Atlanta >Beauty > Too Groovy Salon
265 Ponce De Leon Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.772287 -84.378822
Mon 10:00-17:00, Tue 9:00-21:00, Wed 9:00-21:00, Thu 9:00-21:00, Fri 8:00-21:00, Sat 8:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-18:00
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
Best I've been to in a LONG Time! – I don't care what anyone says, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Too Groovy Salon! I asked someone where she gets her hair done and she said Too Groovy in Atlanta. Her hair was beautiful! Healthy, shiny, and full of body. I don't live in Atlanta, but based on the look and feel of her hair, a road trip was definitely in order.
I decided to make a transition to Natural, and not have any relaxers in my hair, to allow it to grow, and get back to really being healthy. Once I heard Too Groovy was a slaon that specializes in healthy, natural hair, and doesn't have perm on the premises, I immediately called to book an appointment.
Since I don't live in Atlanta, I called for directions, when I got turned around trying to located the salon. The receptionist was very friendly, and professional on the phone. Upon arriving, I was immediatley greeted with a smile, and water while I sat in the lobby for my stylist. Natasha.
Natasha and I briefly talked about the state of my hair, before going to the shampoo bowl. This was THE BEST SHAMPOO SERVICE I have ever received! Natasha really made sure the products deeply penetrated my scalp, and she didn't do a quick 10 minute wash (like I'm accustomed to) She took her time to massage my scalp, and ensure my hair really soaked up the products.
After shampooing she applied several conditioners on my hair and sat me under the steamer for 20 mins. My first time experiencing a steam treament, and now I'm on a mission to find someone in my city that uses it!
After rinsing the conditioner out, and blow drying and trimming my ends, I ran my fingers through my hair and was amazed. My hair felt like a Cabbage Patch Corn Silk Doll's hair! I was impresed at how straight, but great it felt.
Because my hair is growing out from a short cut from last July, it is kind of in the "in between stage," so I will say that I wasn't WOWED by the style once complete, but my hair felt AWESOME! Natasha was a professional, courtesous, and attentive stylist. She talked about all of the products she was using on my hair, and how they would benefit my hair. I was very impressed with her and the attention she gave my hair. She wrote down a list of the products she used on my hair for me to reference later.
I am trying to figure out how I can budget to go to to Atlanta to go to Too Groovy every month!! I have not been this happy with my hair at all this year until I went to Too Groovy!
Great Salon for people who want to learn to love their hair! – I've been going to Too Groovy Salon every week for almost a year now. While I started going for the professional atmosphere, I continue to go because I finally realized how important my hair is to me. When I started at this salon, I had a perm which I’d had all my life. Some months and years with my perm were good with my hair growing well but there would always come a period in time when I would suddenly have a bout with breakage. Was it my diet? Was it because I’d been wearing my hair pulled back? Was it because of stress? I never knew the reason but I’d always feel that sinking feeling knowing how long it was going to take to get my hair back in shape. In comes Tehira who showed me the benefits for me of going natural. At the beginning I fought with her, never wanting her to cut too much of the perm. I even argued that this “natural” business which in the beginning I called “nappy” was a game! And then, it happened. I finally saw the beauty of my natural hair. I saw my edges fill in, I saw my hair get thicker, I saw my hair beautiful and manageable when it’s wet and I feel the feeling of no longer worrying about breakage. So, if you want a quick do, go anywhere. If you want a real change for your hair and how you feel about it, go to Too Groovy. The stylists there are funny like Courtney, quiet like Tehira, sophisticated like Lavonne, skilled like Danny and sassy like LeShon but they all have in common that they truly care about the condition of your hair. You may not been in agreement but your hair will always be the better.
Price is not "Groovy" at all – Well.... I read reviews on all the websites about this place. They were all great ( of course )
I was told this by the stylist and receptionist...
" Girl, get it cut off, get you some bamboo earrings and a headband and just rock it like that !!!! "
If you need more reason to not go.... read further
They try to make you rock the afrocentric look, even if you are not comfortable with it.....I have NEVER cut my hair before..Natasha did at Too Groovy. And it was ugly.
She cut it bluntly all the way around and gave me a hydration treatment all for a wopping $65.00 ??????
She know she wasnt right , hiding when it came time to give me the bill
AND....Courtney came over to me when it was time to decide to get it cut and put the pressure on me, askin me questions like " how old are you? Why you hard headed you shud just get it cut?
They not as classy as they claim to be....
Ima try Curltopia
After numerous years of severe hair issues resulting from relaxers and color, and a recommendation from a family friend to try going natural via Too Groovy's magical touch, I gave them a try. I called Monday morning and was able to get a next day appointment at my time of choosing. The salon is easily accessible off of Ponce and has street as well as validated garage parking. The salon is beautifully decorated in ultra chic and trendy decor which adds to the great atmosphere. The staff readily greeted me when I entered, my stylist was waiting for me at the receptionist desk, and I immediately felt welcome. I really like how she did not immediately begin doing my hair eager to rush me out and took the time to consult with me, explain the natural process, and ask if I had any questions. The shampoo was great, with the chairs being almost upright so you don't have to strain your neck leaning backwards. I opted for a hydrating steam treatment to help with my breakage/shedding/lack of moisture problem. The style came out great and it is a huge improvement from when I first arrived at the salon. Gradually, I will cut all the relaxed hair off. Something I noticed was how EVERY client that was in there had beautiful, long, luscious hair. I had to ask my stylist do they do extensions or is this the real deal. She assured me healthy hair is their speciality, they don't do relaxers or anything, and that with patience my hair can look like that too. Now, while I do think they are over-priced and a strain on my student budget, I am going to give it a few months and see if I see some results. The service was excellent and if I had to have a con, it would be that a lot of the stylist had multiple clients at one time and would go back and forth betweent the clients meaning you or the other client would have to wait 15 minutes or so back and forth until she got caught up. This could be solved with better appointment setting by the receptionist and the stylist sticking to schedule or calling and telling the next client she is running behind.
An Unprofessional Experience – I've been a client for several months now at Too Groovy (Lenox Location). I scheduled a permanent color six weeks in advanced and on the day I went to my appointment the receptionist says, "Oh I meant to call you, we don't have the color in for your appt". If you schedule a color MAKE SURE they have it at this location. No one called me in advanced, that could have called me to spare my time and gas driving to the Buckhead location. I really felt as if they didn't care...its like the mentally is.."We have so many clients, so deal with it." I'm debating if I should continue to go there because this incident made me feel like just another head of hair....to them.
Another Location – My friend Betty and I visited Too Groovy shop on Tara Blvd in Lovejoy. A great location with plenty of parking. The staff is friendly and warm if yoy live in the area or if you don't mind the drive (30 minutes) give them a visit. What a great experience, Sir Elliott did our hair on a rainy day. (my husband loves it too). I have a perm and was really surprised how soft and silky my hair is. Betty has natural hair and it did not revert back in all the rain. This was our first trip we can't wait for the next visit.
Great Hair Experience! – I called Too Groovy Salon and Spa in Midtown after reading the great reviews and hearing the same. I explained to the receptionist that I had naturally curly hair with color and needed someone who could really do well with curly, fine, colored hair. She recommended I come in and have a consultation with SHEENA who is known at the salon for doing great hair but most importantly GREAT COLOR. I met with her and felt very comfortable with following up with a hair appt. SHEENA did not dissappoint me! She was able to match my roots to the exact shade it needed to be. My hair was washed, well conditioned and styled. She did a great blow-out and flat ironed it to perfection. I am sold on "Too Groovy"!
GREAT NATURAL HAIR! – I loved it here! A bit pricey but worth it in my opinion. Sheena was great in letting me know what i needed for my hair. I have lived in Atlanta for a little over 2 yrs and have been natural for about 3, this place is great for me and my hair! Go see them, at least until your hair is where you want it to be.
What a difference! – I started going to Too Groovy (Lenox location) in July 2007. At the time, my hair was very damage around the hairline and shedding big time. Now, with the help of Deanna (she is great!), I am getting a lot of compliments from women and men, black and white! With not having a relaxer since May 2007, my hair is at its best!!! I would have never thought about not getting a relaxer, but Deanna has proven to me that I really don't need one for my hair to be healthy. When I leave there, my hair is just so bouncy and lively. My hair has been through a vacation to the Dominican, hot Atlana weather and still is bone straight WITHOUT putting a relaxer in my hair. I am looking forwad to not having any relaxed hair, so I can do the natural wave and loose curls that my hair is capable of doing!
Great Customer Service! – I think I finally found my hair niche. I have been to over 15 salons in Atlanta since I moved here in 1999. Some salons specialized only in African American hair and some specialized in Caucasian hair but did African American hair really well. This salon has won my heart b/c it is completely African American owned and run like a well oiled machine. I am always out of there in under 2 hours, everyone in the salon is pleasant and they're not pushy at all trying to sell you products although they only sell top of the line Bumble and Bumble, Design Essentials, Chi, etc., and if I can't get in with my regular stylist they don't mind me switching up from week to week and I don't mind b/c everyone in there is really good. Also the atmosphere is quiet, clean and spa-like with soft music, hot herbal tea and water if you so desire.
Let me say that I have had a perm for the majority of my life (since 5th grade) and I am trying to go natural because of how beautiful the texture is of the other women in the salon that already are natural. My hair looks so healthy and full and feels so light without a perm and I know it's going to be the only way to get the color I want. I've seen nothing but great results from other people. It's only been about 12 weeks for me but usually I'm a every 6 week perm kind of girl. My hair looks beautiful and I'm getting way more compliments now than when I had weave down my back.
I know that Too Groovy is a little pricey but it is worth it to me to finally have a healthy head of hair. I'll be able to space out my visits more when I'm completely natural and not so worried about it breaking off.
All I can tell you is that if you don't believe me just go visit the salon for a consultation and watch all the beautiful heads of hair you will see leaving the salon- it's amazing!
Also the Spa leaves nothing to be desired. I got a prenatal massage and it was wonderful. And Kelly that does nails is awesome.
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