Houston >Beauty > Riaro
2624 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.742243 -95.419085
Neighborhoods: Central, Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
Awesome Salon! – I recently moved to Texas and found Salon 2624 through the Aveda website. I could not be more pleased with my experiences at the salon (I've been there around 4 times). Jillena is my stylist and I love what she has done with my hair. I have not had the opportunity to be styled by Karen or Trey but their customers always look pleased.
Salon 2624 is definitely the place to go if you want a full service salon with a great staff and if you want to enjoy a day of pampering!!
My hair has never looked better!
love love love riaro!! – i'm somewhat new to houston and am very particular about my hair. i only use aveda products and went to another salon for about 6 months. i had a horrible experience at the other salon, so naturally, i was a little gun-shy about trying another salon.
lauren is the most amazing colorist i've ever been too!! my previous colorist turned my auburn hair to an awful dark brown, and lauren was able to lift the color and return it to the most beautiful dark coppery auburn!! her eye for color is amazing!!
karen, the owner, cuts my hair. she has done an amazing job on my curls, which i think is contributed to having naturally curly hair herself!!
the salon isn't fussy; very minimal and modern. there isn't a lot of traffic and the one-on-one attention cannot be beat!! the salon is understated... there aren't any markings or signs on the door and windows, only the "riaro" sign on the overhang of the building, so one could easily miss it.
i cannot say enough good things about this salon. as "crystalpistol" stated... "(it) is a small gem hidden away..." it truly is!!
Locally owned Aveda salon – Riaro is a small gem hidden away in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in Houston – Westheimer and Kirby. A couple of doors down from Armandos is where you’ll find this Aveda salon. It is definitely upscale fitting in nicely with the Upper Kirby/River Oaks neighborhood, but without the snobby attitude. Everyone is very friendly and the place has great energy without being loud and obnoxious. It is not a big salon, but they always seem to be able to accommodate me. Karen, one of the owners, has been cutting hair for years and is an expert at her craft. I highly recommend Riaro for one-on-one service and a great cut!
Everything is better in Texas – I moved to TN a year ago and on a visit I had the pleasure to have Jillena cut my hair. I always pulled my hair up and wanted something sassy but easy....I told her to just do whatever she thought would look good.....I was amazed at the outcome..I received so many compliments it was truly amazing...Jillena has a brilliant personality and keen sense of style and I have never had that in a hairdresser before...I travel back and forth from TN to get my hair done because I am committed to Jillena and her unique style....Thanks you are truly the best in TX!!!
Best Place In Houston – I get my hair done with Jillena (a hairstylist at Riaro's) and it's the best thing that could ever happen! The way she does hair is addicting! I have NEVER had my hair cut and colored the way she does. I have also never meet a hairstylist that could cut like she does. She is defiently an artist at what she does. If you actually watch this lady work she will amaze you!!! She is so into her work and has achieved so much with her line of work and also travelled to so many places! I wil NEVER go anywhere else! Espically being a business lady meeting with clients everyday, I would not want to look any other way except for the best! Thank you Jillena, You are truly the greatest in Houston!
Best Hairstylist – I had a haircut today and I feel GREAT! Keelan is a genius and a true artist!
I was quite nervous to try a short haircut since my hair were always very long but Keelan did a wonderful job!
The staff is very nice and welcoming and I love the ambiance of the place. They always play cool songs!
If you are up to a new haircut, go for Keelan: you won't regret it.
As Seen on TV – You know how you see those makeover shows on tv, where the subject goes to a stylist, who listens to what the client wants, gives some advice, and then works magic? Well, up until now I didn't know if there was a stylist like that in Houston. I called Riaro after reading the salon's reviews, and I was greeted by a fantastic receptionist. She listened, told me who it sounded like I should meet with first, and answered all of my questions- I felt like I was talking to a friend. I arrived , and I'll admit it's pretty sparse- one of the negative reviews gripes about the setting, and I can understand that it's one that wouldn't appeal to everyone, but I wasn't there to look at pretty rooms.
I met Keelan and I was surprised by how "normal" he was- very down to earth, friendly, warm, but not over the top. We talked a lot, and he was really sweet. The most significant thing I noticed, however, was that he was really in to his work. I could see his mind working out how he was going to cut my hair, and I could also see that he was excited about bringing his vision to life. I learned that his interests in styling hair are genuine, and he is a true professional.
The end result was the best haircut I have ever had in my life. It looked great, got tons of compliments, and looks good two months later despite the fact that it involved a lot of shaping. I've had other stylists do what they called "layering" to my hair, but after seeing his end result, it turns out hat Keelan was right when he said it would look good when he did it his way.
My only fear is that Houston will eventually become to boring to him and we'll lose him to a cooler more fashion-forward locale- that would be a shame!
I live over an hour away, and I fully intend to go back to Riaro and Keelan for my future hair cuts.
As far as the negative reviews of this location go, I want to reassure any of you that both Keelan and Riaro are quite competent, professional, and worthy of your giving them a try!
Riaro / Keelan --- Best Salon / Stylist in Houston – I have been going to Riaro's for three years now and I must say I have experienced nothing but first class service there. Keelan has been cutting my hair since my first visit and I can't say enough about him. I am in a band and sometimes need some out of the ordinary styles and colors and he is a whiz at whatever I throw at him. Over the time I have been working with him we have gone from buzz cuts to shoulder length and everywhere in between, as well as highlighs, colors, and even the Chi Chemical relaxer. He knows it all!!! They really take the time to find out what you want and make it happen. I recommend them to all my family and friends.
I love my Hair! – I have been going to Jillena for about 4 1/2 years now. I found her from a friend. Before I was going to her, I was not happy at all! The stylist never listened to what I wanted, and bleached my hair out so much, it was breaking off. The first time I went to Jillena, She told me what style and color would look good with my skin and face. I just let her do whatever she wanted. It turned out great! Ever since I ve been going to her my hair has been in great condition, Very shiny and soft, and great color. The haircuts she gives me just fall into place, very easy for me to style when i m in a hurry. Overall I ve been very happy with my hair. The salon is a great place to visit!
Fabulous Salon/Keelan's the Best – This salon has a wonderful, relaxed feeling and everyone is super nice. Keelan is a genius with both cutting and color! My hair has never looked this good or been this easy to style. In fact, I'm going to be moving an hour away soon and have every intention of driving in once a month to get it done. I highly recommend Riaro and Keelan
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