Readers' Choice: Vote on Your Favorite Hair Salon

Tell us why you picked the hair salon in the comments below.

Patch's "Readers' Choice" feature allows you to vote and comment on your favorites in a variety of local business and service categories.

This week's category is your favorite hair salon.

We've drawn our initial list from our "Places" directory but we encourage you to post comments suggesting the addition of any places that are not included.

You can vote for your favorite in our unscientific poll, comment on it below and post a review in the "Places" directory. Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday.

(Please note: men's barber shops will be included in a separate poll in the future.)

Hair salons to vote on include: (Manalapan), (Englishtown), (Marlboro), (Marlboro), (Morganville), (Morganville), (Marlboro), (Englishtown), (Manalapan), (Marlboro), (Manalapan), (Englishtown), (Marlboro), (Marlboro), (Englishtown), (Manalapan), (Manalapan), (Manalapan), (Marlboro), (Marlboro), (Manalapan), (Englishtown), (Marlboro), (Englishtown), (Marlboro),  (Englishtown) and (Manalapan).

Gina April 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
It is Valina's top of the line customer service and the way I feel after I leave the salon/spa why I think they should win. In my eyes, and in the eyes of all I know who go there, they are already #1!
XIOMARA April 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
VALINA is amazing i drive an hour and a half to go there. The salon is beautiful, but the main reason is the staff, professional, friendly excellent customer service. The are 100% up to date with there style and colors love them!!! Valina is FAB!!! XIOMARA
Stacey April 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
The Best? It is my new favorite salon & spa Valina! They are true masters of their craft & the owner is one of the nicest business people I have ever come across. She trained her team well & will definitely take them to new heights. Thank you Valina for always making me feel like a million bucks!
Suhelii Serrano April 11, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Love the Valina Salon!! They did my hair & my wedding partys hair for my wedding and we all looked beautiful..very professional & friendly staff...I highly recommend them=)
Susan D. April 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM
I am in love with Valina Salon & Day Spa. They deserve to be recognized for bringing a new level of expertise and customer service to salons not just in our neck of the woods but beyond. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
brooke culver April 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I LOVEEEE Bonnie Rappel Hair Aristry. I have tried so many different salons all over Ocean & Monmouth County. I travel from Point Pleasant to this salon, and I refuse to go anywhere else! The salon and the women there are beautiful, and so is my hair thanks to Bonnie Rappel!
China April 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Bonnie Rappel Hair Artistry is amazing. I go in there and for the first time I feel like Bonnie and her hairdressers listen to what the clients want. All of the clients walk out of there with exactly what they expected and wanted to see. It goes beyond just a great hair cut, they are master color artists. I would not go anywhere else. They're the best.
Samantha April 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM
The most skilled and down to earth people are at Valina Salon. The salon itself is tastefully down without the crazy overkill. They color with Aveda color & I have to say that my naturally dark hair that I color blonde has never felt better & never looked brighter. The people at Valina are truly amazing!
Samantha April 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM
oops *tastefully done, not down
Deb s April 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Love love love shannon from bonnie rappel. I have been a client of hers for over 20 years. Highly recvomend this salon!!
Kaitlyn Anness April 12, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Please keep comments civil. This is an unscientific poll, as stated in the article. All for fun, there is no need to resort to name calling or finger pointing.
Dana K April 12, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I have been a client of Bonnie Rappel hair salon for years!! The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere of the salon is welcoming and warm. Its an amazing experience!
Daniella S. April 12, 2012 at 04:09 AM
First time I came to Valina, a couple of months after they opened, I was dissatisfied with the massage I got (I later learned that the masseuse who did my massage was let go). The owner, Nina Lancin, was at the front when I was paying and she sensed that something was off; although I did not outright state my satisfaction. She immediately sat me down and talked to me about my experience. Needless to say, she went above and beyond to make it right for me. THIS is what I call client satisfaction. This woman is an incredible business person with a keen understanding of what her clients want/need. It is because of her business sense and down to earth personality that her business is prospering and will continue to do so. I recommend everyone to go to Valina at least once. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
MINDY April 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Bonnie rappel hair salon has the best customer service. The people there make you feel right at home. No matter when you need an appointment they will always accommodate you. I have a servere illness that medication fried my hair and was going bald! Bonnie's products and style not only brought my hair back to life. But now it is healthy looking shinny and not falling out! I could not have done that without her help!
paulette April 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM
i too love Salon Cemone and Sue is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kaitlyn Anness April 12, 2012 at 01:55 PM
The poll is designed to be a fun competition. There is no cash prize, just fun competition that recognizes local businesses. There is no cheating in an unscientific poll. Comments will be deleted if they attack a specific person of business and are not constructive reviews.
Shauna April 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I actually could care less about Bonnie Rappel - I dislike cheaters and it is obvious this is what is happening. What is sad is that a middle aged woman would spend her time cheating on a poll in her own community where everyone knows the size and clientele of her salon - who she thinks she is fooling is beyond me but trust me that it is obvious and pathetic. What is nasty is someone cheating on a poll instead of allowing the people in the community to pick who they actually like best instead of people cheating.
NINA LANCIN April 12, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Hello everyone. I am honored to have my salon even mentioned in a poll for Favorite Salon in the community, let alone be a contender to win. As for me, our salon & our staff we are all pro promotion--i.e., facebook, twitter, e-blasts etc. Since learning of this poll we have asked our clients, friends, business contacts & staff to spread the word and to vote for us if they think we should win. In the short time that we have been open we have garnered numerous positive reviews online as well as over 400 fans on our facebook. It looks like some salons that have been around for much longer don't have even half the amount that we do. We are successful in doing so due to our positive attitude, talented staff and of course constant promotion of our salon. From the bottom of my heart, I thank all who voted for us. Have a great day! Nina Lancin Founder/Director Valina Salon & Day Spa
Eve April 12, 2012 at 04:03 PM
The salon at manalapan is amazing ..friendly professional ,a feel good place from th moment you walk in to the moment you leave .
sue wolf April 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Thanks you Paulette!
Shelley gross April 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Sue at salon Cemone is the best...every time I try somewhere else, I come running back to her. Love you sue for so many reasons !!!
jessica April 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Salon cemone....love love love the work they do! Service is great!
Kim April 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Love Love Salon Cemone!!!! The Salon has the most personable staff. They listen to your every need and makes my visits so pleasureable!!!! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
sue wolf April 13, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Thanks Shelley! Love you to!
sue wolf April 13, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Jessica, thanks you very much!
sue wolf April 13, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Kim, Thank you so much!
Gayle Parker April 13, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I have been going to Salon Cemone for over 20 years! Sue is our family hairdresser and has been there for us through both my kids' Bar & Mitzvah's and weddings! I wouldn't think of going anywhere else! Sue you are a member of our family! Who else would do Ele's hair????
sue wolf April 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who voted for Salon Cémone as the best hair salon on the Manalapan/Marlboro Patch earlier this week. Even though we did not win, the support and wonderful comments were truly over whelming. We are so proud that our clients consider our staff to be one of the best in the area and we could not agree more. It has been our pleasure to be able to meet the communities beauty needs for over 20 years and we will continue to be devoted to providing exceptional service with our unique and “Creative Difference.” Again, thank you for your continued support, Lisa, Meri, Sherri & Sue Salon Cémone Partners http://www.saloncemone.com
sue wolf April 15, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Thank you so much Gayle! I'm thrilled be considered part of your family, especially doing that firery red head, Ellie.
Amber Wright April 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Sue - you seem to be the real winner - it is unfortunate that you were not given the award.


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