Durham >Beauty > Peek-a-Do!
7011 Fayetteville Rd #106, Durham, NC | Directions 2771335.901719 -78.939241
Mon-Tue, Fri 10am-6pm
We had a great experience on Saturday at Peek-a-Do. My daughter is 3 1/2 and this was her first haircut. Donna was extremely patient and friendly with my daughter even though she was crying up a storm and falling out on the floor. She explained everything she was doing. Her hair turned out great. She was moving around and Donna took her time to make sure it was straight. Very pleased with the experience and the staff.
Quite possibly the worst haircut experience ever. I took my son in for a simple "bang trim" last night. The stylist was waiting on the for us on the bench when we walked in, and looked half-asleep. She was nice enough, but I think she was still half-asleep during the haircut. His bangs were very uneven and jagged. I'm having to take him somewhere else today to get this disaster fixed. I'm upset with myself for not noticing this until we got home (I guess you want to just trust people), and furious at the salon for wasting my time and money. Avoid this place.
I don't usually write reviews, but I visited Peek-a-Do today. I did so despite the bad reviews because my little guy does NOT do well in a regular salon. I was desperate!
Tasha cut his hair and did a great job. She was very friendly and patient with him. We were very pleased with his haircut and will definitely go back again.
I'm not sure if they've changed stylists or what, but if you haven't been in a while, you might want to give them another chance.
Avoid this place at all costs is a right statement! I'm not even sure if they are certified to cut hair! My 2 year old's first hair cut was at their old location, they did ok. So I tried them a second time and they did a horrible job. I thought what the heck I'll request a new person at this new location and explain how bad of a job they did the last time and hope for a better experience. Not a smart idea! I have tried to fix the horrible uneven hair cut - 3 to 4 times in the past day- to save my self from embarrassment in school and public! AVOID THIS PLACE at least for toddlers.
AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS! – We were SO excited about our son's first haircut (even thought he prices were astronomical!) We brought our camera and were ready for a great experience. Then a tattoo covered woman with a big attitude came out looking for "Amanda". She was looking at us and I told her his name was Sutter, she paused, didn't even LOOK at him and said "ok, come on". Not one word hello to us or my son. He was so nervous and not once did she speak the ENTIRE time or try to comfort him. She sprayed him in the face quite a few times with her water bottle and it made him cry each time. Finally, I decided to hold him while she finished because he was miserable and made her just stop. AVOID this place!!! Even witnessing this scene, no manager or owner stepped in or said a word. We will NEVER go here again!
Bad Bad Bad Party Experience – We had my little girl’s birthday party at Peek-a-Do this year and I was beyond extremely disappointed. I found them by Googling “little girl spa party” and on the website the salon looked warm and inviting and the party package sounded great. I paid $300 for my daughter and three friends to have the “salon all to themselves for 1½ hours” receive an “up-do and mini manicure” as well as a craft project, custom cupcakes and sparkling cider.
When I booked the party I found out that you only get the salon all to yourself because you have to wait until the salon closes at night. The party wouldn’t start until 5:30 PM. I wasn’t happy about that but I booked the party anyway.
When we arrived, there was only one nail tech and one hair stylist there. So the girls would have to take turns. They split up into the hair and nails stations and two girls were lead to a fold-out table so they could paint a wood trinket box.
The “mini-manicure” was nothing more than a coat of paint. They didn’t soak the little girls’ fingers or push back their cuticles or file the ragged nail edges. They didn’t even clean under their dirty fingernails! That’s not my idea of a manicure - “mini” or any other kind. And the polish wasn’t even done well.
But the “up-do” was the absolute worst part. The woman doing their hair was Tequilla and she looked unhappy, menacing and intimidating the entire night. She wasn’t kind or engaging. She didn’t even speak to my daughter or the other girls. She didn’t ask my daughter what she wanted her hair to look like, she just started combing and pulling. Right away I noticed my daughter wincing in pain. Knowing she would be too shy to speak up, I stepped in and told the stylist that my daughter was tender headed. She said, “I’ll try to be easier.” That was the only thing that woman said all night. When she was finished, she spun my daughter around in the chair and I was SHOCKED by what I saw. I was expecting a prom or wedding type up-do. Something soft and pretty and appropriate for a seven year old little girl. Instead she ended up with some indescribably strange configuration. She had tight corn-row braids on the top left side of her head. The right side was molded into stiff curls that hung in front of her eye, and the back was in a very tight twist. All of this was shellacked with something thicker than hairspray and then gold glitter. Each girl who climbed into the chair climbed out with a more Ghetto Fabulous do. It was awful. And besides looking freakish, the hairdos were also painful. Within an hour each little girl was begging me to take their hair down. The tiny rubber bands were so tight in their hair that I had to cut them out with tiny, sharp fingernail scissors. And I pulled 26 bobby pins out of one little girls head. 26!
As for the rest of the party, the cupcakes were still in the grocery store plastic package and the sparkling cider was served in plain plastic Solo cups. Why you would serve sparkling cider and not put it in a plastic champagne flute or at least a clear cup so the girls could see the bubbles?
I just can’t express how disappointed I am. I ended up spending even more money that night, buying each girl a bracelet and necklace at the salon before we left – trying to make it up to them because I knew they were disappointed too. I was going to call or write the salon owners to complain about our experience but they’re closed temporarily because they lost their lease on the building.
The manager, Donna was our liaison the night of the party and she was very nice. And they do have some cool and interesting toys and jewelry around for the kids if you’re willing to pay even more. Those are about the only good things I have to say about it. I certainly don’t feel like I got $300 worth of party. I wrote this review in an attempt to save another mom from making the same mistake. This salon is a wonderful idea. I hope the owners step in and change things.
Rude Receptionist – I tried to schedule an appointment for a mother-daughter mani using a LivingSocial voucher. The lady who answered the phone said they were not going to schedule any such appointments anymore. Anyway, I found the lady (Alison, Alicia, .... ?) to be surly. If this is how they talk to prospective clients on the phone, then I don't think service at the site will be good.
Horrible Experience – I took my 14 month son for his first haircut and it was the worst experience I've ever had in a hair salon. Since this is a salon catered to children, I expected the stylist to actually be somewhat good with children. The stylist did not engage my son nor did she smile throughout the entire visit.
The stylist did not seem like she had any experience cutting hair, let alone any specialized training in cutting children's hair. The stylist cut the front of his hair straight across so it looks like a "bowl cut." His hair is also cut unevenly throughout making it look like he has bald spots. She then cut his ear and rolled her eyes when I asked her if she had any antiseptic.
This was an absolute horrible experience with a horrible stylist who has no business cutting hair for children or otherwise.
Peek-a-don't – Let me preface by saying, I've brought my children here off and on for years. My daughter wanted her haircut badly so despite my better judgment, I got her haircut by someone who hasn't cut her hair before.
Most of my daughter's chair time was basically chastising antics about how the stylist should charge me $20 for a detangling fee. I've never had anyone charge me for that <or heard of such a thing>!! The entire time was rushed. <Side note: How do you expect to give a good cut 2 children in 30 minutes? That's not enough time.>
My daughter liked her cut so I bit my tongue and the stylist and I agreed on an $11 detangling fee. Since her haircut ran almost 30 minutes another stylist had to do my son's hair <thank goodness and thank you Felicia - well done and that's the only reason why this isn't a 1 star rating review>.
When I was waiting for my son to finish up I took a few pics of my daughter. I DIDN'T look at the back. When we got home to "show daddy" I realized...her hair wasn't cut evenly!!! The left side was shorter than the right! It looks like she was cutting on a slant. I took a picture and uploaded it. It's in the Peek-a-do gallery <pink shirt>. It is my fault for not checking my daughter's hair and making sure it was up to par before leaving so I take responsibility and ownership for that.
Having said all of that, my bill was $51 - for 2 kids 'cuts and an $11 detangling fee!!!!!!!!!!! I could have just taken them to the Hair Clips down the street for $6.99 cut. They could have done a better job and with the extra money, I could have taken the entire family out to dinner.
I'll be looking for another hair salon to take my children in the future. Bummed because the location is great but the prices and talent aren't worth the experience!.
Cute concept.....POOR EXECUTION. – My husband and I were very excited to take our 15 month old to have his 1st haircut and decided that we would go ALL out and purchase the 1st haircut package, valued $26. Please save your money!!!!!!! While the stylist was very nice and friendly, I can't say the same of our overall experience. Since this is a kid's salon, you would expect a certain expection on overall cleanliness and good hygeine. Our son was given two hair combs to entertain himself which he placed in his mouth and continually dropped.....neither the combs nor the child's seat were cleaned and were promply used on the next child.....SHOULDN"T A SALON LIKE THIS BE CONCERNED ABOUT "LICE". I was totally grossed out.....Had this equipment been previously used on another child without cleaning then used on my child too? The haircut was mediocre, the wait for photos and "certificate" (a 4x6 card), plus lock of hair took an additional 20 minutes to wait for.....Will I go back.....NO!!!!!
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