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05/08/11Provided by Citysearch
maybe for men's cuts they are better...but after a cut and 2 redos from 2 stylists including a ""master"" stylist, i looked like a lawn mower attacked me. On the plus side..the location is good if live in midtown..and they did call me to ask if I was happy with my initial cut which I thought was very professional...and my hair looked good after being styled (curly) every time when I left and then I would go home to use my flat iron to see what was really going on...I cannot for the life of me figure out what the vision was....it was a really depressing experience. A la mode saved my hair.
04/15/11Provided by Citysearch
I absolutely love Lindsay Block, who is at both the midtown and west midtown locations. I started going to Lindsay in 2007 when I first moved to Atlanta, and I haven't gone anywhere else since. My hair has never looked so good. She is awesome!
02/19/11Provided by Citysearch
Erika Audrey managed to turn one of the worst haircuts of my life into something fabulous, on the very first visit! That was a year and a half ago, and I've been going to her ever since. I give her carte blanche each time. I value her opinion and expertise, and I'm always ecstatic with the results.
02/12/11Provided by Citysearch
I always look forward to my appointments at Helmut Salon! The group that greets you as you first walk in the door is always so friendly. My stylist, Erika Audrey is very knowledgeable about hair color and cuts. For the first time in many, many years, my hair makes me happy. I receive compliments on it all the time now. Not only is Erika an expert in her field, but she is a joy to be around. She is super friendly and easy to talk to. The Loyalty Point system is an added bonus as they help me stick to a reasonable budget!
07/02/10Provided by Citysearch
I've been going to Helmet Salon for years now. I visit Erika Audrey each time. I used to have long hair, which she did a great job on, but I finally took the plunge and let her cut it all off last summer. I've kept it short since-- it's so easy to style and so much more interesting! Erika always has a different method of cutting it -- whether by scissors, razor, or even clippers -- and I always leave feeling ecstatic about how it looks. Erika also takes care of my brows -- something I wish I had started doing years and years ago. I am so happy I finally have a stylist who I trust, and recommend her and the others at this salon!!
I have struggled with the curly mess I call my hair since childhood. It has been nearly impossible for me to find someone in Atlanta that can manage my curls. Being an Arab woman my hair texture is somewhat unique and many stylists are not up to the challenge and lack experience.
When I discovered Helmet Salon in Midtown and the genius that resides there, Miss Erika Audrey my life changed forever. She herself having naturally wavy hair and her knowledge and expertise working with us curly haired people she was able to offer me something no one ever has.
My first consultation with Erika Audrey was like love at first sight when it comes to hair. She listened to my concerns, the time I can put into my hair, and what my hopes were to begin my journey to better hair. She was eager to ease all my hair worries and break my self-conscious state of mind.
My first visit I was given the best haircut I have ever received. Allowing for my curls to have bounce and structure she also was able to give me a hairstyle I could wear straight. She deep conditioned my hair after putting elegant highlights that farmed my face. She continued by blowing my curls out straight, again the best I’ve ever had. My hair was soft and flowy and I felt like a movie star. This was all on my first visit.
I have been a dedicated client to Miss Erika Audrey for years now. Since she is ever expanding her knowledge in the world of hair she introduced me to the miracle treatment Keratin recently put on the scene. This treatment works miracles for creating soft, frizz free hair on any hair type. During these hot summer months it is my new miracle cure.
I often joke with Erika that if I ever move out of Atlanta I’m taking her with me. You will feel the same after just one visit with this hair master! Our next endeavor is adding some hair extensions in my hair for highlights! Never a dull moment with Erika. She keeps your hair relationship spicy! Go see her!
01/19/10Provided by Citysearch
Marianne Carlina is the best stylist I've ever had. She's an extremely talented colorist and her cuts are amazing! She recently styled my hair for a very special occasion, and she tamed my frizzy hair no problem! If anyone is looking for a new stylist, you are sure to be more than satisfied with what Marianne gives you.
12/19/09Provided by Citysearch
I have been seeing Lindsay for close to 5 years now; I've followed her from previous salons to Helmet Midtown, and I absolutely love her. She always knows exactly what to do with my hair, and I can honestly say, I've never had a bad haircut in the 5 years I've been seeing her... We've gone short, long, and everywhere in between, and it's always great! I get tons of compliments on my hair, and trust Lindsay completely to do whatever she wants with my hair. I carry tons of her cards around in my purse because people always ask who cuts my hair, even strangers. She is just fabulous!
12/05/09Provided by Citysearch
Oh Melanie Bell, what can I say of thee? I can not live without you!.
Not only is she the best colorist that I've ever been to, I always love the way she cuts and styles my hair. It's difficult to find someone that can do both so well, and she has truly mastered the art.
I have given her carte blanche with my hair and she's taken me in directions that I may have not considered and it always ends up looking fabulous. I trust her vision completely, but I've also taken photos to her and she's cut my hair they way I wanted it with a few suggestions to fit my face. She's saved me from bad ideas and always has great recommendations.
Her approach can be direct, but its just to determine what your style is. I will not let anyone else touch my hair. She is the best in town, hands down.
08/15/09Provided by Citysearch
I did a ton of research for stylists who cut naturally curly hair and ultimately decided on Malaika at Helmet. Talk about being in the hands of a true professional! Malaika made me feel completely at ease as we went through quite a comprehensive haircut. She has a masterful technique and my hair looks great. I will definitely be back and I whole heartedly recommend her to anyone having difficulty with their naturally curly hair. I actually have a hair style now!! Thanks Malaika!!
08/12/09Provided by Citysearch
Emily Hughes at Helmet Midtown is fantastic! I just moved to Atlanta from California –where I lived in LA and then San Francisco. I was very sad to leave my stylist in SF and thought I would have a hard time finding a stylist who was as great as those I went to in LA and San Fran. Happily, Emily did not disappoint. – I have somewhat difficult, thick, curly hair which is also highlighted blond. Emily did a fantastic job coloring my hair blond and blending it with the color I already had. It is now a beautiful, natural looking blond. She also did an incredible job with the cut and styling my thick curly hair. It is nice to have a stylist who is great at both the color and the cut, I have usually always gone to separate stylists for these services which at times is a scheduling difficulty. The salon, Helmet, was also friendly, stylish and parking was no problem (and on a Sat. afternoon at that). I am so glad my search for a salon and stylist is over. Thanks, Emily!
08/06/09Provided by Citysearch
CJ is amazing!! I decided to try her over the drive through manicures I had been getting. I just wanted a simple shape and buff. I got all that (and great conversation) last Friday. THE AMAZING thing is that it's now the following Thursday and it looks like I got my manicure yesterday. I have had manicures across the country - often spending ridiculous money and, have never had a manicure last this long. HIGHLY recommend her and I will be going back for a pedicure.
07/16/09Provided by Citysearch
I took my chances with Helmet's Loft Program at the Highlands location. I just moved to Atlanta and was intent on finding a good stylist here but didn't want to spend big bucks on someone (and a salon) I knew nothing about and had never been to before. I saw a facebook advertisement for the Loft program and called. They made an appointment for me with Laura Meehan and I absolutely can not say enough how wonderful she is! She was warm and welcoming, listened to my wants openly, and then gave me dream hair.
1) The cut itself is top top-notch. She was a perfectionist with it and it shows. I have long hair almost down to my elbows and she got it precisely even at the ends.
2) I told her I didn't want to cut my bangs b/c I'm letting them grow out (they were blunt cut.) She nodded, and thought about it while finishing my blow-dry and then suggested that i let her thin them out a little so they don't grow out so blocky. Another stylist would have just said fine and left it or they would have been pushy about cutting them.
3) My hair, after she styled it, cascaded down my back and was super-straight, shiny, and smooth. My hair tends to frizz and wave within minutes of flat-ironing it but it stayed straight and smooth like that for days!! (even though I went to a 5-hour-long pool party in 95 degree weather right after I left my appointment!!!) My hair usually starts snagging itself and getting a little tangly after a few hours but it continued to lie perfectly straight and smooth for days.
4.) She walked me through every single step I needed to take to recreate the look (and I HAVE been mostly able to--I think the last ingredient is her flat iron, which neither she nor i can find again)
5.) She was helpful throughout my session, talking to me about different brushes, flat-irons, product, etc. I never got even the slightest notion that she was trying to sell me anything--just that she really did care about helping me to make my hair look its best and be healthy. I have never been a product person. Most of the product I buy from hair salons turns out making my long, straight hair oily or heavy or hard or brittle, etc, so I have just avoided product for years now. B&B grooming and straighten are two products that she used on me (along with the tonic) that I bought samples of and will definitely buy the big bottles of next time b/c they do what a product SHOULD do, which is to make your hair more manageable/pliable without making a nuisance of itself. My hair retains its softness with these products and I can run my hands through my hair all day long without it becoming greasy or tangled from sticky product
6.) I have never ever ever gone to a stylist to get my hair styled (except for updo's, of course, but I mean every-day life.) I would DEF go to her and spend the money to have her make my hair look and feel like that again if I had an event to go to.
In short, if you're a little hesitant, or low on cash, give the Loft program a try--you will definitely not regret it. I can' t imagine how great the Seniors and Masters here must be if their apprentices are this good.
Go to this SALON! and ask for LAURA! You will NOT be disappointed.
06/16/09Provided by Citysearch
I moved to Atlanta a year ago and dreaded having to find a new stylist. Then, a friend with really cute hair recommended Erika Audrey at Helmet in Mid-town. She is fantastic. I wanted a new, more professional-looking style and had a general idea of what I had in mind. Erika listened, made suggestions, and then gave me the best haircut and style I've ever had. She also showed me how to replicate the great new style at home. I've been back for every cut and style since and am always extremely pleased with the results. Erika's also a lot of fun and easy to communicate with.
The salon is perfect too. It's upscale but relaxed. The staff are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this salon to anyone who wants a great style in a comfortable environment.
03/05/09Provided by Citysearch
I was really worried about finding a new hairdresser in Atlanta when I moved back last fall. A good friend of mine goes to Erika Audrey at Helmet and I so gave her a try! I haven't been anywhere else since! I was so impressed by the salon itself when I first arrived--it's in an adorable old house in Midtown (but still has lots of parking!) that has been renovated to be a hip Aveda salon with an old-Atlanta feel. Erika's 'station' overlooks Piedmont Avenue--can't beat that for an Atlanta haircut.
Erika has cut my hair four times now and every time I leave thinking I have my new best haircut ever! Finally I have a hairdresser who truly listens to what I want--and then she makes my hair look even better than I expected! Erika is also really great at teaching me how to replicate the style myself--gone are the days of my hair looking great at the salon but then not being able to do it myself.
I have recommended other friends to Erika since my first visit. I have long hair myself, which looks great thanks to her, but she has also given some of my girlfriends great bobs and short haircuts, and her guy cuts are hot, too! Can't recommend this smiley, hip hairdresser enough!