"Perhaps out of fear or arrogance or both, I did not think that I could find an excellent, conveniently located and well-priced hair salon in Baltimore. I thought that criteria could only be met by my one spot in VA -- fortunately I was mistaken. This salon is definitely a gem, and I have my new stylist (Becky) to thank. I got there about a half hour before my actual appointment and was immediately accomodated by the friendly staff. All I came in for was a fairly simple trim and style but I got a lot more: an extra flair to my haircut, hair that ended up much softer and shinier than before, and great conversation with the stylist. I usually have concerns about hairdressers' experience with cutting spiral curls, but I can put those to rest now thanks to Becky.  Another perk is that I can walk to this doesn't get better.

Oh, and they let me use the $10 off referral coupon (found on their website) without  actually having been referred by someone. Well, I guess Yelp counts." -


man K.

Washington, DC



"This is the first time I've been to this salon, although I've known about it for years. It is truly a fun place to get your hair done, and the entire staff had me and my boyfriend in stitches the entire time we were there.


The place is fairly small, and is decorated with an eclectic mix of old dressing tables, barber chairs and tons of musicals posters. Expect to hear songs from musicals while there, both on the CDs being played, and being sung by Neal himself.


Wonderful bunch of people, very friendly and warm and will make you feel right at home.


Unfortunately, my initial hair experience wasn't the best. My dye color turned out to be RED RED RED, even though I specified that I wanted only a touch of red to my normal dark brown. My cut was fine, I asked for nice, thick bangs and that's exactly what I got. There was too much length taken off, though, but it's hair and will grown back. My cut and color came to $118 without tip. I do have long hair, so I don't know if that's a general price, or if shorter hair would be less.


Not to worry. A phone call two days later had me back in the chair at Neal's hands and he was able to tone it down easily and without complaint, attitude, or extra cost. He seemed happy to go out of his way to make sure I was happy (unlike a recent experience with a new salon  in Hampden, which shall remain nameless).


I left there a satisfied customer and would easily recommend Neal's to anyone out there." -


Judith Priest ..

Baltimore, MD