Gigi Salon & Styling Studio-Aveda Concept Salon

★★★★☆
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  • 34-17 30 Ave

    Astoria, NY 11103

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  • 718-777-7755

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Poor hair cut & hair service. Spoiled my silky hair rough & week using wrong hair products. I will never visit this salon again.

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Poor hair cut & hair service. Spoiled my silky hair rough & week using wrong hair products. I will never visit this salon again.

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I haven't had a haircut this bad since my 7th grade perm. I made an appointment online. When I arrived I was told I was getting my haircut by Gigi himself. I told him I wanted 2 inches off the bottom and long layers. He took at least three inches off and cut my bangs and layers super short so that they stick out. The difference in length between the top layer and the bottom gives me a mullet effect. The only way to fix it is to cut it really short to even it out or wear it up all the time until it grows out. The worst part was the way he cut it. He insisted on cutting it dry and "performed" the cut like he was a cross between Edward Scissorhands and Picasso. It seemed a little spiky in the salon but I thought I could fix it when I got home. Instead I just cried.

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★☆☆☆☆

I haven't had a haircut this bad since my 7th grade perm. I made an appointment online. When I arrived I was told I was getting my haircut by Gigi himself. I told him I wanted 2 inches off the bottom and long layers. He took at least three inches off and cut my bangs and layers super short so that they stick out. The difference in length between the top layer and the bottom gives me a mullet effect. The only way to fix it is to cut it really short to even it out or wear it up all the time until it grows out. The worst part was the way he cut it. He insisted on cutting it dry and "performed" the cut like he was a cross between Edward Scissorhands and Picasso. It seemed a little spiky in the salon but I thought I could fix it when I got home. Instead I just cried.

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I've been going here for almost two years; my friend recommended it after I suffered a horrible haircut elsewhere. Lindsay saved the day and I've requested her ever since. She always listens to what I want - she'll make suggestions - but the client always has the final say. I did have Nem cut my hair once (Lindsay was sick and I was desperate), he did an awesome job, too. Sometimes when I call, the receptionist(s) seem a bit frazzled but in terms of haircuts, Lindsay is the best. And reasonably priced, too.

PS. I am not an employee or former employee, just a very satisfied customer.

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★★★★☆

I've been going here for almost two years; my friend recommended it after I suffered a horrible haircut elsewhere. Lindsay saved the day and I've requested her ever since. She always listens to what I want - she'll make suggestions - but the client always has the final say. I did have Nem cut my hair once (Lindsay was sick and I was desperate), he did an awesome job, too. Sometimes when I call, the receptionist(s) seem a bit frazzled but in terms of haircuts, Lindsay is the best. And reasonably priced, too.

PS. I am not an employee or former employee, just a very satisfied customer.

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This is the place for personal creativity, guided by the pros! The people are awesome the service is great!!! Gigi Salon&Spa is easily one of the most relaxing, and unique hair salons I've been to. The cozy spa compliments a friendly, courteous, and creative staff of skilled, professional stylists You all need to check this place out....They go the extra mile :) Free hand massage ....Gigi Knows His Colors.... He did My Hair (Corrective color and it turned out awesome!!) Now thanks to him I love highlights in my hair.

Pros: Professionalism,, Great Product,, Great value

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★★★★★

This is the place for personal creativity, guided by the pros! The people are awesome the service is great!!! Gigi Salon&Spa is easily one of the most relaxing, and unique hair salons I've been to. The cozy spa compliments a friendly, courteous, and creative staff of skilled, professional stylists You all need to check this place out....They go the extra mile :) Free hand massage ....Gigi Knows His Colors.... He did My Hair (Corrective color and it turned out awesome!!) Now thanks to him I love highlights in my hair.

Pros: Professionalism,, Great Product,, Great value

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Glad all you "pin heads" think this is a great salon. Now, let me tell you what really goes on.

Have you ever seen the movie Pretty Woman? Remember the part where Julia Roberts walks in to the store on Rodeo and is snubbed by the snooty staff? No need to travel all the way to Beverly Hills when you can get that right in the heart of Astoria, Queens. I have never felt so invisible and unwelcome in a spa in my life.

I was greeted very coldly and had very cold reception from my technicians. I swear if I would have walked in to any other spa in the area and dropped the kind of money I did that day I would have had a much warmer response. I arrived at least 20 minutes before my first appointment was supposed to start and my services were rushed. Sorry you are having a bad day ladies, not my problem. I am so done with this place. People come to a spa to feel better about themselves not to feel like they are a nuisance.

This place is full of "euro trash" led by the biggest loser - Gigi.

Again, so typical of what I've seen from Eastern Europeans who think they are God's gift to the fashion world and hair styling. Such attitudes, so transparent that it permeates throughout the salon. They are like robots who are only concerned about making a fast buck.

Never go here again. I would rather stick a screwdriver in my eye.

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★★★★★

Glad all you "pin heads" think this is a great salon. Now, let me tell you what really goes on.

Have you ever seen the movie Pretty Woman? Remember the part where Julia Roberts walks in to the store on Rodeo and is snubbed by the snooty staff? No need to travel all the way to Beverly Hills when you can get that right in the heart of Astoria, Queens. I have never felt so invisible and unwelcome in a spa in my life.

I was greeted very coldly and had very cold reception from my technicians. I swear if I would have walked in to any other spa in the area and dropped the kind of money I did that day I would have had a much warmer response. I arrived at least 20 minutes before my first appointment was supposed to start and my services were rushed. Sorry you are having a bad day ladies, not my problem. I am so done with this place. People come to a spa to feel better about themselves not to feel like they are a nuisance.

This place is full of "euro trash" led by the biggest loser - Gigi.

Again, so typical of what I've seen from Eastern Europeans who think they are God's gift to the fashion world and hair styling. Such attitudes, so transparent that it permeates throughout the salon. They are like robots who are only concerned about making a fast buck.

Never go here again. I would rather stick a screwdriver in my eye.

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I just got home from my first visit to GIGI Salon and feel compelled to write my first review ever. Simply because this is the best salon experience I have ever had, & I have had quite a few! My hair is not my strong point, & I hate getting it cut. It's fine, thin, dry & naturally wavy. Most stylist have failed miserably at doing anything with it. Every time I HAVE to get it cut, I go to yet another high-priced salon & shell out hundreds hoping that someone that cost a lot will be able to work some magic. Most not only have left me feeling broke & depressed, but have also resulted in me rushing home to rewet and restyle it. Well not this time! I passed by GIGI, and it looked inviting. I am a Manhattanite by heart, so giving an Astoria salon a try was a stretch for me. But I figured I would give it a shot, & if nothing else, at least stop spending a fortune on bad haircuts. I made an appointment, which I was able to get that day! Obviously, the word is not out on this place yet, but that's good for me. My stylist, Lindsay, made a recommendation on cut and highlights, & I wished her good luck. Not only was she one of the nicest people I have met in a while, but she actually delivered the magic that I had completely given up on. My hair looks amazing! The cut, the color....both fabulous! AND not only was it way less that what I have been accustomed to paying, Lindsay actually told me that I only need to get my highlights touched up every 3 months because they are so subtle & it will be healthier for my hair. This is after she had already recommended that we do a partial set of highlights instead of a full. I felt the entire time that she was more concerned about making sure that I was happy than she was about selling me anything I would buy. It was truly a refreshing salon experience. I walked taller on the way home. And even though I didn't need any reassurance, my boyfriend took one look at me & said 'WOW. AMAZING.' THANKS LINDSAY!

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★★★★★

I just got home from my first visit to GIGI Salon and feel compelled to write my first review ever. Simply because this is the best salon experience I have ever had, & I have had quite a few! My hair is not my strong point, & I hate getting it cut. It's fine, thin, dry & naturally wavy. Most stylist have failed miserably at doing anything with it. Every time I HAVE to get it cut, I go to yet another high-priced salon & shell out hundreds hoping that someone that cost a lot will be able to work some magic. Most not only have left me feeling broke & depressed, but have also resulted in me rushing home to rewet and restyle it. Well not this time! I passed by GIGI, and it looked inviting. I am a Manhattanite by heart, so giving an Astoria salon a try was a stretch for me. But I figured I would give it a shot, & if nothing else, at least stop spending a fortune on bad haircuts. I made an appointment, which I was able to get that day! Obviously, the word is not out on this place yet, but that's good for me. My stylist, Lindsay, made a recommendation on cut and highlights, & I wished her good luck. Not only was she one of the nicest people I have met in a while, but she actually delivered the magic that I had completely given up on. My hair looks amazing! The cut, the color....both fabulous! AND not only was it way less that what I have been accustomed to paying, Lindsay actually told me that I only need to get my highlights touched up every 3 months because they are so subtle & it will be healthier for my hair. This is after she had already recommended that we do a partial set of highlights instead of a full. I felt the entire time that she was more concerned about making sure that I was happy than she was about selling me anything I would buy. It was truly a refreshing salon experience. I walked taller on the way home. And even though I didn't need any reassurance, my boyfriend took one look at me & said 'WOW. AMAZING.' THANKS LINDSAY!

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I went to the Gigi salon last week in utter desperation ?? a stylist at another salon over bleached my hair and led me to consider not leaving the house until it all grows out. Fortunately, Gigi himself offered to fix my hair dilemma and was not only successful at doing so, but also made it look the best it ever has! I was extremely impressed by the level of professionalism, attentiveness and understanding which each team member expressed during my visit. Also, the salon itself was stunning, with a modern design and a ??funky? vibe. If you??re looking for a high quality salon in the area, this is the place to be. I will certainly go back and beg Gigi to take me on as one of his regular clients.
Pros: Knowledgeable, skilled and attentive staff
Cons: None!

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★★★★★

I went to the Gigi salon last week in utter desperation ?? a stylist at another salon over bleached my hair and led me to consider not leaving the house until it all grows out. Fortunately, Gigi himself offered to fix my hair dilemma and was not only successful at doing so, but also made it look the best it ever has! I was extremely impressed by the level of professionalism, attentiveness and understanding which each team member expressed during my visit. Also, the salon itself was stunning, with a modern design and a ??funky? vibe. If you??re looking for a high quality salon in the area, this is the place to be. I will certainly go back and beg Gigi to take me on as one of his regular clients.
Pros: Knowledgeable, skilled and attentive staff
Cons: None!

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"So, can I get you anything to drink? Tea, coffee?"
I decline with a shy smile. Hair salons to offer the beverage staples, but I can't have caffeine. And I don't feel like getting into the meat of my disinterest. Usually these guys ask me about fifty times if I'm okay. Fed. Watered. Patted. Coddled.
Wine?"
I almost decline again, and then--
"...wait, you're being serious? You're seriously going to get me a *wine*?"
But Gigi has done this before. He maneuvers around my pint like a shaved-headed hummingbird, and takes my hair-related requests in stride. His experience shows in every "touch" of the razor through my hair, and I'm still glowing from the firm, actually-relaxing massage that came with the shampoo. I think it's the first one I've had that didn't feel rushed and dismissive and jaded.

Seriously-- if I could take this guy home, I would.
He's an absolute sweetheart, a great conversationalist, and he has a rare gift of touch that is usually reserved for high-ranked masseuses and doe-eyed pediatric nurses.

And I love the cut.
Perfect to a T, and an easy wash-and-wear style. Everything I want.

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★★★★★

"So, can I get you anything to drink? Tea, coffee?"
I decline with a shy smile. Hair salons to offer the beverage staples, but I can't have caffeine. And I don't feel like getting into the meat of my disinterest. Usually these guys ask me about fifty times if I'm okay. Fed. Watered. Patted. Coddled.
Wine?"
I almost decline again, and then--
"...wait, you're being serious? You're seriously going to get me a *wine*?"
But Gigi has done this before. He maneuvers around my pint like a shaved-headed hummingbird, and takes my hair-related requests in stride. His experience shows in every "touch" of the razor through my hair, and I'm still glowing from the firm, actually-relaxing massage that came with the shampoo. I think it's the first one I've had that didn't feel rushed and dismissive and jaded.

Seriously-- if I could take this guy home, I would.
He's an absolute sweetheart, a great conversationalist, and he has a rare gift of touch that is usually reserved for high-ranked masseuses and doe-eyed pediatric nurses.

And I love the cut.
Perfect to a T, and an easy wash-and-wear style. Everything I want.

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This is hands down one of the best hair salons I've been too. I am fortunate and so happy to have found this place. From the receptionist who greets you [IT WAS GIGI!, don't think its always him though...:8)] all the way down to the staff and shampooers you couldn't ask for a more courteous and professional atmosphere. The salon itself is beautiful, very upscale feel. EVEN THE WASHROOM IS! I'm not just saying this...if you want a quality, stylish haircut without the midtown prices, this is absolutely a steal. I made an appointment with Vicky and she was perfect at creating the cut exactly, i should say EVEN better, than i had envisioned it. I love long hair, but wanted the right kind of layers put in...not the just-around-the-face kind, i wanted a modern look. I showed her a few pictures of what i'd like and she knew exactly what to do. Literally I had THE perfect cut...she kept the length and gave my hair the right amount of layers/body. The price was decent and the eco-conscious products they use (Aveda) are great too. The salon is clean, beautiful and busy, which says alot...PEOPLE LUV IT! Very talented stylists. i definitely recommend this salon to anyone. If you have long hair and want the perfect cut, for sure, VICKY! I will definitely go back because i trust what she says and the work she does. I'm so glad I found a stylist to make me look BEAUTIFUL!

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★★★★★

This is hands down one of the best hair salons I've been too. I am fortunate and so happy to have found this place. From the receptionist who greets you [IT WAS GIGI!, don't think its always him though...:8)] all the way down to the staff and shampooers you couldn't ask for a more courteous and professional atmosphere. The salon itself is beautiful, very upscale feel. EVEN THE WASHROOM IS! I'm not just saying this...if you want a quality, stylish haircut without the midtown prices, this is absolutely a steal. I made an appointment with Vicky and she was perfect at creating the cut exactly, i should say EVEN better, than i had envisioned it. I love long hair, but wanted the right kind of layers put in...not the just-around-the-face kind, i wanted a modern look. I showed her a few pictures of what i'd like and she knew exactly what to do. Literally I had THE perfect cut...she kept the length and gave my hair the right amount of layers/body. The price was decent and the eco-conscious products they use (Aveda) are great too. The salon is clean, beautiful and busy, which says alot...PEOPLE LUV IT! Very talented stylists. i definitely recommend this salon to anyone. If you have long hair and want the perfect cut, for sure, VICKY! I will definitely go back because i trust what she says and the work she does. I'm so glad I found a stylist to make me look BEAUTIFUL!

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If you want an excellent hair cut and excellent service try this place. GIGI listened to me and gave me his professional opinion which was great!!! I've finally found a stylist who I will trust and recommend to people. I have a lot of hair and have had very, very bad experiences where I thought to myself, I'll never find a quality cut but after I met Gigi I now know that I'll have that healthy hair I've always wanted. Thank you GIGI!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want an excellent hair cut and excellent service try this place. GIGI listened to me and gave me his professional opinion which was great!!! I've finally found a stylist who I will trust and recommend to people. I have a lot of hair and have had very, very bad experiences where I thought to myself, I'll never find a quality cut but after I met Gigi I now know that I'll have that healthy hair I've always wanted. Thank you GIGI!!!

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