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AR Hair Salon - 36 Reviews - 128 8th Ave, New York, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (212) 352-3032

AR Hair Salon

128 8th Ave (at 16th Street)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 352-3032
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AR Hair Salon - New York, NY
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I started going to AR salon a couple months ago to correct a hair coloring that went wrong when I decided to do my own coloring to become a brunette. My hair is naturally a blondi...


I obviously cannot speak for every stylist, but I was very unhappy with my haircut yesturday. Not only was everybody extremely rude, but I am quite sure that my stylist did not l...

Happy with my hair!!!! 5/8/2010

I started going to AR salon a couple months ago to correct a hair coloring that went wrong when I decided to do my own coloring to become a brunette. My hair is naturally a blondish brown color. I made an appointment with Arthur. I should say he is not only a great cutter but also a great colorist. I love my hair now and I get asked all the time if this is my natural hair color....which is great... :) And my hair shines beautifully each time after coloring. I highly recommend AR salon for hair coloring and cut ! One more thing this is the cleanest salon I've ever been to. more

Snooty & not willing to listen 8/12/2008

I chose AR Salon because of its fantastic reviews. First of all, no one ever sat down with me to talk about my hair. My stylist, Sam, basically asked what I wanted, and when I tried to explain exactly what, he looked bored and cut me off. Then he insulted my hair. Then he proceeded to give me the weirdest haircut ever. After I explained that my bangs were too long and they need to be shorter to do what I want them to, he argued with me and refused to cut them. I ended up with an awkward cut that's way too long and blunt with a too-short layer on top and weird bangs that take forever to style. Actually, the whole mess takes forever to style and, when I'm done, looks mediocre at best. This is not a problem with my styling skills, as it's still an improvement over what he did to it before I left. The worst part was not the horrible haircut, it's that he refused to listen to any feedback I had. Pros: Pretty salon, complimentary wine, decent price Cons: Horrible stylist, rendering cheap price irrelevant more

So relieved... 6/27/2008

After several disappointing and very expensive experiences at 2 other major NY salons, I was very nervous about trying yet another new hairdresser. But after reading great reviews, I made an appointment with Mark at AR, and my only regret is not finding him sooner. The salon is tiny and nothing flash, but everyone was very friendly with zero attitude which was a pleasant change. Mark spent 10mins going over what I did and didn't want and looking through colour charts with me. He also outlined the cost for each part of the service so there were no surprises and I got a great permanent colour and cut for literally half the price of the last Greenwich salon I visited. I would definitely recommend Mark and am very relieved my search is over. This is the only review I have ever posted - that's how happy I was with my experience! Pros: Great value and quality, friendly staff Cons: Very casual - not a trendy salon but definitely comfortable more

Marvellous! 5/19/2008

Go to this salon RIGHT NOW!. You will look great, guaranteed. ARTHUR will make your hair color look fantastic and will take years off your age. Plus, he's funny and a pleasure to talk with.he will give you a great cut and make you feel ready to tackle the hippest clubs. Your style and color will last a very long time (months) and you will probably go back to the salon sooner than your look requires, simply because you miss the atmosphere. Thay serve coffee and other beverages, . Make an appointment today. more



talanted 3/26/2008

The staff is super friendly. MARK is very talented, confident but down to earth. He will listen to your thoughts and make a suggestion - Then before you know it he's made your hair come to life. what a patient, methodical and talented hairstylist. he has a sweet personality and makes you feel comfortable. he's not scissor happy but he knows what he's doing!!! he'll work on your hair till it's perfect. You'll feel like and look a million bucks once you've experienced MARKS talents!! I love HIM more

ar hair salon has complit package 2/26/2008

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, fabulous cut and color, look no further than Sami at AR hair salon. I discovered Sami over a 2 month ago when I approached a stranger on the subway whose color I admired. She led me to Sami . I have since spread the word to colleagues, friends and family, and we are all now gorgeous blondes...thanks to Sami !! AR hair salon has the complete package...a talented staff, service with a smile, a great location, a great atmostphere and an unbeatable value! more

best hair stylist ever 2/25/2008

My hair has always been difficult. I went from salon to salon telling stylists the cut i thought i needed. These ideas would come from pictures in magazines, cosmo, movies etc., and time after time, the cuts i got seemed to me to be the same thing, that is, i didnt feel pretty... MY HAIR DIDNT MAKE ME FEEL HOT!! I thought i was cursed to a life of unflattering hair, that is until i met Arthur @AR hair salon First of all, he was the first stylist that took a seat right next to me at eye level and talked about my hair and listened to all i had to say about my situation and i didnt feel weird or embarrassed, he made me feel comfortable, like we were both on the same mission to find my 'HOTTIE'. We forgot about those photoshop illusions and worked with what I had. The cut was full and vibrant. I felt like claudia cardinale. more

i am amaised 2/20/2008

i called the salon at 11:30 am on a monday as a first time client and was able to get an appointment with Mark at 1:00 pm that same day. I had not cut my long and very thick, rather unruly hair in a year and I can honestly say he gave me one of the best cuts I've ever had in my life. He seemed to intuit my needs and understood exactly what I wanted, even though I wasn't entirely sure what that was until he was finished. Though the salon is small and I wouldn't want to have a long wait there (I didn't) because I'm slightly claustrophobic I really can't conceive of a better cut for the money--but it would also stand up against anything twice as expensive, which is what I'm used to. Having a great haircut is the best! more

cute hair salon 2/11/2008

I came to this salon by my friend's referal. I just moved to the neighbourhood and was looking for a new salon. When i came for my appointment I felt this great atmosphere right away... Everyone there was very friendly and helpfull. Needless to say I received a great cut and made an appointment to get my hair hilighted the next week!!! I highly recomend this salon for everyone who is looking for an outstanding service.... Pros: +++++++++ more

I'm Underwhelmed 8/17/2007

I went to AR because it is located close to my work and when I looked it up on CitySearch, there were fabulous reviews for the place. I don't think my experience was horrible but it wasn't great either. The salon itself is the size of my closet. That aside, when I was being shampooed a worker sat in the shampoo chair next to me eating a smelly cheeseburger and fries. It was awkward getting shampooed next to someone who was eating. The shampoo was lovely with a nice scalp massage. I got a haircut with Mark, who was nice. I had very uneven ends which he cut without sacrificing length. I told him I liked sideswept bangs, he trimmed my already too short bangs even shorter (and uneven) so now I have an inch and a half of bangs. He barely used product on my hair, dried without a brush. I left with limp hair, awkward bangs. I was embarrassed to take the train. I am now growing out my bangs, although the rest of the cut was good. I don't know if this place is great for men maybe but as a woman with fine hair, the talent wasn't any better than at SuperCuts. more

Best Hair Cut Ever! 7/14/2007

I never went to Salons because they never gave me what I wanted - until I met Johnny at AR Hair Salon. He listens, suggests, but does what you want, even if he doesn't agree. I love it! Go, you'll be happy! Thanks Johnny. more

fabulios 7/10/2007

Fun, and a great cut/color at the same time! After hearing about MARK,c and seeing his cuts and colors on my drends, I joined whem at an appointment and I've been going to the shop ever since. There is relaxed, happy, , and it's an easy place to spend time while waiting for that color to do just that right shade. Mark is absolutely great with hair and cares a great deal about the decisions he makes with you regarding cut and color. I feel so lucky to be part of this hair family. Pros: friendly more

chic and ,trendy . 6/30/2007

I found AR Salon on City search. Its amazing to find a reasonable priced salon a blocks away from meat pack , etc. Mark did my highlights and they came out beautiful. I have received numerous compliments. Mark cut and blew dry my hair which also came out great. A visit to AR salon is the perfect end to a days of happiness! Pros: thumbs up, great find, inexpensive more

Good Location , Always Accommodating, Good hair cut without all the fuss/muss 2/21/2007

I realize haircuts can be a very personal thing. Johnny at AR has been cutting my hair for several years. He always listens to what I want, gives feedback or suggesstions, but then follows my wishes. He is very consistent and I always feel like he is ""focused"" on my hair when I am there, as opposed to other stylists that seem to flit between 2 of 3 customers at once. more

ox can not be better 12/2/2006

For the last three years I have been searching for the perfect stylist and colorist. None of the salons I encountered came close to providing a wonderful haircut and color at an affordable price. Instead, I often left looking the same as I entered . Then, last week, my friend recommended AR HAIR SALON. I went to the cut and color appointment a little hesitantly. I left feeling I had the best cut and color in years. And this is coming from a woman who went to the same stylist for 10 years in her neighborhood. Highly recommend the AR hair salon salon. The people are wonderful with great talent! They are helpful at explaining any questions you may have and willing to listen to your thoughts on what you would like done. I recommend AR salon to all my friends! thank more

Great job! I couldn't be happier. 10/9/2006

I went to AR Hair salon two weeks ago for some layers in my hair and highlights but hadn't decided on a style. Roger made a few suggestions and I took his advice. I came out with what had to be the best haircut i ever had. Roger (the stylist) took into considation some concerns I had about length and color and even gave me tips on how to style my hair at home. On my way home, I ran into some friends and they all complemented me on my new style and my boyfriend was so happy with the results, i would recommend this salon to all my friends and family. I'm sure they will have the same great experience that i had. Thanks again I couldn't be happier!! more

Really bad haircut 8/20/2006

Walked in there during my lunch hour to get a hair cut. Stylist named Johnny greeted me, asked what I would like done with my cut. After I told him to just trim it a little bit, he took his clippers and completely screwed up my hair. Cut it way too short and when I asked him why did he do it he said ""dont worry it will grow."" Seems like he didnt care at all, could have gone to a barber shop and gotten a haircut for less money. Definitely would not recommend this place! Pros: Nice looking place Cons: Terrible stylist and bad cuts, dont listen to concerns more

excellent salon 7/23/2006

AR HAIR Salon is everything you hope for from the moment you arrive. I was taken care by John who made me feel like I was as important as if I was some star walking in. Very personable and professional. All the staff were courteous and considerate. Now the hair- amazing. My cut was to die for. I have never had so many people ask me where I got my hair cut before. I can actually for the first time say that I was completely happy with how I looked walking out of a salon. bravo you are great Pros: best hair cut ever more

Not friendly, Not good, and didn't listen 7/19/2006

I obviously cannot speak for every stylist, but I was very unhappy with my haircut yesturday. Not only was everybody extremely rude, but I am quite sure that my stylist did not listen to one thing I had said. I said trim, and SHE cut way too much off. Not a good thing. I would search elsewhere! Pros: on time?? Cons: skill, attittude, professionalism more
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  • Two-location salon gives Chelsea locals current looks with trendy haircuts and coloring. Both appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

  • 1/17/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 11pm-8pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Chelsea, Midtown