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AKS Salon - 81 Reviews - 689 5th Ave (at Entrance on 54th Street), New York, NY - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (212) 888-0707

AKS Salon

689 5th Ave (at Entrance on 54th Street)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 888-0707
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I am very fussy about my hair, both color and cut. I've been to all the high profile salons in the city and have had good and bad experiences in all of them, that is until I retu...


Kimberly Williams ruined my hair! She is unprofessional & unexperienced & she did the opposite of what i asked her. Do not trust this person to color your hair you will regret it!

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/20/2012

color and cut were excellent. more

best Salon in NYC 3/1/2012

I am very fussy about my hair, both color and cut. I've been to all the high profile salons in the city and have had good and bad experiences in all of them, that is until I returned to AKS after a 10 year hiatus. I had followed a stylist and a colorist to another salon and spent years trying to figure out why I was happy with my hair every other time, and miserable every other time. On a friend's suggestion, I returned to AKS and I am so happy that it forced me to write a review. Since my return about 6 months ago, not a day has passed without someone complementing me on my hair, equal parts color and cut. Everyone there is nice, professional and the service and atmosphere is great. I don't know why anyone goes any where else. From a very happy client. Pros: null Cons: null more

Best all around hair team 10/22/2011

Talented & fun: John, Kim & Drew. Couldn't walk down the street without compliments on the cut from John. And, the color Kim did made my hair look even more incredible. Highly recommend this highly skilled team who are fun to spend an afternoon with. more

Best color 10/9/2011

Kimberly Williams is the best colorist I've been to in Manhattan. She has a great eye for natural color. I started going to Kim this past summer, and she turned my brassy blonde hair into a more golden Jennifer Aniston type of look. She is great at listening to clients requests, but also has amazing insight and ideas of her own. So if you're looking for natural and timeless hair color, search no further, see Kim! more

Nice color job 9/16/2011

I had a good experience with Kimberly Williams. I took in pictures of what I wanted my color to look like. She was very open to discussing our result expectations. Pictures and photos always help your hair dresser. I am happy with my color. I thought Kimberly was professional in her approach and careful in evaluating the color process. more

Damaged my hair! 6/5/2011

Kimberly Williams ruined my hair! She is unprofessional & unexperienced & she did the opposite of what i asked her. Do not trust this person to color your hair you will regret it! more

highlights 3/10/2011

Jaleh was recommended to me by a friend, and I saw her yesterday. She did a magnificent job with my hair -- more

The best highlights by JALEH 9/30/2010

I have been getting my hair colored at Salon AKS for 5+ years now and have not even entertained the idea of going somewhere else (unless, of course, JALEH, my colorist, were to leave). Naturally, my hair is dark brown but I am now a true blond. In the fall/winter, JALEH tends to do warmer strawberry blonde tones and for spring and summer she brightens up my hair with golden honey tones. ? more

recommened by a co-worker for highlights 4/28/2010

i just started working in the city right on 5th avenue and 57th and co-worker recommended salon aks. I was in desperate need of some highlights and had to get it done asap because i had a date. i did not want to spend alot but she raved about this salon. so i booked an appt and was very happy with the outcome. sometimes when you get highlights there are some areas around the forehead that show noticeable roots but they blended all of these areas in perfectly. even though it cost more than i am used to spending or can typically afford i was very happy and will most likely go back. Pros: nice service and great color Cons: can't afford it all the time more

Alex great for Brazilian Blowout 4/15/2010

Alex did a terrific job with my Brazilian Blowout. Now my hair is silky and easy to maintain. He also trimmed my split ends and my hair looks so healthy. I've had bad experiences before with this process and am so relieved to have discovered Alex. Highly recommended. Pros: Great service/great personality more

Kathleen the Colorist 3/11/2010

Kathleen the colorist who "wrote a book" is terrible. She does not listen to what you want, and if you complain she has a fit and a major attitude. She is highly unprofessional, and ruined my hair, damaging it to the point where my hair broke off, and I am not a blonde. I do not recommend her at all. I had to have my hair redone a week afterwards, yet to pay more money to have it fixed. If you go back to her and complain, she gets vindictive and feels like you are hurting her feelings as an "artist" go..... Cons: Burnt my hair and made it fall out more

My hair has never looked so good! 10/24/2009

All those ladies who have been salon searching or staring longingly into the mirror, wishing their hair would suddenly look like a Victoria's Secret model's (or like a David Yurman campaign), look no further! I spent a long time reading reviews and looking at "best of" lists before booking with Jaleh at AKS Salon. I was nervous, because this was my first venture into a true "New York" salon. Pros: Atmosphere, service, and of course fabulous hair by Jaleh! Cons: none more

AKS is Overrated! 9/17/2009

I hate to be the one to break AKS Salon's 5-Star streak on here, but I really was not that happy with my experience at this salon. Pros: Reasonable Pricing, Free Blowout with Color Service Cons: Customer Service, Scheduling, Ambiance more

Carolyn's color ROCKS 8/10/2009

Carolyn DePalma is an incredibly gifted colorist. I change my hair color regularly and am *never* disappointed with the results. Over the past four years I've gone from nearly black to cherry chocolate to auburn to copper, through six shades of red from cranberry to pale strawberry, back to near my natural blonde, lighter than my natural color and then dark again -- and and it has looked fabulous every. single. time. I'm constantly getting compliments, especially from my friends, family, and co-workers who see all the transformations and are amazed that my colorist can make any shade look good on me. Pros: My one beauty indulgence that is worth every penny more

If you want to look good - go see Alain 7/30/2009

Even when I have moved across the country, I would fly back. There is no one better. He works wonders on my wavy curly hair. He knows what will look best on me - and what wonderful conversations we have had over the last 15 years! Pros: He always makes me look great! Cons: none more

Jaleh is the BEST colorist in town! 7/27/2009

Jaleh was the first person to color my hair 10 years ago and I will never trust anyone else. She is not only the BEST hair care profesional i have ever encountered, but pleasure to visit with every 4 months. People constantly praise my "natural" color locks - and if i like them, i reveal my secret weapon - Jaleh at AKS. more

Mika - Best Stylist 7/6/2009

I've had my hair styled by Mika for years and I constantly get compliments on it. My hair is very curly and very difficult to work with. Mika has not only been able to tame my curls but also gives me tips on how to style it and the products I should use. Whether I wear my hair curly or straight, it always looks great and I owe that all to Mika! Pros: Friendly, Personable, Professional Cons: None more

Mika's the best :) 6/17/2009

I've been going to Mika Rummo since forever and she never fails to give me a great refresher and fabulously styled cut. She gives great tips to mend all your hair problems and has recommended some of my favorite hair products! The salon is very hospitable and professitonal, great experience every time and of course love Mika! Pros: Great advice, modern style, precision Cons: none more

crazy hair tamed 6/17/2009


Larissa - Wonderful Colorist! 6/16/2009

I've been going to Larissa for several years now and my hair looks better and better each time I go. I continue to get amazing compliments on my highlights! She is extremely talented, professional and one of the sweetest people I know. Pros: Very friendly, patient, professional Cons: none more
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Owner Message

  • Salon A.K.S combines relaxed New York downtown attitude with uptown hair styling and cutting-edge hair coloring and hair cutting industry techniques. It is the ultimate full-service hair salon where clients can indulge for hours or touch-up quickly.

    The chic contemporary decor and spa-like atmosphere of Salon A.K.S transcends daily stresses, The luxury hair and spa services come at the hands of unrivaled Hair styling, Hair Colorists and Estheticians.

    Salon A.K.S offers its clientele a variety of services such as total beauty makeovers, waxings, hair/scalp treatments as well as coloring and spa treatments. AKS strives to provide the most innovative beauty services like INOA hair color and frizz eliminating treatments like the Lasio Tropix.

    Salon A.K.S was voted the 'Best Of New York' 3 years in a row.


  • In Short
    Earth-tone decor and sunshine-like lighting keeps the scene natural, comfortable and lively. Upper Eastsiders sidle up to a long styling bar for up-to-the-minute tresses; color...

  • 3/17/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Tues, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm Wed & Thurs: 9am-8pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown Center, Midtown