Reviews of Hair International (Hairdressing)

232 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States Located in: Stanford Shopping Center

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Currently this business receives a score of 3.7 over 5 and this score has been based on 133 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Hair International IN California

Brittney Jamieson

Lindsey is an absolute gem. She not only completely understood the color and cut I WANTED, but also made suggestions to slightly alter the cut to make it look best on me and make it functional in the way that I wanted. Hands down the best haircut I have ever had - I went in slightly terrified of cutting several inches off and walked out completely over the moon with how it turned out.

Hattori Hanzo

No AC or ventilation even when it is super warm inside with all the hair driers etc.

Hilla Novat

I love Hair International! I get my hair done every time I come visit the bay, I live out of the country and still refuse to get my hair done anywhere else! Everyone is super nice here, and they're all professionals filled with patience. You feel like a whole new person when stepping off that chair, and I don't think anywhere else can do as good of a job as fairly and professionally, and make me feel as confident!! Definitely come here

Maria Biggs

Easy to book online. Great service and convenient location


Went for hair styling ( only little blow dry and curls) and they charged me 95$. I had already washed my hair and so I didn’t get hair wash done. Also the stylist offered her personal number asking me to come home if I need any haircut.. will never go back there. 95$ she said my hair was long n she did a lot of work. Never expected. When I called they said price is around 60+ depending on the hair length.

Lelia Girvin

I was a walk-in, needing a trim. I got Becky, and I am so pleased with her service. She is very nice and careful about details. I am from out of town, but I would definitely have kept her as my regular stylist.Needless to say, my hair looked and felt amazing after my appointment. So super happy with my visit!


I called ahead of time and requested someone who can cut very thin hair (I have the typical German blond thin hair). They told me Tracy can cut hair like that. So envision this: In the back she cut 3 inches a piece off, not symmetric but randomly. So it looks like a little kid took a pair of scissors and kept shorten my hair. Then she dried my hair that a half bowl was in the top and a little bit of hair (2 inch long) show up at the bottom. Regardless to say that the bottom 2 inch were so thinned out that you can look through it. To top off this hair style Tracy left the length of my fringe and just split them in half and commend my fringes like a triangle flat to my forehead. Who does that? Regardless to say it WAS UGLY!! I will never enter this shop again.

Irene Godinez

Betty was the best! So sweet and gentle. Did an excellent job with my new highlights.

Denise Padilla

I finally got my hair the way I want it! at Hair International (btw Beautiful view too, so its a plus while getting your hair done) Thanks to JESSE AND PAM who introduced us . I was a brunette now my hair is a perfect BLONDE! Jesse was super knowledgeable about his products he was using on my hair. i have dark hair and this only took 2 sessions, and plus my hair did not get that damaged either thank you Jesse:) He was all about me. Asked and gave his advice in super super nice way. This place is my go to

Rajesh Iyengar

Good place for your hair style. I would recommend walk in as it is much cheaper unless you really wanna rock star happy cut. Paid 35$ for a great experienced stylist. Which is not bad at all. I am not sure if they have anywhere else than Stanford shopping mall.

Maria Danescu

I was visiting Hair International in my trip to California. When I travel abroad, especially to US, it is difficult to arrange my hair du to the fact I can not take my styling products with me therefore I booked an appointment in Hair International. I had the chance to meet there the famous Mike Vallance, a styling designer from UK, he came to train the girls here in Palo Alto. He worked for more than 4 hours, changed my hair colour, cut and styling and the result is absolutely amazing!!!I just love it! Thank you so much for your time and efforts, I strongly recommend the place!

Johann Mark

I love this hair salon. It took me awhile to find one I was truly happy with. I highly recommend them.

Amy Lovejoy

Brands was awesome!!! She totally got my vision for my color and it turned out perfectly. The salon was fun with upbeat music and Brande was a blast to talk with.

Inna Korzhovska

I asked for the SIMPLEST haircut- just to cut it straight. My right side is a good inch shorter than left. Now I need to pay money again to fix it. I was better off without this visit

Julie Shen

I love coming here! Every time I come in Pam is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Usually, I do not have an exact idea of what type of haircut or style I want, so I let Pam do whatever she thinks fits me the best. The end result is always a wonderful haircut and great conversation! I never feel rushed and the wait is never long. Pam keeps me coming back!

Radhika R

This is the worst place I might have ever been to. I went here for a gloss treatment and wasted both my time and money. I highly discourage from getting any sort of services here, unprofessional staff and no quality services.

Rayma Williams

Walk-in appointments are super convenient - never have to wait more than 15-20 minutes, even when I have a specific request. The stylists are friendly and fun - I've had my hair colored here several times (funky pinks, reds and purples) and always get tons of compliments. The owner Pam is amazing - best stylist I've ever had and a genuinely great person. It's hard to find someone I trust to do a short feminine cut right, but with her I always leave happy.

Annika Flink

Best hair salon ever! I’ve been going here for years now and have seen several different stylists and they’ve all been wonderful. Most recently I got full highlights by Brande and she did a great job, I left feeling completely satisfied with my cut and color. She really knew what she was doing and genuinely cares about her clients. Cannot reccomend this place enough!

Shelly Sands-Brockway

An amazing experience! I'm thrilled with the expert service and my new beautiful hair! I haven't felt this great in years! Clean , friendly, knowledgeable staff. Thank you Sunny as well as the entire staff here at Hair International!

Erick Soto

Overpriced prices for mediocre talent.

Kathleen Sison

I had a hair challenge. The lower end of my hair still have some leftover blonde from my balayage from last year and I did not want to cut it short. My hair is naturally black. I wanted to lighten my hair but the color needs to blend in with the blonde tips. I explained my situation to Carrie (who by the way is hilarious!) and she came up with a solution and did not disappoint! She did a full highlight on my hair that perfectly blended with the current blonde like they were done at the same time. It was PERFECT! She also works fast and efficient. I love her because she always make sure that she understands what you would like done and give suggestions of what can look better or would not look good on you and I am always happy with the end result.

Grant LeRoy

The quality of the hair stylists varies very much here. Often you get a stylist who can't cut hair in a straight line.

Emma Rudié

You can get a somewhat reasonably priced haircut if you use a student or junior stylist or whatever

Xin Feng

I'm recalling about my experience with Hair International this October. It is still hurting and probably the worst experience I've had in years. Initially I made an appointment with Sandie, but when I got there, the front desk told me that somehow the appointment system went wrong and my appointment got canceled. They then had Tracey to cut my hair. She was very nice at the beginning, but somehow when I was trying to describe the hair style I wanted with more details, she became very impatient and didn’t pay attention to me at all. I was trying to discuss with her, but she said: “Look, I don’t have time for that. You should make your decision before you come for a haircut, a nail appointment or whatsoever so that you don’t waste other people’s time.” She was incredibly rude. Of course, the haircut I got at the end was very disappointing. I would never go back to this salon.

Sumeet Sandhu

Becky is the best - the gentlest with your hair and scalp, and styles it the way you want.

Skyler Cox-Koulman

If you want your hair to look like it was done by your kid go here. Spent $46 on the worst haircut I’ve ever had. I wish I could’ve told him to stop from the start. WILL NEVER BE COMING BACK HERE. This haircut makes me not want to even go outside. So thanks again hair international for ruining my hair and life.

debra sands

Love this salon!! I've been coming here for years and I love my hair! Shout out to the beautiful and amazing staff. The manager Vanessa is amazing and the entire reception staff is so sweet and professional. I have seen many stylists and every one of these lovely ladies are skilled in archiving my desired hair color and style. Hair International is truely the BEST SALON ever!

Roxanne Madler

Great experience, great people, great location. I saw Brande and she did an amazing job. Definitely recommend.

jen va

Had great experience working with Shelley,Upon sitting down in the chair I talked with her about about the exact shades I wanted to incorporate. we decided to do a caramel balayage. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. She answered any questions i had and reassured me we would have great results. After the color we did a cut to frame my face! Overall i fell in love with the hair color and cut! I Recommend Shelley for your hair color and cut!

Nicole de Pieri Aranha de Sousa Pinto

I have been going there for years, I always do the drop in because I don't have to make an appointment and go whenever I need and have time for it. And every single person who cut my hair made it look great !!! I started going as a student and loved the discount, and still now that i'm not a student anymore i still love going there. Everyone is great and professional :)

Allegra McComb

Ive been getting my hair done here for a while and i ~love~ this place--im moving to Daly City soon but absolutely will make the drive to come here! Ive truly only had positive experiences and they always do whatever they can to accommodate. Theyre super receptive to feedback and always tell me I can come back to get things fixed if I don't like them. I just had my hair bleached for the first time and they did a stellar job--they redid the toner without hesitation when i expressed I was hoping for an ashier blonde. Might take you a couple tries to find your perfect stylist (but honestly I've liked them all!), but once you do, it's the only high quality, mid-priced haircut you can find in the area. I get compliments on my hair constantly and i seriously love this salon; all the people working there are so kind, good to talk to, careful, and invested in what they do. Go!!

Michelle Costa

Atena did a cut and style for me and I loved it! I went to my annual girls holiday dinner after and got so many compliments! I highly recommend Atena! She was very friendly too and and good listener.


Perfect walk-in haircut

children of boggy hollow

WONDERFUL SALON!!!! loved the stylist Roya..shes so how my hair turned out ...I highly recommend them.. thank you Roya!!!! love love love my color!!!!

Matt DeMers

They do a great job! No matter who has worked on my hair, I've always liked it. However, I find it a bit too pricy for a very simple, standard men's haircut. I come here when I really need the haircut done right.

Joseph Harwood

I've been going to hair international for 15 years, obviously I'm very happy with it.

Giao Huynh

I really really wish I had taken a before and after picture of my hair because it was that much of a transformation! A few things, first of all, the location is so ideal. Before or after your beauty appointment you can roam the shopping center or grab some lunch. It is a beautiful center and the shop itself is in a prime location. Pam is the owner of the salon, we had been talking previously and she is such a sweetheart. She made very clear notes in my profile about what I wanted and made scheduling so easy. I had been booked with Jesse for a cut and some toning. My hair was previously very brassy and I wanted a more dark chocolate brown look and I also wanted some layers for dimension. Jesse showed me a color book so he could have the best idea of what I wanted and that's exactly what he did for me. My cut was beautiful! Layered, dimensional, bouncy. I have no bad things to say about my hair. I went to lunch after my hair appointment and my sister was definitely interested in going to Jesse for her next cut! Overall, Hair International, I am so pleased. I'll be back!

Michele Escobar

In all the salon visit I made here, today is the only day I was not satisfied with my hair. An asian lady did my hair (totally forgot her name) and totally didnt do well! I have a really thick hair and she didnt blow dry it like the other two girls who does my hair regularly. She said its $60 dollars to get it blow dry, i told her Carrie blow dry it nicely and makes my layers comes out for only $35 and so is the other lady who cut my hair before. She redo the blow dry but seemed upset that I felt like she was pulling my hair. She asked me at the end if its okay, I just said yes coz iwanted to get the hell out of there coz I am pissed off already. I will still come here but I know who can only touch my hair....only Carrie.

Mikaela Flink

Just got my hair colored for the first time in years after a bad experience years ago, and I couldn't be more excited! I brought in some photos with ideas of what kind of highlights/balayage I wanted and stylist Lindsey Johnson did an incredible job with blending and nailed the shade of blonde! She was incredibly friendly and the conversation throughout was wonderful. I would highly recommend for coloring, she even blended my cut for me and styled me with awesome curls! The environment is lively and very friendly staff. I will definitely be going back for cuts and future coloring! Thank you!!

Alisa Scott

I had the BEST experience with Lindsey! She did gorgeous highlights, exactly what I wanted and more! I’m so happy with my hair, and I really appreciate the extra time Lindsey put into my appointment!

Stanford Daily Advertising

I'd been thinking of getting my hair dyed for YEARS but with the right consultation and very caring hands, Jesse gave me the color (and transformation) that I didn't even know I was looking for! He was calm and very receptive to my hesitations, but any fears I had quickly went out the window as he got to work. From fixing something my (ex) barber had done to really giving me that shine and gradient that you see in the hair style magazines (you know the ones!), I am over the moon with this experience. That, and the chocolates that Pam has in stock will definitely have me coming back. A million thank yous to Jesse for his amazing work!

Carlos Mota

Rabi did a great job. It wasn't what I was expecting at first. I will be coming back again

Juan Neri

Bad and expensive service. The lady who helped me could not speak English, the prices of dyeing my hair took almost 2, lasted less than 2 weeks and costed 50 dollars. When I called to see if something could be done I had a negative response.

Zoe McCarthy

I couldn’t get out of there fast enough - one side of my hair was 2 inches shorter than the other and they butchered the ends. That’s the time I ever try to save money on a hair cut. The only positive thing I have to say about it is that the place seemed clean.

Arsenii Telichko

The worst experience ever! My girlfriend was having a haircut there... Just wanted to do some trimming... First, they didn't let her examine her hair after haircut. Second, the price was about 27$ and when my gf asked about any discounts for Stanford students they raised the price to30$! Third, the haircut was done extremely bad and unprofessionally. When she saw herself in the mirror she was even crying! Had to come back and insist on making the ends even... Just avoid this place

Rose Alvarado

Hair International has always provided me with excellent service, but let me tell you, Becky took it to a whole it to a whole new level. Not only did she squeeze me in before seeing a regular client. She gave me the best shampoo wash I have ever had. Not the 1-2 minute wash you come to expect when getting a haircut, but at least a full four-five minutes. It was like getting a massage, I'm surprised I didn't fall asleep. She quickly and expertly cut my hair and styled it in less then 30 minutes. I can only imagine what she'll do when I schedule an appointment with her in a few months.


I got there and there was a lady and she told me to sit down and she didn’t even ask me what I wanted she just started cutting my hair and so I yelled stop and I left

Trish Gilbert

am so thrilled with my beautiful new color and style! You are a color magician Jesse Alaniz! at Hair International in Stanford Shopping Center. I gave Jesse quite the challenge with lots of stubborn silver and gray. He transformed my sad drab hair into sparkling gold. LOVE it! Definitely recommend Jesse Alaniz!

Paul Catura

Good haircut at a decent price. This is my go-to place.

Henry Walker

Marie Tran always does a fantastic job. I have been going to her for 5 years and could not be happier. The sweetest person and an incredible professional.

Sarah Heeren

Unbelievable experience! Every time I go in it is such a fun loving and embracing environment. The talent that this salon holds is truly remarkable. I have been in a few times now and always walk out feeling amazing. I went in with just needing a change and I got just that! The compliments have been non stop and I truly feel as if the stylist just get me.

Aaron Rios

I went to Hair International because I'm a man with long hair and I needed my neck and sideburns cleaned up. I showed up for my appointment, and sat down. The stylist did not even wet my hair to create a clean part, ask me how high up I wanted her to clip my sideburns. Instead, she went right in with clippers. The haircut was brisk and did not feel like she was putting in much thought at all. While doing my neckline, she pressed the clippers against my neck so hard and went over the skin so many times that my shirt collar had light bloodstains when I got home. The next day, I slicked my hair back to discover that the right sideburn is unevenly cut and the shaved portion rises a full half inch above my ear. The left side is great. But now, at least until my hair grows back, I am walking around with a ridiculously uneven sideburn. I truly regret giving this place my business, and I will be finding a different place to get my hair cut. I'm extremely disappointed in the quality of service I paid for. Don't waste your money, and more importantly, the time it will take for your hair to grow back after they F*** it up!

Thomas Milner


Stephanie Koutzoukis

I had an appointment with Martha, and I am beyond happy. Martha was patient, kind, knowledgeable, personable and has a good vision for hair when you describe what you would like. This was by far the best salon I've been to and Martha did such a great job on my hair. On top of that, the environment at the salon is very welcoming and professional. I got very natural highlights with a healthy looking layered cut. Very satisfied with this experience at Hair Intrnational and will definitely book with Martha again!

Chris Smith

Very busy place! Front desk staff is very nice and the hairdressers are very professional!

JK Cisco

This is really the best place to go if you want your hair cut or colored right. I’ve been to plenty of salons and it seemed that if I didn’t go here, overseas was practically my only other option for a proper razor cut. As for coloring, I don’t dye my hair but I like to play with highlights and wanted a balayage-ombré mix. Again, this is the place to go. Jose knew off the top what I wanted with hardly any explanation and did it efficiently. Hannah handled her razor like a pro. Props to both for their professionalism, consideration of my wants, friendliness and knowing how to make my hair look great. They actually had to clean up a previous cut and highlight I’d done a month before, and the trip here was well worth it. I’d recommend Hair International, and especially Jose and Hannah to anyone wanting a great, not just a good hair cut or color. Thank you guys.

Christie Hartono

Got my hair smoothened (agave treatment) with Emma. Fantastic and professional service, I highly recommend her!

Amia Nash

I have loved my experience at Hair International! I have received incredible customer service, fast response time for scheduling appointments, and a warm welcome every time I have entered the salon! I got my hair cut and styled by Pam and she was able to educate me about how I can style my own hair. I showed her some examples of the look I wanted and she gave me exactly that! She is so kind and I loved talking with her during my appointment! I have also had my eyebrows threaded by Atena, and her work is amazing! I had been looking around for good eyebrow threading in the mid-peninsula, and now I only want to go to Atena! She also did my make up for an event and I was so impressed, I loved my final look! I look forward to coming back to Hair International!

Vanessa Gomez

I purchased a groupon to have the agave treatment done and my stylist did not tell me that it was going to straighten out my hair. I thought it was going to deeply condition it. I was very very unhappy with the results and felt very self conscious about myself afterwards. So much so I decided to cut all my hair off into a pixie cut. I loved my long hair I just needed some hydration. I called them before I cut my hair into a pixie to see if there was anything that could be done and nothing could be done. I didn't get a refund or a gift certificate - nothing to make it up. It was an awful experience.


this place is a joke. Mary didn't even know how to do the simplest form of fade around my neck. I asked many times for her to fix the very clear 5" line she left in my hair. She thought it was acceptable and good enough and kept arguing that it is faded just fine and that she is not a barber... I should not have walked in here, but I thought situated as such a location, it could not possibly be such a colossal fail.


Love this salon! I'm super picky about my color (being a blonde) and it's hard to find someone who listens and takes their time in the consultation to help give you what you want! Jesse is a rockstar -- see him for amazing color.

David Grijalva

Jesse and Atena are great! Great customer service and friendly service! Always greeted with a smile and a handshake from start to finish. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for expert advice on how to style and cut your hair!

Keelin Toal

I honestly don't leave reviews and I have never had a bad hair experience but I feel like I need to write one for this...Went here for highlights and a natural look and after the hairstylist spent hours tugging at my hair (to the point that I had a major headache) I left feeling like absolutely nothing had been done. It looked ombré (which I said I did not want) and was much too warm for what I had asked for. As it was $240 I did not feel like I was happy enough with it, so I called the next day to set up a redo appointment. I got a call the morning of the appointment from my original stylist and she stated she didn't have time to do my hair that day and I could either wait a week until she could do it or go with a different stylist. I decided to go with the stylist she had recommended and I could not be more unhappy with my results. Before this experience, I have always loved my hair and this made me feel so absolutely horrified and self-conscious. I asked for natural looking highlights and ended up with a streaky looking disaster. You can actually SEE the parts where she just stopped highlighting. Absolutely no blending was done and it looked absolutely terrible. There are some amazing hair stylists here but some apparently don't know what they're doing. I ended up dying over this disaster IMMEDIATELY after it was done because I just didn't want to deal with going back. Such a waste of money and time and I'm so disappointed with the entire experience.

Skyler Allen Smith

I scheduled an appointment for 10:00, but: The Stylist was not ready and so i waited 30 Minutes, until: I just left and will not return. The People of “Hair International” are contemptuous invalids, who have no empathy for their own Customers. The People of “Hair International” are abominable ingrates, who should not be allowed to “contribute” to Society as they are only worsening our Lives.

yerania castrejon

My new favorite hair salon! I got the honor to be styled by Sarah Homa, a very sweet and talented woman. Right off the bat I could tell she knew what she was doing and how she would handle my hair, which was not in good condition. She led me though the process letting me know everything she was doing step by step, which I thought was very professional of her because that made me aware of exactly what she was doing. When I saw the end result I was speechless! I could not believe she made my hair look that good. I definitely recommend coming in to this salon. I know that I will definitely be back!

Hannah Cheangi

I usually don't care too much what my hair looks like when I get it cut (as long as its shorter and I don't have to get it cut again soon), but Alma explained how my hair grows and suggested different ways to style it. I definitely recommend her

Reza Mokhtari

Cristal made an amazing job cutting my hair

Amber Nelson

I had a wonderful experience at Hair International! I had been talking about getting highlights done for a long time, but never got around to it. Finally, I scheduled an appointment with Tracey and I could not be happier with the results. I only wish I had done it sooner. The highlights look so natural and lit up my whole face. It was exactly what I wanted- I received a ton of complements on my hair but not on the highlights (because it looked so natural!)

Juan Bardina

Anytime good location

Lupe Magana

Hair International is the best hair salon I've ever been to! I have know this hair salon for the past 7 yers, every time I go I have an amazing experience there. Everyone the is very friendly and helpful. I got my hair done by Lindsey Johnson, she did such an amazing job, I was in love with what she did to my hair! I showed her a picture of what I wanted and even though it was a bit of a challenge she still managed to do my hair exactly how I wanted it! really loved what she did! I've gotten many complement s on my hair, I'm really happy she got to work on my hair. It turned out really good! I totally recommend her if you want your hair to look amazing, she's decently the person to go to!

Prarthana Narayanan

A very good salon. Experienced staff. I went with my sister to get a haircut and balayage. They did a really good job. Would definitely recommend Emma if you are looking to Color your hair. It was my first time colouring my hair. She took this into consideration and gave me a very natural balayage. My sister got a haircut which was also done very nicely. Staff really listens to what you want.

Gloria Guizar

I came to Hair International and saw Jose and loved his haircut. He is extraordinary, not only is he sweet, but he is passionate about hair and you can see it in his practice. I was looking for a all over haircut on my ends and he shaped my hair in a style that fits my face so well. His blow dry was enjoyable and admirable I hadn't had a blow dry quite like his before. He does great work if your looking for a good stylist I recommend Jose for all hair types.

Kolja Schlütter

I’m wife and I come here since years all the way from San Mateo. Today I had an appointment and ran late due to traffic. They called me and I told them I’m there in 1min. They said as long as I’m not later than 15mins it’s ok. When arrived 10mins late, my stylist Renee already had her next customer and told me she can’t take me anymore. Sorry but I have been tipping you well since years and now you can’t accommodate me? You lost not only one but two customers. Bye

Nikita G

The stylist wouldn't even listen to what I wanted; She just started hacking away. And then when I told her to just stop, she started blaming me for not explaining clearly. Luckily hair grows back, and I have an asymetrical cut (and she only touched the short side), but I'll never come back here.

Kelly Nguyen

I absolutely love how my hair turned out! I was worried that my hair would not turn out the color I wanted because I naturally have really dark hair, but my stylist Jose was so patient and made sure the color would turn out ashy and more cool toned, which I really appreciated. The transition/blend from my roots to the rest of my hair is absolutely perfect and I wouldn’t have wanted it to look any other way! Definitely a 10/10. Hair International is definitely the place to go for all your hair needs!

Mary Ortiz

An amazing salon, always a great atmosphere! Professional services too!

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