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Spectrym Salon & Day Spa - 53 Reviews - 7202 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (718) 793-1275
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Spectrym Salon & Day Spa

7202 Austin St (at 72nd Avenue)
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 793-1275
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First and foremost, Nanette gave me a great haircut, and she was obviously very focused on giving me the look that I wanted, while at the same time, providing her opinion and feed...


I really wish that the manager would read the reviews because saying its the best place is insulting. My hairdresser - colorist and pretty much everyone else who works there are ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/28/2014

I would not recommend this spa it's way over price .I had an appointment for 4pm I waited for 1 hr and all the said was sorry this is really unprofessional . Then the said 1 hour massage but the woman leave the room for 20 mins . It's a real ripoff more

Great Cut, Great Service, Great Value 3/8/2012

First and foremost, Nanette gave me a great haircut, and she was obviously very focused on giving me the look that I wanted, while at the same time, providing her opinion and feedback regarding what was most likely to be flattering (but in a way that was not at all pushy). In addition--and also very important to me---everyone was very nice and went out of their way to provide a pleasant experience. You won't find any of the attitude that is prevalent at so many pricey Manhattan salons. Just down-to-earth great service. Worth mentioning--the woman who gave me my shampoo (sorry--I can't remember her name)--did an awesome job--a perfect scalp massage that was both relaxing and invigorating. Finally, the price is very reasonable, given the quality of the cut and service. Highly recommend! more

Unbelievable Service!!!!!! 2/23/2012

I have been going to Spectrym Salon for over 20 years and have never been disappointed! Everyone of the Stylists, and Assistants and Spa Workers are excellent. The owners and the receptionists are so friendly and are always acomadating. I have never had a problem. Only, amazing service and talent has ever come out of that salon. What I have learnt from all my years in Forest Hills is communication is the key to everything that we encounter. It seems everyone is in a hurry and wants the cheapest service. I believe we get what we pay for. Everytime I speak to one of the stylists they are going to on class or another. They are up on all the new and creative education that is out there. I was recently in the city and needed a haircut I was staying there for the weekend. I paid 125.00 and was extremely dissapointed I went back to Spectrym and paid $50.00 for an excellent cut. more

Good salon with nice people 2/21/2012

I have been going to this salon for the past 5 years and it is pretty good compared to the other 20 I have tried. Consistency is something hard to find and I have to say even here I have not always found consistency. Some people say that the owner is rude and I get that but the stylists are pretty good and friendly. Don't let the front desk workers or the owner reflect the stylists and spa workers. Plus in comparison to the other salons I have been to the owner is friendly especially in comparison to the snobby salons I tried out on Long Island. I went to Spectrym with very uneven color, black in the front and brown in the back. I came out with all brown hair. It is not flawless as there are some parts by my ears which were very very dark that are still a little bit darker but it is significantly better than what I went in there with and cost half of what others would charge. I recommend Paula for color but be very clear and from what I hear Robert for a cut although I have not yet tried a cut by him. However, over the past 5 years I have heard he is the best but didn't want to cheat on my other stylist at the time who happened to have the chair next to him. The clearer you are in any salon the better off you are. more

don't waste your time 2/21/2012

I just tried to make an appointment for a single process hair color. The guy who answered the phone couldn't give me any prices, didn't ask a single question (do you have grey? how long is your hair?, etc), and couldn't even tell me if they have any specials (which I know they do because I have seen it in the salon window which is right in front of the reception desk). If a salon can't even be professional on the phone with a new client - I'm too scared of the service I would get! They are getting 1 star because I can't get them ZERO which is what they deserve more

Do not recommend this salon, at all!! 2/2/2012

This is by far the worst salon I have ever been to. The owner is completely disrespectful and undeserving of service. Totally overpriced for below average service. I've been to many above average salons within the five boroughs, and this has by far been my worst experience in a hair salon. more

Amazing Talented Hairdressers!!!!!! 5/3/2011

I had an appointment Last Thursday and had one of the best experiences of all time. I am very particular about my hair. I called and asked for a very patient hairdresser to talk to about color and the receptionist gave me to Nannette and she explained everything to me. She told me how I would look in the color I asked for. She also suggested a different look .I was a little hesitant until she said how the color would frame my face and how I would look. Well! I told her to do whatever she thought would look good. I LOOK FANTASTIC!!!!!! I LOVE MY COLOR!! After she colored my hair she suggested Lisa to cut me and I got the best haircut ever............. The staff was attentive and so nice and I felt like I was with friends It's about time I found a salon that the hairdresser listens and understands what I want.......See you soon spectrym!!!!!! more

Horrible Experience with Color and Overall Service 4/27/2011

This place is not even worth one start...I made an appointment on 4/8 for 6pm for color and a haircut. I got there early and its a good thing because the receptionist did not write the appoinment correctly. I told the stylist all I wanted was the grays out of my dark brown hair and basically she put blond in the color so not only did it not take the color but now my gray was another shade and there was blond in my dark brown hair. I was visably upset but before the towel was off my hair the receptionist was asking me to pay because they closed at 7. I should have left then. I then proceeded to get my hair cut and then because at this point they were closing up after the cut the stylist did not fully dry my hair so I left with the back of my head still wet. I am horrified. Not only was the service absolutely terrible but I paid top dollar to leave in tears. I would never return to have this horrific experience again and I would reccommend that no one go there. It is not worth it. Should the owner of this shop want to speak with me she should leave a note on this site with her contact information and I would gladly speak with her. more

Mae Does Great Haircut 1/10/2011

Cute haircut and that's all I need to say more

Do not go here for a wax!! 12/25/2010

Came here about a year ago for my first ever Brazilian wax. Big mistake. I forget her name, but she did a horrible job. Obviously it was painful, but it was to the point where I was seeing spots from the pain. She double-dipped into the wax, she left many stray hairs, and worst of all, she ripped off skin!! I was bleeding in two areas. She then threw baby powder on me and called it a day. There was a woman waiting for a wax after me, and I'm pretty sure she didn't change the paper on the bed. I'm just relieved I didn't get an infection from this place. Needless to say, I never returned here again. I've gone to Shobha in Manhattan (they have 3 locations) several times since then and there is a HUGE difference in quality of service. Shobha has yet to disappoint. They are more expensive, but they also provide peace of mind. Really friendly staff, very clean, and they have a strict no double-dip policy. (No I do not work for Shobha). Bottom line, stay away from Spectrym more

diappointed 11/9/2010

Definitely never going back. more

Professional and Quality Service!! 9/23/2010

In answer to the reviews that were not satisfactory to a few of our clients. We pride ourselves in our Professionalism and talent and quality of our work and service. There may be a time that the cost of the service may be a little too expensive for a client but we always quote the price of a wedding or color before the service is offered so the client can make a decision. Or we have days that we have discounted prices or offer coupons. Our reputation with our clients is one of excellence. Whenever our clients walk in the door they are greeted with a warm reception and professional attitude and are taken care of in a manner that we pride ourselves in. We would never tolerate a client not being taken care of in a professional and timely manner. If at any time our client is not happy with our service we will fix the problem immediately. We are told that you cant make everyone happy but we stand behind doing just that. more

Langa is the best! 9/22/2010

This salon's best asset is Langa. She is a terrific colorist and always makes sure I have an enjoyable experience. I also use online booking which is very convenient. I will keep coming back as long as Langa is there. more

I wish it were a better experience 8/22/2010

I really wish that the manager would read the reviews because saying its the best place is insulting. My hairdresser - colorist and pretty much everyone else who works there are so busy having conversations with each other about CHIT that has no relevance to hairdressing that they do not hear my comments like, ""would you please only touch up the roots"". So, I end up with this huge bill at the end of my treatments for CHIT I did not want. I hate this place already and going elsewhere. more

Incredibly rude receptionists st Spectrym 8/20/2010

I went to Spectrym for the first time to see Langa. She is a most wonderful, beautiful, and talented colorist and stylist! I had seen her at another salon and loved her work. When I went to see her at Spectrym I was appalled at the rudeness of the receptionists at the counter. I witnessed 3 employees having a personal conversation at the desk while paying no attention to me and one other client who had entered and were trying to register with the staff. We both said ""excuse me"" a few times, and were ignored! We were both amazed at the lack of manners and intelligence displayed by the people there. If it weren't for Langa I would never return. more

Amazing experience 7/8/2010

I am writing this on behalf of my wife, she look amazing at our wedding. Ina did a great Job with her make up, hair and the entire beautification process. I even got my wife a massage the day before to relax her. She was nervous like any bride. Thank again Pros: My wife looked Beautiful Cons: none more

worst $750 I ever spent! 7/7/2010

I went to Inna for hair and make-up for my wedding day, a ONCE IN A LIFETIME occasion. The price was no concern since I thought I would be getting good quality in return. NOT EVEN CLOSE. My make-up took half an hour, and she wouldn't let me see what she was doing until the job was done. I looked like an angry 80's drag queen! I literally cried, ended up going back home to take the makeup off completely and do it myself. The hair was nothing like what I had asked for, I wanted soft waves, and got poodle curls instead. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE JOB! Cons: Terrible make-up, uneven and low quality products OVERPRICED more

Love my hair! 5/17/2010

My Mother's Day present from my daughter was a hair cut and highlights with Robert. I hadn't been to a hairdresser in 10 months after getting the worst haircut ever at a salon in Delmar, NY. I showed Robert a picture of what I wanted and OMG the best haircut I have ever had!! I love the highlights and my cut looks the same even when I wash and blow it out.\r I have only one favorite hairdresser is now a three hour drive away!!!! more

THANKS LANGA 11/29/2009

This girl is so sweet and nice and i wont to say thank you for amazing cat i have.This is the best cat i aware had in my life and experience with hair stylist's. Am glad to my friend recommend her for me . I wont to say that review had write Samoan beaut LANGA is not warty. I LOVE MY HAIR THANKS LANGA more

worst haircut ever 11/3/2009

Langa cut my straight hair in about three minutes and it looks just like a haircut that took three minutes. It's totally uneven EVERYWHERE! While she cut my hair I had to listen to a sales pitch for the spa upstairs. Maybe if she concentrated on my hair it would have looked better, but probably not. more
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  • Combination salon and spa offers stylish cuts and color using Sebastian products as well as facials, massage, waxing and makeup.

  • 3/30/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Wed 9am-7pm Thu-Fri 9am-8pm Sat 9am-10pm Sun 9am-5pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Forest Hills