Atlanta >Beauty > Carina Mia
1512 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031833.796236 -84.416224
Neighborhoods: Northside, Northside, Berkeley Park
Why can't you keep your stylists? – I have had my hair colored here a half dozen times and have always enjoyed the experience. Then I am told that the stylist that usually colors my hard to cover gray hair has left and that Olga would be doing my hair. Olga left chunks of hair uncolored. When I asked her (and the owner) about fixing it, I was told that my hair was gray and hard to color (duhh, isn't that YOUR job?)... your other stylist that left your salon could cover it just fine. Then, both Olga and the owner tried to blame the recently departed stylist by saying that they used the same formula that she had used and that obviously it had been wrong. Thanks for an overpriced no quality dye job. I will never go back to this salon.
VERY HELPFUL! – I have been a client for some time at this salon. I have gone through many of the stylists and such. But, I completely fell in love with one in particular, TARA. She is exciting, professional, always seemed to care about me and my hair. When Tara left the salon I really wanted to follow her so I inquired with the owner Carina, she was very helpful in letting me know that TARA was now at Melange Hair Studio 404.622.8255. I am very grateful for her being so nice about it. Kudos to her! Thanks Carina. If i need to make a change I will know where to go.
Horrendous experience – I went to Carina Mia on the advice of a co-worker- that was bad advice. I arrived and my stylist began to work on my hair- messily, very messily. There was hair dye splattering everywhere- the chair, the floor, me. I ended up with blue on my face which I did not see until my car mirror and they did not mention, brown on my pants which I am hoping comes out, and brown up and down my arms. The stylist managed to do an okay job but not before the owner could interrupt and inspect my hair like a piece of red meat and then make snide comments about my haircut and try to press products on me ( I am going to buy what I am going to buy). To top it all off- they charged me over one hundred dollars more than the price I expected to pay from the website. They charged me a senior stylist price for a full foil when I asked for a partial foil with a junior stylist. Ridiculous! I go to the salon to feel good and beautify myself- don't go here unless you just want to see red!
Carina 'Disappointment' Mia Hair Studio – Over the years I have traveled the globe and have been to many salons around the world. Now that I am based out of Atlanta, I decided that I would only go to the best of the best. While the salon is fairly stylish and somewhat convenient in location, I have never been so insulted and disappointed. I met a lovely and talented stylist by the name of Tara when I was going there. Just recently, I was contacted by Carina the owner 5 times within a matter of three days and told that Tara is on a permanent leave of absence. What is the exact definition of 'permanent leave of absence'? I was also informed that Olga would be taking care of me instead....... or NOT....... It is MY choice to continue attending your salon, not yours. The only reason I continued attending this salon was because of Tara. I managed to overlook being treated poorly by the owner on several occasions. I don't understand how an owner can give the cold shoulder one minute, only to turn around and ask that I remain a loyal client. Loyalty goes BOTH WAYS.
I am a business owner myself. I am proud to say that I have actually kept all 246 of my employees (ie: zero turnover). Every staff member and client is treated with utmost respect and kindness. I have been offended and will not be returning. My hair will go without until I find Tara.
A little advice Carina... Learn how to run an honest business. You'll miraculously find that you'll actually keep employees and clients if you do so.
best hair I've ever had! – I've been going to Carina's for almost 2 years and have always loved what they've done to my hair. They have seen me through everything from cutting off 6 inches of hair and going from blond to brunette. Whenever I can afford it, I get Carina to do my hair because she's awesome, but all the other stylists have done fabulous jobs as well. It is a little pricey, but I have had some very bad haircuts over the years so I am more than happy to pay extra for great hair. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of a good stylist.
Ask about experience...... – I can"t believe the time and money I spent to have this hair. It is not what I wanted. I tried to get an appointment on Tuesday and the person who answers the phone said they were closed on tuesdays.(The website says open). I paid senior stylists prices and spent half a day there getting my color and haircut. It isn"t that difficult. I was very disappointed all the way around. From making the appointment to leaving with having paid way to much. What can I do? I won't be returning. HELP.
Great Haircut and color – Nanocon- What stylist are you looking for? I used to work there and still keep in touch with several of the stylists.
Carina is a very talented stylist and I highly recommend the salon.
BEST HIGHLIGHTS ANYWHERE!!!! – I read about Carina Mia Hair Studio in several magazines listing them as one of the top salons in the country. That says a lot so I decided to give them a try. They told me what I needed and I tried it.. I assume they are the professionals, right ? Well, after a total color overhaul , I was thrilled ! Everyone at work is raving about my hair ! I get compliments daily from my friends, husband and even strangers ! I was in the grocery store and someone stopped me and asked me who did my color!! That has never happened to me and I have been to all the best places in Atlanta !! Now it happens regularly whether I am shopping or just out for dinner. Our waitress the other night told me that she loves my hair while we were ordering dinner ! I appreciate all the time that everyone took with me.. They were very warm and freindly, not like some of the cold places I have been too...! I'm looking forward to going back for my next service and getting another great head massage !!! Most of all, MY COLOR LOOKS INCREADIBLE !!!
Best for curly hair – All you thick curly hair people know how hard it is to get a great cut especially in a high humid place like Atlanta. As a transplant from New York, I have spent a huge amount of time and money going to 'the best of Atlanta'. At the end, all my cuts by the best look HUGE and frizzy like something from a bad 80s flick.
You see it in the stylist face as they try to tame the curls they just cut. They always end up running to their next customer or to the back of the salon knowing that everything they said about how wonderful they are with curly hair, and this will be the best ever are untrue you look really look awful. You get up from the chair and with tears in your eyes get dressed go to the counter to pay. The people at the counter give you that same look and you leave. You go home try to wet the curls down and your husband gives you that pity look. I have had so many of these bad hair cuts that my husband never bat an eye at me when I said that I was going home to New York for a haircut.
Carina at Carina Mia hair studio has come through on her promises. Not only did I get the best haircut ever I left feeling beautiful. My curly locks bounced with joy. Each curl was defined and happy. All you curly tops know exactly what I am talking about. My husband met me out for dinner after Carina did her magic and he gave me that look. Not the one of pity but that longing look you got when you first met. He said you look beautiful and I love your hair even before he knew I went to a salon. I went back the next week for a color. I had high expectation after such a fabulous cut. Again, Carina exceeded my expectations. My slightly grey a little too brassy hair now has a beautiful chestnut hue not one bit of brass and the color was full of depth and shine.
I highly recommend Carina Mia Hair studio. A Great location, friendly staff and Carina with her talent and magical scissors IS the best of Atlanta.
Even The Admiral Complimented My Hair – I currently work with the Navy....and even the Admiral stopped and noticed my hair. Carina has a gift....I love my hair!!
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