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I've been seeing Laura for years now, and am always happy with her work! Great stylists and a great salon.
Initially I was happy but my highlights were uneven dark on top and light muddle to ends. I’ve messaged three ones in the last three days and no response to my request to fix. Disappointed that my emails have been ignored.
I've been going to Laura Braunstein for 4 years now. I trusted them to change my hair from long blonde to short brown and it looked amazing! The staff is very kind, the ambiance feels stylish and comfortable. I've use three different hairstylists and they've all been very knowledgeable. Dina especially knew exactly what I want, without much explanation. Looking forward to next time!
I love this salon! I've been three times for haircuts, and seen three different stylists. Each time I go I receive exactly the hair cut I wanted/described, and the staff is very professional.
I have been a client of Laura Braunstein's for three years now and through various hair incarnations (blonde, trying the ombre look, to my now fabulous natural-looking dark blonde) I always get what I ask for and more. She always spends time with me to figure out what I want, gave me clear suggestions, and consistently delivers. My hair looks amazing, natural and healthy and I get compliments wherever I go. Laura's salon is so beautiful too, and her staff was such a pleasure to be around. The experience is always a treat for me; from the music, to the clean facilities, to the signature cocktails. She also does a fantastic cut, and the service by her staff was truly wonderful and professional. An all-around wonderful salon!
Sara is a very skilled stylist. I really like the way she cuts and colors my hair, and I always enjoy chatting with her. The salon staff are all friendly, and the place has a very nice and happily quiet atmosphere.
Laura spent time with me in consultation before the actual cut until we were both clear about what I wanted. She taught me about different styles and cuts for curly hair and how to vary the shape and style of curls. She was not only informative and patient, but really nice and smart and focused. She gave me a great cut and I'm very happy with my new hair style. Also, I had a relaxing head massage by another staff person who shampooed and conditioned my hair. I highly recommend Laura Braunstein.
I've been a client @ the salon for about 3 years now. The first 2 stylists (who were great) have left & now I'm fortunate to have Tracey. She listens & works with me to get the style I'm looking for. I'm in great hands!
Keep me waiting for 40 minutes while she was just yakking it up with one of her clients. And the was the owner,Laura. Haircut was basically what I already had. After 2 days it looked the same. I really was a waste of money and time. Go someplace else
Laura is terrific. She really took the time to understand exactly what I wanted in a haircut, she explained what she was doing and why, and I came out of the salon looking terrific. Her prices are reasonable by Manhattan standards, and there is absolutely no pressure to buy products or more services. Her assistant Jamie was also great. Both of them are easy to talk to. As a result of all of these things on my first visit, I now plan to become a regular client.
Meghan nails it every time (cut and color, but I never do anything too drastic), the staff is friendly, the prices are totally fair. Was shopping around for years looking for a go-to place and this is definitely it.
Olivia was amazing. I had a series of bad experiences trying to find a new colorist/stylist after I moved last summer. Olivia performed magic with my hair, my color looks great again and while the cut isn't where I want it to be (because of the damage done with color by previous colorists and us agreeing about not wanting to go super short to cut all the damaged hair out), I have every confidence that by the end of summer my hair will look healthy again!
Laura is the best! Perfect balance of warm and professional! Love my cut! The salon is very relaxing with excellent service all around!
Giselle (Emerging Artist) did my cut and blow dry. I have thick long hair and she did an excellent job of putting in layers and taming it. Loved the end result. Would recommend!
This is the only salon I'll visit in the city!! I have been a loyal customer for three years and I won't go anywhere else. Their stylists always have the best advice for color and cuts. It's hard to find stylists who understand how to highlight/dye blonde hair well but every time I have gone (even visiting different stylists) it has been flawless!! I love getting to relax in their fun atmosphere with a glass of complimentary wine (what could be better?). I leave every time so happy, with my hair looking better than I could have imagined. Definitely recommend for blondes!!!
After coming to Laura Braunstein for more than a year, I'm changing salons. I recommended Tracy to a friend who moved to the city from out of town, and her appointment was not good: not only was the appointment 45 minutes late, the haircut was not a good one. My friend was having professional photos for her new position at Columbia taken soon after and she was really unhappy with the cut. I was embarrassed for having made the recommendation, and I'll be moving on.
I have never found a stylist or salon to be loyal to until I started to go to Laura Braunstein Hair Studio! In the past, I just stuck with whatever groupon was available, but never again. After about a year and a half and 4-5 great cuts, I'm officially a LB addict! Not only is the place convenient to the subway, gorgeous in decor and filled with personable people, but they give you yummy drinks while you're getting your hair done! Fun thing to do before a night out! Most importantly, however, Laura and her team (of which I have gotten cuts from mostly Laura but also a few others) are extraordinarily talented. They are able to follow your specifications about cut while making sure you're getting a style that is easily maintained for your level of skill and dedication -- I'm a student who rarely does her hair and NEVER remembers to get it cut for about 6 months and it still looks great every day and for months! Finally, when I thought I had ruined by precious locks with a now-defunct resolution to swim daily, Laura was able to calm my fears and nurse my hair back to health. Products: Laura has a great eye for product and importantly knows when and how NOT to use it. She has high end stuff in the salon for purchase (Moroccan Oil etc.), but can help you work within your budget when seeking out home care products. Long story, short, if you're looking for a great and versatile cut in a great location with an awesome atmosphere, look no further than Laura Braunstein Hair Studio!
I tried this salon out of the blue on a whim and I had an AMAZING experience! I am absolutely in love with the way Olivia colored my hair! I had dark brown hair and got balayage highlights to make it subtly lighter for summer. It was exactly what I wanted and it looks very natural. Would definitely recommend Olivia!!
Laura cut my hair while I was living in New York. She was fantastic and always made sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. Would highly recommend.
Great salon. Got a great cut, no hassle, quick and stylist Deana did exactly what needed to be done. Very happy with my experience!
I’m thrilled to have discovered Laura Braunstein’s salon on the UWS. I needed to change to salon that was nearby, since I started going to the salon every 6-8 weeks (to cover my grey hair), that is very scary to do this after 10 years at Bumble and Bumble. I’m so happy to have found such a high quality and outstanding salon at Laura Braunstien and it’s in the neighborhood. I’ve now become a loyal client to the salon (and Laura) to have my hair colored, highlights, and cut. I love the vibe in the salon, Laura is a very calming presence, the place is beautifully decorated and the feeling is always welcoming. Thankfully there is never any of the insanity of rushed chaos that I don’t like at many salons. Everyone at the salon has a fabulous accommodating calm personality Best of all Laura really knows how women want to look, she really hears what you are saying! She has been able cut my hair stylishly to enhance my wavy curls longish, and now I wanted a short more geometric modern cut. She has done both types of cutting with perfection and I now have such cool modern short haircut! I love how versatile she is, and she has an amazing great eye for color! My color and highlights are always beautiful.
Great haircut with Laura, lovely salon.
Lovely people and total professionals. Sara is the best I've found in ages. It's really important to feel comfortable and be able to engage with others in a salon, and this is the first place I've been to where I do. I really look forward to going ! Don't ever leave the neighborhood!
This place is.... not great. I’ve gone there twice and had two different people, never had Laura. The first woman was over sharing about her personal life while coloring me, forgot me at the shampoo bowl when I had gloss on and my hair came out grayish platinum. I went back to ask if she could just tone it down and she said to leave it alone and it would be fine in a week or two. Yikes. I decided to try again with someone new months later because the color in my hair had grown out and there was a stark line between brunette and blonde. This woman was better, she said some things about how my haircut was choppy and tried to convince me to fix it ... I had just gotten it done by my favorite place so ouch. I told her what had happened last time with the color and she did do much better but after I went home my roommate pointed out the line in my hair was still there. And the bottom which I also wanted colored (I paid for it to be fixed at least) and it was still way darker than the rest when I got home. I was disappointed because I spent a lot of money, called about it, sent emails and nobody ever responded. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I would avoid this place if you can. Two stars because the second woman was way better than the first and my hair is at least okay to wear out and about, it just looks like I haven’t had my hair done in months.
I travel quite a bit and obsess with being sure my hair does not get any of the grey it so rightly earned. I'm an over 60 guy that loves highlighted hair and the impact it has. Look we all know I'm getting my hair colored so make it stand out! I went to see Deana and she completely understood what I wanted. She shifted my base and highlights to a shade I've not used before and the results were spectacular. She's a joy to talk to, an artist who delivers more than you're expecting. I wish I lived in the city, she would be my go-to colorists, oh yes, the haircut was just as I asked, a trim to remove the bulk, perfect. Fantastic all around.
Tracey gave me the best haircut I have ever gotten in my LIFE. I didn't know it was possible to feel so strongly positive about a haircut. Cannot recommend this place enough. If you have fine, straight hair, I highly recommend Tracey!
They do a really great job on any type of hair. Especially Giselle.
Morgan is great and he works Sunday hours.
The salon was nice but I had the worst color I have ever had. The stylist told me she had never seen happen to my hair from what she put in it. It turned red. I now have to go to another salon to have it redone. Overall they were nice about it. But I would never go there for color as they have no idea what they are doing and I have been getting my hair highlighted for 30 yrs plus.
Oliva gave me bayalage and put in extensions for my wedding day. Shes amazing, highly recommend her and this salon overall. Oliva will make your hair look beautiful!
I got a haircut with emerging artist Olivia and she was amazing. She was very precise, took her time and gave me the exact cut I wanted. The salon is beautiful and the experience was very relaxing after a long week. They have wine!
Really nice salon on the Upper West Side --I always have a great experience and their staff is wonderful.
Everyone that works here is so lovely, especially Val who gives amazing haircuts.
I have been going to Laura Braunstein twice a week for a while now. The service is always fabulous, and the blow outs are great. Very nice atmosphere. Also, they have wine. Lovely experience all around. Highly recommend.
Love Dena! I always leave feeling stylish and taken care of.
Happy with layers so far!
Deana was lovely as always. She listens and she truly cares about you and your hair. I highly recommend Deana and LB salon. The other women in there looked fabulous with their new hairdos. I’m not a blonde so don’t feel like they only do blondes.
Beautiful space, super friendly, super-talented staff. A winner!
I've been going to Tracey at Laura Braunstein for nearly 3 years now, and don't have a single negative thing to say. The salon itself is exactly what I've had a hard time finding elsewhere in Manhattan—a nice, elegant salon that's also comfortable. Other places in NYC were either so hip/trendy/aloof that I'd stress out about what to wear just to get my roots done, OR, they'd be slightly dingy and tired. If you're looking for upscale comfortable, definitely check out Laura's place! As for Tracey (my stylist), my hair has never looked better. I'm a dark brunette with premature grays, and she does a great job of keeping my color looking rich without being too harsh. She's also extremely patient/skilled at styling my fine, frizzy hair, and has consistently given me the best cut I've ever had for my medium-length, hard-to-style hair!
This is an urban chic hair salon owned and operated by law school grad Laura Braunstein who is the epitome of sophisticated business woman, artiste extraordinaire and down to earth genuinely nice person. The Salon runs like a real business -- appointments are always on time, the entire staff treats you like the customer you are, the layout is airy and upbeat, and while I have never indulged they have an entire menu of cocktails that are included with the services. I have been a patron for 2 1/2 years and have never heard a single complaint about any of the stylists and am consistently wowed by the way people look when they leave. I highly recommend this Salon.
Deana is the absolute best. My last two cuts with her have been the best cuts I’ve ever had and she is magic with balayage. Bonus: she’s super smart and interesting and fun.
This was my first time at this hair salon, and it was a good experience. Morgan cut my hair and he did a fantastic job!! Plus he gave me suggestions on coloring my hair. I will definitely be back.
A hidden gem on the Upper West Side!
Deanna is terrific.
I went back for a second haircut with Deana and this time had her correct a previous (bad) color job. She added purple into my hair and I think for the first time in my life, my hair came out exactly as I expected it! Deana is fun, she's great to talk to, and she does SUCH GREAT HAIR!
I have been going to Laura for many years for highlights and haircuts and have always been extremely happy with the result. The salon itself is lovely- great customer service, head massages, nice selection of products. Laura is a true master. I recommend her 100%. I haven't been to any of the other stylists at the salon, but have seen them do great work as well.
Morgan does a great job on my color and cut. He listens carefully. Staff are all courteous and I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes.
They booked me for the $60 appt then I showed up and they insisted I wasn't on the schedule but I could be for $90. Are you kidding me
I've gotten a lot of highlights in my life (and I mean A LOT), and Deana blew all my previous stylists outta the water. Her foils were perfectly placed and executed. I literally have never been so happy with how my hair came out. Oh, and she's a delight to talk to. Thank you, Deana, and apologies for the very tardy review. Oh one more thing - I love the down to earth vibe at this salon. It lacks the snooty pretentiousness that permeates many salons in this city. Thanks!!
The best place I've gotten a haircut. The stylist spent time looking at my hair and texture and how it curls and then discussed a length what I wanted it to look like. She was not in a rush, I really felt like she was invested in giving me the best haircut possible. And... I LOVE the results!
I absolutely love this studio. I have been seeing Adriana for about a year and a half. Every cut is better than the one before. All of the staff are very accommodating.
I have had a wonderful experience at this salon. Deana listened extremely carefully to what I wanted, and her haircuts have been fantastic.
Laura does a great job with blonde highlights!!!! I Highly recommend. And the receptionist/ shampoo girl is awesome. She gave me a wonderful head massage. The salon itself is beautiful
Love LB Hair Studio!
I have been going to Laura Braunstein since it opened and I absolutely love it. Val has been doing my cut and color and I couldn't be happier. The salon is clean, quiet and a nice retreat! You will love it!
I'm happy with the end result of my hair, and I want that to be clear. However, I booked an appointment for full highlights and a haircut. This was my first time at the salon. My stylist was a little late getting started. It happens. I showed her the picture of what I wanted and she said "that's balayage" and I said "I know, but what I want is the colors. I don't need it to be balayage and would prefer highlights" She said that what she does is balayage. I'm thinking "why did the front desk put my appointment with her then?" but okay. It seemed like maybe she couldn't/wouldn't do highlights. So in my mind, based on that, I figured there must not be a price differentiation between the two at this salon. Because, otherwise, why wouldn't she say something? I was wrong! The services ended up being $100 more than I anticipated. And I got a lot of blowback for pointing that out. They ended up taking only $50 off that price. So I still paid $50 more than I had anticipated. Plus tip. I just don't understand the philosophy of the salon. I book an appointment for something and I'm essentially upsold, except I don't know it's happening until the end! They kept talking about "well I did a gloss on you" and I a) never asked for a gloss and b) was never told how much it cost so I could agree to it. I don't appreciate spending more than I anticipate without clear warning. I do really like how my hair turned out! And if I could afford balayage again, I would consider going back. I don't know if they'd want my appointment because they felt more frustrated than understanding of how I felt. So I'd give 4 1/2 stars for results, but much lower for the rest of the experience.
I knew I wanted my first ever short haircut but wasn't 100% sure how to get it cut or styled. Laura patiently talked through my ideas to figure out the best cut for my personality and hair type. The whole experience was made extra fun by a cup of tea and a little photo corner to show the before and after effects, and I was super happy with the end result. Also, the woman at the front desk and the other staff members I interacted with were genuinely friendly and helpful. I look forward to returning!
First time here - Olivia was great and I got exactly what I wanted.
Salon is nice however management staff is awful. I had to call twice before getting a response back and they were most unhelpful, not even willing to accommodate. I would never recommend this place to even my worst enemy.
Impeccable reception and service!
I've been going to Laura since I first moved to New York over five years ago. She is AMAZING at cutting hair and color. Val also does my hair, and she is equally awesome at everything that she does. Everyone at Laura's studio is super friendly and helpful, and I will never go anywhere else to get my hair done in the city, no matter where I live or work :-)
Great new cut. The stylist really knew what she was doing and I trusted her to make a change and am thrilled with it. As my friend texted me “your hair looks awesome btw really suits you. perfect change!” And so easy to do. I’m so glad I found this salon!
I was a walk-in and paid $88.00 for the worst haircut I have ever had in all 11 years I have lived in Manhattan! The operator was very nice...so the 2 stars.
An excellent experience - welcoming staff and a fantastic haircut!
I got my hair cut with Laura as a first-timer to the salon. The salon was comfortable and Laura was a pleasure to chat with. She gave me a fabulous cut. She figured out exactly what it was I wanted, without really knowing myself what I wanted - and that's a real skill. I'll be back for sure. - Riley
I have been going to Laura Braunstein Hair Studio for over 3 years, and I have never been disappointed. The inviting atmosphere of the salon, the friendly and highly skilled staff, and Laura's expertise have lured me in time and time again. There is no one else I trust to color and cut my hair (and believe me after living in NYC for 8 years, I have tried my fair share of stylists in Manhattan). The last time I visited Laura for color was several weeks ago, and I am still receiving compliments from coworkers about how beautiful and natural my highlights look. Highly recommend Laura Braunstein, and if I could give six stars I would!
Been seeing Meghan for almost 2 years now. She nails it everytime (cut and color, but I never do anything too drastic), the staff is friendly, the prices are totally fair. Was shopping around for years looking for a go-to place and this is definitely it.
I love Laura Braunstein Salon! Whenever I need a great blow out I got to either Tracy or Olivia. They are wonderful!!
As always, Geneva provided the highest quality of hair care and service. I was especially pleased that the salon accommodated me last minute by granting me a Friday evening appointment. My entire experience at the salon was excellent. I cannot recommend Geneva any more highly She is a consummate professional, a top flight stylist and a lovely person.
Clean, well appointed salon, received excellent service, will return.
I had the greatest experience at the Laura Braunstein Hair Studio! Adriana gave me an awesome haircut. This was my first visit here, and I will definitely be going back!
Shortly after having my hair cut and styled at Laura Braunstein Hair Studio a friend of 40 years looked at me and said " That is the best haircut you have ever had." I think that says it all.
I have been going here for years! I ALWAYS have an amazing experience here. Thank you for making my hair beautiful always!
I can't say enough great things about this salon. I've been going to Tracey for a few years now and have never left disappointed - she's nailed the color I was looking for perfectly every time. The salon is a relaxing environment and all of the staff is so friendly!
I really wanted to like this place and had high hopes for it considering it’s wonderful reviews. Unfortunately I got an awful hair cut here. I was with a junior stylist and when she tried to angle my hair she wound up cutting a huge short chunk in the front. The staff were very nice about it and offered to try to fix it but said I would need to let it grow back for it to look good again. They did not charge me and they were extremely polite. My experience does not seem typical for the salon, but maybe stick with the senior stylists. I went over to another salon a few blocks away and they did what they could to even it out.
I always love my hair!
Theo did an incredible job with my hair color. Everyone thinks it is my natural color :)
Amazing hair salon! Olivia helped me and she was so sweet and talented. This was my first time getting my hair done at Laura braunstein and I will definitely be coming back for more. She did an absolutely gorgeous job!
I get a really nice haircut and my highlights done with Laura and I'm very happy to go to have found this salon. Everyone is very pleasant.
I absolutely loved my haircut with Dina. I have curly hair and always worry that my stylist won't know how to handle it. Dina knew exactly what to do with my curls so that my hair gets volume and my curls get bounce without frizz. Definitely sticking to this salon!
Deana did an AMAZING job - my favorite haircut ever! Such nice women working here; I felt welcomed and very well taken care of. Highly recommended- especially Deana!
Laura was great- she really took the time to help me figure out what I wanted. I walked in having no idea and was very happy with the result.
I have been using services at Laura Braunstein Hair Studio for more than a year. From my first appointment, Laura took all the time needed just to listen to me about what I wanted. My experiences have all been very positive. I highly recommend Laura Braunstein Hair Studio!!
I've been coming to Laura's salon for few years now and my cut/style has always been great! For the past year I've been getting cut by Laura herself and I'm so so happy with her work on my hair. She and the other girls are always so pleasant and the atmosphere is lovely! Highly recommend!
Laura and her team are very talented! Thanks for the best cut I've had in a decade :)
Olivia is the best! I always love my hair after she blows it out! My fave hair studio on the UWS!
A 300$ hair color does not look right. I requested fixing it , and they agreed to tone down the color and it just got worse. They even refused to blow dry my hair, which is supposed to be included. Anyways, so this is what’s my 300$ hair look like, which my friends told me I got totally ripped off as it looks like a cheap work now. Not recommend this place. The stylist I had is not good.
they fixed my hair after a terrible bleach job by another salon. however, they tried to rip me off on the price. I know how much it costs to dye hair. be careful and remember to negotiate.
I had a wonderful experience at this salon. Laura listened to all my concerns, likes and dislikes of getting my hair colored blonde. She asked questions and took time to listen to me and made sure we were on the same page before mixing the color. In the 9 years I have been in NY this has never happened. I always feel like I am on a timer explaining what I want and that it is always rushed. She took such good care of my hair I felt like she made sure that my every strand was going to look fantastic when she was done and it DID! I could not have been happier. Very thankful for walking out with beautiful blonde hair!
I WILL NEVER RETURN HERE. I came in for a single process - going from very light brown to dark brown. As you can see, the hairstylist only colored my hair partially - there is a large swath in the middle of light hair across the whole head that is not dyed! Even worse, she didn't tell me that this is what my hair looked like in the back and I forgot to ask to see the back!!! She also dried my hair when she was finished and I thought this was part of the single process charge, only to be charged an EXTRA $40 for the blow dry. As soon as I walked out of the studio my daughter saw my horrible hair, so I came back the next morning to the studio and complained. Laura (the owner) wasn't there, but Tracie looked at my hair and agreed with me and took another picture (it looks worse on the side) but told me that she'd have to have Laura call me back. Two days went by and I heard NOTHING. I called again and asked to speak with Laura, who would NOT get on the phone with me! She told Jamie to tell me that "they can't give refunds" but if I come back in, they'll try and fix it. She also said they won't refund the $40 charged to dry my hair because it says on their website that a blowout is $40, even though the stylist never mentioned it and never asked if I wanted one, just started drying it, leaving me to think it was part of the process. Laura passed on through her assistant that I need to take into account that this was an EMERGING STYLIST - ie, cheaper than "senior stylists"...in other words, I should expect mistakes and then pay for them myself??? DON'T GO HERE FOR COLOR!!!
Super great cut!
Excellent variety of services and met my specific needs! My hair was in pretty rough shape upon entering the salon and I came out feeling like a totally new person. My stylist was very pleasant and gave me various options for the ideas I presented to her. A+ work!!
I snagged what was most likely a cancellation at the end of the day in desperation of having my hair washed and dried for me since I had just had surgery and we had dinner at a friends. I’m an out of towner and had never heard of Laura so I read reviews and felt confident it was safe to also get a hair cut by her. Was I SO pleasantly surprised! She was not only extremely kind and caring in listening to my story of why I was in NYC for surgery but also she did and AMAZING job on cutting and layering my hair!! I had so many compliments! Thanks Laura for making me feel like a friend and thanks for making my hair look healthy! Many blessings to you and can’t wait to fly back in for another show and trim!