I've been going to Leila for a while now and she's fantastic- she does whatever it takes to get it right, including running out to buy new purple dye for my hair when the one we started with didn't turn out quite right! -anonymous
I've been coming to Scott Jay for decades. I have never had a bad experience. Nicki is the best. -anonymous
Always excellent service. Friendly staff across the board. Good products as well as skilled practitioners. Very satisfied every time I use the services. -janetg
Had a haircut with Kristen. Always a pleasurable experience. She gave me just the right haircut for my face and knew exactly what I meant when I described the haircut that I wanted to get. -anonymous
I am a fan of Aveda products, from lip gloss to hair gloss. After a few-year stint at Bumble & Bumble I am finally back to Aveda for color (I’ve got an amazing stylist at Bumble whom I’m loyal to - I cannot bring myself to break up with him!!! 😂) As for color, Michael who highlighted my hair, is great. He used a sans bleach product that blends with my dark brown. Importantly, he doesn’t talk your ears off during the appointment. Very pleased!
Kenya has cut my hair for over a year now, and I hope she continues to — I’ve never been happier with my head! She makes my hair look wonderful (which is difficult, I used to dread haircuts) and is always warm and kind. Couldn’t recommend her more!
First time here and I was pleasantly surprised. Kenya gave me a great haircut and she challenged me to try something new and I love it! Romeo got rid of my gray roots and color matched my hair perfect. All the staff were friendly and the price was very reasonable. I’m new to the city and I think I found my salon.
I have been going to Michael at Scott J on the UWS for the past 12 years. He is amazing - for both cut and color. In fact I was in Australia for 4 years and I would schedule my trips back around my hair and seeing Michael. I also love their products - in particular the ‘speed of light’ - a blow dry accelerator, great for my super thick hair, and their brilliant add shine products. It’s always a treat to use their rosemary mint hand wash and candles too. The salon is friendly and always buzzing - a very popular venue on Columbus and 72nd. Would highly recommend.
Lyndon is the best stylist I’ve ever worked with, and I recommend him to everyone I know!Over the last few years, he has completely transformed my hair - It is healthier, longer, much easier to style and the color is stunning.While I have found Lyndon to be incredibly meticulous, patient and detail oriented, I believe that his true mastery as a stylist comes from his ability to listen to his clients and truly understand their needs (whether they know how to properly articulate them or not).I’ve never known how to ask for what I want when I am sitting in the salon chair but, from our first appointment, Lyndon seemed to know intuitively. I explained that my hair can get a bit unruly, especially in the summer, and that I never have the time in the morning to style it.He worked with me to layer my hair so that it air dries with perfect natural curls, something I’ve never been able to achieve previously.As far as color goes, he is able to highlight my hair in a way that gives it dimension and life, while also being subtle enough that it looks natural as it grows out.I’ve sent many of my friends to Lyndon and – whether it be for a simple cut, an elaborate color treatment, or even their wedding day looks – they’ve all been equally elated with the results.Huge thanks to Lyndon and Scott J Aveda for the great service!
I feel so fortunate to have had Michael as my hair artist for my wedding. He was a joy to work with through the planning process and so accommodating of a large bridal party and style preferences. He worked with my wedding planner and makeup artist to create and stick to a great schedule, and even with losing power the morning of the wedding for an hour, they had everyone somehow ready on time! The whole team (Julissa, Michael, G) had such a calming demeanor, which helped set the wedding morning tone to be enjoyable. Michael created the most beautiful updo for my wedding look, authentic to my style. The updo survived dancing the night away and a heavy veil with zero issues and still looked perfect in our exit photos. I got endless compliments on my hair, and I've never loved a hairstyle so much. Thank you for all your hard work and partnership!
Wonderful cut & experience with Oxana!!! She knew exactly what I wanted — what I didn’t! My hair is bouncy and easy to style after a fresh trim. She’s amazing with the blow-out, too. Salon is clean, modern and lovely. Lots of areas for their stylists so the whole experience is more intimate all around. Thanks, O!
I could not be more happy with my haircut from Alyssa. She’s a genius. She asked such great questions, confirmed length with me to be sure and provided such skillful advice when I wasn’t sure. What a great experience.
Fantastic every time. Jessica and the rest of the staff I've encountered have all been welcoming and attentive. She's given me some of the best haircuts I've had (fine hair). Scheduling online couldn't be easier. Definitely my go-to spot in the city.
UPDATE: a representative from the salon has since reached out to me, and offered several solutions. So, while the initial cut was a disaster, I understand that mistakes happen and people have “off” days. I’m happy to try them again with a different stylist based on how well I was taken care of post cut, and knowing that several of my friends and co workers are regulars at most of the Scott J locations.ORIGINAL REVIEW (one star): I was thrilled to book a same day appointment with Laurell, but the last minute availability turned out to be the only good thing about my experience. I will not be returning.I was warmly greeted by the front desk staff and shown to my covid safe waiting space, which was lovely except that I was stuck waiting until more than 10 mins past my appointment time. I asked for a very straightforward 3-4” cut (whatever was necessary to make my hair even and healthy) with long layers. The cut was very quick and the stylist went straight into blow drying with a round brush, which is why I didn’t notice the issues until I got home and styled my hair myself. First of all, there are huge chunks of hair that she just didn’t cut in the front (shown in photos). This is not supposed to be a very long angled bob...these are just simply pieces of hair that were not checked at the end of the cut and completely forgotten about. Aside from that, the cut is sloppy and choppy. The layers go way too deep and are not blended. Maybe if Laurell had not been so distracted by her Apple Watch, she would have had time to check her cut.I would expect any licensed stylist, especially at a reputable UWS salon, to be able to take off 4” and put in some long layers. I’m so disappointed and sadly I think I’m stuck letting this bad cut grow until it can be fixed without losing any more length.
After searching for seven years for a stylist whose services I consistently feel good about, I’ve finally found Jessica! I initially saw her for a haircut, and I sensed immediately that she really tries to understand my needs instead of imposing her own views. I also have full trust in her when it comes to color. Most recently, I saw her for a full highlight, and I’m in love with it!! Jessica is a sweetheart, and she’s always open to answering any questions I may have about the service or about hair maintenance. Can’t wait to see her again!
First time at the salon. Place is clean, staff is friendly, and was very impressed with Jessica. I gave long hair with layers and she did an excellent job with a trim. Already have an appointment for color with her in a month. Very good experience!
I have been going to Michael for years now and I refuse to go to anyone else. He is so amazing and talented. He doesn’t just take my money and do whatever I want, he actually consults with me and puts in his professional input as to what will suit me or what will be too much upkeep. Everyone I have told to go to Michael is obsessed. His cut and color work is amazing. Could not recommend highly enough.
I’ve been going to Michael for over 15 years!!!!! He’s the absolute best!!! Always accommodating with my busy schedule. Makes me feel like a queen every time I go!!! I see him every 4 weeks for single process and a haircut every few months. He listens to what I like. He’s amazing! You won’t regret making an appointment with him!
I have been with Michael for cut and color since 2015. He is incredibly talented, yes; he is a sweetheart, yes; but in addition to his talent - what enhances his talent - is that he is an encouraging and supportive partner in the journey. He wants to hear what you want, will happily provide suggestions, and is always happy for a hair adventure. He will be honest and give it to you straight if your adventure might not be the wisest choice (starting with hair health!), but will brainstorm and strategize with you so that you have an adventure you are happy with. I first came to Michael with long dark hair and now have been sporting a fantastic platinum pixie for years (with various colors, fashion and otherwise, along the way). When I first came back after the pandemic-related hiatus we took it slow to honor what had taken so long to grown out, and I appreciated that suggestion. I also was relieved and excited when I finally got back to “me” a couple of months later.The assistants and salon staff are lovely and accommodating, booking via text is super easy, the salon is (and always has been) immaculate.I can’t recommend Scott J UWS highly enough, and Michael is my superstar.
Highly recommend senior stylist, Michael, and this location. I didn’t know what I wanted and am so satisfied with what I have — after consultation and cut. Convenient walk-in and good value. Thank You, Michael.
Great service, my hair looks gorgeous, reasonable price for this area! Was able to book via txt - same day appointment, very convenient. Rafael was friendly and really listened to what I wanted. We talked a little about common problems I have with my hair (very long fine hair that tangles easily) and Rafa had some very helpful advice (without just pushing needless products like some salons do!) - he understood not only how to style hair but also about the chemistry and biology of hair. $80ish for a cut which I consider quite reasonable for my hair length and in this area. Will be back for a colour or gloss as they seem reasonably priced too! Thanks!
My 14 yr. old son had a wash and cut with Joselyn. She did an amazing job!! My son wants to grow out his hair and I prefer he keep a clean cut but Joselyn came up with a happy compromise. The staff and service at the salon were great as well. We will definitely be going back!
I just got a wonderful cut from Cecilia. If you have curly hair, she’s your gal! It was my first cut in over a year (thanks COVID) and my hair needed HELP. It was shapeless and long and my curls were being weighed down. I was also putting off getting a haircut for fear of not finding a trustworthy stylist who knows how to cut curly hair. Well I finally decided it was time and booked with Cecilia on the recommendation of the very helpful lady booking appointments at the J. Scott salon. I regret nothing!Everyone in the salon was super nice and professional. I was blown away by their Covid precautions. And I walked out with a fabulous haircut for my curls, feeling like a million bucks.
Valbona is an expert in color. Really an artist. She understands quickly what I am trying to accomplish and is clear in expressing how she will go about it. She did highlights, lowlights and base at the root level, taking my hair much blonder than ever before and it looks great-very bright and shiny. I’m so pleased with it. She takes personal pride in her results and is clearly a perfectionist.
It was my first time coming to this salon for a haircut. Due to the pandemic my hairstylist moved. I saw Mary. She was awesome, and honest about how much I needed cut and made me feel at ease. I’ll definitely be back to see her. Assistant however only partially washed my hair. Didn’t even wash or rinse the nape area. I’ll come pre-washed next time.
Amazing service from beginning to end. Wonderful greeting. Appointment start on time. Everything is sanitized, all stylist and staff and wonderful. I went to Chloe and she is a miracle worker. My hair has never looked better and I have never felt prettier. I got my hair dyed, cut and blow dried. It was a wonderful experience. Will only be going here going forward.
I was looking for a new hair salon and decided to see Kristen based on the reviews that I read here. I've seen her twice now (haircut and blonde highlights) and I couldn't be happier with the result. Not only is her work great, but she also makes me feel comfortable and does not try to oversell etc. which I appreciate.I highly recommend her!
No complaints. Always consistently great customer service, from the beverages offerings (nothing fancy, just ☕ tea or water) to the hair washing etc. My stylist Val is really good. I followed her from another Aveda location that was more convenient and a bit less expensive. It's a little cramped and crowded in the basement and (a lot) more expensive than a barber but the few times I've gone somewhere else I always regret it.
I love this place! I've come a couple of times and it never fails me. Not only is everyone super nice and friendly but I always walk out with hair that I love. I've had a balayage and cuts and Kristen always does amazing job! The style and color last super long and my hair feels super healthy. Will definitely keep coming back!
My amazing hair stylist Miriam was able to achieve everything I wanted in my hair without damaging it. Not only did she give me the color I want but she also provided me with the knowledge I needed on my hair products, gave me the best head massage, and was very sweet to me thru out the whole process. She is my Gem ! come see Miriam , you will never regret it 🥰
I’m a very simple guy, after getting a haircut with Miriam I realize the difference it makes and average haircut from an outstanding haircut. I was very impressed by outcome. Exactly what I wanted and more. She was in tune to what I wanted even if I didn’t know myself. I would definitely be back to see Miriam
I haven't even been to this salon yet but I need to write this review for Brandi because she has already gone ABOVE AND BEYOND for me!! I called Aveda panicking because I had just gotten a color/cut from another salon that I was dissatisfied with (to put it nicely). I met with Brandi for a complimentary consultation and she gave me honest and realistic advice about the next steps I should take. She gave me options including her personal services, how to alleviate some of the bad color myself, and what shampoos/color washes to buy. Last night, I called her to ask about extensions, and she is doing research on my behalf to find out prices, maintenance schedules, and other stylists as she doesn't do extensions herself. I have an appointment with her next week and I can't wait 🙂 Brandi, I can't thank you enough for everything you've done so far!!