Monterey >Beauty > Venus Salon
731 Munras Ave Ste D, Monterey, CA | Directions 9394036.594939 -121.892978
Art is amazing! – For the first 20 years of my life I have always gone to the same salon to get my hair done. An old friend of the family who gives me an incredible deal. Unfortunately, that incredible deal always left me leaving with something negative to say about what my hair dresser had done to my hair. Within the past few years I have gone to many different places, and had MANY horrible experiences. To say the least, I have grown to be very apprehensive about doing ANYTHING to my hair because of fear that something will go wrong.
Thankfully...I have found Art! I cannot say enough positive things about him. He gave me highlights and a trim and I have received many compliments on both. He is incredibly precise with highlights in particular. He uses very small sections of hair to give the end result a beautiful blended look that I am so happy with!
Besides his obvious talent, I also really appreciate that he does not double book appointments. When you have an appointment with Art he is working with you the entire time, you do not end up sitting around while he tries to squeeze in a quick haircut or anything. So many salons keep you there waiting while working on someone else that it was a nice change of pace.
Overall...Art is friendly, amazingly talented, reasonably priced, and just plain and simple...does a great job! I would highly him to anyone.
Amazing, Amazing!! – Okay, I have been a bit reluctant to write this… because selfishly, I don’t want to find Art too booked up to see me. On the other hand, the man has an amazing talent that really should be shared. He is that rare beauty buddy who has your best interests at heart. In his case, I think it is a matter of professional pride. So if you are looking for a hair professional to care for your hair, I would only comfortably recommend Art. From cut to color – he’s the best.
Here’s my story…. I have been seeing Art every 6 to 8 weeks for the past three years. When I first started with him, my hair was wildly out of control. It was dry and frizzy in parts, curly on some parts of my head and straight in others. I had been seeing a colorist who did foils for me, but unfortunately the results varied widely from treatment to treatment. The situation was desperate. He soon brought me to sanity.
First, he identified a better color for my skin tone, then he changed the coloring process to a simpler and gentler one that provided more natural and predictable results. As our visits progressed, my old hair was trimmed away and the new hair that grew in and he cared for was lovelier and lovelier.
He is up on the new products that work and he has introduced me to great stand-bys. He’s definitely more of an advocate, then a salesman. He tells me what will work and then leaves it up to me. I really feel that Art very genuinely wants my hair in top condition. The last treatment he recommended was absolutely one of the best! A color touch-up, a bit of a trim, and then he finished it off with a Hawaiian Blow-out. My hair looks and feels amazing. Even after repeated washings.
I think the key to Art’s success, is that he builds the relationship with you slowly. He will only go as fast as you are comfortable with changes and he will be honest and frank with you if it’s going to take some time or if something is not going to work for your hair type or face shape. For me, it’s been a wonderful journey and it keeps getting better! The best compliment to Art is that I was recently mistaken for 35 or 40 years of age – not bad for a 51 year old woman. You have got to admit that’s one amazing hair cut!
Art is an Amazing Talent! – Hey Guys - I cannot recommend Art Dominguez enough! He is truly amazing - a genuine artist with hair! I have always wanted rich highlights in my hair but am horribly allergic to most hair chemicals - enlightner, peroxide, bleach... I tried Aveda salons with no reaction to the products (after much trial and error) but also without the results I had hoped for. After I saw the magic he did with some of my friends hair I shared my dilemma with him and my desire to do highlights and he confidently said " I can do that." Boy, can he!!! The products he uses are all natural, organic, not tested on animals and smell great. They also produce beautiful highlights. Art took his time with me, skillfully considering and applying each foil to achieve an awesome multi-dimensional look. My search is over. I won't go anywhere else. BTW - added bonus - Art is a wonderful, caring, funny guy that you will love spending time with!
Art is the BEST hairdresser! – Hey everyone! I want to let you know that my experience at Venus Salon was AWESOME! I went to my dear friend Art Dominguez after having some discussion concerning what I should do to change my hairstyle. I had NEVER before gotten my hair done in a salon. (My mom is a hairdresser). Art suggested that I try the Brazilian Blowout. I was a little worried at first having extremely curly hair all of my life. The time I spent with Art will never be forgotten. He was very skilled and efficient. He made the experience wonderful and my hair came out INCREDIBLE!!! I never thought it was ever look so smooth and straight. I would most definitely recommend going to Art to get any cut, color or treatment done! : ) Check out my pics on face book!
Gina is my stylist for life! – I have never dyed my hair before and was recommended to Gina from a friend. She was great to talk to. I felt as if one of my long time girlfriends was doing my hair. We had a lot of laughs.
My hair came out wonderful. I would trust her to do absolutely anything with my hair. She is totally awesome.
If your searching for a new salon and stylist Venus is the place to be and Gina is the stylist to choose!
Erica is great! – Erica is the best - I have been going to her for 8 years and have always been beyond happy with the results. She is always on time, professional and take great pride in what she does. She's up to date with styles and trends - my color always looks natural and my cuts are easy to style at home. Anyone who thinks otherwise shouldnt even be in the hands of a professional stylist. Her prices are reasonable and gives great style!
CatW: Sorry your experience was not up to par - I recommend you head somewhere else. Venus and Erica are obviously too high-class for a person of your nature.
I would recommend this place – I really enjoy having Katie cut and color my hair! She does such a great job everytime and is really fun to talk with, too.
For my wedding, we had to change our hair/make-up plans last minute and Venus was really accomodating and considerate of our needs. They made us all look so pretty! Thank-you Venus!
Erica Murry @ Venus Salon in Monterey - Amazing stylist! – Erica has been doing my hair since 2001. She is amazing at what she does and I highly recommend her for either color or cuts!
CYNTHIA GIVES "GREAT FACE" AT VENUS SALON – Cynthia Kinnear does a terrific job with her painless waxing, in the privacy of her push room in the sky. It's an absolutely celestial experience. She is also one of the few on the peninsula offering eyebrow and eyelash tinting. Both are a pleasant experience, come out great and are not too expensive to maintain. I hear her facials are fabulous too, I'm going to make an appointment for one before the Holiday season. Venus Salon is a full service salon with a convenient location and ample free parking.
An Amazing Experience in Monterey, CA – I booked an appointment at Venus Salon after hearing that Erica Murry had come back to the Peninsula. She does amazing color and my haircut turned out cool too. I will let all my friends know that she is back in town.
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