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  403 South Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61821

"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks best on you."  
--Coco Chanel

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"I, too, travel from Chicago to see Danny. His haircuts are perfect and he teaches you how to achieve the same effect after you walk out of the salon. He is flexible with his schedule, and still manages to give you his complete, full attention and skill. I asked him to give my almost-black hair highlights that would not turn orange but would give my layered hair depth and I feel like I got the kind of hair color for which movie stars pay huge money. You get status and star quality hair with Champaign prices! How could you go wrong (And PS--I have had my hair cut by Charles Ifergan and Mario Triccoci; Danny is better.)"  --Maria from Chicago


​"You really don't want anyone else touching your hair! I am a woman who believes in concealing the gray hairs that are appearing on my head. To facilitate my denial, I have found the very best colorist I have experienced anywhere--Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Florida.--and his name is Danny Pierce. He is a master artist, and I appreciate his attention to detail and his personable service. My hair color is glorious and my hair health has never been better."  --Elaine from Urbana


Danny is an expert at hair care. I started going to him because my hair was unhealthy and needed some help getting it back to looking healthy and more natural. The color Danny does always looks great and I get many compliments. He is also able to identify the products I need to use at different times of the year to help protect my hair from static, sun exposure and chlorine protection. I would highly recommend Danny and Just Be Salon. You won't be disappointed.  

--Amanda from Mahomet


"I have gone to many of the top salons in town over the past 12 years and haven't been fully satisfied with my color and cut until now. Danny is a fantastic and scientific colorist, my hair has never been in better condition and the color has never looked more natural and beautiful. I get many compliments on my hair, particularly from people who haven't seen me for months. He is also a gifted haircutter and works really well with my curly and fine hair. He is also incredibly professional, always starts my appointments on time, and I love the ease of online appointments and the reminder appointments when I book after my last appointment.  

--Anonymous


​​"Thanks to Danny my hair is in great condition again! He is exceptionally skilled and talented and has extensive knowledge in hair color. Since I became a client of Danny, the texture, color and shine of my hair has greatly improved. Not only does the color look fantastic, but it lasts longer too! I highly recommend Danny. Each appointment has been an extremely positive experience!"  --Gayle from Paxton


"NY NJ ME CA DK -- and now, IL.  I've been sheared, shorn, permed, flaved, streaked, stroked, adorned, waved.  For more decades than I can count.  By hair masters, hair disasters, and everyone in between.  Just Be Salon?  Danny Pierce?  Hair's the truth:  Danny Pierce knows hair.  Customer Service?  Danny cares.  His performance enables you to put your best face forward.  While I'm here...I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else.  Thanks, Danny." --Rachel A Schechter from Champaign


"Danny at Just Be Salon is a master at haircuts, color, and product recommendations. My hair has never looked better or been in better condition. The salon delivers friendly personal service. They really care that you are happy with the results! They deserve all 5 stars!"  --Cynthia from Champaign


"Danny was awesome! He knows a ton about hair and gave me an amazing cut! At a reasonable price, too. I would definitely recommend Just Be to anyone, you won't regret it."  --Karee from Champaign


​"Danny is truly an artist! Danny is unlike any stylist I've ever gone to. With my previous stylists I'd leave the salon with an 'ok' style but I'd end up frustrated because I couldn't ever make my hair look the way they did it. My color would fade fast, or turn brassy. With Danny, my color and cuts stay looking fresh, even as it grows out. How many haircuts have you gotten where you can honestly say you love it, even as it grows out? I get compliments on my hair frequently. I can't imagine going to anyone else. Danny cares about his clients, and the quality of their hair. If you're tired of spending money, and still leaving the salon dissatisfied, try Danny. I guarantee you'll be back!"  --Stacey from St. Joseph


"I decided to go to him after I asked a stranger where she got her beautiful haircut. I never looked forward to a haircut until I started going to Danny. He truly listens to what you want in a cut and style, and he gives a perfect haircut every time. I will never go to any other stylist. He knows exactly how your hair will fall and what haircut will look good on you. I've recommended him to more than 7 girls who have been converted to loyal Danny Pierce clients."  --Alexis from Chicago


"I have been going to Just Be Salon for about a year. I have noticed the difference in my hair since using their products. Danny is an expert at knowing exactly what each individual needs for their particular hair type. Due to his expertise I have received more compliments on my hair style then I ever had in the past. I plan on being a customer for many, many years to come."  --Mary from Champaign


​"I have been going to Danny for more years than I can remember. I am always getting compliments on my haircut & color. He makes my color look very natural. He has also gotten me using products that have made my hair much healthier. His knowledge of color & the products to use to make your hair look & feel better is tremendous. I feel he is the best at what he does. I will continue to recommend him to anyone in need of a stylist."  --Bev from Urbana


"Just Be Salon is beautiful! Danny is amazing at what he does. I had never left a salon satisfied before, until I went here! The color is beautiful and my hair feels healthier than it ever has! Highly recommend them!"  --Abigayl from Urbana


​"There is no one else like Danny. Until I met Danny, going to the beauty salon was a night mare! This amazing young man put me at ease the very first time I sat in his chair which was over five years ago now . Without a doubt, this awesome young man has worked wonders with my fine, straight hair. He has cut and styled my hair to where I look most fashionable and confident for any occasion. He went on to become an outstanding master colorist and turned his attention to my graying hair and gave me amazing results. From the moment I enter the salon, Danny makes me feel that I am the most important person in the salon; his attention to detail, his knowledge, skills, humor and charisma keeps me coming back.There is no-one else I would ever trust my hair to - Danny, you are the absolute best!"  --Elaine from Urbana


"I began going to Danny over two years ago following an unfortunate color experience at another salon. I also wanted to grow my hair longer after having it short for years. Danny is truly a color expert as evidenced by his continued education and association with Redken. He did a super job correcting the color problem I had, and continues to give me excellent color using the Redken Pureology color, which is ammonia free - something I really appreciate. Growing my hair out wasn't the painful process I thought it would be, and I attribute that to Danny's professional styling skills and experience. I'm in the over 55 age group and my hair has never looked better. It's a pleasure having a hair stylist, who gives the very best of himself in the work he does. I highly recommend Danny to anyone!"  --Candy from St. Joseph


"I've been going to Danny Pierce for a while now. He was recommended to my by two separate friends. After getting a pretty bad haircut at another salon (not worth naming) I went to Danny and I can't imagine going anywhere else. I'm really love the way he cuts my hair. He's fantastic with a pair of scissors!

I appreciate his honesty. Two haircuts ago, I went in before a local tv appearance. I told him I was thinking about getting bangs. He advised me that it probably wasn't a good day to make that decision, just hours before I go on TV. He was totally right. After growing my hair out for years, I'm glad that he didn't let me make a hasty decision. Turns out, I changed my mind anyways. I still don't have bangs and I'm happy that I didn't get them.

I have an easy time talking to Danny. Sometimes you get a stylist that you can't talk to and it gets awkward sitting with someone for an hour in near silence. He's easy to talk to and he listens.

He takes his time doing my hair and never rushes. He also takes the time to give me tips on how to style my hair at home. He was even able to tell me that I was pressing too hard with my flat iron. Good to know!"

--Heather from Champaign


"Danny Pierce has been my trusted hair expert for nearly a decade. Danny's talents are second to none -I still travel from Chicago to see him. Hands down you will find a true professional with a passion for each client in Danny Pierce. I have recommended him to family and friends who have also become loyal customers. If you're tired of shopping around for someone who will "get it right" look no further Danny is the stylist for the job."

​--Daniel from Chicago


​"Danny is Fantastic!!!!! My hair has never been healthier and my color is always beautiful. His online scheduling makes my life so much easier, I always use this option. I also appreciate that you can still call or text him for an appointment. He really works to suit the needs of all of his client. Your hair is his world and I wouldn't have it any other way. Beautiful Healthy Hair!"  --Danielle from Champaign


"Danny Pierce has been my hair stylist for a number of years now and during that time I have consistently received the same excellent service and quality results. He accommodates my schedule, which can be challenging at times and works hard to assure I am pleased the outcome of each visit. Danny is comfortable with me giving my usual input and together we achieve a great balance of his knowledge of style and creativity and what I am thinking works for me. He offers product ideas because he knows I like to try new things. The salon where Danny works is comfortable and conducive to getting some work done on your blackberry which is always a consideration for me. Danny keeps my hair in shape for my busy, on the go life!"  

--Lynne from Urbana


​​"I've been going to Danny for about a year now and Iam very glad that I do. I have alot of red in my hair and its hard to not have it turn brassy when I have it highlighted. Since I have been going to Danny it has never been brassy. His haircuts are really good too. My hair always lays nice and grows out even. Danny is an all around great person and I would recommend him to anyone!"  --Sandee from Champaign


"Cannot say enough about Danny's talent and professionalism. Like most women, I have been to a number of salons and stylists. Danny is by far the best. Truly, my hair has never looked better or been healthier. Danny keeps me on trend and feeling very confident. In addition to being an amazing stylist, he also provides outstanding customer service. I am contstantly impressed by his professionalism and his commitment to creating the best experience possible for his clients. Sticking with Danny!"  --Elizabeth from Champaign


​"Danny is great!!!! I've been going to Danny for about three years now and I am really happy with his service. My hair looks great and I love my color. He is also very friendly and accommodating. I had to reschedule my appointments couple of times and he tried his best to find a schedule that fits my need. I have recommended him to my friends and they also really like him. He is the best!!!!"  --Nila from Champaign


​​"A Family Experience. I struggled finding a person I wanted to keep going back to when I moved back to the area from California until I found Danny. For the past six years, Danny has been my family's stylist. Our son has been going with us to see Danny since he was born. Danny is not only a great stylist, but he does an amazing job with kids. Our family is extremely happy and we couldn't imagine seeing anyone else."  

--The Bowersox-Johnson Family in Urbana


​​"I started seeing Danny when I first moved to the area about 5 years ago and I don't trust anyone else with my hair! I have had some not so great experiences in the past with haircuts and left salons disappointed more than once- but never with Danny. Not only is his work flawless but I thoroughly enjoy my time and conversations during my visits. I have a very busy, always changing schedule and Danny has always accommodated me even if it meant squeezing me in or staying late. Thanks Danny for all you have done over the years :) "  --Claire from Savoy


​"I started going to Danny on a recommendation from a friend about a year and a half ago. Danny is an accomplished hair colorist but it should also be noted that he is a fantastic stylist. I prefer not to color my hair so I cannot comment on that service, but I get compliments all the time about the style of my cut. I proudly say that Danny cuts my hair. His workspace is clean and comfortable, he is very flexible with schedules, and he loves to try new products."  --Jeanette from Champaign


"Danny Pierce is great, a very skilled and careful hairdresser. I have been going to see him for several years now and I am never disappointed. He listens to what I want, and responds with great ideas that I am pleased with. He is very knowledgeable about products, which have really helped me deal with my fine and unruly hair." --Lisa from Champaign


"My kids and I have been getting our hair cut by Danny for years, and he is fantastic! Great hair styling, and really nice guy who communicates well with my boys and with me. We are really impressed with his business skills as well as his styling - his online scheduling is very useful (the automatic reminders are great) and Danny is always accomodating if we need to change an appointment or squeeze in a last-minute haircut."

--Amy from Urbana​