Kathy S.: the reviews, I can assure you, are quite real. I have been a cllient of Unique for some time now, and have never ever ever had a bad cut. I go to Kelly Weed. All of the stylists there are awesome, however. Perhaps you did not explain what you wanted very clearly to your stylist? Perhaps you did get hte cut you described, but you just can't style it correctly yourself? And, if your let you husband make the necessary "corrections" I can only imagine what your hair looks like now. Please do not write poor reviews of someone in haste. At the very least let the stylist you saw re-cut your hair to your liking.
Wonderful salon in lexington/columbia area. They moved from the Target shopping center to the shopping area near TopSpin and on the opposite side of Bellacino's. I usually get a cut and highlights done here and have had great results each time. I also pick up Aveda products here from their store upfront. They use all Aveda products for my treatments and I like that Aveda's color is botanical-based and much less harmful than at other salons- but the color is still rich and lasts. I've tried different highlights and processes (just highlights, highlights then toner, full foil, half foil, ooh and ask for the Botanical Treatment add on with your hair color! It's amazing- takes 10 minutes costs just 20 or 25 extra- but it's like a miniature keratin treatment and makes my hair incredibly soft). But everytime my color's been great. I went here before my wedding and the cut and color both were perfect- color was perfect under every light and in all the pictures indoor and out. For me, i usually give my haircut a week or two to even out (where i'll make sure to curl it under with a roller brush), and i've gotten the best haircuts here. The stylists are always incredibly nice and it's one of the nicest salons- in person and in their new location/renovated space. Really close in town. It's well worth the trip. And it's my favorite. I see lots of women get cuts and color here - and lots of men's haircuts from regulars. Also they do children's haircuts. (Sometimes it'll be like the mom and her daughter or a mom and her kid). I walk in sometimes but I call and make an appointment- and they always try to get me the same day or the next day. Definitely go- it's lovely!