Windsor >Beauty > Studio Mac
555 Day Hill Rd Ste 4, Windsor, CT | Directions 0609541.874212 -72.687825
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10-8 Friday 10-7 Saturday by Appointment Only
Redken Master Colorist/Salon Owner – When I created Studio Mac Salon it was at first a place to play with hair. After 11 years it has become so much more. Each year I travel to NYC to be inspired; then return to share with my stylist's. I feel responsible to the beautiful clients. From the moment they arrive until we wave goodbye. A follow-up phone call to just check how the "new do" is doing. The latest trends and proper style fit for every face shape and ability is who I am. Hair is my passion and yes my responsibility to give our clients the best knowledge and know how to look and feel their best while re-creating their style. Studio Mac Salon has a very inviting, clean atmosphere. A place to come to relax, feel good and to catch up! We are a NYC Boutique Like salon with a neighborhood feel!
Professional Excellence, Inspired Designs – I have been a client of Studio Mac for many years now and every time I leave, I love the final product! The Salon has a very Spa like environment, everyone is so warm, polite and welcoming - offering delicious little snacks and drinks. By constantly attending Hair Shows and other educational events, the Staff is always up to date on the newest trends in color, cut and hair accessories. I recently walked in with long, boring hair and walked out with the cutest "bob" cut that I constantly get compliments on! My hair is rather stubborn and Cathy is always very patient and precise making a very clean and professional looking cut!
I used Studio Mac for my wedding and the girls looked amazing! They are a very versatile staff and were able to move flawlessly from my Grandmother to my youngest bridal party members. We were even able to get our make-up done here, which was a huge time-saver. The make-up looked impecable and photographed really well!
Overall I had an excellent experience for my wedding!! Studio Mac is very reliable and dependable and I know that every time I go I will be pleased with my new look!
On a par with New York Salons!! – P.S. - The picture is of my MOM, not me, Mom does NOT have her hair done at Studio Mac.
I grew up going to Metro NY and NJ salons, and once we moved to CT, it took forever to find a decent hair salon. I had to settle. Once I found Studio Mac shortly after it opened, I knew this was the place and I would never leave.
Even though Cathy, the owner, was not the first to do my hair, she sat with the stylist and me for quite some time to discuss color and cut. Every appointment, we sit again to discuss color, highlights and cut, and every time it comes out just perfect. Cathy even called me to come back once because she kept thinking, after I had left, that the color did not 'pop' properly, so I came back in and she redid it.
I will not reiterate what everyone else said but it is all so true! With the exception, of course, of the naysayer who thought Cathy wrote her own review - bizarre -- and the naysayer who thought it was a ripoff of MAC -- Mac is part of her name, for goodness sake!!!!
Looking forward to my next appointment!
Professional, Individualized, High Quality Service – Every six weeks on a Friday afternoon I can't wait to leave work and head to Studio Mac. Immediately following my first visit, 6+ years ago, I knew I would never have to look for another hairstylist. from the moment I walk in the door until the time I cash out, Cathy and the girls provide a welcoming atmosphere with great conversation, attention to detail and most importantly, a true dedication to their profession. At Studio Mac it is more than evident that their clients are their first priority. I always have Cathy's full attention during my appointment which leaves no room for error. Cathy is a true professional who not only does a phenomenal job coloring, cutting and styling my hair, she has taken the time to educate my on how to properly and effectively maintain my hair. She tailors hair products to meet my needs throughout the changing seasons and never sells me what I don't need. My hair has been chemically treated for years but only since having sat in Cathy's chair has it looked so natural and felt so soft. Thank you so much Cathy for making me feel so valued and appreciated. As long as you're in business, you will continue to have mine. Cheers is not the only place where "Everybody knows your name!"
Professional Creative Sensational... Spa like Experience – Best Salon Ever
The fact that I travel an hour and ten minutes from MA to Studio Mac for the past eighteen months should be testimony to the fact that I have found my hair dresser for life....I just live in fear of one day moving out of driving distance to Cathy's wonderful Edward Scissor hands talents! I wonder however is airfare would be an option given the rising price of gas!
I have been to salons in Boston at the Westin ( will not mention any names) and on Newbury Street that have come highly recommended in the past and never have I received close to the professional, individual creative care that I have received at Stuido Mac on a continuing basis. This is an the ongoing experience each time at Studio Mac and not just the intial visit. I have left Studio Mac each time with color that is amazing and a cut that is contemporary and easy to manage myself. The compliments I have received from family and friends as well as my own comfort level with styling my hair keeps me coming back even as the gas prices are approaching the cost of my vist.
I highly recommmend a visit to Studio Mac. although I persnally wouldn't have anyone touch my hair now except Cathy (You know the feeling), Rebecca is also a very talented hairstylist as I have seen her clients transformed before my eyes! I must also mention the refreshing, personable, love to copy her hair styles Caitlin who is the receptionist and esthetician and a live model of her talents. I love each visit to Studio Mac and will continue to go there...my ad campaign song for Studio Mac would be from Marvin Gaye song...
Ain't no valley low
Ain't no river wide enough"aint no mountain high enough, ain't no river deep enough, to keep me from coming to Studio Mac!
Price Range: $50 - $100
My favorite hairstylist – About 6 years ago, one of my bosses came back from a hair salon appointment and her hair looked gorgeous. I especially liked how the back of her hair looked. It had lift and body at the crown of her head and overall the hairstyle she had was just stunning. A very flattering style.
I asked if she would mind sharing who her hairstylist was since I wasn't happy with any of the stylists I had been jumping around trying out up until that point. She said her stylist was Cathy MacIlvane of Studio Mac salon. (The MAC in Studio Mac! Woo hoo!)
I'm very picky about getting a "clean" cut. (I'm not one for a relaxed, messy style.) I like my hair to fall in place without having to spend much time styling it where I want it to go. Brush and go is my motto. If I have to spend a bunch of time styling my hair to have it presentable, then I'm not going to be happy with the cut. Every now and then, for special occasions, I'll blow dry and style my hair & I know it looks better when I do, but for the most part, I want my hair style to look good without much effort and Cathy has always delivered that for me.
I must be the most boring client of hers - I ask for the same thing, always! She shares new things with me - and some of the things she integrates into my cut are pretty cool and help me to have a slightly different look, without losing my basic need for my hairstyle to be effortless to maintain.
Hair stylists and massage therapists have a lot in common - once you find "the one" for you, you don't look for others. I've been very pleased with Cathy and I'm sure she knows I'll be with her until either she retires or I move too far away. I hope neither happen, but I'll forgive her if she wants to retire sometime ;)
AWESOME!! CREATIVE!! PROFESSIONAL!! – I have been with Studio Mac for years and wouldn't even consider going anywhere else. I drive a long way and will always be faithful to the salon. I am always changing my hair (color and cut) and like a little bit of a funky edge - Cathy is so creative and awesome - I never leave the salon unhappy. I have gotten numerous compliments on the quality of my haircut and the beauty of the color. Everyone at Studio Mac makes you feel at home when you are there and treat you with respect and professionalism. I recommend Studio Mac highly to anyone searching for the best salon in CT.
For the person who wrote the review that Cathy (owner of Studio Mac) is out here writing all these wonderful reviews herself that is LUDICROUS - Cathy does not need to write her own reviews she has numerous clients that LOVE her and her artistic flair with hair - I am her biggest fan!!
An Absolute Gem, I travel 2 hrs. just for Cathy! – I've been a faithful Studio Mac customer for several years and Cathy and her amazing staff have seen me through numerous different cuts and colors; all executed with the highest levels of talent and professionalism. Cathy is a true innovator, highly trained, and an absolute visionary. She knows all of the nuances of her business and, what's more, cares deeply for all of her customers and regards their happiness and satisfaction highly. Even when I was in college and couldn't afford to maintain my hair as I do now, Studio Mac always welcomed me without any of the gripes that you get from other salons about consistency or treating me like a second class citizen. Even when my hair was ravaged they were NEVER preachy and in fact have spent extra time and energy on healing my hair, often going beyond my scheduled time, just because they care. The Salon has a friendly yet indulgent atmosphere, from the time you sit down, you are greeted with a warm beverage (try the mint hot chocolate!) and welcoming comments from all staff members, even a first timer can't help but feel like family. Cathy and her staff are so knowledgeable that my highlights are angled in such a way that my roots appear barely noticeable when my next appointment comes around. Love it! It angers me to see negative comments posted on here as I know there is no way they could be from ANY Studio Mac customer, it's sad when people can't respect others expertise and success. I have recommended the salon to many people over the years and have heard only rave results, in fact, my friend sees the only high point of her moving back to CT from FL is that she'll get to have Cathy do her hair! I myself have moved and now drive in 2 hrs. from New York just for Studio Mac, I won't let anyone else touch my hair. It is the extras that characterize Studio Mac, extra thought, extra care, extra time, the little professional touches in addition to the foundation of expertise that keep me from going anywhere else.
I think it's the best salon in CT!!!!! – Oh my gosh! What an amazing salon. I saw Cathy the owner and she mad me look like a whole new woman, how hot new woman! This was my first time there, and the whole staff made me feel like I had been going there for years. Cathy was outstanding! I showed her what I wanted and she was completely honest with me. Plus she made me look amazing. I don't think I will ever go to another salon again. I feel so beautiful and I feel like I can do anything I want! This is just from an amazing cut and color! I can't wait for my next appointment! I could go on and on about how great Cathy is and the salon is, but you need to experience it yourself!! Call now to make an appointment and make yourself look and feel beautiful and amazing!!
Five Star Fabulous!!!!! – I LOVE THIS SALON!!!! I enjoy having different hairstyles and having drastic changes once in a while. this Salon has stylists that are not afraid to give you something new, edgy, beautiful and fun, but with the greatest professionalism and technique. They are also not afraid to tell you what looks good on you in terms of cuts and colors. I always feel special, and have never felt like I was rushed out (some places do.) Cathy the owner is the very professional, knowledgable, and very excited about her salon and the industry.
I give Studio Mac 5 Stars because they are affordable, fabulous and creative. I have always loved every style and color I have left with and will continue to support them!!!
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