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Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery


413 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 956-7777
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Photo of Rhonda Friedlein Rhonda Friedlein
Apr 7, 2022 5

Liz is amazing! The salon is doing everything possible to keep their clients safe!! Thanks for all you do!!

Photo of Leah Scott Leah Scott
Feb 8, 2022 5

If there were more stars to choose I would! I wanted to try out a new salon and was initially going in to get a full balayage. After talking with Michael about what my goal is for my hair he actually recommended I do foils instead because it’ll help me achieve the look I’m going for… boy was he right! I left the salon with the blonde hair I’ve been dreaming of, I felt like a whole new me and I couldn’t be happier. I will definitely be scheduling again with Michael!!

Photo of Wendy Elliott Wendy Elliott
Mar 18, 2022 5

Kara always gives me the best cut of my life!!! And I am SO Happy she came up with a solution to blend and camouflage my quarantine grown out gray at the top of the beautiful biolage blonde and brown color I have in my hair that she had done for the past few years. I have very long hair and the glaze she used to blend me was just the ticket. SO pleased and excited with my new look!!!

Photo of Emma Ferriola-Bruckenstein Emma Ferriola-Bruckenstein
Feb 9, 2022 5

I have thick curly hair that I've never had in a short style before, but Abigail did an incredible job with it! She took time to really consult with me and figure out what I wanted, and then walked me through how it would look before starting the haircut. I felt very comfortable and love the end result! Would highly reccomend this salon and Abigail.

Photo of Tamra Shields Tamra Shields
Mar 21, 2022 5

Today was my first visit to to Rock Paper Scissors and it will not be the last.. Suzanne was amazing. She really listened to me and the challenge of fine hair. My hair looks great and I am thrilled to have found my people. Salon is funky, cute, clean and has a great atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing uizanne and Rock Paper Scissors in a few months!!

Photo of Jessie C Jessie C
Feb 11, 2022 5

I've seen Allie several times and highly recommend! I love how she walks me though each step of the process, keeping me in the loop and informed of her ideas and reasons for each. It helps me feel included on what is actually being done to my hair! She is great at checking in and making sure I am happy with the results, even if that is tweaking things at the last minute. I have never felt intimidated in being honest about making changes, where I have with other stylists. Go see her!

Photo of Maggie Perkins Maggie Perkins
Jan 9, 2021 5

Kales is amazing. I wanted something completely different and she listened and executed it perfectly. You can tell she is passionate about her job. The salon is clean and has the best COVID policies I've seen.

Photo of Katherine Daponte Katherine Daponte
Jan 11, 2021 5

EMMA!!!! Girl- you rock. I got the best haircut probably of my entire life today and I’m so grateful! Emma was patient and kind with listening to exactly what I wanted and reproduced EXACTLY what I asked for. She also included her excellent professional advice, and together, my hair looks fabulous. Thank you RPS ❤️

Photo of tessa kight tessa kight
Dec 28, 2020 5

I love this salon! Liz is the only person who I will let cut my super curly hair. I've gone to so many salons over the years and this is the one that finally gets my curls!!! GO SEE LIZ FOR YOUR CURLSSSS!!!!

Photo of Jessica Crespo Jessica Crespo
Dec 23, 2020 5

I've had Kara color my hair each visit. They've been fashion colors such as purple and red. She is super nice. The color always comes out great! I'll continue to come here!

Photo of Jane Marsilio Jane Marsilio
Nov 5, 2020 5

If you have curly/frizzy hair go see Laurie!! She took my hair game to a new level after listening to me complain about my frizzy hair for 5 minutes. She came up with some great solutions and I ended up trying something different with the cut. She explained how I should style it and I wish I had a picture of her level of attention to my hair as she was showing me how to scrunch it into place. I told her I mostly wear it up and now I can actually wear my bangs curly and they look amaaaaazzziiiiing! THANK YOU!

Photo of Arianna Alvarez Arianna Alvarez
Dec 10, 2020 5

I love going to this place to get hair done! It's incredibly clean, every one is super sweet, and the service is amazing. I got my hair done by Laurie and she is amazing and definitely worked some magic when I asked for a balayage! Rock paper scissors is the place to go for quality haircuts, and I am always super happy whenever I leave.

Photo of Lindsey Cartner Lindsey Cartner
Nov 6, 2020 5

The salon is clean, beautiful, full of friendly staff and COVID safe measures. Liz is my stylist there and she is spectacular. Not only is she able to understand what her client wants (without requiring "inspo photos "like other salons), but she also really understands how to make that style work on your hair type. I recently did a big chop and it looks even better than I imagined. If Liz is any indication, you can expect nothing but top notch service from this salon.

Photo of Denise Reaves Denise Reaves
Oct 6, 2020 5

When my hairdresser moved I was crushed. A friend suggested RPS and was right. This place is great! Covid protocols on point, friendly staff and Kara is fantastic.

Photo of Kim Malugen Kim Malugen
Sep 9, 2020 5

Beautiful shop with amazing talent! LOVE the way I look and feel when I leave this salon!!!

Photo of Nicole Barnes Nicole Barnes
Sep 8, 2020 5

Excellent salon with conscientious owner, good covid precautions. Kales is my favorite stylist.

Photo of Timothy Shea Timothy Shea
Sep 15, 2020 5

Nikko is amazing. I feel safe with their COVID precautions and would highly recommend to anyone

Photo of Kayla Varela Kayla Varela
Sep 9, 2020 5

Allie is so great! Not only did she fix my self inflicted quarantine hair cut but went above and beyond to discuss all my current hair aspirations . I love my current cut and I can’t wait to go back!

Photo of Zoie Diana Zoie Diana
Jul 26, 2020 5

Rock Paper Scissors is amazing and has helped me to improve the health of my hair. I’ve been going here for about two years now and I absolutely love it. Highly recommend!

Photo of Samantha Wilcox Samantha Wilcox
Aug 13, 2020 5

I highly recommend this salon for their outstanding hair designers and colorists, in particular Suzanne. I have worked with her for years and trust her aesthetic and skills implicitly.

Photo of Tina Lauren Tina Lauren
Aug 4, 2020 5

I moved here two years ago I have been to a couple salons in the area. But I have found my new salon. They are consistently giving me wonderful hair and color. Love this salon and everyone here I would recommend this to anyone who is new and looking for a salon!!

Photo of Rachel Aloma M Rachel Aloma M
Jun 26, 2020 5

Curly girls, read this review! The salon returned my call promptly and set up an appointment for me with Kale for the next day. Kale was delightful. I felt very comfortable with her. She was enthusiastic about what she was doing, and knew all sorts of tricks to make my metric f***-ton of hair behave the way I want it to. And she fulfilled my dream of curly bangs! Seriously, she knows curly witchcraft or something. The salon itself was spacious and bright and clean. The prices were very reasonable. Great people, great place.

Photo of Emily Chrisman Emily Chrisman
Jul 27, 2020 5

Liz is the BEST for curly hair! She is so friendly and really knows how to cut natural hair in the most flattering way. I would 100% recommend her. Liz is amazing! The salon itself is super clean, friendly, and the customer service is excellent. Great salon!

Photo of Julie Leopold Julie Leopold
Jul 16, 2020 5

I've been here several times for haircuts and once for an updo. I always have a great experience. My most recent visit was my first since Covid. They're doing a great job of keeping a clean, open, and safe space for customers and stylists. Allie cut my hair and did a great job. She also gave me some tips to try at home as well.

Photo of Kristen Carella Kristen Carella
Feb 19, 2017 5

Amazing service, skilled and friendly staff, I love this place! Also, very trans friendly.

Photo of John Starosta John Starosta
Apr 18, 2018 5

Such a good vibe at this salon! Laurie was great, I will come here again:-):-)

Photo of Julianna Carlson Julianna Carlson
Feb 29, 2020 5

Best haircut since moving to Durham! Everyone there is friendly, does a great job with hair (seriously, my curly/wavy hair has never been happier), and as a nice bonus you get free parking validation in the nearby ramps!

Photo of Jennifer Hennigan Jennifer Hennigan
Jan 14, 2020 5

I've always had an excellent experience at RPS and love the smell of their products. I have pretty thick hair and Abby is great with layering my hair and taking some of the weight out of it.

Photo of LE LE
Jan 13, 2020 5

Love this salon. The people are always friendly, the servis great, and the styles nicely done. Would definitely recommend it. My daughter and I have visited a few times and worked with different stylists, based on availability, and have had great results every time. They also have a great online scheduling system, which makes managing appointments easy.

Photo of Karen Ridderman Karen Ridderman
Jan 7, 2020 5

I was visiting from out of town and needed a haircut. KC was my stylist. He talked to me at length about my hair and what I wanted. He worked with me an hour cutting and styling. He did a great job and I would return when visiting without question.

Photo of Tara Herbert Tara Herbert
Jan 6, 2020 5

Allie gives the best blonde highlights and the greatest haircut I’ve ever had. I’ve never gotten so many compliments 12 weeks after a cut/highlight! got a refresh today and it’s just as amazing!!!

Photo of Stephen Marquez Stephen Marquez
Jan 8, 2020 5

Awesome experience. Even though I was late for my appointment I was not made to wait, had a great time and got a fantastic cut. Thanks Alex!

Photo of Ridhima Chadha Ridhima Chadha
Dec 17, 2019 5

I was always the Great Clips/ hair cuts are a necessity type of person. I even had a $40 ish hair cut in this salon and was ok with it. Not too impressed. Then a couple of months ago I had a appointment with LAURIE by random chance, and it changed my life. Her haircuts are worth the cost. She is a wizard with hair ( like she works magic with it, not just that she has hair). I gave her the main details I liked about my hair and she elevated it. I explained to her that have curly hair which can get frizzy and hard to manage. I can just wake up, brush and be on my way.The way she cut it I can wear it curly or straight and both work! Which is super rare!! I can never go back to other haircuts. Its a new way of life 😊

Photo of Elizabeth Senter Elizabeth Senter
Dec 18, 2019 5

I was so scared to get my hair cut. I love my hair and hate to cut it off. I wanted something very specific. I have long and thick hair, and I wanted a cut that would make it lighter but not too short to put in a ponytail without any fallout. My stylist listened and did not pressure me to get a different style. I was very happy with the cut I got, and I will be back.

Photo of Alexandra Maude Alexandra Maude
Nov 13, 2019 5

I received a wonderful haircut from Nikko. I'm still admiring it over two weeks later. Thank you!

Photo of Sachindra Kumar Sachindra Kumar
Nov 8, 2019 5

Been an year since I have been looking for a decent place to get a hair cut in the triangle and finally landed here. Had a hair cut Alison and she was great! Nothing over the top but just a decent hair cut. The ambiance is great as well, you can have a beer while getting a hair cut.

Photo of Camille Kaynor Camille Kaynor
Oct 2, 2019 5

Allie is wonderful!! She fixed a very bad partial highlight I had done at a different salon. She was so fun to work with, and really knew what she was doing! Thanks, Allie!!

Photo of Danielle Lee Danielle Lee
Aug 5, 2019 5

I’ve done a review on Yelp, and I am so impressed, I’ll post this anywhere I can. Liz. Is. Amazing. I am “blessed” with curly hair. Meaning I’ve been equally blessed with questionable haircuts. She gets me! Even better, she gets my hair! I’ve never had a better haircut. She took the time to get to know me, and my hair. And she made me look fabulous!!! I will never go elsewhere. I adore her, and RPS!!!

Photo of Lindsey Rains Lindsey Rains
Jun 28, 2019 5

I got my hair cut by Abbey the other day and it was one of the best haircuts I've ever received! I just moved here from NYC, so I took a chance on a new salon for my major cut. Abbey really takes each person's individual hair type into consideration when cutting your hair, and I really appreciated the attention to detail that she had. I chopped off my mid-back length hair to a bob right below my chin, so I'm glad she used her skill to make the transition so easy and the results great! Definitely recommend this salon and Abbey!

Photo of Cris Jackson Cris Jackson
Feb 15, 2019 5

Talented hair stylists, comfortable, laid back environment. No catty gossip. Natural products but no high pressure sales pitch. Leave looking good and feeling good.

Photo of Brogan Boone Brogan Boone
Apr 8, 2019 5

Allie cut my hair and also gave my 3 year old her first hair cut! She was super sweet and did a great job! Will definitely go back to her!

Photo of Ursula Lobacz Ursula Lobacz
Jun 2, 2019 5

I really like the chill atmosphere here and the eclectic artwork on the walls. They are welcoming and offer a variety of services. The salon is clean and has great lighting. They offer complimentary beverages and have a quaint seating area to relax in while you wait. They are now going green by diverting a majority of their waste from the landfill. The location is great and you can walk to the area bars, restaurants, and shops after you get your hair done. They also offer parking validation for the parking garage across the street.

Photo of Nicole McLean Nicole McLean
Apr 22, 2022 5

Had a cut with Michael this week and it was so great! He was so friendly and easy to talk to and I absolutely loved my cut. I didn't have much direction to give him on what I wanted and he was extremely helpful in guiding me on what would look best. I was comfortable asking for a minor tweak at the end and he was so chill about it which is not always the case. He also only charges $45 which is a steal. Highly highly recommend him!

Photo of Lee Anne Smith Lee Anne Smith
May 17, 2022 5

I absolutely love RPS, especially Laurie! I have been going there for haircuts and coloring for over five years, and I always leave satisfied and excited about my hair. Laurie has always listened to what I’m looking for in my haircut and offered super helpful suggestions to make it better and more manageable. She recently sent me a picture of a haircut she thought would be good for me, and we did it. Not only do I love the look, but I cherish the friendship I have with Laurie. It’s always wonderful to see her, to catch up, and to play with my haircuts and color. I love my short haircuts from Laurie & RPS. I feel truly grateful to have found such a wonderful salon that is welcoming, caring, and excited about their clients. I am constantly recommending RPS and will continue to do so. ❤️

Photo of DP Smallwood DP Smallwood
Apr 27, 2022 5

There's a lot to love about RPS (the clean, comfortable, attractive space; the friendly staff, relatively reasonable prices and parking validation for the garage right across the street) but KALES is the absolute best part! She knows just what to do to ensure my thick, coarse hair --some have called it a "force"-- always looks cute and current. This is no small feat, especially since I favor short, trendy/edgy styles that NOT all stylists can do well. Kales patiently listens, but also shares her professional insight about what will work best for my hair. Her color work is impeccable too. Love her. Love RPS.

Photo of Margaret Pinner Margaret Pinner
Jun 6, 2022 5

I absolutely love this place and am so happy my coworker recommended it to me! I use Liz for my haircuts and she's just so knowledgeable. I had gotten a balayage at a different salon previously and it had made my hair very dry and brittle because that stylist hadn't told me how to keep my hair type (very fine but thick) healthy. Liz explained that I was over washing it which was leading to all the issues I was having. I've been going to her for months now and she makes sure the cut I'm getting works for how I style my hair but also ensures I know how to take care of it when I leave to keep it healthy. I really appreciate how safe they are being during the pandemic because I can get my hair done without worrying about infecting my family with covid. Getting your hair done should be something relaxing that you do for yourself so I love still getting to have that experience even with the pandemic going on. I truly appreciate and love this salon and thank you Liz for all you do!