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Aveda Institute

233 Spring St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Sixth Ave.

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Atmosphere: 6
Service: 7

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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Won't go back - they specialize in GRUNGE now - NOT chic

By dmax01 on 4/2/2015

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Service: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

As of April 2015: I'm sad to report, they've lost me as a customer (nearly 2 decades ...). The students-stylists are primarily down-market GRUNGE now. These students / staff give grave concern in trusting my coloring or haircuts to turn out chic versus what they apparently consider attractive or trendy: butchered / choppy haircuts with crayola coloring, disturbing body and facial piercings, and unclean personal personna. It's been a growing trend in Aveda's classes and overall population for the past few years. Don't go here if you want to look red carpet gorgeous, or have a white collar job or neighborhood. This isn't what they feature any longer. Very 'alternative' and very grunge.

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50 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

Very Happy

By JMG on 2/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My stylist was only in her 4th month (out of 8), and she did an excellent job. Although I did have to make the appointment about two weeks in advance, once I got there, they served me promptly. The stylist and the instructor were both very thorough, which resulted in a cut I was extremely pleased with (they did a fabulous job on my bangs), but also required a pretty good amount of time. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours there. Oh, and they start with a little scalp/neck massage, which was nice, and for the wash, cut, blow dry, its a flat $20.

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190 out of 385 people found this review helpful.

I feel pretty . . .

By monagale on 9/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

A delightful experience, my hair looks the best ever! color highlights and a cut & dry!

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143 out of 280 people found this review helpful.

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