Beauty >Gabriel Shimunov Hair Salon NYC
57 West 57th Street 1106, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.764365 -73.976609
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
I had the Brazilian Keratin Treatment done about two week ago at Gabriel's Salon. This is the first product that does what it says. My hair is straight shiny and not frizzy. Before the treatment my hair was very curly and frizzy whenever I got a blow out my hair would friz up and not last. The treatment was done by Gabriel he did an amazing job on my hair and since then I had my sister and cousin go and get it done and they both love their hair.
DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON
Especially if you have naturally curly hair!
I have used brazilian blowouts as the ideal way to loosen and help manage my curls. Prior to going to Gabriel I had had 3 Brazilian Blowouts that were amazing. I moved to the city this summer and was looking for a new salon. Considering he had great reviews I figured I would try it out.
He has a great space and a fancy contraption that helps with ventilation so my first impression was very good.
He washed my hair nicely but the first red flag was when he went to brush my mid shoulder length curly hair and started at the root!
As he applied the treatment everything was fine but after that he open handed blow dried my hair with out using any form of brush and just made it into a huge mane. He then took out a flat iron and snap flat ironed my hair in tiny strands burning and pressing over my curls.
When I asked him if he was going to BLOWOUT my hair hence the name Brazilian BLOW OUT...... He said that was double work and not the way it was done. He knew what he was doing to relax and trust him.
Even though the discomfort rung through my stomach the rest of the appointment as he over pressed and heated my hair pulling over my curls 15-20 times per strand without even doing a good job of getting my roots I just closed my eyes and prayed for it to be over.
When I got home I had to re touch my roots.
THe real worst part was when I washed out my hair. IT DID NOT CURL!
3 weeks later I still have large chunks that will not curl and my roots are the same they were when I went in for the appointment.
SERIOUSLY A NIGHTMARE!
THEN! I emailed him asking for his help and all I got in return was a nasty defensive email where he pretty much said he won't do anything for me .
DO NOT GO HERE!
He absolutely DESTROYED my hair. At this point all I can do it cut it off or wear a bun and wait until I straighten it all the time.
Cool salon with boutique vibe. Found the owner (Gabriel) listed in the "best of" section in Allure magazine, and they weren't kidding. His cuts are always beautiful and he is really good at working with my long curly hair texture to give it more body. Every time I come in I want a new shade, and he always gets it right.
I was a little hesitant about trying out a new salon, but I am so glad I did! Gabriel was wonderful! He was very nice and constantly informed me on what he was doing to my hair and what the results would be like. Gabriel really took his time with my hair and was very detailed and gentle. I absolutely love it! I would totally recommend.
Gabriel is terrific. I have thinning hair and when I walk out of the salon after a cut and style I am amazed at how great it always looks and very grateful! Thanks!
I was visiting NY and needed a hair cut, was really worried so I googles the best salons in town and got to this one. Called and made the appointment with Gabriel. Showed him a picture to see what he thinks, next thing I know he did what no stylist has been able to do for years, my hair looked like I was out of a Vidal Sassoon commercial. I worried that I would never be able to style it the way he did, but I did, I guess when you have the right cut for your hair it is easy to look great all the time. Gabriel I wish I can take you to home with me, thank you for making me beautiful and giving my hair the life and body it has been missing for years.
Hi everyone! I recently got my hair dyed by Dona, and it looks amazzzzzing!!!! I have been getting my hair done on film sets, and through celebrity stylists for a while, and thought I would try someone new, and it turns out it was the best idea ever! Dona is a perfectionist, and listens to you very attentively to hear what you want. She is sweet, and very easy to be around as well. My hair is a shiny beautiful brown, and it is EXACTLY what I wanted! Girls, you know how hard it is to get what you want, but you have to go to DONA!!!! She will save your life. Just kidding, but she will save your hair!!
I went in to get highlights and a bang trim and was very pleased with the result. Dana did my color. She really took the time to do it exactly how I wanted it, I could tell she takes pride in her work and really cared about getting it just right. Now I know I can just ask her to do what she thinks will be good without over-explaining because she has great eye.
Gabriel cut my bangs that were in a awkward growing out stage and did a fantastic job. I wanted to stay and hang out at Gabriel's salon all day. Such a fun decor and cool salon. I'll be back!
After a brutal haircut at a salon in my hometown, I decided to try NYC I travel to NYC a few times a year, and it made sense that I'd find a really good stylist in a big city! Miami my own smaller hometown has consistently let me down.
I read tons of reviews on before I finaly settled on Gabriel ( owner ) I chose Gabriel Shimunov because of the outstanding reviews as well as the fact that all of their stylists got great reviews.
I decided to go with and I am so glad I did. I have very curly hair and I almost always straighten it. He washed and blew my hair dry and then cut it. I've known for a while that the best way to cut hair is dry, but very few salons do this. Gabriel not only gave me a gorgeous cut, he spent a lot of time showing me different styling options which all looked great.
I honestly have never walked out of a salon with a cut that I didn't have to adjust something on my own, ususally my bangs, but this cut was perfection. I cannot say enough good things about my experience and about Gabriel who is not only a true artist with hair but an incredibly down to earth, sweet human being. Also, the price was beyond reasonable considering how much time he spent on my hair. I'm booked an appointment for a Keratin treatment next week and can't wait! Thank you Gabriel!
I had the best hair color ever, Red is a very difficult color to remove, but Dana did a wonderful job with the color correction. It took some time and faith on my part, but it really paid off. The red was just horrendous on me, and I walked out of Shimunov Salon feeling great about myself again. I'm never going anywhere else for color work. I have learned my lesson. When you find someone who really knows what they are doing (as opposed to faking it), you never ever let them go! I won't let Dana' go for a very long time. FYI, everyone else knows how great they are too, which is why you really need to be patient and make your appointment about 2 weeks in advance. But, they are well worth the wait to get it done right the first time.
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