|718 Fifth Street|
|(next to Diana's Nails)|
|Sat & Sun 11am-6pm|
|Closed on Mondays|
Kosmos Kreations Salon, formerly Donna's Clipper, offers a great deal — "$15 & up" for men's and "$18 & up" for women's (or long-haired men's) haircut. They also offer highlights for "$40 & up", perms for "$45 & up", and eyebrow waxing for $8. See below for the complete list of hair services. A small parking lot is available directly behind the establishment, you may also park on G Street next to Taco Bell — those who park in the Taco Bell lot risk getting towed — there are also other nearby streets with 90 minute parking.
Kosmos Kreations is owned by Ms. Connie Chan, she is presently the only employee at Kosmos. Due to the unpredictable nature of customer-flow, Connie asks that you call before coming in to either schedule an appointment or to check on the walk-in wait time. Walk-in wait times can be anywhere from 10-45 minutes depending on the business during the time of arrival. Calling ahead will help to ensure that she can spend a little more time on your hair than say, Supercuts.
Connie has cut hair in China and Hong Kong. She will cut your hair however you like, with or without a picture and is happy to come up with a new style for you. There are lots of hairstyle magazines in the shop, including several meant just for Asian hairstyles.
While Connie's English isn't perfect, she will give you the right haircut as long as you are clear and concise about what you would like. If convenient for you, Connie also speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
A complete list of offered hair services
|Men Hair Cut|
|$15 & up ($3 additional for wash and shampoo)|
|Lady Hair Cut|
|$18 & up ($3 additional for wash and shampoo)|
|$50 & up|
|$40 & up|
|Eye Brow Waxing|
|Other Waxing Services|
|$25 & up|
|$150 & up|
Update: John Lin also known as "the man" has moved on to start his own hair salon New Fashion Salon located at University Mall next to the used book store. Update: Connie Chan is the sole owner of Kosmos Kreations right now and is still in business on 718 Fifth Street. Update: Starting from May 2009, the price is slightly raised to offset a rent increase. Also, the other lady is not working here anymore, leaving Connie to be the only stylist. Update: Connie will be out of town from October 14, 2010 through October 19, 2010. The salon will re-open on October 20, 2010 at 10 a.m.
2005-09-26 17:05:14 The guy did a really good job on my hair pretty quickly and even gave me tips on how to take care of it. They'll give you the card rather than wait for you to ask for it, unlike the folks at Noodle City. This is the place to go for a fashionable do at a student-friendly price! —JennaChan
2005-10-05 My regular hair cutter was busy, so I gave this place a try. I'd definitely recommend. The woman was very meticulous in her trimming, and even explained to me why my hair needed to be shaped a certain way in the back. —TomHinds
2005-10-28 13:33:02 I was also satisfied with my recent haircut. The woman did indeed spend more time and effort than normal on my hair. —JackHaskel
2005-11-11 22:47:52 This place is great. The man cut my hair and did a fantastic job. The really will do whatever you want. Some guy came in ahead of me and gave the man a picture. The kid didn't have enough hair for that hair style, so the man that cuts the hair made up a new style to emulate that one on the spot. —GregHirson
2005-11-11 23:21:22 Just a thought...but maybe for hair places it would be cool to show a before and after picture to see how great they came out! =) —KarlaFung
2005-12-16 18:48:05 Just got back from there; great place, friendly people. Got in and out in less than 15min —JeremyWong
2006-01-24 20:13:08 Best salon in town bar none. Best prices, speed and quality. Just be respectful and be sure to tip! —RenoKing
2006-02-14 15:01:33 I came in on a saturday morning to get a perm and it washed out by tuesday. The guy seemed really inattentive, trying to get in as many haircuts as possible while my perm was devlopping so he probably did a crappy job. I would NOT come here for a perm again. I was watching them do haircuts, I would trust them with short hair, but maybe not longer hair. —ChristinaReginaldo
2006-02-19 16:23:13 Does anyone know a place that will do dreads? —TobinJones
2006-03-17 13:06:46 I was really psyched to get my hair done here after reading everyone's comments on here, and my co-worker also hyped this place up. They highlighted and cut my hair for only $50 and the highlighting turned out great but the guy cut my hair TOO short. I don't speak Chinese and he can barely speak English so he probably didn't understand. Also I told him to leave my bangs alone but he did something w/ them anyway and now I look like some Japanese popstar lol. Overall it was "OK", I miss my long hair and my "straight bangs".. I guess only time will fix this. Good prices but I wish I went to Supercuts or Great Clips instead. —KrystalVillanueva
2006-03-17 13:08:41 Oh, in response to Christina's comment on here, I totally agree. Maybe they're good w/ short hair cuts (like w/ guys) but I will never come here again for a haircut. And when my hair was developing (during highlighting) the guy seemed like he forgot about me while he was cutting others' hair. —KrystalVillanueva
2006-04-28 19:39:50 I got my hair trimmed/cut here and they did a great job and for a great price, $12. The woman even showed me how Supercuts botched my last trim since I had this one extra long chunk of hair among a lot of shorter ones. —RohiniJasavala
2006-05-10 13:19:30 This place is great! The people there are friendly and they definitely know what they're doing. I walked in not knowing what cut to ask for but the guy knew exactly what cut would fit me. I am very satisfied with my haircut =) —GraceChang
2006-05-16 22:33:52 The lady there does the best eyebrow arching I have ever had. And it's only $8. I only go to her now. They are both very nice. I think there is only two of them working there, so if you are in a hurry it's best to call them first. —AnnaNeilson
2006-09-11 17:10:19 I went here a few times but I will no longer go back. Their razor gave me a burn a couple of times and they did nothing about it. Also, the place is VERY dirty! There is hair everywhere - in the drawers, on the ground, on the seats, in the combs. Don't go if you don't want lice! It's not worth the few bucks you save. I also agree that they cut your hair shorter than you want it. —BrianWallace
2006-10-08 15:39:58 This place is a really great place to get your hair cut for an affordable price. I didn't get to see the lady, but i did get my hair done by the taiwanese guy and he did a fantastic job. highly recommend except that there was a pretty long line —JasonKong
2006-10-14 22:19:37 Excellent haircut. It came to $10 exactly but I was happy to leave a $2 tip. —MattLow
2006-11-18 08:35:12 Ok. If you are an Asian guy looking at this website because you've been bleeding through your ear trying to find a place to cut your hair, let me tell you, from one Asian guy to the next, this is the place. They will give you a Bay Area style haircut like you are used to. Trust me, I've been to several places and suffered a few bad haircuts until I found this spot. Btw, its $10 so its comparable to Bay Area prices. —VinhBoy
2006-12-02 19:37:49 They're great! Their salon doesn't look attractive, but they do a good job. I went in for a perm and of course, they cut your hair before you get it permed. The guy cut it and I liked it so much that I was thinking of just keeping that hair cut. The perm was good. I got a spiral perm despite the fact that I read Christina Reginaldo's comment. I think she washed it the day of, or the day after and everyone knows you can't wash a perm for at least 3 days after getting it done! It turned out very good and I love it SO much. I will definitely go there again and recommend others to as well. —JanetLee
2006-12-17 04:52:32 I have had my hair cut twice here, once by Connie and once by John. I was very pleased with both cuts. Walked in without an appointment on a Saturday and didn't have to wait long. If this couple had a swankier-looking salon they could get away with charging a lot more than they do, so I don' t mind the utilitarian ambiance. (The Chinese pop music on the boom box was entertaining!) This place is a great alternative to Great Clips or Supercuts. —JaneSchaferKramer
2007-01-06 15:32:07 Worst haircut ever. I came in with a detailed picture of the style I wanted, but my haircut came out absolutely nothing like it. They also used a razor blade for all of my layering, which ended up with a rough textured, not even layered hair. —LinaOkada
2007-01-08 08:12:54 Worts hair cut experince, cut my son ear and did not tell me, they do not have 1st aid kit, they put a sanitator external use to my son ear after he was bleeding because I asked for something. They are fast, I will said they are rushing , they use razor blade for everything. The guy is impatient. Dirty people, they cut chinese style that is why they use the razor all the time. —VivianaBennun
2007-01-24 18:34:57 Excellent place. I just got my haircut and it is definitely comparable to Bay Area haircuts, like someone else mentioned, and definitely the place to go if you are an Asian guy. LOL at all these biased comments. "chinese style" "barely speak english" "dirty" I didn't speak chinese to them at all and I got my hair just the way I wanted. And Chinese places usually do have hair all over the place, thats just how it is. —DavisWikiUser
2007-02-24 12:29:15 i have a question ... what language of chinese do they speak? i mean, all these comments say they speak "chinese" but there's more than one "chinese" language. do they speak mandarin or cantonese or another dialect of chinese? —ReneChan mandarin (but for clarity, they also speak english, of course).
2007-03-11 14:27:19 i loved it! i came in for a highlight and lowlight, and the guy did a better job on my highlights than any "high end" salon i have ever been to. i did not get a cut, but i would definately recommend it for color! —ReginaGunn
2007-03-12 19:08:29 The lady was really nice and I showed her a picture of what I wanted but she made alterations to it that she thought better fit my face and neck characteristics. I didn't like the haircut initially but I went back the next day and she adjusted it to the length I wanted for free. She was still a very talented hair stylist. —BamCam
2007-03-18 20:21:43 Great place to get a haircut. Very quick and efficient. Didnt wait too long. Will come again. By the way they speak both mandarin and cantonese. —BrandonToo
2007-03-26 17:30:44 I thought while my hair cut was not great, it was quite good for such a low price and nice service —MattHh
2007-03-27 20:50:28 i come back here every 2 months to get my haircut. i'm not very picky so i don't know how good my haircuts really are. however, i love the low cost and the fact that i'm able to support an independent business rather than freak 'great' clips —DerekFung
2007-03-29 14:52:18 As with the last guy, I'm not very picky about my haircuts. I get my hair cut here every once and a while, they do a decent job and the price is relatively low for Davis. —AjTavakoli
2007-04-11 18:16:43 I went to this place today, because I figured having Asian hair, I'd be best going to an Asian salon. They don't speak English very well, but since I went in there not having a clue what I wanted it didn't make a difference. I just pointed to a picture on the table and said "I want it shorter." It turned out alright. That was the first time I'd ever paid for a haircut. Also, how much do people usually tip? Is $3 ok? —AliceChoe
2007-04-11 18:32:45 Oh yeah, and this is the best haircut I've ever had. —AliceChoe
2007-04-26 10:57:53 Great place for haircuts. It's good to have a place in town that offers Asian style haircuts at a cheap, affordable price. The owners may seem to be in a hurry but they do take their jobs seriously and always made sure that I was completely satisfied with the cut. I haven't been to any other hair salon ever since I've discovered this place. —Kat
2007-04-29 11:29:45 Great haircutters, and one of the cheapest in Davis for guys, like 9.95 or something. —William.Peacock
2007-05-02 16:43:08 Excellent haircut. No wait time. Cheap. I really reccomend. —MattTran
2007-05-20 12:38:02 i went here just to get my bangs cut and they did a horrible, horrible job. the guy razored my bangs to thin them out (which was something i did not ask for) so they came out choppy and waaay too short. i looked like a 10 year old who used regular scissors to cut their own bangs. it took three months to grow out and then have a professional at a REAL salon fix it (and these were just bangs, not even a full out haircut). so disgusting. and then i found out after the fact that the salon i usually go to (pure beauty) cuts bangs for free with the same stylist you go to for a regular haircut, so i didn't even have to go through all that. oh well. —MikaOkamura
2007-05-28 10:33:29 Got haircut here twice by the guy. Not too bad. What i liked was that it was speedy. In and out in like 15 minutes, but im guessing that i got lucky and there were not that many people in there. I bet the wait will be a lot longer if they were busy since there's usually only two people working. —PorkFoo
I get great haircuts here by the guy. Advice for the newbies: Look through the hairstyle guide books, point to it and talk about what you want. Don't think that your verbal directions will get you the cut of your desire. The place is full of hair, so if you need a neat looking place, try coming in the morning. Don't wait when there are more than 2 people in there, avoid busy hours for them, come back later so that they can spend time on you. —BettyHuang
2007-10-22 22:14:18 I love this place!! It's the best haircut I've seriously ever had. My boyfriend has always been getting haircuts here from a male barber, and he's always liked his haircuts, so I went to get one myself for the first time tonight. I don't know what people are talking about—their English is fine. I showed a female hair cutter some photos of similar haircuts that I found online and she asked me questions about them in order to find out more information about what I wanted. She worked VERY METICULOUSLY and took excellent CARE in cutting my hair into the exact style I asked of her.
Before tonight, I didn't get a haircut for over a year, and my hair seems to grow really quickly, so it looked pretty haggard to begin with. That's why for all the hassle it took for her to cut and style my hair into something manageable and soft, I was surprised when she actually charged me very little cost, and that's another reason why I'm writing such a positive review. I'll definitely get haircuts from Kosmos Kreations from now on. —YS
2007-10-23 00:25:53 After hearing good recommendations from a friend, i decided to check this place out. Contrary to what everyone else says about the workers here they treated me rather coldy, he made me seem like I was a inconvenience to him, even though they werent even busy. To cut a long story short, he gave me a horrible hair cut, chopping off 5 inches of my hair when I TOLD HIM to ONLY cut 2 inches, the cut was also very uneven. Needless to say, I'm not coming back her again and I would not recommend girls with long hair to come here. Even though the price is cheap its not worth it unless you're a guy. —Kphung
2007-10-23 08:23:52 I went here on a Saturday morning not to long ago to get a haircut because of all the great things I heard. I got there just when they should have opened (according to the hours posted) but after waiting 10 minutes after, with no one showing up to open- I left and went somewhere else... —MyaBrn
2007-10-29 10:56:32 be careful. the girl replacing the guy does NOT know how to cut hair. the guy went on vacation and wont be back for another 2months or so. request the haircut from the skinny one with short hair. —headach3n
2007-10-30 08:38:21 I like this place. If you don't have very high maintenance hair, then this is the place to go. I like the little short asian lady. I think her name is Connie. She's very soft spoken and very patient. Her english isn't that good so you can't speak too fast to her. I notice that they recently seem to have different people there and I don't see that guy anymore. I haven't tried any of the new people yet but I didn't like that asian guy. He was so rude and impatient. The first time I went was for color. He was messy and got it all over my ears. I was telling him and so he started to get pissy. Then Connie came over and took over. She was very nice and cleaned me up and my color came out great. It she didn't come over that day I think I wouldn't have given this place a 2nd, 3rd ... etc chance. Worthwile to go if you live in Davis. —JSakai
2007-10-30 22:48:07 Hey does anyone have any input into their hiliting/coloring abilities? Specfically, I want some blond hi lites and low lites - is that something they can do well? —Aggie2010
2007-12-19 11:39:24 John no longer works there. Too bad because I liked the way he cut my hair the most. Does anyone know where he went? I know he was talking about a salon on 3rd St. or something. Anyways, Connie isn't too bad of a hair cutter. My friend seems to really like her. This is the only place I go to for a cut! —syang
2008-01-16 00:52:40 I love my new haircut by Connie!!! All my family and friends loved my new look!!! Plus plus, she did my eyebrows really well! Also, I do my skin care there every month, all my acne were healed and skin is getting better! Thanks Connie! —Cici
2008-03-30 18:00:46 I have been getting my haircuts at Kosmos Kreations for quite a while now. I always like the way John cut my hair. I went there today to find Connie and a couple other ladies working. One of these new ladies started working on my hair. It was soon apparant that she does not know how to cut hair at all. She is also incredibly slow. She took off most of my hair because she kept trying to straighten out her mistakes. After almost an HOUR, Connie took over and fixed my haircut as much as she could. My head now looks like an egg. I could have cut my hair the same way at home with a shaver, and it would have been much faster. I am never going there again. Next time, I'm going to John at the UMall. BEWARE: As a consequence of getting a haircut from the new lady wearing glasses you may have to shave your head. —Kostya
2008-04-21 21:36:19 I think it was Connie who did my hair. Anyway, she did an amazing job (I never thought I'd be so happy with a haircut). I got a perm a few months ago so we was able to work the perm into a short haircut. I was so happy with the job that I tipped her super well. DEFINITELY GOING BACK. —EmilyTung
2008-07-05 10:45:44 So I have been a regular customer for the past few years here, and think both John and Connie do great cuts. Since John left though, the lady who replaced him is terribly slow. She is improving, 1st time it took her an hour and a half to do a simple trim (on a male with a simple hair cut). Next time a little over an hour. Now she is finally under an hour but it might be a good idea to request Connie if you want a good cut. Unfortunately the people hired by john at his new place are claimed to be just as incompetent. I wish they were still a team. —MattHh
2008-07-29 16:27:48 Recently got my hair cut by Connie. I'm satisfied with the haircut, although it differs significantly from the hairstyle in the picture (which came from a book of their own). She took off more than I had wanted, so ladies, if you decide to get your hair cut here, make sure you make it clear exactly how much you want taken off. Note: The prices above do not match what I was charged - $18+tip (I originally had shoulder length hair; she cut off 2-3 inches using a texturizing razor). —at86
2008-08-12 23:07:08 I love Connie's work on my hair, she did amazing job on my hair and she gave me useful suggestions about how to take care my hair and skin. Connie did my eyebrow there and it is not hurtful as I expected. But most importantly, Connie did my hair on my wedding day, it is so gorgeous and even though it is an outdoor wedding, the hair stays on for the whole day. Thank you, Connie. —rainwing
2008-09-14 22:24:48 The man does a really good on cutting bangs. The lady really doesn't!! —cookiemonster
2008-09-18 14:59:53 Really great place. I had my haircut by Connie whose very good at what she does and pretty witty to talk to. I should have come here a lot earlier, I'm really sad I only discovered this place when I'm to leave Davis. —BessieChu
2008-10-10 17:06:59 I went to Kosmos today for the first time. It's $10 and up for a haircut. They charge you by how much hair you have and want to cut. For $18 (I have long hair), it's really not bad at all if you ask Connie to cut it for you. I showed her a picture and she gave me an idea how it would look realistically on me. She used the razor to give my hair texture and my hair is a lot lighter than before. It's thinner, but the hairstyle doesn't look totally flat. I like the way she cut my side bangs too. It looks a lot edgier. Before, I went to Angie's and got my haircut there twice because it was cheaper but I didn't like how they couldn't cut side bangs right. Personally, it's worth a couple dollars more to go to Connie instead. She's great!! I would definitely go back again! —PSL
2008-10-18 10:35:45 Once you come in here once this will be your regular hair cut place in Davis. The place has just been remodeled so everything looks much nicer, the store owner is very nice and knows and understands hair, to put it simply the best hair salon in Davis at the best price. —ktlam
2008-11-16 11:01:59 IMPORTANT: Ok, how should i put this? I came in hoping to get a normal haircut. The instructions were simple, please TRIM my hair and SHORTEN it a LITTLE BIT. I dont know where my instructions became difficult. She started chopping away at my hair. 3 minutes into the cut, she even pointed out the hair on the little poncho thing you wear "look how long your hair is". I was really nervous that she screwed up my hair, so i quickly asked she to have my glasses back for a quick check. She buzzed cut half of my head already. I was really pissed. I asked her to PLEASE not cut my hair any more shorter than they buzzed it. So they started to buzz the other side to make it even, and i was pretty sure that was the only way to get my hair looking O...K... So now i have this ugly buzz cut thats not what i asked for. I wanted maybe an inch off at the most, but now im missing 4 inches of hair. it will be 6 months until my hair is looking decent again. DO NOT COME HERE. I dont know what to do at school tommorow, as some teachers dont allow hoods/caps on in class. I am so pissed right now it's not even funny. So dont come here. —HonHsu
2008-12-06 10:47:01 I got my hair cut here about 1.5 years ago... while they did cut it shorter than the picture I decided on, I got the impression it was because it would grow out (making it more natural like in the picture). I liked the cut but didn't come back for a trim all this time for fear of spending my parents' money. I'm wondering why "the man" split away? —RebekahLee
2008-12-24 12:10:56 I come here all the time
It's the only place I will get my haircut at
Connie is the best. She listens to you all the time and she spends time on your hair. She really cares.
For those who ask, Connie can speak both Mandarin and Cantonese. In addition, Connie speaks Vietnamese and her English is pretty darned good as well. —ThUn
2008-12-28 18:06:09 I went into see Connie after a recommendation from a woman who has similar hair to me that goes to Kosmos...(brown, fine but lots of it, longish, simple style) Connie was great, very nurturing beyond the call of duty. I trusted her enough to go shorter than I really usually wear it just to get the dead ends off and she did a nice job. She told me not to pull it back so tight for a while and to massage my head once a day, as well as recommended more calcium in my diet! I appreciated her observation and motherly style without being intrusive and still giving me the cut I asked for.
2008-12-28 18:08:16 And for the record, I agree, her English is fine. We had a great conversation. —ahbrapeach
2009-01-07 11:39:35 Been coming to this place for over 3 years. It's the ONLY place I go to in Davis. Very patient, very thorough. HIGHLY recommended. —AnthonyLam
2009-01-25 03:03:06 I have long dyed hair and went in for a layered trim. I made it clear to her that I wanted to keep my length (got a 'trim' elsewhere before and got 4 inches of my hair cut off!) and she did a pretty decent job. My hair was still my desired length, but much lighter and healthier. I got to say I was really satisfied with my bangs though! And yeah I think their prices went up (from whats listed at top)'cause the cut cost $18 + tip but thats still not bad. —gato
2009-02-08 17:41:59 Went there a few months ago and got my hair butchered by that place. The woman there's first question is "fade or bowl cut"? Because I wanted something else she charged me 3 bucks extra and told me just to ask for a fade next time. Go to razor's edge, much better cut, cheaper, faster, and the guy knows what he's doing. —BrianBusemeyer
2009-03-01 12:38:24 I was not blown out of the water by my hair trim, but I was no disappointed. It cost me $15 to get long hair trimmed, though the woman cutting my hair spent a longer time on the short hair of someone in front of me for only $10. This leads me to believe that being a returning customer means something here, especially because when I asked that the split ends be more effectively dealt with, she started complaining that she'd already done more than I'd initially asked for, even though I'd initially asked for the split ends to be taken off. So, I would go here if $15 is your price and you don't need anything special. —warriorvoyager
2009-05-12 23:18:00 I've gone here twice, liked my cut both times! I'm definitely sticking with this place. —JenniferGiang
2009-07-02 19:09:43 Dont trust them with long hair. Bad experience there and friend had one also cut it double what I wanted for both of us. Urgh!!!! —Churro615
2009-07-02 19:31:51 i went there wanting only 1 inch and a half but i got three inches cut! im churros friend btw (by the way) i would give it a 1 and a half stars. —pancake5556
2009-10-02 12:31:51 Just went for the first time. Had an ice conversation and the cut came out pretty good, especially since I always test my barbers by giving relatively vague directions. If you're nice and friendly, it seems like she gives your cut a little more time and flair. I'm an asian male and got a cut after 1 month, so she probably couldn't tell the original style. —spellman23
2009-11-03 14:36:06 Got my first cut there today. It was quite busy, but she still cut my hair very carefully (and well). I'm very happy with my hair cut, and am going back next time. —Oleg.Lokhvitsky
2009-12-03 23:01:12 Extremely long wait even though the place was practically empty. I was there waiting, and some guy walked in without an appointment and the stylist went ahead and cut his hair before mine (even though I was there first) because his hair was "quicker to cut." She also cut off ~4 inches of hair when I asked for ~1 inch off. Never going back. —jrz
2010-02-13 14:50:07 Worst. Haircut. Ever. She gave me a Hong Kong mullet, when I pointed out that it looked bad she told me that it was because my hair was curly. Yeah. A random drunk guy on the street would have done a much better job. —FloridianPlywood
2010-02-22 13:16:07 Absolutely amazing haircuts. I'm in the military and I have to get my haircut every week and the owner, Connie, does a tremendous job on high skin tight fades / high and tight haircuts. I refuse to go anywhere else for a number of reasons: 1) The price is already lower than most other places in Davis 2) As someone mentioned before, she's incredibly meticulous but doesn't take a great deal of time and 3) She has a clipper that cuts up to the skin, which is what I'm looking for in particular. I only recommend Kosmos whenever people ask me where I get my haircut. The only caveat, however, is that I recommend calling ahead to make an appointment 'cause it gets pretty busy in there. —H
2010-02-28 20:02:28 I just got my hair cut from Kosmos Kreations earlier this afternoon. I brought in a picture of a haircut I kind of wanted, but Connie suggested a different cut because she thought it would go with my face better. She was very meticulous and even pointed out all the mistakes my last hair cut lady made and joked, "watch how a professional does it". This is the first time in a while that I've left with a completely satisfied haircut, and I definitely plan on returning in a couple months. I also got tips on how to maintain my haircut while it's growing out. Definitely knew her stuff, and would recommend to others. :) —Jennyfish
"2010-07-15 16:15:00" They have a new hairstylist Gloria. She's much, much slower than Connie, and doesn't quite have as good of an eye. Satisfactory boy's haircut though. —spellman23
2010-09-08 23:21:04 I've been to Kosmos Kreations multiple times with many different people, and it's interesting watching Connie work—she just knows how to make hair look good on people! I finally went in to get my OWN hair cut about a month ago and I can honestly say that it was the first time I've been completely satisfied with my hair. I brought in a few pictures of shorter hair for her, and Connie gave me advice on what would look good and be easiest to maintain. I let her do her thing, and I was so pleased at the end! I have had endless compliments on my hair, and I love that I don't have to do anything except brush and go, and it basically styles itself.
keep in mind I'm girl with a round face and hair thicker than Rapunzel's, and if she can make short hair look good on ME, she can make ANYONE look great!
2010-09-12 01:01:57 Got a haircut this morning was out in 15 minutes. The lady that works there is pretty nice too.
2010-10-09 16:10:39 This place is horrible. My friend went there and not only did they cut off 2 1/2 inches more than she asked for, they gossiped to eachother in Chinese about how bad her split ends were and how badly she took care of her hair, assuming she couldn't understand them. Unless you want a bad experience or a jacked up hair cut DO NOT COME HERE! —ViviS
2010-11-03 15:28:31 There is a reason why this place is so empty! I gave this place a try because of all the positive comments on daviswiki. But she absolutely butchered my hairstyle. I showed her 5 different pictures of my previous hairstyle at different angle. She barely took a look at them and started "dry" cutting. That alone already alerted me that she was not very skilled hairstylist. All she used was the sheering scissor throughout the whole haircut. She did not even use an electric hair trimmer to trim the edge of my hair. Last but not least- the edge of the different sides of head is quite uneven. will definitely steer clear of this place in the future and I would advise you to do the same(especially long to medium hairstyles).
P.S. I was getting a typical asian hairstyle which should have been their specialty.
Cost-$15+ $2 tip and a f**ked up head of hair
2010-11-17 08:54:49 I've had my last 3-4 haircuts here. Each time time I was charged $20 + tip. I'm surprised it says $18 for women's haircut. She does a great job when she she isn't extremely booked. Sometimes she may cut off more than you really want so make sure to specify. —lyraaa
2010-11-23 03:18:10 I used to work here and bring the music to brighten up this place. Make sure you speak simple english to Connie. Sometimes she has a hard time understanding what each client want. She's really good at fades. If you're very picky about your hair, then you should go to another salon / barbershop. Great place for asian hairstyles —BrianWong
2011-02-06 03:30:04 Connie is simply the best. She speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Connie listens to all of your concerns and does a great job. It's best to schedule an appointment so that she focus her attention/time on you. She gets extremely busy sometimes, which tends to distract her. Keep in mind she is the owner and the only employee, so things can be very hectic for her. I've never been dissatisfied wit her work. She's also extremely friendly. —ThUn
2011-02-22 15:22:34 Fast haircut, no wait, came out alright! —hanknguyen
2011-03-26 10:30:40 Connie is the best. I've been geting my haircut there for years. I simply show her a picture of the style I want, and she does it. She has a great eye for style and will make it match your face shape. —joneric
2011-04-14 17:35:35 I definitely not recommend this place. I went there twice because of cheap price, but I have stopped now. The guy didn't take any hair cutting classes. He also criticized a lot about how thin my hair is, he also called other girls in the shop to come look and touch my head (I'm a girl too by the way). It was totally embarrassing. I thought the job of a barber is to give a person a hair cut that will suit them and make them look better, not to criticize and embarrass people because of the way they look. So, I went to SuperCut and got my hair cut nicely, and now I'm modeling part-time. How's that. —MeBear
2012-01-25 14:27:29 I`ve been a long time customer of Connie`s and consider her a friend of mine. She owns this shop and is the store's only employee. Given that fact, she does an amazing job at what she does. I don't go anywhere else in Davis for haircuts! On a side note, sometimes she gets especially busy on Sunday with family or community obligations and may not get to the store until 1pm. However, if she knows you want a haircut on Sundays, she will rearrange her schedule to fit yours, just call her up ahead of time and make an appointment. —NathaliePham
2013-01-08 00:33:40 I wanted to update my last post about Kosmos, which was back in 2010. Over 2 years later, Connie is still the only hair cut person in Davis who I trust with my hair. When I go in, she still knows exactly how I like my hair, and continues to offer input if I want to try anything different. I've always gotten a lot of compliments about my hair since I started going to see Connie, even from numerous strangers in grocery stores (lol), and multiple people around campus have asked where I get it done/have been satisfied with their haircuts as well.
Side note: She's fluent in Vietnamese and Chinese (I believe both Mandarin and Cantonese, pretty sure others have commented about this), but can speak English very well too. We often have friendly chats switching between English and Vietnamese, but it's still always a great experience when I see her every ~6 weeks. Even if it's roughly $20+ a cut, I don't mind, because I always love the end result! —Jennyfish
2013-09-26 18:15:12 Connie is absolutely wonderful! For 6 years, I have not let anyone else cut my hair. I have long blonde hair and I really enjoy that she does a dry cut. She never cuts an inch more than I ask her to, does not suggest weird styles and certainly does not do her own thing as I have experienced in the past with other hair stylists. She is very professional and a perfectionist so all layers and hairs will be precisely cut and in place. I have brought several friends to her that are always satisfied and for about $20 I walk out with my hair done exactly the way I like it. Women's hair cuts are her specialty! —amandasinclaire
2013-09-26 18:18:35 Men's hair cuts and dyes, not so much. —amandasinclaire