“The salon was beautiful and fun!”
“People are friendly, they get you whatever you like to drink, and I found the vibe and decor to be pretty mellow, although a non-New Yorker might say different.”
“from the moment I walked in I was greeted very nicely the girls at the reception area were really welcoming then i had my coat checked in and i was thinking this place isn't that big until I walked to the back of the salon !”
“BUT even if the color was amazing I would never return because of her attitude.”
“The manager Erin, was super sweet and offered a mimosa, which I thought was so cool!”
“Listen, for good service and results, I will spend the money.”
“etc) In under 2 hours, my hair went from short and fried to down my back long amazing curls!”
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
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!
I'm a fan forever......
I recently had a baby and I loved what Rita did to J Lo's hair after she had hers so I begged my husband to let me go! Here is what I think, and I never go to NYC salons.
When i called to book the appointment I spoke to an absolutely lovely person who was super helpful. I explained that I could not afford Rita, so he took the time to talk me through it & made a referral. i think his name was Stass, super nice!!
i came in for my appointment & I was floored!! You expect NYC salons to be super pretentious and sterile but this was not the case. The front desk were smiling and acknowledged me right away. The manager Erin, was super sweet and offered a mimosa, which I thought was so cool!
I have to admit, once I was walked back I was a little intimidated for a second. It was a very busy saturday and Madonna was bumping. I felt like I was at a night club. Everyone around seemed so cool to me, being a new mom from the midwest it was pretty cool
I saw Adrian for color he made me feel totally at ease and really listened to what I wanted. He took the time to ask questions like how often will you be able to maintain this, do you wear your hair up alot, etc. He was so professional and genuinely interested in making me not only look my best, but in making it work for me. I still love the color.
After color was finished Adrian's assistant brought me over to Ryan for a blowdry. He was very funny and sweet. My blowdry lasted for a few days. All in all, it was not what i expected! Even just looking around the salon, the level of expertise is astounding. There is a totally cool NYC vibe and instead of making you feel like an outsider, they welcome you right in. Definitely see Adrian and Ryan! I absolutely love the Rita Hazan Salon and will be fan forever (even if my husband doesn't let me come back) :)
DON"T BUY INTO THE HYPE.
Do NOT recomend this salon AT ALL! I am very picky about my color and blonde is hard to maintain. I tried one of the stylist and he had no idea what he was doing. I brought it to his attention that the result was NOTHING like I explained or showed in a pic. He agreed and did it again. This time he BURNT my hair in the front and pieces broke off. I could sense something was wrong and they were covering it by ignoring the problem. I then went back to the head colorist and they put on a color which lasted 3 weeks and they said just keep coming back!!! Once again a nightmare experience in the city....
Nail Salon Not Worth It!.
Would not recommend this salon to anyone, NOT even my worst enemies!
Made an appointment at the nail salon and when I arrived they conveniently raised the price after the pricing was already confirmed over the phone. On top of that the nail tech seem to not have any knowledge as to what she was doing. So two thumbs down.
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