Hair clients said...
"You know what I like about coming here, Shai? When I leave, my hair doesn’t look like I was at a salon that styled my hair too much. You style it to look natural but with a certain je ne sais quoi." -Vicky, long hair, 2019
“Hi Shai, I wanted to call and say thank you because you were on my mind the whole time I was on the road last week. Despite changing continents and climates my hair has looked fantastic every single day since you cut it. This is a haircut of a lifetime. I seriously have never had such a good haircut. I get constant compliments. No matter what I do it looks great. I’m actually wearing it down more than ever and I totally love it.” -Alexandra, 2017
"After many years of searching for somebody in Vancouver who could give me a haircut as good as the ones I have had at salons in NY and SF, I have found my answer! ” Shai managed to give me a haircut that not only looked fabulous on the first day, but has really held up well for more than six weeks. All of that, and she has a lovely, bright, and totally unpretentious studio, and is a lovely person herself. Definitely a keeper. And I no longer have to cross the border for a haircut!” -Alexandra, 2016, on a social media forum
"I've had many different hairstyles in my life, from one-length halfway down my back, to super short pixie. The best cuts I've had in my life are Shai's. She has a magical skill in cutting your hair so you don't have to fight to style it or use tons of product....Her cuts grow out so well. " -Lisa C., 2011, on social media
"Shai is good at creating a style that will work with my hair & my lifestyle. I've always found her cuts grow out really well & I often get compliments on my hairstyle for months after a cut with her. She's great to chat with & her studio is a lovely place to hang out--great music. She's been cutting my hair for six or seven years now--I highly recommend her." -Lisa C., 2015, social media
“Shai, the first time you cut it, it didn’t look that different than before, but the next day when I washed it every hair fell into place. That was the difference and why I came back when I was in Vancouver again. You cut every hair where it belongs.” -Jacqueline, short haircut, 2015
“I get depressed about my hair. It’s so frizzy that I wear it in a ponytail all the time, and there is so much grey hair that I have to colour it every 2 weeks. I don’t know what to do or how to find someone who does in my city. People just sell me products that don’t work. That’s why I’m here.” -Prasanna, long hair, Seattle, 2017
1 month later:
“Hi Shai, you won’t believe how many compliments I got on the haircut and new colour. I am totally loving it and I’m keeping it the colour you did [to blend with the grey better]. Also, I love the Kevin Murphy anti-frizz products. Thank you. Your clients are lucky to live close to you. I will hopefully see you next year.” -Prasanna, long hair, Seattle, 2017
"I got so many compliments on my hair. I have never gotten compliments on my hair in my entire LIFE." -Ida, short haircut, colour to grow-out grey, 2020
“I still think about the haircut you did for me years ago, Shai. I’ve finally found someone here (in San Francisco) to cut my hair the way I like. My husband says I’m picky but I tell him, ‘No, once you’ve had a good cut, you can tell the difference; Shai in Vancouver was able to cut my hair.’ ” -Elanne, short haircut, 2015
“Since I’ve been coming to you, so many people compliment me on my hair and that it always sits so well.” -A.J, 2019
“Shai, since I’ve known him, he’d only had 2 good haircuts in 9 years and yours was one of them. It’s hard to find people who can cut his hair. He’ll be coming to you for as long as you keep cutting.” -Dean, 2013. As of 2020, he’s still getting haircuts with Shai.
“After moving to Vancouver from Calgary, I looked long and hard for a new hair stylist and tried many different options before finding Shai. She is very straight forward and honest, provides great suggestions and is very reasonably priced for downtown Vancouver.” -Faiz, man's short haircut, on social media, 2014
“People are surprised I drive into the city for haircuts. It was always a battle for me to do my hair. I never had good hair until now that I’ve been seeing you, Shai.” –Tracy, 2017 & 2019