"I was referred to Julie and Emerald Iguana when I came to Santa Cruz six years ago and I love it! Aveda product is awesome, but more than that - great friendly, knowledgeable service (by everyone) and the new spa area is really nice and relaxing.
What I love most about Emerald Iguana is that I feel like I'm visiting with friends, and getting beautified at the same time. Julie does a great job with my hair."
- Julie G., Boulder Creek
"My wife introduced me to Aveda products and their philosophy when we were dating. When we married and moved to Santa Cruz, she went looking for Aveda salons in the area. She found Emerald Iguana, and I am glad she did.We've gone to no other place but Emerald Iguana in the nearly four years we've lived in Santa Cruz, for good reason. Aveda products, with their natural ingredients, are great for our hair and skin. The peaceful, quiet ambiance of the salon is like nothing I've ever experienced. Gentlemen, if you have not visited any sort of high-end hair salon, you should give Emerald Iguana a try (yes, Aveda has great products for men). Every styling session for men begins with a wonderful, meditative scalp massage, followed by a shampoo. And you'll love the results! We have tried the spa services...my wife had a facial and I got a manicure. Next time we'll switch places. Note: the operators do spa services as well as their regular styling...at Aveda, the operators are all learning new techniques constantly."
- Michael R., Santa Cruz
"I have been a client for more than 15 years. I couldn't ask for better attention to my needs, excellent results, and the people working there are sincere and friendly. Julie, the owner is remarkable in professionalism and personal demeanor. Plus, they have great products and support many community projects, environmentalism, and women's health. Can't get any better than Emerald Iguana and their friendly staff."
-Chris K., Santa Cruz