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Peter Louis Salon - 87 Reviews - 143 E 57th St, New York, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (347) 380-8256

Peter Louis Salon

143 E 57th St (at Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
(347) 380-8256
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I recently had my GreatLengths Hair Extensions done with Meira and again, she did a wonderful job. They are comfortable from day one. I've had these done elsewhere in the past an...


Walk into this cozy (code word for cramped) place, where you're made to feel like you're an afterthought. The scene feels like a salon version of Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare...

Rude 5/31/2013

As per my cousin who also bought discount voucher, very bad service + un experience staff + some rude staff + the place is like a meet up .... never never try them , even for free !! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/24/2012

I recently had my GreatLengths Hair Extensions done with Meira and again, she did a wonderful job. They are comfortable from day one. I've had these done elsewhere in the past and have had discomfort for at least 2 weeks. I'm very happy to have a stylist that is as consistent in her work as she is in her advise on not only how I can help myself best maintain my extensions but on how I can help my own hair through this process. And her advise works. Meira was referred to me by an out of town friend that was in NY on business and was as impressed with her welcoming, professional and thorough manner as I am each time I'm there. I am a lady that will always have my hair done (always did)! "" Meira ! I enjoy your energetic personality and I am extremely happy I can count on you to understand my styling needs ."" more

Great Job Meira....... I get my 6/11/2012

Great Job Meira....... I get my extensions done at Peter Louis. I have struggled with alopecia for a couple years and Meira did the best job ever covering up my spots with light weight extensions that don't pull on my hair or cause further hair loss. Over the past year she has helped me wean myself off extensions as my hair continued to get better. Meira takes her time during every step to ensure the best results, and I honestly have great results and could not trust another person more with my hair. Thank you Meira! more

Well done Peter! 5/14/2012

Very happy with the outcome. Considering I had a mental day at work, it was a spur of a moment decision to have some ""pick me up"". I went there with a Groupon Now! voucher expecting so so service considering it was a voucher service. I came out of the place looking amazing. My hair was washed beautifully and very energetic. Blow-out was done by Peter himself and I love the fact he was not trying to sell me anything or criticize my hair. He was very easy to talk to, very professional and he took his time with my hair and I have plenty of hair! I was complimented by everyone who I spoke to. Very happy indeed!! more

I signed up here just to give Peter Louis Salon a good review. 2/16/2012

I dropped by and I got a nice detailed haircut. I'll be back for my next cut soon. Thanks Peter! more

Good job -- see you soon, Corina!! 1/29/2012

I love long hair. I always have and always will. But DNA is not on my side, so instead of waiting a hundred years for my hair to grow I go to my Great Lengths good fairy Corina at Peter Louis salon where she does her magic. I?ve tried other brands but there?s nothing like Great Lengths for me. The texture and shine are amazing, definitely not synthetic Barbie hair that I have had the unfortunate chance of experiencing (what a nightmare). Not only does Corina do my extensions she also colors my hair because she understands what I want. Yes I sound very demanding, but I know what I want and I get it all at Peter Louis salon. more

Thank you, guys, you're the best!! 12/6/2011

Amazing, amazing, amazing...everything you need all in one place! I love this salon. more

Maria is the best!!! 11/20/2011

Before I came to Peter Louis Salon to have the Japanese Hair Straightening, it would take me an hour to flat iron (and kill) my hair. My friends are loyal customers and always raved about Maria. I was hesitant to spend so much money on my hair, but once it was done, and to this day, I feel it was the best money I ever spent on myself. more

Color Me Happy 8/6/2011

My work brought me to NYC from LA and after several months I was desperate to find a colorist/stylist to do my highlights. Serendipity (and the need to have hair extensions removed) took me to the Peter Louis Salon on east 57th and to Meira. My experience with Meira and my difficult hair extension removal gave me confidence to try color with her. I've been with the same colorist in LA for over 10 years - colorist to the stars, yet I prefer the highlights I received with Meira. She took time with me, discussing what I wanted and what she planned to do. Not only did I love the results, I enjoyed the calm, relaxed salon experience and Meira's professional yet extremely personal manner. She also styled my hair beautifully and I couldn't be happier. Of course with any quality salon be prepared to pay a competitive price. With that said, it was noticeably less than what I pay in LA and it was well worth the money. Meira's care, expertise and overall kindness will be greatly missed when I return to LA. more

Meira Ottomano for BEST japanese straightening 9/30/2010

After years of HATING my dry, frizzy, curly hair & dreading the rain or even the slightest humidity I started to do a lot of research on japanese straightening. I searched all over the internet and saw some very scary reviews from women whose hair was destroyed & some amazing reviews from those who loved it. The product could be the same, but the ultimate deciding factor which determined success or disaster seemed to be the stylist who does the job. more

Great cut and color! 5/27/2010

I went to the salon today for a cut and color after hearing positive feedback from a friend. Everyone was very friendly. The service was great and I left very happy with my new hair style! Peter did the cut and Corina did my color. They took their time and ended up doing just what I wanted! more

A super colorist at your salon 3/25/2010

Peter Louis salon has an excellent colorist: Michael. I have known him for about 15 years and have followed him around. I also go to his place in Eastern Long Island. Having lived in France for 30 years, I was used to hairdressers that tend (I overgeneralize a bit) not to listen to their clients but do what they feel will look good on them. When I arrived in NY, I tried a lot of salons: most were fine but all of them were on the expensive side. Then I met Michael: since then, he has cut my hair and colored them, sometimes blond, sometimes reddish. He always listened to me and is careful about what I wish, what I can have (what will work) and he always makes me feel good about myself. Last year, my blond highlights were beautiful and this year the little bit of red he savantly dosed made a lot to make me look better during the winter. I'll sum up in one word: GO! more

finally no more searching 3/22/2010

I finally found a colorist who knows color and how to compliment it to my skin tone. I have grey hair and I have been to about 5 different salons and was not happy with any of the results. Some were ok but I was never really thrilled. I saw one of my husbands friends from their ""modeling"" days and she gave me Michael's name. Her color was amazing and she has been going to him for years. She even travels from New Jersey to the hamptons to see him in the summer. So, I tried him and I knew from the consultation that I was in good hands. He told me what would look best on me and explained why. Everyone else always made me too dark. He did have to do some corrective work to get rid of the old color from before but it was worth the time to fix as he made me this beautiful natural brown color with a few highlights. It literally changed the look of my skin tone. I dont look washed out anymore and I feel great. Better yet, since he works in the hamptons as well as NYC I can see him when I go to my house in Southampton as well! The price was good also, he was not as expensive as the some of the others I went to. Not cheap but definately not overpriced. Pros: great color, convenient more

Terrible work! 3/18/2010

I was at this salon a few weeks ago as a model , to see Michael, a colorist at the Peter Louis salon. I really needed my hair done and was excited. I should had known this was to good to be true. Michael claims he has been in the business many years, but had no clue what he was doing, I wanted blonde highlights with my natural brown hair. To my horror he mad my hair bright red, my roots was a peachy red color, I wanted to die. I could not really say anything as I was a model, but I did not sign up to ruin my hair, , I did not expect this. He was able to get the help of his coworker to fix my hair, after she came over looked at my hair and had to tell him what to do. Another sign he didn't have a clue. I was left to dry my own hair and left. Now that I've washed my hair several times the red is showing again. I'm so depressed, I should have waited till I could afford my own colorist. Now I have ugly red hair , my hair is breaking from all the work he did,and it will cost me a fortune to fix with a reputable colorist. Michael sucks. I feel sorry for the clients that actually pay for service with this guy, what a joke. Cons: CLUELESS COLORIST more

I always walk out with a smile :) 1/26/2010

I've been coming to Peter Louis Salon for years now and have never had a bad experience. Peter really understands hair care and has help my husband grow much of his hair back. They always treat their customers with the utmost respect. I've come to know the staff very well and can say they always take the time to make me feel at home and satisfied with every service. I enjoyed meeting your new receptionist. Nice addition! Pros: Understanding Hair Care from color to extensions more

Best Highlights I Love Peter Louis Salon!!! 1/25/2010

I wanted my hair highlighted and was looking for a professional salon which could give me proper suggestion . I was thinking about a sun kissed look. At Peter's Salon i got advice on what would look professional, sexy and trendy too. Not only do they make you look good but make you feel good too.. Two Thumps way up for Peter Louis Hair salon Pros: Professional staff, Excellent work Cons: Parking more

Best experience ever! 11/21/2009

I've never been to Peter Louis Salon but was very excited about the ""Girls night out event"" he had. The staff was so hospitable . I got an awesome conditioning treatment and blow-out! I have a long bob haircut so it's really hard for a stylist to do something different that I like. The stylist gave me really nice loose curls which gave me a totally new look. I'll definitely go back! Pros: Great service! more

No Stars 10/16/2009

To start with I booked my appointment by phone 2 weeks in advance, this was my first time there ever, I was 20mins early for my appointment and the stylist that was set to do my hair was not even there,as a matter of fact he, ' the owner himself , Peter Louis , was 1hr 30 mins late for our appt. Prior to him arriving ,his assistant Jennifer greeted me after 10mins, spoke to me while she was still on her phone, told me to get ready(?) and walked away into another room,I sat there puzzled until the receptionist showed me to the changing room. I was expecting to have a consultation prior to my straightening service, but since Peter was late, Jennifer said she would start and then he would come and look at my hair. I should have walked out at that moment., but I so needed my hair done , I had taken time off from work so I gave in thinking this will probably help as they would see my natural hair and all my frizz. Problem --- Jennifer annoyingly kept talking of other services I should come to there salon for . She tried to get me to do color with a stylist that did her hair and even introduced me to him. Embarrassingly the client he was attending to at that time was later complaining about the work he had just finished for her. I was put under a dryer and left for about 40mins it was very hot , and when I asked for something to drink -I think for a price tag of $700+, I should have a drink of some kind-, I was given a warm glass of tap water in a smelly glass with prints and smudges all over it, not even a napkin. When Peter finally arrived he came running into the room with his dog rambling some poor excuse of traffic, and smiling as if It were funny. He immediately proceeded to feel my hair and measure it , quickly put on some very smelly chemicals and as I tried to ask for some idea as to what he was doing to me he gave brief confusing answers and seemed annoyed that I even asked, then he ran out of the room again. He did not check on me again for about 20 mins, instead sent another assistant that hardly spoke any english to check my hair, what she did next startled me, she took the towel she used on my hair and proceeded to clean to floor around the chair I was sitting in. His dog kept nipping at my feet and bag and passing gas in the room I was in ,and all they did was laugh and walk away to the next room,never attempting to even open a window. Peter was not there for the next 2 1/2hrs of my service and when I asked for him I was told he was either busy with other clients or on the phone. When next I saw him , he was sitting in a back room , with a girl on his lap giggling at the dog. At the end of my service I asked about tipping and I was told by the same girl he had in the room that a 20% gratuity was ""NORMAL"" for him and his assistant. Outrageous! FOR LACK OF ATTENTION! I was able to talk the price of my service down and happily I did not leave a tip, nor will ever return to this salon. What I went through in 6hrs was rude, disrespectful and unprofessional. There are too many salon in NY to put up with this joke of a business with a stylist / owner that neither knows if he is coming or going! TIP for owner PAY ATTENTION TO THE PAYING CLIENTS. NOTE .... there is no excuse for being late, you were not doing me a favor , I paid for my service. NOTE TO POTENTIAL CLIENTELE , AKA VICTIMS... IF YOUR DISAPPOINTED WITH THE SERVICE ,PETER ADVICES NOT PAYING FOR IT. more

Once Again, A Job Well Done!!! 6/5/2009

This is my 4th straightening service with Meira, I get this done at the beginning of summer, and again, a job well done. My wild curls are tamed, my hair is shiny and healthy looking, and I love, love, love my new cut . As always, great work. I always leave very happy. Pros: Meira is professional, knowledgeable, pleasant. more

Do not know how to maintain customers 5/20/2009

After spending $700 on straightening in May, $100 on coloring in June you would think I would have been valued as a customer in August. There is no shortage of salons in NYC which in my mind translates to maintain and appreciate your client base. No receptionist, no offer of a cold drink, an appointment which was erased in the book, a $25 increase in the cost of the coloring and to top it me walking out with eggplant colored hair. It's L'Oreal home looks with Madison Avenue pricing. At least let the facade look Mad Avenue rather than Pitkin Avenue. Pros: Location Cons: Service more
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Owner Message

  • Peter Louis Salon's stylists are skilled at interpreting a client's hair wishes into flattering, wearable styles with a modern edge. They'll also offer tips on styling hair at home, though most of their cuts emphasize simple yet stylish looks. Talented colorists work closely with cutters to ensure a unified vision, and each color service involves the latest conditioning protein treatments. Great Lengths Hair Extensions, Hairlocs, Color, Highlights, Eyelash Extensions, Rene Furterer hair and scalp treatments and the acclaimed Japanese straight-perm are also available.


  • The Scene
    This small, immaculate space (the second Peter Louis location) is divided into two distinct worlds: a disco-pulsing hair salon done up in brick, black leather and...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun by appointment only
  • Payments:

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

    Midtown Center, Midtown