This will be worth reading.
So I am so annoyed with the Gigi experience (lacking wine and hand massages as others wrote previously). As a NYC salon hopper, and new Astoria resident, I came here excited about the reviews I read.
Truth is that I've been sitting in the washing hair chair now for about 35 min while my ""stylist"" (some apparently mute chick with black hair and a death stare) goes between cutting someone else's hair and being concerned about ordering her chicken gyro. She left the assistant who was the only one who lifted a finger for me to condition my ""brassy and bad ends"" (as mute girl described to my face).
When I sat down initially, I was already worried. Normally I hate small talk at the hair salon but I know it's apart of the job as well as necessary to understanding the client. This girl was quite different where she not only said barely 2 words to me which were toward the end of my foiling, but initially spent only about 10 seconds asking me what I wanted done before she walked away. I thought she just stepped away for a second, and was gonna come back and ask more info on my needs...but no, she then came back 10 min later with mixing bowls. I guess she knew what was best for me and my dry, brassy hair (which I got no tips on how to treat as you would get at even supercuts)
Now I'm waiting here getting more and more impatient, so much so as I've read 2 magazines, texted numorous people on when or when not to tip, and now logged onto citysearch, made an account and wrote this review. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm relating to others who posted about their burnt scalp... pretty sure 45 min is too long for box dye, let alone professional solutions.
After much tugging on my hair with a brush similar to one bought at the bargain stop down the street, by an uninterested stylist... In the end my hair came out meh. I'm a golden blonde with low lights, so it shouldn't be too hard to add golden blonde and lowlights. haha. It looks pretty OK. Not the best it's been, and not exactly what I really wanted but 10 seconds isn't normally enough time to explain that. It ended up being $170 for half head hilights that took an hour and a half, a decent cut, and a decent blow dry/style. As said before I've gotten better at the other places around. Amateur hour. Cuts and style is alright- color and attentiveness, go elsewhere.