AS YOU LIKE IT Testimonials
Hugs and kisses to all who have been kind
to take the time to share what they like about us.
Here are some of the nice things they've said.
4/23/2012 Sue P
I just received yet another compliment about my haircut and color! … I especially appreciate that every
haircut Miriam has ever given me has continued to look great right up to the time when I decide to cut it again. If you are looking for someone
who listens and collaborates with you when you know what you want (likes it when you bring in a picture) or someone who helps
you create something chic, carefree, and up-to-date when you don’t know what you want – Miriam is the stylist
for you! When Miriam cuts your hair, you will get lots of attention and it will make you feel brand new. As if that isn’t enough, Miriam is so much fun to be with that I always find getting my hair done a relaxing,
refreshing experience. I highly recommend her to young and old!
3/ 2012 Felicia (Note left on front desk.)
Patt-I stopped in to describe
my husband/friends reactions to my haircut-"Fabulous"! Thanks!"
who make certain that you are satisfied with the wide range of services
they offer! Everything from the warm greeting to the great haircut makes this a very special place.
Matt G (Yelp )
I've been going to As You Like It to get my hair cuts for the last 15 + years, it
is a wonderful place. In fact, I live in Chicago around the Ukranian Village area and I make the commute up to Evanston
just to get my hair cut here. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. The service is excellent and my hair
cuts have always been great. They are in touch with contemporary styles and always strive to make sure their work is
the best as can be.
9/20/2011 Nicole (email)
Patt & Miriam-I finally made it to St. Louis
and just wanted to say thanks again for all your help with the color catastrophe I was having. I'm still loving
my haircut and so happy to be rid of that ugly black/purple shade I had. I've received many compliments and
have passed your names on to anyone who asks. ...I want to let everyone know what a great experience I had.
9/6/2011 Rachel C. (Yelp ):
I came in for a wax (leg, bikini,
eyebrow) with Pamela, and had a really great experience.
Pamela was quick and extremely effective in hair removal -
she spoke to me about my skin sensitivity, checked the temperature, and allowed me to check areas before she moved on. One
of my better waxing experiences in Chicago.
6/28/2011 Sharon B (voicemail):
Patt-A few days after my last haircut with you a woman I didn't know stopped me on the street and exclaimed, "OMG!
You are beautiful! Your hair is perfect! You look like you just stepped out of a french style magazine."
She made my day and I wanted to make yours by telling you. Thanks!
6/20/2011 Linda H. (email):
...thanks for the referral to Sam for my hip issue. The treatment solved the problem and I will definitely return
as needed and give his name and my recommendation to others!
6/16/2011 Laura L (Yelp filitered
I've been receiving excellent hair care from Patt Murray for over ten years. Patt
is able to help me figure out the look I want, and I always get a great haircut. My two 20-something sons are also clients
of Patt and love their haircuts. I suspect it is not often that a mother and her sons rave about the same stylist.
Additionally, the salon is quintessentially Evanston, definitely not a cookie cutter chain! Often, I come in harried
and leave feeling relaxed.
5/5/2011 Marsha H. (Yelp filtered):
As You Like It is my oasis. Patt Murray gives consistently fabulous haircuts - I get so many compliments,
I can't count the number of friends and strangers I have referred to her over the years. The music is always perfect,
the art gallery changes regularly. And then there's the candy... I love their new space with the exposed brick and
high ceilings. And did I mention the candy? I also go to Patt's husband, Sam Murray, for deep tissue massage whenever
I get a stubborn muscle pain. He is absolutely amazing. This is not your calming, relaxing massage - it is truly therapy.
It can be uncomfortable or even hurt, but he has fixed every problem I have ever taken to him, including a terrible tendonitis
in my elbow. I have recommended him to a number of people, including my husband, and no one has been disappointed. I love
As You Like It!
4/11/2011 Amanda G (Email).
Hello Patt, I wanted
to let you know that I was very pleased with my experience with Liz in March. I really appreciated her thoughtfulness
as well as listening and suggesting what would work for my hair. It has been months since I felt great leaving a salon
– I was smiling A LOT. I will be back! Thanks again!
7/10/2010 Michele H (Yelp)
I went in a couple of weeks ago to try a cut, and it's
probably the best cut I've ever had (husband agreed). It falls beautifully, even with little styling. Went
back today for highlights and they look fabulous, like I live at the beach. Could not be happier with my discovery of
6/9/2010 Mickey S. (handwritten note):
Patt, As usual, I love my hair. I appreciate what you do for me so much. You've succeeded in your goal
of creating a peaceful, welcoming place for your clients. Thanks so much.
3/18/2010, Jan D. (email):
senstivity was especially important in my adult daughter's recent cancer treatment. Sharing her unique, holistic
assessment of my daughter's face shape, coloring and lifestyle, Patt gave her the honest facts about
what she could do with her particular hair with its own texture, volume, patterned way of growing, etc. A
short "do" before chemo, harvesting long blonde hair for "Locks of Love" to make wigs for children with
cancer, was followed eight months later with the color consultation and styling of a welcome regrowth of new and
different hair. Patt's warmth, ease and confidence in her professional skill invited us to relax and trust even
in special circumstances."
7/24/2010 RJ (Yelp filtered ):
"...Liz is my
stylist, and a color expert. She approaches my hair with an artistic eye I have really come to trust. She is not shy
about finding out exactly what I have in mind each time, and is always concerned that I like it, not just a little, but a
3/14/2010, Emily L (Yelp filtered review):
Patt has been giving me great hair cuts for years. As
You Like It is a funky, comfortable, relaxing space. I often walk in there stressed out in the middle of a work day
and I always walk out feeling a little more relaxed and peaceful (not to mention more attractive). Everyone there is
very accomodating and genuinely nice and they really care that you leave the salon looking and feeling your best.
6/10/2009, Joe S. -after spending the day hanging his painting show-(email):
enjoyed extended time in your salon, I realize that your services are ultimately about the soul and restoring the self as
it buffeted about in our world. All of the elements of your space add up to this, yet you somehow avoided all of the
cliche's that would push people's buttons in this realm. ...Thank you!
3/4/2009 Steve R. (Merchant Circle):
I have my hair styled by Patt Murray,
who refers to my hair as "her work", which she takes great pride in. After each cut, Patt makes sure to check
in, and offers to fix any little details in case there is anything that's bothering me, which there never is. Every
cut has been great and has grown out perfectly! (I tend to go a long time between cuts). It is a mix of truly amazing
customer service, a vintage small business approach, and vibrant artistic surroundings. I highly recommend As You Like
4/5/2009, Lila J. (email):
You have a wonderful salon, and Liz gave me a
perfect cut! I have already scheduled waxing for later this week, and am telling all my friends about As You Like It. Thanks
Isla E. (Yelp ):
Now that I live further south, I really miss As You Like It. It might be the cutest salon ever.
Such a peaceful, homey, gem just north of the bustling city.
They have a library in there where you can borrow books
(with great titles!). There is the sweetest little playroom in an alcove where children can play. They display and sell local
art. Everyone that I have met there seems to genuinely care about the services they are delivering. I haven't gotten
a haircut there, but I used to go get my eyebrows done all the time. Pamela was great. Very attentive. She also does a nice
facial with attention to acupressure points.
On 8/2/2008, Janet G (Yelp removed):
I am not one to spend a whole lot of time fussing in the morning, so having hair cuts that "work"
without much attention on my part is a must. Here in Chicago, hair can change pretty dramatically. Patt's work is
designed for the person, the lifestyle and the seasons. It is not about a cut that only works in front a stylist's mirror
with a blow-drier at the ready. It's about hair that makes you look like your best version as you go about your life. The
salon is an oasis without being a "spa". There is real art on the walls, candy in dishes, a little nook for
small fry to play while their "significant elders" get pampered, and mobiles above the hair-washing sink. And
the music is not too loud. World music. Classical. Lovely.
Recently, I had my first myofascial massage from
Sam Murray, Patt's husband. Myofascial massage requires the precise and strong application of pressure on
muscles and tendons to work out the kinks. This isn't a massage about pampering. It's a massage designed to make you
work better, feel better, and even think better. Sam, built like a football player, has a personal
understanding of where and how muscles and tendons can go awry. His brothers, bless them, had him do "thumb push-ups"
as a kid to improve his handling of the ball. Those years of digital workouts have paid off: He can apply pressure
and hold it for an amazing amount of time. It never occurred to me I had tendonitis, but after my massage with Sam,
not only do I know that's what it was, it's notably better. He suggested I ice it for 10 minutes morning and
night, which has made a huge difference. I'm riding my bicycle and hiking and it's good. Sam also worked
on some muscles in the middle of my back that seem to be my personal magnet for tension. He worked on some muscles about 3
inches below my armpits that immediately relaxed my shoulders. Who knew? Although some clients see Sam once a
week -- or even more often -- many, like me, see him for periodic "tune-ups" : 3 or 4 sessions to work out specific
problems. Why take drugs for pain when, with a little bit of work, you can address the problem directly?
2/18/2009 Susana D. (Yelp):
The atmosphere is
relaxing and welcoming, the styling thoughtful and attentive. As You Like It features interesting decor, a rotating
gallery of compelling art, a full range of services. I've had some of my most illuminating conversations over the
past 20 years with the owner. This place is a treasure.
9/21/2009 Rebecca A. (email):
...I have finally found someone who is
willing to show me what will actually look good for me and my hair, rather than just capitulate to my uneducated guesses about
what I want! Thank you for being an artist!