Brooklyn >Beauty > Evolution "The Green Room Salon"
442 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.686186 -73.983706
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
The Best!!! – I've been going to Evolution for the last 5 years and walk out looking beautiful every time I go. Natasha is a true professional and spends time getting to know and understand her clients needs and preferences. All of the stylist there are talented and professional. When I leave Natasha, people stop me on the street to comment on my hair and when my friends come to town I always tell them to go there. What makes it great is that they take their time and shampoo your hair based on your hair needs (different types of shampoo and treatments) and style your hair in a way that will look great on you. The salon is beautiful and has a great atmosphere. The women that go there are also cool, adding to the total experience.
Hair and Nail Experts – My first visit to Evolution - I was stepping away from my normal stylist... eager for a fresher cut and with hair crying for moisture, after I allowed someone to apply a different relaxer than I was used to to my hair at a Dominican salon while I was out of state.
I consulted with Sharntai - who was careful not overprocess my hair; gave me an amazing color glaze and a remarkable cut. I left Evolution feeling and looking like a million bucks.
That was in July 2009... I have been to Evolution every week since then; like clockwork.
I appreciate Evolution because Sharntai, and Missoni, the nail technician, are artists. All I have to do is explain my mood or the event I'm going to later that evening, and they create the matching look. Sharntai can do funky, conservative, and fancy... without thinking twice. She just knows hair. Missoni will ask me how I'm feeling and give me a couple of options; and I'm still in awe of how well she gets her clients - their needs and their personalities.
I couldn't imagine going anywhere else in New York for hair... no matter whose chair you're in (I'm always admiring the other stylist's work)... you will leave 100% satisfied.
While the prices are steep, I think the quality matches it. (Also a wash, blow, curl only costs $45 - more if you have longer hair.... that's beyond reasonable for what you get at Evolution.) I wouldn't trust a cheaper salon to give me a chemical treatment just to save a few bucks - here I feel they are real professionals and they care about the HEALTH of your mane.
Give it a try... I'm sure you'll be hooked like me.
Best Professional Salon – I have been to Evolution a few times and I must compliment them on their professionalism and respect for a client's time.
As soon as you enter the salon, you feel more relaxed. From the fresh flowers at the door, to the color scheme of the salon, it gives you the feeling that your business is appreciated.
My last visit at Evolution was with Natasha. I was at my wits end with transitioning my hair and was ready for the big chop. She listened to me and understood exactly what I wanted. I was soooo pleased with my cut at the end.
Although some may say that the prices are a bit steep, it is well worth the services that are provided! I would recommend them to anyone who wants a salon where they understand how to care for natural hair and most importantly have respect for your time!
Great Ambiance – The first time I went to Evoultion I was blown away by the atmosphere. As soon as I walked in, I was offered a glass of water or tea. The tea was served with raw sugar and a vast assortment of teas to choose from was offered. The water was crisp and served with a slice a lemon. As I waited to be served, their was a large variety of magazines to read. The products used on my hair were invigorating and uniquely designed just for my hair type. Conversations between stylists were at an extreme low, their were no interuptions of cell phones, and the stylists seemed to be very concerned with the condition of your hair. I forgot to mention that my wait to be seen was under 10 mins. When make an appointment, you are seen almost immediately, not like at the doctors office! Try it! I assure that you would want to come back. It was a little pricey for my pockets because I usually do my hair myself or leta friend do it, but its worth the treat. Treat yourself and your hair well. You"ll feel better and more confident in your appearance. I know I do !!!
This is the place to go for talented stylists in Brooklyn! – I have been a customer at Evolution for a little over three years (and go twice a month). The stylists are very talented, create a relaxing environment, and have always maintained a professional environment. For the last year, I have transitioned from relaxed hair to natural hair (without cutting out the relaxed hair, which is a very delicate process). Tiffany and Jess have been magnificent at helping me manage this process with the appropriate treatments, cuts, and home hair care products. I highly recommend this shop and will personally continue to support this local business.
If Haircare is what you crave, then look no further! – My hair and I have had an adversarial relationship since my mother decided to let me do my own hair at 16 - to be fair, this was after I lied to my aunt by telling her my mother was okay with me getting a relaxer :). So after several years of going through the battle of the relaxers, braids, texturizers, weaves, and curly perms (yes, I went there, y'all); I decided to rock a short and natural fade (to which I have received plenty of compliments); but I still had a problem with finding hair care professionals that could really care for my hair the way that satisfied. If they were great stylists, they lacked in hair care skills. If they were wonderful hair care specialists, they couldn't style worth a damn. So there in laid the problem -- until Tasha Paul and Evolution Green Room Salon.
I saw a woman with fierce haircut that practically shone in the sunshine (I know this sounds corny, but that's EXACTLY what it looked like). I asked her where she got her hair done and she told me about Tasha and her salon. Imagine my surprise when she told me that her hair was natural, but blown out and flat-ironed NOT relaxed! I RAN, not walked, to a consultation. After meeting and discussing with Tasha my haircare goals and experiencing the salon's chill vibe, I decided to give this place a chance. One of the first styles Tasha gave me was a FIERCE blonde mohawk that looked great either straight or natural. I had so many compliments it was actually worth the sticker shock.
So to make a long story even longer: I've been a customer of Tasha and Evolution Green Room Salon for 6 to 7 years. I've even left for a while because I thought it was too expensive, but after going to other salons and having them undo ALL of the work that Tasha had put into my hair (not only did Tasha groomed my hair to grow long; it grew thick and STRONG); I realized that no amount of money can replace the value of healthy, beautiful hair. The salon is a peaceful respite from a hectic world and schedule. There's no gossiping, no bickering and none of the bad attitudes that one usually experience in less professional salons. They value your time, so when you walk in the door at your appointed time, someone is usually there giving you a robe, offering you a drink (water or tea) and placing you in seat for a hair wash.
Of course, I've experienced some growing pains with the Salon. They have rules that I, as a former customer of less professional salons, was not used to; but I have learned that it is to maximize your complete and overall salon experience. And I have since learned to navigate my way through them: by having a standing appointment MONTHS in advance; by making sure that I call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel my appointments; understanding that if I know I'm going there during a time when parking will be non-existent, take the train (but I do make sure that my standing appointments are during optimal parking time); and by budgeting my money for my haircare (they use all organic products, y'all, so what do you expect?). Let's just say they have me well trained. I love this place and now I'm the chick with the flowing, glossy hair that shines when the sun/light hits it. Take the advice in the spirit it is given: Sister to Sister: "Go and get your haircare on!"
Respect for Time – I can't go anywhere without someone asking me where do I get my done. People ask me at work, on the subway or on the street. I think people ask because Tiffany does an excellent job. She is committed to the health of my hair, but most importantly Tiffany and the entire staff at Evolution the Green Room Salon have respect for my time. They honor my appointments and I never have to wait. This is the first time I have ever experienced this at a salon. In the end, I have great healthy hair in a short period of time. I am extremely grateful for the service.
BIG CHOP <3 – I love this salon as they were there for me when i decided to go natural. I had spent 8 months growing out my relaxer and went in for a consol with Tiffany. she took time to look at my hair and let me know the process and what was best. I set my appointment for the day before my 28th birthday! i went in and she washed and conditioned and tlc to my hair! I sat in the chair and she showed me how short she needed to cut it and asked it i was ready. when i said yes lets do it, she started the chop. my lil fro turned out so great and i cant thank them enuff for everything! i plan on going back really soon to get a trim and to blow it out because my hair is now down to my shoulders (curly) IF you are trying to go natural and want to do the big chop i recommend them for that first step. SHe also have me products that would help and showed me how to style my hair fo rthe time being! As for the pricing you get what you pay for.. if you want a 20 dollar shampoo blow and flat iron this isnt the place. if you want TLC with your hair and think of it as an investment then this is the place! my hair is my investment and im glad i invested well!!!
Great Salon at a VERY HIGH Price – Be very mindful of the positive reviews about this salon, the owner sent emails to her entire distribution list asking them to write positive reviews in exchange for a discount on services.
I have been a regular at this salon for over 3 years.
The salon is very clean, the staff is very professional. For the most part they are respectful of your time, and they are skilled stylists. There isnt a bunch of , loud talking, gossiping and the like. You will be greeted warmly offered a beverage and within 10 - 15 minutes you will be prepped for your service. They use some of the best products for your hair and they are really knowledgeable about how to maintain the health and strength of your hair. You will walk out of there looking great, but your pockets will be very light!!
This place is all about the money !! You have to leave a credit card to make an appointment and if you are late or cancel they will charge you for the treatment! But if they are late or cancel --- you get nothing!
Be prepared to come up with some bills if you go to this salon. The prices are very high!! You could spend $230 just for a relaxer, trim and conditioning treatment. You can find all of the products on-line and do the treatments at home yourself. One of the reviewers hit it on the nose when she said if you can buy a bottle of the conditioner for $40-50 why should you pay the same amount to use a fraction of the the product.
I struggle with why I need to pay so much more, so I am looking for another salon. I just cant justify spending $75 for a weekly wash, when my hair does'nt look much different than when I go to the dominican salons for $25.
This is a great salon, just be prepared to spend a small fortune on your hair!!
In defense of Evolution we sent out an email asking people to write reviews about the salon and never indicated whether they should be positive or negative. Our goal was to bring awareness to future clients that are looking for a salon that provides a comforting and professional atmosphere for their time and money. In regard to the prices that we charge we believe that our talent is worth the price tag.
Save your money, go elsewhere! – The salon is very nice, but it is extremely overpriced! Not worth it!
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