Reviews

  • A C
    Nov 2021

    Found this artist on the yelp search. I called and we scheduled for a in person consultation.\\nAfter having the consultation i was super excited to go right ahead and go forward with the makeover.\\nI decided i wanted to have a more natural look so, kim did highlights on my hair and we then added extensions. Super happy with the look! Finally long hair ??\\u200d♀️???\\u200d♀️

  • Vee Desai
    Nov 2021

    Kim completely transformed my look. I have dark brown hair and I’ve always been nervous to change it because I love a natural look. She uses the best products to protect your hair, and the way she cuts your hair makes all the hues blend so nicely. I HIGHLY recommend Kim for all of your hair needs!

  • Sage D.
    Aug 2021

    I understand her specialty is extensions - maybe she is fine for that but I would not recommend going to her for hair color. Walked out with my hair not much better and in some areas worse than when I came in, 4 hours and hundreds of dollars later. I came in because I wanted to get some reddish, previously bleached areas near the roots (where dark roots meet blonde) corrected so that there would no longer be a red tint. I thought a toner would do it, she advised it needed to be bleached, so I agreed that would be fine.I said repeatedly I wanted to keep dark roots and just wanted to get rid of the redish tones. She still ended up overlapping with virgin areas of my roots, so the top-most newly bleached section was again a medium reddish golden blonde- more of the problem I came in with hope of resolving, and worse because I had less of my natural roots remaining. I was dissatisfied immediately and told her. She worked to cover it up by applying a dark shadow root, but this was at my cost since she was charging an hourly rate. And spoiler alert, just a couple weeks later, the dye applied to the roots is already fading and exposing that red tone, so not an effective solution. What I found extremely frustrating was that she doesn't listen to you as a client during the process. I asked her to not go near my hairline as she was applying bleach, because I wanted the dark roots to show around the front hairline for a natural look. She insisted she needed to dye certain of those sections because they weren't baby hair. When we washed out the bleach it looked AWFUL - there were harsh lines all around the side/upper ear areas. It didn't look natural or good, it just looked cheap- and this would have been avoided if she had listened to my input rather than dismissing me. She was not careful with the application of bleach in general - did it freehand and without using foil to keep things neat. I'm no hair expert so wouldn't complain about technique if it worked out well, but it didn't. The next day I found harsh horizontal lines all around my head on the areas where there was overlap between the previously and newly bleached areas, looking kind of like a broken halo. I will acknowledge some positives - she recommended and sold me a great purple shampoo. She also did not cause any of my hair to break off during the bleaching process, which I'm grateful for.

  • Maria Stewart
    Aug 2021

    The best! I’ve been going to her since 2018 and honestly won’t trust anyone else with extensions. She is great Witt I-tips and tape-ins and does very natural work and has been open during the pandemic (everything is very safe and clean in her shop).

  • Lauren Holsinger
    Aug 2021

    Kim was amazing. She improved the coloring of my hair from my previous stylist who missed multiple spots of highlight/blonde. Kim transformed my hair and gave me a beautiful balayage and cut. Would highly recommend her for anyone looking to go blonde or who wants a change as she is amazing with the ash/platinum blonde which is very in style. Thank you Kim!!!Services: Hairstyling

  • Angela L.
    Aug 2021

    Kim is the best...I've been contemplating getting tape in extensions for some time and decided to spontaneously reach out to Kim on a Monday, which is her day off. She responded right away and made time to see me in person for a consult the same day. I decided on the spot to get the extensions done after the consult. My hair turned out amazing and I cannot feel the extensions AT ALL, which was very important to me. Thank you Kim for seeing me last minute and spending your day off with me to make my hair look fabulous!!!

  • Lauren H.
    Aug 2021

    Kim was amazing. She improved the coloring of my hair from my previous stylist who missed multiple spots of highlight/blonde. Kim transformed my hair and gave me a beautiful balayage and cut. Would highly recommend her for anyone looking to go blonde or who wants a change as she is amazing with the ash/platinum blonde which is very in style. Thank you Kim!!!

  • Kait B.
    Aug 2021

    Went here during quarantine to get a color. She ruined my hair, didn't come close to what I asked for and charged an insane amount for a horrible dye job. I've since found other places in Santa Monica that are much more fairly priced and actually do a great job. Every few months since I got my hair done with her, the orange color she dyed almost entire head with (I asked for a few highlights) starts to break through - so it's even costing me months after to keep getting it dyed darker over the permanent bleachy orange color she gave me. She self admired she doesn't do brown hair after my color so maybe she's for blondes only.

  • Ally K.
    Jul 2021

    I felt so confident trusting Kim with my hair. She did an absolute amazing job. I found her on the Yelp app all the way from Texas. She colored my hair and put extensions in while blending them perfectly. Shes the way to go. Thank you Kim!

  • Casey C.
    Jul 2021

    I came with horrible hair extensions from previous stylists. Kim removed it all and fixed me up completely! She also added blonde tape extensions around my face. Amazing job and super sweet. Loved it!

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Ratings

Google Google: 5/5 Yelp Yelp: 5/5

Kim Young Hair

At Salon Republic, 1333 2nd St Studio 3, Santa Monica

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Monday: ClosedTuesday: 10AM - 7PMWednesday: 10AM - 7PMThursday: 10AM - 7PMFriday: 10AM - 7PMSaturday: 10AM - 7PMSunday: Closed