170 E 61st Street, New York, NY | Directions 1006540.762941 -73.966218
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Lenox Hill, Upper East Side
After 7 years of coming here, I will not be returning. I am very torn in writing this review but was put off by my service and so feel that it should be done.
I have been coming to Avanzi since I moved to NYC 7 years ago, and have been seeing Giuseppe since the beginning. He has always been amazing and cut my hair perfectly and offered for me to come back in for complementary bang trims (for which I always tipped quite well). At the beginning of may, Giuseppe left for Italy. I decided today that while I love how my hair has been falling recently, I wanted to trim the bangs in the front. I was told I could see Angelo and spent ~15 minutes in his chair while he tidied up my bangs and a tiny bit of the sides as well - no shampoo or anything. I thought it looked nice and was looking forward to tipping well and maybe using him to cut my hair going forward.
I went to check out and the person said $52!!!! I asked if that was a joke since I ordinarily paid $75 for a haircut and nothing for a bang trim with Giuseppe (Angelo's brother). Angelo stepped in and said he gave me a "little haircut" and the lowest he would possibly charge was $40, which is ridiculous since I plan to get my haircut within the month since this was just a bang trim!. But I paid the $40 and tipped on top (I honestly don't know why), but I will NOT be coming back again!
I feel so conflicted writing this given how much I like Giuseppe but this was just terrible!
Fantastic Service and Fantastic Hair Cut! – Here's the story; I just started a new job a week ago and with the holidays coming up so quickly, I knew that I couldn't put my long unruly hair on the back burner any longer.
So I read the reviews on city search of a few places. But as usual, the reviewers were all over the place in their ratings, so I didn't know how well I could trust any of the salons. It's amazing how inconsistent the service industry is - especially hair services. I was just looking for a consistently decent place that wasn't going to cost me a months rent!
Well that's when I read the reviews of Avanzi, which were surprisingly consistent. So I went in this evening without an appointment, and the owner, Angelo, had time for me - which as we all know can either go really great or really horrendous. Low and Behold, he was superb, outstanding, phenomenal - which ever term you want to coin it - he was awesome. He was efficient, intentional, and creative, and to top it off his chair side manner was on point. The rest of the staff that I witnessed were really friendly too - especially for it being the end of the day.
Price wise - it was $100, that was with the 20% citysearch discount and pre-tip. But that is a great price for a great hassle free hair styling experience in New York. I've been to a ton of reputable style savvy salons here in NY, and the cheapest I've ever had is $100, so since they're comparable, I am officially a convert to this place - it's all about consistency.
Help for that frizzy hair!! Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment – I am in complete "awe" of this treatment. I have fought with unruly, fried, broken, frizzy hair my entire life. I have tried EVERYTHING! This is the first thing that I am so excited to say has worked and it is like MAGIC. To anyone that is skeptical, it is worth one try and you will see it is for real. Life will be so much easier without fighting so much with my hair. And the salon experience was positive - very good atmosphere and friendly!
NOW, I will say that my hair gets better by the day and I have not blow dried it once since the process. I even had my hair colored two days ago! The secret to Keratin Treatment is - Finding a very experienced professional like Daniel at Avanzi Salon. He is not interested in experiments of new hair fads. He knows his stuff and I would not have trusted anyone else in New York to do Keratin Treatment on me. I am willing to help convince any skeptics out there who like myself, have double-processed, frizzy long hair and felt like a slave to my head! BKT is MAGIC! Thank you, Daniel!!!
Best hair salon I ever visited – A co-worker (who always had enviably gorgeous hairstyle) recommended that place and I was not disappointed. Angelo Avanzi is not only a fantastic stylist, but a charming and hospitable host. He is inventive and confident. I trusted him right away. He just looked at me in bright light and an hour later my mousy brown hair was gorgeous red! I loved it!. Today I got the most beautiful, subtle caramel highlights and I love my hair even more.
It's an amazing place with great ambiance and wonderful staff. Also the location is great - one block away from Bloomingdale's (N, R, W, 4, 5, 6 also go there). Highly recommended!
great place for hair color ,masage, and fun,best people – o my god i love the video,,,,everybody looked so nice very profesional very nice,nice beautyful ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Juan is the best stylist by far! – Juan has moved back to Avanzi and I cannot be happier. He is the most professional stylist that I have ever had style my hair. I teach high school, and after returning to school the next day, my students told me that I had the best haircut they had ever seen on me. For a high school student to notice, that impressive.
The best part is Juan is fast and very professional. The whole salon is a wonderful place and I HIGHLY reccommend Juan and Avanzi to anyone living or visiting NYC.
I love this salon! – Ive been going to Avanzi Salon for 2 years now and have never been dissappointed! Angelo is such a talented stylist and does amazing work. I get compliments all the time on my highlights, color and hair style. Josephine and Danielle at the front desk are so nice and Daniel gives and awesome wash and scalp massage. Added plus is Anna who does great manicure/pedicures and massage. I"ll never go anywhere else...THIS PLACE IS A GEM!
Very Impressed with Salon and Hairdresser Jackie – Was visiting New York from Massachusetts and visited this salon and was very impressed. I got my hair done by Jackie and was very pleased with the results. She was fast and accurate with what I asked for. Got my hair dyed and highlight and was very happy with my end result. Thank you Jackie. I would recommend her anyone who is looking for a good hairdresser.
The Greatest Overall Salon Experience Ever! – Out of all the salons I have visited, today was the best salon experience I have EVER had. ( and I've been to many many salons) I always get a little nervous trying a new salon but starting from the shampoo chair, it was the best anyone has ever washed my hair and the scalp massage was incrediable. I was so relaxed! Then Angelo cut my hair. It was most definately the best hair cut I have ever gotten. Most of the salons I have visited, cut hair with very similar techniques and I am never crazy about the way stylists cut into the hair. Angelo had a technique that I've never seen before and was amazing to see him in action. He had such precision and passion for what he was doing and my hair never looked better. The salon was beautiful, with a great view and it was very clean. That's one of my biggest things. I would highly reccomend this salon to anyone, the staff was very talented and hospitiable and I left excited to show off my new hair. Everyone who saw me tonight noticed my hair right away and all said how amazing it was! The location was great too, right across from bloomingdales and we got lunch at Patsy's next door. I will defintely be returning again soon!
The Best Colorist in New York-Andrea at Avanzi Salon! – Andrea has colored my hair for several years. She brings out the best in color and highlights. I always receive several compliments on my color. Andrea has an eye for color. I've referred several people to her-most recently a friend from Europe. Thanks Andrea!
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