John Masters Hair

★★★★★
  • 77 Sullivan St

    New York, NY 10012

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  • 212-343-9590

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I followed my stylist, Gaby, from her previous salon some years back, and I love the staff and decor at John Masters. As for the very few negative reviews here, finding the right stylist is, in part, developing a relationship, and you can't always judge a salon by a first try. Gaby is just the best: she listens to what I want; gives me feedback on things I might not have thought of, like how a cut might relate to my face shape or affect curl, etc.; and she's just such a sweet soul. She is, after 13 years, the only stylist I trust with my thick, wavy/curly hair. I just returned to NYC after two years in CA, where I never found anyone with her skill or sincere warmth. She is one of the many reasons I'm so happy to be back in the city!

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★★★★★

I followed my stylist, Gaby, from her previous salon some years back, and I love the staff and decor at John Masters. As for the very few negative reviews here, finding the right stylist is, in part, developing a relationship, and you can't always judge a salon by a first try. Gaby is just the best: she listens to what I want; gives me feedback on things I might not have thought of, like how a cut might relate to my face shape or affect curl, etc.; and she's just such a sweet soul. She is, after 13 years, the only stylist I trust with my thick, wavy/curly hair. I just returned to NYC after two years in CA, where I never found anyone with her skill or sincere warmth. She is one of the many reasons I'm so happy to be back in the city!

Pros: Great organic products, laid-back and friendly atmosphere

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After trying almost every organic hair product on the market, and never being quite satisfied, I decided to make an appointment at the John Masters Salon in Soho. I am hooked. The haircut I got is by far the best I have ever had. His products are absolutely amazing!!! My hair never looked or felt so good. The entire experience was wonderful. John Masters is now the only salon I will trust my hair to. AWESOME!!!!!!

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★★★★★

After trying almost every organic hair product on the market, and never being quite satisfied, I decided to make an appointment at the John Masters Salon in Soho. I am hooked. The haircut I got is by far the best I have ever had. His products are absolutely amazing!!! My hair never looked or felt so good. The entire experience was wonderful. John Masters is now the only salon I will trust my hair to. AWESOME!!!!!!

Pros: Fantastic Products, experienced stylists

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I have to admit that I was apprehensive about getting my hair cut and colored at John Masters. My hair does not have chemical processes e.g. relaxers and I was not sure if the salon could do African American hair. The end result was beautiful hair from the coloring, hair cut and flat iron. CoCo did not my hair coloring and have to say he is truly the best. Elizabeth (Liz) cutted, blowed and flat ironed my hair. She also gave me valuable information on how to manage my hair. I received a lot of compliments and the flat ironing lasted over seven days. The cost was pricey;however, I deserved a treat that me look great . The added benefit was the shampoo and conditioner used were all organic and natural.

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★★★★★

I have to admit that I was apprehensive about getting my hair cut and colored at John Masters. My hair does not have chemical processes e.g. relaxers and I was not sure if the salon could do African American hair. The end result was beautiful hair from the coloring, hair cut and flat iron. CoCo did not my hair coloring and have to say he is truly the best. Elizabeth (Liz) cutted, blowed and flat ironed my hair. She also gave me valuable information on how to manage my hair. I received a lot of compliments and the flat ironing lasted over seven days. The cost was pricey;however, I deserved a treat that me look great . The added benefit was the shampoo and conditioner used were all organic and natural.

Pros: Great Professional staff and products

Cons: Expensive

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John Masters Salon uses only organic products. The proprietor no longer does hair, but has developed his own line of incredible organic products that is available around the world. The hair dye they use is amazing. It makes me feel more at ease using an organic dye and what is surprising is that it lasts longer than many of the chemical dyes. My hair shines and feels healthy. The salon is lovely and comfortable. John's dog May is often there with him and she loves visiting with everyone. Their stylists are all very talented.

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★★★★★

John Masters Salon uses only organic products. The proprietor no longer does hair, but has developed his own line of incredible organic products that is available around the world. The hair dye they use is amazing. It makes me feel more at ease using an organic dye and what is surprising is that it lasts longer than many of the chemical dyes. My hair shines and feels healthy. The salon is lovely and comfortable. John's dog May is often there with him and she loves visiting with everyone. Their stylists are all very talented.

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i was visiting new york from LA and was so disappointed with the quality of cut and service at the salon. the cut was bland, no style at all, and crazy priced considering the quality. Sure the shampoo's are great, but when it comes down to it, i want my hair to look good, and it didn't. i had to get it recut in two weeks because it just flopped and didn't have any style to it.

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★☆☆☆☆

i was visiting new york from LA and was so disappointed with the quality of cut and service at the salon. the cut was bland, no style at all, and crazy priced considering the quality. Sure the shampoo's are great, but when it comes down to it, i want my hair to look good, and it didn't. i had to get it recut in two weeks because it just flopped and didn't have any style to it.

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Truly the best spa experience I've ever had! John and his team are friendly and flawless -- my hair was expertly cut and high-lighted, and the yummy-smelling organic products he used have made my hair healthier and shinier than ever! The salon itself is gorgeous and calming -- it was the first time I've been able to really relax in what feels like forever -- whatever makes the hair products smell so amazing is also a fantastic stress-buster. I walked into the salon a frazzled and frizzy basketcase, and walked out an hour later looking -- and feeling -- my best!
Can I have an appointment every day, PLEASE?!

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★★★★★

Truly the best spa experience I've ever had! John and his team are friendly and flawless -- my hair was expertly cut and high-lighted, and the yummy-smelling organic products he used have made my hair healthier and shinier than ever! The salon itself is gorgeous and calming -- it was the first time I've been able to really relax in what feels like forever -- whatever makes the hair products smell so amazing is also a fantastic stress-buster. I walked into the salon a frazzled and frizzy basketcase, and walked out an hour later looking -- and feeling -- my best!
Can I have an appointment every day, PLEASE?!

Pros: everything, but especially John Masters Organics line of hair and skin products -- they're awesome!

Cons: none

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the organic products here are the best ever! I love the pomade, lavender avocado conditioner and the soap and shampoo are wonderful. REALLY amazing salon space too. very very relaxing.

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★★★★★

the organic products here are the best ever! I love the pomade, lavender avocado conditioner and the soap and shampoo are wonderful. REALLY amazing salon space too. very very relaxing.

Pros: great staff, great products--all organic. smell really good.

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I've never highlighted my hair before, so I chose to go here for my first time (on recommendation of a friend who had a sucessful highlight job here) because I didn't want to ruin my virgin hair with ammonia ridden bleach, etc.

Lorina did a great job on picking a color that was natural, yet stood out. Also, my hair remained soft and shiny like it was before, unlike some of my friends' hair after they get non-organic highlights.

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★★★★★

I've never highlighted my hair before, so I chose to go here for my first time (on recommendation of a friend who had a sucessful highlight job here) because I didn't want to ruin my virgin hair with ammonia ridden bleach, etc.

Lorina did a great job on picking a color that was natural, yet stood out. Also, my hair remained soft and shiny like it was before, unlike some of my friends' hair after they get non-organic highlights.

Pros: Organic, Friendly Staff

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This simple yet elegant salon evokes a friendly cliffside residence tucked somewhere in the mountains of Colorado or California...but it's nestled in trendy Soho. Everyone is friendly (especially the adorable doggie) - it's great to see all those fabulous products in the same store - and the haircut I got was superb. My stylist (Rod) took his time to transform what looked like an ordinary mane into a new feature for my personality. It's bouncy, classy ...and dare I say...pretty! The professionalism and careat this salon is top-notch. I will be back.

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★★★★★

This simple yet elegant salon evokes a friendly cliffside residence tucked somewhere in the mountains of Colorado or California...but it's nestled in trendy Soho. Everyone is friendly (especially the adorable doggie) - it's great to see all those fabulous products in the same store - and the haircut I got was superb. My stylist (Rod) took his time to transform what looked like an ordinary mane into a new feature for my personality. It's bouncy, classy ...and dare I say...pretty! The professionalism and careat this salon is top-notch. I will be back.

Pros: quality of stylist, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: a bit pricey

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After reading so many positive reviews, I thought as a bride to be I couldn't go wrong at John Masters but I was wrong. I don't know whether the rainy day got everyone down but I left feeling like I had to cover my head and run from the altar.
Although the stylist was polite, I felt like my presence annoyed the stylist and he was busy watching the clock. I know that it was a trial run but the quality of work was not what I expected. First, bright purple eyeshadow was applied which eventually we agreed was a little too much for a wedding and a simple french twist turned out like a birds nest. It looked like I had laid down and took a nap. For a bride who sought some special attention I didn't feel like I got any notice here.

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★★☆☆☆

After reading so many positive reviews, I thought as a bride to be I couldn't go wrong at John Masters but I was wrong. I don't know whether the rainy day got everyone down but I left feeling like I had to cover my head and run from the altar.
Although the stylist was polite, I felt like my presence annoyed the stylist and he was busy watching the clock. I know that it was a trial run but the quality of work was not what I expected. First, bright purple eyeshadow was applied which eventually we agreed was a little too much for a wedding and a simple french twist turned out like a birds nest. It looked like I had laid down and took a nap. For a bride who sought some special attention I didn't feel like I got any notice here.

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I have been going to John Masters for about a year and a half. It is the only salon I have truly felt comfortable in. The staff is very friendly. The atmosphere is very relaxing. Before they even begin washing your hair, the stylist examines and feels it, really taking time to hear what you have in mind and offer sugesstions accordingly. All of their products smell great and natural, combined with the post-shampoo scalp massage the whole haircut experience is heaven.

Every haircut I've gotten there has been consistently excellent. Since my hair is thick and wavy, this is a very big deal. For years I've searched for a salon that could tame my unruly hair and finally at John Masters I've found one.

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★★★★★

I have been going to John Masters for about a year and a half. It is the only salon I have truly felt comfortable in. The staff is very friendly. The atmosphere is very relaxing. Before they even begin washing your hair, the stylist examines and feels it, really taking time to hear what you have in mind and offer sugesstions accordingly. All of their products smell great and natural, combined with the post-shampoo scalp massage the whole haircut experience is heaven.

Every haircut I've gotten there has been consistently excellent. Since my hair is thick and wavy, this is a very big deal. For years I've searched for a salon that could tame my unruly hair and finally at John Masters I've found one.

Pros: friendly staff, not pretentious, individualized attn

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Rod is wonderful!!! I have straight, fine hair, and he gives it a personality! I have gone to him 4 times, and I have been pleased every time. He is sweet and listens to what you want. The salon environment is so soothing - I feel like I am really treating myself when I go there, especially since I know I will walk out with results I love. I agree with the previous post - they do not pressure you to buy products, but I must say, I have purchased a few and LOVE them. They are wonderful.

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★★★★★

Rod is wonderful!!! I have straight, fine hair, and he gives it a personality! I have gone to him 4 times, and I have been pleased every time. He is sweet and listens to what you want. The salon environment is so soothing - I feel like I am really treating myself when I go there, especially since I know I will walk out with results I love. I agree with the previous post - they do not pressure you to buy products, but I must say, I have purchased a few and LOVE them. They are wonderful.

Pros: soothing, consistent results

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I followed my stylist Gaby to this salon and I've never been happier. I have a hard time trusting stylists with my hair, but she works wonders and she is such a sweet person. The open salon has big mirrors, great lighting and doesn't feel like an assembly line. In fact, you barely feel like you're in New York. The atmosphere is serene and friendly. The staff is very attentive with no attitude. Once Gaby was running late, so they set me up with a free 45 min massage!!

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★★★★★

I followed my stylist Gaby to this salon and I've never been happier. I have a hard time trusting stylists with my hair, but she works wonders and she is such a sweet person. The open salon has big mirrors, great lighting and doesn't feel like an assembly line. In fact, you barely feel like you're in New York. The atmosphere is serene and friendly. The staff is very attentive with no attitude. Once Gaby was running late, so they set me up with a free 45 min massage!!

Pros: Great Service, No wait, great atmosphere

Cons: a little expensive

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finally- a fantastic haircut and experience. the staff is ridiculously friendly with a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. there was no sales pressure at all for their products (they will sell themselves). rod knew exactly what to do with curly hair. after so many nightmarish experiences, this stands out as one of the best. much better than my experiences at aveda for the same price. i will definitely go back.

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★★★★★

finally- a fantastic haircut and experience. the staff is ridiculously friendly with a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. there was no sales pressure at all for their products (they will sell themselves). rod knew exactly what to do with curly hair. after so many nightmarish experiences, this stands out as one of the best. much better than my experiences at aveda for the same price. i will definitely go back.

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I'm usually EXTREMELY picky about my haircuts. I hate most of my haircuts because I have very fine hair. I usually keep it pretty short because no one I go to seems to be able to do anything with it. Ling is different. He gave me probably the best haircut I've EVER had! The staff is VERY service oriented and makes you feel like they actually are glad that you've come in. It's how a service-oriented establishment SHOULD be run. I have nothing but praise for Ling and all the rest. It's a great place, great location, and a great haircut. I've been searching for years for a consistent haircut with someone who knows what they're doing and doesn't make me want to go hide my head. I've paid twice as much at other trendy spots and have never been more happy. Thank you!

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I'm usually EXTREMELY picky about my haircuts. I hate most of my haircuts because I have very fine hair. I usually keep it pretty short because no one I go to seems to be able to do anything with it. Ling is different. He gave me probably the best haircut I've EVER had! The staff is VERY service oriented and makes you feel like they actually are glad that you've come in. It's how a service-oriented establishment SHOULD be run. I have nothing but praise for Ling and all the rest. It's a great place, great location, and a great haircut. I've been searching for years for a consistent haircut with someone who knows what they're doing and doesn't make me want to go hide my head. I've paid twice as much at other trendy spots and have never been more happy. Thank you!

Pros: skill, atmosphere, location

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With all the talk these days about organic, non-hormonal groceries it seems natural that the concerns for our health should extend to what we put on our body as well as what we eat. If thats the case, reading the back of a shampoo bottle can be downright frightening. The vibe is eco-chic think lots of wood and mirrors from India and Mexico. Attitude is low key and friendly I was offered a piece of pizza while I was in the chair and salon dog, Amber, lounged at my feet. Masters gave me one of the best haircuts of my life and a natural (read ammonia-free) color treatment to wash away the grays. He has his own line of products -- including an organic dog wash so Fido can start a new healthy lifestyle.

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★★★★★

With all the talk these days about organic, non-hormonal groceries it seems natural that the concerns for our health should extend to what we put on our body as well as what we eat. If thats the case, reading the back of a shampoo bottle can be downright frightening. The vibe is eco-chic think lots of wood and mirrors from India and Mexico. Attitude is low key and friendly I was offered a piece of pizza while I was in the chair and salon dog, Amber, lounged at my feet. Masters gave me one of the best haircuts of my life and a natural (read ammonia-free) color treatment to wash away the grays. He has his own line of products -- including an organic dog wash so Fido can start a new healthy lifestyle.

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I read a rave review on City Search about hair colorist Ann Santiago at John Masters. I was desperate - my hair had not been its correct color for over a year. Hundreds of dollars and re-dos later, I was disappointed over and over again. I went in for a consultation with Ann. She was friendly, polite, and warm and did not raise my expectations too high. I went back and had my hair colored - it turned out even better than I'd hoped! Ann really LISTENED when I told her what I wanted, and she created a multi-dimensional blonde-on-blonde look for me. No more spindly orange highlights on dishwater brown hair for this girl! I will go back. At the same appointment, I also had my hair cut by Ling, who was terrific too. Ling managed to re-shape my hair in a flattering style, without losing the length. Bravo!

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★★★★☆

I read a rave review on City Search about hair colorist Ann Santiago at John Masters. I was desperate - my hair had not been its correct color for over a year. Hundreds of dollars and re-dos later, I was disappointed over and over again. I went in for a consultation with Ann. She was friendly, polite, and warm and did not raise my expectations too high. I went back and had my hair colored - it turned out even better than I'd hoped! Ann really LISTENED when I told her what I wanted, and she created a multi-dimensional blonde-on-blonde look for me. No more spindly orange highlights on dishwater brown hair for this girl! I will go back. At the same appointment, I also had my hair cut by Ling, who was terrific too. Ling managed to re-shape my hair in a flattering style, without losing the length. Bravo!

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I have been going faithfully to this salon for over a year now, and while my wallet may be taking a bit of a hit, it is always well worth it. Ephraim is fabulous and does a great job with cut and color - my hair always looks healthy and natural - plus it's nice to know all those products have no chemicals in them - all organic! (and everything smells fabulous!) I even received a free makeover on the weekend that they launched their makeup line - and the extra pampering was nice. I highly recommend this place to anyone who can spare the extra cash!

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★★★★★

I have been going faithfully to this salon for over a year now, and while my wallet may be taking a bit of a hit, it is always well worth it. Ephraim is fabulous and does a great job with cut and color - my hair always looks healthy and natural - plus it's nice to know all those products have no chemicals in them - all organic! (and everything smells fabulous!) I even received a free makeover on the weekend that they launched their makeup line - and the extra pampering was nice. I highly recommend this place to anyone who can spare the extra cash!

Pros: Relaxing, Great Results, Friendly Staff

Cons: A little pricey

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I've always loved trying new things out with my hair but was always weary of stylists who would cut and color my hair into a nightmare. I was searching online and noticed John Masters so I decided to talk with a stylist. I was looking for a specific blonde color that was somewhat of a baby blonde haircolor and spoke with Ann. I booked an appointment with Ann and I can honestly say I am glad that I did! She worked with me and colored my hair the PERFECT blonde I wanted! And any blonde who is picky like me can tell you that achieving that specific color we look for is DIFFICULT!!! I would recommend Ann. Why? Because coming out of a Salon feeling new, beautiful and confident is what I love...and that is what she had given me. Ann = Perfect, perfect perfect!

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★★★★★

I've always loved trying new things out with my hair but was always weary of stylists who would cut and color my hair into a nightmare. I was searching online and noticed John Masters so I decided to talk with a stylist. I was looking for a specific blonde color that was somewhat of a baby blonde haircolor and spoke with Ann. I booked an appointment with Ann and I can honestly say I am glad that I did! She worked with me and colored my hair the PERFECT blonde I wanted! And any blonde who is picky like me can tell you that achieving that specific color we look for is DIFFICULT!!! I would recommend Ann. Why? Because coming out of a Salon feeling new, beautiful and confident is what I love...and that is what she had given me. Ann = Perfect, perfect perfect!

Pros: Wonderful Stylist, Warm Enviroment, Perfect Haircolor

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my co worker referred me to ephraim for a cut and highlight. a sweet golden retriever greeted me at the door along with the receptionist and wonderful aromas.
my consultation with ephraim was thorough and the results of my cut and highlights were perfect. i met john masters as well! his staff made me feel very comfortable. (i had cucumbers on my eyes while my hair was washed, a cup of herbal tea during my haircut!)
i also brought home some of john's products. the face serum and lavender conditioner are a must.
i will be back!!

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★★★★★

my co worker referred me to ephraim for a cut and highlight. a sweet golden retriever greeted me at the door along with the receptionist and wonderful aromas.
my consultation with ephraim was thorough and the results of my cut and highlights were perfect. i met john masters as well! his staff made me feel very comfortable. (i had cucumbers on my eyes while my hair was washed, a cup of herbal tea during my haircut!)
i also brought home some of john's products. the face serum and lavender conditioner are a must.
i will be back!!

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I went in blindly and took the first available appointment with Frahaim. After discussing what I wanted and how he was going to cut my hair, I was sure I was going to be happy with the cut. Instead, I left the salon embarassed and crying because he had done such an uneven and terrible job. Thankfully, the receptionist understood my situation and offered a redo with another stylist, Rod. Thank God she put me in his hands; he not only fixed the terrible cut, but he gave me a beautiful style and made me feel 110% better. I will no doubt go back to Rod.

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★★★★☆

I went in blindly and took the first available appointment with Frahaim. After discussing what I wanted and how he was going to cut my hair, I was sure I was going to be happy with the cut. Instead, I left the salon embarassed and crying because he had done such an uneven and terrible job. Thankfully, the receptionist understood my situation and offered a redo with another stylist, Rod. Thank God she put me in his hands; he not only fixed the terrible cut, but he gave me a beautiful style and made me feel 110% better. I will no doubt go back to Rod.

Pros: eager to please, wonderful host, haircut w/ Rod

Cons: haircut w/ frahaim

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I just got my hair cut here this afternoon, and it was the best place I have ever been to. The stylist talked with me about a style (I was going for about 5 inches off), the shampoo included a massage and great smelling products, and the care that he took was phenomenal. He was so precise and careful and it is the best haircut I have ever had, by far. It was not busy, and everyone was nice. I may not be able to afford to go there regularly, but if there's $80 in my pocket, I'll be back.

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★★★★★

I just got my hair cut here this afternoon, and it was the best place I have ever been to. The stylist talked with me about a style (I was going for about 5 inches off), the shampoo included a massage and great smelling products, and the care that he took was phenomenal. He was so precise and careful and it is the best haircut I have ever had, by far. It was not busy, and everyone was nice. I may not be able to afford to go there regularly, but if there's $80 in my pocket, I'll be back.

Pros: easy to get appt, clean, stuff smells great

 

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