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Vartali Hair Salon

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48 E 57th St Ste 2
New York, NY 10022
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(212) 935-4640
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Another fantastic visit to Vartali!! The salon never ceases to impress. For my hair, Anna blended highlights so perfectly that they look soft and sophisticated, and she is such a ...

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THEY SHOULD GET RID STAFF FOR RECEPTION ESPECIALLY THE OLD HAG WHO THINKS SHE STILL YOUNG \r WORST SERVICE

FANTASTIC salon 9/5/2011

Another fantastic visit to Vartali!! The salon never ceases to impress. For my hair, Anna blended highlights so perfectly that they look soft and sophisticated, and she is such a sweetheart to talk to. As for the cut, this was my first time with Masato and all I have to say is WOW! He was able to instantly tackle my frizzy layers and make them smooth and polished, even after the blowdry wears off! With so many issues circling pedicures now, I only trust Vartali for classic toes. Elizabeth does a great job of making sure that your nails are in top condition, and goes the extra mile to do so. Finally, my eyebrows are only handled by one person, and that is Tatyana. I have always had difficult eyebrows, and with their natural undefined shape, they can be ruined very easily. However, whenever I visit Tatyana I am able to relax and know that I am in good hands. She has been able to take my difficult eyebrows and create a wonderful shape, that is never too thin and always enhances the rest of my face. If you are looking for someone to shape and style your eyebrows, sprint to Tatyana! more

The only salon that I trust! 1/19/2011

I have been a client at Vartali for the past three years! Before that I was bouncing around from place to place and never was satisfied with my hair. Now I can truly say that this is the only place that consistently makes me happy. They staff are always professional and friendly to me. My hair always gets compliments and now four of my friends also go to the salon. I think that all of the stylists are creative and understand me and my friends' needs. I tell everyone who asks that if you want to feel good about your hair go to the salon. You pay for what you get and I always receive the best haircut for me. They understand me and what more would you want from someone who is supposed to make you feel good about yourself. more

SERVICE SUCKS 1/11/2011

THEY SHOULD GET RID STAFF FOR RECEPTION ESPECIALLY THE OLD HAG WHO THINKS SHE STILL YOUNG \r WORST SERVICE more

PERFECT for brides and bridesmaids 12/22/2010

I went to Vartali for an updo for my wedding reception. I described to them what I wanted and it couldn't have suited me better. Not only did my hair look just as I had hoped, but the salon is a warm and tranquil place. Everyone who works there is extremely friendly and respectful; they're also good listeners. I continue to go there for hair cuts and color. I've been approached by strangers who have asked me where I get my hair cut. Some of these people are now loyal customers. This is an exceptional salon due to its talented staff and its unusually hospitable atmosphere. more

GREAT CUT CUSTOM STYLE 12/21/2010

I have had wonderful service and great cuts and styling here after 3 years of looking for a stylist that understands how to flatter my face shape and provide a ""hip"" look at the same time... I work in the film industry, so it's important to look modern, not overstyled or like a librarian. Piet is an artist, I have gotten nothing but compliments after his cuts. Highly recommended! more

Exceptional skill -- with zero attitude 12/21/2010

I've been going to Vartali for over ten years, and I can't imagine going anywhere else. After years of enduring indifferent service delivered with a condescending sneer at other midtown salons, it's been a joy to find a place that manages to combine exceptional professionalism with genuine heart. Marco has not only managed to keep my hair color looking like it did when I was 20, but, when my father died he saw me on an hour's notice and, when the color didn't take because it had grown out so much during my dad's illness, did it again the next day for free. Luke styles my hair with incredible imagination and flair. Tatyana performs the waxing of the gods, with a manicure to match. Elisabeth does the best pedicures I've ever had. And everyone, including assistants, desk staffers, coat checkers, and even technicians I don't even use, makes me feel like an honored guest. A true find! more

NYC BRIDES- DO NOT GO HERE!! 7/14/2010

They are rude here. They know one basic wedding style (which is HIDEOUS) that they tried to give to me and my bridesmaids. It consisted of a cinnamon bun on the sides of our heads. They are unprofessional, uncooperative and they tell you one price and then charge you double!! They tell you later it is because you received ""wedding hair"" which I clearly did not!!!!! Do not go here if you are picky and care about what you look like on your wedding day. Do not go here if you want to be treated nicely with little stress on your wedding day. Do not go here if you are counting on it being one price, because they will feed you excuses about why they charged you more. Pros: location Cons: customer service, stylists, more

AWESOME experience 3/18/2010

First off, I am the boyfriend of the woman who's hair came out AWEsome. She had had a few ""not so great"" experiences, so I took to the web to search for a salon with good reviews. I tripped over Vartali, and I'm so glad we did. Sweet Nora, the asst. mgr., slotted us in for the same day (it was St. Patty's day, so the madness was in the streets, not the salon!) with Jim, the colorist mentioned in the review I found. Jim has MANY years of color experience, and works morning, noon, and night. While not at Vartali, he does NBC early morning shows for the staff and guests of the show, sometimes doing as many as FORTY in a day. We left Donna's hair in his capable hands, letting him decide the color, highlights, EVERYthing! Less than three hours later (color, cut, AND blow dry), we were out. I sat in on four hour marathons as a boyfriend, and let me tell you...it's NOT fun. But Jim and Vartali have this down to a science. Donna's cut was left in the very capable hands of Antonio and he did a great job a s well. Mr. Vartali, the owner, could not have been more hospitable as well, taking great interest in our satisfaction. I read a review stating they ""charge too much"". But - I know, even as a male - you get what you pay for in this lifetime when it comes to this kind of thing. And to be VERY honest, we found Vartali to be reasonable, especially taking into consideration the amazing experience we had. FIVE stars to this 57th street staple in the neighborhood. You cannot go wrong here, and you will be thrilled with your results!!! Pros: Experience, experience, EXPERIENCE! more

I've been all over this town trying to find great color and a fabulous cut 12/2/2008

I've been to at least 10 of the ""best"" salons in the city over the past 12 years that I've lived here. Not only do I find most stylists to be inconsistent but the tremendous expense of walking away without being satisfied has left me quite jaded.\r A friend of a friend turned me on to colorist Michael and WOW...what an artist he is. He has worked on celebs and has an amazing clientele and he ONLY does color. He is a tru pro and I walked away from him with a blond that was so pretty in tone and shade and a great feeling. Then came Piet. WOW what an amazing stylist. He gave me exactly the cut I wanted...he is young, vibrant and creative. He knows what he is doing and his confidence made me feel completely safe. I sent a friend to him recently who also has been around the block with city hair dressers and she fell in love with his cut as well. He does the sort of cut that people will stop you in the street and ask you where you go.\r So all this being said DO NOT walk but RUN to Michael for color and Piet for a cut. You will walk away feeling like a million dollars no doubt. more

good salon but overpriced, should have coupons for all 10/17/2007

a nice cut but i question whether out of ordinary. wish they had coupon for first timers, not just for student Pros: good service Cons: $$$ more

fabulous 9/24/2007

I have a relatively simple hairstyle and it's hard to make it spectacular. I went to Piet at Vartali on a recommendation from a friend and had a fabulous experience. The people at the salon were all friendly and Piet is a doll - so much fun to talk to and a very good listener. Piet took his time with my hair, doing a number of touch-ups even after it was dried, and did a fantastic job. 3 weeks later I am still very pleased. He was kind and complimentary and didn't insist on putting lots of product in my hair so it was one of the first times I've stepped out of a salon and not wondered what my hair would look like on a normal (product-less) day. Great experience. more

Vartali is THE place to go for your fashionable haircut & the NEW Brazilian Hair Straightening Experience! 9/14/2007

I visited Vartali for the first time during my visit to New York and was really impressed at the professionlism of the staff there. Vartan and his staff made me feel very relaxed and special. Vartan, at Vartali gave me the nicest haircut, very slick, chic and fast too. He knew what sort of a look would look best on me, I did not have to worry about explaining anything to him. Then I decided to try the Brazilian Hair straightening that is the talk of town now, so Dan did my straightening with such patience, explaining every process to me in great detail, he made me feel confident that this is the best for my hair, he told me what is in the product and how I will benefit from the Brazilian hair straightening, he was very careful not to cause any smell or smoke during the process, he did not miss one single hair and was working with extreme concentration to make sure the result would turn out perfect. Now I look stunning, the haircut from Vartan and the Brazilian straightening looks marvelous on me. I have had it for 5 days and it looks marvelous. Even when it rained my hair did not look frizzy or curly. I definately would recomend all my friends to visit Vartali to get a SUPERSTAR service. Thanks Vartali for making me look beautiful, I am getting lots of compliments from everybody now, women and men alike! Hurray! Pros: Professionals, prompt service, location, great communication with staff, beautiful ambiance, price, happy & positive staff, sensible & caring professionals Cons: absolutely none more

great haircut 7/25/2007

Anything I get done here to my hair or when I get my makeup done it is gorgeous. I always come out feeling beautiful and like a new person. Its an amazing place, where they only hire professionals and friendly people. They know how to hire people that know their stuff!! I would highly recommend checking this place out. more

great great great 7/18/2007

I love Vartali! I've been to Vartali multiple times and i've loved every haircut, highlight, hair styling and makeup application that i've received. On my last visit, my hair wash was fantastic and it started off the excellent day i had at Vartali. They brought be a delicious iced coffee and my haircut was exactly what i wanted. \r Everyone should go to Vartali for whatever beauty needs they have. more

One of a Kind 7/4/2007

I have been a loyal client for the past 3 years and can't imagine going anywhere else. Getting a haircut here is an experience! The moment I walk into the door, Nora greets me with a radiant smile. After being so warmly welcomed I am always greeted by my hairstylist Piet and the owner, Vartan. It has all the trimmings of a sophisticated NYC hair salon without a hint of pretension. If you want to go to a hair salon that will make you feel special, give you a great hairstyle and allows you to walk out feeling great about yourself, Vartali Hair Salon is the place to go! more

Simply the best. 7/1/2007

Simple. It's the best haircut in New York. My haircut is very simple, and it's easy to get an average haircut, but really, really difficult to make simple look good. They consistently do that. Pros: Great haircut. Cons: Get an appointment. more

Vartali Hair Salon: The Edward Scissor-Hands of my Reality! 6/29/2007

Gosh -- I grew up with Vartali haircuts. I trusted Vartan with my 80's perm moment.... to my sassy Demi Moore-esque short hair times stolen from the movie Ghost. To say I don't live close to the hair salon is an understatement, but you have got to know that I hold out as long as I can, and deal with some unruly hair just to get a masterful, yet manageable cut from Vartan. Vartan is the Edward Scissor-Hands of my reality, and when he is unavailable I know I am in good hands with his skilled staff such as Piet who is a natural artist, and Reuben who is my rock star. And for the record, I have never had better color elsewhere. Anna gives me the most attractive natural color to match my complexion, and when I am feeling it, she gives me bolder highlights that spice things up for me. Life is tough, I work damn hard, but when I go to Vartali, I am treated like a Queen, and I rest assured that I am in good hands. Pros: The people and the talent. Cons: You will be spoiled to other salons. more

Best Hair Salon in the City 6/29/2007

If you want to feel great and look beautiful, all you need to do is visit Vartali Salon.\r Anna is the best colorist, Piet gives me the most beauiful haircuts and Nora at the reception desk makes me feel like royalty. That's why I have been going there for the past five years and have not skipped a month!\r Thank you Vartali Salon for making me feel so special and look great! more

Amazing customer service, best cut and color I've ever had 6/29/2007

This is my first time reviewing anything online, but I saw the negative review below and I just have to express how wrong that person is about Vartali. First of all, I've been going to Vartali regularly for almost 2 years and I've never had a problem with the customer service or with scheduling. Second, I've been highlighting my hair since I was 12 (so it's been about 15 years) and have tried so many places, some of which I liked and some of which I haven't liked so much, but I LOVE my hair when I come out of Vartali. Anna makes my hair color look very natural and the color stays beautiful for a long time. Piet cuts my hair exactly how I want it; he never goes scissor-happy or anything. He styles my hair really beautifully too.\r I think that the negative reviewer should give Vartali a second chance and see if he or she doesn't come out of there regretting their review. Pros: Great service, not pretentious, great hair highlighting and great cuts Cons: If you're looking for a pretentious, scene-y place, this isn't it. more

One of the best... 6/28/2007

...If not the best salon in the city. The quality of the cuts, color and style along with the care of service makes this an exceptional salon amongst a sea of more pretentious and less skilled shops in the city. \r \r Have been coming to the salon since my youth and will continue to until I don't have any hair left to cut...\r \r One of the best and always striving to be even better. Pros: Skilled stylists/colorists , friendly staff, personal attention, ambiance, location Cons: parking is difficult on 57th street more
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Editorial

  • New York salon specializes in stylish short cuts, waxing and manicures.

  • 6/27/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon 9am-5pm Tue-Wed, Fri 9am-5:30pm Thu 10am-7pm Sat 9am-4:30pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown Center, Midtown

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