Bronx >Beauty > Aria Hair & Beauty Spa
553-555 W. 235th St., Riverdale, NY | Directions 1046340.885628 -73.909370
Neighborhoods: West Bronx, Riverdale
Nice – Aria is a nice salon. Great Atmosphere. I am always welcomed with a smile at the front desk , it makes me feel right at home! the service is always great. THANK YOU TO ARIA SALON FOR EVERYTHING
A great hair summer courtesy of Marija! – Okay so I don't make a habit of writing reviews or gushing over services but I have been stopped by so many strangers complimenting me on my highlights but what they don't know if my secret weapon...it's Marija (the owner of Aria) and this crazy, incredible treatment she did to my hair back in May called something like Keratin treatment. My hair reminds me now of a Barbie Dolls, it's straight and shiny EVERY DAY and it was actually good for my hair. The only downside is the three days you have to keep the stuff on your hair when you first get it done but I tell you it was a blip on the radar compared to a summer full of great hair days. We're talking even when I was Orlando or San Francisco, my hair was predictably fabulous AND it's lasted longer than they said it would. I'm digging it and so will you. Best, Laura M.
Brazilian Relaxer – I have been a client of Aria for the last 10 years, I went in a few months ago for a hair cut and was informed about the brazilian relaxer. How it's great for frizzy and hard to deal with hair (which I have). Kristine showed me her hair and ask the receptionist to come over and look at her hair as well. Well let me tell you there hair was silky, straight and no frizz. They both explained to me that there hair is curly, frizz and takes likes 45 mins to style and now it's more like 5 mins and there out the door. As there sign states: wash and go hair. So I decided that I was going to do this process. I must have to say that I wasn't disappointed. I haven't stopped talking about this process. What once was a pain in the moring to style my hair, now I really wash and go these days. Thank you Kristine and Aria...............
Barbara is a saint – I have been going to Aria for many years for both waxing and hair service and have yet to be disappointed. The atmosphere has always been friendly and relaxed. Specifically, Barbara has been cutting and styling my hair for longer than i can remember- literally, my mother started having her hair done by Barbara when i was 3 years old. She has always been more than accommodating. She styled my mothers wigs when she was diagnosed with cancer, styled her hair when it began growing back in and even made house calls to trim my mother, sister's and my hair when she was too tired to bring us out. Many women understand the need to feel feminine and beautiful especially when going through a sickness like cancer. Barbara managed to make my mother feel like a beautiful woman at the most difficult times.
Today, my sister and I will follow Barbara anywhere, we are just thrilled that it happens to be within the comfort of Aria's salon. Never have I had a bad cut or color, no matter how many times I have changed my image through my teens and into my mid twenties (she saved my hair after an interesting "blue" period). I now live in Manhattan and would rather make my way to Riverdale for any salon needs. I would suggest to any and all within traveling distance to experience what both Aria and Barbara have to offer.
Kiwee for highlights – Attempting to lighten dark, dark hair a few shades is terrifying-- you put your hair into a stylists hands with full faith here. The staff at Aria are confident in a humble, unpretentious way. I knew exactly what I wanted , and Kiwee made it happen. The color was spot on with what I asked for.
Awesome atmosphere, self-assured staff, relaxed and great highlights.
Hair, Color, Kertin Relaxer – The girls at Aria are just fabulous. The atmosphere and quality of services can't be beat. Although they all are really good at what they do, Marija Shkreli is just a complete pro. She's been doing my hair cut and color for over 10 years and it always looks great. Just recently she gave me a keratin relaxer service that is just incredible.
Affordale Quality Service – I just moved to Riverdale from Manhattan and needed to start getting services done in the area, and coming from the city I was alittle picky about where to go and what to expect. So Conveniently located I stopped in at aria before heading to starbucks and picked up a salon menu. loved the front of the store that is desinged to look like a mini sephora with great aveda and davines hair products which I noticed were both natural and organic. So I picked up a great hair brush, a love shampoo that smells like pink grapefruits, and archipelago candle hmmm what else.. Oh and a hot pair of sunglasses.. I know sounds insane and I hadn't even been behind the curtain yet! So I pretended like I was too cool to get my hair done because I was from the city, so I just paid for my stuff left, grabbed a menu looked through it, got my vanilla latte ran back in and asked if I can get my hair done. I didn"t want to leave. I wanted to hang out there it was so pretty and casual. I asked if a stylist was available I had a consultation was informed that the color they use was plant derived and one was milk hydrolyzed. The colorist went to mix and I was put in a massage chair ahhhh scalp neck and back massage, nice little surpirse. I got a GREAT HAIRCUT AND COLOR! a makeup application and a nice cold glass of wine. I LOOK FABULOUS AND FEEL AMAZING. WHAT A NICE AFTERNOON IN MY NEW NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK U ARIA FOR PUTTING ME AT EASE
Annie is great and I recommend her to everyone – I just want to throw in my two cents after reading the previous post. Sorry the person who wrote it had a bad experience, but I think Annie at Aria is awesome. I've been a client for three years now and I will be one for many more. She is kind, courteous, professional and always does a great job. Yes, everyone has a reason not to be satisfied, but what good does it do to whine online about it? If you're not happy, definitely ask for your money back. But don't go on line and slam someone's professional reputation over your hair! It's hair! It grows back! Most grown-ups know that!
Anyway, Annie is great. I recommend her to everyone, men and women. And Aria, the place she works, is very cool too.
Worst Haircut Ever! – The stylist, Annie, was terrible! When I walked in she asked what I wanted to do, so I showed her a picture of the Katie Holmes shaggy bob asking if she thought this would look good on me. She replied, "yes you have a beautiful face," unsmiling as if to say, "lets get on with it." She was done with my hair cut in about 3 minutes flat and once it was blown out, I looked ridiculous. Annie had cut blunt, chunky bangs that went halfway around my head. The haircut didn't look anything like the picture I showed her; I looked much closer to Florence Henderson of the Brady Bunch. When I came back a few hours to try and get a refund, Maria, the owner, agreed that it did not look like what I'd requested and tried to fix it. I must admit, it did look better, but everything was still much shorter than I had wanted. Because cuts go for about $70 a pop, I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anyone. You can find much better service/quality for a better value.
Aria Beauty and Hair Salon Scissor Wild and Rude – I arrived at the salon to schedule an appointment, and thankfully (or maybe not so thankfully) they were able to take me in right away. The woman at the front desk was extremely rude giving me not so much as a nod even though there were no other customers ahead of me so this gave me the solid impression that they don't value their customers the least bit. Finally, I was taken in and when the woman had asked me what i would like done to my hair, I specifically said that I would like a trim, and to take AS LITTLE OFF as possible because I am "growing out my hair."
To my surprise, when I got home and took a shower, being that my hair is curly, my hair was cut so short that it was just above my chin! Mind that before that my hair was about an inch under my shoulders. I am very upset and disappointed.
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