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Armando Corral Salon

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12 Little W 12th St (at Between 9th Ave and Washington St)
New York, NY 10014
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(212) 206-7712
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Armando Corral Salon - New York, NY

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Best

shawn has been styling my hair for the past few years ... i had long hair (that i was adamant about keeping) with lots of layers ... great cuts. but during my last visit, i was fe...

Worst

bad experience w the colorist. Pros: nice receptionist Cons: inept colorist

AWESOME haircut by Shawn!!! 9/6/2010

shawn has been styling my hair for the past few years ... i had long hair (that i was adamant about keeping) with lots of layers ... great cuts. but during my last visit, i was fed up more

Ryung is the Best! 5/6/2010

I needed highlights and cut for affordable price and my friend recommanded me to Ryung to get my hair done. Love Love Love. Best highlight and best cut ever! and it was less than 200 all together! Pros: affordable prices with great services more

i look like bride of frankenstein- BAD!!! 3/26/2010

bad experience w the colorist. Pros: nice receptionist Cons: inept colorist more

Shawn Salim is AMAZING! 5/19/2009

Went last night for my first appointment with Shawn at Armando Corral. I have long blonde hair and highlights, and I hate looking too fake or bleached out...Shawn put about a million tiny foils in my hair and it looks AMAZING. So natural and shiny. And the cut - oh, the cut. I had a bad experience with layers several years ago so I've kept it pretty simple since then, but Shawn and I decided to try them out again, and WOW they look incredible. He is a genius. I have never been happier with my hair - thank you SO much Shawn!! Pros: Best cut/color of my life more

Shawn saved my hair! 3/13/2009

I moved back to NYC from California and my hair was a mess, the color was horrific and I was scared I would have to start from scratch. I have long hair, the previous stylist gave me copper and super blond highlights, my hair felt course and fried. Shawn took over, he was able to tone down the color without excess chemicals and I have been able to keep my long style. My color is amazing, and my haircuts are a steal in this city. My hair is fine but thick, it has a mind of it's own and in the humidity it frizzes out. Shawn's cuts have tamed the wild beast and his is so good at teaching me how to style my hair that I look salon fresh whenever I turn off my blowdryer. I highly recommend both the Armoando Corral Salon and Shawn Salim. Pros: wonderful staff, intimate setting with a personal touch more

Asians Approve, Shawn Salim 2/21/2009

I am Asian, and I have a hard time trusting people to cut my hair. I met Shawn working on a commercial and he was styling for them. We got to talking and just from what he told me I knew that he was good at his job. He gave me the unconventional cut I had wanted and I loved it. You know it's good when other hairstylists are complimenting you! more

SEAN SALIM RULES!! 2/16/2009

Sean has been cutting my hair for the past year and i wont let another person touch it.ever. He's hip and has a great eye. He always gives me a rockin haircut with a perfect blend of hipster irony and beauty. A major problem I encountered before going to Shawn, was my stylist over using razors to accomplish the look i was going for .As a result,it would damage my hair like crazy. Shawn, on the otherhand, is so technically proficient with shears, he doesnt even need to bother with a razor! If your looking for a great haircut, i would highly recommend Shawn Salim at Armando Corral. more

Shawn is amazing!!!! 2/13/2009

I love going to Armando Corral--it's comfy and intimate. I always get my hair done by Shawn--I tell him to cut it however he thinks will look best, and he always does an AMAZING job. Echoing the review below, Shawn's haircuts look fantastic as they grow out. He has a sculptor's eye--i've never had anyone cut my hair the way that he does, and it's pretty fascinating to watch. He's also a lot of fun to talk to. Pros: Great staff, great haircuts, great color. more

Highly Recommended 2/12/2009

I've been a client of Shawn Salim's since 2005. I'm a loyal customer more

Best Hair Stylist EVER! 2/12/2009

I met Shawn through a friend who had the funkiest and coolest hair style in NYC. I've been Shawn's number one customer since I had my first cut at Armando Corral. He cuts and styles my hair exactly how I like. I let him be creative and surprise me and I ALWAYS LOVE LOVE what he does... Every where I go people ask me WHO CUT YOUR HAIR! Feels so great when you get so much attention for your hair style :) more

YAY!!! Shawn Salim!!!!! 2/12/2009

I found Shawn two years ago and I've been hooked ever since! NO one else is allowed near my hair with scissors!! Shawn is the most friendly and easy going stylist I've been to in the city. And he listens to you and does exactly what you want!! Not what he thinks will look good (unless you ask him to)!! Everyone at the salon from the receptionist to the shampoo girl are friendly and glad to to see you, even the owner Armando! If you want NYC style with out the attitude, check this spot out you wont be disappointed! Oh and there's wine too!!! Pros: nice people good music wine, tea or water more

Haircuts that fit 2/12/2009

I have never really taken care of my hair, thinking that it was not worth it. more

Finally found the best stylist in the city 1/27/2009

After 13 years of living in NYC and going through seven stylists, I FINALLY found the best one in the city. Shawn Salim has been cutting and coloring my hair for over two years and everytime I leave the salon I get tons of compliments. His haircuts are modern and hip but still suited to your own personality. He listens to what you want, offers up ideas and takes his time to make sure the haircut is just right. I love Shawn and I love the salon. Everyone is super friendly and I always have a good time when I'm there. - Deepali Kakar, Lead Interaction Designer, Scholastic Inc. more

Shawn Salim is the best for cuts, color, styling... you name it! 1/25/2009

I have been going to Shawn Salim at Armando Corral for many years and he is THE best! I have referred him to my fiance, friends and colleagues and now they are satisfied customers of Shawn as well. He has an amazing sense of style. Over the years he has colored, blown out, cut and styled my hair from short to long. His cuts get noticed and his color looks totally natural! He can cut from funky to conservative and still make sure the cut looks like you... only better. Best of all, Shawn listens and really delivers what you want. Whether you come with a vision or a picture in mind or want to say, Shawn, give me what you think will look great, he will not disappoint. Be prepared for non-stop compliments after your visit! Shawn, thank you for making me look good! Pros: They're the best! more

Miracle workers all! 9/14/2008

I'm a guy who, for years, has been fighting his own hair. It's very fine, and when I try to do it ""up"" any way, it almost immediately falls right back down. Elmer's glue is literally the only thing that holds it in place. I came into Armando Corral wanting highlights and a cut that would hold it up. My stylist, however, suggested I do the exact OPPOSITE, taking it darker and going with the whorl of my natural hair growth. He used special cutting techniques to give my hair movement and a bit of body, even if it's flat, and followed it up with great advice that I hadn't heard in three years of trying different salons around town. The advice alone was worth the price of admission. It was totally not what I had expected, but it works so much better than what I wanted would have. I'm going to wear this style for a very long time, and now, I can actually maintain it. Pros: Smart, helpful staff that KNOWS HAIR Cons: A bit pricey, but well worth it more

Mariano is best in town! 3/19/2008

Mariano has been cutting my hair for years, and he's simply the best - I organize my schedule and travel plans around his, to make sure i get to see him! While he's known as an amazing hair stylist for women, he is equally amazing for men. Pros: Location more

Mariano work MIRCALES! 3/13/2008

I love MARIANO! He absolutely works miracles on my thin hair. I have been seeing him for the last three years and I always leave the salon looking like a superstar. The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere in the salon is amazing. I highly recommend it! more

Simply the Best! 3/1/2008

For over 20 years, Armando Corral has been my hairstylist and my friend. Our friendship developed from years of putting my trust and hair in his very capable hands. When it comes to hair we all know that this is no ease feat! My trust and respect for him stems from his skill and ability and in his unwavering character. Armando has lovingly guided this once neurotic ?I-hate-my-hair? young woman to the ?I-love-my-fabulous-hair? woman that I am today! Pros: professional, cutting edge, relaxed & unpretentious Cons: the cobblestones that eat my heels on the way to salvation more

Ask for Marie 3/1/2008

I've been going to Marie at Armando Corral for four years, and basically think she's a genius. She's guided me from boy-short hair to my current mid-length do, gotten me all fancy for my wedding, and made me look beautiful even when I walked into the salon looking and feeling like a total shlep. I love the atmosphere at Armando Corral, the relaxed, happy staff, the low-key vibe, and the terrific attention they pay to their clients. I'd never been a regular anywhere before (not for my hair, not even for my dentist) until I met Marie. I still don't have a regular dentist, but I'll never go anywhere else for a haircut. Pros: the skilled staff, relaxed atmosphere, and total friendliness of everyone at the salon more

Most understated salon in NY 2/29/2008

Armando has always been -- and still is -- one of the best hair stylists in New York. I've been a faithful client of his for almost ten years, which is the longest relationship that I've had since I moved here. Not my job. Not my boyfriend. Not my shrink. Armando. And, trust me, if I don't like something or someone, I move along. Quickly. Armando (and I've also had my hair cut and colored by Marie, so I add her in the mix here) provides me with something that looks good from the moment I walk out of the salon and can last for months. There have been times when I've forgotten to make appointments because my hair has grown in so beautifully. And color! Their specialty. I had my hair colored for years there, and no one ever thought I was coloring my hair. And, when I decided to let the ""pre-mature"" ;-) gray show, Armando was supportive and made it look amazing. If you're looking for a place that is low-key, smooth, and provides some of the best styling in NY (wrapped up in the nicest, most talented group of people you'll ever meet), Armando's is your place. You won't be disappointed. Pros: Attitude, talent, skills, price Cons: Location more
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  • Hours:

    Tue-Fri 11am-7pm Sat 11am-6pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village

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