Innovations Aveda Salon

★★★★☆
  • 414 N Tioga St

    Ithaca, NY 14850

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  • 607-273-5008

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Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm

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I went to Innovations today because I thought they would have a lovely salon. The website is inviting and the prices are very reasonable. The entire experience did not live up to any of my expectations.
I walked in to an empty reception area and after about 10 minutes a few women came out, one finally asked "have you been helped?" She went and got my hair dresser who was just incredibly rude the entire time. She walked out into the lobby and simply said, "you ready?" She used a dirty comb, literally had to pick hair out of it before brushing my hair. Yuck! She didn't really ask what kind of cut I was looking for. Since I immediately didn't feel confident in my hair dresser I simply asked for a trim. I was in the chair for less than 15 minutes with a very average cut. Even though $35 is a very reasonable price for a cut, I feel like I wasted every dime I spent there. Definitely not a salon I would go back to.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Innovations today because I thought they would have a lovely salon. The website is inviting and the prices are very reasonable. The entire experience did not live up to any of my expectations.
I walked in to an empty reception area and after about 10 minutes a few women came out, one finally asked "have you been helped?" She went and got my hair dresser who was just incredibly rude the entire time. She walked out into the lobby and simply said, "you ready?" She used a dirty comb, literally had to pick hair out of it before brushing my hair. Yuck! She didn't really ask what kind of cut I was looking for. Since I immediately didn't feel confident in my hair dresser I simply asked for a trim. I was in the chair for less than 15 minutes with a very average cut. Even though $35 is a very reasonable price for a cut, I feel like I wasted every dime I spent there. Definitely not a salon I would go back to.

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If I could give zero starts I would. I went for a basic haircut. In the past I've had great luck with Aveda salons (ChiWah in Rochester and Classical Concepts in Albany) so I made an appointment. I waited 15 minutes past my appointment time. There was hair on the floor and seat that she had me sit in. I wanted no layers, and she cut layers. She also cut about an inch shorter than I asked her to, and use thinning shears without saying anything to me, which I really disliked.
Between waiting 15 minutes, not getting a good haircut and there being hair everywhere, I won't ever go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

If I could give zero starts I would. I went for a basic haircut. In the past I've had great luck with Aveda salons (ChiWah in Rochester and Classical Concepts in Albany) so I made an appointment. I waited 15 minutes past my appointment time. There was hair on the floor and seat that she had me sit in. I wanted no layers, and she cut layers. She also cut about an inch shorter than I asked her to, and use thinning shears without saying anything to me, which I really disliked.
Between waiting 15 minutes, not getting a good haircut and there being hair everywhere, I won't ever go back.

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I went to innovations because I wanted a better and more professional haircut than one I could get in Collegetown. What I got was the exact same treatment and cut Icould've gotten in C-town but for $30 more. The whole thing took 15 minutes, thats INCLUDING wash, cut AND blowdry/straightening. The worst part was that I told the stylist that I was there because my hair was fragile and breaking and she then proceeded to RIP through my hair with the comb. I came out with more damaged hair than I went in with.
I was disappointed because I was looking forward to a relaxing and professional haircut and I got neither despite paying three times more than I would've paid in collegetown.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to innovations because I wanted a better and more professional haircut than one I could get in Collegetown. What I got was the exact same treatment and cut Icould've gotten in C-town but for $30 more. The whole thing took 15 minutes, thats INCLUDING wash, cut AND blowdry/straightening. The worst part was that I told the stylist that I was there because my hair was fragile and breaking and she then proceeded to RIP through my hair with the comb. I came out with more damaged hair than I went in with.
I was disappointed because I was looking forward to a relaxing and professional haircut and I got neither despite paying three times more than I would've paid in collegetown.

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: Hasty, inconsiderate staff

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Great all-round salon in a beautiful new location. After trying several in the Ithaca area, I was happy to find a place where they pay attention to the customer and, most importantly, remember who I am time after time. Sharon is a great stylist with years of experience and a great sense of humor - definitely one of the best stylists in Ithaca. If you want a low-key, relaxed, professional salon experience with friendly and attentive service, this is the salon for you.

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★★★★★

Great all-round salon in a beautiful new location. After trying several in the Ithaca area, I was happy to find a place where they pay attention to the customer and, most importantly, remember who I am time after time. Sharon is a great stylist with years of experience and a great sense of humor - definitely one of the best stylists in Ithaca. If you want a low-key, relaxed, professional salon experience with friendly and attentive service, this is the salon for you.

Pros: Great waxing and other salon services, friendly staff

Cons: Occasionally running late

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Innovations Has moved to 414 N. Tioga St.!
Offering all the same great services and Aveda Products, same staff and parking spots always available!

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★★★★★

Innovations Has moved to 414 N. Tioga St.!
Offering all the same great services and Aveda Products, same staff and parking spots always available!

Pros: better parking, lots of natural light

Cons: non of yet

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Innovations is fun, and you feel welcome. The staff is unbelievely friendly. They carry great products and are knowledgable. If you are looking for a hair stylist or a manicure check innovations out. You will feel welcome

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★★★★★

Innovations is fun, and you feel welcome. The staff is unbelievely friendly. They carry great products and are knowledgable. If you are looking for a hair stylist or a manicure check innovations out. You will feel welcome

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: parking

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I have been to many salons in the Ithaca area. At this point I have been going to Innovations for many years. They actually have stylists that know how to cut hair. Imagine! Other places seem to focus more on the spa part of their services and not the hair. Sharon has been cutting my hair for almost 12 years now. I have had short and spiky and long and straight. She does it all. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

I have been to many salons in the Ithaca area. At this point I have been going to Innovations for many years. They actually have stylists that know how to cut hair. Imagine! Other places seem to focus more on the spa part of their services and not the hair. Sharon has been cutting my hair for almost 12 years now. I have had short and spiky and long and straight. She does it all. Enjoy!

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Being a greying professional, it was a real lift to find the Innovations salon in Ithaca, New York. The owner, Barrie French, is artistic, glam and hilarious.
Plus she is one of an elite class of aestheticians, who does permanent makeup.
With a minimum of fuss she arranged to add lovely, smoky-looking permanent eyeliner to my receding eyes and brought my face back to life. Surprisingly simple, inexpensive and PERMANENT. This is a well-kept secret. When I went for my treatment, there were appointments all day after me with folks from far away. It's worth the trek, let me tell you.

I love traveling abroad sans messy eye makeup. I wake up and I'm all set with big, bright eyes. My husband says "You don't need eye makeup". I tell him "You don't know. You've never seen me without it". Thanks to Barrie French.

Innovations salon is a treat for the eyes with its antiques, subtle furnishings, and faux marble wall finishings. The clean, airy, naturally lit rooms are welcoming and engaging. As is the staff.

You'll even find the perfect stocking stuffer--the loveliest tiny hats, that look good on anyone, handmade and gorgeous, yet reasonable in price. You couldn't find these gems anywhere else.

Barrie is a well-known Ithaca treasure whether for back-lighting for greying hair, highlighting for the younger set, the latest cut or the classic doo. She and her staff are the best.

Samantha Olds
Ithaca

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★★★★★

Being a greying professional, it was a real lift to find the Innovations salon in Ithaca, New York. The owner, Barrie French, is artistic, glam and hilarious.
Plus she is one of an elite class of aestheticians, who does permanent makeup.
With a minimum of fuss she arranged to add lovely, smoky-looking permanent eyeliner to my receding eyes and brought my face back to life. Surprisingly simple, inexpensive and PERMANENT. This is a well-kept secret. When I went for my treatment, there were appointments all day after me with folks from far away. It's worth the trek, let me tell you.

I love traveling abroad sans messy eye makeup. I wake up and I'm all set with big, bright eyes. My husband says "You don't need eye makeup". I tell him "You don't know. You've never seen me without it". Thanks to Barrie French.

Innovations salon is a treat for the eyes with its antiques, subtle furnishings, and faux marble wall finishings. The clean, airy, naturally lit rooms are welcoming and engaging. As is the staff.

You'll even find the perfect stocking stuffer--the loveliest tiny hats, that look good on anyone, handmade and gorgeous, yet reasonable in price. You couldn't find these gems anywhere else.

Barrie is a well-known Ithaca treasure whether for back-lighting for greying hair, highlighting for the younger set, the latest cut or the classic doo. She and her staff are the best.

Samantha Olds
Ithaca

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Always treated like a queen, friendly caring people and experts in their field. Been going to Innovations for over 10 years and always pleased when I leave.

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Always treated like a queen, friendly caring people and experts in their field. Been going to Innovations for over 10 years and always pleased when I leave.

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Lots of people enjoy hair cuts or any kind of pampering beauty treatments. I usually do not, so I was happy to find Innovations. The friendly professional staff, warm rich colorful decor and fabulous Aveda smells combine to make the experience both relaxing and invigorating. They have a wide array of services but so far I have only tried the haircuts which are first-rate and enhanced by the wonderful Aveda products. Really a treat.

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★★★★★

Lots of people enjoy hair cuts or any kind of pampering beauty treatments. I usually do not, so I was happy to find Innovations. The friendly professional staff, warm rich colorful decor and fabulous Aveda smells combine to make the experience both relaxing and invigorating. They have a wide array of services but so far I have only tried the haircuts which are first-rate and enhanced by the wonderful Aveda products. Really a treat.

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While working at Cornell University, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, came to speak on the hill. I was in charge of making her visit a good one. Her assistant called to let me know President Robinson wanted her hair done before the night's events. Where did I send her?....Innovations, of course. Barry and her sidekick at the reception desk, Mary, have got customer service and presidential protocol down to a tee. And unlike where Governor Edwards gets his haircut, cuts are under $400. Well done, Innovations.

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While working at Cornell University, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, came to speak on the hill. I was in charge of making her visit a good one. Her assistant called to let me know President Robinson wanted her hair done before the night's events. Where did I send her?....Innovations, of course. Barry and her sidekick at the reception desk, Mary, have got customer service and presidential protocol down to a tee. And unlike where Governor Edwards gets his haircut, cuts are under $400. Well done, Innovations.

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Innovations Aveda Salon is by far the best salon i have ever been to. From the moment you walk in you feel comfortable and appreciated. Beautiful Mary greets you warmly and is a wealth of information about the wonderful Aveda products. I never have to wait for my stylist and i have always been very happy with the results, be it the color or the cut. The stylists are not only technically competent but they also listen to my ideas and give me their opinions honestly. And they are always very positive and enthusiastic. The decor is lovely - warm and rich colors, comfortable seating, and beautiful jewelry made by the owner, Barrie Clinton-French. This is a quality place and i recommend it enthusiastically.

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Innovations Aveda Salon is by far the best salon i have ever been to. From the moment you walk in you feel comfortable and appreciated. Beautiful Mary greets you warmly and is a wealth of information about the wonderful Aveda products. I never have to wait for my stylist and i have always been very happy with the results, be it the color or the cut. The stylists are not only technically competent but they also listen to my ideas and give me their opinions honestly. And they are always very positive and enthusiastic. The decor is lovely - warm and rich colors, comfortable seating, and beautiful jewelry made by the owner, Barrie Clinton-French. This is a quality place and i recommend it enthusiastically.

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Went for a wedding updo trial and got exactly what I wanted. Stylist is deliberate and meticulous so it came out perfect but it did take a long time. It took two hours! I loved that all the products used were Aveda products. The products smelt great and they made me feel pampered. Everyone at the salon was accommodating and friendly. Salon is beautiful and comfortable. The price for the trial updo was high but seemed consistent with the other hair salons in the area. Only negative thing is that the stylist was late and therefore went overtime for my appointment causing the next client to wait.

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Went for a wedding updo trial and got exactly what I wanted. Stylist is deliberate and meticulous so it came out perfect but it did take a long time. It took two hours! I loved that all the products used were Aveda products. The products smelt great and they made me feel pampered. Everyone at the salon was accommodating and friendly. Salon is beautiful and comfortable. The price for the trial updo was high but seemed consistent with the other hair salons in the area. Only negative thing is that the stylist was late and therefore went overtime for my appointment causing the next client to wait.

Pros: Upscale ambience, friendly service, great products, skilled personnel

Cons: Appeared that some of the staff has a record for being consistently late

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Nice place to visit but reather pricey. Had to wait for my appointment too long

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Nice place to visit but reather pricey. Had to wait for my appointment too long

Pros: , good massage

Cons: expensive, ok parking

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Being a greying professional, it was a real lift to find the Innovations salon in Ithaca, New York. The owner, Barrie French, is artistic, glam and hilarious.
Plus she is one of an elite class of aestheticians, who does permanent makeup.
With a minimum of fuss she arranged to add lovely, smoky-looking permanent eyeliner to my receding eyes and brought my face back to life. Surprisingly simple, inexpensive and PERMANENT. This is a well-kept secret. When I went for my treatment, there were appointments all day after me with folks from far away. It's worth the trek, let me tell you.

I love traveling abroad sans messy eye makeup. I wake up and I'm all set with big, bright eyes. My husband says "You don't need eye makeup". I tell him "You don't know. You've never seen me without it". Thanks to Barrie French.

Innovations salon is a treat for the eyes with its antiques, subtle furnishings, and faux marble wall finishings. The clean, airy, naturally lit rooms are welcoming and engaging. As is the staff.

You'll even find the perfect stocking stuffer--the loveliest tiny hats, that look good on anyone, handmade and gorgeous, yet reasonable in price. You couldn't find these gems anywhere else.

Barrie is a well-known Ithaca treasure whether for back-lighting for greying hair, highlighting for the younger set, the latest cut or the classic doo. She and her staff are the best.

Samantha Olds
Ithaca

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★★★★★

Being a greying professional, it was a real lift to find the Innovations salon in Ithaca, New York. The owner, Barrie French, is artistic, glam and hilarious.
Plus she is one of an elite class of aestheticians, who does permanent makeup.
With a minimum of fuss she arranged to add lovely, smoky-looking permanent eyeliner to my receding eyes and brought my face back to life. Surprisingly simple, inexpensive and PERMANENT. This is a well-kept secret. When I went for my treatment, there were appointments all day after me with folks from far away. It's worth the trek, let me tell you.

I love traveling abroad sans messy eye makeup. I wake up and I'm all set with big, bright eyes. My husband says "You don't need eye makeup". I tell him "You don't know. You've never seen me without it". Thanks to Barrie French.

Innovations salon is a treat for the eyes with its antiques, subtle furnishings, and faux marble wall finishings. The clean, airy, naturally lit rooms are welcoming and engaging. As is the staff.

You'll even find the perfect stocking stuffer--the loveliest tiny hats, that look good on anyone, handmade and gorgeous, yet reasonable in price. You couldn't find these gems anywhere else.

Barrie is a well-known Ithaca treasure whether for back-lighting for greying hair, highlighting for the younger set, the latest cut or the classic doo. She and her staff are the best.

Samantha Olds
Ithaca

Pros: Inexpensive, friendly, amazing

More about Innovations Aveda Salon

Innovations Aveda Salon Offers hair cutting, foiling, coloring, as well as deep conditioning. Spa manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials, permanent cosmetics, and massage. We also carry AVEDA's full line of Hair and skin care as well as AVEDA's makeup

 

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