Cristina O Dominican Salon and Nails Spa is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 86 reviews!
I love this salon. I've been getting my hair done at this salon for about 3 years. I rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes before they whisk me away and start on my hair. The staff is friendly and the owner is so nice. My hair has grown like crazy and I always leave happy.
Naturalistas stay away!
I've been natural for 5 years. I came into the hair shop with my hair detangled, conditioned and at its most heathy ever. It was still wet from my normal treatment. I immediately explained I only want a roller set, very little heat. The shampoo girl manipulated the crap out of my hair and combed it really hard in the sink. I was upset, but thought, from here it's ok lt a roller set so my hair can take it. She roller set me hair- good job. I leave the hair dryer and another lady is my point person now. She says, just a little heat at the roots. I reluctantly agree. She turns me from the mirror. I feel much more than root heating going on.. turn to the mirror and she was pressing my hair all the way down the shaft with billows of smoke coming from the iron!! Bottom line.. these people have a self hatred of natural hair and think that everyone wants it bone straight. No respect for the process it takes to grow long natural hair and think they know better. I had to have 2 inches = 1 year of hair growth cut the next week because I had straight ends. One year of growth for a stylist to feel satisfied that she did what she wanted to do = BS. Don't go.
UPDATE; Ms. Cristina contacted me and offered to make sure here was no miscommunication the next time I came to her shop. She was concerned and wants me to have a good experience. I will try again.
I returned, and the stylist did a really nice job. She didn't over manipulate my hair and commented on how healthy my hair was. She did exactly when what I asked, a roller set. Great job! I will return. Can't recall her name :( but will edit my review with her name when I find it.
I go to them at least once a month depending on my work schedule. I can’t wait to get my hair done. No burning my scalp but I love the deep conditioning. I go to sleep. Yes right to sleep. No but seriously I like this salon . I would recommend it. T
Excellent customer service, I felt welcomed as soon as I walked in. I recently relocated and was desperately searching for a good salon. I explained exactly how I wanted my hair and Francia nailed it! I came right back two weeks later and Francia remembered me as soon as I walked in! I love the atmosphere , good vibes , really nice people.
Great job on my hair
You are truly amazing! Two years ago when I came to your shop after my hair was damaged by another shop I had no choice but to get a weave. Never in my life was my hair looking like that. But thanks to you, you brought my hair back and beautiful again and I'm so glad I have my hair back. God Bless you my Sister!
I took my daughter here for her 10th birthday. The salon is very clean and comfortable, and most of all kid friendly. My daughter has a lot of hair where doing it myself leaves the both of us in tears. But, her stylist was very gentle with my daughter and did a fantastic job. Absolutely no tears! For me, the drive is worth it. We will be back.
Love going to Cristina's. The ladies are wonderful and do a great job. Had my hair done for my Christmas ball and absolutely loved it! My mom also had her hair dyed and blowed.
I had a really good experience here! The ladies here were courteous and efficient. When I walked in I was greeted, asked what service I wanted and then taken to the wash bowl. The shampoo was awesome! She massaged my scalp and made sure my hair was very clean. I was then placed under the dryer for a deep condition, then rinsed for my roller set. While I was under the dryer one of the ladies came to check to be sure everything was ok and then offered me some water. My dryer shut off and I did not have to wait long to be blow out and styled. The ladies where so nice and were smiling and pleasant the whole time. I wish my hair could handle the heat more often so I could come back and enjoy this great service.
Cristina O Cristina! This salon is a hidden treasure! I love the way you feel welcomed once you enter the salon. The beauticians show that care about the quality of their service and the health of your hair. It's not just a blow dry mill like some of these other salons I've been too. This is my second time here and I have officially made this my spot.
They get you in and out with minimal chatter. Very professional.
I Love the Salon. Great Service and focus on Healthy Hair.
I've been here 3 different times on three different days and had three different stylists. I get wash and sets with flat iron. Everyone has done a good job. I've never had to wait long to be seen.
I went in to have hair Botox done. I have been looking for a place that offers this service and it has been difficult to find in Maryland. They did an awesome job and were very reasonably priced. I left with my hair shiny and very healthy. I will definitely be going back. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming.
I was in and out in like 45 minutes. Great conversation... and NO HEAT DAMAGE!! I'll be back! My hair was healthy so I didn't need a trim and they didn't try to tell me I needed one! Awesome spot!
Pleasant place to be! Thank you.
I come here for Blow-outs and Pin Curls. I'm usually in and out and never had to wait. My natural hair comes back no problem. Lastly, prices are reasonable and worth the convenience plus quick but attentive service.
Went to the salon after reading multiple great reviews. This has now been my second visit and so far service and results have been above expectation. Everyone is professional, regardless of the number of clients in the salon you feel as if they are taking their time on your hair. So far I have only had Francia do my hair. I’m very happy with her work and plan to continue working with her. A plus is that she is very nice and takes time to understand what service you like. I highly recommend this salon and Francia!!
Customer service is amazing ... ? Big shot out to Elisa an Ramona luv youll
I enjoy going to this salon and walking out quickly. Francia always styles my hair the way I like it. I recommend to anyone looking for a great Dominican Hair Salon.
There's a few Dominican salons now on this area, but I like this one the best. First, everyone is friendly and treat you well. Second you can walk in or do an appointment. If you're a little short on time I suggest call the salon a day in advance so they can do an appointment and be ready for you. My hair is curly but thin and they understand my hair and don't get frustrated or scared about it. Depending on the service, it can get pricey but you'll leave satisfied with the results. They mostly speak Spanish but they have people that speak English too. I recommend it 100% specially if you have natural hair or want a beautiful blowout.
So happy I came here! From the moment I called, to walking in the door, to sitting in the chair, it was a pleasant experience. Elsa was so sweet and helped me get exactly what I needed. I was really impressed with the blowout. My hair feels so soft and silky. I've already received multiple compliments. Now the test is how long it last. But I'm not too worried about that. I just know I will definitely be coming back.
I have been several times and will continue to do so. Great value! Great service! Great Staff!
I have been coming to this salon for about four years now everyone is good at what they do from Bibby to Ramona to Francesca. I have had them all do my hair. They all know how to do hair very well natural hair like my own to permed hair. They are very gentle and patient and cater to your needs. I highly recommend anyone to come join the Christina O salon community you will be highly impressed.
Very good consumer services
I've been twice and everyone there was extremely polite, respectful and accommodating to me. Ramona is the one who gave me the works. They are awesome that's where I'll be going FOREVERRRRRR.
I love this place because I can always get in and out. The stylists are extremely efficient. Unlike other salons, I don't feel like my scalp is on fire when getting blow dried. No appointment ever needed
Love this place, I highly recommend it, these ladies are very professional, I will definitely come again!!
Great atmosphere and the ladies are so pleasant. My natural hair has no heat damage because the stylists know how to treat and protect your hair and still deliver amazing results
I've been a client for over a year.
New in town...hesitant about trying a new salon. Needless to say, I found a new home...I love this place....very professional, very nice ladies, nice friendly atmosphere
Very nice to me and my friend. She offered snacks, have water and I was in and out. Great service.
Great customers services A++
Absolutely amazing ladies and they provide excellent service!! The ONLY salon that I'll take my daughter to! I highly recommend them -- you'll love what they can do!!
I always have a good experience at Cristina's salon! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. My hair is natural so I had a Keratin Treatment last week and I love it l! I been coming to this salon since they first open and I love everything they even done on my hair, from calor and now the Keratin. I will definitely be back
My experienced was great. The owner is very welcoming and she treated me with respect. First time meeting her and it felt like we've already friends. My hairstylist Francia did an amazing job with my hair color and hairstyle. I would definitely come back and highly recommend it.
The best Dominican salon I've been to by far. All of the ladies are nice and pleasant, however Ramona and Elsa are so sweet and take great care of my hair!
Been three times and love the experience and outcome each time! My hair is natural and they straighten it very well. Everyone is friendly, professional and experienced. I love how the location is situated in the back of a professional building where passers by cannot see women getting hair done (I hate being in a salon with a window facing the sidewalk where everyone can see me getting my hair done) I highly recommend!
They tackled my daughters 4c Natural hair and had it looking amazing!!!! They are very nice, patient and make you feel welcomed. Thank you!!!
This salon is top notch the employess are even better ramona brought my hair back to life i am soooo in love with it. They were so sweet and welcoming. They treated me like ive been going to them for years and not like it was my first time. I met a client of ramonas who started her hair journey with her a few years ago and no her hair is down the middle of her back. I cant wait to come back. And bring my daughter. This salon deserves more than 5 atars please go make an appointment or better yet walk in. . dont make the mistake of going to someone . make. Cristina o salon and spa home. Thanks again ramona. Elsa everyone i love you guys already lol
This is my to go place to get my hair done. The ladies are so sweet and pleasant. I'm very particular with my hair because my hair tends to be difficult to deal with. Cristina's Dominican Salon have helped me to restore and grow my hair again. They treat me like a Queen every time I come to the Salon!!! Love them!
I just took my locs of 16 years out! I had no clue about natural hair. I was scared and nervous. I read ALL the reviews and compared to other salons in the area, and decided to take a chance! I grabbed my best friend for moral support and around the corner we went!
Can I say it was the best decision ever made?! Elsa greeted me immediately! I told her my struggle she alert my stylist! Ramona did an excellent job! It was an in and out process. Ramona answered all my questions during the process. Elsa explained how to maintain my hair, what I should and shouldn't do, how often I need to come back. She told me the price and the specials the salon offers. I was so pleased i gave her a hug on my way out! I would have hugged Ramona but she was working on someone else.
The ladies were so kind and nice; I found my new home!
So glad I found this shop. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices were reasonable and the shop is comfortable. I got a wash and blow out and it was done with so much care. My hair is natural and I'm growing it out. Past experiences at other shops were anything but gentle and my kinky hair was frowned upon. Not here. They are the ultimate professionals, they know what you're there for and they deliver. I will definitely return.
I tried Cristina O hair salon for the first time today. I was served as soon as I walked in. My stylist had me in and out in no time. I will return to Cristina O salon very soon. I received a deep condition treatment as part of the service for a first time customer. I love the products used from shampoo to hairspray at the end.
Thank you ladies for taking good care of me today at the last minute. I have been under the weather and didn't have the strength to tackle this natural hair. You really laid this hair down. I highly recommend this salon. See you again soon.
I've been to every Dominican Hair Salon in Laurel and this one is my favorite. Pricing is consistent and all the staff members are lovely.
I'm glad that I checked out this place for myself! From the time that I got there I was serviced. From answering my questions and even asking me questions Biby was AWESOME! No, Im not Dominican but I tell you what...she did better on my hair then what my own race has done over the YEARS!!!! Go in and try there services for yourself! Once again thank you Biby and staff for such a awesome experience!!
My first visit to Cristina O Dominican Salon was an extremely plesant and satisfying experience. The atmosphere was friendly and Cristina did an outstanding job with my hair. In addition she gave me helpful tips to make my style last.
Ok, I've been frequenting this salon for a couple months now and I'm pretty sure I have found my permanent 'mane' home. The salon itself is clean and set up pretty well. There's space in the back for ladies to get a manicure and pedicure. Outside is an abundance of parking since it's near a bunch of medical offices.
Cristina (the stylist, although Cristina O the owner is pretty cool too!) is amazing! She's been doing my hair for a few years and my hair is always bouncing, flowing and swanging whenever I leave her chair. Not to mention she pays careful attention to the health of your hair and is very good at recommending treatments to improve your hair.
As a natural, I have a healthy fear of flat irons ( I have fried my curls straight more than a couple times lol) so I prefer the old school rolos n blow dry routine. Cristina is a master at this. I appreciate the time she takes to painstakingly blow dry and pin curl my hair -it's definitely time consuming! But she does it with a smile and I always leave the salon feeling great.
Go check them out ladies!
I'm new to the area and this was my first time at a Dominican salon. Biby was great! I know my hair is SUPER dry but she really made it look and feel great. She washed me 3 times and deep conditioned my hair with heat. I have no idea how they work their magic, but I walked out with smooth, silky hair. I went on a Monday and had a wash, set, and blow out. It was only $35!!!! I have definitely found my hair home! Thank you so much!
My daughter and I came in on a Sunday and were seen right away. We were greeted promptly and taken to the shampoo area to get our hair thoroughly washed and deep conditioned. My daughter and I are totally natural so the level of care that was taken with our hair was remarkable. They even offer snacks and water for guests which is a really nice touch. We will definitely be returning to this gem in Laurel.
Love this place. They are always prompt and I have never left disappointed. After moving down here I have tried three other local salons before finding this place. They leave your hair silky, straight and shiny. I would not go anywhere else.
As i walked in, they told me to hang my coat and take a seat to be called for shampooing. I didn't wait long for the owner to come over and introduce herself and offer to begin my shampoo. She did my first wash then another young girl came and finished up the shampoo and conditioning. The experience was pretty good. I was taken to a chair where another stylist (Bella) set my hair and put me under the dryers. The dryer experience was a bit more than I could take the dryer was set too high. She lowered the dryer after my complaint but she was not really happy about it. Which is why I give a 4* instead of 5. The costumer couldn't take that much heat so I think she should have understood. The blow dry and flat iron was great and I loved how my hair looked after she completed my style. I had her to pin curl it since it was late and I knew I was going home to end my evening before bed.
The salon did a great job. Hair lasted three weeks
I usually have a good time here and I won't let one rude person stop me from coming, but idk who this new lady is. ..but nah I highly doubt she'll do my hair again. She's not very personal and she let my hair dryer stop, and didn't acknowledge me.....yeah Def not letting her do my hair, I didn't get her name but she's not bibi or cristina.along with everything else it was fine
This is the best place ever!!!! It's like being in the Dominican salons in Jersey!! Francis is my stylist and is very big on hair care!! Sandra gives the best pedicures in Laurel!! They are never closed and even open on Sunday!! I never wait a long time and I get a pedicure and a wash and set at the same time!! Truly amazing, you've gotta try it!!
I took my 13 y.o. daughter to Christina O's for a KAPs Filler (Keratin Associated Proteins) Treatment. She is bi-racial Black/Puerto Rican and her hair is pretty thick. The treatment was applied very professionally and is expected to last 3-4 months. I am so happy and my daughter is extremely cofidenct now. Definitely worth the cost and it's the best her hair has ever looked.
The owner, Elsa, is the best! She takes time to talk to you, explain processes and show pics of other clients hair. As a bonus, they go around and offer free water and snacks and I even won a gift card from a raffle they had. Great salon, excellent stylists!
I have visited this salon on several occasions. Luckily it is located right around the corner from my home. The stylists are always friendly, knowledgeable in doing all styles and skillful in trimming and other services.
My hair is natural so I have visited mainly for wash, deep condition, blow outs for extensions, and blow dry.
They are very interested in hair care and maintenance when you leave their salon. I need that and love having a resource for hair care that the wants you to come back and feel empowered between salon visits.
The prices are reasonable prices and better than most salons I have been too. The price list is displayed in the salon.
I highly recommend this salon for any service....I trust their craft.
There is also a nail salon. I haven't visited it yet but likely will.
My 1st visit to Cristina's restored my faith in Dominican hair salons!! I went to another salon in Bowie months ago and it was such a horrible experience. I swore off Dominican hair salons until I needed a "quick do" for an unplanned outing. When I walked in the door I was greeted by stylists and patrons. The atmosphere was so welcoming! Everyone was friendly.
Biby was my stylist and she was personable and professional. She didnt try to burn my scalp with the dryer unlike that other salon. The price was reasonable and I got a free deep conditioner as a new client. I was really satisfied overall. Finally a Dominican salon is doing it right!!! Great job Cristina's! You earned a loyal customer.
First of all, Elsa is a great owner of the salon! I love this salon! They recently, well a while back, moved to a new location and it's a hidden gem now in a business park! Every time I've come I've been promptly taken care of! Their deep conditioning is the best, I don't know what it is about the deep condition but I love their process more say. They show true care in your hair; the products they use are great! The beauticians take the time to know your name personally and hold conversations while doing your hair. They've asked me so many times if I spoke Spanish or am I Dominican . I always say no but I know a LITTLE Spanish, and even when I say no they still speak to me in Spanish. It's almost as if I'm learning a second language as I'm getting my hair done.
They don't rush and they work as a team to get you out of the salon, so you're not there all day. This visit I did use my free deep condition because I checked in on Yelp :) but def go on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get the specials. If you don't remember they will send those email blasts to remind you!
Andddddd... when it rains, they are sure you leave with a shower cap on to ensure your hair will not be ruined!! That's great customer service!
I've been here twice, and both times received great service. I received a wash and set with a trim. Everyone is nice and welcoming. I've been to a few other salons in the area but this by far has become my favorite. The prices are reasonable, and when I told them I was limited for a time they made sure to get me in and out as quickly as possible. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.
Friendly staff. They always do a wonderful job on my hair. They are great with kids too. I highly recommended this salon.
So I decided to check this place out because I just moved to the area and need a new salon (can't do the 40 minutes it would now be to my old spot in Silver Spring). The most recent reviews on Yelp for Cristina O were good, so I went for a wash, deep condition, blow out and trim last night. I spent $96 ($70 for cut, $10 for trim, $10 for deep condition, but they give you $10 when you're a first time customer and $16 tip). Honestly, that's A LOT for me, but my hair reaches to the middle of my back and like most Dominican salons, they charge by length. My hair is also very naturally curly and extremely tangly and the woman that took care of me was very gentle and took her time to detangle my hair. She also gave me the BEST wash of my life! I was also told that if I did a roller set, it would be about $10 cheaper and they also have specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So in the future, I could possible get down to between $70-80 per visit, which is closer to what I'm used to. Overall, I'm very happy with my hair (FLAWLESS), the cut was good, literally the best wash ever, and she didn't pull my hair or burn me at all. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for!
I have been coming to Cristina O's pretty much since they opened. I absolutely LOVE this salon and the ladies who work there. I have always been treated well, my hair has steadily grown and gotten healthier over the years and the price has been just right! I never have to wait for service and there's never the drama that can be typical in beauty salons. I've recommended the salon to several friends and family members who have all loved the service, as well. I've also gotten my nails done there and the service is excellent! It's a nice, clean environment and I will continue to go there as long as I'm living in the area.
I came in based on the reviews on Yelp. I loved how they communicated with me the entire time and let me know what products they were going to put in my hair and why they were using them. They definitely did a great job. And the salon was very clean. I will definitely be a regular at this salon. I'm very impressed with how straight my hair is now.
They were very professional with my children's hair. I will definitely come back again.
Just a question do this salon do children girl braids designs and Upstyles like braids into ponytails with ballies please let me know cause I need a place for my girls ages 5 and 8
The service was great. My daughter doesn't like anyone doing her hair. I found out about this Salon cause the owner was passing flyers around the mall, so we decided to try it. We left the place very satisfied. Great customer service. Cristina took good care of me and my daughter. We had lots of complementary from family and friends about the hair and how shinning and healthy our hair look. Good product and amazing service. I have recommended friends and will continue to do it. I am a very happy customer. Thank You for your great service and knowledge of what you do.
Great place! very friendly my girlfriend goes to this salon, she usually gets perms but lately went natural and they really treat and take care of her hair. They also treated me with snacks while i waited, we are very satisfied and highly recommended this salon if you are looking for a new place to switch to. best wishes
The girls from cristina salon they are really good and friendly i love the experience i had there because they really take care about you hair ...definitely I'll recommend every body to go cristina salon and see biby o cristina because they are the best !! And another thing the costumer service is awesome !!
My very tender headed daughter has gotten her hair done by Cristina a few times now and it has been a wonderful experience for her. This is the only shop that I've taken her to and there haven't been any tears. i will definitely continue to bring her back to this salon!!
I been NEVER disappointed. I got compliments from my family and girlfriends each time I get my hair done! I absolutely love and trust all of them, BiBi, Elsa, Sara, bring your daughter's too because they do kids hair too recommend them over and over again!! Love them very much Manicure to pedicure and tey do GREAT,GREAT, CRISTINA SALON IS EXCELLENT!! Thank you Guys!!
Love the service, very professional ladies. They supported me with my natural hair. I will return for their services!
My daughter and I absolutely love this Salon! We are never disappointed! My 13 year old daughter recently got her hair highlighted and she was overwhelmed with joy, the style was so Fleek.
I HAVE ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS SALON. Ever since I moved from the Bronx I've been dying to find a Dominican salon like one back home and this one definitely takes the cake! I've gotten everything from a sew in to an ombr done and I always walk out in love with my hair. The staff is super friendly and one time I brought my toddler there and the accommodated to her active needs to keep her quiet! Overall it is just an amazing place and my new home for hair!!!
The customer service at Cristina O salon is awesome!!!! great when it comes to hair and Nail care. The environment is very professional. Excellent experience. I feel so relaxed and enjoyed all of the services at the salon/spa. I definitely would recommend this place to all of my family and friends!
The is a professional environment. The ladies are very customer service oriented, professional, and attentive. I had a very good experience here and would recommend this place to any one.
My first experience was awesome!!! The customer service is spectacular! My hair came of great. I'd definitely go back again.
Love the cutomer services , how they are helping my hair grown with special care also like their hours of operations , can walk-in and there's alwyas in a good mood , really recommend Cristina O salon
Love these ladies! They are so professional and they do a excellent work. This is my favorite salon now
They did an excellent job,,,great customer services
What can I say... Each time I've been here - the ladies treated my daughter like she was a princess! They took VERY good care of her and her hair.... the results have NEVER disappointed. She gets sooooooo many compliments on her hair each time she gets it done! As a mom, I absolutely love and trust these ladies with my daughter's hair and would recommend them over and over again!! Love them to pieces and their work is EXCELLENT!!!
Love Love Love this place!!!! Biby works magic on my hair every single time I go. Everyone is professional, the place is clean, the colors are very welcoming!!!!
I retired the creamy crack and have been #TeamNatural for the last two years and normally wear my hair in protective styles (braids, weaves, wigs). Every now and then I do wear my natural hair out, so I go to a Dominican Salon. Cristina O Dominican Salon is conveniently located next to the Laurel Lakes shopping center. The layout of the salon is really nice. I got a wash and set with a deep conditioner. Cristina is really great stylist. She wasn't intimidated by my natural roots and didn't try to convince me to relax my hair like some other stylists that I've dealt with. They work with all different hair types which I love. When I left my hair was full with a lot of body, just the way I like it. I would definitely suggest this salon and Cristina if you're looking for a quality wash and set in the DC Metro Area.
- Alina G.
Great, no AWESOME Pedicures!!! Sara who does the pedicures is awesome. I feel so relaxed and enjoy coming once a month for my special treat. Highly recommend this spa.