108 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751635.913965 -79.057058
Depends on who you get – REVIEW 1: I had heard lots of good things about Syd's, so after moving back to Chapel Hill from New York (and getting great haircuts there!--and I am totally haircut-phobic. I cut my hair by myself for 7 years until moving to NYC), I decided to give it a try. I told Amy that I just wanted a trim and a little bit of shape to it, as I am growing my hair out. Amy made me thankful that I used to cut my own hair, because when I got home I had to fix it myself, cutting off a good two-three inches (now to my shoulders). The problem wasn't that I didn't like the style, it's that it was simply a bad haircut and that Amy used bad judgment. I do not have thick hair by any measure, but Amy thought that it would be a good idea to use thinning shears. Halfway through the haircut I got the feeling that it was more that she was having fun using those special little scissors than that she was using them to give me a good cut. Then, she cut such short layers throughout that I ended up looking like Carol Brady, the mullet years (you know, the cut that made you say, "my god, she should really just cut off that extra hangy part of her hair so that she could have a really, really cute pixie cut!!!"). Oh thank you, Amy, for making my hair so thin that it looks like I plastered it to my head! Thank you, thank you, dear Amy, for I will never have to wear a bike helmet again, as my hair looks so much like one already that any cop would mistake me for someone playing it safe! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
REVIEW 2: Oh, Gwen! You gave me the most rockin' hair color ever: super blonde that would be too sweet, except for the incredible, badass pink streaks you put in it! Gwen did exactly what I asked for, and she spent a lot of time analyzing my hair to make sure it would come out just right. Awesome!!
Best Hair Cut Ever! – I have lived in London, New York and San Francisco. I call the Triangle home now. I have been going to Syd's for severl years and am always welcomed and gvien the hair cut that I want. Sometimes I get color (yes I'm a guy) and I'm always pleased with the results. The atmosphere is fun and easy-going and the music is fun. The location is just-off Franklin street and there's always parking in their lot. The staff is friendly and offer me a latte or soda when I wait.
Great Chapel Hill place. – Syd's isn't your typical salon -- casual atmosphere and great music! Everyone who works there has tattoos and there is a gas pump in front of the building with flames painted on it. My haircut is great and she showed me how to style it. I'll be back.
RUN AWAY – I got the worst haircut and highlights---EVER...at Syd's. While the atmosphere was cool and relaxed, I left with hair that stunk (and the smell lasted for DAYS---even through like 25 washings) and I looked like I cut my hair myself. It was such a disappointment, especially after having friends who went there and had great results and paying over $200 for stinky hair. I hope I just caught things on an off day, but I am not willing to risk going back. For great hair in Chapel Hill, try Mina's....they fixed my Syd's disaster and I have been thrilled everytime I have had my hair done there. We refer to Syd's as "Syd's Mullet Shop" after my experience!!! I think guys have better luck with the hair, but the atmosphere is really chill.
Fun, hip, not too expensive. – Syd's recently upped the price of a women's cut to $30, but this is still well-below what you would expect to pay in a cosmopolitan area for something of the same quality. If you have a blunt cut or a bob, and if you want to continue sporting the same do for the next decade or so, then you should not try Syd's. However, if you are slightly more adventurous, then by all means give it a try. I see Marit now, and I have since my first appointment a year ago. She listens to what I want, but I am not afraid to trust her judgement, either. She is able to inject creativity into the cuts I have asked for, and I have seen her do this with other clients as well. I do wish they offered more services at Syd's, like maybe some waxing, but I am very happy with the cool cuts and the edgy coloring already available.
worst place to go! do not recommend it! – It is the worst place I have ever been. Don't go there. Bad service, irresponsible . Waste of money!
I always make last minute appointments... – and Syds always fits me in. I can show up early and use the wifi which I love... then I have fun with Amy. I can't stand the typical $10 super cuts deal for men... , Amy always gives me something slightly funky but tame that I enjoy and it looks good for 5-6 weeks until I think about going back.
I'm not sure what happened with reviewer 'cheetah' above but that doesn't reflect my experiences there. Great place, great people, convenient and I'm lookin' good for weeks.
best Guy's cuts around. – I just got the best haircut ever at Syd's! It's textured and interesting -- no boring cuts here, plus the music ROCKS! They showed me how to use products and listened to me. I'm definately coming back!
STAY AWAY! – OK so I saw this girl in the post office who had great cut & color and she said she got it at Syd's & loved the place. She was either looney or paid off to say this. Based on her recommendation I went and got same colorist but forgot who she said did her cut so colorist did my cut too. VERY BAD IDEA. Also make sure you like to WAIT!! Had to wait 20 minutes just to be escorted to her chair. then it took another 20 minutes just to mix my color. and the cut - what cut? It a hack job. I had to go to another salon to get the cut fixed into something workable. After talking to a couple people later about my horrendous experience I found out they too heard and saw the totally UGLY chop jobs coming from this salon. BEWARE!!!!
Best Salon on the hill! – I've been going to Syd's since there opening and have always been very satisfied with the entire experience. Men have the option of a buzzcut for $10.00 or scissor cut for $30.00. I have done both and get great reults every single time
Staff is very friendly unlike some other Chapel Hill salons and the enviroment is great.
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