First of all I was greeted ****mly by the receptionist and I loved it. The stylist Suzette worked wonders on my hair. Gave me a great cut and shape. She taught me as she was doing my hair. She taught me how to better take care of my curls. I will definitely return for my trim in 3 months.
Reviewed on 03.09.18
Dickey gave me a great cut again! I think he is a better stylist than anyone else I've seen in NYC - and I think I've seen them all. I got a dreadful haircut from someone else recently and I couldn't make it work no matter how hard I tried. I fried my hair with heat tools trying to deal with it. It looked worse than it's looked in years. My hair is 2c/3a. One thing that Dickey does differently from others is that he doesn't twirl my hair or rake and shake. He makes sure the hair is dripping wet and applies mousse. Then he just places it gently with a wide tooth comb - not combing it, just lifting it in places. The salon is bright and airy and the staff was very pleasant to me. The shampoo is a cleansing cream - totally cg, no sulfates. I'm so relieved that my hair looks pretty again. I will return when it grows out. I got a 20% discount because I'm a senior citizen but the staff teased me that I looked like a teenager. The haircut definitely took years off - not quite to the teen years but youthful. I'm very pleased with it.
Reviewed on 07.17.14
I give A. Dickey at Hair Rules my highest recommendation. This is the 2nd time I went to him. Several things distinguish him from other stylists whom I have tried: his haircut grows in beautifully, I can style it myself, and he doesn't cut off more than you want. The salon is fine, and the staff are all very friendly and professional. I saw women with every conceivable type of curl getting great cuts. This is a totally curl friendly salon for curls from A - Z. Bonus: I was in Saks afterward (guilty shopping spree for upcoming wedding) and a customer came up to me and asked where I had my haircut. She said I was beautiful!!! No one has said that to me in years. I'm still in shock over that one.
Reviewed on 12.29.12
Aimee is one of the best colorists I've ever been to. She seems to know just where and how to put highlights on my dark brown hair.Sometimes, my hair can look too harsh and dark after I get it colored but it always looks perfect when Aimee does it. I just wish I could pick her up and move her to Austin.
Reviewed on 11.16.12
I''m a professional African-American woman and I had been transitioning since March 2011. I had breakage from a bad color job. My hair was the length of the cute short cut of Rihanna. I had been natural before an texturized and figured it wasn't for me. My Soror and sister both go to Hair Rules. My soror has a natural with a fierce cut cut and color. My sister is natural and receives blow outs . I was greeted warmly and offered tea. I met with Katiria and her assistant. I filled out a questionnaire that as detailed as my patient profile for my patients!!!! I told her I needed to keep it "somewhat corporate" but I still wanted a little pizazz with with my color. I showed her some photo of the hues I liked. She was SPOT ON!!! When I looked in the mirror, I felt sexy!!!! Dickey introduced himself and his assistant. My hair was cut and I was given a curly lesson and , by my request, blown straight/flatironed. I love his products. However, I need a light oil on my hair after my leave in to get my curls to be frizz free. The salon is professional, the staff is helpful and courteous. You definitely get what you pay for ( and it ain't cheap!!!) Dickey and Katiria have a client for life!!!!
Reviewed on 07.19.12
I went to Aimee twice for color. She really knows how to do hand painted highlights on curly hair in a way in which they look natural. She painted the highlights in my hair so that I could go 4 months without having to have them redone. She painted individual curls and my hair really looked amazing. The color has never been so good! She really has an eye for color and I would highly recommend her services.
Reviewed on 09.25.11
I just got a color and cut at Hair Rules in Manhattan. First of all it is a beautiful salon. The people are super friendly. Katiria was my colorist and she was on time and diligently colored my hair. Her assistant Denzel was quite friendly. Dickey the owner cut my hair. I have 3c/4a hair that is BSL. He gave me a nice simple cut. My hair has swing and looks like relaxed hair but look mom no chemicals! I would highly recommend this salon for kinky curly wavy hair..
Reviewed on 12.23.10
Dickey is clearly great with some curly hair but not an expert at all on "4a" or "4b" hair, or hair that is course/coily but not the pretty curl pattern that everyone wants. I want to work with that texture and not force it into curls or spirals, but he's not good with that and in my experience he was cutting hair not because it's unhealthy or had split ends, but because it wasn't the "right" texture, curly, etc, which my hair is never going to be, even when I texturize.
Reviewed on 04.11.10
I Love, Love, Love Hair Rules! I have traveled all over to try different salons that specialize in curly hair, even some that don't. I have been to NY City for both Devachan and Ouidad as well as Hair Rules. Dickey and Hair Rules are by far my favorite yet. Dickey cut my hair dry and straight, having never seen my curls (my hair was straight when I arrived to the salon). He did a wonderful cut (removing the different lengths that Ouidad cut into my hair). He styled my hair and I was very impressed, but still skeptical. For me the ultimate test came when I styled my own hair with his products. When I was not only able to duplicate the style Dickey had done, I even sat under a hair dryer and needed a blow dryer to give my hair volume (not usually needed for my hair). On top of all of that I was able to wear my curls for 3 days without having to rewet it, I have always had to re-wet my hair the next day with every other product I have tried. And I have tried them all! ! ! Dickey and his staff are wonderful, and well worth the price and flight from Texas to NY City for me to see him regularly! ! !
Reviewed on 01.16.10
Stylist: don't remember
Not pleased at all. My hair cut is lop-sided, uneven, and just doesn't look right. I used to have so much confidence from my hair, which was long. Now I can't wait for it all to grow back. No, I'm not complaining about getting my hair cut, but rather I am complaining about getting a bad cut. Don't they know that you're supposed to cut curly hair while it's dry and in it's natural curly state and NOT straight, because curly hair ALWAYS looks different when its dried, it shrinks up and "gets cozy" with its self. I would not recommend them for a cut, but the staff was nice, and they gave good tips on haircare products. Ehhh...
Reviewed on 10.24.09
I really loved the Hair Rules salon. The decor is modern but still inviting and everyone is professional and polite. I was really nervous when I went because I was getting a LOT of my hair cut during my transition to natural also, because celebrity stylist DICKEY was doing it. In the end the products were divine, my hair was fab and Dickey was really friendly and totally down to earth. The only thing that would keep me from going back is the price. I think that hair cut ran me like $180. It was a special occasion in my mind because it was a big chop so I sucked it up but I wouldn't go more than once a year. I'd just buy the products and use them at home unless you live in New York and can afford to spend that much on your hair.
Reviewed on 10.24.09
Hair Rules Salon IS all it is being hyped up to be. Dickey IS an expert on curly hair for sure so you can assume all hair types. His products ARE great, may be the best. The staff are just as knowledgeable and wonderful. It was so worth every penny. Dickey teaches you about your hair. He asks questions and you leave with all the answers you need to make your hair look great yourself. That is the true test of a Hair Care professional. They want you to look your best everyday, not just when they style it. Shout out to Dailey! I'm a 4A/B, but 1-4 will love this salon!
Reviewed on 07.17.09