Dramatics NYC

★★★☆☆
  • 2468 Broadway Ste 1 btw 91st & 92nd

    New York, NY 10025

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  • 212-595-2830

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My girlfriend has been going here for years and has had pretty good experiences, except for one dismal hack job a year ago. When I told her i was going to get a haircut she suggested I try it. I have really typical hair for a guy in his 30's. Nobody screws up my hair, whether it's for $15 or $150. It's a simple businesslike haircut parted on the left. Easy, right? Well, not so much for "Del" at Dramatics on UWS. First off, I walked in at 3 PM on a Monday to find the place completely dead. The pretty boy receptionist told me to have a seat and he'd get a stylist. I took that one minute wait to look over the price list. I thought $19.99 for a simple haircut was totally reasonable, especially in that neighborhood. I was more than happy to pay it. "Del" came down the stairs and in a very thick accent called me by the completely wrong name and told me to follow him. I followed him upstairs and he pointed in the general direction of the shampooing sinks and said some gibberish that only he could understand. I took that to mean I should go sit down to be shampooed. All the sinks were empty so I sat at the first one I came to. The unpleasant shampoo girl came and grunted something that sounded like, "That's not even my sink" so I asked if I should move to another one. Her reply, "Whatevah." She roughly washed my hair which was freshly washed spraying water down the front of my shirt and quickly toweled me off before "Del" returned. He led me the three feet to his chair and made some sort of an attempt at speech that I assumed meant I should tell him what sort of haircut I wanted. I told him. He acknowledged that he heard me with a frown. With the lightning-quickness of Edward Scissorhands, he flashed his shears around my head, dropping clumps of hair every which way. Never once did he communicate with me, but he did have hurried conversation with another hairdresser and a seemingly regular patron. In his defense, he gives an okay haircut for someone who has a million better places to be. Was it the best I've ever had? No. I had to do a little touch-up at home on the sides to make it look complete. But, it certainly wasn't a bad haircut. I was reasonable happy, and had no problem paying the advertised $19.99. Then I went back to the receptionboy and he rang me up for a total of $38.11. I asked him why a $20 haircut costs almost $40 and he replied that that price included tax. I pointed out that even in New York City tax isn't that high. With a look on his face that suggested he had just waxed his lip with a fresh turd, he said, "Del charges $35." I argued that I walked in for a $20 haircut and it's not my problem if the stylist he assigned to me charged more than the walk-in price. In the end he told me that he was authorized to give me the first-timer discount and the total would be $31.35, but the next time I get a cut from "Del" I should be prepared to pay full price. He was also kind enough to point out that that price DID NOT INCLUDE A TIP! That takes balls. The next time I go to Dramatics NYC it will be the day every other salon on the planet has been wiped out by a nuclear explosion.

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My girlfriend has been going here for years and has had pretty good experiences, except for one dismal hack job a year ago. When I told her i was going to get a haircut she suggested I try it. I have really typical hair for a guy in his 30's. Nobody screws up my hair, whether it's for $15 or $150. It's a simple businesslike haircut parted on the left. Easy, right? Well, not so much for "Del" at Dramatics on UWS. First off, I walked in at 3 PM on a Monday to find the place completely dead. The pretty boy receptionist told me to have a seat and he'd get a stylist. I took that one minute wait to look over the price list. I thought $19.99 for a simple haircut was totally reasonable, especially in that neighborhood. I was more than happy to pay it. "Del" came down the stairs and in a very thick accent called me by the completely wrong name and told me to follow him. I followed him upstairs and he pointed in the general direction of the shampooing sinks and said some gibberish that only he could understand. I took that to mean I should go sit down to be shampooed. All the sinks were empty so I sat at the first one I came to. The unpleasant shampoo girl came and grunted something that sounded like, "That's not even my sink" so I asked if I should move to another one. Her reply, "Whatevah." She roughly washed my hair which was freshly washed spraying water down the front of my shirt and quickly toweled me off before "Del" returned. He led me the three feet to his chair and made some sort of an attempt at speech that I assumed meant I should tell him what sort of haircut I wanted. I told him. He acknowledged that he heard me with a frown. With the lightning-quickness of Edward Scissorhands, he flashed his shears around my head, dropping clumps of hair every which way. Never once did he communicate with me, but he did have hurried conversation with another hairdresser and a seemingly regular patron. In his defense, he gives an okay haircut for someone who has a million better places to be. Was it the best I've ever had? No. I had to do a little touch-up at home on the sides to make it look complete. But, it certainly wasn't a bad haircut. I was reasonable happy, and had no problem paying the advertised $19.99. Then I went back to the receptionboy and he rang me up for a total of $38.11. I asked him why a $20 haircut costs almost $40 and he replied that that price included tax. I pointed out that even in New York City tax isn't that high. With a look on his face that suggested he had just waxed his lip with a fresh turd, he said, "Del charges $35." I argued that I walked in for a $20 haircut and it's not my problem if the stylist he assigned to me charged more than the walk-in price. In the end he told me that he was authorized to give me the first-timer discount and the total would be $31.35, but the next time I get a cut from "Del" I should be prepared to pay full price. He was also kind enough to point out that that price DID NOT INCLUDE A TIP! That takes balls. The next time I go to Dramatics NYC it will be the day every other salon on the planet has been wiped out by a nuclear explosion.

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Have to believe all the hype their company hands down to the working class hairstylist who is stuck in a system where is capitalist, and these workers have to hand down most of their portion o f salary.. well then if you fell sorry for them and decide your hair cut is worth the price or more because they will need to sell the shirt off their backs.I am a journalist, and i worked for this company for a year, for a term paper..I EXPERIENCEDTHE WORST, BRAIN WASHING ,AND DEGRADING INSULTS ,THE assistants had to bare, just in hopes of getting a chair one day at one of the salons...MOST NEVER got the chance, even if they were so proficient with their skills..some said myst is a great hair stylist.. you should ,should want to work with her if you want to be degraded and egnored,, because french is better and oh yes the accents's too.....as far as hair is concerned.. none of them are any good..ONLY IF you never been anywhere else!!!... AND OF THE STYLIST WHO are ANY GOOD had BEEN SMART ENOUGH TO QUIT THE SYSTEMM..d

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★☆☆☆☆

Have to believe all the hype their company hands down to the working class hairstylist who is stuck in a system where is capitalist, and these workers have to hand down most of their portion o f salary.. well then if you fell sorry for them and decide your hair cut is worth the price or more because they will need to sell the shirt off their backs.I am a journalist, and i worked for this company for a year, for a term paper..I EXPERIENCEDTHE WORST, BRAIN WASHING ,AND DEGRADING INSULTS ,THE assistants had to bare, just in hopes of getting a chair one day at one of the salons...MOST NEVER got the chance, even if they were so proficient with their skills..some said myst is a great hair stylist.. you should ,should want to work with her if you want to be degraded and egnored,, because french is better and oh yes the accents's too.....as far as hair is concerned.. none of them are any good..ONLY IF you never been anywhere else!!!... AND OF THE STYLIST WHO are ANY GOOD had BEEN SMART ENOUGH TO QUIT THE SYSTEMM..d

Pros: none

Cons: If you are impressed with voice accents, and imigrants, who

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It was time for me to get a haircut, and I decided that I did not feel like paying upwards of 60 dollars this time. Not knowing what to expect, I walked into Dramatics without an appointment and after a short wait they were able to see me. The receptionist was very friendly, as was the shampooer (who gave a great shampoo), and my stylist (named Image). She cut my curly hair exactly how I wanted and I am very pleased! I do not plan to have expensive cuts in the future.

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★★★★★

It was time for me to get a haircut, and I decided that I did not feel like paying upwards of 60 dollars this time. Not knowing what to expect, I walked into Dramatics without an appointment and after a short wait they were able to see me. The receptionist was very friendly, as was the shampooer (who gave a great shampoo), and my stylist (named Image). She cut my curly hair exactly how I wanted and I am very pleased! I do not plan to have expensive cuts in the future.

Pros: Friendly, quick, inexpensive

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It was time for my hair to be cut and colored and I was trying to find a new stylist closer to my house. I walked in here because they were having a recession deal; $10 on Monday and Tuesday. I thought that this would be a really good chance to try out a new stylist and see what they would recommend for my color.

Let me start off by saying I am a coach and walked in there after practice so I probably looked like I was 18. However, that is NO excuse. I sat patiently for over an hour to be seen. People were coming in after me and sitting down; I was into my book and had some time to waste so I kept waiting. Then I noticed that they had like 4 stylist just chatting away, smoking outside and talking away on their cell phone.

Finally I had, had it; an hour and half waiting I walked up to the snotty receptionist with her FAKE accent and asked her why the guy who walked in 2 min ago is already sitting in the chair. She then began to tell me that she gave him the option to make an appointment for the full price of $30 to be seen before me. I asked why I wasn't given that choice and she said because your hair length it would probably be like $35 and I don't think you want to pay that.

She's right after that time waiting I would even take a free hair cut. Needless to say I left with nothing done and just got the best hair cut and color $300 from somewhere else. Money lost in Dramtics Pocket. This place isn't worth it, they don't value their customers!

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★☆☆☆☆

It was time for my hair to be cut and colored and I was trying to find a new stylist closer to my house. I walked in here because they were having a recession deal; $10 on Monday and Tuesday. I thought that this would be a really good chance to try out a new stylist and see what they would recommend for my color.

Let me start off by saying I am a coach and walked in there after practice so I probably looked like I was 18. However, that is NO excuse. I sat patiently for over an hour to be seen. People were coming in after me and sitting down; I was into my book and had some time to waste so I kept waiting. Then I noticed that they had like 4 stylist just chatting away, smoking outside and talking away on their cell phone.

Finally I had, had it; an hour and half waiting I walked up to the snotty receptionist with her FAKE accent and asked her why the guy who walked in 2 min ago is already sitting in the chair. She then began to tell me that she gave him the option to make an appointment for the full price of $30 to be seen before me. I asked why I wasn't given that choice and she said because your hair length it would probably be like $35 and I don't think you want to pay that.

She's right after that time waiting I would even take a free hair cut. Needless to say I left with nothing done and just got the best hair cut and color $300 from somewhere else. Money lost in Dramtics Pocket. This place isn't worth it, they don't value their customers!

Pros: There are none!

Cons: Everything

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I went to Dramatics for the first time and was given a stylist by the name of Del. I don't know if that is really his name since everyone seems to have silly made up names. Anyway, he convinced me I should touch up my color as there was a lot of new growth showing, I really didn't want to have my hair colored since I have been going to my colorist for years....but he was right my hair needed help. I went ahead and gave him a try (i was really nervous), he did great! I'm so pleased with the color he applied. I have blonde hair and if someone doesn't know what they are doing your hair can trun brassy. My hair color is a really nice natural looking blond color! I will tell others to go to Del and I plan on going back in 6 weeks for another touch up! Thanks Del!

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★★★★☆

I went to Dramatics for the first time and was given a stylist by the name of Del. I don't know if that is really his name since everyone seems to have silly made up names. Anyway, he convinced me I should touch up my color as there was a lot of new growth showing, I really didn't want to have my hair colored since I have been going to my colorist for years....but he was right my hair needed help. I went ahead and gave him a try (i was really nervous), he did great! I'm so pleased with the color he applied. I have blonde hair and if someone doesn't know what they are doing your hair can trun brassy. My hair color is a really nice natural looking blond color! I will tell others to go to Del and I plan on going back in 6 weeks for another touch up! Thanks Del!

Pros: Del's color is great

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This salon is an exceptional experience. I got my first haircut at this salon a few weeks ago and I'm very happy with the results. The atmosphere is amazing. Very clean, professional environment. This is definately my new salon for all haircare needs. If you go, ask specifically for Picasso. He is very sweet, knowledgeable, and a great stylist. Best of LUCK!!!!!!.

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★★★★★

This salon is an exceptional experience. I got my first haircut at this salon a few weeks ago and I'm very happy with the results. The atmosphere is amazing. Very clean, professional environment. This is definately my new salon for all haircare needs. If you go, ask specifically for Picasso. He is very sweet, knowledgeable, and a great stylist. Best of LUCK!!!!!!.

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Try to avoid the guy called Eagle. He just won't listen to what you say or he will argue with you that it would be much better to follow his idea. He cuts the hair so quickly and indifferently, and then blowdry by shaking your hair without any styling at all. It is obviously that he pays no attention to his job.

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★☆☆☆☆

Try to avoid the guy called Eagle. He just won't listen to what you say or he will argue with you that it would be much better to follow his idea. He cuts the hair so quickly and indifferently, and then blowdry by shaking your hair without any styling at all. It is obviously that he pays no attention to his job.

Pros: clean place

Cons: bad stylists

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I went in to get my shoulder length straight hair cut and inch or two. Sounds easy....not for this salon. When I was done I had a ton of choppy layers around the crown of my head. I had asked for it to be all one length!!! The stylist next to us saw the haircut and turned to me and said "I just can't let you leave looking like that." They said that the cut would be no charge, but I would pay a significant amount of money to have the haircut I asked for. They tried to fix it, but I ended up with a very short, very layered haircut that looks awful on me. I am so disappointed. DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!!!!! I look like I'm wearing a helmet!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in to get my shoulder length straight hair cut and inch or two. Sounds easy....not for this salon. When I was done I had a ton of choppy layers around the crown of my head. I had asked for it to be all one length!!! The stylist next to us saw the haircut and turned to me and said "I just can't let you leave looking like that." They said that the cut would be no charge, but I would pay a significant amount of money to have the haircut I asked for. They tried to fix it, but I ended up with a very short, very layered haircut that looks awful on me. I am so disappointed. DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!!!!! I look like I'm wearing a helmet!

Pros: Cheap fees and they won't charge when they screw it up!

Cons: Poor cuts

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I knew that Dramatics charged more if you make an appointment and used a "master stylist" but I decided to walk in and ask if I could get highlights done. I was told yes and asked to wait. I stated that I wanted to know the price and level of stylist. The range on their pricing guide says full foil starts at 79.99-99.99 depending on stylist level. I am told the level doesn't matter and the price will be around $130-$160. When I ask why it doesn't start at the level stated outside their door I am told it depends on the hair length and texture. Now I have thin hair which takes and holds color very fast and although my hair is not short I was only getting a touch up so only a couple of inches at most would have been bleached. I told the receptionist I wasn't going to get my hair done within a rice range and wanted to know the actual price which meant I had to wait almost 10 minutes for the stylist to be ready. He looked at me and said $150 - I found out afterwards from the receptionist that he wasn't even a master stylist. I don't believe anyone has ever gotten highlights for the price that it reads outside which in my mind makes it a scam.

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I knew that Dramatics charged more if you make an appointment and used a "master stylist" but I decided to walk in and ask if I could get highlights done. I was told yes and asked to wait. I stated that I wanted to know the price and level of stylist. The range on their pricing guide says full foil starts at 79.99-99.99 depending on stylist level. I am told the level doesn't matter and the price will be around $130-$160. When I ask why it doesn't start at the level stated outside their door I am told it depends on the hair length and texture. Now I have thin hair which takes and holds color very fast and although my hair is not short I was only getting a touch up so only a couple of inches at most would have been bleached. I told the receptionist I wasn't going to get my hair done within a rice range and wanted to know the actual price which meant I had to wait almost 10 minutes for the stylist to be ready. He looked at me and said $150 - I found out afterwards from the receptionist that he wasn't even a master stylist. I don't believe anyone has ever gotten highlights for the price that it reads outside which in my mind makes it a scam.

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I love Dramatics on 5th Avenue and I went to this location expecting to have a great experience and they RIPPED ME OFF!!!!

They quoted me the price of $30 for a trim (starting price was $30) which was okay. I did not get the full works cause my hair was still wet since I HAD WASHED MY HAIR.

At the time of paying I was charged $15 more than what I have been paying at the 5th Avenue location. I questioned the curly hair receptionist why it had been so much even if I had not gotten my hair shampooed. She said it was still the price which is NOT what their price list reads. I get the full works at 5th Avenue and I pay less there. The receptionist said that they are not charging me right. Totally STUPID because I have been going there several times and been paying the same.

THIS IS THE LAST TIME I GO TO THIS LOCATION. I WAS SO TURNED OFF BY THIS EXPERIENCE, I HAVE NEVER FELT AS RIPPED OFF AS I DID TODAY!"

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I love Dramatics on 5th Avenue and I went to this location expecting to have a great experience and they RIPPED ME OFF!!!!

They quoted me the price of $30 for a trim (starting price was $30) which was okay. I did not get the full works cause my hair was still wet since I HAD WASHED MY HAIR.

At the time of paying I was charged $15 more than what I have been paying at the 5th Avenue location. I questioned the curly hair receptionist why it had been so much even if I had not gotten my hair shampooed. She said it was still the price which is NOT what their price list reads. I get the full works at 5th Avenue and I pay less there. The receptionist said that they are not charging me right. Totally STUPID because I have been going there several times and been paying the same.

THIS IS THE LAST TIME I GO TO THIS LOCATION. I WAS SO TURNED OFF BY THIS EXPERIENCE, I HAVE NEVER FELT AS RIPPED OFF AS I DID TODAY!"

Cons: staff

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I go to Dramatic for the stylist with nickname Myst. If you live in NYC and would like to have the greatest highlights you should try her. I am from Italy and came to NYC a couple of years ago. I have change many hair stylist in Manhattan because of my unhappy experience with my highlights done in the biggest name in NYC. Based on my experience Myst is the best hair artist in NYC. She really loves her job and is very talented and for the top quality of services she provides she charge very reasonable price. I think she is the best hair stylist in NYC! Thanks again Dramatic NY for having Myst!

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★★★★★

I go to Dramatic for the stylist with nickname Myst. If you live in NYC and would like to have the greatest highlights you should try her. I am from Italy and came to NYC a couple of years ago. I have change many hair stylist in Manhattan because of my unhappy experience with my highlights done in the biggest name in NYC. Based on my experience Myst is the best hair artist in NYC. She really loves her job and is very talented and for the top quality of services she provides she charge very reasonable price. I think she is the best hair stylist in NYC! Thanks again Dramatic NY for having Myst!

Pros: Myst is the best hair stylist in NYC

Cons: None

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I highly recommend NOT getting a haircut from stylist EAGLE at the 2468 Broadway location. He was not very friendly from the beginning, and cut my hair quickly and not very carefully. When I asked him to trim my longer "bangs" in the front, he started arguing with me that he couldn't do it since I had asked for a graduated bob. He was yelling that it wasn't what I had asked for and actually refused to do it. It wasn't until I said something about how rude he was being and he could tell how angry I was that he agreed to do it and said more than once "Whatever you want me to cut, I'll cut." (FYI- That's something every stylist should say from the beginning, not just after you make somebody mad. You're there to cut their hair the way they want it cut, not the way you think it should be cut.) After that, he continued yelling at me about how much I wanted cut and where. I was seriously scared for my hair and was about to walk out right then because he was all worked up and not being the slightest bit careful cutting my hair. I don't feel like I got a professional haircut at all, and he was certainly not acting professional. There is absolutely no excuse for being rude and yelling at a customer for merely asking to trim bangs. There is always a way to be nice about it.

Why don't people in customer service realize that if you are nice to your customers, YOU WILL GET A BIGGER TIP AND CUSTOMERS WILL COME BACK TO YOU??? But if you're rude, you will get no tip from me and I will definitely not come back to you. Please don't get your hair cut by EAGLE-- ONLY PEOPLE WHO TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS RIGHT DESERVE CUSTOMERS!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I highly recommend NOT getting a haircut from stylist EAGLE at the 2468 Broadway location. He was not very friendly from the beginning, and cut my hair quickly and not very carefully. When I asked him to trim my longer "bangs" in the front, he started arguing with me that he couldn't do it since I had asked for a graduated bob. He was yelling that it wasn't what I had asked for and actually refused to do it. It wasn't until I said something about how rude he was being and he could tell how angry I was that he agreed to do it and said more than once "Whatever you want me to cut, I'll cut." (FYI- That's something every stylist should say from the beginning, not just after you make somebody mad. You're there to cut their hair the way they want it cut, not the way you think it should be cut.) After that, he continued yelling at me about how much I wanted cut and where. I was seriously scared for my hair and was about to walk out right then because he was all worked up and not being the slightest bit careful cutting my hair. I don't feel like I got a professional haircut at all, and he was certainly not acting professional. There is absolutely no excuse for being rude and yelling at a customer for merely asking to trim bangs. There is always a way to be nice about it.

Why don't people in customer service realize that if you are nice to your customers, YOU WILL GET A BIGGER TIP AND CUSTOMERS WILL COME BACK TO YOU??? But if you're rude, you will get no tip from me and I will definitely not come back to you. Please don't get your hair cut by EAGLE-- ONLY PEOPLE WHO TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS RIGHT DESERVE CUSTOMERS!!!

Pros: cheap

Cons: rude employees, bad haircuts

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Myst is the best artist ive ever been exposed to. Ive been impressed every single time shes cut my hair. I really could not be more pleased. Thanks Myst! Your the best!

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★★★★★

Myst is the best artist ive ever been exposed to. Ive been impressed every single time shes cut my hair. I really could not be more pleased. Thanks Myst! Your the best!

Pros: Myst is the best!

Cons: NO CONS when you choose Myst

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i dont know why people say that dramatics is bad but i had a great time,
my hair stylist havanna cut my hair and recomended that maybe i would like highlites. i came back and got them,and my hair is ......well....... amazing. she is now my life long hair stylist.

havanna if you read this thanks , oh and see you soon!
love Kelly

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★★★★★

i dont know why people say that dramatics is bad but i had a great time,
my hair stylist havanna cut my hair and recomended that maybe i would like highlites. i came back and got them,and my hair is ......well....... amazing. she is now my life long hair stylist.

havanna if you read this thanks , oh and see you soon!
love Kelly

Pros: qualified, quick,

Cons: got allittle wet in shampoo

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Can you get a good cut at Dramatics? Yes, but you may not get the cut you want, and in terms of customer service, you will not get what you bargained for. I went to Dramatics for a few years because it was all I could afford, but they pride themselves on nickle and diming their customers and all complaints are treated with disdain. If you do not confirm every step of the way the pricing for each service, they will rip you off. For instance, they advertise a walk in price, but if you call and say, "are you open, do you have any free stylists? I'll be right over." They consider that an appointment and charge you the extra fee for appointments (by the way, they do the same if you simply walk in and tell them you'll wait until someone becomes available). I've also had them give me to a more tenured stylist and charge me more for him/her without letting me know. I've been charged for a deep conditioner when the shampooer simply asked if I'd like a conditioner; and I've been charged $60 extra for drying my hair. When I complained about each of these "the manager" wasn't available and the receptionist told me she couldn't do anything for me, when they weren't being outrightly rude.

Additionally, you can expect the staff to make the experience fairly unpleasant as they complain about their working conditions. With the consistently terrible customer service, it is not a wonder that they do no better on employee relations. BTW: the reason they give all their stylists fake names is so that WHEN the stylist leaves you won't be able to follow them.

In the end, you can get a good cut, but you won't be saving any money and it will be a frustrating experience unless you just open your wallet and don't care about the charges. Go to a higher priced salon or an affordable salon where all services are baked into the price or they are up front about all fees and they'll treat you well.

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★☆☆☆☆

Can you get a good cut at Dramatics? Yes, but you may not get the cut you want, and in terms of customer service, you will not get what you bargained for. I went to Dramatics for a few years because it was all I could afford, but they pride themselves on nickle and diming their customers and all complaints are treated with disdain. If you do not confirm every step of the way the pricing for each service, they will rip you off. For instance, they advertise a walk in price, but if you call and say, "are you open, do you have any free stylists? I'll be right over." They consider that an appointment and charge you the extra fee for appointments (by the way, they do the same if you simply walk in and tell them you'll wait until someone becomes available). I've also had them give me to a more tenured stylist and charge me more for him/her without letting me know. I've been charged for a deep conditioner when the shampooer simply asked if I'd like a conditioner; and I've been charged $60 extra for drying my hair. When I complained about each of these "the manager" wasn't available and the receptionist told me she couldn't do anything for me, when they weren't being outrightly rude.

Additionally, you can expect the staff to make the experience fairly unpleasant as they complain about their working conditions. With the consistently terrible customer service, it is not a wonder that they do no better on employee relations. BTW: the reason they give all their stylists fake names is so that WHEN the stylist leaves you won't be able to follow them.

In the end, you can get a good cut, but you won't be saving any money and it will be a frustrating experience unless you just open your wallet and don't care about the charges. Go to a higher priced salon or an affordable salon where all services are baked into the price or they are up front about all fees and they'll treat you well.

Pros: They do get some talented stylists for the short term.

Cons: Deceitful pricing practices, disdainful staff and management, heavy handed upselling of products.

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The bad experience began with a shampoo sink not made for humans. All ceramic, probably cheap, incredibly uncomfortable. Not wide enough for my neck, (I still have a sore spot on the back of my skull).

Within the first 10 minutes in the chair, my stylist asked me my religion, my political party/who was I voting for, and pushed for info on other salons in the area (he's obviously unhappy at Dramatics). As for the style- it was no where NEAR what I had asked for: just because I am over 40 doesn't mean I WANT to look like a big-hair matron. I tried to register a complaint about the stylist's questions before I left only to be told I was speaking to a "receptionist in training". I went home and washed the whole day out. $36.40, and my precious time, down the drain.

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★☆☆☆☆

The bad experience began with a shampoo sink not made for humans. All ceramic, probably cheap, incredibly uncomfortable. Not wide enough for my neck, (I still have a sore spot on the back of my skull).

Within the first 10 minutes in the chair, my stylist asked me my religion, my political party/who was I voting for, and pushed for info on other salons in the area (he's obviously unhappy at Dramatics). As for the style- it was no where NEAR what I had asked for: just because I am over 40 doesn't mean I WANT to look like a big-hair matron. I tried to register a complaint about the stylist's questions before I left only to be told I was speaking to a "receptionist in training". I went home and washed the whole day out. $36.40, and my precious time, down the drain.

Pros: convenient (for me)

Cons: pretentious staff with fake names, uncomfortable seating

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I live in the neighborhood and I thought I would give this place a try--what a mistake. I asked for a very simple style--a classic bob, one that every hairstylist is expected to know how to do. The woman who cut my hair was extremely inexperienced, and one side was actually longer than another. The stylist also completely botched my bangs. I asked if another hairstylist could fix my bangs and the manager refused. I tried repeatedly to speak to the owner and was also rebuffed by various other employees. All in all, the hairstylist's and the management's attitude was one of not caring--they just wanted me out of there. I think they have a bad business model--the stylists are encouraged to finish as quickly as possible. One thing is for sure--I will never set foot in DRAMATICS nyc again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live in the neighborhood and I thought I would give this place a try--what a mistake. I asked for a very simple style--a classic bob, one that every hairstylist is expected to know how to do. The woman who cut my hair was extremely inexperienced, and one side was actually longer than another. The stylist also completely botched my bangs. I asked if another hairstylist could fix my bangs and the manager refused. I tried repeatedly to speak to the owner and was also rebuffed by various other employees. All in all, the hairstylist's and the management's attitude was one of not caring--they just wanted me out of there. I think they have a bad business model--the stylists are encouraged to finish as quickly as possible. One thing is for sure--I will never set foot in DRAMATICS nyc again.

Pros: none that i can think of

Cons: inexperienced, quantity over quality

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I went here relunctantly with the previous reviews I had read but thought I could give them a chance and Im glad I did. I went there to get 12 inches of my hair cut off (pretty much my entire head of hair) and I didnt want to trust this job with just anyone. The hairstylist was very understanding of the big leap and walked me through the entire way. She was very upfront with saying that my hair wont do what I wanted and she was going to improvise.She spent a VERY LONG time perfecting my hair so it fell the same way every time i.e. snip here snip there. I could not be happier with my new look. I highly recommend them as long as you are willing to pay more than what they originally say. To me, it was well worth cut. And to top it off, everyone is super nice!

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★★★★★

I went here relunctantly with the previous reviews I had read but thought I could give them a chance and Im glad I did. I went there to get 12 inches of my hair cut off (pretty much my entire head of hair) and I didnt want to trust this job with just anyone. The hairstylist was very understanding of the big leap and walked me through the entire way. She was very upfront with saying that my hair wont do what I wanted and she was going to improvise.She spent a VERY LONG time perfecting my hair so it fell the same way every time i.e. snip here snip there. I could not be happier with my new look. I highly recommend them as long as you are willing to pay more than what they originally say. To me, it was well worth cut. And to top it off, everyone is super nice!

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I will never go to dramatics again. this very location cheated me. i made an appointment like i would at any normal salon and that costed extra money. then they decided to make the appt be with a master stylist because i didnt specify anyone in particular to cut my hair. but of course they didnt inform me of this. that costed extra too. i like the harcuts there but when a $35 haircut turns into a $65 haircut because they don't inform me, the aggravation makes it not worth it. the final straw was when i had to go to the atm to get extra $ because i didnt have enough for how much it turned out to be. the woman ran after me demanding my id so i would be sure to return, which i gave to her. i ended up contacting the better business bearu (sp?) after i got charged all this extra (which you should all do if you dont feel satisfied here), and dramatics told them that i 'tried to leave without paying'. this place has zero integrity. i found a great place on 8th av between 25th & 26th st that charges like $45 for a regular trim. and they dont change the price on me, so it is worth every dollar.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I will never go to dramatics again. this very location cheated me. i made an appointment like i would at any normal salon and that costed extra money. then they decided to make the appt be with a master stylist because i didnt specify anyone in particular to cut my hair. but of course they didnt inform me of this. that costed extra too. i like the harcuts there but when a $35 haircut turns into a $65 haircut because they don't inform me, the aggravation makes it not worth it. the final straw was when i had to go to the atm to get extra $ because i didnt have enough for how much it turned out to be. the woman ran after me demanding my id so i would be sure to return, which i gave to her. i ended up contacting the better business bearu (sp?) after i got charged all this extra (which you should all do if you dont feel satisfied here), and dramatics told them that i 'tried to leave without paying'. this place has zero integrity. i found a great place on 8th av between 25th & 26th st that charges like $45 for a regular trim. and they dont change the price on me, so it is worth every dollar.

Pros: decent hair cuts

Cons: Liars

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I know Dramatics has gotten a number of bad reviews, but I am writing this to vouch for the friendly, talented stylist named Autumn who cut my hair yesterday. I have had my hair butchered at two different places (Astor Hair and Supercuts on Sixth Ave), and this is the first haircut I've been 100% satisfied with. I am growing out my short hair and it was getting shaggy, but Autumn knew exactly how much take off to give me back the style I wanted. Total cost: $38 (not including tip). I am definitely going back in a couple months. If you're looking for a relatively cheap, stylish cut from someone who knows what they're doing, go to Dramatics and ask for Autumn!

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★★★★★

I know Dramatics has gotten a number of bad reviews, but I am writing this to vouch for the friendly, talented stylist named Autumn who cut my hair yesterday. I have had my hair butchered at two different places (Astor Hair and Supercuts on Sixth Ave), and this is the first haircut I've been 100% satisfied with. I am growing out my short hair and it was getting shaggy, but Autumn knew exactly how much take off to give me back the style I wanted. Total cost: $38 (not including tip). I am definitely going back in a couple months. If you're looking for a relatively cheap, stylish cut from someone who knows what they're doing, go to Dramatics and ask for Autumn!

Pros: Great cuts for a reasonable price, stylish and friendly staff, easy to book appointments.

Cons: None!

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OK, SO I USED TO GO TO THE TOP SALONS ALL THE TIME THINKING THEY WOULD DO AN AMAZING JOB. (BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, AKS, FREDRIC FAKAI) BUT I WAS PROVED WRONG...ALL I WANTED WAS A CHOCALTE BROWN BASE WITH SOME NICE HIGHLIGHTS AND THATS NOT WHAT I GOT, UNTIL I WENT TO EXTREME AND SAT IN FABIO'S CHAR, HE LISTENED TO WHAT I WANTED AND DID EXACTLY WHAT I ALWAYS DREAMED MY HAIR TO LOOK LIKE, ON TOP OF THAT I GOT THE MOST AMAZING TREATMENT FOR MY HAIR AND NOW IT FEELS RE-BORN, NOT ONLY DOES MY HAIR LOOK BEAUIFUL BUT IT FEELS BEAUTIFUL, FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS A GREAT COLOR FOR AN AFFORADBLE PRICE, GO TO FABIO YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

OK, SO I USED TO GO TO THE TOP SALONS ALL THE TIME THINKING THEY WOULD DO AN AMAZING JOB. (BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, AKS, FREDRIC FAKAI) BUT I WAS PROVED WRONG...ALL I WANTED WAS A CHOCALTE BROWN BASE WITH SOME NICE HIGHLIGHTS AND THATS NOT WHAT I GOT, UNTIL I WENT TO EXTREME AND SAT IN FABIO'S CHAR, HE LISTENED TO WHAT I WANTED AND DID EXACTLY WHAT I ALWAYS DREAMED MY HAIR TO LOOK LIKE, ON TOP OF THAT I GOT THE MOST AMAZING TREATMENT FOR MY HAIR AND NOW IT FEELS RE-BORN, NOT ONLY DOES MY HAIR LOOK BEAUIFUL BUT IT FEELS BEAUTIFUL, FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS A GREAT COLOR FOR AN AFFORADBLE PRICE, GO TO FABIO YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: PERFECT COLOR, GREAT SERVICE

Cons: NO CONS!

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i had gone once for a cut and it was ok, but the second time i went back, the stylist cut random chunks out of my hair- she said she was adding texture, and since my hair is short and it was wet, i didn't notice until i got home and tried to style it myself- literal entire CHUNKS gone-- i was devastated, and they were rather nonchalant about the complaint, leading me to assume they are used to them.

if you value your hair at all, flee.

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★☆☆☆☆

i had gone once for a cut and it was ok, but the second time i went back, the stylist cut random chunks out of my hair- she said she was adding texture, and since my hair is short and it was wet, i didn't notice until i got home and tried to style it myself- literal entire CHUNKS gone-- i was devastated, and they were rather nonchalant about the complaint, leading me to assume they are used to them.

if you value your hair at all, flee.

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Hey Guys its me Fabio So I see that some of you have realized that Iam no longer in Dramatics or at Extreme nyc , I actually opened up my own studio in queens the address is 193-16 Northern blvd flushing ny 11358. The phone # 718-352-2005 The name is Fabio's Hair & Color Studio !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
located 20min from the city website w w w fabiohairstudio c o m

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★★★★★

Hey Guys its me Fabio So I see that some of you have realized that Iam no longer in Dramatics or at Extreme nyc , I actually opened up my own studio in queens the address is 193-16 Northern blvd flushing ny 11358. The phone # 718-352-2005 The name is Fabio's Hair & Color Studio !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
located 20min from the city website w w w fabiohairstudio c o m

Pros: we offer all spa services

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I along with a good friend of mine went to get our haircuts. I had been growing out my hair for months and finally had it at a nice length, so I decided to get it trimmed. Beware of the asian man cutting hair there. He did not even ask me what I wanted before he grabbed his scissors and sped through the cut. He chopped the backside and the sides of my hair leaving me with this 80's mushroom. Now, I'm forced to slick it all back. Then, my friend, a girl with short hair, got her haircut right after me. She hadn't noticed how bad mine was; otherwise, she would've had a second thought. He gave her my same haircut. Please, please, please, do not go to this place unless you're planning on lossing 3/4 of the length of your hair.

Good luck, if you do.

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★☆☆☆☆

I along with a good friend of mine went to get our haircuts. I had been growing out my hair for months and finally had it at a nice length, so I decided to get it trimmed. Beware of the asian man cutting hair there. He did not even ask me what I wanted before he grabbed his scissors and sped through the cut. He chopped the backside and the sides of my hair leaving me with this 80's mushroom. Now, I'm forced to slick it all back. Then, my friend, a girl with short hair, got her haircut right after me. She hadn't noticed how bad mine was; otherwise, she would've had a second thought. He gave her my same haircut. Please, please, please, do not go to this place unless you're planning on lossing 3/4 of the length of your hair.

Good luck, if you do.

Pros: Nice and clean place. (Looks are obviously deceiving)

Cons: No sense of style.

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There are three terrible things about this place. The first is the haircuts; they spend time asking you what you would like to have done, then spend less than a minute cutting your hair and doing exactly what you did NOT want them to do. Ex: You say you don't want layers, but you get them anyway. Didn't want bangs??...too bad, now you have them. The second thing is that they charge you much more then you expect...more for an appt, more for longer hair, etc. You'll end up spending regular salon prices for a haircut your four-year old could have given you. Finally, the people who work here are rude. They make it clear that your comfort is irrelevant and that they would much rather spend the time chatting with their fellow employees than check your highlights or trim your hair like a professional. Moral: Avoid this place at all costs.

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★★★☆☆

There are three terrible things about this place. The first is the haircuts; they spend time asking you what you would like to have done, then spend less than a minute cutting your hair and doing exactly what you did NOT want them to do. Ex: You say you don't want layers, but you get them anyway. Didn't want bangs??...too bad, now you have them. The second thing is that they charge you much more then you expect...more for an appt, more for longer hair, etc. You'll end up spending regular salon prices for a haircut your four-year old could have given you. Finally, the people who work here are rude. They make it clear that your comfort is irrelevant and that they would much rather spend the time chatting with their fellow employees than check your highlights or trim your hair like a professional. Moral: Avoid this place at all costs.

Pros: none

Cons: price, service, atmosphere

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I used to go to Dominican salons because I thought they would know how to handle my hair. One day after realizing that I needed a better stylist that really understood my hair and would listen to what I wanted done to it I decided to try Dramatics and had Fabio as my stylist. He was AMAZING. Mind you I have a full head of dry, frizzy, curly hair which he transformed into a layered, shiny, straight style which I loved (1st time ever I liked the way I looked with straight hair). The price wasn't too bad either ($65 for wash, deep condition -recommend, cut, and straighten)

The next time I visited it was raining out so I decided not to get my hair blown out and instead let him cut and style my curly hair. WOW is all I can say. My hair went from an unruly mess to shiny, bouncy, manageable curls which I got plenty of compliments on. I went several times more and only got my hair cut and styled since I now had a new appreciation for my curly hair. At my latest visit Fabio took the time to show me how to style my curly hair at home since I was having trouble getting the same look. I've even taken my mom and gf there who both loved him!

Unfortunately I had an appt. for today which was cancelled as Fabio has left the salon. They wont tell me what other salon he has left for and I am searching for a similarly priced alternative but all I seem to find is very expensive salons like Ouidad and Christo's. Anyone have any suggestions or know where Fabio has left to? Email me at imstaind1@hotmail. com

Thanks!

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★★★★★

I used to go to Dominican salons because I thought they would know how to handle my hair. One day after realizing that I needed a better stylist that really understood my hair and would listen to what I wanted done to it I decided to try Dramatics and had Fabio as my stylist. He was AMAZING. Mind you I have a full head of dry, frizzy, curly hair which he transformed into a layered, shiny, straight style which I loved (1st time ever I liked the way I looked with straight hair). The price wasn't too bad either ($65 for wash, deep condition -recommend, cut, and straighten)

The next time I visited it was raining out so I decided not to get my hair blown out and instead let him cut and style my curly hair. WOW is all I can say. My hair went from an unruly mess to shiny, bouncy, manageable curls which I got plenty of compliments on. I went several times more and only got my hair cut and styled since I now had a new appreciation for my curly hair. At my latest visit Fabio took the time to show me how to style my curly hair at home since I was having trouble getting the same look. I've even taken my mom and gf there who both loved him!

Unfortunately I had an appt. for today which was cancelled as Fabio has left the salon. They wont tell me what other salon he has left for and I am searching for a similarly priced alternative but all I seem to find is very expensive salons like Ouidad and Christo's. Anyone have any suggestions or know where Fabio has left to? Email me at imstaind1@hotmail. com

Thanks!

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although you do end up spending more than you think you will when you walk in the door, id have to say its still a good deal. i spent about $50 on a deep conditioning treatment, a haircut, and haircare products, although i walked out with wet hair cuz the blowdry to make my hair look all nice wouldve been another $20. but the staff is usually very friendly and it seems like they do actually care about your hair.

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★★★★☆

although you do end up spending more than you think you will when you walk in the door, id have to say its still a good deal. i spent about $50 on a deep conditioning treatment, a haircut, and haircare products, although i walked out with wet hair cuz the blowdry to make my hair look all nice wouldve been another $20. but the staff is usually very friendly and it seems like they do actually care about your hair.

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I've had my haircut 3 times there. Once by a guy who no longer works there, named Oded. (That was an awesome cut and color job!) Then again by someone else. A mediocre job didn't really listen, cut too short and color was flat and EXPENSIVE. I tried again today, just because I was so happy with the first guy (I guess there are reasons he left this place) I went to the second guy again. I JUST GOT THE WORST COLOR JOB EVER. It's blotchy, sort of pinkish orange, and uneven. I told him I didn't want a cut. I said he would trim the back because it was split. (Not really) He took 3 snips from the back ends and charged me $20.00 just for that! He even critisized my previous color job which he did!. (He didn't remember me) In total I paid $175.00. $30.00 more than when I got it cut and styled too. RIP OFF.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've had my haircut 3 times there. Once by a guy who no longer works there, named Oded. (That was an awesome cut and color job!) Then again by someone else. A mediocre job didn't really listen, cut too short and color was flat and EXPENSIVE. I tried again today, just because I was so happy with the first guy (I guess there are reasons he left this place) I went to the second guy again. I JUST GOT THE WORST COLOR JOB EVER. It's blotchy, sort of pinkish orange, and uneven. I told him I didn't want a cut. I said he would trim the back because it was split. (Not really) He took 3 snips from the back ends and charged me $20.00 just for that! He even critisized my previous color job which he did!. (He didn't remember me) In total I paid $175.00. $30.00 more than when I got it cut and styled too. RIP OFF.

Pros: open

Cons: Attitude and beautyschool dropouts

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I saw this place and it looked cool and the price seemed right. I had my hair cut by a guy named Fabio which I thought was pretty funny. The atmosphere makes you feel like your in a really trendy, high end salon, untill you look at the 60 year old lady getting her hair cut right next to you. I cut my hair very short last year and it's in the growing out phase. I asked Fabio if it was possiblt to shape it but keep the length. Suprisingly, he DID NOT hack my hair off (which is what they usually do in this situation). Instead I got just what I asked for. While not a perfect haircut, it was pretty close. (The staff does have a little bit of an attitude.) So I got my hair wahsed, cut, blowdryed, and syled for $36.50! I reccomend this place.

2
★★★★☆

I saw this place and it looked cool and the price seemed right. I had my hair cut by a guy named Fabio which I thought was pretty funny. The atmosphere makes you feel like your in a really trendy, high end salon, untill you look at the 60 year old lady getting her hair cut right next to you. I cut my hair very short last year and it's in the growing out phase. I asked Fabio if it was possiblt to shape it but keep the length. Suprisingly, he DID NOT hack my hair off (which is what they usually do in this situation). Instead I got just what I asked for. While not a perfect haircut, it was pretty close. (The staff does have a little bit of an attitude.) So I got my hair wahsed, cut, blowdryed, and syled for $36.50! I reccomend this place.

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Absolutely awful and insulting service. The guy who cut my hair did not listen to any of my instructions and took off a great deal more hair than I wanted. He was extremely sloppy and abrasive. The place then tried to charge me an extra $6 because the guy put gel in my hair.

I was flat out insulted by the overall service.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Absolutely awful and insulting service. The guy who cut my hair did not listen to any of my instructions and took off a great deal more hair than I wanted. He was extremely sloppy and abrasive. The place then tried to charge me an extra $6 because the guy put gel in my hair.

I was flat out insulted by the overall service.

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I told the guy what I wanted. He did what he wanted. Seemed very pleased with himself too. Too much attitude for a second-rate joint. You're better off at Supercuts, which provides similar hit-or-miss quality at lower price and with less of a wait.

1
★★☆☆☆

I told the guy what I wanted. He did what he wanted. Seemed very pleased with himself too. Too much attitude for a second-rate joint. You're better off at Supercuts, which provides similar hit-or-miss quality at lower price and with less of a wait.

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This a great place if you don't want to rip a hole in your wallet, while getting a decent cut. What you have to do is find the stylist that knows how to work with your hair - some of them have experience, but not expertise, so try a different one until you are satisfied.

2
★★★★☆

This a great place if you don't want to rip a hole in your wallet, while getting a decent cut. What you have to do is find the stylist that knows how to work with your hair - some of them have experience, but not expertise, so try a different one until you are satisfied.

Pros: Affordable, Listens to you

Cons: Few good stylists, Reception

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I've followed my haircutter through 3 Dramatics salons (two of which he was the manager of)because he always does exactly what I want, remembers what I like, makes good suggestions and is overall extremely competent. Even though I make appointments, it's still a fraction of the cost of a lot of other places. Like anything else, find the person that works for you and stay with him.

2
★★★★☆

I've followed my haircutter through 3 Dramatics salons (two of which he was the manager of)because he always does exactly what I want, remembers what I like, makes good suggestions and is overall extremely competent. Even though I make appointments, it's still a fraction of the cost of a lot of other places. Like anything else, find the person that works for you and stay with him.

Pros: competent, dependable, inexpensive

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Stay away! I first dropped in one afternoon and tried waiting. After waiting half and hour (during which the receptionist is clearly unconcerned) I give up and ask for an appt first thing the next morning. The next morning my hair dresser is half an hour late for my appt anyway! The cut was simple and decent but their attitude was unapologetic.

1
★★☆☆☆

Stay away! I first dropped in one afternoon and tried waiting. After waiting half and hour (during which the receptionist is clearly unconcerned) I give up and ask for an appt first thing the next morning. The next morning my hair dresser is half an hour late for my appt anyway! The cut was simple and decent but their attitude was unapologetic.

Pros: OK FOR SIMPLE CUT

Cons: LATE!

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This Dramatics has a $4.95 "special" on mondays. When I went there this monday, I ended up paying $46.80 for my (admittedly competent if mediocre) cut! I was too overcome by the fumes to stay and complain, but when I went back there the next day, they told me that it was too late to do anything about it, I should have complained yesterday. Avoid this place like the plague. There are better salons in this neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

This Dramatics has a $4.95 "special" on mondays. When I went there this monday, I ended up paying $46.80 for my (admittedly competent if mediocre) cut! I was too overcome by the fumes to stay and complain, but when I went back there the next day, they told me that it was too late to do anything about it, I should have complained yesterday. Avoid this place like the plague. There are better salons in this neighborhood.

Pros: competent stylist

Cons: Ripoff, Fume-y

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dramatics works for me, always get a good cut there. I don't have enough hair left to be overly concerned :)

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★★★★★

dramatics works for me, always get a good cut there. I don't have enough hair left to be overly concerned :)

 

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