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Jack always does a great job with my curly hair! He spends the time to ensure the cut and color is what I want and
I highly recommend anyone to visit him for a good haircut and color!There is street parking available!
— Pamela P.

just went to Jack today for the first time and he was AWESOME!!! He did exactly what I asked for and my hair looks and feels great! I will definitely be going back to Jack!!
— Wendy P.

"Jack is amazing! I went in with very long curly hair, looking for the perfect cut, and he gave it to me! After cutting about 8 inches off and styling it, I look at least 10 years younger and feel amazing! Jack you are the best there is!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
— Peggy G.

"I went to the salon because it was recommended by a friend. However I was skeptical. What happened with my hair, is I stood up from the chair with a huge smile on my face! I looked awesome and my hair was full of life! When I got home, the faces of my boys lit up, and the word, 'Wow' came out of their mouths! I will recommend Jack to everyone I know! He is the best hairstylist I've ever had!"
— Mariya K.

I have been meaning to do this for a very long time! Let me first start off by saying Jack is AMAZING at what he does! No joke! Whether its just a cut or color & cut, he listens and does just what you ask for. As a woman, when we put our hair needs in someones hands it can be very scary. I know everyone has had that really bad experience at one time or another but with Jack, you dont need to worry. I want to say I am very sorry Jack that I havent done this sooner because you truly deserve the recognition for the excellent service you provide and you are so very good at what you do. I will always return to Jack and I dont have any intention of letting anyone else touch my hair. I have been seeing him for about 2 years and had my hair done (cut and color) 4 times, and left very satisfied each time. I also brought my 13 year old daughter in, who has very thick & tough hair to deal with, she also had a great experience and left happy. So go see Jack, talk to him about what you want and what you like to do with your hair on a daily basis and get a great experience of your own!
— Marilyn S

I am a senior citizen and I do not like old lady haircuts and that is what I got for years or the hairdresser insisted I needed a bob cut Jack is an artist and has been cutting my hair for the past two years since I moved to Seattle and I am in love with my hair and how it looks each and every time I get it cut Jack can create a style that is not only in style with the times but is very flattering at the same time Jack is an amazing talent and stylist I highly recommend his salon
— Natalie D

I have been getting the Japanese relaxing treatment to straighten my hair for the past 4 years or so and cuts from Jack for quite some time. He is amazing and does a perfect job without fail. I hate getting my hair cut from any other person besides him because they never do as good of a job. My mom says that Jack is the master of everything hair and everything he has done for us is consistantly absolutely beautiful.
— Angela

Isabelle is amazing and so nice My feet feel amazing
— Brittany

I went to the salon because it was recommended from a friend However i was skeptic what will happened with my hair I stand up from the chair with a huge smile on my face I looked awesome and my hair was full of life When i get home the faces of my boys lit up and the words WOW came up from their mouths I will recommend Jack to every one I know He is the pest hair stylist i have had
— Mariya Krusheva

More than excellent I miss our time together
— Peggy

If Jack relocated his business I would follow him He is an amazing stylist and never fails to go beyond my expectations
— Karen Blume

I went to Caoba Salon for the first time when my best friend told me about this place she kept ranting and raving about how good JACK was at hair cuts so I had decided I needed to go to expierence this on my own I LOVED him he is so wonderful I will be going back to him in a couple months YAY thanks JACK your the BEST
— Alicia

I came across this Salon 3 years ago and thank goodness I did Jack is my hair stylist and he does an AMAZING JOB he listens to what you want done to your hair and he does it to the T Ive been to more than 40 salons from Marysville to Seattle and none of them compare to Jacks unique style and none of the stylists cut my hair the way I wanted it cut which is so dissapointing but now I have Jack so I know I will never be dissapointed seriously people go and see him you will be happy with your results Thanks Jack Your AWESOME and Im bringing my friend to you tomorrow so she can have an amazing experience like I do every time you cut my hair
— Mia Aragon

Jack is an artist awesome
— Mike W.

JACK IS AMAZING! I have never had a hairstylist pay such attention to detail. I have been a regular at Gene Juarez and Seven Salon for many years and I was a little skeptical going to a stylist on Lake City (not dissing the neighborhood, it's my home, just skeptical). I am so glad that I went! I used to go to Seven Salon and I saw an amazing stylist that I loved, but her prices became too expensive for my budget and I was looking for a change. Caoba is close to my house, so I thought I'd give it a try. On my first visit Jack completely updated my cut and color. I hadn't realized I was in a rut until I left feeling rejuvenated and fantastic! I just went back for my second visit last night. Again, I couldn't be more happy with my cut and color. I have thick, medium length hair that always looks poofy. Jack left me with a style that easily air drys to perfection (which is needed for my busy lifestyle) and requires very little primping. The blonde highlights are perfect. My boyfriend came to pick me up and was waiting in the car. I got a little nervous that he would be annoyed waiting for me. When I got to the car he said he'd been watching through the window and he was so impressed watching Jack perfect my hair. When you're paying $100 to get your hair done, it's nice if the stylist is a little OCD. As long as I live in Seattle, this will be my spot!
— Emily

I came in with larangyitis and was about 2 months over due for a hair cut I couldnt explain perfectly what I wanted but a few lil suggestions and keys to how I wanted it to feel and Jack NAILED it I was so happy I felt it was one of the best cuts Ive ever had and I am VERY picky about my hair after short short haircuts can often go so very bad
— Suzanne

I just returned from my second cut at Caoba and my hair looks fabulous. What a treat to find a talented stylist so close to where I live and work. I have always gone to Aveda salons but decided to give this one a try so I could stay local and I have not regretted that decision for a moment. Jack does amazing work and has definitely earned a loyal customer.
— Mandy

I highly recommend Jack ! I first went to him for a trim and watched him cut another person's hair while I was waiting. I could see that he was very skilled and a perfectionist. I took the plunge at my next cut and let Jack cut it however he wanted according to my facial structure and my hair. He did a fantastic job and my hair looks great. It's dramatically different and I've gotten so many compliments on the cut at my office! He's great and really knows how to make your hair look it's very best. This salon is really good overall. Isabel does a fabulous brow wax and a perfect pedicure. She really takes the time to make it special and relaxing. I really enjoy my visits to Caoba!
— A C

Highly professional and nice really great cuts Takes a lot of time and effort to get the perfect cut Glad I went there
— Marian

I was feeling impulsive one night and decided that I wanted to dye my dark brown hair (my natural color is dirty blonde) back to some shade of blonde since I was tired of my roots growing out. Against my own better judgement I thought I would save some money and try a box job... and I talked my husband into doing the job, the poor guy. Needless to say my hair ended up yellow at my roots and bright orange all the rest of the way down! It was like that chick out of the movie "The Fifth Element," except not rad like hers because I don't live in the future and save the world. So anyway, I went to Caoba because they were open Sundays and Mondays (when most salons are not), and I could not bear to go to work with my hair like that. Also, they got great reviews-- and now I know why! Jack got me in the same day I called, and saved my hair. He bleached it completely out, and I was so afraid that my hair would fry and fall out, but he saved it! I must've spend 4-5 hours there to get 2 bleaches, toner, and a trim for my fried ends. My hair is very bright blonde and a little dry, so I will be deep conditioning for a few weeks and eventually getting it dyed a darker blonde, but Jack worked a miracle to save my orange hair! And compared to other salons that I had inquired with, did it for a good price. Crisis averted. :)
— Sarah H.

si hubiera mas estrellitas no solom le pondria cinco sino una constelacion de estrellas la verdad yo no le confio mi cabello a nadie que no sea a jack siempre me deja mi cabello estupendo y no se diga lo amable que es yo lleve a mi cunada ya a mi suegra y les encanto el trabajo mi suegra se quedo con el como estilista gracias jack por tu exelente trabajo
Leticia Chavez

I just recently moved here to Lake City and I called Caoba Salon and Spa and they got me in 30 min after I called My hair has never felt so healthy or looked so good I will for sure be back Thank you
— Taryn

I went there last Friday for the first time... and let me tell you its awesome!!!!! Jack is not only professional, but also he is polite, friendly and knowable. Before he cut my hair, he asked me about the way I like to arrange my hair every day. He also gave me his opinion about the way he should cut it to make my hair looks with more volume and vitality (because my hair is so thin and straight). Oh well, the result couldn't be better. It's fantastic!!! I love it... I was and I'm still so happy. Well done! For sure, I will go back again in couple of weeks. The place is organized, clean and cool. The salon has a great parking space in the front. And the price is affordable, actually it is really good price for the kind of service that you are getting.....
— Lina E.

I totally stumbled upon this Salon by luck and I am so thankful that I did! Jack absolutely knows what he is doing and that is such a reassuring feeling when sitting in a chair getting your haircut! I am a loyal customer @ Caoba Hair Salon---i get a stylish, pretty haircut everytime i go there and the price is great too :)
— Colleen B.

Great, great, great!!! I met Jack 4 years ago and my hair is so thankful!!!! I feel like on a hair commercial!!! besides that my hair gets a treat, I can enjoy Jack and his wife company. Que mas puedo pedir??? me atienden mi cabello como si fuera el de una reina a un precio muy razonable!! y si tengo alguna duda, no tengo porq complicarme ya q puedo explicarles todo en espaniol!!!! y cuando mi esposo va a cortarse el cabello, le pueden hablar en ingles de igual manera!!!!!
— Ix-Chel W.

I just had my hair cut at Caoba salon and Jack really did a fantastic job. I have had haircuts all over the planet and am very fussy with how my hair turns out after a cut. I usually leave feeling like something is missing (besides the hair on the floor), but today Jack cut my hair exactly how I wanted it. It looks great! Thanks so much Caoba salon and Jack, I will definitely be back for more. :)
— Heather F.

I came to the salon because my mother in law was getting her haircut I asked spur of the moment if i could have my lip chin and eyebrows waxed and Isabel said yes She uses a lighted magnifying glass and this was the most thorough waxing Ive ever had I usually always have to come home and remove some hairs that got missed but not this time WONDERFUL
— Mary Anne

I have been a customer of Caoba Hair Salon since 2008 when I found out about this place and heard all the recommendations and superior stories about Jack. Jack is simply amazing. He knows my hair and can discern what it needs; so I fully surrender to his hands and stylish touch every time when I visit him. He spends as much time as needed to make certain that the final outcome meets the clients’ expectations. I have never been satisfied with any other hair stylist as much as I am with Jack and would recommend him unconditionally to anyone who is looking for a hair master…..
— Alex

I originally went to Jack with my boyfriend. He's had trouble finding a stylist in Seattle that he likes. A couple times at Regis turned out horrible! But after seeing the attention, care, and precision Jack had doing my boyfriend's hair, I immediately made an appointment for my own haircut.

And he was AMAZING. I've used the picture I showed Jack for my haircut numerous times, with different stylists. And Jack got it perfect. I love my haircut.

The greatest thing I noticed was the different ways and techniques he used between cutting my boyfriend's hair and mine. With different looks, he not only used different tools but also different ways of cutting and manipulating the scissors.

I would definitely recommend people to Caoba! I know that my boyfriend and I will definitely be returning!
— Viviana C

I recently moved from California up to Washington and it has been a nightmare trying to find a good stylist! I\'ve been to Gene Juarez, Sorella...and finally found Jack at Caoba. He is, as everyone has already stated, AMAZING! Every time I leave the salon I feel like a new person; he cuts with care and precision, and he always goes for perfection- no matter how long it takes.

I would definitely recommend Jack to anyone needing a quality stylist.
— Al K.

Let me preface my 5 star rating by saying, I have had my toes done at many high end Spas, including Gene Juarez (famous spa pedi), and many other ones in Seattle and Vegas.

The pedi's I get at Caoba give those guys a run for their money!

Isabel is amazing! She is so thorough and really takes her time to make my feet look and feel like a million bucks. All tools are properly sanitized and she does not use any nail files more then once (you can keep them if you like). And, the polish stays on and looks like it has just been applied for three weeks or more.

Worth every penny you get high end SPA quality for half the cost.

Thank you Isabel.
— Poulina K.

Wow!  I finally found the perfect Salon!  Jack gave me the best haircut ever!  The Salon is very clean and comfortable.  I'm not going anywhere else!   They have everything in one place and I will be trying their other services too.  Go there you will not be disappointed!
— Sue M.

The stylist, Jack, who cuts my hair is wonderful. He does such an excellent job of making sure the cut looks professional and polished. I get compliments on my cut months after I've received it, and it's very easy to maintain. I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a reasonably priced salon with a professional and well educated stylist
— Stephani V.

Caoba Hair Salon - AWESOME! Im about as picky as it gets with my head of complicated Latina hair. It is SO HARD for me to find a hair stylist here in the US who can cut and style my hair without having to go home to take another shower just to do it all over again! Jack is so professional, so nice, and so good at what he does. He took one look at my hair, fiddled with it a little bit and went straight to work. I hardly said a word. Not to mention the price is more than reasonable and his salon is beautiful and super clean. I am so thankful I found Jack and I will most definitely be returning for future cuts and styles! Jack won my vote and my business.
— Melissa C

Disclosure: Since this salon opened, I have got to know the owner pretty well and have done a photography project with him (that got published). That said, I do NOT have any financial interest in this place, nor does he even know that I am writing this review. I pay full-price at the salon.

Caoba is a new chic salon in the quickly improving Lake City neighborhood. Compared to all the other cut-rate (but rather poor quality) salons around here, it was great to see this place open. It's right under the easily identifiable and equally chic Solara apartments. Caoba is beautifully decorated, very different from those fluorescent-lit places in the area. High-end equipment is used (ever had a $2,000 per pair of shears working on your hair?) and you could see that little expenses were spared to create a great atmosphere and environment. Caoba offers full service hair, beauty spa and massage services.

Which comes to Jack, the owner. Jack is one of those really talented but incredibly humble people, especially in the beauty industry. He has won multiple awards in New York, trained to the bone. Before this place opened I used to have my hair done at either Gene Juarez (downtown) or Euphorico in Beltown; I do care about how I look. I took a chance with Jack, and came away pleasantly surprised and almost in awe. And I (a fashion photographer) used him in a fashion photoshoot soon after, and was published quickly. You will even see the result of that photoshoot now as a poster in the salon. I am very picky about who I use in my photography team, and he is really that good.

I have also used their massage service. Melissa, their LMT, is a very gentle and charming lady who has never failed to relax me after an hour. This lady has very good technique and plenty of strength even with my really messed up physique (sometimes a little overly worked-out, too much desk work and stress).

The cost at this salon is very reasonable, way below Gene Juarez price (easily halved if not even less that that). And given the value you receive, this has to be one of those rare finds in Seattle.

I highly recommend this place.
— Leo L.

I am even more happy I ended up going to see Jack  at Caoba Salon rather than Hair by Joey, not because Joey is bad, but because I have since received crazy and rude messages from one of Hair by Joey's "customers" as follows:

Crazy Lady: "Your rude post about Hair by Joey.  That place is excellent.  Are you jealous or something?"

My response: "Not jealous at all.. Just stating my opinion.."

Crazy Lady:  "I think your comment about Hair by Joey is kind of rude; I go to that studio, and it is amazing and so is Joey.  If you haven't had experience there, I wouldn't be so free to write bad things to trash another business on here if I were you.  Low class.  In addition, if you were referencing Joey's "170+ reviews" from Citysearch, go count again. He has over 200.  Hmmm....wonder why?  Probably rocks the house."

My response:  "As I stated, it's my opinion. You are entitled to yours. You would be the rude, low class one for wasting my time writing this insult to me for no reason. I wont participate in your games."

"Also, I didnt "trash" Joey.. I simply stated that I decided not to go there because I read reviews about him being overpriced and had a phone stuck to his ear. Which is the truth about why I didnt go there. I have no vested interest in either Joey or Caoba Salon. I am happy I made that decision, especially since I am getting greif from you, as I believe you must be affilated."
— Kira K.

I love this salon and would highly recommend it in a heartbeat to everyone! At this price, you definitely get more than you pay for. It's obvious to me that Jack is very good and passionate about what he does. He wants to make sure that you're completely satisfied first before you leave the salon. I've been here twice and both have been wonderful experiences to me! I always showed him a picture of the hair style that I wanted and he always blew my mind with his work. He always transformed my boring straight hair to fun and full of texture hairstyle, far better than I could picture of myself. Nothing compared to the feeling of looking in the mirror and see that your hair look better than how you want it to be. If you've always wanted the kind of head-turner hair, search no more. You don't have to spend money that will cost you an arm and a leg, this is the salon you've been looking for. I always felt irritated when I went to salon and people there would point out all the little flaws about my hair and tried to sell me their products - yes I know I have split ends because I dye my hair a lot. But here at Caoba, nobody will try to sell you anything or make you feel bad about your hair history or whatever. I also want to recognize how he cares for his customers. Like when I was about to leave the salon yesterday and it was raining heavily outside, Jack offered to walk me to my car with his umbrella. That's not something that other salons would normally offer you. So if you're looking for salon that's not after your wallet, then this is the salon for you. I will give this salon 10-stars rating if it's possible here.
— Morin W.

Went to Jack to have my hair cut again today, and as usually, he is AMAZING!  I'm telling you, you've got to go check him out - once you have Jack cut your hair, you'll never go back to those dime-a-dozen chop shops.  Jack listens to what you want, and you can tell that he takes his time and wants his work to be perfect.  

That's my kind of hairstylist.

— Sasha B.