I have truly found that you get what you pay for in terms of hair care. The Vidal Sassoon Salon at 5th and 59th is one of the best salons I have ever visited. From the moment you walk in the door, you are treated well. Assistants are always on hand to bring you magazines and practically any drink you can think of. When I had my hair cut there, the stylist was extremely professional and gave me exactly what I asked for. Best cut I've ever had, and she even took the extra time to show me how I could get the same look at home without spending hours doing my hair each morning.
The color that I had done a few months later was equally impressive. The colorist was a true professional who knew exactly what she was doing. She showered me with personal attention, and spent hours checking and reapplying the color to get it just right. No cutting corners here. Afterwards, the style that the assistant gave me was stunning.
I highly recommend this salon...I believe they offer student discounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, if price is a concern. I find that the experience of this salon is worth every penny that you have to pay.