2468 Broadway Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1002540.791984 -73.973524
Neighborhoods: Upper West Side, Midtown
This is worse than any Supercuts or Wash. Heights Barber – My girlfriend has been going here for years and has had pretty good experiences, except for one dismal hack job a year ago. When I told her i was going to get a haircut she suggested I try it. I have really typical hair for a guy in his 30's. Nobody screws up my hair, whether it's for $15 or $150. It's a simple businesslike haircut parted on the left. Easy, right? Well, not so much for "Del" at Dramatics on UWS. First off, I walked in at 3 PM on a Monday to find the place completely dead. The pretty boy receptionist told me to have a seat and he'd get a stylist. I took that one minute wait to look over the price list. I thought $19.99 for a simple haircut was totally reasonable, especially in that neighborhood. I was more than happy to pay it. "Del" came down the stairs and in a very thick accent called me by the completely wrong name and told me to follow him. I followed him upstairs and he pointed in the general direction of the shampooing sinks and said some gibberish that only he could understand. I took that to mean I should go sit down to be shampooed. All the sinks were empty so I sat at the first one I came to. The unpleasant shampoo girl came and grunted something that sounded like, "That's not even my sink" so I asked if I should move to another one. Her reply, "Whatevah." She roughly washed my hair which was freshly washed spraying water down the front of my shirt and quickly toweled me off before "Del" returned. He led me the three feet to his chair and made some sort of an attempt at speech that I assumed meant I should tell him what sort of haircut I wanted. I told him. He acknowledged that he heard me with a frown. With the lightning-quickness of Edward Scissorhands, he flashed his shears around my head, dropping clumps of hair every which way. Never once did he communicate with me, but he did have hurried conversation with another hairdresser and a seemingly regular patron. In his defense, he gives an okay haircut for someone who has a million better places to be. Was it the best I've ever had? No. I had to do a little touch-up at home on the sides to make it look complete. But, it certainly wasn't a bad haircut. I was reasonable happy, and had no problem paying the advertised $19.99. Then I went back to the receptionboy and he rang me up for a total of $38.11. I asked him why a $20 haircut costs almost $40 and he replied that that price included tax. I pointed out that even in New York City tax isn't that high. With a look on his face that suggested he had just waxed his lip with a fresh turd, he said, "Del charges $35." I argued that I walked in for a $20 haircut and it's not my problem if the stylist he assigned to me charged more than the walk-in price. In the end he told me that he was authorized to give me the first-timer discount and the total would be $31.35, but the next time I get a cut from "Del" I should be prepared to pay full price. He was also kind enough to point out that that price DID NOT INCLUDE A TIP! That takes balls. The next time I go to Dramatics NYC it will be the day every other salon on the planet has been wiped out by a nuclear explosion.
bottom of the barral salons – Have to believe all the hype their company hands down to the working class hairstylist who is stuck in a system where is capitalist, and these workers have to hand down most of their portion o f salary.. well then if you fell sorry for them and decide your hair cut is worth the price or more because they will need to sell the shirt off their backs.I am a journalist, and i worked for this company for a year, for a term paper..I EXPERIENCEDTHE WORST, BRAIN WASHING ,AND DEGRADING INSULTS ,THE assistants had to bare, just in hopes of getting a chair one day at one of the salons...MOST NEVER got the chance, even if they were so proficient with their skills..some said myst is a great hair stylist.. you should ,should want to work with her if you want to be degraded and egnored,, because french is better and oh yes the accents's too.....as far as hair is concerned.. none of them are any good..ONLY IF you never been anywhere else!!!... AND OF THE STYLIST WHO are ANY GOOD had BEEN SMART ENOUGH TO QUIT THE SYSTEMM..d
Cheap and Great Haircut! – It was time for me to get a haircut, and I decided that I did not feel like paying upwards of 60 dollars this time. Not knowing what to expect, I walked into Dramatics without an appointment and after a short wait they were able to see me. The receptionist was very friendly, as was the shampooer (who gave a great shampoo), and my stylist (named Image). She cut my curly hair exactly how I wanted and I am very pleased! I do not plan to have expensive cuts in the future.
HORRIBLE.. RUN from the ATTITUDE – It was time for my hair to be cut and colored and I was trying to find a new stylist closer to my house. I walked in here because they were having a recession deal; $10 on Monday and Tuesday. I thought that this would be a really good chance to try out a new stylist and see what they would recommend for my color.
Let me start off by saying I am a coach and walked in there after practice so I probably looked like I was 18. However, that is NO excuse. I sat patiently for over an hour to be seen. People were coming in after me and sitting down; I was into my book and had some time to waste so I kept waiting. Then I noticed that they had like 4 stylist just chatting away, smoking outside and talking away on their cell phone.
Finally I had, had it; an hour and half waiting I walked up to the snotty receptionist with her FAKE accent and asked her why the guy who walked in 2 min ago is already sitting in the chair. She then began to tell me that she gave him the option to make an appointment for the full price of $30 to be seen before me. I asked why I wasn't given that choice and she said because your hair length it would probably be like $35 and I don't think you want to pay that.
She's right after that time waiting I would even take a free hair cut. Needless to say I left with nothing done and just got the best hair cut and color $300 from somewhere else. Money lost in Dramtics Pocket. This place isn't worth it, they don't value their customers!
Del is an awesome hairstylist! – I went to Dramatics for the first time and was given a stylist by the name of Del. I don't know if that is really his name since everyone seems to have silly made up names. Anyway, he convinced me I should touch up my color as there was a lot of new growth showing, I really didn't want to have my hair colored since I have been going to my colorist for years....but he was right my hair needed help. I went ahead and gave him a try (i was really nervous), he did great! I'm so pleased with the color he applied. I have blonde hair and if someone doesn't know what they are doing your hair can trun brassy. My hair color is a really nice natural looking blond color! I will tell others to go to Del and I plan on going back in 6 weeks for another touch up! Thanks Del!
Awesome Experience – This salon is an exceptional experience. I got my first haircut at this salon a few weeks ago and I'm very happy with the results. The atmosphere is amazing. Very clean, professional environment. This is definately my new salon for all haircare needs. If you go, ask specifically for Picasso. He is very sweet, knowledgeable, and a great stylist. Best of LUCK!!!!!!.
Don't listen to you – Try to avoid the guy called Eagle. He just won't listen to what you say or he will argue with you that it would be much better to follow his idea. He cuts the hair so quickly and indifferently, and then blowdry by shaking your hair without any styling at all. It is obviously that he pays no attention to his job.
What hacks!!!! – I went in to get my shoulder length straight hair cut and inch or two. Sounds easy....not for this salon. When I was done I had a ton of choppy layers around the crown of my head. I had asked for it to be all one length!!! The stylist next to us saw the haircut and turned to me and said "I just can't let you leave looking like that." They said that the cut would be no charge, but I would pay a significant amount of money to have the haircut I asked for. They tried to fix it, but I ended up with a very short, very layered haircut that looks awful on me. I am so disappointed. DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!!!!! I look like I'm wearing a helmet!
Pricing Scam! – I knew that Dramatics charged more if you make an appointment and used a "master stylist" but I decided to walk in and ask if I could get highlights done. I was told yes and asked to wait. I stated that I wanted to know the price and level of stylist. The range on their pricing guide says full foil starts at 79.99-99.99 depending on stylist level. I am told the level doesn't matter and the price will be around $130-$160. When I ask why it doesn't start at the level stated outside their door I am told it depends on the hair length and texture. Now I have thin hair which takes and holds color very fast and although my hair is not short I was only getting a touch up so only a couple of inches at most would have been bleached. I told the receptionist I wasn't going to get my hair done within a rice range and wanted to know the actual price which meant I had to wait almost 10 minutes for the stylist to be ready. He looked at me and said $150 - I found out afterwards from the receptionist that he wasn't even a master stylist. I don't believe anyone has ever gotten highlights for the price that it reads outside which in my mind makes it a scam.
WILL RIP YOU OFF--HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! – I love Dramatics on 5th Avenue and I went to this location expecting to have a great experience and they RIPPED ME OFF!!!!
They quoted me the price of $30 for a trim (starting price was $30) which was okay. I did not get the full works cause my hair was still wet since I HAD WASHED MY HAIR.
At the time of paying I was charged $15 more than what I have been paying at the 5th Avenue location. I questioned the curly hair receptionist why it had been so much even if I had not gotten my hair shampooed. She said it was still the price which is NOT what their price list reads. I get the full works at 5th Avenue and I pay less there. The receptionist said that they are not charging me right. Totally STUPID because I have been going there several times and been paying the same.
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I GO TO THIS LOCATION. I WAS SO TURNED OFF BY THIS EXPERIENCE, I HAVE NEVER FELT AS RIPPED OFF AS I DID TODAY!"
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