O 2 Salon

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I found Maria Felix on Citysearch about 10 years ago when looking for a colorist to fix my over processed, dry hair. Not only does Maria highlight beautifully and have an excellent eye for color, she is also concerned with the health of

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I found Maria Felix on Citysearch about 10 years ago when looking for a colorist to fix my over processed, dry hair. Not only does Maria highlight beautifully and have an excellent eye for color, she is also concerned with the health of

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I have been a client of Maria's for years now. I've been from blonde to red to now a brunette and let me tell you I was satisfied with each and don't know which color to stick too...she is a wonderful listener and a very approachable

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I have been a client of Maria's for years now. I've been from blonde to red to now a brunette and let me tell you I was satisfied with each and don't know which color to stick too...she is a wonderful listener and a very approachable

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I've been going here for almost 10 years for haircuts by Albert Melendez and am always pleased with the thorough polished cuts and his professional demeanor, and the atmosphere is very tasteful and pleasant. Special occasion styling

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I've been going here for almost 10 years for haircuts by Albert Melendez and am always pleased with the thorough polished cuts and his professional demeanor, and the atmosphere is very tasteful and pleasant. Special occasion styling

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I've been to Salon02 twice as a hair model & was very pleasantly surprised both times. Both cutters had been cutting hair for sometime so they knew what they were doint. the owner checked periodically & at the completion of the cut examines the finished cut very carefully & gives it his own last trim. A treat, for sure, because he knows hair. Now in fairness I have to say that I am not very fussy with my hair but I've been a hair model enough times to know when delivers upscale cut. This is such a place.

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I've been to Salon02 twice as a hair model & was very pleasantly surprised both times. Both cutters had been cutting hair for sometime so they knew what they were doint. the owner checked periodically & at the completion of the cut examines the finished cut very carefully & gives it his own last trim. A treat, for sure, because he knows hair. Now in fairness I have to say that I am not very fussy with my hair but I've been a hair model enough times to know when delivers upscale cut. This is such a place.

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I came to NY from Miami for a party and needed to find a good place to get my haircut and a party blowout done. I have to tell you I was very nervous to try out a new place. I have read lots of reviews on different salons and decided to go to O2. Well let me tell you all the reviews about this place are true! As soon as I walked in I was transformed into a Zen place with super nice staff. I was a little late to the appointment and if the staff was irritated by that they did not show it at all!!! I got a cut with Hiroshi and he really does know hair. He looked at my cut and asked me what I wanted to do with it. After I explained what I wanted he was able to suggest what he thought would work best. I feel like he really listened to what I wanted and did not do anything I did not. And he really does know hair, the way it moves and the way each cut will look on a specific hair type. At first I started telling him what to do and how to cut but then decided to just trust the PRO and go with the flow. Am I glad I did that!!! Hiroshi did an amazing job; I really love my new hair. It looks almost like what I have asked for at the beginning but with Hiroshi funky twist. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone and just go with what the pro tells you, you will not regret it.

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I came to NY from Miami for a party and needed to find a good place to get my haircut and a party blowout done. I have to tell you I was very nervous to try out a new place. I have read lots of reviews on different salons and decided to go to O2. Well let me tell you all the reviews about this place are true! As soon as I walked in I was transformed into a Zen place with super nice staff. I was a little late to the appointment and if the staff was irritated by that they did not show it at all!!! I got a cut with Hiroshi and he really does know hair. He looked at my cut and asked me what I wanted to do with it. After I explained what I wanted he was able to suggest what he thought would work best. I feel like he really listened to what I wanted and did not do anything I did not. And he really does know hair, the way it moves and the way each cut will look on a specific hair type. At first I started telling him what to do and how to cut but then decided to just trust the PRO and go with the flow. Am I glad I did that!!! Hiroshi did an amazing job; I really love my new hair. It looks almost like what I have asked for at the beginning but with Hiroshi funky twist. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone and just go with what the pro tells you, you will not regret it.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Could not find any

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There is no one like Maria Felix. She is like a chemist and artist combined. Here is a woman who is in her element. Not only does she know exactly what to do each time I describe trying a certain look, but she is able to articulate very clearly what she is doing and why. I always get an education with Maria whether it's about why a color is right for me (or not) or about hair products. She is brilliant at corrective work, as well. A few times, I chose to go local for my hair and the results were disastrous. So off to the city I went to Maria the Magician and she skillfuly corrected the mess. I will follow her anywhere. It's just not worth it to me to try someone new anymore. She is also very kind and approachable. I never feel shy about asking her any questions. Oh, and O2 salon is a very relaxing and zen place. The staff is top notch.

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There is no one like Maria Felix. She is like a chemist and artist combined. Here is a woman who is in her element. Not only does she know exactly what to do each time I describe trying a certain look, but she is able to articulate very clearly what she is doing and why. I always get an education with Maria whether it's about why a color is right for me (or not) or about hair products. She is brilliant at corrective work, as well. A few times, I chose to go local for my hair and the results were disastrous. So off to the city I went to Maria the Magician and she skillfuly corrected the mess. I will follow her anywhere. It's just not worth it to me to try someone new anymore. She is also very kind and approachable. I never feel shy about asking her any questions. Oh, and O2 salon is a very relaxing and zen place. The staff is top notch.

Pros: A pro in every aspect

Cons: If only she were in Bklyn!

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my friend referred me to this place....great place and have reallly good hair cuts n hair designing...... would totally refer family n friends...

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my friend referred me to this place....great place and have reallly good hair cuts n hair designing...... would totally refer family n friends...

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I have been a client of Maria since 1998. Through the years I have moved and as a result visited different salons and colorists. Each time I always drew the same conclusion which was that Maria could not be replaced. She is an excellent listener who takes time to hear my specific requests. When not clear on which color direction I was headed Maria always made creative and beautiful choices for me. Having trust in your colorist is something Maria has earned as she has the skills to make me look great as a blond, brunette, and redhead....the correct shade for me. Her personal attention, artistic talent, and warm nature are reasons that Maria is the best. After being a happy and satisfied client for 10 years I see no reason to look further!

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I have been a client of Maria since 1998. Through the years I have moved and as a result visited different salons and colorists. Each time I always drew the same conclusion which was that Maria could not be replaced. She is an excellent listener who takes time to hear my specific requests. When not clear on which color direction I was headed Maria always made creative and beautiful choices for me. Having trust in your colorist is something Maria has earned as she has the skills to make me look great as a blond, brunette, and redhead....the correct shade for me. Her personal attention, artistic talent, and warm nature are reasons that Maria is the best. After being a happy and satisfied client for 10 years I see no reason to look further!

Pros: visions of color

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I have been seeing Salon 02 owner Hiroshi every month for nearly a year now for my single process color, highlights and cut. His attention to detail in all that he does is so appreciated and I am constantly complimented on my beautiful highlights in particular. My hair looks elegant and modern at the same time. The focus on customer service at Salon 02 spans across every single person that works there and even on the busiest day in the salon it feels calming. I highly recommend it.

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I have been seeing Salon 02 owner Hiroshi every month for nearly a year now for my single process color, highlights and cut. His attention to detail in all that he does is so appreciated and I am constantly complimented on my beautiful highlights in particular. My hair looks elegant and modern at the same time. The focus on customer service at Salon 02 spans across every single person that works there and even on the busiest day in the salon it feels calming. I highly recommend it.

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I've been in NYC for 5 years, I come from Italy, and 5 years is exactly how long it took me to find Salon O2. I finally found a colorist that knows what she is doing, Maria listens to what I say and from there she tells me what she thinks and we work together on the best look for me. The result is that I look fabulous, and I don't run home to retouch my hairdo or to look up other saloons because once again I'm not happy. I've never been so satisfied before. The saloon is classy yet without an attitude, everyone is charming and makes me feel important but at ease. It's like one I'm in there everything is taken care of. Keep up with the goos work!

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I've been in NYC for 5 years, I come from Italy, and 5 years is exactly how long it took me to find Salon O2. I finally found a colorist that knows what she is doing, Maria listens to what I say and from there she tells me what she thinks and we work together on the best look for me. The result is that I look fabulous, and I don't run home to retouch my hairdo or to look up other saloons because once again I'm not happy. I've never been so satisfied before. The saloon is classy yet without an attitude, everyone is charming and makes me feel important but at ease. It's like one I'm in there everything is taken care of. Keep up with the goos work!

Pros: Warm and professional atmosphere, price is just right, Maria

Cons: None

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The following is absolutely the truth. One person (Marlene @ O 2 Salon) has cut my hair for over 30 years. I originally lived in NYC but moved 10 years ago but find a way every month to visit NYC. There is no discussion as Marlene knows what I like. Marlene is an artist. She focuses. She is careful. She always goes the extra mile to make people happy even beyond her styling talents. She is special and I always enjoy our interesting dialogue. I do not write reviews often but I am confident with the accuracy of what I have shared.

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The following is absolutely the truth. One person (Marlene @ O 2 Salon) has cut my hair for over 30 years. I originally lived in NYC but moved 10 years ago but find a way every month to visit NYC. There is no discussion as Marlene knows what I like. Marlene is an artist. She focuses. She is careful. She always goes the extra mile to make people happy even beyond her styling talents. She is special and I always enjoy our interesting dialogue. I do not write reviews often but I am confident with the accuracy of what I have shared.

Pros: Marlene is a meticulous perfectionist

Cons: Zero

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It was my first time to the salon, a friend recommended me to Betina. She was wonderful. We had a thorough consultation. The shampoo and head massage was fantastic. Everyone was so accommodating. I love my new haircut, it's been so easy for me to maintain, and I will certainly be returning.

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It was my first time to the salon, a friend recommended me to Betina. She was wonderful. We had a thorough consultation. The shampoo and head massage was fantastic. Everyone was so accommodating. I love my new haircut, it's been so easy for me to maintain, and I will certainly be returning.

Pros: People are very sweet and talented, and price is right!

Cons: although atmosphere is comfortable, it's a little dark

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I have been following Maria for about six years and can't imagine going elsewhere for my highlights. She knows just how to give me that ""scandinavian blond"" look that I love so much. I've seen her do everything from subtle color to extreme, ""of the moment "" color on her clients and she always respects your personal style yet always offers objective suggestions. I always leave feeling fabulous and have been stopped by several women on the street to ask who does my hair color...you can't get better advertising than that!

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I have been following Maria for about six years and can't imagine going elsewhere for my highlights. She knows just how to give me that ""scandinavian blond"" look that I love so much. I've seen her do everything from subtle color to extreme, ""of the moment "" color on her clients and she always respects your personal style yet always offers objective suggestions. I always leave feeling fabulous and have been stopped by several women on the street to ask who does my hair color...you can't get better advertising than that!

Pros: relaxing, professional, Maria

Cons: inexperienced assistants washing hair, cost

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I was first drawn to Salon O2 by the great Citysearch reviews and I am happy I found my way to this great salon. I have been going to Salon O2 for about a year and a half and I've been a loyal customer of Maria for highlights the entire time. She is fantastic! She is so great at selecting the perfect tone of color that will look great on me and works well with my current hair cut. I know I can just show up for my appointment and Maria will take care of the rest and I can walk out looking fabulous! The salon is also very efficient and well run. Definitely ask for Maria for color at Salon O2!

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I was first drawn to Salon O2 by the great Citysearch reviews and I am happy I found my way to this great salon. I have been going to Salon O2 for about a year and a half and I've been a loyal customer of Maria for highlights the entire time. She is fantastic! She is so great at selecting the perfect tone of color that will look great on me and works well with my current hair cut. I know I can just show up for my appointment and Maria will take care of the rest and I can walk out looking fabulous! The salon is also very efficient and well run. Definitely ask for Maria for color at Salon O2!

Pros: Maria is the best colorist! Well run and efficient salon!

Cons: Not cheap

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I got my hair cut and highlighted here. Penny did the cut and she was awesome!!! I highly recommend her. She is very professional and gives really great haircuts. Paola did my color and she also did a really great job. My hair has grown out very nicely and I am recommending this salon to all of my friends.

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I got my hair cut and highlighted here. Penny did the cut and she was awesome!!! I highly recommend her. She is very professional and gives really great haircuts. Paola did my color and she also did a really great job. My hair has grown out very nicely and I am recommending this salon to all of my friends.

Pros: great cuts and color

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Maria is a doll. My hair was very brassy and orangy it looked just awful. I just wanted to be a natural blonde again. Iam not sure how she was able to do it in one session but she did.. Thank you so much iam finally a Natural Blonde!!!!!!!

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Maria is a doll. My hair was very brassy and orangy it looked just awful. I just wanted to be a natural blonde again. Iam not sure how she was able to do it in one session but she did.. Thank you so much iam finally a Natural Blonde!!!!!!!

Pros: very zen reasonably priced

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I haven't seen many reviews of O2 that mentioned their student ""hair model"" cuts... I just got one of those, and it was a great experience. The student practicing on me was named MJ, and he did a fantastic job. \r
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The salon itself is lovely environment, and I'll definitely be going back.

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I haven't seen many reviews of O2 that mentioned their student ""hair model"" cuts... I just got one of those, and it was a great experience. The student practicing on me was named MJ, and he did a fantastic job. \r
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The salon itself is lovely environment, and I'll definitely be going back.

Pros: Nice people (and they listen to you!), great atmosphere, beautiful cut

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Salon o2 is very modern, tranquil and peaceful. More importantly I received the best highlights ever from Paula. My highlights make my hair look sun kissed. I love them! Ask for caramel colors and you will love the way Paula does them. She is amazing. Very nice too!

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Salon o2 is very modern, tranquil and peaceful. More importantly I received the best highlights ever from Paula. My highlights make my hair look sun kissed. I love them! Ask for caramel colors and you will love the way Paula does them. She is amazing. Very nice too!

Pros: Modern, Amazing Color

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I had so many bad haircuts in my life, never I had a stylist who look at my face, body shape and even considered my life style before recommending a hair style just for me! \r
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I felt like a VIP from the minute I walked in, the shampoo and services are top quality. Not to mention the great haircut that was tailored just for me! I had so many compliments from all my friends and family... This is my salon for life! \r
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Claudia

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I had so many bad haircuts in my life, never I had a stylist who look at my face, body shape and even considered my life style before recommending a hair style just for me! \r
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I felt like a VIP from the minute I walked in, the shampoo and services are top quality. Not to mention the great haircut that was tailored just for me! I had so many compliments from all my friends and family... This is my salon for life! \r
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Claudia

Pros: service

Cons: parking

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I visited Salon O2 and had a haircut with Hiroshi, I had many bad experiences prev, but this one was very positive. He gave me a very modern cut. I wanted something abit daring and he gave me bob with a very nice angle.

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I visited Salon O2 and had a haircut with Hiroshi, I had many bad experiences prev, but this one was very positive. He gave me a very modern cut. I wanted something abit daring and he gave me bob with a very nice angle.

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I've seen Hiroshi few times now and I must say he knows ins and outs of hair. He is very experienced with hair and knows how something is going to come out. If you show him a picture, he will make your hair look like it. His cut is well worth the money considering other prices for cuts. In fact, before him, I was at another salon where the stylist there now charges $200, and she was not as accurate with the cut. Just make sure you articulate what you want well so that there is no miscommunication. \r
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The only reason I didn't give 5 star is because I am very critical and 5 is only for absolute perfection where there is just that extra unexpected creativity with all the updated knowledge of hair trends.

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I've seen Hiroshi few times now and I must say he knows ins and outs of hair. He is very experienced with hair and knows how something is going to come out. If you show him a picture, he will make your hair look like it. His cut is well worth the money considering other prices for cuts. In fact, before him, I was at another salon where the stylist there now charges $200, and she was not as accurate with the cut. Just make sure you articulate what you want well so that there is no miscommunication. \r
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The only reason I didn't give 5 star is because I am very critical and 5 is only for absolute perfection where there is just that extra unexpected creativity with all the updated knowledge of hair trends.

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I've taken advantage of the Brazillian Relaxer Service they offer here and, I have to say, it's made my hair significantly easier to manage. It is well worth the money. I recommend it without hesitation.

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I've taken advantage of the Brazillian Relaxer Service they offer here and, I have to say, it's made my hair significantly easier to manage. It is well worth the money. I recommend it without hesitation.

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I had been trying to achieve the perfect hair color forever (okay maybe five years) and now I have it. I have gotten highlights and lowlights three times with Paula and I want to keep going to her forever!!! I have never consistently loved my hair color before (I always used to see pictures of celebs in magazines and bring them to the hair salon, saying ""make my hair this color, make my hair like that color,"" but now I am finally satisfied and it is a relief!) My hair was too blonde and very unhealthy before I started going to Paula. She gave me highlights but also lowlights that broke up the blonde a little and made the color look more natural. I have also been to her to get a protein treatment that made my hair feel MUCH healthier. Whenever I see myself in pictures now I think ""wow, my hair looks awesome"" :) Paula listens and knows what she is doing and is the sweetest thing ever. I also get my hair cut there, with Albert, and he is also amazing. He gave me the perfect amount of layers and actually listened when I said I only wanted an inch off. The salon has a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and everyone is very helpful. The people and the salon are so nice that I almost don't want to leave when everything is done. Anyway, I have recommended salon o2 to all my friends, and I will definitely be going here for a long time.

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I had been trying to achieve the perfect hair color forever (okay maybe five years) and now I have it. I have gotten highlights and lowlights three times with Paula and I want to keep going to her forever!!! I have never consistently loved my hair color before (I always used to see pictures of celebs in magazines and bring them to the hair salon, saying ""make my hair this color, make my hair like that color,"" but now I am finally satisfied and it is a relief!) My hair was too blonde and very unhealthy before I started going to Paula. She gave me highlights but also lowlights that broke up the blonde a little and made the color look more natural. I have also been to her to get a protein treatment that made my hair feel MUCH healthier. Whenever I see myself in pictures now I think ""wow, my hair looks awesome"" :) Paula listens and knows what she is doing and is the sweetest thing ever. I also get my hair cut there, with Albert, and he is also amazing. He gave me the perfect amount of layers and actually listened when I said I only wanted an inch off. The salon has a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and everyone is very helpful. The people and the salon are so nice that I almost don't want to leave when everything is done. Anyway, I have recommended salon o2 to all my friends, and I will definitely be going here for a long time.

Pros: friendly staff, laid-back atmosphere, amazing services

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I have lived in a number of large cities within 7 different states. My experience has been that it is ""special"" here at this salon. My cut is done by Penny and color by Sherwin. I receive compliments on color, cut and style frequently. I have been to other salons here in NY and elsewhere and paid much more for results that were not nearly as satisfactory. Give them a try. Take pictures and take time to communicate your lifestyle and preference - I'm sure you'll be happy with the outcome.

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I have lived in a number of large cities within 7 different states. My experience has been that it is ""special"" here at this salon. My cut is done by Penny and color by Sherwin. I receive compliments on color, cut and style frequently. I have been to other salons here in NY and elsewhere and paid much more for results that were not nearly as satisfactory. Give them a try. Take pictures and take time to communicate your lifestyle and preference - I'm sure you'll be happy with the outcome.

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I am really particular about my haircuts and color and have finally settled down with Maria. She is so talented and super sweet, and always does exactly what I ask for (except better). she uses warm colors that don't turn brassy, and places lighter pieces throughout your hair so that it perfectly picks up the light. my friends always say i look like a celebrity when she's done with me. love her.

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I am really particular about my haircuts and color and have finally settled down with Maria. She is so talented and super sweet, and always does exactly what I ask for (except better). she uses warm colors that don't turn brassy, and places lighter pieces throughout your hair so that it perfectly picks up the light. my friends always say i look like a celebrity when she's done with me. love her.

Pros: great color, friendly staff

Cons: slightly pricey, no head massages

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This salon is modern and has great decor. The salon is very spacious and with a zen like feel. They use great products (Phyto) etc. and my color came out perfect. I get compliments all the time. I got a half head of highlights and asked for a ""caramel"" color. They came out perfect!

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This salon is modern and has great decor. The salon is very spacious and with a zen like feel. They use great products (Phyto) etc. and my color came out perfect. I get compliments all the time. I got a half head of highlights and asked for a ""caramel"" color. They came out perfect!

Pros: modern, clean

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I have been to a million places for color, most are ok but not good enough to make me come back. I went to Sherwin and I love my color, it is exactly what I wanted, the color is very bright, and they actually did a good job on giving me a blowout afterwards! I have very curly hair so I never get a blowout that I actually like, not to mention that it is for free with color! I will definitely be going back to Sherwin and would recommend him to everyone. The environment is nice, laid-back, not stuffy, and it is a great space.

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I have been to a million places for color, most are ok but not good enough to make me come back. I went to Sherwin and I love my color, it is exactly what I wanted, the color is very bright, and they actually did a good job on giving me a blowout afterwards! I have very curly hair so I never get a blowout that I actually like, not to mention that it is for free with color! I will definitely be going back to Sherwin and would recommend him to everyone. The environment is nice, laid-back, not stuffy, and it is a great space.

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MARLENE is by far the best hair stylist I have ever experienced! She has a talent and ability that can only be described as exquisite. Being a performer and in the public eye, it had been very difficult to find a consistent and talented men's hair stylist until Marlene. She is an artist with highly tuned skill and cuts my hair in such a way that people always comment on it. I have literally had strangers approach me on the street to compliment my hair cut ( a first) I have recently relocated to LA and still will not let anyone else cut my hair until I come back to NYC for work, and go immediately to see Marlene. Yes she is that good. The salon is very pleasant, friendly and well maintained. If you are a stylish man who wants a fine tuned and elegant hair cut then Marlene is the stylist for you.

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MARLENE is by far the best hair stylist I have ever experienced! She has a talent and ability that can only be described as exquisite. Being a performer and in the public eye, it had been very difficult to find a consistent and talented men's hair stylist until Marlene. She is an artist with highly tuned skill and cuts my hair in such a way that people always comment on it. I have literally had strangers approach me on the street to compliment my hair cut ( a first) I have recently relocated to LA and still will not let anyone else cut my hair until I come back to NYC for work, and go immediately to see Marlene. Yes she is that good. The salon is very pleasant, friendly and well maintained. If you are a stylish man who wants a fine tuned and elegant hair cut then Marlene is the stylist for you.

Pros: clean pleasant and Marlene!

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If you are looking for a colorist, I recommend Maria. I recently moved to Manhattan and was hesistant to try a new place after being with my hairdresser for over 5 years. I have tried pretty much every color and have come to have high expectations. Maria did exactly what I asked for and made it look very natural. She is very precise and has a lot of patience. Her experience shows.

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If you are looking for a colorist, I recommend Maria. I recently moved to Manhattan and was hesistant to try a new place after being with my hairdresser for over 5 years. I have tried pretty much every color and have come to have high expectations. Maria did exactly what I asked for and made it look very natural. She is very precise and has a lot of patience. Her experience shows.

Pros: you'll leave feeling happy you have a great 'do

Cons: pricey

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I got the best hair cut by Hiroshi. The best service! They use the best quality products! Just recently had my hair colored there for the 1st time and I love it! 1st time in my life I left the hair salon after color process (blond color) and my hair was very soft!!!! Will never use anyone else!!!!

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I got the best hair cut by Hiroshi. The best service! They use the best quality products! Just recently had my hair colored there for the 1st time and I love it! 1st time in my life I left the hair salon after color process (blond color) and my hair was very soft!!!! Will never use anyone else!!!!

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Before discovering Salon 02- I went to another salon for japanese straightening. My hair was never wash and go. It was dry and in the humidity it kinked. I considered it a waste of money living in NYC in the summer!!\r
After reading the reviews on city search, I went to Salon 02 last year for the straightening. I first had a consult with Hiroshi (the owner). After, a week I had my appointment. It was exactly what I wanted...wash and go hair. It was soft, silky and shiny. A few weeks later, I ditched my hairstylists and decided to try Penny at Salon 02-I have been going to her ever since. I have extremely long hair and she was able to give me wonderful layers, bangs and body. What is wonderful is that every few weeks, I get complimentary bangs trims! I have never been happier with my hair. I always get compliments.\r
I redid the Japanese straightening again a few weeks ago (after a year)- and again, its excellent. I recommended it to a friend and she did it yesterday and was also amazed at the results. \r
It may be pricey compared to other salons in NYC- but its well worth the money. I have a few friends who went to the cheaper salons and none have the wash and go hair that I got at Salon 02.\r
The staff is friendly, helpful and honest. They tell you what will and won't work on your hair.I can say, that after living here for a few years, and trying numerous salons, I will never go back to any other salon but Salon 02!

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Before discovering Salon 02- I went to another salon for japanese straightening. My hair was never wash and go. It was dry and in the humidity it kinked. I considered it a waste of money living in NYC in the summer!!\r
After reading the reviews on city search, I went to Salon 02 last year for the straightening. I first had a consult with Hiroshi (the owner). After, a week I had my appointment. It was exactly what I wanted...wash and go hair. It was soft, silky and shiny. A few weeks later, I ditched my hairstylists and decided to try Penny at Salon 02-I have been going to her ever since. I have extremely long hair and she was able to give me wonderful layers, bangs and body. What is wonderful is that every few weeks, I get complimentary bangs trims! I have never been happier with my hair. I always get compliments.\r
I redid the Japanese straightening again a few weeks ago (after a year)- and again, its excellent. I recommended it to a friend and she did it yesterday and was also amazed at the results. \r
It may be pricey compared to other salons in NYC- but its well worth the money. I have a few friends who went to the cheaper salons and none have the wash and go hair that I got at Salon 02.\r
The staff is friendly, helpful and honest. They tell you what will and won't work on your hair.I can say, that after living here for a few years, and trying numerous salons, I will never go back to any other salon but Salon 02!

Pros: Service, Skill, Price,

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We have been going to Hiroshi for years. He always gives a great haircut for both of us and the salon is a very relaxing environment. Debbie also does a great job with manicures and pedicures.

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★★★★★

We have been going to Hiroshi for years. He always gives a great haircut for both of us and the salon is a very relaxing environment. Debbie also does a great job with manicures and pedicures.

Pros: great haircuts, relaxing environment

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I went to Salon O2 for my wedding updo and make-up, and Hiroshi is my hero. Every hair stylist I've gone to has commented about about hair's unusual texture--thick, heavy, long, resilient, and glossy/slippery. Nice hair, but very difficult for an updo. In the past, I've gone to many reputable high-end salons in NYC whenever I needed an updo for a special event. The outcome was always a tightly pulled back bun with many many pins to try and hold the look in place. Ouch, and not particularly interesting. \r
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Hiroshi was creative (and patient) in the design of the updo (better than anything I've seen in magazines) and how he used the pins. I was so impressed with his skills and the genuine care he took to helping me look my best on my wedding day. Thank you, Hiroshi! I also had my make-up professionally done at Salon O2. I left (not looking like a made-up doll which is what usually happens) but rather me plus plus. I didn't know I could look so good. It was really a transformation. At the wedding, I received almost more comments about my hair and make-up than my wedding dress!

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★★★★★

I went to Salon O2 for my wedding updo and make-up, and Hiroshi is my hero. Every hair stylist I've gone to has commented about about hair's unusual texture--thick, heavy, long, resilient, and glossy/slippery. Nice hair, but very difficult for an updo. In the past, I've gone to many reputable high-end salons in NYC whenever I needed an updo for a special event. The outcome was always a tightly pulled back bun with many many pins to try and hold the look in place. Ouch, and not particularly interesting. \r
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Hiroshi was creative (and patient) in the design of the updo (better than anything I've seen in magazines) and how he used the pins. I was so impressed with his skills and the genuine care he took to helping me look my best on my wedding day. Thank you, Hiroshi! I also had my make-up professionally done at Salon O2. I left (not looking like a made-up doll which is what usually happens) but rather me plus plus. I didn't know I could look so good. It was really a transformation. At the wedding, I received almost more comments about my hair and make-up than my wedding dress!

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This Salon is so superb with my hair,I wish I could have them live in my home with me!The price is worth it when you compare them with others and see just how good they are here.\r
Be careful with the New receptionist-he screwed up my appointment and then he tried to give me the phone number of another salon where his ""friend"" works and he told me they could ""help me out""......

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★★★★★

This Salon is so superb with my hair,I wish I could have them live in my home with me!The price is worth it when you compare them with others and see just how good they are here.\r
Be careful with the New receptionist-he screwed up my appointment and then he tried to give me the phone number of another salon where his ""friend"" works and he told me they could ""help me out""......

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I had a truly sensational haircut and highlighting experience with Hiroshi. Back in LA, I employed a fabulous stylist and was a loyal customer to him for many years. Ever since I moved to NY, I've been hesitant to seek out someone else. Once you've trampled through so many and think you've found the one, it's hard to want to restart that whole process all over again. However, Hiroshi surpassed my expectations. I wanted a simple, layered cut on wavy hair (previously color-treated and ceramic permed.) And he delivered. The cut neatly framed and accentuated my face shape. The color turned out spectacular as well. It has all the highlites in all the right places and the definition I want in my hair. Yet, it looks completely natural, albeit being Asian with ""natural"" dark hair. Three hours with Hiroshi went by quickly, yet it felt like time came to a standstill. The atmosphere was peaceful. The decor conveyed tranquility. The staff was genuinely hospitable and paid a lot of attention to my needs, yet they're not constantly in your face. I didn't sense a hierarchy with the staff. There were no elitisms. Everyone worked together in harmony. Hiroshi worked at a moderate place and he never allowed me to be bored. He did all the work on my hair himself and even monitored toner application at the sink. He's also a great conversationalist, especially if you had an interest in Buddhism... he could tell you all about it! Money comes and goes, but a salon experience with the shear master is priceless.

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★★★★★

I had a truly sensational haircut and highlighting experience with Hiroshi. Back in LA, I employed a fabulous stylist and was a loyal customer to him for many years. Ever since I moved to NY, I've been hesitant to seek out someone else. Once you've trampled through so many and think you've found the one, it's hard to want to restart that whole process all over again. However, Hiroshi surpassed my expectations. I wanted a simple, layered cut on wavy hair (previously color-treated and ceramic permed.) And he delivered. The cut neatly framed and accentuated my face shape. The color turned out spectacular as well. It has all the highlites in all the right places and the definition I want in my hair. Yet, it looks completely natural, albeit being Asian with ""natural"" dark hair. Three hours with Hiroshi went by quickly, yet it felt like time came to a standstill. The atmosphere was peaceful. The decor conveyed tranquility. The staff was genuinely hospitable and paid a lot of attention to my needs, yet they're not constantly in your face. I didn't sense a hierarchy with the staff. There were no elitisms. Everyone worked together in harmony. Hiroshi worked at a moderate place and he never allowed me to be bored. He did all the work on my hair himself and even monitored toner application at the sink. He's also a great conversationalist, especially if you had an interest in Buddhism... he could tell you all about it! Money comes and goes, but a salon experience with the shear master is priceless.

Pros: everything

Cons: price tag (however, it was expected)

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Great price. Great cut. Great people. Great atmosphere.\r
Steve is passionate about what he does and it shows!

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★★★★★

Great price. Great cut. Great people. Great atmosphere.\r
Steve is passionate about what he does and it shows!

Pros: Cut, price, people, decor...

Cons: Somebody check the shampooist's pulse...no massage, no scrub, nothing special

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I am currently a cosmetology student learning to cut and color hair, so it's no surprise that there are a number of students and teachers who would be willing to cut my hair for free. Thing is, I am very, very picky. I have a short hair, and haircuts tend to be a nightmare. I am always worried I will end up looking like I have a mans hair cut, or worse, no particular ""style"" at all. In an effort to find someone who could bring me an edgy European short a-line cut, I made an appointment with Hiroshi, the owner of Salon 02. Lucky me, he had an appointment open that evening. From the moment I walked in I felt at ease. The receptionist was an absolute darling, he took my coat and bag, while we cracked a few jokes. After changing, I was offered a drink and a comfortable spot to sit. I had arrived almost a half an hour early, and Hiroshi made time to come over and greet me while explaining that he had one client before me. Again, I was early, and he had me in his chair on time. Our consultation was great. I told him what I was looking for and gave him the freedom to add anything he wanted. The assistant was very friendly, and helped me out with some special needs (healing ear piercings) while she washed my hair. As for the cut with Hiroshi....and remember this is coming from another hairstylist...amazing! He put so much detail into the cut, creating striking angles that complimented my head and face shape. I learned a great deal from Hiroshi, and I will be back for more. Thanks again Salon 02...you were all wonderful to be around!

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★★★★★

I am currently a cosmetology student learning to cut and color hair, so it's no surprise that there are a number of students and teachers who would be willing to cut my hair for free. Thing is, I am very, very picky. I have a short hair, and haircuts tend to be a nightmare. I am always worried I will end up looking like I have a mans hair cut, or worse, no particular ""style"" at all. In an effort to find someone who could bring me an edgy European short a-line cut, I made an appointment with Hiroshi, the owner of Salon 02. Lucky me, he had an appointment open that evening. From the moment I walked in I felt at ease. The receptionist was an absolute darling, he took my coat and bag, while we cracked a few jokes. After changing, I was offered a drink and a comfortable spot to sit. I had arrived almost a half an hour early, and Hiroshi made time to come over and greet me while explaining that he had one client before me. Again, I was early, and he had me in his chair on time. Our consultation was great. I told him what I was looking for and gave him the freedom to add anything he wanted. The assistant was very friendly, and helped me out with some special needs (healing ear piercings) while she washed my hair. As for the cut with Hiroshi....and remember this is coming from another hairstylist...amazing! He put so much detail into the cut, creating striking angles that complimented my head and face shape. I learned a great deal from Hiroshi, and I will be back for more. Thanks again Salon 02...you were all wonderful to be around!

Pros: Talented Stylists, Beautiful Salon, Great Location

Cons: None!

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After my stylist moved, (I faithfully saw her for three years), I booked an appointment with Hiroshi based on the reviews here. I've since been back twice and now that I've found Hiroshi / Salon 02, I won't go anywhere else. He cuts hair beautifully, and is a very down to earth, nice person. He is truly concerned that you are happy with your cut, and takes his time with you. \r
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The vibe of the salon is calm, quiet, and personable. The staff are friendly and accomodating. (No attitude! No waits long past your scheduled appointment!) When I've booked appointments far in advance, the salon calls close to the date to confirm.\r
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I can't recommend Hiroshi / Salon 02 more highly, and do whenever people ask who cuts my hair. A cut with Hiroshi's not cheap, but he's totally worth it! \r

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★★★★★

After my stylist moved, (I faithfully saw her for three years), I booked an appointment with Hiroshi based on the reviews here. I've since been back twice and now that I've found Hiroshi / Salon 02, I won't go anywhere else. He cuts hair beautifully, and is a very down to earth, nice person. He is truly concerned that you are happy with your cut, and takes his time with you. \r
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The vibe of the salon is calm, quiet, and personable. The staff are friendly and accomodating. (No attitude! No waits long past your scheduled appointment!) When I've booked appointments far in advance, the salon calls close to the date to confirm.\r
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I can't recommend Hiroshi / Salon 02 more highly, and do whenever people ask who cuts my hair. A cut with Hiroshi's not cheap, but he's totally worth it! \r

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I had conducted a lot of research before calling O2. I made an appointment for Japanese Hair Straightening. Though there isn't a detailed description on the website regarding the process, the receptionist put me at ease by explaining this treatment is very popular with their clients....and they are very satisfied. During my consultation, Hiroshi (who is also the owner) explained the process and was very personable. It's been a few months since my treatment and I must say that it has been a success! For those first timers - make sure you set aside at least 1/2 a day for this treatment. \r
The staff at O2 is very knowledgable and professional. The atmosphere at the Salon is very Zen-like. I will definitely return!

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★★★★★

I had conducted a lot of research before calling O2. I made an appointment for Japanese Hair Straightening. Though there isn't a detailed description on the website regarding the process, the receptionist put me at ease by explaining this treatment is very popular with their clients....and they are very satisfied. During my consultation, Hiroshi (who is also the owner) explained the process and was very personable. It's been a few months since my treatment and I must say that it has been a success! For those first timers - make sure you set aside at least 1/2 a day for this treatment. \r
The staff at O2 is very knowledgable and professional. The atmosphere at the Salon is very Zen-like. I will definitely return!

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After reading the reviews here, I was skeptical, but didn't know where else to go (especially since I've tried out several other well-known salons)...but I'm so glad I went! I got a great no-fuss haircut (what I asked for) and a fabulous blowout from Hiroshi. I have watched dozens of haircutters cut my hair and Hiroshi is the only one who seemed to really understand my hair type and head shape. Its pricey, but worth every penny!!!

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★★★★★

After reading the reviews here, I was skeptical, but didn't know where else to go (especially since I've tried out several other well-known salons)...but I'm so glad I went! I got a great no-fuss haircut (what I asked for) and a fabulous blowout from Hiroshi. I have watched dozens of haircutters cut my hair and Hiroshi is the only one who seemed to really understand my hair type and head shape. Its pricey, but worth every penny!!!

Pros: attentive skilled staff, close to subway

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At the recommendation of a citysearch review, I went to this salon because I was fed up with my hair. I had been growing it out but had NO idea what to do with it since I do not have the time, patience or skill to style it myself each morning. And I had spent enough on less expensive cuts that looked great in the salon but terrible the morning after and everyday following. So I needed a haircut that would look great all on its own. In comes Hiroshi. I made an appointment, described I needed a haircut that required no styling to look great and feminine and in 30 minutes I had this wonderful haircut that my husband described as elegant. What's funny is that I don't generally go to higher end salons (I have 3 kids and they've hijacked my wallet) so maybe this is ""normal"" for the best in the business...but while Hiroshi was cutting it, he took a step back from the chair I was sitting in, looked at my profile and studied it in the same way Tiger Woods would study a golf shot on the green. He was completely engaged and not at all mindlessly cutting. So you can't argue with his approach or his results. I could not be happier.

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★★★★★

At the recommendation of a citysearch review, I went to this salon because I was fed up with my hair. I had been growing it out but had NO idea what to do with it since I do not have the time, patience or skill to style it myself each morning. And I had spent enough on less expensive cuts that looked great in the salon but terrible the morning after and everyday following. So I needed a haircut that would look great all on its own. In comes Hiroshi. I made an appointment, described I needed a haircut that required no styling to look great and feminine and in 30 minutes I had this wonderful haircut that my husband described as elegant. What's funny is that I don't generally go to higher end salons (I have 3 kids and they've hijacked my wallet) so maybe this is ""normal"" for the best in the business...but while Hiroshi was cutting it, he took a step back from the chair I was sitting in, looked at my profile and studied it in the same way Tiger Woods would study a golf shot on the green. He was completely engaged and not at all mindlessly cutting. So you can't argue with his approach or his results. I could not be happier.

Pros: Clean, comfortable, kind staff, convenient location

Cons: Expensive

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I was highly recommended to Marlene after being subjected to so many bad haircuts, I had lost faith in the profession.\r
I could not believe that\r
So many hairsylist do not know how to cut Men's hair! \r
Alas.... MARLENE! \r
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From the very first consultation, I immediatly felt at ease ,to know I was in the best hands.\r
She Is the most consumate professional,as she takes her work Very seriously,but not herself.\r
It was a wonderful experience ,to say the least.\r
She devised a haircut that not only suited my face , It was effortless to care for,Wash & Wear\r
This woman takes pride in her work ,as I am a walking testimony.\r
I have never RECIEVED so many compliments from both men and woman!\r
THANK YOU MARLENE YOUR # 1 !

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★★★★★

I was highly recommended to Marlene after being subjected to so many bad haircuts, I had lost faith in the profession.\r
I could not believe that\r
So many hairsylist do not know how to cut Men's hair! \r
Alas.... MARLENE! \r
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From the very first consultation, I immediatly felt at ease ,to know I was in the best hands.\r
She Is the most consumate professional,as she takes her work Very seriously,but not herself.\r
It was a wonderful experience ,to say the least.\r
She devised a haircut that not only suited my face , It was effortless to care for,Wash & Wear\r
This woman takes pride in her work ,as I am a walking testimony.\r
I have never RECIEVED so many compliments from both men and woman!\r
THANK YOU MARLENE YOUR # 1 !

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I can't say enough about Maria!! finally a new york colorist who can give me back my Cali. blondes. she's just so wonderful and patient, I highly recommend her! The salon is so relaxing and the staff is just perfect.......

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about Maria!! finally a new york colorist who can give me back my Cali. blondes. she's just so wonderful and patient, I highly recommend her! The salon is so relaxing and the staff is just perfect.......

Pros: great atmosphere and staff

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I will not go anywhere else!!!! Jeanise is absolutely unbelievable for color. She is truly talented. You know she is good because she does many of the stylists' hair at the salon. On top of that, she is so incredibly nice! Everyone who works here is nice. I highly highly recommend.

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★★★★★

I will not go anywhere else!!!! Jeanise is absolutely unbelievable for color. She is truly talented. You know she is good because she does many of the stylists' hair at the salon. On top of that, she is so incredibly nice! Everyone who works here is nice. I highly highly recommend.

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Maria did my color I thought she was amazing! If your looking for someone who knows how to blend colors that others try and cannot, I highly recomend her to all!

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★★★★★

Maria did my color I thought she was amazing! If your looking for someone who knows how to blend colors that others try and cannot, I highly recomend her to all!

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Over the past couple of years its been hard to find a good colorist who's honest, talented, and has good taste. Then I saw Maria and I've never been so happy with my hair!! I get constant compliments on the highlights she gave me. She is an absolutely wonderful colorist and a lovely individual! I highly recommend her!!!

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★★★★★

Over the past couple of years its been hard to find a good colorist who's honest, talented, and has good taste. Then I saw Maria and I've never been so happy with my hair!! I get constant compliments on the highlights she gave me. She is an absolutely wonderful colorist and a lovely individual! I highly recommend her!!!

Pros: wonderful place with a terrific staff!

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After years of trying to find the right colorist and many disasterous experiences I randomly found Maria after reading numerous positive reviews on city search- and I was not dissapointed. She took her time to look at the many pictures I had brought in, and sat there and evaluated how each color would look with my skin tone. She also used many techniques I had never seen before, and the result was exactly what I wanted! She gave me strict instructions to make sure the color lasts as long a spossible- and I already have an appt. in 5 weeks to go back for a gloss and touch up. If you haven't gotten what you were looking for yet- RUN to Maria!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

After years of trying to find the right colorist and many disasterous experiences I randomly found Maria after reading numerous positive reviews on city search- and I was not dissapointed. She took her time to look at the many pictures I had brought in, and sat there and evaluated how each color would look with my skin tone. She also used many techniques I had never seen before, and the result was exactly what I wanted! She gave me strict instructions to make sure the color lasts as long a spossible- and I already have an appt. in 5 weeks to go back for a gloss and touch up. If you haven't gotten what you were looking for yet- RUN to Maria!!!!!!!

Pros: Maria is GREAT!

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this is the best salon i've ever been too! great atmosphere, friendly staff, very attentive. i got my cut and color by albert and jeanise. both were excellent. I was lookin for more volume to my hair, which is very thin, and the layered cut was perfect. just the right length and amount of layering. for the highlighting, i wanted soemthing natural with my black hair, but without coming out like orange streaks. She showed me samples of what the color would turn out to be. I didn't expect much from them since they usually don't turn out like the samples, but they were exactly what i'd wanted. I'm so so extremely pleased! finally a high end salon that's worth the money...I am definitely going to be a regular here =D

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★★★★★

this is the best salon i've ever been too! great atmosphere, friendly staff, very attentive. i got my cut and color by albert and jeanise. both were excellent. I was lookin for more volume to my hair, which is very thin, and the layered cut was perfect. just the right length and amount of layering. for the highlighting, i wanted soemthing natural with my black hair, but without coming out like orange streaks. She showed me samples of what the color would turn out to be. I didn't expect much from them since they usually don't turn out like the samples, but they were exactly what i'd wanted. I'm so so extremely pleased! finally a high end salon that's worth the money...I am definitely going to be a regular here =D

Pros: attentive staff, great atmosphere, excellent stylist and colorist with a lot of skill

Cons: it is a little pricey, but i think it was worth the money

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I have very curly hair and I like to wear it straight. I believe that most stylists cringe at the notion of blowdrying long curly hair. I asked the salon for a stylist who wouldn't shy away from the task and who would be able to do good work with my type of hair and they recommended Albert. I requested a layered cut that would frame my face and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, Albert took extra time and used both a blower and a straightening iron to ensure I got the look I wanted. He was patient and confident which put me at ease. What resulted was a wonderful cut and straight silky hair. And what was really amazing was that the end product withstood a rainy/100% humidity day. I will definitely be back!

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★★★★★

I have very curly hair and I like to wear it straight. I believe that most stylists cringe at the notion of blowdrying long curly hair. I asked the salon for a stylist who wouldn't shy away from the task and who would be able to do good work with my type of hair and they recommended Albert. I requested a layered cut that would frame my face and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, Albert took extra time and used both a blower and a straightening iron to ensure I got the look I wanted. He was patient and confident which put me at ease. What resulted was a wonderful cut and straight silky hair. And what was really amazing was that the end product withstood a rainy/100% humidity day. I will definitely be back!

Pros: I didn't have to wait. Staff was professional and curteous.

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I am such a lazy person to control my hair every morning..., believe or not...After I tried Hiroshi's Hair Cut, I do not have to worry about styling any longer. I strongly recommend if you are lazy person like me, ask Hiroshi his special Hair Cut for your head shape and hair volume. He understands perfectly with comtemporary sense! Thank you so much...I will come back soon!

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★★★★★

I am such a lazy person to control my hair every morning..., believe or not...After I tried Hiroshi's Hair Cut, I do not have to worry about styling any longer. I strongly recommend if you are lazy person like me, ask Hiroshi his special Hair Cut for your head shape and hair volume. He understands perfectly with comtemporary sense! Thank you so much...I will come back soon!

Pros: Easy Self-styling after Hiroshi's Hair Cut

 

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