Avalon Salon & Day Spa

★★★★☆
Avalon is a very reasonably priced, and very clean, salon in the West Village. The salon itself is a very comfortable space, and the technicians only use high-end beauty products like Kerastase.
  • 112 Christopher St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: nr. Bedford St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-337-1966

About Avalon Salon & Day Spa

Hours
Sunday & Monday 12pm-8pm Tuesday - Saturday 10am-9pm

Personal Services

Personal Services
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I've been coming to Ricky at Avalon for years. I always get compliments on my cuts and colors - even on what I consider to be Bad Hair Days. He takes time to talk to you and to get to know what you're looking for and after that, you can

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I've been coming to Ricky at Avalon for years. I always get compliments on my cuts and colors - even on what I consider to be Bad Hair Days. He takes time to talk to you and to get to know what you're looking for and after that, you can

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I was in need of someone to cut and color my hair as my regular hairdresser moved back to her home town and by luck, while walking through the village, I came across Avalon Salon and they recommended Lissette Abreu - they said she is the best in what she does. Hair coloring is surely her specialty. Well, they weren't lying! My hair looks FABULOUS, and I left Avalon extremely happy and from that day on (! year later) I'm still going to her. I recommend her to anyone.

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★★★★★

I was in need of someone to cut and color my hair as my regular hairdresser moved back to her home town and by luck, while walking through the village, I came across Avalon Salon and they recommended Lissette Abreu - they said she is the best in what she does. Hair coloring is surely her specialty. Well, they weren't lying! My hair looks FABULOUS, and I left Avalon extremely happy and from that day on (! year later) I'm still going to her. I recommend her to anyone.

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I recently moved to the city and was in search of a reputable salon to get my Brazilian wax. A long time subscriber to Allure magazine, I discovered Avalon through one of their raving reviews. I went online, saw more great reviews and decided to check it out.
The wax took no time at all and was virtually painless. The techician told me to apply neosporin to a few "sensitive" areas around my labia and sent me on my way, minus $65.00. The REAL pain began a few hours later. By the time I got home, I could barely move. My boyfriend examined the sensitive areas and realized that my skin was actually ripped off.. OUCH!!! I had bumps for about six days and major irritation. I had to use a lot of Gold Bond powder just to walk around. The majority of my hair had grown back within two weeks. I've never experienced such fast regrowth before. Needless to say, I'm in desperate search of another salon and will not be returning to Avalon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently moved to the city and was in search of a reputable salon to get my Brazilian wax. A long time subscriber to Allure magazine, I discovered Avalon through one of their raving reviews. I went online, saw more great reviews and decided to check it out.
The wax took no time at all and was virtually painless. The techician told me to apply neosporin to a few "sensitive" areas around my labia and sent me on my way, minus $65.00. The REAL pain began a few hours later. By the time I got home, I could barely move. My boyfriend examined the sensitive areas and realized that my skin was actually ripped off.. OUCH!!! I had bumps for about six days and major irritation. I had to use a lot of Gold Bond powder just to walk around. The majority of my hair had grown back within two weeks. I've never experienced such fast regrowth before. Needless to say, I'm in desperate search of another salon and will not be returning to Avalon.

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Just returned from my first massage at Avalon on Christopher St. The best massage I've ever had. The masseur's name was Jesse. The owner, Russell, runs a clean and attractive business. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Just returned from my first massage at Avalon on Christopher St. The best massage I've ever had. The masseur's name was Jesse. The owner, Russell, runs a clean and attractive business. Highly recommended.

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I owe big thanks to Anthony at Avalon for giving me what might just have been the best blowout of my life on Saturday afternoon. While I??ve been visiting Avalon for 8+ years for regular cuts and have always been happy, I booked a semi last-minute appointment for a blowout prior to a Saturday night event. My regular stylist doesn??t work Saturdays, so I let the salon suggest whoever they thought might do well with my long, thick hair. Anthony surpassed all expectations, and the final product was sleek but had body and the perfect curl at the base all at the same time. Most amazing? It??s Monday afternoon, I??ve slept on this blowout 2 nights now, and my hair still looks PERFECT. This is my first online review, but I was so happy with my hair and received SO many compliments, that I couldn??t resist sharing my positive experience. Thank you, Anthony!

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★★★★★

I owe big thanks to Anthony at Avalon for giving me what might just have been the best blowout of my life on Saturday afternoon. While I??ve been visiting Avalon for 8+ years for regular cuts and have always been happy, I booked a semi last-minute appointment for a blowout prior to a Saturday night event. My regular stylist doesn??t work Saturdays, so I let the salon suggest whoever they thought might do well with my long, thick hair. Anthony surpassed all expectations, and the final product was sleek but had body and the perfect curl at the base all at the same time. Most amazing? It??s Monday afternoon, I??ve slept on this blowout 2 nights now, and my hair still looks PERFECT. This is my first online review, but I was so happy with my hair and received SO many compliments, that I couldn??t resist sharing my positive experience. Thank you, Anthony!

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I have been coming to Avalon Salon, specifically Ricky, for hair cut and color for years. It's a lovely, clean and professional establishment. Everyone from the receptionists to the hair washers are friendly and personable, there is no pretension or elitist behavior.

The prices for all services and products are reasonable and well worth the experience.

I have only had hair cuts/color at the salon, but I have seen Ricky specifically for years. Not only is he friendly and easy to talk to, but he always gives me a great cut and I feel like a million bucks every time. He's very familiar with how I like to cut/style my hair. He never pushes me to try something crazy, but if he has an opinion about what should be done, he gives it, and I always take it and never regret it.

Even if I go months without getting a cut, Ricky always greets me with a smile and knows what I need to get cleaned up. I'll be a loyal customer of this establishment for years to come.

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★★★★★

I have been coming to Avalon Salon, specifically Ricky, for hair cut and color for years. It's a lovely, clean and professional establishment. Everyone from the receptionists to the hair washers are friendly and personable, there is no pretension or elitist behavior.

The prices for all services and products are reasonable and well worth the experience.

I have only had hair cuts/color at the salon, but I have seen Ricky specifically for years. Not only is he friendly and easy to talk to, but he always gives me a great cut and I feel like a million bucks every time. He's very familiar with how I like to cut/style my hair. He never pushes me to try something crazy, but if he has an opinion about what should be done, he gives it, and I always take it and never regret it.

Even if I go months without getting a cut, Ricky always greets me with a smile and knows what I need to get cleaned up. I'll be a loyal customer of this establishment for years to come.

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Got my highlighs and cut from jacob before my engagement party , im extremely picky with my hair but he tok his time ging step by step and the end result was amazing . Aside from him , the prices aren't that high for the work and decor of the place . I would reccomend this place to anyone who is picky about their hair

thak you jake !!

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★★★★★

Got my highlighs and cut from jacob before my engagement party , im extremely picky with my hair but he tok his time ging step by step and the end result was amazing . Aside from him , the prices aren't that high for the work and decor of the place . I would reccomend this place to anyone who is picky about their hair

thak you jake !!

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It has literally taken me five years to find a stylist that I would travel 2 and a half hours to finally be loyal to! After desperately seeking a good cut throughout the state of Connecticut, my new york girlfriend told me to try her spa. I was nervous (very nervous) and scared (very scared) but they were very friendly from the front desk to my new found stylist Sean. I asked for a medium cut and he went a little shorter but when I saw how great his cut and styling was I became a big fan! He was super friendly, even though I'm not much of a talker when it comes to getting my hair done, lol. He hummed and put me at ease the whole entire time I posted a picture today online as soon as I was done and still keep getting compliments!!! I will be seeing him loyally as long as he cuts hair!!! Thank you Sean!!!

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★★★★★

It has literally taken me five years to find a stylist that I would travel 2 and a half hours to finally be loyal to! After desperately seeking a good cut throughout the state of Connecticut, my new york girlfriend told me to try her spa. I was nervous (very nervous) and scared (very scared) but they were very friendly from the front desk to my new found stylist Sean. I asked for a medium cut and he went a little shorter but when I saw how great his cut and styling was I became a big fan! He was super friendly, even though I'm not much of a talker when it comes to getting my hair done, lol. He hummed and put me at ease the whole entire time I posted a picture today online as soon as I was done and still keep getting compliments!!! I will be seeing him loyally as long as he cuts hair!!! Thank you Sean!!!

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I had a TERRIBLE experience at a spa on the east side when I first moved to NYC last year. I was petrified of trying to find a new one and spent 6 months going back to my regular in Washington, DC for my monthly waxes.

I saw the reviews for Avalon and finally thought I'd give it a shot (especially because I was sick of not having a place in New York). I was looking for something clean, nice, affordable, and that wouldn't hurt too badly!

Liz is awesome. I've been going to her for almost a year now and she's quick, nice, whatever she does - it barely hurts. I've tried someone else at Avalon (I won't mention the name), but I didn't like her at all. Liz only works on weekdays, but it's worth missing work to go see her!

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★★★★★

I had a TERRIBLE experience at a spa on the east side when I first moved to NYC last year. I was petrified of trying to find a new one and spent 6 months going back to my regular in Washington, DC for my monthly waxes.

I saw the reviews for Avalon and finally thought I'd give it a shot (especially because I was sick of not having a place in New York). I was looking for something clean, nice, affordable, and that wouldn't hurt too badly!

Liz is awesome. I've been going to her for almost a year now and she's quick, nice, whatever she does - it barely hurts. I've tried someone else at Avalon (I won't mention the name), but I didn't like her at all. Liz only works on weekdays, but it's worth missing work to go see her!

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I did not have a good experience with this ??Spa?. I wanted to get a massage and when I got there they gave me a male masseur, when I asked to have a female masseur they couldn??t accommodate me. The manager was very RUDE. I lost my massage because I wasn??t comfortable with a male masseur and they wouldn??t give me a different appointment. When calling the spa they should ask if you for a preference. They did offer me another service in the salon, but I rather loose my money then go back and be rude to by the manager.

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★☆☆☆☆

I did not have a good experience with this ??Spa?. I wanted to get a massage and when I got there they gave me a male masseur, when I asked to have a female masseur they couldn??t accommodate me. The manager was very RUDE. I lost my massage because I wasn??t comfortable with a male masseur and they wouldn??t give me a different appointment. When calling the spa they should ask if you for a preference. They did offer me another service in the salon, but I rather loose my money then go back and be rude to by the manager.

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I had my color screwed up by another salon and Brian saved the day!! He transformed my hair into a thing of beauty. no longer will I scare little children. the salon itself looks smaller than it really is, it's a full spa. have not tried any other services yet but will be soon! Ask for Brian, he really knows what he's doing!

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★★★★★

I had my color screwed up by another salon and Brian saved the day!! He transformed my hair into a thing of beauty. no longer will I scare little children. the salon itself looks smaller than it really is, it's a full spa. have not tried any other services yet but will be soon! Ask for Brian, he really knows what he's doing!

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I've going to Avalon for 4 years now. I have been always looking for a place that uses quality products, specially the ones I have tried and learned to love, and this is it.
I've been going to BRIAN for color, and lately for cuts, and he is just great! he understands what your hair needs just by looking at it and touching it. OF course you explain what you want and it is interpreted right, which to me is everything. I have wavy hair, lot's of it! and I'm a wash and go kind of girl, and Brian knows how to keep it that way. . People ask me "who does your hair"?! This is awesome for someone that doesn't style it at all !

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★★★★★

I've going to Avalon for 4 years now. I have been always looking for a place that uses quality products, specially the ones I have tried and learned to love, and this is it.
I've been going to BRIAN for color, and lately for cuts, and he is just great! he understands what your hair needs just by looking at it and touching it. OF course you explain what you want and it is interpreted right, which to me is everything. I have wavy hair, lot's of it! and I'm a wash and go kind of girl, and Brian knows how to keep it that way. . People ask me "who does your hair"?! This is awesome for someone that doesn't style it at all !

Pros: Excellent Colorist, Fun Atmosphere, Quality Products

Cons: Rude Receptionists

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I got a "groopon" with $40 massage special and what happen?
They answered that ALL MASSAGES SOLD OUT.
What is that?!
I have this special and she is saying you can't have it.
We have massage for $80, she said.
I did not ask you how much is your regulr price, honey.
I want a special, guys.
Shame.
Do not advertise then if you don want to give a special price.
Very unprofessional!

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I got a "groopon" with $40 massage special and what happen?
They answered that ALL MASSAGES SOLD OUT.
What is that?!
I have this special and she is saying you can't have it.
We have massage for $80, she said.
I did not ask you how much is your regulr price, honey.
I want a special, guys.
Shame.
Do not advertise then if you don want to give a special price.
Very unprofessional!

Pros: trying to sell cheap massage

Cons: do not really want to sell it

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I just moved to the city and was badly in need of a haircut. I chose Avalon b/c it is close to my apartment and isn't super expensive. Jacob gave me a fantastic haircut--the best I've had in years. He helped me decide what would look best and was really friendly and fun. I will definitely be going back to him. The cut cost a little more than I was going for, but it was totally worth it.

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I just moved to the city and was badly in need of a haircut. I chose Avalon b/c it is close to my apartment and isn't super expensive. Jacob gave me a fantastic haircut--the best I've had in years. He helped me decide what would look best and was really friendly and fun. I will definitely be going back to him. The cut cost a little more than I was going for, but it was totally worth it.

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I've been going to Deborah to cut and style my hair for over five years. She's a real artist! I walk in looking like a mess and come out transformed. She's great with all kinds of hair. I have curly hair that turns straight when it gets too long and she knows exactly what to do. She also has been doing my highlights and she really knows how to work with color. She's fabulous! I trust her completely.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Deborah to cut and style my hair for over five years. She's a real artist! I walk in looking like a mess and come out transformed. She's great with all kinds of hair. I have curly hair that turns straight when it gets too long and she knows exactly what to do. She also has been doing my highlights and she really knows how to work with color. She's fabulous! I trust her completely.

Pros: She's a real artist!

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Deborah is fantastic! I come in looking like a mess and leave so happy!

She is an artist with a comb, scissors and hair dryer. I have curly hair which I love but which can quickly become straight and horrible if it's too long. She styles is beautifully and does wonderful highlights. She's phenomenal!

Jessica

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Deborah is fantastic! I come in looking like a mess and leave so happy!

She is an artist with a comb, scissors and hair dryer. I have curly hair which I love but which can quickly become straight and horrible if it's too long. She styles is beautifully and does wonderful highlights. She's phenomenal!

Jessica

Pros: Fastastic hair stylist and colorist

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I ended up finding Avalon sort of by accident. I needed someone to do my hair for my wedding, and my regular hairdresser was out that day so I was freaking out. By luck, I found Avalon Salon and they recommended Phillippe - they said he is French and does great updos. Well they werent lying! My hair looked FANTASTIC - very chic and sophisticated liked I asked (I said I didn't want anything too "bridally"), and it stayed in for over 12 hours without problem!
In addition, Phillipe is a total pleasure to be around- he's gay, French, and hilarious, I had a blast with him!

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★★★★★

I ended up finding Avalon sort of by accident. I needed someone to do my hair for my wedding, and my regular hairdresser was out that day so I was freaking out. By luck, I found Avalon Salon and they recommended Phillippe - they said he is French and does great updos. Well they werent lying! My hair looked FANTASTIC - very chic and sophisticated liked I asked (I said I didn't want anything too "bridally"), and it stayed in for over 12 hours without problem!
In addition, Phillipe is a total pleasure to be around- he's gay, French, and hilarious, I had a blast with him!

Pros: Inexpensive, great Updo

Cons: none

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I don't usually post reviews of places, but my experience here was so good I felt like I had to. I went to Svetlana for my first brazilian wax. I've been waxed before (never quite the full monty!) and have never found anyone as sweet and caring as she was. She was as gentle as can be and I was finished in about 10 minutes. Of course it was still painful, but I felt great by the time I left there. I will definitely become a regular of hers! The salon was also very cute and clean, in a great location and the staff seemed very nice. Recommended!

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★★★★★

I don't usually post reviews of places, but my experience here was so good I felt like I had to. I went to Svetlana for my first brazilian wax. I've been waxed before (never quite the full monty!) and have never found anyone as sweet and caring as she was. She was as gentle as can be and I was finished in about 10 minutes. Of course it was still painful, but I felt great by the time I left there. I will definitely become a regular of hers! The salon was also very cute and clean, in a great location and the staff seemed very nice. Recommended!

Pros: fast, clean, friendly

Cons: none

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I have been a client of Avalon and Brian's for some time now, I have always left happy and looking like a real star. he Does my cut, color, and extentions to perfection.

Thanks Avalon and Thanks Brian!!

Brian..... come in more days please!!!

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★★★★★

I have been a client of Avalon and Brian's for some time now, I have always left happy and looking like a real star. he Does my cut, color, and extentions to perfection.

Thanks Avalon and Thanks Brian!!

Brian..... come in more days please!!!

Pros: great space and brian of course

Cons: Brian is only there on weekends

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This place is my reliable place to get hair cuts. The price is reasonalbe and atmosphere decent. What I like about this place is that you will always get a good cut. Sometimes even a great one. The service is ok, they're not all over you offering wine and stuff like the places you pay $80+ for a cut. I like Dora and Nick.

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★★★★☆

This place is my reliable place to get hair cuts. The price is reasonalbe and atmosphere decent. What I like about this place is that you will always get a good cut. Sometimes even a great one. The service is ok, they're not all over you offering wine and stuff like the places you pay $80+ for a cut. I like Dora and Nick.

Pros: Reliable

Cons: service is ok

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Finally, after living in Manhattan for 11 years, I have a hairdresser. Overall, the salon is lovely & relaxing. Fun place to get mani, pedi, and waxing/threading done as well. Though I live in Upstate Manhattan at 187th and B-way, I make the trip on the A train for service I can count on, a great haircut, and friendly folks. Thank you, Ricky!

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★★★★★

Finally, after living in Manhattan for 11 years, I have a hairdresser. Overall, the salon is lovely & relaxing. Fun place to get mani, pedi, and waxing/threading done as well. Though I live in Upstate Manhattan at 187th and B-way, I make the trip on the A train for service I can count on, a great haircut, and friendly folks. Thank you, Ricky!

Pros: Amazing haircut by a good, kind soul

Cons: Open an Avalon in Washington Heights! Please!

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I had my hair done in this other place where they dyed my hair into three different colors. My hair color was a mess and so was my cut. I came into Avalon for help and Monika decided to help me. She did an amazing job and competely tranformed my hair. She fixed my color so now it was only on color on my head and cut my hair to a trendy very chic cut. When I came in to the salon my hair was a mess, but when I felt, i had beautiful hair that I loved. I will tell all my friends about this place and I know I will be coming back there in the near future.

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★★★★★

I had my hair done in this other place where they dyed my hair into three different colors. My hair color was a mess and so was my cut. I came into Avalon for help and Monika decided to help me. She did an amazing job and competely tranformed my hair. She fixed my color so now it was only on color on my head and cut my hair to a trendy very chic cut. When I came in to the salon my hair was a mess, but when I felt, i had beautiful hair that I loved. I will tell all my friends about this place and I know I will be coming back there in the near future.

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I was referred to Avalon by a co-worker and called to make an appointment. My friend told me to make an appointment with her stylist but I couldn't get in with him because my time was pretty limited. The receptionist Leanne was really nice, she asked me what my hair was like and booked me with someone who was good with my type of hair. I saw Dora and had a really great cut. I'll definitely go back and refer my friends!

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★★★★★

I was referred to Avalon by a co-worker and called to make an appointment. My friend told me to make an appointment with her stylist but I couldn't get in with him because my time was pretty limited. The receptionist Leanne was really nice, she asked me what my hair was like and booked me with someone who was good with my type of hair. I saw Dora and had a really great cut. I'll definitely go back and refer my friends!

Pros: great staff, great space

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I was looking to get a spray tan. My friend turned me into a Avalon fan. She was bronze and looked so natural. I went and had the most amazing spray tan.I used to use those booths, they always made me a little to orange. The woman customized it for my skin color and I walked out looking amazing. I was treated great there. They are friendly and fun. I recommend anyone a spray tan at Avalon.

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★★★★★

I was looking to get a spray tan. My friend turned me into a Avalon fan. She was bronze and looked so natural. I went and had the most amazing spray tan.I used to use those booths, they always made me a little to orange. The woman customized it for my skin color and I walked out looking amazing. I was treated great there. They are friendly and fun. I recommend anyone a spray tan at Avalon.

Pros: Friendly staff, Great services

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I have been going to Tom for over two years and I will never go anywhere else! He is by far the best stylist in the world!!!! Every time I go, I leave looking fabulous! Thanks Tom!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Tom for over two years and I will never go anywhere else! He is by far the best stylist in the world!!!! Every time I go, I leave looking fabulous! Thanks Tom!!

Pros: Very professional staff, everyone is extremely nice.

Cons: None!

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In the past I bounced around from haircut place to haircut place, from uzbeki barbers to high-faluting prima donnas but it wasnt until I was referred by a friend to Deborah that I finally found my special hair someone. Deborah does a terrific job with my hair every time - she's great both when i know what i want and when i need some fresh thinking, and if you have to be stuck in a chair in front of someone for a while i dont know anyone in her job who is more fun and i'd rather have standing behind me. Deborah is a find - and a keeper.

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★★★★★

In the past I bounced around from haircut place to haircut place, from uzbeki barbers to high-faluting prima donnas but it wasnt until I was referred by a friend to Deborah that I finally found my special hair someone. Deborah does a terrific job with my hair every time - she's great both when i know what i want and when i need some fresh thinking, and if you have to be stuck in a chair in front of someone for a while i dont know anyone in her job who is more fun and i'd rather have standing behind me. Deborah is a find - and a keeper.

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I've been going to Avalon for nearly 10 years and have been going exclusively to Tom for haircuts for the past 3 or so years. He does a great job and gives a lasting haircut that looks great even when I do it myself (with minimal effort on my part). In addition to being a great stylist, he's also a really fun guy and a pleasure to chat with while getting my hair cut. I highly recommend him in particular and Avalon in general.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Avalon for nearly 10 years and have been going exclusively to Tom for haircuts for the past 3 or so years. He does a great job and gives a lasting haircut that looks great even when I do it myself (with minimal effort on my part). In addition to being a great stylist, he's also a really fun guy and a pleasure to chat with while getting my hair cut. I highly recommend him in particular and Avalon in general.

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I started going to Deborah Novick 6 years ago when we were both living in Austin, Texas. I was so sad when she moved to New York and left me in Austin to find someone else who could cut my hair. I spent the next couple of years trying different stylists and was disappointed with every new person I tried. Deborah had set the bar high and it was hard to find anyone who could come close to meeting the quality of one of her cuts. I was fortunate enough to move back to New York 2 ? years ago and one of the first things I did was go to Deborah for a haircut. My hair now looks good again due to Deborah?s skill. I hope neither of us ever moves again. My hair can?t take it.

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★★★★★

I started going to Deborah Novick 6 years ago when we were both living in Austin, Texas. I was so sad when she moved to New York and left me in Austin to find someone else who could cut my hair. I spent the next couple of years trying different stylists and was disappointed with every new person I tried. Deborah had set the bar high and it was hard to find anyone who could come close to meeting the quality of one of her cuts. I was fortunate enough to move back to New York 2 ? years ago and one of the first things I did was go to Deborah for a haircut. My hair now looks good again due to Deborah?s skill. I hope neither of us ever moves again. My hair can?t take it.

Pros: Great haircut, easy to get an appointment

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I've been getting my hair done by the fabulous Tom Mantel for the past few years. He is the only one I would trust with my hair and gives very smart advice on color and cut. we've gone through a few different hair styles together and i've loved every single one of them. he is always honest with me about what would look good on me and what wouldn't. he's also really pleasant to be around. i always leave the salon wanting to go right back and chat some more. he's wonderful and you'd be a fool not to go to him!

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★★★★★

I've been getting my hair done by the fabulous Tom Mantel for the past few years. He is the only one I would trust with my hair and gives very smart advice on color and cut. we've gone through a few different hair styles together and i've loved every single one of them. he is always honest with me about what would look good on me and what wouldn't. he's also really pleasant to be around. i always leave the salon wanting to go right back and chat some more. he's wonderful and you'd be a fool not to go to him!

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I have been going to Avalon for nearly a decade. I have had several great stylists, but have used Nick exclusively for about five years. It is rare occasion for me to walk out of the salon and not get immediate compliments on my cut and color. I have very thick, wavy hair but I prefer to wear it straight and Nick has a true gift for bringing out my best. He is easy going, attentive and just does excellent work. Combined with a terrific support staff, I am very satisfied. I expect to be going to Avalon and seeing Nick for a long time to come.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Avalon for nearly a decade. I have had several great stylists, but have used Nick exclusively for about five years. It is rare occasion for me to walk out of the salon and not get immediate compliments on my cut and color. I have very thick, wavy hair but I prefer to wear it straight and Nick has a true gift for bringing out my best. He is easy going, attentive and just does excellent work. Combined with a terrific support staff, I am very satisfied. I expect to be going to Avalon and seeing Nick for a long time to come.

Pros: Great staff, especially Nick

Cons: Sometimes tough to get a convenient appointment

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I am pretty finicky about my hair, and had many a bad interlude with so called hair stylists and colorists in this city. It got so bad that I actually resorted to getting my hair done out in Jersey where my mother resides. Well, I can happily say that I no longer have to schlep back into the old country to get the attention my tresses need. I was admiring the locks of a coworker, and asked her where she gets her hair done. She referred me to Deborah Novik, and I have been in Goldylock heaven ever since. Deborah is a sassy gal who gives you exactly what you ask for. No hair chopping how she sees fit, and her coloring looks so natural. She updates it with the seasons as the sun would. The salon has a convenient location and a laid-back atmosphere which make it a relaxing experience.

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★★★★★

I am pretty finicky about my hair, and had many a bad interlude with so called hair stylists and colorists in this city. It got so bad that I actually resorted to getting my hair done out in Jersey where my mother resides. Well, I can happily say that I no longer have to schlep back into the old country to get the attention my tresses need. I was admiring the locks of a coworker, and asked her where she gets her hair done. She referred me to Deborah Novik, and I have been in Goldylock heaven ever since. Deborah is a sassy gal who gives you exactly what you ask for. No hair chopping how she sees fit, and her coloring looks so natural. She updates it with the seasons as the sun would. The salon has a convenient location and a laid-back atmosphere which make it a relaxing experience.

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Tom at Avalon is great. I've been going to him for 3 years for my hair and he has never been anything but great! He knows exactly what I want, even when I'm not so sure about it myself and executes peffectly - I've never left disappointed.
Everyone there is very friendly and the environment is great.

2
★★★★★

Tom at Avalon is great. I've been going to him for 3 years for my hair and he has never been anything but great! He knows exactly what I want, even when I'm not so sure about it myself and executes peffectly - I've never left disappointed.
Everyone there is very friendly and the environment is great.

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I've been going to Tom for over 2 years and I'll never go anywhere else. He's the type of stylist who does exactly what you want and does it to perfection. He's good at both coloring and styling and really pays attention to details. For example, when doing highlights, he makes sure to process each section of hair the same amount of time so that the color is even. I have recommended him to all my friends or anyone who was looking for a new hairdresser. Above all else he is really a freaking cutie pie and has a great personality!

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Tom for over 2 years and I'll never go anywhere else. He's the type of stylist who does exactly what you want and does it to perfection. He's good at both coloring and styling and really pays attention to details. For example, when doing highlights, he makes sure to process each section of hair the same amount of time so that the color is even. I have recommended him to all my friends or anyone who was looking for a new hairdresser. Above all else he is really a freaking cutie pie and has a great personality!

Pros: space is beautiful

Cons: expensive

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I have been getting my hair cut by Deborah for two years and absolutely love her work. She knows exactly what to do with my hair?before I even tell her what I want? and the result is always a stylish and polished cut. You can put your trust in her hands because she?s a pro and really knows hair. She?s also been a great help in showing me how to style my hair and which products to use. Deborah?s a really fun and charming person and will make the whole experience an enjoyable one. You will walk out with a great cut and in a great mood.

2
★★★★★

I have been getting my hair cut by Deborah for two years and absolutely love her work. She knows exactly what to do with my hair?before I even tell her what I want? and the result is always a stylish and polished cut. You can put your trust in her hands because she?s a pro and really knows hair. She?s also been a great help in showing me how to style my hair and which products to use. Deborah?s a really fun and charming person and will make the whole experience an enjoyable one. You will walk out with a great cut and in a great mood.

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WOW!!!! I've been going to a very expensive salon for a long time to get my color/cut combo. About 5 weeks ago at the recommendation of a friend I saw Angel for a cut. He is out of this world. I had the best time laughing at him (if hair wasn't his gift, comedy would be), but the end result was THE best haircut I have ever had. Yesterday I saw him for color and cut. My bill was half of what I have been paying and the end result was spectacular. His creativity is unmatched! The salon is electric and the staff was phenomenal as well...very nice man receptionist who knows everything about every product in the place (and that's alot of product). If you want to look great in this new economy...look no further, Angel and Avalon are here for you.

2
★★★★★

WOW!!!! I've been going to a very expensive salon for a long time to get my color/cut combo. About 5 weeks ago at the recommendation of a friend I saw Angel for a cut. He is out of this world. I had the best time laughing at him (if hair wasn't his gift, comedy would be), but the end result was THE best haircut I have ever had. Yesterday I saw him for color and cut. My bill was half of what I have been paying and the end result was spectacular. His creativity is unmatched! The salon is electric and the staff was phenomenal as well...very nice man receptionist who knows everything about every product in the place (and that's alot of product). If you want to look great in this new economy...look no further, Angel and Avalon are here for you.

Pros: Extremely high quality, fair price, excellent staff

Cons: can't find any

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I was just looking up the address for my haircut tomorrow and saw all the love for Deborah so I'll add my $0.02.
"I used to go to Devachan (for curly hair) but they absolutely would NOT cut my hair short. I kept asking and they kept just trimming so I asked the beautiful gym owner in my building where she got her haircut and she sent me to Deborah (Novick) at Avalon. The cut was so great, complete strangers complimented me on my haircut (seriously, when does that happen?). When my hair straightened, turned gray and was basically unrecognizable during and after pregnancy, Deborah made it work!"

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★★★★★

I was just looking up the address for my haircut tomorrow and saw all the love for Deborah so I'll add my $0.02.
"I used to go to Devachan (for curly hair) but they absolutely would NOT cut my hair short. I kept asking and they kept just trimming so I asked the beautiful gym owner in my building where she got her haircut and she sent me to Deborah (Novick) at Avalon. The cut was so great, complete strangers complimented me on my haircut (seriously, when does that happen?). When my hair straightened, turned gray and was basically unrecognizable during and after pregnancy, Deborah made it work!"

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I have been seeing Deborah for all my hair needs for the past 4 years! I have fine hair which she gives the most NATURAL highlights in the world! People always stop me on the street to ask who does my hair! Deborah is an artist with a broad range of talents because earlier this year she did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and I couldn't have been happier! The hairstyle was creative and fit my face shape and gown style perfectly! I was a bit nervous having my makeup done because we have all had that experience at the makeup counter, but let me just say it was perfect! If you need a great stylist who really listens and gives YOU what you want, at a reasonable price -- go see Deborah!

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★★★★★

I have been seeing Deborah for all my hair needs for the past 4 years! I have fine hair which she gives the most NATURAL highlights in the world! People always stop me on the street to ask who does my hair! Deborah is an artist with a broad range of talents because earlier this year she did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and I couldn't have been happier! The hairstyle was creative and fit my face shape and gown style perfectly! I was a bit nervous having my makeup done because we have all had that experience at the makeup counter, but let me just say it was perfect! If you need a great stylist who really listens and gives YOU what you want, at a reasonable price -- go see Deborah!

Pros: great cut and color, wedding styles and makeup!

Cons: none

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I have been going to Avalon for 10+ years, but never got my hair done there. I have locks in my hair, so I was a little hesitant. But when my girl Deborah said that she specializes in African-American hair, I was ecstatic. I went in for a highlights consultation and Deborah took such good care of me. I didn't really know what color I wanted so she was really helpful and she took her time with me. The end result was unbelievable! I got so many complements and people on the street wanted to copy my colors! I also got a haircut from her which worked in my favor as well. Deborah, keep doing what you do! Your warm personality and exceptional service will stay forever in my mind and I hope others will join the family.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Avalon for 10+ years, but never got my hair done there. I have locks in my hair, so I was a little hesitant. But when my girl Deborah said that she specializes in African-American hair, I was ecstatic. I went in for a highlights consultation and Deborah took such good care of me. I didn't really know what color I wanted so she was really helpful and she took her time with me. The end result was unbelievable! I got so many complements and people on the street wanted to copy my colors! I also got a haircut from her which worked in my favor as well. Deborah, keep doing what you do! Your warm personality and exceptional service will stay forever in my mind and I hope others will join the family.

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I have been going to Deborah Novik for over a year now and could not be happier!!! She is fantastic. Everytime I leave her care, people stop me and ask where I get hair done, and who does it!! Whether it be for a highlight, color or haircut, I would not go to anyone else in the city. The service is great, the salon is 5 stars and well priced! I would not go anywhere else!

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Deborah Novik for over a year now and could not be happier!!! She is fantastic. Everytime I leave her care, people stop me and ask where I get hair done, and who does it!! Whether it be for a highlight, color or haircut, I would not go to anyone else in the city. The service is great, the salon is 5 stars and well priced! I would not go anywhere else!

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I have been a loyal client of Avalon for over 5 years and have experienced practically the full range of services offered, all of which I have been happy with. However, the key reason for my return is Nick. I am picky, demanding and cautious when it comes to my hair, but I FULLY trust Nick, who has been cutting and coloring my hair for the full 5 years. I appreciate that each time I go, I always want to switch it up a little bit, and via a thoroughly fun consultation/chat, Nick consistently achieves what I ask for. He is knowledgeable, professional and extremely in tune with his client's wants. I have lived in the city for over 14 years and have been to many of the "top" salons, which pale in comparison. The staff is friendly, helpful, accommodating and attentive, but as stated, I am always blown away by Nick's work, amazing bedside manner, and I recommend him and Avalon wholeheartedly.

2
★★★★★

I have been a loyal client of Avalon for over 5 years and have experienced practically the full range of services offered, all of which I have been happy with. However, the key reason for my return is Nick. I am picky, demanding and cautious when it comes to my hair, but I FULLY trust Nick, who has been cutting and coloring my hair for the full 5 years. I appreciate that each time I go, I always want to switch it up a little bit, and via a thoroughly fun consultation/chat, Nick consistently achieves what I ask for. He is knowledgeable, professional and extremely in tune with his client's wants. I have lived in the city for over 14 years and have been to many of the "top" salons, which pale in comparison. The staff is friendly, helpful, accommodating and attentive, but as stated, I am always blown away by Nick's work, amazing bedside manner, and I recommend him and Avalon wholeheartedly.

Pros: Ambiance, amazing results

Cons: Zero

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I called today to make an appointment for a basic cut & style with Nick, who has previously cut my hair and done a GREAT job. However today I have changed my mind contributing to a buisiness who can't even seem to welcome returning clients. I first spoke to a woman who was quite short with me as to when Nick was working, and not sounding very helpful, and unfortunatley my schedule is not so forgiving and had some difficulty finding an appropriate time., but reserved a time. When I had to call back to reschedule ( due to family matters) I spoke to a gentleman who again, was not so kind, cutting off almost every word I said, ending in "well do you wanna give a call when YOU have your schedule figured out"......
......resulting in me hanging up...
Belive it or not both conversations I had lasted less than 1 minute. Maybe they're on a time limit as to how long the're on the phone??? Either way I will not be returning and Nick has officially lost a client due to the poor service of his 'support staff'. Not very supportive is it...

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★★☆☆☆

I called today to make an appointment for a basic cut & style with Nick, who has previously cut my hair and done a GREAT job. However today I have changed my mind contributing to a buisiness who can't even seem to welcome returning clients. I first spoke to a woman who was quite short with me as to when Nick was working, and not sounding very helpful, and unfortunatley my schedule is not so forgiving and had some difficulty finding an appropriate time., but reserved a time. When I had to call back to reschedule ( due to family matters) I spoke to a gentleman who again, was not so kind, cutting off almost every word I said, ending in "well do you wanna give a call when YOU have your schedule figured out"......
......resulting in me hanging up...
Belive it or not both conversations I had lasted less than 1 minute. Maybe they're on a time limit as to how long the're on the phone??? Either way I will not be returning and Nick has officially lost a client due to the poor service of his 'support staff'. Not very supportive is it...

Pros: Nick is fabulous

Cons: Poor treatment by support staff for the HIGH amount of $$$ you're spending

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I've been dyeing my hair blonde for more than 10 years now, and have been through a few colorists in that time. I went to Nick at Avalon at the suggestion of a friend and will never go to another colorist. I've been with him for about 4 years now. He is absolutely thorough and extremely talented. Not only that, but he is one of the most fun, thoughtful and fun people to spend time with - not bad for a few hours with foils on your head! He has a tremendous eye for color, but always respects what his clients want, and openly solicits their input and opinions. He openly discusses what you'd like before he begins so that he understands clearly what you'd like to achieve. I've seen his work on other people and have never failed to be impressed. The icing on the cake is how sweet of a guy he is, and just how much fun it is to spend time in his company. Come and see him, you will NOT be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I've been dyeing my hair blonde for more than 10 years now, and have been through a few colorists in that time. I went to Nick at Avalon at the suggestion of a friend and will never go to another colorist. I've been with him for about 4 years now. He is absolutely thorough and extremely talented. Not only that, but he is one of the most fun, thoughtful and fun people to spend time with - not bad for a few hours with foils on your head! He has a tremendous eye for color, but always respects what his clients want, and openly solicits their input and opinions. He openly discusses what you'd like before he begins so that he understands clearly what you'd like to achieve. I've seen his work on other people and have never failed to be impressed. The icing on the cake is how sweet of a guy he is, and just how much fun it is to spend time in his company. Come and see him, you will NOT be disappointed.

Pros: Brilliant service from Nick and other staff; reasonable prices; ambience

Cons: None!

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I have had nothing but postive experiences at Avalon salon. Nick does my color and while I knew he was great at blondes, caramels, and highlights- I recently took the plunge to a darker reddy brown. He knew exactly what color complimented my skin, and I was suprised at how great the condition of my hair was after the fact. It is a whole new look, but I am very happy to feel just as great as a brunette, as I do when I am blonde. This is a difficult color switch, and I have zero regrets. I also go to Monica for cut and color. She can achieve redder, caramel hues brilliantly as well. She is an expert at bangs, growing out styles, and and an amazing blowout. Consider yourself lucky to be in the professional, skilled hands of both Nick and Monica. They have made my hair what I never thought it could be- longer, warmer, prettier, healthier, and stylish. Thank you!

2
★★★★★

I have had nothing but postive experiences at Avalon salon. Nick does my color and while I knew he was great at blondes, caramels, and highlights- I recently took the plunge to a darker reddy brown. He knew exactly what color complimented my skin, and I was suprised at how great the condition of my hair was after the fact. It is a whole new look, but I am very happy to feel just as great as a brunette, as I do when I am blonde. This is a difficult color switch, and I have zero regrets. I also go to Monica for cut and color. She can achieve redder, caramel hues brilliantly as well. She is an expert at bangs, growing out styles, and and an amazing blowout. Consider yourself lucky to be in the professional, skilled hands of both Nick and Monica. They have made my hair what I never thought it could be- longer, warmer, prettier, healthier, and stylish. Thank you!

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I've been to a lot of places over the years here in the city for a haircut and I can say hands down that Nick at Avalon gives the best haircut in the city. He is super meticulous--he spends a lot of time making sure everything looks just right. I won't go to anyone else. And the prices are very, very reasonable.

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★★★★★

I've been to a lot of places over the years here in the city for a haircut and I can say hands down that Nick at Avalon gives the best haircut in the city. He is super meticulous--he spends a lot of time making sure everything looks just right. I won't go to anyone else. And the prices are very, very reasonable.

Pros: Nick is the best, prices are reasonable

Cons: none

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I had a lovely experience at the Avalon Salon last week. My stylist Nick gave me a wonderful new sassy color - blondes do have more fun - and I can't wait to go back again and maybe go "chocolate brown" ....who knows? Thanks Nick.

2
★★★★★

I had a lovely experience at the Avalon Salon last week. My stylist Nick gave me a wonderful new sassy color - blondes do have more fun - and I can't wait to go back again and maybe go "chocolate brown" ....who knows? Thanks Nick.

Pros: Friendly, skilled staff, great location

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Nick at Avalon has been cutting my hair for almost 8 years now and he is the only person in the entire city I will let cut my hair. It has a really think texture and he does a great job of blending it and I ALWAYS look great afterward. I have referred t least 5 friends to him and they all still go to him years later. The entire staff is so nice and the salon has a very great neighborhood-y feel. As a real new yorker I highly reccommend Nick and the staff at Avalon. Plus you can't beat their prices.

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★★★★★

Nick at Avalon has been cutting my hair for almost 8 years now and he is the only person in the entire city I will let cut my hair. It has a really think texture and he does a great job of blending it and I ALWAYS look great afterward. I have referred t least 5 friends to him and they all still go to him years later. The entire staff is so nice and the salon has a very great neighborhood-y feel. As a real new yorker I highly reccommend Nick and the staff at Avalon. Plus you can't beat their prices.

Pros: friendly, skilled staff, great skill, unbeatable prices

Cons: none

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I went to Nick to get my hair colored from a highlighted blonde to a warm brown for Fall. I have been going to Nick for cuts for about a year and a half. So I tell Nick what I want, and I bring pictures to help. He didn't seem to even remember having discussed my hair color change at my last cut a few weeks ago, which was a little off putting, as we had a consultation about it. 45 minutes later, and my hair is wet on my shoulders. I look at it and say to him "Wow, this is much darker than I expected". Not in a rude or accusatory way, just in a way with the subtext, "please tell me that we can lighten it a little, or fix this in some way because this just looks wrong on me". And he instantly freaks out. He immediately jumps on the defensive, which was also not a good sign. That signaled to me that he agreed with my thought that it looked awful with my skin tone. And he starts (wait, are you ready for this?) YELLING at me. Yelling at ME, his client. It was beyond mortifying. He's yelling "Well, I did EXACTLY what you asked for. I did exactly what was in the photo you showed me!! Just WAIT until it's blowdried. WAIT! We'll look at it in the sun outside." It got to the point where I had to flat out say "Excuse me, but why are you yelling at me?" repeatedly. It was so embarassing. I started to tear up for being yelled at, and for looking like a pale goth teenager circa 1994. The nice stylist next to me reassured me that it wasn't black, but a dark brown. Regardless of what color it technically is, it looks absolutetly awful. He didn't offer to fix it. He didn't offer to talk about other options. Only when I was leaving, did he apologize (somewhat) and asked if I was sure I was happy. After being publicly humiliated, I just wanted to get the hell out of there. And would not trust him to touch my hair after such an awful judgement call on his part. Both with the color, and more imporantly, the way he handled the situation. I will never return to Nick or the Avalon Salon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Nick to get my hair colored from a highlighted blonde to a warm brown for Fall. I have been going to Nick for cuts for about a year and a half. So I tell Nick what I want, and I bring pictures to help. He didn't seem to even remember having discussed my hair color change at my last cut a few weeks ago, which was a little off putting, as we had a consultation about it. 45 minutes later, and my hair is wet on my shoulders. I look at it and say to him "Wow, this is much darker than I expected". Not in a rude or accusatory way, just in a way with the subtext, "please tell me that we can lighten it a little, or fix this in some way because this just looks wrong on me". And he instantly freaks out. He immediately jumps on the defensive, which was also not a good sign. That signaled to me that he agreed with my thought that it looked awful with my skin tone. And he starts (wait, are you ready for this?) YELLING at me. Yelling at ME, his client. It was beyond mortifying. He's yelling "Well, I did EXACTLY what you asked for. I did exactly what was in the photo you showed me!! Just WAIT until it's blowdried. WAIT! We'll look at it in the sun outside." It got to the point where I had to flat out say "Excuse me, but why are you yelling at me?" repeatedly. It was so embarassing. I started to tear up for being yelled at, and for looking like a pale goth teenager circa 1994. The nice stylist next to me reassured me that it wasn't black, but a dark brown. Regardless of what color it technically is, it looks absolutetly awful. He didn't offer to fix it. He didn't offer to talk about other options. Only when I was leaving, did he apologize (somewhat) and asked if I was sure I was happy. After being publicly humiliated, I just wanted to get the hell out of there. And would not trust him to touch my hair after such an awful judgement call on his part. Both with the color, and more imporantly, the way he handled the situation. I will never return to Nick or the Avalon Salon.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Awful colorists, awful attitude, amateur stylists

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Brian David yet again delivered a home run hair cut and style the is easy for me to manage and compliments my face. He'll also be doing my updo for my wedding!!! The other salon services are also great. I've had a terrific manicure and bikini wax. They are so clean and professional.

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★★★★★

Brian David yet again delivered a home run hair cut and style the is easy for me to manage and compliments my face. He'll also be doing my updo for my wedding!!! The other salon services are also great. I've had a terrific manicure and bikini wax. They are so clean and professional.

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i have had many brazilian waxings and this was the best ever! not painful like the past. the tech elizabeth maslowska was wonderful she was very profesional and knows her stuff. have recomended all my friend to her cant wait to go again

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★★★★★

i have had many brazilian waxings and this was the best ever! not painful like the past. the tech elizabeth maslowska was wonderful she was very profesional and knows her stuff. have recomended all my friend to her cant wait to go again

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I have been visiting Avalon Spa for over 5 years. I have consistently been happy with the quality of service, cleanliness and professionalism. I have been to dozens of spas in NYC and have never been happy with the service and consistency. In particular I would recommend seeing Irena who does an amazing job. My friends and family have also become her loyal clientele. The products that she uses are the best and she is always thinking about what would make your skin look its best. My favorite part is the banana mask which smells and feels amazing. Definitely ask for it...

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★★★★★

I have been visiting Avalon Spa for over 5 years. I have consistently been happy with the quality of service, cleanliness and professionalism. I have been to dozens of spas in NYC and have never been happy with the service and consistency. In particular I would recommend seeing Irena who does an amazing job. My friends and family have also become her loyal clientele. The products that she uses are the best and she is always thinking about what would make your skin look its best. My favorite part is the banana mask which smells and feels amazing. Definitely ask for it...

 

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