280 E 10th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.728111 -73.982940
Tues - Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village
The perfect hair color for me – Three good things about Swing:
- they didn't have an attitude at all, even though i didn't know what i wanted
- my hair color came out great
- the non-toxic paint in the salon's construction and the conversation we had about it.
I wanted to color my hair without too many chemicals, and I wanted rich color that wasn't obviously fake. That's all I knew. I looked through some sample books at Swing and explained what I wanted, but I was really vague.
Somehow Luis figured out a really great color for me. It went well with my skin tone and made everything more dramatic looking. The color lasted even longer than he said it would, and it left my hair perfectly healthy.
I also enjoyed talking with the owners about the non-toxic paint the used on their walls and other ways that they are trying to make the world a healthier place through the salon.
So I'm a fan. The only drawback was the way my hair was styled to leave the salon - too much product in my hair.
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing – I have lived in NYC for five years now and for the first 3 I wouldn't get my hair cut/highlighted except when I would fly home to NC. Reasons being I didn't trust anyone and it was so much cheaper.
I stumbled across this place as I was looking for an eco-friendly salon to get highlights (couldnt make it home). And fell in love. Not only does my hair look great when I leave, the prices are comparable to my high-end salon in NC.
Luis and Caroline are extremely warm and friendly and amazing hosts (always asking if I need/want something to drink or eat). The atmosphere is relaxing and the music is great!
Luis really knows what he is doing and offers great advice on how to maintain healthy hair in between visits.
The products they use are great and very effective while still being eco-friendly.
In short, I am in love.
Great Hair Salon!! – Luis is a true artist. He does a beautiful job on my hair everytime I come here!! I love the products they have here. I cannot find the organic oils anywhere else! He is the best! I have no idea what the person below me is talking about. There is no possible way Luis could mess someones hair up like that. I used to go to Bumble and bumble and I cannot tell a difference between my old hair dresser and Luis. that must be a fake review.
AVOID – I requested highlights. Luis insisted that my roots needed to be bleached so that the highlights would blend. Needless to say, the final product was really lousy highlights (looked like single process) with really white/orangey roots!!! It was a nightmare, and I was in tears before court the next day. Luis spent 4 hours the next day trying to fix the disaster and could not fix the roots. He would not refund the $200 (I think my credit card company will), and I will have to go to a new salon to fix the mess. This is my first time on Citysearch. Please DO NOT GO TO SWING!! I would give no stars but the minimum is 1.
I've been going to Swing Salon for almost 3 years. It's by far, the best salon I've ever gone to.
I actually recommended Swing Salon to my wife who loved it so much, she switched over from Bumble & Bumble. Now THAT's a big deal!
The atmosphere is relaxing, the cost is more than reasonable, and everything is eco / animal - friendly!
Luis is an exquisite artist.
Fantastic atmosphere, color, and cuts – Luis the owner has been cutting my hair for over 11 years now, and I'm thrilled that he has such a nice salon of his own now! In addition to doing great cuts for both men and women (and doing the perfect, elusive, "short cut for girls"), he does some serious magic with hair color.
I have seen him do amazing color and color correction jobs, even when all hope seemed lost. I'll never forget the day that I came in for a cut at the same time as a very attractive lady with very long, red hair..except that her root ends were orange and the rest of her hair was purple. A few hours and two processes later, she left the shop with gorgeous, silky golden-red locks, which is probably what she wanted before she reached for the Drug Store Red. He's also given me full color jobs and highlights in the past.
Add to this the shop's great atmosphere (if you're lucky, Luis' wife, Caroline, will be working the desk) and use of incredibly high-quality products coupled with a price list that's half that of the competition, and you can see why they're usually packed on the weekends.
While these guys do take walk-ins, if it's a weekend you should probably call ahead if you need something major done.
diamond in the rough – Luis's haircuts have a life of their own. Even when my hair has grown out and it is time to go back to Swing for a trim, my hair still looks great. My hair just grows out beautifully.
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