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Scott J. Aveda Salonspa

257 Columbus Ave., New York, NY, 10023
at 72nd St.

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Atmosphere: 10
Service: 9
"Highly Recommended"

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three's a strike, not ever going back

By veronicabunny on 4/17/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Service: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The stylist I had for some reason, really really does not want to give me a layered haircut, all three times I was there. I have really straight Asian hair, and was told most of my life it's one of the easier hair to cut and style. I went to this stylist under a recommendation from a close friend. It's a woman, and let's keep her name disclosed because those who aren't happy will know who I'm referring to. The first time she refused to give me a lot of layers "because it's summer and it's very humid"; the second time I went in for a trim, I told her that I want layers and asked her to not cut below the chin, but she ended up NOT giving me the layers AND cut the hair above my chin, right below my ears! The last time I went in, I brought a picture, told her how upset I was from from the previous two cuts. She said she knows what to do, and I walked out the salon with a 1/2 inch trim, very little layers, and ABSOLUTELY NOT the haircut in the picture I brought in. It doesn't even look like I've had a haircut. Oh and you know what's worse? I came home and as I brushed, I found hair with split-ends, which I asked her to trim. In short, that was the third and LAST TIME I'll ever go back to that stylist and the salon. P.S.: Please do not lie just to sell clients products. First you told me my hair is very healthy and doesn't need anything, then after the blow dry you told me that my hair is dry and need to use the things you put on my hair. Good job contradicting yourself!

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By gonzame on 8/2/2011

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

I just had my haircut by Randy at the 86th Street location and I couldn't be more happy with the results. He was recommended to me by a friend who has been a client of his for ten years. I can see why she will let no other stylist touch her hair. I have long thick multi-textured hair and he was not intimidated by it. Supposedly he is an amazing makeup artist as well but at Scott J he is all about the hair.

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