Voodou is the ultimate student hairdressing salon as it offers quality haircuts at reasonable (-ish) prices.
Much to my amusement, I've seen many a friend come out with zig-zag lines down the side of their head. However, I've never come out with anything more than a haircut that I'm extremely happy with.
The staff are really good fun and always up for a chat that doesn't always revolve about whether you're going out that night! There's a cool vibe around the whole place and you can tell the directors take a real pride in their work.
There are two different salons for men and women and both are extremely popular with students and trendy young professionals. It's advisable to book ahead rather than walk in off the street. This is apparently even more important for women!
They also sell a good selection of hair products such as wax, gel and shampoo.
My only criticism is that they play rubbish dance music in the background - perhaps because it's a stone's throw from the site of the old Cream nightclub?
Delighted by my free £10 voucher,available to all newcomers, I booked an appointment with Voodou for a wash cut and blow. I was welcomed by the friendly receptionist and seen to quickly. Prior to washing I was asked if I wanted conditioner, which I did not realising until I was presented with a chart of prices that a splodge of the stuff cost a fiver. Oh well I got £10 of... My hair was washed (and conditioned) by a very nice though rather rough young girl who, as she stood scrub boarding my hair behind me I imagined with a head scarf and a cigarette stuck in her teeth.
I was offered a cup of tea and and my desired cut was ascertained before the show began: one bossy hairdresser and her stooge. I did feel awfully sorry for the young girl (aforementioned washer woman) as she scurried around and begged for tasks clearly desperate to impress.
I must say, I felt rather rushed, and at times almost an inconvenience as watches were continually checked and time updates called. I wasn't overly pleased with the blow dry as my hair is long and thick and needs time spending on it, which was not given, but the cut was good and the salon is clearly very popular and the girls under pressure so it is understandable though not excusable.
As a student I would have ultimately paid less than I did with the voucher as £10 is deducted from a full price cut not a junior stylist cut, which was not explained.
Good enough, but it's a little overrated.
There's 2 Voodou salons on Bold St, one for men one for women. My boyfriend used to go to the mens one, and was always pleased with it, although it is very pricey especially if you just want a 'normal' mens haircut (ie nothing fancy or styled too much!)
I've been to the womens one a few times, usually it's pretty good. I'd recommend it more for students as you get a good discount, it's pricey otherwise. The loud dance music can be annoying, it's not a place for a relaxing hair cut!
If you want a overpriced haircut then this is your place.
I go to voodoo to have my hair done i have for years so does my daughter, i think the secret is to find a stylist you like the keep her/him, it's not the salon that is disappointing its the stylist doing your hair and you can get that anywhere. The salons in bold street are nice but the one in Breck road Anfield is awful and a bit grotty. I think this should reflect on the prices i had to go there once because my stylist was based there for a few days and the sinks were dirty were you have your hair washed and there was rubbish exposed in the sink area it was not pleasant.
Overall, the Voodou Colour Centre was a good experience and I am very pleased with my lovely new hairstyle.
I recommend you discuss the price of your haircut beforehand so you aren't stood in disbelief when you are told the price of your new do. Even with student discount, the price is incredibly high. I paid just over £100 for a cut & blow dry, full head of highlights and toner. Although I know highlights tend to be quite expensive, I've never paid this much before.
The basins were a little uncomfortable, these could definitely be improved for a more relaxing and therapeutic experience (something you'd expect when getting your hair washed in such an expensive salon).
High prices and uncomfortable basins aside, I was impressed with my cut and colour. Everything was done professionally and the staff were very friendly. My hairdresser, Liz, was particularly helpful in discussing the colour options for my hair.
Would I go there again? Possibly. But I'd try looking for somewhere cheaper first.
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