456 West Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.726884 -73.999957
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
One of my best experiences – I was there on Sunday and had an appointment with Dominique. I was keeping my hair long for such a long time and it was time to cut it. I had couple of pictures with me and was hoping to get that style. Dominique calmly, professionally and patiently explained to me why that cut may not be the best for my facial features and instead she made some suggestions. The minute she started talking I knew I was in good hands. She was very kind and extremely talented and professional. She knew exactly what she was doing. As an icing on the cake, I had to experience a wonderful skull treatment, Head, shoulder and hand massage. I have been through so many hair stylist in NY, LA and DC and paid my fair share of $$$, I believe my last hair cut and color cost me about $600.00 and I came home and was not happy with either one and this was supposed to be from the winner Hair stylist of the year!!! But here at Aveda, I only paid $100.00 for the whole thing. The massage, the consultation and a great hair cut. Thank you Dominique and Aveda salon for the great service.
Highly recommended – I've been going here regularly for a partial foil (and occasional cut) for well over a year. It took forever to find someone I could trust in the city, I'm picky and any time I tried to find a good Aveda salon in NYC I was either robbed blind or bleached bald.... so I'd actually trek upstate for an appointment with the stylist I'd been going to since college. And I mean trek.
I'm very lucky to have found Alex. Aside from being professional and sweet, he just gets it! A lot of stylists I've come across seem to struggle with the concept of making highlights look "natural". But Alex makes it happen. I always leave the salon feeling beautiful. I recommend him to all my friends!
Alex embodies professionalism! – I have gone to several different hair salons, but with no luck finding an individual who would cut/color the way I want, or even close for that matter. I waited at the reception area at the salon for my friend that was getting her hair done by Alex. I was so impressed with the way he had cut my friends hair (the color is beautiful too) that I made the appointment two days later. Alex took his time to help me find the perfect colors (I am extremely picky) and I cannot thank him ENOUGH for her fabulous sense of style, WHAT A TALENT!!!
I found my permanent hair dresser, and I am so excited and relieved!Thank you ALEX! Keep up the amazing work!!!! He's the reason I go back! And it doen't hurt that he's very cute!!!
High end salon - amazing stylist and color expert!! – I went to the salon yesterday, Christian gave me the best color I ever had (1/2 head of highlights) and a great great haircut despite the challenge (a bad haircut that didn't want to go away).
I had been feeling discouraged about my hair for the last 4-5 years, not knowing what to do with it... And I had an interview this AM, so I needed a boost of confidence.
Christian totally did it for me. He's brilliant with the color, he really listened and the result was outstanding: super natural like I wanted, but really dimensional and sophisticated.
I'll definitely recommend him to any of my friends.
Oh and yes, the hand massage felt amazing.
Dumpy salon, lack of well-trained stylists, unprofessional supervisors. – I have been a client here for 7 years and have noticed such a dramatic decline in the quality of stylists this school turns out over the last 1-1.5 years that my last visit to this establishment this week marked the final one. The stylists have no concept of how to mix color, they do not listen to the client's ideas. They now rely on exact instruction given from their supervisor instead of applying ideas and formulations they have learned in class. The level of professionalism has also dropped off a cliff, especially with regards to their instructor/supervisors. They look at you just as a 'head'. If you sit 4+ hours for a service gone completely awry, you will be expected to pay in full and come in for a redo within a very strict 24 hours (which may also be a disaster). You will also be made to feel as if it was your fault somehow that the color came out wrong or the cut left split ends. $125+ for cut color/highlights is much better spent at a salon where they will actually respect you as a client not just a head of hair to manipulate.
Attention Attention! Great Service can be found here! – Okay, I woke up and had a cup of tea and decided to phone the salon for cut and color with Kevin. The ever so polite Meghan answered. It's nice to know that the other person on the other end knows who they're talking to.. and that person was me. Okay, I asked if Kevin could fit me in the next day for highlights and she put me on hold and while the relaxing pre-recorded message talked to me about the new "pack another pair of jeans" campaign (I found it quite cute and chuckled). Okay, the hold was rather brief even though she had to run all the way up the stairs, I'm assuming since she sounded a little fatigued (poor thing), and found a way to fit me in. Now I have beautiful chesnut honey highlights and a graduated bob that fits my lifestyle (by the way, I love the guy that brings me the tea.. he gets my stamp of approval). I'de give Meghan 10 stars if I could because she is a little angel but since I can't it will have to be 5 stars then. Okay.
Horrible experience!!! Alex ruined my hair! – He is pleasant but has no business coloring hair. Twice he pulled through the color on my hair, which is curly and very porous. This was in the fall. I cannot bleach my hair because it would be very damaged, so to correct his misstep, I have had hours ($$$) or treatments to reverse what he did. My hair is still too dark and it will not be back to the way it was until for probably a year or more. If I had colored my own hair with Clairol for $7, I would have done a better job.
Horrible experience – Upon hearing that this is the Corporate Aveda salon, I assumed that this salon would offer the upmost and professional service in the city. It is the complete opposite. The building is a bit run down and not as warm and inviting as a lot of other spa/salons with the same pricing. in fact, it looked like a cheap nail salon. I was greeted and welcomed upon my arrival but afterwards there was not the same relaxed atmosphere. It was a very cold environment. My service was rushed by the junior stylist and to top that I had to wait almost a half hour and not one person even warned me that the stylist was falling behind, they just sat me on the chair with a cup of tea. Then when I wanted a product, i found out that it was discontinued and the stylist did not even offer an alternative. I would never ever EVER have anyone come to this salon especially if they are looking for a calm environment!!
Why gamble with your hair? – If you are a gambler, you'll love this run down Holiday Hair Salon. Sometimes you get a great cut and color, with exceptional service and inconsistent prices.. Sometimes you get a completely different color, delivered with an "I'm too cool to even LOOK at you" attitude, and "don't EVEN think I'm going to get another cup of tea" glares.
I have gone to this salon for color and cuts at least 5 times in the past 2 years. Only twice has the color been exactly what I wanted, and never has the haircut been outstanding. The place is run down, (just look in the bathroom) and the attitudes are ridiculous. I just assume go elsewhere from now on.
I REALLY liked my color the first 2 times, but since then it's been awful. The pricing is on par or higher than many places for a single process ($115), and the price for cuts is ridiculous (Starting at $90), and the service is atrociously inconsistent. My last visit was with a snippy little twit named Christian for a single process; it was the final straw. Oh speaking of straw, that is what my hair looks like right now. Either the developer was inaccurate - or the "blowdry" job he did completely fried my hair. I have gotten a better blowout from a 12 year old. And to top it all off when I expressed concern about the color being uneven and too light at the bottom, and the fact that my hair was PARCHED, he told me it's because my "hair is dry and I color it too much". EXACT WORDS. Hmm., that?s funny, because my hair was not this damaged 2 days ago, and I haven?t colored it in over 8 weeks.
My advise to the twit: if you don't understand that delivering great hair & polite customer service to every client is part of being a great hair specialist, you should consider going back to being a rent boy in whatever uncouth town you grew up in....
My advice to anyone considering going to the Aveda Salon: I wish you luck, you?ll need it.
Alex is an amazing stylist and always goes above and beyond to make his guests feel wonderful. – Don't know what the previous person is talking about. I have been going to the Aveda Salon and getting my hair done by Alex for several months now. I always have a full head of highlights and a haircut and leave feeling like a million bucks. People at work, friends and family compliment my hair over and over again. I am sure the previous review was written by a malicous person. Alex, I am sure would go above and beyond to make sure everyone leaves his chair happy and looking beautiful.
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