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2 Astor Pl., New York, NY, 10003
Avoid at all costs
By webhero on 7/24/2009
Had my hair cut by Ali, who has done good work for friends of mine. My cut, though, was a disaster. Ali disregarded every last one of my preferences and instructions, burned me repeatedly with the dryer and flatiron, and left me with a miserable, unflattering cut that did not reflect my express wishes. He talks incessantly (and incomprehensibly) and does not listen. I will never again do business with this place.
I had to ban Fran
By susanbrns33 on 1/10/2010
She brings her problems with her to work and is a hyper nut . She even had the nerve to speak behind my back to my husband. She knew I was coming all the way from the State of Florida and I trusted her completely as she always did such a beautiful job for three consistent years. She knew I was appearing on a reality show and how I again needed the same cut. She rushed me and cut my hair into a mullet and for no reason she was rude and abrupt. When I called her to talk with her she said she was busy and never to call her
Cheap, upbeat, but very pushy
By yelizaveta on 4/17/2008
I decided to go to Astor Place because it was so cheap and because the haircut I was looking for seemed extremely easy to do - I was going from hair down my back to just past shoulder length. I was assigned to Suze, and although she was very personable and sweet, she was very very pushy (she wanted to dye my hair, when I definitely didn't want this done). My only restriction was that I wanted to keep some length to my hair. In the end, she cut my hair about 4-5 inches shorter than I asked for - it ended up being a mid-neck bob. The cut wasn't bad, and could have been cute if this was what I had asked for. I would advise those with specific ideas of what hairstyle they want to go elsewhere. For those who want someone else to take control and experiment, this may be the place for you.
Very nice salon but...
By stanleysmith on 11/11/2010
This salon looks promising, but personally I prefer my favorite Charm Beauty Salon in Brooklyn.
By big_pickle on 1/3/2005
These guys are much more reliable than many other barbers around the city. And lightyears better than most of those unskilled Chinatown barbers. However, I've tried a well-known highly recommended barber here who also kept telling me how popular he was. But frankly he isn't as good as my old fashion humble barber in Pittsburgh (Garvis in Oakland). It's just another indication to me that NYC is all about the marketing. However, they do a decent job so I will continue to go to them.
By masterb on 10/1/2005
i have been going to see Jose for over 10 years now, and hes the best. He knows exactly what I want and how i I want it. I moved to Queens and I still go to see him.Hes fast and accurate and I like his tips on hair care.
incorrect link to official website
By floralgarden on 9/24/2008
Looks like you have an incorrect link to its official website, just sayin' http://www.astorplacehairnyc.com/index.htm
Jose is top notch
By wire on 12/22/2008
I have attended this establishment for quite some time now. The quality of service has been excellent. In particular, the service of one individual hair stylist, Jose. Friendly ear, good advise and can cut hair with the best of them. There is no question that you will get a quality cut when you go to Jose. Enjoy your visit. Enjoy your haircut.
I don't need ambiance, I need a haircut!
By nyeagle on 8/6/2010
...and that's what I got. Regardless, I kind of enjoy the feel of Astor...very old school New York. The first time I went, I asked for a wash and cut, no blowdry...the stylist says, "Good, because I don't feel like blowdrying it." It made me chuckle. She did a great job, as has every other stylist I've ever encountered at Astor, for a rock bottom price of 20-25 bucks. I will never go anywhere else.
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By DutchRied on 10/23/2011
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