423-425 W 14th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.741645 -74.006963
Neighborhoods: Meatpacking District, Downtown
Allison is fabulous – I needed hair extensions. Someone had completely destroyed my hair and I felt hopeless. I had a consultation at Sally Hershberger with Allison; she showed me her portfolio with every celebrity whose extensions she'd done whose hair I always wanted mine to look like. I can't believe I didn't find her sooner because not only do my new extensions look amazing but she gave me the hair that I always wanted to have. And the haircut was impeccable. My bangs are bangin!!! I couldn't recommend a better stylist. If you're in NYC you have to book Allison McClellan.
Ruben is a perfectionist (i.e. he cuts hair perfectly) – Ruben has been cutting my hair for a while now and he is my fav. What I love is that he listens to what I want and pushes his creative talent just a tad to move me to try something new. The key is that he does this gradually and is respectful to what I also feel comfortable with. He takes great pride in his work and never rushes and I have 100% confidence that he is 100% paying attention to what he is doing while cutting my hair. In addition, he is super nice and fun and always makes me feel like a million bucks, and let's face it - us girls love to feel like princesses when we get our hair done right? Ruben is a gem and you will not be disappointed if he cuts your hair - you will be on cloud nine!!
NIKKI IS THE BEST COLORIST YOU WILL EVER FIND! – Nikki is the absolute best. I have fine, blonde hair and it will never grow past my shoulders-- That is, until Nikki. I have been to many high end salons (NYC, LA and SF), and Nikki IS THE BEST. Hands down. I wear my hair very light and she always makes it look natural AND (drumroll) keeps it healthy. I have had several I-just-stuck-my-finger-in-a-socket look at other salons, and then my hair would repeatedly break off. I didn't think it was possible for my hair to grow past my shoulders. But Nikki made it happen :) I constantly get compliments on the color (particularly from other blondes) and often from other hairdressers.
I've been seeing Nikki for years, and my hair has become healthier and grown longer than it has IN MY WHOLE LIFE. I have seen her work wonders with brunettes, and have a redhead friend who always has flawless hair-- and she often changes the shade of red.
Nikki has a great eye-- and the color combo's she uses always work with my skintone. She is always honest about what will work and look good and what will not. As a blonde, I wouldn't dream of going to anyone else and I will NEVER recommend anyone else. Not only is she gifted with color,she is an excellent conversationalist, but never intrusive. We can chatter for hours but she is also sensitive to the days I just want to read my book or close my eyes and get a great head massage. NIKKI IS GENIUS. THERE IS NO ONE BETTER.
Simply the best – I must say that I have been to some of the "best" hair salons in Manhattan. I am not easily impressed, however James was an absolutely top notch hair artist.
Initially, I was going to see Sally, but much to my dismay, her fee was a just a little over my price range. ;) I asked for the best person they had and I was referred to James. Upon first meeting him, I found him to be a little stand off'ish, which was not a huge issue to me. I am not necessarily the most 'chatty' client and I was their to get a great cut, which is exactly what James gave me. I find him to be super talented, straight forward and a real pleasant guy. He is SUPER creative, yet no nonsense.
I believe that this was probably the best haircut I have had in Manhattan so far and I will go as far as to say, I don't believe I need to visit another salon for a cut any time soon--I have found the place I was looking for...
Thumbs up, James!
Allison is a genius at haircuts – Before I became a Sally Hershberger Downtown customer several years ago, I looked up the ratings for the various hair stylists there and settled on Allison. She turned out to be a real find, a true artist of a stylist. Now I regularly make the five-hour bus trip from Ithaca NY, where I live, to New York City just for her haircuts. It's well worth the trip and the cost. Allison knows how to make me look good. Her cuts are extremely flattering, and make me appear years younger than I actually am. An added bonus: her cuts are so easy to care for that I no longer have to blow dry my hair, just wash, towel dry, and go. Many stylists can make you look great when you leave the salon. but fall flat the next day or week. Alison's haircuts make me look great every day. She is also a lovely person whom I look forward to seeing and talking with. Five-plus stars!!!!
Ruben never disappoints! – Ruben has been cutting my hair for over 5 years. I trust no one else with my thick, curly, unruly hair. After years of cutting my hair, Ruben still surprises me each time with a new and fun look. On this visit I went super short (Ruben has been trying to convince me to do so for years) which is scary for a curly haired girl to do. No regrets here! The cut is so amazing and chic. My friends, family and co-workers love it. I've received nothing but compliments. If you have curly hair (or any kind of hair for that matter) and have been looking for a place to get the perfect cut, look no further. Make an appt with Ruben at Sally Hershberger. The service there is amazing. Everyone is friendly and fun. Hope Ruben remembers the little people when word of his magic gets out...
Ruben is the best!!! – After I graduated college and moved back to NY my mom told me I was going to get my haircut with Ruben and switch from my old salon. I'm so glad I did. I just got my hair cut and highlighted today and it looks incredible!!!! I can always count on Ruben to make me look HOT !!! Definitely recommend!
The best haircut – Everytime Ruben cuts my hair I always think it is the best hair cut of my life, until the next time I come in for a hair cut and it is even better. People have stopped me on the street to compliment me after I have my hair styled by him.
Great spot...some stylists better than others – I have been to the salon a handful of times, and have seen 3 of the stylists there. I have reffered friends only to two of them, Allison and Tommy. They are both amazing. Friendly, funny, attentive, creative. Best haircuts in the city, hands down!! However, I saw a third stylist, and I must say, don't do it!!!! His name was Ruben i think. He was 40 minutes late, didn';t apologize, and put enough product in my hair to last a month!! And the haircut, well, I wasnt happy. Left a bad taste in my mouth. Otherwise, front desk was helpful, assistants were nice, and stylists great. Love this place!
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