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1515 17th St, NW # 2
Washington, DC 20036
- (Rated 3/5 based on 53 Reviews)
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Unimpressive service. 35 minutes into my appointment, I was sat under the diffuser and my stylist Beth disappeared. After 25 minutes had passed, I walked downstairs and Beth was on her phone. I won't be returning and would not recommend.
Vicky hooked me 3c /3b hair up! I walked out with shiny and DEFINED curls and I was getting compliments galore! I walked in with long curly hair and my instructions were to keep my side bangs but trim them up but just cut my hair off ( i was tired of long hair). I ended up with a layerd curly fun bob for the summer. This is the best cut I have ever had and I highly recommend seeing Vicky for sure! Best price around in the DMV also.
I reviewed Fiddleheads a while back, if I remember correctly. I was recently there again, and I have to say - as far as this area goes, Fiddleheads - and Vicky - are the best place for my wild 3c curls. When I went a couple weeks ago, it was the first time in a long while. I told Vicky that I needed at least all the dead ends cut and then something more fun and summery. I actually wasn't too pleased with the first result. I called within 3 days of that cut to let them know and to see if they would do anything to make it up to me. Vicky offered for me to come back the next day at no extra charge. At a time where I feel customer service is at an all time low, it means a lot to find a salon/stylist who still puts her customer first. Vicky's a lovely woman who knows her way around a head of curls. After the second visit, my bouncy summery look is in effect! Turns out, Vicky was being conservative the first time - she didn't realize how short I was willing to go. I say, go to Fiddleheads and ask for Vicky. Just make sure you have a clear idea of what you want so that she will make it happen for you the first time!
3 c hair here, and I must say that Vicky always does a fantastic job. She is attentive and knowledgeable. Everyone is extremely warm and friendly. I highly recommend Fiddleheads!
After reading several reviews, I decided to book an appointment at Fiddleheads. It's a salon in DC catered to curly heads. Now, I was a little skeptical but after I saw how CUTE one girls hair came out, I was convinced! So, I initially wanted my appointment with the owner, Beth, but she was unavailable. So, I made an appointment with Vicki, who also has pretty good reviews on naturally curly.com and yelp. When making my appointment, I told them my hair texture (3c) and they said all the stylists were familiar with all hair types. When I arrived at the salon, I was greeted in a timely manner and offered coffee. The salon was very clean and everyone was very nice. When I sat in Vicki's chair, I showed her a picture of how I wanted my hair. I haven't had a perm since June 2010 and cut off my relaxer ends in May 2011 and I have 3C and bits of 4a type hair. So, right now I am kind of in an "in-between" stage (or that awkward stage some of you call it). She said she would need to cut off too much if I really wanted it like the picture. So, I told her that was fine don't cut then but I feel that my hair has no personality and I just want a shape or layers. I really desired some sort of layers in the back and she said she could do that. She commented that my ends were very healthy and i wouldn't need to take off very much. So, everything is all good when she is trimming. She is very careful and taking her time. We chat a little about my hair concerns (frizz). This is where I grew hesitant: She washed my hair and then used Deva One Conditioner as a styler. I sat under the hairdryer and the end results looked a hot mess. One side of my hair was longer than the other. Beth, the owner, came over and was telling Vicki all the things that she needed/should have done. Vicki basically said she wasn't doing my hair anymore and Beth TOLD her that she needed to at least fix the piece that she didn't do right. And Vicki fixed it but said she wasn't doing anymore because I was already "unhappy." My hair was dry, matted, and a mess. In reflecting back on my experience, I think the problem wasn't so much the trim but the styling. 3c hair needs to be styled differently than 3a or 2c. I would have thought a licensed hairstylist would have known that. I would only recommend this salon to someone with 2c, 3a hair. It's definitely not for anyone with 3c hair __________________
Im a college student, and I was excited for Vickie to give me the Deva Cut on my Black/Hispanic curly hair. She's South Asian with bone straight black hair, so I had my doubts, but for the most part, she proved me wrong! Vickie did a nice job. I went from longish medium to shortish medium in length, and I was very happy with the results. A bit pricey: it was about 70$ My only tiny complaint is that Vickie left my left a bit too long in the front. Still, it's the one of the best haircuts I've ever had
Beth is the best! She asked me what I had in mind, gave me a relaxed, unrushed and thoughtful consultation, we agreed on an approach and then she did EXACTLY what she said she would do. Which just happened to be exactly what I wanted. Wow! She also showed me how to recreate my style at home and wrote down all the products she used, but didn't pressure me in any way to purchase them. She cut my hair dry and it looked unbelievably good. I literally danced out. It was a great experience from beginning to end. It's a very cool shop- almost like a studio: lots of interesting art and wonderful light. Everyone in the shop is relaxed and very welcoming. I loved talking to Beth as well as to the young woman who washed my hair and gave me a great massage as well. I mention this all in relation to Beth because she's the owner and she sets and maintains the tone. I'm a 2b and 60 with lots of gray streaks... no denying the age...not that I would. But I've been to other 'cool' salons in and around DC and some of the stylists have been very aloof. Like I don't fit their image of what their clients should be. And I've come out with a haircut that's....well ...' curly grandma' best describes it. So to be welcomed, mutually decide on a haircut with my stylist, and get that haircut. Very very good. That was about a month ago and my hair still looks great. I can't say enough good things about Beth!
This was my third haircut at Fiddleheads. I am generally satisfied with the haircuts I get there. I told Beth I wanted a trim with some layers 3-4 inches) and I end up leaving with more like 7 inches cut off. The haircut didn't leave me super happy, but it is still much better than any haircut I have gotten anywhere else!
I am very happy with my hair after Beth cut my curly(and frizzy)hair. I got nice comments from people. They asked me where I got my haircut. Of course, I recommended Beth to them. One of them came back to me and thanked me for recommending Beth. Beth really took time and explained to me how to take care of my hair.
Can't say enough good things about Beth! She's bobbed my hair, carved a new look for long locks, and is an AMAZING colorist. How do I know? I get stopped constantly--on the metro, at work, and on the sidewalks of Georgetown---to get asked who cuts my hair. Seriously. That never happened in my life until she took over my hair. I'll never go to another stylist in DC again.
I recently moved to the DC area from Florida and was excited to try a salon specializing in curly hair. I was disappointed. My hair was so frizzy when I left I was embarrassed to ride the bus home. I put my hair in a bun as soon as I left. I met with Lauren before scheduling my appointment to explain what I wanted. I have 3c hair that is normally cut dry. However, once a year, I like the split ends trimmed with a wet cut, followed by shaping with a dry cut. I told her I would pay extra if necessary since it takes more time to cut both wet and dry. She seemed to understand curly hair and said she could cut my hair as described. The day of the appointment I found out that Lauren schedules one-hour appointments and then you are out the door. There is no way to consult, wash, cut, style, dry and shape long 3c hair in that time. I thought, she'll probably put me under a drier after my appointment and then shape my hair with a dry cut in between appointments. That didn't happen. She shaped my hair during the wet cut, unbeknown to me! Now I am back to triangle hair with a distinct shelf in the back, two things Lauren agreed we were trying to avoid. My hair also appears to be different lengths in the back since the curls dry differently. I do not trust Lauren to fix my hair. I will wait until my hair grows out and find someone else. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
There's only one way to describe my hair after fiddleheads: ridiculous frizz bob. I did everything O was supposed to do: I did my hair this morning, left it down, and showed up on time. She sat me in the chair and, rather than starting a cut, she began raking her fingers through my hair, making my hair really big and separating the curls. There were no curls left to guide her cut, which is very much necessary for a true curly girl cut rather, a mass of frizz that was easily five times the volume of my normal hair.
Beth really knows what she is talking about! I have been to many stylists in the DC area who really think they are the authority figure to every type of hair especially curly hair. After numerous BAD haircuts I tried Beth and I am transformed. What she says and believes about curly hair completely makes sense. My hair has never looked better and everyone stops me on the street with millions of compliments! I can't argue with that!
Up until yesterday I had long curly hair that took many, many, many years to grow. I loved that it was long but I admit that it had no style. I always wore it in a ponytail, barettes,etc which I didn't mind (because I have a very active job running around with kids all day) but I was in search of finding a cut where it could still be long but with some style. I made an appt with Beth after reading rave reviews about her. This was the biggest mistake; I am SO unhappy with the results!!!! I told Beth that I was very nervous about getting it cut!! I agreed to have some length cut and layering as long as it stayed as long as possible and that I could definitely still wear it up. Other than that I told her that I trusted her judgment. My hair was cut so short that I can no longer where it in a ponytail and I am beyond upset!!!! I had plans after the appt but I was so upset and embarrassed that I came right home and canceled all my weekend plans. I have been crying since yesterday and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror :( The worst part is that my hair doesn't grow fast but I'm hoping and praying that this time it might. Wish me luck; I need it!
I love this salon. It's warm, friendly, and fun. Lauren always gives me an excellent cut, either wet or dry. She also knew what the best length would be to get the most out of my curls. And she's given me a lot of great styling tips. These folks know curls.
I loved this place. It's fun and homey and Beth was great. She didn't talk too much but was personable, and most importantly, she gave me one of the greatest haircuts I've ever had! As soon as she started cutting my hair dry, I knew this place was legit.
My hair is very curly and I wanted to grow it out but no one could cut it right. Beth did an amazing job bringing out my curls. It's been about a 6 month project but we got there and I am so glad she never just cut it all off. I even proposed to her. She declined and I still love her!
Beth has changed my hair which has changed my life! I no longer use harsh detergents on my hair and my hair feels and looks wonderful and I owe it all to Beth and Fiddleheads.
I have been to both Beth and Lauren. They do such a great job with my curls every time. Since I started going to fiddleheads I have had more compliments on my hair. People still stop me on the street and ask me who cuts my hair. Thanks Beth for opening such a great salon for curly hair!
After reading so many really positive comments here, I was very underwhelmed when I actually went for the first time a few weeks ago. Beth was polite, but I wouldn't call her nice--as others have said, she doesn't really engage in conversation and you have to hope there is some other chatty stylist around to listen to. The cut I got was good, but it wasn't spectacular. She listened to my concerns but then did what seemed to me the easiest cut possible rather than making me look fabulous. And when you consider I paid close to $100 including tips, it really was not worth it at all. If you already have a stylist you like, don't switch to Fiddleheads in the hopes of finding something better--it's really not as special as others have made it out to be.
I was really unhappy with my cut from Beth. Although she listened to what I said I wanted she didn't execute it. The cut she gave me was fine but it wasn't the cut I wanted at all. Furthermore she took off WAY too much length. I expect that from hairstylists who don't work with curly hair that much but I don't expect that from someone who markets themselves as a curly hair specialist. I won't be returning to her and wish you luck if you go.
First, a caveat: During the over three hours that I was in the salon getting my roots (sort of) touched up, I watched Beth style three people's hair. All three cuts, two of them on curly girls, were nice. My appointment was with Vickie, whom I don't think has been to beauty school; she certainly would never be able to pass a licensing test. First, she almost used a non-permanent color on my 50% gray roots. Fortunately, Beth stopped her in time. Then, she mixed the color wrong (it was like water) and only left it on 20 minutes. Needless to say, the roots were still gray, but she couldn't see that. Beth came back from somewhere (I wish she had been watching what was going on), mixed the color herself, and told Vickie to leave the color on longer. Of course, the color burned like crazy; my scalp is still inflamed, not to mention dyed brown. There were other problems during the three hours, right down to the cashier over-charging me by $20, then not knowing how to do the refund. (No, not even an offer of a discount for all the bother I went through.) I hope there is some other salon in DC that will be able to cut my curly hair; I would dread going back to this place.
Beth gave me an awesome cut and color. She showed me the best way to care for my hair, I tried it and it's taking getting used to but i am getting better. I am receiving many compliments, too.
Every time I see someone with curly hair that I really like it always seems to be cut by Beth or someone at Fiddleheads. So I tried Beth and I really love my hair now. Although I am not sure about some of the advice (i.e NO SHAMPOO-I need to get used to that one)the cut is great and my highlights really look fantastic. Everyone loves my hair. I will go back.
I just want to thank Lauren and Fiddleheads for finally giving me a style that is modern and fun and doesnt make me look ridiculous.
Beth gave me a superb cut and color on my 3b curls. My mom has (I am not kidding) 4b/c curls and she gave her a great cut. She hasn't looked better and people actually stop my mom on the street to tell her what great hair she has. I will definitely go back!
I have had great experiences at Fiddleheads. I go to Beth. I like Beth because she knows what she is talking about and she is always continuing her education with curly hair i.e she is always going somewhere for a class or a seminar to learn (not always on just curly hair but all types of hair, too). I always get a great a cut and color.
I heard Beth was a certified Devachan stylist so I checked her out. I am so glad that someone here in DC can cut curly hair dry. I used to live in New York and was very spoiled from the Devachan salons. Now I can say that I don't have to go back to New York just for a haircut. Beth also is an educator for The Devachan products and always has new ideas for me to try out with my hair. Some work, some don't, but she keeps on thinking!
Finally, someone who knows how to cut curly hair and dry, too. THe dry method takes a while and you need to show up with your hair in it's natural state (not up in a pony tail and then take it down). But it is sooooooooo worth it. The knowledge for this method is priceless. I highly advise going to Fiddleheads!
Beth is one of those people who knows how to cut and style curly hair. You just have to know what you want and be able to communicate that to the person, just like at any salon. Based on my experiences, I have found her to be without a doubt an above-average stylist.
I just moved to the DC area and i was told about fiddleheads through this website. I really love my hair. i would definitely reccomend Beth and this Salon for curly hair.
I would recommend Beth to everyone with curly hair. Tina and Lauren are experienced, too, although I know that Beth is definitely Deva certified from the Devachan Salon in New York. She gets backed up sometimes and can run a little behind but she is definitley worth it.
Beth is great with curly hair. She and Lauren just returned from another trip to New York for classes at the Devachan Salon for curly hair. They used me as a guinnea pig for a new curly cut they learned. I love it!!!!!!!!!!
This woman is awesome. I'm so glad I found a new stylist. I love my haircut, and she helped me tweak my daily regiment, as well, to keep my hair as healthy as possible. Great product lines available here!
I just saw Lauren for highlights and a cut. Everything was PERFECT! She was able to give me exactly what I wanted, while still offering me suggestions of her own. I walked away with an amazing cut and highlights. I saw her cut another girl's hair while my highlights were processing, and the other girl's haircut came out looking amazing, too. I could tell the other girl was extremely happy. I will definitely be going back to see Lauren. My hair looks soooo good now!
She gave me an absolutely fab cut! She did however, put way too much product in after so the style was....ick. I just went home and styled and couldn't be happier with it. I am so excited for my appointment next week!
I had a terrible experience trying to see Lauren at this salon. I was instructed that she takes an hour per apt, twice as long as all the other stylists. Reluctantly, I agreed. I arrived on time for my apt and witnessed one stylist working at the time and she was just beginning to dye a woman's hair. I sat and watched for 15-20 minutes. Please note she had JUST STARTED dying this woman's hair. I told the receptionist that perhaps I should reschedule and she said "Do you have other places you need to be today and cannot wait?" I could not believe my ears. I said, actually I took the train 45 min. for this apt. and cannot wait here all day. I have no intention to reschedule. This is not a client friendly salon.
Just wanted to second recommendations on this board for Fiddleheads salon at 17th and P in DC. I've been going there about a year now. Beth listens well and gives me a great cut, plus the salon has lots of good curly-hair products. Tina also does a good job. I also like the fact that it's very low-key.
Beth, who is great with curly hair, just hired a new addiiton to Fiddleheads. Her name is Lauren and she is also certified from the DEVACHAN Salon. Lauren did a great job with my hair. I will definitely go back.
I LOVE this place. The best haircuts I have ever had. Hands down. Salon is cute and fun and it's always a blast to go get my highlights and cut. Tina has spent the past year working me out of a horrible haircut from a different salon who insisted that the only way for my hair to look good was if I straightened it every day. Helloooo. I like my curls. Tina has fixed me right up. She's great.
The best haircut in my curly hair life. Just the right amount of layering and a fantastic blowout. I recommend Beth to all my curly girls.
Best haircut/color I've EVER had. I have the hardest hair ever to work with because it is so huge and thick and been through so many bad colorings, but Beth (aka Miracle Worker) did the trick. And for an incredibly reasonable price. I am her new biggest fan!!!
I went to Fiddlehead given all the good reviews, and Tina had the first appointment available. I was extremely disappointed. First, although I had an appointment, I had to wait 20 minutes before I they got me in to shampoo my hair. Then they decided to work someone in, and actually had me wait with my head in the sink for another 15 MINUTES, leaning back, while the shampoo girl sat chatting on the phone instead of rinsing my hair. Tina did do an ok job of keeping my previous cut, which as done out of town, but she had no imagination, and couldn't come up with anything better to do. Not worth my money and a complete waste of my time.
FINALLY! A decent haircut locally. I used to go to New York to Devachan to get my hair cut, what a pain. Beth knows what she's doing--I would highly recommend (and ask for the Devachan cut).
I did not have as good of an experience at Fiddleheads. The hairdresser was more interested in everything else going on around her than my hair. Now, the layer on the top is much shorter than the rest of my hair so now it looks like I have wings. I asked for a blowdry and it was only done halfway.
Having just moved to the area, I was in dire need of a new stylist. It's always a risky thing to just try someone randomly, but based on the reviews here, I went to see Beth, and was not at all disappointed. The salon is a very friendly low-key place, and Beth listened to what I wanted and gave me one of the best cuts I've had in a long time.
I have been to Beth a few times since moving to Washington, DC from New York. I love my hair everytime and the cuts last forever. She has always been very attentive and shown upmost care for my concerns. She has also trained with the Devachan Departure Lounge in New York for curly hair and knows what she is talking about. My hair has never looked better. I highly recomend going to Fiddleheads.
Is this a case of the “emperor’s new clothes”? Did I go to a different Beth? It is hard to articulate how utterly disappointed I am with my cut and color. Months of growing-out shot to “h” “e” double… And…while I did not think it was possible for my hair to look worse than before my recent cut with Beth, it looks soooo bad that I am seriously considering cutting it all off. I never wanted bangs and now I have these short little wispy pieces that do not blend into the rest of this god-awful chop job.
One word can some-up my experience at Fiddleheads…LACKLUSTER! And believe me after years of bad hair experience resulting because hairdresser generally don’t know what to do with curly hair, really wanted to add my rave review of Beth to the slew of others but She just didn’t seem interested in the concerns I had about my “problem” curly hair which I found curious based on all the information on this website. She could hardly be bothered listening to me and didn’t seem to understand what I wanted despite all my best efforts to explain. Even engaging her in conversation during my appointment seemed a chore so I stopped and was entertained by the personable Tina at the next station. Ultimately, the result wasn’t horrible, pretty much a trim with played-out color which instead of the more edgy color I described. I don’t think anyone will even notice I got anything done, my friends and husband certainly didn’t What was most puzzling was her overall philosophy of curly hair, basically, it does what it does and we (the curly haired-folk) just have to accept it as we have no control over it. I think a stylist skilled in working with curly hair would know how to work with the curl for an optimum result. That’s what I am looking for so…I guess I am going to someone else next time.
New to the DC area, I was worried about finding a new hair salon/stylist. Thanks to this website, I decided to try Tina at Fiddleheads. I am so pleased with the results! She is very approachable and *extremely* talented. It was a pleasure to be in a salon where there's no attitude or arrogance. Even my husband (who helped me navigate my first Metro trip!) was completely at ease while waiting, and he was impressed with Tina's manner and skill. When she was finished, my hair looked amazing...I have never had someone get my hair so pretty! The salon is an easy walk from the Dupont Circle Metro stop. I would recommend Tina to anyone who is in this area and needs a trim or a major change in hairstyles. Thank you Tina!
Both Beth and Tina have cut my hair. Both are very talented. I think there are only the two women here at this salon and both are excellent. I love that I can go to either one and know that I will get a great cut.
I went to Tina on a reccomendation from Beth and she assured me I was in excellent hands and I have to say that she was right. Tina is fabulous and my hair looks great. I love that every stylist is great with Curly hair.
Tina did my hair and did a great job. If Beth is booked I also highly recommend Tina.