Queens >Beauty > Shade Bar Organic Spa and Salon
3605 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110540.774325 -73.908163
Neighborhoods: Ditmars Steinway
I never had hair extensions before, so I was a little nervous on what to expect. I made an appointment by calling to set up a free consult. The salon was easy to find, since I live in Long Island , it took around 35 minutes. The salon is very attractive, when you walk in, you fill out a form, that tells the salon about what you are looking for, and if you have any issues, special needs, etc.
I had a consult with Sabrina, and had hair extensions done right after. She help me get something that I can afford. My budget was not that high, but it seems like they have something for everyone. They have so much hair in the salon. It is amazing at the size of the inventory, huge amounts of hair in stock. Sabrina did my hair extensions. She is an excellent hair extensions professional. In about 3 hours, I was done, with my new look, and I was extremely pleased.
I am RIDICULOUSLY picky when hiring someone to cut my hair. When I moved to Astoria, I was terrified at the idea of having to find a new stylist and so the search began. I saw that Shade Bar spa! had really great reviews
When initially scheduling my appointment, the person on the phone was very pleasant to talk to. I explained my fears and asked them to recommend someone to me who was really good with bangs. They immediately suggested Sabrina and that was who I was paired up with.I get there, and I am warmly greeted by Sabrina. After washing my hair and getting a great scalp massage, I was seated in the chair and asked what my thoughts were on the look I was going for.I showed her a few photos of what stood out to me, without giving too much detail and direction, because I look at her as a hair artist. I'm a photographer so I know where to draw the line on telling an artist how to do their job. She looked at the photos for a few seconds and said "I know exactly what you want and what I know will look good on you!" The way she said it made me feel so comfortable, I just trusted her and let her do her thing. so out of character for me. Somewhere along the way I told her that I wouldn't mind having it short if she thought it would look good with my body & face shape. She agreed. Eight inches off later, I am left with the most beautiful, feminine, flattering, and just plain dang amazing haircut that I have ever asked for or imagined. And to top it off, she suggested a hair vitamin that would help with my thinning hair (I was losing a lot of it with every shower I took). I was a bit skeptical. But after taking the recommended dosage religiously for one month, I kid you not, I now lose maybe 1-2 STRANDS of hair with every shower. This coming from the same girl who used to lose clumps in the shower every day. Unbelievable. I still take my vitamins and plan on it for a very long time. After 4 months my hair is already looking significantly fuller. It still boggles me, and I will be forever grateful to Sabrina for that.
Awesome waxing for men!!! I have looked for a while to find someone that is exceptional at waxing. My previous esthetician was outstanding but when she moved I was stuck. I tried other places and some were adequate others were not. Especially when some waxes broke off more hair than they removed and it grew back in a flash. Nothing seemed to be worth the money. That is until I went to Shade Bar Spa and met Anais. She explains what is going on. You are comfortable and you feel confident that she knows what she is doing. And she does. I am so glad that I found someone exceptional again. I am a big fan. Only downside is that she is so good that it is hard to get an appointment. Thank you Anais and Shade Bar Spa.
So let me begin by saying that the entire staff there is wonderful, always friendly, attentive, and comfortable to be around.
My stylist Sabrina did a great job and put lot of efforts to make sure that everything was Perfect and it is. She also gave me tips on color and suggested different shades for my highlights. It's hard to find good stylist who has the styling sense and customizes a cut color according to your hair type, face shape, she did a incredible job.
Michelle was highly recommended to me by a friend because I hadn't yet found a place to get my hair cut in New York. She did a wonderful job! I was thrilled with the cut. Other pluses: no hard sell (really not much of a sell at all) of their products, comfy "chairs" for the hair washing stations, yummy tea, Michelle's great personality, and an extremely comfy atmosphere. I also went here to have my hair colored after a disaster at another salon (Taina Salon - TERRIBLE), and Mildred made my hair color amazing. She took the time to listen to what I wanted, brought out a picture to show me what she was picturing - it was spot on - and then after putting on the dye continued to check on it and make sure it was setting enough. At the end, it was shiny and with the perfect tint! Expensive though it may be, I learned my lesson - I tried to save money at the other salon with a Groupon coupon and I ended up spending more than I did at Shade and ended up with weird faded color. Never again - Shade Bar from now on! Wonderful place!!
Can't say enough AMAZING things about this Hair Salon, the best color i have had in years... I have been going to a salon downtown for many years, until my friend mentioned Michelle @ Shade Bar H-Studio.
My co worker came in to work two weeks ago and her hair looked the best i have ever seen it look. She told me, "you have to go to Michelle, she is great" although it was hard to get out of my comfort zone, I gave it a try, and i must say Michele is a fantastic colorist.
They use a different method which i have never seen or had before, and to be honest i don't think i can ever go back to foils again. My hair never looked so natural and healthy. From the color to the blow out, they did a great job, i was very pleased with everyone, and will be going back in a few weeks...
Best Brazilian Bikini Wax in Astoria for sure is this place.
I never ever ever write reviews, but this one I thought deserved it.
all I can say is WOW and WOW! Anais my aesthetician did a thorough job! She was friendly and took her time to wax all the hair out, afterward she uses a tweezers to get the ingrown or the short hair out. Plus, it came from a sanitize oven unlike other Asian places in the area.
A plus is no ingrown hair and she uses a pastel Pink wax . After all is done no sticky residue and clean and baby smooth bottom :-D
THANK YOU Anais, this will be my go to spot!!
Anais is THE BEST – My best friend told me about Anais Bikini Waxing techniques, so I went to Shade Spa in Astoria Queens where she works, so I give it a try and once I have a very sensitive skin I was very afraid . Well, now I am just amazed. Anais has angel's hands, she made feel so comfortable and I felt no pain at all.
Thank you Anais.
YOU ARE THE BEST.
For the first time in a long time I have gotten a hair cut that works. Weeks after the cut I am able to style it. To me that is the sign of a good hair cut. In addition the experience at Shade salon has been friendly and attentive without an attitude which would make me feel uncomfortable. More importantly, Michelle , who I chose because she loves to cut short hair, is wonderful. She listens to what you are going for; makes suggestions based on your hair texture and then cuts hair as though each piece is a creative work. Add the wonderful massage she gives before and during shampooing and it is a win-win-win situation. I recommend this salon with no hesitation.Excellent service !!!!
This salon is like heaven. It's so glam inside. Chic!
First of all, anything Goldwell Concept, is great.
A very solid and affordable salon that's close to home. You can call a day or two before the preferred date appointment and can usually still schedule it with ease. this is totally the best place in this area.
I read some reviews that Michelle was really good so I made an appointment with her and was really impressed!
I have now been going to her for a 8 months and she has cut and highlighted my hair multiple times and my hair always looks great. I love that Michelle is really professional and not super chatty who wants to hear your life story.
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