96 Orchard St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.718430 -73.989800
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Lower East Side
JUST FANTASTIC!!! I travelled from Africa just to see her! – Dana is just fantastic in all the ways that it really matters in a great salon.
1. Dana is a great stylist and hair care expert.
First of all, my hair is DA BOMB! I waited a few weeks before writing my review. I wanted to go through a few washes and do it myself to see what I was really working with. Two weeks later, it still looks like I just walked out of the salon and I am getting compliments on it every day. My hair was fried, dyed and laid to the side, she gave me a cut that I can work with and then showed me how to do it myself. So often you either get one or the other-someone who knows haircare but cannot style or someone who can give you a fly style that will have you fried and overprocessed to within a centimeter of your hair's life. Dana's versatility is also in natural and relaxed textures. I was natural for 15 years and then decided to relax because I wanted to change it up. I will most likely go back to being natural in a few years and had specific styling needs and a hair aesthetic I wanted to work with. Almost every other stylist believes absolutely in one of two gospels (natural or relax) and in order to believe in one they have to completely negate the other. Dana is the only one who truly believes that both are awesome, serve a purpose and can effectively care for and style brilliantly both textures. Let me tell you, that is RARE.
2. She REALLY listens
I will spare you the gory details but, my hair was "hurt up", she listened to my whole hair story and made recommendations based on what I was going through and what my life was like. She pulled things out that I had not even remembered, she offered to email me (I am on an international assignment in West Africa) and just to do what was necessary to help me help myself keep my hair looking good. She was really vested in me as a person and in my hair. I believe that even if she never saw me again she would have made sure I had the best experience possible in the one visit I would have ever made to her chair. This is so unique, other stylists/hair care experts don't give you the time of day if they don't think they are going to make a buck out of you, because she did go above and beyond she will have a client for life.
3. She and her staff are just SUPER PLEASANT
I cannot overstate how important this is. I have had soooo many negative experiences either with salons of all stripes who just don't know what they are doing and try to hide it, unprofessional and ghetto or people who are just unnecessarily arrogant and rude. It is soooo awesome to just be greeted and spoken to with kindness and consideration instead of acting like someone is doing you a favour. It was just a revelation to have someone listen and humour you as you go through your hair drama without: being offended if you dare to offer up some input on your style or regimen, or imposing their own beliefs on your hair (relaxer is bad, natural is bad). Dana and her staff are extremely well regarded, often appear in magazine editorials and are accustomed to dealing with the jet set and hoi polloi amongst us. She is a celebrity stylist with ZERO attitude. How awesome is that? They are not cheap but I have been to so many places where you can pay your good money and still get treated like dog doodoo because you do not have a big name. It was so nice to be treated so well as just lil ole me. They are just LOVELY and SUPER Professional.
These are my three keys to the kingdom. This is the first review that I have ever written for services like this, I have been singing her praises since I walked out of that salon.
I live overseas and am in the US every three months or so and I WILL find a way or make one to go see her EVERY SINGLE time I am there.
Every woman needs a good OB/GYN and a good hair care stylist. I have found mine.
Simply AMAZING! – After moving to NYC from LA, I bounced around to a couple of hair stylists that just didn't cut it and made me want to never get a hair cut again. A good friend recommended Dana so I decided to check her out. I'm SO happy that I found her! Even 4-5 months after my haircut, I get compliments everyday about how great my hair looks. People think that I'm freshly cut when really it's just Dana's magic touch that lasts and keeps you looking beautiful. Dana is awesome & I highly recommend her!!
A Great Experience – At Dana's Loft the experience is always wonderful; you leave with a great hair style that makes you look and feel like a star. The staff is professional and friendly and they go out of their way to make you comfortable. Dana is extremely talented and will give you a great hair style that works for you. She listens to your concerns and needs and executes according to what you both agree upon. Is always a pleasure to get my hair styled at Dana?s Loft.
Best Hair Stylist in the lower easide – Dana's loft is very cozy, the staff is professional and efficient.
My experience is always great!!! and my hair looks always fabulous!!!
Best stylist if you're growing out your relaxer! – There are few things more precious to me than my hair-- vain, I know, but it's true. And when it starts to act funny (i.e. limp, breaking, generally refusing to cooperate with me...) I immediatley begin searching for answers... and I found the perfect one... Dana! When I decided to grow out my relaxer, I went to Dana for a consultation on a recommendation from a friend. 8 months later, I am happier than I've ever been... and more importantly, my HAIR is happy! Dana coaxed my natural hair into peaceful coexistence with my relaxed strands, and using a blend of her own fabulous products, I've had no breakage! When so many other stylists refused to even take on this task, Dana dutifully committed to making sure that my hair grew healthy and strong, without compromising my existing length. And even though she BADGERS me into submission to get trims, I know she's doing it for my own good... and I (and my hair!) love her for it.
Great Stylist, great atmosphere... – I was referred to Dana by a friend of mine, who is SERIOUS about her coif. I went to Dana with the plan of getting highlights. I was really pleased with the time Dana took to go over colors and what would work for me. She is very approachable and she LISTENS, which is so important in a hairdresser. Not only does she take the time to consult with you she performs all major services herself! A lot of hairstylists allow their assistants to do the chemical services for them, but not Dana. Dana is very hands on when it comes to her clients.
The receptionist and her assistant are polite and personable and make you feel welcome, no pretenses there. I must admit you better save your coins when you plan on going to Dana's Loft but when you see the finished results you'll be very pleased.
Dana's Loft is a jewel in the heart of Delancey Street!
Excellent hair care – Dana has proven to be a hair care professional who prides herself on taking care of her customers' hair, a little TLC. Her sophisticated salon has friendly and polite assistants who help to me make the customer's experience as pleasant as possible. I was referred to Dana when I was looking for a new hairdresser upon moving to New York, and I was very pleased with her work. I even recommended her to a friend who again appreciated and was quite pleased with Dana's hair care services. In the future, I will continue to refer friends to her. I would highly recommend Dana because she is has experience and expertise that will take care of your hair to make it healthy and manageable. She is skilled in working with numerous hair textures and creating a number of hair styles. If you want your hair needs met, come to Dana's Loft and you will be very satisfied and delighted by her work and you will be sure to come back!
Dana is a great colorist! – I've been going to Dana for about 2+ years now, after I was referred to her by my original stylist. I will admit, I was nervous at first but Dana is great. She is always pleasant and professional, but most importantly, she is talented. There are so many "hair stylists" out here who simply aren't good at their craft. Dana takes care of my hair, and the color is amazing. I always get compliments. I trust Dana's judgement, and feel comfortable with her. I'm so glad she has her own salon now. She deserves it!
Great salon for all hair textures. – I have been going to Dana for a little under a year. I always have a good experience when I visit her salon. She really listens to your hair concerns and more importantly addresses them. She will share her suggestions and expertise so that you can agree on the best solution for your hair.
My hair is relaxed, however, I have been in the salon while Dana has done weaves and press & curls. No matter the texture of your hair she will bring out the best. You will leave with the look you want. I suggest that if you have a particular look you like, bring a picture. It's more effective than trying to explain what you think your hair should look like.
Her schedule can book up quickly so you should book early. However, Dana is flexible. She does not overbook and you will not have a long wait. Just be sure to arrive on time. The average time I spend in the salon is 2.5 hours (quicker for a regular wash/style).
The BEST !!!! – Always reliable. My hair has never been in better condition. My husband always loves the work that she does.
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