I had the pleasure of visiting Affinity this past week while staying in the Dayton area with my new grandbaby. Having to pass on my regular appt. at an Aveda salon in the Cleveland area and desperate for a haircut, my daughter directed me to her …MoreI had the pleasure of visiting Affinity this past week while staying in the Dayton area with my new grandbaby. Having to pass on my regular appt. at an Aveda salon in the Cleveland area and desperate for a haircut, my daughter directed me to her salon. What a treat! Craig, the owner, was my stylist and I gave him free reign, feeling reckless 🙂 Totally satisfied with the experience and new style as well as the delightful conversation. Highly recommend Affinity Salon and Day Spa!!!
– Home Smith, Dayton, OH
Affinity Salon is outstanding. Paula, Ellie, and Alex have lovingly supported me and my family along as I go through breast cancer treatments. New to the area, I had gone to some other salons and last year was my first visit to Affinity Salon and Ellie did my hair. By my second appointment, about 4 weeks, my life was thrown a curve ball, I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was getting ready for my 1st surgery. I phoned Affinity to cancel my 2nd appointment and to let Ellie know what had happened, why I was canceling it and that I would return after all of this was done, probably in about a year or so. Little did I know that I’d be calling on Affinity Salon much sooner than that. With chemotherapy my scalp began to change, it was so tender, and I couldn’t sleep, the only thing I could think to do was phone a hair expert, so I phoned Affinity Salon to ask Ellie for help with these changes. Ellie had me come in ASAP, introduced me to Paula who has been working with those going through cancer treatment for about 20+ years! and teaches the “Look Good, Feel Better” Cancer Society classes. Paula worked with Ellie to cut my hair and remove the weight from my scalp while being so gentle and all the while, giving me a stylish cut!, amazing. Paula is knowledgeable, experienced, comforting, positive and confident in this area, a true blessing! My husband and I felt safe in their hands. So, afterwards, we decided that I’d begin seeing Paula while I go through cancer treatments and these ladies were added to our “team” to battle cancer. As Paula would trim my hair, in her beautifully positive way, she would reassure my husband and I about wigs, head scarves, skin care, the hair’s growth, texture and color process during cancer treatments–she is just amazing, her experience and knowledge are spot-on! In the meantime, I’d see Alex for my brows. Well there comes a time during chemotherapy when I wouldn’t need Alex’s services…but my tween daughter would need her 1st brow tweeze, so sweet, beautiful Alex did it–and my daughter had such a good experience, making me thankful Mom. So, during my chemotherapy and radiation treatments we’d take our tween daughter to be pampered by Alex & Ellie and me to be pampered by Paula. & I cannot adequately express how fabulous and loving of a person that Paula is…she, Ellie and Alex have been our 3 unexpected angels—we’ve been blessed with their strong, beautiful, positive, confident support and these ladies have blessed me with the tools to feel strong, confident and pretty while facing and battling breast cancer &! beyond. Thank YOU!!…I see that these ladies can give so much of themselves to help cancer patients and their families because of the positive environment created and strong support of all at Affinity Salon. Throughout this year, the entire staff at Affinity Salon have been welcoming, kind, compassionate and understanding as my family battles cancer–Thank you…so, as one might guess, I highly recommend Affinity Salon!
6 months ago
– Diane H., Dayton, Ohio
What a wonderful salon!! I moved to Dayton and don’t know anyone to ask about hair, so I am glad to have seen the Affinity website. The salon itself is very impressive….Spacious, clean, “full service” to say the least. I went in there for hair color, but they offer a myriad of other services — this will be my go to source for any hair/skin issue….Incredible array of products, nicely displayed, and user friendly. My stylist, DAVID, was so nice to me, very welcoming and punctual….and he is a GENIUS with color and with cut. Oh, I really like this place — I felt like I was in a big city, but it was way better…no snobs there, no crazy prices, no drama….Lots of talent, lots of neat products and nice people. I left there feeling better….! don’t usually leave reviews, but these folks were awesome. I hope they see this — they should be very proud of themselves and their salon. THANK YOU, AFFINITY!!!
– Anonymous, Kettering, Ohio
I’ve been a customer at Affinity for over five years and can honestly say I get treated just as special now as I did the first time I walked into the salon. You get a relaxing head message with peppermint oil while discussing your last haircut (what you liked/didn’t like) and what you want done today. Then after your hair is washed you get a neck massage with a warm towel. Just the perfect thing to relax you after a hard day at the office or with the kids.
I hosted a “Spa Party” this past Friday night and it was a raging success!! There were 12 of us – you arrive and change into spa robes and slippers. Then relax with your friends as you nosh on appetizers provided by Affinity and wine provided by the hostess. It was a blast and everyone had a great time. The most frequent comment I heard was – why haven’t we done this before? and when are we doing this again??
If you want to be treated like the salon’s best customer AND get a great haircut and/or color, come to Affinity. I’m high-maintenance and very demanding, so if they can impress me that’s impressive!
– Jjillo, Dayton, OH
I had been sick of my hairstyle for about 4 years, but every time I told my old stylist to do something different, I walked out looking exactly the same. I wanted a salon where I could sit in the chair and tell the stylist, “Do something–whatever you want!” without worrying that I’d walk out a mess. I found Craig’s resume online and saw his extensive training, and I decided to give Affinity a try. CRAIG IS A GENIUS. He darkened my hair and gave me an Anne Hathaway-esque haircut that I never would have thought to request myself. The darker hair is so much more flattering to my skin that I now wear less makeup. Somewhere after 20, I lost track of the spontaneous compliments I got the next day. I paid big bucks, but it was worth every penny and I will go back every time. If you want an artist, Craig is the one to see.
– Google User, Dayton, OH
I have experienced both salon and spa services at Affinity and I am always impressed. From the moment you enter the salon, you are treated like a valued guest. I appreciate the staffs willingness to listen to my ideas and at the same time suggest alternatives based on their extensive training. The salon offers big city style with a small city welcome…I am also impressed with their extensive Aveda product selection…I am hooked and you will be too!
– Google User, Dayton, OH
I loved it here! Alex is by far the best esthetician Ever. I got a Brazilian and it was literally painless. If I wasn’t leaving town I would always come here to get waxed. I highly recommend it! 🙂
– Hayley D., Chino Hills, CA
This is like NYC in Dayton. Craig Burkholder is a true master and has assembled quite a team. Abby Combs keeps my wife’s nails looking great. And Larry keeps her relaxed with excellent massages.
– Craig M., Dayton, OH
I’ve been coming to Affinity for over a year & I have always received excellent service. Nick does my color & cut & I have the best hair of my life. He is genuinely interested in my hair & tactfully reels me in when I want something outrageous. He also has the knack of making me feel beautiful & like I’m the only client he has. He even came in on his day off to do my hair for a special event. I couldn’t ask for anything more!
– Anne H., Springboro, OH
I’ve been going to Affinity Salon and Day Spa for 5 years. Affinity’s staff is professional, friendly and courteous. I’m treated well from the moment I walk in to the moment I leave. The facility is very clean, nicely decorated, and laid out well. The check-in/check-out counter is separate from the comfortable waiting area, which adds to the professional feel of Affinity.
Affinity is highly focused on customer satisfaction. I receive hair services from Megan and Nick – I cannot say enough about their knowledge, skill, and ability to listen and respond to what the customer wants. Thanks, Affinity, for being a trustworthy and consistently great place to go for hair and spa services!
– Sherree E., Dayton, OH