It was an absolute pleasure, she is a true professional. I definitely recommend! Believe me, you won't be disappointed.
7. Vada Spa
387 Avenue Of The AmericasNew York, NY 10014
I originally came in for a mani and pedi but as I needed a facial badly I got their mini facial as well. On the way out I started talking to the ha…
Randi, seemed slightly abrupt on the phone at first, but then she became more approachable as the conversation went on. However, I decided to give her a try as I never "wrapped" my locs (which she highly recommends, no wonder, as it costs a whopping $200), and I was fairly new to locing (only had my locs in then about a year). When I arrived I noticed and was slightly apprehensive to find she had her surly girlfriend in the wings upon your entering her establishment. I felt a little like I was being slanted against, before she ever got to see, or know me. I am glad my teenaged sons came with me, one waited in the car and the other escorted me in. Once I felt safe enough I had them both to wait in the car. Randi and I then had our consult which again seemed a bit obnoxious, but I always give person time to show who they really are. Therefore; I saw her every three months for about a year, and over time she showed her character, and it was not one I would aspire to, or recommend associating with. On occasion we talked, and she would indicate some of her troubles (we all vent). (But 'Karma'; if you follow that sort of thing, which I don't, but in this case I couldn't help but say, "hmmmm maybe", being the person you are is attracting pain and difficulties into your life, Randi.) Let's talk about Randi the person: On one of my visits I asked her to allow me to leave a very small but really "cute" advertising box for my Mary Kay business in her shop (which she said she wouldn't mind). However, upon my return for my regularly scheduled appointment she explained that the cleaning lady might have thrown it out?! Lol. The way my 'facial box' looks, and where she had placed it in her shop, this could not have been mistakenly discarded. She threw it out herself, or She told the cleaning lady to do so. So not nice, I would even say mean!Now, let's talk about Randi the loctician: I won't lie when you leave your hair looks okay (nothing to rave about, but I was fairly new to locs at the time); and well, this wrapping thing does takes care of the frizzies. But "wrapping", doesn't deal with caring for the health of your hair. And before you come for each appointment you have to wash your hair?!; that really threw me, I mean isn't that part of the service a loctician is to provide for a client (especially at $200 a pop)?, but as I said I gave her a shot. Randi's seems to be a person who is self-centered, crude, shallow, and even a bit hostile. I have never returned, and never will. I certainly advise against stepping into her "dungeon", much less sitting in her chair. To say her hair care skills are lacking is generous at best. If there was anyway to rate her a (-)5 I would have.Sigh ... what a waste of time and money, I trusted you Randi ... REALLY?! You did nothing for my hair .... NOTHING!If you love your locs and need a good loctician?, it's definitely not Randi, don't do it to yourself. Run ... hide!I wish the best to whomever reads this, love always
Excellent please!I was searching for a blow dry bar and thankfully I came across this one!! It's so cute inside just perfect! I have been to GS four times in two months! I am obsessed! I have tried other blow dry bars in the city but really have fallen in love with GS Blow Dry Bar. I highly recommend Kelly but have had other stylists and always leave very happy. Everyone is fun, friendly, easy to work with and accommodating. I usually bring in a picture and it turns out better then imagined. You CANNOT beat the price and my hair looks greaT and I'm super picky! Perfect straightened and then got a curl at the end gorgeous! and only $35 !!!! Love it and will definitely be coming back!
I was randomly in the area and was able to get an appointment about 10 minutes after I called. But it was a Monday so I can imagine they weren't that busy. My stylist was nice, i kinda felt bad for her since I have sooo much hair, it took her forever to blow dry it. She didn't talk to me at all the entire time, but honestly sometimes I don't mind that because I just want to relax. I chose a pretty simple style and it came out cute. I just wish I could of had it done for an event then I would have gotten a more complicated style. Since I showed up a little early to my appointment, I did end up having to pay for parking (boo!) but at least it's right there & I don't have to risk getting lost! I liked it overall, I probably will be back when I have an event and I have the excuse to come back for a more glamorous style!
I've been to this location several times, I love this place. Im quite the regular, I was pleased with how my hair turned out. I love the convenient location in Midtown, and I always leave with fabulous hair. All of the stylist are amazing, so nice and professional. Price is definitely reasonable - you get a wash with a massage and a style of your choice. All in all this is a great experience and I recommend it to everyone. I will be in many more times and look forward to it.Best blow dry and most affordable in town. I love love love coming here & used them for any time I have a big event or night out.
GS Dry Bar, please please never leave Midtown!I hope this positive review brings you tons of business because you deserve it!Recently visited for first time and you exceeded my expectations! Incredible service, hip, pleasant ambiance, and love the decor, and music. My stylist did a great job - I hope to go back very soon. I highly recommend this place if you are in need of a quick and gorgeous blow out!
Loved it! Went here on Friday for a blow out for the first time. Total ease in scheduling my appointment (I scheduled online on their website). I got there and the place is absolutely adorable! I love the set up. It was very hip and contemporary. The lady who did my hair (wish I could remember her name) was awesome. She was courteous, friendly, and did my hair perfectly! I love the setup and how they have different styles that you can get for all the same price. I think that that's an awesome idea. I will definitely be back again for another blowout! Wash, dry, and style all for $50. You really can't go wrong. The atmosphere is friendly. They have music playing and TVs inside as well. There are magazines, they offer you a beverage, and it is all around a great vibe
I would give GS Blow Dry Bar 10 starts if I could!From the moment I went there I got hooked! The salon is meticulously clean and an oasis of calm. The place is geourgous. All white. The price is reasonable. The staff is up-beat and up to date with the trends. I get compliments everytime I got my hair blown out here. Also, their blow out are fast and good. Most places I go to take more than an hour to blow dry my hair and this place gets me in and out in 25 minutes. I highly recommend this salon for weekly maintenance and special nights out. Thank you GS Blow Dry Bar for making my hair look fabulous everytime and for saving me valuable time !!
I love the setup and how they have different styles that you can get for all the same price. I think that that's an awesome idea. I will definitely be back again for another blowout! You really can't go wrong. Every time I leave the GS Blowdry bar my Boy-Friend is telling me how great my hair looks and how gorgeous I am. I think he's in love with this salon too! XOXOXO- Enjoy!
Excellent service throughout. Once I entered the salon I was warmly greeted. I proceeded to check-in! I waited no more than 5 minutes until my stylist finished with another client. She took me to her station and we talked about what I would get done. She proceeded to walk me back to the wash room which was amazing!! I could just have my hair washed all day long here.I requested a smooth blow out and that is what I got. I don't like looking at myself on the mirror as my hair gets done so I usually immerse myself in a magazine. Luckily the station I was at had a TV right in front, so I was able to see part of a fashion runway while my hair got done. This made the whole process go a lot faster.All in all it was great hair service. I would definitely go there again