550 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck, NY | Directions 1102340.801336 -73.735360
Neighborhoods: Long Island, Garden City Park
I have had my past two haircuts with Charles. Simply said I have had the absolutely best haircuts with him! Friendly efficient salon. I am so happy I have found Charles for perfect haircuts!!!!!
Charles has been cutting my hair for over 15 years and he is amazing, a master at what he does. He has done my hair in short and medium length cuts and they all look great. I always trust him to know what will look good on me and if I want a particular look he manages to make it happen! And the salon itself is just beautiful. I always feel like I am treating myself when I go in. I also get my hair colored there and that always comes out great. Brittany, my colorist, is terrific. I come from Manhattan to have my hair cut by Charles and it is so worth it. Plus he is a great person!
Charles the owner is an Artist, A master of his craft, he
has worked on hair since the 80's, his skill, craftmanship
is beyond professional, this he deserves, knowing style
trends, and people, he is a true Pro, no one can say
otherwise, A true Master, gifted and deserving of all praise
& regonition , he gets it from me
Best hair cut.. great color... wish I could have an updo.... – I became a customer when I noticed that a friend had the best hair cuts I had ever seen on her. From the first cut Charles gave me, my hair, which is very fine and difficult to manage, has finally looked stylish and much fuller. But the whole experience is a treat. The colorists are very good and quite nice, the decor is custom and gorgeous, and I love being given a cup of coffee in a fine porcelain cup. I wish I could have one of Charles' updos, which rival anything done on the Hollywood screen. While Charles is not the type to chat you up, what I want is the great hair cut, not a 1-on-1. Some people complain about the wait in their comments, but in the last 5 years I have only experienced that once and the staff was very apologetic about it. I travel a long way to see Charles because I couldn't find anyone as good closer to home. Great job!
DO NOT GO HERE! – I had the WORSE salon experience of my life here. The vibe was WEIRD and cold!!! I made an appt based on positive reviews that I read and requested Charles to cut my hair. Although the haircut was not bad, it was not worth the $$$$, attitude and strangeness that I received from him and his inept staff. Although I had an appointment, I had to WAIT...and WAIT. While he cut my hair, assistants hovered around him like he was god's gift. PLEASE. I tried to make small talk with him and asked about the salon and the he abruptly said "Ma'am, I don't need to advertise..." What a SNOT!!! Can someone remind him that we are in Great Neck. Then he passed me to an asst to blowout my hair... she had no idea what she was doing so after 15 minutes, he sent another to "help" her. So here I was with two trainees tugging and blowing at the same time. One of them actually burned me. I could not wait to get out of this place. Why did I pay more for the top stylist, only to have him pass me to his inept assistants? You'll get more attention if you request anyone else but him!!!
Then while I was paying, one of the assistants who literally seemed mentally challenged came over and scratched her bikini area and said that she was ITCHY and hated waxing. Seriously, I kid you not. GROSS. They should have PAID me instead! And she should be fired for scratching her crotch while working with clients.
I have worked in the Fashion/Beauty industry for over 10 yrs and got more attitude from these jokers than from A-list celebs. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this place at all. It is overpriced and completely not worth the money.
Charles apparently does a lot of weddings which makes sense b/c it is just 1 day!!! I was hoping to find a good regular stylist in my neighborhood but he apparently doesn't care about repeat business.
Simply the Best! – I have been to many salons in NY and this is by far the best!......Marisa is by far the best colorist I've ever had, she has an exceptional talent for knowing exactly how to give natural looking highlights and Sam never fails to give an excellent haircut!
Sexy Hair!! – All i have to say is WOW! I have been to several salons on the northshore, and none compared to this. From the gorgeous antique italian decor to the friendly staff, i truly enjoyed my experience at Pristine. I had highlights with a cute, and bubbly senior colorist, named Daniela. And a haircut w/ a new staylist, Damien. I was very pleased with the results of both!
Best Salon EVER!!! – Despite the wait, I have to say that the results were amazing. I had a single process coloring w/ one of the Senior colorist there along w/ a hair cut and blow out. Although it was pretty price, I was definitely 110% impressed.
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