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Phone: (212) 750-7494

Fax: (212) 750-7494

Fax Number: (212) 750-7494

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Midtown Manhattan, Midtown East
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John Sahag Salon

Categories
Beauty Salons, Hair Stylists, Hair Braiding, Barbers
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: No

By Appointment Only: Yes

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Sahag lures models in and Violates Contracts

Sahag placed an ad saying they were "in dire need" and seeking models for a show they were doing at the International Beauty Show. They said they needed to show off their technique(s), and service(s), etc. The Contract they offered and advertised was to provide the model "complimentary cut and color services for an additional 6 months following the show." After only a couple months Sahag Breached their Contract (only after the model had already fulfilled more than their share of the Agreement) -- Not honest, Not professional. Legitimate businesses do not lie and post false ads to lure models in for work and then take advantage and Violate a Contract.

juliebrown195

11/21/2011

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GABRIEL IS A HAIR GENIUS

I normally don't write reviews but instead get a kick out of what everyone else thinks. However, I decided that after reading the poison pen review I must set the record straight. At least 5 of the rave reviews for Gabriel have been written by my girlfriends-real women with real hair that looks really amazing from Gabriel's cuts. Francesca was the first to go to him several years again and we have all followed since. I myself have suffered from a bad cut from other hairdressers but it happens. Sometimes I am just not happy with myself and nothing looks good on me.
However, I have never had a bad turn with him.
Gabriel has always listened to me when I wanted a dramatic new look or just a trim. He does beautiful work and even my friend that moved to Maryland still comes back to get his cut that lasts for 4-5 months.
So while I don't know if he gives a bad cut now and then I do know that our reviews are real and honest.

bknychick

11/05/2011

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HORRIBLE - GABRIEL IS AWFUL-Are Good Reviews Real or Ads?

My hair looks terrible. When I look in the mirror (whichI now avoid) I want to scream. Gabriel made me look
old and ugly ( I am not beautiful but this cut accentuates every flaw). All he needed to do was blend in the top of my hair that was too short for the rest of my hair by adding another layer. I had really pretty long curly hair. What he DID was cut the rest of my hair shorter than the top and slanted the sides backwards.This is one of the worse cuts of my life. I have never written reviews before. However, I went to Gabriel based on the other ""reviews"" on this site.

I had been a customer of John Sahag for many years. I stayed with the
salon until a fews years after John died and my stylist changed salons. Out of respect to Sahag' s memory and skill the salon should be closed down or at least have the name changed.

I got a bad haircut (next to how I look now it was really good) a few months ago at another salon. I waited four months to let it grow out and figured I would try the Sahag salon again. HUGE mistake. I chose one of the stylists who has worked there for years.
( However, I think some of the glowing reviews of him on this site a not from customers.) Normally the place flat irons your hair before cutting. He refused to do it with my hair. Some of my hair was pinned up so I could not really see everything that is being cut. I did ask to keep it as long as possible. After having my hair wet I told the stylist I really disliked the cut. My long curly hair is now short on the sides and slants backwards- completely unflattering and it ages me enormously He walked away and said he was getting the manager.
He did not suggest fixing the hair. The manager has this condescending tone about (I also think she may be the owner.) I do confess that I had a little bit of a meltdown. I needed to look good for an event I am going to. However, my hair looks dreadful. It also AGES me about ten years. I did notice that most of the clients of my stylist were older ( I am sort of getting there myself) with what can best be described as a ""post middle-aged"" short hair cut that my mother use to wear. That should have been an alert.
I have two sort of chunks cut out on the side of my hair. Leave it to say
I will be waiting another few months to let it grow out.

In the interest of full disclosure, I was not charged for the cut by the manager. I would much have preferred to have gotten a good , or even decent cut, and paid for it.

Reader beware- if you see glowing reviews for a salon question who is writing them. I suspect there will be several ""glowing"" reviews to bury this one.

JRandaz

08/19/2011

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Gabriel is AMAZING!!!

This salon has given me the best hair cut of my life several times... I have recently moved away from NYC and am out of state, so I don't go here anymore, but after having my hair cut in my new location, I am seriously missing Gabriel's talent.

Gabriel is sweet, fun, and incredibly talented. The first 2 hair cuts I got here were basically trims, and I was shocked as to how much care he put in to the cut. I was sitting in the chair for 55 minutes at least and he was cutting the whole time... he looked like Edward Scissor hands he was moving so fast (they do dry cuts)... He cross checked and cross checked to make sure it was all perfect, and he took weight out of it, and made sure it was up to his high standards... They then flat iron it and it looks fab so you don't even need to have them wash it and blow it out if you don't want to. They have an apprentice blow it out for you and they are all very cute as well. Expect to spend at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours at the salon though, they are thorough.

The 3rd haircut I got here was a huge chop. I donated 12 inches to locks of love and Gabriel made sure I didn't look like a ""lion"" as I call it when sometimes you chop your hair and it all poofs out b/c of the weightlessness. They also took care of mailing my hair to locks of love for me. Gabriel was able to help me decide what would look best on my head and I was so pleased.

After getting a regular hair cut at a place by my new home... I was kinda upset because the girl didn't even seem like she was paying any attention and I went home and had to trim it again myself. Made me surely appreciate the Sahag hair cut....

I took a star away only for 2 small reasons...

1. price is high... it cost me $200 + tax to see Gabriel who is a senior stylist... and then you must tip and the hair wash girl needs a tip too...so all in all... it cost me $260...
2. it does take a REALLY long time for the cut/blow/dry... so i basically have to clear my afternoon to make the appointment here.

That being said, Gabriel said since they cut the hair dry, the style grows out the way you cut it so it won't loose shape and you can wait much longer between cuts...so I only went ever 6-8 months anyway...and after having a crummy hair cut... I would gladly go back and pay 200 dollars to have such a good cut.

Next time I am in NY I will be making a trip to get to that Salon!

janetwws

07/31/2011

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doug

i have gotten my hair colored in many shops and Doug Matthews is by far the best at recreating my nautral ""red"" color- he starts with a base color, adds hilights and lowlights and finishes with a glaze, it lasts for much longer, too

francescabesta

04/25/2011

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Layer by Layer-Gabriel's the Best

I haven't cut my hair for the last 8 months. Not because I couldn't afford it. Instead I had t let it grow out since the last hairstylist gave me layers. Layers? They weren't layers-instead he cut my hair short on the top and then cut the ends-yes it was a sophisticated overpriced mullet! During these long winter months, I decided that I would research my next hairstylist as if I were trying to secure employment with the CIA-I went on every review site, looked at a million websites and searched youtube for edgy beautiful cuts. Lo and behold Gabriel kept popping up. I liked that there is a great video of his stuff on youtube. He has diversified hairstyles on the Sahag website and most of the reviews on here were really terrific. So I rolled the dice and came up a winner. Gabriel was able to cut layers-real feminine cascading layers-into my hair and I am thrilled. It's the first time I have adored a haircut in years and I swear I walk with more confidence now. Hair does matter and the teachers in high school were right-doing your homework pays off.

beentherehair

10/31/2010

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You Name It-I've Been There

Yes-to all the trendy and of the moment salons in NY. Some have been terrific and some have underwhelmed me with there ""you're lucky we will take fit you in"" attitude. However, over the years, I remember that I received more compliments on my hair when I went to Gabriel at John Sahag- so I decided I would venture back and see if this magician had any tricks left up his sleeves.
Gabriel has not only gotten sexier with age but his cutting is even more extraordinary than I recalled. I walked out feeling better about my looks than I have in years- my hair had movement and I felt as if I wasn't trying to look like someone from Gossip Girl.
I realize experience really matters when it comes to hair.
Also, it's refreshing to walk into a Madison Ave salon and be treated by the receptionist with cheerfulness.

SparkerNYC

08/23/2010

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Doug Macintosh - Color Genius

I have been seeing Doug Macintosh for my color for several years now. He is ALWAYS consistent. This last week he amazingly layered the colors of the rainbow into an amazing platinum blond he created for me (I am really a dark haired brunette.) I love my hair and I think it effing rocks!! It makes people happy everywhere I go! I absolutely admire Doug's ability, consistency and creativity. If you have a chance to get your hair done by him, take it!

Bridgetann

06/09/2010

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Best Hair Salon!!

John Sahag Workshop is the best hair salon in NYC!!! My stylist there does the best job on my hair. Because he is the best hair stylist in NYC he is always up on the latest trends. My hair looks great and I am always getting compliements. It pays to go to the Best hair salon in NYC!

brett03

06/08/2010

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Best Salon

I came across this place last week after wanting to get a new hair cut from a top hair salon. I had a very big event and i wanted something different and top notch. I found the sahag work shop. They really are the Best hair salon, from the customer service to there unique dry cut. This place lived up to the hype. thank you again

princessa4455

05/27/2010

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RIPOFF CENTRAL

A girlfriend of mine recommended Sahag for a Keratin treatment (Brazilian blodry). I have been doing this treatment for 2 years, from LA to London. I have never seen any salon advertising this treatment for more than $400. I usually pay around $300. I was stupid not to ask what the price was; but morbidly disgusted when I went to check out, and they asked for $630. I wanted to laugh an cry at the same time.
I will not be returning to SAHAG for any treatment whatsoever. If they have the audacity to charge DOUBLE what normal salons charge for a Keratin treatment, I cannot even imagine how bad they rip you off for color/cuts.

REALLY DISGUSTING.

jb175

03/26/2010

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Spring Hair Rocks

This is my first review on citysearch. I am only writing one because Citysearch helped me decide to go to Gabriel and I am so thrilled that I did. Every Sunday I read a couple of fashion blogs that I have followed for the last 3 years. One of them mentioned that she went to Gabriel and loved her new bob. I googled him and liked his pictures on the website and loved his youtube video so I set up an appointment.
When I met Gabriel he was cute and charming. He was finishing a girl who had gotten a really short sexy cut. She was a makeup artist at Barney's. That made me even happier with my decision to come to him.
My hair was to my shoulders, which took a long time to grow, but it never looked polished and professional to me. He said he could give me a layered bob that would give my hair more volume but not look like a 1970's haircut. I felt comfortable with him so I agreed. 40 minutes later I looked better than I imagined I could. I love my new hair and I do feel more springy with it. Gabriel told me that as it grows out it will get even better and that I probably won't need another cut for a couple of months. That made me feel better about the $200 price.
I never belonged to citysearch before but joined today. Since the reviews helped me decide to go to Gabriel I
felt I owed my own review.
I love citysearch and I love Gabriel!

baymelisa

01/10/2010

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Terrific Head

After 15 years of friendship what do bff's give each other for the holidays?
I thought I was brilliant giving my friend a Kindle so that she could read whatever she wanted whenever she wanted.
However, I received an envelope with cash and a John Sahag business card with Gabriel's name.
Who needs the newest technology when with an hour of snips you can feel renewed, restored and sexier than you ever thought you could be naturally.
Thanks Gabriel and thanks Sandy-I owe you big time!!

swoodland

12/08/2009

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amazing colorist found!

I walked in looking for a change in my color, Doug Macintosh the color director changed my hair. He took me to a beautiful chocolate brown from an orange blonde, then he put some carmel highlights in throughout my hair,so natural.
I tought my hair couldn't feel or look better,until he turned me on to one of his AMAZING KERATIN TREATMENTS. My hair went from dull frizz to amazing silky hair with zero frizz,even in the rain. I am hooked!!!!! I will never leave this man.
Doug was great, he listened to me,explained everything throughly and delivered more than he promised. He is a funny,down to earth witty guy thst looks more like a tattoo'd biker, than your average hairdresser.A genius and unique find.
GO SEE HIM NOW!!!

intelligenteater

12/06/2009

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Karmella SUPERB!!!

Was staying at the Palace and the concierge had recommended Karmella and thank god they did because my hair looked fabulous. I was so happy at the event I danced all night. I felt like a superstar.

jamiec18

12/06/2009

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Youtube Hero

I am a youtube freak- I search all kinds of stuff on it every day and am never disappointed.
Last week I was searching out hair stylists and found a clip titled ""John Sahag Hair by Gabriel"".
I liked the fact that the clip wasn't just tons of celebrities but there were a lot of every day women with
realistic cuts that looked classic and sexy. I called the salon and got an appointment with Gabriel. It was pouring rain and everyone in NYC seemed grumpy and stressed around Rockefeller Center.
When I entered the shop, it was like I walked into another dimension-tranquility and calmness abound even
though the place was busy. Gabriel came and greeted me with a big smile and the coolness of Bryan Ferry.
He listened to what I wanted and then gave me his impression of what he should do. I allowed my rock star stylist to go ahead with his vision-WOW!! I look and feel amazing. I was startled at how quickly he
transformed me into one of the sexy but down to earth gals in his video. Thanks, now I'm a freak for Gabriel and John Sahag!

sillywilly54

10/01/2009

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THE GREATEST REVENGE

l came home from school last weekend after breaking up with my boyfriend of 2 years. I was on my second bag of oreos, watching The Notebook for the 3rd time when my mom announced that she was taking me to her hairstylist for a new look. OMG- as if that could make me feel better. I told her that I was not going but she guilt tripped me into it.


When I met Gabriel, I was surprised that my mom would go to such a rocker. He was so sweet-he has
this accent that is sooo cute and told me not to be upset that there were lots of fishes in the sea and I would have a new one soon. Gabriel told me that he adored long hair and that he was going to layer and taper it
so it would be sexier. How did he know that I was worried that he would cut too much off?
40 minutes later I couldn't wait to update my facebook page-my hair was sexy and now I have bangs (fringe he called it-soooo cute!!).
Gabriel was right, I came back to school yesterday and already got asked out. I can't wait for my ex to see me-he really is a tool. My mom was right also-looking hot is the best revenge.

clotidle

09/26/2009

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Valentino Longo ...and your life change!!

I met Valentino Longo last weekends that changes my whole life.I feel like super star now. Because everywhere I go, people stop me say ""where did you get a hair cut? It is beautiful and glamour!"" Valentino is the most amazing styilist that I have ever met. The money that I spent is so worth it.I think every women MUST invest their money to see Valentino you are going to have life change experience.I really love my hair cut and him!!!!!

karenwexler

06/29/2009

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The best stylist around!

I went to Gabriel, my stylist at John Sahag, and brought in photos of a celebrity with a certain cut and said I'd like that style. He had a thoughtful discussion with me about what would be slightly different about it for me, given my own hair length and the challenges I would have maintaining the look. We both agreed to go ahead and he then skillfully and artistically worked on my hair doing a dry cut for over an hour. It looks fantastic! It's the best cut I've ever had and I couldn't be happier. His cuts are always so easy to maintain and they grow out beautifully.

HappyHair

06/26/2009

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Best Haircut Ever

I went to Sahag yesterday with baby fine, limp hair with no style. Karmela looked at some pictures I brought in and quickly determined which were good for me, and which were not. Karmela is a perfectionist and took her time to make sure that every hair was cut just right. I felt like a completely different person when I left there. My hair was stylish and had tons of volume.

Bonus, the rest of the staff were friendly and the atomosphere is very relaxing. Run don't walk to Sahag and be sure to ask for Karmela. She is the greatest.

P.S. - I never write reviews, but felt I had to let everyone know about my experience

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