Astor Place Hair Designers

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If you go to Astor you MUST ask for Giovanni. He does an amazing job. I have been going to him for almost 10 years and have never had a bad haircut.

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If you go to Astor you MUST ask for Giovanni. He does an amazing job. I have been going to him for almost 10 years and have never had a bad haircut.

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I got a cut, color and highlights from Fran and I would not recommend her to anyone. First of all, she talked on her cell phone while cutting my hair--she literally cut with one hand while holding the phone in her other hand. She was constantly taking calls from her friends; apparently, she's not familiar with the concept of voicemail. So as you can imagine, the cut did not turn out great. The layers are jagged and uneven. But my main issue was with the color and highlights. Instead of the natural, subtle look I asked for, I ended up with a striped head. The base color was bright red and looked nothing like the auburn shade I'd picked out, and the highlights, instead of the coppery, strawberry blonde I'd selected, were platinum blonde. Simply put, I had stripes. My boyfriend said I'd never looked so punk rock in my life. But punk wasn't exactly the look I was going for; I'm about to start a new job in a very conservative office. I had to go back to my old (more expensive) salon and sheepishly ask them to fix it. They said I should have gone to them in the first place, and they were right! Anyway, steer clear of Fran. I'm sure she's a nice woman but I would never let her touch my head again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I got a cut, color and highlights from Fran and I would not recommend her to anyone. First of all, she talked on her cell phone while cutting my hair--she literally cut with one hand while holding the phone in her other hand. She was constantly taking calls from her friends; apparently, she's not familiar with the concept of voicemail. So as you can imagine, the cut did not turn out great. The layers are jagged and uneven. But my main issue was with the color and highlights. Instead of the natural, subtle look I asked for, I ended up with a striped head. The base color was bright red and looked nothing like the auburn shade I'd picked out, and the highlights, instead of the coppery, strawberry blonde I'd selected, were platinum blonde. Simply put, I had stripes. My boyfriend said I'd never looked so punk rock in my life. But punk wasn't exactly the look I was going for; I'm about to start a new job in a very conservative office. I had to go back to my old (more expensive) salon and sheepishly ask them to fix it. They said I should have gone to them in the first place, and they were right! Anyway, steer clear of Fran. I'm sure she's a nice woman but I would never let her touch my head again.

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I have been all over NYC for haircuts and Jose is the BEST hands down. He takes the time to make sure that things are done to your liking. He never rushes you out. He is an enlightened cat on many subjects, so you're not just sitting there getting bored.

I have been going him for over ten years and I have recommended him to all my friends and family. I have not heard one complaint about him.

2
★★★★★

I have been all over NYC for haircuts and Jose is the BEST hands down. He takes the time to make sure that things are done to your liking. He never rushes you out. He is an enlightened cat on many subjects, so you're not just sitting there getting bored.

I have been going him for over ten years and I have recommended him to all my friends and family. I have not heard one complaint about him.

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I've been cutting my hair here since I was 13 years old and and till this day the People the styles and the Village life of NYC dont change. From OLD to the NEW and NEW to the OLD. ALL types of people come here and get Refreshed and RE MAstered after getting their hair done. As of me, I always come out feeling fresh, HOT and still me! STEVE is my barber and her aslo is a great hair stylist. According to my experince, he makes MAKE OVERS and i've seen them. He way he styles these women are incredible. You gotta see it to believe it and it's not only him! There are alot of PRO's down there that'll make you feel back young, good, fresh and make overed after they finsh doing their tricks and things to your hair to satisfy your hairstyling needs.
In conclusion, I KABITTY, Recommend you to go and take just one chance at one of the professionals down at Astor Place Hair Cuts to touch up your hair the way you want it to and I BET YOUR A$$ You'll go back again for some more.
There alot of stylist to choose from, so go for yours.

Sincerely and staying fresh always,

~~KABITTY~~ , Your 1 of a Kind
~~~~~ STEVE MUSTAFA, U R DA BEST!!!!!
June 12,2008

2
★★★★★

I've been cutting my hair here since I was 13 years old and and till this day the People the styles and the Village life of NYC dont change. From OLD to the NEW and NEW to the OLD. ALL types of people come here and get Refreshed and RE MAstered after getting their hair done. As of me, I always come out feeling fresh, HOT and still me! STEVE is my barber and her aslo is a great hair stylist. According to my experince, he makes MAKE OVERS and i've seen them. He way he styles these women are incredible. You gotta see it to believe it and it's not only him! There are alot of PRO's down there that'll make you feel back young, good, fresh and make overed after they finsh doing their tricks and things to your hair to satisfy your hairstyling needs.
In conclusion, I KABITTY, Recommend you to go and take just one chance at one of the professionals down at Astor Place Hair Cuts to touch up your hair the way you want it to and I BET YOUR A$$ You'll go back again for some more.
There alot of stylist to choose from, so go for yours.

Sincerely and staying fresh always,

~~KABITTY~~ , Your 1 of a Kind
~~~~~ STEVE MUSTAFA, U R DA BEST!!!!!
June 12,2008

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I have finally found a stylist I have been searching for! I came here to CitySearch a couple of months ago looking for a new salon and a new stylist that I can trust with my hair. God knows I have tried them all and never felt 100% satisfied - until now. I decided to try Rita based on all the positive feed back I read here. If you read a few pages of the reviews, Rita is one name that always seemed to stand out with some of nicest and glowing reviews I have ever seen. I figured all these people MUST know something...LOL!
Thankfully I trusted my instincts. Rita was a gem from the moment I first sat in here chair. She is a girl with real class and personality. I knew within 5 minutes she was someone special because she put me at total ease with her calm and friendly demeanor. Most stylists just start cutting without asking questions and also have no personality at all. Rita was the total opposite because she really cares and respects her clients and is a pleasure to converse with. First off, her haircuts are a work of art - I went from having very long and straight hair with little style to a very hip and trendy shorter hair-do that was just perfect for me...Wow! Next appointment I decide to go with some new base color...and then some of Rita's killer highlights. She blew me away every single time! This girl knows her stuff - she is so confident in everything she does, its truly amazing. She also just started doing facials and full makeovers in her stunning private room which I definitely plan on going to her for very soon. I have big dinner party coming up and a facial and makeover will be just what the Doctor ordered! Rita is like one stop shopping for all your beauty needs. I give her straight A's across the board...no, make that A-Plus! Give Rita a try, you will be so happy that you will never go to anyone else. Thank you Rita for making me look so good and feel so wonderful! You have a client for life and I will be sending lots of people your way.

2
★★★★★

I have finally found a stylist I have been searching for! I came here to CitySearch a couple of months ago looking for a new salon and a new stylist that I can trust with my hair. God knows I have tried them all and never felt 100% satisfied - until now. I decided to try Rita based on all the positive feed back I read here. If you read a few pages of the reviews, Rita is one name that always seemed to stand out with some of nicest and glowing reviews I have ever seen. I figured all these people MUST know something...LOL!
Thankfully I trusted my instincts. Rita was a gem from the moment I first sat in here chair. She is a girl with real class and personality. I knew within 5 minutes she was someone special because she put me at total ease with her calm and friendly demeanor. Most stylists just start cutting without asking questions and also have no personality at all. Rita was the total opposite because she really cares and respects her clients and is a pleasure to converse with. First off, her haircuts are a work of art - I went from having very long and straight hair with little style to a very hip and trendy shorter hair-do that was just perfect for me...Wow! Next appointment I decide to go with some new base color...and then some of Rita's killer highlights. She blew me away every single time! This girl knows her stuff - she is so confident in everything she does, its truly amazing. She also just started doing facials and full makeovers in her stunning private room which I definitely plan on going to her for very soon. I have big dinner party coming up and a facial and makeover will be just what the Doctor ordered! Rita is like one stop shopping for all your beauty needs. I give her straight A's across the board...no, make that A-Plus! Give Rita a try, you will be so happy that you will never go to anyone else. Thank you Rita for making me look so good and feel so wonderful! You have a client for life and I will be sending lots of people your way.

Pros: Rita is THE BEST!!!!

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i was very scared of leaving my typical expensive hairstylist, but along came marriage and then i moved to the Soho, i came across Astor Place, i gotta say by far this might be one of the best places to go, i was sent to one lady at 1st and then she was just not intrested in my hair, (she said it was too much work)i requested a new hairstylist, i was led to Suzy, She explained throughly what was wrong with my hair, and while i sat in her chair i enjoyed chatting up with her, and now Im yet very fond of her, My hair came out amazing, and everytime i go back to her, Suzy Rocks!!
Suzy will make your day!! Ask for suzy, you wont regret it!!

2
★★★★★

i was very scared of leaving my typical expensive hairstylist, but along came marriage and then i moved to the Soho, i came across Astor Place, i gotta say by far this might be one of the best places to go, i was sent to one lady at 1st and then she was just not intrested in my hair, (she said it was too much work)i requested a new hairstylist, i was led to Suzy, She explained throughly what was wrong with my hair, and while i sat in her chair i enjoyed chatting up with her, and now Im yet very fond of her, My hair came out amazing, and everytime i go back to her, Suzy Rocks!!
Suzy will make your day!! Ask for suzy, you wont regret it!!

Cons: Basement

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Suzy is truly amazing; smart, funny and she will make you feel like a star in her chair! !
SUZY Is your best bet!!

Pros: Very Cheap

Cons: Avoid Saturdays

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★★★★★

Suzy is truly amazing; smart, funny and she will make you feel like a star in her chair! !
SUZY Is your best bet!!

Pros: Very Cheap

Cons: Avoid Saturdays

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Love this place. Alberto's the man. i've been going to him for the past 5 years, never a bad haircut. he cut my hair for my wedding and didn't hesitate to give some good old-fashioned marital advice. Best haircut conversations ever and the most visually "stimulating" barber booth I've ever seen.

Don't be alarmed, he may look like Ron Jeremy but its not really him.

2
★★★★★

Love this place. Alberto's the man. i've been going to him for the past 5 years, never a bad haircut. he cut my hair for my wedding and didn't hesitate to give some good old-fashioned marital advice. Best haircut conversations ever and the most visually "stimulating" barber booth I've ever seen.

Don't be alarmed, he may look like Ron Jeremy but its not really him.

Pros: the real haircutting experience

Cons: its too popular, i used to walk in and sit right away, now I have to make an appointment!

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I've been getting my hair cut at Astor Pl for the last 2 years or so. I've always gotten a decent cut, but now I always ask for Regina. All I can say is, the haircut works for me. Not to mention, you can't beat the price.

You can call ahead to schedule an appt.

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★★★★★

I've been getting my hair cut at Astor Pl for the last 2 years or so. I've always gotten a decent cut, but now I always ask for Regina. All I can say is, the haircut works for me. Not to mention, you can't beat the price.

You can call ahead to schedule an appt.

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I wasn't going to say anything until I saw the most recent reviewer's complaint about Suzy, I too experienced a lot of criticism and unwanted advice from Suzy, she insulted my hair and told me I needed to find a man!? The nerve! Who says I am looking for a man?! Maybe I just want a good haircut, without the advice about my love life from a perfect stranger?! I did however get a lot of compliments about my haircut so I don't totally unrecommend her. Just wear your ipod when you go so that you don't have to listen to her!

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★★★☆☆

I wasn't going to say anything until I saw the most recent reviewer's complaint about Suzy, I too experienced a lot of criticism and unwanted advice from Suzy, she insulted my hair and told me I needed to find a man!? The nerve! Who says I am looking for a man?! Maybe I just want a good haircut, without the advice about my love life from a perfect stranger?! I did however get a lot of compliments about my haircut so I don't totally unrecommend her. Just wear your ipod when you go so that you don't have to listen to her!

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Every once in a while you come across someone who enhances your life in such a positive way that you feel you need to tell people about it. I have been going to Rita at Astor Place for cuts and color for quite some time now and I feel lucky and blessed to know such a talented and all around wonderful person. She is not just a stylist who can work anywhere she chooses - Rita is more like an artist who takes such pride in her work and always goes to great lengths to make sure her clients are fully satisfied. Besides myself, I have referred at least a half a dozen friends to her who are all ecstatic with her talents and upbeat attitude. I can honestly say, all of us have never looked better! I am a woman in the corporate world and I always need to be on top of my game as far as my look is concerned and Rita has been a blessing for me to keep me at my absolute best. As if being incredible at cuts and color weren't enough, she has even recently added Reiki facials and full makeovers to her services in her private room! I am happy to say I just experienced one of her amazing facials and I can't believe how great it made me look and feel! It was so relaxing and envigorating...I am glowing! It really is an experience to be pampered that way. Cuts, color, highlights, facials, makeovers...Rita rocks at everything she does! She is magic and class. You will love her. I have witnessed many times her clients giving her a big hug when they leave her chair - Only the very best get hugs! If you are going to give Astor Place a try for the first time I highly recommend calling Rita for an appointment. She is definitely worth the wait!

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★★★★★

Every once in a while you come across someone who enhances your life in such a positive way that you feel you need to tell people about it. I have been going to Rita at Astor Place for cuts and color for quite some time now and I feel lucky and blessed to know such a talented and all around wonderful person. She is not just a stylist who can work anywhere she chooses - Rita is more like an artist who takes such pride in her work and always goes to great lengths to make sure her clients are fully satisfied. Besides myself, I have referred at least a half a dozen friends to her who are all ecstatic with her talents and upbeat attitude. I can honestly say, all of us have never looked better! I am a woman in the corporate world and I always need to be on top of my game as far as my look is concerned and Rita has been a blessing for me to keep me at my absolute best. As if being incredible at cuts and color weren't enough, she has even recently added Reiki facials and full makeovers to her services in her private room! I am happy to say I just experienced one of her amazing facials and I can't believe how great it made me look and feel! It was so relaxing and envigorating...I am glowing! It really is an experience to be pampered that way. Cuts, color, highlights, facials, makeovers...Rita rocks at everything she does! She is magic and class. You will love her. I have witnessed many times her clients giving her a big hug when they leave her chair - Only the very best get hugs! If you are going to give Astor Place a try for the first time I highly recommend calling Rita for an appointment. She is definitely worth the wait!

Pros: Rita...

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I'm not usually a complainer, but my experience at this place was frustrating from beginning to end. I went in just to get a blow-out, and from the second she started working on me, Suzy kept making rude comments about my hair color (which she hadn't done). I politely told her that I wasn't interested in discussing my hair color, but she continued to make comments throughout my appointment. The blow-out she gave me was extremely sub-par, I could have done a better job myself. Bottom line- you don't endear yourself to your customers by giving them unsolicited advice, especially as rudely as she did. If I was there for a color consultation it would have been a different story, but I just wanted to get my hair done for the weekend and instead I got insulted and patronized.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not usually a complainer, but my experience at this place was frustrating from beginning to end. I went in just to get a blow-out, and from the second she started working on me, Suzy kept making rude comments about my hair color (which she hadn't done). I politely told her that I wasn't interested in discussing my hair color, but she continued to make comments throughout my appointment. The blow-out she gave me was extremely sub-par, I could have done a better job myself. Bottom line- you don't endear yourself to your customers by giving them unsolicited advice, especially as rudely as she did. If I was there for a color consultation it would have been a different story, but I just wanted to get my hair done for the weekend and instead I got insulted and patronized.

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My only caveat in giving 5 stars is that I don't want Jose to be too crowded. He is amazing!
The best haircut of any price I've ever had - and his price cannot be beat!
He's a bargain at twice the price!

Plus Jose is great to talk to. Enjoy the amazing service, savings, and conversation :)

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★★★★★

My only caveat in giving 5 stars is that I don't want Jose to be too crowded. He is amazing!
The best haircut of any price I've ever had - and his price cannot be beat!
He's a bargain at twice the price!

Plus Jose is great to talk to. Enjoy the amazing service, savings, and conversation :)

Pros: great men's haircut for pennies

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Now I know why we see all the glowing reviews here about Rita. She is without a doubt the most talented stylist Manhattan has to offer! I go to Rita for EVERYTHING - haircuts, color and even her "sunny highlights" that everyone raves about . She comes through with flying colors every time! Rita always seems to know exactly how I want to look and she does it professionally and always with a big smile. She has even worked on many celebrities, but I know she gives all her clients "Star" treatment whether they are famous or not. I always leave her chair like I am walking on a big cloud and I can't wait to show off my my new look to my friends and co-workers. Please do yourself a favor and go see Rita if you are looking for a great Super Star stylist! She is talented, professional and a super- sweet person. I will not let anyone else but Rita touch my hair ever again. I will also be going to her for a full makeover and a even facial in the very near future. She does it all. I just love that girl and You will too!

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★★★★★

Now I know why we see all the glowing reviews here about Rita. She is without a doubt the most talented stylist Manhattan has to offer! I go to Rita for EVERYTHING - haircuts, color and even her "sunny highlights" that everyone raves about . She comes through with flying colors every time! Rita always seems to know exactly how I want to look and she does it professionally and always with a big smile. She has even worked on many celebrities, but I know she gives all her clients "Star" treatment whether they are famous or not. I always leave her chair like I am walking on a big cloud and I can't wait to show off my my new look to my friends and co-workers. Please do yourself a favor and go see Rita if you are looking for a great Super Star stylist! She is talented, professional and a super- sweet person. I will not let anyone else but Rita touch my hair ever again. I will also be going to her for a full makeover and a even facial in the very near future. She does it all. I just love that girl and You will too!

Pros: Rita!

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i have been going to Bella for ten years i found out about her from one of my co-workers and am so grateful. I have tried so many other places that dont even come close to Bella's professional service. She listens to you and gives you exctally what you want, in all my ten years i have never been unhappy with one of her haircuts. I highly recommend that when you go to the astor place you ask for bella and you wont regret it.

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★★★★★

i have been going to Bella for ten years i found out about her from one of my co-workers and am so grateful. I have tried so many other places that dont even come close to Bella's professional service. She listens to you and gives you exctally what you want, in all my ten years i have never been unhappy with one of her haircuts. I highly recommend that when you go to the astor place you ask for bella and you wont regret it.

Pros: Does wonders with your hair

Cons: NONE

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I've gone to see many different peole at Astor Place Hair, and I was never really satisfied with anyone until I met Regina. I won't go anywhere else to have my hair cut. She knows exactly how I want my hair done and she remembers the style even if I don't see her for 2 months! Thats a professional for you. She get the highest praises from me. Simply the best.

2
★★★★★

I've gone to see many different peole at Astor Place Hair, and I was never really satisfied with anyone until I met Regina. I won't go anywhere else to have my hair cut. She knows exactly how I want my hair done and she remembers the style even if I don't see her for 2 months! Thats a professional for you. She get the highest praises from me. Simply the best.

Pros: Great haircut, prompt service

Cons: none

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I have been in high-priced salons in nyc for styling. none of them compare to this professional, extremely GOOD!! and very reasonable salon. I was seen right away WITHOUT an appointment; I was so happy with the job and still am. I highly recommend Regina. I will not keep this salon a secret. For the new look Regina is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I have been in high-priced salons in nyc for styling. none of them compare to this professional, extremely GOOD!! and very reasonable salon. I was seen right away WITHOUT an appointment; I was so happy with the job and still am. I highly recommend Regina. I will not keep this salon a secret. For the new look Regina is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Good cutting Regina the best

Cons: nothing you should see for youself

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That was what my partner of 11 years said when I first brought him to Astor Place. Through love affairs, heartache, apartments, etc., one thing has remained constant, ALBERTO!!! One word..., Alberto is FAMILY!!!

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★★★★★

That was what my partner of 11 years said when I first brought him to Astor Place. Through love affairs, heartache, apartments, etc., one thing has remained constant, ALBERTO!!! One word..., Alberto is FAMILY!!!

Pros: As low tech as your neighborhood barbershop and NO ATTITUDE!!!

Cons: Where I now live takes a 15 minute express subway ride

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A great selection of stylists that are committed to making you look your best. Prices are amazing and you won't end up with that icky "Supercuts look". Highly recommended!

P.S. Jose is the man!!!

2
★★★★★

A great selection of stylists that are committed to making you look your best. Prices are amazing and you won't end up with that icky "Supercuts look". Highly recommended!

P.S. Jose is the man!!!

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I went to Astor Place Hair last night for the first time for a cut and highlights. I have long blond hair and am extremely picky about it, both in terms of cut and especially color. Typically I spend upwards of $250 on my hair and am never really happy with it. I am used to high end salons who offer you magazines, tea, and all those extras. Astor Place is NOTHING like that. It is a big (or rather, HUGE), old, dirty barbershop. If you are a germ-a-phobe ... do not go. You won't find brushes and combs sitting in barbicide or anything like that. I walked in (no appointment) and was immediately helped by ROSA. She is the sweetest woman ever. She asked me what I wanted in terms of color and cut and then proceeded to do exactly that. Not only was she able to do a full head of highlights in half the time as the high end salons I've spent years wasting my time in, but she did a MUCH better job (I've been highlighting my hair for about 6 years now and this Rosa is probably in my top 2 colorists - and I've been highlighted in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). The best part of it was the whole thing - full highlights, 5 inches off my hair with layers - only cost me $130!!! I couldn't believe it. Normally highlighting alone costs me close to $200. The other thing I love is that they don't use super high end products and they do try to sell you ANYTHING. Amazing, I HIGHLY recommend Astor Place Hair and especially ROSA!

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★★★★★

I went to Astor Place Hair last night for the first time for a cut and highlights. I have long blond hair and am extremely picky about it, both in terms of cut and especially color. Typically I spend upwards of $250 on my hair and am never really happy with it. I am used to high end salons who offer you magazines, tea, and all those extras. Astor Place is NOTHING like that. It is a big (or rather, HUGE), old, dirty barbershop. If you are a germ-a-phobe ... do not go. You won't find brushes and combs sitting in barbicide or anything like that. I walked in (no appointment) and was immediately helped by ROSA. She is the sweetest woman ever. She asked me what I wanted in terms of color and cut and then proceeded to do exactly that. Not only was she able to do a full head of highlights in half the time as the high end salons I've spent years wasting my time in, but she did a MUCH better job (I've been highlighting my hair for about 6 years now and this Rosa is probably in my top 2 colorists - and I've been highlighted in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). The best part of it was the whole thing - full highlights, 5 inches off my hair with layers - only cost me $130!!! I couldn't believe it. Normally highlighting alone costs me close to $200. The other thing I love is that they don't use super high end products and they do try to sell you ANYTHING. Amazing, I HIGHLY recommend Astor Place Hair and especially ROSA!

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I was up for a big job so I scheduled an appointment w/ Rita for a professional make over. Rita gave me the best cut, style & high lights; I know I got the job hands down because of a combination of my new look and credentials. I have never in my life been happier with the service and end result as my experience w/ Rita. She is a celebrity hair and make up talent and she proves it over and over with every person she touches. Rita is truly talented and what a find. She is a five star plus rating and you will be lucky if you get an appointment with her just like me.

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★★★★★

I was up for a big job so I scheduled an appointment w/ Rita for a professional make over. Rita gave me the best cut, style & high lights; I know I got the job hands down because of a combination of my new look and credentials. I have never in my life been happier with the service and end result as my experience w/ Rita. She is a celebrity hair and make up talent and she proves it over and over with every person she touches. Rita is truly talented and what a find. She is a five star plus rating and you will be lucky if you get an appointment with her just like me.

Pros: Rita is the star talent

Cons: The place needs some work

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I use to go to a "high end" salon and they made a lot of money from my patronage as well as ruining my beaultiful hair. Thank God a good friend told me about Rita; she is a real life angel and saved my hair. I have been going to Rita for months and my hair is back to be being beautiful & healthy. My color, highlights and style are to "die for" and I make sure I tell everyone I know if they want hair like mine to go to Rita. Rita treats you like a celebrity and you walk out looking gorgeous. Thank God for Rita; she is the best.

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★★★★★

I use to go to a "high end" salon and they made a lot of money from my patronage as well as ruining my beaultiful hair. Thank God a good friend told me about Rita; she is a real life angel and saved my hair. I have been going to Rita for months and my hair is back to be being beautiful & healthy. My color, highlights and style are to "die for" and I make sure I tell everyone I know if they want hair like mine to go to Rita. Rita treats you like a celebrity and you walk out looking gorgeous. Thank God for Rita; she is the best.

Pros: Rita is the best

Cons: Astor Place Hair is not a high end salon but they have Rita

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Jose at Astor Place is the man to see if you want a great haircut. He has been cutting my hair for close to ten years, and he definitely knows what he is doing. As a lawyer, I want a cut that is stylish and also presentable in court ? he always comes through. I also see him cutting and styling all types of hair ? women, men, young, old, kids. Go see him, and you will not be disappointed. And while you?re getting a cut, you can have a good conversation. Great hairstylist, good friend.

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★★★★★

Jose at Astor Place is the man to see if you want a great haircut. He has been cutting my hair for close to ten years, and he definitely knows what he is doing. As a lawyer, I want a cut that is stylish and also presentable in court ? he always comes through. I also see him cutting and styling all types of hair ? women, men, young, old, kids. Go see him, and you will not be disappointed. And while you?re getting a cut, you can have a good conversation. Great hairstylist, good friend.

Pros: Great haircut, Good price, Good conversation

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I have been going to Jose at Astor Place Hair for almost a year and a half. He does a terrific job and has never left me disappointed. He is aware of current styles and has a very good eye for what looks good on the individual. I highly highly recommend Jose. His cuts are better than some of the most expensive haircuts I've gotten in NYC. Two thumbs up!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Jose at Astor Place Hair for almost a year and a half. He does a terrific job and has never left me disappointed. He is aware of current styles and has a very good eye for what looks good on the individual. I highly highly recommend Jose. His cuts are better than some of the most expensive haircuts I've gotten in NYC. Two thumbs up!

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Giovanni is the best stylist/barber in Astor. I have been going there for over 10 years now. It is always a great experience speaking to Giovanni. But the best part is I always have the best haircut. Giovanni takes his time but makes sure not to waste time. He doesn't smoke so I dont have to deal with that smell (which is very important to me). I def. suggest that if you are in the area you stop by and say hello to Giovanni. You get a great haircut and get to talk to a really interesting barber.

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★★★★★

Giovanni is the best stylist/barber in Astor. I have been going there for over 10 years now. It is always a great experience speaking to Giovanni. But the best part is I always have the best haircut. Giovanni takes his time but makes sure not to waste time. He doesn't smoke so I dont have to deal with that smell (which is very important to me). I def. suggest that if you are in the area you stop by and say hello to Giovanni. You get a great haircut and get to talk to a really interesting barber.

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Rita At Astor Place Is The Best In the World! I travel the world and I go out of my way to come back to Rita. No where do you get this kind of expertise and I should know I have been every where and tried all of "the best" only to be disappointed. I was very lucky to find Rita and I have been a loyal customer since; she is very honest because when I first went to her my hair was damaged and she would not color or highlight until we did deep conditioning treatments and allowed my hair to heal. My highlights are exquisite and my hair is healthy & gorgeous; I can only thank Rita and feel fortunate enough to have a real pro I can trust with my hair. Thank you Rita.

2
★★★★★

Rita At Astor Place Is The Best In the World! I travel the world and I go out of my way to come back to Rita. No where do you get this kind of expertise and I should know I have been every where and tried all of "the best" only to be disappointed. I was very lucky to find Rita and I have been a loyal customer since; she is very honest because when I first went to her my hair was damaged and she would not color or highlight until we did deep conditioning treatments and allowed my hair to heal. My highlights are exquisite and my hair is healthy & gorgeous; I can only thank Rita and feel fortunate enough to have a real pro I can trust with my hair. Thank you Rita.

Pros: RITA

Cons: None

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I feel so lucky to have found a stylist in the City who does everything I need extremely well! I have been going to Rita at Astor Place for the past 8 months or so and she is quite simply the BEST I have ever been to. This girl knows hair - Her cuts are cutting edge and her expertise at color and highlights is simply amazing! Two weeks ago she gave me the most gorgeous highlights you have ever seen! I walked into work the next day and everyone needed to know where I go to get my hair done. If you read her many positive reviews here at City Search you will see she has many, many happy clients and rightfully so. She is truly as good as it gets. Rita is also friendly and very passionate about her work. She makes you feel incredible when you are in her chair and she works her magic. You will definitely laugh too - she is very funny! She also gives you great advice and tips on taking care of your hair and what products to buy. If you are looking for a top notch and reasonably priced stylist, look no further. Rita at Astor Place is your girl! I would recommend calling for an appointment because she seems to be very busy these days. I know I will be going back again and again to her...and all my friends too.

2
★★★★★

I feel so lucky to have found a stylist in the City who does everything I need extremely well! I have been going to Rita at Astor Place for the past 8 months or so and she is quite simply the BEST I have ever been to. This girl knows hair - Her cuts are cutting edge and her expertise at color and highlights is simply amazing! Two weeks ago she gave me the most gorgeous highlights you have ever seen! I walked into work the next day and everyone needed to know where I go to get my hair done. If you read her many positive reviews here at City Search you will see she has many, many happy clients and rightfully so. She is truly as good as it gets. Rita is also friendly and very passionate about her work. She makes you feel incredible when you are in her chair and she works her magic. You will definitely laugh too - she is very funny! She also gives you great advice and tips on taking care of your hair and what products to buy. If you are looking for a top notch and reasonably priced stylist, look no further. Rita at Astor Place is your girl! I would recommend calling for an appointment because she seems to be very busy these days. I know I will be going back again and again to her...and all my friends too.

Pros: Rita of course

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After reading all the raving reviews, I made an appointment with Rita for cut and color. I expected a dive, and trust me, it is a dive. I waited 15 minutes after arriving on time as she was working on someone else. She didn't want to do my hair color so she cut my hair and sent me to see someone else. I waited 40 minutes as that hairdresser was working with another client. After she washed the color out of my hair she had me wait another 20 minutes while she finished her other client. The haircut was ok. I am less than thrilled. I have definitely had way better and more flattering cuts in which the stylist took more time to determine lifestyle, likes/dislikes (regarding hairstyles), etc. The worst part was that I ended up with a color I specifically said I did not want. Now I will need to purchase a toner and see if I can fix this. Personally, I could have colored my hair and done a better job myself, but I wanted a nice experience and change to uplift my spirits; neither of which I received. This salon has a reputation for being reasonable, but I am unsure reasonable compared to what? For what this costs me, I have gotten the same services in a very upscale salon for less! If you do choose to go here, keep in mind, they only take cash and the ladies at the front desk do not answer your questions.

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading all the raving reviews, I made an appointment with Rita for cut and color. I expected a dive, and trust me, it is a dive. I waited 15 minutes after arriving on time as she was working on someone else. She didn't want to do my hair color so she cut my hair and sent me to see someone else. I waited 40 minutes as that hairdresser was working with another client. After she washed the color out of my hair she had me wait another 20 minutes while she finished her other client. The haircut was ok. I am less than thrilled. I have definitely had way better and more flattering cuts in which the stylist took more time to determine lifestyle, likes/dislikes (regarding hairstyles), etc. The worst part was that I ended up with a color I specifically said I did not want. Now I will need to purchase a toner and see if I can fix this. Personally, I could have colored my hair and done a better job myself, but I wanted a nice experience and change to uplift my spirits; neither of which I received. This salon has a reputation for being reasonable, but I am unsure reasonable compared to what? For what this costs me, I have gotten the same services in a very upscale salon for less! If you do choose to go here, keep in mind, they only take cash and the ladies at the front desk do not answer your questions.

Pros: Are there any?

Cons: Expensive, Do not take Credit Cards, Surly Staff, Don't get what you request

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Jose is absolutely the best! I found out about Astor through Citysearch and decided to give it a try, and let me tell you I don?t regret it. I?ve been going to Jose for over a year now and I wouldn?t think of going to anyone else. He is very patient and knows his stuff. He really listens to what you want and talks to you throughout the haircut to make sure you get exactly what you want. You won?t be disappointed, call and ask for Jose today!!

2
★★★★★

Jose is absolutely the best! I found out about Astor through Citysearch and decided to give it a try, and let me tell you I don?t regret it. I?ve been going to Jose for over a year now and I wouldn?t think of going to anyone else. He is very patient and knows his stuff. He really listens to what you want and talks to you throughout the haircut to make sure you get exactly what you want. You won?t be disappointed, call and ask for Jose today!!

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I am a woman in the corporate world who found Rita at Astor Place purely by chance - and am I glad I did! I was spending way too much money at high priced salons for average haircuts and bland highlights. Rita has transformed my look by giving me she likes to call her "sunkissed highlights"... and a killer updated haircut to boot. I literally look like I have been on vacation - my hair unbelievably healthy, shiny and new! Also, my new-found confidence has been through the roof and I even scored a new promotion I had been after! I am feeling and looking better than I have in years. Rita also gave me great hair, skin care and makeup tips that have also worked wonders for me. Thank you Rita, you have another client for life!

2
★★★★★

I am a woman in the corporate world who found Rita at Astor Place purely by chance - and am I glad I did! I was spending way too much money at high priced salons for average haircuts and bland highlights. Rita has transformed my look by giving me she likes to call her "sunkissed highlights"... and a killer updated haircut to boot. I literally look like I have been on vacation - my hair unbelievably healthy, shiny and new! Also, my new-found confidence has been through the roof and I even scored a new promotion I had been after! I am feeling and looking better than I have in years. Rita also gave me great hair, skin care and makeup tips that have also worked wonders for me. Thank you Rita, you have another client for life!

Pros: Rita

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WORST HAIR CUT EVER BY IRMA. Irma was unprofessional (left me sitting in a chair for five minutes while she cleaned up, put things away, then left me standing there while she argued about some bill with a co-worker), she doused my head with water so she could charge me extra for drying my hair, when I think a spray bottle would have sufficed. I don't know much about haircutting, but even I know when you ask for a one-inch trim and you have layers, you don't just start chopping without dividing the hair into sections, which is what she did. Somehow one inch turned into about a 6-inch "trim". Then I said, um, I wanted a trim, and I had layers, so can you trim the shorter layers? Without even ASKING where I wanted the layers to start, she started hacking away half-way up my head with a razor. She didn't look at my hair dry to see what it looked like, see where the layers were. She did not even remotely listen to what I said. My hair is BUTCHERED, and now I have to go get another fix-it cut. It looks like a four-year old cut it--there is a HUGE chunk of layer--it looks like a two-tier cake in the back. Nothing gradual or blended about the layers. Worst haircut EVER, and she charged me as much as my UES hairstylist does. DO NOT GO TO IRMA. The receptionist there was rude as well--it would have really inconvenienced her to smile and say, thank you.

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST HAIR CUT EVER BY IRMA. Irma was unprofessional (left me sitting in a chair for five minutes while she cleaned up, put things away, then left me standing there while she argued about some bill with a co-worker), she doused my head with water so she could charge me extra for drying my hair, when I think a spray bottle would have sufficed. I don't know much about haircutting, but even I know when you ask for a one-inch trim and you have layers, you don't just start chopping without dividing the hair into sections, which is what she did. Somehow one inch turned into about a 6-inch "trim". Then I said, um, I wanted a trim, and I had layers, so can you trim the shorter layers? Without even ASKING where I wanted the layers to start, she started hacking away half-way up my head with a razor. She didn't look at my hair dry to see what it looked like, see where the layers were. She did not even remotely listen to what I said. My hair is BUTCHERED, and now I have to go get another fix-it cut. It looks like a four-year old cut it--there is a HUGE chunk of layer--it looks like a two-tier cake in the back. Nothing gradual or blended about the layers. Worst haircut EVER, and she charged me as much as my UES hairstylist does. DO NOT GO TO IRMA. The receptionist there was rude as well--it would have really inconvenienced her to smile and say, thank you.

Pros: Starbucks around the corner

Cons: The bad haircut you'll get

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Rita is a savior and truly talented! My husband took our two sons to Astor Place for the first time and our older son was fortunate he got his hair cut by Rita and he looked like a little rock star. He loved his hair and my husband allowed our younger son to get his hair cut by someone else who butchered his hair; it was as if someone had put a bowl over his head and cut his hair was not straight as well. My little son was crying and his older brother was crying! I took him back to Rita and she saved my son's hair; miraculously she was able to make his hair look like a shorter version rock star. What a talented person Rita is; I hope that Astor Place treats her well she saved my son's hair and their reputation!! GO TO RITA!!!!

2
★★★★★

Rita is a savior and truly talented! My husband took our two sons to Astor Place for the first time and our older son was fortunate he got his hair cut by Rita and he looked like a little rock star. He loved his hair and my husband allowed our younger son to get his hair cut by someone else who butchered his hair; it was as if someone had put a bowl over his head and cut his hair was not straight as well. My little son was crying and his older brother was crying! I took him back to Rita and she saved my son's hair; miraculously she was able to make his hair look like a shorter version rock star. What a talented person Rita is; I hope that Astor Place treats her well she saved my son's hair and their reputation!! GO TO RITA!!!!

Pros: GO ONLY TO RITA!!!!

Cons: DON'T GO TO ANYONE ELSE!!!!

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Rita is the best hair doctor in the world! I had my hair ruined by "an upscale place" and my hair color was basically green (not my choice) and my hair was falling out (what a nightmare!) Rita saved my hair color, style and my hair stopped fallint out and started to grow back in! Rita is the best!!! Thank God for her true talent!! Plus she isa great person and makes you feel and look beautiful. GO TO RITA, YOU DESERVE IT!!! RITA IS THE BEST!!!!

2
★★★★★

Rita is the best hair doctor in the world! I had my hair ruined by "an upscale place" and my hair color was basically green (not my choice) and my hair was falling out (what a nightmare!) Rita saved my hair color, style and my hair stopped fallint out and started to grow back in! Rita is the best!!! Thank God for her true talent!! Plus she isa great person and makes you feel and look beautiful. GO TO RITA, YOU DESERVE IT!!! RITA IS THE BEST!!!!

Pros: RITA IS THE BEST

Cons: THE PLACE NEEDS A PAINT JOB AT LEAST

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RITA IS THE ANGEL & STAR OF ASTOR PLACE & A BEAUTY!! Rita is truly amazing; she is really talented, smart, funny and she will make you feel like a star in her chair! Also, she is hot!! I do not want to be disrespectful but I should know and I want to be completely honest! She colors and highlights mens hair too! WHY GO TO ANYONE ELSE WHEN YOU CAN GET THE BEST HAIR STYLE, GREAT TREATMENT & THE BEST VIEW FROM RITA!! :)

2
★★★★★

RITA IS THE ANGEL & STAR OF ASTOR PLACE & A BEAUTY!! Rita is truly amazing; she is really talented, smart, funny and she will make you feel like a star in her chair! Also, she is hot!! I do not want to be disrespectful but I should know and I want to be completely honest! She colors and highlights mens hair too! WHY GO TO ANYONE ELSE WHEN YOU CAN GET THE BEST HAIR STYLE, GREAT TREATMENT & THE BEST VIEW FROM RITA!! :)

Pros: Rita is the only one for me!

Cons: The place needs something

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RITA IS THE ANGEL & STAR OF ASTOR PLACE!! Rita can work her magic and create the best style, hair color and highlights just for you! Rita makes you feel like a celebrity and by the time you leave you look like one, too! I will never go back to my overrated and over-priced old salon. Rita is truly the most talented artist I have ever met and believe I have had many including others who were famous. Rita is the real deal and a must if you want the best to do your hair. God bless Rita!!!!

2
★★★★★

RITA IS THE ANGEL & STAR OF ASTOR PLACE!! Rita can work her magic and create the best style, hair color and highlights just for you! Rita makes you feel like a celebrity and by the time you leave you look like one, too! I will never go back to my overrated and over-priced old salon. Rita is truly the most talented artist I have ever met and believe I have had many including others who were famous. Rita is the real deal and a must if you want the best to do your hair. God bless Rita!!!!

Pros: Rita is the only one for me!

Cons: The place could use a face-lift!

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I read sparkling reviews of this place on citysearch, and on other websites like yelp. The stairs were filthy, and the place looks post-nuclear. Nevertheless, I decided I'd give it a try.

The stylist listened to my description of what I wanted, and held out my hair to confirm the length I wanted. Then he grabbed an electric shaver and destroyed the majority of my head. I stopped him before he reached the top, and he apologized, assuring me that he could salvage the cut. Salvage he did not. He whipped out a pair of scissors and began chopping wildly at odd angles, which ultimately resulted in a "cat with mange" look on my crown. Exasperated, and with no more hair to cut, I told him just to take it all off. I now look like Britney's double. Emotionally scarred, I ran from the stylist to the payment desk, and complained; the cut was still $15.

Do not go to this place. Rita sounds amazing, but there is only one Rita, and a bunch of maniacs with scissors. It's like Sweeney Todd in the flesh. The price isn't that great either--the costs will be quickly reabsorbed in the therapy you'll need.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read sparkling reviews of this place on citysearch, and on other websites like yelp. The stairs were filthy, and the place looks post-nuclear. Nevertheless, I decided I'd give it a try.

The stylist listened to my description of what I wanted, and held out my hair to confirm the length I wanted. Then he grabbed an electric shaver and destroyed the majority of my head. I stopped him before he reached the top, and he apologized, assuring me that he could salvage the cut. Salvage he did not. He whipped out a pair of scissors and began chopping wildly at odd angles, which ultimately resulted in a "cat with mange" look on my crown. Exasperated, and with no more hair to cut, I told him just to take it all off. I now look like Britney's double. Emotionally scarred, I ran from the stylist to the payment desk, and complained; the cut was still $15.

Do not go to this place. Rita sounds amazing, but there is only one Rita, and a bunch of maniacs with scissors. It's like Sweeney Todd in the flesh. The price isn't that great either--the costs will be quickly reabsorbed in the therapy you'll need.

Pros: You'll have hair like Brit-Brit's!

Cons: You'll need a wig afterwards.

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So I went to Astor Hair wanting to get "really blonde" highlights - when asked if I wanted some red and brown undertones I said surree, but NOT a lot - I want to be blonde. I walked out with black and flaming pink striped hair, looking like a member of Avril Lavigne's thirteen year old fan base. It was a disaster - they used neon red hair dye which ran into my blonde highlights making me pink and when I went to get it fixed the only option I was given was to die all the pink to black. I was charged $200 for wanting to be blonde and came out darker than my original color and resembling a skunk. I asked the manager for a refund and was refused and passed over to a different stylist but at this point I do not trust Astor Hair to touch my head for fear that my hair may fall out or acquire a third color. From what it sounds like the only people worth seeing at this dump are Jose and Rita. Spend your money at a real salon who cares about their customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

So I went to Astor Hair wanting to get "really blonde" highlights - when asked if I wanted some red and brown undertones I said surree, but NOT a lot - I want to be blonde. I walked out with black and flaming pink striped hair, looking like a member of Avril Lavigne's thirteen year old fan base. It was a disaster - they used neon red hair dye which ran into my blonde highlights making me pink and when I went to get it fixed the only option I was given was to die all the pink to black. I was charged $200 for wanting to be blonde and came out darker than my original color and resembling a skunk. I asked the manager for a refund and was refused and passed over to a different stylist but at this point I do not trust Astor Hair to touch my head for fear that my hair may fall out or acquire a third color. From what it sounds like the only people worth seeing at this dump are Jose and Rita. Spend your money at a real salon who cares about their customers.

Pros: seems like a good idea...

Cons: until your hair falls out from trying to fix their mistakes.

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I have now been going to Astor Place regularly for quite a while now because I happen to think the best stylist in the Manhattan works there. Her name is Rita and she is wonderful - I am so happy to have found her! Her haircuts are trendy, yet completely original. Her color and highlights are to die for. In fact, I would call her an EXPERT colorist. She is also sweet and funny and makes you feel good about yourself. I have easily sent 3 or 4 friends her way and they all think Rita is just unbelievable. I want to keep her a secret, but yet I want to tell everyone I know just how great and cool she is! If you are going to give Astor Place a try for the first time, make sure you ask for her.

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★★★★★

I have now been going to Astor Place regularly for quite a while now because I happen to think the best stylist in the Manhattan works there. Her name is Rita and she is wonderful - I am so happy to have found her! Her haircuts are trendy, yet completely original. Her color and highlights are to die for. In fact, I would call her an EXPERT colorist. She is also sweet and funny and makes you feel good about yourself. I have easily sent 3 or 4 friends her way and they all think Rita is just unbelievable. I want to keep her a secret, but yet I want to tell everyone I know just how great and cool she is! If you are going to give Astor Place a try for the first time, make sure you ask for her.

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Astor Place Hair has been around for ages and you can see a real cross section of New Yorkers when you go there. I have had my hair colored and highlighted in many upscale salons in New York paying premium prices for adequate services. Lucia was recommended to me for color and I have been going to her for two years. She has an amazing eye and my highlights are perfect. Do you really need that free glass of wine or would you rather save your money and get great color for half the price? Book early since she only works one day a week and bring a book.

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★★★★☆

Astor Place Hair has been around for ages and you can see a real cross section of New Yorkers when you go there. I have had my hair colored and highlighted in many upscale salons in New York paying premium prices for adequate services. Lucia was recommended to me for color and I have been going to her for two years. She has an amazing eye and my highlights are perfect. Do you really need that free glass of wine or would you rather save your money and get great color for half the price? Book early since she only works one day a week and bring a book.

Pros: great color, affordable

Cons: long waiting period, no frills atmosphere

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Astor is, by far, the best place for inexpensive haircuts in the city. I have had expensive cuts in NY that are not nearly as good as this place. Ask for Jose, he does a great job and is a really nice guy too, always taking special care to do it right and make sure it is perfect. I still can't believe they only charge $17 for a man's haircut... it can get crowded in there so if you have your favorite haircutter you should call to make sure you can drop by at a good time.

2
★★★★★

Astor is, by far, the best place for inexpensive haircuts in the city. I have had expensive cuts in NY that are not nearly as good as this place. Ask for Jose, he does a great job and is a really nice guy too, always taking special care to do it right and make sure it is perfect. I still can't believe they only charge $17 for a man's haircut... it can get crowded in there so if you have your favorite haircutter you should call to make sure you can drop by at a good time.

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I read the wonderful reviews while I was in Stockholm, and decided to have my hair done at Astor by Rita when I got to the US. I made my appointment, and... I love my hair! Rita is great and I have already told my family and friends here to go there. Thank you for taking such great care of me! I'll be back!

2
★★★★★

I read the wonderful reviews while I was in Stockholm, and decided to have my hair done at Astor by Rita when I got to the US. I made my appointment, and... I love my hair! Rita is great and I have already told my family and friends here to go there. Thank you for taking such great care of me! I'll be back!

Pros: Rita's friendly and knowledgeable!

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Rita saved my hair! I went to Astor to see Rita based on all of her rave reviews, and she was awesome! I felt I needed to write this in response to the review that her refusal to color a woman's child's hair would destroy the kid's hair--all I have to say is if Rita says no- don't do it! I wanted highlights on top of a bad color job done at another salon, Rita said for me to wait 3 weeks as my hair wasn't strong enough. I waited, did what she said, and I have the MOST BEAUTIFUL COLOR< CUT and HEALTHY HAIR EVER!!! God belss her! That lady dares to complain about a 40 dollar haircut? Rita gives 350.00 haircuts for a mere fraction of what other places charge. Sounds to me like a jealous person wrote that ridiculous review. We all know Rita is the BEST!

2
★★★★★

Rita saved my hair! I went to Astor to see Rita based on all of her rave reviews, and she was awesome! I felt I needed to write this in response to the review that her refusal to color a woman's child's hair would destroy the kid's hair--all I have to say is if Rita says no- don't do it! I wanted highlights on top of a bad color job done at another salon, Rita said for me to wait 3 weeks as my hair wasn't strong enough. I waited, did what she said, and I have the MOST BEAUTIFUL COLOR< CUT and HEALTHY HAIR EVER!!! God belss her! That lady dares to complain about a 40 dollar haircut? Rita gives 350.00 haircuts for a mere fraction of what other places charge. Sounds to me like a jealous person wrote that ridiculous review. We all know Rita is the BEST!

Pros: Rita!

Cons: noisy atmosphere, place could be prettied up a bit

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Rita is the best hair stylist in the world!!!! She saved my hair after it was destroyed by an "up-scale" salon ruined it with a bad color/ highlights and the worse cut of my life; my hair was falling out ! I listened to Rita who really is an expert and she saved my hair!!!! Thanks to Rita, I have a great hair style with color and highlights and my hair stopped falling out. She is the BEST!!!!!!! All the good reviews are really true and she is the only reason to come to Astor!!!! You have to go to Rita, she is a true pro and you can only be as lucky as me to have found someone as talented as her. She does make you feel like a celebrity and you get the star treatment!!!!!! Rita is the real deal!!!!! Make an appointment with her and treat yourself to an incredible experience!!!!

2
★★★★★

Rita is the best hair stylist in the world!!!! She saved my hair after it was destroyed by an "up-scale" salon ruined it with a bad color/ highlights and the worse cut of my life; my hair was falling out ! I listened to Rita who really is an expert and she saved my hair!!!! Thanks to Rita, I have a great hair style with color and highlights and my hair stopped falling out. She is the BEST!!!!!!! All the good reviews are really true and she is the only reason to come to Astor!!!! You have to go to Rita, she is a true pro and you can only be as lucky as me to have found someone as talented as her. She does make you feel like a celebrity and you get the star treatment!!!!!! Rita is the real deal!!!!! Make an appointment with her and treat yourself to an incredible experience!!!!

Pros: Rita is the best!!!!

Cons: The place could have more atmosphere.

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OK I went to this "salon" based on the reviews from this site about Rita. She was friendly but a few things bothered me about the experience. First when I approached her about cutting my childs hair she said 15 minutes because there was only 1 more person she had to cut before my turn. I returned in 15 minutes and she when she finished cutting that persons hair she said "oh no no, let me just take one more person before you." Fine I waited another 15 minutes and then finally it was our turn. The haircut came out ok but it wasnt anything spectacular and it wasnt the way I or my child wanted. Then when I asked how much would she charge for putting colored streaks in my childs hair, she refused and said she wouldn't do it because it would destroy the hair. I found that rude. I'm the customer and if I'm paying for it i should get what I want, not be told no. And $40 for that cut is way too much, in my opinion. I won't be going back to that "salon" again.

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★★☆☆☆

OK I went to this "salon" based on the reviews from this site about Rita. She was friendly but a few things bothered me about the experience. First when I approached her about cutting my childs hair she said 15 minutes because there was only 1 more person she had to cut before my turn. I returned in 15 minutes and she when she finished cutting that persons hair she said "oh no no, let me just take one more person before you." Fine I waited another 15 minutes and then finally it was our turn. The haircut came out ok but it wasnt anything spectacular and it wasnt the way I or my child wanted. Then when I asked how much would she charge for putting colored streaks in my childs hair, she refused and said she wouldn't do it because it would destroy the hair. I found that rude. I'm the customer and if I'm paying for it i should get what I want, not be told no. And $40 for that cut is way too much, in my opinion. I won't be going back to that "salon" again.

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I went to Astor Place Hair today for the first time with my son, and I am thrilled with the results! I made an appointment with Rita for myself and my son went to the stylist Alberto for a buzz cut. She took me on time, and took her time making me feel comfortable, letting me be in charge of my cut. Unusual, but great! The people were lining up to see them, and were patiently waiting while these two talented people worked on us. I feel so special and so beautiful, I can't wait to go back for color! And my son's hair looks great too! Thanks Rita and Alberto and Astor for taking such good care of us! You have clients for life!

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★★★★★

I went to Astor Place Hair today for the first time with my son, and I am thrilled with the results! I made an appointment with Rita for myself and my son went to the stylist Alberto for a buzz cut. She took me on time, and took her time making me feel comfortable, letting me be in charge of my cut. Unusual, but great! The people were lining up to see them, and were patiently waiting while these two talented people worked on us. I feel so special and so beautiful, I can't wait to go back for color! And my son's hair looks great too! Thanks Rita and Alberto and Astor for taking such good care of us! You have clients for life!

Pros: Rita and Alberto are super!

Cons: none!

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Count me in as another completely satisfied client of Rita's! She is more than amazing. I wanted a radical change for me, something very different. I let her know I was ready to try something new and she transformed me perfectly through a step by step process of completely changing my hair color from a very dark brunette to a gorgeous Blonde with amazing highlights that makes me look like I was on vacation! She knew exactly what to do and I could not be happier with her work and attitude. Then to top it all off, she gave me the cutest haircut that I really needed to complete my new look. I am amazed at her talents! I thought I would be scared to do this, but she made me feel at ease the entire time. I am so happy I went through with it! Thanks Rita, I will definitely be coming back regularly.

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★★★★★

Count me in as another completely satisfied client of Rita's! She is more than amazing. I wanted a radical change for me, something very different. I let her know I was ready to try something new and she transformed me perfectly through a step by step process of completely changing my hair color from a very dark brunette to a gorgeous Blonde with amazing highlights that makes me look like I was on vacation! She knew exactly what to do and I could not be happier with her work and attitude. Then to top it all off, she gave me the cutest haircut that I really needed to complete my new look. I am amazed at her talents! I thought I would be scared to do this, but she made me feel at ease the entire time. I am so happy I went through with it! Thanks Rita, I will definitely be coming back regularly.

Pros: very reasonable rates

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i had more hair than you can imagine. i was going to lose it shortly so i decided to cut it off so as not to get
too freaked out. i sat down in lennys chair and just let him do whatever he wanted, i had nothing to lose.
i loved it!!!!!!! now my hair is finally growing back and i can't wait to see him again. trust his talents, he is a n artist!

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★★☆☆☆

i had more hair than you can imagine. i was going to lose it shortly so i decided to cut it off so as not to get
too freaked out. i sat down in lennys chair and just let him do whatever he wanted, i had nothing to lose.
i loved it!!!!!!! now my hair is finally growing back and i can't wait to see him again. trust his talents, he is a n artist!

Pros: great haircuts at great prices

Cons: none

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All you girls out there- listen up! Rita is the Rock Star at Astor Place- she gives you what you want and is so awesome! She could be at any high-priced salon in Manhattan- but fortunately she's at an affordably priced place where you can get gorgeous highlights or color, a fantastic cut, and one on one attention from her! She is way zen in her approach to beauty. You'll love her! Me and my whole family go to her and we lover her! Rita- promise to never leave us!

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★★★★★

All you girls out there- listen up! Rita is the Rock Star at Astor Place- she gives you what you want and is so awesome! She could be at any high-priced salon in Manhattan- but fortunately she's at an affordably priced place where you can get gorgeous highlights or color, a fantastic cut, and one on one attention from her! She is way zen in her approach to beauty. You'll love her! Me and my whole family go to her and we lover her! Rita- promise to never leave us!

Pros: Rita is sweet and knowledgeable

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Rita is priceless!
I was recommended to Rita by a good friend who had her sunny highlights done by her- and I am the happiest woman in the world! Rita's color work is so precise, and she colors to the individual- not a one-size- fits-all bleach job. The cut and style she gave me was as well specific to me--not like other places that don't care. This girl works with love. She takes her time and creates a beautiful look for everyone. Rita is worth 20 stars and I hope she never leaves Astor because I'll be a customer of hers forever!

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★★★★★

Rita is priceless!
I was recommended to Rita by a good friend who had her sunny highlights done by her- and I am the happiest woman in the world! Rita's color work is so precise, and she colors to the individual- not a one-size- fits-all bleach job. The cut and style she gave me was as well specific to me--not like other places that don't care. This girl works with love. She takes her time and creates a beautiful look for everyone. Rita is worth 20 stars and I hope she never leaves Astor because I'll be a customer of hers forever!

Pros: Rita is the reason to go to Astor

Cons: none

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All the great reviews here were no lie... Rita is a gem! She gave me the best haircut and color I have ever had. She literally took 10 years off my face! I now have the trendy, stylish look I have always wanted. I have gotten so many compliments on my new cool look from friends and co-workers. There is no need to go to one of those over priced stuffy salons when you can get someone as talented as Rita in a place you can afford. Rita is also extremely friendly and personable which is a real bonus. She also gave me great tips on taking care of my hair in between appointments. There must be over a dozen recent stellar reviews written here about here in Citysearch which is why I decided to give her a shot. Evidently the buzz about Rita is contagious and catching on. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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★★★★★

All the great reviews here were no lie... Rita is a gem! She gave me the best haircut and color I have ever had. She literally took 10 years off my face! I now have the trendy, stylish look I have always wanted. I have gotten so many compliments on my new cool look from friends and co-workers. There is no need to go to one of those over priced stuffy salons when you can get someone as talented as Rita in a place you can afford. Rita is also extremely friendly and personable which is a real bonus. She also gave me great tips on taking care of my hair in between appointments. There must be over a dozen recent stellar reviews written here about here in Citysearch which is why I decided to give her a shot. Evidently the buzz about Rita is contagious and catching on. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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