Carrboro >Beauty > Beehive
102 E Weaver St, Carrboro, NC | Directions 2751035.910683 -79.071521
I have had a love hate relationship with my hair for nearly my whole life. It's curly, and most of the time, when going to a salon, unless the stylist actually has curly hair, there's little effort to understand how mine behaves or the tricks I've learned over a lifetime of battling with it. For a while in college, I resorted to cutting my own hair since most of the time I overpayed for a haircut that was never even much better than what I could do. Cutting curly hair is difficult--if you can do that well, then I can't even imagine what you could do with other types.
Gray, a stylist at the Beehive, is the first stylist I've ever had who seemed to really care about me being 150% happy. She spent a ton of time studying how my hair behaves, what works for my face (including hair coloring for my skintone). She really cares about how you feel afterwards and encourages you to go home, feel how the cut behaves, and let her know if there are any adjustments that need to be made. That meant a lot! I'm an absolute perfectionist when it comes to hair, and Gray is the first stylist I've ever had that I trust implicitly. She has a fine arts background, and it shows because her haircuts never look cookie-cutter. A friend of mine also goes to her, and her hair looks the best I've ever seen it too.
Basically, what it comes down to was that Gray is a stylist who approaches hair styling as an art that is very different for ever person. I've never been happier with my hair and I'm already dreading the day when I move to a new town and lose her :(
Especially great for curly hair cuts! – I have had my hair cut by Gray at the Beehive for being styled straight and to be styled curly (my hair is naturally curly/wavy) and I ALWAYS love how she cuts it. In addition to cuts, she does great color and is a natural artist for coloring hair, even for simple colors. The space has a good location for watching the world go by as you get your hair done.
Sweet as Honey! – I love this quaint, trendy salon! The staff members are super friendly and I always feel welcome. A wide variety of people get there hair done here, whether they are rockers or more on the conservative side, and there is never a pretentious air. Diane does my hair and she always does a great job on my cut/color! There is minimal parking, but WHO CARES?!?....I'd rather walk, due to its super convient location.
A great cut – I've been going here since shortly after I moved to Carrboro over a year ago. I recently moved to Raleigh, and drive back to Carrboro for my haircuts. Lori gives me a great cut that requires little styling and grows out beautifully. A little more expensive than some places, but this hair cut would go for $150-200 in a bigger city. Never tried another stylist here, so I can only speak for Lori's skills. >>>>
Update: Lori has sold the salon and moved to Colorado. I went back here one last time for a cut with another stylist, who was a friend of the new owner. That haircut was teh s*ck. Seriously, it looked awful. My lawnmower could give better haircuts. Apparently, being friends with the owner is more important than having any actual talent or skill when applying for a position at this salon.
Sidenote: OMG, s*ck is a bad word too? This is ridiculous. I guess only good reviews are allowed on citysearch. This website bl*ws!
Overpriced – Although I liked the free spirit of this salon, they charged me $190 for an all over color and cut. My hair was neither styled nor blow dried, and I left the salon with wet hair. The color of my hair looked nearly identical to the color I came in with. A stench came from the backroom every time the door was opened. It smelled like garbarge nearly the entire time I was there. I had to wait to get my hair washed because an employee was busy washing her hair. Very unprofessional and overpriced. My stylist was very polite, but the services received were far less than satifactory. I will never return, nor would I recommend the beehive to anyone.
A big plus – The Beehive is wonderful. There was a massive upheaval & most of the problem employees have gone. I always have wonderful service & the new staff members are great!
I was a wee bit disgruntled. – The cut itself was decent, but I was surprised that my stylist didn't style my hair at all or put any products in it. I was actually embarrassed of my hair when I walked out. It ended up looking like I had just airdried it or slept on it. I expected a lot more. I wouldn't recommend it.
Try it – Rita cut and colored my hair- and I loved it! Very up with the new styles, and the cut grew out beautifully. Everyone should try the Beehive- just don't have anything planned for afterwards.
Sorry - no honey here! – Service is poor here and some of the staff is snobby. Do not want to pass judgement on the whole staff but two stylists have caused me to boycott this salon by 1) making rude comments about passers-by 2) not fitting me in when I was told that a correction would be possible in a couple of days and 3) scheduling appointments too close together, and running late, and 4) generally poor etiquette for what I consider an "urban" salon!
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