Salon Santa Cruz

★★★★★
"Midtown Hair Salon specializing in Texture and Curly Hair Styling! There's No such thing as ""Bad Hair!"""
  • 254 5th Ave # Fl 2

    New York, NY 10001

    Cross street: 28th & 29th

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  • 212-684-2386

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Very unprofessional! Run as far as you can!! I tried to go here last Thursday for a Brazilian Blowout and I also wanted a haircut so I asked for the price and they said they would give me a good deal on both but actually never gave me the

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★★★★★

Very unprofessional! Run as far as you can!! I tried to go here last Thursday for a Brazilian Blowout and I also wanted a haircut so I asked for the price and they said they would give me a good deal on both but actually never gave me the

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So i ordered 2 packs on last Thursday, the 120g and 160g in bleach blonde. I received them on Monday and to my horrible surprise they are only *18* inches long. The two packs combined on my head looked nothing like the luxy extensions. They are thin and yes the ends are trimmed but they are like scraggly choppy layers once in your hair. The shedding was so intense i didn't even want to touch them. I emailed them yesterday and still no response.

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So i ordered 2 packs on last Thursday, the 120g and 160g in bleach blonde. I received them on Monday and to my horrible surprise they are only *18* inches long. The two packs combined on my head looked nothing like the luxy extensions. They are thin and yes the ends are trimmed but they are like scraggly choppy layers once in your hair. The shedding was so intense i didn't even want to touch them. I emailed them yesterday and still no response.

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If you are interested in excellent hair care you must visit Salon Santa Cruz on Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th Street. \r
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The salon is lovely and the customer service is excellent. I've had my hair done by a number of the stylist

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If you are interested in excellent hair care you must visit Salon Santa Cruz on Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th Street. \r
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The salon is lovely and the customer service is excellent. I've had my hair done by a number of the stylist

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I was really looking forward to this visit for several weeks prior to my appointment. I was getting a Brazilian Blow Out and was expecting great service based on the positive reviews. Instead, I received very subpar service. The entire atmosphere at the salon is EXTREMELY unprofessional. They gave me to a trainee who somehow managed not to wash my hair the right away. Rather than being pleasant, as hair washing at a salon usually is, it was painful because I felt like he was tangling and ripping my hair. He left me several times with shampoo in my hair at the sink to go investigate something. The blow out itself was horrific as well. It was done in a very crude manner and I felt as though my hair was being torn out of my scalp by the trainee (who did this part as well). The "hair stylist" took over only toward the end of the service since he was with a different costumer. By that time, I was so frustrated that I just wanted to leave the salon as soon as possible. I was never told when I made the appointment that I would be part of a teaching session and I feel as though the salon should inform their costumers of this. I have gone to many different salons and NEVER had a trainee handle my hair without being asked first. I am all for teaching, but I feel as though customers who are paying hundreds of dollars have the right to be informed and to choose. As for my Brazilian Blow Out, maybe it didn't take to my hair or maybe the products used were subpar as well. There is very little difference in my hair. In any case, I will not be revisiting this salon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was really looking forward to this visit for several weeks prior to my appointment. I was getting a Brazilian Blow Out and was expecting great service based on the positive reviews. Instead, I received very subpar service. The entire atmosphere at the salon is EXTREMELY unprofessional. They gave me to a trainee who somehow managed not to wash my hair the right away. Rather than being pleasant, as hair washing at a salon usually is, it was painful because I felt like he was tangling and ripping my hair. He left me several times with shampoo in my hair at the sink to go investigate something. The blow out itself was horrific as well. It was done in a very crude manner and I felt as though my hair was being torn out of my scalp by the trainee (who did this part as well). The "hair stylist" took over only toward the end of the service since he was with a different costumer. By that time, I was so frustrated that I just wanted to leave the salon as soon as possible. I was never told when I made the appointment that I would be part of a teaching session and I feel as though the salon should inform their costumers of this. I have gone to many different salons and NEVER had a trainee handle my hair without being asked first. I am all for teaching, but I feel as though customers who are paying hundreds of dollars have the right to be informed and to choose. As for my Brazilian Blow Out, maybe it didn't take to my hair or maybe the products used were subpar as well. There is very little difference in my hair. In any case, I will not be revisiting this salon.

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horrific experience, beware all !!! i got a promotion from the website for Keratin Blowout. once i left the salon my hair looked good only until next morning. i woke up and started crying as my hair was a real mop. Obviously they are not using what they advertize, my hair got killed with formaldehide, when i called next day and asked if this can be fixed they lie to me first giving me approintment and then calling and cancelling it stating that there is noting they can do for me further. Even worse, they refuse to credit my card when i ask for refund. And they send another lie letter to my credit card company. Be careful with these crooks, do not get yourself fooled by their cheap promotion, it is cheap because they use crap products. for me now it is not only money lost but my hair is more tangled than ever was, i noticed that i am loosing more hair after this so called treatment. better pay extra but go to reputable places who at least will stand by their quality and will have decency and loyalty to customer. This salon obviously is after one time deals, once they grabbed your money they do not care.

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★☆☆☆☆

horrific experience, beware all !!! i got a promotion from the website for Keratin Blowout. once i left the salon my hair looked good only until next morning. i woke up and started crying as my hair was a real mop. Obviously they are not using what they advertize, my hair got killed with formaldehide, when i called next day and asked if this can be fixed they lie to me first giving me approintment and then calling and cancelling it stating that there is noting they can do for me further. Even worse, they refuse to credit my card when i ask for refund. And they send another lie letter to my credit card company. Be careful with these crooks, do not get yourself fooled by their cheap promotion, it is cheap because they use crap products. for me now it is not only money lost but my hair is more tangled than ever was, i noticed that i am loosing more hair after this so called treatment. better pay extra but go to reputable places who at least will stand by their quality and will have decency and loyalty to customer. This salon obviously is after one time deals, once they grabbed your money they do not care.

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Today was the day that I felt good not only on the outside but on the inside.
Having a great cut makes you strut proudly..doesn't it?
I was in serious need of a haircut but being out of work made this costly expense hard to manage except for today all thanks to a new and talented hairstylist named Jackie who is in training at the salon. With a bit of supervision from the owner herself I was very confident that my haircut would look like what I wanted and asked for. Thanks to an ad I found on craigslist, I received a free haircut that soon will cost more than I could afford.
Jackie will soon be entitled to raise those prices because of his talent, it will be worth it.
Thanks to Santa Cruz for bringing him in and making me feel pretty again!
And I can't forget to mention the service of professionalism
all around starting with a head massage during my hair washing and the cool atmosphere.
See you soon.
Barbara from Williamsburg.Bklyn.

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★★★★☆

Today was the day that I felt good not only on the outside but on the inside.
Having a great cut makes you strut proudly..doesn't it?
I was in serious need of a haircut but being out of work made this costly expense hard to manage except for today all thanks to a new and talented hairstylist named Jackie who is in training at the salon. With a bit of supervision from the owner herself I was very confident that my haircut would look like what I wanted and asked for. Thanks to an ad I found on craigslist, I received a free haircut that soon will cost more than I could afford.
Jackie will soon be entitled to raise those prices because of his talent, it will be worth it.
Thanks to Santa Cruz for bringing him in and making me feel pretty again!
And I can't forget to mention the service of professionalism
all around starting with a head massage during my hair washing and the cool atmosphere.
See you soon.
Barbara from Williamsburg.Bklyn.

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My first visit was for a cut almost two years ago and I was very happy with that service. I had been to the salon before for a touch-up and was happy w/ it. This time around, a new stylist, maybe his name was Carlos, attended to me and the experience was unpleasant.

The assistant, Jeffrey was very nice and attentive. I'm pretty sure the relaxer that was available to me last time was not available this time around, but proceeded anyway. I was left w/ a relaxer burn, despite being prepped beforehand. Not cool.

After the relaxer, the stylist (I use the term loosely) sprayed detangler in my hair and set me under the dryer so I didn't have to walk out with wet hair. This I expected, but since the last stylist that attended to me last year at least left some Moroccan Oil in my hair to protect it and not have it look so gross, I expected something similar. There was no care about how I'd look, let alone the health of my hair, leaving their salon. This seemed like shoddy service. I came in with dirty hair and left with dirty hair, which I will take the blame for as I should have spoken up. That evening I washed my hair again myself. In fact, when I went to my local salon two days later she still smelled the relaxer in my hair and used a neutralizing shampoo just in case. Hopefully my hair won't fall out.

The affair on the whole, seemed unprofessional and not really fitting a salon that bills itself as high-end. I would have been better off going to the generic wash and set salons near my job where 50 bucks will buy you a touch-up and a blow-dry, which I've been trying to get away from in an effort to really maintain my hair to the best of my ability by going to "nice salons". But, if the service is worse, and more expensive, I think I'll go back to the generic shops.

Apart from that I seem to have lost part of my hairline. A two-inch long strip of hair is now gone at the hairline, which will take years to grow back and render me almost unable to just put on a headband and go. In the grand scheme of things a little lost hair and a burn are not really a big deal, but this was totally unexpected and unpleasant. I did e-mail the salon, but never heard back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My first visit was for a cut almost two years ago and I was very happy with that service. I had been to the salon before for a touch-up and was happy w/ it. This time around, a new stylist, maybe his name was Carlos, attended to me and the experience was unpleasant.

The assistant, Jeffrey was very nice and attentive. I'm pretty sure the relaxer that was available to me last time was not available this time around, but proceeded anyway. I was left w/ a relaxer burn, despite being prepped beforehand. Not cool.

After the relaxer, the stylist (I use the term loosely) sprayed detangler in my hair and set me under the dryer so I didn't have to walk out with wet hair. This I expected, but since the last stylist that attended to me last year at least left some Moroccan Oil in my hair to protect it and not have it look so gross, I expected something similar. There was no care about how I'd look, let alone the health of my hair, leaving their salon. This seemed like shoddy service. I came in with dirty hair and left with dirty hair, which I will take the blame for as I should have spoken up. That evening I washed my hair again myself. In fact, when I went to my local salon two days later she still smelled the relaxer in my hair and used a neutralizing shampoo just in case. Hopefully my hair won't fall out.

The affair on the whole, seemed unprofessional and not really fitting a salon that bills itself as high-end. I would have been better off going to the generic wash and set salons near my job where 50 bucks will buy you a touch-up and a blow-dry, which I've been trying to get away from in an effort to really maintain my hair to the best of my ability by going to "nice salons". But, if the service is worse, and more expensive, I think I'll go back to the generic shops.

Apart from that I seem to have lost part of my hairline. A two-inch long strip of hair is now gone at the hairline, which will take years to grow back and render me almost unable to just put on a headband and go. In the grand scheme of things a little lost hair and a burn are not really a big deal, but this was totally unexpected and unpleasant. I did e-mail the salon, but never heard back.

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I wish i could give them TEN stars!!!! i have been going to the same hairdresser for 6 years and was skeptical about going to someone new especially for something as complex as a brazillian blow out. But boy was i ever so wrong! i wish i knew about this place sooner!! I came out of there feeling so content and happy with my new hair! They were so courteous and answered all my question and concerns about this new procedure that i was so nervous in getting. If you ever go there, ask for Karlo, i was there for a couple of hours and he made me feel so comfortable. he was so attentive to my needs and thouroughy explained the whole procedure and how to maintian it fresh longer. Loved it and would recommend it to everybody.....

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★★★★★

I wish i could give them TEN stars!!!! i have been going to the same hairdresser for 6 years and was skeptical about going to someone new especially for something as complex as a brazillian blow out. But boy was i ever so wrong! i wish i knew about this place sooner!! I came out of there feeling so content and happy with my new hair! They were so courteous and answered all my question and concerns about this new procedure that i was so nervous in getting. If you ever go there, ask for Karlo, i was there for a couple of hours and he made me feel so comfortable. he was so attentive to my needs and thouroughy explained the whole procedure and how to maintian it fresh longer. Loved it and would recommend it to everybody.....

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Great and lovely food

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Great and lovely food

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I truly enjoy coming in each & every time, I can't wait for my hair to grow in so I can come in for my hair appointments! I always look forward to the delightfully friendly, as well as knowledgable staff. Since my first visit I have liked coming here & continue to do so with sheer pleasure & delight. I walk out feeling happy, ultra satisfied with my hair styling & looking forward to the next time I can return! Santa is a genius, and an amazing person!!!

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★★★★★

I truly enjoy coming in each & every time, I can't wait for my hair to grow in so I can come in for my hair appointments! I always look forward to the delightfully friendly, as well as knowledgable staff. Since my first visit I have liked coming here & continue to do so with sheer pleasure & delight. I walk out feeling happy, ultra satisfied with my hair styling & looking forward to the next time I can return! Santa is a genius, and an amazing person!!!

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I've been using Santa Cruz for years and could not be happier with my hair! The cut, color, highlights and Brazilian BlowOut are always done to perfection. One stop for all my hair care needs to keep it healthy and looking great! Thank you Santa! You're Salon is the BEST!

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★★★★★

I've been using Santa Cruz for years and could not be happier with my hair! The cut, color, highlights and Brazilian BlowOut are always done to perfection. One stop for all my hair care needs to keep it healthy and looking great! Thank you Santa! You're Salon is the BEST!

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of a new hair cut and color...it's the quickest way I know to feel "brand new". I went to Salon Santa Cruz where Santa herself consulted with me on my "new look". Wow, my hair has never looked better, I have never felt better about the way I look,and the compliments just keep on coming.

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★★★★★

There is nothing quite like the feeling of a new hair cut and color...it's the quickest way I know to feel "brand new". I went to Salon Santa Cruz where Santa herself consulted with me on my "new look". Wow, my hair has never looked better, I have never felt better about the way I look,and the compliments just keep on coming.

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I made an appointment for a free consultation and ended up with a cut and color. The staff greeted me at the door with a warm smile. Everyone was attentive and made me feel very comfortable. Then I met with Leslie and she was so nice and genuinely happy to talk with me. After talking with her, she seemed to know exactly what I needed to do. I decided right then to have the work done right away.

All of the staff was so nice. The atmosphere in the salon was relaxed and comfortable. As clients came in, they were friendly and clearly happy to be in the salon and I knew I made the right choice.

Leslie gave me great color and gave me a wonderful cut. My hair looks great. I would higly recommend this salon and I would especially recommend Leslie.

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★★★★★

I made an appointment for a free consultation and ended up with a cut and color. The staff greeted me at the door with a warm smile. Everyone was attentive and made me feel very comfortable. Then I met with Leslie and she was so nice and genuinely happy to talk with me. After talking with her, she seemed to know exactly what I needed to do. I decided right then to have the work done right away.

All of the staff was so nice. The atmosphere in the salon was relaxed and comfortable. As clients came in, they were friendly and clearly happy to be in the salon and I knew I made the right choice.

Leslie gave me great color and gave me a wonderful cut. My hair looks great. I would higly recommend this salon and I would especially recommend Leslie.

Pros: Wonderful salon experience

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I've been getting my hair done at Salon Santa Cruz ever week for eight years. Evelyn is my stylist and truly understands my needs and makes me look beautiful. I get soooooo many compliments all the time about the healthy look of my hair. I went from very damage relax hair to a healthy hair in a short time. She truly understand the technology of a Woman's hair. Evelyn is energetic, friendly, sooo talented, sweet and professional at all times. It does not matter how long you have been a client, she is always very thorough in her explanations. My blow-outs are done well and last for a while.
I would recommend Evelyn to anyone that wants to walk out of the salon looking fabulous and recieving excellent service everytime.

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★★★★★

I've been getting my hair done at Salon Santa Cruz ever week for eight years. Evelyn is my stylist and truly understands my needs and makes me look beautiful. I get soooooo many compliments all the time about the healthy look of my hair. I went from very damage relax hair to a healthy hair in a short time. She truly understand the technology of a Woman's hair. Evelyn is energetic, friendly, sooo talented, sweet and professional at all times. It does not matter how long you have been a client, she is always very thorough in her explanations. My blow-outs are done well and last for a while.
I would recommend Evelyn to anyone that wants to walk out of the salon looking fabulous and recieving excellent service everytime.

Pros: Very passionate and your hair will look amazing,

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I've been getting my hair cut for many years at Salon Santa Cruz and Leslie always does a fabulous job. The salon has a wonderful ambiance and excellent service. I would recommend Leslie to anyone that wants to walk out of the salon looking their best.

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★★★★★

I've been getting my hair cut for many years at Salon Santa Cruz and Leslie always does a fabulous job. The salon has a wonderful ambiance and excellent service. I would recommend Leslie to anyone that wants to walk out of the salon looking their best.

Pros: Fabulous Hair every time

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I've been going to Salon Santa Cruz for almost 5 years (yikes!) The first time I went to get corrective coloring after a botched bleach job. Katya completely saved my hair and gave me the exact color I wanted. After going to her for a couple of years as a blonde, I decided I couldn't stand the maintenance of being bleach-blonde and needed a change. Katya completely transformed my hair so that I could keep the length I loved, maintain my hair?s health, and still keep enough highlights in my hair to feel like a blonde. I can?t tell you how often I get stopped and people compliment my hair. Kayta is a miracle worker! I won?t let anyone else touch my hair color. Salon Santa Cruz has a great atmosphere, and the friendliest staff of any salon I?ve ever been to. I always look forward to going there and know it will be a great experience. Highly recommended!!!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Salon Santa Cruz for almost 5 years (yikes!) The first time I went to get corrective coloring after a botched bleach job. Katya completely saved my hair and gave me the exact color I wanted. After going to her for a couple of years as a blonde, I decided I couldn't stand the maintenance of being bleach-blonde and needed a change. Katya completely transformed my hair so that I could keep the length I loved, maintain my hair?s health, and still keep enough highlights in my hair to feel like a blonde. I can?t tell you how often I get stopped and people compliment my hair. Kayta is a miracle worker! I won?t let anyone else touch my hair color. Salon Santa Cruz has a great atmosphere, and the friendliest staff of any salon I?ve ever been to. I always look forward to going there and know it will be a great experience. Highly recommended!!!

Pros: Great staff, beautiful space

Cons: None

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I've lived in the city for 10 years and paid anywhere from 12 to 200 for a haircut and never left happy. Finally I am compelled to write a review (the first and maybe only review i've written). As a guy with thick curly hair I have gotten too many bad haircuts from people who don't know how to deal with thick or longer hair. Catya from Santa Cruz on the contrary knows exactly what she is doing. She can give a haircut that is not the "average guy" look that you can wear to the office and out at night. She is fun and extremely talented. I have now gotten 2 cuts from her and will never go to anyone else.

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★★★★★

I've lived in the city for 10 years and paid anywhere from 12 to 200 for a haircut and never left happy. Finally I am compelled to write a review (the first and maybe only review i've written). As a guy with thick curly hair I have gotten too many bad haircuts from people who don't know how to deal with thick or longer hair. Catya from Santa Cruz on the contrary knows exactly what she is doing. She can give a haircut that is not the "average guy" look that you can wear to the office and out at night. She is fun and extremely talented. I have now gotten 2 cuts from her and will never go to anyone else.

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I was very impressed by the relaxing, professional atmosphere. As a professional woman, I don't need another headache. Salon Santa Cruz is a place where I can listen to relaxing music and enjoy a clean, comfortable salon. I also enjoy the personal attention I get and there is never a line of people in front of me. They really understand the importance of my time. The staff is honest and friendly and always very helpful.

Leslie is my stylist and truly understands my needs and makes me look beautiful. I get compliments all the time about the healthy look of my hair. I would absolutely recommend Leslie to anyone. I went from shoulder length to just below the ear and she maintains it great. My blowouts are done well and last for a while. I really like that she pays attention to my hair and makes good suggestions that are in line with my goals. *****stars from me!

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★★★★★

I was very impressed by the relaxing, professional atmosphere. As a professional woman, I don't need another headache. Salon Santa Cruz is a place where I can listen to relaxing music and enjoy a clean, comfortable salon. I also enjoy the personal attention I get and there is never a line of people in front of me. They really understand the importance of my time. The staff is honest and friendly and always very helpful.

Leslie is my stylist and truly understands my needs and makes me look beautiful. I get compliments all the time about the healthy look of my hair. I would absolutely recommend Leslie to anyone. I went from shoulder length to just below the ear and she maintains it great. My blowouts are done well and last for a while. I really like that she pays attention to my hair and makes good suggestions that are in line with my goals. *****stars from me!

Pros: Great service, Work with my schedule, friendly

Cons: none

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I really liked this salon! The service was great, Katya gave me a great haircut and she was really cool. Jeffrey gave me the most amazing scalp massage, and didnt skimp on it either. Loved my color as well, I will definitely be back for my next do!

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★★★★★

I really liked this salon! The service was great, Katya gave me a great haircut and she was really cool. Jeffrey gave me the most amazing scalp massage, and didnt skimp on it either. Loved my color as well, I will definitely be back for my next do!

Pros: great cut, great color, AMAZING head massage

Cons: none

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I don't go to many salons because I'm afraid to take the risk of someone messing up my hair. I have tight curls and lots of hair. The few times I have gone to salon I've went by recommendation of friends. They swear by Dominican salons and I have seen the magic those places have done, but never with my head of hair. They make my hair look awful, they can NEVER do a good blow-dry, sometimes looks like a bad wig.

I was able to get some certificates for Alfangi Salon, at what I thought was a great deal. I came here to read the reviews, NEVER GO THERE! SO I wasted $50 on that. Well, I continued my search and found Salon Santa Cruz. After reading all the reviews I decided to take the risk knowing it may be pricier than the Dominican salons.

I do not regret going. My hair was colored, cut and blown. They did have trouble combing my hair, as do all salons, but they were patient, kind, and funny. And after hrs my hair looks fantastic. I did pay ALOT in my view, but I do have ALOT of hair. I saw here I could of gotten a discount because I'm a student. OOps.

My Boyfriend is impressed, my friends are in love with my hair, and they all planning dates that they have free to schedule an appointment.

Just wish it wasn't pricey, but the hair does look like a million dollars.

PS. Carlos if FAB - U - LOUS. The girls were so nice.

THANK YOU!

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★★★★☆

I don't go to many salons because I'm afraid to take the risk of someone messing up my hair. I have tight curls and lots of hair. The few times I have gone to salon I've went by recommendation of friends. They swear by Dominican salons and I have seen the magic those places have done, but never with my head of hair. They make my hair look awful, they can NEVER do a good blow-dry, sometimes looks like a bad wig.

I was able to get some certificates for Alfangi Salon, at what I thought was a great deal. I came here to read the reviews, NEVER GO THERE! SO I wasted $50 on that. Well, I continued my search and found Salon Santa Cruz. After reading all the reviews I decided to take the risk knowing it may be pricier than the Dominican salons.

I do not regret going. My hair was colored, cut and blown. They did have trouble combing my hair, as do all salons, but they were patient, kind, and funny. And after hrs my hair looks fantastic. I did pay ALOT in my view, but I do have ALOT of hair. I saw here I could of gotten a discount because I'm a student. OOps.

My Boyfriend is impressed, my friends are in love with my hair, and they all planning dates that they have free to schedule an appointment.

Just wish it wasn't pricey, but the hair does look like a million dollars.

PS. Carlos if FAB - U - LOUS. The girls were so nice.

THANK YOU!

Pros: Funny, Kind, Your hair will look amazing

Cons: Pricey

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I was only in New York for a couple of days and I have to say that my experience at Santa's Salon was just amazing. Everybody was so attentive and I only realized afterwards that Santa herself did my haircut. She is simply an artist and I felt like cinderella when I saw my new look - now I go back to Europe and everybody will be jealous :-)
Thanks again for everything!!!

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★★★★★

I was only in New York for a couple of days and I have to say that my experience at Santa's Salon was just amazing. Everybody was so attentive and I only realized afterwards that Santa herself did my haircut. She is simply an artist and I felt like cinderella when I saw my new look - now I go back to Europe and everybody will be jealous :-)
Thanks again for everything!!!

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This was my first time at Salon Santa Cruz, and I loved every minute of it! As soon as I walked in I knew I was going to have a great experience. I met with my FABULOUS stylist Leslie, she asked me what I wanted and offered some suggestions to fix my badly dyed hair. She gave me the best haircut I have ever had, and she made it feel like I was visiting an old friend - she is soo talented, sweet and funny! My hair is curly , and Leslie gave me a cut that looks great curly or straight.
The salon was very clean and professional, and I felt very well taken care of. I also have to mention the great head and neck massage I received as I was getting my hair washed - I'm still dreaming about it!
My hair feels and looks so healthy, and I have been getting compliments all day. I highly recommend this salon, and I already booked my next appointment.

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★★★★★

This was my first time at Salon Santa Cruz, and I loved every minute of it! As soon as I walked in I knew I was going to have a great experience. I met with my FABULOUS stylist Leslie, she asked me what I wanted and offered some suggestions to fix my badly dyed hair. She gave me the best haircut I have ever had, and she made it feel like I was visiting an old friend - she is soo talented, sweet and funny! My hair is curly , and Leslie gave me a cut that looks great curly or straight.
The salon was very clean and professional, and I felt very well taken care of. I also have to mention the great head and neck massage I received as I was getting my hair washed - I'm still dreaming about it!
My hair feels and looks so healthy, and I have been getting compliments all day. I highly recommend this salon, and I already booked my next appointment.

Pros: Friendly staff, warm welcoming atmosphere, LESLIE!!!!!

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Since my usually hairdresser wasn't close by and I couldn't visit her often, I was looking for a second salon. I visited Salon Santa Cruz after reading many reviews and after having a bad haircut experience the day before. When I entered the salon, the owner was pleasant and I was introduced to Katya. She is energetic and very friendly. Katya was very understanding and took the time to listen to what I wanted done and during the haircut also asked for my suggestions and always made sure I agreed with what she was going to do. At the end, she made my horrible haircut to what I originally wanted at the other place and something that suited my lifestyle. Best thing was, it wasn't just a haircut to her, she took the time to make sure it was what I wanted and it was perfect. Salon itself had a nice ambience. This was my first experience at Salon Santa Cruz and it won't be my last with their flexible hours and the service I received this time. Only cons is that they are on the pricey side.

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★★★★★

Since my usually hairdresser wasn't close by and I couldn't visit her often, I was looking for a second salon. I visited Salon Santa Cruz after reading many reviews and after having a bad haircut experience the day before. When I entered the salon, the owner was pleasant and I was introduced to Katya. She is energetic and very friendly. Katya was very understanding and took the time to listen to what I wanted done and during the haircut also asked for my suggestions and always made sure I agreed with what she was going to do. At the end, she made my horrible haircut to what I originally wanted at the other place and something that suited my lifestyle. Best thing was, it wasn't just a haircut to her, she took the time to make sure it was what I wanted and it was perfect. Salon itself had a nice ambience. This was my first experience at Salon Santa Cruz and it won't be my last with their flexible hours and the service I received this time. Only cons is that they are on the pricey side.

Pros: staff, talent, ambience, service

Cons: price

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I went to have a trim and layers for my long hair. The hairdresser assigned to me wasn't attentive at all, not even bothered to look at my hair before sending me for wash and asked only one question before he snipped for less than 10 minutes before and spending the rest of the time blowdrying my hair into a style which was far from what I wanted. This place is definitely not worth the 160$ price tag and the atmosphere will tell it all when you dare to go.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to have a trim and layers for my long hair. The hairdresser assigned to me wasn't attentive at all, not even bothered to look at my hair before sending me for wash and asked only one question before he snipped for less than 10 minutes before and spending the rest of the time blowdrying my hair into a style which was far from what I wanted. This place is definitely not worth the 160$ price tag and the atmosphere will tell it all when you dare to go.

Pros: warm greeting

Cons: lack of attention for the clients opinion, lousy atmosphere, overvalued

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My friend Marcia has already written her review, and now this is my contribution. I was visiting Marcia in NYC last week, and tagged along to her hair appointment. The salon was out of my usual 'tourist' track, but as soon as I walked in I loved the airy loft atmosphere and the incredibly friendly staff. (An aside: my cellphone had packed up and I was anxious to let my husband, left behind in London, know that I'd arrived safely. The adorable receptionist helped me to make the call, and went out of her way to get me through.) While Marcia was having her curly hair cut and shaped, I went for a walk and visited the Empire State building; when I got back there was Marcia, transformed and looking years younger and chic-er. That was the look I wanted, and although she was incredibly busy, lovely Leslie agreed to fit me in. The salon was hectic, but I never felt rushed or in the way, and eventually it was my turn. Well, Audrey Hepburn eat your heart out! Leslie transformed my hair from a rather nondescript bob into a wispy, elfin style which is very short but still very feminine - and I never thought I could 'do' short! I love the cut, and have had so many compliments now I'm back home again in London. Not cheap (you get what you pay for in my opinion), but I would add that in London, desperate for a good cut, I have paid #260 (that's around USD 500!) but it still wasn't as good as Leslie's. Can't wait for my next visit to NYC, and to Salon Santa Cruz. (P.S. I see that Victoria Beckham has also had a new short cut, but it's nothing like as good as mine!)

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★★★★★

My friend Marcia has already written her review, and now this is my contribution. I was visiting Marcia in NYC last week, and tagged along to her hair appointment. The salon was out of my usual 'tourist' track, but as soon as I walked in I loved the airy loft atmosphere and the incredibly friendly staff. (An aside: my cellphone had packed up and I was anxious to let my husband, left behind in London, know that I'd arrived safely. The adorable receptionist helped me to make the call, and went out of her way to get me through.) While Marcia was having her curly hair cut and shaped, I went for a walk and visited the Empire State building; when I got back there was Marcia, transformed and looking years younger and chic-er. That was the look I wanted, and although she was incredibly busy, lovely Leslie agreed to fit me in. The salon was hectic, but I never felt rushed or in the way, and eventually it was my turn. Well, Audrey Hepburn eat your heart out! Leslie transformed my hair from a rather nondescript bob into a wispy, elfin style which is very short but still very feminine - and I never thought I could 'do' short! I love the cut, and have had so many compliments now I'm back home again in London. Not cheap (you get what you pay for in my opinion), but I would add that in London, desperate for a good cut, I have paid #260 (that's around USD 500!) but it still wasn't as good as Leslie's. Can't wait for my next visit to NYC, and to Salon Santa Cruz. (P.S. I see that Victoria Beckham has also had a new short cut, but it's nothing like as good as mine!)

Pros: Great atmosphere, adorable staff, genius hair-cut

Cons: Absolutely nothing

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I found the Santa Cruz Salon accidentally, attending an art exhibit sponsored by the Fountain Gallery there. I met Leslie at that time, and she made suggestions about my very curly, frizzy, too long hair and coloring that just made complete sense to me. She also has the cutest little boy ever, and he showed up just as I was leaving. I decided to give her a try a few weeks later, and received the best haircut I have ever had. Everyone says it makes me look 10 years younger, which is no easy feat, and people constantly comment on it. She is an artist, a stylist, and an expert in her field. She loves her work and it shows!! I was there last week with my friend, Yvette, from London who was not intending to get a haircut that day. But when she saw what Leslie did for me, she jumped into the chair for her own new do!!! And now, she is getting rave reviews on the other side of the Pond. Anyway, Leslie has hooked me. I hope she's doing this for many years to come. I completely trust her.

A word about Jeffrey-he is wonderful. Great head massages and so sweet. Everyone here is lovely. And very professional.

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★★★★★

I found the Santa Cruz Salon accidentally, attending an art exhibit sponsored by the Fountain Gallery there. I met Leslie at that time, and she made suggestions about my very curly, frizzy, too long hair and coloring that just made complete sense to me. She also has the cutest little boy ever, and he showed up just as I was leaving. I decided to give her a try a few weeks later, and received the best haircut I have ever had. Everyone says it makes me look 10 years younger, which is no easy feat, and people constantly comment on it. She is an artist, a stylist, and an expert in her field. She loves her work and it shows!! I was there last week with my friend, Yvette, from London who was not intending to get a haircut that day. But when she saw what Leslie did for me, she jumped into the chair for her own new do!!! And now, she is getting rave reviews on the other side of the Pond. Anyway, Leslie has hooked me. I hope she's doing this for many years to come. I completely trust her.

A word about Jeffrey-he is wonderful. Great head massages and so sweet. Everyone here is lovely. And very professional.

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This is a great salon. The people are very friendly and they really do listen to what you want. Jeffrey is A+ amazing! Best personality and great head wash and massage. Would go back for him alone! Leslie did a great job with the highligts and cut. I will definitely be back. Great atmosphere as well. The only 2 cons: 1. a bit pricy (but won't deter me from going again) 2. the stylist made me hold my own foil wraps and hand them to her one by one. I go to a salon to relax and I wasn't able to close my eyes and enjoy the service because I had to keep handing her foils when she needed them. At a salon charging these prices, they shouldn't make the clients 'help'.

2
★★★★☆

This is a great salon. The people are very friendly and they really do listen to what you want. Jeffrey is A+ amazing! Best personality and great head wash and massage. Would go back for him alone! Leslie did a great job with the highligts and cut. I will definitely be back. Great atmosphere as well. The only 2 cons: 1. a bit pricy (but won't deter me from going again) 2. the stylist made me hold my own foil wraps and hand them to her one by one. I go to a salon to relax and I wasn't able to close my eyes and enjoy the service because I had to keep handing her foils when she needed them. At a salon charging these prices, they shouldn't make the clients 'help'.

Pros: atmosphere, experienced staff, Jeffrey!!!

Cons: a bit pricy, made me hold the foil wraps during my service

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Let me begin by saying that I loved my experience at Salon Santa Cruz. When I first arrived to the salon, everyone was incredibly nice and friendly. I was initially nervous because I was going to cut my curly hair really short for the first time in my life. Before beginning with my haircut, I showed my amazing stylist Leslie the three different looks I was considering, and after a couple questions she knew exactly what would be the best look, taking into what would best flatter my face and the fact that I would want to wear my hair both naturally curly and straight. A hair wash later, and Leslie began cuting my hair carefully and methodically, while also giving me styling tips. My whole experience was great not only because my haircut and stylist were great, but I completely looked and felt like a whole new person (even other stylists and customers commented about it)! It has been over two weeks and I still love my haircut because it suites me and looks great with both curly and straight hair. I would definitely go back and encourage others to do so as well.

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★★★★★

Let me begin by saying that I loved my experience at Salon Santa Cruz. When I first arrived to the salon, everyone was incredibly nice and friendly. I was initially nervous because I was going to cut my curly hair really short for the first time in my life. Before beginning with my haircut, I showed my amazing stylist Leslie the three different looks I was considering, and after a couple questions she knew exactly what would be the best look, taking into what would best flatter my face and the fact that I would want to wear my hair both naturally curly and straight. A hair wash later, and Leslie began cuting my hair carefully and methodically, while also giving me styling tips. My whole experience was great not only because my haircut and stylist were great, but I completely looked and felt like a whole new person (even other stylists and customers commented about it)! It has been over two weeks and I still love my haircut because it suites me and looks great with both curly and straight hair. I would definitely go back and encourage others to do so as well.

Pros: Service

Cons: Nothing

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Like so many other satisfied reviewers here, I too highly recommed this salon for their staff's genuine hospitality towards every client and the skill the stylists have. If you are like me, who have gone to diff. salons in and out of NYC trying to find a good colorist and someone who doesn't cringe when they have to work on your difficult hair, then save yourself some grief and call This salon for an appt.
I have seen Leslie since my first trip there and have never been disappointed. Why? because not only does she truly know hair but she LISTENS to what you, the client, wants and then tells you how she is going to go about giving you what you want or get you as close to it as she can. She has never once ignored my requests and given me what she wanted instead like so many other salons do. She doesn't let you leave until you are perfect and i appreciate that.
This place is very pricey for my pocketbook so I can't go back as often as i'd like but you get what you pay for. I had been going to other salons in the city because it was less money but i went back to Leslie to have her fix the cut and color errors i was just fed up with. By the time she was done with me, i looked great and practically hugged her before i left. She gave me the color i wanted, did perfect highlights (as my hair takes color faster in some places than others, this is not an easy thing to do evenly) and gave me a good trim to even out my hair. I left poor but felt like a million bucks!
Jeffrey does the best shampoo massage in NYC as far as i'm concerned. I'm so glad i found this place and I will follow Leslie wherever she goes!

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★★★★☆

Like so many other satisfied reviewers here, I too highly recommed this salon for their staff's genuine hospitality towards every client and the skill the stylists have. If you are like me, who have gone to diff. salons in and out of NYC trying to find a good colorist and someone who doesn't cringe when they have to work on your difficult hair, then save yourself some grief and call This salon for an appt.
I have seen Leslie since my first trip there and have never been disappointed. Why? because not only does she truly know hair but she LISTENS to what you, the client, wants and then tells you how she is going to go about giving you what you want or get you as close to it as she can. She has never once ignored my requests and given me what she wanted instead like so many other salons do. She doesn't let you leave until you are perfect and i appreciate that.
This place is very pricey for my pocketbook so I can't go back as often as i'd like but you get what you pay for. I had been going to other salons in the city because it was less money but i went back to Leslie to have her fix the cut and color errors i was just fed up with. By the time she was done with me, i looked great and practically hugged her before i left. She gave me the color i wanted, did perfect highlights (as my hair takes color faster in some places than others, this is not an easy thing to do evenly) and gave me a good trim to even out my hair. I left poor but felt like a million bucks!
Jeffrey does the best shampoo massage in NYC as far as i'm concerned. I'm so glad i found this place and I will follow Leslie wherever she goes!

Pros: skilled staff, nice looking salon, friendly environment

Cons: pricey, but money well spent

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As soon as I stepped in, the people were so nice and very helpful. I originally had really long, straight asian hair and I was looking for a funkier shorter hair cut. My appointment was scheduled with LESLIE, and oh my god is she AMAZING!!! I showed her a picture of what I wanted, and she gave me some feedback on what she would do with my hair from then on.

I first had a shampoo by a sweetheart who was absolutely fantastic. It lasted 15-20 minutes (longer than the average shampoo servce), as he gave me a massage while he conditioned my hair. Then Leslie began to cut. She told me what she was doing and what it would look like as she was cutting my hair. The other hair stylists also gave feedback as she was cutting it, which was an extra comfort. After the cut was done, she gave me some tips on how to style my hair if I wanted to style it, and also gave me some product suggestions (she wasn't shoving any products for me to buy).

Overall, the service was absolutely fantastic. My only downside to this salon is the price range. It is pricy (ranges from $65 for short hair to $180 for longer hair), but it is definitely well worth it. They really take their time with your hair, to ensure ultimate satisfaction. They give you a cut you want that works for you, and if you decide you don't like it, you can always come back and they'd be happy to fix it.

I'd definitely come back again.

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★★★★★

As soon as I stepped in, the people were so nice and very helpful. I originally had really long, straight asian hair and I was looking for a funkier shorter hair cut. My appointment was scheduled with LESLIE, and oh my god is she AMAZING!!! I showed her a picture of what I wanted, and she gave me some feedback on what she would do with my hair from then on.

I first had a shampoo by a sweetheart who was absolutely fantastic. It lasted 15-20 minutes (longer than the average shampoo servce), as he gave me a massage while he conditioned my hair. Then Leslie began to cut. She told me what she was doing and what it would look like as she was cutting my hair. The other hair stylists also gave feedback as she was cutting it, which was an extra comfort. After the cut was done, she gave me some tips on how to style my hair if I wanted to style it, and also gave me some product suggestions (she wasn't shoving any products for me to buy).

Overall, the service was absolutely fantastic. My only downside to this salon is the price range. It is pricy (ranges from $65 for short hair to $180 for longer hair), but it is definitely well worth it. They really take their time with your hair, to ensure ultimate satisfaction. They give you a cut you want that works for you, and if you decide you don't like it, you can always come back and they'd be happy to fix it.

I'd definitely come back again.

Pros: amazing staff, great hair services, easily accesible to trains

Cons: pricey

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I visited this salon on a visit from London. I made a great choice. Leslie was my stylist and did a great job on my full head highlights and cut & hair dry. My hair looks great! Leslie was very accomodating and offered great advise on what would look best, she even offered to tone down the colour if I felt it was too light. The salon itself is calming and all staff were friendly, chatty and seemed happy to be there! I will definately recommend the salon to friends and will be back when I'm next in NYC.

They also have a nail bar and specialise in curly hair.

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★★★★★

I visited this salon on a visit from London. I made a great choice. Leslie was my stylist and did a great job on my full head highlights and cut & hair dry. My hair looks great! Leslie was very accomodating and offered great advise on what would look best, she even offered to tone down the colour if I felt it was too light. The salon itself is calming and all staff were friendly, chatty and seemed happy to be there! I will definately recommend the salon to friends and will be back when I'm next in NYC.

They also have a nail bar and specialise in curly hair.

Pros: Calming atmosphere with friendly staff

Cons: n/a

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Ask for Carlos! He is absolutely fantastic and the only stylist who has ever been able to tame my wicked strands! I have never liked my color after having it dyed but Carlos was able to give me exactly what I wanted! The staff is unbelievably nice and prices are spectacular for the amount of work Carlos put into my hair! I would have paid double, even triple for the services anywhere else. It was an absolutely fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who was tired of paying too much and getting too little in return. I love this place and I will go back! I have told all of my friends and will continue to tell more because it was just so great!

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★★★★★

Ask for Carlos! He is absolutely fantastic and the only stylist who has ever been able to tame my wicked strands! I have never liked my color after having it dyed but Carlos was able to give me exactly what I wanted! The staff is unbelievably nice and prices are spectacular for the amount of work Carlos put into my hair! I would have paid double, even triple for the services anywhere else. It was an absolutely fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who was tired of paying too much and getting too little in return. I love this place and I will go back! I have told all of my friends and will continue to tell more because it was just so great!

Pros: Just a short walk from the 6 train!

Cons: Nothing!

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Sooo,
I am 23yrs old, from the Bronx and had been going to the same hair dresser as my mom since I was 15. As of late my now old hairdresser had fallen into this pit of wanting to do my hair the way she wanted to do it and the more I tried explaining what I wanted, the more she didn't cater to what my hair needed and that was some TLC. First I did a general Google search for curly hair experts (FYI:I have extremely curly, thick and at the time long hair). I come from a Puerto Rican background so we always trusted the Dominican Hairdresser for every occasion and never ventured off to the city for fear our hair will not turn out the same so this is a big step for me.
Anyway, after doing intense research, including City Search, on the new 'do I wanted and the place that would do it, I found Salon Santa Cruz. And let me say from the moment I walked in I new I had chosen right. The friendly, hospitable, and CHIC salon left me in amazement. I never thought I belonged in a place like this, (coming from little salons in the BX) but I was wrong. It was a great experience. My hairdresser was late, but I am glad he was because I had my hair cut by Santa herself. I left feeling like a new woman. I showed Santa the picture of the cut I longed for and she was honest and upfront about my face shape and what that cut would do for me. She suggested what she thought would be suitable and I am glad she did.
By the time I left I knew that I would tell all my friends, family and strangers on the street and the net about this place. Please if you don?t believe me, check it out for yourself because you won't be sorry. If I might brag a little bit, when I walked out of Salon Santa Cruz, I had men on every block turning their heads to look at me. That is how serious this haircut is. (short angled bob, with side wept bangs, similar to that of Rihanna).
Everyone is professional and offers top of the line service.... You will not be disappointed... A little pricey but well well worth it!

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★★★★★

Sooo,
I am 23yrs old, from the Bronx and had been going to the same hair dresser as my mom since I was 15. As of late my now old hairdresser had fallen into this pit of wanting to do my hair the way she wanted to do it and the more I tried explaining what I wanted, the more she didn't cater to what my hair needed and that was some TLC. First I did a general Google search for curly hair experts (FYI:I have extremely curly, thick and at the time long hair). I come from a Puerto Rican background so we always trusted the Dominican Hairdresser for every occasion and never ventured off to the city for fear our hair will not turn out the same so this is a big step for me.
Anyway, after doing intense research, including City Search, on the new 'do I wanted and the place that would do it, I found Salon Santa Cruz. And let me say from the moment I walked in I new I had chosen right. The friendly, hospitable, and CHIC salon left me in amazement. I never thought I belonged in a place like this, (coming from little salons in the BX) but I was wrong. It was a great experience. My hairdresser was late, but I am glad he was because I had my hair cut by Santa herself. I left feeling like a new woman. I showed Santa the picture of the cut I longed for and she was honest and upfront about my face shape and what that cut would do for me. She suggested what she thought would be suitable and I am glad she did.
By the time I left I knew that I would tell all my friends, family and strangers on the street and the net about this place. Please if you don?t believe me, check it out for yourself because you won't be sorry. If I might brag a little bit, when I walked out of Salon Santa Cruz, I had men on every block turning their heads to look at me. That is how serious this haircut is. (short angled bob, with side wept bangs, similar to that of Rihanna).
Everyone is professional and offers top of the line service.... You will not be disappointed... A little pricey but well well worth it!

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I had a complete makeover at Santa Cruz salon just last week. Leslie, the stylist, was terrific and very skilled. She had great ideas and extensive knowledge on color, texture and maintenance. I had visited the salon for an initial consultation and met her during this. It was NOT conducted in a rush, but rather in a relaxed manner and she really listened to the concerns I had (I.e., long hair to shorter length, the maintenance of the cut, color and highlights, etc.) with respect to how far I was willing to go with a new look. The vibe and feel of the salon was beautiful -- very comfortable, private sections for color, washing and haircuts -- no one on top of you while you're getting worked on. This was my first visit to this salon (several family members had recommended it) and it's definitely a place I would go back to (and I live up in Westchester County, so it's not close). The makeup application was done with great products that didn't feel heavy and the gentleman stylist was amazing with color. I also had a manicure there (very quick and efficient) and I was impressed with the way the manicurist did not insist that I push back my cuticles (as other salons have said to me) or cut my nails too short. I saw other patrons there and everyone seemed very satisfied. I looked and felt amazing after the hair, makeup and nail treatments. The specialty of the salon is curly hair and I saw all sorts of hair being worked on -- further proof that these people know what they're doing. I would highly recommend this salon because they listened, gave great feedback and didn't insist on what 'they' wanted to do, but the focus was truly on me. Outstanding customer service and quality work.

2
★★★★★

I had a complete makeover at Santa Cruz salon just last week. Leslie, the stylist, was terrific and very skilled. She had great ideas and extensive knowledge on color, texture and maintenance. I had visited the salon for an initial consultation and met her during this. It was NOT conducted in a rush, but rather in a relaxed manner and she really listened to the concerns I had (I.e., long hair to shorter length, the maintenance of the cut, color and highlights, etc.) with respect to how far I was willing to go with a new look. The vibe and feel of the salon was beautiful -- very comfortable, private sections for color, washing and haircuts -- no one on top of you while you're getting worked on. This was my first visit to this salon (several family members had recommended it) and it's definitely a place I would go back to (and I live up in Westchester County, so it's not close). The makeup application was done with great products that didn't feel heavy and the gentleman stylist was amazing with color. I also had a manicure there (very quick and efficient) and I was impressed with the way the manicurist did not insist that I push back my cuticles (as other salons have said to me) or cut my nails too short. I saw other patrons there and everyone seemed very satisfied. I looked and felt amazing after the hair, makeup and nail treatments. The specialty of the salon is curly hair and I saw all sorts of hair being worked on -- further proof that these people know what they're doing. I would highly recommend this salon because they listened, gave great feedback and didn't insist on what 'they' wanted to do, but the focus was truly on me. Outstanding customer service and quality work.

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I wanted to get my hair done for my 21st birthday. I was seaching around salon after salon to really get someone that understood what i wanted and also someone that knew how to deal with my hair. When I walked in I met Leslie and can I tell u her hands, well they're magic. She's the perfect person. Tell her what you wanted and she can make it happen. Now my hair is EXTREEMLY curly and frizzy and hard to manage. I mean I cant lie I wasn't too sure if she could deal with it, but yes I was TOTALLY wrong. She listens to your ideas and lets you know want the best thing for you is. Now let me tell you something you may think you need to go lighter darker or what ever it is that you want, but listen to her and trust what shes saying, because when i did i walked out a whole knew person. She deserves to be known, because as i said her hands can do anything. SO GO TO LESLIE!!! Im so glad I went to Leslie. She has a cool personality and makes u feel comforble with whats sees doing. Even the atmosphere in the salon, in its self its great. I will definitly be going back to see Leslie. I mean, all I could think when I left the salon was "FIERCE!!!!!" It was a complete transformation and couldn't wait to show my new look off. Thanks all to Leslie my 21st birthday ended with a blast. SO GO TO LESLIE!!!! Dont think twice just go and make an appoiontment. You'll undertsand completely after walking out a new person.

2
★★★★★

I wanted to get my hair done for my 21st birthday. I was seaching around salon after salon to really get someone that understood what i wanted and also someone that knew how to deal with my hair. When I walked in I met Leslie and can I tell u her hands, well they're magic. She's the perfect person. Tell her what you wanted and she can make it happen. Now my hair is EXTREEMLY curly and frizzy and hard to manage. I mean I cant lie I wasn't too sure if she could deal with it, but yes I was TOTALLY wrong. She listens to your ideas and lets you know want the best thing for you is. Now let me tell you something you may think you need to go lighter darker or what ever it is that you want, but listen to her and trust what shes saying, because when i did i walked out a whole knew person. She deserves to be known, because as i said her hands can do anything. SO GO TO LESLIE!!! Im so glad I went to Leslie. She has a cool personality and makes u feel comforble with whats sees doing. Even the atmosphere in the salon, in its self its great. I will definitly be going back to see Leslie. I mean, all I could think when I left the salon was "FIERCE!!!!!" It was a complete transformation and couldn't wait to show my new look off. Thanks all to Leslie my 21st birthday ended with a blast. SO GO TO LESLIE!!!! Dont think twice just go and make an appoiontment. You'll undertsand completely after walking out a new person.

Pros: Leslie is the one got to, Customer service A++, and the entire staff they're wonderful.

Cons: It's alittle on the expensive side, but you WILL walk out knowing your money was well spent.

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After a horrendous high end 5th ave salon disaster cut from my long brown hair into a "Posh like" cut in November, I went looking for a new hairdresser. I was so depressed as my hair looked horrible with many noticable holes and chunks of hair just missing from my head as the last hair stylist went crazy with the razor and had made some serious mistakes. I walked into Santa Cruz and met Katya and she made me feel pretty and styish again. Shaping my mess was not an easy task and she has worked with me over the past few months to help me look good during this transitional time where I just needed my hair to grow. An inherited task that was not easy considering the shape and condition of my hair. What I love about Katya is that she cares and that she listens to you and works with you until you are happy. I find that some hair stylists can be very stubborn and don't listen to their client's needs and just do what they want with plenty of attitude to top it offf. Katya really listens and talks to you and has no attitude at all!! She is a joy and breath of fresh "hairdresser" air!!!!

2
★★★★★

After a horrendous high end 5th ave salon disaster cut from my long brown hair into a "Posh like" cut in November, I went looking for a new hairdresser. I was so depressed as my hair looked horrible with many noticable holes and chunks of hair just missing from my head as the last hair stylist went crazy with the razor and had made some serious mistakes. I walked into Santa Cruz and met Katya and she made me feel pretty and styish again. Shaping my mess was not an easy task and she has worked with me over the past few months to help me look good during this transitional time where I just needed my hair to grow. An inherited task that was not easy considering the shape and condition of my hair. What I love about Katya is that she cares and that she listens to you and works with you until you are happy. I find that some hair stylists can be very stubborn and don't listen to their client's needs and just do what they want with plenty of attitude to top it offf. Katya really listens and talks to you and has no attitude at all!! She is a joy and breath of fresh "hairdresser" air!!!!

Pros: Great service, realxing shampoos

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I've gotten my short hair cut there a few times now, and Leslie did a great job, really cute and choppy. The salon is also very nice, and they give you tea while you wait. Although it is expensive, I definately recommend it.

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★★★★★

I've gotten my short hair cut there a few times now, and Leslie did a great job, really cute and choppy. The salon is also very nice, and they give you tea while you wait. Although it is expensive, I definately recommend it.

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After 6 weeks of keeping my CURLY & THICKKK shoulder lenght hair up on a bun, I found SANTA CRUZ SALON. Like so many, unsure of what style will suit them, I came armed with pictures of MY desired BOB cut. My appointment was with Andrew and we discussed the pictures along with Ms Cruz herself who takes interest in all the customers. I was in the BEST of hands from the talented colorist who created the perfect base color for 6 weeks of black & grey rooting, the young lady who shampoo, deep conditioned and massaged all worries (at least for those 10 min), and of course to have the best of both worlds when Andrew brought my cut and beautiful style to life along with Ms Cruz scissor magic making a HOT style even HOTTER!!! Both Santa and Andrew took the BEST of their TALENTS to make me a totaly different woman. I came in mama drama and walked out HOT MAMA with a SHARP SAVVY BOB.Anyone who was there when I arrvied could not believe the GORGEOUS transformation. I will now admit, that I was very bumed out about turning 40 on the 14th but after my makeover I can easily say I am 28-30, so 40 is not looking too bad after all.

Ms SANTA CRUZ AND STAFF ARE ALL "TRULY CARING PROFESSIONALS"

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★★★★★

After 6 weeks of keeping my CURLY & THICKKK shoulder lenght hair up on a bun, I found SANTA CRUZ SALON. Like so many, unsure of what style will suit them, I came armed with pictures of MY desired BOB cut. My appointment was with Andrew and we discussed the pictures along with Ms Cruz herself who takes interest in all the customers. I was in the BEST of hands from the talented colorist who created the perfect base color for 6 weeks of black & grey rooting, the young lady who shampoo, deep conditioned and massaged all worries (at least for those 10 min), and of course to have the best of both worlds when Andrew brought my cut and beautiful style to life along with Ms Cruz scissor magic making a HOT style even HOTTER!!! Both Santa and Andrew took the BEST of their TALENTS to make me a totaly different woman. I came in mama drama and walked out HOT MAMA with a SHARP SAVVY BOB.Anyone who was there when I arrvied could not believe the GORGEOUS transformation. I will now admit, that I was very bumed out about turning 40 on the 14th but after my makeover I can easily say I am 28-30, so 40 is not looking too bad after all.

Ms SANTA CRUZ AND STAFF ARE ALL "TRULY CARING PROFESSIONALS"

Pros: You feel "SPECIAL" and the one on one attention!!!

Cons: Pricey but worth it!! You pay for experienced professionals with up to date flair!!!!!

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This is my first experience going to Salon Santa Cruz and it was great. I recently relocated from Atlanta Georgia to New York City I visited several salons before deciding on Salon Santa Cruz. What one me over with Salon Santa Cruz firstly was the ratings on citysearch and secondly, when I visited the receptionist, was pleasant and recommended that I see Andrew for a consultation. The salon is very professional, chic, and hip with a great ambiance. It felt like great things happen in this salon. It had a vibrant vibe that matched my personality. I scheduled my consultation with Andrew the next week at 11am. I got there a few minutes early and Andrew was waiting for me. During the consultation he asked me many questions about my hair and gave me options that was best suited for me. I showed him a photo of a hair style I liked from a magazine and Andrew was honest about how he could create the style but more suited to me. He even discussed hair care and things I could do in a few months after my hair grows out. I was impressed. Andrew gave me a hair cut like nobodys business. He hooked me up. It was like a transformation before my eyes. My hair looked fabulous. Tomas who washed my hair massaged my scalp so tenderly that I felt myself drifting off. He was very attentive offering me something to drink. Santa was also very nice and welcomed me to the Salon. I was also impressed that a cut, relaxer, and style took less than 2.5 hours. I felt special going there and thats the feeling you want to have when you go to the salon. They have a new customer and I can't wait to go back. Thanks Andrew You Rock!!!!

2
★★★★★

This is my first experience going to Salon Santa Cruz and it was great. I recently relocated from Atlanta Georgia to New York City I visited several salons before deciding on Salon Santa Cruz. What one me over with Salon Santa Cruz firstly was the ratings on citysearch and secondly, when I visited the receptionist, was pleasant and recommended that I see Andrew for a consultation. The salon is very professional, chic, and hip with a great ambiance. It felt like great things happen in this salon. It had a vibrant vibe that matched my personality. I scheduled my consultation with Andrew the next week at 11am. I got there a few minutes early and Andrew was waiting for me. During the consultation he asked me many questions about my hair and gave me options that was best suited for me. I showed him a photo of a hair style I liked from a magazine and Andrew was honest about how he could create the style but more suited to me. He even discussed hair care and things I could do in a few months after my hair grows out. I was impressed. Andrew gave me a hair cut like nobodys business. He hooked me up. It was like a transformation before my eyes. My hair looked fabulous. Tomas who washed my hair massaged my scalp so tenderly that I felt myself drifting off. He was very attentive offering me something to drink. Santa was also very nice and welcomed me to the Salon. I was also impressed that a cut, relaxer, and style took less than 2.5 hours. I felt special going there and thats the feeling you want to have when you go to the salon. They have a new customer and I can't wait to go back. Thanks Andrew You Rock!!!!

Pros: The stylist are very talented

Cons: The cost is a little on the high side and my stylist works only on Friday and Saturday

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I think this place is fantastic. Santa's been cutting my hair, which is very, very curly, for several years now. For the first time in my life, I actually feel that my hair is a asset (pinch me -- still can't believe I'm saying this). Yes, my hair looks and feels fabulous... and it's healthy too. It took me nearly 50 years to find Santa and I will follow her to the grave. Did I mention the color? The color is also terrific - blond -and it lasts a surprisingly long time. I get a lot of hair compliments these days. The Salon is extremely clean, the staff is very polite and helpful, decor is hip and cool. Thank you Santa for creating this great place and being so talented with curly hair.

2
★★★★★

I think this place is fantastic. Santa's been cutting my hair, which is very, very curly, for several years now. For the first time in my life, I actually feel that my hair is a asset (pinch me -- still can't believe I'm saying this). Yes, my hair looks and feels fabulous... and it's healthy too. It took me nearly 50 years to find Santa and I will follow her to the grave. Did I mention the color? The color is also terrific - blond -and it lasts a surprisingly long time. I get a lot of hair compliments these days. The Salon is extremely clean, the staff is very polite and helpful, decor is hip and cool. Thank you Santa for creating this great place and being so talented with curly hair.

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I have been going to different beauty salons for many many years and there have been very few beauty salons or stylists able to work with my type of hair. Salon Santa Cruz is like a breathe of fresh air in that they don't stereotype you or your type of hair into traditional categories of straight or curly, good or damaged hair. The staff is warm, respectful of your hair, and respectful of your views which I really appreciate. I want to single out Leslie who gave me the best cut and style that I have ever had. For the first time, I felt my "do" was me and not some other person the stylist tried to make me. I also want to mention the junior stylist Evelyn who was fabulous in styling my hair on an earlier visit. Overall, this salon has a great team of professionals.

2
★★★★★

I have been going to different beauty salons for many many years and there have been very few beauty salons or stylists able to work with my type of hair. Salon Santa Cruz is like a breathe of fresh air in that they don't stereotype you or your type of hair into traditional categories of straight or curly, good or damaged hair. The staff is warm, respectful of your hair, and respectful of your views which I really appreciate. I want to single out Leslie who gave me the best cut and style that I have ever had. For the first time, I felt my "do" was me and not some other person the stylist tried to make me. I also want to mention the junior stylist Evelyn who was fabulous in styling my hair on an earlier visit. Overall, this salon has a great team of professionals.

Pros: Top notch service

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I just want to thank my stylist Adrew Glover and his fab assistant Cynthia for such a wonderful
experience at SSC. Everyone at the Salon was so nice, professional and I felt catered to every minute
of my day.

2
★★★★★

I just want to thank my stylist Adrew Glover and his fab assistant Cynthia for such a wonderful
experience at SSC. Everyone at the Salon was so nice, professional and I felt catered to every minute
of my day.

Pros: YOU WILL LEAVE WITH GREAT HAIR FOR YOUR MONEY

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Leslie at Salon Santa Cruz is amazing! She gives me the best cut and color ever!!! I totally trust her and let her work her magic...I always walk out of there happy!

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★★★★★

Leslie at Salon Santa Cruz is amazing! She gives me the best cut and color ever!!! I totally trust her and let her work her magic...I always walk out of there happy!

Pros: Leslie, entire staff is friendly

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I have been going to this Salon for abut 3 years. I found it while I was walking down Madison Ave(where they use to be) and it said Specializes in Curly Hair. Of course I was very skeptical b/c I have been to many places in the city who say they can cut curly hair and all I have to say is there were a lot of tears and hat! So I walked in and met with Leslie! She was fantastic! We talked and I explained my hair situation, I have extremely tight, curly hair and she totally got it!!! I have only been back to her and I let Leslie have free range with my hair. Everytime I go, I walk out like a new person . Today I actually just went and she gave me a very cute, short,sleek cut and blew out my hair straight! I hugged her. Everyone who struggles with curly hair, you MUST go and meet with Leslie, you won't be disappointed!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I have been going to this Salon for abut 3 years. I found it while I was walking down Madison Ave(where they use to be) and it said Specializes in Curly Hair. Of course I was very skeptical b/c I have been to many places in the city who say they can cut curly hair and all I have to say is there were a lot of tears and hat! So I walked in and met with Leslie! She was fantastic! We talked and I explained my hair situation, I have extremely tight, curly hair and she totally got it!!! I have only been back to her and I let Leslie have free range with my hair. Everytime I go, I walk out like a new person . Today I actually just went and she gave me a very cute, short,sleek cut and blew out my hair straight! I hugged her. Everyone who struggles with curly hair, you MUST go and meet with Leslie, you won't be disappointed!!!!!

Pros: Very nice, attentive staff.

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I have to say this really knocked my socks off. I left here looking and feeling like a million dollars. So the decor goes like this: 12 generously spaced chairs to spread out and let the stylists do there thing to you, and many gorgeous Chandeliers giving the salon the perfect lighting. Mirrors are all around you in perfect places. There are heat lamps to have your hair dried with plenty of space so you do not feel jam packed as well as the most comfortable seats to have your hair washed in. There is also a station for manicures. The old beautiful brick walls are covered in fascinating art work that is for sale, and the front of the salon is a floor to ceiling style window so you can people watch on 5th avenue.
Katya is simply amazing. Her smile lights up the room and her personality says everything for her. She wants perfection, and she?s willing to work as hard as she has to, to make sure you are happy. The color that she gave to my hair went from this dull reddish brown when I came in the salon to this rich chocolate brown with some hints of succulent cherry. Enough to make anyone?s mouth water. Once the color is set in..I moved over to have my hair washed by this man with magical fingers. His name is Jeffery and he took the stress out of my neck with this incredible massage that I got while he was also washing my hair. He took his time, and made sure that he massaged each part of my head. Leslie is great too?she is the woman who dried my hair and made it pin straight. She really knows how to work that hair dryer, my hair has never looked so good. Santa is the owner of this place. She is also a stylist who gives her all to everyone. I can see from the customers that are talking to her that she is loved and respected to the fullest extreme. I guarantee once you come here, you will never want to have your hair done anywhere else. This place is simply the best.

2
★★★★★

I have to say this really knocked my socks off. I left here looking and feeling like a million dollars. So the decor goes like this: 12 generously spaced chairs to spread out and let the stylists do there thing to you, and many gorgeous Chandeliers giving the salon the perfect lighting. Mirrors are all around you in perfect places. There are heat lamps to have your hair dried with plenty of space so you do not feel jam packed as well as the most comfortable seats to have your hair washed in. There is also a station for manicures. The old beautiful brick walls are covered in fascinating art work that is for sale, and the front of the salon is a floor to ceiling style window so you can people watch on 5th avenue.
Katya is simply amazing. Her smile lights up the room and her personality says everything for her. She wants perfection, and she?s willing to work as hard as she has to, to make sure you are happy. The color that she gave to my hair went from this dull reddish brown when I came in the salon to this rich chocolate brown with some hints of succulent cherry. Enough to make anyone?s mouth water. Once the color is set in..I moved over to have my hair washed by this man with magical fingers. His name is Jeffery and he took the stress out of my neck with this incredible massage that I got while he was also washing my hair. He took his time, and made sure that he massaged each part of my head. Leslie is great too?she is the woman who dried my hair and made it pin straight. She really knows how to work that hair dryer, my hair has never looked so good. Santa is the owner of this place. She is also a stylist who gives her all to everyone. I can see from the customers that are talking to her that she is loved and respected to the fullest extreme. I guarantee once you come here, you will never want to have your hair done anywhere else. This place is simply the best.

Pros: Beautiful salon, great stylists, amazing ideas

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I am hitting a milestone and wanted to refresh my look. I chose them based on a recommendation.

Wow! I am impressed with Salon Santa Cruz. I went there after a messy ?divorce? from my previous hairdresser. Like any other relationship venturing to a new one takes a leap of faith? So I did it! I took the leap and Santa (means Saint in Spanish) was there to catch me! The Salon is on the second floor; a quaint little place. I found her to be knowledgeable about the trials and tribulations the curly haired crowd face daily. She is no-nonsense ? which I found refreshing. I never liked hearing what a stylist thought I wanted and then leaving dissatisfied. Interestingly enough, I can even do my hair myself. I am no professional but it looks good for a DIY do!

For the record, I didn't get the full service but was treated cordially and noticed that others around me got the same. There is something to be said for consistency. I would be willing to try out their other services and recommend them.

2
★★★★☆

I am hitting a milestone and wanted to refresh my look. I chose them based on a recommendation.

Wow! I am impressed with Salon Santa Cruz. I went there after a messy ?divorce? from my previous hairdresser. Like any other relationship venturing to a new one takes a leap of faith? So I did it! I took the leap and Santa (means Saint in Spanish) was there to catch me! The Salon is on the second floor; a quaint little place. I found her to be knowledgeable about the trials and tribulations the curly haired crowd face daily. She is no-nonsense ? which I found refreshing. I never liked hearing what a stylist thought I wanted and then leaving dissatisfied. Interestingly enough, I can even do my hair myself. I am no professional but it looks good for a DIY do!

For the record, I didn't get the full service but was treated cordially and noticed that others around me got the same. There is something to be said for consistency. I would be willing to try out their other services and recommend them.

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I recently had my hair cut and highlighted by Katya at the Santa Cruz salon after a friend recommended her to me. I have to say that I absolutely love my hair and have gotten a ton of compliments after getting my new look. The salon staff is extremely friendly and make you feel welcome and relaxed. I highly recommend this salon and Katya in particular as she is just amazing! (although it seems that everyone else here is super good also). Thanks SOOOO MUCH!!! I am VERY HAPPY and will definitely be back again soon!!!

2
★★★★★

I recently had my hair cut and highlighted by Katya at the Santa Cruz salon after a friend recommended her to me. I have to say that I absolutely love my hair and have gotten a ton of compliments after getting my new look. The salon staff is extremely friendly and make you feel welcome and relaxed. I highly recommend this salon and Katya in particular as she is just amazing! (although it seems that everyone else here is super good also). Thanks SOOOO MUCH!!! I am VERY HAPPY and will definitely be back again soon!!!

Pros: Professional and highly skilled stylist, friendly staff

Cons: None

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Mentally and physically depleted from a very hectic holiday season, it was time for some major restoration.

I had the good fortune of going to Salon Santa Cruz. I was very warmly greeted at the reception area by the the owner Santa. She immediately seated me, and thoroughly discussed what type of hair I had and what look I wanted. Santa then made an assessment and gave me her recommendations.

Throughout the visit, I was treated royally by the staff, the space was beautiful and it was just what i needed to unwind from the flurry of activity. The salon was beautifully decorated for the holidays, thesalon is spacious so that I was not subjected to anyone elses conversations and i did not feel crammed, i was offered wine or any other refreashments by the many assistants.

As for my hair, I had a major overhaul, starting by correcting my very brassy hair color to a more natural chocalate color with warm color highlights. These colors are more natural looking. My hard to cover gray was completely gone!! I always leave athe salons with a few gray hairs showing. This was not the case here.

Santa gave me a classic but more updated haircut so that I no longer had the matronaly look.
I look years younger, I love my hair color, the cut is so easy to manage. All in all this was just what i needed to start the New Year.

I highly recommend this salon. I highly recommend Santa. She is a highly skilled colorist and stylist.

2
★★★★★

Mentally and physically depleted from a very hectic holiday season, it was time for some major restoration.

I had the good fortune of going to Salon Santa Cruz. I was very warmly greeted at the reception area by the the owner Santa. She immediately seated me, and thoroughly discussed what type of hair I had and what look I wanted. Santa then made an assessment and gave me her recommendations.

Throughout the visit, I was treated royally by the staff, the space was beautiful and it was just what i needed to unwind from the flurry of activity. The salon was beautifully decorated for the holidays, thesalon is spacious so that I was not subjected to anyone elses conversations and i did not feel crammed, i was offered wine or any other refreashments by the many assistants.

As for my hair, I had a major overhaul, starting by correcting my very brassy hair color to a more natural chocalate color with warm color highlights. These colors are more natural looking. My hard to cover gray was completely gone!! I always leave athe salons with a few gray hairs showing. This was not the case here.

Santa gave me a classic but more updated haircut so that I no longer had the matronaly look.
I look years younger, I love my hair color, the cut is so easy to manage. All in all this was just what i needed to start the New Year.

I highly recommend this salon. I highly recommend Santa. She is a highly skilled colorist and stylist.

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This salon encompasses the essence of the new term ?fabulosity? all that is fabulous. The moment you walk in you?re greeted by their friendly staff. You?re then swept off to get your hair washed. Tip #1, ask for Jeffery. He gives the best scalp massage in the city. Then you?re off to your stylist. Throughout your service you?re asked if you want a beverage or magazine. I have gotten my hair done by Santa Cruz because her work is flawless. My hair looks great curly or straight. You'll feel like a million bucks after your experience with her. The salon is on 5th Avenue and you certainly get what you pay for and some. If you want a luxurious experience and perfect hair results Salon Santa Cruz is the place to go. Tip #2, the junior stylists are well trained and do great hair for a discounted price.

2
★★★★★

This salon encompasses the essence of the new term ?fabulosity? all that is fabulous. The moment you walk in you?re greeted by their friendly staff. You?re then swept off to get your hair washed. Tip #1, ask for Jeffery. He gives the best scalp massage in the city. Then you?re off to your stylist. Throughout your service you?re asked if you want a beverage or magazine. I have gotten my hair done by Santa Cruz because her work is flawless. My hair looks great curly or straight. You'll feel like a million bucks after your experience with her. The salon is on 5th Avenue and you certainly get what you pay for and some. If you want a luxurious experience and perfect hair results Salon Santa Cruz is the place to go. Tip #2, the junior stylists are well trained and do great hair for a discounted price.

Pros: location, atmosphere, staff, hospitality

Cons: need more signage on the building, you can walk past the address without noticing, the exterior doesnt do justice to the interior

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Every time I walk out of Salon Santa Cruz after one of Leslie's phenomenal cuts, I feel like a million bucks! I am an amazingly picky and particular kind of guy but Leslie has found a way to get it right every time. The new location is gorgeous, convenient, and spacious. Everyone working there is a pleasure to deal with. I have been a long time customer and intend to be one for a much longer time. Great job on the new place Santa!

2
★★★★★

Every time I walk out of Salon Santa Cruz after one of Leslie's phenomenal cuts, I feel like a million bucks! I am an amazingly picky and particular kind of guy but Leslie has found a way to get it right every time. The new location is gorgeous, convenient, and spacious. Everyone working there is a pleasure to deal with. I have been a long time customer and intend to be one for a much longer time. Great job on the new place Santa!

Pros: Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: none

 

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