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Head Quarterz Salon

80 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. White St.
212-406-3381

Avg. Rating

10
Atmosphere: 10
Service: 10
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

99% would go back.

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Japanese Straightening

By mchung on 1/27/2010

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

I had the Japanese straightening done last summer and even travelled 3 1/2 hrs from Mass to see Steve. He did an excellent job. Not only I saw the difference right away, but when I went back to work, everyone commented that the my "new" hair style made me look younger. Great Job Steve! Not only the quality was excellent, but the service was excellent as well. Everyone was very friendly at the salon. Can't wait to see you again this summer! Thank you Steve!! Marita

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72 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

Great Japanese Hair Straightening

By oneiriq on 1/8/2010

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

I've had Japanese straightening three times before, but I've had the best experience at Head Quarterz! Steve and the staff at Head Quarterz are friendly and professional. Steve is there to address all your concerns about your hair and the treatment. It's been more than 5 months and my hair is still straight, shiny, and silky, with no damage. The price is also quite reasonable, compared to other salons farther uptown. I go there for regular haircuts and styling, and I'm always satisfied with the service. I definitely recommend this place!

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85 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

Head Quarterz Salon is the best!

By LindaVan on 10/15/2009

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

I have been to Head Quarterz Salon a few times by now since the services were excellent. I have also brought a few friends there and they love their haircuts and the services. My stylist was Steve. He gave me a fabulous "3-Dimension" hair coloring. I have been coloring my hair for over 15 years at other salons, but this is the first time that I got compliments from many people about my hair color. Steve basically used 3 similar colors and strategically colored different sections of my hair. My friends got haircuts from Ken, who also did a great job. He listened and advised you. I can always get an appointment and never have to wait when I arrived. The lady at the front desk who scheduled the appointment and greeted me when I arrived was very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend HQ Salon.

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88 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

japanese hair straightening

By cih on 6/8/2009

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

Steve was excellent. Like all the other reviewers, I can't say enough good things. This was the first time that I had it done and was scared that my hair would be ruined. As I have very long and thick hair, I was certain that I would have to cut it because of damage. Alas, no damage because he was very careful to protect my hair at three different stages! He was not scared off by my hair as other less well trained and experienced people are. In fact, he made me feel better by stating that he had another client last week with the same amount of hair. He started with a careful analysis of my hair then explained the entire process to me. Steve was very meticulous and honest about my hair type and what he expected from the treatment. Mary who helped him was also very good and nice and polite. His prices were also reasonable, compared to other places. I will without a doubt return and would recommend him highly to others.

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71 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

Best decision I ever made!

By jackalackkk on 6/4/2009

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

I have had my hair Japanese straightened twice a year, for the past 6 years, and this was by far the best experience I have ever had. In the past I had chemicals peeling out of my hair days later, and severe breakage. After visiting Head Quarterz, I had none of these problems. Not only were the staff extremely friendly, the manager humble, and the patronage diverse, but the overall expereince was the most pleasant I have ever had. After having my hair processed at 4 other salons, Head Quarterz is hands down the ultimate place to get your hair straightened. They offer fair prices, uncomparable hospitality, and honest results.

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56 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

The Best Straightening Treatment in the City

By across on 5/11/2009

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

I have had the Japanese straightening treatment done on my naturally curly/very frizzy hair many times over the past 6 years at the most expensive salons in the city. Yet, my first experience with Head Quarterz created the best results, with the most accommodating service, and incredibly, for the most competitive price. I will always return to HQ for future treatments.

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61 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Highlight expert

By jzhang319 on 5/10/2009

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

Ken was recommended by many of my friends for so long but I haven't got the chance to try it out. I finally get to give it a try for my recent highlight. The result was unbelievable. Color does not come off when i wash my hair. I just regret that it took me that long to actually go there and try. It is very affordable. I will definitely go back and let Ken take care of my hair in the future.

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69 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Experience

By enterdoki on 4/27/2009

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

This place was recommended by my friend. After my experienceat Head Quarterz, i can conclude that they have great knowlegdge of what they're doing with my hair cut. The people that work at Head Quarterz especially Ken, who is nice and the people there definitely know how to work and excel at their job. Thumbs Up!!

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74 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Steve is the best!!!!

By cindy185 on 3/30/2009

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

I have been going to Steve for almost 10 years. I always get compliment from people about my hair cut. I have recommended my family and friends so this definitely tells you how good he is!!!!!!!!!!

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39 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Steve Kong.. definitely the stylist to go for !!

By snowbunni124 on 2/23/2009

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

After reading all these reviews, I was really tempted to give Steve a try.. Ever since living in the city to go to college, ive always gone back home to get my hair cut, now I have found a stylist right here in the city that I know i will be going back to .. Steve really knows how to make a girls hair fabulous. HE was extremely patient with me and talked me through everything, including how to style it myself at home. Great price for the same service u would get at other more expensive places in new york!!

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39 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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