Recommendation of great hairstylist in NYC?

koolkurlkoolkurl Registered Users Posts: 252 Curl Neophyte
Who would you recommend in NYC? I have 2c/3B hair.


  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,358 Curl Connoisseur
    carlos flores!!!!
    he works at mario diab salon on broadway in soho. he's been cutting my hair for 10 years, cuts my friends and relatives hair, all with different curl patterns.
    i originally found him at devachan where he worked and trained others for years. he left and joined mario diab about 8 yrs ago and i followed him there.
    # is 1-212-226-6595 or you can make an appt online on the mario diab website.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    I recommend Leslie Ellen Abate. (Her website is Leslie Loves Curls).

    I have 2c-3a hair. I've been to several of the supposedly top stylists in NYC and she outdid all of them. When I saw her she didn't want to cut my hair because she said my problem wasn't my current haircut - it had to do with the way I was applying dye. She explained how I ought to apply the dye and said she wouldn't charge me for the appt. She was so honest!

    In the end I persuaded her to go ahead and cut my hair and she gave me a terrific trim in all the right places.

    Leslie cut my hair wet but the cut has lasted longer than any other I've had and I can wear it curly or use a curling brush for waves.

    I've heard good things about Carlos and Leslie has a slew of enthusiastic reviews on the web so I think you won't go wrong with either one. Please let us know how it turns out and very best of good luck!:thumright:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • koolkurlkoolkurl Registered Users Posts: 252 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for your recommendations!

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