Salon A.K.S

★★★★★
  • 689 5th Ave

    New York, NY 10022

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  • 212-888-0707

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I have been seeing Susanna Romano for her haircuts since 1993 when she was a top stylist at Frederic Fekkai salon! She is a gem of a hairstylist and has a "cult following" as a result! She is lovely, personable and talented...My haircuts

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I have been seeing Susanna Romano for her haircuts since 1993 when she was a top stylist at Frederic Fekkai salon! She is a gem of a hairstylist and has a "cult following" as a result! She is lovely, personable and talented...My haircuts

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I paid a lot of money for poor quality extensions.they are a fraud and should not be selling low quality hair.

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I paid a lot of money for poor quality extensions.they are a fraud and should not be selling low quality hair.

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color and cut were excellent.

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color and cut were excellent.

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When I am in NYC, this where I go to get the type of quality that I am accustomed to, I use Salon AKS, but here on the east coast the salon has a wonderful vibe, with good service that can only show the quality of the staff, superio service. Some people complain about the cost, you get what you pay for. I appreciate the care and concern for my better half that she recieves at AKS. If she is happy the I am happy. This establishment keeps me happy, so much so that I took the time to write. I usually dont take the time, but right now I am in europe, after flying from NYC, so I would like to say thanks...

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When I am in NYC, this where I go to get the type of quality that I am accustomed to, I use Salon AKS, but here on the east coast the salon has a wonderful vibe, with good service that can only show the quality of the staff, superio service. Some people complain about the cost, you get what you pay for. I appreciate the care and concern for my better half that she recieves at AKS. If she is happy the I am happy. This establishment keeps me happy, so much so that I took the time to write. I usually dont take the time, but right now I am in europe, after flying from NYC, so I would like to say thanks...

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I am very fussy about my hair, both color and cut. I've been to all the high profile salons in the city and have had good and bad experiences in all of them, that is until I returned to AKS after a 10 year hiatus. I had followed a stylist and a colorist to another salon and spent years trying to figure out why I was happy with my hair every other time, and miserable every other time. On a friend's suggestion, I returned to AKS and I am so happy that it forced me to write a review. Since my return about 6 months ago, not a day has passed without someone complementing me on my hair, equal parts color and cut. Everyone there is nice, professional and the service and atmosphere is great. I don't know why anyone goes any where else. From a very happy client.

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★★★★★

I am very fussy about my hair, both color and cut. I've been to all the high profile salons in the city and have had good and bad experiences in all of them, that is until I returned to AKS after a 10 year hiatus. I had followed a stylist and a colorist to another salon and spent years trying to figure out why I was happy with my hair every other time, and miserable every other time. On a friend's suggestion, I returned to AKS and I am so happy that it forced me to write a review. Since my return about 6 months ago, not a day has passed without someone complementing me on my hair, equal parts color and cut. Everyone there is nice, professional and the service and atmosphere is great. I don't know why anyone goes any where else. From a very happy client.

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Talented & fun: John, Kim & Drew. Couldn't walk down the street without compliments on the cut from John. And, the color Kim did made my hair look even more incredible. Highly recommend this highly skilled team who are fun to spend an afternoon with.

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Talented & fun: John, Kim & Drew. Couldn't walk down the street without compliments on the cut from John. And, the color Kim did made my hair look even more incredible. Highly recommend this highly skilled team who are fun to spend an afternoon with.

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Kimberly Williams is the best colorist I've been to in Manhattan. She has a great eye for natural color. I started going to Kim this past summer, and she turned my brassy blonde hair into a more golden Jennifer Aniston type of look. She is great at listening to clients requests, but also has amazing insight and ideas of her own. So if you're looking for natural and timeless hair color, search no further, see Kim!

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★★★★★

Kimberly Williams is the best colorist I've been to in Manhattan. She has a great eye for natural color. I started going to Kim this past summer, and she turned my brassy blonde hair into a more golden Jennifer Aniston type of look. She is great at listening to clients requests, but also has amazing insight and ideas of her own. So if you're looking for natural and timeless hair color, search no further, see Kim!

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I had a good experience with Kimberly Williams. I took in pictures of what I wanted my color to look like. She was very open to discussing our result expectations. Pictures and photos always help your hair dresser. I am happy with my color. I thought Kimberly was professional in her approach and careful in evaluating the color process.

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★★★★☆

I had a good experience with Kimberly Williams. I took in pictures of what I wanted my color to look like. She was very open to discussing our result expectations. Pictures and photos always help your hair dresser. I am happy with my color. I thought Kimberly was professional in her approach and careful in evaluating the color process.

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Kimberly Williams ruined my hair! She is unprofessional & unexperienced & she did the opposite of what i asked her. Do not trust this person to color your hair you will regret it!

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★☆☆☆☆

Kimberly Williams ruined my hair! She is unprofessional & unexperienced & she did the opposite of what i asked her. Do not trust this person to color your hair you will regret it!

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Jaleh was recommended to me by a friend, and I saw her yesterday. She did a magnificent job with my hair --\r
a honey golden tone -- very natural, and exactly what I\r
wanted, She is a superb colorist. I have worked with\r
some of the top colorists in NY, when I am here from Buenos Aires, and she has to be the best. Further-\r
more, the staff that I dealt with (Scott, who did my \r
complimentary blowdry; Mia, the assistant; and the\r
receptionists, were all very plesant. It is just a nice,\r
nice salon with very competent people.\r

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★★★★★

Jaleh was recommended to me by a friend, and I saw her yesterday. She did a magnificent job with my hair --\r
a honey golden tone -- very natural, and exactly what I\r
wanted, She is a superb colorist. I have worked with\r
some of the top colorists in NY, when I am here from Buenos Aires, and she has to be the best. Further-\r
more, the staff that I dealt with (Scott, who did my \r
complimentary blowdry; Mia, the assistant; and the\r
receptionists, were all very plesant. It is just a nice,\r
nice salon with very competent people.\r

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I have been getting my hair colored at Salon AKS for 5+ years now and have not even entertained the idea of going somewhere else (unless, of course, JALEH, my colorist, were to leave). Naturally, my hair is dark brown but I am now a true blond. In the fall/winter, JALEH tends to do warmer strawberry blonde tones and for spring and summer she brightens up my hair with golden honey tones. ?

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★★★★★

I have been getting my hair colored at Salon AKS for 5+ years now and have not even entertained the idea of going somewhere else (unless, of course, JALEH, my colorist, were to leave). Naturally, my hair is dark brown but I am now a true blond. In the fall/winter, JALEH tends to do warmer strawberry blonde tones and for spring and summer she brightens up my hair with golden honey tones. ?

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i just started working in the city right on 5th avenue and 57th and co-worker recommended salon aks. I was in desperate need of some highlights and had to get it done asap because i had a date. i did not want to spend alot but she raved about this salon. so i booked an appt and was very happy with the outcome. sometimes when you get highlights there are some areas around the forehead that show noticeable roots but they blended all of these areas in perfectly. even though it cost more than i am used to spending or can typically afford i was very happy and will most likely go back.

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★★★★☆

i just started working in the city right on 5th avenue and 57th and co-worker recommended salon aks. I was in desperate need of some highlights and had to get it done asap because i had a date. i did not want to spend alot but she raved about this salon. so i booked an appt and was very happy with the outcome. sometimes when you get highlights there are some areas around the forehead that show noticeable roots but they blended all of these areas in perfectly. even though it cost more than i am used to spending or can typically afford i was very happy and will most likely go back.

Pros: nice service and great color

Cons: can't afford it all the time

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Alex did a terrific job with my Brazilian Blowout. Now my hair is silky and easy to maintain. He also trimmed my split ends and my hair looks so healthy. I've had bad experiences before with this process and am so relieved to have discovered Alex. Highly recommended.

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Alex did a terrific job with my Brazilian Blowout. Now my hair is silky and easy to maintain. He also trimmed my split ends and my hair looks so healthy. I've had bad experiences before with this process and am so relieved to have discovered Alex. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great service/great personality

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Kathleen the colorist who ""wrote a book"" is terrible. She does not listen to what you want, and if you complain she has a fit and a major attitude. She is highly unprofessional, and ruined my hair, damaging it to the point where my hair broke off, and I am not a blonde. I do not recommend her at all. I had to have my hair redone a week afterwards, yet to pay more money to have it fixed. If you go back to her and complain, she gets vindictive and feels like you are hurting her feelings as an ""artist"".........no go.....

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★☆☆☆☆

Kathleen the colorist who ""wrote a book"" is terrible. She does not listen to what you want, and if you complain she has a fit and a major attitude. She is highly unprofessional, and ruined my hair, damaging it to the point where my hair broke off, and I am not a blonde. I do not recommend her at all. I had to have my hair redone a week afterwards, yet to pay more money to have it fixed. If you go back to her and complain, she gets vindictive and feels like you are hurting her feelings as an ""artist"".........no go.....

Cons: Burnt my hair and made it fall out

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All those ladies who have been salon searching or staring longingly into the mirror, wishing their hair would suddenly look like a Victoria's Secret model's (or like a David Yurman campaign), look no further! I spent a long time reading reviews and looking at ""best of"" lists before booking with Jaleh at AKS Salon. I was nervous, because this was my first venture into a true ""New York"" salon.

I am thrilled. For my entire life I had beautiful blond hair until I died it dark brown a couple years ago. Since then, I have been trying to bring it back to a beautiful blond. I went through a lot of unsatisfactory colourings and ended up with yellowish, very solid, unflattering, blond. Jaleh looked at my hair and knew exactly what to do. It was wonderful to watch her work, it reminded me of sitting in the park watching the landscape painters. Jaleh is beautiful and elegant and it comes through in her work.

After my wash and blow dry I looked fabulous and had the kind of hair I'd been looking at in magazines. An extra bonus is that I don't need to go again for another ten weeks, because of the balayage technique and colours Jaleh used. I am very excited (and relieved) to have found Jaleh at AKS and have already started referring my friends.

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★★★★★

All those ladies who have been salon searching or staring longingly into the mirror, wishing their hair would suddenly look like a Victoria's Secret model's (or like a David Yurman campaign), look no further! I spent a long time reading reviews and looking at ""best of"" lists before booking with Jaleh at AKS Salon. I was nervous, because this was my first venture into a true ""New York"" salon.

I am thrilled. For my entire life I had beautiful blond hair until I died it dark brown a couple years ago. Since then, I have been trying to bring it back to a beautiful blond. I went through a lot of unsatisfactory colourings and ended up with yellowish, very solid, unflattering, blond. Jaleh looked at my hair and knew exactly what to do. It was wonderful to watch her work, it reminded me of sitting in the park watching the landscape painters. Jaleh is beautiful and elegant and it comes through in her work.

After my wash and blow dry I looked fabulous and had the kind of hair I'd been looking at in magazines. An extra bonus is that I don't need to go again for another ten weeks, because of the balayage technique and colours Jaleh used. I am very excited (and relieved) to have found Jaleh at AKS and have already started referring my friends.

Pros: Atmosphere, service, and of course fabulous hair by Jaleh!

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I hate to be the one to break AKS Salon's 5-Star streak on here, but I really was not that happy with my experience at this salon. \r
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First of all, the receptionists are not friendly, nor are they knowledgable. I had specifically explained what kind of color service I needed, and yet, the person that scheduled my appointment did not allot enough time for my color, and therefore, the stylist was not available to actually cut my hair after the colorist colored it. I actually left there without getting a haircut, and I must mention that the receptionist tried to charge me for the cut that I did not receive. I was also ignored when I first came into the salon.\r
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Second of all, I found the ambiance of the salon quite aggravating. It's much louder than most salons I've been in, and on the day (Wednesday) that I went, there were lots of kids running around, picking up stuff, and pestering everyone. Also, If you don't mind feeling like you are in a factory on an assembly line, then, by all means, try AKS. Don't expect the stylists to spend a lot of personal time with you. There seemed to be a decent amount of ""regulars"" there, but aside from those, it appeared like the stylists/colorists were not too engaged with the clients. The interior of the actual salon is also kind of 1990's-looking, so maybe it's time for an update? Definitely not trendy!\r
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The pricing is fairly reasonable, though for the level of service you receive, I'm not sure how great of a value it really is. Seriously, it's about a step above Dramatics, in my eyes. The only other positives I can mention are that they appear to sell a wide array of products, including Vincent Longo cosmetics, and you do get a complimentary blowout with color service.\r
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Overall, I'm glad that I did experience this salon for myself, but I have to say that I will not be returning.

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I hate to be the one to break AKS Salon's 5-Star streak on here, but I really was not that happy with my experience at this salon. \r
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First of all, the receptionists are not friendly, nor are they knowledgable. I had specifically explained what kind of color service I needed, and yet, the person that scheduled my appointment did not allot enough time for my color, and therefore, the stylist was not available to actually cut my hair after the colorist colored it. I actually left there without getting a haircut, and I must mention that the receptionist tried to charge me for the cut that I did not receive. I was also ignored when I first came into the salon.\r
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Second of all, I found the ambiance of the salon quite aggravating. It's much louder than most salons I've been in, and on the day (Wednesday) that I went, there were lots of kids running around, picking up stuff, and pestering everyone. Also, If you don't mind feeling like you are in a factory on an assembly line, then, by all means, try AKS. Don't expect the stylists to spend a lot of personal time with you. There seemed to be a decent amount of ""regulars"" there, but aside from those, it appeared like the stylists/colorists were not too engaged with the clients. The interior of the actual salon is also kind of 1990's-looking, so maybe it's time for an update? Definitely not trendy!\r
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The pricing is fairly reasonable, though for the level of service you receive, I'm not sure how great of a value it really is. Seriously, it's about a step above Dramatics, in my eyes. The only other positives I can mention are that they appear to sell a wide array of products, including Vincent Longo cosmetics, and you do get a complimentary blowout with color service.\r
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Overall, I'm glad that I did experience this salon for myself, but I have to say that I will not be returning.

Pros: Reasonable Pricing, Free Blowout with Color Service

Cons: Customer Service, Scheduling, Ambiance

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Carolyn DePalma is an incredibly gifted colorist. I change my hair color regularly and am *never* disappointed with the results. Over the past four years I've gone from nearly black to cherry chocolate to auburn to copper, through six shades of red from cranberry to pale strawberry, back to near my natural blonde, lighter than my natural color and then dark again -- and and it has looked fabulous every. single. time. I'm constantly getting compliments, especially from my friends, family, and co-workers who see all the transformations and are amazed that my colorist can make any shade look good on me. \r
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Carolyn has a real talent for taking the ideas I have about what I want and making them into a reality that flatters my skin tone, eye color, and whatever haircut I have at the time. And my hair looks and feels so healthy and glossy! Most people can't believe I color it at all because it never looks processed. I can't wait for my appointments with her and always walk out feeling like a million bucks. On top of all that, she's extremely personable and attentive. She makes me feel relaxed and comfortable even on a busy day when I'm the last client and I know she must be tired. If you want amazing color done by a true professional who makes you feel like you have your own personal stylist, Carolyn's your woman.

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Carolyn DePalma is an incredibly gifted colorist. I change my hair color regularly and am *never* disappointed with the results. Over the past four years I've gone from nearly black to cherry chocolate to auburn to copper, through six shades of red from cranberry to pale strawberry, back to near my natural blonde, lighter than my natural color and then dark again -- and and it has looked fabulous every. single. time. I'm constantly getting compliments, especially from my friends, family, and co-workers who see all the transformations and are amazed that my colorist can make any shade look good on me. \r
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Carolyn has a real talent for taking the ideas I have about what I want and making them into a reality that flatters my skin tone, eye color, and whatever haircut I have at the time. And my hair looks and feels so healthy and glossy! Most people can't believe I color it at all because it never looks processed. I can't wait for my appointments with her and always walk out feeling like a million bucks. On top of all that, she's extremely personable and attentive. She makes me feel relaxed and comfortable even on a busy day when I'm the last client and I know she must be tired. If you want amazing color done by a true professional who makes you feel like you have your own personal stylist, Carolyn's your woman.

Pros: My one beauty indulgence that is worth every penny

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Even when I have moved across the country, I would fly back. There is no one better. He works wonders on my wavy curly hair. He knows what will look best on me - and what wonderful conversations we have had over the last 15 years!

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★★★★★

Even when I have moved across the country, I would fly back. There is no one better. He works wonders on my wavy curly hair. He knows what will look best on me - and what wonderful conversations we have had over the last 15 years!

Pros: He always makes me look great!

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Jaleh was the first person to color my hair 10 years ago and I will never trust anyone else. She is not only the BEST hair care profesional i have ever encountered, but pleasure to visit with every 4 months. People constantly praise my ""natural"" color locks - and if i like them, i reveal my secret weapon - Jaleh at AKS.

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★★★★★

Jaleh was the first person to color my hair 10 years ago and I will never trust anyone else. She is not only the BEST hair care profesional i have ever encountered, but pleasure to visit with every 4 months. People constantly praise my ""natural"" color locks - and if i like them, i reveal my secret weapon - Jaleh at AKS.

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I've had my hair styled by Mika for years and I constantly get compliments on it. My hair is very curly and very difficult to work with. Mika has not only been able to tame my curls but also gives me tips on how to style it and the products I should use. Whether I wear my hair curly or straight, it always looks great and I owe that all to Mika!

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I've had my hair styled by Mika for years and I constantly get compliments on it. My hair is very curly and very difficult to work with. Mika has not only been able to tame my curls but also gives me tips on how to style it and the products I should use. Whether I wear my hair curly or straight, it always looks great and I owe that all to Mika!

Pros: Friendly, Personable, Professional

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I've been going to Mika Rummo since forever and she never fails to give me a great refresher and fabulously styled cut. She gives great tips to mend all your hair problems and has recommended some of my favorite hair products! The salon is very hospitable and professitonal, great experience every time and of course love Mika!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Mika Rummo since forever and she never fails to give me a great refresher and fabulously styled cut. She gives great tips to mend all your hair problems and has recommended some of my favorite hair products! The salon is very hospitable and professitonal, great experience every time and of course love Mika!

Pros: Great advice, modern style, precision

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HAS ANYONE BEEN TO SALON AKS???!! I JUST HAD TO WRITE A REVIEW FOR MIKA!!! :) I HAD A ""MUST LOOK FAB"" PARTY TO ATTEND. USUALLY, I HAVE NO ISSUES, BUT IT WAS TERENTIAL DOWN POOR AND I HAVE CRAZY FRIZZY HAIR. MIKA.. YOU SAVED MY LIFE... THROUGH ALL THE RAIN MY HAIR STAYED PERFECT, AND EVERYONE JOKED THAT I HAD THE STYLIST DO MY HAIR IN THE VENUE!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!...

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★★★★★

HAS ANYONE BEEN TO SALON AKS???!! I JUST HAD TO WRITE A REVIEW FOR MIKA!!! :) I HAD A ""MUST LOOK FAB"" PARTY TO ATTEND. USUALLY, I HAVE NO ISSUES, BUT IT WAS TERENTIAL DOWN POOR AND I HAVE CRAZY FRIZZY HAIR. MIKA.. YOU SAVED MY LIFE... THROUGH ALL THE RAIN MY HAIR STAYED PERFECT, AND EVERYONE JOKED THAT I HAD THE STYLIST DO MY HAIR IN THE VENUE!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!...

Pros: best blow-out in town

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I've been going to Larissa for several years now and my hair looks better and better each time I go. I continue to get amazing compliments on my highlights! She is extremely talented, professional and one of the sweetest people I know.\r
The entire staff at AKS always make my experience there wonderful!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Larissa for several years now and my hair looks better and better each time I go. I continue to get amazing compliments on my highlights! She is extremely talented, professional and one of the sweetest people I know.\r
The entire staff at AKS always make my experience there wonderful!

Pros: Very friendly, patient, professional

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Generally my hair is an unruly mess. Every since going to Mika, that has changed. She gave me a cut and style, I can work with. She also taught me which products and techniques work with my hair and which products to avoid. If you are looking for a trim or a drastic change, I recommend asking for MIKA!

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★★★★★

Generally my hair is an unruly mess. Every since going to Mika, that has changed. She gave me a cut and style, I can work with. She also taught me which products and techniques work with my hair and which products to avoid. If you are looking for a trim or a drastic change, I recommend asking for MIKA!

Pros: Professional, Trendy

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I was a stressed out bride looking for the right stylist to give me the perfect look on my wedding day. MIKA did that and more! She is so easy to work with, she knows what looks right on a persons face and gives great suggestions. I was so happy with the hairstyle on my wedding day. Three other friends of mine have gone to her for their wedding since. She is an amazing stylist!

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★★★★★

I was a stressed out bride looking for the right stylist to give me the perfect look on my wedding day. MIKA did that and more! She is so easy to work with, she knows what looks right on a persons face and gives great suggestions. I was so happy with the hairstyle on my wedding day. Three other friends of mine have gone to her for their wedding since. She is an amazing stylist!

Pros: Great Stylist, service, and great atmosphere

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So I heard this salon is really good so I decided to try it out. I get highlights and a haircut everyone is raving about, and I don't know what everyone is saying that is so good. If I'm going to pay all this money shouldn't they have gotten my highlights close to the root? When I looked in the back of my head in the mirror, my highlights have orange at the top of them and THEN fade into blonde. And my haircut?very mediocre. I'm not going to name the stylists I used here because they won't like it but this place isn't as good as everyone says. And I heard there is a legal suit with this salon and Frederic Fekkai

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★☆☆☆☆

So I heard this salon is really good so I decided to try it out. I get highlights and a haircut everyone is raving about, and I don't know what everyone is saying that is so good. If I'm going to pay all this money shouldn't they have gotten my highlights close to the root? When I looked in the back of my head in the mirror, my highlights have orange at the top of them and THEN fade into blonde. And my haircut?very mediocre. I'm not going to name the stylists I used here because they won't like it but this place isn't as good as everyone says. And I heard there is a legal suit with this salon and Frederic Fekkai

Pros: good coffee

Cons: awful place

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Larissa Fortuno at AKS Salon is simply the best! By subtly applying her artistry, she succeeds in raising the bar on ""natural"". I leave feeling refreshed and 10 years younger. I highly recommend Larissa.

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Larissa Fortuno at AKS Salon is simply the best! By subtly applying her artistry, she succeeds in raising the bar on ""natural"". I leave feeling refreshed and 10 years younger. I highly recommend Larissa.

Pros: very welcoming, service-oriented team

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My Colorist, Izabella, is amazing. My color is exactly what I wanted. She read my mind. I ve received so many compliments.

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My Colorist, Izabella, is amazing. My color is exactly what I wanted. She read my mind. I ve received so many compliments.

Pros: Great products and staff

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I had been 7 months with no color (my husband lost his job) and was worried about going anywhere but Bergdorf's for blonde, but Jaleh is as good as it gets, and I am back in blonde.

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★★★★★

I had been 7 months with no color (my husband lost his job) and was worried about going anywhere but Bergdorf's for blonde, but Jaleh is as good as it gets, and I am back in blonde.

Pros: It does not cost as much as Bergdorf's!!!

Cons: Not a one

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I travel all over the world for work. I have had my hair cut and colored in Paris, Milan Australia and the list goes on. Hands down, the best highlights I have EVER had were done by Carmen Rossi . She is just an amazing colorist and human person. You really don't have to say anything, she knows exactly what to do for your hair. No need to travel half way across the world when the very best is Carmen Rossi, right here in NY!!!

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★★★★★

I travel all over the world for work. I have had my hair cut and colored in Paris, Milan Australia and the list goes on. Hands down, the best highlights I have EVER had were done by Carmen Rossi . She is just an amazing colorist and human person. You really don't have to say anything, she knows exactly what to do for your hair. No need to travel half way across the world when the very best is Carmen Rossi, right here in NY!!!

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I have been going to Salon AKS for a few years now and I absolutely love it. Izabela is a wonderful colorist and I always get so many compliments on my hair after getting highlights. She is super friendly and always makes sure that I have a great experience. And the best part is that everyone at the salon is friendly. I would recommend Salon AKS and Izabela to anyone with pride. The give great blow outs and haircuts too!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Salon AKS for a few years now and I absolutely love it. Izabela is a wonderful colorist and I always get so many compliments on my hair after getting highlights. She is super friendly and always makes sure that I have a great experience. And the best part is that everyone at the salon is friendly. I would recommend Salon AKS and Izabela to anyone with pride. The give great blow outs and haircuts too!

Pros: Really nice people, great colorists and nice clean salon

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I live in the South and Visit NY several times a year. AKS was recommened and it was suggested I see Dante. The experiance was great. My hair looked great. I keep going back. It is very relaxing.

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★★★★★

I live in the South and Visit NY several times a year. AKS was recommened and it was suggested I see Dante. The experiance was great. My hair looked great. I keep going back. It is very relaxing.

Pros: Wonderful experiance

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I have been getting highlights in NYC for 20 years and Jaleh is the best! She's an artist with highlights/lowlights and base color!

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★★★★★

I have been getting highlights in NYC for 20 years and Jaleh is the best! She's an artist with highlights/lowlights and base color!

Pros: amazing style and technique

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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As a person on tv, there is few I trust with my hair and Jaleh is the only one that I will allow to highlight!

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★★★★★

As a person on tv, there is few I trust with my hair and Jaleh is the only one that I will allow to highlight!

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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The best hair colorist does not even need you to say anything, they just know exactly what would suit your face, personality and hair type. That is exactly what Carmen Rossi did for me. I have never been happier with my hair!
Carmen, you are truly amazing!!!!

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The best hair colorist does not even need you to say anything, they just know exactly what would suit your face, personality and hair type. That is exactly what Carmen Rossi did for me. I have never been happier with my hair!
Carmen, you are truly amazing!!!!

Pros: The best highlights in NYC!!!

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I can't write enough words of praise for the amazing job that Carmen Rossi did on my hair!! She was not only professional, but was also such a warm, kind person. In this day and age, it is not often you get such personal service!! I will definitely be coming back to her every time.

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★★★★★

I can't write enough words of praise for the amazing job that Carmen Rossi did on my hair!! She was not only professional, but was also such a warm, kind person. In this day and age, it is not often you get such personal service!! I will definitely be coming back to her every time.

Pros: Best service and haircare in town!!!

Cons: Can't think of any.

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i have been getting my hair highlighted for over 20 years, in various parts of the country. i have never been happier with my hair and its color than since i started going to jaleh over 3 years ago...i always leave the salon feeling beautiful, and loving my hair color. she is very talented and skilled, and knows exactly what to do to make my hair look fantastic. she never rushes, and always does the best quality job. i highly recommend jaleh at aks for color.

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★★★★★

i have been getting my hair highlighted for over 20 years, in various parts of the country. i have never been happier with my hair and its color than since i started going to jaleh over 3 years ago...i always leave the salon feeling beautiful, and loving my hair color. she is very talented and skilled, and knows exactly what to do to make my hair look fantastic. she never rushes, and always does the best quality job. i highly recommend jaleh at aks for color.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I have been unhappy with my highlights ever since I can remember. Until I met Carmen Rossi at AKS salon. She has given me the hair color makeover I so desperately needed. She did such an awesome job finding the right color tones for me, so the highlights look so natural. I have gotten so many compliments for my hair. Thank you Carmen!!!

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★★★★★

I have been unhappy with my highlights ever since I can remember. Until I met Carmen Rossi at AKS salon. She has given me the hair color makeover I so desperately needed. She did such an awesome job finding the right color tones for me, so the highlights look so natural. I have gotten so many compliments for my hair. Thank you Carmen!!!

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS I THOUGHT I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH MY HAIR COLOR....UNTIL I WAS INTRODUCED TO JALEH OF AKS SALON.\r
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IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED HIGH LIGHTS, YOU MUST GO TO AKS AND HAVE IT DONE BY JALEH!!!\r
HER WORK IS AMAZING AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO THE LADIES WHO WANT TO HAVE THE BEST HAIR COLOR!!!

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★★★★★

FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS I THOUGHT I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH MY HAIR COLOR....UNTIL I WAS INTRODUCED TO JALEH OF AKS SALON.\r
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IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED HIGH LIGHTS, YOU MUST GO TO AKS AND HAVE IT DONE BY JALEH!!!\r
HER WORK IS AMAZING AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO THE LADIES WHO WANT TO HAVE THE BEST HAIR COLOR!!!

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I have been a client of J Antony's for over eight years, and I would NEVER go anywhere else. I would follow him anywhere--except new Jersey maybe. J Antony is so skillful in adjusting my color as needed to keep it fresh and attractive. I never worry, never even ask why he's doing anything--I know it will look perfect.\r
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I have also sent out-of-town friends to him. They were consistently wowed and thanked me profusely. One friend from Florida thereatened to move to NY (good idea) just to be able to use my colorist.\r
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He's professional, talented and thoughtful. And the color is simply the best. What else could anyone want? It's worth every penny, even the hard-earned ones we are worrying about today.

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★★★★★

I have been a client of J Antony's for over eight years, and I would NEVER go anywhere else. I would follow him anywhere--except new Jersey maybe. J Antony is so skillful in adjusting my color as needed to keep it fresh and attractive. I never worry, never even ask why he's doing anything--I know it will look perfect.\r
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I have also sent out-of-town friends to him. They were consistently wowed and thanked me profusely. One friend from Florida thereatened to move to NY (good idea) just to be able to use my colorist.\r
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He's professional, talented and thoughtful. And the color is simply the best. What else could anyone want? It's worth every penny, even the hard-earned ones we are worrying about today.

Pros: Attentive, professional service with spectacular results

Cons: I can't think of any--love J Antony, best colorist in NY

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Larissa has colored my hair for the last 3 years and has gotten it right every time!! I have a single process and half head of highlights and receive so many compliments on how beautiful and natural it looks. Larissa is a pleasure to deal with and really listens to what you want , but is not afraid to suggest her own ideas as well. I am a brunette, but Larissa also does an amazing job on friends of mine that are blond. I recommend her highly , as well as this wonderful salon.

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★★★★★

Larissa has colored my hair for the last 3 years and has gotten it right every time!! I have a single process and half head of highlights and receive so many compliments on how beautiful and natural it looks. Larissa is a pleasure to deal with and really listens to what you want , but is not afraid to suggest her own ideas as well. I am a brunette, but Larissa also does an amazing job on friends of mine that are blond. I recommend her highly , as well as this wonderful salon.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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This is a fantastic salon and the stories about being stopped on the street when your hair looks so great are what led me to AKS. I stopped a woman in West Hartford Connecticut to ask who did her color and she knew the AKS number by heart. Every woman walks out of this salon looking fantastic. I highly recommend Sam for blonde highlights.

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★★★★★

This is a fantastic salon and the stories about being stopped on the street when your hair looks so great are what led me to AKS. I stopped a woman in West Hartford Connecticut to ask who did her color and she knew the AKS number by heart. Every woman walks out of this salon looking fantastic. I highly recommend Sam for blonde highlights.

Pros: Friendly staff

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First, of all, I want to start off by saying that I am a beauty writer, which (I think) makes me somewhat more qualified to review a salon! I was a bit skeptical of haircolor when I first went with my friend to Salon AKS. I was instantly convinced that color can really enhance your look when I saw my dark haired friend become transformed into a natural looking blonde (really difficult to do). Now I am a regular customer and I go monthly to make my dark hair look more rich. I've had color done in several really nice salons, and I have to say that Jaleh is the best I've come across. I have been a loyal customer of Jaleh's for awhile now because I am so pleased with how my hair looks and the service really cannot be beat. The staff always takes care of you and makes you feel relaxed and at home. The complimentary blow-outs that come with a hair color treatment are amazing...DEFINITELY ask for Jaleh and her rising star of an assistant Ming. They really care about their clients and they know what they are doing. Put down that box of do-it-yourself Loreal color from CVS and head on over to Salon AKS!

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★★★★★

First, of all, I want to start off by saying that I am a beauty writer, which (I think) makes me somewhat more qualified to review a salon! I was a bit skeptical of haircolor when I first went with my friend to Salon AKS. I was instantly convinced that color can really enhance your look when I saw my dark haired friend become transformed into a natural looking blonde (really difficult to do). Now I am a regular customer and I go monthly to make my dark hair look more rich. I've had color done in several really nice salons, and I have to say that Jaleh is the best I've come across. I have been a loyal customer of Jaleh's for awhile now because I am so pleased with how my hair looks and the service really cannot be beat. The staff always takes care of you and makes you feel relaxed and at home. The complimentary blow-outs that come with a hair color treatment are amazing...DEFINITELY ask for Jaleh and her rising star of an assistant Ming. They really care about their clients and they know what they are doing. Put down that box of do-it-yourself Loreal color from CVS and head on over to Salon AKS!

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I've considered coloring my hair for years, but never touched it. I recently needed a change, so I got a friend's recommendation for a colorist. She told me about Sam at AKS. I was so nervous going in since it was my first time. I have dark brown hair, so I was afraid of getting that orangey-color you see on girls. I told Sam all of my fears and she assured me with her sharp consultation and great ideas. OMG. I am so glad I went to her!!! She gave me the most AMAZING highlights!! They perfectly compliment my skin color and don't look fake at all. My hair has the most natural sun-kissed look now, which I thought was impossible for my hair. I'm totally addicted now and have been back to her a bunch of times. For all of you looking for a great colorist--who's talented AND affordable--book Sam! I get more compliments on my hair and feel totally energized by my new look. THANK YOU, SAM!!

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★★★★★

I've considered coloring my hair for years, but never touched it. I recently needed a change, so I got a friend's recommendation for a colorist. She told me about Sam at AKS. I was so nervous going in since it was my first time. I have dark brown hair, so I was afraid of getting that orangey-color you see on girls. I told Sam all of my fears and she assured me with her sharp consultation and great ideas. OMG. I am so glad I went to her!!! She gave me the most AMAZING highlights!! They perfectly compliment my skin color and don't look fake at all. My hair has the most natural sun-kissed look now, which I thought was impossible for my hair. I'm totally addicted now and have been back to her a bunch of times. For all of you looking for a great colorist--who's talented AND affordable--book Sam! I get more compliments on my hair and feel totally energized by my new look. THANK YOU, SAM!!

Pros: amazing highlights, good prices

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I have been going to *Jaleh* at Salon AKS for 10yrs+ and wouldn't think of going anywhere else! Her hand-painted highlights are unrivaled and always look as natural as if i had spent a summer out in the sun. Worried about the maintenance? Jaleh is the first colorist I've ever met whose skillful technique hides roots as your hair grows out. Spending an afternoon in her sunny nook of the salon is the perfect way to unwind, and will leave you wanting to come back for more. Professional yet intimate-- the entire Jaleh experience is an A+.

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★★★★★

I have been going to *Jaleh* at Salon AKS for 10yrs+ and wouldn't think of going anywhere else! Her hand-painted highlights are unrivaled and always look as natural as if i had spent a summer out in the sun. Worried about the maintenance? Jaleh is the first colorist I've ever met whose skillful technique hides roots as your hair grows out. Spending an afternoon in her sunny nook of the salon is the perfect way to unwind, and will leave you wanting to come back for more. Professional yet intimate-- the entire Jaleh experience is an A+.

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Jaleh is pitch-perfect when it comes to color. I came to her after I'd gotten a botched color job elsewhere and she somehow made my hair look great. Her assistant Mingma made me feel pampered and in good hands. Keo does my cut -- he is the rare hair stylist who understands fine hair. He also understands timeless style, which really just boils down to making each person look her best.

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★★★★★

Jaleh is pitch-perfect when it comes to color. I came to her after I'd gotten a botched color job elsewhere and she somehow made my hair look great. Her assistant Mingma made me feel pampered and in good hands. Keo does my cut -- he is the rare hair stylist who understands fine hair. He also understands timeless style, which really just boils down to making each person look her best.

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I have been client of JALEH, the excelent hair colorist at Salon AKS for almost twelve years. She has a magic touch with elegance and she creats AMAZING HIGH LIGHTS with a great contrast with the hair color. She is an excelent hair colorist in New York city and she was an excelent colorist in Beverly Hills as well. I am not an easy going person when it comes to my hair, but she always managed to make me feel great about it. And it gives me pleasure when the ladies give me compliments and ask me who and where I had my hair colored. I highly recomend her for the ladies who care to look their best.\r
Monireh Cazzaniga

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★★★★★

I have been client of JALEH, the excelent hair colorist at Salon AKS for almost twelve years. She has a magic touch with elegance and she creats AMAZING HIGH LIGHTS with a great contrast with the hair color. She is an excelent hair colorist in New York city and she was an excelent colorist in Beverly Hills as well. I am not an easy going person when it comes to my hair, but she always managed to make me feel great about it. And it gives me pleasure when the ladies give me compliments and ask me who and where I had my hair colored. I highly recomend her for the ladies who care to look their best.\r
Monireh Cazzaniga

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I seriously have some trepidation about telling the world via citysearch about J. Antony @ AKS, because he is by far the very best, most professional, most knowledgeable (style-wise), etc.,hair colorist in NYC, and I'm afraid if too many people find out about him, I will no longer be able to get an appointment. I have had my hair done by J. Antony for the past 10 years, and there has never been one problem. I can't tell you how many times perfect strangers have come up to me and asked me about where I get my hair done. J. Antony knows what he's doing - and he actually LISTENS to what you want. I have long dark blonde hair (well, it's a better blonde, thanks to J. Antony!) and the highlights ""last"". I NEVER get that super-dark roots look where you can see it all grown out. I don't know how he does it, but my hair looks fantastic for months. It is expensive, but I promise you, you get what you pay for. Your hair is the one beauty accessory that you wear every day, so it's worth every dollar to make it look fantastic. Without being over-the-top trendy, JA keeps your look current. He's delightful, professional, funny and easy to work/be with. I guess that's why he's the salon's Color Director. I adore him and I know you will too! Tell him Kathleen sent you!

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★★★★★

I seriously have some trepidation about telling the world via citysearch about J. Antony @ AKS, because he is by far the very best, most professional, most knowledgeable (style-wise), etc.,hair colorist in NYC, and I'm afraid if too many people find out about him, I will no longer be able to get an appointment. I have had my hair done by J. Antony for the past 10 years, and there has never been one problem. I can't tell you how many times perfect strangers have come up to me and asked me about where I get my hair done. J. Antony knows what he's doing - and he actually LISTENS to what you want. I have long dark blonde hair (well, it's a better blonde, thanks to J. Antony!) and the highlights ""last"". I NEVER get that super-dark roots look where you can see it all grown out. I don't know how he does it, but my hair looks fantastic for months. It is expensive, but I promise you, you get what you pay for. Your hair is the one beauty accessory that you wear every day, so it's worth every dollar to make it look fantastic. Without being over-the-top trendy, JA keeps your look current. He's delightful, professional, funny and easy to work/be with. I guess that's why he's the salon's Color Director. I adore him and I know you will too! Tell him Kathleen sent you!

Pros: You'll walk out feeling like a million and looking like a model! Professional, skilled staff.

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Jonn Rhamanni is a superb hairstylist. He was recommended by AKS colorist Carmen Rossi - also terrific and has proved to be an artist whose skills I completely trust. In the many years I've been visiting hair salons I've never felt secure enough to say to a stylist ""just create a look that you think is best for me"". I know that each time Jonn styles my hair it will enhance my appearance, reflect my personality as well as comb, wash and style beautifully when I do it myself. In addition, I appreciate Jonn's personal warmth and ability to talk comfortably about topics from the mundane to the serious.\r
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I always leave AKS feeling beautiful and well cared for by Jonn and Carmen. AKS is easy to get to, at 5th and East 54th, and is run professionally and efficiently by a well-trained staff.

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★★★★★

Jonn Rhamanni is a superb hairstylist. He was recommended by AKS colorist Carmen Rossi - also terrific and has proved to be an artist whose skills I completely trust. In the many years I've been visiting hair salons I've never felt secure enough to say to a stylist ""just create a look that you think is best for me"". I know that each time Jonn styles my hair it will enhance my appearance, reflect my personality as well as comb, wash and style beautifully when I do it myself. In addition, I appreciate Jonn's personal warmth and ability to talk comfortably about topics from the mundane to the serious.\r
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I always leave AKS feeling beautiful and well cared for by Jonn and Carmen. AKS is easy to get to, at 5th and East 54th, and is run professionally and efficiently by a well-trained staff.

Pros: Highly skilled hair stylist and terrific colorist. Assistants are also excellent. Great location

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Alain Pinon has been cutting my hair for nearly 20 years! Not only is he a skilled and talented stylist, but he is also a genuinely good and thoughtful person. Alain and his partners, Kao and Susanna, have created a warm, friendly, and professional environment at Salon AKS. I feel their staff is trained to be courteous and to make customers feel comfortable and welcome. \r
My teenage daughter has been going to the Salon for the last few years. Both Mika and Nyree have cut her hair and done a terrific job. \r
Needless to say, I highly recommend Alain Pinon and the staff of Salon AKS.

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★★★★★

Alain Pinon has been cutting my hair for nearly 20 years! Not only is he a skilled and talented stylist, but he is also a genuinely good and thoughtful person. Alain and his partners, Kao and Susanna, have created a warm, friendly, and professional environment at Salon AKS. I feel their staff is trained to be courteous and to make customers feel comfortable and welcome. \r
My teenage daughter has been going to the Salon for the last few years. Both Mika and Nyree have cut her hair and done a terrific job. \r
Needless to say, I highly recommend Alain Pinon and the staff of Salon AKS.

 

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