Chris Mitchell Studio
90 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
(212) 414-0099Add Hours
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05/22/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Chris Mitchell is a friendly neighborhood salon. I am quite particular about my color (who isn't!) Maria is extremely skilled at what she does. Each visit my hair is assessed carefully and decided what is need at the time. She takes the time to listen and respond to questions. With Maria, I always am in good hands.
02/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Lenny is your new and final stylist/colorist.
He's amazing with hair - how amazing you're sure to be asking... well, let's just say I've walked out of that salon on two totally separate occasions and was stopped on the sidewalks of New York by a total stranger who simply wanted to stop me and let me know how great they thought my hair looked - that speaks volumes...no?
He did a coloring for me one Christmas that I thought was just not possible - it was amazing!
Really there should be nothing more for me to say, but I have to add that Lenny is the total-package - his personality tips the scales... He listens(!), he keeps the mood positive and upbeat, and you can just tell by the interactions he has that I'm not the only person who just loves and adores him.
Leonard makes getting your hair done a real joyful experience - from the moment you come in the door, to several weeks later when your (still) checking yourself out in the mirror and admiring his work.
He really is your new, and final, ""hair guy"".
02/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Can I just say that I heart Dan! He is a great great colorist and on top of that, everyone at the salon is incredibly friendly.
A couple of things about me before I move on:
-I'm probably the most annal person when it comes to my hair.
-I'm super picky and I know exactly what I want and how I want it.
-I'm extra protective of who touches my hair and of my hair overall.
So that said, I'm extra cautious to try new places and do a lot of background research. I had originally been going to Space Salon down in soho, but that place was really putting a huge dent in my bank account so I decided to search for a cheaper BUT just as GOOD salon. After visiting the 2 other salons, Leonard Golino was my last one and when I sat with Dan and heard what he had to say I was just sold!
A little more background about myself. I'm Asian and I have BLACK BLACK hair but I want my hair to be BLONDE. Not dirty blonde, not dark blonde, BUT BLONDE. So when I tell colorists this, they usually have to do two or three processes for my hair. When I was shopping around for a new colorist, my hair had been experimented on by someone I was trying to save money with and because of that it needed some corrective work. So when I went to see the other other salons and told them what I wanted, both told me I would have to spend approximately $500 or up (i have very long hair as well) and they would probably need to do 3 processes on my hair.
BUT when I went to see Dan, what did he tell me? He told me he could achieve the look I wanted with just pure highlights!!! CAN YOU FREAKIN believe that? I couldn't!!! But he explained to me that he puts in A LOT of highlights and he could blend it so that I can look as BLONDE as I want with just highlights and there won't be additional damage for my hair with 3 processes! Let me tell you I LOVED everything he was telling me. What girl wouldn't want less damage to their beloved locks? And he reassured me that if I wasn't fully happy with my hair, he'd fix it with another process.
So what happened? He did just highlights (and a partial set at that, not full), added some extra highlights in the back to fix what I didn't like in the back and guess what? HE DELIVERED ON WHAT HE PROMISED!!! I was blonde with out the 3 processes!!! I LOVED IT and he is my new permanent colorist in NY.
11/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Why would anyone go anywhere else, once this studio has been discovered? That's rhetorical: there is NO reason.
This warm and welcoming place manages to be professional and charming, edgy, fashionable and accessible all at once. From the moment one enters and is greeted with a smile and the offer of refreshment, through a wonderful hair wash to the consultation and engagement of a new stylist, this place exceeded expectations at every step.
Everyone there is friendly, whether you are the client or not; and there is no hesitation from the professionals to offer suggestions for a style or cut that can refresh one's visage...and life.
I entered, wanting the Same Fine Cut I'd had for over 10 years - it had served me well. Well, the Brilliant, Handsome and Talented Lionel had a suggestion that I took; completely changed my cut to something far easier, more youthful-looking (yet still age-appropriate), and it changed my life.
My date book is packed, I've taken up auto-racing (watch for me at LeMans!), am booked for a piano recital at Carnegie Hall, will soon open on Broadway in a one-man dramatic show about my life and will launch my new men's fashion line in the Spring. This, all due to my new haircut.
I'm telling you; Chris Mitchell Studio is the place!
11/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been coming to see Tina for years, and she never disappoints! My color and cut look beautiful for weeks after I see her. I can't rave enough about the results. I always leave feeling gorgeous and looking forward to what I'll get done next time!
Tina and the other stylists truly care about their clients' hair. She and the patient staff have stayed past closing on numerous occasions just to finish my hair because I didn't book a long enough appointment. They are not in a rush to get clients out the door. I have never been disappointed after a visit, but I know that if someone was not fully pleased with results, the stylists would do everything possible to make the situation right. They don't want anyone to walk out the door feeling let down.
Visiting the salon is always an enjoyable experience - polite, unpretentious staff; low-key atmosphere; and complimentary wine! Whether you want to chat incessantly the whole time you're there or just relax and read quietly (I've done both!), the staff will happily oblige.
I'm so happy to have finally found a favorite salon and stylist!
10/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Very welcoming, the receptionist was pleasant. I was seen very promptly without an appointment and they offered me a glass of wine. Staff all very friendly. The shampoo lady did a thorough job and gave me a small massage. The lady who did my hair was excellent. She asked me what I wanted and did exactly what I requested. She offered suggestions of how to keep my hair healthy. She wasn't pushy and never negative. Never encouraged me to get a haircut as most stylists do. I will become a regular. Place was newly renovated.
09/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
A warm, welcoming salon that houses Len who is truly a fantastic colorist and stylist. My hair has been in recovery from first a really bad haircut then a disastrous color experience at two separate, quality salons in the city. My hair had to be cut shorter to start the repair process but somehow my hair always feels longer when I leave my session w/ Lenny?!?! I always ask him how can this be and he just smiles basking in the pride of his work. I have been going for a few months and my hair has been transformed. I can't imagine ANYONE ELSE ever touching my hair again. I took a stack of business cards because I want everyone I talk to to experience this salon and Leonard!
09/24/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've been coming to Leonard Golino for years and I couldn't imagine going to anybody else. Never a rushed job or generic haircut, Len actually listens to what YOU want and takes it from there. Not only a women's hair cut specialist, Len also excels at mens cuts. The warm and welcoming atmosphere at the Chris Mitchell Salon is a fresh breath of air from the all-to-familiar pretentious vibe most of us have experienced somewhere along the way at other Manhattan salons. I referred my brother years ago and he's been coming back ever since too! I highly recommend!
09/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Put your self -- literally -- in the hands of a master cutter! Leonard Galino is an artist with scissors. I've been to trendier, pricier stylists with far less fabulous results. After three years, it only gets better. Short cuts are tough to pull off. Every flaw is magnified as the cut ""grows in"" -- Len's cuts last six weeks, and stay falwless throughout. And he manages to create real body in my very, very fine texture. Want a great hair day every day? Book here.
09/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Was having one of those days where I needed my haircolor fixed like .... RIGHT NOW! So at the recommendation of a friend I made an appointment with Tina at Chris Mitchell Studio. I am always a little hesitant to make an appointment with someone who isn't booked out days in advance, but I had a special occasion on that night and really really needed my roots and a bad haircolor from my old stylist fixed.
Tina was amazing, did a great job of the color and gave me an awesome blow dry.
Have been back since, have finally found a great salon where I can get in without a weeks notice!
I am a low-maintainance hair girl...but this place makes me want to go more frequently to get hair updates!! Price is reasonable for the quality of service and cut you'll get in NYC. Everyone here is SO friendly and nice--from the girl at the front desk, to the girl who washed my hair.
I chopped off 9 inches of my hair, and it could have gone HORRIBLY wrong. Instead, I was SO happy about the cut. I was glowing as I got down from the chair, and I literally bounced down the street with my hair flowing in the wind. Tina did an AMAZING job, I love it. She even managed to fix my out-of-whack bangs, which is a hard feat.
I've gotten nothing but compliments for my new 'do, and I've recommended this place to everyone! I'll definitely be coming back here.
08/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Hair is a sensitive matter - even for guys.
You want somebody that you can trust 120%, that is consistent and will give you a cut that suits your face and personality.
Well, look no further - I have found him...LEONARD GOLINO!!!
Len is amazing. I have been his client for many years, which speaks for itself.
He is part of a great team in the Chris Mitchell Studio- an absolute pleasure to come here. Everybody is friendly and upbeat.
So in case you are looking for a new hair guy, make the switch to Leonard - you won't regret it.
08/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Thank you, Thom! I ended up getting my hair cut with Thom by default (long story), and ended up the happiest I've been in years with my hair.
He listened to everything I said, reassured and checked with me along the way to make sure I was happy with the length, and did EXACTLY what he said he would do and exactly what I wanted. I love my hair. I went about 5 inches shorter and am thrilled I did. You have a new client, Thom!
08/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
All my life, I've had issues with my hair, which is fine and limp. I've gone through many stylists, none of whom have ever REALLY figured out how to cut my hair in a way that lifts it up and gives it volume. Well, not until I met Leonard. He has such an incredible talent to cut hair--not only will you look like a million bucks when you walk out, but your cut grows out beautifully, so that you don't have to go and get a trim every two weeks. An important factor, at least to me.
But it doesn't stop there: you'd think that if he is great with my type of hair, he won't know what to do with the curly bush that requires a weed-whacker. Wrong. Leonard will make everyone look amazing, no matter what your hair issues may be.
In addition, he is a master colorist and my guess is that whatever your needs may be, he can make you feel like a supermodel by the time you leave his chair. I get asked all the time who my stylist is, and I don't ever hesitate to send them to Leonard. Who, by the way, is a total sweetheart to top it all off.
Twenty thumbs up to Leonard--I hope he will NEVER, EVER change profession or move!!
08/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
In my opinion, Leonard Golino does the best color in the city, hands down. I get blonde highlights from him that give just the right amount of pop, yet still look natural. And not only is his color fantastic, you also get to spend a couple of fun hours in his company!
I've strayed from time to time, but always come back, because he's just that good. I really can't recommend him highly enough.
08/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Leonard to get my hair done for the past seven years. Now that I've moved to Los Angeles, I fly back specifically to see him. He is phenomenal at coloring (I get blonde highlights, but he's had to fix my red mistake and other mishaps that happen when I temporarily stray from him). He is also extremely talented at giving me the perfect haircut for my ""barbed wire librarian"" personality. I am hoping Leonard means sexy eccentric nerd by his description. It is always a pleasure to get my hair done because Leonard is hilarious and fun to be around. The salon has a chic design and feel to it and everyone who works there is very friendly and welcoming. I highly highly recommend this salon, all because of the genius, Leonard Golino.