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***** www.ascendnewyork.com is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 33 reviews!

  • *****

    I have know Orlandino for many years and the high quality of his work has only improved over time. Ellie and her team at AScend are engaging, friendly and know very well all of their respective customers' needs. They have no pretensions. I travel between NY, London and Milan and arrange my schedule to have Orlandino do my hair. If he make a suggestion, I listen. His hair styling reflects and enhances the personality of his long-term clients. And no one but no one has any idea that my hair has been colored. Simply put, old school, long-term business relationships. I first went to Orlandino in NY several years ago. When I was living in Milan I learned he was working there where some of my acquaintances and friends were his clients as well. Glad that he is with Ellie at AScend in New York.

  • *****

    I went on Saturday 10/19 for a color and haircut; Meyer took care of me I was so HAPPY with what he's done! He cut my hair just short enough, the perfect length and the volume I wanted! I received a lot of compliments at work! I highly recommend this place!

  • *****

    I went on Saturday 10/19 for a color and haircut; Meyer took care of me I was so HAPPY with what he's done! He cut my hair just short enough, the perfect length and the volume I wanted! I received a lot of compliments at work! I highly recommend this place!

  • *****

    Find orlandino here,he changed my life.

  • *****

    I’ve been going to this salon for almost a year now and I love it! I have natural, curly-afro textured hair and Elly is an amazing hairstylist. My hair has grown so much & is so healthy, even with it being color treated. Highly recommended

  • *****

    Margarita is so sweet and catered to exactly what I wanted. I wanted balayage to lighten up my hair but after my initial appointment, i was a little disappointed that it wasn't as light as I had hoped. I called up Margarita and let her know, and she went through the whole process a second time for me. She was very personable and friendly, something that I've found is a rarity when using a Groupon at a salon. 10/10 recommend and will be coming back

  • *****

    Margarita was great! She was quick, and on point! She listened to what I wanted, and then did exactly that! My hair looks great, and I couldn't be happier! I will be back!

  • *****

    Honestly it was a wonderful experience. Zach is super talented and my balayage turned out beautiful. I 100% recommend this hair salon if you're looking to color your hair and if you're looking for a friendly atmosphere.

  • *****

    Zack did a great job coloring my extremely thick hair. He corrected my fading highlights with a darker color + balayage. The end result came out gorgeous. Thank you! I'll return for my touch up!

  • *****

    I saw Orlandino for a haircut - he did wonders for my hair! I always had long and thick hair which weighed me down as I am a petite person but I was apprehensive about shorter hair - boy was I wrong. Orlandino took inches off of my hair and layered the hair so beautifully it looked even fuller than before even though he took off what felt like like 50% of my hair! I walked out of the salon feeling like a new person and got so many compliments - even from strangers!

  • *****

    I never write reviews but I just had to for Ascend. I cannot say enough good things about this salon! The owner, Ellie (I hope I spelt that right) is incredibly nice and accommodating and also did an amazing job on my balayage. I went from dark/dirty blonde to very light blonde with beautiful undertones in just one sitting.

    They do price match Groupon rates (even when on sale) and are more than happy to do so. They don't treat you any different because you have a Groupon, which I have found in many other salons. They don't charge any hidden fees or try to up-sell you on products/services which was such a pleasant surprise. I have long, thick curly hair and was not charged an extra fee for it either, which NEVER happens.

    So yea, I really love this salon and the team and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I already have!

  • *****

    Margarita is an Angel!! She slayed my hair- cut it the exact amount I wanted + gave me the BEST Botox! My hair is back to healthy, shiny and it makes me so happy tysm, can't wait to be back

  • *****

    I highly recommend this salon.. my hair was orange and uneven. Margarita did miracles and made it brown and fixed up my uneven hair. She's a miracle worker and she's fabulous! I'll see you in 7 weeks my love! Thank you so much for being so patient with me and making my hair fabulous! Thank you thank you thank you! I have never been so happy with my hair till tonight.

  • *****

    I really enjoyed my experience at AScend Salon. The salon itself is very beautiful, and the staff are super welcoming. The young man at the reception area was very helpful and offered coffee to all the clients who came in. The salon is located right in Midtown so you can easily go after work if you work in the area, and they are also open on Sundays!

  • *****

    Ellie (the owner) is amazing! I got a balayage and it was great. Ellie was super accommodating with scheduling, the salon is super clean and modern, and everyone was so friendly. Couldn’t recommend more!

  • *****

    Best kept secret ! The salon owner is so sweet and the staff is very accommodating! Will be back soon!

  • *****

    I went to do a botox hair treatment and i must say that with my previous experiences doing it that Meyer at AScend was very gentle and did a great job. My hair is very long, so it took a lot of time but he was very patient and friendly. DEF will go back!

  • *****

    I have had three hair Botox treatments with Orlandino so far and many hair cuts, I am so pleased with the result I get every time. He is consistant, attentive and has great sense of humour too. I couldn’t trust my hair with anyone else but Orlando.
    Orlandino makes makes my hair look shiny and luscious every time he works on my hair. He has magic hands and would not go to any one else, but where he is.
    You should try him.

  • *****

    Salon AScend is a GEM of a place, with an incredibly kind, talented, and friendly owner! I rarely write reviews but was really blown away by my experience here. For starters, I called in at the last minute on a Saturday afternoon and was able to walk-in for a shampoo, haircut, and balayage. That in itself amazes me for an in-demand salon in NYC. They were extremely kind about everything and the owner herself stayed overtime to finish my coloring. I told her I was really tired and napped throughout most of my service, which with her did not feel awkward at all. She is such a warm person and knocked both the haircut and the coloring out of the PARK with my very minimal descriptions. She also offered me water, blew dry my hair at no extra charge, and honored the Groupon price with zero guilting. I will come back again and again and recommend that any NYC balayage-addicts do as well! THANK YOU ASCEND!

  • *****

    I recently had my hair colored and cut by Orlandino at the salon. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and caring to my expectations. I don't like stylists that do what they want instead of what you ask them to do. I left feeling gorgeous! He did a wonderful job on the color and cut. I can manage the style on my own. I have recommended him to my family and friends. No doubt Orlandino is my new stylist!

  • *****

    I saw groupon and called for appointment. They were able to book an app the next day after work and i took screenshot of groupon, so they can honor fee, and more money for the business/stylist (did u know groupon takes 50%of purchasing fee?!?! If u pay 100 on groupon, they keep 50 and give 50 to the business) Elly was professional, kind, No-add-50-bucks-for-toner talk, and good outcome. I will come back for more tx for sure.

  • *****

    Love love love this place. They do it all here! Everyone is experienced, super friendly and most importantly they listen to your wants and needs. AND, with very reasonable prices. I am so happy with my hair and believe me I’m as picky as they come.

  • *****

    Amazing!! I bought a Groupon deal and came into this saloon to get a bond repair treatment and a haircut. I was running a few minutes late but I called to let them know. As soon as I got my appointment, I was taken to my chair immediately. First I had a quick consultation with Elly and she helped me realize that I could still save a good amount of length of my damaged hair! Yayy!

    The saloon is clean, cute and spacious. The service is phenomenal. While I was under the dryer for my hair repair treatment the owner came over and offered me a glass of wine.

    I had a chance to discuss prices of different services such as low lights, bond repair treatment and haircut and honestly for New York- it's not bad and you won't be emptying out your wallet. (Trust me when I say this because I am on a budget trying to save up for me wedding!)

    The location is great and so are the services. The staff is sweet and the hospitality is great. I am definitely coming back here

  • *****

    Saw Orlandino, who did my colour (single process and highlights). I hadn't had my colour done professionally in quite a while and it was all washed out. The new colour is a great, warm shade.

    A good-sized space with room for the staff to work and they don't play the music loud, which I appreciate.

    Make an appointment with Orlandino: he will look after you and you'll leave feeling much improved.

  • *****

    Beautiful salon, and the stylists are amazing! Definitely worth a visit, highly recommend.

  • *****

    Lana is truly the best! She is amazing at her job and incredible with color and cut. I highly recommend her!

  • *****

    Great salon services.... the stylist make you feel like family. In love with the way my hair turned out. Prices are great for New York City. Glad to have found my new salon

  • *****

    Lana is the best!! She takes time to talk out what it is that I'd like to do with my hair and explains what she's going to do with my hair before she does it, and the end result has always been exactly what I'm was hoping for. I used to have really long hair (past my shoulders) but now I have really short hair and she's been amazing with both styles. Thanks Lana :)

  • *****

    Lana is the best!!! She is the only one that makes my hair looks amazing. The best hair Botox ever. Nobody have been able to work on my hair the way she does.
    LANA IS AWESOME!!!!

  • *****

    Lana has always taken care of my hair. Excellent Keratin straightening by G.Hair. The salon itself has a relaxing atmosphere. Close to Grand Central Station. Strongly recomend it.

  • *****

    I have been going to this place for a long time. The service there is amazing. The staff is always welcoming and they are talented, especially my hair dresser Meyer is excellent. He is experienced and very knowledgable about his job. I really suggest this place for those who are looking for a good hairdresser!!!!

  • *****

    Great color and cut by orlandino. He listens and educates all his clients. I am happy I found him,and will continue to go to him.

  • *****

    Love my haircut! Lana has been cutting my hair for 19 years! Even though I moved to NJ I keep coming back to NYC to see Lana and it never fails- I leave happy each time. She always listens and somehow understands exactly what I want. Highly recommend!!