Vanilla Hair Spa

★★★★★
Fresh and fun looks are created daily at this energetic Manhattan salon.
  • 1590 Third Ave

    New York, NY 10128

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  • 212-426-0046

About Vanilla Hair Spa

Hours
Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Tue 10:30am-8pm, Thu 10:30am-8pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm

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Wanted to join the group of reviewers to compliment a stylist working in Vanilla Hair place. After talking to my co-worker - impressed by her new stylish haircut, I asked for reference and was referred to Leon in Vanilla Hair. He was very

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★★★★★

Wanted to join the group of reviewers to compliment a stylist working in Vanilla Hair place. After talking to my co-worker - impressed by her new stylish haircut, I asked for reference and was referred to Leon in Vanilla Hair. He was very

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really like, good spa and service.

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★★★★★

really like, good spa and service.

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I trimmed off a long section of my hair myself and just needed to get the rough edges shaped (simple bob).

I was a walk-in on Feb 5 2010, advertised as $25. Again, no complaint about the cut BUT the stylist did not tell me that "sure" to a blowdry would take the charge from 25 to 57 dollars!

This is a very bad business practice of non-disclosure. I would have said NO to the blow-dry, esp. since I had a quick trim. the receptionist gave me the brush-off and wouldn't look me in the eye when I complained.

May file complaint with BBB.

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★★☆☆☆

I trimmed off a long section of my hair myself and just needed to get the rough edges shaped (simple bob).

I was a walk-in on Feb 5 2010, advertised as $25. Again, no complaint about the cut BUT the stylist did not tell me that "sure" to a blowdry would take the charge from 25 to 57 dollars!

This is a very bad business practice of non-disclosure. I would have said NO to the blow-dry, esp. since I had a quick trim. the receptionist gave me the brush-off and wouldn't look me in the eye when I complained.

May file complaint with BBB.

Pros: good stylist

Cons: pricing etiquette

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I live in a small city where it is really hard to find a good stylist, let alone one who customizes a cut/color according to hair type, face shape, etc. My cut from Ilena is unbelievable--I now fear that I need to travel 450 miles every 8 weeks to keep it in shape. She took a great deal of time to make sure that everything was PERFECT--and it is!!! She then talked about color and suggested a different shade for my highlights. Even though I wasn't scheduled for color, Ilena fit me into her schedule and did and incredible job. I loved everything about my experience at this salon--I recommend it to anyone!! See ya in a couple of months, Ilena!!

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★★★★★

I live in a small city where it is really hard to find a good stylist, let alone one who customizes a cut/color according to hair type, face shape, etc. My cut from Ilena is unbelievable--I now fear that I need to travel 450 miles every 8 weeks to keep it in shape. She took a great deal of time to make sure that everything was PERFECT--and it is!!! She then talked about color and suggested a different shade for my highlights. Even though I wasn't scheduled for color, Ilena fit me into her schedule and did and incredible job. I loved everything about my experience at this salon--I recommend it to anyone!! See ya in a couple of months, Ilena!!

Pros: best color and cut

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IT IS SO CLOSE TO MY APARTMENT ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE. I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE COMMING OUT OF THE STORE,AND LOOKING VERY GOOD . I TOOK MY CHANCE AND WALKED IN. I HAD LINDA DO MY HAIR. SHE IS VERY NICE ,EVEN IF SHE RIDES A MOTORCYCLE(DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER) ..AND SHE DID MY HAIR EXCELLENT ... AS LONG AS I LIVE IN THE TRI STATE AREA , I AM HER CLIENT ......GOOD WORK LINDA AND THANKS AGAIN FOR MY GREAT HAIR......ACTUALLY EVEN IF I HAD TO RELOCATE, I MIGHT FIND A WAY TO FIT A TRIP TO NYC TO GET MY HAIR DONE BY HER....DEFINITE KEEPER...THANKS AGAIN VERY SATISFIED

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★★★★★

IT IS SO CLOSE TO MY APARTMENT ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE. I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE COMMING OUT OF THE STORE,AND LOOKING VERY GOOD . I TOOK MY CHANCE AND WALKED IN. I HAD LINDA DO MY HAIR. SHE IS VERY NICE ,EVEN IF SHE RIDES A MOTORCYCLE(DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER) ..AND SHE DID MY HAIR EXCELLENT ... AS LONG AS I LIVE IN THE TRI STATE AREA , I AM HER CLIENT ......GOOD WORK LINDA AND THANKS AGAIN FOR MY GREAT HAIR......ACTUALLY EVEN IF I HAD TO RELOCATE, I MIGHT FIND A WAY TO FIT A TRIP TO NYC TO GET MY HAIR DONE BY HER....DEFINITE KEEPER...THANKS AGAIN VERY SATISFIED

Pros: VERY CONVIENENT

Cons: NONE

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I had hair down the shoulders and i wanted to cut is off completely. i went to three places and noone wanted to do it for me and i was very upset about it. One of my friends attends this salon often and she told me that they have great walk-in specials. On Monday i called, and the receptionist was so kind and so helpfull (remember first impression is a key). So she booked me with Judy. She cut my hair exactly how i wanted it. The hair cut was so great that i didn't even think it was going to look that beatiful on me. I was very happy and the price was less than what it should be. Highly reccomend the place. The staff is very kind.

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★★★★★

I had hair down the shoulders and i wanted to cut is off completely. i went to three places and noone wanted to do it for me and i was very upset about it. One of my friends attends this salon often and she told me that they have great walk-in specials. On Monday i called, and the receptionist was so kind and so helpfull (remember first impression is a key). So she booked me with Judy. She cut my hair exactly how i wanted it. The hair cut was so great that i didn't even think it was going to look that beatiful on me. I was very happy and the price was less than what it should be. Highly reccomend the place. The staff is very kind.

Pros: Love the haircut

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Dennis did my blowout on a whim one Saturday afternoon when I couldn't get an appt. at one of the "high end" salons. It turned out to be the best I've ever gotten in the city---even better than Bumble and Bumble!

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★★★★★

Dennis did my blowout on a whim one Saturday afternoon when I couldn't get an appt. at one of the "high end" salons. It turned out to be the best I've ever gotten in the city---even better than Bumble and Bumble!

Pros: Super clean, really friendly, affordable!

Cons: None

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I was referred to Dennis 4 years ago because I needed someone to save my hair after a very bad hair extension job done by another salon. Ever since that moment he has been my hero making sure my hair looks fab even when I style it and not only when I leave the salon.

I love to walk in every time, sit down and just let it happen. Whatever he does to my hair it's always spot on and I never get that question of "how do you want it". Because I'm not the expert and I don't know what works for me. But now I know that Dennis definitely makes it work for me.

Thanks Dennis. You rock! Every time.

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★★★★★

I was referred to Dennis 4 years ago because I needed someone to save my hair after a very bad hair extension job done by another salon. Ever since that moment he has been my hero making sure my hair looks fab even when I style it and not only when I leave the salon.

I love to walk in every time, sit down and just let it happen. Whatever he does to my hair it's always spot on and I never get that question of "how do you want it". Because I'm not the expert and I don't know what works for me. But now I know that Dennis definitely makes it work for me.

Thanks Dennis. You rock! Every time.

Pros: He knows your hair better than you do

Cons: Absolutely none

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I was sent to Linda , to style and highlight my hair . A friend recommended her to me . The stroe is very pretty. The recepcionst was very nice and helpful. The girl who washed my hair did a relaxing head massage for me .........ahhhhhh..... that was the best! My hair came out fantastic ! I love my cut , and my Highlights look beautiful and my hair feels soft and looks shinny.
If you need to have your hair look great , go see Linda.

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★★★★★

I was sent to Linda , to style and highlight my hair . A friend recommended her to me . The stroe is very pretty. The recepcionst was very nice and helpful. The girl who washed my hair did a relaxing head massage for me .........ahhhhhh..... that was the best! My hair came out fantastic ! I love my cut , and my Highlights look beautiful and my hair feels soft and looks shinny.
If you need to have your hair look great , go see Linda.

Pros: pretty place and good vibe

Cons: non

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I have been going to Ilena at Vanilla Hair Spa for about 2 years now and she truly is the "Blonde Specialist" for highlights. I have tried numerous very expensive NYC salons and gotten disasterous results ( the color kept coming out a horrible blond/orange color). I love beige/ash blonde highlights and thought it was hopeless that no colorist would EVER get it right, but when I found Ilena, I got EXACTLY what I asked for! Vanilla has a very nice, attentive staff and the salon is comfortable and non-pretentious, with very reasonable prices! GO TO VANILLA!! :-)

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Ilena at Vanilla Hair Spa for about 2 years now and she truly is the "Blonde Specialist" for highlights. I have tried numerous very expensive NYC salons and gotten disasterous results ( the color kept coming out a horrible blond/orange color). I love beige/ash blonde highlights and thought it was hopeless that no colorist would EVER get it right, but when I found Ilena, I got EXACTLY what I asked for! Vanilla has a very nice, attentive staff and the salon is comfortable and non-pretentious, with very reasonable prices! GO TO VANILLA!! :-)

Pros: Color specialists, very reasonable prices, can get an appointment quickly!

Cons: NONE!

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I had a great experience here!! I just walked in and was immediately taken care of. Dennis cut and blew out my hair, and he is FABULOUS! I was so impressed. I have been to so many salons in New York trying to find a place I really love, and I have found it!! And the price tag is a lot more affordable than the other salons I have visited. GO GO GO! You'll walk out with wonderful hair!

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★★★★★

I had a great experience here!! I just walked in and was immediately taken care of. Dennis cut and blew out my hair, and he is FABULOUS! I was so impressed. I have been to so many salons in New York trying to find a place I really love, and I have found it!! And the price tag is a lot more affordable than the other salons I have visited. GO GO GO! You'll walk out with wonderful hair!

Pros: Service, Price

Cons: I haven't found any yet...

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If you want your locks sun kissed or completely transformed into Blonde Goddess status then make an appointment with Ilena! She has amazed me with her talents, a complete color wizard. I promise you once you go you'll never let another colorist touch your hair, she's just that good!
Before I use to go to some fancy salons, spend a lot of money ($300.00!!!!for hair cut) untill I found "Vanilla Hair Spa". Now I am safe. My hair look healthy and beautiful for less:) money than I spend before. I love it!

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★★★★★

If you want your locks sun kissed or completely transformed into Blonde Goddess status then make an appointment with Ilena! She has amazed me with her talents, a complete color wizard. I promise you once you go you'll never let another colorist touch your hair, she's just that good!
Before I use to go to some fancy salons, spend a lot of money ($300.00!!!!for hair cut) untill I found "Vanilla Hair Spa". Now I am safe. My hair look healthy and beautiful for less:) money than I spend before. I love it!

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I needed a place to get my hair done , my former stylist left the city for warmer grounds down south ... help ... now what , I had tried a few friends stylist but was not happy so,I still had no stylist , my hair is growing and my roots are showing .I was looking on city search and found this place , it had a good review and I tried Vanilla Hair spa ,, I found Linda , and she is fabulous ,, she is now maintaining my hair very well !, very satisfied ...highly recomend her ,,

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★★★★★

I needed a place to get my hair done , my former stylist left the city for warmer grounds down south ... help ... now what , I had tried a few friends stylist but was not happy so,I still had no stylist , my hair is growing and my roots are showing .I was looking on city search and found this place , it had a good review and I tried Vanilla Hair spa ,, I found Linda , and she is fabulous ,, she is now maintaining my hair very well !, very satisfied ...highly recomend her ,,

Pros: knowlegable friendly staff

Cons: you can miss the store if your not paying attention ..

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He is great , I love how he does my hair ...I am a fan ...he has colored my hair , curled my hair, cut my hair and its all good ... hes so cute too... thanks babe ,, great hair ... love itttttt.

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★★★★★

He is great , I love how he does my hair ...I am a fan ...he has colored my hair , curled my hair, cut my hair and its all good ... hes so cute too... thanks babe ,, great hair ... love itttttt.

Pros: pretty store

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I went into Vanilla Hair Spa not expecting more then a touch up you know get your hair cut looks the same only even and clean. After talking to the the stylist I decided to let them give me a new look. And WOW was I surprised at how great my hair looks now and the price around $50 which is pretty good for a wash and cut but as a image upgrade to my looks priceless.... I would high recommend getting your hair done there...

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★★★★☆

I went into Vanilla Hair Spa not expecting more then a touch up you know get your hair cut looks the same only even and clean. After talking to the the stylist I decided to let them give me a new look. And WOW was I surprised at how great my hair looks now and the price around $50 which is pretty good for a wash and cut but as a image upgrade to my looks priceless.... I would high recommend getting your hair done there...

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My brother goes here for his hair. Likes the way it comes out but says it's expensive. I picked him up after one cut and thought the salon seemed decent enough, especially for a guy.

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★★★☆☆

My brother goes here for his hair. Likes the way it comes out but says it's expensive. I picked him up after one cut and thought the salon seemed decent enough, especially for a guy.

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After trying many places in Soho, Midtown and the UWS, I finally decided to try this place after reading the reviews on Citysearch. I am so glad I did! I got a half highlight with free cut from Linda and I am so glad I did. She was very knowledgeable about what I needed and I loved my cut and color. The best I have had since moving to NYC, and I was very happy with the price. Teresa gave me the best shampoo and head massage ever. Highly, highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

After trying many places in Soho, Midtown and the UWS, I finally decided to try this place after reading the reviews on Citysearch. I am so glad I did! I got a half highlight with free cut from Linda and I am so glad I did. She was very knowledgeable about what I needed and I loved my cut and color. The best I have had since moving to NYC, and I was very happy with the price. Teresa gave me the best shampoo and head massage ever. Highly, highly recommend it!

Pros: Knowledgeable, attentive staff

Cons: Dont use products during the blowout

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wow,, I am sooooooooooo happy:):):) now.
My hair was a disaster , I had gone to a very expensive salon in Mid town that was recommened to me from a co worker. I spent a small fortune on some famous idiot to do my highlights and only to have him ruin my hair .I was told about VANILLA HAIR SPA , this local salon a few months ago by another girl who I meet and she had amazing highlights ,, but unfortunately I chose the wrong place ,,
well now I was forced to do something with my brassy ugly hair , and the salon that did them only jerked me around more , I was so upset ,,,
Thats when thank god I found VANILLA HAIR SPA ,,,, there I was with my horrible brassy roots almost in tears and I meet this GREAT ! colorist 'LINDA " , I had heard good things about her from the neighborhood , all the locals know her and say shes does amazing work . some people at the gym have mentioned her too .Now its my turn ...
Linda fixed my hair,, she was so thoughtful and professional I felt totally comfortable in her hands.
I will never go to these over priced superstar salons anymore ..and the prices are reasonable . I am staying here Vanilla Hair Spa I thank you for your great service and fixing my hair a loyal client ... forever :):):)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.........ASK FOR LINDA .. She is the best..

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★★★★★

wow,, I am sooooooooooo happy:):):) now.
My hair was a disaster , I had gone to a very expensive salon in Mid town that was recommened to me from a co worker. I spent a small fortune on some famous idiot to do my highlights and only to have him ruin my hair .I was told about VANILLA HAIR SPA , this local salon a few months ago by another girl who I meet and she had amazing highlights ,, but unfortunately I chose the wrong place ,,
well now I was forced to do something with my brassy ugly hair , and the salon that did them only jerked me around more , I was so upset ,,,
Thats when thank god I found VANILLA HAIR SPA ,,,, there I was with my horrible brassy roots almost in tears and I meet this GREAT ! colorist 'LINDA " , I had heard good things about her from the neighborhood , all the locals know her and say shes does amazing work . some people at the gym have mentioned her too .Now its my turn ...
Linda fixed my hair,, she was so thoughtful and professional I felt totally comfortable in her hands.
I will never go to these over priced superstar salons anymore ..and the prices are reasonable . I am staying here Vanilla Hair Spa I thank you for your great service and fixing my hair a loyal client ... forever :):):)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.........ASK FOR LINDA .. She is the best..

Pros: PROFESSIONAL STAFF , GREAT SETTING,CLEAN

Cons: NOTHING

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Ilena has been my hair stylist for the past 7 years and she is absolutely fabulous. She both cuts and colors my hair , it's surprisingly affordable, given how expensive NY salons can be. Her haircuts last a long time and grow out really nicely. Ilena can do a funky 'do or a conservative one depending on your personal style. I get compliments on my highlights constantly. Ilena also does an amazing blow-out on my curly hair -- it's poker-straight, smooth & super-shiny by the time she's through with it. This is a salon with no pretense; it's warm & welcoming and the focus really is on beautiful hair. You'll be in excellent hands with Ilena and your hair will look fantastic. Allow for a little extra time to find parking so you won't be late for your appointment like I usually am :-)

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★★★★★

Ilena has been my hair stylist for the past 7 years and she is absolutely fabulous. She both cuts and colors my hair , it's surprisingly affordable, given how expensive NY salons can be. Her haircuts last a long time and grow out really nicely. Ilena can do a funky 'do or a conservative one depending on your personal style. I get compliments on my highlights constantly. Ilena also does an amazing blow-out on my curly hair -- it's poker-straight, smooth & super-shiny by the time she's through with it. This is a salon with no pretense; it's warm & welcoming and the focus really is on beautiful hair. You'll be in excellent hands with Ilena and your hair will look fantastic. Allow for a little extra time to find parking so you won't be late for your appointment like I usually am :-)

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I was looking for a new place closer to my apartment to get my hair done. I made the ultimate mistake by chosing this place. I went in for a simple highlight and trim. the highlights are OK, but definitely not what i wanted. she would have known that if she had taken 30 seconds to ask what color i wanted. but the worst part is when she started the cut. i specifically told her that i was growing everything out and to only TRIM the ends. it only took her about 4 minutes to cut my hair, so i assumed that she had only trimmed as i had requested. of course she didnt dry my hair so i could not see the results when i was there. after i dried my hair, i thought i was going to cry. i have the worst layers ever. i have been growing my hair out for 5 months to find that i have to start from scratch again. i cannot wear it down, or it looks like i have a mushroom on top of long hair. the absolute worst place i have ever been and do not recommend to anyone...EVER!

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★☆☆☆☆

I was looking for a new place closer to my apartment to get my hair done. I made the ultimate mistake by chosing this place. I went in for a simple highlight and trim. the highlights are OK, but definitely not what i wanted. she would have known that if she had taken 30 seconds to ask what color i wanted. but the worst part is when she started the cut. i specifically told her that i was growing everything out and to only TRIM the ends. it only took her about 4 minutes to cut my hair, so i assumed that she had only trimmed as i had requested. of course she didnt dry my hair so i could not see the results when i was there. after i dried my hair, i thought i was going to cry. i have the worst layers ever. i have been growing my hair out for 5 months to find that i have to start from scratch again. i cannot wear it down, or it looks like i have a mushroom on top of long hair. the absolute worst place i have ever been and do not recommend to anyone...EVER!

Pros: nothing

Cons: no skill required to work there

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I started getting my hair cut with Oksana (Roxy) when she was still at another salon. Then she and some other great stylists opened their own place -- Vanilla Hair Spa! What a wonderful place! The setting is peaceful, comfortable, totally relaxing. I have sent many friends to Vanilla and they have similarly rave reviews! The prices are great, esp. for NYC; the staff are friendly, and the styles, cuts, color totally chic! If you want the most relaxing hairwash and massage known to (wo)man, the best girl is there on Fridays and Saturdays usually.

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★★★★★

I started getting my hair cut with Oksana (Roxy) when she was still at another salon. Then she and some other great stylists opened their own place -- Vanilla Hair Spa! What a wonderful place! The setting is peaceful, comfortable, totally relaxing. I have sent many friends to Vanilla and they have similarly rave reviews! The prices are great, esp. for NYC; the staff are friendly, and the styles, cuts, color totally chic! If you want the most relaxing hairwash and massage known to (wo)man, the best girl is there on Fridays and Saturdays usually.

Pros: Affordable, Comfortable, Chic, Amazing!

Cons: Set aside enough time for your appointment -- this is actually a pro -- they pay attention to detail

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I was looking for a new salon since i just moved to NYC from LA,, I passed by this salon and it looks so nice ...I eventually walked in to get a consultaion , I was so greatful for the service and beautiful Highlights and hair cut ... I am so glad that I found this salon . the staff is great ,courteous , good music and some of the girls there are funny too!
p.s dont miss the mimosa"s they serve also.
GREAT PLACE :)

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★★★★★

I was looking for a new salon since i just moved to NYC from LA,, I passed by this salon and it looks so nice ...I eventually walked in to get a consultaion , I was so greatful for the service and beautiful Highlights and hair cut ... I am so glad that I found this salon . the staff is great ,courteous , good music and some of the girls there are funny too!
p.s dont miss the mimosa"s they serve also.
GREAT PLACE :)

 

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