Gnh Exotic Hair Salon Inc

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I went here to get a modern haircut without all the frills and I found exactly what I was looking for. They have very professional stylists, great technique, and phenomenal prices. I would definitley reccomend them

5
★★★★★

I went here to get a modern haircut without all the frills and I found exactly what I was looking for. They have very professional stylists, great technique, and phenomenal prices. I would definitley reccomend them

Pros: Stylist, Cut, Price

Cons: none

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You MUST get your haircut by Boris or David ! Not only is ther the friendliest stylist I've ever had, he's also the BEST! I have people stopping me on the street telling me how cute my haircut is and wondering where I get it cut- that has never happened to me before! I will NEVER get my haircut by anyone else. I feel gorgeous and it's all thanks to Boris & David :)

5
★★★★★

You MUST get your haircut by Boris or David ! Not only is ther the friendliest stylist I've ever had, he's also the BEST! I have people stopping me on the street telling me how cute my haircut is and wondering where I get it cut- that has never happened to me before! I will NEVER get my haircut by anyone else. I feel gorgeous and it's all thanks to Boris & David :)

Pros: BORIS & DAVID is the BEST! and so nice! I feel absolutely GORGEOUS

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I waited a while to write my review because I feel a true mark of a good haircut is how great it looks even after your initial cut. Well it has been a month and let me just say I have not had one bad hair day since I got my tresses cut by the magical hands of BORIS at Exotic hair salon. First of all I must give much admiration to the staff who is so cordial and accommodating,one always is under the impression that a place in the city will be uptight and pretentious,Exotic Hair salon is not that by any means they are all friendly and warm. Now back to my haircut my sister went to this place first and I fell in love with her hair and she too never has a bad hair-day, it's just amazing how her and my hair looks better and better everyday and every time we style it. I had the pleasure of having Boris cut my hair and he is such a doll and a genius, he knew what went with my face and most of all was so excited about cutting my hair and along the way he gave me tips on how to get it looking salon worthy every time I do it at home and believe me I am not the talented team at Exotic Hair Salon but when I do my hair everyone thinks I just got it done. The techniques that Boris uses are ones I have never seen and his attention to the needs of your hair are spot-on. I have very thin hair and the way in which he cut it allows it to look so much more voluminous than it ever has. Mr. David himself even did a double take and took the time out to give me a compliment and that meant the world to me :) I can certainly go on forever about how happy I am with my hair but I urge anyone to please go to this salon for friendly staff, amazing service and more importantly the most rewarding, beautiful, lasting, head-turning, constantly complimented haircut you will ever have! If you are reading this Boris and David adore you !!!

5
★★★★★

I waited a while to write my review because I feel a true mark of a good haircut is how great it looks even after your initial cut. Well it has been a month and let me just say I have not had one bad hair day since I got my tresses cut by the magical hands of BORIS at Exotic hair salon. First of all I must give much admiration to the staff who is so cordial and accommodating,one always is under the impression that a place in the city will be uptight and pretentious,Exotic Hair salon is not that by any means they are all friendly and warm. Now back to my haircut my sister went to this place first and I fell in love with her hair and she too never has a bad hair-day, it's just amazing how her and my hair looks better and better everyday and every time we style it. I had the pleasure of having Boris cut my hair and he is such a doll and a genius, he knew what went with my face and most of all was so excited about cutting my hair and along the way he gave me tips on how to get it looking salon worthy every time I do it at home and believe me I am not the talented team at Exotic Hair Salon but when I do my hair everyone thinks I just got it done. The techniques that Boris uses are ones I have never seen and his attention to the needs of your hair are spot-on. I have very thin hair and the way in which he cut it allows it to look so much more voluminous than it ever has. Mr. David himself even did a double take and took the time out to give me a compliment and that meant the world to me :) I can certainly go on forever about how happy I am with my hair but I urge anyone to please go to this salon for friendly staff, amazing service and more importantly the most rewarding, beautiful, lasting, head-turning, constantly complimented haircut you will ever have! If you are reading this Boris and David adore you !!!

Pros: EVERYTHING

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I asked him for a bob and he gave me a mullet. Horrible. I've been wearing a hat. Who writes these reviews?

1
★☆☆☆☆

I asked him for a bob and he gave me a mullet. Horrible. I've been wearing a hat. Who writes these reviews?

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When I came to see Boris, I had a horrible cut that was not flattering. I had let it go for 6 months on top of that because I just didn?t want to bother with another disappointing cut. I have mid-length, fine, wavy hair that can look beautiful, but every stylist refused to see the potential. He paid a lot of attention to what I was telling him - how I loved my long hair, and I wanted it back! (two years ago some whack job gave me the worst cut ever and to correct it I had to cut off over a foot of hair. Ever since I haven't found anyone who could help me restore my beautiful long hair) he told me not only was it possible to get my long hair back, but it would be EASY. I had very little damage and he could just tream the bottom to freshen it and leave me with all my length. As far as the horrible and unflattering layers - he said those could easily be tweaked without removing much length. I was skeptical because I have gone to some of the most expensive and recommended salons in NYC and still I was at disaster-level. The new cut flatters my bone structure and my hair type and I can get away with little to no maintenance- exactly what I have been wanting! Every other stylist I have gone to for the past three years has cut my hair however they wanted. They would convince me to try some new ?great? style that would end up looking bad on me and not working with my hair.

5
★★★★★

When I came to see Boris, I had a horrible cut that was not flattering. I had let it go for 6 months on top of that because I just didn?t want to bother with another disappointing cut. I have mid-length, fine, wavy hair that can look beautiful, but every stylist refused to see the potential. He paid a lot of attention to what I was telling him - how I loved my long hair, and I wanted it back! (two years ago some whack job gave me the worst cut ever and to correct it I had to cut off over a foot of hair. Ever since I haven't found anyone who could help me restore my beautiful long hair) he told me not only was it possible to get my long hair back, but it would be EASY. I had very little damage and he could just tream the bottom to freshen it and leave me with all my length. As far as the horrible and unflattering layers - he said those could easily be tweaked without removing much length. I was skeptical because I have gone to some of the most expensive and recommended salons in NYC and still I was at disaster-level. The new cut flatters my bone structure and my hair type and I can get away with little to no maintenance- exactly what I have been wanting! Every other stylist I have gone to for the past three years has cut my hair however they wanted. They would convince me to try some new ?great? style that would end up looking bad on me and not working with my hair.

Pros: SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: NONE

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I've been in the city for over 3 years and admittedly have never settled on a stylist after one dramatic disaster at a salon . I don't mind paying for a good cut, but since I moved to the city was just couldn't find a stylist I liked as well as ones I'd gone to on the west coast. I knew that was odd and continued to shop around but couldn't find a stylist who could really give my hair a style not just a cut. I'd usually come out $150-200 poorer and wondered if it was worth it. A friend had recommend Exotic Hair Salon. She came back with the best cut and said, "You won't believe this. I went to this amazing stylist. He sat me down. We talked about what I like about my hair, what product I use, what it usually looks like and how I wish it would look. He then cut it and showed me copel of ways to do it." Who does that? I finally decided a long time later to go to BORIS . I did and had the exact same treatment. And then went above and beyond and spent the time to show me a style that took way more time than the average style, but made me feel like a million bucks- no extra charge. I am still surprised by the whole experience. Love the cut (best I've had in years). Loved the salon. Will definitely go back.

5
★★★★★

I've been in the city for over 3 years and admittedly have never settled on a stylist after one dramatic disaster at a salon . I don't mind paying for a good cut, but since I moved to the city was just couldn't find a stylist I liked as well as ones I'd gone to on the west coast. I knew that was odd and continued to shop around but couldn't find a stylist who could really give my hair a style not just a cut. I'd usually come out $150-200 poorer and wondered if it was worth it. A friend had recommend Exotic Hair Salon. She came back with the best cut and said, "You won't believe this. I went to this amazing stylist. He sat me down. We talked about what I like about my hair, what product I use, what it usually looks like and how I wish it would look. He then cut it and showed me copel of ways to do it." Who does that? I finally decided a long time later to go to BORIS . I did and had the exact same treatment. And then went above and beyond and spent the time to show me a style that took way more time than the average style, but made me feel like a million bucks- no extra charge. I am still surprised by the whole experience. Love the cut (best I've had in years). Loved the salon. Will definitely go back.

Pros: 5 star

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I was having a bad hair year so a friend referred me to DAVID . I needed a hair overhaul after a string of bad experiences with a number of salons in NYC. DAVID gave me a new cut and highlights that changed my life. Beyond just a great cut and highlight, he showed me how to style it perfectly and offered me great tips to manage the cut as it grew back in. . It's rare to find talent like DAVID . He's fun, a great listener and he's equally amazing with scissors as he is with foils and color. If you need an image overhaul like I did or just a simple tidying up, definitely ask for DAVID at EXOTIC HAIR SALON !!!!!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

I was having a bad hair year so a friend referred me to DAVID . I needed a hair overhaul after a string of bad experiences with a number of salons in NYC. DAVID gave me a new cut and highlights that changed my life. Beyond just a great cut and highlight, he showed me how to style it perfectly and offered me great tips to manage the cut as it grew back in. . It's rare to find talent like DAVID . He's fun, a great listener and he's equally amazing with scissors as he is with foils and color. If you need an image overhaul like I did or just a simple tidying up, definitely ask for DAVID at EXOTIC HAIR SALON !!!!!!!!!!

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When, several days after a haircut, I can style it and look as good as I did when I left the salon, I consider that the sign of a great haircut. That is what I got at Exotic Hair Salon. When I walked through the door, Boris sat me down for a consultation. He really listened when I told him what I wanted to do (a single process and take off an inch or so) and then suggested some highlights as my hair would have nice color but would look "flat". I don't always go for the highlights because I usually want to get in and out of a salon ASAP. However, aside from the great reviews I had read on Citysearch, I had a gut feeling Boris would do the right thing. I am glad I went with my gut feeling. First of all, the highlights are subtle, so they look natural. And the haircut is unbelievable. As I stated earlier, I can style almost exactly as he had. I also had a manicure and eyebrow threading ( first time for that one) while my hair was processing. I left there feeling like a million bucks and I still do.

5
★★★★★

When, several days after a haircut, I can style it and look as good as I did when I left the salon, I consider that the sign of a great haircut. That is what I got at Exotic Hair Salon. When I walked through the door, Boris sat me down for a consultation. He really listened when I told him what I wanted to do (a single process and take off an inch or so) and then suggested some highlights as my hair would have nice color but would look "flat". I don't always go for the highlights because I usually want to get in and out of a salon ASAP. However, aside from the great reviews I had read on Citysearch, I had a gut feeling Boris would do the right thing. I am glad I went with my gut feeling. First of all, the highlights are subtle, so they look natural. And the haircut is unbelievable. As I stated earlier, I can style almost exactly as he had. I also had a manicure and eyebrow threading ( first time for that one) while my hair was processing. I left there feeling like a million bucks and I still do.

Pros: Level of skill and knowledge, friendly atmosphere, genuinely enjoy their customers

Cons: Not one

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Thank you Exotic Hair Salon for having Boris! He is wonderful. He gave me one of the best haircuts I have ever had. I love a longer look, without being boring and long. Boris listened to what I had to say and gave me a wonderful new haircut. It is still long, but so sassy! I feel wonderful about my hair and myself. Everyone at work is gagging over how hot I look. Thanks for that too!!!

5
★★★★★

Thank you Exotic Hair Salon for having Boris! He is wonderful. He gave me one of the best haircuts I have ever had. I love a longer look, without being boring and long. Boris listened to what I had to say and gave me a wonderful new haircut. It is still long, but so sassy! I feel wonderful about my hair and myself. Everyone at work is gagging over how hot I look. Thanks for that too!!!

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I moved to NYC from DC a little over a year ago. For the first few months I was here, I traveled back to DC just to get my hair done. (If you're looking for someone in DC, email me... I know JUST the guy!). But that got expensive. So I went to a place on the UES that got pretty good reviews, and was recommended by a friend. I liked the color the first day, but after a month, I already looked like I needed a touch up. The color was too light and I was really unhappy at the flatness of my cut. So I looked for a place in City Search with good reviews, and found Exotic Hair Salon. I booked an appointment with Boris, and went in with low expectations. But I felt immediately at ease. Boris LISTENED to what I wanted. hi took my coloring and preferences into consideration, and I absolutely love the way it turned out. So Boris, thank you. Now instead of having to travel all the way to DC, all I have to do is go around the corner!

5
★★★★★

I moved to NYC from DC a little over a year ago. For the first few months I was here, I traveled back to DC just to get my hair done. (If you're looking for someone in DC, email me... I know JUST the guy!). But that got expensive. So I went to a place on the UES that got pretty good reviews, and was recommended by a friend. I liked the color the first day, but after a month, I already looked like I needed a touch up. The color was too light and I was really unhappy at the flatness of my cut. So I looked for a place in City Search with good reviews, and found Exotic Hair Salon. I booked an appointment with Boris, and went in with low expectations. But I felt immediately at ease. Boris LISTENED to what I wanted. hi took my coloring and preferences into consideration, and I absolutely love the way it turned out. So Boris, thank you. Now instead of having to travel all the way to DC, all I have to do is go around the corner!

Pros: SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: none

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Thank you Exotic Hair Salon for living up to your reviews. I always wonder if these are real, and they totally are! I went to Exotic Hair Salon last week for hightlites and a haircut. From the moment I walked in the door, I knew that I was in a good place. The receptionist was very nice and helpful, and there was an energy in the place that was electric. People were laughing, talking, reading magazines. My stylist BORIS, listened intently to what I was hoping for, and hi gave me his professional opinion, and in the end I felt like we were exactly on the same page. I walked out of the salon feeling refreshed, beautiful, and completely satisfied. And my hair looks georgeous too! Boris was very cute and funny. No wonder his salon is great. Anyway, believe it! EXOTIC HAIR SALONS is the place to go.

5
★★★★★

Thank you Exotic Hair Salon for living up to your reviews. I always wonder if these are real, and they totally are! I went to Exotic Hair Salon last week for hightlites and a haircut. From the moment I walked in the door, I knew that I was in a good place. The receptionist was very nice and helpful, and there was an energy in the place that was electric. People were laughing, talking, reading magazines. My stylist BORIS, listened intently to what I was hoping for, and hi gave me his professional opinion, and in the end I felt like we were exactly on the same page. I walked out of the salon feeling refreshed, beautiful, and completely satisfied. And my hair looks georgeous too! Boris was very cute and funny. No wonder his salon is great. Anyway, believe it! EXOTIC HAIR SALONS is the place to go.

Pros: Cute, Clean, Great Quality

Cons: Couldnt stay longer to hang out!

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My Hair: Asian and very straight.

My Stylist: Boris.

My Results: I love my haircut. My hair is complex but natural - much greater depth and volume than what other stylists could provide. It wears very well after a wash and without styling.

The Facilities: Very Clean, Simple, Efficient.

The Staff: Cordial and attentive.

Boris: Highly skilled and from classic school of stylists. He uses the basic tools - a pair of scissors and a comb (no razors). He gets much better results with these simple tools than mediocre hair stylists who uses every tool that just come out of the woodworks (like the razor, the thinning scissors, etc). The fact that he only uses these two tools to get amazing results is indicative of his master craftsmanship.

Furthermore, he was very attentive to my hair during the cutting process and even afterwards. He asked a colleague (as well as myself) if she liked the results and if he had missed anything. I appreciate this level of thoroughness. It suggests that he had my best interest at heart and wanted to provide me with the best haircut possible. I find it refreshing to meet people who take great pride in their work.

5
★★★★★

My Hair: Asian and very straight.

My Stylist: Boris.

My Results: I love my haircut. My hair is complex but natural - much greater depth and volume than what other stylists could provide. It wears very well after a wash and without styling.

The Facilities: Very Clean, Simple, Efficient.

The Staff: Cordial and attentive.

Boris: Highly skilled and from classic school of stylists. He uses the basic tools - a pair of scissors and a comb (no razors). He gets much better results with these simple tools than mediocre hair stylists who uses every tool that just come out of the woodworks (like the razor, the thinning scissors, etc). The fact that he only uses these two tools to get amazing results is indicative of his master craftsmanship.

Furthermore, he was very attentive to my hair during the cutting process and even afterwards. He asked a colleague (as well as myself) if she liked the results and if he had missed anything. I appreciate this level of thoroughness. It suggests that he had my best interest at heart and wanted to provide me with the best haircut possible. I find it refreshing to meet people who take great pride in their work.

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I went here based on previous reviews and very happy that I did. Had been growing my hair but wasnt entirely sure if i liked it. Went to see David and he asked what i wanted, to which i replied that i wasnt sure but i was trying to grow it. He looked at me in the mirror, played with my hair a bit and decided "for you, we go short". Despite my nerves I took the advice from here that said to let him do whatever he wanted, and i am extremely happy that I did. I now have a very stylish chin-length layered bob that totally suits my face and looks 100 times better than my shoulder-length hair ever did.

5
★★★★★

I went here based on previous reviews and very happy that I did. Had been growing my hair but wasnt entirely sure if i liked it. Went to see David and he asked what i wanted, to which i replied that i wasnt sure but i was trying to grow it. He looked at me in the mirror, played with my hair a bit and decided "for you, we go short". Despite my nerves I took the advice from here that said to let him do whatever he wanted, and i am extremely happy that I did. I now have a very stylish chin-length layered bob that totally suits my face and looks 100 times better than my shoulder-length hair ever did.

Pros: Easy to get an appointment, lots of late nights

Cons: None

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Went to see Boris about a month ago looking for "a new haircut" when I went in to talk to him, I was probably the WORST client ever! I didn't know if I wanted to grow it or cut it, dye it or streak it, curl it or straighten it. Boris spent 30 minutes talking to me and we finally came to the agreement that I had no clue what I wanted! He was so nice and told me what he thought would look nice on me. In the end, we decided that I needed to think about it a little bit more. I went back to see him on 2/2 and he even remembered me! He actually looked at my hair, brushed it, touched it etc before he sent me to the wash. Boris cut my hair was like watching an artist at work. He's so great! Plus, he's funny, personable and just makes the whole experience great. Here was my favorite part...He actually walked me through the styling step by step. No hairdresser in this city has ever done that for me! He showed me how much product, how to hold the blowdryer etc. I felt like I was on cloud 9 when I left the salon. When I showered and styled my own hair today it was easier than my hair has ever been! He really created a look for me that is not only beautiful and totally fits my character but it also works with what my hair naturally wants to do! I have always HATED my hair and for once I love it! Not to mention, the salon is beautiful, the staff is amazingly friendly and warm. The prices were very reasonable and I didn't get any of that snooty attitude so many ny salons have. Boris, you are amazing! I love you, and will never need to look for a new hairdresser! A+++++++

5
★★★★★

Went to see Boris about a month ago looking for "a new haircut" when I went in to talk to him, I was probably the WORST client ever! I didn't know if I wanted to grow it or cut it, dye it or streak it, curl it or straighten it. Boris spent 30 minutes talking to me and we finally came to the agreement that I had no clue what I wanted! He was so nice and told me what he thought would look nice on me. In the end, we decided that I needed to think about it a little bit more. I went back to see him on 2/2 and he even remembered me! He actually looked at my hair, brushed it, touched it etc before he sent me to the wash. Boris cut my hair was like watching an artist at work. He's so great! Plus, he's funny, personable and just makes the whole experience great. Here was my favorite part...He actually walked me through the styling step by step. No hairdresser in this city has ever done that for me! He showed me how much product, how to hold the blowdryer etc. I felt like I was on cloud 9 when I left the salon. When I showered and styled my own hair today it was easier than my hair has ever been! He really created a look for me that is not only beautiful and totally fits my character but it also works with what my hair naturally wants to do! I have always HATED my hair and for once I love it! Not to mention, the salon is beautiful, the staff is amazingly friendly and warm. The prices were very reasonable and I didn't get any of that snooty attitude so many ny salons have. Boris, you are amazing! I love you, and will never need to look for a new hairdresser! A+++++++

Pros: Friendly staff, great haircut, reasonable prices, not pushy

Cons: honestly can't think of any!

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I highly recommend this salon and specifically, Boris. The salon is friendly, clean and the prices are reasonable. I never have a problem getting an appointment as they always go out of their way to find a time slot for me. Boris is just the best stylist I've found in NYC, and I have very high standards when it comes to hair! You tell him what you like or don't like about your hair and he gets it and fixes it. He's the color master- so if you do highlights or color- he's your man. He doesn't push products that you don't need on you and he won't color my hair unless it needs it. In fact, he had to put me through a 12 step program of his own because I was highlighting my hair a lot more frequently than 3 months! Because of this I trust him totally. You can't go wrong. I've sent multiple friends and family to him and all have raved! He's my best unkept secret!

5
★★★★★

I highly recommend this salon and specifically, Boris. The salon is friendly, clean and the prices are reasonable. I never have a problem getting an appointment as they always go out of their way to find a time slot for me. Boris is just the best stylist I've found in NYC, and I have very high standards when it comes to hair! You tell him what you like or don't like about your hair and he gets it and fixes it. He's the color master- so if you do highlights or color- he's your man. He doesn't push products that you don't need on you and he won't color my hair unless it needs it. In fact, he had to put me through a 12 step program of his own because I was highlighting my hair a lot more frequently than 3 months! Because of this I trust him totally. You can't go wrong. I've sent multiple friends and family to him and all have raved! He's my best unkept secret!

Pros: Friendly staff, Fantastic stylist-BORIS, reasonable prices

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My hair has been long all my life, and never had anything done to it except washing at home. A few of my friends told me I needed to do something, and told me about David. He listened to my insecurities, and my insistence on "booby security", and asked what my natural color was, and what I saw myself as wanting. He made it so easy to do what I had feared all my life. David transformed this "mousey hippie chick" into a luscious blonde that turns heads and earns such compliments, it makes me blush! Seriously! Tonight my neighbor just went on and on gushing about how pretty my hair looked, "Write down that color, because that is the best you've ever looked. I don't know what David does to you, but he does it right!" (And he says that every time - but when he looks at me, it is like he sees me for the first time - which is most refreshing!) I trust David more than probably anyone in my adult life, and give him free reign when it comes to my highlights, low lights, needing a trim, and lightening the weight or softening around my face. Whatever he decides is great with me, because I know when he is done, I am going to be absolutely beautiful!! I feel (and actually look) so very pretty!! My friends and neighbors always know when I see David. Not only is my hair actually fabulous, still long and highlighted perfectly, but all my insecurities vanish and I feel like one of the most beautiful women in the world. Now THAT is what every woman should hope to receive from her stylist. He is the best - kind, sweet, personable, never over the top and the most professional I have ever had the joy to encounter. I have had the pleasure of introducing him to a couple of friends, and when they get up from the chair, they actually have a sparkling twinkle in their eye! See, it works...inside and out! Go let David "have his way with you" and you'll be so glad you did, that you'll keep going back because no one else can do for you what David does!

5
★★★★★

My hair has been long all my life, and never had anything done to it except washing at home. A few of my friends told me I needed to do something, and told me about David. He listened to my insecurities, and my insistence on "booby security", and asked what my natural color was, and what I saw myself as wanting. He made it so easy to do what I had feared all my life. David transformed this "mousey hippie chick" into a luscious blonde that turns heads and earns such compliments, it makes me blush! Seriously! Tonight my neighbor just went on and on gushing about how pretty my hair looked, "Write down that color, because that is the best you've ever looked. I don't know what David does to you, but he does it right!" (And he says that every time - but when he looks at me, it is like he sees me for the first time - which is most refreshing!) I trust David more than probably anyone in my adult life, and give him free reign when it comes to my highlights, low lights, needing a trim, and lightening the weight or softening around my face. Whatever he decides is great with me, because I know when he is done, I am going to be absolutely beautiful!! I feel (and actually look) so very pretty!! My friends and neighbors always know when I see David. Not only is my hair actually fabulous, still long and highlighted perfectly, but all my insecurities vanish and I feel like one of the most beautiful women in the world. Now THAT is what every woman should hope to receive from her stylist. He is the best - kind, sweet, personable, never over the top and the most professional I have ever had the joy to encounter. I have had the pleasure of introducing him to a couple of friends, and when they get up from the chair, they actually have a sparkling twinkle in their eye! See, it works...inside and out! Go let David "have his way with you" and you'll be so glad you did, that you'll keep going back because no one else can do for you what David does!

Pros: An experience fit for a Princess - you'll look and feel like one!

Cons: what cons? Honestly, I can't find anything negative.

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I have been going to this salon for over 3 years, and i have never wanted to go anywhere else. it is a very friendly and relaxing environment. they make you feel at home the second you walk in the door. and the quality of the service is tremendous. whether it's a hair cut or coloring, you always come out looking fabulous. that's true with all of the stylists. i have had my hair cut by at least 3 of the stylists, and i have never disliked how it was cut. they are very good about talking with you first and discussing what you want. even as they are cutting, they check to make sure it is to your liking and are willing to make any changes. and when you're done, everyone compliments you on how great you look. granted, i'm sure that's part of promoting the biz, but they are always very genuine about it. for a new york salon, the pricing is very reasonable. overall, it is a very fun and comfortable environment, and you are always in good hands.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to this salon for over 3 years, and i have never wanted to go anywhere else. it is a very friendly and relaxing environment. they make you feel at home the second you walk in the door. and the quality of the service is tremendous. whether it's a hair cut or coloring, you always come out looking fabulous. that's true with all of the stylists. i have had my hair cut by at least 3 of the stylists, and i have never disliked how it was cut. they are very good about talking with you first and discussing what you want. even as they are cutting, they check to make sure it is to your liking and are willing to make any changes. and when you're done, everyone compliments you on how great you look. granted, i'm sure that's part of promoting the biz, but they are always very genuine about it. for a new york salon, the pricing is very reasonable. overall, it is a very fun and comfortable environment, and you are always in good hands.

Pros: Friendly staff, awesome hair cuts

Cons: I can't think of any!

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David is an amazing stylist with a personality to match. He is meticulous at designing a style to match your face. It is true what you read. I have never received so many compliments on my hair than before I starting to go to David. The color and cut he gives are impeccable. Ira has SAVED my eyebrows from disaster. I finally found a person I trust to shape my eyebrows without making them too bushy or too thin. David and Ira are wonderful people and truly enjoy what they do; they make you feel like a celebrity every time you walk in the door. Keep in mind this salon is not your typical high-end atmosphere but for the treatment and service it can't be beat. The place is always packed and the age of clients range from 18-65; more often young they old; I only wish the owner didn't smoke in the bathroom GROSS!! The last thing I want after a fabulous cut is to go to the bathroom and leave with my hair and clothes smelling like cigarettes!!

5
★★★★★

David is an amazing stylist with a personality to match. He is meticulous at designing a style to match your face. It is true what you read. I have never received so many compliments on my hair than before I starting to go to David. The color and cut he gives are impeccable. Ira has SAVED my eyebrows from disaster. I finally found a person I trust to shape my eyebrows without making them too bushy or too thin. David and Ira are wonderful people and truly enjoy what they do; they make you feel like a celebrity every time you walk in the door. Keep in mind this salon is not your typical high-end atmosphere but for the treatment and service it can't be beat. The place is always packed and the age of clients range from 18-65; more often young they old; I only wish the owner didn't smoke in the bathroom GROSS!! The last thing I want after a fabulous cut is to go to the bathroom and leave with my hair and clothes smelling like cigarettes!!

Pros: David and Ira by far!!

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On my 1st visit to Exotic Hair Salon , I was very honored to have Boris cut, color, and style my hair. His staff is super friendly and immediately made me feel comfortable. As soon as I sat in Boris chair, he helped me decide what cut and color would best suit not only my face, but my care-free personality. I love that Boris took the time to help me find the best solution to make me as beautiful as possible. He truly cared about me; I wasn't just another cut and color. One more bonus, I LOVED THE RESULTS!!! I left feeling confident and beautiful. When I started work the next Monday, I was showered with compliments. Everyone had to know where I got my hair done. I felt awesome! Thanks Boris for giving me such a wonderful experience. I can't wait for my next appointment!

5
★★★★★

On my 1st visit to Exotic Hair Salon , I was very honored to have Boris cut, color, and style my hair. His staff is super friendly and immediately made me feel comfortable. As soon as I sat in Boris chair, he helped me decide what cut and color would best suit not only my face, but my care-free personality. I love that Boris took the time to help me find the best solution to make me as beautiful as possible. He truly cared about me; I wasn't just another cut and color. One more bonus, I LOVED THE RESULTS!!! I left feeling confident and beautiful. When I started work the next Monday, I was showered with compliments. Everyone had to know where I got my hair done. I felt awesome! Thanks Boris for giving me such a wonderful experience. I can't wait for my next appointment!

Pros: Expert Staff, Great Price, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: none

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Ask yourself one question...do you love your hair? If so, there's only one person who will treat as carefully and with as much respect as if it were his own BORIS! Not only is he a true artist at his craft, he commands an amazing team of specialists who treat your hair like it's gold. I have never had SUCH attention paid to my hair and you will not walk away feeling neglected, ignored, unheard, or unhappy. This is truly a place where your hair is the star of the show and the center of attention. After other (high priced!!) city salons left my long brown hair a bleached and sun-in-orange frizzy mess. . I was scared to recolor! I looked in citysearch for direction and couldn't believe how many people wrote such unwavaringly high reviews about this salon...so I took a chance. You should too! The salon is beautiful, relaxing and unpretentious. Boris charming and charismatic and makes you feel instantly at home! He addressed the "COLOR and CUTTING ABUSE! (his terms)" that were inflicted upon my hair! After fixing the base color, Boris wanted to put in a very conservative caramel/honey highlight but I pointed to his awesome dolce pants and said - I WANT THAT COLOR BURGANDY! So I now have beautiful fun burgundy highlights that look classy, not trashy. As I sat and processed, the other 2 clients in the salon (both gorgeous shades of blonde they say that ONLY BORIS was able to create!) began to chat with me and told me how BORIS had saved their hair and they would ONLY trust their hair to him! He had suggested putting in his exclusive extensions to help me deal with the choppiness of my layers from the "cutting abuse" but I felt I couldn't afford them at the moment - HOWEVER - if I could - I would have done it. It's a fantastic system and LOOKS amazing! I HIGHLY recommend this salon - BORIS and his staff made me feel so welcome and special, and my color is so much fun! I can't wait to go back!

5
★★★★★

Ask yourself one question...do you love your hair? If so, there's only one person who will treat as carefully and with as much respect as if it were his own BORIS! Not only is he a true artist at his craft, he commands an amazing team of specialists who treat your hair like it's gold. I have never had SUCH attention paid to my hair and you will not walk away feeling neglected, ignored, unheard, or unhappy. This is truly a place where your hair is the star of the show and the center of attention. After other (high priced!!) city salons left my long brown hair a bleached and sun-in-orange frizzy mess. . I was scared to recolor! I looked in citysearch for direction and couldn't believe how many people wrote such unwavaringly high reviews about this salon...so I took a chance. You should too! The salon is beautiful, relaxing and unpretentious. Boris charming and charismatic and makes you feel instantly at home! He addressed the "COLOR and CUTTING ABUSE! (his terms)" that were inflicted upon my hair! After fixing the base color, Boris wanted to put in a very conservative caramel/honey highlight but I pointed to his awesome dolce pants and said - I WANT THAT COLOR BURGANDY! So I now have beautiful fun burgundy highlights that look classy, not trashy. As I sat and processed, the other 2 clients in the salon (both gorgeous shades of blonde they say that ONLY BORIS was able to create!) began to chat with me and told me how BORIS had saved their hair and they would ONLY trust their hair to him! He had suggested putting in his exclusive extensions to help me deal with the choppiness of my layers from the "cutting abuse" but I felt I couldn't afford them at the moment - HOWEVER - if I could - I would have done it. It's a fantastic system and LOOKS amazing! I HIGHLY recommend this salon - BORIS and his staff made me feel so welcome and special, and my color is so much fun! I can't wait to go back!

Pros: His clientele calls him the walking encyclopedia of hair

Cons: none existent

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I was desperate about losing my hair after the chemo treatments. The mother of my friend Lucy told me about her experience and that she too found it to be very shocking losing her hair, but in her suffering she was very lucky to meet BORIS, who she calls ?the angel?. He gave her back her sense of self-esteem lost during her agony of losing her attractive hair. I rushed to see BORIS , and he is really an artist, and his expressions of love and concern for people in our circumstances is rewarding. He is also one of the best hairdressers in New York City, and one of the best hair colorists (there was a lot of people having their hair color done)?He offered me a loaner until my custom made was done and after few weeks he delivered to me a beautiful hair prosthesis designed to perfection. When I came to pick up the hairpiece his salon was full of people, but he didn?t mind to make others wait, he told me that ?in this moment you are more important for me?? I asked to BORIS why he is so particularly gentle and caring with people in our situation, and his answer with tears in his eyes was ?because SARY my mother, also was in your situation, and she was the most important person in my life!??I could not hold my tears either! BORIS you got me as your client for the rest of your life. I cannot wait to have my hair back and have the excuse to see you more often! Good bless you! he also has an exclusive hair prosthesis website that is not showing in here citysearch. that website is: hairprostheses and I think ends with com

5
★★★★★

I was desperate about losing my hair after the chemo treatments. The mother of my friend Lucy told me about her experience and that she too found it to be very shocking losing her hair, but in her suffering she was very lucky to meet BORIS, who she calls ?the angel?. He gave her back her sense of self-esteem lost during her agony of losing her attractive hair. I rushed to see BORIS , and he is really an artist, and his expressions of love and concern for people in our circumstances is rewarding. He is also one of the best hairdressers in New York City, and one of the best hair colorists (there was a lot of people having their hair color done)?He offered me a loaner until my custom made was done and after few weeks he delivered to me a beautiful hair prosthesis designed to perfection. When I came to pick up the hairpiece his salon was full of people, but he didn?t mind to make others wait, he told me that ?in this moment you are more important for me?? I asked to BORIS why he is so particularly gentle and caring with people in our situation, and his answer with tears in his eyes was ?because SARY my mother, also was in your situation, and she was the most important person in my life!??I could not hold my tears either! BORIS you got me as your client for the rest of your life. I cannot wait to have my hair back and have the excuse to see you more often! Good bless you! he also has an exclusive hair prosthesis website that is not showing in here citysearch. that website is: hairprostheses and I think ends with com

Pros: best hair prosthesis by the greatest hairdresser in new york

Cons: none

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Blondes -- trust your hue to Boris!! Until we met, I had always been dissatisfied with my hilights -- either I was not blonde enough or the color became too brassy. Boris understood EXACTLY what I was looking for, he listened to my requests and frustrations and has given me he best color ever. He is also really great with blow-outs -- he does a lot of magazine work and is very talented with styling. For a neighborhood salon, the prices are not cheap -- single process and hilights run about $275, but the value is SO worth it.

5
★★★★★

Blondes -- trust your hue to Boris!! Until we met, I had always been dissatisfied with my hilights -- either I was not blonde enough or the color became too brassy. Boris understood EXACTLY what I was looking for, he listened to my requests and frustrations and has given me he best color ever. He is also really great with blow-outs -- he does a lot of magazine work and is very talented with styling. For a neighborhood salon, the prices are not cheap -- single process and hilights run about $275, but the value is SO worth it.

Pros: Professional, Great Coloring, Cut

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To One and All looking for a fantastic cut and or hair coloring: Boris is your guy. Better than anything you'll get at Bumble or any of those famous yet high-priced salon, Boris does AMAZING cuts and color for a totally reasonable price. (Which I can testify to because I used to be a Bumble/Prieto client.) He's the best kept secret in the city for hair. Seriously. Boris really listens to the individual. You are guaranteed to love your hair when you walk out of there, b/c he caters to the client with no "one size fits all" hair cuts. (You won't walk out of his studio with short hair if you don't want it!) When I say I and all my friends (including my very manly but nicely coiffed male friends) go to Boris for our hair, it is no exaggeration. Not only does Boris do great hair, he himself is awesome--very easy going with a great spirit. Just a crazy cool rockstar with lots of interesting things to say and great talent with the scissors!

5
★★★★★

To One and All looking for a fantastic cut and or hair coloring: Boris is your guy. Better than anything you'll get at Bumble or any of those famous yet high-priced salon, Boris does AMAZING cuts and color for a totally reasonable price. (Which I can testify to because I used to be a Bumble/Prieto client.) He's the best kept secret in the city for hair. Seriously. Boris really listens to the individual. You are guaranteed to love your hair when you walk out of there, b/c he caters to the client with no "one size fits all" hair cuts. (You won't walk out of his studio with short hair if you don't want it!) When I say I and all my friends (including my very manly but nicely coiffed male friends) go to Boris for our hair, it is no exaggeration. Not only does Boris do great hair, he himself is awesome--very easy going with a great spirit. Just a crazy cool rockstar with lots of interesting things to say and great talent with the scissors!

Pros: $45 awesome haircut, Boris

Cons: busy

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Boris is to the salon as Muhammad Ali was to the ring...the guy's a champion. First off Boris is overly-credentialed, just take a look @ his business card if you need verification. Boris has the range, for whether you want to look like David Bowie, David Beckham, or Davey Jones this is the guy to go to. Boris has been giving the New York market the freshest cutting edge looks for years now, and at the same time he has the practical salon-sense to give you a traditional cut if thats what you want. An afternoon in the salon is like a day at the spa meets a session on Freuds couch (except much more affordable than both!). If you're fed-up and tired of being fooled by high-price salons, where you're paying for an atmosphere that could be found at Starbucks, look no further. Boris studio is intimate, yet roomy, confidential yet full of great lighting. Overall I would recommend Boris to anybody who is looking for a beautiful cut and doesn't know how or where, or to anybody who knows exactly what they want, and wants a master-barber to do their do.

5
★★★★★

Boris is to the salon as Muhammad Ali was to the ring...the guy's a champion. First off Boris is overly-credentialed, just take a look @ his business card if you need verification. Boris has the range, for whether you want to look like David Bowie, David Beckham, or Davey Jones this is the guy to go to. Boris has been giving the New York market the freshest cutting edge looks for years now, and at the same time he has the practical salon-sense to give you a traditional cut if thats what you want. An afternoon in the salon is like a day at the spa meets a session on Freuds couch (except much more affordable than both!). If you're fed-up and tired of being fooled by high-price salons, where you're paying for an atmosphere that could be found at Starbucks, look no further. Boris studio is intimate, yet roomy, confidential yet full of great lighting. Overall I would recommend Boris to anybody who is looking for a beautiful cut and doesn't know how or where, or to anybody who knows exactly what they want, and wants a master-barber to do their do.

Pros: too many to mention

Cons: none existent

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Walking into Exotic Hair Salon was the best thing that ever happend to me. Boris iss thee best hair stylist in the world. He gave me the attention that i wanted and made me feel like i was at home. The workers there are warm, friendly, & comforting. Coffe, Tea, Wine, Water etc Exotic Hair Salon will get it for you. Boris is veryy talented and hell get u satasfied with what u want with ur hair. I greatly recomend women and men to go to Exotic hair salon and experience pleasure. Boris is thee bestt i love him!!

5
★★★★★

Walking into Exotic Hair Salon was the best thing that ever happend to me. Boris iss thee best hair stylist in the world. He gave me the attention that i wanted and made me feel like i was at home. The workers there are warm, friendly, & comforting. Coffe, Tea, Wine, Water etc Exotic Hair Salon will get it for you. Boris is veryy talented and hell get u satasfied with what u want with ur hair. I greatly recomend women and men to go to Exotic hair salon and experience pleasure. Boris is thee bestt i love him!!

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I've lived in NYC for 8 years now and have been to a few hair salons. This one is my favorite! I decided to try it because it received rave reviews on citysearch and down the block from me. I've been impressed since my first visit 2 yrs ago. The salon is small, inviting, comfortable and has such charm and great talent. The people are very friendly, including the owner Boris Porat himself. You get a great cut & color at such a reasonable price here. I am sure all the stylists are great, but I have been going to Boris since day 1 and he is amazing! he is a really cool gay with beautiful face! I always trust hem with my hair and he provides great consultation on what to do with my hair (cut & color) when I ask. And he spends the time to make sure it is perfect and never rushed. The end result is always fabulous. I highly recommend hem and this salon overall. It's a great find!

5
★★★★★

I've lived in NYC for 8 years now and have been to a few hair salons. This one is my favorite! I decided to try it because it received rave reviews on citysearch and down the block from me. I've been impressed since my first visit 2 yrs ago. The salon is small, inviting, comfortable and has such charm and great talent. The people are very friendly, including the owner Boris Porat himself. You get a great cut & color at such a reasonable price here. I am sure all the stylists are great, but I have been going to Boris since day 1 and he is amazing! he is a really cool gay with beautiful face! I always trust hem with my hair and he provides great consultation on what to do with my hair (cut & color) when I ask. And he spends the time to make sure it is perfect and never rushed. The end result is always fabulous. I highly recommend hem and this salon overall. It's a great find!

Pros: Great cut and color at reasonable price

Cons: none

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I recently had an appointment with Boris, and I was beyond satisfied with my cut! he really listened to what I wanted and felt my hair before washing it to make sure that the cut he had in mind for me would work - which I think is the sign that your stylist knows what he is doing. The cut took a little longer than usual, but that was because Boris went through every strand of my hair to make sure that it was perfect. I was also greeted by a very friendly woman at the front desk when I checked in, and they always addressed me by my first name, which made me feel really comfortable, as opposed to other high-end salons that treat you like a number rather than a person. The style ended up being exactly what I wanted and what we discussed, and my friends and family keep saying that it's the best hairstyle I've ever had. Not to mention that the price was equal or LESS to what I had paid in the past for worse haircuts. I highly recommend Exotic Hair Salon!!

5
★★★★★

I recently had an appointment with Boris, and I was beyond satisfied with my cut! he really listened to what I wanted and felt my hair before washing it to make sure that the cut he had in mind for me would work - which I think is the sign that your stylist knows what he is doing. The cut took a little longer than usual, but that was because Boris went through every strand of my hair to make sure that it was perfect. I was also greeted by a very friendly woman at the front desk when I checked in, and they always addressed me by my first name, which made me feel really comfortable, as opposed to other high-end salons that treat you like a number rather than a person. The style ended up being exactly what I wanted and what we discussed, and my friends and family keep saying that it's the best hairstyle I've ever had. Not to mention that the price was equal or LESS to what I had paid in the past for worse haircuts. I highly recommend Exotic Hair Salon!!

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Boris has been cutting and coloring my hair for over 3 years. When I first went to Boris my hair was in such bad shape (from a competitive salon in NYC!) that it had to be cut short. Since then I have had the most wonderfully healthy hair and now get single process color AND highlights! People even think the color is natural!! I now live in NJ and have a 2 year old daughter. The only maintenance I have for myself is going to the salon! I won't let anyone else color my hair! Of course the people at the salon have become my friends as well. My daughters first hair cut was by Boris as well. I would never trust anyone else to touch her hair!

5
★★★★★

Boris has been cutting and coloring my hair for over 3 years. When I first went to Boris my hair was in such bad shape (from a competitive salon in NYC!) that it had to be cut short. Since then I have had the most wonderfully healthy hair and now get single process color AND highlights! People even think the color is natural!! I now live in NJ and have a 2 year old daughter. The only maintenance I have for myself is going to the salon! I won't let anyone else color my hair! Of course the people at the salon have become my friends as well. My daughters first hair cut was by Boris as well. I would never trust anyone else to touch her hair!

Pros: perfect attitude, great location, skilled stylists

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I have been going to Boris for almost 7 years, before he had his own salon. He is fantastic. He always delivers what I want and yet is still adventurous with styling. Recently, he let me know that the texture of my hair had changed and he was very concerned. I investigated this and long story short, my liver was't functioning properly. I got a lot more than I bargained for with my latest haircut and I am exceptionally grateful for his care and attention. I highly recommend the salon!!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Boris for almost 7 years, before he had his own salon. He is fantastic. He always delivers what I want and yet is still adventurous with styling. Recently, he let me know that the texture of my hair had changed and he was very concerned. I investigated this and long story short, my liver was't functioning properly. I got a lot more than I bargained for with my latest haircut and I am exceptionally grateful for his care and attention. I highly recommend the salon!!

Pros: nice cuts BORIS!!!!!!!!!

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I wanted a simple trim and made the huge mistake of going to Bon Bon . I had a REALLY REALLY bad experience ( I should've never gone in the first place!), the dumb woman chopped off like 3 inches! :( -- luckily my hair was still past shoulder lenght but it was just awful... I can't tell you how awful---uneven lenghts, one side shorter than the other. Needless to say I wasn't taking ANY chances to have someone fix it. I was completely desperate and VERY worried as to where to go. I'm not familiar at all with salons so I didn't even know where to start (the place I used for my wedding is far and expensive). I live in Westchester but work in the city sometimes so I was there yesterday trying to figure out what to do with my hair disaster. I found this place through CitySearch by looking for places close to where I work with a good rating. Exotic Hair Salon had one of the highest so I called at like 1pm and was able to schedule an appt for the same day at 5pm. I read that Boris was good with layers so I asked for hem. I could tell right away I was in good hands when I walked in, because he was with someone else wasn't even done and the woman looked like a movie star, I breathed a sigh of relief. Until that moment I was still very worried (you really never know). Anyway, I told hem I wanted layers again and to fix my mess, he recommended I dont' get dramatic layers (like I wanted originally) because it would be worse due to my current state and thickness of hair. He was FANTASTIC! Totally went above and beyond. He was SO very careful and made sure to fix the mess while keeping the current lenght! (I didn't think that'd be possible!!). He fixed the uneven lengths in the front , he did give me layers just in subtle more delicate way. My hair looks great now, you couldn't even tell of my awful mess.YEAY! And not too expensive. SO...For layers go to Boris!

5
★★★★★

I wanted a simple trim and made the huge mistake of going to Bon Bon . I had a REALLY REALLY bad experience ( I should've never gone in the first place!), the dumb woman chopped off like 3 inches! :( -- luckily my hair was still past shoulder lenght but it was just awful... I can't tell you how awful---uneven lenghts, one side shorter than the other. Needless to say I wasn't taking ANY chances to have someone fix it. I was completely desperate and VERY worried as to where to go. I'm not familiar at all with salons so I didn't even know where to start (the place I used for my wedding is far and expensive). I live in Westchester but work in the city sometimes so I was there yesterday trying to figure out what to do with my hair disaster. I found this place through CitySearch by looking for places close to where I work with a good rating. Exotic Hair Salon had one of the highest so I called at like 1pm and was able to schedule an appt for the same day at 5pm. I read that Boris was good with layers so I asked for hem. I could tell right away I was in good hands when I walked in, because he was with someone else wasn't even done and the woman looked like a movie star, I breathed a sigh of relief. Until that moment I was still very worried (you really never know). Anyway, I told hem I wanted layers again and to fix my mess, he recommended I dont' get dramatic layers (like I wanted originally) because it would be worse due to my current state and thickness of hair. He was FANTASTIC! Totally went above and beyond. He was SO very careful and made sure to fix the mess while keeping the current lenght! (I didn't think that'd be possible!!). He fixed the uneven lengths in the front , he did give me layers just in subtle more delicate way. My hair looks great now, you couldn't even tell of my awful mess.YEAY! And not too expensive. SO...For layers go to Boris!

Pros: Good skills (great layers), accomodating, NOT overly expensive

Cons: busy

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I have been in New York for about a year and have tried a few other salons, been disappointed, and was needing to find a place I could count on to go and get great color and cuts! I found Exotic Hair Salon on Citysearch and decided to give it a try. I have definitley found my place! The atmosphere is unpretencious and welcoming and everyone who works there is very friendly. BORIS did a fantastic job! My hair was in some serious need of help! It had been a long time since it had been cut and my highlights had grown out substantially, and though I hate to admit it...there were several grays taking their place. I booked an appointment with BORIS for single process color, highlights, and a cut. When I booked the appointment, the receptionist told me the names of the stylists that were available for the day and time I wanted and was honest in telling me that a cut with BORIS was more expensive than with the other stylists (though it is still very reasonable). I have been to places that don't tell you that and appreciated her honesty. BORIS made me feel instantly at ease and discussed color options with me, but in a way that I understood. Most importantly, I LOVE my hair now! As BORIS was drying it and styling it, I couldn't keep my eyes off of it! He did a brilliant job on hair that needed some TLC. He told me the products he was using on my hair, but there was never any pressure to buy them, which I loved. I really don't like when salons try to push the products they sell on you! As I was waiting for my color to set, I was watching the other stations and everyone else was getting great styles and color as well, so I think that all of the stylists will do a great job, but I can only speak for my experience with BORIS . I have found my place in NYC will not be going anywhere else! Thanks BORIS!

5
★★★★★

I have been in New York for about a year and have tried a few other salons, been disappointed, and was needing to find a place I could count on to go and get great color and cuts! I found Exotic Hair Salon on Citysearch and decided to give it a try. I have definitley found my place! The atmosphere is unpretencious and welcoming and everyone who works there is very friendly. BORIS did a fantastic job! My hair was in some serious need of help! It had been a long time since it had been cut and my highlights had grown out substantially, and though I hate to admit it...there were several grays taking their place. I booked an appointment with BORIS for single process color, highlights, and a cut. When I booked the appointment, the receptionist told me the names of the stylists that were available for the day and time I wanted and was honest in telling me that a cut with BORIS was more expensive than with the other stylists (though it is still very reasonable). I have been to places that don't tell you that and appreciated her honesty. BORIS made me feel instantly at ease and discussed color options with me, but in a way that I understood. Most importantly, I LOVE my hair now! As BORIS was drying it and styling it, I couldn't keep my eyes off of it! He did a brilliant job on hair that needed some TLC. He told me the products he was using on my hair, but there was never any pressure to buy them, which I loved. I really don't like when salons try to push the products they sell on you! As I was waiting for my color to set, I was watching the other stations and everyone else was getting great styles and color as well, so I think that all of the stylists will do a great job, but I can only speak for my experience with BORIS . I have found my place in NYC will not be going anywhere else! Thanks BORIS!

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, fantastic results, great value

Cons: NONE

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I came here for a haircut. The barber with whom I had an appointment was still busy, so the owner (Boris) offered to cut my hair. He did an excellent job. What impressed me most was both how polite the staff was with the customers and how polite they were with each other. Each barber thanked the cleaning lady whenever she swept up the hair. Whenever each barber was finished, everyone else in the salon told him he did a good job. I was very happy with how the haircut came out, and moreover, I think the other barber (David) did an excellent job with his customer as well. I think I found my new barbershop.

5
★★★★★

I came here for a haircut. The barber with whom I had an appointment was still busy, so the owner (Boris) offered to cut my hair. He did an excellent job. What impressed me most was both how polite the staff was with the customers and how polite they were with each other. Each barber thanked the cleaning lady whenever she swept up the hair. Whenever each barber was finished, everyone else in the salon told him he did a good job. I was very happy with how the haircut came out, and moreover, I think the other barber (David) did an excellent job with his customer as well. I think I found my new barbershop.

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I have been going to Exotic Hair Salon for 2 years +. I have never in my life found a salon, as professional, stylists as knowledgable and dedicated as this salon. I have been to many salons, where the stylists dont examine your hair, just put any relaxer or product without spending any time talking to you. Not here. They are patient, talk to you about what you needs are , and actually look at your hair and make suggestions. I have been going to salons since I was 17 and have had many disatrous experiences. Since coming here, I feel I could finally trust someone with my hair. The salon is super clean , the staff down to earth, not snooty, patrons actually talk to each other . A huge thank you to Boris (colorist extraordinaire),Boris-(super talented and passionate about hair), Boris,- the owner with the most skills- or is that skillz:-) and everyone else in the salon, including the super friendly receptionist. I will always come back:-)

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Exotic Hair Salon for 2 years +. I have never in my life found a salon, as professional, stylists as knowledgable and dedicated as this salon. I have been to many salons, where the stylists dont examine your hair, just put any relaxer or product without spending any time talking to you. Not here. They are patient, talk to you about what you needs are , and actually look at your hair and make suggestions. I have been going to salons since I was 17 and have had many disatrous experiences. Since coming here, I feel I could finally trust someone with my hair. The salon is super clean , the staff down to earth, not snooty, patrons actually talk to each other . A huge thank you to Boris (colorist extraordinaire),Boris-(super talented and passionate about hair), Boris,- the owner with the most skills- or is that skillz:-) and everyone else in the salon, including the super friendly receptionist. I will always come back:-)

Pros: Knowledegable staff,great service , reasonable prices for Manhattan,great atmosphere

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Got a new job in Midtown recently. Coworker, a long time customer, recommended Exotic Hair Salon in Midntown Manhattan. Checked out this Citysearch listing, saw all of the rave reviews and decided to give them a try. I was getting tired of my old style haircut, and coming from the Midwest, the commute would have been too expensive anyway LOL. Boris and David are superb cutters and stylists. The atmosphere is clean and pleasing. They suggested a new cut that was not too radical, and complimentary to the shape of my head. Result: My coworkers love it. I would recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their appearance.

5
★★★★★

Got a new job in Midtown recently. Coworker, a long time customer, recommended Exotic Hair Salon in Midntown Manhattan. Checked out this Citysearch listing, saw all of the rave reviews and decided to give them a try. I was getting tired of my old style haircut, and coming from the Midwest, the commute would have been too expensive anyway LOL. Boris and David are superb cutters and stylists. The atmosphere is clean and pleasing. They suggested a new cut that was not too radical, and complimentary to the shape of my head. Result: My coworkers love it. I would recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their appearance.

Pros: Boris and David expert cutters/ artists; great atmosphere; very clean.

Cons: NONE

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I have been a costumer of Peir Michel salon, until I realized my hair was so damaged from over processing and too conservative style I decided enough is enough. A friend of mine told me about this hair salon that she goes to, called ?Exotic hair salon?. I called and made an appointment for a cut and style. When I walked into the salon I was greeted with a warm and welcoming smile. I was then introduced to Boris. After having a consultation with me, he decided he wanted to do a complimentary conditioning treatment on my hair. Furthermore his assistant gave me an amazing shampoo and scalp message. Boris cut and style, WOW is all I can say. When he was done I looked like a movie star. I will be a client of Boris for life

5
★★★★★

I have been a costumer of Peir Michel salon, until I realized my hair was so damaged from over processing and too conservative style I decided enough is enough. A friend of mine told me about this hair salon that she goes to, called ?Exotic hair salon?. I called and made an appointment for a cut and style. When I walked into the salon I was greeted with a warm and welcoming smile. I was then introduced to Boris. After having a consultation with me, he decided he wanted to do a complimentary conditioning treatment on my hair. Furthermore his assistant gave me an amazing shampoo and scalp message. Boris cut and style, WOW is all I can say. When he was done I looked like a movie star. I will be a client of Boris for life

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I went to Exotic Hair Salon the other day, and really enjoyed my services there. It was very busy at night, but it still felt personal, and not like some of the factory salons I have been to. I was lucky enought to get in with Boris at the last minute. He is great. He listens, and does exactly what he says he is going to do. I have very thick coarse hair, and he steered me away from a style I pulled from the magazines explaining the maintenance, and styling issues with that particular style. He was honest with me, and gave me a wonderful cut with great style that is manageable for me. Thank you Boris

5
★★★★★

I went to Exotic Hair Salon the other day, and really enjoyed my services there. It was very busy at night, but it still felt personal, and not like some of the factory salons I have been to. I was lucky enought to get in with Boris at the last minute. He is great. He listens, and does exactly what he says he is going to do. I have very thick coarse hair, and he steered me away from a style I pulled from the magazines explaining the maintenance, and styling issues with that particular style. He was honest with me, and gave me a wonderful cut with great style that is manageable for me. Thank you Boris

Pros: Great Style, Great Location, Nice People

Cons: NONE

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When I started going to college, I stopped getting haircuts because whenever I did, it was NEVER a good experience. I felt like hairdressers never REALLY listen to you and what you want your hair to look like. You tell them not too short, and they alwahys cut it too short, or they will layer it and u didnt ask for that. It was always something and I have tried SO MANY places. I am obsessed with my hair. It is thick and sooo long, almost down to my but. I am also very particular about how it looks, and it always has to look perfect. If I straighten it and there is one ridge, it has to be fixed. So my best freind, who knows that I am like this, reccommended Exotic hair salon to me. I said, "you know how I am about my hair, are you sure?" and she said yes. I needed a change so I made an appointment and went. It is also an art gallery, so when you walk in, there is a lot to look at. It is a very comfortable relaxing atmosphere. It is very modern, which is good because you know they will be up to date with trends and current styles. I was immediately greeted by everyone there and immediately felt so comfortable, when I feel like most hair salons are very intimidating. I was offered coffee, tea, water. So the hairdresser does everything for you, from washing your hair to the cut and the st\yle. Start to finish they are there with you, and they LISTEN to what you want and carry it out to a T. They treat your hair as if it were a work of art. I had the best haircut I have ever had in my entire life. I finally found a hairdresser that is just as obsessed with my hair as I am! I am in love with Eotic hair salon and will never ever get my hair cut anywhere else. I got soooo many compliments on my hair when I went out that night. I reccommended EHS to all of my friends and they all go there now and they all are obsessed with it there. You will not be dissapointed!

5
★★★★★

When I started going to college, I stopped getting haircuts because whenever I did, it was NEVER a good experience. I felt like hairdressers never REALLY listen to you and what you want your hair to look like. You tell them not too short, and they alwahys cut it too short, or they will layer it and u didnt ask for that. It was always something and I have tried SO MANY places. I am obsessed with my hair. It is thick and sooo long, almost down to my but. I am also very particular about how it looks, and it always has to look perfect. If I straighten it and there is one ridge, it has to be fixed. So my best freind, who knows that I am like this, reccommended Exotic hair salon to me. I said, "you know how I am about my hair, are you sure?" and she said yes. I needed a change so I made an appointment and went. It is also an art gallery, so when you walk in, there is a lot to look at. It is a very comfortable relaxing atmosphere. It is very modern, which is good because you know they will be up to date with trends and current styles. I was immediately greeted by everyone there and immediately felt so comfortable, when I feel like most hair salons are very intimidating. I was offered coffee, tea, water. So the hairdresser does everything for you, from washing your hair to the cut and the st\yle. Start to finish they are there with you, and they LISTEN to what you want and carry it out to a T. They treat your hair as if it were a work of art. I had the best haircut I have ever had in my entire life. I finally found a hairdresser that is just as obsessed with my hair as I am! I am in love with Eotic hair salon and will never ever get my hair cut anywhere else. I got soooo many compliments on my hair when I went out that night. I reccommended EHS to all of my friends and they all go there now and they all are obsessed with it there. You will not be dissapointed!

Pros: amazing haircuts, and amazing styling. great comfortable friendly atmosphere.

Cons: i have no complaints

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A neighborhood salon with results that exceed any of the high-end NY mega-salons. The entire staff is incredibly personable, warm, & funny. I have been going to the salon for over two years and have been with a few different stylists. I have always been completely satisfied with my cut and color. While I rely on BORIS expertise, he is very collaborative and is never condescending or patronizing when I have a suggestion. I consider myself to have a more progressive hair style and I am always pleased with the results. If you want to treat yourself, look your best, and not break the bank, go to EXOTIC HAIR SALON

5
★★★★★

A neighborhood salon with results that exceed any of the high-end NY mega-salons. The entire staff is incredibly personable, warm, & funny. I have been going to the salon for over two years and have been with a few different stylists. I have always been completely satisfied with my cut and color. While I rely on BORIS expertise, he is very collaborative and is never condescending or patronizing when I have a suggestion. I consider myself to have a more progressive hair style and I am always pleased with the results. If you want to treat yourself, look your best, and not break the bank, go to EXOTIC HAIR SALON

Pros: A++++++++

Cons: NONE

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Boris is an expert stylist, and colorist. I've never had highlights process with a more natural looking result. I was asked what I wanted, and that is what i got. I've been to a lot of expensive uptown east/west, chelsea salons and was generally not impressed. Boris is definitely passionate and gifted when it comes to hair.

Much better results than I have experienced elsewhere. It was a pleasure to see such excellent results and I would highly recommend this salon to my friends.

5
★★★★★

Boris is an expert stylist, and colorist. I've never had highlights process with a more natural looking result. I was asked what I wanted, and that is what i got. I've been to a lot of expensive uptown east/west, chelsea salons and was generally not impressed. Boris is definitely passionate and gifted when it comes to hair.

Much better results than I have experienced elsewhere. It was a pleasure to see such excellent results and I would highly recommend this salon to my friends.

Pros: you will have difficult time to find a better cut and color

Cons: salon interiors could be upgraded

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I moved here from Florida over a year ago and have gone back to see my stylist every 6 weeks since the move. After settling into my new life in Manhattan, I went on the search for a new stylist; giving up my own of 16 years. Anyone reading this knows how difficult it is to find someone new to replace someone you have been happy with for a long time. I went through the rigors of reading hundreds of reviews, calling several salons and meeting with a number of stylists to discuss my hair. I searched all over Manhattan and even had a couple of unsuccessful haircuts before finding Exotic hair salon. My hair is very difficult. I am a natural chestnut brown redhead with wavy hair that flips and curls in all of the wrong places. It stands up straight on my head every morning when I wake up, I have to wash it every day and a year ago it suddenly started turning gray. At 29, the gray is not welcome. I have frizz galore in humidity, I turn a brassy copper if my colorist tries to highlight blonde and I am trying to grow into a new style which is tricky for any hairdresser because when they look at me they naturally want to cut it in all of the wrong places. The good of my hair is that when cut and colored correctly it is absolutely stunning. I spend 30 to 40 minutes every morning styling before joining civilization and since I have lived with this mess for 29 years, I know what I need for it to look its best. Insert Boris. he listened to my needs, he paid attention to my hair, he worked carefully and took his time to make it right.
He taught me how to dry it so it would work with the cut and he recognized my anxiety of finding someone new. The salon was intimate, bright and clean, and the staff was very friendly. I did pay a few hundred dollars for the whole job (3 color process, cut and color) but the results after 6 weeks are still fantastic. I'm ready for my second appointment next week! Thanks Boris! Thanks everyone!

5
★★★★★

I moved here from Florida over a year ago and have gone back to see my stylist every 6 weeks since the move. After settling into my new life in Manhattan, I went on the search for a new stylist; giving up my own of 16 years. Anyone reading this knows how difficult it is to find someone new to replace someone you have been happy with for a long time. I went through the rigors of reading hundreds of reviews, calling several salons and meeting with a number of stylists to discuss my hair. I searched all over Manhattan and even had a couple of unsuccessful haircuts before finding Exotic hair salon. My hair is very difficult. I am a natural chestnut brown redhead with wavy hair that flips and curls in all of the wrong places. It stands up straight on my head every morning when I wake up, I have to wash it every day and a year ago it suddenly started turning gray. At 29, the gray is not welcome. I have frizz galore in humidity, I turn a brassy copper if my colorist tries to highlight blonde and I am trying to grow into a new style which is tricky for any hairdresser because when they look at me they naturally want to cut it in all of the wrong places. The good of my hair is that when cut and colored correctly it is absolutely stunning. I spend 30 to 40 minutes every morning styling before joining civilization and since I have lived with this mess for 29 years, I know what I need for it to look its best. Insert Boris. he listened to my needs, he paid attention to my hair, he worked carefully and took his time to make it right.
He taught me how to dry it so it would work with the cut and he recognized my anxiety of finding someone new. The salon was intimate, bright and clean, and the staff was very friendly. I did pay a few hundred dollars for the whole job (3 color process, cut and color) but the results after 6 weeks are still fantastic. I'm ready for my second appointment next week! Thanks Boris! Thanks everyone!

Pros: Friendly people, professional, great atmosphere... no funny smells or lighting... they know what they're doing here.

Cons: NONE

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After getting a diasterously unflatteringly cut from Bumble n Bumble two months ago (where the salonist listened to not one thing I said) it felt so great to have Boris not only give me the exact cut I wanted but help me pick a hair color that is so flattering even strangers have been asing where I get my hair done. Great service, same price as bigger salons (such as BnB) but instead of walking out wondering what you just spent ur money on you will walk out wondering why you didn't spend that money on looking so damn good sooner!

5
★★★★★

After getting a diasterously unflatteringly cut from Bumble n Bumble two months ago (where the salonist listened to not one thing I said) it felt so great to have Boris not only give me the exact cut I wanted but help me pick a hair color that is so flattering even strangers have been asing where I get my hair done. Great service, same price as bigger salons (such as BnB) but instead of walking out wondering what you just spent ur money on you will walk out wondering why you didn't spend that money on looking so damn good sooner!

Pros: best cut and color I have had in New York

Cons: NONE

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I've been getting my hair cut at various uptown salons for a few years now, with less than stellar results. After being recommended to Exotic Hair Salon by a friend, I booked an appointment with a senior stylist, Boris. Now that I know the difference in skill and atmosphere, I will never go back uptown again! The whole staff was friendly, attentive, and patient (with me, being a new nervous client). Boris was conservative with his cut- that is, didn't take off more than I wanted him to- which was a breath of fresh air. I loved how he styled my hair and we had great conversation as well! I highly recommend Exotic Hair Salon (and BORIS in particular) to anyone who wants to get what they ask for and who is ready to be treated with great customer service. Go see BORIS!

5
★★★★★

I've been getting my hair cut at various uptown salons for a few years now, with less than stellar results. After being recommended to Exotic Hair Salon by a friend, I booked an appointment with a senior stylist, Boris. Now that I know the difference in skill and atmosphere, I will never go back uptown again! The whole staff was friendly, attentive, and patient (with me, being a new nervous client). Boris was conservative with his cut- that is, didn't take off more than I wanted him to- which was a breath of fresh air. I loved how he styled my hair and we had great conversation as well! I highly recommend Exotic Hair Salon (and BORIS in particular) to anyone who wants to get what they ask for and who is ready to be treated with great customer service. Go see BORIS!

Pros: very professional, great attitude

Cons: none existent

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Love Exotic hair salon.Boris has been cutting my hair since 2003 when he 'saved' it from the worst haircut known to man. I have followed him to 3 different salons, and Exotic is by-far the best! It is a very casual atmosphere, yet up-scale in feel. I don't feel pampered in a phony way - just genuine. They really want me to look and feel my best. Boris is fabulous! I've never shown him a picture or given him much direction - he has taken the time to get to know me, my personality and my lifestyle and gives me a cut that works for my life (which has changed several times over the past 4 years). No matter what is going on in my life, I always feel great coming out of his chair - my haircut gives me a new lease on life and fits so well within my lifestyle it is just seamless. I can honestly say I have never 'fought' with a hairstyle he's given me, like I have with other hairdressers. David does my color. he is the first professional colorist I've returned to. he also thinks about me and my lifestyle/personality and gives me something that fits. I once asked for highlights in November and he categorically refused - saying that November is not the time to make your hair look sun-kissed. he is practical, with a sense of style (a great one at that). he has managed to create a formula that matches my original color perfectly (but better) while working in some appropriate highlights so that I don't look silly or out of season. I highly recommend this salon!!!

5
★★★★★

Love Exotic hair salon.Boris has been cutting my hair since 2003 when he 'saved' it from the worst haircut known to man. I have followed him to 3 different salons, and Exotic is by-far the best! It is a very casual atmosphere, yet up-scale in feel. I don't feel pampered in a phony way - just genuine. They really want me to look and feel my best. Boris is fabulous! I've never shown him a picture or given him much direction - he has taken the time to get to know me, my personality and my lifestyle and gives me a cut that works for my life (which has changed several times over the past 4 years). No matter what is going on in my life, I always feel great coming out of his chair - my haircut gives me a new lease on life and fits so well within my lifestyle it is just seamless. I can honestly say I have never 'fought' with a hairstyle he's given me, like I have with other hairdressers. David does my color. he is the first professional colorist I've returned to. he also thinks about me and my lifestyle/personality and gives me something that fits. I once asked for highlights in November and he categorically refused - saying that November is not the time to make your hair look sun-kissed. he is practical, with a sense of style (a great one at that). he has managed to create a formula that matches my original color perfectly (but better) while working in some appropriate highlights so that I don't look silly or out of season. I highly recommend this salon!!!

Pros: Casual atmosphere, appropriate amount of attention, very skilled hairdressers

Cons: a little pricey, but i've found a way to budget for it b/c i think it is worth it

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After getting the haircut from hell at another salon, I came in to see Boris to see if my hair could be helped. Immediately when I walked in the door, I loved the place. The staff person at the front desk was very friendly and offered my tea, water or coffee. Boris is great to work with. he asked me a bunch of questions about my hair and what I like and dislike. He really paid attention to what I told him. Even though I am stuck waiting for all these really bad layers to grow out, Boris corrected my hair and made it look beautiful. And the best part is that it is easy for me to manage and I have no problems styling it myself.

5
★★★★★

After getting the haircut from hell at another salon, I came in to see Boris to see if my hair could be helped. Immediately when I walked in the door, I loved the place. The staff person at the front desk was very friendly and offered my tea, water or coffee. Boris is great to work with. he asked me a bunch of questions about my hair and what I like and dislike. He really paid attention to what I told him. Even though I am stuck waiting for all these really bad layers to grow out, Boris corrected my hair and made it look beautiful. And the best part is that it is easy for me to manage and I have no problems styling it myself.

Pros: Great cut, friendly staff

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On the recommendation of a relative from the Boston area who comes down to NY to have Boris cut and color her hair, I decided to book an appointment while him from San Diego on vacation. After my experience today, I am truly skeptical of the one negative review posted recently. This is, by far, the best cut and color I have ever had.Boris worked his magic, his partner, David, called the restaurant I wanted to have lunch at to get specific directions so I could walk there after I was done. Talk about a full-service salon! Frankly, I am nervous that I will not be able to find someone in San Diego talented enough to maintain this fabulous look. Maybe I will have to fly back again, soon! Thank you, BORIS!!!

5
★★★★★

On the recommendation of a relative from the Boston area who comes down to NY to have Boris cut and color her hair, I decided to book an appointment while him from San Diego on vacation. After my experience today, I am truly skeptical of the one negative review posted recently. This is, by far, the best cut and color I have ever had.Boris worked his magic, his partner, David, called the restaurant I wanted to have lunch at to get specific directions so I could walk there after I was done. Talk about a full-service salon! Frankly, I am nervous that I will not be able to find someone in San Diego talented enough to maintain this fabulous look. Maybe I will have to fly back again, soon! Thank you, BORIS!!!

Pros: Incredibly warm and friendly, talented stylists, clean and punctual

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Here's my journey to the most amazing colorist and all arond wonderful guy, BORIS... I went on line looking for the BEST colorist in New York City... I went midtown to see this person... they messed up my hair - a month before my sisters wedding where I was the Maid of Honor... I know, what was I thinking... I didn't want to make another mistake, so I came here to City Search and read all these reviews about Exotic Hair Salon and this great colorist, Boris.... so I called up to talk to him first... the manager, DAVID (another nice guy) gets busy BORIS on the phone for me... he SHOULD have hung up on me the way I was ranting... but he didn't!!! He was sweet, helpful, inquisitive and set up a consoltation the next day so we could meet and see what was up with my hair... what a doll... he had a cancellation and took me right away... I could not have felt more comfortable from the time he took my hand... he's honest, he's funny, he's had an amazing life and best of all for me - HE'S TALENTED. As Roxane finishes me up with a gorgeous blow-out (Boris knowledgable assistant) I see what everyone here was talking about... I actually cried in the dressing room when I saw my BEAUTIFUL color transformation... I would have paid double for what he did fo me... I shouldn't say I looked better than my sister at her own wedding... but.... If you want to look and feel your best... make an appointment with Boris... you won't regret it.... he'll make you feel like a million buck... THANK YOU BORIS and the whole team at Exotic Hair Salon...

5
★★★★★

Here's my journey to the most amazing colorist and all arond wonderful guy, BORIS... I went on line looking for the BEST colorist in New York City... I went midtown to see this person... they messed up my hair - a month before my sisters wedding where I was the Maid of Honor... I know, what was I thinking... I didn't want to make another mistake, so I came here to City Search and read all these reviews about Exotic Hair Salon and this great colorist, Boris.... so I called up to talk to him first... the manager, DAVID (another nice guy) gets busy BORIS on the phone for me... he SHOULD have hung up on me the way I was ranting... but he didn't!!! He was sweet, helpful, inquisitive and set up a consoltation the next day so we could meet and see what was up with my hair... what a doll... he had a cancellation and took me right away... I could not have felt more comfortable from the time he took my hand... he's honest, he's funny, he's had an amazing life and best of all for me - HE'S TALENTED. As Roxane finishes me up with a gorgeous blow-out (Boris knowledgable assistant) I see what everyone here was talking about... I actually cried in the dressing room when I saw my BEAUTIFUL color transformation... I would have paid double for what he did fo me... I shouldn't say I looked better than my sister at her own wedding... but.... If you want to look and feel your best... make an appointment with Boris... you won't regret it.... he'll make you feel like a million buck... THANK YOU BORIS and the whole team at Exotic Hair Salon...

Pros: BORIS Knowledge and the Staff

Cons: none - truly, none

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I have been in New York for about a year and have tried a few other salons, been disappointed, and was needing to find a place I could count on to go and get great color and cuts! I found Exotic Hair Salon on Citysearch and decided to give it a try. I have definitley found my place! The atmosphere is unpretencious and welcoming and everyone who works there is very friendly. Boris did a fantastic job! My hair was in some serious need of help! It had been a long time since it had been cut and my highlights had grown out substantially, and though I hate to admit it...there were several grays taking their place. I booked an appointment with Boris for single process color, highlights, and a cut. When I booked the appointment, the receptionist told me the names of the stylists that were available for the day and time I wanted and was honest in telling me that a cut with Boris was more expensive than with the other stylists (though it is still very reasonable). I have been to places that don't tell you that and appreciated her honesty. Boris made me feel instantly at ease and discussed color options with me, but in a way that I understood. Most importantly, I LOVE my hair now! As Boris was drying it and styling it, I couldn't keep my eyes off of it! He did a brilliant job on hair that needed some TLC. He told me the products he was using on my hair, but there was never any pressure to buy them, which I loved. I really don't like when salons try to push the products they sell on you! As I was waiting for my color to set, I was watching the other stations and everyone else was getting great styles and color as well, so I think that all of the stylists will do a great job, but I can only speak for my experience with Boris. I have found my place in NYC will not be going anywhere else! Thanks Boris!

5
★★★★★

I have been in New York for about a year and have tried a few other salons, been disappointed, and was needing to find a place I could count on to go and get great color and cuts! I found Exotic Hair Salon on Citysearch and decided to give it a try. I have definitley found my place! The atmosphere is unpretencious and welcoming and everyone who works there is very friendly. Boris did a fantastic job! My hair was in some serious need of help! It had been a long time since it had been cut and my highlights had grown out substantially, and though I hate to admit it...there were several grays taking their place. I booked an appointment with Boris for single process color, highlights, and a cut. When I booked the appointment, the receptionist told me the names of the stylists that were available for the day and time I wanted and was honest in telling me that a cut with Boris was more expensive than with the other stylists (though it is still very reasonable). I have been to places that don't tell you that and appreciated her honesty. Boris made me feel instantly at ease and discussed color options with me, but in a way that I understood. Most importantly, I LOVE my hair now! As Boris was drying it and styling it, I couldn't keep my eyes off of it! He did a brilliant job on hair that needed some TLC. He told me the products he was using on my hair, but there was never any pressure to buy them, which I loved. I really don't like when salons try to push the products they sell on you! As I was waiting for my color to set, I was watching the other stations and everyone else was getting great styles and color as well, so I think that all of the stylists will do a great job, but I can only speak for my experience with Boris. I have found my place in NYC will not be going anywhere else! Thanks Boris!

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, fantastic results, great value

Cons: NONE

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I've been getting my hair cut at Exotic Hair Salon since March 2006, when I raved about a friend's haircut and she sent me to Boris, the owner. The place is wonderful -- warm atmosphere, great location, and really nice employees who have always offered me a glass of wine or some sort of yummy treat. Boris & co. obviously love what they do, and they are close to the loyal clientele they have accumulated over the years. Boris really listens to you when you describe the kind of hairstyle you're looking for -- hi will make suggestions (and they've always been on-target, in my experience), but will never force hes ideas upon you if they're not what you're looking for. I walk out of his salon looking and feeling ready for a L'Oreal commercial, and shamelessly checking out my reflection in store windows. Also, the haircuts I've gotten at Exotic have grown out really nicely, so I can go several months between appointments if I need to save funds.

5
★★★★★

I've been getting my hair cut at Exotic Hair Salon since March 2006, when I raved about a friend's haircut and she sent me to Boris, the owner. The place is wonderful -- warm atmosphere, great location, and really nice employees who have always offered me a glass of wine or some sort of yummy treat. Boris & co. obviously love what they do, and they are close to the loyal clientele they have accumulated over the years. Boris really listens to you when you describe the kind of hairstyle you're looking for -- hi will make suggestions (and they've always been on-target, in my experience), but will never force hes ideas upon you if they're not what you're looking for. I walk out of his salon looking and feeling ready for a L'Oreal commercial, and shamelessly checking out my reflection in store windows. Also, the haircuts I've gotten at Exotic have grown out really nicely, so I can go several months between appointments if I need to save funds.

Pros: custom haircare, long term view of hair health, good matchup of stylists with clients

Cons: a little pricey- $90//haircut highlights start at $125

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You're looking for a hairsylist that you'll want to go back to time and time again, look no further th Boris at Exotic Hair SALON . Boris been cutting my hair for years and everytime it looks exactly the way I want it to. Before I met him I was in the midst of that seemingly never-ending search for a stylist who would actually listen to what I wanted and then could actually do it. Sound familiar? Well, I search no more... and neither should you. If ever there's someone you can feel comfortable and confident wielding scissors a few inches from your face,( Boris pleasant and personable guy at that!). HE is all about one thing: giving you the best haircut you've ever had in your life - even if your previous best was the cut he gave you last time...

5
★★★★★

You're looking for a hairsylist that you'll want to go back to time and time again, look no further th Boris at Exotic Hair SALON . Boris been cutting my hair for years and everytime it looks exactly the way I want it to. Before I met him I was in the midst of that seemingly never-ending search for a stylist who would actually listen to what I wanted and then could actually do it. Sound familiar? Well, I search no more... and neither should you. If ever there's someone you can feel comfortable and confident wielding scissors a few inches from your face,( Boris pleasant and personable guy at that!). HE is all about one thing: giving you the best haircut you've ever had in your life - even if your previous best was the cut he gave you last time...

Pros: LOVE IT

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The experience is wonderful as a team in the salon is focused on making the customer happy and relaxed! I love that I've found a nice beauty haven so close to my home and at such a reasonoble price! I have been to many salons . It is also nice that the salon has a well designed interior and that there is an obvious ambiance that Exotic Hair Salon is trying to create, unlike most salons . Boris cut my hair and did an excellent job. he is also very nice and personable and is officially my new hairdresser! Thank you Boris !

5
★★★★★

The experience is wonderful as a team in the salon is focused on making the customer happy and relaxed! I love that I've found a nice beauty haven so close to my home and at such a reasonoble price! I have been to many salons . It is also nice that the salon has a well designed interior and that there is an obvious ambiance that Exotic Hair Salon is trying to create, unlike most salons . Boris cut my hair and did an excellent job. he is also very nice and personable and is officially my new hairdresser! Thank you Boris !

Pros: talanted .skild .profesionalism

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