I made an appointment with Tara at her 5th Ave store, from reviews on this website & others. I arrived at the store & was told that she was not working from this location, but their other store on 3rd (opended a month ago). I originally told the girl that I wanted an appointment at the 5th Ave location, as was closer. As I was desperate for a good cut, I dragged myself there, the receptionist calling ahead to inform Tara that I would be late. When I arrived at the Petit Salon, Tara appeared & then did some maintence issues for another 10 minutes. By the time my hair had been washed her next (more important) appointment had arrived. She cut a few chunks out of my hair & then removed my gown & put me under a ""natural"" hair dryer. The next appointment had her hair washed, cut & blowwaved before I had finished. Tara finally came over, with my clothes & body covered in hair, showed me a mirror which reflected a horror movie (forget any hand held hairdryer, product, brushes or styling tips). I tried to remove as much hair as I could from my clothes in front of her, but was a pointless excercise, and her reaction appeared like that was quite ok. I have never walked out of a salon covered in hair & with such an embarasing dry-off. I wll be spending my $50 elsewhere next time.
Pros: Atmosphere, never having to go back!
Cons: Prettiest shop in the street, poor service, poor cut