I saw Cory at designHouse because I read the Google reviews extolling her skills with colour corrections, and they were right 🙂 I went from dark brown (professionally done) to much lighter and healthier than I thought possible in one session. Although I'm super excited for my follow-up session in a month to perfect the tone, the colour as it is now is very pretty and even, and my hair is so voluminous and bouncy after the cut and blow dry. Also - it cost slightly less than she quoted in the consultation and took exactly the amount of time she booked. Super impressed. Also, also - the Fernwood salon is so nice and chill. I highly recommend it over the hustle and bustle (and noise!) of downtown.
I don't usually write reviews but felt that I must after my visit to Design House. I came in for a colour correction and Rikki surpassed all my expectations of what we could achieve in one sitting. She was so thorough with her consultation and I love my new colour. The salon had a great atmosphere and I'd recommend it to anyone. Do yourself a favour! 🙂
Great salon! I loved the look and vibe in the new Fernwood location. Emerald gave me a great cut and I felt super comfortable making a big change with her (I cut off about 12 inches!).
Chantelle and her team are the best. I’ve been going to them for years now and wouldn’t suggest anyone else. I love their business philosophy around sustainability and the fact they use eco friendly products. They treat everyone with warmth and kindness. Really enjoyable salon to visit. Always relaxing and fun. Highly recommend this crew
Great salon, with a sustainable focus in the products they use and sell. I've had my hair done twice now by Julie, who is great. She listens to what you'd like done and talks you through what she can do to get the results you want. She was also very helpful with tips for someone, like me, who is a novice at doing her own hairstyling. She's very personable and likes to chat. I usually prefer keeping quiet, but she does a good job at making you feel comfortable and I found myself chatting away with her. She keeps up to date with new techniques and is very knowledgable about how to deal with different hair types. Would definitely recommend.
Design house salon is a great place to get your hair done. It smells so good in there and they are on a mission to go green as much as possible. They are friendly, and hospitable. Aaron did a super job on my hair! Thank you Design House Salon!
Great enviroment. It was a relaxing comfortable atmosphere, a great way to spend a Saturday monring getting pamper..the popcorn and flavored water is a nice touch...but the head massage was my highlight by the very talented Miss Emerald. Thanks for an amazing job on my colour correction Emerald. I love my new hair do. Dawn
I have a fabulous undercut bob with shaved crosshatch design al la Julie! I love it: my hair is off my neck and I can hide it or show it off as I like. Emerald helped me out with some upkeep prior to a wedding, much appreciated. Thank you so much, ladies 😃
I just moved here so I was really unsure on where to get my hair cut as I’m a total freak about my hair. I loved what the salon was about so I tried it and it was amazing! They luckily had a spot open the day I called with Julie. Julie is so sweet and she was great to talk to! I got about 4 inches or more cut off which I was nervous about but she killed it! She did such an amazing job with my hair. I have a lot of awkward wavy thin hair that was weighed down. It only looked good for maybe an hour right after id wash it. My hair now has volume all day long with beautiful waves after she cut my hair. Seriously magical.
Love this place and all the beautiful people that work there. I got a clean up for my hair and then was surprised that they had a Barber on hand and she did an amazing job on my beard. Thanks to Robin Helenius for a decade of great hair.
Cory is absolutely amazing, I have been to so many salons and by far this blew all the others out of the waters. Their sustainability initiatives are incredibly impressive and want to acknowledge that I really appreciate it. I went here for a colour correction, unsure if anything could really be done, and I left feeling beautiful!
This was my second visit, and so far, both have been exceptionally pleasant experiences. Alyssa has been attentive, and made a point to consult with me to ensure she knew what I was looking for; even on the second visit - rather than assuming I wanted the same as last time. The conversation was fun, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the people are friendly.
Had a great first experience at Design House on Saturday. It was busy and things were behind but I was offered tea and popcorn to sustain me! Meghan is an amazing stylist and even cooler person. The service was the best I've ever seen at a salon and I'm so happy with my hair! Win win!
Wow, what a great place! The ambiance is warm and welcoming. The decor is lovely. The people are friendly and professional. Meagan did a great job of cutting and styling my hair and I left feeling marvelous. This is my new permanent hair salon.
Rikki is a very talented hair stylist. She can visualize what I want and create it with ease. Always positive and cheerful. Love the space as well!
Just had an amazing hair experience with Riki. She was really knowledgeable and took her time speaking to me about what I wanted and what we could achieve with my hair. I absolutely love how my hair turned out and I’ve booked another appointment with her in 8 weeks. I also have to mention that she gave me what was literally the best head massage I have ever had! 🙂
This was my first visit to the designHouse salon (Hudson location) After a brief intro to each other, Alyssa and I discussed some ideas about my cut. She was very informative and offered some great suggestions that would compliment the cut I was thinking of. End result...I really liked the cut and the conversation. My initial experience has been a great one and as an added bonus I received compliments from both family and friends. I’m not in the habit of writing reviews but I felt that in this case it was certainly warranted. I’ve been to a few good barbers in Victoria and Vancouver and I believe Alyssa belongs right up there with them. She’s certainly a skilled barber/ stylist. Gentlemen...If you’re in search for a talented barber that really takes an interest in making you look and feel good you owe it to yourself to enjoy the experience as I have.
Julie is the most amazing hair stylist I have ever been to. She works with you to get to know your hair, and keeps it happy and healthy. I have been going to Julie for 2 years now, and couldn't be happier with every journey we've taken my hair through. I have curly hair and she takes good care of it (which is hard especially since I flip flop between very dark and blonde!)
Julie always greets me like an old friend meeting for another leg of my hair adventure. I keep wanting something different each visit and she is always helpful and supportive. Right now I'm trying to grow my hair out to a bob and the transitional cut she gave me is fun and super cute. Thank you to DesignHouse and Julie.
I am absolutely in love with my new hair by Robin. It was my 3rd time seeing her and each time I learn more about how to care for my curls day to day. So happy I’ve found a stylist who cares about my own skill because 99% of the time, I’m the one doing my own hair.
I love this salon. Super friendly and accommodating staff. Beautiful, bright, clean and filled with gorgeous plants and an amazing "living wall". Cory is awesome! But what attracted me to this salon in the first place was their commitment to making this industry as green as possible. I will always support businesses that take these initiatives. Go, you'll be happy you did.
I had an appointment with Robin and I had a wonderful experience! My hair needed some help and she definitely provided it. I love my hair and it feels great! I love the vibe of the salon as well. Overall great experience!
Lex is super laid back and friendly. She was honest about what she could do with my hair, as before I had a bad experience at another salon that left my hair dead and broken from over processing it. She told me we can do it in steps to get the achieved look I desired. All in all a great experience. Thanks.
My daughter can home radiant, and positively glowing! Robin helped her learn how to care for her newly curly hair, and gave her a new do she loved. Wonderful experience. Also great support through the booking process. Thanks!
I always get my hair cut at Design House and I am always pleased by the results. I go to Rikki and Julie and highly recommend either of them! The free tea or coffee is a great touch and the space is pleasant to be in.