Salon Illuminate

User Reviews

Stylist: Annie Grieve

First time at this salon - first time treated to a scalp and shoulder massage and haircut with Annie. What an experience - all of it!. Best massage ever. I described a new cut that i wanted, and Annie knew just how to deal with my thick curly independently minded red hair. Kudos to Annie for working her magic.  I am so appreciative of her skills with my hair and providing a soothing experience - and a wonderful personality to boot!

Reviewed on 11.12.17


Stylist: Annie Grieve/ Christiina Baker

I have thick unmanageable curly hair and I didn't really know how to tak care of it but when I went in they took care of me and my hair and did an amazing job. They cut it and thinned it to how I liked and they even gave me tips on how to take care of my hair. Overall I am definitely going back. 

Reviewed on 05.08.17


Stylist: Annie Grieve/ Christiina Baker

I have thick curly hair and wanted to get my hair done by a person who knew what they were doing. They cut my hair just how I liked it and even layered it and told me how to take better care of my hair and how to manage it so I can handel it better. definitely recommend and am definitely going back!! 

Reviewed on 05.07.17


Stylist: Annie Grieve

There is so much to say! In all my years of cutting and coloring my hair she's the first stylist that has really understood my hair. Beyond her exceptional service, she's incredibly sweet and I feel our conversations aren't forced. Hands down the best stylist I've been to. Love her!

Reviewed on 04.03.14


Stylist: Annie Grieve

She literally read my mind. I did a very poor job describing what I wanted - and was willing to leave it at that just to see what would happen (maybe I felt that comfortable with her that I would trust it to her best judgement) and she absolutely managed to somehow cut it EXACTLY how I had really wanted it. I shake and go. And it's perfect, absolutely perfect. THANK YOU Annie!!!!

Reviewed on 03.28.14


Stylist: Annie Grieve

So i went to Annie today and got my curly girl haircut. And it was AMAZING!!!!!! She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to curly hair. I am african american and have curly hair similar to someone of mixed race. She gave me recommendations on which products would work best with my hair type and that would look how i like my hair styled. She recommended that I try Miss Jessie's. All in all it was a great cut and a great experience. I HIGHLY recommend!!

Reviewed on 01.15.14


Stylist: Annie Grieve

Annie did an outstanding job. She really wanted to ensure that I got the results I was after. She knew exactly what she was doing. She cut my hair effortlessly and the end result was fabulous. I told her I wanted more volume on top and she was able to do just that. She had a lot of curly hair knowledge that she shared with me as she worked on my hair. I highly recommend her for anyone with curly hair! One more note...Her personally makes the experience even more fun and exciting as she is a great spirited fun person!

Reviewed on 02.05.12


Stylist: Annie Grieve

I was very disappointed both times Annie cut my hair. I left behind a great stylist in Colorado and have been nervous to try anyone since. She cut out all the beautiful layers my former stylist had put in and then didn't even dry my hair. But, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and tried her again a few months later. That time, I don't think she even cut all of my hair. I couldn't tell that anything had changed and my ends still felt like they needed trimmed. Then she wanted to try a new technique on me for using a diffuser and proceeded to make a rat's nest out of my hair. I went to have coffee with a friend after and she was shocked that a professional had jacked it up that badly. My advice? Not worth the money.

Reviewed on 08.25.11


Stylist: Annie Grieve

This lady is awesome, not only is she cool but she knows whats up when it comes to curls. Every section of my hair is a different texture and most people dont realize that when cutting my hair but it was one of the first things she noticed. Also she didn't hack away at my hair which was awesome. I asked for an inch & a half that thats what she did. this lady is brilliant! I'll diffently be going back anytime I need my hair cut, and thats a lot coming from me because im extremely picky when it comes to people messing with my hair with a pair of siccors. ^_^

Reviewed on 07.02.11


Stylist: Annie Grieve

At the time I found this site, there were four reviews. I was impressed and decided to give it a try. I did have to change my appointment, due to my daughter being sick, and Annie was super accommodating and I was willing to wait. Well upon walking in the salon I found it to be simple and beautiful. It also smells lovely. Annie sat me down and we 'talked'. She listened to my fears, worries and ideas. It had been two years since I had been to a real salon. She then gave me her ideas and we had a plan. After a lovely head/neck massage, shampoo and conditioning, and a superior cut....I look GREAT! My curls are manageable and I am just thrilled with the results. I also made the promise that I would see her sooner than two years. I highly recommend Annie and the Green Salon & Day Spa. May even try some of there other services as well. I am so pleased to have found a wonderful stylist here in Spokane.

Reviewed on 05.02.11


Stylist: Annie Grieve/ Christiina Baker

WOW! Let me start off by saying that everything that people have to say about Annie is absolutely true. Not only is she incredibly friendly but really listened to what I had to say. When I went in i was concerned about keeping my length and about getting more volume on top. She listened to all my other problems (like my last hair cut being a botched layering job) and gave me her input. . So, with her input I opted for the long layers (I was still too afraid to go shorter!). She cut my hair wet and used a really interesting technique and completely fixed the mess that the last stylist i went to left on my hair. About Christiine...I needed a haircut before I left Spokane, it was a little short notice, Annie wasn't available so I decided that I would be safe with one of the salons other stylist. I was a little nervous about what the results would be but I booked an appointment with Christiina. I had absolutely zero reason to be nervous. Christiina took plenty of time to ask me about my routine and closely looked at my hair. This time I opted for short layers and she completely agreed and gave me suggestions on length. She cuts curly hair dry so that she can see the length and she also combs it out. I know most curlies get very nervous when it comes combs but she was very, very gentle. In the end I have never left this salon without a giant smile on my face (Literally, I'm giddy when I leave this salon). Amazing knowledge, cut and technique. I would recommend this salon to anybody.

Reviewed on 03.03.11


Stylist: Annie Grieve

While I didn't have Annie do a lot to my hair, I did ask that she trim and shape it a little, in an effort to assist with the asthetics of my curls while attempting to grow my hair out. She spent a good amount of time assessing my hair and curl pattern, explained why I have some of the issues I have (the grow pattern of my hair itself and the "halo" of curl challenged section that runs around my entire head). We discussed my cleansing and conditioning regime, and she proceded to trim the ends of each curl, explaining that she was cutting each end with a tapering in the direction of the curl, in order to avoid those random ends that stick out like antenna. All in all it was a good experience and definately encouraging to sit down with a stylist who understands the different needs of curly hair versus straight hair (or simply understands that there is a difference in needs for that matter). Annie was great and when it comes time to actually develope a style for my hair, rather then this grow out experiment phase, she will be the one I go to.

Reviewed on 02.09.11


Stylist: Annie

I second the previous reviews wholeheartedly! Annie is a great listener, and she gave me a lot of good advice and a great haircut. Due to previous haircuts I had been wearing a ponytail for the better part of the last couple years. The haircut I got from Annie looks beautiful and styled, and I finally feel good about wearing my hair down. I wore it down to work today and received several compliments! I highly recommend Annie and Green Salon!

Reviewed on 10.04.10


Stylist: Annie

A lady that truly understands a curly girl and her needs! She listened to what I had to share and gave me her input and at the end, I am SO ridiculously happy with my hair! My hair was a lion's mane, big, poofy, rough, separated, just...unfortunate. She tamed it without altering it drastically and basically gave me the curls I've always wanted, could never have no matter what I did, and made me even more happy to be a true curly girl! A big plus is that the salon is 'green', hence the name. Environmentally friendly, minimalist without being drab, and super friendly, this was the best salon experience to date. And I am DEFINITELY going back to this genius with the scissors. Thank you Annie for your magic!

Reviewed on 08.06.10


Stylist: Annie Grieve

I would recommend Annie at the Green Salon to any curly girl living in, or visiting, Spokane. Annie really took the time to listen to my needs and did not rush with my cut. I also love that they use eco friendly products that won't damage my hair or the environment. It was the best cut I have had in years. You will not be disappointed.

Reviewed on 03.15.10


Stylist: Annie Grieve

If you have curly hair, you know exactly how difficult it is to find someone who not only knows how to cut and style curly hair, but also knows how to LISTEN to you and heed the knowledge you have of your own hair, as no two curly heads are alike. After weeks of considering what kind of style I wanted, I found Annie through the recommendation on this site (THANK YOU ERIKA!), and no words can do proper justice to her talent, but I'll try. I had decided to cut bangs, which I haven't had for over 20 years, so I was pretty nervous/excited about the change. Annie carefully listened to my diatribe about my worries, my hair routine, and desires for what I wanted. After adding her own thoughts (with my approval, of course!), she created a masterpiece of a hairSTYLE. It was exactly what I had envisioned to want; it not only looks great, but feels fantastic! If you have ever dreamed of someday having a style instead of just hair, GO TO ANNIE. It will be the best decision you've ever made for yourself and your beautiful curly hair!

Reviewed on 02.24.10


Stylist: Annie Grieve

Annie knows her way around a head full of curls. She doesn't treat you like an idiot. She appreciates that every girl knows something about idiosyncrasies of her own curls, but she identified whorls, cowlicks, and straight spots that no stylist has ever addressed. She gave terrific suggestions and used a very professional technique to make the most of my curls. I am very happy to report that I kept my length and natural curls, but now I have a STYLE!!

Reviewed on 01.09.10