I was looking for a change and wanted to dye my hair a drastically different color. Thank goodness I discussed this with Tanya first who, knowing my personality, suggested I get highlights instead. She could not have been more right! The highlights gave me the noticeable difference I was looking for :) AND the technique she used (I forgot the name) allows my highlights to look great with my hair when I wear it straight and when I wear it natural/curly! The highlights also look natural because she alternated with three different shades. Tanya is simply a creative genius! And so fun to talk to! It was a great experience and I am still getting compliments! The atmosphere of Pangea is also great!
I went based on the overwhelming positive reviews on City Search and was trying to "undo" a bad hair experience. Other reviewers were right on target, Rosemarie did a wonderful job on color for me, I can't remember feeling so great about the soft natural look - that totally covered my "greys". Anjan really took the time to get a sense of my hair texture and what he was working with based upon my too short too conservative previous cut. He did a phenomenal job working with my goal of growing out more youthful hot looking long hair that suits me.
The level of professionalism and warmth of every single staff member was so evident throughout my experience.
It is a week past my appointment and that is the true test - I'm so happy I found my new place!
The bottom line for me was that I was actually LISTENED to, might be a minor point for some people for me its crucial.
I will wholeheartedly recommend Pangea to everyone that I can.
I followed Rosemarie to Pangea Salon from Stoll Salon and Vidal Sassoon, she is a fantastic colorist, knowing what color would go with your skin tone and your type of hair, at the same time knowing how to make the color well defined without looking harsh. She always gives me great highlights and colors, I have never, ever been the slightest bit disappointed with the results and I?m very picky about my highlights & colors. ?She's outstanding!!! A total perfectionist and so nice. I will never go anywhere else, I highly recommend Rosemarie.
My friend recommended the salon after she had her hair colored by one of their staff members named Emily Santos. I often do not use salons because I go to a traditional barber shop.
Unfortunately, I have started to gray a bit and felt self-conscious and did not think my typical barber shop would do a good job covering my gray hair. So, when my friend raved about Emily, I decided to go.
She did a great job and charged reasonable prices for her work! The color was very natural and the atmosphere was really comfortable for both men and women. I highly recommend Emily whether you are male or female for all your hair color needs!
Astoria, New York
He is a true professional stylist. I was very happy with his method of cutting my hair. It looked perfect when it was finished.
I was looking for a place to get my Brazilian bikini wax but i didn't know where to go at first After asking for a while one of my very best friends told me about this place around union sq called Pangea salon. She told me that the staff were very friendly and professional, so I made an appointment with Theresa to get my Brazilian bikini wax.At first I didn't really expect much but to my surprise Theresa was very friendly, gentle and very professional.Not only that but Theresa made me feel very comfortable while getting my Brazilian wax. I highly recommend Theresa Barros to anyone who is thinking of getting her Brazilian bikini wax.
Pros: Gentle, professional and clean.
People stop me in the street to ask who does my hair! Deborah is the reason.
She is a great stylist: precise cut & knock out color. She is skilled at working with you to achieve the look you want, but knows how to adjust that ?fantasy? for what is going to work best with your hair. She keeps up with all the latest techniques and delivers professional, warm service. I know she is an expert at Japanese Straightening and she works on all types of hair.
I have recently followed Deborah from her last salon to Pangea. I couldn?t imagine anyone else doing my hair! I can see why she chose Pangea: they offer friendly service in a great location.
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Pros: Excellent Cut & Professional Service
I have followed Teresa from J-sisters right to my local favorite spot for hair glosses and color. She does a fantastic job and you can expect to be in and out of your bikini wax in about 15 mins. Her work is perfect, the wax is top-shelf, and she is a master at distracting you during the process. And Tanya the salon owner always makes time to locate my hidden grey hairs and perfectly disguises them with a blend of gloss and color. Plus they have the latest magazines, complimentary drinks, and are located in the middle of my favorite neighborhood. One stop shopping, can I say more?
Pros: J-Sisters service for about $15 less
Cons: There's only one waxer for now!
First time at Pangea Salon for bikini waxing....and it was GREAT!
TANYA does first-rate haircuts and color.
Pros: Good location and friendly atmosphere
The Pangea Salon has a friendly atmosphere and a talented staff that I had the pleasure to meet!!!
I been getting hair cuts from Tanya Balon for over 12 years and in all this time I must say she is one of the best hair stylist / colorist in her profession I ever dealt with! She is very knowledgeable, attentive and pleasant to deal with and she knows preciously what I like. So every time I walk out of there I feel and look like a million bucks!!!
Pros: Pleasant atmosphere and knowledgeable staff
I wanted a new look....-Shanelstylz gave me the best make-ova. my boss even loves my hair. thnx pangea salon keep up the good do!!
I enjoyed the services.
Pangea Salon opened their doors and their hearts for a day when they are normally closed to host a Day of Beauty for women with cancer. What a great day! Tanya andher staff all volunteered and helped welcome over 50 women! They provided beauty services and a warm, compassionalte atmosphere to all who entered. Way to go Pangea - you are proof that there are extrordinary people in our city and that everyone can be beautiful!
Pros: great location, knowledgable and experiences staff
Pangea Salon is a great, comfortable, stylish salon. This is the third shop I've followed Stylist Niki Shu to and it's the best yet! And as for Niki, she is great - really looks at your facial structure, hair texture, and coloring before doing a thing. She is spectacular. You can't get better than Niki to create your most attractive "YOU"!
Pros: Location, Atmosphere, Talent, Skill
Pangea Salon is great! Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and stylist Tanya Balon gave me the best hair cut and highlights I've had in years!!
great place period. not only was the quality of the service (blonde hi-lites) amazing the atmosphere was great as well. Welcoming and energetic staff. Plus not overpriced and no sales pressure. best place to get a faublous new do!
I read reviews of this salon, so I booked an appointment. I came from CAlifornia, and wanted to try something diferent. They gave me tips on the type of haircut that best suited my personality .The result was an amazing haircut. I completely trust them.This is the best haircut I' ve gotten so far.
I walked into Pangea Salon a couple of days ago, and I got one of the best haircuts i have gotten so far. Since this was my first time going to Pangea I thought my experience would be like the rest, bad. To my surprise the staff was very friendly and the hairstylist Laticia was very professional, friendly and helpful. I like the fact that she gave me tips on my hair and how to style it. She really knows her way around hair. And and by the way her blowdrys are the best that i've gotten!!
Pros: nice atmosphere and professional staff
I went to Pangea Salon about a week ago, to get a haircut. This was my first time being there, so I didn't really know what to expect. To my surprise the staff was very friendly, and very professional. They treated me like a regular client. The haircut I got was BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE IT!!!. I highly recommend this salon, you'll find that the staff in Pangea are genuinely amiable. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Pros: fast service, Friendly Staff
This is the third time getting a haircut at Pangea Salon by LETICIA and its been great. I was really happy because since she saw my hair she knew rigth away what was the must suitable cut for me.She is very creative,and transform me into a new person. I highly recomend Pangea Salon, all their staff are friendly and attentive when you come in.Believe me its always a pleasure to get my haircut.
First in formost what I LOVE about this salon is how friendly and non-judgemental it is. The last place I went to downtown always made me feel like the people, including stylists there, were judging you...not cool.
The staff here is really friendly and talented. The Salon has great services, and a nice vibe inside.
Niki does my hair and she is amazing. I've been with her for a long time. I found Niki by asking someone I saw at a restuarant who did her hair because it looked that good! Niki really takes her time with you and gives your hair a lot of attention. She's not only just really skilled at helping shape the best look for you she is also a great conversationalist. I highly recommened Niki and Pangea if you wanna look good!!!!
Pros: skilled, good music, nice environment, non-judgemental, has style, on time!!!
Cons: haven't come across any yet!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Niki Shu! I?ve been with Niki for quite some time and we?ve done so much throughout the years. My natural hair color is black and straight. I remember the day I went to her and told her that I wanted to go blonde w/highlights. And asked her what she thought (Niki will tell you the truth) and she said? ?Let?s go for it?. And so we did?. Everyone loves my color! Every time I step out of the salon it never fails? someone will compliment my hair within minutes. Niki has also cut my hair in many different styles - From clean sharp layers to a bob and bangs. She can work magic with scissors! Niki is very professional yet friendly and will listen to you. If you ask her opinion she?ll tell you the truth. So ladies, if you?re looking for a Red Carpet or Runway color/style?. or simply looking for a reputable stylist? then Niki is defiantly the gal to go see!!!!
Pros: Location is Convenient, Ambience & Addtional Services available
Cons: There are no cons - Everything is a PRO!
I had been wanting to change up my hairstyle for the last couple months, but I knew I needed to find the right salon. While walking on 17th street, Pangea Salon caught my eye. It looked like an oasis in a concrete jungle. The interior looked warm and inviting. As soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by a smiling face asking me "how may I help you?" I explained that I wanted to experiment with a new look for the new year. From the window I was drawn in, not only by the setting, but the people within. I had never seen such a diverse group of people in a salon in NYC, which is funny considering NYC is considered the great melting pot...but not when it comes to salons...except of course for Pangea. I knew I wanted to be transformed for 2008, and Tanya Harper, Yurei, and Laura did exactly that. Tanya erased my fear of highlights and now I'm hooked! They look so natural but boy do they pop! They add such dimension to my hair! Yurei gave me exactly what I wanted- a young, fun and daringly short hair cut to match my personality and compliment my face (all the while keeping in mind that I like to wear my hair both straight and curly). And to carry off my new amazing hairstyle, eyebrow guru Laura lived up to her title, by shaping my eyebrows like no one ever has because she listened to what I wanted to keep them thick but with a shape- and she did! The entire experience really was unlike any other. The atmosphere was relaxing, the diversity was intriguing (Tanya being from Barbados, Yurei from Russia, and Laura from Trinidad), and most importantly the talent and willingness to work with me to get the best results. I am not the best with decisions, yet I never felt rushed and their genuine love for what they do really shown through. Not to mention that at Pangea, they believe that hair is hair and no matter the texture they can deliver results- take that coming from a curly girl. Pangea rocked my world! I can't wait to go back!
Pros: Professionalism, atmosphere, its just plain great!
Cons: Can't associate the word "con" with Pangea...the price is well worth the talent and results!
Tanya Balon has been doing my hair for well over 10 years and I would never go to anyone else. Every time get a new haircut and styling I walk out feeling and looking fantastic. I've recommended her to several of my friends and acquaintances and they have all had similar experiences. They keep going back too.
The salon is a very nice place to finish the day and de-stress.
Pros: Very convenient location, nice restaurants close by.
Cons: None that I can think of.
I won't let anyone touch my color except head colorist Tanya Harper -- she is a true artist and I always walk out feeling like a milion bucks, whether I've decided to go bold, subtle, natural, or wild. Leticia is another star, slicing perfect layers, graduated curves, or sharp angles with perfection depending on my wishes, her suggestions, and the trends of the moment. I love the warmth and attention at this unique oasis in Union Square and don't imagine I'll be going anywhere else for a long time coming, as they've definitely made a loyalist out of me!
Pros: Decor, Experience, Artistry
I love this Hair Salon. The owner, Tanya's hospitality makes this place more fantastic. She is a shining star. If you really look for beauty, this is the perfect place to be.
the first time i went there i got a great haircut and the 2nd time i went there using the same stylist i got a lousy haircut. there were other bad reviews about this person too, but the salon's owner erased them somehow. it was very disappointing.
Cons: bad skills
I have found a gem of a stylist in New York City @ Pangea!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This incredible artist is Nikki Shu. She listened to what I had to say, gave me her input and I walked out with one of the most AMAZING haircuts I've ever had !!!! so much so that I referred 3 other people who agreed with me and have also enjoyed the magical hands of Nikki Shu.
But I must warn you, one of the down sides is that you will be stopped on the street, complimented on your hair - so be prepared to be admired - ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! - make sure to get plenty of cards for friends and strangers.
On one of my visits Nikki told me about Laura who is an eyebrow specialist - all I can say is - This gal knows what she's doing!!!
From what I understand they are working on becoming a full service Salon and they are looking for true
"Specialist"!!!! so far 2 for 2
The atmosphere is friendly, the interior is chic and how wonderful to walk out of a salon feeling and looking GREAT with money left in your pocket to go shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is not a place to be overlooked!!!! this from someone who has tried: Elizabeth Arden, Cordelia, Bumble & Bumble, Frederick Fekkai - they were fine but Nikki is like I said earlier - AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
A Pangea repeat offender,
Pros: Incredibly skilled stylist
Cons: being pestered by strangers who will ask where did you get that cut?
After doing my search and trying to find the best place to get a haircut I finally found it. Pangea Salon provide great customer service and make you feel extremely comfortable. Leticia gave me the best haircut and I love it I highly recommend her!!
I have fairly curly hair (not super-tight curls, but not waves either) and had always gotten mediocre haircuts that looked great straight, but not-so-much when curly. That being said, Pangea was recommended to me by a friend and I have to say that everyone at the salon is incredible -- the ambience, the service, the expertise. I had my hair cut by Leticia -- who is fabulous! She really listens to what you want and I had brought a picture in for reference of how short I wanted to go.
I went from long, mid-back hair to a short chin length cut -- and it looks so awesome! Her technique is fantastic, she's a pleasure to talk to and is really attentive to what you have to say.
I'd definitely recommend Pangea and Leticia -- I'm very happy with my cut! :)
Pros: Ambiance, Friendly Staff, Experience, Attentive, Meticulous
Cons: Slight wait after my scheduled appointment
Allison has been cutting my hair for a few years now, and she does an amazing job. I'm very particular about my hair because I have short, coarse hair which needs to be cut with precision. My style is always sharp and trendy and I always look great when I leave the salon. Charlene is superb with color which is important when you want to stay blonde and look natural. I am thrilled to have found them; I follow them everywhere, and I recommend them to you without reservation. The salon is fun and everyone is helpful and very friendly.
Pros: Great location!!
Niki's been cutting my hair for over 10 years now, and for good reason:
She is highly skilled at what she does, very personable and entertaining, and gives me good advice on how I should wear my hair.
I always leave after an appointment feeling good about myself and how I look.
This new salon Pangea where she now works is super clean, efficient, in a very convenient location, and a very relaxing place to be. I highly recommend it!!!!
Tanya has been cutting my hair for 8 years. When I moved back to NYC I asked a collegue (whose hair always looked great!) to reccommend a hair dresser. That was my lucky day , and the end of searching. Not only does Tanya cut my hair beautifully. We can discuss styles honestly. She tells me what will look good on me, and what will not. She has given me excellent advise on color, conditioning and mainteneance. She is never 'pushy' about what I should do. Tanya respects were I am with my hair (I don't have the patience to fuss with it). I trust Tanya and my hair always looks good. The Pangea Salon is comfortable, and all the staff are relaxed and friendly. Go there. See Tanya. You will have a fantastic haircut, and a good experience.
Pros: friendly, relaxed atmosphere
Cons: non that I can think of
Denise has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. She is not only my hairstylist, but a friend. Did I mention Denise also cuts my husband's hair? We have followed her everywhere and I could never even think about having anyone else touch my hair. The color and cut are absolutely gorgeous. I consistently receive compliments about how beautiful my hair looks. Denise has a special talent of looking at someone and knowing exactly what would look best. She is honest and trustworthy. We truly value her expertise and most of all her honesty. Denise is the best!
Cons: can't think of any
Laura truly lives up to the title of ?Eyebrow Guru?. She instinctively knows how to shape eyebrows according to your face structure. I?ve been going to Laura for over 8 years and will never let anyone else touch my eyebrows. She is truly a master at her craft I have always recommended her services and will continue to do so.
An added bonus...Laura is very attentive and carining of her clients.
Laura Sabessar is the Grand Madam in Eyebrows! She can turn you into a glamour queen just by shaping your eyebrows. Her personality is warm and engaging. Laura is a person that cares about every client. I was thrilled to learn that she lends her expertise to cancer patients. Laura has a customer for LIFE!!!!
Pros: Laura's the BEST! Warm, caring, engaging
I have been going to Laura for my brows for ages - I followed her from her last salon and was in a panic when I thought she might leave without letting me know where she was going to. I get comments on the shape of my eyebrows CONSTANTLY. Even friends who I have sent pictures to have pointed out how great my eyebrows look which I thought was interesting - it's the first thing people notice and it's true. She is absolutely awesome and I will continue going to her forever.
Nadine P. has been cutting my hair for 6 years now. I started with her when she was at Sassoon and I've never looked back. More importantly, my hair always looks great. I receive compliments on it all the time. I've even had people stop me on the street and ask me where I go to get my haircut. I always recommend Nadine. My hair has movement and always looks and feels soft. She makes great suggestions and always gives me a cut and a style that is totally me and that suits my lifestyle. She really treats hair like an art form. I love Pangea Salon. The atmosphere is tranquil and friendly. It is easy to get to and right in the heart of a great neighborhood. Try Pangea and ask for Nadine P. You will come away looking fantastic.
Pros: Tranquil and friendly atmosphere. Great location.
Cons: I can't think of any.
I've been getting my hair cut by Tanya Balon since 1993, and for good reason. As a man with difficult hair to cut, and what seems to be a constantly receding hairline, who's also very particular, I'm always happy with the work that Tanya does. Tanya and I have tried many different styles over the years, and I am happy with every one of them. She's a fantastic person too!
I really like going to Pangea. The overall atmosphere is fantastic and the new lighting has pulled it all together. Can't wait to go back!!
Pros: Always friendly, always done right!
I highly recommend you to make an appoinment at Pangea Salon, and ask for Leticia. Leticia is one of the youngest hair stylist at Pangea Salon, she knows the latest hair styles. Everytime she has given me a haircut, it always comes out perfect. I have followed her for more than a year now, before I met her, I never knew i was gonna be so happy going to hair salons, nor did i ever looked forward to getting haircut, now i just can't wait for my next visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
The first time I went to Pangea salon I was warmly welcomed by Leticia, who quickly offered to cut my hair. I was impressed by the great atmosphere and the quick service. Not only did she do an amazing job, but she also kept me interested by offering me quick tips on how to style my hair. I believe she's a great hair stylist with a awsome personality. I highly recommend a hair cut from Leticia.
Denise has been cutting my hair now for over 5 years. Not only is she a lovely woman, she's an expert in her field. From the very first meeting I knew she was the stylist for me. Her cuts are so consistant, you never have to worry what you're going to look like when she's done!! When she told me she was switching salons, all I asked was "where"? There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to go with her.
When I first went to Denise at Pangea's I immediately felt a sence of tranquility. The color scheme in the salon is very inviting and there's an aroma that just calms your every nerve!!
If you're looking for an excellent and precise haircut, ask for Denise at Pangea Salon.
Pros: Warm atmosphere, friendly and professional staff.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Leticia's been cutting my hair about a year now and I had to follow her to Pangea. I really like the cuts and the patience she has with my hair!
The place has a serene atmosphere and it's nice to be welcomed so graciously when you walk in!
I recommend this salon highly!
I too have followed stylist Tanya Balon to this lovely new salon- indeed I would go to the ends of the Earth to have my hair expertly highlighted and cut by Tanya. She leaves my blond hair looking totally natural and gloriously sunkissed. Over the years she has helped me make some great and subtle changes to my hairstyle. I can't recommend her more highly.
This summer I followed my favorite hairderesser, Tanya Balon, to the lovely new Pangea Salon. I have been a faithful devotee of Tanya's talents since discovering her fifteen years ago. She has always been able to merge my aesthetic desires with the natural character of my hair, to produce superior results. Also, she is a lovely person, who always makes me comfortable discussing my objectives and deciding how best to achieve them. Recently I have also drawn on her skills as a colorist, with highlights which naturally restore my original hair color. I continue to send my friends. Highly recommended!
Pros: Great talent and ambiance
This is truly a great salon! I went to Pangea after reading rave reviews on Citysearch and discovered that every compliment from their customers is accurate. Every single employee was skilled in a specific area, and they were all responsive and friendly to their customers. I went in to repair a miserable "flat" excuse for a haircut that I received at a chain salon, and walked out with a fabulous cut, brilliant highlights, and a new attitude about my appearance. Charlene (with 10 years experience) did the highlights, and working very quickly with great skill, she gave me brilliant, well-blended color that made my hair come to life. Nadine (with 17 years experience) cut my hair and gave me great layers with precision and speed. These people really know what they're doing when it comes to hair, and while the tab was a bit pricey, it was worth it. Definitely one of the best haircuts I've ever gotten!
Pros: Staff are highly skilled, friendly and responsive.
Cons: Price is steep, but average for city salons.
I've been going to Tanya Balon since I first moved to the city 5 years ago and have never gone to anyone else since then. I could go on and on about how nice she is and how pleasant she is to talk to and how professional and prompt and on and on and on...which is all true but here's the bottom line....When I walk out onto the street after getting a hair cut from Tanya, women look at me and smile. It happens everytime. And I can tell when I need to see Tanya again...it's when the women start casually looking at me and casually looking away. I have no idea how she does it. I've also gotten tons of compliments from women as if I'm the one who cut it. Well that's all I've got. So guys...go to Tanya and tell her you'd like to get the "head turner" haircut you read about on citysearch.
Pros: Great location....right up from Union Square
To me Choosing a stylist is like choosing a doctor, and when you find a good one, you stick with them. So you know I was really hesistant to venture out when my Stylist went on vacation before my sister's wedding. I tried Nadine when she was at Vidal Sasoon and five years later We're still together, I followed her straight to Pangea. She really understands my hair and makes me feel comfortable. So Nadine....No Vacations for you!
I was walking down 17th street then i saw Pangea salon. I never walk in to a salon before without someone's referal, but something about this place made me walk in. The vibe in the salon was so relaxed and inviting. I met Tanya Harper the owner of the salon and we had a consultaion. She was the only colorist in my 15yrs in NY that got what i wanted with my color. She gave me a new stlye, look and attidude, it was the best color day of my life.
Cons: wanted to stay longer