435 5th Ave Fl 3, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.747271 -73.980065
Pushy but not bad skills – I have my usual salon I go to, but this guy approached my friend and me on the street and offered us a promotional coupon for $70 that included a cut, manicure, and other nice things that they valued at $300.
If you look at their regular price list, the services are overpriced. Plus they play reels of models strutting down runways on TV screens with silly techno music to make you feel cutting edge or something.
The woman who cut my hair was very pushy about me getting a glaze on my hair for the first 5 mins. I don't color my hair so I'd never heard of this procedure before. She said if I added it that day it would come for the "low price" of $60. I knew she was trying to get extra money, so I stuck to my guns and said no. It was annoying because she kept pushing me about getting it 3x saying "but your hair really needs it!!" After I told her "NO" one last time she finally calmed down and acted normal for the rest of the time. BTW I did some research on glazes for hair and found out it's only for color treated hair. I'm glad I wasn't suckered into buying something that I didn't even need!!!
I was satisfied with my cut. I didn't want anything too elaborate & told her I just wanted a trim, since I like my original shape.
Hit and miss... Mainly miss – I walked out of this salon feeling worse than when I walked in. My friend, however, walked out feeling fabulous. This place is absolute hit and miss.
My friend had bought a voucher for herself and I from a promotions guy in Macy's. it looked like a pretty good deal.
We entered the salon and felt lost immediately. No one was at the reception desk, and finally when a girl came to the desk, she was not welcoming at all. My massage was good, so was my friend's. My manicure was extremely rushed, my friend's wasn't (this meant that we weren't getting anything done together like we were told we would). My friend was scurried off for her facial, where they attempted to upsell a 'proper facial' for her 'very dry skin'. I waited for an hour (I had to sit on a salon chair, as the couchers were being occupied by staff gossiping). My friend was then taken to do make up. I continued to wait until finally I was taken for my facial. The 'dry skin' tactic was attempted on me as well. My make-up was then rushed (5 minutes tops) and I wasn't asked how I wanted it done - I had to tell her how to fix it at the end. My friend was then taken to get her hair done. I was left waiting once again. My friend landed with a very friendly hairdresser, she was extremely happy. He didn't try to upsell her anything and gave her a half hour head massage.
When my hairdresser finally approached me, however, she was not at all inviting. Immediately, she attempted to upsell a 'treatment' product, which I had to reject three times before she gave up - where she rolled her eyes, turned around and said, 'follow me then'. My hair was washed, but I did not get my promised head massage. The hair cut was rushed and unfinshed. I have curly hair, so you can't use a blowdryer on it or it will go frizzy. My hairdresser couldn't put the diffuser on her hairdryer, so after letting it fall to the ground (landing on my head twice), she told me that it would be better to just use a hairdryer. I then asked her to thin the hair out at the end because it was too thick. She proceded to COMB my curly hair... umm.. hello... FRIZ!!! She then handed me the mirror and told me it was done. I had given up at this point. I felt so unimportant and undervalued as a customer.
I don't recommend this salon to anyone.
I advise the managers to work on their customer service, and less on pumping through customers.... If you build rapport with customers, we might actually want to come back.
WORST salon experience ever – This was the worst experience I have ever had getting my haircut. First, they made me pay a $15 registration fee that I had never heard of. Then, the stylist I made an appointment with wasn't there, so they pass me off to the next guy on the list. Next, he won't let go of my head until I say yes to getting some special glaze. And when the girl washes out the glaze, the shower cap gets stuck on my earring. Instead of untangling it, she yanks it off and takes my earring with it, which falls down the drain. Not only did I have to pay for a haircut that, frankly, makes me look like a soccer mom (I'm 24), but I also had to pay to lose a diamond. When I called to see if they found it in the filters the following week, the owner tells me no, and it is my fault for not taking out my earrings.
DON'T GO TO THIS SALON! Horrible management, stylists that clearly get paid on commission for every "special treatment" they sell, and girls that probably pocket your jewelry.
Good place – I finally decided to use my promotion, prepared for the worst, and made an appointment... but.. I actually like my haircut a lot. I have very thin, flat hair but now I have many layers and I like the way my bangs were cut. The color is just ok. They gave me a 40% off coupon so I'll probably be going back. Only huge negative was that when the next client arrived, my hairdresser had to work on both of us at the same time.
I had a great experience with Alfangi – I spent $20 on a promotional card and spent the $15 to register on my first visit. The haircut went by pretty quickly, and even though I like to get a bit more time from a stylist, I was happy with the job she did. I appreciate that they offer wine, lemonade or ice tea when you walk in the door. They also offer refills. The second part of the promotion was a mini facial - essentially just an eyebrow wax and a face massage with lotion, but it felt really nice and lasted for a nice amount of time. The massage was nice as well. I would definitely would use the promotion again, I'm just nervous that I would get caught using it twice!
Thanks Again ! – I bought the "special promotion" - which apparently everyone else did too. I felt like a sucker when I bought it and even more so when I read all the reviews from the people that had bad experiences with this ""deal"". But I had already paid, so I decided to try it anyway. So, my experience:
Very nice place - have some kind of dance/trance music quietly playing, fashion videos on the various flat screens. The people there were very nice. My assigned stylist - Yolie I think - did a fabulous job. She touched up my roots and gave me a great cut. Very very happy with it and will definitely be back.
So, if you bought a promotion and are terrified of you going - don't be. If you don't want any additional services, don't get them. If you want wine - ask for it.
Scary reviews... GOOD experience!
Went with some friends for a blow-out this weekend, and was able to get the 40% off promotion so the total was $32, not $50 which was great.
They serve you drinks when you arrive with your stylist and I got a nice head massage during shampoo. My stylist was Ingrid and she was great... gave me a lot of pointers and spent almost an hour blow drying and flat ironing my curly hair. 3 days later and it still looks great! I finally found a trusted hairstylist and I will be back to see her soon!!!
Always pleased. – The reviews scared me, but I went last year before I read them, and I'm really glad I did. I can't speak for everyone, but I love Irina. She's personable, good at what she does and she gave me a great haircut. I've been back several times for highlights and cuts and am always pleased.
In a nutshell – Amazing hair/color job, awful facials, great service, beautiful modern salon (a 5 if the facial wasn't so horrible). The details: My friend was the one who got the package, and I went with her. I believe we each paid $30 plus a $15 fee at the salon, which I do not consider to be at all expensive for a haircut. I have curly hair which I wanted short in the back and a bit longer in the front, as well as a round face. This is a very difficult style as it needs to look great both curly and straight, plus I have very thick hair which requires half an hour of blow drying to tame. Celia cut my hair, highlighted and straightened it. When I say it was perfect I mean I was as close to tears of joy as I can be looking at my own reflection. The color never washed out, and the haircut grew out to perfectly frame my face. She spent 2.5 hours with me industriously laboring over every strand of hair, while I sipped wine and chatted with her. I ended up paying $80.00 for the color, so total of $125 is very fair and I'm going back this Thursday (3 months later). My friend has long straight blond hair which she had trimmed, blown dry, and they put in a special gloss for free. We were super nice to our stylists and they treated us very well.
Now the unfortunate part. My friend and I returned the following Saturday for the facial part of the package. While the actual facial experience was not terrible, we were both very upset when a week later you could play connect the dots on our chins. Whatever products they used made us break out horribly. So while Il'l be returning to see Celia pretty often, I'd steer clear of that back room.
I have the best Hightlights ever!!! – Her name is Ilonka and she did a great job
My hair looks and feels great.
I highly recomend her and she has a great personality you will love her
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Alfangi Salon on Fifth on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.