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Serenity - Comfort - Expertise - In the Flat Iron District - Call for an Appointment - Mondays by Appointment Only

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A Message from Hiroshi: "It has long been my dream to create a salon that is architecturally and spiritually comfortable for both the customers and the staff; a blending of positive atmosphere with scrupulous attention to customer service in which the long term relationships are always foremost. Drawing upon my successful business experience in Japan, and combining it with the past 10 years of service in the Flat Iron district, I have established a salon that provides a first-class New York City Experience. My 35 years of immersion in this industry are now devoted to making this salon a spiritual refuge from the ravages of everyday life." Salon O2 is an oasis in the Flat Iron District where, in a soothing and carefree environment, you can escape from the rush outside and put yourself in the hands of a staff of elite professionals who will give you the best care Manhattan has to offer. Any hair service is available, from expert hair cuts, coloring and highlights to hair styling and up-dos, from Japanese Straighteners Brazilian Keratin Treatment and our hugely popular Brazilian Blowout treatment which actually improves the condition of your hair. Come see us for full nail services, waxing, and other spa treatments as well. We are also bridal hair specialists, providing full hair and makeup for your special day. Call today to make an appointment and see why Salon Today magazine named us a Salon of Distinction.

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Brazilian Blowout Keratin Complex by Coppola Milbon Crede Shampoo Liscio Crystal Cream
Payment method
amex, master card, visa, check, debit, all major credit cards
Between 5th and 6th Avenues, in the Flat Iron District
Flatiron District, Midtown Manhattan
English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Hair Braiding, Cosmetologists, Day Spas, Barbers, Beauty Salons, Nail Salons, Wedding Supplies & Services, Make-Up Artists, Hair Stylists
Other Information

Parking: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

By Appointment Only: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
No Problem At All

I've been to Salon02 twice as a hair model & was very pleasantly surprised both times. Both cutters had been cutting hair for sometime so they knew what they were doint. the owner checked periodically & at the completion of the cut examines the finished cut very carefully & gives it his own last trim. A treat, for sure, because he knows hair. Now in fairness I have to say that I am not very fussy with my hair but I've been a hair model enough times to know when delivers upscale cut. This is such a place.



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Best haircut I had in a while

I came to NY from Miami for a party and needed to find a good place to get my haircut and a party blowout done. I have to tell you I was very nervous to try out a new place. I have read lots of reviews on different salons and decided to go to O2. Well let me tell you all the reviews about this place are true! As soon as I walked in I was transformed into a Zen place with super nice staff. I was a little late to the appointment and if the staff was irritated by that they did not show it at all!!! I got a cut with Hiroshi and he really does know hair. He looked at my cut and asked me what I wanted to do with it. After I explained what I wanted he was able to suggest what he thought would work best. I feel like he really listened to what I wanted and did not do anything I did not. And he really does know hair, the way it moves and the way each cut will look on a specific hair type. At first I started telling him what to do and how to cut but then decided to just trust the PRO and go with the flow. Am I glad I did that!!! Hiroshi did an amazing job; I really love my new hair. It looks almost like what I have asked for at the beginning but with Hiroshi funky twist. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone and just go with what the pro tells you, you will not regret it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
One of a kind!

There is no one like Maria Felix. She is like a chemist and artist combined. Here is a woman who is in her element. Not only does she know exactly what to do each time I describe trying a certain look, but she is able to articulate very clearly what she is doing and why. I always get an education with Maria whether it's about why a color is right for me (or not) or about hair products. She is brilliant at corrective work, as well. A few times, I chose to go local for my hair and the results were disastrous. So off to the city I went to Maria the Magician and she skillfuly corrected the mess. I will follow her anywhere. It's just not worth it to me to try someone new anymore. She is also very kind and approachable. I never feel shy about asking her any questions. Oh, and O2 salon is a very relaxing and zen place. The staff is top notch.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best colorist in N.Y.C.

I have been a client of Maria since 1998. Through the years I have moved and as a result visited different salons and colorists. Each time I always drew the same conclusion which was that Maria could not be replaced. She is an excellent listener who takes time to hear my specific requests. When not clear on which color direction I was headed Maria always made creative and beautiful choices for me. Having trust in your colorist is something Maria has earned as she has the skills to make me look great as a blond, brunette, and redhead....the correct shade for me. Her personal attention, artistic talent, and warm nature are reasons that Maria is the best. After being a happy and satisfied client for 10 years I see no reason to look further!

Elizabeth 1964


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Attention to Detail

I have been seeing Salon 02 owner Hiroshi every month for nearly a year now for my single process color, highlights and cut. His attention to detail in all that he does is so appreciated and I am constantly complimented on my beautiful highlights in particular. My hair looks elegant and modern at the same time. The focus on customer service at Salon 02 spans across every single person that works there and even on the busiest day in the salon it feels calming. I highly recommend it.

Jessica 75


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At last I found it

I've been in NYC for 5 years, I come from Italy, and 5 years is exactly how long it took me to find Salon O2. I finally found a colorist that knows what she is doing, Maria listens to what I say and from there she tells me what she thinks and we work together on the best look for me. The result is that I look fabulous, and I don't run home to retouch my hairdo or to look up other saloons because once again I'm not happy. I've never been so satisfied before. The saloon is classy yet without an attitude, everyone is charming and makes me feel important but at ease. It's like one I'm in there everything is taken care of. Keep up with the goos work!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Marlene is Spectacular...

The following is absolutely the truth. One person (Marlene @ O 2 Salon) has cut my hair for over 30 years. I originally lived in NYC but moved 10 years ago but find a way every month to visit NYC. There is no discussion as Marlene knows what I like. Marlene is an artist. She focuses. She is careful. She always goes the extra mile to make people happy even beyond her styling talents. She is special and I always enjoy our interesting dialogue. I do not write reviews often but I am confident with the accuracy of what I have shared.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Haircut!

It was my first time to the salon, a friend recommended me to Betina. She was wonderful. We had a thorough consultation. The shampoo and head massage was fantastic. Everyone was so accommodating. I love my new haircut, it's been so easy for me to maintain, and I will certainly be returning.



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Highlights with Maria

I have been following Maria for about six years and can't imagine going elsewhere for my highlights. She knows just how to give me that ""scandinavian blond"" look that I love so much. I've seen her do everything from subtle color to extreme, ""of the moment "" color on her clients and she always respects your personal style yet always offers objective suggestions. I always leave feeling fabulous and have been stopped by several women on the street to ask who does my hair can't get better advertising than that!



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Maria is the best for color!

I was first drawn to Salon O2 by the great Citysearch reviews and I am happy I found my way to this great salon. I have been going to Salon O2 for about a year and a half and I've been a loyal customer of Maria for highlights the entire time. She is fantastic! She is so great at selecting the perfect tone of color that will look great on me and works well with my current hair cut. I know I can just show up for my appointment and Maria will take care of the rest and I can walk out looking fabulous! The salon is also very efficient and well run. Definitely ask for Maria for color at Salon O2!



Provided by Citysearch - 
awesome experience!

I got my hair cut and highlighted here. Penny did the cut and she was awesome!!! I highly recommend her. She is very professional and gives really great haircuts. Paola did my color and she also did a really great job. My hair has grown out very nicely and I am recommending this salon to all of my friends.



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Maria is a doll. My hair was very brassy and orangy it looked just awful. I just wanted to be a natural blonde again. Iam not sure how she was able to do it in one session but she did.. Thank you so much iam finally a Natural Blonde!!!!!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Service and Tranquil Atmosphere

I haven't seen many reviews of O2 that mentioned their student ""hair model"" cuts... I just got one of those, and it was a great experience. The student practicing on me was named MJ, and he did a fantastic job.

The salon itself is lovely environment, and I'll definitely be going back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Modern Salon, Amazing Highlights

Salon o2 is very modern, tranquil and peaceful. More importantly I received the best highlights ever from Paula. My highlights make my hair look sun kissed. I love them! Ask for caramel colors and you will love the way Paula does them. She is amazing. Very nice too!



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Great technic, great service

I had so many bad haircuts in my life, never I had a stylist who look at my face, body shape and even considered my life style before recommending a hair style just for me!

I felt like a VIP from the minute I walked in, the shampoo and services are top quality. Not to mention the great haircut that was tailored just for me! I had so many compliments from all my friends and family... This is my salon for life!




Provided by Citysearch - 
Very good Salon

I visited Salon O2 and had a haircut with Hiroshi, I had many bad experiences prev, but this one was very positive. He gave me a very modern cut. I wanted something abit daring and he gave me bob with a very nice angle.



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Professional & Precise Cuts

I've seen Hiroshi few times now and I must say he knows ins and outs of hair. He is very experienced with hair and knows how something is going to come out. If you show him a picture, he will make your hair look like it. His cut is well worth the money considering other prices for cuts. In fact, before him, I was at another salon where the stylist there now charges $200, and she was not as accurate with the cut. Just make sure you articulate what you want well so that there is no miscommunication.

The only reason I didn't give 5 star is because I am very critical and 5 is only for absolute perfection where there is just that extra unexpected creativity with all the updated knowledge of hair trends.



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Brazillian Relaxer

I've taken advantage of the Brazillian Relaxer Service they offer here and, I have to say, it's made my hair significantly easier to manage. It is well worth the money. I recommend it without hesitation.



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I finally love my hair!

I had been trying to achieve the perfect hair color forever (okay maybe five years) and now I have it. I have gotten highlights and lowlights three times with Paula and I want to keep going to her forever!!! I have never consistently loved my hair color before (I always used to see pictures of celebs in magazines and bring them to the hair salon, saying ""make my hair this color, make my hair like that color,"" but now I am finally satisfied and it is a relief!) My hair was too blonde and very unhealthy before I started going to Paula. She gave me highlights but also lowlights that broke up the blonde a little and made the color look more natural. I have also been to her to get a protein treatment that made my hair feel MUCH healthier. Whenever I see myself in pictures now I think ""wow, my hair looks awesome"" :) Paula listens and knows what she is doing and is the sweetest thing ever. I also get my hair cut there, with Albert, and he is also amazing. He gave me the perfect amount of layers and actually listened when I said I only wanted an inch off. The salon has a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and everyone is very helpful. The people and the salon are so nice that I almost don't want to leave when everything is done. Anyway, I have recommended salon o2 to all my friends, and I will definitely be going here for a long time.



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Love it!

I have lived in a number of large cities within 7 different states. My experience has been that it is ""special"" here at this salon. My cut is done by Penny and color by Sherwin. I receive compliments on color, cut and style frequently. I have been to other salons here in NY and elsewhere and paid much more for results that were not nearly as satisfactory. Give them a try. Take pictures and take time to communicate your lifestyle and preference - I'm sure you'll be happy with the outcome.