601 Madison Ave 5th Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.759395 -73.969781
Monday 9am-5pm; Tuesday-Saturday 9am-7pm; Wednesday 9am-6pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Love the Haircut, Hate the Place – I would like to start off by saying I have received some amazing haircuts at Eiji Salon. The dry cut works perfect for my hair and I would reccomend everyone try it. My stylist is fabulous and knows exactly how I like my hair. With that being said I am terribly uncomfortable every time I have to go there. The woman who is manager makes my experience unforgettable in a HORRIBLE way. Last time I came to get a haircut the manager made my experience frustrating and uncomfortable. She walked by me in the waiting area and asked me who I was seeing and if I would like something to drink. I told her who I was there to see and asked for a coffee. Ten minutes later she walked by me again, completely forgetting my drink and asked me again who I was there to see. I told her my stylist's name and again asked her for coffee. About fifteen minutes went by NO COFFEE and the manager continued to walk past me muttering to herself and cursing under her breath. I do not want to spend my money at a salon where I feel threatened by the manager. I will think twice before I book my next appointment.
The most amazing hair experience of my life. – I've been trying to find a stylist in the city who cuts fine, straight hair. No one in the city seems to write reviews on hairdressers for thin hair. Here I am to break the mold! I saw my good friend had recently had her hair cut and highlighted. I asked for her stylist and she sent me to Johnny. He had me come in at the end of the day so he could spend as much time as he needed on my hair. Since he had never met me before and didn't know what he was walking into. He spent 2 1/2 hours sculpting my hair into my vague description of what I thought I might want. And the end result: I love it! My hair is light it has body and volume! I woke up this morning and brushed it and left. It looks like I spent hours with a blow dryer. I don't need to go back but I want to go back just to re-live the experience.
He kept the conversation going the whole time like he wasn't even trying.
I don't know how he does with the thick curly hair everyone in the city but me seems to have. But if he can sculpt texture and body into mine I'm more then confident he can help anyone.
Eiji Salon is simply the best! – I started my day with Ilya. He was friendly, yet professional and a real artist. He thought my hair lacked dimension as it was all one color. He spent over two hours coloring the base and then doing highlights and lowlights. My hair looked sensational.
I then went to Jiset for a haircut. I was nervous because so many people take off length and do what they want without really listening to the client Jiset has a true appreciation for curly hair and for length. The best haircut ever. She is an absolute doll. Friendly and very knowledgeable. My 50 year old body has 30 year old hair.
Erin, the manager is fabulous. The salon is gorgeous, contemporary, relaxing and very clean.
I can not recommend it high enough.
Cynthia Varon is a true talent – I saw Cynthia Varon for a haircut and she is fabulous. It was my first time getting a dry cut and I like the process very much because of its precision (I am a bit neurotic when it comes to precision in general, so this technique was ideal for someone like me!) I have fine, straight hair, and she gave me a beautifully layered cut that looks just as great the next day (after I washed it and let it dry naturally), as it did after I left the salon. Cynthia is a lovely, warm person on top of being a talented stylist. Yes, you are warned the cut takes an hour and a half, but to be honest, from the time they shampoo you to the time you leave the salon, it's not that much different time-wise from any other place I've been for a haircut. Do yourself a favor and see Cynthia. You won't be disappointed!
Best COLOR by Eunju – Eunju Asher has been doing my color/highlights for 2 years now and every time I leave the salon I'm extatic about my hair!!! I've been to many different salons around the city, paying lots and lots of money but I've never walked out with full satisfaction like I do now. Eunju listens to you and makes suggestions about what would look good on you and the end result is always perfect! I highly recommend this salon if you want quality work done. Try it once and you'll see the difference.
EIJI cuts hair to perfection. It is the best experience I've had in the city. Perfect haircut every time...no other words. His whole team is trained by him.
Great midtown location, professional team that is ready to make you happy!!! The salon takes things seriously so they will do anything you desire and you'll be satisfied 100%.
Eun Ju Asher + Color = GREATNESS!!! – I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Eiji Salon and most especially with Eun Ju's work! She is a wonderful colorist! Eun Ju is not only a delight to talk to, she gets the job done quickly (even though I have the thickest hair ever.) I wouldn't trust anybody else in NYC to touch my hair. Everytime I have gone to see her, I tell her what I would like done and she nails it on the head. Going lighter for summer or darker for winter, not a problem. She is a real gem! I have been coming to this salon for 3 years now and they have always treated me like a princess.
Eiji is the master of perfect haircuts. I feel so special when I sit in his red chair for a cut!
Hands down, I would recommend this salon and my favorite Eun Ju!!! I just <3 her work and her personality, she makes coming to the hair salon a fun experience!
summer special – From Las Vegas and California, to New York and Philidelphia, Johnny has had the privilege to work in the cities top salons. Using a dry cutting technique he had established while working at John Sahag, he is able to create a more couture feel for your hair. Cutting and carving shapes for the desired look of every one of his clientes.
His home now is here at Eiji salon, where the dry cutting technique still continues to grow.
From August 23, to September 30th, new clients who bring a copy of this page to the salon receive 30% off your first cut with Johnny.
Poor First Impression – I called for a stylist recommendation as this salon is well recommended here on Citysearch. The receptionist - a young lady with an Japanese accent - picked up the called. She urgently needs training on professional phone courtesy. She wasn't focused and put me on an unmuted hold twice while she chatted with someone else for a total of 3 minutes. After she gave me a quick answer to my question, she ended the call with "Alright, dear". Personally, I find that inappropriate as I am a potential client, not a friend, family or pet. A receptionist is the first point of contact for most new clients - this experience made me question how unfocused or condescending the rest of the salon team would be if or when I go in to get my hair done.
I am almost afraid to share this with fear of not being able to get an appointment when I need to get my hair cut but Kash Spang is hands down the best stylist in all of NYC and those who knows me knows that I am NEVER satisfied with a cut let alone a blowout and since I found Kash Spang, I will never let another person touch my hair. His dry cut approach is flawless.
I have been a client at Eiji Salon since it opened. I followed Cynthia Varon, my stylist, to Eiji Salon when she moved from the late, great John Sahag's salon. Cynthia is an artist and a wonderful human being. I have what one might call "trying" hair. Cynthia and her assistant patiently spend 1 1/12 hours cutting it to a degree of precision that allows me to get away with about three haircuts a year. The salon itself is very soothing and the staff is courteous and helpful. I could not recommend Cynthia or Eiji Salon any more highly. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment!
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