Salon Novella

★★★★★
  • 110 3rd Ave

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-228-6486

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Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm

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I stay in NY only for a few months a year. I plan my haircuts so that I can maximize the number of haircuts that I have with Isaac Gabai. Isaac is friendly, professional and reliable. The best hairdresser I have had for many years.

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I stay in NY only for a few months a year. I plan my haircuts so that I can maximize the number of haircuts that I have with Isaac Gabai. Isaac is friendly, professional and reliable. The best hairdresser I have had for many years.

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Boris is the most amazing stylist ever!!!!!! Go to him

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Boris is the most amazing stylist ever!!!!!! Go to him

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I have tried Novella on 3rd Ave 4 times now and my experiences 3 out of 4 times have been awful. The first time I had a female stylist and got a hair cut which was decent but her and the other stylist and receptionist spent the time

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I have tried Novella on 3rd Ave 4 times now and my experiences 3 out of 4 times have been awful. The first time I had a female stylist and got a hair cut which was decent but her and the other stylist and receptionist spent the time

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I saw Isaac for the first time and he was incredible. I am extremely neurotic about my hair and was afraid to let someone new do my highlights. He really improved my color and was so nice. I highly recommend this salon to anyone needing

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I saw Isaac for the first time and he was incredible. I am extremely neurotic about my hair and was afraid to let someone new do my highlights. He really improved my color and was so nice. I highly recommend this salon to anyone needing

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This afternoon, Isaac Gabai cut my hair and I must admit
it looks so cute! He takes personality and vocation
into consideration when making decisions about how to style my hair, which I really appreciate. He is low key
and mellow. He

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This afternoon, Isaac Gabai cut my hair and I must admit
it looks so cute! He takes personality and vocation
into consideration when making decisions about how to style my hair, which I really appreciate. He is low key
and mellow. He

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I have been coming to Banu for 2 years

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I have been coming to Banu for 2 years

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Have been going to Banu for more than 4 years. Prior to this, I had lived in Manhattan for 8 years and never found anyone who understood how to cut, color and blow out my hair. I have think hair and the previous salons I had attended had

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Have been going to Banu for more than 4 years. Prior to this, I had lived in Manhattan for 8 years and never found anyone who understood how to cut, color and blow out my hair. I have think hair and the previous salons I had attended had

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I finally found my favorite hair stylist in NYC! I went to Salon Novella to get a hair cut. I have fine, wavy hair and am very picky about my hair style. Isaac really listened to me and gave me great ideas on how to make my hair look

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I finally found my favorite hair stylist in NYC! I went to Salon Novella to get a hair cut. I have fine, wavy hair and am very picky about my hair style. Isaac really listened to me and gave me great ideas on how to make my hair look

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I've gone to a lot of salons in the city, and was tired of getting highlights upon highlights that cost a ton and ended up making my hair look like a yellow crayon. Issac totally understood what I wanted and gave me color that didn't grow

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I've gone to a lot of salons in the city, and was tired of getting highlights upon highlights that cost a ton and ended up making my hair look like a yellow crayon. Issac totally understood what I wanted and gave me color that didn't grow

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I have been using Issac for the last 6 years after movng into Manhattan. I have followed him from 2 other salons and will continue to follow him.

I trust him completely with my hair. He colors my hair, highlights my hair and cuts and blow drys my hair. My hair is long, thick and unruly. It is also wavy. He spends the time to do my hair the right way and is courteous as well as kind.

I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone who has a tremendous amount of experience both cutting, styling and coloring. (He has been cutting, coloring and styling for over 20 years I believe). It is rare to have that combination of experience these days and also be a genuinely nice person.

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I have been using Issac for the last 6 years after movng into Manhattan. I have followed him from 2 other salons and will continue to follow him.

I trust him completely with my hair. He colors my hair, highlights my hair and cuts and blow drys my hair. My hair is long, thick and unruly. It is also wavy. He spends the time to do my hair the right way and is courteous as well as kind.

I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone who has a tremendous amount of experience both cutting, styling and coloring. (He has been cutting, coloring and styling for over 20 years I believe). It is rare to have that combination of experience these days and also be a genuinely nice person.

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With a stroke of luck, my sister had met Banu at her previous salon and raved that I must see her. Ever since my first cut and blow, I have never gone to see anyone else (and neither has my sister! - see Miss Natali's review). Previously I had a few haircut disasters and had always been quite weary of getting my hair cut since it seemed that most stylists did not listen to what I wanted and rather did what they thought was best. Banu, on the other hand, always manages to do exactly what I am looking for while watching out for the greater good of my hair (e.g. making sure split ends are taken care of, doing conditioning treatments, recommending practices at home). On top of that she has the ability to turn my hair from a dry, curly, frizzy mess into a gloriously shining and flowing hair-do. Not only does she care for my hair needs, she's also a great person to talk to and really cares about you as well. I recently got married in the city and had asked Banu if she could do hair for the family and bridal party (14-15 people). Out of consideration for us, Banu offered to do everyones hair. She came to the hotel promptly at 10am and magically transformed everyones hair into beautiful coiffures with ease. She was such a pleasure to have on that special day since she is such a caring person and truly a professional. Salon Novella is also a great place, in a great location, uses great products (mostly Kerestase) and can meet all of your hair needs. No matter what kind of hair you have, Banu can do wonders.

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With a stroke of luck, my sister had met Banu at her previous salon and raved that I must see her. Ever since my first cut and blow, I have never gone to see anyone else (and neither has my sister! - see Miss Natali's review). Previously I had a few haircut disasters and had always been quite weary of getting my hair cut since it seemed that most stylists did not listen to what I wanted and rather did what they thought was best. Banu, on the other hand, always manages to do exactly what I am looking for while watching out for the greater good of my hair (e.g. making sure split ends are taken care of, doing conditioning treatments, recommending practices at home). On top of that she has the ability to turn my hair from a dry, curly, frizzy mess into a gloriously shining and flowing hair-do. Not only does she care for my hair needs, she's also a great person to talk to and really cares about you as well. I recently got married in the city and had asked Banu if she could do hair for the family and bridal party (14-15 people). Out of consideration for us, Banu offered to do everyones hair. She came to the hotel promptly at 10am and magically transformed everyones hair into beautiful coiffures with ease. She was such a pleasure to have on that special day since she is such a caring person and truly a professional. Salon Novella is also a great place, in a great location, uses great products (mostly Kerestase) and can meet all of your hair needs. No matter what kind of hair you have, Banu can do wonders.

Pros: Clean place, good products, nice people, best stylist in NYC

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worst haircut ever?? - ?? - 2010-06-25
went for a trim came out with a shag...( a Shag?) then the staffed laughed in my face, when I said I wasn't satisfied... I highly recommend Tease on 2nd ave. instead. Professionals not ridiculous amateurs. If you do go there you can't say your weren't warned!

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worst haircut ever?? - ?? - 2010-06-25
went for a trim came out with a shag...( a Shag?) then the staffed laughed in my face, when I said I wasn't satisfied... I highly recommend Tease on 2nd ave. instead. Professionals not ridiculous amateurs. If you do go there you can't say your weren't warned!

Pros: none

Cons: bad experience

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very big fan of isaac! lol, i left raving about the place and giggling to friends that i went in for a haircut but came out with highlights, too :) i've never had highlights before and isaac was very gentle, complimentary and cooperative with my needs for a natural look. very excited about the layering job he did with my hair, too; my hair is in such better condition and has so much more volume! so yay!-- i like this place and reccommend it for sure.

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★★★★☆

very big fan of isaac! lol, i left raving about the place and giggling to friends that i went in for a haircut but came out with highlights, too :) i've never had highlights before and isaac was very gentle, complimentary and cooperative with my needs for a natural look. very excited about the layering job he did with my hair, too; my hair is in such better condition and has so much more volume! so yay!-- i like this place and reccommend it for sure.

Pros: Isaac; price for cut; ability to walk-in; pro. hairstyle/cut

Cons: haha, wasn't expecting $$+ for highlights, but still happy

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I want to let everyone know what a wonderful experience I have had at Novella Hair Salon. They are a gracious cutting edge salon with terrific knowledge and skills in color and cut. They also know how to take care of their clients handling them with the utmost courtesy, respect and gentleness.
Isaac, a top stylist has been my hair "Guru" for the past 17 years. He has that innate sense of style and along with his magical hands, often puts me to sleep when I am in his chair. His talents go way beyond the average, you get royal treatment at a reasonable cost. You will absolutely look and feel your best when you leave this salon. Trust me, this is one place not to miss!
-Laurie L

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I want to let everyone know what a wonderful experience I have had at Novella Hair Salon. They are a gracious cutting edge salon with terrific knowledge and skills in color and cut. They also know how to take care of their clients handling them with the utmost courtesy, respect and gentleness.
Isaac, a top stylist has been my hair "Guru" for the past 17 years. He has that innate sense of style and along with his magical hands, often puts me to sleep when I am in his chair. His talents go way beyond the average, you get royal treatment at a reasonable cost. You will absolutely look and feel your best when you leave this salon. Trust me, this is one place not to miss!
-Laurie L

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I have followed isaac around manhattan for 7 years now. Best haircut you will find for the price and great attention to detail. Look for the Israeli guy with the glasses. Monica gives a great shampoo and throws in a nice head massage.

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I have followed isaac around manhattan for 7 years now. Best haircut you will find for the price and great attention to detail. Look for the Israeli guy with the glasses. Monica gives a great shampoo and throws in a nice head massage.

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I used to get my hair done at Ben David Salon with their stylist Banu. She recently left the salon to go to salon novella which is further away from my apt and slightly inconvenient. I have been using her for 4yrs now and will never let anyone other than her touch my hair. Her cuts are amazing not to mention she is the QUEEN of blowouts. I followed her to salon novelle and was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. The place was jammed packed with clients the staff was extremely pleasant. Monica washed my hair and gave me the best scalp massage. I won't go anywhere else but here. A++++++++

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I used to get my hair done at Ben David Salon with their stylist Banu. She recently left the salon to go to salon novella which is further away from my apt and slightly inconvenient. I have been using her for 4yrs now and will never let anyone other than her touch my hair. Her cuts are amazing not to mention she is the QUEEN of blowouts. I followed her to salon novelle and was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. The place was jammed packed with clients the staff was extremely pleasant. Monica washed my hair and gave me the best scalp massage. I won't go anywhere else but here. A++++++++

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When I started going to Banu I wore my hair long and curly. I didn't color b/c I wanted natural, healthy hair. Banu did a blow-out for me for a party and it looked better than any blow-out I had ever seen; it was shiny, with soft, natural curls and she didn't use products that made my scalp oily. She also didn't use a flatiron and produces better results. I could keep the blow-out for days and it looked healthy. I became a twice-a-week customer for blow-outs along with a number of her other clients. For a friday or sat night out, she's the absolute best.

Once I had found a hair stylist I could trust, I've been more experimental. I've done highlights and lowlights and solid color, I got a cute bob and now am growing it out, I did a brazillian straightening and most recently went for the brazillian blow-out (which is a less intense version of the brazillian straightening). For each visit, Banu delivers her very best. She is a master stylist and has experience with every type of hair and chemical process. I have never heard of an unhappy client. Banu is her own toughest critic and never slacks. You don't have to watch her, she delivers consistent results and charges a fair price.

I have referred my mom, my sister, my now ex-boyfriend (she does mens hair just as good), and maybe 4 work friends from cuts to blow-outs to brazillian to color. My sister has referred 3 of her friends who have also referred friends of theirs. I think our referral network might be 20 girls. This is the real deal people - everyone I know loves her and continues to go to her. Even my ex-bf still goes to her, she's that good.

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When I started going to Banu I wore my hair long and curly. I didn't color b/c I wanted natural, healthy hair. Banu did a blow-out for me for a party and it looked better than any blow-out I had ever seen; it was shiny, with soft, natural curls and she didn't use products that made my scalp oily. She also didn't use a flatiron and produces better results. I could keep the blow-out for days and it looked healthy. I became a twice-a-week customer for blow-outs along with a number of her other clients. For a friday or sat night out, she's the absolute best.

Once I had found a hair stylist I could trust, I've been more experimental. I've done highlights and lowlights and solid color, I got a cute bob and now am growing it out, I did a brazillian straightening and most recently went for the brazillian blow-out (which is a less intense version of the brazillian straightening). For each visit, Banu delivers her very best. She is a master stylist and has experience with every type of hair and chemical process. I have never heard of an unhappy client. Banu is her own toughest critic and never slacks. You don't have to watch her, she delivers consistent results and charges a fair price.

I have referred my mom, my sister, my now ex-boyfriend (she does mens hair just as good), and maybe 4 work friends from cuts to blow-outs to brazillian to color. My sister has referred 3 of her friends who have also referred friends of theirs. I think our referral network might be 20 girls. This is the real deal people - everyone I know loves her and continues to go to her. Even my ex-bf still goes to her, she's that good.

Pros: Highly recommend blow-out and brazillian treatments

Cons: None - I promise you will be referring your friends to her

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I was referred to isaac about 10 years ago from an acquaintance. What a blessing of a find. I have very temperamental hair and initially went to him to get highlights and he was nice enough to give me a quick cut on the house. His eye for color is uncanny. I have been going to "Top Rated" salons (that shall remain nameless) and was never truly satisfied with my results but figured it's due to my funny genetics of Arab and Italian ancestry. Once I discovered Isaac who was then at Studio 24 salon, I followed him wherever he went. I lived in Boston for a while and would even come down to Besu Salon when he was working there. I'm now back in NYC and love his new home at Novella. Everyone is so nice and caring. It's a very comfortable unpretentious atmosphere and I will only let Isaac care for me as long as he walks the earth.

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I was referred to isaac about 10 years ago from an acquaintance. What a blessing of a find. I have very temperamental hair and initially went to him to get highlights and he was nice enough to give me a quick cut on the house. His eye for color is uncanny. I have been going to "Top Rated" salons (that shall remain nameless) and was never truly satisfied with my results but figured it's due to my funny genetics of Arab and Italian ancestry. Once I discovered Isaac who was then at Studio 24 salon, I followed him wherever he went. I lived in Boston for a while and would even come down to Besu Salon when he was working there. I'm now back in NYC and love his new home at Novella. Everyone is so nice and caring. It's a very comfortable unpretentious atmosphere and I will only let Isaac care for me as long as he walks the earth.

Pros: Isaac is an amazing find.

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My stylist Banu had left Ben David salon where she had been working for a number of years. I got word that she had left for Salon Novella on 3rd Ave between 13th and 14th. Banu has been cutting/styling my hair for a number of years now and I refuse to let anyone other than her touch my hair! She is precise, always attentive to my needs and gives an honest opinion of what would look best on me. Her blowouts are amazing and reasonably priced. Salon Novella has been really good to me since I starting coming here once Banu joined their team. Make sure to ask for Monica to wash your hair as she gives the best scalp massages. The staff is always so welcoming and warm every time I come in. They get 5 stars from me!!!!

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My stylist Banu had left Ben David salon where she had been working for a number of years. I got word that she had left for Salon Novella on 3rd Ave between 13th and 14th. Banu has been cutting/styling my hair for a number of years now and I refuse to let anyone other than her touch my hair! She is precise, always attentive to my needs and gives an honest opinion of what would look best on me. Her blowouts are amazing and reasonably priced. Salon Novella has been really good to me since I starting coming here once Banu joined their team. Make sure to ask for Monica to wash your hair as she gives the best scalp massages. The staff is always so welcoming and warm every time I come in. They get 5 stars from me!!!!

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I moved to NYC 8 months ago from North Carolina,and i found Ronie,from a different website,i think,its from New York Magazine, i called the salon and i realize that he moved to a different salon,so i google him,and i found him to a different website.
To make the story short, he did an excellent job, with my hair,i was hesitant when he told me that, he will put a darker shade of blonde into my hair because its way too blonde and it looks over processed,and he said that, if he will put highlights over it, then it will look more blonde again,,and it will not look good.
So i trusted him,after 2 hours of waiting,my hair look so healthy and beautiful,the haircut is perfect,and of course an amazing blow dry that last for a week,i am so happy,highly recommended, execellent head massage,free deep conditioning from Kerastase,im so happy.Go and see him you wont be disappointed

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I moved to NYC 8 months ago from North Carolina,and i found Ronie,from a different website,i think,its from New York Magazine, i called the salon and i realize that he moved to a different salon,so i google him,and i found him to a different website.
To make the story short, he did an excellent job, with my hair,i was hesitant when he told me that, he will put a darker shade of blonde into my hair because its way too blonde and it looks over processed,and he said that, if he will put highlights over it, then it will look more blonde again,,and it will not look good.
So i trusted him,after 2 hours of waiting,my hair look so healthy and beautiful,the haircut is perfect,and of course an amazing blow dry that last for a week,i am so happy,highly recommended, execellent head massage,free deep conditioning from Kerastase,im so happy.Go and see him you wont be disappointed

Pros: Great Skills

Cons: Parking,

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I've been going to Ronie for the past year because my former hair stylist ruined my color. Not only did he fix my highlights but he made my hair look amazing.

This past winter I decided I wanted a change and he matched my natural color perfectly. He did a single process that looked shiny and the blonde from my previous highlights never came through.

He creates beautiful highlights that look natural all while keeping your hair healthy.

It is a fun experience to sit in his chair and I always look forward to my next visit.

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I've been going to Ronie for the past year because my former hair stylist ruined my color. Not only did he fix my highlights but he made my hair look amazing.

This past winter I decided I wanted a change and he matched my natural color perfectly. He did a single process that looked shiny and the blonde from my previous highlights never came through.

He creates beautiful highlights that look natural all while keeping your hair healthy.

It is a fun experience to sit in his chair and I always look forward to my next visit.

Pros: Ronie

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Ive been going to Ronie for about 10 years now,and i think that he is my longest relationship i've ever had.
I think he is the most talented hairstylist i've ever met,no drama, no attitude,and he is funny, he will entertain you,not to mention, an excellent blow dry, that last for few days,and of course an excellent haircut,and great color,try him,you will not regret it.
Reasonable price,and flexible hours.

Goodluck Ronie,and please stay at Novella,FYI !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i live accross the road, and i love that salon too, its clean, and modern.

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Ive been going to Ronie for about 10 years now,and i think that he is my longest relationship i've ever had.
I think he is the most talented hairstylist i've ever met,no drama, no attitude,and he is funny, he will entertain you,not to mention, an excellent blow dry, that last for few days,and of course an excellent haircut,and great color,try him,you will not regret it.
Reasonable price,and flexible hours.

Goodluck Ronie,and please stay at Novella,FYI !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i live accross the road, and i love that salon too, its clean, and modern.

Pros: Great Skills as a hairstylist and colorist

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I panic for a while, when i called the previous salon that he used to work, and the receptionist told me that he dont work there anymore,so i look for his card that he gaved me years ago,and i google him,and find out, that he work at Novella Salon,at 3rd avenue,im so happy because he is closer to me, as we all know its really hard to find someone that do an excellent job and of course in a reasonable price,and one thing i like about him,he always listen to me,and understand what i want,and very honest as well.

Good luck to you and i wish you all the best,at the new salon.Ill see you in a next few weeks, for my highlights and a haircut.

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I panic for a while, when i called the previous salon that he used to work, and the receptionist told me that he dont work there anymore,so i look for his card that he gaved me years ago,and i google him,and find out, that he work at Novella Salon,at 3rd avenue,im so happy because he is closer to me, as we all know its really hard to find someone that do an excellent job and of course in a reasonable price,and one thing i like about him,he always listen to me,and understand what i want,and very honest as well.

Good luck to you and i wish you all the best,at the new salon.Ill see you in a next few weeks, for my highlights and a haircut.

Pros: Best Colorist and Hairstylist

Cons: parking

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Just moved into the city from Lancaster and I discovered this place after buying wine at TJ's. I went in for a cut on a busy day and I was hesitant because it was busy and I did not want to wait for an hour. I was assured by the hot blond girl (asked her name nearly 5 times and still forgot it) that the wait wasn't long and that she would get me washed right away. The shampoo was amazing ,she kept me laughing the whole time. A woman with dark hair cut my hair and she was very good (name started with a B i think). Be back without a doubt

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★★★★★

Just moved into the city from Lancaster and I discovered this place after buying wine at TJ's. I went in for a cut on a busy day and I was hesitant because it was busy and I did not want to wait for an hour. I was assured by the hot blond girl (asked her name nearly 5 times and still forgot it) that the wait wasn't long and that she would get me washed right away. The shampoo was amazing ,she kept me laughing the whole time. A woman with dark hair cut my hair and she was very good (name started with a B i think). Be back without a doubt

Pros: clean, great cut, hot blond girl

 

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