Reviews

***** The Colorist Salon is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 204 reviews!

  • *****

    First time coming here! Co-worker had gotten her hair done a few months ago, and I Love it! So I asked where and with whom she did her hair, and that's how I heard about the salon and Haide. Prior to coming here I had gone to another salon for an ash brown/blonde balayage look, the person did a bad job. So I explained to Haide what had happened and showed her pictures of what I wanted, she immediately inspected my hair and said how bad of a job the other person had done, but not to worry because she would fix it, and so she did!!! She took her time with my hair, she used two different bleach levels to fix the orange and yellow tones I had. She constantly checked on my hair when it was in the process of bleaching. What I liked about Haide is that she did not have another client to worry about (as many stylist do and leave your hair unattended because they are busy with the other client) therefore she was very attentive to my hair making sure it wasn't left too long under the heat. Overall my experience with Haide was amazing! She knows what she is doing and will give her clients the look they are trying to achieve! Will definitely be coming back to her!

  • *****

    My hair come out bomb asf??? i love it!!?????

  • *****

    Great experience here. They did a wonderful job with my hair and I'll definitely be back!

  • *****

    came here to get my hair fixed after a bad hair cut. Thao did a great job on my hair with balayage and roots touch up.

  • *****

    I love Heidi and her place. Clean, professional, great hairs cut and color I just love everything about this place and I would recommend to anyone.

  • *****

    My family and I have been going to John for about 10 years! He's super sweet and talented! Just got a haircut and perm straight from him.

  • *****

    love my hair.. Quincy made me look 10 yrs younger !!! lol

  • *****

    Great place for hair cut. Clean, bright and pleasant. Every one is nice ???

  • *****

    I just want to this salon today with my daughter. Helen did a great job cutting the hair style that my daughter wanted. My daughter is vary happy with her hair cut; we'll be coming back again.

  • *****

    Omg. I have found my hair stylist. John is a lifesaver!!! He was sooo accommodating and super sweet about my crazy schedule and was able to get me in the next day to fix my hair. I showed him a picture of what I wanted and he went above and beyond to accommodate me. My hair turned it even better than I expected and I LOVE my hair. Also, this is the first time that I walked out of the salon feeling like my hair wasn't damaged after a balayage session. It's super far from me (about an hour and half drive) but soooooo worth it!!!!

  • *****

    I have been going for a while for trims and styling with Huy (hope I spelled his name right) and he is adorable! He is so gentle and treats you with so much care. This time I went for a balayage and I love my hair! I spent almost 5 hours at the salon and he was super attentive and had a lot of patience with me. The price considering the amount of time that he spent getting my hair right, is more than reasonable!

  • *****

    John is an amazing stylist! My friend has been going here for many years and tried to convince me to switch to John because I was driving to LA to get my hair cut and colored. I should have switched sooner and saved myself the drive! He is amazing with color and cut! Just took my daughters to get their hair layered and it looks amazing and they love it! You know how hard it is to make teenagers happy!

  • *****

    Went in for a haircut today. I asked for an a-line bob because this summer heat is no friend to my thick, curly mexican hair... Mai did a great job. She chopped so quickly, I looked up after 5 mins and she was done! One thing I was happiest with was the way she textured it. I haven't had luck in the past finding someone capable of achieving this.... but after blow drying, curling, and thinning out a bunch of hair (was way overdue lol), she more than managed to sculpt pretty waves out of my locks. The price was really decent for the work that she did. I Didn't think it was possible to like my hair at this length after past experiences with other stylists but I'll be returning here next time I need a haircut or dye. Also, loved the 90's dance music playing in the background!

  • *****

    I'm happy I have found someone who could get my hair as light as I wanted it to be. I love John's work. I appreciate that they're on time especially when you have an appointment set up. My color turned out great. I have been to many other colorist and they said they tried to get me the color I wanted but it never turns out right. John takes his time to work on your hair which I appreciate. If you are planning on going lighter with your hair, plan to stay for about 4-5 hours. Great recommend this place!

  • *****

    Well, since I found this place thru Yelp, I felt the need to pay it forward and write a review. My hair was in a desperate need of a make over after a very badly done balayage job. Reason why I started searching, given that I was in no way going back to where my hair got messed up. I came across The Colorist Salon reviews. After 3 weeks of getting my schedule squared away, I was able to finally book an appointment for a Sunday. I booked it with Linda. I had read good reviews about her so I felt I was in good hands. As we met and as she evaluated my hair, I felt a sense of relief that I was at the right place for my hair. We went over color preference, showed pictures for reference, was advised that it would not be 'just like it' given that every hair is different. I was appreciative of that. We agreed on what to have done and so there she went and started working on my hair. The end result was amazing!!! I couldn't be happier! She got what my hair needed, she got the color that I was hoping to get as per the picture I showed, I got a trim, blow dried and styled.

    My mom, who tagged along with me, was in desperate need of a hair cut. Her hair had no shape, no texture, she didn't know what else to do with it. Tina took care of her, she gave her hair back! She was too very happy with her end result!

    We both felt reassured by the stylists professionalism and attention to detail.

  • *****

    I've always been so comfortable with long hair, so I was very nervous to see how short hair will look on me. I wanted something new, so I booked an appointment here with John Q and I was not disappointed. I loved how my short hair turned out even with all the very short baby hairs that I had growing all over. He was able to work with how my hair was and it turned out better than I would expect my hair would turn out to be. If you ever come here book an appointment with John Q!

  • *****

    I get my hair done by Heidi a couple of times and she's really great! She really listens to what you want to give you the right look. I came to her with black and orange ends and Heidi transformed it into soft ash brown balayage. I love my bayalage! Expect to be there for more than 3hrs. Definitely make an appt in advance! I highly recommend Heidi!

  • *****

    I had a great experience with this salon. My daughter got a balayage done, and it turned out great! Her hair was done by Helen, who walked her through her first time. My daughter showed her some photos on her phone, and she made sure that the color was what she wanted before beginning. It was a little pricey, but nothing out of the ordinary. There was no miscommunication about the color, so my daughter ended up with the color she expected. Helen even gave her hair care tips and explained the maintenance before her next touch-up. However, she handled her hair a little roughly, and at the end of it, my daughter had a slight headache. Overall, it was a good experience for her to get her hair dyed, and it looked amazing; not like those cut-off ombre's you get anywhere else.

  • *****

    I am here again!

    Still come here even though I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Love Linda Heidi and John!
    Husband got a hair cut to by someone in the salon John pointed us to.

    Quick visit but worth it.

  • *****

    This review is for the ever so popular Heidi and rightfully so. I came in with a multicolored ratchet bird nest on my head and left with smooth, visibly healthier, BLONDE hair. She got it to the exact color I wanted, she involved my opinion and gave me an explanation on each step, and gave me recommendations on how to repair my hair. She's very professional and considerate. With hair, you get what you pay for and I think the price is beyond fair for what she did for me. No orange tones, the balayage blends beautifully, and it's not dried/fried to the high heavens. She's a miracle worker, definitely found my go to girl.

  • *****

    Heidi is my go to for hair color needs! I've gone to her about two times so far. Let me tell you: she is uh-may-zing! First time I got a balayage from her with an ash blonde color. Second time I got blonde chunky highlights. Her service with her assistant Vi is absolutely the best. Heidi is mostly on time for her appointments. I try to book Heidi in the morning time when The Colorist Salon opens. I added pictures from my first and second visit with Heidi. I'm so excited to go with a different and daring color such as pink and purple next time I see her! Five stars for Heidi!! :)

  • *****

    I always get my hair done by Heidi and she's great! She really listens to what you want to give you the right look. For haircut and bayalage expect to be there for more than 4hrs. Definitely make an appt in advance! I highly recommend Heidi!

  • *****

    Love this place, Thou did an amazing job with my hair I showed her a pic and she said I can do it exactly like it and she did the salon is clean with a friendly atmosphere and the prices are great.

  • *****

    John did an amazing job on my hair. He followed exactly what I said I wanted and transformed my dull golden blonde to the bright ashy blonde that I have been wanting! I showed him a few pictures and he immediately got to work. I got there right when they opened and he fit me in immediately even though I didn't have an appointment. I would highly suggest making an appointment though as it gets very busy early. My full highlights was $120 and the haircut was $25. There is a fee if you do not pay in cash. It's minimal. I paid an extra $4. Bring cash!! There's plenty of parking at this location as well. I will definitely be back!

  • *****

    This is my third visit (nov 2016: sorry I thought I posted this) with Heidi for the past 1-1.5 year. Once again, Heidi is super sweet and honest with how your hair would work with whatever your goals are.

    She does "fashion color" which is vibrant/punk colors and the popular baylayage/ombre. Both are trendy!

    So I made an appt at 11am, came in at 1045am, I'm usually early - better early than late! Heidi says she's running behind and asked me to wait or come back in 30 min or at 1120am. I came back at 11:20am and wasn't seated til 1140am. I requested for a lighten the faded ombre area, the transition area between my dark hair and my blonde hair.

    Heidi began putting in bleach for the transition area as requested. The application took about 40 min to apply (foil and product) after our consult. I seated in the lamp at about 1:11pm for 45 min and then she rinsed half my head since a potion f my hair was the color I wanted and the other half wasn't. At 2:50pm is when she began toning my hair and darken/tone my roots.

    They will take walk ins for hair cuts ONLY.

    Rates, I think mine increased, everything is a la carte she estimated my hair at:
    Baylayage (blending highlights to faded lower ends) $170 (before it was $150)
    Roots touch up $40
    Cut $35
    Total of $245.
    My last 2 visits were $190 (no cut). Now it's $210 (no cut).

    I overheard her pricing another customer that "fashion color" is $45-65.

    Everyone's rate is different. Iono maybe I brought my fancier handbag today compare to last time? I would like to continue to come, but with the price increase I would have to reconsider. If you want to keep your customer, at least keep the same rate for your returning customer (did I mentioned that I tipped well?)

    So minus one star for inconsistent pricing for the same service.

  • *****

    I'm extremely picky when it comes to my hair. I'm a monster at times: but I pay a lot of money and I do want it to come out the way I want. I've come across the colorist on Yelp and friends have told me about this place. So I decided to read reviews. It seemed that Emily was definitely the chosen one there so I called to make an appt. She answered and just so happened to have a cancellation right at that moment I called! Lucky me! I went in and showed her a picture. I wanted my ombr touched up: she quoted me $170 because my hair was long: whatever, that beats the $350 my old lady was trying to charge me. I was there for 4 hours, I was hoping I wouldnt have been there that long but I appreciated her effort. She did a great job. She got the color I wanted although I would've liked it toned a little longer it still came out pretty. I'm knocking one star off because she rushed in styling it. It was so poorly styled I redid it when I got home. I'll come back again! I'll just request to tone longer. And cross my fingers she styles I a little better.

  • *****

    I've gotten my hair done both by Heidi and John before and they're terrific. Very professional and skillful. They give great tips on how to maintain your hair. I drive a whole hour to come here just go get my hair done.

    I got a haircut and balayage done. It takes around 4 hours so if you're planning to do that I'd definitely recommend getting something to eat before and fully charging your phone. My phone died on me the first time :( Also, appointment is highly recommended. They do take walk-ins but the wait can be very long since they're always busy. Overall, I love this place! If you're in the area you should give it a try.

  • *****

    My new go-to salon. My colleague recommended The Colorist Salon since my hair-dresser moved out of state. Huy was excellent and knew exactly what I wanted. Worth the drive - I'll be returning.

  • *****

    Called the same day they fitted me in (Sunday). I've been here before with Heidi she does an amazing job, but I went today and got my hair done by Caylee and she is great! Took her time double checked on my hair during the process to make sure it was coming out correct and didn't break off. Ask me multiple times if I was hungry or wanted water which was very generous. I had blonde hair, dyed it black which turned out reddish brown, my before hair was a mess, & she transformed my hair to light ash blonde balayage. It was a four hour process. I ask for a quote beforehand she said $135, I got a treatment so total of $155. She gave me a massage throughout my head, & styled! She's amazing totally recommend her!

  • *****

    I was hesitant to give this place a go, since I don't regularly trust people with my hair. Called for a same day appointment and they said to come on in. Got a male stylist, and I was reluctant because I hardly feel comfortable with men working on my hair but tried it anyways. Got it washed, cut, and styled for $25 bucks!!! It was lovely! He totally delivered on what I wanted and I left happier than when I came in. Trust me, it's a rarity when I leave a salon happy, so it's a miracle!!! Safe to say that I'll be back again for color soon.

  • *****

    I absolutely love my new lob hair cut that Heidi gave me !!!Much recommended for you to check her out. I know she also does amazing ombr !!!

  • *****

    So worth it !! It was my first time coming here & I really loved how my hair came out.

  • *****

    Ask for Kalee. She did an amazing job on my hair. The price is reasonable, the service is great, and Kalee was so nice and friendly. I would recommend her to all my friends.

  • *****

    Seriously amazing work done here. Everyone is so experienced and knows what their doing. I had a terrible experience at a hair salon yesterday morning and had my roots made bright red and the rest of my hair purple and gray, when all I asked for was ash blonde and dark roots. I instantly left that salon and came to this one and they fixed my hair into exactly what I wanted in an hour... seriously incredible. I'm definitely coming back here! Thank you Linda!

  • *****

    Kalee did my hair so amazing. I love it so much. Kaylee is so nice so recommended for everyone

  • *****

    My hair stylist for the last probably 10 years just opened his own salon -The Colorist. They are in their soft opening. John Q is the best, and this location fits him much better. Great prices. Modern, clean setting. Great work. Located next to Tan Hoang Huong food to go.

    Plenty of lot parking.

  • *****

    This is John Q's new salon (THE John Q) that he just opened in Sept 2012! My friends and I have been following him around for years. He used to just rent out a small station at different salons, but has finally decided to settle down at a more permanent location. He is a GREAT stylist and I highly recommend him for all your haircut and color needs!

    Note: if you use GPS to try to get here, you might get lost (like I did). The reason is that the salon sits on the border of Santa Ana/Fountain Valley so the GPS really doesn't know where to take you. Make sure you check Google Maps before you head out just to be on the safe side!

  • *****

    Heidi my family's hair stylist has her new place with her boyfriend. They have done an awesome job with the shop! I love Heidi! She has been doing hair and makeup for not only my wedding but also my daughter's prom and senior pics (she is now 18). Heidi is awesome! She never keeps you waiting and your appointment is always guaranteed to have a wait time of maybe 2-10 minutes tops usually no wait at all ! She is great!

  • *****

    I read a lot of good reviews about John and those reviewers were definitely not lying! I got my hair cut for the first time by him and I love it. He does exactly what you want and I love how he explains everything he's going to do before he even does it. It makes me feel more at ease since I get really nervous with anyone touching my hair! Not only is he a good stylist, but his salon is really modern and clean looking. The girls that helped blow dry and style my hair were really nice too. I'd definitely come back.

  • *****

    It took me a long time to find a good stylist and when a friend recommended me to John Q, I knew I found the right one. He is not only super skillful and professional but he is super personable. I trust John with my hair without giving him much direction - he knows what is best on me based on my style and personality. I have NEVER been disappointed with him.

    About the salon - The Colorist is John's new salon. The decor is fresh and modern and he plays great music. Parking is easy too!

  • *****

    John Q has moved once again! This time for good to his very own salon in the Santa Ana/Fountain Valley area (next to Mile Square Park in the complex of the Mom Supermarket).

    I began going to John a few years back when I realized paying $100 for a hair cut in Huntington Beach was getting a little too ridiculous. I was nervous because my last stylist, although VERY expensive, was the only stylist that ever gave me a hair cut that I didn't completely hate. Lucky for me, John Q delivered the same level of quality at a fraction of the price! My hair is very long and he charges me $40. His prices haven't changed, even at his new salon.

    The great thing about John is that he communicates with you every step of the way and even more importantly, he LISTENS to you. Not like some stylists that chop off 6 inches of hair when you only asked for a trim. You tell him exactly how much you want off, he'll confirm it with you by snipping a little portion of that length and showing it to you before he proceeds. He's also very down to earth so you can chat with him while getting your hurr did and he NEVER rushes. I am always his last client of the day (due to my work schedule) and he always spends at least one hour washing my hair, cutting it, AND styling it. The passion he has for his work really shows.

    Another great perk with his new salon is that if you're getting your hair colored, you can ask for a personal Ipad to use to help the time go by faster. If you have your own smart phone, you can also use the free WIFI that's offered in the salon. It's awesome how many things he offers in a modern, trendy atmosphere at such low prices. I don't see why I would ever go to another stylist!

  • *****

    John has been doing hair for years and years. He's a professional with color, cut and style. He is well known in the community and word on the stree is that he is damn good! I have never been disappointed!

    Ladies, you must call ahead to make an appointment. He is usually booked all the time!

    John just recently opened up The Colorist. He is also the orignal owner of John Q Salon, which is how I found out about him in the first place.

  • *****

    Awesome new location John Q !

    Yes this is the original famous John Q.

    John is now working 6 days a week as this is his shop now!

    No more waiting 2 days during his days off to get to see him.

    His new shop has much better parking than his previous Westminster / Garden Grove salons in the past.

    Lots of great places to eat in the same shopping plaza, grocery store, and many independent shops.

    Wonderful, spacious salon with lots of stations.

    If you want a style, cut, color, perm, or anything from John - call ahead to make an appointment. His weekend slots are packed so try to get an appointment during the week.

    If you want to drop in without an appointment, just stop in and one of their many talented stylists will take care of you.

    Take a look at the photos I posted showing his new shop and John in action.

  • *****

    5 star...how else can i explain that? I heard about john from my friends. Went to so many places..to come out with a damn mullet. You ask john to cut an inch off and thats what he is going to do! he is great and ive been going to him for the past year. Every hair cut i came out with..was great. The prices range from 45 and up, depending how long your hair is. Try and call to make an appointment!

    oh btw the place is so nice and clean! next to cafe sassi on euclid and edinger

  • *****

    This review is long overdue. I've been going to John since I was in diapers...ok not really but for over 10 years and I would die if he stopped cutting hair. It's hard to find someone that is as good as him and CONSISTENT. Have you ever been to a salon and asked for the same haircut and each time you go there you come out looking different? Well, not with John.

    I'm so happy he finally opened his own salon again. He's one of the best out there. If I could give him 6 stars I would. :)

  • *****

    I'm a guy and I've been going to Heidi for the past couple of years, ever since she was working at Yashi. I get my haircut every month, and she's great. Very reliable, always on time, super nice, and does a great job for only $10, which includes two washes. I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes, and that has happened only once. The salon is new, quite clean and relaxing. I highly recommend Heidi and The Colorist.

  • *****

    This review is for John for cut. I've been going to John for two yrs now. Everytime I go to him my hair looks great. I've tried other salon and it's just whatever, those stylist have only one dimensional cut and dont care for what client want, but not john, he is not your typical stylist he actually listen to how you want your hair and accomplished it... I definitely recommend going to his salon. Very clean modern salon and new equipments.

  • *****

    My son and I've been going to Heidi for several years now, ever since she was working at other places. I like the haircuts she gave to me and my son. She is really good with layering. She pays attention to how we want the hair is cut and does it well. I also like her because she is always nice, warm and has the skills of an artist. The salon is clean and beautifully decorated. Parking has never been a problem for me since it's in a good-size shopping center.

  • *****

    John Q is da man. Great cuts, clean shop and good price. Plus the music is always bumping.

  • *****

    This review is for Joe/Phuoc. He is a family friend and I love going to him for my haircut. The last time I got ombre at the Colorist Salon. He did an amazing job on it... I get compliments.. a lot of them on how great my color and hair looks. I won't go anywhere else.

    Also if you do maintenance at home on your hair, he will never make you feel bad. I don't think anything bad ever comes out of his mouth. He is a wonderful friend and so good at what he does. He always takes the extra time to style my hair so if you have a wedding to go to, I say go to him.

  • *****

    Great service, Great atmosphere, Very clean and reasonable price! I've been going to John for haircuts over 10 years now. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • *****

    I love this place, Linda did my hair and I just love how my ombre turned out! It took awhile to get rid of my red undertones but she did it!! All the other salons messed up my hair countless of times but I think I found a keeper!! Love this salon :)

  • *****

    5*s

    I have to give credit where it's due. John is a great hairstylist and colorist. Can't say enough good things.

  • *****

    I went here to try something new and I got exactly what I wanted. The decor is modern and stylish and all the employees are very kind and treat you like a regular even if it's your first time. I had my hair styled by Hoang and I don't trust anyone else with my hair. He's awesome. he always pays special attention to your needs and knows whats best for your hair specifically. I would definitely recommend going here.

  • *****

    Nice place, friendly staffs. My stylish hair is Hoang.. He's a nice guy and he did a great jobs. I live in Vegas and this is the first time I've been at hair salon in California .. I love my hair .. Definitely come back n make appointment w him... ^ ^

  • *****

    My dry dead hair needed help and quickly.

    Went to the new stylist, Huang... super sweet...fast, efficient and my layer were perfectly aligned. I didn't want to get layers but my hair is thinning because of my blood sucking leech aka my baby.

    Pro:
    I didn't that smug / snobby feeling like the old john q salon

    Notes:
    Cash Only
    New Stylist cut $25
    In the Mom supermarket plaza next to THH banh cuon

  • *****

    Not only did Linda do a great job cutting my hair, but she made a recommendation that I absolutely loved! That's the very thing that makes this place unique because anyone can cut hair, but a really skilled person at their specialty knows how to make a recommendation that enhances the features of their clients! You won't regret going here because the salon looks new and modern, and the price is unbeatable for what you get!!!

  • *****

    ok, guys! i have all of the reviews for John's new salon and i can tell they are genuine. i am not sure about the negative ones and what happened with those customers but it seems a bit out of character for John in my years of experience. i have been going to John since he started cutting hair. that's close to 20 years. in fact, i lived in San Francisco and would fly down here just to get my haircut. yes, that is really true! luckily, i only needed a haircut once every few months due to slowness of growth. but, i do not let anyone else touch my hair if i cannot get John. i tried to change one one time years ago when i was out of town and it was a disaster.

    John is the real deal! any newbies out there on the fence about trying out a new hair stylist, calm your fears and try him out. his experience and chair side manner will win you over. his price is not the cheapest in vietnamese town. but, if you want cheap, go to one of those other dirty sketchy vietnamese salons and you will find out for yourself. if you want to get your money's worth and come out of the shop looking consistently great, then John is your man. if money is your only criteria, this might not be your place. i was just at his shop yesterday and he did his miracle work on me again. at my age, that is exactly what it is, a miracle! the man is like a magician with sharp scissors. unfortunately, he is just one guy and owner of the shop. so if you want John, you need to make an appointment. he is way too busy with his regulars to take walk-ins. but, his people in the shop are very competent and some of them have followed him from other shops. i have followed this guy to every single shop he has ever worked at from the very beginning. sort of like a stalker, but only a bit less scary. i have been to his old shop and now, his latest salon. John has done a great job with his new salon to avoid looking like all of the other tired and typical vietnamese place with bad decor. the new place is awesome. it is exactly what you expect from a high end salon without the high end price you are guaranteed to pay anywhere else in orange county. i have known John for a very, very long time and he can work anywhere. but, he wants to work and stay in his own community, eat great food and hang out w/ his peeps. how can you blame him? the guy shows great taste. yes, i am a bit biased because i am one of his "oldest" customer. but, when the guy is really good at what he does and does it with style, how can you blame me for telling the truth? John, you really do rock! hey John, in case you are reading this review and figured out who this is, don't ever expect me to be this nice to you when i sit in your chair! i will still yell at you when i see you next time, nothing different! :-(

  • *****

    I first met John 15 years ago when I lived in LA (a friend referred him). I would make the 1 1/2 hr commute as often as I could for his stylish, chic cuts. Now that I moved to Huntington Beach, I am lucky to be able to use him exclusively. He is very professional and open-minded, and always succeeds in giving me a fantastic layered cut with lots of body. His salon and clean and well-decorated, and his staff is friendly and courteous. He is also very timely which I appreciate with my super busy schedule. Strongly recommend this place!

  • *****

    I came to John after reading all of his good reviews on Yelp, and now I am a fan! He counseled me on my short hair, and after taking all of his recommendations, the result was fabulous (A-line cut and dye.) John is very nice and personable and the salon is well kept.

  • *****

    Short version: Detailed, stylish, $12 men's haircut with wash + tips on how to take care of and style your hair properly.

    Getting tired of the same hair styles over and over? Want to try something different? Perhaps you're looking for a hair stylist that is friendly, knows what they're doing and best of all, relatively inexpensive?

    If you answered yes to any of that, then Colorist Salon is your next stop for that awesome new haircut you've been waiting for! The quality reviews from all the other Yelpers aren't a lie; this place is the real deal. The stylists here pay close attention to detail while asking you precisely how you want your hair to look like. I've never seen any other salon be that attentive for men's haircut.

    Hoang was the stylist that took care of my disaster of a hair-do. This guy literally changed me from looking like a bumbling caveman with a bad case of Einstein hair (no offense Einstein lovers, that style don't suit me) into looking like a sexy stud muffin with Gangnam Style flair (minus the strange dancing.) Hoang took his time with my cut - his expert skill with scissors cutting my hair into precisely the shape we both agreed would be super awesome. Lots of other reviewers say go with John, but that's because they haven't seen what miracles Hoang can do with their hair. Be a nice person, give Hoang a shot and see which hair stylist best suits your needs!

    Thanks again Hoang! Rock on buddy!

    So long story short, why waste time with any other place? If you're near the area, this place is worth a shot, and with a $10-20 price range, it's easily affordable. Just be warned, it can get quite busy during the weekends!

    Have a great one fellow Yelpers! I look forward to seeing your stylish haircuts!

  • *****

    If you're looking for a good style haircut then you're at the right place. I was referred here by my sister and was reluctant to give it a try at first. But after the first haircut, I've been a regular here for the past 6 months.

    If you're a guy (or girl) and it's your first time here, I would recommend Hoang. I had my hair dyed and styled by Hoang. He's meticulous and also very patient. Whether its by appointment or walk in, he really takes his time with your haircut (my haircuts ranges from 30-60 mins alone and I've came from barber shops where my cut was less then 10 mins). He's also pretty creative with the styles if you ever decide to venture on the bold and give it a try. I've recommended a couple friends to him and they've been coming back since!

  • *****

    My hair never looked so good and felt this great in a long time!

    I was apprehensive about this place at first considering I have never been to The Colorist Salon before. I am very picky about who cuts my hair but since I was desperate for a hair make over and wanted to save some money, I decided to take a leap of faith with Hoang, an experienced hair stylist who understands how to work with Asian women hair.

    He was patient and listened to my wants and needs for my hair -- I wanted long layers and a hairstyle that frames/ flatters my face. He reassured me, understood what I wanted, handled my hair with great care, and I couldn't be happier. My hair is much healthier now thanks to him. Hoang definitely knows what he is doing. He is caring and goes above and beyond for his clients and nothing makes him happier than a satisfied happy costumer.

    I would definitely recommend him to any ladies who needs a hair make over.

    Good luck!

  • *****

    Well what can I say Heidi is great in cutting my hair. She is always sweet nice to talk to. GF loves John, which is the original John Q on Westminster and Brookhurst before he sold it. Shop was clean, hip with the latest EDM playing in the background and two TV's to watch too. Make an appointment if you wanna go on the weekends because they are busy on the weekends.

  • *****

    WOW!!!! I called John in desperation after I tried to color my hair myself (bad decision) needless to say I needed help BIGTIME. He said come now I have time right now! Best decision I could have ever made was driving a half hour to this mans salon!! John Q you ROCK my friend. He fixed my hair and made it look AWESOME!! The other stylist in his salon are great also BUT John is the man. Im a client for life. Thanks again for saving me John!! My cut is spectacular to!!! So happy!!! :))))

  • *****

    I am wowed once again!

    Came back to go lighter and john instantly told me that with this Asian hair.. I can't go as light as I wanted without bleaching it :'( but he did tell me he'd dye it the lightest color my hair would cooperate with!

    Linda was actually the one to mix the color and apply it. After she rinsed out my hair, with three amazing head massages btw, my color was lighter and more even!

    They said to come back and add highlights to make it even lighter, which I think I'll do! But for now I'll stick with this :)

  • *****

    I love this place! John Q has been my stylist for about 10 years. He's the stylist for my whole family...and he's awesome!

  • *****

    John is awesome! He explained exactly what he would do to my hair so there wouldn't be any surprises. He knows what he is doing- I showed him a picture of how I wanted my hair and he pretty much replicated it perfectly. The pricing isn't bad either compared to other salons in the OC. I got an ombre, highlights and haircut and the whole process took a little under 3 hours. I'm definitely coming back next time I need my hair done!

  • *****

    I love Heidi. She's so sweet. I can call and make an appointment anytime. My hair is so healthy since I've been going to her and I love the products she uses (Rusk and Healthy Sexy Hair). I use it everyday. I love that when I ask for a trim she only gives me a trim. She doesn't get all crazy with the scissor. I trust her with my hair and that's what makes me return. Cut and color are a good price too. The salon is decorated so nicely. Lots of magazines to keep you occupied. Parking is good. It's in a busy shopping center.

  • *****

    I needed to find a new hair stylist so I decided to try this salon. It was oddly enough one of the best decisions I've ever made. I say oddly enough because I didn't do much research this time. Kinda just went on yelp and picked a place. Linda Nguyen was the cosmetologist that did my hair! If you are reading this, thank you sooo much!!! I have received nothing but compliments since I got my hair done. I got blonde highlights all over and a slight trim. In fact, I asked her to ONLY trim 1/2" off the ends and she trimmed the most amazing 1/2" I've ever seen!!!! I can't wait to go back. It was $75 for all over blonde highlights and $30 for the trim, and I even got my hair styled beautifully for free!!! I will be back!!!!! Success!!!!

  • *****

    My sister was in need of a haircut, so after seeing such positive reviews I took her here, and she wasn't disappointed! From the beginning to the end everything was a positive experience! The lady who cut my sisters hair did an excellent job, and did exactly what she wanted.

    I will personally come here next time to get my haircut, and even color! On top of them doing a good job, the prices are very affordable! My sister got her super thick hair layered for only $25 :)

  • *****

    This salon saved my life. I came in and my hair was a nightmare with uneven colors, horrific roots, and just a hot ass mess in general. I made an appointment with Thu and amazing is an understatement for her skills. She first fixed my uneven and brassy roots that was messed up by another salon. Not only was Thu accommodating, a guy who I believe was the owner also gave it to me straight and told me my hair looked like shit now but will look so much better after Thu was done.

    After carefully choosing a base for my hair, she then began to do my balayage and unlike other places she did not hop from customer to customer which I LOVED. She was very attentive and always asked me if I was okay and comfortable. After she bleached and redid my hair, I looked like a new person. The whole process was $180 which was perfect for how my hair looked.I am now soooo in love with my hair I will probably return in the near future to get my hair trimmed.

  • *****

    I found Heidi thanks to Yelp! I had her do color and partial highlights a few months back. I got so many compliments that I had to come back to her...

    I recently went back for cut, color and partial highlights. This time I wanted to go ash brown and grey. I showed her a picture that I found and she told me right away that I would need to bleach my dark brown hair first to get that kind of color. That was not something I wanted to do. She said she would do her best to get it ashy!

    Heidi is an artist. She really does her best to make your hair turn out beautiful. You can tell she takes pride in her work. She is super nice too!

    My hair turned out amazing! I love the cut and I actually have the ash brown w grayish highlights!

    This salon is awesome. Everyone there is so talented and friendly. While I was there, every stylist was equally busy and producing some really pretty heads of hair.... I highly recommend The Colorist!

  • *****

    Went in for a color correction and John did an awesome job in removing the orange brassy color another salon had done to my hair. It is definitely the type of ash brown I had initially wanted my hair to be but the other salon failed to accomplish.

    Thank you John. :)

  • *****

    Decent place to get your haircut but the price are a little bit more than other places nearby. I'm still debating if the price is worth the quality.

  • *****

    Everytime I come in to get my hair done Thao does the most amazing job. I love coming to her cause she knows actually what to do and takes really good care of me and my hair!! I would highly recommend Thao

  • *****

    Called 15 min before going, they said they had space and filled me in quickly. When I arrived promptly, they quickly got started, I walked in there with only an idea of what I wanted blonde highlights and to get rid of my dark roots & they did just that. I believe it was Huy who helped me. He was nice and courteous often offering water and making small conversation. The only real reason I gave this a 4 and not a 5 was because the waiting of the overall process was like 4 hours which could have been better. Good service overall would recommend.

  • *****

    Still come here even though I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    John is just better my hair loves me after a visit with John.

    He is edgy but listens and does a great job!

  • *****

    Found this place by word of mouth and also the Yelp reviews, My hair was in need of a good haircut and style......Heidi did an excellent job! I'm super happy with the results and plan to see Heidi for color next.

  • *****

    Started off with long black hair & ended up with short, ash brown hair with highlights. My hair is still super soft & healthy. Heidi helped me pick the most affordable and healthy option. She even offered me food when I was hungry I love it! Thank you Heidi!

  • *****

    You could never go wrong if you come to Colorist salon. They all do such a good job. I highly recommend Heidi she's never let me down she does amazing work.

  • *****

    I recommend Heidi! I've gotten my haircuts done by her a few times. I came back to get my hair done in a chocolate mauve/strawberry milk color and it came out perfect!

  • *****

    I've gone to this salon twice and had a great experience each time I went. The hairstylists were personable and asked lots of questions before starting. This most recent cut, is the best cut I've ever had. I get compliments multiple times a day on how good it looks.

  • *****

    I have been trusting my hair with John for over 12 years and still love his work! People ask me who colors and cuts my hair all the time and I always rave about how great John is. He can copy any photo you bring him and he keeps up to date with the latest trends. I love that I can also ask him for recommendations on products to keep my hair looking its best once I'm outside of the salon (I've bought shampoo, straighteners, oils, and blow dryers from his recs). My sister-in-law from Austin, Texas now only trusts her hair with John and will go to him whenever she's in town! My husband even told me that the first thing he noticed about me when I met him on our first date was my HAIR. 8 years later, my husband now comes to the Colorist to get his haircut! :)

  • *****

    My BFF always seemed to have perfectly styled hair even when she didn't even style it! So she tells me Quincy from the Colorist does her hair. So of course I gotta have him do my hair! Quincy is by appointment only and was able to fit me in the very same day, what a sweet heart! He asked me how I liked my hair. He has a unique method of cutting and styled it to perfection. He kept me informed about my cut and what he could and couldn't do for my hair. It turned out just what I wanted, and he even managed to keep the length while getting rid of all my split ends! Awesome stylist!

  • *****

    Heidi does an amazing job and really cares for her clients. Every time I get my hair done by her I walk out feeling amazing!

  • *****

    Thank you, Connie, for the amazing job on my hair! My hair had been overprocessed by another stylist (not at this salon) so it was horribly damaged and had broken off. I explained to Connie what I wanted and she did exactly that. My hair had to be cut pretty short so I went for a bob style. Connie made sure to double check with me on the length before proceeding to cut away. She also recommended I do the Olaplex treatments which I for sure need to go back to do. Highly recommend! They make you feel so comfortable and do a great job. I am beyond satisfied with the results and the experience.

  • *****

    Bruhhhhhh I am so happy that I found this spot! My boy Alex recommended me to this place since he knows the owner, John Q! John Q is such a sweet guy! I was in the OC area and he made sure I was takin care of. He was busy to do my hair but Huy was great too! Huy def took his time on cutting and coloring! I feel like I'm a new person now since I went from dark to ashy blonde! I'm cute af now!!!! Yee! Thanks guys!!! Found my new spot!

  • *****

    As a "young adult" that mostly gets his haircuts from his mom I never really liked my hair. Linda cut and styled my hair and for the first time in my life I enjoyed getting a haircut and loved the outcome. Great experience and only $12!!

  • *****

    My mother and I just got our hair done with Heidi . She works miracles my hair is beautiful and short I love it (balayage ) as for my mother she got highlights . I would totally recommend her to all my friends . Will be coming back again.

  • *****

    I was a new customer at The Colorist. I asked for Heidi and had a 10:15am appt. She has an assistant, so that kept everything moving forward. I can't say enough great things about my experience - i got a cut and color (highlights/lowlights), I really did not know what I wanted but the cryptic explanation i gave was translated easily by Heidi and she even showed me a picture to confirm she was on the right track. Since I was chopping my hair, she confirmed twice on where she was going to cut (love that!) so we were a team, yeah! She definitely knows what she is doing, she is kind and sweet and I loved how my hair came out!

  • *****

    You definitely get what you pay for here! My last hair stylist said she wouldn't be able to get me blonde in one session and that it would require at least two, maybe three consecutive ones, but John Q managed to prove her wrong. In one sitting, he was able to trim off my dead ends and leave me with the perfect ashy blonde hair I've always wanted. Thank you so so much John, I'm in love with my hair :)

  • *****

    I love how my hair turned out. John really knows what he's doing. I'm so happy I finally found a hair stylist I can trust to give me exactly what I'm looking for. I've tried going light so many times but have always left the salon disappointed. But for whatever reason, I keep trying. Well John was able to create the best balayage for my skin tone and this is the first time I've been happy with the way my hair turned out. I highly recommend John for all of your hair needs.

  • *****

    I'm really picky when it comes to my hair but Heidi, she is amazing!! She knows what she's doing. It took me months to finally decided to dye my hair, and Heidi did more than what I expected. She's kind and sweet, and I love how my hair turns out. Highly recommended!! Will come again

  • *****

    The salon is trendy inside and everyone is very professional. Heidi always does an amazing job with cutting my hair.

  • *****

    Came for a trim after recommendation from my cousins who have been coming here for a long time. The salon is in a very busy plaza with Mom supermarket and Tan Hoang Huong, so the parking lot is often a jungle!

    The salon is super trendy, clean, and modern. Was hoping to have Heidi cut my hair, but she's off on Wednesdays. I worked with Thu who was very friendly, but the haircut was nothing special.

    It was $25 for a simple trim. I would come back but definitely make an appointment with Heidi next time.

  • *****

    I've been coming to this salon for about 2 years now and I've been satisfied every time. John Q never disappoints. What prompted me to actually write a review this time is because I want to share what an amazing job he did with my hair this time. He spent so much time and effort into achieving the most gorgeous purple color that blended very well. My balayage had grown out about 4 inches. My hair was much more dense than anticipated so it took him 2 hours to apply bleach throughout but he was patient and diligent and did it right. The base color he used was a metallic silver with violet additives and he added more violet to the mix to give me more purple so that the color lasts a little longer. The end result is amazing! I finally get to be a magical unicorn! John Q is a pro...Thank you so much!

  • *****

    She did mad work on my hair for my b day

  • *****

    My go to place in OC for hair cut. Even though I live in LA, I still go to OC for my haircut. They do great women's hair, and men's too. My go to person is Mai.

  • *****

    I love getting my hair done here! The ladies are so nice, and I always ask for Mai because she's sweet and works with you. She tells you exactly what she's going to do so you don't end up with any surprises. I've gotten my hair trimmed and highlighted by her, and I've never been happier with visits to the hair salon. The prices are also not bad at all, considering the time it takes to style hair.

  • *****

    Just got my hair cut and colored by Heidi today, and she never fails to make my hair fabulous. I've been going to her for almost 5 years (way before The Colorist open). She makes the color last long and when the session is over your hair will feel silky smooth. Highly recommend this place, but make sure you make an appointment ahead of time just in case! :)

  • *****

    I spontaneously decided to cut my hair yesterday and walked in worried that I might not get my haircut because I didn't make an appointment. But I was greeted kindly by one of the hair stylists and just waited 5 minutes until Thao greeted me and asked me what i wantes to do with my hair. She was so sweet and asked if I wanted to color my hair as well as cutting it. I was surprised that she asked me that because I came in at around 4 or 5 knowing that the salon closed at 7 yet she was still willing to color it for me. So I decided on a balayage since I've always wanted to do one anyway. Since it was my first time ever getting a balayage she showed me and helped me choose between golden and ashy. She had an appointment that showed up in the middle of my process but she still took her time and I felt bad that her appointment had to wait a bit but I appreciated the fact that Thao didn't rush anything for my hair. At the end of the whole process I loved how my hair turned out. It was exactly the length I wanted it to be and the color was amazing. I also love the fact that the other hair stylists are willing to help each other out. While Thao had another client come in while I was waiting for my hair to be washed, she just asked her co-worker to help and she was more than willing to wash my hair for me. The hair stylists that were there when I went all seemed to do a great job but I highly recommend going to Thao, she'll do your hair exactly how you want it and will ask you to make sure she gets it right. It's pretty pricey but if you don't want to cry over a bad hairdo be prepared to fork over a little more than you expect.

  • *****

    Nice and clean place, very friendly and professional staff. John the owner is very accommodating and run this place nicely. All the stylists are professional with good experience.
    I visit them once a month, they do a great job, the waiting time is very short.

  • *****

    I've finally found my hair stylist !!
    My sisters gotten her haircut with her before and so I decided to come here. After looking at reviews and photos, I made an appointment with Heidi to cut my hair.

    I've had a hard time finding a stylist. They would either cut it too short or it would never come out the way I wanted.. I have long thick hair and that's why I would always keep it up in a messy bun.

    With that being said, i asked for a V Cut and more layers to my hair. Heidi cut my hair very fast. Definitely shows how great she is because it came out so nice. I am going to come back so that she could color my hair !
    Must go see Heidi .. You won't be disappointed !!

  • *****

    I've been to this salon several times now so it's time I write a review! I love it here because their prices are reasonable and I always leave happy.

    John is amazing with haircuts so if you want a major change or even just a small trim, you won't be disappointed.

    Heidi is definitely the queen of color!! I had my hair messed up by someone (patchy highlights, uneven haircut, you know, that kind of nightmare) and I made an appointment with Heidi to fix it. She fixed it and made it 10 times better! I got a balayage by her and it looks amazing. She also cut my hair and fixed the uneven choppy layers that the previous stylist did on me. I look absolutely fabulous now and it's all thanks to Heidi! The process took longer than expected and she was super patient and accommodating through it all. She made sure the end product was what I wanted.

    I've also had my hair colored by other stylists in the salon so you don't have to worry about any of them. They're also very good with men's haircuts and styles.

  • *****

    Heidi was amazing! She knows what she's doing! Also her assistant Vi was really nice! I will be back again!

  • *****

    Finally decided to do something new with my hair, so my sister recommended this place to me. Coming in, everyone is super friendly and greeted my sister and I. The lady that helped me was Mai. She was very helpful and sweet! I came in super nervous because I haven't gotten a hair cut in years (usually trim it myself lol) The last time I got a haircut someone gave me an ugly ass haircut that wasn't even close to what I asked for so I was scared :(. But anyway, I left the salon very pleased! My hair came out great, thanks to Mai! :-) Definitely will be coming back!

  • *****

    John was extremely helpful with my first coloring experience. He took the time to give me a brief consultation before we started and we collaborated on achieving the color I really wanted. This salon was referred by a friend and I'm very glad I came through. Thanks John!

  • *****

    Amazing treatment! My favorite place to go. I've tried soon many places and this one is my favorite! Gel Mani lasts up to 3 week! I just got my French gel Mani and I'm so in love!! Amazing place.

  • *****

    Heidi was amazing! She knows what she's doing! Also her assistant Vi was really nice! I got a bayalage done and I love it! Heidi also educated me on what she was doing from cut to color.

  • *****

    I always leave here happy & satisfied. This review is for Hedi, she is seriously the best! I made a last minute haircut/dye appointment today & she was able to see me same day with her busy schedule. This is my second time doing a balayage ombr & she did an amazing job. She really cares & gives great advice on cut, length & color. I totally recommend seeing Hedi! :)

  • *****

    Thao did an amazing job with my hair! She pays so much attention to detail. It turned exactly as I had envisioned it. Price was very fair in comparison to other places!

  • *****

    I got recommended to Thao by a friend of mine . Totally skilled and knowledgeable hair stylist .i love her magic work on my hair. Satisfied than ever !!

  • *****

    Great place to get your hair color as you wanted! Appt required but great service and fully satisfied with my new color

  • *****

    I found hair colorist salon on yelp. Great hair salon clean and everyone is very friendly. This is my second time coming here and getting my hair done by Mai. Love her she is very kind and does a great job. I have never taken my daughter to get a haircut since she was born now she is six years old and I knew it was time for her to get a haircut. I decided to bring her here and get her hair done by Mai. I would recommend anyone to get your hair done here, great stylist ladies and gentlemen, great price and over all especially customer service is the best!

  • *****

    I love this place! I'm from San Diego but it's worth the drive!! Every time I get my hair done by John, he makes it look amazing!! On my last visit, I went in because I needed him to color correct the dreadful mess another salon did to my hair! And as always... He came through for me!! My hair was no longer a bleached disaster! He was able to blend the horrible ombr and tone down the color!!!! I'm never going to anyone else ever again! Thank you John!!!

  • *****

    Best salon I've been to in years! Great customer service, Thao does the best ombr! Definitely coming back.

  • *****

    I've been going here for almost two years and girrrl, let me tell you. Once you've gotten your hair done by Heidi, you're never going to want to go anywhere else. I've never been disappointed with my hair any time she does it. I've dyed my hair numerous colors with her and I've also had a balayage done by her, too. She is always super sweet and willing to listen to what you want and does exactly that! She also gives you her opinion if she thinks something else is better for you and your hair, and I appreciate the honesty! 10/10 would recommend this salon, and especially Heidi, to anyone looking for a cut/color!

  • *****

    I woke up this morning not planning to get my hair done but my friend was so I decided to join ..we decided to go to the Colorist Salon. It's right next to the MOM supermarket. I got Thao as my stylist. She's a sweetheart! I absolutely loved her! She even went next door to get my friend and I food and coffee because we were hungry. I would recommend her!

  • *****

    I had my hair cut and styled by Tina yesterday. I loved how it came out and I got several complements!! I will definitely go back again. I had a purple ombr done for fun this time and I can't wait to go back for my next hairstyle. Also, they provided friendly service and got started on my hair right away when I got there for my appointment.

  • *****

    I just got a balayage done by Heidi and I couldn't be happier with the results!

    I showed Heidi a picture of what I wanted and she took a lot of time to confirm the look with me. She was very patient with me since I was so indecisive of how blonde yet natural I wanted my hair to look and how short I wanted to cut it.

    Heidi is very kind and personable! It took around 3 hours and I really enjoyed my visit.

    It was for my very first time dying my hair and I was very scared that it would look dry and dead after bleaching and dying it but it still looks super healthy!

    The total cost was $165, including the balayage and haircut.

    I am definitely coming back and would recommend Heidi to anyone looking to change up their hair!

  • *****

    Trina P.
    I have been going with John for the last 15 years for both my haircuts and coloring. He cuts it perfectly everytime to the style that I asked for. Even when my hair grew out, the style still looks good. He is also really good at coloring my hair. It never gets burn eventhough i have my hair root retouched every two months. John understands and listens to what I needed. He is also very friendly and super nice to talk to. The salon is super clean and very nicely decorated. They are usually busy but he has enough staff to cover if you come in at the last minute without an appointnent. All his staff are above average hair stylists.

  • *****

    I decided to stop by the salon last minute and was lucky enough to get Heidi as my stylist! She trimmed my hair and recolored my hair from vampire red to a dark plum-wine color. She is very nice and has gorgeous hair as well! Her expertise would be hip and edgy styles. Oh did I also mention amazing ombrs? Cut and color for my short hair was 80 dollars!! What a deal! I was lucky with my "walk-in" but she is usually booked! Call and make your appointment

  • *****

    Updated review...

    John again did a fabulous job. My Only complaint is that he charged me $40 for a trim. I asked him why and he said because he's John Q and his personal clients he charges $40 for a cut. If I wanted a $25 cut then i would have to go to his other stylist. Also this was not communicated to me when i told him what/how i wanted my hair done.

  • *****

    I love love love this place! Mai worked wonders on my hair going from a reddish brown to a blond ombr! She took her time every little section by section! I am in love with my hair and also love her service. I'm soooo picky with my hair, I know whoever goes with her will fall In love too..

  • *****

    Came here for my 4 yr old daughter's first haircut. Heidi did a great job. My daughter loves it. Thank you.

  • *****

    Thank you Thao for my beautiful balayage ombre!! I came as a walk in and she took her time to cut and color my hair and even stay late to finish!!

  • *****

    This review is for HEIDI and its been long overdue !!! She is the most amazing hair stylist, not only because she is great at what she does, but because she genuinely care for the health of your hair. I've been coloring my hair for 10 plus years and constantly changing it to various colors, especially blonde. She never fails to maintain the health of my hair while achieving the color per my request. Heidi does miracles!! I love her to pieces & highly recommend her & The Colorist Salon!!

  • *****

    John is very talented in his coloring techniques. I had highlights done and it came out great. He understands Asian hair really well and delivers great hair.

  • *****

    Nice and clean salon. My daughter had a layers cut and cost $25, a bit more expensive compare to the salons around Little Saigon. The hair stylist is nice and did a good job. My daughter like a new hair cut.

  • *****

    This is my fourth time returning to the salon, so this review is mainly based on that visit. I came in as a walk-in, and I was immediately helped. I've had my hair cut twice by Tina before but she was on vacation so I was helped by Thao this time. Thao is a beautiful lady with a beautiful personality. She instantly got the idea of how I wanted my hair. I planned on just cutting my hair this visit but she said she was available to touch up my ombre (which was done by Heidi last time--who also does a great job with her dyes). She was aware that I was running short on time but she got it all finished just by the time I needed to leave. I felt bad for rushing but she was very understandable and still did a great job. I am extremely pleased with the results, the cut and the dye. It took approximately 2 1/2 hours. She did a wonderful job, and I do plan on coming back to her for my touch ups. Thank you Thao! I've never had a bad experience at this salon. The workers are lovely people, everyone seems to know how to do their job. Definitely staying as their loyal customer.

  • *****

    I called in three hours before closing for a pink ombre and Thao was willing to cut, bleach, and dye my hair. I really wanted this style and she made it happen!
    Although I couldn't get a cotton pink, a mistake on my part for dying my hair black last month, she was able to create a style of various pink hues so my hair wouldn't look awkward.
    She stayed an hour and a half past closing to get my hair done. I am so grateful! Thank you so much Thao!

  • *****

    My hair experience was done by Heidi which I saw her in Nov 2015. Found this place via yelp through a few friend's photos.

    Heidi fixed my hair from the color error done by a professional salon called Lex and Paul Mitchell school in Temecula (that location is terrible. Costa Mesa location has better service).

    So I commuted from Corona for my scheduled appointment. When i arrived about 15 min early to check in, Heidi was working on a client who arrived late to her appointment. She told me if it was okay to wait 30 min... I was a bit irritated bc I was punctual but felt like the tardy person was honored to take a part of my slot. I told her it was fine but quickly asked for an estimate (I would have waited to be seated to ask her to assess it; but I didn't want to wait 30 min and then realized it was too expensive for my taste. I rather think about it while I wait. Lol).

    Heidi quickly assessed my damaged mane from a previous salon. And gave me an estimate. I was fine with the rate and she realized how it wasn't fair for me to wait and took me in. I saw the person who she was working on, but Heidi did say it in front of the client and her friend who was waiting that she came late to her appointment and will work on me who came in a timely manner.

    I hopped in the chair and she worked on my hair. After 5-6 hours, it was all done. I was satisfied with the results and Heidi understands Asian hair. She was very sweet and friendly, I never had great customer service, especially at a Vietnamese salon lol.

    While I was waiting and stewing under the heat lamp for my hair. The rest of the staff were chatting in Vietnamese. Lol. Similar to a nail salon.

    Oh there's lot of male clients coming in for a hair cut. During my 5-6 hour stay, I counted about 10 clients.

    Rate:
    Balayage $130, darken roots $30. Total was $160, I tipped $30. $190.

    I opted out for the hair cut since it was $30. Spending a lot already and I'll trim my hair at the end when all the color processing is done. Lol.

    The rate is a la carte aka per service.

    Please be on time people. If not arrive early like 10 min to check in. No Asian time lol. I appreciate her taking me in for my schedule appointment. Most Vietnamese place will make you wait even with an appointment.

  • *****

    So I was planning to propose to this girl. And I thought to myself... I gotta have the haircut for it.. I have a unique head and I'm super picky about it.. I've been switching barbers to see who is most consistent. You know.. there are so many barbers out there that will give you a great first hair cut but later not so good? John is the first consistent stylist I've found and I've been going back to him for over a year. So i told him that i was going to propose and asked if he can give me something special.. He said ok, Khoa, I'll give you the deal closer. So now the girl's my fiance. Thank you John!

  • *****

    It's my second time here, I was immediately helped. No wait time at all. I just came in for a haircut and I'm really happy with how it came out. It costed $30 which is okay to me considering how long and easily my hair gets tangle LOL. So sorry to the stylist who had to deal with it ahaha....
    Coming back in 3-4 months :)

  • *****

    Great salon! Can cater to both the younger and older generation. I usually go with my mom to Tina for a cut and we chat in Vietnamese. This time I tried John and Heidi also jumped in too with color, and I was very satisfied with their color suggestion for me. I rarely do color, but what they suggested really suits my style. Subtle yet different. And if you want to hang out with your parents, bring them too. And hopefully you can get a discount too, hehe. Wink*wink* @ John

  • *****

    My first there and I love it already n most definitely go back .. Love Tina.. she did the best color for me that I have been looking for. She does exactly how I want it love it

  • *****

    Came to see Heidi maybe 3 months ago. Found her on Yelp and I am so happy! Even now as my roots grow out, people keep complementing on the color! Price is reasonable and her work is great! I highly recommend Heidi!!

    I'll be back again soon!

  • *****

    I went in for a haircut and Heidi cut it just right! I'm never really satisfied when I walk out of a salon but she did a wonderful job and she was also super friendly. This will probably be my go to place now.

  • *****

    This is my second time coming to this salon and I sacrifice the 1-2 hr drive to get my hair done here because I am very picky when it comes to getting my hair done. I always come out super happy. I've had my hair cut by John and my hair balayaged by Heidi. I've had bad experiences where I trusted my hairdresser and have cringed and cried at home due to the end result. This is not the case here. When I got my balayage my hair was dark and wanted to lighten up my shade but I was unsure of exactly how light. Heidi made me feel comfortable and knew exactly want I wanted. I've recommended family members to come get their hair done here and they have become regulars as well!

  • *****

    2nd time here and while I'm waiting, I figured I'd write a review for Tina. I fell in love with the way Tina was able to perfect my color the 1st time I was here, so since it's been long overdue and my roots have grown out an inch and a half, I decided to call and schedule an appointment with her.

    I was running 10 minutes late unfortuantely, but as soon as I came, even though there was a walk-in waiting for her, Tina kept it very professional and still saw me 1st because I had called ahead of time. Tina is very friendly, nice, and personable. She always tells you ahead of time to what expect, so I highly recommend going to her, but you can't go wrong with any of the other stylists in this salon because it seems like they all have great experience!

    Thank you Tina for my new color for the Fall/Winter and my oil treatment! (:

  • *****

    This salon saved my life. I came in and my hair was a nightmare with uneven colors, horrific roots, and just a hot ass mess in general. I made an appointment with Thu and amazing is an understatement for her skills. She first fixed my uneven and brassy roots that was messed up by another salon *ahem* POSE *ahem*. Not only was Thu accommodating, a guy who I believe was the owner also gave it to me straight and told me my hair looked like shit now but will look so much better after Thu was done.

    After carefully choosing a base for my hair, she then began to do my balayage and unlike other places she did not hop from customer to customer which I LOVED. She was very attentive and always asked me if I was okay and comfortable. After she bleached and redid my hair, I looked like a new person. The whole process was $180 which was perfect for how my hair looked.I am now soooo in love with my hair I will probably return in the near future to get my hair trimmed.

  • *****

    Got my hair done with Heidi.
    I originally wanted balayage color but Heidi suggested something else that was more natural (and cheaper!) for me. The result was great. I love it! She even offered tips on how to style my hair at home. Would definitely recommend Heidi.
    P.S. she is also very nice and friendly :)

  • *****

    Heidi she so sweet and do fabulous job. She take time to take care your hair very carefully and details. After 3 times bleach, my hair still soft and healthy. First of all I love my hair color. Silver blonde.

  • *****

    I came to The Colorist salon last week to see Thao to do my color and layer cut. THAO helped me to make my hair with beautiful layer and nice color. She is very nice and did her job amazingly. I recommend people should come to see Thao for her excellent job.

  • *****

    This place was very nice. The lady that sits in the front did my hair. She was very nice and did a wonderful job. I would recommend her to everyone. The reason I came here was to dye my hair back to my original color. I was influenced by anh minh and I'm really happy with my result

  • *****

    I love my hair! I called the colorist salon after seeing all the great pictures. I asked for Heidi and she was available the next day which was awesome cause my work schedule is crazy and I don't get a lot of time off. Heidi was amazing and super nice. I came in with really damaged hair and I wanted to get an ombr. It had been bleached previously and I hadn't had a haircut in almost a year. She listened and explained to me what my hair needed and she walked me through the steps she was gonna take to get my hair to where I wanted it without damaging it. The salon is super cute and clean and everyone is friendly. After she finished my hair I walked out with blonder hair and my hair feels amazing! I got exactly what I wanted after just one visit! Heidi is amazing and I trust her to do my hair anytime!

  • *****

    Awesome John Q is back in the saddle! The original John Q from Westminster / Garden Grove has now opened up his own salon! With a team of beautiful stylists - you can now come in without an appointment. In the past John Q would make you set an appointment weeks in advance for women and at least a week in advance for men. Now with his own salon and amazing team of stylists, colorists, make-up artists, and hair shampooers - you can just drop in anytime. John used to work 5 days when he was renting a chair but now since he owns it, he can accomodate you 7 days a week. Plus his new salon is located in a huge parking lot with other stores and I never have to park blocks down the street. What a nice bonus. Get to him - and give him a call - he will set your hair up with all the style and fantastic longevity he has been known for!

  • *****

    Awesome experience for me. Very clean and organize shop and full of good vibes. Got more than just a haircut, got a little extra head massage as she was washing my head which is a plus ^_^ Very friendly and convenient cause its basically right across from my house. I notice that she was really thorough and I just realize that there's not a bunch of hair on my clothes or left over on my head which is a huge plus. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends. I will be back for more! Thu was my hairstylist, she's awesome!

  • *****

    Where do you go when you need to get your hair did two hours before your best friend's wedding?
    Look no further, come here.
    I was recommended by a girlfriend of mine to see John Q. I called a week in advance to schedule an updo and they were able to fit me in his busy schedule.

    I met John with a welcoming smile and much to my surprise, the salon was popping! All the hair stylists were really pretty and dressed to impress! John was friendly and listened to what I wanted for my hair. I whipped out my phone to show him pictures on Pinterest to give him an idea of what I wanted, and he took the time to understand the style and effect I was going for (romantic, wispy updo with medium volume at the crown). John worked his styling magic on me, always checking with me to see if I had any complaints and asking if I wanted my hair teased more, if I wanted the ponytails pinned higher/lower, if the 50,000 bobby pins in my head were painful or not..John made sure I was comfortable.

    $45 for an updo. Awesome. I loved my updo and would come back to the salon if I'm up for another hair adventure.

  • *****

    Clean and very friendly staff. They do everything from hair cut , perm and color. AC and TV.  Prices are very reasonable. What else can you ask for?

  • *****

    First visit here and I am in love! I made an appointment with Heidi for a haircut. Arrived at appt time and she was ready to take me in. She is such a sweet lady! I have long hair and came in for a short, lob type of hairstyle. I showed her a few pictures of the hairstyle I wanted and she gave me a few suggestions. Those suggestions really help so you understand exactly what you're getting. Heidi is very detailed in her work and she knows what she's doing. The haircut took about an hour, which reassured me that the results would be good. I absolutely LOVE my new, short hair! Hair is a big deal to me and I haven't felt strongly about my hair in a very long time. So glad to have found this spot! Will be returning to re-do my balayage from a previous salon.

  • *****

    I definitely recommend John! I've got three compliments about my hair color within just 1 week. The price is pretty higher than other salons but trust me it's totally worth it!

  • *****

    Had my hair done in the beginning of June for graduation by Heidi, and she seriously did not disappoint. I normally do touch ups every 2 months or so, but found out that it costs more when 3-4in of your roots come out, so I suggest to touch up every other month. In total I spent about 3 hours, getting a full set of highlights because the place I last went to only did the top and not insides, also touched up my roots and toned it down. The price is, well, expensive but if you want the best of the best, you gotta pay more. Heidi also mentioned to me that my hair length was not even because due to the previous hair cut, one side was longer than the other. She advised me to grow it out and come back whenever and she'll fix it. Honestly, the service of her and her workers were great and I didn't feel awkward or anything. While waiting for the toner to set in, Heidi handed me the newest magazine she had so I could enjoy. She even gave me their wifi password so I wouldn't be bored when she was doing my hair. I'll be coming to her for my hair cut and touch ups =)

  • *****

    Took my daughter to see Hairstylist Thu and she was great! She cut her hair just like the picture she wanted. My son whose 2 also got his hair cut by Thu and she is great with kids. He did not cry at all, she made him feel at ease and took her time. Thanks Thu

  • *****

    Heidi is the best! She really knows what she's doing! I highly recommend her! P.s. She's so accommodating!

  • *****

    Awesome John Q is back in the saddle! The original John Q from Westminster / Garden Grove has now opened up his own salon! With a team of beautiful stylists - you can now come in without an appointment. In the past John Q would make you set an appointment weeks in advance for women and at least a week in advance for men. Now with his own salon and amazing team of stylists, colorists, make-up artists, and hair shampooers - you can just drop in anytime. John used to work 5 days when he was renting a chair but now since he owns it, he can accomodate you 7 days a week. Plus his new salon is located in a huge parking lot with other stores and I never have to park blocks down the street. What a nice bonus. Get to him - and give him a call - he will set your hair up with all the style and fantastic longevity he has been known for!

  • *****

    Awesome experience for me. Very clean and organize shop and full of good vibes. Got more than just a haircut, got a little extra head massage as she was washing my head which is a plus ^_^ Very friendly and convenient cause its basically right across from my house. I notice that she was really thorough and I just realize that there's not a bunch of hair on my clothes or left over on my head which is a huge plus. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends. I will be back for more! Thu was my hairstylist, she's awesome!

  • *****

    This is a super late review guys, but what matters is that the place gets its recognition!
    I came to get my hair done about 5 or 6 months ago. I had an idea in mind & I don't think Heidi was feelin it so she asked me / showed me some pictures of similar hair & I thank god she did bc I was / still am satisfied with my hair today! I got ombré highlights.
    She also fixed up my choppy hair that I received from a different shop (forgot name). That costed $30 :( never paid so much for a haircut lol but it was good.
    & the ombre came out to be $90 btw.
    Overall I had a good experience & I will be coming back to Heidi for more hair ideas in the future!

    (4 stars is bc of pricing)

  • *****

    I literally came here on impulse because I was scrolling through Pinterest of hair inspiration and I saw the picture I wanted and Heidi delivered!!

    I walked in with no appt. and specifically wanted Heidi to do my hair due to the praises she got on Yelp. She is gorgeous, my goodness. LOL! Anyways, she took me in without me waiting at all!

    She is so so nice! She is very accomdating to your specifities and ensures that your hair will exactly come out the way YOU want it. I did make requests here and there during the process and she happily delivered!

    First, she cut off my super long, dead hair. Then she proceeded to wash my hair. After that, cutting and everything. She blow dried my hair and even curled it for me! I wasn't expecting that, at all but that was very pleasant!

    I am in LOVEEE with how it came out! I was initially scared to go this short because I was afraid a hairstylist would ruin it and it would be too short to fix. Gladly, this wasn't the case. I will be coming here from now on! This is my salon! Here, take all my trust because Heidi deserves it!! I can't wait for more hair adventures!

    To cut short hair, it is $25 and $30+ for other lengths.

  • *****

    I've been here before and people are really nice. What a new thing for Santa Ana since most people here are indifferent. Lol

    Anyway I was able to make a last minute appointment for a haircut and color. They really made me look human again.

  • *****

    Found my new hair stylist, Heidi! Omg she truly is amaaaaaazing! I called in about an hour before they closed and she still took me in. I showed her a picture of what kind of hairstyle I wanted and she nailed it! She even added little bit of layers and styled my hair way better than I expected. She was really nice and very easy handed when it came to brushing my super tangled hair ahaha. Overall, it was a really good experience and I've been searching forever for a good hair stylist in OC. Thanks Heidi, I'm most definitely coming back for future haircuts and color!

  • *****

    One of the most hospitable salons ... I ever been to!!! Clean, sleek, and fun!!!!  Go see Heidi...she is unbelievable good!!

  • *****

    First time here service was pretty awesome! Tbh it's a bit pricy but the results were amazing. I've gotten so many compliments on my hair. I went in with a cooper balayage medium length hair that I had done at another salon which at first I liked but as the days rolled by it just got brassier and brassier. So I came here with my sister and I definitely want to come back. I showed them a picture that I wanted done alike and the results were just awesome! Definitely would recommend this place to anyone who is willing to spend the money to have a great coloring session!

  • *****

    BEST SALON EVER!!!

    Seriously though, for the quality and the price it is amazing. This is all for a male haircut.

    I've now had 3 haircuts from Linda, and all of them have been outstanding. Linda is just about the nicest lady I have ever met, very easy to talk to, and does a great job cutting my hair, and I'm blonde which can be challenging!

    I have not seen anything beat the price either. For $10 bucks, (I always wind up paying $15 with my tip) you get a shampoo, the haircut, then another rinse and Linda gives me a brief but relaxing temple and head massage.

    Some of the best haircuts I have ever had, it is very clean, the staff is incredibly friendly, and the price is unbeatable.

  • *****

    Today was my first visit to the Colorist Salon and I will definitely be coming back!! Heidi gave me a blonde ombré and a cut. She fixed all the mistakes my prior hairstylist made and gave me exactly what I wanted, down to the color and finished style. She was very nice and professional and my satisfaction was important to her. I highly recommend!

  • *****

    John Q is hands down THE BEST hair stylist I had ever met! You must come and try his skills out for yourself! I came in on a late notice and he was NICE enough to fit me in on his busy schedule which was awesome! I went from Butt length hair to Neck and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Super friendly and Professional, this was my first time here and I am super glad I came here. I will definitely be coming back!!

  • *****

    The service you get here at The Colorist Salon is awesome Heidi is my girl she just did highlights and a cut for me exactly what I showed her on my Pinterest pin. Love that if you make an appointment you will be seen by Heidi at that time or within 5- 10 min.  She does an amazing job at correcting the mistakes I have made coloring it myself at home. Heidi does hair for all my family. Husband,  daughter and referred many friends to her. She is a keeper.

  • *****

    I love this salon! I came here because I saw that the reviews on yelp were so great. So I called & made an app with John and he was able to squeeze me in at 945 in the morning!  I loved how clean the salon was and how helpful john was. He would tell me step by step on how he was going to cut my hair and was very helpful with giving me tips on trying to style my hair at home! Even though the price was a lot  more compared to the other salons I've been too I would totally come back! Thanks john for doing exactly what I asked for!

    Oh and John didn't get scissor happy and kept my hair at the length I wanted! :)

  • *****

    Love, Love, Love this place!!! I initially came in to The Colorist Salon to fix an Ombre that went terribly wrong at another salon. A friend of mine had her Ombre done here so I figured I'd give it a shot.. I mean, it can't possibly be any worse then it already is. John and Heidi both worked on my hair. They took their time, payed close attention to detail, and exceeded all my expectations!!! Heidi colored my hair doing a perfect blend on my Ombre, achieving the color I wanted. John cut my hair, and he did it with such precise technique. I love the way it flows and feel as I run my fingers through my hair. I can't began to tell you how thrilled I am with my new look. I am beyond satisfied and will definitely refer all my friends and family to go here. These guys are awesome!!!

  • *****

    Been going to John since I was in 11th grade. He is an awesome hair stylist!!!! I highly recommend this salon :)

  • *****

    Saw a friend that got her hair done here so I thought I'd give it a shot. I had Heidi and although I did ombré for the first time and such an extreme color (purple), I absolutely loved it, she did a really great job! Came back again this month for pink! Everyone's nice, clean salon, decent prices, I'm a happy customer :).

  • *****

    The Colorist is where the REAL John Q is at. No, not the salon that's named "John Q Salon" behind Brodard's because that's the fake guy. The real guy moved on from the store over 10 years ago and let the fake guy keep that salon name hahahaa.

    Go here and you won't be disappointed! John is the BEST!

  • *****

    Johns been cutting my hair since I was 10!!! Don't know what I would do without him. Definitely, trust him with my hair :)

  • *****

    John Q like Monet is an artist when it comes to color. A master at his craft I receive more compliments about my color and cut daily..... Thank you John your eye for matching color and cut to skintone and face shape are perfect.....  Incredible service and state of the art salon. You will fall in love and follow him to the end  of the world.

  • *****

    needed my roots done bc they was looking rough.... I usually only get haircuts and styling from Linda but because of my recent blonding spree I wanted to see what she could do for me.  

    she tried to match the colorist before her but had a hard time bc my roots weren't grown out enough.  the color wasn't exactly what I wanted but it will have to do. also it's uneven which you can see when I tie my hair up. which you can't see in the pics thank god so I can just wear my hair down for a while.  I'd want to get it fixed but my scalp can't take much more.

    anyway she's super sweet. it's always the salon is clean and peaceful; not a lot of hustle and bustle. they were bumping Kaskade, I liked that.

  • *****

    John Q is the bomb.  Love the way he cuts my bangs and gives my hair more movement.  I've been a regular since 2006 when I lived in California.  Now, I fly in from Hawaii just to get my hair done by him.  Thanks John!

  • *****

    I had an awesome experience at this salon. I got highlights all over and a slight trim. She took off only what I asked which was 1/2". I was so thrilled! The highlights looked better than any other time I have gotten my hair done. I randomly picked this place to come to and now I don't want to go anywhere else. My stylists name is Linda Nguyen. I couldn't be more excited to make my next appointment. Thank you guys for being so awesome! Oh....and the pricing was great.  You get what you pay for. Which in this case is a good thing. Thanks again!!!! ;)

  • *****

    I have to start off by saying that I'm not a big "review" person. I do love to Yelp & read all the reviews but don't like leaving one myself. However, I was impressed enough to actually sign up & here I find myself writing a review for Heidi @ The Colorist Salon. Every salon I've been to has attempted in so many ways to make me a blonde. Epic fail every single time. My hair either comes out orange or its literally coming out...! As in falling out! Whether its too much bleach or not enough, I've never been satisfied with my hair nor have I ever been the right shade of blonde. After years of many failed attempts I was ready to go to black. After "yelping" and seeing beautiful pictures of blondes & blonde ombres by Heidi, I decided to give it one last chance. However, I was still definitely very skeptical as you can see there are a couple negative reviews. But I've always figured, "you don't know until you've  tried."

    After spending half a day correcting my orange hair, not only did I fell in love with my BLONDE color/ombre, I also fell in love with the hospitality & customer service @ this salon. Everybody is so friendly & professional. Both Heidi & John spent time explaining to me how they fixed my hair color with minimal damage. I was really impressed with their work & acknowledge!! I love Heidi & will only go to her now! Highly highly recommend The Colorist Salon!!

    Fyi, I was charged a fair price considering how many hours she spent on me. I don't believe they charge their customers base on "designer handbags" or appearances. If you're gonna leave a negative review at least base it on their work & not make up nonsense while pointing others to a different salon. Clearly you must work there.

  • *****

    John colored my hair back in June, and it was exactly the shade and brightness I had asked for. He told me that he would personally go lighter by 2 more shades but held himself back because he wants me to like my own hair. This is exactly what a 1st time customer wants to hear. I must say that this is the best experience with a hair stylist I've had in America and even if it's super far for me I am planning to go back.

  • *****

    This salon has friendly, helpful and fast service!  On top of that, I love my new haircut.  I've been here twice for myself and my wife has been coming here for over 10 years.  John Q has the skills to do guy and girl haircuts and hires staff that can do the same.  Since I moved from koreatown to Irvine, I think I've found my hair stylist for my next 10 years...INDEFINITELY!  Thanks John and everyone at the Colorist, you guys freaking rock!!!

  • *****

    Heidi is a hair goddess. I came in based off yelp reviews and she exceeded my expectations. She was super sweet and nice when I came in and asked me what I wanted while giving me input and my hair turned out great. I got an ombre going from my regular hair color which is a fairly dark brown to a silver blonde. Im in love!! I'd definitely come back. A

  • *****

    After over a year of trimming my own hair and waiting for my old color to grow out,  my hair hated me.  I thought an ombre might help me cover the old color.  So after an Internet search I headed to this salon for a dark to blonde ombre. It turned out better than I ever expected! Heidi did my hair, but after seeing results from other hairdressers while I was there I believe the others were talented as well. This is the best dye job I have ever had anywhere. I am elated to find a hairdresser I trust.

  • *****

    Great place. Today was a busy day because it is Saturday and I thought walk ins would be waiting forever. However, it was super fast. It was my first time here and John Q's ( the owner) appointment was late so he decided to take me on. He was nice and efficient. He even gave me a discount for my first time there. Definitely will come back in the future.

  • *****

    Don't listen to the few people who gave a 1 star.  

    I have had such a messy relationship with countless salons and hair colorists that I went thru a period (which I call the dark half decade) where I boycotted all salons cuz of the built up disappointment that ultimately caused me to believe that I could do my own hair better.  And boy,  was that a depressing time for my hair.  Metaphor: I'm just a hopeless romantic who wants to love someone(colorist) and be loyal to him(colorist) and in turn he(colorist) would love me back and treat me right and make me feel pretty!! Is that too hard to ask?

    I don't want to name salons that have failed/underwhelmed me but trust me I have gone to those $$ and $$$ from L.A./Pasadena to Newport/Costa Mesa to San Francisco. Turns out my soul mate would be in Santa Ana, right under my nose!

    HEIDI is a true master colorist and I can't thank her enough for the life and love she's given back to my hair. It's so rare to find someone that not only listens to you and takes to heart what you want to do with your hair and then take it to the next level but is also honest and takes the time to educate you on how colors affect previously colored hair and gives you a realistic expectation of what can be achieved. So many colorist before her seem to have dismissed my opinion altogether and just do what they want with my hair, leaving me speechless wondering if it was my fault that i wasn't able to explain properly how i wanted my hair.

    Everyone at the salon was very nice and helpful. They acknowledge you and smile even if you are not their client. I've been to many salons where other stylists completely ignore you if you are not their client. Here at The Colorist, the men and women are very professional and approachable. They're also really stylish and present themselves very well, I appreciate that they are dressed up (John and the other men are so Dapper!), have their makeup on(women) and have their hair done. It really gives you that feeling that your in good hands :D

    Thank you so much Heidi, John, and everyone else who made my visit at The Colorist Salon an amazing experience.  I will definitely be coming here for the rest of my life and will bring my mom, family,  and friends.

  • *****

    I have been coming to see Quoc Anh (quincy) for three years now. I have been blonde, brunette, red headed, highlights, no bangs, with bangs, shorter hair, sleek long hair, and let's just say I have been so happy with every single experience and result. He is a consummate perfectionist. He is a veritable hair wizard. His schedule is hectic so book ahead and show up on time. I highly recommend.

  • *****

    First time getting my hair cut here by Quincy, LOVE my hair cut!! Will definitely come back whenever I'm in town!!

  • *****

    I always come here to get a hair cut by Thu. She is very attentive and always made sure I am happy with my cut. I am very picky with whom I choose to get my hair cut by. Thu never fails to deliver a great cut! She is very nice too! The place is in a bad area, but the salon is pretty clean. My cut cost $20 not including tip, which is very reasonable compared to many other places. She used to work at yashi, then bc hair salon, and now she's here. I will follow this lady for my haircut wherever she goes!

  • *****

    Came in for just a simple style since i cant curl my straight lifeless hair even if my life depends on it. Made an appointment a few days before since i had a wedding to go to and wanted everything to go smoothly. I didnt get the name of the lady that did my hair, she did a good job and quick too. Only took 20min and the end result was cute and simple but then again it was just a simple loose hair curls which all hair stylist should master. But anyways they did it exactly what i wanted unlike the last salon i went to for another wedding made me look like i was going to prom. At first i thought she made my hair too big but she told me it will slowly lay flatter later on which did happen. Overall my experience was pleasant, walked in everyone was welcoming and got to me quick and the salon itself was pretty modern not tacky looking like most asian places near bolsa.

  • *****

    I normally don't write reviews, but the honor of my first review goes to the AMAZING Heidi at the Colorist Salon.

    Now, I'm usually not a very vain person, but I have to say that I have not been able to stop looking at myself in the mirror every time there's one nearby. Actually, let me revise that - I haven't been able to stop looking at my HAIR since I've left the salon! It doesn't exactly help that I've been receiving comments left and right about how great my hair looks!

    Heidi took great care in listening to exactly what I wanted before she started working on my hair. I showed her a picture of a blunt long bob I was going for and she accomplished exactly that... And then some. I also wanted to brighten up my ombre and go a little blonder. The stylists that I've been to before were never able to get my hair to the exact shade I was looking for. Heidi was very patient while processing my hair and made sure it got to its maximum blond potential.

    Bottom line is: I'll definitely be returning to Heidi in the future for all my hair needs, not only because she is incredibly skillful at what she does, but also because she really cared about whether or not I was happy before I left the salon.

    And if you don't believe me, just let the pictures speak for themselves. :)

    Thank you, Heidi!

  • *****

    Iove Heidi- she's amazing!!!! She's so accommodating! I highly recommend her !!

  • *****

    I love Thu, my stylist! Let me say that I have never found a hair stylist that I was satisfied until now. I am really picky on how people cut or style my hair so I've always jumped from salon to salon. Then my fiancé suggested I tried Thu and I instantly fell in love with her after my first haircut. She always listen to what I want and execute exactly what I tell her to do so my hair always comes out great! She is really good with mixing the exact hair color that I want too. I'm never dissatisfied and I highly recommend her!

  • *****

    I originally came in wanting a high silver/purple ombré however after talking to Heidi I was convinced to do a bayalage silver blonde ombré instead. She really did care about my hair and told me that if I wanted to go fully silver I would have to completely bleach my hair to white which would be very damaging and would destroy my hair. Heidi showed me pictures of many of her other ombrés she had done and worked with me to come up with a style that fit me. I was very happy with the results especially because my hair was not brassy at all or damaged. Heidi also gave me styling tips and suggested some products that would keep my hair healthy. Also, she even bought food for me from the store next door since I was in the salon for a few hours and she was afraid I was hungry. So sweet! If you're looking to change up your hairstyle I definitely recommend this salon. Everyone seems very experienced and truly passionate about their work

  • *****

    The second time we came to this salon there was no one helping us. John Q asked that I give the salon a second chance and that we may have came on an off day where those barbers were just renting those seats.

    Today I came back and the service is excellent. My barber washed my hair, massage my scalp, and helped pick a style for me. I'll definitely come back again.

  • *****

    Love this place!!!! My kiddos look forward when it's time for hair cut specially my boy mmmmm wondering maybe because of the pretty girls lol... but the Staff are awesome

  • *****

    Seeing how popular this place was on a Saturday, I'm surprised I was able to walk in for a wash and a cut with only a 5 minute wait. But seeing how many people were in there getting color done, I'd say it's safer to make an appt.

    I actually came in to fix my hair after getting it cut from another salon in Costa Mesa. I got to work with Thu! She seems genuinely nice and happy, she was even humming while working on my hair. She knew exactly what I wanted... It was insane. My ends were blunt and my layers didn't flow at all. She thinned out my hair, fixed my layers and even styled it at the end.

    And all of that for 30$. That's freaking dirt cheap. I have such long thick hair, I wasn't expecting anything less than 50$! She even helped me with a color consultation for the next time I come in.

    As for the salon itself, I love the vibe. Upbeat music, chatty women and overall, awesome service from everyone I spoke with. I think I just found... My salon. Tear*

  • *****

    Oh my god. Boy am I glad I found out about this place. I was in need of a much hair cut and I couldn't think of anywhere so I yelped. Came across a bunch of other salons in my area but not highly rated like this place. Best decision I've ever made!!! I checked out the photos to ensure my choice and I came across two of my former coworkers who've had their ombre's done here by a hairstylist name Heidi. Saw how awesome her work was and decided to give a call to make an appointment for today.

    Stepped in 10 mins before my appointment time, which was 3, and the place was so clean and very modernized. Outside it doesn't look as nice but when you get seated, it's pretty damn nice. It's located in the same plaza as Hot N Juicy Crawfish on Euclid and Edinger!

    I had an appointment with Heidi. She is so pretty, who knew... Anyways, sat down and immediately took care of me and talked to me about what I want to do with my hair. Now, I haven't been to a salon in over 2 years so I don't know what I'm really doing with my hair. Heidi carefully explains to me step by step of what's gonna happen and she even recommended me what's good for my hair and what's not by the info I told her about my hair. I completely trusted her 100% and I'm so happy I did!

    I'm coming back in 2 weeks to finish my hair, adding in some peekaboo highlights to mimick the ombre effect, and I can not wait. Already telling my friends and family!

    Thanks so much to Heidi for saving my dry ass hair for such a great price. The Colorist Salon is definitely my new go-to salon and Heidi will be my forever hairstylist. No other.

  • *****

    I don't really give reviews but John really has an amazing touch. I haven't met anyone that can chop hair the way he can. Thanks for the consistent and great service, John!

  • *****

    Sooo, I was tired of having a haggard mop on my head and decided I needed a complete redo of my hair (I've had one too many bad stylist work on my hair.) I had no idea where to start so I just yelped it. Well yelp led me here and after reading all the reviews and tips I decided to get my hair done with Heidi. I LOVE her. She was nice, she did what I wanted and fixed my hair beyond belief. I went from the ghetto girl orange blond to Beyonce. It was all the details in between that made me genuinely love this salon. She made sure I was comfortable when washing my hair (no other salon cares about your neck during this process)  and even gave me Starbucks (that alone was a sign from Jesus) I am genuinely happy with this salon and the service I received. I can't speak on the other stylist but watching the traffic throughout the salon I can tell they are all up to par. I will be adding pictures soon.

  • *****

    BEST SALON EXPERIENCE EVER. I am so so happy I found this place. I don't think I've ever been so excited about my hair! I had an appointment at 9:30 (which is when they open) with Heidi. They were so sweet and I had to sit and wait only about 2 minutes for them to set up. Heidi took me right away and asked what I wanted done with my hair. I came in with an open mind so I told her kind of what I had in mind and asked her opinion. She took the time to show me pictures of color she had done for people ranging from ombré to balayage to just all over color. She helped me decide on an all over color since my roots were horrible. Even though I wanted to go lighter and not have to do an all over color she assured me that this was the best decision. I was apprehensive because the color we picked was darker than I had in mind but I trusted her judgment. Heidi was so sweet and patient and even brought over magazines for me to read. When it was time to rinse my hair she was so gentle and patient. She blow dried and styled my hair for no extra charge-which is so hard to find and was so unexpected! When she blow dried my hair I was content to just leave it as is because of how great it looked just like that! I have very thick curly/wavy hair and she blow dried my hair pin straight. It was beautiful! She curled my hair into soft bouncy waves. The color turned out beautiful as well. Heidi definitely knew exactly what she was talking about because it turned out light just like I wanted it! She knew exactly what I wanted before I even did! She only charged me $65 in all even though it definitely should have been more with how much hair I have. I am honestly so thrilled with my experience here and will return very soon!

  • *****

    I felt bad for putting a bad review just because of their prices. One of the employee messaged me kindly on yelp to explain everything and made me understand that everyone has their own prices because that's how they try to make a living. I apologize.

  • *****

    Heidi and John are amazing!! Will never go anywhere else-haircuts and dyes are amazing! They get it exactly the way you want it and make it look great!

  • *****

    Awesome John Q is back in the saddle! The original John Q from Westminster / Garden Grove has now opened up his own salon! With a team of beautiful stylists - you can now come in without an appointment. In the past John Q would make you set an appointment weeks in advance for women and at least a week in advance for men. Now with his own salon and amazing team of stylists, colorists, make-up artists, and hair shampooers - you can just drop in anytime. John used to work 5 days when he was renting a chair but now since he owns it, he can accomodate you 7 days a week. Plus his new salon is located in a huge parking lot with other stores and I never have to park blocks down the street. What a nice bonus. Get to him - and give him a call - he will set your hair up with all the style and fantastic longevity he has been known for! • • • Awesome John Q is back in the saddle! The original John Q from Westminster / Garden Grove has now opened up his own salon! With a team of beautiful stylists - you can now come in without an appointment. In the past John Q would make you set an appointment weeks in advance for women and at least a week in advance for men. Now with his own salon and amazing team of stylists, colorists, make-up artists, and hair shampooers - you can just drop in anytime. John used to work 5 days when he was renting a chair but now since he owns it, he can accomodate you 7 days a week. Plus his new salon is located in a huge parking lot with other stores and I never have to park blocks down the street. What a nice bonus. Get to him - and give him a call - he will set your hair up with all the style and fantastic longevity he has been known for! • • •

  • *****

    Awesome experience for me. Very clean and organize shop and full of good vibes. Got more than just a haircut, got a little extra head massage as she was washing my head which is a plus ^_^ Very friendly and convenient cause its basically right across from my house. I notice that she was really thorough and I just realize that there's not a bunch of hair on my clothes or left over on my head which is a huge plus. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends. I will be back for more! Thu was my hairstylist, she's awesome! • • • Awesome experience for me. Very clean and organize shop and full of good vibes. Got more than just a haircut, got a little extra head massage as she was washing my head which is a plus ^_^ Very friendly and convenient cause its basically right across from my house. I notice that she was really thorough and I just realize that there's not a bunch of hair on my clothes or left over on my head which is a huge plus. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends. I will be back for more! Thu was my hairstylist, she's awesome! • • •

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