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Laicale

129 Grand St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Crosby St.
212-219-2424

Avg. Rating

8
Service: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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Takako is briliant!

By eteresa on 5/4/2009

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

I was given a free consultation with Takako, who was very honest and put no pressure on me for what to do. I returned to get subtle highlights with her and she is incredible. She's very sweet, thoughtful, and immeasurably knowledgeable about hair. I came back recently to get my roots done and to get a haircut - the whole process was seamless. From the past two times, I feel like I could go in and just let her do what she thinks would look best on me, both color and cut-wise, and there's not a doubt in my mind that I'd be happy with the results. The only reason I give an 8 for value is b/c I still think it's a bit ridiculous to charge $90 for a haircut, but I'll absolutely go back forever because I know I'll never be disappointed with Takako's work.

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44 out of 94 people found this review helpful.

Be aware of Kristina! Worst!

By conconding on 7/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

When Kristina starts my consultation, she kept yawning, feels like just got f*cked last night and not waked up yet. when she felt tired , she just said there's not enough time left for me. The cuts were not even, some short, some long, if that's what she learned as "layer", she should get some education. She saw that she didn't do it right, then she blew my hair and curl the ends to cover the uneven. She's the kind that doesn't bother to say anything until you ask or push her. But be aware, she'll become so impatient and simply risk your hair or say you're out of time. When I washed my hair for the first time, it's HORRIBLE!!! It's like a MOP at the ends! It's like some amateur worth the chinatown price but she costs $100. Not only is her skill bad, her attitude and service is the worst. She thought she's some superstar, which turns out to be joker! Be aware of Kristina, unless you wanna get bad hair cut, paying lots of money and feeling like you owe her a life or what.

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74 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

Ryan at Laicale

By bel79 on 3/11/2008

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

Ryan has been awesome, he has been doing my hair for quite a few months and I couldn't be happier. He always gets it done, literally exactly like I want it, I've been to a lot of salons and I'm glad I finally found this place. All the stylists are amiable and say hello, and quite a few, even though I'm not their client know me by name and always say hi. Great place to get your hair done. The scalp massage is amazing as well. Highly recommend Laicale and Ryan especially.

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55 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

An Overall Wonderful Experience

By alrightamanda on 2/12/2007

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

I have been going to Laicale off and on for years. After leaving in search of a different salon experience, I came back. Laicale is like no other. Compared to other salons that I have visited in the city, Laicale's experience is unique, a good value, and a wonderful time. I do not just go there to get a haircut, I go for feeling I get when I am there, and how great I look afterwards. My stylist Aya is wonderful. I give her creative control and she is able to give me a haircut that fits my life and my style. Everyone at Laicale is friendly and helpful. The loft - like atmosphere is not cold, but strangely inviting. It's the only place that I will go to now, ever.

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