08/11/2015Gabriel Shimunov Hair Salon NYC
All around a 5-Star experience. The price is right too!!Gabriel always handles my appointment booking needs and makes sure there is plenty of time dedicated to me and the service being done. Then his colorist works her magic on my hair. They pay attention to the littlest of details.. The Salon is always clean and has a sexy urban atmosphere. Always a fine selection of music and when I want to indulge a little, the wine is delicious too. I LOVE this place! From the second you're greeted at the door, to the tender care of the stylists, this place is Top Shelf. Everyone is conversing and laughing, it truly feels like a family. GS salon is the best hairdresser in the City! Why? Because the service there is great, the people who work there are great; they're fun, lively, positive and always on the look out what you're going for. They always aim for the best and proceed with caution which makes the money so worth while! They actually do acomplish what you are looking for; weather it comes down to a haircut or dying your hair. They have a heart of hospitality and are always helpful! The first time I got my haircut, I loved it, it turned out to be exactly how I wanted it and it grew out smoothly; people always need a good haircut if you are wanting to grow your hair out. If you're wanting to dye your hair or wanting to get a very specific haircut, I would recommend this salon to go and experience the heart of it! The first time I got my hair dyed there, I was surprised because it was exactly what I was going for and they accomplished it to my willing. The second time I went to get my hair dyed the same thing happened, with caution and patience. Both colors turned out great and I wouldn't know any other hairdresser who are just as good with specific colors or haircuts. The first time I got my haircut I love it and it wasn't too short, it got cut exactly how I wanted it. The second time I got it cut, it was done again with caution and patience. And inbetween both experiences they would show you why the length is either uneven or if the haircut you got beforehand wasn't cut right for the type of hairstyle that you want. That helps because they know what they are saying and it becomes even a bigger success! You will not be disappointed. I would recommend this salon to visitors and locals! Great team, lot's of attention and great hair!
07/15/2014Gabriel Shimunov Hair Salon NYC
This is my favorite salon in town. Gabriel is an amazing stylist, and always patient with my questions. I love that I can book and be seen so quickly, as this is not always the case at upper-end salons. The environment is awesome: Had a hair emergency!! I called Gabriel Salon on a friday at 4:00pm to see if they had any openings. I had never been to salon before but knew it was uptown close to where I work. I spoke to the recipitionist (who was darling) and asked if they had an opening that afternoon. She said she would see what she could do to get me in and asked for a call back number. She called back at 4:30pm saying that they could fit me in if I could be there at 4:45pm. Which was perfect! Dana had come into work just to take care of me, the customer service was amazing before I even arrived at the Salon! Upon my arrival I was greeted and immediatly introduced to Yelena (who is amazing). After several minutes of dissecting the monster that was my hair Dana asked what I wanted. I had already decided to go dark and Dana made up the most luscious, dark, chocolatie formula for my hair. I was given my choice of beverages (coffee for me) and a Vouge to read, it was a lovely experience. Dana not only dyed my hair, she also cut and stylied it. I left looking amazing (no more spotted monsters for me) with my next visit book six weeks out with Dana. I have found that elusive something most girls only dream about, my dream stylist.Gabriel's salon is small enough to be intimate and the decorations bring to mind a high end, european boutique. All the ladies were fun conversationalist and location could not be better if you work uptown. I will be returning again, infact I don't plan to get my hair done anywhere else. Now price wise I think it was more then worth it, I didn't spend anymore at this salon then I have at any other salon in town.
02/06/2017Gabriel Shimunov Hair Salon NYC
5+ stars! Had wonderful experience. Just had my hair colored and cut by Ashley. She is wonderful. My hair was extremely thick and heavy. I swear I get headaches just walking around with my hair down. She did an awesome job thinning it out for me. I feel 2 pounds lighter! My roots were showing big time I made an appointment for a different change. The receptionist who squeezed me in last minute - I called in on a Friday morning and booked an appointment that same Friday afternoon. I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Very clean and modern interior gets you excited. Again, I can't help but rave about the decor and the service - the receptionists at the front greet you warmly, all the assistants make sure their clients are well taken care. Ashley recommended ombre. I really love how I can just go in with no idea of what I want, and Ashley knows exactly what to do to make her clients look good. She is so personable: she's like that long lost best girlfriend you always want to chat and catch up with... and yet she is so focused and professional about her work. You can tell she has integrity and high standards - she is so detail oriented as she constantly checked on my hair to make sure the right color was coming out. Overall, it was just an amazing experience and I would highly recommend everyone to book an appointment with her. I have nothing but good things to say about this place. :) Thank you, Ashley