720 5th Ave 11th Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.768698 -73.991818
Mon-Sat 8:00 AM-8:00 PM,Sun Closed
Rita Hazan is the best salon in the city – Hands down the best salon experience I have ever had
Amazing staff – Absolutely amazing experience. Highly reccomend Rita for color and Juan Carlos for a cut or updo.
Do not doubt the talent here! – I was in NYC on a short business trip that I chose to combine with pleasure and called 5 days prior to my arrival to get an appt. I was more than surprised to find that my colorist would be Rita Hazan herself! She had no reason to see me as I certainly wasn't a regular. Just a woman in search of great color. As I walked out of her salon I felt like I could have gone straight to a photo shoot. I have yet to have another colorist do as great a job. She is gracious and one would never know who she was if she didn't introduce herself . An absolutely fabulous New York experience.
Long Time Customer Sets Records Straight – Wow, I cant believe all of the negative stuff I am reading about the salon and most importantly about Rita herself.Rita started doing my hair when I was 18 years old and had seen her on an episode of newlyweds, and decided she needed to color my hair. I loved Jessica's amazing blonde and thought she was extremely talented. When I got to the salon in the old space, yes my first visit was a little bit nerve racking however I was met with this young girl who was under thirty standing there in a tshirt jeans and sneakers, no indication that she was THE RITA HAZAN herself except the gold rolex on her wrist, that is one of Rita's signatures. And if anyone knows her you love this about her, you dont think its unprofessional, this is a part of her personality that is great. She was nothing but gracious to me and and I remember leaving that day thinking what a remarkable person she was to be so young successful and have her own her own business, but most of all I couldnt believe how down to earth she was, that this now superstar colorist, treated me the same way she did Jessica Simpson.
Throughout the years, we have become friends and apart from doing my hair she has always made time to answer silly questions I send her on facebook about celebrity client's hair, new treatments they are having at the salon, recommendations for restaurants when we have gone to the same place for vacations. She encouraged me throughout my years during college and always pushed me to be a strong successful woman and reach for my dreams, as she did. I look up to her and admire her and I have gorgeous hair and highlights thanks to her which I am forever complemented on. Yes she is sometimes hard on her staff, but she is a perfectionist and most bosses are, you just dont see it.
I dont know where these reviews are coming from but I have been going to the Salon for five years and always love the look of my hair that both Rita and Eugene my stylist gives me. The thing I love most about Rita as someone previously mentioned is that she will never really say no your hair cant do that, as I am a brunette and always lusted after Jennifer Aniston's sunkissed Highlights, she just goes for it, shes not lazy she gets the job done! Its so refreshing to have someone just do it and not say ahh, your hair really cant go that light, although ocasionally she will say, honey we cant make your bleach blonde your skin's too olive.
Rita is amazing – Rita saved my hair. I went to two salons near my office that I'd never been to before and had two terrible highlight jobs in one week. (The second was supposed fix it but only made it worse). I went to Rita for a color correction for my over -bleached, blotchy hair. She was very sweet and made it all better. My hair looks great and feels great too. She is worth the money. Now I just need to find someone I like to cut my hair....
Rita is Awesome – I have been seeing Rita since her last location. All I have to say is that she is always accommodating and willing to fit you into her schedule. The quality of the work is excellent. I've had color done at several high end salons and no place comes romotely close to Rita's. Her demeanor is professional. She communicates and works with you on the desired look. She's very suggestive and knows exactly what will work with your skin tone, hair, lifestyle.
Of course it is expensive (but not for the quality) but you don't need to be in her chair every month. She looks at the integrity of your hair and will not perform a service if your hair is damaged but will recommend a treatment, shampoo, conditioner, etc. until your hair is in ready condition to receive color.
Although she is one of the most in demand colorists, she definitely does not carry the attitude. She's serious about her work and wants to give you her best attention. Therefore, some reviews may perceive her personality as being rude, but far from it. :)
If you want a customized look, look no further.
Life savers!!! – These guys are last minute life savers! I'm from New Mexico and was in New York City for the most important interview of my life!!! My hair had been fired by to many coloring and flat ironing and all that stuff and it NEEDED to look good. I wanted extensions and to look like the girls from the hills. (Ya know, thick curls, tons of hair... etc) In under 2 hours, my hair went from short and fried to down my back long amazing curls!!! I also got a spray tan while I was there and it looked awesome not orange! I was amazed that they could do everything I wanted in such short notice. I wish I had before and after pictures it was a true makeover! Thank you guys soooooooo much! Life savers! xx
WTF???? – I thought citysearch was to help people make educated decisions about where to go.
It seems that there are very few helpful reviews for the Rita Hazan Salon (who really cares what Rita wears to work???) and that this is a place for some disgruntled ex employee to be nasty.
I just an appointment to see for myself. They were very helpful and kind on the phone, I'll keep you posted.
WORST SALON EVER – horrible service, Rita is the worst colorist ever! she does the same thing on every highlight client! she charges a ridiculous amount for ordinary color. never will i go back. had to wait so that Rita could get her hair and makeup done. she was wearing a baggy gym sweater with jeans that showed the stretch marks on her behind and nike tennis shoes. so unprofessional. she's also very rude to her staff. i don't see how this salon is going to last much longer-
Best Salon in the City! Young, hip and chic! – This is my all time favorite salon in the city. Being in the fashion industry I need to make sure I look my best at all times so a good salon is a necessary splurge. Some of the other high-end salons I've tried were kind of stuffy and uptight. (Which I'm sure some people like) However, I prefer the laid-back almost party-like atmosphere at this salon. I pay money for the fashion forward expertise, not the white glove attitude. I love that everyone in the salon is around my age. It makes it more fun because I feel they can relate to me more and I trust that my look will be kept modern.
My personal favs! are John for Color (he's the only one that can do my red right!!) and Josh for my cut and blowout. Go to Natasha for manicures, I've NEVER had a mani last this long. <3!
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