Client Testimonials

” 7 years ago I moved to the Hampton Roads area. Prior to moving I had gone to the same stylist in Ohio for years. I have curly hair that can be very unmanageable and hard to style. So, as hard as it is to find a stylist that did my hair well…It is usually an extra challenge for me due to my curly hair. Most stylists end up cutting way too much off when its wet, then when it dries, it curls up very short or they straighten my hair first (because I sometimes wear it straight as well) and cut it in a way that suits a straight style, however when I go to wear it curly it would lay awkward. So after 2 years of bad cuts, I finally found Valerie and her studio. She has cut my hair in such a way that it’s not too short when curly and styles nice both straight and curly. In addition, I have since moved about 30 minutes away from her current location, but still drive the distance for her awesome service and results.”        

Jamie Ferderson



Today I’m celebrating the discovery of Zavi Hair Design Studio. This lovely, welcoming salon surpasses all others in our area thanks to Valerie, who perfectly combines the most sought-after qualities we look for in a Master Stylist: high-level skills, talent, professionalism, and attention to detail. Do yourself a favor and experience an appointment. You’ll be glad you did. I sure am!”

Susan Davis


“I was referred to Valerie from my good friend, she had been going to Valerie for 3 years now and her hair always looks great. So, when my hairstylist moved away I decided to give Val a try. I got my first Ombre’ color done. I love it! It is so cute and natural looking. I have seen some Ombre’ color that look really bad, like they did them at home. Val was very sweet and educational. She walked me through the whole process and helped me pick colors that would look best with my skin color. She also considered the color of make-up and clothes I wear. I have never had anyone do this before. My hair looks amazing and I feel great! Thank you for such great service and patience.”

Annie Patrick


“I had searched for a stylist for +6 months. I stopped looking 5 years ago when I found Val. Val cuts and colors my hair beautifully! I am in love with my hair. Thank you Val and keep up the good work!”

Sandra Brown


“Since I have been going to Valerie my hair has never looked better! My hair is fine and has no body and everyone wants to cut my hair to do something it will not do. Valerie uses what my hair wants to do naturally and cuts my hair to match. Now my hair looks great doing what it does naturally and I am no longer fighting with it. I am now looking into doing color too! I am confident she will do a great job at that too.”

Ashley Smalls


“I absolutely love this place! The owner and stylist is Valerie.She is great at what she does, a true master of color! She is very professional and takes her time with her clients and explains what she is doing. I love her! It can be a little expensive but IT IS well worth it! I will never go anywhere else!”

Connie Smithe


“Valerie did hair for my whole bridal party in August of 2012. My bridal party included me, three bridesmaids, and both mothers. She did a phenomenal job! She worked mostly off of a description of what I wanted and made it better than I even imagined. She really listened to every girls input to make their hair perfect just for them. She made the whole experience very stress free and relaxing which was just what I needed on my big day. She even went above and beyond and helped the makeup artist finish up when she was done with everyone’s hair. I am so happy that Val did my hair for my wedding. She definitely helped make my day perfect.”             

Jasmine Johnson


“I am so glad I found Valerie when I moved to Virginia Beach! I have never had more compliments on my hair, especially regarding the color. I’ve had my hair styled by other hairdressers for a few out of town special occasions and the first thing they said to me is”I love your hair color” and they can’t believe it when I tell them it’s not mine. Random strangers compliment my hair on a regular basis. Valerie has tweaked the process a few times to find the perfect shade and get a longer lasting result. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my color! I’ve moved farther away from her salon recently, but I will make the 30 minute drive.”        

Jamie McNeely


I just started to see Valerie for my color maybe a year ago. She made making a switch very comfortable. The art of the old-fashioned consultation is not lost on her. She really listens and then helps you make decisions on what is best for your hair and the health of your hair. I love being the only one in her salon, too! Makes appointments go much smoother. Valerie is very professional and very knowledgeable in her field.”  

Lisa Hill


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