John Atchinson Salon

★★★★☆
  • 143 Madison Ave 4th Fl

    New York, NY 10016

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  • 212-265-7206

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I agree with other reviewer her .
I have been having relaxers for year but it wasn't until Janice Herbert my tricologist started working with my hair that my hair grew long and healthy . Aisha is a wonderful stylist!
I have been trying to get an appointment with Janice for the past several weeks and the response"she is on hold"
I fear that Janice has left the salon.
Does anyone where she currently working?
They have been calling me and suggesting other cosmetologist
to relax my hair. However, I believe non are as experienced or talent as Janice. If any one knows where she may be working...please let me know.
Thanks

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★★★★☆

I agree with other reviewer her .
I have been having relaxers for year but it wasn't until Janice Herbert my tricologist started working with my hair that my hair grew long and healthy . Aisha is a wonderful stylist!
I have been trying to get an appointment with Janice for the past several weeks and the response"she is on hold"
I fear that Janice has left the salon.
Does anyone where she currently working?
They have been calling me and suggesting other cosmetologist
to relax my hair. However, I believe non are as experienced or talent as Janice. If any one knows where she may be working...please let me know.
Thanks

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I recently wrote a terrible review for this salon because I was not happy with the hair cut I received when I asked for a trim. However, I've been taking biotin, MSM, Fish Oil and a Multivitamin and my hair is growing like a weed! About one inch in a month so far. The cut is growing out BEAUTIFULLY! I love it. I do need another trim because her flat iron re-split my ends, and my old cheap one didn't help either, but I'm nourishing my hair for now and waiting for a bit more growth before I take the other half inch off.

To re-cap my last review - I went to John Atchison's for a Mizani Thermasmooth treatment, and to have my natural 3C/4A hair blown out. What a received was an edgy choppy short shag that took 3-4 inches of my hair. I was devastated. My stylist, AJ, did not discuss the hair cut with me prior to cutting my hair. She told me she'd take one inch and then took 3-4. If we would have discussed the hair cut prior to her cutting my hair I would not have been so upset. The cut itself was nice, but not my style due to the short choppy layers in the back. However, as I stated, it is growing out beautifully. :)

With that being said, I will not return to that salon. I believe a stylist should as your permission before cutting your hair in a style you did not ask for, not yell at you in the chair, tell you not to freak out, and ask that you trust them. I wasn't a model getting my hair done for free. I was a paying customer.

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★★★☆☆

I recently wrote a terrible review for this salon because I was not happy with the hair cut I received when I asked for a trim. However, I've been taking biotin, MSM, Fish Oil and a Multivitamin and my hair is growing like a weed! About one inch in a month so far. The cut is growing out BEAUTIFULLY! I love it. I do need another trim because her flat iron re-split my ends, and my old cheap one didn't help either, but I'm nourishing my hair for now and waiting for a bit more growth before I take the other half inch off.

To re-cap my last review - I went to John Atchison's for a Mizani Thermasmooth treatment, and to have my natural 3C/4A hair blown out. What a received was an edgy choppy short shag that took 3-4 inches of my hair. I was devastated. My stylist, AJ, did not discuss the hair cut with me prior to cutting my hair. She told me she'd take one inch and then took 3-4. If we would have discussed the hair cut prior to her cutting my hair I would not have been so upset. The cut itself was nice, but not my style due to the short choppy layers in the back. However, as I stated, it is growing out beautifully. :)

With that being said, I will not return to that salon. I believe a stylist should as your permission before cutting your hair in a style you did not ask for, not yell at you in the chair, tell you not to freak out, and ask that you trust them. I wasn't a model getting my hair done for free. I was a paying customer.

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Received a cut I didn't care for. Was upset my stylist - AJ did not speak with me about her plan for my hair prior to cutting my hair. I am dissatisfied with my hair cut and will not return to this salon.

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★★★★★

Received a cut I didn't care for. Was upset my stylist - AJ did not speak with me about her plan for my hair prior to cutting my hair. I am dissatisfied with my hair cut and will not return to this salon.

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I started going to John atchinson in the beginning of 2008 after having a horrible experience with relaxers for 4 years.
The first day I went, I expected to have that same old burning sensation in my scalp and the horrible cut...
my trichologist was Janice and she observed my hair and decided I needed a mild relaxer. And behold, it didn't burn at all...and I kept asking her.."are you really using a relaxer?" and she explained to me how she based my scalp and she doesn't comb it in and mainly uses her hands. I also realized as time went on that she would only get my new growth and she never made my new growth bone straight, which has benefited my hair greatly!So if some people are looking for bone straight you might have to tell your trichologist in advance about that.
My stylist, Pat who I believe has left, was also good with my hair and actually gave me a "trim" and not a "cut" and taught me how to do other styles to my hair instead of just having it straight 24/7. I felt very comfortable here, and my trichologist would always give me advise about my hair when asked and it was cause of John Atchinson's salon I was able to venture out more and learn more about my hair.
But this place is pricey! The last time I went I did pay around $185(relaxer + wash and style). But I would go every 10-11 weeks for a touch up...so they also helped me learn how to stretch out my relaxers =p

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★★★★★

I started going to John atchinson in the beginning of 2008 after having a horrible experience with relaxers for 4 years.
The first day I went, I expected to have that same old burning sensation in my scalp and the horrible cut...
my trichologist was Janice and she observed my hair and decided I needed a mild relaxer. And behold, it didn't burn at all...and I kept asking her.."are you really using a relaxer?" and she explained to me how she based my scalp and she doesn't comb it in and mainly uses her hands. I also realized as time went on that she would only get my new growth and she never made my new growth bone straight, which has benefited my hair greatly!So if some people are looking for bone straight you might have to tell your trichologist in advance about that.
My stylist, Pat who I believe has left, was also good with my hair and actually gave me a "trim" and not a "cut" and taught me how to do other styles to my hair instead of just having it straight 24/7. I felt very comfortable here, and my trichologist would always give me advise about my hair when asked and it was cause of John Atchinson's salon I was able to venture out more and learn more about my hair.
But this place is pricey! The last time I went I did pay around $185(relaxer + wash and style). But I would go every 10-11 weeks for a touch up...so they also helped me learn how to stretch out my relaxers =p

Pros: good staff, very informative,very clean

Cons: can be pricey for a college student

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My stylist(Aishah) did an excellent job and was great at communicating what she was willing to do vs my expectations. She did a great job!

Its so nice to have a stylist w/ long, unrelaxed hair. She was able to give me great advice from daily experience and did not chop off my hair!! Rare to find all this in a precision cutter as well. (they rarely speciialize in ethnic/curly/afro-textured hair)

The salon wasn't "fancy" or particularly easy on the eyes. However, the chairs were comfy and my stylist had great tools. Considering its location, Iactually think the prices are a lil low. I would rather have slightly lower prices than plush surroundings.

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★★★★☆

My stylist(Aishah) did an excellent job and was great at communicating what she was willing to do vs my expectations. She did a great job!

Its so nice to have a stylist w/ long, unrelaxed hair. She was able to give me great advice from daily experience and did not chop off my hair!! Rare to find all this in a precision cutter as well. (they rarely speciialize in ethnic/curly/afro-textured hair)

The salon wasn't "fancy" or particularly easy on the eyes. However, the chairs were comfy and my stylist had great tools. Considering its location, Iactually think the prices are a lil low. I would rather have slightly lower prices than plush surroundings.

Pros: relaxed, extremly professional staff

Cons: no-frills salon

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If you want to waste time and money, this is the place to do it! I went to this salon probably close to ten years ago and I came across it on CitySearch and thought it was worth it to save someone else the trip, time and money. I've always had trouble finding good haircare so I made an appointment with Mr. Atchison himself figuring that he was the master and would be the best stylist. He's a lovely person but terrible stylist. He had my hair washed and blown out and then decided that it should have been roller set (I can get a roller set for $10) so I had my hair re-washed, rolled up and sat for another two hours. He "cut" my hair but it didn't look any different than when I sat down. I think I hung out in that place for about 5 hours and left looking like I did my hair myself. The kicker is that he charged me $185 Park Avenue dollars for the treatment. I was a student at the time and in so much shock that I just paid by credit card and left. My hair was in a ponytail the next day. I cried. Don't

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to waste time and money, this is the place to do it! I went to this salon probably close to ten years ago and I came across it on CitySearch and thought it was worth it to save someone else the trip, time and money. I've always had trouble finding good haircare so I made an appointment with Mr. Atchison himself figuring that he was the master and would be the best stylist. He's a lovely person but terrible stylist. He had my hair washed and blown out and then decided that it should have been roller set (I can get a roller set for $10) so I had my hair re-washed, rolled up and sat for another two hours. He "cut" my hair but it didn't look any different than when I sat down. I think I hung out in that place for about 5 hours and left looking like I did my hair myself. The kicker is that he charged me $185 Park Avenue dollars for the treatment. I was a student at the time and in so much shock that I just paid by credit card and left. My hair was in a ponytail the next day. I cried. Don't

Cons: Horrible styling, slow, car note prices

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When I went to John Atchison?s Salon I was extremely nervous. I have gone to many salons in NY and most of them messed my hair up. While at the other salons from start to finish I could feel the hair that took me over a year to grow out becoming more and more damaged. I research how to treat my hair all of the time so I know about combing technique and how delicate relaxed hair is etc. My visit at Atchison's salon was unbelievable. I finally found someone who got it right. My only gripe about the salon was that they didn't use the phytorelaxer but after getting two of those relaxers I realize that they are much too strong for my scalp. From the moment I stepped into the salon I was amazed. It is so clean, airy, and beautiful. The staff are VERY friendly. The trichologist Janice did an excellent job on my texturizer, and Maisha made my hair look phenomenal. At John Atchison they know how to style and treat you hair in a way that will keep it healthy. I'd recommend them to EVERYONE. It was the best hair salon experience I have ever had and I couldn't have been happier. :)

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★★★★★

When I went to John Atchison?s Salon I was extremely nervous. I have gone to many salons in NY and most of them messed my hair up. While at the other salons from start to finish I could feel the hair that took me over a year to grow out becoming more and more damaged. I research how to treat my hair all of the time so I know about combing technique and how delicate relaxed hair is etc. My visit at Atchison's salon was unbelievable. I finally found someone who got it right. My only gripe about the salon was that they didn't use the phytorelaxer but after getting two of those relaxers I realize that they are much too strong for my scalp. From the moment I stepped into the salon I was amazed. It is so clean, airy, and beautiful. The staff are VERY friendly. The trichologist Janice did an excellent job on my texturizer, and Maisha made my hair look phenomenal. At John Atchison they know how to style and treat you hair in a way that will keep it healthy. I'd recommend them to EVERYONE. It was the best hair salon experience I have ever had and I couldn't have been happier. :)

Pros: skill of stylists, cleaniness of the salon, customer service, atmosphere

Cons: none

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I have been a client of the Atchison Salon for over 15 years. I travel from the eastern end of Long Island (Sag Harbor) to have my hair relaxed and cut by the best.
After many years of unhealthy, over processed hair, I found the Atchison Salon and have not looked back. The salon standards are high and you see it in every phase of your visit.
The new salon is beautiful. The decor, atmosphere and proffesional attitude all lend itself to a relaxing and peaceful salon experience. Treat yourself, you won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

I have been a client of the Atchison Salon for over 15 years. I travel from the eastern end of Long Island (Sag Harbor) to have my hair relaxed and cut by the best.
After many years of unhealthy, over processed hair, I found the Atchison Salon and have not looked back. The salon standards are high and you see it in every phase of your visit.
The new salon is beautiful. The decor, atmosphere and proffesional attitude all lend itself to a relaxing and peaceful salon experience. Treat yourself, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Beautiful decor, relaxing

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I visited John Atchison Salon a couple of weeks ago and it was a pleasure. I went for a perm, color, trim and set. The trichologist and stylist were wonderful and they definitely know their business. Appointments are taken seriously and you are treated very well. At John Atchison Salon you not only get a great hair style, you get great haircare. I also love the John Atchison shine in my hair. I have had the unfortunate experience of visiting several hair salons in Manhattan in the past year, so believe me when I tell you, John Atchison is the best in the business. I am proud to say that I am a client of John Atchison Salon.

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★★★★★

I visited John Atchison Salon a couple of weeks ago and it was a pleasure. I went for a perm, color, trim and set. The trichologist and stylist were wonderful and they definitely know their business. Appointments are taken seriously and you are treated very well. At John Atchison Salon you not only get a great hair style, you get great haircare. I also love the John Atchison shine in my hair. I have had the unfortunate experience of visiting several hair salons in Manhattan in the past year, so believe me when I tell you, John Atchison is the best in the business. I am proud to say that I am a client of John Atchison Salon.

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i had my hair done at the salon and the end results were beautiful. i had a relaxer and a trim. John was there and he was very nice and approachable as well as the other stylists who offered great advice for my hair. the best part was when i left the salon all the guys i walked past were breaking their necks to look at me. LOL my hair was so bouncy and perfect i didn't look like it was my own hair! my father also complimented my hair and he never notices anything. so you know mr. atchison's salon did a great job! it was worth every penny. i plan to go back very soon. :)

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★★★★★

i had my hair done at the salon and the end results were beautiful. i had a relaxer and a trim. John was there and he was very nice and approachable as well as the other stylists who offered great advice for my hair. the best part was when i left the salon all the guys i walked past were breaking their necks to look at me. LOL my hair was so bouncy and perfect i didn't look like it was my own hair! my father also complimented my hair and he never notices anything. so you know mr. atchison's salon did a great job! it was worth every penny. i plan to go back very soon. :)

Pros: quick appt, attentive stylists, great relaxer

 

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