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Salon Ishi

70 E. 55th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
212-888-4744

Avg. Rating

8
Atmosphere: 9
Service: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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shiatsu shampoo

By caloca on 2/2/2005

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

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.

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336 out of 679 people found this review helpful.

best hair salon ever- but only certain stylists

By robomanic23 on 8/20/2004

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

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.

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270 out of 583 people found this review helpful.

Hair God sans attitude

By TIS on 2/13/2004

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

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?

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266 out of 582 people found this review helpful.

MEN'S HAIRCUT

By JackFahey on 3/29/2003

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

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

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269 out of 604 people found this review helpful.

hair experience

By NYCexplorer on 3/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

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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