May 16, 2011

Ted Gibson Manhattan Salon Review

Two weeks ago, I posted here about going to Ted Gibson's Salon in Manhattan.

Well, what can I say? Absolutely a dream!

I walked in a bit early so I heard some of their morning meeting. I was given a lovely brown robe and a glass of lemon water.

I wasn't nervous but this was the first time I was going to cheat on my hairstylist of many, many years.

Time for a change.

The salon is chic and clean and everyone was very nice.

I met Ronnie my hair colorist who was so sweet and kind. I asked him if he had eaten his Wheaties that morning. My grays were going to be some tough cookies to handle.

A tall Texan, Ronnie listened to my concerns and had me laughing and feeling comfortable.

I also met Gina, a Minnesota girl, who chatted with me about what style I wanted.

I told her off my shoulders which meant cutting about 8 inches off. I shared with her my concern that it seems as I get older, my hair gets thinner.

For some reason, I trusted these two. I told myself to surrender to the process and that is what I did.

Ronnie gave me a lovely hand massage while my color was working its magic. I saw Ted Gibson's husband coloring Wendy Williams wig and it turned out beautifully. So, I felt confident my real hair would as well. I also chatted with him a bit about his recent appearance on Oprah. He was very nice.

What can I say but this was the best cut and color I have ever received. It felt so good to get someone else's perspective on my hair - someone younger and hipper.

The color did not smell or itch and looked beautiful.

The cut was like something I had never had before. Gina said she was going for Jenny McCarthy's bob.

I don't have a photo of my hair but it looks somewhat like this - longer in the front than the back and dark brown, with more layers.

I love my hair wavier so after washing it, I still love it. I have received so many compliments on it.

I don't know if I will ever go long again. I love having it off my shoulders and not long enough to put in a pony tail.

This was such a great experience of what a real salon should be. Just sleek and indulging.

What I loved about Ted Gibson's Salon was that there were many women of all colors represented as both customers and stylists. This isn't the case where I usually go. So it was awesome to see so many different women.

It is more expensive than I normally pay and a trek to the city by train but I think it may be so worth it to meet up with Ronnie and Gina again and again.

If you are ever in Manhattan, treat yourself to a real NY Salon experience at Ted Gibson's Salon.

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7 comments:

Beth said...

Sounds delightful...but a picture would be worth a million bucks! I so bet it was a great experience! I am a Minnesotan so that was a nice shout out!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

Oh I'm glad you had fun! I miss
"real" salons in southern california. I live in the middle of no-where in virginia now and there is just no where good... even if I had the money for it! *sigh*

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It sounds like you had a great day! I love that hair style, glad you're happy with it and that you had a fun visit:@)

Miss Kitty said...

Isn't it wonderful to be pampered every once in a while? I'm so glad you had a good experience. I have been waiting to hear about it. Thanks for sharing about the salon!

Ellen said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience. Glad you enjoyed it and got a great haircut to boot!

Jo said...

Dawg-gone!...I just knew I was about to see your new do!..
Hey back in 2002.Me and my sweet husband was sightseeing in NYC,and I took time out to go get the works,the "warmed" robe was unforgettible,I think they micro-waved it,teehehe,all I know is it still stands out in my mind as something wonderful!

Hey Carmie come for visit and see what we been doing!
And by the looks of some of the photo's we took, I sure need to return to the salon for the works.teehehe

~JO
LazyonLoblolly

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

I may try this place one day. I went to a salon on the Upper West Side, not real fancy, wanted my hair cut in the city, but wasn't impressed. They didn't do anything more than the salon at home I go to. So I think if u are going to do this in NYC, spend the money at a good place like Ted Gibson and treat yourself. You will avoid disappointment that way.

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