Of all the hair salons I have frequented in my 3 years in Manchester, Funk has got to be the best yet.
I got a great haircut at a great price, two times on the trot showing that it is consistent. The hairdresser, I think her name was Nicola, did just what I wanted and asked, giving great advice too.
I would definitely recommend, to anyone, but particularly to students since it is located a stones throw from Fallowfield and it is great value.
It is located just end of Witihngton Village.
I went there with viewing the qype site and I must say I am pleased with my result.
I did 'wash and cut' and it costs 16 pounds which is really good value for money. The hairdresser knows what I want to do and he really did very well. I am often fed up with too expensive price with hair salon so I am very pleased with the cost performance and needless to say the cut! They open till 8 pm so you can go after work too.
I had my hair cut at Funk last week, It is a relatively small salon with only 4 seats for customers, but I personally like the homely comfort this brings, unlike some of the pretentious city centre hair dressers. The staff were nice and friendly too. I was seen promptly at my appointment time, after enjoying a well made coffee.
My stylist understood exactly what I wanted and interpreted my request fairly skillfully. I only paid £25 too!!
They are open till 8pm everyday so its handy to pop in after work, there is a small car parking area to the rear if you are driving.
Situated slap bang in the middle of Withington Village, Funk is a cute little hair and beauty salon which appears to cater mainly towards the huge student population living in the area.
Like many of the other commenters here, I went to Funk based on the strength of the many positive reviews here on Qype. And I have to say that I was really satisfied with my experience there - the staff were attentive and chatty throughout my time there, and were very becoming with the compliments (I'm always a sucker for a person who tells me I look significantly younger than my actual age!). Also, the cut looked stunning. I left the salon feeling like a new woman - not bad considering it only cost me £25.
A few points though - I did have to wait for 20 minutes before I was seen to by the stylist. Granted, I wasn't in a rush to be anywhere, and I was provided with coffee, biscuits and magazines, but this is probably something to take into consideration if you're thinking of going there. Also, they don't take cards - and having to run to one of the cash machines on Wilbraham Road in the pouring rain is a sure fire way to wreck your new hairdo!
However, these are just minor gripes about what is essentially a cracking little salon. I know I'll certainly be giving the bargain-tastic Funk my custom next time my mop needs a trim.
I went to Funk on the strength of the above review by vickyp and was very pleased with my choice. I HATE going to the hairdressers usually so I'm generally pretty cautious about where I go. However I found that Funk had a relaxed, friendly, atmosphere and although modern wasn't too trendy like some of the salons I've visited in the city centre.
Unlike vickyp, I didn't have any issues with my appointment time and there was only a short wait, during which time I was offered a drink and given a magazine to keep me occupied. I did go on a Tuesday morning though, so I guess that has something to do with it.
The staff were very attentive and I got exactly the style I'd asked for - practically a replica of a cut I had last year that cost me £50 at a salon in town. At £22 for the cut and blow dry at Funk, I think I got a bargain. There's no doubt I'll be back there next time I need a haircut.
I seem to constantly be on the hunt for a good hairdresser and may have found the light at the end of the tunnel in Funk. Its quite a small hairdressers, just off Withington village, but I've been really happy with the cut I received there. Coming in under £20 is a must for these credit crunching times so I'm really happy with the value for money you get at Funk.
It is a relatively small hairdressers with only 3 or 4 chairs, but I enjoy the personal feel you get as opposed to the larger salons where you float around in a sea of about 20 other clients.
I rang about a week in advance for this hairdressers to get a cut on a saturday. I'm new to the area and didn't know where to go at all. They were nice on the phone and i managed to get in for that saturday. they told me to arrive at 1 sharpish or my appointment would be given away ts which i thought was weird.
Anyway, i busted a gut to get there on time only to have to wait 20 minutes. Which i didnt mind but it just would have been nice to be told it was going to be that late. Anyway the assistant hairdressers got me a drink and I waited.
My hairdresser talked to me about what I wanted and was very thorough, basically i just wanted my hair to sit right so I could wear it down but i wasnt sure what cut I needed to do this. She was really helpful and explained what she was going to do and why. The cut took about 20 mins. The assistant washed my hair nicely and they both used lots of bedhead products which I like.
She cut my hair really nicely and I paid an extra fiver for her to straighten it. It was £27 in all.
She cut it really nicely and I would definitely go back there again. I was a bit annoyed about the wait but the cut was brilliant. The place was nice and tidy and decorated in a very modern way.
There is a little car park out the back.
The sylist here did my hair and i honestly felt like a new wonam! They did such a good job and really explained to me how i could maintain the style easy, and the best products on the high st for my hair type. Very impressed!
I went to Funk based on the reviews above and I have to say I was extremely pleased. This place is unpretentious unlike some of the city centre hair dressers and the people were nice and friendly. My appointment was on a Wednesday evening and after a wait of about 15mins I was attended to. I had a hair consultation with the hairdresser (Nicola) and she was a lovely helpful lady.
She exactly understood what I wanted and was very skillful with her sissors. She gave me a decent chop and suggested how to style it too. She wasnt pushy at all with any of the products and recommended some good ones too.
Oh I must also give credit to the receptionist who was friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Overall I would definitely recommend this place and will be going there for my future hair cuts. At £25 for cut and finish I thought it was a bargain! They are open till 8pm everyday so its handy to pop in after work.
I made an appointment and went to FUNK based on the reviews given on here and found that the prices were very reasonable and the cut I got was good but nothing special, although its now high maintenance, which isn't ideal.
My main issue was the atmostphere, which is why I won't be returning. I didn't feel welcomed, I felt like I was passed from one person to the next from wash to cut to dry, with no explanation. I felt like an inconvienience and an outsider, and was quite frankly relieved to walk out of those doors!
I have been living in Manchester as a student for nearly four years now, and have only twice bit the bullet to get a haircut here rather than going home for one - both disappointing for either price or quality. So this time I did some searching and decided to book into Funk based on the reviews I read on qype. I rang up on Tuesday and got an appointment for the Friday afternoon - nice and prompt!!
So, positives and negatives....
+Salon is well decorated; very modern, clean and small enough that is feels cosy and friendly without being cramped.
+Friendly welcome, nice staff
+Quick getting an appointment
+Loved my haircut - I never seem to find anyone who does anything worthwhile with my hair, but Funk gave me a lovely cut and a blowdry which made my hair very 60s siren-esque, no mean feat on my heavy thick hair!!
+Cheap!!! Having paid £35 for a cut in town I felt stung by Manc hairdressers compared to my small north east salon back home, but my lovely cut at Funk was a snip at £25!
+Will be going back again!
Not many, but the main was the trainee stylist who washed my hair - the water temp kept alternating cold and warm which wasn't particularly pleasant, but more ballsy women would have said something!
She was also quite rough with you, she was rough drying my hair and was practically scrubbing the skin on my forehead off! However, I'll put this down to inexperience as it didn't really blight my experience that much!
All in all, I'd definitely recommend Funk if you want a nice haircut in a small, friendly, local salon at a reasonable price!
I went a while ago based on all the good reviews and was really disappointed!! I will never be going back!! Everything was poor, from the hair wash (some lady with HUGE nails scrapping my scalp) to a rubbish cut -I asked for the dead ends to be cut but that I still wanted to keep the length and he cut about a millimetre off. I know I said I wanted to keep the length but this was ridiculous! I also made the mistake of asking for a sweeping fringe cut in and I had the most ridiculous tiny few strands of hair cut and brushed to the side - I spent the nect 4 month with my fringe pinned back. What a waste of time and money.
i went to funk hair looking forward to getting a new style and treating myself 'like us girls do :)' when i arrived at the salon i was asked if i wanted a drink 'which was given to me in a DIRTY cup :o' i was left sat waiting for 25mins before i was seen by the stylist (dont no her name long brown curly thin hair) even tho the salon was not busy and there was no one there having there hair cut..there was two girls sat behind a curtain while i sat in the front of the salon alone an had to find my own magazines..when my hair was washed it was awful the water kept going cold and REALLY HOT the women who washed my hair was really rough with me 'if your head sour defiantly don't get a wash and cut'.when i spoke to the stylist about the cut i wanted i felt i was talked out of what i really wanted i felt she didn't want to give me the cut i wanted so i was offered a trim and a side fringe to make it look different.i was really UN happy with my visit to funk hair an would not recommend to anyone i no.the magazines weren't great,dirty cups,un-tidy sections and tension in the air.
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