Down Time Spa Beehive Salon
115 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone: (718) 782-8376
The Beehive Salon
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I typically go to the city to get my haircut to ensure that I don't receive a bad haircut. Since I am currently staying at home with my two kids, I needed to find a salon in Greenpoint and/or Williamsburg to get my hair cut and dyed. I went to google, typed in the area and salon and Beehive showed up with great reviews on city search. I decided to make an appointment.
TO ENSURE THAT I RECEIVED A GREAT HAIRCUT, I MADE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MELANIA, THE OWNER. I FIGURED AT LEAST THE OWNER WOULD GET THE JOB DONE. INSTEAD, I LEFT WITH THE WORST HAIRCUT I EVER RECEIVED AND A DYE JOB THAT I AM DYING WHILE WAITING FOR IT TO WASH OUT. LET ME EXPLAIN...
I am not a crazy hair girl, meaning, I don't have some bizarre haircut that I need maintained. I have layers only in the front and straight in the back (or so I did). I went into the salon, asked for a trim and specifically said no layers in the back. My hair is not that thick, so if you cut layers, it only makes my hair look paper thin. A trained hair stylist would know this and I wouldn't even have to mention it. I told Melania NOT, I repeat, NOT to cut any layers in the back. I said I wanted some nice thick layers in the front to shape my face. I also said I want the color to be a shade darker than my natural color.
When she finished, I had layers all around my head and they were started at the 4 inch mark. I had hair to the middle of my back... so the layers started short. Not only that, but the layers were not symmetrical. One side of my head was 2 inches longer than the other. It was so obvious, that my husband, who cares less about hair, noticed the minute I walked in. The dye color was okay, but the dye was left on the ends too long and now my ends are darker than my roots.
How's that for a look???
Don't go to this salon if you care at all about your hair. The reviews that are positive probably came from clients with the old owners... or they are probably written by the current owner herself.
I have since spoken to mothers at the playground about this haircut and they all told me they heard the same things about Beehive.
I hope I just saved you some trouble and disappointment. It's going to take me about 2 years to grow out these layers and I won't be able to wear my hair straight for two years.
Confirming the reviews below. The high reviews are over two years old with the old management. The hairstylist that are good, never stay at this salon. Just read the reviews for yourself and see all the names just within the last few months, then go to the website and you'll see none of the names match. Everyone has left!!!!
I personally knew the old owners and can confirm that this salon was once a great place to go. I don't know the new owner/owners, but I have heard a lot of bad reviews about them.
If you do go to this salon for your hair, make sure you get the name and personal phone number of your stylist because if you like them, and they are good, they won't stay long.
If you are a first time client, find a different salon.
02/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I WENT TO THIS DOWNTIME SPA TO GET A BRAZILIAN, UNDER ARM WAX & FACIAL W/ VINDY BUT SHE HAD TO GO SO SHE WAS ONLY ABLE TO DO THE BRAZILIAN, AFTERWARDS I WANTED TO TIP HER BUT DIDNT HAV ANY CHANGE SO I GAVE HER A $20 BILL AND TOLD HER THIS IS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW SHE LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS CRAZY AND SAID FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW, I COULDNT BELIEVE MY EARS, THE NEXT DAY I WENT BACK (ONLY BECAUSE I HAD A GIFT CARD), THE MINUTE I GOT INTO THE ROOM FOR THE FACIAL SHE KEPT STRESSING HOW SHE ONLY GETS PAID BY TIPS AND HOW SHE CAME FROM MANHATTAN THE PEOPLE WILL TIP SO MUCH BETTER, HOW HER LAST CUSTOMER GAVE HER A $20 TIP FOR A MANICURE AND SHE KEPT ON AND ON, I JUST HAD TO LAUGH I COULDNT BELIEVE IT, WHEN SHE WAS DONE WITH THE FACIAL I GAVE HER $10 MORE BECAUSE SHE MADE ME FEEL SO UNCOMFORTABLY AND LIKE VIOLATED, THEN TO TOP IT OFF WHEN I WENT UPSTAIRS TO PAY WITH MY GIFT CARD THE YOUNG LADY @ THE FRONT DESK TELLS ME OK UR DONE BUT DONT FORGET TO TIP VINDY LIKE R U SERIOUS, I KNOW I TIPPED HER WELL GAVE HER $30 TIP FOR A $100 VALUE AND SHE STILL WASNT HAPPY!! FOR THE MOST PART I MUST ADMIT OUT OF THE FEW TIMES IVE BEEN THERE VINDY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB BUT I WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AGAIN AND AFTER SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH MY HUSBAND HE SAYS HE WILL NEVER GET ME A GIFT CARD FROM THEM!!
11/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have never written a review online before but I have been so upset by my haircut that I felt like I must. I used to go to Andrea at the Beehive Salon until she moved out of town. She gave me the absolute best cuts I have ever received in my life. I have extremely straight and fine hair and she made my hair look fabulous.
I asked the receptionist for a recommendation and told her my hairtype and that I used to go to Andrea. She scheduled me with Louie. I showed him a picture of exactly what I wanted which was a simple shoulder grazing all one length bob. He acted like he could do this for me. I left the salon with the worst haircut I have ever received in my life, including the time I went to supercuts when I was thirteen. I have pieces hacked into my hair that barely graze my chin. He left me with pieces uneven in several places on both sides. He cut my bangs in layers with one piece in the center extremely short and forgot to cut the pieces on the sides. This cut is a joke. I've already had it cut again to try and fix it some. Do not go to Louie because he will not care about you or your hair. Everytime I look in the mirror I think about how much I hate my hair.
08/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went to this salon first time last week, after reading the reviews, and also because it is really conveniently located, at least for me. When I made the appointment, the receptionnist was extremely rude, like I was really intruding and bothering her. Once back at home, I really considered canceling, thinking that if the rest of the staff was of the same caliber, why bother. But, I really needed a hair coloring job so of I went. Thanks to Stephanie and her thoughtful expertise, after 2 hours, I had exactly what I wanted, even though I was totally indecisive to start with. She trimmed my hair a bit, keeping in mind that I told her I was growing it. I then related to her my sad experience with the receptionnist and she apologized, even though it was not her fault at all, told me she would talk to the owner since it was not the 1st time someone complained about that person, AND did not charge me for the trim!!!! So, I am thirlled that I kept the appointment. I LOVE my color and will absolutely go back to Stephanie whot told me to lay off the bottle...of hair dye!
05/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Had an appointment scheduled with Eileen at 6:30pm this evening. I was told she would be 15 minutes late. So I stepped out next door to get a beer and came back 15 minutes later. I waited another 30 minutes and the receptionist asked, ""You aren't in a hurry are you?"" I aksed how much longer it would be (she was still on the very same client), and the receptionist stated probably another 15 to 30 minutes. Making an appointment at this place is like waiting for a package from UPS or staying home all day waiting for Time Warner Cable. Decided to finally leave - have better things to do on a Friday night. Not so much as an ""I am sorry"" from the salon. Will not go back and would suggest that you stay away also.