Great, easily accessible location, very friendly and attentive staff, and an easy going athmosphere make the Christopher Stanley Salon a wonderful experience! Natasha knew exactly how to make me look my best and did a fantastic job with my highlights. I will definitely be back!
Pros: Highly skilled staff, Friendly, Reasonably priced
Finally, I have found a colorist (Paul) who is an expert on working with brunettes! I never have to worry about my color coming out red, Paul knows exactly what shade of brown and highlights to use. I have never been happier with the color!
I knew exactly what I wanted when I walked into Christopher Stanley Salon, and I got it. The unassuming, friendly staff helped me through the normally nervewracking process of getting settled, and soon enough I was plunked in a chair with my new favorite stylist and coiffeur extraordinaire, Henry. I told him about my lifestyle, hair treatment, and care preferences, and also gave him a solid idea of what I wanted. He executed the cut with panache, and made my hair incredibly stylish and cutting edge without being obvious, and kept my hair long and layered, just the way I like it, without adding any of the typical haircut twists and surprises. I will always return to Henry and Christopher Stanly, as it was an entirely un-snobbish, fulfilling, and stylish experience.
Pros: Friendly, Talented, Top-Notch
Christopher Stanley is the best salon in the city--warm, friendly, and relaxing. Noelle, my stylist, and Paul, my colorist, are amazing. They spend lots of time with you crafting the perfect style and color. I am constantly complimented on my cut and would recommend that everyone go there immediately!!
Christopher Stanley salon has become my favorite salon since I started going in September, 2003. I think I have found a salon for life. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The space has a very cool and open atmosphere. Henry, my hair stylist does an amazing job and always takes such care and time when he cuts my hair - which always turns out better than I hoped for. I get compliments all the time.
When I left the salon last time and took a cab home, the driver kept staring at me in the rearview mirror. When he let me out, he turned around and said, "Your hair looks fabulous!"
No kidding - Noel knows how to cut and Paul could not do better with the color. Everyone who works there is super nice too - not snotty and weird like most great salons.
Pros: Great People, Great Skill
Christopher Stanley Salon is an island of chic style in the middle of Chelsea. The salon itself is bright and airy with complementary artwork that leaves you in very relaxed state. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly without being overly solicitous. The coloring and styling talent is unsurpassed. I came in with a very messy head of highlights and left, as my co-workers said, "looking like a movie star". Christopher Gamper, A COLOR GOD, transformed my disaster into a mane of hair that gets complimented regularly. I will never go to anyone else for color unless Christopher sends me there - he is a true genius! You won't be disappointed at this salon and you will really enjoy your hair experience!
Pros: Relaxed, Talented, Reasonable
I've been going to Stanley at the Christopher Stanley Salon for over 10 years. He's wonderful and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair. When Stanley opened his own salon with the fabulous Christopher, he brought all his creativity and skill to this new location where he continues to give his clients personal care and attention and, of course, great hair. THEY'RE A MUST FOR FABULOUS HAIR IN THE CITY!
Pros: professional, personable, talented
There is nobody better than Henry for a hair cut. He always seems to know exactly what to do and I walk out of the salon feeling like a new women. I couldnt imagine having anyone else cut my hair. I am always complemented on my cut and of course I tell them there is nobody better than Henry at Christopher Stanley.
Unable to get into my usual salon (upscale uptown salon), I called here in a panic the day before I needed an appointment. They fit me in straight away and were so pleasant on the phone. Not only was my colorist wonderful in understanding and doing what I asked, she was so unpretentious and pleasant (sadly this can be at times a rarity in nyc salons). Mauricio did a fabulous blow out - I have longer curly hair and after he was finished it was the straightest it's ever been. I felt like I had the Japanese straightening process done - it lasted for days!! The most remarkable thing about my first visit aside from the flawless execution of excellent hair artistry, was that every single person in the salon with whom I interacted called me by name! What a civilized touch! I am now a regular here!
Christopher Stanley Salon is a great experience. I was fortunate to find Stanley himself earlier in his career and will follow him anywhere! I recommend him and the salon to all of my friends and have had nothing but awesome feedback.
This salon also features local artists work which gives the salon a different feel every few months- very hip
Pros: Great Service, Upbeat Atmoshpere, Great Value
What a wonderful place to relax and be pampered. Not only did my haircut look fabulous, but I left the salon feeling replenished. My hair had a renewed bounce, as well as my soul. Chatting with Stanley as he worked, seemed to calm me in the midst of a busy workday. It's also nice that people remember you after only being there two times prior to this. For me, going to this salon felt like a mini vacation. I got to forget the hussle and stress of NY. Kudos to all.
Pros: Great people.assistan, relaxing space, good haircut
As a woman who pride herself on the way she looks I was overjoyed at my haircut from Stanley. Before he started he asked me about my life-style and then proceeded to create magic with his scissors. Not only did my cut turn out magnificent, I was able to care for it myself at home. His upbeat and self-deprecated attitude was a breath of fresh air. I can't wait to return and have the whole experience again. What a pleasure!
What an amazing place! Stanley couldn't have been sweeter and more knowledgable. Prices are totally reasonable and the location is great...totally accessible to all the best shopping in the city. This is my new spot!
Pros: Great staff, Beautiful space
I went to the Christopher Stanley Salon this past Friday and all I have to say is WOW. Natasha my colorist was able to achieve the color I wanted that no other salon in the past has ever done. I will never go anywhere else to get my hair colored.
Pros: nice atmosphere, patient staff
Natashia is the best colorist I've ever been to. She sat me down, listened to me and gave me absolutley gorgeous color. I highly recommend her and would never think of going to anyone else again.
It was my first time at Christopher Stanley this past week and it will not be my last. I had forgotten the pics of the haircut and color I wanted yet Julie was able to understand exactly what I wanted and gave me an amazing haircut that I can actually style myself at home. And Christopher gave me amazing blonde highlights that I absolutely love! Mauricio shampooed and blewout my hair and it looked wonderful and lasted for TWO DAYS! I am definitely going to be a regular here :)
Pros: Friendly Staff, Knowledgeable Staff, Relaxing atmosphere
Great cut and color without the attitude...it's a VERY rare thing in this city. Don't waste your money anywhere else.
The new Christopher Stanley Salon is a joy and a treasure. Stanley's way with the curly head cannot be topped, the new digs are simple and chic, and the whole staff is friendly and efficient. Christopher Stanley will be around for a long time!
christopher stanley maintains a high standard for haircare without the fuss and attitude of many similarly priced salons. i always feel very welcome there and leave extremely satisfied. i highly recommend paul as a colorist - i'll never stray!
How exciting to be there from Stanley's apprenticeship at Gray's to his owning his own salon! Once we started together, he spoiled me for anyone or anywhere else. He takes the time to discuss pros and cons with me and to explain why certain cuts may work better than others (sometimes based on his knowledge of my hair ability - or lack thereof)! My hair and I enjoy our encounters with Stanley each and every time. I always walk out of his chair feeling transformed. Stanley knows his stuff!
This is a great salon.
The people are great and very professional -- I wouldn't trust anyone else for a fabulous color.
Pros: Great people, Great service
Cons: a bit expensive
I have been seeing Stanley & Christopher since they were at another salon 5 years ago. They are the best at what they do and their salon is open, friendly and relaxing. They take time and care with every customer, truly consulting to give each person his or her own best look possible. All of the staff are friendly, you don't have to book months in advance, and my appointments have always started right on time. What more could you ask for in a salon experience?
I've been going to Stanley for almost a year now, and he's done wonders for my hair, both color and cut-wise. He really knows how to work with my fine, straight as a stick hair to give it body and style- for the first time in my life I can wash and go - hair dryer for special occasions only! (this in itself is life-changing)
His cuts & color jobs grow out beautifully - I can go 2-3 months- which makes them fantastic value for money.
One word on atmosphere- I have always had a relaxing, almost therapeutic experience at CS. I usually go after work tired and grumpy and leave feeling cared for and refreshed.
In short, my stylist-hopping days are over!
Pros: Listens, Has vision, Great atmosphere
Stanley has been cutting my hair for nearly five years. Not only does he give great cuts, but he is always honest about what will work best for you and your hair. Not only does he consider the way it looks, but he asks you about your work and lifestyle to ensure the best cut for you. The whole staff is friendly and down to earth. The salon is hip without being snooty.
Pros: Atmosphere, Skill
I have followed Chris for over 10 years, from E 19th Street in Brooklyn all the way to his present location. He has never let me down and is the only person I would trust to put natural looking highlights in my waist-length hair. The salon is pleasant and the staff are considerate and attentive.
Pros: skill, atmosphere, professionalism
Cons: a little pricey
if you go you need to ask for Henry. he is absolute genius. he's been cutting my hair for more than 2 years and I would never go to anyone else. the salon is unique. just overall a pleasing experience.
I've been going to chi-chi salons for years, always feeling like I was being over-charged to not get what I want. My friend has been recommending this place so I finally went. Natashia gave me the best head massage and shampoo--it relieved me of all my stress. Paul gave me the perfect color I've been looking for all my life, and Noelle gave me a haircut that looks good no matter what I do to it. Aside from the obvious skill of my hairdressers they were fun, the gregarious staff had me rolling on the floor laughing. Loved It!
Pros: location, inexpensive, fun
I cheated and I'll do it again. Yes, I decided to cheat on my stylist and went to Henry at the Christopher Stanley Salon. From the wonderful hairwashing experience to the time spent to figure out what would work best for me. The experience was fun and the result was fantastic. The time, skill and genuine nature of Henry made the experience complete worth my infidelity. Do yourself a favor and be a cheater!
I caved into pressure from a coworker and visited this salon. It was a horrible experience. The people that I encountered were oblivious and seemed overly pleased with themselves. One unnamed owner seemed very distracted. While he may be skilled, he apparently decided to save his skills for someone else. His lack of care and attention, as well as his support staffs insincerity offended me.
From my very first haircut with Stanley four years ago, he's been my hairdo guru. You feel like you're working together to make you look your best, and I value his generosity with his time, intelligence & skill enormously. Things have only gotten better now that he and Christopher have their own salon; from the folks who wash your hair to the people behind the counter, the experience of Christopher Stanley salon could not be more enjoyable.
Pros: great service, skilled stylists, personal attention
I have been going to Stanley for several years and I have always loved all my haircuts and the great, natural highlights he has done for me. He offers wonderful advice and shows genuine concern for the health of your of hair and getting a look that is perfect for you! On top of the great cut, the atmosphere at the salon is inviting, warm and friendly.
I met Julie St. Germain back in Boston and have been loyal to her ever since. I was even travelling to New York to get my hair done after she moved from Boston. All for good reason, she's well worth the trip. Julie has seen me through many different styles and colors. She is very creative and has always made my hair look and feel great, despite all the bleaching and coloring I've tortured her with over the years. I've always been complimented on my cut and especially my color. As I've gotten "older" she has made my transition from cool, trendy hair to a more sophisticated look easy for me. I tell all my friends and family to go to Julie, and once they do, they become a part of her huge following. Christopher Stanley is lucky to have her!
Pros: good scheduling, easily accesible, very nice environment
Every week I receive compliments on my haircolor, but no one ever asks me where I "get it done" -- because it looks 100% natural! This, plus the friendly staff, relaxed yet chic atmosphere and convenient location are what keep me coming back to Christoper Stanley Salon.
Pros: friendly, chic, top-notch service
I have been going to Stanley for well over 3 years now...& I will not go to anyone else. I go where Stanley goes. I am so glad they were smart enough to realize and start their own business. They are very personable and will make you feel like a diva!!
I can not say enough good things about this salon. I have gone to the owners of this salon for MANY years and was thrilled when they decided to open on their own. They are extremely talented, creative, professional, organized and fun to spend time with. Their goal is make women look beautiful, provide sound advice and give you a style you can actually do yourself. I have gone through all the hair phases: hip and trendy, corporate, new mom and fun/but easy and they have never let me down. Also, their cuts and color always last a long time. All my friends love this salon - with good reason, it is a clean, fun place where you get taken care of - beautifully.
Pros: talented, creative, on-time
The stylists at Christopher Stanley are wonderful! All want you to look your best and to give you a cut that looks current and that you can style yourself.
I've been going to Stanley for years and he's never let me down!
Everyone who works there is incredibly friendly, nice, and helpful.
The friendly, professional staff at this chic salon only want you to look and feel your best! They go the extra mile to make sure you are completely thrilled with your new look. Fabulous color and cuts; all the latest techniques. Perfect Chelsea location (for shopping before and after) plus a rotating gallery of artwork from the hippest artists in NYC. What more could you want?
Pros: Experienced Staff, Fun Atmosphere, Highest Quality
Cons: I looked too great!
I have been with Stanley for five years. Not only is he wonderfully talented, he's a great person. It's so nice to be able to get a top quality haircut without all the "attitude" you normally experience at other salons or with other cutters. I am stopped all the time by people asking me where I get my haircut. I almost hate to tell them and let the secret out!
I love getting my hair cut by Stanley. He listens to my ideas and then provides me with sound advice. He never pushes product or treatments--he just gives you the best haircut for you.
The staff and stylists/colorists were so nice and friendly. The total experienced NYC salon with none of the attitude. My color was great..going back for a cut!!!
I can't even imagine going anywhere else! I've been a client of a CS partner for almost 8 years, I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else. I've recommended many friends who all have had wonderful experiences and refer their friends too. Color is excellent, haircuts and styling are beautiful and creative( if you dare!) The staff are so nice and attentive; I'll never leave! Thanks CS Salon!
Pros: Attentive, Great Value, Talented
i was referred to this salon by a friend, who's hair I had always admired. On my first visit, both Christopher, the colorist, and Stanley, the stylist, took a team approach and did a joint consultation on my hair, after taking the time to listen to my thoughts.
Then, the metamorphosis occurred! They gave me the best haircut, coloring and highlighting I had ever received in my life. I've received more compliments about my hair than ever before!
My hair has become a walking billboard, as well as a testament, to the magic that both Christopher and Stanley perform. I have referred friends to this salon, where they, too, have received the best hair treatment ever.
This 'hair magic" is performed in a relaxing atmosphere with courteous and professional staff, making it a most pleasant experience. It truly is the best salon in New York!
The skill with which hair color is created to work with one's own coloring is excellent.You leave feeling glamorise and pampered.Stellar.
For the best cut and color in NYC, I would recommend Julie to anyone. I have seen her for years and her recent move to Christopher Stanley is great. I love the space.
I just love the personal attention. They make me feel like I truly am a valued client. Stanley is the best -- he really listens to how you want to look. He is very particular regarding what he will and will NOT do.
For years I was afraid to get highlights because I didn't trust anyone with my hair. Then I read an article on Paul and how natural he makes highlights look. They were so right. My highlights always look natural, and I receive a lot of compliments on them.
I have never had my hair look better than the 2 years I have spent with Paul C. Not only does every strand of grey get covered (they are quite resistant), the result is a perfect combination of mink, caramel and toffee tones... and even though I color it frequently - its in healthy condition due to the great care they take.
If you need a cut-- call Stanley.
Ive been having my hair colored by the team at Christopher Stanley for 6+ years and I feel they are the best in New York. Creativity and innovation is their trademark and their experience shows! Not only is the new salon sleek and sexy, but all of the people that work there are friendly and entertaining. I wouldnt even think of going anywhere else.
Pros: Talented, Creative, Fun
No pretentious Bull! I have been coloring my hair for years and I finally found the best colorist and salon in the city. Paul C. has finally got the color so amazing and the assistants do a fierce blow dry.