So, I went here because they were offering a special on highlights and Jose, the colorist, recommended Ilda for cuts. Since they were also offering a special on all services that day, I decided to go for it. A bad experience with a stylist at a different salon has left me with a haircut I hate, and the newfound knowledge that I would rather eat tin foil than have layers in the back of my hair ever again. I have been hopping from salon to salon since trying to fix this unbelievably costly mistake. At my first consultation with Ilda, she explained why the cut didn't work and realistically told me my options. There wasn't much she could do with the back, since I am unwilling to cut it short, but she did make the front layers look nicer. After growing my hair out a little more, I came back so she could clean the layers in the back a little more. It will probably be another 3 months before the back grows out enough so that she can even it all out, and I want to kick myself for having gotten myself in this situation in the first place, but I am very happy that I managed to find such a great stylist. Ilda will go into detail about what will and won't work for you and takes the time to really talk with you to make sure she understands exactly what you want. She is fantastic at cutting; in the past I've almost always had to even out my hair myself after a cut, at least a little. But I don't have to do that when Ilda cuts my hair - she gets it right the first time. I really trust her judgment, and she is a genuinely nice person. At $75, she is a bargain for NYC standards (but still a little expensive for me), and I honestly believe that she can do a far better job than many stylists charging three times that amount. She is the only person I trust now to cut my hair. Thank you Ilda!
Pros: Awesome stylist, polite staff, easy to get an appointment
Cons: Location is not very convenient for me; $75 is cheap for NYC but still a little pricey