32 Union Square East, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.739874 -73.992695
Daily 8am-8pm by appointment
Excellent Stylist and Colorist – You have to love this place, not only for the terrific and professional staff--directed by James Corbett, master colorist, but also for the friendly atmosphere. I can only liken it to entering Andy Warhol's factory, where you would expect all sorts of creative types to be working and talking and sharing ideas. But it's even better because there's some structure here and a definite goal: getting the hair right. Hemingway would have loved it, and so would his wives. As an image consultant, I bring clients here because they come out looking like a million bucks.
LOVE LOVE LOVE JAMES & DANIELLE! – I have been seeing James for the better part of this year and I have to say he never ceases to impress me... great color every time.. consistency is key to me! Danielle is great too.. she is the first hairstylist I have ever let cut my hair whichever way they please.. The result: AMAZING. Everyone tells me I look sooooo awesome!
On top of that they are always doing events for others like giving a spa day to cancer patients and the like...
In my book.... James and Danielle are #1!
You have to visit James Corbett Studio! – I'm not an online review person, but I've honestly been meaning to suck it up and post a review for James Corbett Studios for quite a while now, because I have never been completely thrilled with a salon or stylist/colorist EVER like I am when it comes to James! And let me mention I've lived a lot of places, spent ridiculous amounts of money going to the "hot" hair guru of any particular moment, and I've been disappointed more times than you'd think a 29-year-old could count. But hey, I color my hair a lot! And move a lot ... and thus I know the pain of searching for the perfect coif master in a new city. It's daunting. It's downright scary. When I moved to NYC 3 years ago from Dallas, I researched every trendy and classic salon in the city, and practically pulled my hair out trying to decide where to take my tresses for a trim and highlight. THANK THE GODDESS of BEAUTY JUNKIES that my job put me in contact with a lovely editor at Lucky magazine, who just so happened to have those perfect "my hair has been enhanced, but there are no telltale signs" highlights. When I asked who did her hair, she emphatically insisted I visit "Corbett" (as he was called at WT before - thankfully! - he opened his own oasis of beauty).
The rest is history. But I don't just have hair that constantly garners compliments (I mean, do I ever, though!!), I also have a more pronounced personal look, and a place I know I can go if I want a dose of pure wellness and pampering, without the pretentiousness. James has an innate knack for helping his clients find a look that's entirely them, and also completely in the moment. I change my color constantly, but he somehow makes the transitions seamless - noticeable in the right way, and simultaneously unnoticeable in the right way.
JAMES: Kind, funny, visionary, and just flat out the BEST COLORIST you will ever go to. Yes, he's touted as a genius in the media. You should believe them. And you should treat yourself to the experience of getting to know him. He will entertain you, beautify you, and make you want to befriend him!
JAMES CORBETT STUDIOS: Asian-inspired comfort, if that makes sense! You can throw your Gucci or bags of farmers market finds on the comfy leather couches when you arrive and not worry about a thing while you're there. With the addition of the Spa and yoga space downstairs, you are truly in for a complete escape from daily stresses. My visit last week, I was surprised with being treated to a therapeutic manicure while my hair processed. I won't lie - I almost fell asleep while magic was being worked on my terrible cuticles. I can't wait to "ohm" there, and follow it with a facial! Want coffee, tea, wine? Basically, the staff caters to your every need or want, but in a relaxed, friendly, melt away your troubles and leave with gorgeous tresses kinda way. Nothing uppity or uncomfortable here.
THE STAFF: Speaking of, the stylists are all impeccable. Period.
OK folks, I'll spare you and end this novel with one final, important note: James did not solicit my review. He, and James Corbett Studio as a whole, simply deserves it! If you're in New York and looking for a beauty oasis, visit and you'll agree with me!
The Best Color, Cut and Spa – I love James Corbet Salon and Spa. James is the best colorist and I trust my hair to him every 6 weeks or so with great confidence. Without fail, each time I leave the salon, strangers will remark on how great the color is. And when it comes to cut, Jay, is the best. He understand my hair and is a pleasure to deal with as well. James and his staff make it a very enjoyable, relaxing place to get color and cut. It's like Cheers for hair! Everybody knows your name . The salon dog Diego is the cutest. I can't imagine anyone ever having a bad thing to say about this place.
James recently opened up a Spa and that place is also fabulous. Great staff, calming atmosphere, great products that don't hurt your skin, and again none of the drama and the crowds at the uptown type places. My facial was great.............no red marks, no breakouts, no puffy skin and the organic products smell nice as well. I would run, not walk to this Salon and Spa and you too will be a fan.
Fixed my botched color & made me feel like a friend – I was referred to James after I walked away from another salon in tears with the exact color I said I didn't want. James fit me in right away and treated me like a longstanding client even though we'd just met. He immediately made me feel comfortable and he gave me the PERFECT color. I've been a devoted fan and client now for over a year and I regularly get compliments on my color - often from other hair stylists! Visits to James' studio are like visits to a friend's home - between the beautiful, relaxing decor and James' warmth and sense of humor and his adorable dog you'll want to hang out even after your appointment. I found the perfect salon and stylist. I won't trust my hair to anyone else and I refer everyone I know to his studio.
The best color ever – People have been complimenting me for days on my hair color. They can't quite figure out what is different (which I like because it looks so natural), but they love it and so do I. I have been getting my hair highlighted for years and this is by far the best look I've ever had. The talent is the main reason to go to JC. The warm, cozy atmosphere and witty stylists are just icing on the cake.
WOULDNT GO ANYWHERE ELSE – James Corbett is by far my favorite and ONLY salon I will trust with my hair (both cut and color). JC is always super welcoming to all clients, new and current ,and always has a smile on his face. All staff is interested in what YOU want and with their expertise are able to give it you the exact replica of your vision. I have been bringing my friends in and now they wont even go anywhere else!! JC for life!
JC is the best! – Absolutely loved my entire experience with JC and his crew. They actually listened to what I hoped to acheive, exceded my expectations and suggested fantastic products that helped me recreate the gorgeous results at home. Most of all I appreciated being in a setting that made me feel welcomed and relaxed. I will definitely be going back soon.
Artist finds nirvana for her hair – As a busy artist living outside the city (in Westchester), I haven’t always paid much attention to my hair, but when I did, I tried to keep my hair care close to home, especially since I loved the beautiful haircuts I got from a charming and funny (and extremely talented) stylist I knew personally, named Danielle. But when Danielle joined James Corbett Studio, I entered a whole new realm. James created an amazing new experience that has now become an important part of the pleasures of my life. James colored my hair in a way that seemed like magic. Watching him, I couldn’t imagine how he could do so much with his brushes and palettes. In addition to looking lovely, my hair now looks so natural, too! Even though my hair presents challenges—fine, silky, going gray—James made me look as though I had somehow escaped those problems. I’ve gotten compliments from everyone, even from new friends who say they assumed I was just lucky to have this hair.
The last haircut I had there was the best I’ve ever had. James and his staff treat me like someone special—as if I were one of the celebrities they style—yet without any pretension or fuss. I feel so pampered and cared for. James is a consummate professional. He quietly sets the tone of warmth, comfort, and respect—as well as humor!—that I never imagined I’d experience in a hair-care salon!
Genius Corrective Color and Extremely Enjoyable Experience – My trip to the James Corbett Studio was a fantastic, enjoyable and much appreciated corrective color experience. After I had a terrible color "accident" at an unnamed salon that left me with 3 colors of HORIZONTAL STRIPS around my head and totally fried hair, I read other reviews on many corrective colorists and chose James. He let me have the next available appointment, and instantly calmed me down by explaining exactly how he would fix the damage. I knew was capable, having seen his previous salon credentials and some articles in NYC publications about his new venture, but what James was able to do for my hair was beyond amazing. In fact, James should be your top choice for any color treatments, corrective or primary, because he is a scientific genius and a remarkable ARTIST with the color. He was the most understanding, flexible and accommodating salon professional I've ever met: he actually listened to what I wanted and what I was comfortable with. He explained everything each of the corrective color solutions would do, at the molecular level and then he and his staff comforted and pampered me the entire time I was there, right down to silk robes to wear. The color James designed for my poor damaged hair turned out to be the most complimentary, richest color I've ever had, even after it had been FRIED only days before. I also had one of Jame's stylists trim my hair and she ended up redesigning the look into one of my favorite hair cuts ever - including a few $500+ cuts. Everyone in the salon was so professional, yet warm - I felt like I was relaxing with friends while I was there. James also gave me some great tips on crazy off-beat organic Brittish products that would reverse the damage. He's really fabulous at what he does, and the rest of the staff is accomplished and delightful. Please let James do your color before someone else RUINS it. You can't even begin to imagine what he can do with your hair.
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