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712 Fifth Ave. , 4th fl., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 56th St.
Amazing hairstylist ' Seiji Kitazato'
By evahessnyc on 2/24/2010
I must say that this salon is the best in nyc. I believe that my hairstylist Seiji Kitazato ( creative director) is absolutely one of the most talented person in hair & beauty industry. He is friendly, honest, witty, fast and so professional. I've been struggling so much with my hair until I met him. He makes me look beautiful and My struggling time is gone! :) If anyone wants feminine, natural, and sexy styles, I highly recommend this place and Seiji. His price is higher than junior stylists but it is so worth it. This salon is one of my heavenly places in the city. :)
Do not see ROBERT!!
By NYC2222 on 10/22/2008
He is a senior stylist at Frederic Fekkai at bendels, and actually gave me the worst hair cut of my life. He is rude, and when I suggested that the 3" bangs which were about 2 strands thick, were not "bangs" and if he wouldn't mind fixing it, he refused, started getting nasty, and then said "he thought it was perfect" and I should see someone else. Either he is blind or just arrogant - I know a good haircut. Never, ever again will I go to that sorry excuse of a hair dresser, over priced, poorly managed, and nothing, NOTHING compared to Sally Herschberger downtown. This place is not for chic young women, but for old ladies who only need a blowout. Seriously.
You get what you pay for.
By e2ny on 8/1/2008
There are many things in life that are overrated, from the big fashion houses to expensive wine, but that really depends on your perspective. If your hair is not important to you, if you don't prefer a little pampering, then don't go to Fekkai. But if you want a hair cut that looks like a work of art that will literally turn heads, then you have found your salon. I was a little skeptical for this, my first visit, especially after reading about a few disappointments, but the attentive and friendly staff, my incredible stylist, and the calm atmosphere (at 8 am, I might add) completely convinced me that I will never again pay any less for a haircut.
Its Tough out there
By CBK on 4/13/2008
My experience at Fekkai for my hair service was phenominal.. granted it could become a little hectic at times. I give them alot of credit, they have to deal with many different types of people all day.. and maintain an amazing attitude.. its tough out there..The reason I will never leave Fekkai is becuase it doesn't matter whose chair you sit in, you will always be in good hands. They have amazing training and it shows. To the clients who seem to be unhappy, I highly doubt hair is all they have to complain about... it takes all kinds. They do charge, but its an experience..
By cathydnh on 2/2/2008
I walked into Fekkai needing someone to correct the highlighting blunder made by Salon AKS the day before. I requested a consult with Jeffrey who was recommended by a stylist. I am a visitor to NYC and Jeffrey had no idea who I was but he came out anyway. Not only did Jeffrey squeeze me in on the spot, he was professional about the highlights done at the previous salon. He was so kind throughout the process. Though I only get to NYC about 3 times a year, Jeffrey will be the only colorist I see when I am here.
One of the best places to get your hair cut!
By lemmons84 on 5/26/2007
I love the Frederic Fekkai salon for its great haircuts and minimal pretentiousness. Yes, there certainly are people who go in there that are unbelievable ridiculous, but the staff is always polite, friendly and have few affectations. The newer space on the 4th floor of Bendel's is airy and relaxing. Also, they are almost always on time with their appointments. For you newbies out there, there are 3 classes of hairstylists and colorists. The higher up you go in senority and experience, the more expensive they are. Honestly, I use a senior person to cut my hair, Patrick, and he's fantastic and I used a colorist on the first teir to do my highlights and he's great as well. You can't go wrong with any of them. Yes, it's pricey, but not honestly not at ALL as pricey as many other salons, so in many ways the value for a haircut here is excellent! I highly recommend this salon!
My one indulgence (really!)
By wenken on 5/3/2007
I don't buy clothes very often, don't go out to eat, don't go to concerts, groom my dog myself, but I only have my hair cut at Fekkai. (I usually end up wearing a headband before I can get my next cut, but I'm willing to put up with that.) I've occasionally gone to other salons in order to save money and have always regretted it. Even if the cut only takes 15 minutes, as another reviewer wrote, the results are what matters, and my hair always looks GREAT. The counter staff could be more alert at times (could it be my clunky backpack?), but everyone else is always very attentive.
I love it when people say your hair looks great!
By ghug970 on 4/1/2007
At Frederic Frakkai, in NYC or Palm Beach, I have had the best haircuts and color. I have been using one salon or the other for the past 3 years. It seems that everyone who works there is talented, upbeat and makes it all a pleasurable event. Denise and William pamper me in FL. In NYC I love Ryad and Mia. Service in NYC is friendly from the moment you walk in. Dillon is a treat if you want a great shampoo massage. The ambiance is serene, but contemporary elegance. When you walk out, you know you are looking good. It is pricey, but I love it!
Overpriced and overhyped
By cmbcat on 6/25/2005
My first visit was for a simple eyebrow wax and to check the salon out. I wasn't offered anything to drink while I waited and my appointment with the master stylist lasted all of five minutes which I thought was a bit short for the price. When ushered out, I had not a clue where to go and actually had to wave at the salespeople in the lobby in order to pay my bill since they were busy fawning over a pregnant model who was in that day. I'm not a model but do expected to be treated respectfully - especially at the very high price you pay there. I will not be back.
the real super-cut
By gsand on 11/27/2004
Frederic Fekkai is a fabulous salon- classy and chic. The service is very personal. Everyone there makes sure you are comfortable- whether you want a mug of tea, a glass of water- anything. I noticed that Frederic Fekkai himself observes every customer who walks in; he even came over to my stylist and conferred with him about my hair. I would recommend my stylist, Vu - he listened to what I wanted, and delivered with migh marks! This is the best haircut I've had in years!
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