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  • Jonathan Chavez
    Dec 2023

    Love Kim. She’s very accommodating and a great conversationalist. Definitely would go here if you want a stylist with her heart in every cut.

  • Tina Phan
    Oct 2023

    Kim did an amazing job on my hair!! I came in for a no bleach balayage & she exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her to anyone! She is extremely knowledgeable and gave helpful tips on how to tone at home as well as how to keep my hair healthy. Her team / assistant were amazing as well! Will definitely be back!! ❤️

  • Emily C.
    Mar 2023

    Kim is the best! I have followed her ever since I came across her work and even if she moves or I move, I would still go and see her because she is the only one I trust with my hair. No one makes it look as good as her (shout out to Snow for her assistance!).

  • Karin B.
    Mar 2023

    I am just amazed! Never before has my hair been so silky smooth. It's also finally a shade of ash that no one has been able to achieve for me without over bleaching. Mimi is so gentle and kind as well as talented. Kim is definitely a very skilled artist who takes great pride in what she does. They both take their time to explain and educate you on all the options and walks you through the process. They actually listen to and respect your long term needs, your lifestyle, and your preferences! So refreshing to receive this level of collaboration. Typically at salons, I have experienced this sort of diva attitude which I've always thought to be bizarre. And then would often feel rushed as well. So instead of feeling like a "project" Mimi and Kim exuded genuine care--almost like family who care and are going to look out for you. The staff here are so friendly, open, humble, and honest. Thank you Kim and Mimi for a wonderful experience, your courtesy, and finally some beautiful, silky hair! I absolutely love it!

  • Alejandra S.
    Mar 2023

    This was my second time visiting the salon and had a great outcome. Mimi worked so hard on my ash brown balayage, Brazilian Blowout and cut. Love my hair! Thank you Mimi!

  • Sarah T.
    Mar 2023

    do not come here for a haircut... this was the most bizzarre experience i have ever had and completely not worth the $60 I was charged. I came here for a trim because I couldn't get an appointment from my regular hair stylist for a couple weeks. BIG MISTAKE.- Ice*(?) "washed" my hair so fast. I asked if she was really done because there was no massaging in of the shampoo at all. She told me some people don't like their scalp being scratched. I wasn't asking for her to scratch my scalp but was my hair properly.. She said she would redo washing my hair and continued to pump SIX pumps of shampoo all around my head. My scalp has been breaking out and dried out because of this. A week later and it's still recovering from all the excess product she failed to wash out!- After she washed my hair, she put product into my damp hair. She balled up my ends with the product, tangling my hair so much. I have bleached hair from babylights (not done here) and this is not how you treat it.- After she blow dried my hair, the lady that i initially spoke to when i entered, came over to cut it. She was the most rough person ever. She brushed my hair out so cut it and everytime she hit a tangled patch, she ripped the brush out of my hair causing so much damage. She blamed it on my dry hair and suggested I get a brazillian blow out for my damaged hair. My hair has never been so tangled and its because of how they handled it!!- I showed her my inspo pic, just face framing layers and keep the length in the back. My hair at the end looked NOTHING like the picture. She basically kept my current hair cut style and trimmed off an inch or two.- She went to style my front pieces with a curler and was so rough. I kept hearing the curler clamp really hard and she would get it close to my face. Mind you, she was talking to another client while doing this so not paying full attention while using this hot tool. I am so thankful i did not get burned.-Before leaving, i asked for some hair oil. She told me to sit down in her chair and she would apply it. SHE SMACKED THE HAIR OIL INTO MY HAIR. i kid you not. she held my hair with one hand and continued to clap her hands hard (with my hair in between). I ran out of there so fast.

  • Angela Y.
    Mar 2023

    Unlike most hairstylists this days, Kim truly see's hair styling as an art and is constantly perfecting her skillset.The first time I came to Kim was after getting a terrible haircut (uneven bangs & layers) that was unflattering to my face and made me look like I had a mushroom head. My normal stylist moved away and my hair isn't typical to the texture and density of most asian hair, so I'm constantly disappointed when I try new places.I was immediately blown away by Kim's knowledge in hair texture, density, color, etc. I could also see how intentionally she ran her business and was really impressed. After speaking to her more, I also began to see how invested and passionate she really is about her craft. She was a perfectionist with my hair cut and really saved it.The second time I came to Kim was for my boyfriend's hair. He had given up on barbers/stylists because no one could manage to follow his instruction and give him the cut he wanted. He's resorted to just doing a same length trim all around (which looked terrible), because he didn't want to spend money for something he didn't like. He was also blown away by how masterfully Kim worked with his hair and at the end of the appointment told me that he didn't think he'd ever go anywhere else. After we left the salon, he looked at me and said he felt like himself. I caught him looking at himself in the mirror a lot that week and I know he was happy to look good.Here are some things I love about Kim: she asks tons of questions so that she understands what you want she sees each person's hair as unique in texture, density, etc and takes time to understand it she educates you on your own hair throughout the process she's no b******** she never makes me feel like she's selling me anything or lying to please me she's compassionate. my bf doesnt use product, but said that he'd consider trying and she immediately handed over the bottle in her hand and said he should take it to try (no charge) super flexible and accomodating for scheduingI honestly think that Kim is a goldmine. I'm so happy to have found a new stylist for both my boyfriend and I and don't see myself going anywhere else again. She's a true artist!

  • Jill S.
    Mar 2023

    Well Kim did it again! Another great color transformation and cut! This was my second visit to Modern Balayage Hair Salon (my first visit was in November) and if I could give them more stars I would! I am "embracing my gray." Kim has made this process so easy! She is all about the health of your hair and explains the process throughly. I'm so happy to have found her! She is a true artist!

  • Diana X.
    Mar 2023

    This is my second time going to Kim's salon, and I left with amazing hair that I was super satisfied with. Both Mimi and Kim worked on my hair. Mimi was very attentive and gentle that I almost fell asleep hahah, and Kim also made sure I really got the color I wanted! Highly recommend coming to this place :) Prices are fair as well for the quality of service and end result! Will definitely be back for my next session.

  • A B.
    Mar 2023

    I'VE FINALLY FOUND MY GO-TO SALON IN OC!!! Mimi and Kim worked their magic on my hair and nailed the exact ashy color that I wanted it to be! I'm so so happy. Mimi is so sweet and also did an amazing job on my haircut. She finally gave me my layers back that previous stylists always seemed to skip over. Kim is super knowledgeable and very honest and will make sure you get the result you're looking for. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair from now on. Making the drive from south OC is well worth it!

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Modern Balayage Hair Salon

10515 West McFadden Avenue # 105, Santa Ana

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Monday: 10AM - 9PMTuesday: 10AM - 9PMWednesday: 10AM - 9PMThursday: 10AM - 9PMFriday: 10AM - 9PMSaturday: 10AM - 9PMSunday: 10AM - 9PM