605 Central Ave Se, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541444.990190 -93.252331
Neighborhoods: University, Nicollet Island
JENNA....Great men's cut...going back to see how she does with women's hair – JENNA recently cut my 21 yr-old-son's hair and it was EXCELLENT. I am very picky, having lived in NYC, where great hairstylists are as easy to find as walk-in nail studios. It's the mecca for all aspiring hair stylists, so I literally NEVER got a poor haircut there. I have also lived in Boston, S.F., Wash.DC, L.A. and even a small town in NJ. I have always been able to find several well-trained stylists who do great work.
This has NOT been the case in MN, sadly. I don't know who is teaching these kids, but it's time for the instructors to go back to school. I think another problem might be is once these kids have finished school, they don't apprentice under really good stylists -- how can they? There are only a few competent stylists who could be mentors here. It's a problem and it shows on most MN women everywhere.
For any hairstylists reading these reviews, here is some advice: MN needs to do better by it's women. Do us and yourselves a favor: Go find a great stylist you can train under in one of the major cities. Then come back and become the superstar hairstylist in MN. Seriously... you will be blown away when you see haircutting technique as its meant to be done. Then go on to pass your knowlege on to your own young apprentices here. We can break the cycle of mediocrity teaching mediocrity...they just need to get a fresh perspective and proper training.
BUT....here's the good news: JENNA at DENNY KEMP did an OUTSTANDING job on my son's hair. I know enough about hair to see that it looks great now and will look great in 6 weeks. Good haircutting grows out very nicely. I'm very happy and it was well worth the price. In fact, I was so pleased what Jenna did for my son that I am willing to let her have a go at my own hair - even the color! If I'm allowed to give 2 reports on Citisearch I will let you all know how it turns out....
Justin is Great – I have had good and bad experiences at Denny Kemp, depending on who the hair stylists was.
For a stylish young men's cut (21 yr old client), JUSTIN has done great work. He definitely knows how to wield the scissors - there were no flaws in his technique and he is able to create a look that is conservative or as "out there" as you want.
One suggestion I have for him, however, is to please listen to what the Mom tells you on your younger clientele, Justin. My younger son always comes out with a flawless cut....BUT it's just a little to funky for his personality. That being said, I may not have been communicating clearly. Communication with a hairstylist is key. If you tend to consistently have problems with getting what you ask for, maybe you would benefit from reading some of the on-line websites about terminology. Google Haircut Terminology -- it's really helpful.
So I give a strong THUMBS UP for Justin. Consistently good technique and execution.
Regina's the Best! – I agree with the first review about Regina, she's great. My hair has looked great in her capable hands for about 6 years now. She was able to give me an updated look that's easy for me to style on my own. No more "mom hair"! I get compliments all the time. The atmosphere at Denny Kemp is hip and welcoming, everyone is very nice. Their new space looks amazing and was a great move for them. www(dot)accentdraperyinc(dot)com
coolest salon in the state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – I loved my hair cut!!!!!!!! I moved here from the west coast And a friend told me to go to Denny kemp where she go's.. So I booked a haircut with the guy she see's..My stylist was 10 minutes behind.. A young tattooed man walked me back where we talked about my hair....To make a long story short i loved my cut!!! And plan to go back for color!!!!!!!!!!
HORRIBLE! The worst hair experience I have ever had – I read a few of the rave reviews that denny kemp received and thus decided to try it out...what a horrific mistake! I went in with long hair for a trim and to get it layered a tad to take off some of the weight and I left with the most horrible bob ever. The stylist complete ignored my request and gave me a horrible cut. Then she gave me bangs for no reason! Now that my hair is growing out the layers she cut look awful! I wish I could give this place negative stars. I just wanted a slight touch up but instead got a horrific do over. This place is just awful! I have never felt so uncomfortable with a hairstyle.
Best haircut ever! – I have been getting haircuts and highlights with Regina at D.Kemps for about 2 years now. She is FANTASTIC! I made the mistake of getting haircuts by 2 other people there and I was NOT happy. Regina is very talented and light-hearted. She works hard and does her best to understand what you want and how to make you happy. The salon is very hip, with modern decor and with very stylish, stylists. I can see why some may become intimidated, because you get a sense that it is a top quality salon. And it is. Prices with Regina are about $45 dollars, but they go up into the hundreds. Overall, I would highly recommend the salon because they do make an effort to accomodate you and make you feel good with their service.
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