Testimonials


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[quote]Just do the math!

Before I knew about Michi I tried the Brazilian treatment, and even though it was a reasonable price my hair was totally damaged and I had to cut it really short — it was a mess for over a year! When I heard about Michi’s services I had serious reservations about it because of my last experience, and also due to the cost, but then I did the math: I had to have my hair professionally blow-dried at least twice a week, and that’s double the cost of Michi’s services. In a leap of faith I took a chance on her and it was a revelation! I’ve been doing my hair with Michi for more than five years now, the treatment lasts from six to eight months every time, and I’m picture-ready any minute, no matter the weather![/quote]

~ Guadalupe Vicon
/ TV personality

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Note: The following reviews were found on Citysearch of Los Angeles, where Michi has been voted to the highest possible position: “Best of Citysearch”  in one of the most competitive markets in the world.
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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Japanese straight perm-fection!
by Liatte

If you’re looking to get your hair straightened, look no further! You’ve come to the right place. The ONLY place. I’ve been seeing Michi for many years, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made for my hair. I have naturally frizzy and very curly hair, and many years ago I made the mistake of choosing a cheap straightening alternative. My hair was severely damaged, and not even straight! A friend of mine had to shave her ENTIRE head after going to an inexperienced stylist. Then I found Michi, the answer to my prayers. She is absolutely THE expert in the japanese straight perm. She spends hours painstakingly making sure that each strand of hair is treated properly. She has a private room in the salon with the music or movie of your choice, which makes for a relaxing and fun experience with Michi’s wonderful company. Your hair deserves Michi!!!

* Pros: Expert care, fun environment, lasting results, great company
* Cons: none!

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi does it all!
by llb1359

Michi has been cutting and highlighting my hair for 6 years. Her work is nothing less then perfection. I am often asked, “Where do you get your hair done? It is so beautiful!” The answer is Michi. I am a loyal client and would never dream of having anyone but Michi do my hair. So many times, highlighting can look overdone, unnatural or damage your hair. Michi only uses the best products. My hair always looks and feels healthy and beautiful. She takes her time with every appointment. I have never known anyone that cares more about the hair/and the client.

    * Pros: best highlights and haircut!
* Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi knows hair
by MJSmiles23

I’ve been a client of Michi for the last 8 years. During this time I “stepped out” on her twice, and both times were horrific. Have you had a bad haircut that left you crying for days, perhaps weeks? This was my experience. Hair is an important part of being a woman. We store emotion within our locks and once they’ve been brutally cut, it can feel like a really bad break up. I’ve never had this experience with Michi because Michi knows hair. It is her gift, her craft, and her talent. While she is famously known for her Japanese straight perms, I am not one of those clients. I have thick semi straight hair and she knows how it should be cut and colored. Michi listens to her clients, assess the hair and is able to deliver a haircut and style that suits the person. Every time I leave her salon I feel like a new woman. My hair has movement, the color is multidimensional, and without fail, someone will comment on the fantastic cut. I have family who are stylists and they marvel at Michi wonderful work on my hair. If you’re fanatical about your hair, I highly recommend Michi.

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Thanks Michi!
by PASTO

My 16 year old daughter had long wavy black hair. Michi straightened her hair last year and she loved it. This weekend, Michi straightened her new hair, trimmed her hair in layers and cut straight bangs. I asked her how pleased she was with her hair the first time from 0-100 and she answered 150. Her hair looks naturally shiny, and does not look damaged at all. I heard of a couple of places that were a little cheaper, but I also heard that Michi was the best. I don’t regret paying a little extra for a sure thing.

    * Pros: Parking in the rear.

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
LA’s Best Japanese Straight Perm
by klarab

I have fine hair and was nervous to undergo the straight perm process. Michi carefully inspected my hair and assured me that it would be okay. She was right – the results are amazing. Considering my hair type I would only trust Michi. She is a true professional and clearly knows what she is doing. Furthermore, she is a real pleasure to be around – which is important considering the length of time this process takes. I am very happy with my hair and I highly recommend Michi – she is great! Lara.

    * Pros: Service, results

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Hair styling with love
by Grace930

I had 2 hair straight perms treatment with her in the past year. I would highly recommend her.

Michi is the most passionate hair stylist that I’ve ever met. She uses the best products from Japan. She styles your hair with love. She treats every individual differently. She feels your energy and body temperature. Therefore, she uses different timing on different people. That’s her trade secret to do a perfect job.

She has her own private room. It’s a relaxing and fun place.

She is a bit on the expensive side but well worth the money. I have a few friends who have done hair straightening in other places. Their hair were poorly damaged and the straightening only lasted for 3 months. Michi’s straightening will last for 6 months.

    * Pros: The best service you can get in LA
* Cons: expensive

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
best professional in LA
by Kristina1984

Hey everyone! I am Kristina and I went to Michi Nov. 5/2008. She is very professional! I highly recommend Michi and only her. Don’t spend your money to cheap salons because you will end up redoing your hair ending up paying even more. My hair is so silky and it feels even BETTER than it was before Japanese Straightening! Even though I paid more than usual suspicious salons would charge but at least I was sure I wouldn’t end up shaving my head. E-mail her, she responds within several hours offering you free consultation. You will never regret it, I promise! Don’t wait – go there! I would definitely go ahead and retouch my roots in 6 months with Michi! I love my hair and I can’t stop touching it! =)

    * Pros: Friendly! Very professional! Best results ever!
* Cons: Parking =( ask Michi where to park.

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
great service from a very nice professional!
by chelley

I have curly, frizzy, unruly hair and after going to Michi, I have straight, shiny, healthy hair!! Michi is amazing! I went to her last year right before a cruise to the humid Caribbean and my hair stayed straight and shiny the entire time. I never thought it was possible!! I just came back from my second time seeing Michi and again , am amazed at what a great job Michi does. She is so careful and very knowledgeable. I emailed a lot of questions before I first went to see her and she was quick to respond and very helpful. In person, she is just as sweet and caring. She does the straightening in a private room at the salon. She makes it very comfortable and lets you bring whatever DVDs you’d like. I highly recommend seeing Michi and will be going back myself!! 🙂

    * Pros: service, atmosphere, quality

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Get it done right the first time.
by rouah13

So the salon is very unassuming from the outside, very nice, clean, quaint and friendly. Low pressure, modern, inviting environment with friendly stylists. Michi met me promptly with a warm smile and a handshake. She made me feel very welcome from the get go. She has her own room in the back of the salon. Well organized, neat and has a flat screen and tunes for your entertainment. She does an initial consultation and really listens to what you are after. She is incredibly sweet and a consummate professional and honestly takes pride in what she does and I tell you she does it well. She knows more about the products she is using and how to use them properly than anyone I’ve gone to. She is incredibly patient, takes her time and does things correctly. There was no burn, no discoloration or lightening and it came out as I had hoped. I’m a guy and a doc and never thought I’d spend that much time or money on my own hair but if you are going to get straightened, do it right, go to Michi and no one else.

    * Pros: Friendly, very professional, comfortable environment. She and the rest of the staff were great!
* Cons: None

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi is the best!
by olga33

I am so thankful to michi! She saved my hair. I went to another salon that was a little bit cheaper to get the straightening, and the guy completely ruined my hair. It was so bad that parts of my hair started breaking off! It was so traumatizing I didn’t know what to do. My hair was once long and healthy and now it was frizzy, damaged and unmanageable. I was very hesitant but I decided to go to michi as a last resort to let her try and restore the strength of my hair and needless to say that I am beyond happy with the results. What is different about michi is that she really understands the whole process of the straightening system; she understands the chemicals that she is working with and how they affect your hair. I will never trust anyone else with my hair other than michi and I strongly urge you to be careful who you trust to use any types of chemicals on your hair…

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi is great!
by eandm

My sister and I recently got our hair permanently straightened by Michi and not only was the result great but the experience as well. We have relaxed our hair and gotten the YUKO system done with what we now know were inexperienced people. We were extremely hesitant when we went in for the consultation but Michi reassured us that she could make our hair permanently silky and straight. We didn’t believe it until we saw it! After our hair was washed the final time all she did was blowdry it and it was straight! She also gave us a free haircut. The whole process took a while but it wasn’t painfully long because Michi has a flat screen tv and dvd player in the private room she does the hair straightening in. We recommend Michi to anyone and everyone!

* Pros: Michi knows what she’s doing and she’s very nice
* Cons: parking

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
best haircut ever!
by hemos

I got my hair straightened by Michi about one month ago and have been loving it from day one. My hair was so frizzy and curly but now it takes me 10 minutes to dry it and then I am done. I was scared to straighten my hair at first but would do it again in a heartbeat because I love it so much. Everyone at Michi’s salon was so friendly and nice too. Overall it was just a great experience.

* Pros: great results, friendly staff
* Cons: parking, expensive

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Excellent all around!
by cristina4749

I just got my hair straightened on Friday and I love it!!!! Michi was great! She answered all of my questions very patiently and took the time to examine my hair to make sure I was a good candidate for the treatment. After she was done she merely ran the blower over my hair for about five minutes (without a brush!!!!) and it came out looking like I had been sitting in the chair getting flat ironed for a few hours. I would recommend Michi to anyone and everyone! Afterwards she gave me a great hair cut (included!). She also does the treatment in a cute room that has a flat screen tv a dvd player, a stereo and very zen candles so you can have fun and relax while you are there! 😉

* Pros: Service
* Cons: Street parking

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi Rocks!
by kikiniki

I have been going to Michi for over 15 years, and no one can cut hair better then she can. I have thick curly hair, and if you know anything about curls, they are the hardest to tame, style and cut. Well not for Michi, every time I leave the salon, my hair rocks!

She has an amazing artist style that penetrates through all her work. She has always done a fabulous job on my hair, whether it’s long or super short, the scissors become one with her hands and eyes, and I always walk away feeling beautiful.

* Pros: she projects a great positive energy.

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michistyle is the BEST
by caryudan

Michi is a hairstylist I travel miles for. I have had my share of awful hairstylist and when you find one that is in tune with what you like and can provide that service you want, it’s Michi. Michi always seems to find a hairstyle that suits my features while keeping it low maintenance for my busy schedule. I have traveled over 500 miles to have her cut my hair—she was worth every mile.

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Simply The Best!
by tamaradc76

I can’t say it enough, I love Michi and what she does with my hair! I have been seeing her for 5 years and I will never let another person touch my hair. She is really amazing. When I first started going to her my hair was red, in horrible condition and just embarrassing. Michi brought my hair back to life, and over time transformed it into this beautiful blonde color. I LOVE MY HAIR. I now go to her and say, do what you think is best and I know she will cut it just as I want it and the color will be amazing. On top of being amazing at coloring and styling, she is one of the best people I know. She has such a big and pure heart. She is a gem in so many ways.

* Pros: Everything

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Best Hair Straightening in the Country!
by kynama

I have the curliest most “unwilling to let you do anything” hair you can imagine. I went to 3 Japanese hair straightening specialists who all ruined my hair (even one that was featured on extreme makeovers!) – and then I found Michi. I’ve been going to her for over 2 years and fly in from Texas every 4 months for a touch- up because I can’t find anyone else that is as good as she is.

She really cares about the health of my hair and painstakingly works to make sure my hair is not over processed and that each step of the hair straightening process is done correctly. She even tests individual strands of hair throughout the process to make sure it is not over or under processed!

I cannot recommend her enough – if you want straight “healthy” hair – Michi is THE ONE! Oh, and did I mention that she is a very nice person and loves animals!

* Pros: Very professional and knows what she is doing! Stays on top of latest products/techniques.
* Cons: Too far from where I live (in Texas)

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Best Hairdresser
by lafilmgirl

Michi is the best! Michi has been my hairdresser for about 10 years and I highly recommend her. She is a color specialist who helps me keep my hair very healthy even though I go from a natural dark color to a blonde color with highlights. She has a great personality and always makes me feel both comfortable and important. She always listens to what I want and works with my vision of what I want my hair to look like and not the other way around. When I want her input she always gives me great suggestions. I believe she goes the extra mile with her clients because she truly wants them to be happy and that I feel is hard to find. You can’t find a better stylist or person.

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi is the BEST!
by magz21

Michi has been doing my hair straightening for about 3 years now and she is consistently amazing! She is not only the sweetest lady, but she is fun and does an excellent job. My hair has never looked better! Her new facility makes you feel like a VIP – private room, flat screen tv – bring your DVDs! I watched many Golden Girls Episodes while my hair was being worked on and the time just flew by. Michi is really a find – I will recommend her without question to anyone who wants to get this treatment done!    * Pros: All Pros

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Best Hair Straightening Anywhere
by rosaleen

Michi has been styling my hair for three years, and never once have I had reason to complain. The first time I visited the salon to have my hair permanently straightened she worked for eight hours, and when my hair still didn’t completely hold the perm (not because of any incompetence on her part, but simply because my hair was ridiculously thick and frizzy) she let me come back, and redid the process free of charge!

Not only is Michi an incredibly meticulous and professional hair stylist, she is also friendly, gracious, and truly wants to give every customer exactly the look that they desire. In my time chatting with her at the salon she told me that she has been back to Japan on multiple occasions to learn literally everything there is to know about straightening hair without damaging it, to the point that she is now planning her own line of chemical relaxers. Michi is truly the best in the business when it comes to straightening hair, and for anyone who struggles with curly hair, I can’t recommend it enough!

* Pros: professional, longlasting straightening and attractive styling
* Cons: parking

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Someone who actually cares about your hair
by kavita321

I have been to all types of hair salons-high end, low end and some off the deep end. And now I have stopped looking. Michi just did my straightening and cut and she is amazing! She is patient, professional and actually cares about the outcome of her work. I will never go anywhere else.

* Pros: professional, patient
* Cons: bad parking, crowded salon atmosphere

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi is the best ever….
by isabella ayscue

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
I Love my hair!!!!!!!!
by milittle123

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
User review by heatherbuchli
by heather buchli

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi is amazing
by cristina fenoy

For years I dreamed of perfect, shiny, silky straight hair. I never actually thought it would ever be possible. Then I spent a day with Michi and my dream came true! I still cannot believe what she did for my hair. Her passion and talent are unparalleled. Watching her work with your hair you realize how knowledgeable she is. My hair is silky, straight and feels healthier than it has in years! Michi’s skill is phenomenal, her product is exceptional she is truly the master of healthy, beautiful hair. When I left her salon I felt invigorated and beautiful. I am told everyday by people I meet that my hair is amazing, I tell them that it is all thanks to Michi and her desire and passion to make hair dreams come true! Thanks Michi, Cristina Fenoy

* Pros: atmosphere, professionalism, end result
* Cons: parking

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55 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Michi’s product!
by kenike

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5 Star Rating:Highly Recommended
Michi is the ONLY one
by blythe3232

I ran into Michi in line at a grocery store and asked her who took care of her beautiful hair. She does! Based on her hair and her manner in the store, I took her number. After the first straightening I was in for life. I had previously had my hair straightened by others who were much less meticulous. She is the most patient person on earth, never seems to get tired (although she must). I love going to see her twice a year. Great haircuts too!

* Pros: Great Results, Moderate Price, Serene Personality
* Cons: haven’t been to new salon yet

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5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended
Amazing experience!!
by travis eliot

Can’t say enough about how amazing Michi is. She is a rare find that loves her job with endless passion and her professional experience leaves you feeling safe with your hair in her hands. I can’t imagine going to anyone else. When I finish with Michi I leave with complete satisfaction above and beyond even my own expectations!!!

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