This was an amazing time!

The stylists were great and funny and good natured. I’ve never had my hair looking better in my life. They really know what they’re doing, and even offered coffee or tea. Fantastic experience, highly recommend.

Tara
Portland

Erika and Urs are really such kind people

and absolute professionals at what they do. I highly recommend heading down to Strands; their prices are great and their skills are even better!

Alexis
Vancouver

Urs does my split end burning treatment

It’s some brazilian technique and I have never been happier. In the past, my hair wouldn’t grow longer than one length (get it cut, more split end, cut again = vicious cycle). Urs saved me! my hair is almost to my butt and I only need a cut/burn every 6 months now 🙂 Erica is also a very big sweetie!

Ms M
Vancouver

The best place in Vancouver

The best place in Vancouver for Cold cuts ( flame cut) and thermal cuts. My hair was transformed within 1 week: from lifeless to healthy, shiny and soft. Because the split ends got sealed, my hair is also getting thicker. I am not sure how I managed to live untill now with plain scissor haircuts that have no acctual benefit to hair health. The owner is an artist with 20+ years of experience. They also carry a huge selection of European, botanical, high end hair products that are not available locally ex PHYTO.

5bipolarbear
vancouver

Amazing service!

valued their expertise and very friendly environment.

KG
Vancouver

Urs & Erika have been taking care of my hair for years

Urs & Erika have been taking care of my hair for years (even pre Tango, bless him, who has now passed on).  Previously loathed going to hair salons but the atmosphere in the shop is so friendly and not pretentious in the least.  Urs does the only cut I have ever had which is truly wash & wear, does not require gobs of product to control and can go straight from pillow to work without a thought.  You are getting years of training, experience and on going training with both Urs and Erika.  They do not sell products they don’t believe in.   If you ask for an opinion, you will get an honest one.  I don’t even bother looking in the mirror (well, we’re having too much fun talking) as I know Urs will do what is best for my hair, face shape, all the variables.  Trust them both completely, what more can one say?

Urs is the first stylist in 40 odd years that comes through on his promises! I asked for stylish wash and wear hair and he delivered. No more struggling with bed head, run my fingers through it and I’m out the door. And my hair has never been in better condition, wouldn’t dream of using anything but his recommendations again. I’ve been happy to recommend Strands to friends – great staff, great treatment, great products and always a fun experience

Barb
Kamloops, BC

The best thing about this place are people

The best thing about this place are people who work there. Urs and Erika are incredible, so kind and accommodating, and with a great sense of humour:)
I did Brazilian blowout select treatment couple month ago. It made my hair silky and eliminated frizz after second treatment only. Anyhow I really enjoyed service. Thank you for that:)

Gina
Vancouver

I had the valtheraphia (the flame haircut)

I had the velatheraphia (the flame haircut) done for the first time here, and I’m thrilled with the results. Urs and Erika make a fantastic team, and with their humor and expertise, I felt quite comfortable, which is quite important when you’re setting your hair on fire! I hadn’t even remembered the last time I cut my hair, that’s how many split ends I had, and now my hair looks healthy for the first time in a very long time. Thank you both!

Chelsea
Vancouver

I am feeling so much gratitude…

I am feeling so much gratitude that I have found Erika & Urs at Strands Hair & Skin Treatment. They have a quaint salon in trendy Gastown and they are both so down to earth and talented. I got a flame haircut by Urs and it “Rocks OUT LOUD”… my hair looks amazing with no split ends… I finally found a way to get rid of them as I have very long hair… Last month Erika did a Brazilian Blowout on my hair and the results were just as amazing… please, please try them out… you will never go anywhere else, promise!

Alice
Vancouver

Urs and Erika are always of the month

Each time I go in,
i don’t usually have a plan for my hair, but Urs tends to create something which
turns into a masterpiece! I always leave happy, my hair is shiny, perfectly coulored and ready
to show it off! Erika leaves me with relaxed with an amazing scalp massage that makes you want to
come back for more! I’ve been going to Strands for 25 years and I wouldn’t change my ways!! Thank you!!

 

Sophia
North Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

Humor, energy, friendly if crazy staff.

One of my favorite experiences: No! I can’t think of only one!

My feeling about Strands:Love it!

I have been a client at Strands for – it only feels like forever.

Jason
Surrey

My best “like” stories about Strands

It’s always a pleasure to visit Urs & staff; the fabulous head massages are among my favourite experiences. Urs’s commitment to keeping current on European and leading world stylists.

One of my favorite experiences:

Long, short, color, no-color I’m always impressed with what Urs creates for me. I came to Strands the first time to salvage the worst case of highlights ever.

My feeling about Strands: Excellent, professional.

I have been a client at Strands for 23 years!

Christopher,
Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

Great people, never feel rushed, relaxing, and of course very knowledgeable about color.

My feeling about Strands: 10/10

I have been a client at Strands since 1987.

Marilyn
Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

Laid back casual atmosphere; can’t remember any stories, I am sure there were some (memory is gone)!!!

One of my favorite experiences:

Can’t remember (like I said memory is gone) but I love the fact that your place grounds me, brings me back to normalJ.

My feeling about Strands:

Love it, love it, love it.

I have been a client at Strands for 23 years.

Jolanta
Port Moody

My best “like” stories about Strands

Urs always listens to what I want done with my hair + I’ve never been disappointed with any service. He’s able to give me styles that need very little fuss but lock great. Our whole family comes here (kids too) because everyone’s friendly + Urs’ skills are excellent.

One of my favorite experiences:

Erika’s facials are the best!! Urs can always fit us in for an appointment.

My feeling about Strands:

Extremely satisfied.

I have been a client at Strands since 1995.

Neena
Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

Erika’s sense of humor; your savvy and expertise, your cut + dog stories – your good coffee.

One of my favorite experiences:

Recipes, Tango licking cream out of my creamers, kisses, xmas decorations, restaurant recommendations, – openness + honesty.

My feeling about Strands:

Wish you were in surrey- closer to home – travel time.

I have been a client at Strands for 20 years.

Brenda
Surrey

My best “like” stories about Strands

Pedicures – I fall asleep during the foot massages! The massages need to be longer! LOL !

One of my favorite experiences:

The chats with Erika during the Pedicures, I feel like I can talk about anything, like catching up with a dear friend that I have not seen for a long time!

My feeling about Strands:

Love to come – it is a reset button for my busy work live.

I have been a client at Strands for 2-3 Years – not long enough!

Gary
New Westminster

My best “like” stories about Strands

Visiting Strands is like visiting family, I’ve got to know Urs and Erika on a personal level + look forward to my appointments, which are more becoming more frequent as the “grey” seems becoming in faster!!!

One of my favorite experiences:

I’ve also enjoyed meeting many of the clientele over the years as some visits turn into a very interesting social event! I also enjoy slipping in a mini-pedicure while I’m getting my hair colored.

My feeling about Strands:

Professional, good products.

I have been a client at Strands since 2001.

Lori
Delta

My best “like” stories about Strands

Urs and Erika are constantly introducing new products and techniques – every time I visit there’s always something innovative and interesting.

One of my favorite experiences:

At present, its Erika’s pedicures – she does a great job.

My feeling about Strands:

Nothing ever stays the same.

I have been a client at Strands for about 32 years.

Janice
Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

I love the fact that Urs can cut my hair properly and it always looks great……when I leave. Political discussions/jokes are always a good time.

One of my favorite experiences:

Other then the great hair service and good natured Urs the esthetics are awesome….Back facials!

My feeling about Strands:

I would drive 3 hours to have Urs cut my hair. It is a great business and always great service.

I have been a client at Strands for since 1997

Warren
Seattle

I have been going

to this salon for over 10 years. I’ve had challenges with hair loss and Urs always makes sure that everything he does makes my hair fantastic! Couldn’t provided a higher recommendation!

Anne
N .Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

Even when I am not sure what cut I want, Urs always has ideas. He ensures my comfort level ( not to crazy ) before cutting. I always leave happy with my cut & color!

One of my favorite experiences: Tango! ( Urs’s late Akita)

My feeling about Strands:

Great, whenever asked, I recommend Strands.

I have been a client at Strands for about forever! (25 years)

Joanne
Coquitlam

My best “like” stories about Strands

I come because of Urs! I come because of his amazing talent, skill, vision, compassion, honesty and humor. I absolutely trust him and on the very rare occasion when something has been wrong (an apprentice helped out) he fixed it quickly & professionally. I come because of Erika also! And I love that they are cat people.

One of my favorite experiences:

I first came to Strands because a friend/co worker said Urs was “the best”. I had had chemo for a year about a year & a half before & my hair was growing in darker. I had decided to put “sun in” on it & it was a disaster! I was reluctant to get it cut because I had been “without hair” for so long-my friend Maggi said I should try Urs- he was really good& a great person & would  be understanding of my situation- he was! I’ve been here ever since.

I appreciate so much the commitment to natural products at Strands. I’m confident that whatever treatment I receive will only make me better!

I love when Erika is at the shop – she can always suggest a lipstick that will be perfect or show you how to shine for the Christmas party! I really can’t say enough about how great my Strands experience has been & how much I value that experience! There can be no retirement for Urs! Thank you for all the joy you have given me through the years.

My feeling about Strands:

Very positive! You are a positive moving forward kind of guy! Always innovative- always true to your high standards in all areas.

I have been a client at Strands for about 23 years.

Doreen
West Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands

Friendly, casual – an oasis from the blur of whatever. Good music, nice surroundings.

One of my favorite experiences:

Favorite – I almost always nearly fall asleep in the relaxing environment under the infrared lamp. I haven’t fallen out of the chair yet!

My feeling about Strands: Very good. Friendly.

I have been a client at Strands for 15 years.

Gregory
Vancouver

One of my favorite experiences

I wanted a “special” look for an event. A “funky” look that made me stand out from the crowd! They were willing to go the extra mile and offered me a number of different style choices.

My feeling about Strands: Excellent customer service.

I have been a client at Strands for 5 months.

Joan, Vancouver

Joan
Vancouver

Wow, does this guy

Wow, does this guy know hair! My first visit to Strands, Urs explained why my hair was damaged, and what needed to be done to get it back to health. Extremely knowledgeable, uses only safer products. Results are always amazing! I receive compliments on the cut and colour every time. Highly recommend this salon!

 

LB
Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands:

The casual, interactive atmosphere. The use non-ammonia products. Very avant  guard.

One of my favorite experiences:

There is always something new and exciting going on.

My feeling about Strands:

I always feel comfortable and welcome in a relaxed atmosphere.

I have been a client at Urs for about 36 years. (I am on husband no.3, but had only 1 hairdresser.)

Carole
Seattle, WA

My best “like” stories about Strands:

I have a very busy job, and on the road often, lots of weekend work but WHENEVER I phone in panic for an appointment Urs always fits me and goes the extra mile. I could not survive the hair thing without him.

One of my favorite experiences:

My boss was retiring and was bald. For his retirement party Urs made me 10 different photos using his hair Imaging System.- So here was my boss in dread looks, long hair, hippie hair, about 10 different styles which I had blown up for the party. It was a huge hit + people still laugh about it. That’s just a sample of what Urs will do.

My feeling about Strands is: Great, like family, very comfortable always fun.

I have been a client at Strands for about 19 years.

Sharon
New Westminster

My best “like” stories about Strands:

Urs returns from the European hair shows with new looks, products and ideas to share. He’s always ahead of the curve.

One of my favorite experiences:

The champagne rinse after the 80’s curly perm.

have been a client at Strands for about 22 years.

Andrea
Coquitlam

My best “like” stories about Strands:

The unique combination of professionalism and personability!

Also that is a family business – even the dog was on staff at one time.

One of my favorite experiences:

Each experience is the best. Today’s favourite is the “passport sweep” by the dynamic duo of Urs & Erika.

My feeling about Strands:

Always makes me feel beautiful.

I have been a client at Strands since 2009

 

Barbara
Vancouver

My best “like” stories about Strands:

The use of non ammonia colours, use of essential oils. Also Urs’s innovative use of the latest products, skin care etc.

One of my favorite experiences:

My husband  also a client, broke his neck & was in a halo to support his neck. The hair was a mess, difficult to wash. Urs took the time to cut his hair within the metal halo. It gave my husband such a bust to do something normal and look better.

My feeling about Strands:

Very good. I feel at home.

I have been a client at Strands since 1986

Lesley
Burnaby

My best “like” stories about Strands:

Friendly atmosphere, skillful techniques, healthy products. An all-around enjoyable place to be.

One of my favorite experiences:

I enjoyed meeting Penny here when she came in from Nanaimo. I appreciate that you, Urs, are always looking for even better products.

My feeling about Strands

Very satisfied – I wouldn’t go any place else.

I have been a client at Strands for: Since about 1983

Helen
Burnaby

My best “like” stories about Strands:

Urs, Erika & staff feel like an extension of family. I really lock forward to my appointments. I appreciate the care Urs & the salon take researching products & how they stay current with trends and innovations.

One of my favorite experiences:

Urs is truly a color expert. I have witnessed him magically correct issues for clients who went to other expensive salons.

My feeling about Strand:

I highly recommend the strands to anyone.

Eleanor
Vancouver Client since 1987

My best “like” stories about Strands

The personal care and advice. Re: My hair and not having to wait for my appointment time & the integrity and kindness of the owner Urs.

One of my favorite experiences:

All the experiences are so enjoyable along & the coffee & playing with Tango – I sure miss him –

My feeling about Strand:

Visits are always enjoyable.

I have been a client at Strands for:

From the beginning in 1984!

Joan
West Site Vancouver