Kim Catalano Salon

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9424 Falls of Neuse Road
Salon Lofts #24
Raleigh, NC 27615


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Kim is the best hairstylist I’ve ever been to hands down. I am super picky about my cut as well as my color and she nailed it from day one. It took me years to find someone who knows how to cut and color my hair. I can honestly say she is the first hairstylist I have been to that I can sit back and relax whie she is doing my hair bc I don’t have to worry about what it will look like when she is done. I always walk out loving my hair. I’ve been a client of hers for nearly two years and she consistently delivers at each visit. I will be a client for life! Thank you Kim!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Nikkol O.


After having 2 hair appointments canceled by a supposedly elite shop in Crabtree, I Googled *Award winning hair stylist* and Kim's salon came up. From the beginning, she understood what I wanted to do with my hair which is not always what happens. Kim provided low lights and highlights which were extremely natural looking. She has also helped me grow out a short cut when I wanted to go to a little longer style and my hair looked great through the change. I recently went to a wedding in the northeast and had many compliments on my color and cut. Kim is the best stylist and has a great personality! So glad I found her!!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Evelyn W. (on Google Reviews)


Kim is a master magician. I came in to her with dark color that I had been doing myself out of a box. I had been at this for 2 years. It kept getting darker and darker. And I was going gray so it was just plain awful. Within one sitting she transformed me into a beautiful lady.

Thank you Kim for helping me love my hair again. You are amazing!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Helen M. (on Google Reviews)


Fairly recent transplant to the Raleigh area. I had 2 bad hair experiences in a row looking for a new stylist in the area. Kim came up in my search so I booked an appointment thinking, "this is the last chance" before I go back to New York for all of my haircuts... Kim was an extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and experienced stylist! She not only fixed my disaster hair (color and haircut itself), but has now become my forever stylist. Thank you so much Kim, see you for my follow-up soon! Highly recommended!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Kristen C. (on Google Reviews)


Today I came to Kim’s salon and got one of my very best cuts and beautiful, natural-looking balayage. I can’t be more pleased.

Kim cares deeply about everything she does and I felt that in how she interacted with me in the whole process. She is very professional (easy appointment process and very responsive), and she listens to what I’d imagine to begin with. She works every detail beautifully on my hair (including advising me how to care for color-treated hair, what to do in future months, etc.).

She did so much more than what I expected when I walked into her hair studio, and really appreciate seeing her taking such great care of her customer and bringing the best out of my request 💝. Look forward to come again.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Christy G.


Kim has been cutting and coloring my hair for several years now. I like to change things up and I like edgier styles. Kim is just the best! She is very talented, has a great sense of style, and just knows what will look good on me. I get compliments on my hair all the time, and I have never been this happy with my hair cut and color. As I said before, Kim is just the best!!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Jill A.


I have very dark and wiry Asian hair and am very wary about getting my hair professionally colored. I spent a long time searching for a hair stylist who I could trust to color/bleach my hair. I found Kim and read many great reviews about how talented she is. I put my trust in her and she did not disappoint. I got a trim and a balayage. It was absolutely what I wanted. She did amazing. She also went above and beyond with giving me tips and recommendations to ensure that my hair would stay healthy, strong, and keep color so that I don't have to come in often. I was very impressed with how much she cared about her clients and can see why there are so many great reviews. I loved her so much I recommended my husband to get his hair colored and cut by her. I will continue going to Kim for my hair needs!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Chee W. (on Google Reviews)


I had never gone beyond a normal hair cut and I finally transformed my look by getting a balayage style. I am raving about Kim's service! Not only is she a fabulous hair stylist, professional, and has an acute eye for what the final product would look like, but she is also welcoming and friendly! Her studio is top-notch clean and her salon environment is open and bright. I put my faith and trust into Kim because I knew she would do a wonderful job! I absolutely recommend, at the very least, booking a consultation with her!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Tara G. (on Google Reviews)


After a long and exhaustive online research of hair stylist bios and visiting salons to observe stylists, I selected Kim for a client consultation. Let me emphasize that everything on her website and in her personal bio is authentic; she is an extremely skilled and talented hair artist.

I moved to Raleigh in 1974, and have experienced the services of many the styling salons in the Raleigh-Durham area. I have finally found someone to assess the challenges of a 71 yo with hair texture, pattern, growth, and asymmetrical hairline issues and limitations due to radiation treatment, and was able to execute a cut and style that satisfied all my wishes.

There isn't an adequate superlative that does service to Kim's talent and ability. I can't remember ever walking out of a salon perfectly happy and not having to wait weeks for a cut to grow out to be satisfied! Kim is a premier hair artist 2nd to none!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Raymond B. (on Google Reviews)


Today was my first (of many) visits to Kim's salon. I was so impressed with her engaging personality and her skillset as a designer. She was very detailed when working with my hair and took the time to actually give me a cut that works well with my (sometimes) unruly hair. Even though this was my first time visiting her salon, I felt like I've known her for many years; a testament to her beautiful spirit and wonderful interactions with her clients. She made me laugh more than I have in months and with this COVID scenario around us that is no small feat. As soon as I returned to work, several colleagues commented on how nice my hair looked. So thrilled to have found her and also thankful for all the wonderful reviews that everyone else took time to post to aid me in my decision to go to Kim!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Janet G.


I decided to visit Kim on a recommendation from a friend. The first appointment was a welcome surprise. We talked about the cut and style and by the time I left it was better than I imagined. She truly is an artist with a gifted eye for seeing which style looks good on the individual. When I got back to my office everyone noticed something was different and loved my new look. I felt like a model. The service is absolutely top notch. Her attention to detail and professionalism make it easy to recommend her to my friends. I've been going to Kim for the past four years and will not let anyone else touch my hair. I highly recommend her! Pros: She makes me look better. Cons: That I didn't find her sooner.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Check B4 Mate (on Judy's Book)


Kim has cut and colored my hair since I moved to Raleigh 2 years ago. I have gotten great color and really fabulous cuts - my best ever - from Kim. Her salon space is always spotless. In addition, she is warm and welcoming-a nice plus! Highest recommendation.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Michelle G.


As a blonde, I value my hair color greatly. Kim is a pro with my highlights. And my haircuts as well. She understands what 'just a trim' means. And the time spent in her chair is always fun. Great experience overall. I pass many salons to get to Kim!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Dianne S.


Kim is an awesome hairdresser. She has been doing my hair for several years. She is an ultimate perfectionist, which is very important to me. I am 61 years old and she is the best stylist I’ve ever had. She knows which styles and color shades are best for me. I get lots of compliments. She is a hard worker and I enjoy our conversations. Kim is the best of the best !

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Janice F.



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Kim is amazing she is so talented  🥰  I have using her for years and highly recommend her, she knows her way around helping people look and feel great

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Danielle R.


Kim is always flexible. I’ve been a client for 20 years. Very conscious of what you want to have done to your hair and the outcome. She has organic products that are less harsh on my old hair. She provides a clean bright atmosphere and offers beverages and or candy. You won’t go wrong with Kim.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Ellen E.


I’ve always had a fantastic experince with Kim! Kim is very good at coloring, highlighting, cutting and styling ! I go to Kim every three to four weeks for the last 5 years ! Kim is very knowledgeable and uses great hair products ! Excellent customer service, And very fun to be around ! She makes me feel beautiful and I’m a Client for Life ! Renu B

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Renu B.



I have been having my hair done by Kim for many years and she always does a fantastic job. I love her cuts and how she colors and highlights my hair . Also noteworthy is that her salon is immaculate and she is efficient and always on time. She has my highest recommendation.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Kathy T.


I have been going to Kim for many years and she always does a fabulous job with my hair! Kim is friendly, flexible and patient. She helped my young special needs son overcome his fear of hair cuts. Can't imagine going anywhere else. Highly recommend!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Karen W.



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Kim knows what she's doing. I would recommend her to anyone needing a quality, professional stylist! She's also very accommodating to my ever changing schedule. Thank you Kim!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Jennifer W.


Kim has been styling my hair for years. She makes me look and feel like a million bucks. Kim always recommends a great style and color for my hair. She is the best!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Mary Jo C.


Kim is a great hairstylist and wonderful to spend time with. Getting my haircut is a chore for me but it’s a treat with her.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Ellen W.


[Note from our owner: Muriel was unhappy because we had a scheduling misunderstanding. She gave us a 1-star rating on Google, and left no other comments. We reached out and offered to quickly reschedule her appointment, but we received no response. We are so sorry that this happened.]

★       Rated 1 Star by Muriel Q.


Kim's great! When I moved to Raleigh earlier this year, I was looking for a stylist who offered organic hair color. I had grown increasingly sensitive to the dyes and other scary ingredients found in regular hair products. I was also hoping for someone who could blow dry/flat iron my (very) curly hair. Kim does an awesome job; she's fast, a perfectionist, and very funny. I'm so glad I found her. 8)

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Makiia L.


About 10 or 12 years ago my hair got chopped - no, hacked! - at one of those large haircut mills. So I searched for a true professional who knew what she was doing. Luckily I found Kim Catalano, and I have been going to her ever since. She's very good, and I always get consistent results. Thanks, Kim!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by John S.


Kim is great at her craft! Not only does she do an amazing job with my cuts (short thick hair), but she also excels at color and hilights. And, on a final note, Kim is extremely efficient. She works at a fast pace yet does not sacrifice quality.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Maureen B.


Kim is the BEST! Every cut is excellent no matter the style I have at the time. She always runs on time and books my appointments via texts so she is super easy to deal with. People ask me often who cuts my hair!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Kathy U.



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Kim is a true professional in her industry and knows hair. On my first visit, she took time to really talk to me and check out my hair, which is a mix of textures as it is turning gray/silver. Then she cut, colored & highlighted and styled my hair perfectly. I decided to stop coloring and grow out my hair to see what my natural color is. Kim recently helped me in this transition as she cut and styled my hair so that the natural silvery grey blends well with the little bit of color that still needs to grow out. I am thrilled with the results and have received so many compliments on how stunning my hair is. Kim does an awesome job, is easy to work with and very affordable.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Liz M. (on Yelp)


I have been looking for years to find someone who can do a precision cut. Luckily, I found Kim Catalano. Kim fixed my uneven previous cut and gave me the best haircut I have had in years. Also, I bought some of her organic products and my hair has never looked better. My husband keeps telling me how good my hair looks. Kim, thank you for squeezing me into your busy schedule. I will be back. Thank you.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Jana N. (on Yelp)


Kim is the only hairdresser using fully organic products in Wake County. That is why I was attracted to her but she also is an exceptional stylist. I am never disappointed. I love my color and styling. Kim is funny and fun to talk to - very important when you spend that much time with someone.

★★★★★  Rated 5 Stars by Beth B.


Kim is a highly qualified and knowledgeable stylist. She uses only Organic products instead of harsh chemicals that can damage your scalp and hair. Perfect for me!!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Ruth H.


I have been going to see Kim for several years. She is an excellent stylist. I have had many many positive comments about the cut and color. I am always very pleased with results.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Terry S.


Kim Catalano’s salon is run very professionally. Kim is most knowledgeable about all issues of hair, does a fantastic job pleasing her clients, has wonderful products to offer clients, and is just all around a super lady!! I can’t say enough good thing about her & her salon!!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Susan H.


Kim has been doing my hair for over three years and she does a wonderful job...I am always getting asked where I get my hair done! I would highly recommend Kim to anyone looking for a hairdresser.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Tracie H.


Year after year I keep returning to Kim for the best haircut EVER. I have tried others in this time and no one can do what she does. If you are looking for a new stylist I highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed at all. She listens to your needs and has advice that you may or may not want to hear but need to hear. There is a reason she is as busy as she is so make your appointment in advance.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by honeybunny22 (on Judy's Book)


Kim has been doing my hair for years. She keeps me up to date with all the latest hairstyles. You will not find anyone that is better with color. I would not consider going anywhere else.

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Hilights25 (on Judy's Book)


I always receive the best service, and leave feeling and looking my best!

★★★★★   Rated 5 Stars by Ashley P.



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