Brooklyn >Beauty > Idalias Salon
677 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123840.676938 -73.963466
Sun, Wed - Sat, 10am - 7pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Prospect Heights
There's a reason why the reviews say they quote one price and charge another at the register: IT's TRUE!!!!
Save yourself from the anger and frustration of dealing with these employees.
Stay away!!!!! – I received the absolute worst hair relaxer and haircut from a butcher named Ceritta at Idalias Salon. This was my first (and last) time visiting the salon. I informed the receptionist that wanted a stylist who is experienced in cutting mid-length hair. Well, I was given Cerrita. I informed her before we started that I DO NO relax my hair straight and I don't like layers. The first thing she does is apply the relaxer, pulling the cream all the way down to the ends. I had to stop her and explain how to relaxer hair. Why to I have to tell an alleged experienced stylist that overlapping relaxer causes breakage. The rest is my fault because I should have never let her cut my hair after the relaxer. I was butchered. She cut layers into my hair all over. On top of that, when I got home, I noticed that she didn't cut that back of my hair straight with a difference of about two inches. She had to do it on purpose. How do you screw up a basic straigh line in the back of someone's head. The worst part is that two weeks later, I was telling a woman in the neighborhood about my experience. She had the same experience a few months back at Idalias Salon with who, CERITTA. The woman has a short hairstyle and said that Ceritta messed it up. I think she's practicing. She has locks,so I don't think she's learning. The problem I that I requested and experience beautician. They also lied to me over the phone to call ahead that day to make sure they used my relaxer (they did't).
Beautiful Salon Spa Experience – I have been loyal customer of Idalias Salon for over 9 years. It is a welcoming environment with a pleasant staff and as such I am quite appalled to read what Rthomas has to say about this salon.
From my personal experience with these women, not only as friends but also on a professional level they take pride in making their guests feel comfortable.
To my knowledge upon entering the salon and requesting a certain service you receive a complimentary consultation where you are told the prices for the services requested. However, if you have another service preformed after being consulted you will OBVIOUSLY be required to pay more for that additional service. For example: If you request a wash and style you will be billed for a wash and style, if you further decide to have a haircut then it would be foolish to think that you would receive a FREE haircut.
Could it be possible that is what happened to you Rthomas?
Another reason for my loyalty to this business is because of the great customer service. The salon offers hot chocolate, coffee or tea of your choice during the winter to warm you up on a gloomy day and wine coolers and other refreshing beverages to cool you down in the summer.
It appears to me Rthomas that you have not visited this Salon/Spa before or you would have been accustomed to this treatment.
Many upscale salons provide this service to their customers, the problem may be Miss Thomas that you aren't very use to being treated nicely in a salon and that it why the thought of this salon actually doing something nice for their customers went above and beyond your level of understanding.
P.S Ladies do not allow this one in my opinion silly review to deter you from receiving the best customer service Brooklyn has to offer.
I will not even mention the quality of work provided by this salon, since the styles and the stylists speak for themselves. Do feel free to check that out for yourself.
Oh and Miss Thomas, do note that a difference exists between hairdressers and stylists. In your case you are probably accustomed to hairdressers, that may be the reason you could not appreciate actually being taken care of by a Top Stylist!!!!
Worst Place to have your hair done in Brooklyn – By far and absolutely the worst place to have your hair done in brooklyn. I have lived in brooklyn all of my life and i have never come across a group of hairdressers so un-couth and unprofessional in their approach to what should be a respectable job.
They give a price for a service, then go ahead to change the price after the service has been rendered.
If you want mad women frothing at the mouth threatening to put a scissors and razor to wreck your hair, as a way of resolving disagreements (simply because the full terms of service was not disclosed at the beginning) then visit this place. If you want a pleasant hair experience then STAY AWAY!!!!!
Curly Hair Haven – Listen up curly hair boys and girls, Idalias Salon is the place for us! I went seeking some shape and style for my hair and fell into the blessed hands of stylist de jour, Jovan. He understands the temperament of our hair, from loose-wavy curls to tight-strong curls. Idalias uses products that are designed with coils in mind and devoid of harsh chemicals that strip our hair of moisture and shine. My plain jane look was transformed into a sleek and sophisticated do.
It is difficult to find natural hair salons that cater beyond the locks and braids cliental. I put the word out of facebook that I was looking for a place that knew how to cut curly hair and several people recommended Idalias. I was greeted by a warm and friendly staff in a spacious and peaceful establishment. Thankfully, I was NOT met by an exorbitant bill at the end of my journey. For all the talent found at Idalias their prices are extremely affordable.
Please note that because this place is a gem, there is high traffic on the weekends. I suggest making an appointment for the middle of the week. Also look into their skincare and make-up application sessions. Again, they use high quality products that make you look fabulous. And the boutique.. oh the boutique. Idalias is about 100% swag without breaking the bank.
Go on, book your appointment now!
Excellent Service – I was recommended to this salon by a friend. I was doubtful about gouiing and changing hairdress since I have been going to the same place for 8 years. I knew I needed a chance. The minute I walked in the establishment I knew it was the right place for me. The service is A+++. They treat the customer with respect and make you feel special. The nicest part of everything is the Thank you card I received in the mail thanking me for my business with them. I have never had such great service, since I was in California. Nice area in Brooklyn. I had my hair and makeup done for my hair ...beautiful... If doubtful like I was just take the risk and go... You will love it like I do...
P.S. They also have a boutique adjacent to the salon.. The clothes very exclusive...
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