“The place is very clean & you feel really comfortable.”
“There were fresh towels and goggles ready for me before my session.”
“Offers a variety of services at a reasonable price in Midtown Manhattan.”
“Bottom line this place is professional, not pushy, prices are good for what the place offers.”
“Friendly staff and great Tanning Prices and specials!”
“It was the perfect shade, it was worth every penny.”
“It's always been very clean and Bertha is super fast - I am out of the place in under 10 minutes (this may be the rushing part other people talk about, but with waxing, I don't exactly want it to last any longer!)”
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this salon. i had recently went there for a blow out, wax and a tan. for my blow out i got a very lovely young woman named Maira. she was very friendly and understanding towards my wishes. i told her what to do specifically and she completed the task with no questions asked. That is a plus! the wax there was absolutely FABULOUS! i was in and out!! for my wax i got a woman named Rosa. she is very cautious when doing wax. she waxed everyone of my hairs gone and i am definitely going back in 2 weeks for my wax! I also went tanning which was honestly speaking the greatest experience of my life. I usually hate going tanning because most of them are filthy! i walked in the tanning place and i already felt a good vibe. i love what they did with the place. its so colorful and fun. Although most importantly the young lady at the desk sarah was very friendly and sweet. She quickly cleaned the bed spotless clean for me and put a fresh towel on the glass table. I am definitely going back to this salon! loved it!!!
no no no.... I went to 5th Ave Salon after getting a Groupon deal (3 mani-pedis). For the 1st time, I was forced to wait for 30 mins with my foot in water. They dont spend anytime for cleaning the foot. The female manager was sper unfrendly and has an attitude. The 2nd time, I went to the one of 54th street instead. The male manager was OK. A women took care of me. She did a sloppy job and did not clean my nails properly. Did not spend time to wash my foot. The original price for the mani-pedi is $30. They made me pay $1 tax plus tip for that kind of service. After I gave $5 w/o complaining, that women told me to pay another $. I didnt think her service deserved it but I paid w/o arguing. It's not a $ I'm complainig but it's their attitude and their service and they think I should just freaking pay. This is supposed to be a promotion to promote their service. I believe their business won't last like this.
Just ok if you want a cheap mani/pedi.
I went to 5th Ave Salon after getting a Groupon deal (3 mani-pedis for $35). I had a 10:30am appt and the place was pretty empty when I arrived. Yeah, it is kind of dingy like other reviews stated, but I wasn't expecting a luxurious salon for what I paid.
A nice enough asian guy greeted me and I told him I was in for a mani-pedi. He asked some russian woman and she yelled back "I'm busy!". .so he did it himself. While I was choosing a color, another woman asked me if I wanted eyebrow threading - I said no. First of all, my brows are quite small and neat. Second, I don't trust my brows to someone with the equivalent of two messy caterpillars on her own head.
The pedi was fine - very very basic, but for less than $12 each for a mani-pedi, no complaints. He did try to upsell me to a "spa" pedicure, but I declined. The only thing I did say something about was when I asked him to close the door behind him - a woman was in the room behind him having a very loud argument in russian on her cellphone for at least 20 minutes non-stop and after a while it really grated on the nerves. All the other women (workers) in there seemed to have attitudes. The manicure was ok - very basic and done neatly.
Would I go back there if I hadn't gotten this deal? Absolutely not. I can get a mani-pedi for only $20-$25 in a better place with much nicer personnel.
Berta is awesome.
i went to 5th avenue beauty salon,not long ago.
i went there to go for a brazillian wax.
the lady who did my brazillian wax waz berta who was so awesome! the brazillian wax was painless, and berta did the best job in under 10-15 minutes. if you ever want to get brazillian wax, then go to berta in 5th avenue beaty salon. the best part was the pricing
IT WAS ONLY 35$!
(she also worked there for a long time, and she works there Monday-Friday)
I am a mother of three girls. I love to have a wonderful, relaxing manicure and pedicure experience. I love walking into a salon and feeling undone. I recently went to this salon with my three girls. We decided that we should have the day to ourselves and we should get pampered. I looked up this salon, I read the reviews. I saw that some people hate it, and some think otherwise. I thought why not actually go and check it out and see for my self.
I walked into the salon and I see that they were busy. I'm thinking: " If they are this booked, they MUST be good." I asked the woman at the front desk for four manicures and pedicures. She said: "Yes, of course! Please choose your color." I did as was told. The employees there work very quickly. You could tell by the way they greet you, that they are eager to work. I love that!
Anyway, four of the employees approached my girls and I. They asked us to take our seats and just relax and worry about nothing. While doing my mails, I felt no pressure. They completed my manicure and pedicure quietly, quickly and did a job well done. I was very pleased and so were my girls! I suggest every woman to book themselves at this salon. It's truly great and they will make you feel good as new! My girls and I walked out feeling new and re-freshed! Thank you 5th Avenue Beauty & Nails!!!
-Definetley going back there!!
Im never going back there!. I recently went to this place to get a pedi and a wax. I found the technicians to be very pushy to sell additional services which I had to decline a few times before they let it go. The woman at the front desk was not particularly polite. Some of the technicians were talking about the customers in Russian and a dialect of Persian (they had no clue I understood both languages). Overall - not a very pleasant experience. My pedicure was mediocre (to say the least). They didnt even bother to wipe my feet with a towel. They used a paper towel instead. Im never going back!
Not Impressed. There is nothing more annoying than the techs speaking Chinese and making obvious they are speaking about you. I went in (the following day after having it done) to have a botched nail job fixed because they inevitably manage to mess-up the OPI gel manicure each time (cracks or has zero shine). Michael proceeds to give me attitude. He is never nice but if he did his job well it wouldn't matter. He needs to learn customer service. It is not my problem that he cannot do his job well and his male ego doesn't allow him to admit it. Instead he talks back and proceeds to babble to Laura in Chinese. He needs to go and work somewhere where he does not have ANY public contact.
GREAT NAILS!!!. shellac gel nails are an extremely natural-looking enhancement: thin, non-yellowing, nonporous, resist lifting. I have these nails and its great because they can be used for natural nail overlays, tip overlays, and sculpted onto forms for short extensions. i also tried the new O.P.I gel soaking off, it was even better because the selection of colors is more. i have fallen in love with them.
Did I go on a bad day???.
I recently started working in the area and have been looking for a good place to get my hair blown out. I decided to try this place because it's close to my job and I read some decent reviews.
I called ahead for a 3:15 appointment. When I walked in, I was stared at by two of the three women there. Not greeted or even asked what I wanted. Literally, they just looked me up and down. Immediately feeling awkward and uncomfortable, I asked for a wash and blow dry. One of the women just walked away. The other pointed me toward a woman who was washing someone's hair (Lena), and then followed me to her.
Lena was the first person to greet me and smile when I walked up to her. When she finished, I took off my hat and sat in the washing chair. She asked me what I wanted and I (again) repeated myself asking for a wash and blow-dry. I asked how much it would cost (as the sign and the person on the phone told me $25 and up). After what sounded like a debate in Russian, the woman with the attitude told me $45. I thought it was too much (I've paid $30 for a good job in midtown), but agreed as I was already there and just wanted my hair done.
Lena strenuously urged me to pay an extra $15 for some deep conditioning treatment that she insisted I needed. Stupid me, I caved. Then it came time for the blow-dry...
I should've known this was a bad idea when I watched as a woman who was getting her hair blown out by someone else CAME BACK to that person's chair FOUR TIMES to have the job corrected. But I was hoping I'd have better results.
Nope. Not even. Long story short, my hair ended up looking frizzy, and she didn't even do the hair at the hairline surrounding my face, which made it look even frizzier. I, too, had to ask her to correct this.
At the end, tip and all, I ended up regretfully paying $70 for one of the worst blow-outs I've ever gotten. Lena was a sweetheart (the only nice one there) and she tried, but it just didn't work.
I don't know what their other treatments are like, but do NOT get your hair done here.
If you want a great blow-out and AMAZING highlights, go to Marc Joseph Salon on 40th St between Broadway and 7th Ave, and ask for Judy. She's a magician with hair and I miss her terribly. :(
great fake tattoos. I had heard from my friend about these really cute tattoos, she had them done in fifth ave salon. the great thing about them is that they are water resistant, opaque coverage and fast-drying. so when I saw this the designs they offered I had to have it. it was perfect for the night out. i always wanted a tattoo but not a real thing. they are the greatest because last long.
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