5910 Sw 73rd St, South Miami, FL | Directions 3314325.703252 -80.289783
Tuesday thru Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 8pm
Neighborhoods: South Miami
Gina Smith at Armin is awesome. Before I found Gina, it was always so hit or miss with other stylists- sometimes they'd do a good job, sometimes they wouldn't, so I had to keep changing stylists, an exhausting search to find 'the one'.
Gina has such skill and expertise in dealing with my unruly curly hair, that I always get exactly what I want. Her cuts and styling are great, and if that's not enough, she is so nice to talk to. She is THE ONE!
ARMIN IS FANTASTIC!!!!. ARMIN IS FANTASTIC!!! I hadn't had a haircut in a whole year due to the fact that I have had nothing but horrible experiences when getting haircuts for my very curly and frizzy hair.... (that even includes driving 2 hours to see a supposed "curl specialist!") But my ends were looking really unhealthy so I finally bucked up and searched "great curl haircuts" in my area (South Miami) and came across Armin Salon with all of these great reviews on Citysearch. So I made an appointment....
I was nervous at the possibility of getting myself into another horrible haircut, but when I arrived I immediately I loved Armin, and all of my fears melted away. He was stunning and welcoming, and I instantly trusted him with my curls.
His salon is located conveniently in South Miami and is lovely and comfortable inside. The best part is that it is all very personalized as he explained to me he how it is to own a hair salon. He made me feel pampered by making sure I was cozy and offering me a warm beverage, and magazines. But I never even ended up reading any of them because I had such a fun time chatting with him!
Besides my amazing haircut he spent about a whole extra hour with me giving me extended hair advice on styles, how to keep my curls moisturized and healthy, and also recommending some amazing products (that he conveniently has available to buy at his salon but does not try to pressure you into buying anything!)
When I left Armin Salon my hair looked better than I could've ever hoped for! He had managed to give me my IDEAL curls!!! Perfect shiny ringlets with NO FRIZZ!!! To figure out how to do this has been one of my goals for as long as I can remember!! And the best part is that he taught me how to do it, so now I can have my ideal curls whenever I want!!!
Thank you soooooo so much Armin, you have a client for life! And thank you to all of you CitySearch members who reviewed Armin Salon, and shared this amazing hair stylist with me!!!
UPDATE RESPONSE: It didn't make sense to call you I literally got called to go attend a emergency 5 minutes before your appointment and I was sure you were around the corner. Also YES YOU HAD ANOTHER OPTION if you did not want to keep your service with the salon all you had to do was call groupon and they would have refunded you without a problem. The groupon never said "small fee" it said "additional fee" you should read the terms next time and call and ask the fee so you will have no confusion next time if you buy on groupon. And as for the fee as you say was more than 50% of the original value you are wrong! The original price of our haircuts are starting at $75 and $35 for the deep treatment, that's a total of $110, so $20 is not 50% of the original value. As you said you've tried a lot of stylists in Miami which shows you've hopped from salon to salon, I wish you luck in finding a salon and stylist that are right for you.
In a word: Terrible. I bought a Groupon for this salon on Feb 7th because it was $39 for a deep conditioning, cut, and blow dry. Not a bad deal, right? I looked up the salon on this site and there were great reviews so I said, "why not." There were glowing reviews about Armin so I knew I would want to get my hair cut specifically with him since I had been growing out my hair for a year to have a great cut.
From the very beginning I should have known that this would be a bad experience. I called the salon to make an appointment around Feb 8th and was told that Armin only worked certain days up until certain hours. I determined I didn't want to get my hair cut before valentine's day so I made the appointment for the following Tuesday. The receptionist told me his latest appointment was around 3pm so I took it. When Tuesday came around, I LEFT WORK EARLY to make it to my appointment. I was greeted by Valerie who told me that because my hair was long I would have to pay an extra $20. This is not a small fee. If the Groupon is $39 and I'm paying an extra $20, that's over 50% of the original cost!!! Basically, it was a scam to have me pay the original cost of the haircut. I didn't want to lose the Groupon as I had already paid for it so I went ahead with the conditioner and cut. Bad idea.
To start, the lady who washed my hair splashed water ALL OVER my face and into my eyes. When that was done, I waited around thinking that one of the male hairstylists was Armin. WRONG. I was then directed back to Valerie. I was confused as I had made the appointment well in advance and only left work early to be styled specifically by Armin. The receptionist then told me that Armin wasn't around and that Valerie was very good. "She even does my hair" she said. I continued to tell her that their customer service SUCKED and that I should have been called to be told that Armin would not be available. I would have changed my appointment if that were the case. She then called Armin who said he couldn't come and to have me do it with Valerie. COMPLETELY UNPROFESSIONAL.
Ultimately, I did have Valerie do my hair and while she did an okay job, it was nothing special. It was also about 2-3 inches shorter than we had discussed. Later Armin finally showed up and apologized for not being able to see me although he remarked I was "in good hands." All in all, a bad experience and would NOT recommend it to anyone. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE, UNPROFESSIONAL, AND LACK OF CARE FOR NEW CUSTOMERS.
UPDATE 2: As I do not use Groupon all the time, I had no idea that was even an option. However, the value is what the customer pays NOT the original value to the salon. When you do a deal with a coupon site, you are saying that the value of a specific service is lowered to a certain amount for a specific time. Therefore, the value is based on that price not the original price. So yes, it was an extra 50%. As for the last part of your comment, could you be anymore rude and condescending? I wrote a review on this site based on my experience as I perceived it. If you do not want people to review your services, then you shouldn't post your salon on a review site. As for your statement, I have been going to the same salon for many years. I have, however, tried several of their stylists as everyone has their specialty. The only reason I decided to try a new salon was because I wanted to spend a bit less and perhaps get something a bit edgier. Thank you, however, for your condescending attitude. I hope that in the future you afford your clients a bit more respect. Either way, good luck to you and your salon.
Best "Ombre" Highlights by Armin. Greetings. Let me begin by saying "WOW!" I can't begin to tell you how much I love my Ombre highlights by Armin. Before I booked my appointment, I knew that I wanted Ombre highlights, but had read the horror stories about hairstylist who say they know how to create this style and they come out looking a hot mess. Well, after careful research, I found Armin salon in South Miami. From the moment I walked in the door, everyone was very friendly and offered me something to drink and wanted to make sure that I was comfortable. Armin was, needless to say, AWESOME. For those of you who are thinking about getting Ombre highlights, it's a very long process, especially if you have long, thick hair like myself. Anyhow, he was very patient with me throughout the whole process and made it fly by. Thanks again! You definitely have a life-long customer.
All I can say is Armin, you've got talent!!! I went there with a close friend before her fashion show. And wow! It was so amazing after i saw the result. What did you do to make her that beautiful? I already recommend Armin to my mom since my mom really love to spend her time at salon and doing so much bla-bla-bla on her hair. I'm sure she gonna love your service!
Carlos did an INCREDIBLE job with my hair. I came in with monotoned blonde hair and dark roots and Carlos gave me some amazing highlights and lowlights. My hair looks so natural and the cut is amazing! Thank you Carlos! I will be coming back for sure!
Gina does wonders with my hair, she is at Armin Salon on 73rd Street, South Miami. I love everything she does, color, cut, style, is noticeable that she loves what she does. She is the best! The Salon has good atmosphere and I enjoy to be there every week.
Also Maria does my manicure and pedicure, she does a great job.
I recommend Gina to anyone who is looking for a good hairstylist, I can assure you that she will help you look your best.
Letty at Armin's salon has been doing my nails for 16 years. She is the best !
Armin now does my hair and I am delighted to see how much healthier and better it looks. I have frizzy, curly hair and Armin can do a blow dry in 30 min flat, with no gooey products and gimmicks, just a strong arm and skills !!
Thanks for beautiful color, cut and blow-dry!!! Everyone was complimenting me, particularly my b/f who was in awe when I picked him up at the airport later that day.
Joseph Nero is a great stylist and not only does wonders to your hair but he also explains all the technical aspects so that we understand what we are doing to the hair when we are treating it with chemicals and how to best care for it.
The cut was done by Armin and I was very happy with the results. He listened carefully to what I wanted and delivered the best cut I've had in quite some time.
The salon has a great atmosphere and I'll be there again in a few weeks!
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