Salon Mode East

603 E University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 374-3883

User Reviews

Stylist: Claudia McKibbin

I moved to Gainesville recently. My chin-length 3C hair had about two inches of damaged hair that needed cut, and a grown-out undercut. I booked an appointment with Claudia. Reception was very accommodating and honored a first-time client discount after a bit of haggling (see their website for more). I was greeted by smiles and hellos from everyone; the vibe was definitely relaxed and welcoming. Claudia came over and introduced herself, she had lovely, shoulder-length curls herself (always a good sign)!I was shown to the chair after a brief tour. They're a full spa offering a broad spectrum of beauty treatments including microdermabrasion, mani-pedis, a coloring station, etc. I showed Claudia some tapered cut pics - I wanted to blend in the undercut so my hair would grow out evenly. She then started the session by giving me a mini massage! At this location (there are two) they specialize in Davines products. Claudia used a lovely, soothing chamomile-eucalyptus oil blend and worked on my neck and shoulders for about five minutes. Truly, it was a lovely surprise. I'd rinsed and finger-combed my hair just prior to my appointment; Claudia cut my hair damp. She did a wonderful job of giving me just the cut I wanted and needed, listened intently to what I was looking for - a low-maintenance cut that would blend in the lengths and grow out flatteringly. There was no pressure to buy additional products or services, and I was truly happy with the result. Claudia knows her craft well, and she's very affordable too!

Reviewed on 08.10.16