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Head Quarterz Salon

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

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10
Atmosphere: 10
Service: 10
"Highly Recommended"

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99% would go back.

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Simply the Best!

By Ehartnyc on 5/12/2013

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

Steve is the absolute master of strengthening. Period. I have very long, stubborn curly hair that becomes an unruly frizz pile at the first sign of humidity. I read about Steve here on NY Mag in 2006- and sought his help before my wedding. I was hoping he could work a miracle that would allow me to enjoy my wedding and honeymoon without fear that a slight shift in weather would result in frizz. What he did was so much more. He gave me my life back! He meticulously evaluated my hair taking great care to note how strong it was and varying the product, processing time and heat to ensure it would be silky straight without any styling but would still respond to a curling iron if I wanted. He's very honest, a perfectionist and so SO reasonably priced its astonishing. Simply the best there is. Truly fantastic.

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40 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Happy hair!

By Jody5587 on 4/13/2013

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

I went in for a haircut with Steve last week. This was the BEST haircut I have ever had! I was pretty specific about what I wanted. Steve is incredibly talented and super attentive. He took his time and I really appreciate how focused and precise he is. I was so happy when I washed it a few days after the cut and saw that if fell beautifully even after being air dried. The salon itself is a gem -- with a cozy and charming ambiance, it's always a pleasure to schedule a haircut there. I am so grateful to have found the perfect hairstylist for me and I know many many others feel the same way about Steve! He's simply the best.

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35 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

FANTASTIC!

By Maggieyan on 4/13/2013

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

All I have to say is that Steve is the best!!! I've been going here for several years and always come out feeling and looking glamorous. If your looking for a place to have your hair fabulously done that is the place.

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37 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

My hair was treated with care and love!

By chuturkova on 3/20/2013

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

I've known Steve for a while but never visited his salon... I didn't know what to expect and I was so pleasantly surprised to find an awesome space with super nice and professional staff. Steve and James took care of my hair that day and it was treated with care and love. I've always believed that the ultimate test for a hair salon is how they do highlights. I've had blond highlights in my brown hair for the past 10 years and this is by far the best place I've ever had them done. Really truly amazing. The color was so natural, different shades that mix seamlessly with my natural care and just looked perfect not only at the salon but after I washed at home too. Also This was a super fast procedure- what usually takes about 3 hours to do, it took them no more than an hour and a half to make highlights, cut and blow-dry straight my curly hair. I loved it! And in the meantime, I was given ideas on how do my hair at home... I can say that Head Quarterz definitely passed my test and I have the feeling I'll become a regular :) Thank you Steve for making me feel pretty again!

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32 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Excellent color and cut! Reasonable pricing!

By Anitakkhullar on 4/15/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love this spot it's a hidden gem, Steven was very attentive and they always gets my color and cut perfect all while staying within my budget. Overall great experience, personal service, and I have been going here for 3 yrs and still love it. No pretentious attitude, or wait to get an appointment. I wish everything in life was this easy to find.

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70 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

No one even close to Steve

By Huimin_nyc on 11/13/2011

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

I went to Steve when I was in New York. I like fashion and was a little picky about my hair style. However, I have to give Steve 10 because he is really an amazing hair stylist -- I mean he has not only amazing techniques but also sense of fashion and beauty. I did long hair, short hair, and highlight with Steve for 3 years. He made perfect layers on my hair, and perfect 3-color highlight. Every time I had a new design with Steve, I got tons of compliments from my co-workers. Now I moved to San Francisco and I cannot find someone even close to Steve. Steve, I miss you!

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93 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

Great experience!

By ginaann9 on 9/18/2011

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

Steve straightened my hair back in June. I'd never had it done before and knew virtually nothing abut the process--only what I had read online and heard from other people. Steve was amazing. He explained everything he was doing, and did everything with care and consideration. My hair looks and feels great and healthy. I've already recommended him to someone who has been having her hair straightened for years. She too was completely impressed and will also be going back to Steve from now on.

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78 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

amazing

By professional on 8/19/2011

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

I had my hair straightened here about 4 months ago and it is still perfectly straight and healthy. My hair is normally curly and frizzy. I was really impressed by this place because they measure the thickness of your hair strands with a tool and then test a few products, before proceeding to do the hair straightening. My hair is very thin so sometimes in the past a straightening has completely damaged my hair in other places. I am going back there to get my hair cut and when the time comes will definitely go back to this place to get my hair straightened. Highly recommended!

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82 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Best, best, best!

By Trohablo on 6/20/2011

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

I've had my hair straightened a few times before I came here. My hair is super curly, frizzy, and really just plain gross. The other times that I've had the straightening done I was a hair model, but the price of the process was over $800. For considerably less money than that, Steve used the exact same kind of treatment and gave me the very same result, all while explaining each and every step to me. Honestly, this place is awesome because they educate you on what exactly they are doing to your hair, and teach you about taking care of your hair to help the treatment look the best. It's also super comfortable (if you have to be stuck at any salon for 4+ hours, this one makes it painless), there's free wireless so you can bring your computer, and everyone is so nice. Steve is incredibly professional, Mary was great, and all in all, I highly recommend it here and am completely happy with my super straight, really easy to manage hair - REALLY beats blow drying and flat ironing, especially in the summer. THANK YOU STEVE! I'll be back!

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84 out of 171 people found this review helpful.

steve

By gailfrayna on 4/28/2011

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

steve not just gave me the best hair treatment there is but also gave me the best advice on how to take care of my hair. he educated me on how to properly dry my hair and what my weekly and monthly maintenance would be. he is the best hair dresser out there that i know of. i have never met anybody who is as passionate as steve with his profession. two thumbs up!

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