“In addition to fabulous color and cuts (by Omar), the staff is professional and fun (Lauren is always smiling), the parking is a breeze, the nearby shops and restaurants convenient, and the salon is warm, friendly, clean, and peaceful.”
“Her shop is beautiful, clean & relaxing where you get to meet and mingle with other regulars over coffee, tea, food etc.”
“What a beautiful studio, from the Murano chandeliers and yummy capucinos, comfy chairs, beautiful fresh flowers and great staff - a truly relaxing experience.”
“The absolute best place to get your hair done on the North Shore and well worth the travel if you live outside the area.”
“Great ambience combined with color that people compliment me on all the time.”
“With the prices being so afforable you can still purchase the best product line - Kerastase to keep your hair looking as great as when you leave inbetween visits!”
“Her team (who also care for my hair) is equally proficient at delivering the same quality service and I love the serene, comfortable salon and convenient location, less then 10 minutes off Rt 128.”
Great New Look.
Joanna cut and colored my hair all through college (yes 20+ years ago!). I traveled from Chicago to Ann Arbor just to have her style my hair. For the past 10 years I've lived too far to benefit from her talents. I was thrilled that recent travels brought us together again. She is the only sylist I trust to take my below shoulder length hair to a great short and fashionable look! Her new studio is beautiful. She and the staff are welcoming and very polished,
Friends and colleagues have told me I look 10 years younger and love the new look!
Thanks, Jo, Heidi and staff for not only great new look but a truly relaxing and enjoyable visit!
I too was a little puzzeled and must comment on the unfavorable review posted on 4/7/10. I have been a client of Joanna's for over ten years. My first experience was at her salon on Newbury St. in Boston. After years of being less than happy with my hair color and reading the article about her salon and expert talent of color correction in Allure magazine, I decided to visit her. Best thing I ever did. Not only did she take the time to consult with me and listen to my needs, she proceeded to evaluate my hair condition and create a color that was perfect for me. I left her salon that day looking & feeling the best I ever had. I have been with her ever since. Joanna not only knows you as a client, she gets to know you as a person. I have always found her to be well groomed, considerate and professional while being friendly and making you feel comfortable. Her shop is beautiful, clean & relaxing where you get to meet and mingle with other regulars over coffee, tea, food etc. Her speciality is hair color, she does not cut hair only. However she will cut hair for her clients that she colors, over the years she has catered to all my whims and changes of hair styles desired, I have never been unhappy. I have many people comment on my hair color and style, that is the best flattery and recommendation anyone can achieve, not to mention how good it makes me feel.
Now that she is in Hamilton I still look forward to my visit each time I go, Omar, Joanna, Heidi and the rest of her staff are a pleasue to be with. When I leave I feel rejuvinated and I know I look good!
After learning about Giraud Salon through a friend, I initially went there to correct a bad color from a previous salon.
Joanna was not only beautifully appointed but the utmost in professionalism. Before even starting a color, she consulted with me to assess my needs, time constraints, budget, etc.
While being anxious for the first time, I was offered everything from water to cappuccino. The staff was very attentive and caring.
I have been going to Joanna for color as well as her husband Omar for cuts for about 3 years now. I have never had so much as a bad anything there. The staff and salon are so elegant from the black attire to the crystal chandelier to the color coordinated fresh flowers!!
A rare cosmopolital find in a very suburban surrounding. Don't miss out!!
All Around Exceptional. I rarely take the time to write reviews (too busy) but in the process of searching for something else, I decided to look up all of my favorite places. I noticed a less than flattering review below and was moved to chime in that Joanna Giraud is absolutely the best colorist and hairstylist I have ever encountered. I drive an hour each way every month for the privilege of being her client. Once, about 5 years ago, I had my hair colored while I was vacationing at a well-known spa. The spa colorist did a decent job but, after years of having perfection, I was disappointed and have not let anyone other than Joanna touch my hair ever again.
Having just finished reading a most unusual review of Giraud Studio, I feel it necessary to say that I have been a client of Johanna;s for eighteen years and have nothing but praise for Johanna, Omar and the staff The Salons have always been immaculate, the staff dress in an understated way, and are always pleasant and most importantly, the color and cut are the best.
I do a fair amount of traveling and when I have my hair done in Paris, London, South Beach, without fail the stylists ask where I get my hair colored, because it is such a subtle natural look. Suffice it to say, that we are very lucky to have such a competent, sophisticated and charming salon in suburban Massachusetts
Overall Experience Good. Based on previous reviews, I was so excited to be able to get an appointment at Giraud Studio. Upon arrival, staff was friendly and hospitable. Atmosphere was excellent! I recieved the best shampoo massage I have ever had. I believe her name was Alicia, she was friendly and made me feel at ease. I saw Cory for my color which was exemplorary. She was extremely professional and cordial. The color came out "perfect"! I sat in the owner Joanne's chair and she gave me a wonderful consultation for my new style. I was very, very excited. As she began to cut my hair, a strange foul smell permeated the area. As she continued, the foul smell became stronger and stronger. I had a hard time not gagging. I couldn't just get up and leave as I was in the middle of the process of my new style. So I held my breath and stuck it out. The result was a smelly experience and a just average cut and style. It was definately not worth the money. To my dismay, the stylist was disheveled and inappropiately dressed for her position. I was greatly dissapointed because I was so impressed with the excellent staff, superb hair massage, and beautiful color. I also want to comment on the attentiveness and professionalism of the receptionist. Overall, five stars for shampoo, color, and hospitality. One star for the average cut and minus one star for the foul odor, which gives me an average of an overall three stars.
To whome it may concern,
A client just read your review and told me of your experience. As a salon owner, I was saddened as we strive for each client to have the ultimate experience and average is not acceptable. We would like to reimberse the money spent on your hair cut or invite you to try a different stylist for you next cut complimentary. Please contact Heidi if this is an option.
The Team of Giraud Studio
boutique salon. Being a disc oncerning client living in Boston Iwas very reluctant to drive to Hamilton although very fancy!I unfortunately had ahair disaster and affter much reasearch Joanna was my awnser to beautiful hair color but was excepting no new clients at her Newbury St location.Giraud was an unexpected surprise gorgeous Marano Glass,European magazines,flowers slippers, champagne, no neglect to detail.The small staff were accomadating but Joanna herself is unasuming and incredibly articulate she had read my book club book but is not in a club and loves opera!That was my experiance but the hair surpassed allmy expertations natural and shiny and splurge on the kerastase treatments for shine the pink one!Best news she only wants me back in 12 weeks
Newbury St Salon in the suburbs. I drive from Boston to Hamilton just to have Joanna Giraud do my cut and color. It is worth the trip. The salon is in a great location so that if you drive the distance like me you can get a bite to eat or go shopping in some of the cute boutiques close to by.
Fabulous cut and color!. I just had my hair cut and colored by Joanna and, once again, it looks amazing. Joanna is like magic with color. Giraud Studio - from Omar and Joanna to everyone who works there - offers lots of TLC along with expertise in hair styling. There are slippers for your feet. Bubbly water, coffee or tea. Magazines galore. And you come out looking fabulous. You can get cheaper hair cuts but I find that Omar and Joanna's cuts and coloring last longer, so the expense is well worth it.
Joanna is a genius! I came to her after two terrible experiences within the past week at another salon that left my hair extremely damaged, bleached, and almost pink in color. Joanna rescued my hair and now the color looks better than it ever has. My hair also looks and feels healthy, which is a miracle after what it's been through in the past week.
The color consultation with Joanna was very thorough. She obviously takes pride in her work and is very good at it. She was able to give me thoughtful advice and really looked at me to determine what would work best with my skin tone and coloring -- this seems like common sense but unfortunately doesn't happen enough at other salons! She also helped me understand and articulate what I was looking for, and she clearly explained everything she planned to do.
The overall atmosphere in the salon was welcoming, friendly, and supportive.
I think my bad experience was actually a blessing because I wouldn't have sought out Joanna if it hadn't happened. I give her my highest recommendation and am finally done searching for the right person to do my hair!
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