Reviews of HABA Salon (Hairdressing)

212 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245, United States

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Tiffany Ralston

JoAnn is a magical hair goddess! Seriously, she knows what and how to do your hair even before you do. A complete intuit; hair is her medium. She listens to you, isn’t afraid to have a deep convo, or quietly works allowing you to read and relax while her hands take over and make magic with your locks!

Dana Thomann

Ally is a breath of fresh air. I used to get a standard trim on my curly hair because cosmotologists didn't know how to handle this hair type. I did some research online and learned Haba has a curly hair expert-- Ally. Expert she is! Ally is a competent professional whom I trust greatly. She trims, washes, and colors with a reassuring confidence. I'm always grateful for her patient explanations of how to work with curly hair so I can get the same results at home. Ally gets my highest praise!

Abigail Maxeiner

Ally V is the best and does amazing work! She has been doing my hair for years and I would recommend her to anyone!

S. Marie

I got to hold a baby puppy and got a great new haircut. Total Win.

Susanna Strode

Paul always does a beautiful job!

Jessica Duda

I absolutely love my hair!!!! Leah does amazing work. She transformed me from a troll to a beautiful fox! She's worth every penny.

Bre .

Katelyn found this seriously adorable hair cut that I couldn't think up myself. She fixed my bangs (that I totally cut myself) and found a way to frame my face. Thanks Katelyn!!!

Sophia Cook

I finally found a curly hair girl in Iowa! Ally clearly knows her stuff when it comes to wavy and curly hair. She dry-cut my hair, following the natural curl and shaping it beautifully. She then highlighted it, again working with the curls to brighten them and make it look natural. I absolutely love my hair, and am so happy to have found someone in Iowa that is attuned to curly hair needs. Not only this, but she was easy to talk to and friendly without being over-the-top- she is very real and kind. I will definitely be returning!

Megan Robertson

Haba is chic but not pretentious. Everyone who works there is welcoming and friendly and extremely talented.

Zoe Trager

I haven’t had a new stylist in 8 years. When I moved to Iowa City for college, I decided I was just going to put off haircuts until I could return home. My hair got too messy to do that though and I was forced to try and find somewhere to get my haircut in IC. Originally, I chose HABA Salon purely because of the proximity to campus. However, after getting my hair cut here, I love it so much that I would drive 30 minutes if it meant Paul would cut my hair again! He knows what he is doing and aims for perfection. He also took all my comments into account, even admitting that I was right, I did look better when my hair was thinned! The salon is absolutely beautiful and everyone is so friendly. I will definitely be returning!!

Troy Fitzpatrick

My first haircut at HABA was fan-freakin-tastic!! Great atmosphere with great music. I was offered a drink from their surprisingly pleasant drink menu. While everyone there was friendly and courteous, it’s Paul that makes my world go round! He’s makes this 5 look like an 8! I highly recommend HABA and Paul to everyone.

jeff davis

Fantastic atmosphere, incredible stylists, if you are looking for a new salon, you just found it

Deborah Graham

Thanks for the incredible summer color, Latisha!

Michael Scott

Best saloon I've been to in years. Everyone was super nice and the haircut is fantastic.

Kristyl Brewer

Great place! You’ll love it too! Creative and experienced staff. Warm atmosphere.

Susan Loomis

An appointment at this salon is always fun and enjoyable. There is a great vibe here, and the people are all terrific. Leah is my hairdresser, and she does such a great job! I always get compliments, and I always love it. She just seems to know exactly what to do and how to do it. She's the best!

Carley Cullen

I have never had a bad experience at Haba. The staff is always friendly and greets me with a smile when I walk in. I always feel comfortable at Haba. Ally is by far the best stylist I’ve ever had! No one has ever been able to tame my curls like Ally does. She is sweet and incredibly talented! I highly recommend Ally to my fellow curly haired friends, and Haba in general to everyone else.

Sarah Wilson

A haircut, therapy session, support group and party all in one! We LOVE Paul and look forward to his infectious personality and mad shear skills every time ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️!!!!!!

Alisha Dewolf

Emilie was so fun to talk to and an absolute doll! I don’t get my hair done that often and she made is a comfortable and enjoyable experience as she touched up my Balayage and gave me the cooler blonde tone I was looking for. I have a ton of hair and she did it all like a champ. I would definitely come back and recommend her and the salon to anyone. The pricing was reasonable compared to other salons as well and I really appreciated that too as a college student looking for high quality hair care. Best experience by far at a salon :)

Melissa Woode

Liz is the best colorist there ever was!!! I have never felt as good about my hair as I have since I started seeing her. Love you, Liz!! Please don’t ever stop doing what you do because you ROCK at it!

Chuy Renteria

Great, patient, service. All around great staff and facilities. New go to hair spot for sure.

Erin Burchett

Latisha is an amazing stylist. Art flows through her hands!

Chelsea June

Every single time I go to Haba I walk out feeling amazing. The staff is kind and so talented. I'm so grateful for finding Liz and being treated so well. I would 12/10 recommend to anyone.

Jess Harris

I love my hair! My haircut was a drastic change. Cassie took great care in making sure it was perfect, and that I loved it. Cassie and Haba Salon are the best!

Andria Gibson

I have been going to Cassie for several years now and I couldn’t be happier! She always knows exactly what my hair needs—the cut, color and style always look great! I also love that the products she recommends for my hair work well, make my hair easier to style, and they are good for my hair -Trifecta!

Jesse Larpenter

Fun atmosphere and staff! I have been getting my hair done by Joann for nearly two decades! Amazing work, even if she told mom that one time that I was smoking after she was too. - Her Brother

Shannon Squires

Katelyn does an amazing job! This is the best my hair has ever looked!

Erin Williams

The salon is so nice! And Katelyn did an absolutely outstanding job. I am so happy

Lynn Partridge

It was great meeting Paul. I enjoyed his company and really liked my cut. Thanks, Paul. See you December.

Corey Marshall Rogers

Ally cut both my and my daughter’s hair and did a great job! The HABA staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome on our first visit. I have naturally curly hair and am always a little nervous to try a new salon. Ally gave me a wonderful consultation and cut. I highly recommend HABA and will be back soon!

Monica Crissman

I absolutely love Haba Salon - thank you for always listening to my needs and proving amazing cuts and service! Xoxo

beeZstudio .

I loved having Meera take care of my hair. She is so kind and thoughtful. She put a lot of thought into collaborating with me to give me the cut I wanted and bringing out the best features of my hair.

Cyrus Mansouri

Can I put 6/5? Liz is great. Complementary coffee/wine/tea is great. Actively works with me and my curls so we all understand what kind of hair cut im going for. Fantastic!

Jill Knight

Lived in Austin & Houston 15 years; I never expected my fave salon ever would be found in Iowa City! Katelyn is THE BEST. Every cut was great from day 1 and stayed great as it grew out. That takes some skill girl! She is incredibly sweet & never phoned in a cut through 2 years. The whole shop is a fun community of cool ladies. Engaging & chatty & welcoming. I miss y’all already in my new town! <3 Jill

Saffron Goetschius

Paul did an awesome fade for me. Pretty much perfect. He made me feel welcome and comfortable with his outta sight people skills and naturally entertaining and vibrant personality. I will definitely go back to him.

Laura Engel

Awesome haircut! Great salon, where all the stylists were welcoming, helpful, and bubbly. It felt like a nice break from daily life, a getaway of sorts. Wonderful vibe and natural light in the salon. My stylist was wonderful, she listened and gave her expert opinion on what we should do. She talked me through some styling tips at the end as well. I never felt rushed. Great place, HIGHLY recommend.

Disa Cornish

Exceptional service, great haircut, lots of personal attention, and a really lovely atmosphere. Thank you!

Emily Miranda

I had a great time! Meera was the best and I can’t wait to come back.

Andrew Whelchel

Been going to Wendi for about 4 years. We would go wherever she is working. You all are very lucky to have her working for you!

Margeaux Amerine

Wonderful environment, happy people, and exceptional stylists! Katelyn is amazing! Always enjoy my experience at HABA.

Andrea r

Mckenna did such a beautiful job on my hair! The balyage came out so good! Really had a great experience and will continue coming back to her! :)

Katherine McCoid

I felt I was in expert hands with Laurie!

kristin bergman

HABA Salon is an experience of pleasure, art and fun. The vibe is on point and also down to earth. Leah really listens; to my beauty wishes and my heart’s meanderings while I’m in the chair. Good love!

Brooke Rozier

McKenna does amazing work. She really educates you on what’s best for your hair, and what she’s doing to your hair throughout the process. She takes her time and makes sure you’re happy with the results.

Christalyn Thjorne

HABA Salon is a warm and welcoming place! They really care about your hair and how you feel in it! I highly recommend Meera, she's so great!

Lauren Himan

Liz is so sweet and talented. She always listens to what I want. I’m growing out my pixie, and she know how to make it look cute even during those awkward growing out stages. HABA has been excellent!

Megan Alter

Liz is amazing! She provides great styling and cuts. She totally pays attention to details, and is fantastic to each and every client.

Diana K

Loved the style and the service! 7 hours later my hair still looks perfect for the event I'm about to attend. Thank you Paul!

Anya Schafer-Van Houtte

I love that way I feel when I leave Haba. JoAnn is delightful to talk to and is tremendously talented. Thanks for making me feel awesome!

Katherine Rankin

Highly recommended! I came here to get my hair fixed after a total botched job from a salon downtown. I should have come here from the start! Super knowledgeable, and most importantly they listened and gave me what I asked for.

Lindsey Kinsman

Can't say enough about how great this salon is. Love Leah and she does such an amazing job on my hair every single time. Beautiful salon filled with amazing staff.

Caterina Lamuta

I love my hair! Nice place, nice people and good prices! I'll come back for sure!

Avi Dian Place

I love my stylist Liz! She knows exactly what to do with my hair! I also like the salon itself and the fun staff! I always feel good after an appointment at Haba!


Excellent cut and great personality!! Made me feel very welcome in a new town!! Thanks, Paul!!

Sue Votroubek

Ally V did my hair. The color is fabulous. Very rich! She always does a fabulous job on my cuts and color. I have followed her to where ever she has worked. She is very worth it.

Cassidy Conlan

Nothing short of amazing; as always! I would drive 100+ miles for Ally’s work.


Had a fantastic time at Haba. McKenna did a fabulous job with my hair!

Kelli Ebensberger

Latisha is an absolute expert! My curly hair is always fussy, but she gave me a dry cut to perfect the shape, an herbal treatment for my eczema-induced dandruff, and a moisturizing mask. It looks so polished and healthy now!

John Lavey

Ally is THE BEST! Guy or gal, if you have naturally curly hair you NEED to get your next cut from her. All the staff were super friendly and the free refreshments are always welcome! Thanks a ton Ally and everyone else at HABA!

Deborah Gilpin

Cassie always takes plenty of time to make sure that I get a great haircut and look as good as possible!

Rebecca Sanabria

Update: STILL so happy with my color and cut! Leah is amazing! Leah at Haba Salon is magic with my hair. She’s taken me from long to short to now in between. I’ve been so happy every step of the way!

Kassia Scott

I always walk out looking better than I walked in!

Martha Monick

I just had the loveliest haircut from the amazing Latisha. Hana is a happy making space.

Meg Smith

Ally was wonderful! I am new to Iowa so I am thrilled I've found a curly hairstylist that I love. She was kind, encouraging, and she helped me make the leap to go for a curly bob. Her advice/products were so helpful and I will definitely be back! :)

Andrea Birt

Color with Leah is failsafe. She listens, she explores your comfort zone (and her own), and works until the end result is perfection. Again and again.

Celina Larios

I think I've never been as excited and satisfied with a cut, ever. Ally truly worked her magic. Thank you!!

Trista Carlson-Kimmel

Fantastic group of professionals. I've tried 4 different stylists. Same-day appts are possible. Haba listens!

Heidi Hartke

First HABA experience today: EXCELLENT hair by Katelyn, who delivered gorgeous color, a flawless cut, plus new styling strategies - I left feeling like I sparkle for spring! Great service, friendly team. Looking forward to seeing Katelyn again as manager of HABA’s new sister salon in North Liberty: Heartwood. Thanks for the TLC.

Erica Barnes

Ally is incredible! She knew exactly what to do with my wavy hair!

Angelika Kieffer

Always, always so happy with my perfect haircut and color from Leah. Love the Salon and atmosphere and can highly recommend it.

Alina Dumitrescu

Nice, clean place with friendly stylists. Paul was very good and efficient. Definitely recommend!

Johanna Uthoff

Gem of a salon. Excellent service (Haircut-Ally). Cute, chic updated interior.

Emily Trebbin

Got exactly what I wanted! Thanks latisha!

Isaac Marks

Love the fun and inviting atmosphere at Haba Salon! If you're looking for a fresh fade, and a flawless cut, Haba is the place to go!

Mr D

Went in with no clear idea of what I wanted and told Paul to do whatever he thought would look best and my hair has never looked better. Best haircut I’ve received. Thank you!

tina wiswall

friendly staff, good vibe, quality color service. makes your day to leave salon with good looking hair :)

Jodie Grout

Worst experience of my life at a hair salon!!!!! Apparently no one at this salon is versed in highlights or color. Meek and mousey Liz told me she didn’t like my previous highlights and wouldn’t do them how I wanted. Who says that to a paying customer! A few simple auburn highlights!! Seriously?!?! Took her less than 20 minutes to cut my hair and she charged me nearly $60! Are you kidding?! Guess I’ll go back to Denver, CO to get my hair cut and colored from now on. It’s worth the $60 in CO. Oh, and the salon needs a receptionist who is computer savvy!! Zero stars!! Avoid!!

Michael Perich

Had a great time with Paul. First visit for me since moving into the area. He was extremely kind and offered great service. His knowledge on how to cut and style my hair was refreshing. I look forward to my next visit.

Melody D

There's a reason I've trusted JoAnn with my hair for more than 10 years. She is highly professional, strives to do the best job she can, and has worked with me through trial and error to get the best product and style for my hair. She is incredibly creative when given the opportunity to use her artistic palette, but she also excels at giving me a simple but sophisticated cut for my office job.

Erin Allsup

AMAZING! My first time experience at HABA salon with McKenna was nothing but the best! I was greeted with a warm smile and felt right at home. I was a little nervous at first because my hair was in dire need of help. McKenna made me so relaxed and reassured me I was in good hands. I went in with dry damaged hair and left with such smooth - can’t stop playing with it hair! I can’t say enough great things about my experience. It doesn’t just stop there. I was given product recommendations along with tips and tricks for maintaining my now beloved hair. Thanks to McKenna, I’ll be back!

Jack Jung

Paul did a great job with my hair, which was somewhat of a disaster before he did his magic. Now it feels fresh and looks clean and stylish. Thank you!

Tyler Jones

Latisha always does a great job! I’m always happy with my haiecut!

Michelle Edwards

Lovely salon with great stylists and a warm atmosphere. This is where you go to get the style you want and need.

Jo Cabaluna

I'm very happy to have found Liz. Love the haircut and I appreciate that she listens to your hair needs and seem to genuinely want you to get the haircut you envisioned. I highly recommend her and the salon.

Katy Meren Fuchtman

Thanks you all! Especially liz for the fabulous cut & style. It’s perfect. I’ve looked for a good stylist for years who can work with my hair and I’ve found my home. I’ve never enjoyed hair salons until HABA. It’s my style.

Susan Johanson

Paul did a great job understanding how I wanted my hair cut. Very pleased with the results. Thank you Paul!!

Daniel Boscaljon

There are few places in town—of any nature—that provide a blend of community, comfort, and expertise the way that HABA does. You walk in and feel a sense of care. Instantly. People are happy. The music is good but neither pretentious nor bland. Each stylist knows what she or he is doing with an ease and clarity in each motion. People laugh. Leah was incredible as always: she knew exactly how to touch up to help me achieve the look I want and gave advice after on how to maintain it. I will definitely choose HABA and Leah for every hair appointment I have in the future.

Ray Berg

Great cut, very professional, I could tell they knew what they were doing. Will be back for my next cut

Patrick Craig

Paul was great and I love how my hair looks. I definitely plan on coming back.

Grae Olson

I had a picture in my head of what my hair could be, but never has been. I don't think I've ever had a haircut that truly accentuated all of the good features of my hair, specifically my natural wave and thickness. I'm not good at describing what I want and didn't bring a picture in for reference. Ally simply saw my hair texture and thickness and saw the same potential that I did. Then she nailed it! She made my hair personal to me. Love it!!

Holly Blosser Yoder

Meets gave me a great cut and taught me some things about how to keep it looking good. It has been a few weeks since I got it cut and my satisfaction has only increased. Thanks, Meera, for caring.

Vivian Sheridan

McKenna did a wonderful job! Love my new haircut and looking forward to my next appointment for a balayage!

Clifford McFerren

The crew at Haha are fantastic! JoAnn is so knowledgable, experienced and passionate with her profession; you will be very satisfied with her color and cuts that are catered to your specific needs and specific style.

Annette Vernon

Meera was great. She really worked with me to discuss what I wanted and give her opinion. She also checked in through out the cut and really gave my hair the time it needed. I love the way it turned out and I’m definitely going back.

Leda Rouse

Latisha cut my hair--it's amazing. Probably the best cut I've ever gotten. On top of that, she and the rest of the staff are welcoming and fun, obviously knowledgeable and passionate. The facility is very open and clean. I'm genuinely excited for my next appointment.

Leslie McNeilus

Always a great experience - love the salon, the owner, my stylist, and the whole vibe. Perfect mix of hip and friendly, with a top notch team ❤️

Mom of 3 Bears

A breath of fresh-air from the atmosphere to the attitudes of everyone working, it’s a great place to be. It was the confidence boost this lady needed to get my hair back on the right track. Can’t rave enough.

Chelsey L

Absolutely love my hair! Kenna did an amazing job, I can get over how amazing it looks. No one has ever got my hair to look this way like Kenna did. Thank you so much!!

Jan Wessel

Ally is excellent. Getting a Men's haircut at HABA regularly. Strongly recommend.

Rachel B

Katelyn made my first experience at Haba a delight! Not giving her a lot to go on, she asked great questions and her expertise really shined through. She was very knowledgeable on products and gave non-pressuring recommendations. Overall vibe of the salon was laid back and welcoming. Will be returning!

Rachel Klapper

Exactly the color and cut I wanted! And the Brazilian Blowout? Amazing. Thanks, Liz!!

Ann Graziano

The best salon! Amazing service. It is a high end salon with a down to earth vibe and awesome stylists. They sell amazing products that range from luxury to earth friendly and all smell amazing and work! The BEST salon!

Safa Abukhalil

I absolutely love my hair, Ally did a great job, she is very nice. The staff are so welcoming, I had issues with my payment and they helped me fixed right away. Very great experience, I have recommended all my friends to try it! Thank you!

Shea Stobaugh

2 great haircuts from here so far and I live 100s of miles a way. The lady at the front desk is a gem! Can't wait to come back

Ashley Schmidt

Ally is Awesome!! She did a fantastic job on my hair and was very knowledgeable. I will definitely be back!

Preetika Bhandari

Thanks Liz for such a great work ! I love the haircut and the time you gave to fix my damaged hair ! You guys are excellent

laura Voshell

Was so nice finally finding someone who knows what to do with curls .Ally is fantastic.

Keith Enyart

I left my stylist Paul feeling refreshed and recharged, and I look great!! Best experience I’ve had in a long time.

Omar Aziz

Best Barbershop/Saloon in Iowa City. Friendly and professional staff, good service, good products, and free coffee :)

Jessica Duling

Ally continues to blow my MIND with these cuts. She always cuts each curl with precise care. The girl makes me laugh to boot. Thanks HABA!

Katy Brown

I had a wonderful experience with Katelyn! She knew exactly what to do with my fine yet thick hair and gave me the perfect cut and color. It was a joy to sit in her chair and I will definitely be back. Also, they offered me a beverage which ended up being the best cup of tea I've had in my life.

Hanah McFarlane

I absolutely love this place, the ambiance is lovely and the entire aesthetic is really cute and comfy. Place is pink and littered with plants! I was instantly welcomed and my stylist was ready to see me asap. I felt very comfortable and my stylist was not only enthusiastic but inspired, she listened to me and understood the way I wanted to go with my hair. I left extremely happy and with beautiful hair that matched my personal style perfectly. I would recommend this place to anyone, from the tamest to the wildest hairs. Love love love! Definitely my new go-to spot.

Susan Gilbert

I love my cut and temp color. Meera is awesome, very knowledgeable and willing to answer all my questions and do some quick teaching. I'm going back next week for more color work. I'm a regular now!

Donna Lancianese

Been going to Leah for 10+ years, she always gives a great cut! I love her shop - comfortable and inviting. She has never sold me a product I didn’t love and use on the reg! Check her shop out!

Ruthanne Hyduke

My hair is always so easy to style with Leah behind the scissors; and I'm quite certain that others in the salon are equally as good. Thanks for always keeping my hair easy for me!

Stacie E

Liz made Z feel great about himself and also gave an awesome haircut to boot. Thanks for really seeing this 16 year old. You rock!

Stephanie Tsank

Haba Salon is excellent! Katelyn is my stylist, and she is so kind, so professional, and so knowledgeable. She remembers previous haircuts, my preferences, and understands what works for me. At the same time, she is not afraid to try new things (which I love). I always leave Haba feeling great about my experience and look forward to coming back! Thank you, Katelyn!

Keith Couser

Paul is the man! Really knows men’s hair and is a sweet guy. Always great conversation and a perfect cut every time

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