171 E 65th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.765592 -73.964229
Neighborhoods: Lenox Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
I thought I'd been to the best, and then I went to see Lumi at Paul Labrecque Salon @ Chelsea Piers. Let me just say she's an amazing talented hairdresser. I had a horrible experience with my hair before I started seeing her. My hair was really dry and stripy. She introduced me to balayage (hair painting)! I'll never go back to foiling my hair again. My hair looks natural, sun kissed, and like it grew from my scalp. I don't see obvious roots in months. Go see Lumi!
I've been coming here since 2006 for everything: cut/color/waxing -- you name it. I've never had anything but good to exceptional service.
I'm finally writing this review because I had a varnish service with Hayden yesterday that was amazing. I was scrambling, and he squeezed me in last minute for a consultation and an appointment right after. I'm now his new favorite client. I'm really happy with how my hair came out. He listened to me-- most importantly-- and gave me exactly what I was after. I'm told he is THE guy for color service. I wish I could remember the name of the girl who washed my hair because she gave an amazing hair massage.
It's true that the clientele is kind of mostly older UES women -- at least at this location -- but the staff is fun and young and they listen to you and know their stuff.
Also, the location here is gorgeous. Spacious, open and airy. It overlooks this courtyard; very peaceful and relaxing!
Hayden Kings is the best – I returned to this salon when Hayden Kings moved here from DeBardinis. He is amazing. He is incredible with color and blow drys and all else. I feel like he is a hair artist not merely a stylist.
He is also warm, professional, and treats you like you are his only client. You could not ask for a nicer person to work with on all matters of hair. I could not recommend Hayden any more highly!
Great Salon // Perfect Cut // Ask for Hayden – I recently visited the UES location of this fabulous salon and had an appointment with Hayden Kings. I can tell you, I've never had a more friendly and attentive hair stylist in all my life. He was so easy to talk to and really seemed like he'd known me and my hair forever. Luxe shampoo followed by a smart cut that I can style myself daily. He even blow dried and styled my hair with a round brush and curling iron. He really is generous and knows what it means to provide quality service. It's an amazing value and I highly recommend both the salon and, specifically, Hayden. I look forward to returning for a trim soon and plan to try ombre with him in the future. When I have worked up the courage, though I know whatever he does will turn out gorgeous. When you book your appointment, tell him Nell sent you! : )
One thing I would recommend to them: offer non-dairy milk as an option for the coffee and tea. Some customers don't do dairy! Thank you!
Love My Color! – I followed Hayden Kings here and it is worth the trek from downtown or over a few bridges. Also, located Mid-town and the upper west side and availability 24/7. The setting is dreamy and the staff gracious. Hayden remains super! Again: My guy was Hayden Kings -- From A to Z this is how I felt about my color, cut, style and how the hours spent at the salon made me feel:
Amazing, Beautiful, Confident, Delighted, Exquisite, Fabulous, Gorgeous, Happy, Incredible, Jazzed, Kid-gloved, Luxurious, Marvelous, Novel, Outstanding, Pleased, Quality, Relaxed, Stunning, Tony, Ultimate, Valuable, Wonderful, XXX, Yes, Zingy
Like it but $$$ – I really like how they cut my hair and they were so nice there. Service and being polite is, to me, the ost important thing of all. It's expensive but worth the money IMO. The stylist said it was OK for me to bring my little one next time so I can save money on the babysitting. Not sure I can get my hair cut there every time but for a special occasion it's great. BTW I used the west side location, not the one listed here.
Best Haircut EVER – I've been going to Paul Lebrecque hairsalon for almost a year now and Izabella is the most professional and friendliest hair stylist you can ever ask for. She always has a smile on her face and always gets the job done. I can feel very comfortable in her hands and NEVER think twice that it would be a disaster once it is done. I would recommend her for all different type of haircuts and coloring! Thank you Izabella for making me look GREAT ALL THE TIME!
Worst Highlights – I got my hair highlighted at Paul Labrecque and was terribly disappointed and horrified with how my hair came out. I asked for golden blond highlights and got white stripes. I thought it looked "off" so I asked someone at the salon who said, "you look great!" When I got home my non observant boyfriend asked what happened to my hair because it was ....needless to say I won't be back.
WORST HAIRCUT EVER! – Went to the West Side location. Had appointment with stylist named Jason. Clearly and directly went through agreed upon length for the "trim", 1 and 1/2 inches. Left 4 inches shorter and looking terrible. Complete and utter disregard for my expectations. Complained to manager (Tim) who was just as terrible as Jason. In my 37 years have never had such a terrible experience. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. How do they stay in business?
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER – THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST PRETENTIOUS BUNCH OF REJECTS WHO THINK THEY ARE PART OF SOME SORT OF ARMY OF GREATNESS. MEANWHILE, THEY EXUDE A LACK OF CONFIDENCE, EXTREME LOSS OF CONTROL, AND POOR SENSE OF PROFESSIONALISM.
THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DOESNT SURPASS THAT OF A 2 MONTH OLD. DONT BOTHER GOING.
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