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Harpo's Classical & Innovative

5585 N Diversey Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 961-9824
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Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI
Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI
Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI
Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI
Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI
Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI
Harpo's Classical & Innovative - Milwaukee, WI


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Upon arriving at Harpo's, I was a little bit nervous, as it was the only real ""salon"" I've ever been to. In the past, I always fell victim to poor, sloppy cuts from mainstream c...


This is the worst place I could possibly imagine to get a haircut. The lady complained the entire time that I did not want bangs, cut it extremly unevenly and made it into a styl...

Top-notch stylists 1/15/2011

Upon arriving at Harpo's, I was a little bit nervous, as it was the only real ""salon"" I've ever been to. In the past, I always fell victim to poor, sloppy cuts from mainstream corporate chains. As a result, I began to loathe the idea of getting another haircut anytime soon (for fear of it being butchered by Edward Scissorhands). For a while, I was very apprehensive about the whole ordeal, so I decided to let my hair grow out. Fast forward two years later later, it grew past shoulder length and arched backwards, but I didn't mind as it fit the whole ""bohemian"" look I was striving for at the time. However, it didn't take long before dreadlocks started to form (due to odd, irregular sleeping patterns, and other bad habits). At any rate, I realized I needed the work of a certified professional; someone who was trustworthy, experienced, but most of all, willing to put a decent amount of time and effort to make hair slick and elegant enough to catch flirty side glances. So I logged onto the web, printed out several images of trendy styles for men, along with various musicians that I idolized. I told the lady she could do whatever she pleased based off those images, as I had no specific idea in mind, other than the fact that I wanted it ""easy to manage"". Consequently, this gave her a great degree of flexibility, or creative control over the task at hand. By the end of the session, my hair was transformed from a thick, unkempt mane, to something wavy and unique, curling gently off to the sides. In other words, she discovered that underneath the cold, rigid exterior, lay fine, delicate hair that could indeed be tamed! Luckily, this was only the tip of the iceberg... The final work she produced was nearly perfectly even! Flawless symmetry: a sure sign of beauty! As I went off to dry, I was offered free coffee, without even expecting to be served. The place was very hospitable, and must provide other services I'm unaware of. As for the hair turn out itself, I was delighted to see something as impressive as a king's crown, which is good for all intents and purposes. (Bachelors, serious students, prospective employees at job interviews...) I immediately felt self-esteem rise to higher levels, and, for the first time in a long while, received genuine compliments for being ""handsome"". Rest assured, it will be flattering, but not too eccentric or queer. As I gazed in the mirror, I was convinced the hair stylist possessed some rare, remarkable skills in her field of craftsmanship! Without a doubt, this was something I could wear with pride and dignity, as a frequent reminder of where to go in the nearby future. The ladies were polite, open-minded, sincere, and never judgmental of background, lifestyle or character. Harpo's uses high quality grade materials; obscure brands I never even heard of or recognized. Juices cultivated and extracted from rich, organic sources. As for ambiance, it was bright, warm, roomy and inviting, but not particularly snobby (as you might expect in a high-end, suburban salon). Haven't paid much attention to wall decor or surroundings, since I was much too absorbed in conversation, but it didn't give off an ""edgy"" aura or vibe -- it was just a casual, relaxing place to be. But not only are they excellent barbers; they can make you feel comfortable and at ease, too! By asking a series of questions relevant to your interests, the ladies learn more what their clients are like, and what kind of image we want them to project. This level of consideration, is simply uncommon at most barber shops. I got the impression that the barber actually cared, by listening to demands, instead of rushing hack jobs. As long as Harpo's remains in business, I pledge to offer them my support, and eagerly await a triumphant return. Harpo's is a fine establishment, far surpassing initial expectations, and living up to the hype here online. So if you need to be groomed, you can't go wrong by adding them to your list of contacts. more

Completely Satisfied over and over again! 7/15/2008

I've been getting my hair cut at Harpo's for a few years now and every time, I leave there completely satisfied! I have never had a bad haircut and my stylist always has great intuition about what would look good on ME! The staff has come to know me by name and they are all very friendly. I would definitely recommend Harpo's to my friends and family! Pros: Happy environment, talented staff more

Best Hair Salon 7/9/2008

I was nervous about going to a new salon after having the same stylist for 20+ years but Harpo's is great. Meghan did a FABULOUS job on my hair (cut and amazing color) and my son's and Becky was great with my daughter's hair! They took a lot of time to make sure the cuts fit our lifestyles and that we could recreate them on our own. From the moment we entered the salon we felt at home, as if we had known Peggy and her ""girls"" forever. Can't wait to see them again! Pros: Friendly, talented staff who are ""real"" people, not above the rest of us Cons: None! more

Great Haircuts and Color! 4/11/2008

I have been going to Harpo's since it has opened and can't imagine a friendier, more comfortable atmosphere. I have always been happy with my cut and color. I also bring my kids to have hair cuts here and they have been great as well. This is NOT your typical Northshore snotty, attitude filled salon. Harpo's reflects Whitefish Bay and it's stylish, friendly and unpretentious community! Pros: Experienced stylists, relaxed atmosphere. Cons: The smell of the bakery next door tempts me to indulge in doughnuts! more


you guys rock!!!!!i love my hair and all my friends who get it cut there do tooo!!!!!!!! idk why that first comment was put there and who ever did it has no idea wat they r saying..cuz they havent been there in a year and they sure improved!!!!!!!!!! my whole family gets it cut there and we love love love love love love love love and live for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TADA!! Pros: every one rox ma sox more

Top of the line salon 3/23/2008

I have recommended Harpo's to anyone l know who is looking for a hair stylist and have never heard anything but raving reviews. The atmosphere is inviting and energetic. Regardless of your age or style, you can find what you are looking for with the diverse skills of their stylists. I guarantee once you go, YOU WILL WANT TO GO BACK! more

unbeatable 3/20/2008

Harpos offers the best service i have ever incountered. Not only do they offer freindly, warming, energetic personalities, but a vas aray of diversity. A quaint little, humble shop located in beautiful Whitefish Bay, Wi offers haircuts of creativity and up to date trends and fashions. Always looking and doing more education so that when you walk in that door by the time you leave you are leaving with the latest trends. This is also a plus do to the fact that Harpos offers a color educator and stylist the works with the top of the line color based out of Italy called Framesi. An enviornment i hope everyone will experiance because you will not be let down. Not to mention reasonable for your wallet. more

An Establishment of the Highest of Tastes 3/19/2008

I first walked into Harpo's a little over one year ago. It was after being the victim of a deplorable haircut at one of those quick, walk-in places that are advertised on television. To my delight, the monstrosity upon my head was rectified and transformed into a handsome work of art. more

Current styles, inviting atmosphere, excellent customer service! 3/19/2008

I went to Harpo's for the first time a month ago - based on a friend's recommendation - and LOVED it! The stylists were all super friendly and everyone talked to everyone! I left feeling like I had made 10 new friends...hairdressers and clients alike! The shop had a wide range of ages and hair lengths and hairdos happening...there were some very trendy styles being delivered along with some more traditional coifs being done..Harpo's seems to have the right stylist available for everyone! The decor is eclectic and delightful! The building is very historical and the shop has some history of its own...ask the owner - Peggy...she'll let you in on a few hair-raising secrets about her antique surroundings!!! The shop is conveniently located near the new Bayshore shopping center, which means you can shop till you're ready to drop...right into your stylist's chair and relax and enjoy! I sure did! Pros: Ambience, Service & Parking were all awesome Cons: none come to mind! more

Best Haircuts and Colors in Milwaukee 3/19/2008

Harpo's is a great salon. The atmosphere is inviting and friendly. It is a place that feels like home. I have always loved my haircut and color! Not only do I get my haircut there but all my friends now go there too! I have never encountered a dissatisfied customer. If you want a great hair cut, friendly stylists and a comfortable, relaxed environment you should definitely go to Harpo's Salon!! I highly recommend it! Pros: Great hair cuts and color more

Fabulous Hair Salon! 3/19/2008

I love going to Harpos - Seriously, my hair always looks fabulous when I walk out of the door. I love my personal stylist but I've seen what everyone there can do and would go to any stylist there. The atmosphere is laidback yet classy and creative - you never feel intimidated when walking in because everyone is always happy to see you there. I've been to tons of other hair salons and Harpos is definatley at the top of my list - affordable prices and most importantly, great looking hair! more

Quality hair styling in a casual, comfortable atmosphere 3/19/2008

What a great and comfortable place! I got a fabulous, trendy haircut and a beautiful color. I get compliments wherever I go including from other hair stylists that want to know where I got my hair done. Everyone is so positive and I walk out of the salon not only looking great but feeling like I've spent time with friends. Pros: Comfortable space with something to offer all ages. Knowledgeable staff more

Worst Haircut in Milwaukee 10/2/2006

This is the worst place I could possibly imagine to get a haircut. The lady complained the entire time that I did not want bangs, cut it extremly unevenly and made it into a style that made my face look worse than I thought was possible. I have never gone back to a place afterward, but I went back the next day and they were rude to me, that I did not make what I wanted clear to them. Anyway, I hope that butcher does not work there anymore, but I felt it necessary to voice my concern so that no one else in that place can try to ruin anyone else's hair! Pros: If you want to look like a freak show. Cons: If you never go there, you won't have a bad haircut! more
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    Tue - Sat, 9am - 7pm; Sun, Mon, closed