Being semi-new to Houston, someone recommended that I get my hair done here because they're affordable, but still do a good job. The salon itself is kind of hard to find. It's in a strip mall on the left side, so just pay attention to the signs. \r
The salon is operated by all Vietnamese stylists, so communication may be a challenge when it comes to explaining exactly what you want them to do with your hair. I've seen them do haircuts, high/low lights, updos, and makeup. \r
Like the other reviews said, it's best to go there during a weekday when it's not so busy. Otherwise, expect to wait a while on the weekends, especially when you don't have an appointment, as they do take walk-ins. But all walks of life get their hair cuts there because they do a good job and are, (keyword) cheap. For a wash, haircut, and highlights on long hair, I paid less than $60, AND that was including tip. I go there every time it's time for a haircut, and they're always friendly. After your first visit, they give you a card that saves you 10% off your next visit- cool. \r
If you're picky about your hair, call ahead and make an appt with Tracy. She's the salon's gem and therefore, always booked. However, she does an excellent job of multi-tasking with her clients, so she'll still see you without an appt. She does it all- Just expect to wait longer to finish...\r
If you don't want to wait for Tracy and still want a good cut, see Ly (pronounced ""Lee"")- the female one. (There's a guy stylist also named Ly.) She's been there almost 15 years. \r
I do want to offer a word of caution: Henry. He's a stylist that's been there for many years as well, but doesn't listen very well. He's cut my hair twice and I won't go to him again. I've seen him cut others' hair and noticed they were fustrated with him as well. Henry seems to have the ""I know what you want"" attitude, and is slower than the other stylists. If you're free spirited with your hair, then he'll be fine for you.
Pros: Tracy, friendly staff, Very Affordable, Clean
Cons: Wait time on weekends, communication, Henry, location may be hard to find