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754 Fifth Ave., 9th fl., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 57th St.
WHAT A BUNCH OF SNOOTY ASSED BROADS
By DENNISTHEMENACE48 on 7/29/2007
John seems to remember his days on the farm BUT the rest of his staff are stepford clones who though trying to make the customer feel special only succeed in making them feel uncomfortable with their overly pretentious ostentatious pompious attitudes. That goes double for the "male" prima donnas floating around like butterflies. PUHLEEZE!!
By samanthaflo on 1/9/2008
I've never written one of these reviews but thought i had to speak up. I heard good things about this place and even took a 60 mile trip to get my hair done. What a waste of money -- and it certainly was not cheap. My hair is so crooked that my 8 year old daughter laughed at me when i got home. i had to go to my regular (local) hairdresser the next day to have it repaired.
Compare with Rodolfo Valentin quality, he is too expensive
By DENNISEMARSON on 11/13/2008
I agree with the review about Â‘how expensive John Barrett haircut isÂ”Â… I must say that I also paid $ 500 for his haircut, something that does not match with the current economy and also does not match with the great quality I got from Rodolfo Valentin just paying the affordable price of $ 225 for a supreme hair cut! Rodolfo is an artist in everything he does, from hair cut, to hair coloring and to the best hair extensions in the world ( while I was there the editor of the LondonÂ’s time was there getting the famous hair infusionÂ….she just came from London to spend the day at RodolfoÂ’s salon)Â….See by yourself at his chic, classy and private salon located in the third floor of 1020 Madison Avenue @ 78 st.
Lost Art of Customer Service
By ejwdr on 11/27/2007
I recently visited NYC for a family wedding and had arranged for a hair appointment in excess of months. While John did meet the standards of the profession the Staff made the whole experience take an immediate nose dive. What best characterizes John Barretts staff, from managers, to sylists to those that apparently really served no purpose but float around the salon.........are a mass of self absorbed "want to bes" who may think that they have ARRIVED only to realize as the time clock ticks they truly have missed the boat a very long time ago. What does customer service REALLY mean to those in the "service industry?" Certainly not enough self help books on this topic but more than enough beauty school drop outs!!!
By petergilroy on 12/19/2007
i had the worst experience at this salon. i paid $450 to get my haircut from Mr. Barrett himself and it was abysmal. he wouldn't listen to what i wanted he just started cutting. my cut is way too short and my girlfriend is appalled. not to mention he was flirting with me the entire time.
By mariaetch on 7/14/2010
I had a really bad experience getting highlights. I wanted something subtle and I ended up with bright yellow streaks (I have dark brown hair). I came back the next day to have it fixed, specifically requested that I did not want red highlights, and I ended up with bright orange-copper highlights. Its the most unnatural bright color I have ever seen. The worst part is the colorist never checked to see what the color looked like after it had processed. I called to speak to a manager, and I never got a response. For claiming to be one of the best salons in New York they definately SHOULD HAVE HIGHER STANDARDS.
NOT worth your time or money!
By Sunshine325 on 8/12/2010
I've never written a review like this but just had to today. I wanted to treat myself to a pedicure in a "big girl" salon rather than my neighborhood nail place. Guess what! My neighborhood nail place is SO much better, not to mention SO much quicker, friendlier, better massage (as there was none with this one) and much much less expensive. $100 later and an hour later my pedicure was over and there was no place to sit and wait a few minutes to dry other than the most uncomfortable area at the reception desk/elevator area where you feel totally unwelcome and in the way.
Smoke and mirrors
By Angela1234 on 9/7/2013
Don't be fooled by the smoke and mirrors, the amazing sales pitches. The colorists are amazing at marketing themselves and saying all the right things. I'd rather someone who is actually great at hair color and not all talk. I'm going back to Carlina Ortega. I'm going to her new salon.
I agree wth the comments regarding the bad attitude
By lamiche on 3/19/2009
Julia is the only person that keeps me going back to John Barrett-she is an artist with brows, and actually makes my puny ones look thicker. (Irina is great as well, I see her when Julia is not available) I have tried others at the salon without much success. Their haircuts really don't measure up with other salon's, even less pricey ones. I obviously can't comment on every stylist-after all, every place has its hits and misses, but the staff really does embody the worst of upper east snobbishness, and what cracks me up about all that attitude, is that at the end of the day they're schlepping home to the same NYC apartment like the rest of us. Is there really a need for the farce? I guess it makes the ladies who lunch feel at home.
Theo at John Barrett Salon is the best
By bevomel on 11/29/2004
Theo is a fantastic stylist. I have gone to him for about a year now and have never been disappointed in his cuts. He is consistently wonderful. I was due for highlights and wanted a cut at the same time, but Theo was out of town. So, I just got my highlights done and waited until next time for the cut. I went a full 3 months between cuts and my hair still looked great! A sign of a truly talented stylist is a cut that grows out so well.
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