Xtend Yourself Reviews & Testimonials

I had the best experience with Niki!

She has everything, all the tools, set up, and product of a high-end salon without the exposure and hectic atmosphere – very classy! When you go you will get what I mean. Niki set up her business initially in AZ to assist cancer patients with hair services. She began her career in NYC and abroad, so she is a pro with funky color, cuts, extensions etc. and gets the city style vibe thing – working well also with the LGBT community!

I’ve also noticed how great she is with clients who have challenges managing their natural curl. On two occasions it was nice to see her coaching clients with techniques they can use to enhance their natural texture. I love this gal, but more importantly, she is an expert! Save yourself a trip to Scottsdale for hair – if you want quality, style, fair pricing and privacy locally – this experience is completely SPOT ON. I feel fortunate to have discovered her in Gilbert. If you’re savvy, you may find yourself making the trip from Scottsdale to Gilbert! Check her out!

Niki always cut and colored my hair beautifully

I met Niki at Jason Croy Salon in 2005. Niki always cut and colored my hair beautifully. Not only is Niki a personable hair professional, she listened to my needs and I was always more than satisfied. NYC needs Niki back and so do I.  – Rodie Kaiser

I came out of the salon with amazing bouncy sexy curls and loved it!

I have natural waves but throughout the years it got damaged so when I wash and leave it… it looks like a mop. I went to Niki Z. once and she did the amazing magic on my hair! I came out of the salon with amazing bouncy sexy curls and loved it! She has ability to also pick the right color to suit me! Simply talented and helps to have a hairdresser with nice bubbly personality and gorgeous hair as well – Karen Pereira

Her professional approach and attention to detail hooked me forever!

My first experience with Niki when she was with Curls Gone Wild was amazing!  Her professional approach and attention to detail hooked me forever!  I was so glad to have finally found a hairdresser who truly understood every aspect of curly hair!  And not just curly hair in general, but she took the time to understand MY curls!  Her hair cut was like nothing I have ever had!  And the color is rich and vibrant, with texture and dimension!  I have spent way too many years and way too much money in expensive trendy salons!  I am so glad I have found Niki!  I feel like my hair is finally in good hands!  And, that I finally know how to handle my hair too! Thanks to Niki, I now can rock curly beautiful extensions!  They look completely natural!  It is great having a hairdresser that is both knowledgeable and experienced. She has mastered several hair extension techniques which allows me to pick the best for my personal desires. She always puts the continued health and growth of my natural hair as first priority.  Thanks to Niki, my curly long hair dreams have become my reality! – Danielle Gilmore

I have so much hair envy going on as when Niki does my hair!

Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde while I was in Doha. Never have I had so much hair envy going on as when Niki did my hair! She used her fabulous painting on technique. I have recently moved back to London and went to Harvey Nicks which advertised the same technique. Well it wasn’t even close to Niki’s skills; if only I was in the states all my hair worries would be over! – Hannah Falconer

Her suggestions on color and expertise on cut & style always got me rave reviews!

I was never so happy with my hair as the 20-year span that Niki did my hairstyle. From raging reds and deep violets to Japanese straightening, her suggestions on color and expertise on cut & style always got me rave reviews! I was never so happy as those years when Niki did my hair and it has been a real quest to find someone as talented over the past years to replace her. – Marion

Niki made me very comfortable and boosted my confidence

As someone who is uneasy around new people, new environments can be difficult. My family move to a new country every couple of years and this means a new salon. *groan* New stylist *cringe*. Moving so often has exposed me to more than my share of tearfully bad haircuts and I usually wait as long as possible to book into a new place. Sometimes a year or more. Within my first few weeks in Doha I was extremely fortunate to be referred to Niki. I was told she would be perfect for me and not to worry about anything. I gave my usual polite response but booked an appointment and held my breath. I never should have worried. Niki is amazing. She instantly put me at ease, was very receptive to my ideas, was very forthright about what would and wouldn’t work for my hair and how we could get the result I wanted. My color was always stunning and the haircut perfectly structured. Niki made me very comfortable, boosted my confidence, and even taught me how to better look after my hair. I cannot recommend Niki enough. I wish she had moved to Australia with me. – Candice Basey-Fisher

Nikki has been an absolute godsend!

I had no idea what to expect trying to regrow my hair after chemo, and she has walked my clueless-to-anything-related-to-hair/makeup/etc self through each step of the process and has helped me have fun trying new styles/colors along the way. I drive from North Phoenix to be able to work with her, and it’s worth every minute of it!Lisa Chandler

Hands down best hair artist!

Niki is not only sweet, she is super knowledgeable about hair extensions! Best experience I’ve ever had! 5 stars ⭐️! – Sally Schmidt

Beautiful results! Amazing results!

She saved my hair with the best color correction. I love the soft blended results. – Leah Wade


Niki is an absolute artist. She was able to take a head of above-the-shoulder, scraggly, thinning hair (aka “rat’s nest”), and transform it into a platform of natural-looking, long, flowing locks! Her coloring skills are incredible— selecting the best combinations of very gentle products to flatter the client’s tones and blend seamlessly with the extensions. Her cuts accentuate the positive and hide flaws. Her pricing is 1/4 of what the salons in NY and DC charge. And to top everything off is Niki’s personality. She is very trustworthy, personable, friendly, and accommodating. You just can’t go wrong, if you choose to go to Xtend Yourself Salon. You deserve to look fantastic!!Paula Pascarella

Nikki by far is THE best!

I have been getting extensions for years. Nikki by far is THE best! She is extremely knowledgeable about many different kinds of extensions and hair color. My color is healthy and so natural looking. She not only makes my hair look great but cares about hair health. She has taught me how to care for my fragile hair and it is much healthier because of it. She customizes my extensions and I have never been happier with them. Nikki is amazing!Kathryn Esposito

I live in Hawaii and I will travel to Arizona to see her

Nicole is absolutely amazing, she put in my hair extensions better than I could’ve imagined. My hair looks amazing. I am extremely picky about my hair and now I will never go to anybody else. I live in Hawaii and I will travel to Arizona to get this done by her, this is how good she is. Thank you Nicole!!!! You are fantastic!Jennifer Hughes

Niki showed me how to embrace my curly hair

I have never gotten a compliment about my hair until I met Niki — the color — the curl — love it!!! Niki is very knowledgeable — shares it & makes an impact! Don’t forget to pick up some of her customized conditioner with color — enhances and prolongs your color — thanks Niki — you are brilliant!Ann Sherman

Highly recommend if you have curly hair

I have curly hair and have had other “curly cuts” and “curly lessons” before – thought I knew most of the tips. I needed to find someone new and closer to me. I stumbled on to Niki and am so glad I did! She taught me some easy tricks that I hadn’t heard before that work so well and are so easy. I am a month out from my cut with Niki and my hair still behaves and gives me little trouble. Looking forward to my next cut with Niki….but at the rate I am going I guess this cut is going to last a while! Would highly recommend her if you have curly hair.Susan Furlong