I've been seeing Gillian for years - first when she worked in South Pas and now in Pasadena at Salon Xia. She is really a fabulous stylist. She takes her time with every service and then always makes things look polished for me with a beautiful blow-dry and flat iron. I just had a marathon coloring correction. Going from dark hair to light involves stripping the hair of old color, neutralizing it, washing it about 500 times (or maybe 5 times - I lost count, but it felt like a lot), putting in color and toner, and then blow-drying and flat ironing for the shine. Maybe there was more involved than this, but these are the basics of this torturous color service that I will never undergo again. I'm embarrassed to say how long I spent at the salon as DH cared for baby; suffice it to say I got numerous texts asking for my ETA and I had to keep revising the estimate. Had o'dourves not been laid out for customer appreciation month, I would surely have fainted. As it was, I left a couple pounds heavier with some lighter locks and a grateful, but slightly exhausted smile.
Finding a new salon/hair stylist is a scaryyyyy thing but this salon is amazing and lives up to all the positive reviews!!! Stephanie Jimenez is just GOD SENT and always works miracles on my very hard to deal with hair. She is a must see! I love this salon and am really happy every time I walk out!! So happy to finally have a home salon !!!
Long Beach, CA
I've been coming to Salon Xia since I moved to Pasadena 5 years ago. Gillian Sobolic is my stylist and she is AMAZING and a wizard with color.
The salon is inviting, professional, beautiful, and relaxing to be in.
My review today is actually for the hair styling and make up that was done on me and my bridal party for my wedding.
Gillian Sobolic and Gabbie Garcia both did hair for me and my wedding party and wow. Totally impressed. Gillian and Gabbie both took exactly what the photos me and my bridal party showed them and replicated them to the T on everyone. Everyone was SO impressed with their work. The make up was flawless and speaking for myself I felt like a movie star.
Important to note also - we stayed COMPLETELY on time and that was such a relief on a wedding day.
Thank you, thank you thank you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Mark for always making me feel beautiful! You never disappoint!!
I travel from Fullerton because Mark's talent is incredible!!!
I have the privilege to have Mark as my stylist who has been fixing me up for five years now. Always the usual, color, highlights, shampoo, conditioner (great scalp massage included), cut and blow dry for an amazing result!!
The staff are extremely friendly, always welcome everyone with a smile and ask if they can provide a beverage, anything from water, tea, or wine (great options;).
The atmosphere inside the salon is great, extremely clean, friendly staff, the decor is perfect and the products used are unbelievable.
I cannot THANK YOU enough Mark!! 😉
I LOVE this place!!
The cutest little house with a lot of ambiance.
Claudia is THE BEST, hands down.
She is sweet, attentive AND she listens.
I asked for a layered shag. I must have taken at least 8-10 inches off my hair and she was amazing about going back and cutting my layers shorter, and shorter.
I can't wait to go back! I might even take my daughter!
Came into the salon based on Yelp reviews and I am so glad I did!
Not only was I able to come in the same day, but my stylist was excellent! My cut is gorgeous and really easy to maintain. She gave me tips on how to keep my hair healthy without being pushing about products or additional services. I am definitely going back!
And on top of it, she gave me a voucher for a complimentary blow dry!
Studio City, CA