Reviews of Groovy Katz Salon & Spa (Spa)

1565 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240, United States

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REVIEWS OF Groovy Katz Salon & Spa IN Iowa

Marra Pienta

sarah fink-clifton

Heba Abdllah

Sheri Roggy

Steven Stepanian

5 stars. Hayley is the goods.

Joseph Vitelli

Expert service and recommendations. Only place in town where I can find someone to cut my curly hair.

Anna Mesaros

Love this place! The renovation looks so chic, and everyone is so friendly! I get my haircut by Rachel, who does great work on long hair. I don't normally stick to one person for my haircuts, but I trust in Rachel to do her best and put an artistic eye on my cut.

Memo Rasic

Erin Sullivan

Fixed a botched dye job. A++

Anna Pritchard

I will definitely come back to groovy Katz. My cut and style turned out great and the stylist gave me tips and tricks to do it on my own. I also like that it is an aveda salon, great products

Amanda Rushton

Erin Brown

Duane Grenier

bonnie klinkkammer

Shana Overstreet

The the salon was very clean and the staff friendly. Rachel did a good job with my hair.

Rhonda Gray

Catherine B

Ashley Bunting

Great place, very friendly staff. Callie was very attentive to what I wanted in a cut and color, and my hair turned out beautiful despite not having it done for almost a year. I will definitely be back!

Kendy goos

Diana Morgan

Always get good service and great styling with my thick and difficult hair.

angela joseph

Great customer service

Ben Franklin

Allison Wells

Claudia Reyes

Love it! The hairstylists are wonderful. They actually take the time to listen to what you want done to your hair.

Jens Zalzala

Walked in without much if an idea of what hairstyle I wanted. Walked out with a great haircut. Good experience all around.

Angela Sage

I have been looking for a salon that I can go back to reliably for a long time and I finally found one. I have had my hair cut here by Devon once, but will definitely go back. Devon gave me a great haircut and overall experience. She listened to what I wanted, offered me some great advice, was so friendly. The entire staff seemed very nice and the prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend groovy Katz to anyone looking for a salon.

Mary Weidman

Jamie Milliman


This was my first time at the saloon. Very disappointed with my stylist. She was sweet but didn’t know how to manage my hair at all! She didn’t seem very skilled at cutting hair and was kinda clumsy in the way she was handling my hair.


It's a bit pricey but sometimes I feel it's worth it. This is normally after one of the cheaper places gives me a horrible cut.

Susan Bowers

Nancy Shannon

Anon Ymous

Ask for Devon. She is great.

Kevin Dual

Kory Sheldahl

Best place to get your hair done.

Jessica Johnson

rod holst

Rina Ahmed

I had a really short hair cut for the first time and I’m in love with my new look. Rachel is definitely my go to person from now on.

Aislinn Conrad

My family and friends love, love, love Groovy Katz. The services and prices are amazing. Although Hayley is my stylist, I would visit any stylist there in a heartbeat.

Abbey Erwin

Devon always does an awesome job cutting my hair! Never have I left from the salon thinking, “What was I thinking!?” :P. That’s a a big plus! Super thankful to have such a talented hairstylist in my life! :)

terri stoner

jared westphal

Expensive, but they really take care of you here. The hairdressers are all great at what they do.

Sue Rager

Christina Stroupe

Kami Kinzebach

Very good hairstylist!!!

Mary L.

Nice and pleasant atmosphere. Esthetician was friendly and helpful.

Megan Jensen Zalzala

I went here to chop off my hair. I really loved this place! Every single person working here was friendly and enthusiastic. The salon looks really nice and had a fun look. I'm very happy with the entire experience and my haircut. Thank you very much. Also, parking is easy and free!! :)


Good place to go!

Maria McTaggart

I love entering Groovy Katz! You are immediately greeted and offered a drink. You’re in good hands!

liz m

Very professional and positive experience.

Melissa Gilbert

I move a lot for work so I've been to salons in dozens of states. Groovy Katz is by far my favorite! Everything about the experience from the atmosphere to the knowledge and skill of my stylist, even the tea, were stellar!

Amelia Akers

My hair was messed up so terribly that I had to go back to my old stylist in Urbana, IL only to have her strip my hair and dye it correctly. It was nice that when I emailed the salon about the stylist doing the complete opposite of what I asked for (wanted blonde on top, dark purple on bottom) the owner offered to try to "fix it" with highlights. Had a wedding to attend that weekend and it definitely helped my hair look better than the awfulness before but it just needed a restart thus the stripping....I have tried several salons in Iowa City and every one I've tried seems to not know much about coloring hair. Will continue to drive 4 hours to Urbana IL to get my hair dyed correctly

Toni Floback

Rachel is absolutely amazing. Each time I get blonde added to my hair I tell the stylists that I want the bright blonde (my hair tends to turn copper easily) and Rachel is the first one to listen! My blonde is bright, and beautiful. I couldn't be more satisfied with the results. If you're looking for a new stylist I would go with Rachel!

C. Rad


I hate to go anywhere else! Love Groovy Katz!

Jesica Powell

Crazi3 Gam3r

Free smells, great Wi-Fi connection, expert hair stylists. 5/5.

Allison Strimel

Rachel was so wonderful! I would definitely recommend her!

Sarah Conner

Amy and her staff always very friendly and professional. Amy always does a top notch job with my hair.

Aisling Beck

Devon did a beautiful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. I couldn't have asked for better!

Lisa Hargrove

Service is always fantastic!! Got some great deals on products for the holdiay!!

A Callendine

Love this place! They have Aveda products but they don't push them on you. Which I love. I have gone to many different hair salons until I found this place and I have stayed put! Prices are very reasonable and always leave with a huge smile on my face!

Susanne Doerdelmann

This has to be my best ever experience ever. I didn't have to say much and Devon executed everything perfect. Don't want to go anywhere else ever again.

Shelly Howsare

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Olivia Outlund

I was just telling my Sister that Tara remembers more about me than some of my friends. She is awesome and my hair always looks great!!! She has wonderful tips on dealing with thick frizzy hair!

Theodore Fritch

Sal Vitale


First time at this salon and I will definitely returning. VERY affordable and amazing service. Friendly staff, great atmosphere.

Sydney Tobolski

Chelsea is amazing! She always knows how to make my lashes look incredible & is so sweet, will be continuing coming here for my lash refills with her!

Jess Mac

Got my long hair cut really short by Rachel! I was super nervous about such a transition, but she did an excellent job and I am so happy with my new look! The atmosphere is nice too, will be back again for sure. :)

Eric Siron

Claudia Aime Reyes


Absolute amazing experience! Will definitely be back!

Shanna Jenks

I went here, got a cut and color (basic brown to cover grays), I had to go back this same week because as soon as I washed it, all the color came out of the roots, something they call "hot roots". And my city was crocked and had to be fixed as well, there were long pieces hanging down. So I had it colored for the 2nd time in a week (for free), went home, as soon as I washed it a few days later, the same thing happened and yes I use color friendly products. I called back again and they wanted to to come back and had it done again! Um no, you're not coloring my long hair 3 times in 2 weeks! I went elsewhere and had no problem. For as much as it costs here, they should know how to deal with this better than that. Very disappointed. Cut and color both were bad. My hair is long and straight and all one color, this should not be difficult. I also had a Aveda hairspray that wouldn't work (I have to shake it for like 10 minutes to get it to work, it's like it loses pressure), I took that in there and it was not exchanged (and it's basically full), I'm just supposed bto deal with it I guess.

Lilly Jones

Groovy Katz is the best salon ever!! Super relaxed, hip atmosphere, nice people… I love this salon! Devon is my stylist and she is absolutely phenomenal…. PHENOMENAL!!!!

Devan Hanna

Devon is the best! I have tried other locations and other stylists - none have compared! She helped soothe my hair from the damage and fry-nest that it was - to the roots growing out shiny and healthy still looking fab. I’m thinking about my next style!

Catherine Scanlon

Shaylee Sterner

Terrible coloring I called them after paying 200$ I hate my hair she didnt even finish my hair cut she was too worried about leaving

Kiersten Tuttle

Hayley is awesome!!!

Jane Zwiener

Wonderful Callie is tremendous

sandy gaber

I had gone to a previous salon to get my hair dyed and they ended up ruining my hair by making it a brass color. I was in desperate need of someone fixing the mess on my head since I didn't have much time before my wedding that was going to be out of the country in less than a week. I went to Groovy Katz salon and the service was AMAZING! They were so accommodating since I wear the hijab and they did a fabulous job redoing my hair. I LOVE IT! I will be coming here from now on. I recommend my stylist Callie Hahn.

Curtis West

Brenda Schropp

Angela Bryant

Lovely as always!

Rachel Scheidt

Teresa Sullivan

Great salon! Full service! Caring atmosphere!

Rachel Lentz

This was my 2nd visit, and I loved having Jordan cut and color my hair! She did an amazing job, I can’t stop looking at m hair! In one day I’ve had several compliments from strangers. And the shop was super accommodating of my toddler who somehow managed to stay entertained in her stroller for two hours!

Jean Anderson

Margaret Daniels

Sara Even

Brandon Vogt

tracy g

Not only am I a former employee but also a client, Groovy Katz is an amazing treasure. It’s a small salon with a BIG offers. You can get it all at Groovy Katz! The owner, Amy, my former boss and a friend is one of the most amazing people in my life. She is very open to whatever your dreams may be. She will support you in every aspect of your a owner, as a boss, as a customer and as a friend. The employees she has that support the business is a family. Longevity and talent is what Amy holds true with the employees. Aveda and supporting Earth Month are high priorities with Groovy Katz! Congratulations on 20 years!!! (Amy, were you like 5 yrs old when you started your own business?). Cheers to all former and current talent that has blessed Groovy Katz!!!! #changinglives #groovykatz #blessed

Benjamin Mussett

This salon is amazing. I got a back wax and a hair cut. Everyone there was extremely nice, polite and professional. The stylists are very knowledgeable and experienced. I felt very comfortable and welcome the entire time I was there. I will definitely be coming back in the future. I strongly recommend this Salon. A+

Annie Dillard

Staff is always welcoming and I heart Devon!

Rhonda Pudil

Maya Bautista

After my previous go-to salon shut down unexpectedly, I had to find a new place to get my hair done. I'm usually super picky about where I go, but Groovy Katz does NOT disappoint! As soon as you walk in, everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I get my hair done with Jordan, and she is just a ray of sunshine! She listens to exactly what her clients want and does her best to follow through. Plus, her scalp massages are AMAZING.

Erin Llewellyn

Rachel is great! Cleans up my mess of hair every time

Fred Searles

My name is Heather Searles. I am a newly outed mtf transgender woman and while I am at the beginning of my journey I have had unbelievable fear in every social situation. Rachel has now waxed my eyebrows, cut and styled my hair and given me a face makeup tutorial. She is AMAZING!!! Everyone there has been so welcoming and nice...I literally cry after leaving I'm so happy. Thank you so much and you've definitely made me a customer for life! I could not be this far along without the confidence your employees have given me. Thank from both myself and my wife.

Julie Thomas

I always go to Devon for haircut and color, happy with the service.

Michaela Eagen

I have very thick, curly hair that many stylists haven't been comfortable cutting. Callie is your girl if you're looking for somebody with a real talent for cutting curls. The first time I met her I asked for curly bangs, and she knocked it out of the park. She listens to exactly what you want, gives a great second opinion, and takes the time to provide exactly what you want. Her whole attitude and enthusiasm towards styling only makes the experience even better.

Mikhail Kulak

Slightly pricy but it's totally worth it

Tanya Miller

Rachel & Tara are SO nice! Rachel makes waxing fun! Tara does my eyelash extensions!

Meghan Adam

This salon is super cute and modern. I love the twinkling lights over the shampoo bowls! Devon is awesome; super fun and does a fantastic job. She always makes sure to ask lots of questions and look at any pictures you bring to make sure she gives you exactly what you want. I was nervous to try bangs again after some bad experiences, but I got the perfect fringe from Devon. People compliment me all the time! Parking can be a bit tricky, but the staff are welcoming and try to accommodate your appointment time requests. I like it a lot and will keep coming here even though it's way across town for me!

lara yungclas

Jennifer Mordan

I followed my stylist to this salon. I must say I was impressed. They were very busy when I went but, things seemed to be running smoothly. They have a great support staff who take care of the little details and keep things running so you don't have to wait too long. There was a lot of chatter and it was apparent that many of the customers were repeat business and know their stylist well. I am looking forward to continuing to visit in the future.


Heidi Merrick

Brittany cut my hair tonight, and I think she did a great job! She asked what I wanted done to my hair, and not only did she do what I asked, she also gave me suggestions and tips on how to style my hair.

Anna Johnson Manternach

Great reception, service, and conversation!

janelle gabel

Lindsay Elliott

Amy Kraber

Barrett Walsh

This place is perfect. My favorite hair stylist was Michelle!

Gwendolyn Clay

I just went to Groovy Katz for the first time. I got an adorable haircut! They listened to me, and gave me exactly what I wanted. I cut off really long hair into a pixie cut, and it turned out really well.

Bailey M

Laurel Hall

Becky Tjelmeland

I've been on the lookout for a new hairstylist in the area and tried this salon. My cut and color were just "okay" - not the quality I expected after reading other reviews. To be honest, I've had a much better cut and color at other salons in Iowa City. I'll continue my search for a new stylist elsewhere. One thing that did bother me was that they seemed to be big on up-selling services. Every hairstylist that was working that day tried to get their client to get add-on services, such as deep conditioning or protein treatments. In the end, I felt a little icky about the amount of money I spent compared to the quality of service and overall experience.

Cat Haxton

I highly recommend Callie. Great haircut, great conversation, and affordable prices.

Aja Porter

We came here to get ready for a wedding. The ladies were so nice and so helpful. Brittany was my stylist and she did such a good job. We had great conversation and she made me look so beautiful. Oh! She got my hair to stay in through all the dancing! They offered us all coffee and tea and water right when we got there. They were super cool with the videographer coming in and shooting us while we were getting ready. As an added bonus they have a cute little coffee shop right next door.

Marsha Heldt

Katy Brown

Nadia Salih

I went there for a cut and color and was very disappointed with the end result. The coloring looked horrible and I spent $270 on two appointments and she wanted to come in for a third time.

Sara Krieger

Tara always does a great job with my hair. Nice Salon!

Teri Ventura

Great cuts, groovy gals! The best!!

Rhonda Taylor

Great experience. Managed to get next day appointment for cut & color with Jordan and she was wonderful.

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