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70 E. 55th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
By patron on 9/9/2005
I went for a consultation about having a perm. I was very clear about wanting a perm with large, loose curls to give body, lift and movement to my straight hair. Instead, I was given a weird vertical 'tousle' (ala meg ryan) that looked absolutely NOTHING like any of the pictures I provided. Instead, it looked like one of those crinkly-haired dogs. Won't be wasting another 200 bucks for hair that I now have to spend a year or more growing out.
By caloca on 2/2/2005
I went in for a shiatsu shampooing/stress reliever...and i loved it!! i can't wait to go back. Talk about being relaxed. I then had a blow out, and let me tell you that my hair has never felt better...I feel like those girls in the panteen comercials. I have never gotten so many compliments.
best hair salon ever- but only certain stylists
By robomanic23 on 8/20/2004
For haircuts, I would recommend seeing stylists who charge $120 and up. Once you pay $120 for an excellent haircut, you won't need to get one for another 6 months.
Hair God sans attitude
By TIS on 2/13/2004
Ishi is the end of a long road of searching for the perfect stylist: an artist who has the eye, the technique to make people look their BEST. When he does your hair and you walk out the door, be prepared to then get asked out, hired, favorably reviewed (all experiences I and my friend who recommended him to me) have had)! Even better, I took my 70 yr mom who colors her own hair and hasn't paid more than $12 for a cut in her life. Ishi was first and foremost very kind to her (no NYC attitude, no condenscending BS), and then in 30 minutes proceded to make her 40 years younger! My jaw is still on floor. Sensational cut, style (and grew out great). Oh yes - he learned we were going to a wedding the next day. He had her come back, then did a blowout/style the next day for FREE just so she would look her best. Gotta recommend Koji for make up. The combo is unbeatable. While this is a pricey cut, it is worth every penny. If you want mediocrity, sure, its cheaper, but then why are you reading this?
By JackFahey on 3/29/2003
The 2002 winner for "BEST MEN'S HAIRCUT" by Chantal Gouy, comfortably done in the beautiful atmosphere of the "Salon Ishi" has my renomination for 2003. As long as Chantal is still styling, and NY MAGAZINE is still looking for BEST OF, she is the one that you are looking for. I personally have followed Chantal since 1988. As spoken in 2002, "She seems to focus on every hair," cannot describe her any better. No one else can look at your feature's as she and make you as handsome as can be. "From CEOs to rock stars" as said in 2002, to the everyday guy, this is the place to be. You'll feel great about yourself everyday. Trust me, you'll hear it from everyone you know. 70 East 55th Street 212-888-4744
By NYCexplorer on 3/7/2003
went for a $68 deep conditioning treatment. It was heavenly - hair is in the best condition it's been in for years. I'm still getting compliments on it. Had the stylist blow dry my hair because it was freezing cold outside. The resulting bill froze me in my tracks! Ask the cost before saying yes!
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