Houston >Beauty > Gloss Hair Salon
2018 1/2 Woodhead St., Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.747513 -95.404943
Neighborhoods: Neartown/ Montrose, Central
The Best Highlights Ever! – So my hair has been getting way too blonde lately, but every time I mention it to a stylist I get brown lowlights that make me look like a skunk. So when I went to Gloss. I was really nervous. My stylist was Christopher, and he really took the time to understand what I wanted and then gave it to me. I am still blonde, but I have subtle lowlights that give it movement and dimension...sooo beautiful! I am so glad I took a chance and saw Christopher at Gloss Salon!
awesome skill & service – I have been a customer of gloss for over 3 years and been a client of Christopher since day one. I can honestly say that the quality of my haircut and consistancy is impectable. Not to mention just the great positive mental attitude always displayed helps everyone have a better day. I was fortunate to have found Christopher, I always look forward to my appointments. I highly recommend Christopher for his quality craftmanship in hair cutting.
I love Gloss! – I have been going to Gloss and Christopher for over a year now and every experience has been positive. I had been bouncing around between several salons until finally landing here and being happy! I love Christopher and I love the way my hair looks when I leave.
Since I started going to him, I have referred quite a few friends to him as well and all have been just as happy with the results (and with Christopher!) as I have.
It is quiet and relaxing, a great experience and escape.
A Excellent Experience – I just recently had my hair done at gloss...All in all it was an excellent experience. I had my highlights done and a haircut. The salon is small and intimate and relaxing.
After my consultation, everything went along as planned .
I asked for natural looking highlights and a trim. My highlights are exactly the pretty blonde that I wanted. So was my haircut.
My only complaint is that it was a little bit more expensive that what I'm normally used to paying...All in all, an excellent experience.
*WARNING* DONT LET THIS GUY NEAR YOUR HAIR! – I read all the glowing reviews of Christopher's 'skill' (unfortunately disregarded the one lady's review who said she was so upset she sat in her car & cried afterwards. On hindsight that was the key review). I chose Gloss because my regular salon was booked. Gloss has moved close to my area & downsized to 1 hairdresser only (Christopher). He had an immediate appointment...now I know why!
OMG after my experience I highly recommend DO NOT GO TO HIM/GLOSS! I don't do online reviews but my experience was so bad I felt compelled to warn anybody who has ever considered/is considering going to this guy - seems he's lost whatever skill he had that everybody raved about in earlier reviews (wondering now if they were real reviews!)
I have had bad haircuts over the years but this takes top prize. I was so upset (don't normally cry, but as soon as I left I did) & can't believe that a supposedly experienced hairdresser can get away with doing what he did & send someone away from his business looking I did..
Yes he seemed to listen to what I wanted, very carefully it seemed, but then proceeded to ignore all of the things I stated I did NOT want and gave them all to me! I said 1. keep length, 2. put in more layers, don't touch bangs and I definitely do not like 'bobs'. He did everything to my hair that I didn't want! I walked out with a short, 'one length' bob, and no layers! I'd been growing my hair for the last year (was mid shoulder length and walked out with it cut to base of my neck!). He chopped the back of it off by at least 3 inches (he said he hardly touched it but I've got photos taken 2 weeks previously proving what length it was). To cap it off the cut 'sported' very irregular lengths on each side.
I also noticed his hands shook very badly & wondered how well he could cut hair with that... soon found out! After he whacked the length off my hair (not touching any layers so that my old shortest layer is now the LONGEST part of my hair) he started to blow dry it. I sat thinking 'don't panic',all the reviews say to trust him, that he works wonders (he said that too ironically) and was probably drying first to see how my hair lies BEFORE cutting the layers. Well then the fun began, firstly he burned my hair (no kidding the smell of melting hair was overwhelming!) and when I pulled away from him and exclaimed he was actually melting my hair, he continued to do what he was doing simply stating 'yes it's a hot hairdryer' and THEN burned my head! He truly didn't seem to notice he was doing it.
He said after he finished blow drying that he could tell I didn't like my hair - I was amazed he thought he was finished!?! When I asked why no layering or styling & pointed out length 'issue' he said that I WAS HURTING HIS FEELINGS?!?! WTF?! I tried not to (believe me) because I was keen to limit the damage by finding a solution to walking out of there looking like a child had attacked me with scissors!'). I re-stated need for layers and he then started to THIN. I stopped him saying I wanted layered hair, not thinned) he said he didn't feel comfortable layering my hair & didn't want to do it!!
Then he admitted he had cut more off than I'd wanted & didn't realise he had done that until too late + I needn't pay him, should 'go away and get used to it' overnight and if I still wasn't happy with it to come back and he would try to fix it!!!! Anyway being upset and not wanting him to see (lest his feelings be hurt more!? and simply wanting to get out of there as quickly as I could), I paid & in my haste/shock I even left 20% tip?!?!
After trying to do something with it when I got home (impossible), I called salon, and again next day, then day after, all calls going unanswered. I left at least 8 voicemails with absolutely no response from him. I've now contacted my credit card company to intervene to get a refund. Wish I'd NEVER seen his salon advertised on citysearch!!
Excellent ! – My Goodness !!!
My hair has never looked better. Christopher has really outdone himself. My highlights look so natural and not over-done and the cut is amazing. Truly a great experience. See you soon !
Christopher is the ultimate professional ! – I visited Christopher recently upon the advice of a friend. I was not expecting miracles to happen, but I was expecting a nice, positive change. Let me tell you, that is exactly what I received. Christopher actually listened to me. He addressed my questions and challenges and did not rush me to just get the appointment moving. I got a beautiful haircut that I can style myself and duplicate what he did ! Plus, it has grown out well all three times that he has cut my hair. My highlights same thing as with the haircut. Christopher is truly the ultimate professional and engaging as well. Now I look forward to going to get my hair done.
Amazing Results ! – In short, I vistited Christopher @ gloss to fix a bad hatchet-job from another cutter here in the city. He was outstanding...Now my angled-bob is exactly that ! I can't thank him enough !!!!
GREAT STYLE AND SUBSTANCE – I just relocated to Houston from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and was in need of a new stylist. My search is over. Christopher is just marvelous !
He sat down and discussed all of my concerns/questions beforehand. He really made certain that we were both on the same page before the service got underway. My hair color was a bit too blonde and over-processed. He brought me back to a natural and healthy looking color and then gave me a new and improved haircut to go with it. Since I left the salon, the compliments have been coming in from all of my friends and co-workers. I'm so glad that I found you ! Thanks again.
Standing Ovation! – This review is long over due. I have been going to Christopher four times in a row now to get my haircut, and he does a fantastic job every time! He listens to what you want, offers a few suggestions if needed, and whola - out comes beautiful hair. I finally allowed him to high-light my hair recently after going to someone else for years, and I am so thrilled with the results! I brought various pictures of high-lights with me (one of Jennifer Aniston), that I like, and Christopher duplicated the exact results. My hair looks and feels healthy, shiny, and natural. The high-lights go with my skin-tones and actually make my eyes stand out more. It has been a little over a week, since my visit with Christopher, and I have received a lot of great compliments. A gal stopped me in the grocery store at HEB in Kingwood this morning asking me who did my hair. Thanks Christopher! Looking forward to all future visits! See ya soon!
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