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Aks Salon - 27 Reviews - 694 Madison Ave, New York, NY - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (212) 888-0707

Aks Salon

694 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 888-0707
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oct 12 love my color kimberly williams gave me the best color and highlites that didn't look fake or brassey using natural husband actualy noticed and friends are ...


Looking for a new styalist (mine is now out of state) is always a bit of a challenge, but my experience at Salon AKS was among my worst ever. My first clue should have been that t...


oct 12 love my color kimberly williams gave me the best color and highlites that didn't look fake or brassey using natural husband actualy noticed and friends are still giving me compliments.ican't wait to go back.thankyou kimberly and nyree for great looking hair. amy more

Best cut and color 9/13/2008

Prior to going to AKS I had gone to other top salons where they did bad highlights, couldn't figure out how to color my resistant grey hair, or made it to dark (hello Elvira!) J. Anthony at AKS saved me. As for my cut. Mika does the best layers. I am constantly complimented on my hair thanks to the team at AKS!! Pros: Great senior stylists Cons: Junior Stylists often do the blowdry after service and they aren't as good. more

Donna is a color GENIUS 8/31/2008

To sum it up: Donna Hernandez is a genius. Seriously. Once she understands what you are looking for, she truly delivers. My highlights look fantastic! You cannot imagine how many people have asked me who does my color..... she's that good! But more than that, she is a fantastic person, and truly a pleasure to work with. she makes sure you are completely satisfied before you leave the salon, and is genuinely gracious. I cannot say enough good things. Suffice it to say, I am a customer for life. I have been to Rita Hazan, Salon Pasha, and Roy Teeluck but Donna's skill surpasses every other colorist i have seen, Highly recommend! Pros: Donna Hernandez Cons: absolutely none more

Great Salon/Great People 8/8/2008

I have been going to Jay Anthony for color (blonde single process and highlights every couple of months) for about two or so years. He is just terrific at color, listens to what you want while making excellent suggestions of his own and is truly a great person and a pleasure to be with. You will be delighted with your results whether you are a blonde, brunette or redhead as I've seen great results on many different people and he has a large, loyal following. Making appointments well in advance is always recommended, but he will do his best to squeeze you in for a last minute must-do. Love cuts from Mika and Zhen, and nail/waxing/threading from Galena and Laura, too Paula H- more

If you're going to get color....get it from Donna!! 6/23/2008

I've been coloring my hair for YEARS!!! I couldn't even tell you what my natural color looks like. But not until I met Donna do people think my hair color now is my natural. Its far from it! But Donna does such an amazing job with the vibrancy of the color and just the right shade that people have stopped me on the street! I constantly get asked "How did you get so lucky to have such a nice natural color". If only they knew. I highly recommend Donna! She's worth every penny and you WILL NOT be disappointed. Her assistants are always so nice and helpful as well, when she has them! I will never go to anyone else....not ever! Pros: donna Cons: nothing worth mentioning more

The best 5/18/2008

Fredric who I am by no means a groupie but when it comes to my hair care I am quite obsessive. Having arrived from vacationing in Europe and getting ready for the one party I must attend a year I called Frederic. What no Carolyn. ?No I don?t want someone else?. Yes there is a god after calling some of my close friends it comes to pass that she was whisked away by a competitor. Competitors gain Fredric?s loss. Bottom line the only thing better then the party was how my hair looked. You need look no further then Salon AKS That?s where you will find Carolyn Pros: Carolyn the best Cons: none more

Donna Hernandez : Best Natural looking highlights for blondes 4/25/2008

I have follwed Donna Hernandez from Frederick Fekkai to AKS..and been with her for years. My close friends don't think I get highlights which is a huge compliment, as Donna does highlights so well it looks like you are still the blonde you might have been when you were 10. The woman who cuts my hair is contsnatly AMAZED at how well they are done too...and god only knows how many heads of hair she sees a day. more

Best Colorist And Stylist InThe City...Hands Down! 4/15/2008

I've been a loyal client of Salon AKS for many years, and I must say that they are the best I've seen in the full service salon industry by far. In regards to the comment below, I couldn't disagree more! Maybe you were just having a BAD day. I have been seeing J Antony for years, and no one else comes close to performing his impeccable color services. The styling department is amazing as well. Mika is a fantastic stylist, she always suggests the best ways to style my difficult hair. One of the main reasons I continue to get my services done at Salon AKS is their helpful and friendly staff. I once had a few questions about specific services that I had received, and the Manager Rosemarie was more than happy to spend the extra time with me to make sure I was getting the best possible service and attention. From my experience she was absolutely attentive to my needs and concerns. I also almost always get my nails done every time I go back to the salon. Galina is fabulous, and her manicures last a very long time. I highly recommend Salon AKS and consider it to be a place where I know that I'm going to leave completely satisfied with the end result. Pros: skilled staff, calming atmosphere, and warm friendly vibe. Cons: None more

J. Antony BEST COLORIST BY FAR 4/10/2008

I've been coloring my hair (blond) for the past 20 years and I have never been happier with a colorist like I am with J. Antony. I have been to some excellent colorists over the years, but J. Antony tops them all. The results are EXQUISITE every time. I feel very fortunate to have found him. I hope he never leaves NYC because I will have to follow him wherever he goes. It may sound cliche, but I've been waiting for someone like him all my life! On top of that., he's low-key and modest. With his talent he could easily be full of himself but he's not. He's a master at what he does. Literally - no exaggeration. Sometimes I want to just grab him and say "THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU J. Antony, for being such a color master!", but he'd probably think I was nuts if I did that, so I'm saying it here instead. He's simply amazing. And I'm an OCD perfectionist, so take my word for it. I don't say stuff like this unless I truly mean it. more

Donna Hernandez is colorist of the century! 4/10/2008

I honestly cannot even remember what is my natural color. But who needs natural when you have Donna Hernandez? Blonde, brunette, redhead, hi-lights, low-lights, you name it , Donna can do it all. You will ALWAYS walk out looking like a million bucks - with a glorious rich hue and shiny locks. Besides being the most accommodating polite human, she knows her stuff. There's no diva attitude, it's first class service all the way. I live outside NYC but make the journey to see Donna. I jokingly complain to my friends "if one more person compliments me on my hair today, I'll just scream". People stop me in bookstores, pharmacies on the street just to admire Donna's work. She's an artist and a true professional. Pros: Great location and service Cons: salon slightly dated yet entirely functional more

My amazing colorist, Donna Hernandez! 3/29/2008

I recently moved to Manhattan after graduating law school and began looking for a colorist who could take me from my present state (doing my hair myself as a student) to looking sophisticated and polished (on a new job at a law firm) My hair wasn't in the best shape both in color and health, so upon reccomendation I scheduled a consultation with colorist, Donna Hernandez. She thoroughly assessed my needs, so I scheduled an appointment for the following week. The result was an amazing and beautifully natural blonde base with baby blonde highlights! I started my new job with amazing and healthy hair! I attend many high profile events and the ladies there are often very critical so it has been wonderful having received so many compliments about my highlights. I am happy to send them to my artistic and talented colorist, Donna! Thank you so much for making me beautiful and giving me a confidence boost for my first job! more

J Antony is a Master of Color at Salon AKS 3/22/2008

Let me shout it from the rooftops, MY HAIR COLOR IS GORGEOUS! And natural and deep and textured and it was all done for the last ten years by J Antony. He keeps current with the newest technques but never does anything trendy or that would harm your hair or its color. I travel often and tried a couple of different colorists before I finally found Antony. Just as a fashion stylist knows his client, Antony "gets me." He discusses with me how my color should deepen or brighten depending on the season. He is truly a master of color and always exceeds my expectations. No wonder he is the "director of color" at Salon AKS. Pros: Lovely and comfortable atmosphere more

Best Colorist in the city: J. Antony 3/20/2008

so many colorists can't get blonde right...either it's too gold, tooooo blonde with no depth....washes me out....I have found the best colorist in J. Antony...hands down. He listened to what I wanted and made hair looks the best it's ever looked. I've gotten more compliments on my hair in the last week than in years..... For a great experience and great color...he is the best. more

You'll love Mika and Nyree at Salon AKS 3/20/2008

I?ve been going to Mika for years and have watched her move from stylist to senior stylist to the director of the entire salon and I can understand why?she always gives me exactly what I want and gives me the time I need to figure out what that may be. She has a vision for what she wants to do with you, but really talks to you to see what you want and what you?ll be comfortable with. For my wedding, she began planning my wedding day look with me since the moment I got engaged. She suggested I have Nyree create custom clip-in extensions so that my hair would be fuller and hold a style better for the whole day. I met with Nyree and we talked about what I really wanted (fullness for me, not length, although you can certainly just get them for length). She then took tons of measurements, and went through swatch after swatch to make sure that the extensions would blend in with my hair color and look natural. And they do! I absolutely love the extensions Nyree made for me and the bonus is that since they are clip-ins, I can wear them whenever I want. The extensions are incredibly pricey, but they last for years and in my opinion, were worth it. It?s been an amazing experience. Both Mika and Nyree always give me tons of attention and address my every concern (and as a nervous bride-to-be, I assure you, I?ve got lots of concerns!). I always walk out of Salon AKS with a huge smile on my face since, in addition to looking great, I also feel great after seeing Mika and Nyree. more

J Antony...the best! 3/13/2008

You wear your hair every should always look fresh and fantastic. J Antony gets that! I have been a loyal fan for about 18 years. If you have to choose only one indulgence, he should be it. I alwasy leave AKS feeling great about my look. I have passed on the name of J Antony to all that ask, and there have been many who inquiry as to where I get my hair done. I appreciate the complimentary blow-dry. Everyone at AKS from the head colorist to the newest assistant is a pleasure to be around. more

I love my look ! 1/23/2008

I've been going to Donna Hernandez for almost ten years ( I've actually followed her around to several locations) I adore her and this Salon. Every one is very friendly and knows what they are doing. I completely trust Donna, shes taken me from a bleached out blonde to a gorgeous chestnut brown (and has managed to conceal my ever present gray hairs) , plus she is very attentive and a sweetheart. I strongly reccommend both Donna and this salon for all your cut and color needs. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the service. Try it, you will thank yourself later. more

Great Haircut! 12/28/2007

I just got back from Salon AKS on Madison for the first time and must say that I really loved the results. I got a haircut from Dante who listened to everything I had to say and gave me exactly what I wanted. He was really nice and I would recommend him if you are looking for a hot haircut! I will definately be going back. Pros: Great Haircut - Didn't break the bank! more



Butchered my hair... 9/18/2007

Looking for a new styalist (mine is now out of state) is always a bit of a challenge, but my experience at Salon AKS was among my worst ever. My first clue should have been that there was only one other client in the salon. I should have walked out after the second red flag appeared: no matter how many times I described how I wanted my hair, the styalist persisted in planning a totally different cut. Ultimately I left with hair that looks mediocre at best and embodies none of the qualities that I requested from the styalist. It is possible that there are styalists who do better work at AKS, but given the dated look of the place, the absence of other clients and my unfortunate-looking hair, I will be going elsewhere in the future. Pros: The salon offers a variety of services Cons: Those services may leave you looking worse than when you walked in more

Platinum Blonde to Dark Brown...Amazing results!! 8/14/2007

Colorist Donna Hernandez took my platinum blonde locks I'd had for years and turned them into a deep mahogany brown! No black, no green- just brown! I couldn't believe it....finally a colorist who knows what she is doing! I am so happy with my color, it's been 6 months and it still looks amazing with "at home" touch-ups! If you're looking to make a drastic change- trust Donna!!! I've had this change done twice before, only to end up with black hair and green undertones. I don't know how she did it but she is a hair genius! It also only cost a fraction of what I was expecting... $150 for blonde to brown, with the blowout included! Thanks for giving me hair freedom now that I am back to my natural color for good!! Pros: results, price, customer service Cons: none! more
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  • The Scene
    Right in the midst of boutique central, this chic salon bustles with the sounds of prestige purse-carriers getting gorgeous. Small by Madison Avenue standards, AKS' 15 stations are housed in two rooms, both with floor to ceiling windows. The intimate space is beautifully appointed in a modern, minimalist style; even the rolled towels above the washing stations are works of art.

    Salon Services
    Cut, highlights and conditioning treatments with swank extra touches (like a bit of Thai massage while you get shampooed). Hot mittens and hot cream varieties are available, as well as silk nails and extensions. Waxing is performed in two small treatment rooms. Product aficionados will love the retail counter jam-packed with goodies like Dr. Dennis Gross MD Skincare, Phytologie and Terax.

  • 6/17/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Lenox Hill, Upper East Side