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):
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
5/5/2011 Marsha H. (Yelp ):
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!
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
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 this salon.
Mickey S. (handwritten note):
"Dear 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.
Jan D. (email):
"Patt's 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."
"...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 lot! ..."
3/14/2010, Emily L
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
6/10/2009, Joe S. -after spending the
day hanging his painting show-(email):
I 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):
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 It!
4/5/2009, Lila J.
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 again.
6/28/2008 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.
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):
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.
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!