she lacked the necessary skills to cut my 2b-2c hair. Joanne had taken a flat iron to my waves and I tried restyling it in every possible way with no luck. I thought maybe I was being too critical but all of my friends, family, and even work colleagues were appalled upon seeing the cut and made unsolicited comments like "your haircut is uneven" or "your hair needs some work" or "you need to get your haircut fixed". Perhaps she is great at cutting curlier hair than mine that's always worn messy and super curly so the actual cut isn't as apparent; but please take the glowing reviews on here with a grain of salt, as they could be due to her great personality and awesome conversation skills instead of her actual hair cutting skills. On a 1(low)-5(high) scale, this $65 ($78 with tip) haircut is a 1.5, second only to a super short mullet I received 13 years ago.