Alchemy Space Salon

★★★★★
Let us help you transform your hair and lift your energy!
  • 119 W 23rd St 710

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: Between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-206-6690

Shopping

Shopping
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

Strands Studio

296 Elizabeth Street New York, NY

Resultset_next

Mark Garrison

108 East 60th Street New York, NY

4.748 123
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Alchemy Space Salon was?
Write a Review
  « Previous 1 3
.

I went to this salon for the past year and found the stylist of my dreams. I called to make an appointment and found out that she wasn't there any longer. The receptionist was beyond rude to me. But I did finally find my stylist at another

3
★★★★★

I went to this salon for the past year and found the stylist of my dreams. I called to make an appointment and found out that she wasn't there any longer. The receptionist was beyond rude to me. But I did finally find my stylist at another

.

I had a very bad experience here. I told them to cut my hairs for 3inches. But the staff, she cut upto 15inches and Im looking so terrible now.

5
★★★★★

I had a very bad experience here. I told them to cut my hairs for 3inches. But the staff, she cut upto 15inches and Im looking so terrible now.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Worst place ever I had went. I lost my hairs... It is totally spoiled by their hair style.

3
★★★★★

Worst place ever I had went. I lost my hairs... It is totally spoiled by their hair style.

.

Two friends recommended Nercy and Alchemy salon to me as a newcomer to the city. I loved their haircuts and their loyal enthusiasm. My expectations were exceeded! Her space is beautiful, calm, full of natural light and plants. She

3
★★★★★

Two friends recommended Nercy and Alchemy salon to me as a newcomer to the city. I loved their haircuts and their loyal enthusiasm. My expectations were exceeded! Her space is beautiful, calm, full of natural light and plants. She

.

I love going for a haircut at Alchemy. The space is gorgeous, the energy uplifting and the hair treatment is beautiful! I came to Nercy with damaged, over highlighted hair, and she immediately treated it so it felt more natural and soft. I am very happy with the haircut, relaxer, and color. I recommend Alchemy to anyone who wants to enjoy the hair
treatment and the process to get it applied!

2
★★★★★

I love going for a haircut at Alchemy. The space is gorgeous, the energy uplifting and the hair treatment is beautiful! I came to Nercy with damaged, over highlighted hair, and she immediately treated it so it felt more natural and soft. I am very happy with the haircut, relaxer, and color. I recommend Alchemy to anyone who wants to enjoy the hair
treatment and the process to get it applied!

.

I went in for a haircut but as I opened the door and entered Alchemy I realized that I was in for an experience. The space feels like a little oasis with light earthy colors, natural wood framed mirrors, comfy couches and a music that makes you melt away or energizes you, depending in the day. Nercy took her time to ask questions about what I envisioned for my look but more importantly, she asked what I want to feel like, what my lifestyle and daily beauty routine allow for. All of which are so important when you choose a style. Then gently and masterfully she cut away, stopping just long enough to brush her fingers through my hair and play with my new style, making sure that it works just right. My wishes were heard, my cut came out amazing, I was getting stopped with complements on the streets of NYC for weeks after. The best part with the cut Nercy created for me, I am was able to achieve that look and feel of ease and freshness of a new haircut for weeks. And when the time came to trim again, I didn't hesitate for a second, Alchemy was my only choice. I wanted to be in that space again and get the attention I got and walk out with that floating on 7th cloud feeling I got the last time. I did, second time did not disappoint. I highly recommend Alchemy and especially Nercy to anyone who is looking for a haircut they can fall in love with and an experience that will have them coming back for trims more often.

2
★★★★★

I went in for a haircut but as I opened the door and entered Alchemy I realized that I was in for an experience. The space feels like a little oasis with light earthy colors, natural wood framed mirrors, comfy couches and a music that makes you melt away or energizes you, depending in the day. Nercy took her time to ask questions about what I envisioned for my look but more importantly, she asked what I want to feel like, what my lifestyle and daily beauty routine allow for. All of which are so important when you choose a style. Then gently and masterfully she cut away, stopping just long enough to brush her fingers through my hair and play with my new style, making sure that it works just right. My wishes were heard, my cut came out amazing, I was getting stopped with complements on the streets of NYC for weeks after. The best part with the cut Nercy created for me, I am was able to achieve that look and feel of ease and freshness of a new haircut for weeks. And when the time came to trim again, I didn't hesitate for a second, Alchemy was my only choice. I wanted to be in that space again and get the attention I got and walk out with that floating on 7th cloud feeling I got the last time. I did, second time did not disappoint. I highly recommend Alchemy and especially Nercy to anyone who is looking for a haircut they can fall in love with and an experience that will have them coming back for trims more often.

.

I have been a long time customer of Nercy's. I used to be so happy with my haircuts and they grew in beautifully. However, the last few times I feel she has gone down hill and after my last haircut I will not return.

The second to last time I went to Nercy I asked her to touch up my hair with some color the way she had done previously. She over applied the color and my hair was shades lighter than my natural color.

A month later I went for a haircut. Nercy asked me if I had lightened my hair. When I told her that she had made it so light she quickly changed the subject. She asked what I wanted to do with my hair and I told her I just wanted a trim and that it was a necessity for my hair to still be able to go into a ponytail. We looked at some pictures and decided on a length. As soon as she grabbed the scissors she chopped my hair off. I was annoyed with my hair being so short, but I'm more annoyed now that it is growing in terribly. It was an uneven cut (I even had a friend snip the uneven pieces) and it has no shape. I now have to find someone else to correct this mess.

I used to be a big fan of Nercy's, but I feel like she has stopped listening and has lost focus. I had even referred some friends to her who are also recently disappointed. None of us are going back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have been a long time customer of Nercy's. I used to be so happy with my haircuts and they grew in beautifully. However, the last few times I feel she has gone down hill and after my last haircut I will not return.

The second to last time I went to Nercy I asked her to touch up my hair with some color the way she had done previously. She over applied the color and my hair was shades lighter than my natural color.

A month later I went for a haircut. Nercy asked me if I had lightened my hair. When I told her that she had made it so light she quickly changed the subject. She asked what I wanted to do with my hair and I told her I just wanted a trim and that it was a necessity for my hair to still be able to go into a ponytail. We looked at some pictures and decided on a length. As soon as she grabbed the scissors she chopped my hair off. I was annoyed with my hair being so short, but I'm more annoyed now that it is growing in terribly. It was an uneven cut (I even had a friend snip the uneven pieces) and it has no shape. I now have to find someone else to correct this mess.

I used to be a big fan of Nercy's, but I feel like she has stopped listening and has lost focus. I had even referred some friends to her who are also recently disappointed. None of us are going back.

.

I was feeling old and though I'm some what attractive I felt my good looks were a gift of the past and well I have a "good personality" now. I went to Nercy and she let me know frankly that I was crazy in a very kind way and said I need to loose my pony tail and color my hair and cut it short with layers, As she did her magic the layers melted layers of feeling like "I'm getting old" into feeling confident and the end result..I feel beautiful again and though I'm not a super model..I feel like one. She proved to me that beauty is timeless! Nercy will bring out the hidden beauty in you as well
I was feeling old and though I'm some what attractive I felt my good looks were a gift of the past and well I have a "good personality" now. I went to Nercy and she let me know frankly that I was crazy in a very kind way and said I need to loose my pony tail and color my hair and cut it short with layers, As she did her magic the layers melted layers of feeling like "I'm getting old" into feeling confident and the end result..I feel beautiful again and though I'm not a super model..I feel like one. She proved to me that beauty is timeless! Nercy will bring out the hidden beauty in you as well

2
★★★★★

I was feeling old and though I'm some what attractive I felt my good looks were a gift of the past and well I have a "good personality" now. I went to Nercy and she let me know frankly that I was crazy in a very kind way and said I need to loose my pony tail and color my hair and cut it short with layers, As she did her magic the layers melted layers of feeling like "I'm getting old" into feeling confident and the end result..I feel beautiful again and though I'm not a super model..I feel like one. She proved to me that beauty is timeless! Nercy will bring out the hidden beauty in you as well
I was feeling old and though I'm some what attractive I felt my good looks were a gift of the past and well I have a "good personality" now. I went to Nercy and she let me know frankly that I was crazy in a very kind way and said I need to loose my pony tail and color my hair and cut it short with layers, As she did her magic the layers melted layers of feeling like "I'm getting old" into feeling confident and the end result..I feel beautiful again and though I'm not a super model..I feel like one. She proved to me that beauty is timeless! Nercy will bring out the hidden beauty in you as well

.

I'm very selective and particular when it comes to my hair - cut and color and rarely try out different stylists. Although, this time, I'm thrilled that I did! Nercy of Alchemy Space is a real genius! She understands your hair and gives you exactly what you need - without you even knowing it till you see it. She's thorough and a real pro at what she does. Besides her professional skills, she's a wonderfully warm person and you're sure to have a great conversation and a good laugh! Final touch, the space is incredible! Convenient location and perfect atmosphere!!!!

2
★★★★★

I'm very selective and particular when it comes to my hair - cut and color and rarely try out different stylists. Although, this time, I'm thrilled that I did! Nercy of Alchemy Space is a real genius! She understands your hair and gives you exactly what you need - without you even knowing it till you see it. She's thorough and a real pro at what she does. Besides her professional skills, she's a wonderfully warm person and you're sure to have a great conversation and a good laugh! Final touch, the space is incredible! Convenient location and perfect atmosphere!!!!

Pros: Nercy's a genius!!

.

Besides getting a great haircut, it feels very special being at Alchemy Salon with Nercy. She seems to have a knack for bringing out the client's inner beauty. She is truly an artist ,and I would trust any idea she has for styling my hair. My last haircut still looked great after 3 months, and it was very easy to maintain!!! I have had good haircuts at other salons but the styles were very hard to maintain. I'm thrilled that my hair looks great with very little effort. And I always feel very special after leaving Alchemy Space.

2
★★★★★

Besides getting a great haircut, it feels very special being at Alchemy Salon with Nercy. She seems to have a knack for bringing out the client's inner beauty. She is truly an artist ,and I would trust any idea she has for styling my hair. My last haircut still looked great after 3 months, and it was very easy to maintain!!! I have had good haircuts at other salons but the styles were very hard to maintain. I'm thrilled that my hair looks great with very little effort. And I always feel very special after leaving Alchemy Space.

Pros: Consistently Great Haircuts

.

OKay so this is a great salon. Those who have not been satisfied definitely didn't look into the pricing, and didn't fully know what they wanted done for themselves. She WIll give you what you want... and if you let her go a little crazy it will be even better. It is truly therapy going in there. Susy washes your hair incredibly.. I love it, and I am sure you will too... but be aware that it is a bit pricey, you will pay for what you get ;)

2
★★★★☆

OKay so this is a great salon. Those who have not been satisfied definitely didn't look into the pricing, and didn't fully know what they wanted done for themselves. She WIll give you what you want... and if you let her go a little crazy it will be even better. It is truly therapy going in there. Susy washes your hair incredibly.. I love it, and I am sure you will too... but be aware that it is a bit pricey, you will pay for what you get ;)

Pros: modern haircuts, great service, Nercy is a sweetheart

Cons: you will pay for what you get- therefore a bit pricey

.

My husband & I went to the salon and really were not impressed with our haircuts. Especially for the price. WAY over priced for the cut you receive. We will not be coming back. Save your $$$ and find a better salon.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband & I went to the salon and really were not impressed with our haircuts. Especially for the price. WAY over priced for the cut you receive. We will not be coming back. Save your $$$ and find a better salon.

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive, not worth the money

.

Nercy is a top-rate stylist! It took me 31 years to get the haircut I've always wanted. 3 times in my life I've gone from having long hair to my butt to a drastic above neck cut. The first time (in high school), I ended up with a tacky, unmanageable bob. The 2nd time (about 8 years ago), it was a boyish and unflattering short shag.

FINALLY someone understood what I was going for. Nercy gave me a short and choppy but also chic and fun haircut. She also added some very understated caramel highlights underneath the layers so that they just peek through.

I was very scared of cutting off almost a foot of hair but now I have hair that I truly love and a child with cancer will have a wig that they can put better use to.

Nercy's great demeanor and confidence in her skills really put me at ease. For once, someone didn't "freak out" when I said I wanted to cut off all of my long, thick hair. Instead, she was excited to sculpt a brand new look for me and immediately started showing me her ideas which perfectly meshed with what I wanted.

She also takes the time to show you different methods of managing and styling the new hair. I have always been pretty spazzy about styling my hair, but she explained several ways of doing it (both curly and straight) that are simple and perfectly do-able for my on-the-go schedule.

I was apprehensive about spending so much but it was absolutely worth it. She also had me in and out in less than 2 hours on a Friday night. That was due to her skill and not because she was rushing.

Her staff is also very professional and friendly. You won't find any NYC Hair Snobs here. The receptionist immediately made me feel welcomed, took my coat and offered me a glass of wine or tea. Nercy's assistants made sure I was comfortable, brought me magazines and washed my hair with strong, soothing fingers. The candles and rock waterfalls were the finishing touch to an already relaxing experience.

I HIGHLY recommend Nercy at Alchemy Salon!

2
★★★★★

Nercy is a top-rate stylist! It took me 31 years to get the haircut I've always wanted. 3 times in my life I've gone from having long hair to my butt to a drastic above neck cut. The first time (in high school), I ended up with a tacky, unmanageable bob. The 2nd time (about 8 years ago), it was a boyish and unflattering short shag.

FINALLY someone understood what I was going for. Nercy gave me a short and choppy but also chic and fun haircut. She also added some very understated caramel highlights underneath the layers so that they just peek through.

I was very scared of cutting off almost a foot of hair but now I have hair that I truly love and a child with cancer will have a wig that they can put better use to.

Nercy's great demeanor and confidence in her skills really put me at ease. For once, someone didn't "freak out" when I said I wanted to cut off all of my long, thick hair. Instead, she was excited to sculpt a brand new look for me and immediately started showing me her ideas which perfectly meshed with what I wanted.

She also takes the time to show you different methods of managing and styling the new hair. I have always been pretty spazzy about styling my hair, but she explained several ways of doing it (both curly and straight) that are simple and perfectly do-able for my on-the-go schedule.

I was apprehensive about spending so much but it was absolutely worth it. She also had me in and out in less than 2 hours on a Friday night. That was due to her skill and not because she was rushing.

Her staff is also very professional and friendly. You won't find any NYC Hair Snobs here. The receptionist immediately made me feel welcomed, took my coat and offered me a glass of wine or tea. Nercy's assistants made sure I was comfortable, brought me magazines and washed my hair with strong, soothing fingers. The candles and rock waterfalls were the finishing touch to an already relaxing experience.

I HIGHLY recommend Nercy at Alchemy Salon!

Pros: Ambient, friendly, inviting, professional and talented.

Cons: A bit pricey but worth it

.

Nercy is the owner of the salon. Not only is she an amazing person to know, but she is also an incredible talent. She takes personal ownership and vested interest in making sure she understands what you want and makes the appropriate time to schedule what you need done.

Recently she received additional training on color which even upped her game further. After being a client of Fekkai, people now stop me and ask me about who colors (highlights) and cuts my hair. Its healthier than I have ever had it!

I would confidently recommend this salon to anyone who wants personal attention and appreciates hard work aand attention to detail.

2
★★★★★

Nercy is the owner of the salon. Not only is she an amazing person to know, but she is also an incredible talent. She takes personal ownership and vested interest in making sure she understands what you want and makes the appropriate time to schedule what you need done.

Recently she received additional training on color which even upped her game further. After being a client of Fekkai, people now stop me and ask me about who colors (highlights) and cuts my hair. Its healthier than I have ever had it!

I would confidently recommend this salon to anyone who wants personal attention and appreciates hard work aand attention to detail.

Pros: personal attention, positive energy, exceptional color/cuts

Cons: higher price

.

I've been a client of Nercy's for 5 years and now travel an hour into the city for her incredible cuts and warm demeanor. No other salon has been able to match her fantastic skill, creating a flattering cut every time. The salon is incredibly friendly and you'll walk out feeling happy and beautiful.

2
★★★★★

I've been a client of Nercy's for 5 years and now travel an hour into the city for her incredible cuts and warm demeanor. No other salon has been able to match her fantastic skill, creating a flattering cut every time. The salon is incredibly friendly and you'll walk out feeling happy and beautiful.

Pros: Incredible layers, flattering cuts

.

This is a high end salon packed with talent. You may pay a little more than you would at an average salon, but you will leave there feeling like a movie star. You dont have to worry about who will be cutting your hair, because they are all amazing.

2
★★★★★

This is a high end salon packed with talent. You may pay a little more than you would at an average salon, but you will leave there feeling like a movie star. You dont have to worry about who will be cutting your hair, because they are all amazing.

.

Today, I'd received my second haircut from Nercy and really did a great job on my layers. No one was able to layer my thick, straight hair like the way she does. I always receive tons of compliments on my haircuts from Nercy, and she doesn't disappointment. She is super nice, too!

2
★★★★★

Today, I'd received my second haircut from Nercy and really did a great job on my layers. No one was able to layer my thick, straight hair like the way she does. I always receive tons of compliments on my haircuts from Nercy, and she doesn't disappointment. She is super nice, too!

.

I went to Mialia in the hopes of just not getting butchered but ended up with the haircut that I have been trying to get for over 10 years now! Nercy managed to make my extremely thick, straight hair have shape and taught me how to style it too! She is so sweet and so much fun to talk to and I just hope that she and her salon do extremely well.

2
★★★★★

I went to Mialia in the hopes of just not getting butchered but ended up with the haircut that I have been trying to get for over 10 years now! Nercy managed to make my extremely thick, straight hair have shape and taught me how to style it too! She is so sweet and so much fun to talk to and I just hope that she and her salon do extremely well.

.

I've been going to Nercy for three years and it's never been less than outstanding. I was tired of changing hair stylists after yet another one seemed to be less satisfying after several visits and I wanted to maintain a standard of quality in service and appearance. Nercy has been consistently detailed and I never have to worry about the cut 'growing in' after looking terrific for the first few days after. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Nercy for three years and it's never been less than outstanding. I was tired of changing hair stylists after yet another one seemed to be less satisfying after several visits and I wanted to maintain a standard of quality in service and appearance. Nercy has been consistently detailed and I never have to worry about the cut 'growing in' after looking terrific for the first few days after. Highly recommended.

Pros: Very consistent quality

Cons: None

.

Nercy's great- I've never been disappointed.. EVER! Shes very attentive. I've been going there for 2 years and I must admit, I've tried other salons and have ALways walked out upset!

2
★★★★★

Nercy's great- I've never been disappointed.. EVER! Shes very attentive. I've been going there for 2 years and I must admit, I've tried other salons and have ALways walked out upset!

Pros: great stylists, very attentive staff! Nercy is definitely a +++

Cons: nothing!

.

I've been to Mialia a few times and yep.. I always go back because this place is unbeatable!!
I am deifnately going to get my hair done this week and believe me I can't wait! =)
Come On! what are you waiting for!

2
★★★★★

I've been to Mialia a few times and yep.. I always go back because this place is unbeatable!!
I am deifnately going to get my hair done this week and believe me I can't wait! =)
Come On! what are you waiting for!

.

Nercy is absolute magic. She does wonders with my long, thick, curly and unmanageable hair. She is able to shape it, tame it and make it look absolutely gorgeous. I don't even recognize it as my hair! She also shows me how to do it! No one can manage my hair like she can. I found her by luck when I was visiting NY last year. I waited a whole year without letting anyone cut my hair so she could do it again next time I was in NY. I had to hunt her down to find her at her new salon but boy was it worth the wait! She is amazing! Plus I really like visiting with her - she's such a sweet, fun person:) She's terrific!

2
★★★★★

Nercy is absolute magic. She does wonders with my long, thick, curly and unmanageable hair. She is able to shape it, tame it and make it look absolutely gorgeous. I don't even recognize it as my hair! She also shows me how to do it! No one can manage my hair like she can. I found her by luck when I was visiting NY last year. I waited a whole year without letting anyone cut my hair so she could do it again next time I was in NY. I had to hunt her down to find her at her new salon but boy was it worth the wait! She is amazing! Plus I really like visiting with her - she's such a sweet, fun person:) She's terrific!

.

I just tried Mialia Salon for the first time. I have been bouncing between different hair salons trying to find the right one. Not too expensive, nice people, great cuts and great highlights...I think I found it. Everybody was so accommodating and I love my highlights. Definitely going back! I really recommend this place. SG

2
★★★★★

I just tried Mialia Salon for the first time. I have been bouncing between different hair salons trying to find the right one. Not too expensive, nice people, great cuts and great highlights...I think I found it. Everybody was so accommodating and I love my highlights. Definitely going back! I really recommend this place. SG

.

I've been to quite a few salons in my time and not once have I received as many compliments as I did after getting my hair highlighted and cut at Mialia. I felt so comfortable there and everyone was so friendly. My hair came out so natural looking with some serious dimension which most stylists have not been able to achieve. My haircut also came out just the way I had envisioned it. I'm so excited I finally found a permanent place.

2
★★★★★

I've been to quite a few salons in my time and not once have I received as many compliments as I did after getting my hair highlighted and cut at Mialia. I felt so comfortable there and everyone was so friendly. My hair came out so natural looking with some serious dimension which most stylists have not been able to achieve. My haircut also came out just the way I had envisioned it. I'm so excited I finally found a permanent place.

.

I've been going to Nercy for a year now... and I still get compliments on my hair everytime I get my hair cut. The atmosphere at the salon is unprententious, friendly and comfortable. I don't usually like to linger or spend alot of time at a salon but this place is just so charming and comfortable. Makes you feel right at home, like you're hanging with your girlfriends for the afternoon. The price is reasonable compared to many other boutiquey salons I've been to. Nercy definitely has the right formula .... I highly recommend it!!!!

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Nercy for a year now... and I still get compliments on my hair everytime I get my hair cut. The atmosphere at the salon is unprententious, friendly and comfortable. I don't usually like to linger or spend alot of time at a salon but this place is just so charming and comfortable. Makes you feel right at home, like you're hanging with your girlfriends for the afternoon. The price is reasonable compared to many other boutiquey salons I've been to. Nercy definitely has the right formula .... I highly recommend it!!!!

Pros: beautiful salon, attentive staff, great stylists

Cons: can't think of any

.

This is the best salon I've been to in New York. On my last visit, I got an angled bob and the cut lasted for months. Their gloss treatment also added a lot of shine to my hair.

2
★★★★☆

This is the best salon I've been to in New York. On my last visit, I got an angled bob and the cut lasted for months. Their gloss treatment also added a lot of shine to my hair.

Pros: atmosphere is quiet and relaxing

.

I've always been very happy with the haircuts Nercy gives. However, my last visit proved that there is one style in which she goes by and loses her talents when asked to stray from it. My hair is curly and for anyone who has curly hair I would recommend steering clear. I'm trying to grow my hair out and needed more layers so I don't lose volume. I asked her to graduate the layers up the back. I should have been suspicious when she became irregularly quiet. She rushed while drying my hair and sent me on my way. Once I dried it straight and flat ironed it in order to see the work I was shocked to see that the back of my hair didn't have layers but was two lengths. The top section was chopped approximately 2 inches higher than the hair below it. It basically looks like I have a hair peice/fall pinned to the back of my head and in order to fix it I may need to cut the lower level to meet the top layer. Unfortunate since I'm trying to grow it out. For $110 plus tip I expected more.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've always been very happy with the haircuts Nercy gives. However, my last visit proved that there is one style in which she goes by and loses her talents when asked to stray from it. My hair is curly and for anyone who has curly hair I would recommend steering clear. I'm trying to grow my hair out and needed more layers so I don't lose volume. I asked her to graduate the layers up the back. I should have been suspicious when she became irregularly quiet. She rushed while drying my hair and sent me on my way. Once I dried it straight and flat ironed it in order to see the work I was shocked to see that the back of my hair didn't have layers but was two lengths. The top section was chopped approximately 2 inches higher than the hair below it. It basically looks like I have a hair peice/fall pinned to the back of my head and in order to fix it I may need to cut the lower level to meet the top layer. Unfortunate since I'm trying to grow it out. For $110 plus tip I expected more.

Pros: Good for straight hair

Cons: BAD for curly hair

.

Mialia Salon under the artistic direction of stylist Nercy Sullivan is the best kept beauty secret in New York City. As a NYC resident for almost 20 years, I have had the good fortune of sitting in some of the best chairs in town (including being a long-time client at Fekkai's salon) -- so I feel qualified to make this statement as I've spent a lot of time and money in the salon chair over the years.

Early last winter, a professional colleague of mine said, "You need to meet my hairdresser." One day, I wound up needing to meet my colleague at Mialia Salon as she was getting her hair done before we went on to an important meeting. Nercy's enthusiasm and passion immediately struck me. She said, surprisingly softly, "You should stop by sometime."

The rest, as they say, is history. Nercy is a superb cutter. She has a keen eye. She develops a plan for you. It goes something like this: "Today, we'll start here. As it grows I think we might want to start looking at something more like this." She has the uncanny and rare ability to give a cut that lasts, and carries me easily from moments when I need to look like an executive leader to "the rest of my life" when I want to look sophisticated and modern but not like a trendy kid.

In addition, now colorist extraordinaire Abby has gotten her hands my my hair. Hallelujah! The color is so artfully done, so tasteful, so believable, that even the strategic highlights look like they're growing right out of my head - that Nercy and Abby work in tandem makes the difference in such great results.

Oh, and one last little detail: I'm a 42-year-old, highly-educated professional MALE who is both a senior executive as well as a professor in a graduate degree business program at a highly-prestigious NYC school.

(Bet you didn't see that last bit coming, did you? And it's true. Which is why I felt finally so compelled to do something about getting the word out about this fantastic place.)

2
★★★★★

Mialia Salon under the artistic direction of stylist Nercy Sullivan is the best kept beauty secret in New York City. As a NYC resident for almost 20 years, I have had the good fortune of sitting in some of the best chairs in town (including being a long-time client at Fekkai's salon) -- so I feel qualified to make this statement as I've spent a lot of time and money in the salon chair over the years.

Early last winter, a professional colleague of mine said, "You need to meet my hairdresser." One day, I wound up needing to meet my colleague at Mialia Salon as she was getting her hair done before we went on to an important meeting. Nercy's enthusiasm and passion immediately struck me. She said, surprisingly softly, "You should stop by sometime."

The rest, as they say, is history. Nercy is a superb cutter. She has a keen eye. She develops a plan for you. It goes something like this: "Today, we'll start here. As it grows I think we might want to start looking at something more like this." She has the uncanny and rare ability to give a cut that lasts, and carries me easily from moments when I need to look like an executive leader to "the rest of my life" when I want to look sophisticated and modern but not like a trendy kid.

In addition, now colorist extraordinaire Abby has gotten her hands my my hair. Hallelujah! The color is so artfully done, so tasteful, so believable, that even the strategic highlights look like they're growing right out of my head - that Nercy and Abby work in tandem makes the difference in such great results.

Oh, and one last little detail: I'm a 42-year-old, highly-educated professional MALE who is both a senior executive as well as a professor in a graduate degree business program at a highly-prestigious NYC school.

(Bet you didn't see that last bit coming, did you? And it's true. Which is why I felt finally so compelled to do something about getting the word out about this fantastic place.)

Pros: Attentive, personal service producing superb results

Cons: None whatsoever

.

I was daring and desperate and did something I have never done before: asked someone on subway, who does her color. I was well rewarded for my courage: I found Abby! She is a professional, intuitive, courteous coloring specialist. The place is very friendly and quiet. There is no drama or self-importance and you will be out in no time! Thank you Abby (and guys)!

2
★★★★★

I was daring and desperate and did something I have never done before: asked someone on subway, who does her color. I was well rewarded for my courage: I found Abby! She is a professional, intuitive, courteous coloring specialist. The place is very friendly and quiet. There is no drama or self-importance and you will be out in no time! Thank you Abby (and guys)!

.

I am a guy that has to work in the corporate world where longer hair is frowned upon. Since I am not a fan of extremely short hair, I was very blessed to find these guru's of hair...from color to cut....they are the best!
My hair is cut in such a way that at work it appears short, and outside of that enviroment I can style where it is actually much longer. Sounds crazy, but it's true.
Going to Milia is great because the stress of getting a bad color or cut becomes a thing of the past....and what could be better than that!

2
★★★★★

I am a guy that has to work in the corporate world where longer hair is frowned upon. Since I am not a fan of extremely short hair, I was very blessed to find these guru's of hair...from color to cut....they are the best!
My hair is cut in such a way that at work it appears short, and outside of that enviroment I can style where it is actually much longer. Sounds crazy, but it's true.
Going to Milia is great because the stress of getting a bad color or cut becomes a thing of the past....and what could be better than that!

Pros: The Best of the Best

Cons: none

.

I got my hair colored before, and quite frequently ended up getting it corrected - or corrected it myself- because of unwanted redish or unnatural looking colors.
I have dark brown hair and got highlights here a couple of months ago - absolutely love it.
It looks natural and my hair is still healthy.
The exceptional nice and really friendly ('normal') behavior and service is refreshing.
Absolutely recommended!

2
★★★★★

I got my hair colored before, and quite frequently ended up getting it corrected - or corrected it myself- because of unwanted redish or unnatural looking colors.
I have dark brown hair and got highlights here a couple of months ago - absolutely love it.
It looks natural and my hair is still healthy.
The exceptional nice and really friendly ('normal') behavior and service is refreshing.
Absolutely recommended!

.

I went in only for highlights and left with an amazing haircut an highlights! I received so many compliments! They did such and amazing job... they are extremely welcoming and the energy as soon as you walk in is electric! I absolutely recomend MIALIA to all of my friends and family!

2
★★★★★

I went in only for highlights and left with an amazing haircut an highlights! I received so many compliments! They did such and amazing job... they are extremely welcoming and the energy as soon as you walk in is electric! I absolutely recomend MIALIA to all of my friends and family!

.

I have been living in NYC for almost 6 years, it took several bad experiences, lots of $$$$$ and 4.5 years to find Nercy. She is hands down the best hairdresser I have met since I moved to the city. Nercy will assess your needs, give you her input and let you decide what you want to do. She doesn?t tell you what to do, she only makes suggestions. Nercy has cut my hair a half of dozen times in the last year, I have never had more compliments in my life. More importantly I have never had so many options in terms of how I wear my hair. Nercy is truly a talented hairdresser and most importantly an honest person. A rare combo to find in any city!

2
★★★★★

I have been living in NYC for almost 6 years, it took several bad experiences, lots of $$$$$ and 4.5 years to find Nercy. She is hands down the best hairdresser I have met since I moved to the city. Nercy will assess your needs, give you her input and let you decide what you want to do. She doesn?t tell you what to do, she only makes suggestions. Nercy has cut my hair a half of dozen times in the last year, I have never had more compliments in my life. More importantly I have never had so many options in terms of how I wear my hair. Nercy is truly a talented hairdresser and most importantly an honest person. A rare combo to find in any city!

.

I floated out of Nercy's chair for the first time about a month ago. Since then, I've gotten compliments from just about everyone I know, like: "You look terrific/young/gorgeous!" Nercy intuitively knew exactly what to do with me. I told her I refuse to rely on products, and she listened. It's a GREAT cut! I can't wait to go back. Nercy is IT.... for me. It's 20 years since I trusted a haircutter, and then she moved back to Iceland. Please Nercy: stay here!

2
★★★★★

I floated out of Nercy's chair for the first time about a month ago. Since then, I've gotten compliments from just about everyone I know, like: "You look terrific/young/gorgeous!" Nercy intuitively knew exactly what to do with me. I told her I refuse to rely on products, and she listened. It's a GREAT cut! I can't wait to go back. Nercy is IT.... for me. It's 20 years since I trusted a haircutter, and then she moved back to Iceland. Please Nercy: stay here!

.

I am generally pretty wary of having my hair colored (since I've had some bad experiences in the past), but I decided to have Abby color my hair and it turned out absolutely gorgeous! She was extremely helpful in helping me choose my color, a shade of red that compliments my skin tone, and explained to me how the color would take on my type of hair. She also worked with me since I have short hair, to keep it healthy and undamaged, so when I grow it out I can achieve the look and color I want when that time comes. I was impressed with her knowledge and patience, she will definately be doing my color from now on!!!

2
★★★★★

I am generally pretty wary of having my hair colored (since I've had some bad experiences in the past), but I decided to have Abby color my hair and it turned out absolutely gorgeous! She was extremely helpful in helping me choose my color, a shade of red that compliments my skin tone, and explained to me how the color would take on my type of hair. She also worked with me since I have short hair, to keep it healthy and undamaged, so when I grow it out I can achieve the look and color I want when that time comes. I was impressed with her knowledge and patience, she will definately be doing my color from now on!!!

Pros: Friendly stylists, comfortable atmosphere

.

MiaLia salon is wonderful. Although I now live on the West Coast, I wait to return to NY so that Nercy can cut my hair. Because she does such a good job, the cut lasts months longer than my other cuts, and Nercy is simply one of the nicest people around. I always walk out of her salon happy.

2
★★★★★

MiaLia salon is wonderful. Although I now live on the West Coast, I wait to return to NY so that Nercy can cut my hair. Because she does such a good job, the cut lasts months longer than my other cuts, and Nercy is simply one of the nicest people around. I always walk out of her salon happy.

.

The owner is sweet but I had to go twice to get the color right and I am very disappointed in the cut. I feel i got the same cookie cutter haircut as every other client of hers. I would not have been so upset if i had paid half the price. If you decide to risk it....get an itimized receipt, the price was redicuolus. Try Blackstone instead.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The owner is sweet but I had to go twice to get the color right and I am very disappointed in the cut. I feel i got the same cookie cutter haircut as every other client of hers. I would not have been so upset if i had paid half the price. If you decide to risk it....get an itimized receipt, the price was redicuolus. Try Blackstone instead.

Pros: sweet people

Cons: highly overpriced for what you get.

.

I had the worst experience I have ever had with a salon at Mialia. I made an appointment over a week in advance and spoke in detail with the receptionist about the type of cut and color I was going to get. I also went into detail about my up coming wedding as I was looking for a salon for my bridesmaids and I to have our hair done. When I showed up for my appointment they didn't have it in their system. In stead of appologizing and squeezing me in, all they said was sorry and that the colorist had left for the day. There was not one other customer in the salon. At a minimum they could have offered to cut my hair but instead they just asked me if I was sure that I had the right salon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I had the right salon. All of their information was in my blackberry, and when I had called to make my appointment I had spoken to the receptionist about a particular colorist who is no longer with the salon so I knew I was in the right place.
For a salon to not have terrific customer service is unacceptable! I would not trust a salon to cut or color my hair if they can't even keep their appointments strait. If you actually want to get a hair cut DO NOT GO HERE.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst experience I have ever had with a salon at Mialia. I made an appointment over a week in advance and spoke in detail with the receptionist about the type of cut and color I was going to get. I also went into detail about my up coming wedding as I was looking for a salon for my bridesmaids and I to have our hair done. When I showed up for my appointment they didn't have it in their system. In stead of appologizing and squeezing me in, all they said was sorry and that the colorist had left for the day. There was not one other customer in the salon. At a minimum they could have offered to cut my hair but instead they just asked me if I was sure that I had the right salon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I had the right salon. All of their information was in my blackberry, and when I had called to make my appointment I had spoken to the receptionist about a particular colorist who is no longer with the salon so I knew I was in the right place.
For a salon to not have terrific customer service is unacceptable! I would not trust a salon to cut or color my hair if they can't even keep their appointments strait. If you actually want to get a hair cut DO NOT GO HERE.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Unorganized

.

I've been getting my hair cut at Mialia since March 2006, when I raved about a friend's haircut and she sent me to Nercy, the owner. The place is wonderful -- warm atmosphere, great location, and really nice employees who have always offered me a glass of wine or some sort of yummy treat. Nercy & co. obviously love what they do, and they are close to the loyal clientele they have accumulated over the years. Nercy really listens to you when you describe the kind of hairstyle you're looking for -- she will make suggestions (and they've always been on-target, in my experience), but will never force her ideas upon you if they're not what you're looking for. I walk out of her salon looking and feeling ready for a L'Oreal commercial, and shamelessly checking out my reflection in store windows. Also, the haircuts I've gotten at Mialia have grown out really nicely, so I can go several months between appointments if I need to save funds.

2
★★★★★

I've been getting my hair cut at Mialia since March 2006, when I raved about a friend's haircut and she sent me to Nercy, the owner. The place is wonderful -- warm atmosphere, great location, and really nice employees who have always offered me a glass of wine or some sort of yummy treat. Nercy & co. obviously love what they do, and they are close to the loyal clientele they have accumulated over the years. Nercy really listens to you when you describe the kind of hairstyle you're looking for -- she will make suggestions (and they've always been on-target, in my experience), but will never force her ideas upon you if they're not what you're looking for. I walk out of her salon looking and feeling ready for a L'Oreal commercial, and shamelessly checking out my reflection in store windows. Also, the haircuts I've gotten at Mialia have grown out really nicely, so I can go several months between appointments if I need to save funds.

Pros: bouncy haircuts & super-nice staff

Cons: a little expensive, but worth the splurge

.

I learned about Mia LIa salon about 5 years ago when I was at a gallery opening and noticed someone who had the most beautiful color. She had subtle highlights, and lowlights, and her hair moved so beautifully. She sent me to Nercy at Mia Lia.

When I started going, they put me on a program to make my hair more healthy- Nercy showed me how to dry my hair without frying it, cut me back on hairspray and gave me pointers on how to handle long hair.

Over the years, Nercy has had stylists come and go, but she has always steered me in the right direction. Her salon has such a positive vibe, and they make you feel like you have been part of the family for a long time. Even better, If you choose not to talk, or chat your head off, its welcome. Its trlu my moment of "me" when I'm there.

2
★★★★★

I learned about Mia LIa salon about 5 years ago when I was at a gallery opening and noticed someone who had the most beautiful color. She had subtle highlights, and lowlights, and her hair moved so beautifully. She sent me to Nercy at Mia Lia.

When I started going, they put me on a program to make my hair more healthy- Nercy showed me how to dry my hair without frying it, cut me back on hairspray and gave me pointers on how to handle long hair.

Over the years, Nercy has had stylists come and go, but she has always steered me in the right direction. Her salon has such a positive vibe, and they make you feel like you have been part of the family for a long time. Even better, If you choose not to talk, or chat your head off, its welcome. Its trlu my moment of "me" when I'm there.

Pros: custom haircare, long term view of hair health, good matchup of stylists with clients

Cons: a little pricey- $90//haircut highlights start at $125

.

I decided to go to Mialia after I read so many postive reviews. So I said why not? I definitely needed a new haircut. I knew the price was going to be alot more than I usually pay but I wanted something different yet stylish. So I made the appointment during my lunch hour hoping my hair wouldn't look disasterous when I returned back to work. I arrived at the salon and was greeted with a warm smile and very nice people. Nercy cut my hair and she was great. Very nice and easy to talk too. After my cut, I returned back to work and I received many looks and compliments. Its three months later and I am actually going back to get another hair cut.

2
★★★★★

I decided to go to Mialia after I read so many postive reviews. So I said why not? I definitely needed a new haircut. I knew the price was going to be alot more than I usually pay but I wanted something different yet stylish. So I made the appointment during my lunch hour hoping my hair wouldn't look disasterous when I returned back to work. I arrived at the salon and was greeted with a warm smile and very nice people. Nercy cut my hair and she was great. Very nice and easy to talk too. After my cut, I returned back to work and I received many looks and compliments. Its three months later and I am actually going back to get another hair cut.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Haircut

.

I had to wait till after I washed my hair to give my review on what has to be the best haircut I've ever had. And, yes, it looked phenomenal when I styled it myself this morning (I tried it wavy--she was right!). THAT is the mark of a great haircut--you can do it yourself at home. I've read all of the reviews and they are so accurate. Nercy is a master at what she does. I wanted a "radical" haircut (nothing crazy, just from long to short) and she wasn't afraid to cut it. I told her what I wanted and instead of pulling through my hair looking at me through the mirror, she sat down next to me and we discussed my options. I have a thin face and long chin, but incredibly she was able to give me the cut I always wanted and it worked with my face!!! And it didn't just simply pass, it changed the shape of it and enhanced my features. This wasn't a cookie cutter haircut either. It was unique and customized to my face, and still utterly modern. I've gotten so many uninspired haircuts in my life and this one really stands out as fantastic. She also did a glossing and fixed a coloring mess I had gotten my hair into. It is gorgeous. The whole salon experience was wonderful and relaxing; everyone was warm and down-to-earth. What a find! I have finally found my salon.

2
★★★★★

I had to wait till after I washed my hair to give my review on what has to be the best haircut I've ever had. And, yes, it looked phenomenal when I styled it myself this morning (I tried it wavy--she was right!). THAT is the mark of a great haircut--you can do it yourself at home. I've read all of the reviews and they are so accurate. Nercy is a master at what she does. I wanted a "radical" haircut (nothing crazy, just from long to short) and she wasn't afraid to cut it. I told her what I wanted and instead of pulling through my hair looking at me through the mirror, she sat down next to me and we discussed my options. I have a thin face and long chin, but incredibly she was able to give me the cut I always wanted and it worked with my face!!! And it didn't just simply pass, it changed the shape of it and enhanced my features. This wasn't a cookie cutter haircut either. It was unique and customized to my face, and still utterly modern. I've gotten so many uninspired haircuts in my life and this one really stands out as fantastic. She also did a glossing and fixed a coloring mess I had gotten my hair into. It is gorgeous. The whole salon experience was wonderful and relaxing; everyone was warm and down-to-earth. What a find! I have finally found my salon.

.

A friend recommended that I get a haircut from Nercy at Mialia. Since my friend's hair always looks fantastic I tried Mialia. I was completely satisfied and loved the positive energy that Nercy exudes. Not only does she give a great cut, but you always leave with a smile on your face. Highly recommended.

1
★★★☆☆

A friend recommended that I get a haircut from Nercy at Mialia. Since my friend's hair always looks fantastic I tried Mialia. I was completely satisfied and loved the positive energy that Nercy exudes. Not only does she give a great cut, but you always leave with a smile on your face. Highly recommended.

.

I have really curly hair, and lots of it! My whole life has been a long standing battle between me and my hair. After my haircut at Mialia my hair felt light and the layers were perfect for someone with curly hair, giving it shape instead of volume (which i dont need any more of!). In short, I highly recommend Mialia, the stylists were very nice, patient and knowledgeable, more than you can say for most places in New York!

2
★★★★★

I have really curly hair, and lots of it! My whole life has been a long standing battle between me and my hair. After my haircut at Mialia my hair felt light and the layers were perfect for someone with curly hair, giving it shape instead of volume (which i dont need any more of!). In short, I highly recommend Mialia, the stylists were very nice, patient and knowledgeable, more than you can say for most places in New York!

.

maria is fabulous. I have gone from blonde, to red, to auburn, and now a honey brown. She has made all the transitions unoticable ( we know how bad roots can get)
I highly highly highly recommend her !!!

2
★★★★★

maria is fabulous. I have gone from blonde, to red, to auburn, and now a honey brown. She has made all the transitions unoticable ( we know how bad roots can get)
I highly highly highly recommend her !!!

.

I spent weeks researching hair colorists in New York and decided to come to Maria. It was the best choice ever. I have dark brown hair and she was able to lighten it to the honey brown that I wanted with golden highlights that blended naturally...no streaks here! I can't tell you how pleased you will be. Unfortunately I am living on a flight attendant salary and can't treat myself that often, but this is definitely a treat when you need to splurge on yourself!

2
★★★★★

I spent weeks researching hair colorists in New York and decided to come to Maria. It was the best choice ever. I have dark brown hair and she was able to lighten it to the honey brown that I wanted with golden highlights that blended naturally...no streaks here! I can't tell you how pleased you will be. Unfortunately I am living on a flight attendant salary and can't treat myself that often, but this is definitely a treat when you need to splurge on yourself!

Pros: hollywood color

Cons: slightly pricey, but worth it

.

Maria did my hair in July of 2006. I have never been so happy in my life. She is the best haircolorist ever. I truly recommend her-- she is an artist!!! Melissa also cut my hair that day and I am so pleased with her haircut. Here it is two months later and I am still getting compliments about my hair color and cut. I also took their advice on what hair products to use because my hair was damaged from constant washing, drying, and straightening. They surely know their field!

2
★★★★★

Maria did my hair in July of 2006. I have never been so happy in my life. She is the best haircolorist ever. I truly recommend her-- she is an artist!!! Melissa also cut my hair that day and I am so pleased with her haircut. Here it is two months later and I am still getting compliments about my hair color and cut. I also took their advice on what hair products to use because my hair was damaged from constant washing, drying, and straightening. They surely know their field!

Pros: Awesome

Cons: None

.

I have had my hair every color under the sun. When I went to MiaLia and had Melissa color my hair, I have seen nothing like it! She painted my head as if it was a canvas. I loved it and got more compliments than EVER!!! I love the atmosphere and how friendly all the staff are!! Thank goodness for MiaLia!

2
★★★★★

I have had my hair every color under the sun. When I went to MiaLia and had Melissa color my hair, I have seen nothing like it! She painted my head as if it was a canvas. I loved it and got more compliments than EVER!!! I love the atmosphere and how friendly all the staff are!! Thank goodness for MiaLia!

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: NONE

.

After seeing rave reviews for the place AND the 20% for new customers.... I was sold! I made an appointment on a Saturday and actually got in right away. The Salon is small, clean and very quiet... almost desserted. We talked about the haircut, she did it, it was fine. All is good up to this next part.

However, the shock came when I was given the $95 tab. I said, "Oh! I forgot to give you my 20% off coupon!" and the girl replies, "That IS after the 20% off. What's the problem? Are you not happy? I mean I think she did a great job." And then proceeded to join all of her coworkers in on the conversation. OKAY... No 1 inch trim is worth $100!! After I felt badgered into paying the price, I found my tongue in a knot, my wallet crying "Bankrupt" and me leaving the salon missing an inch of hair and $100. Yeah silly me for not asking the starting price...

1
★★★☆☆

After seeing rave reviews for the place AND the 20% for new customers.... I was sold! I made an appointment on a Saturday and actually got in right away. The Salon is small, clean and very quiet... almost desserted. We talked about the haircut, she did it, it was fine. All is good up to this next part.

However, the shock came when I was given the $95 tab. I said, "Oh! I forgot to give you my 20% off coupon!" and the girl replies, "That IS after the 20% off. What's the problem? Are you not happy? I mean I think she did a great job." And then proceeded to join all of her coworkers in on the conversation. OKAY... No 1 inch trim is worth $100!! After I felt badgered into paying the price, I found my tongue in a knot, my wallet crying "Bankrupt" and me leaving the salon missing an inch of hair and $100. Yeah silly me for not asking the starting price...

Pros: Availability

Cons: Price! OUCH!

.

I came in on the citysearch recommendation. This site really is the place. Everything I read about Mialia and Maria are on point! I highly recommend this place. P.S. You must ask for MARIA to color your hair!

2
★★★★☆

I came in on the citysearch recommendation. This site really is the place. Everything I read about Mialia and Maria are on point! I highly recommend this place. P.S. You must ask for MARIA to color your hair!

Editorial from

The owner of this Flatiron salon works with each client to provide hair care services tailored to individual needs, hoping to make everyone leave feeling--as the name suggests--like gold.

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Alchemy Space Salon, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review