Brooklyn >Beauty > Velvet Roses
321 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.712857 -73.956465
Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm
weekly client shocked to see a 1 star review! – A friend referred me to Maribel (as the greatest stylist she's ever had!) last year so I decided to check it out. My friend was right!! This girl is amazing!! As soon as I walked in that first time she greeted me with a smile. I hate the initial feeling when you first walk into a hair salon and the stylists all look at you as if you're a nuisance to their establishment. Ofcourse I was nervous about trying out someone new but Maribel was immediately letting me know about her techniques and she explained everything she was going to apply to my hair. My before and after was amazing. Long story short I became a weekly client. I tried other salons closer to my area but I just didnt get the same treatment that I got from VR. So if you are reading these comments because you are in search of top notch hair service this is the place to go! Please disregard the 1 bad review from ms. magoo. I recently referred a co worker and she saw this bad review before going to Maribel. I couldn't believe her and had to read it for myself. This why I took it upon myself to respond. If you have attended VR for even 1 visit you will know this disgruntle person was just having a bad day or perhaps skipped a dosage. Myself and my friends are very pleased with the services that we recieve from Maribel. She has very affordable prices and really nice hair products which I also stock at home! Good Luck to Ms. Magoo!
Sultry cut. Awesome color – Now I don't know what the bad rating was about, but if I were you, I wouldn't dare to read that. And the things that he/she comments doesn't even sound like Maribel. I'll give you the scoop.
I was looking for a salon ever since my stylist left. Now I've been doing my research on velvet roses for awhile because #1 I want a good haircut, #2 Should be lookin' great after I get out of the salon as well.
So I called, and I left a few messages before, and they called back. When I called again, Maribel automatically remembered who I was and told me I can come in an hour before their usual opening. (Seriously just getting a response like that, this lady wants to help you!)
I come in, the place reminds me of a nice studio, I showed Maribel what I wanted and she explains what she is going to do. As she was coloring/cutting my hair, she didn't just color/cut, she explained what she was doing and why. Now that's professionalism.
After she was done, she told me "If you're not happy, come back and I'll do it for you, no charge."
This salon has all the elements for customer satisfaction. You won't be disappointed! Oh and I def. love my hair!
Monday morning routine city search scan!...and I can't believe what's written about VRBS...... – OMG! CANT BELIEVE THIS BAD REVIEW! I frequent Velvet Roses since I discovered it late last year, and these girls are the best! My hair is not that manageable not to mention my laziness and after testing a string of suckie hair salon's my friend recommended Maribel, a 10year vet. So now I am a VRBS regular going at least once a week and my experience?s are never short of flawless! In fact once she gave me a hair cut that I wasn?t all to happy with. I called her 2 days later and explained that I tried to make it work but I still wasn?t to happy. I went in the next day, she worked her magic and she didn?t even want to charge me?(so I just gave her a nice tip) and the cut is PERFICT NOW.
So for this "client" to bad mouth Maribel and Ruthie.....OH HELL NO! I HAD TO DO SOMETHING SO YOU NON GOERS DON'T GET THE WRONG IMPRESSION FROM A BITTER FEMALE! Oh and just for the record, my hair grows really, really, quickly and 9 days to have roots? that seems a little odd! and I'm curios, if this women wasn't happy did she say something before leaving? Did she call to complain the next day about her color? Because, if I?m unhappy I just won?t hand over $200.00.
worst colorist(s) ever and paied for dry after. REALLY REALLY BAD!!!!!!!! – ok I really don't know why this place gets 5 star reviews???? I got my color done here because of the great reviews here and was the worst thing ever. I got it around 9 days ago, and I swear!!!! on my life I have huuuuuuuge roots again!!!!!!!. like what is wrong with them"? and besides that they have a scam , i called them before, told them about my my hair ( how long and stuff) , they said, oh yeah 140 bucks for whatever.. they charged me 200 bucks and 60 bucks for blo dry after.!!!!!!
when do you ever pay for blo dry after you get your color done ?
seriously don't bother! you better pay 50 bucks more and get ur hair done at John Friedas or any big boys salon where they actually will serve you a nice drink while you are there.
PS. Due to the comments after this one and calling me names and being terrible rude about my review I wanted to ad that even good hairdresser have bad days. and I really don't care about the yummie coffees>
First, I don't think that the owner did my hair and second off all, if it wasn't her , she should make sure that whoever works for her knows what are they doing to don't get reviews like that. so seriously, what Toni and Guy, John Frieda they do have one star reviews and do not care. SO LADIES, seriously get a Life. I reckon that it is a little sketchy that I wrote a first bad review and she didn't get any before. You would think that we are in some 3rd world country at this point. So as far as I am concern< i think now after my review she actually will start to care. still think twice if you chose this place. and don't tell me that I didn't warned you.
Its unfortunate that we were unable to satisfy everyone?s needs or meet everyone?s expectations. Except we can?t please everyone?all we can do is try our best. However, we take pride in the way we take care of our customers and value all patrons alike. This is evident in the support V.R. devoted clients have showed in responding to this review. And all though it has been several months I was compelled to respond after re-reading this outrageous review. Nonetheless we take all criticism into perspective to better serve all future and existing clientele.
Thanks again for the support everyone!
I love the way my hair looks right now. – This place..is great. This Friday was my second time going to VR...and I found more reasons to love it this time around. My first time, I was scared out of my mind. I've been going to the same stylist for the past 8-9 years....the idea of someone new touching my hair was terrifying. But Maribel's knowledge and ability to actually listen to what I wanted made me feel at ease. I went in for highlights and a cut, and was afraid SOMETHING would go wrong. And it did not. My hair looked AMAZING. Everyone who saw my hair afterwards were like "oh my god monica your hair looks great". Maribel worked her magic and my color looks awesome, and my layers look exactly how I wanted them to. Other than her and Ruthie actually knowing what they're doing, they're very friendly and made me feel at home (they even remembered my name!..lol). I'll definetely continue going here to get my hair done. I'm glad I found this gem. Thanks so much guys!
I'm referring my friends and you, Stranger... – I just came back from Velvet Roses and my roomie said it is the best my hair has looked in years. While I am pretty indecisive about my hair (always looking for some dream hairdresser to tell me what will look amazing on me) owner/hairstylist Malinda listened to my garbled ideas and gave me a perfect blond that really looks like the color I had when I was a little girl! I got a trim and the blowout was free. The highlights are extremely natural (not chunky, not streaky, not frosted white) and she does not have the desire to push products which is very unusual, right?! I told her how my hair becomes brassy and orange very quickly and she gave me a simple but trusty "blue" wash that I only have to use like once every three weeks, I actually wanted to buy it because it just made sense, so I did. Did I mention how affordable, ridiculously friendly and comfortable the place is? Plus her mom totally washes you hair thoroughly and makes you want to go to sleep. I actually wish I could have tipped her more...for realz.
Fantastic, Fantastic!!! – Although it took me a little while to find this place (it is right around the corner from where I live in Williamsburg), I am ecstatic to have finally found a stylist in NY. I have tried places like Swank and BnB, feeling okay about the cuts but not entirely enthusiastic. Ruthy cut my hair, and she was very sweet, and even offered me some of her crackers. I went in late after work on a Thursday night, and although they had closed before my hair was done, Ruthy took her time to make sure my hair color was perfect (and it IS perfect!). Also, the haircut she gave me was cutting edge. I went in not entirely sure what I wanted, and I came out with hair to die for! I've received more compliments on my hair than I ever did from my cuts at Swank and BnB. The price is right, too. For a cut and color, it cost me about $100 - cheapest I've had in the city! Again, the staff is so friendly, the atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the talent is endless. I will forever be a repeat customer!
I love my hair!!! – Maribel has been taking care of my hair for almost 2 years now and since then I have been so daring with my styles. I have medium length, normal textured hair and the most I would have done to my hair was a blowdry, boooring! But since Maribel has been caring for my hair I feel so comfortable to try new and different styles. I've gone from 70's Farah Faucett to 2010 futuristic looks. Maribel is capable of copying exactly from a magazine or coming up with her own styles. She can even work with anything I try to come up on my own. Anyone that gets their hair done by Maribel is guaranteed great satisfaction! The only down to this story is that I do not live in the area. I have a 40-minute commute on 3 trains but in the end it is all worth it! I get compliments about my hair almost everyday! Maribel thanks for making me look like a celebrity. I have referred a couple of friends and they are amazed by the touch of these great hands! This weekend while I waited for Maribel to do my hair I had a manicure done by Ruthie and it looks great! VR is a very nice, clean and relaxing spot to go for beauty treatment. Besides hair there are other services available and great products for sale. Nice restaurants in the area too!
Supper Dupper Hair Stylist – Like so Amazed at what can be done! Whoa what service is all i have to say! I make a random appt for the works after walking past the place and researching it. The stylist (Maribel) has been in the business for years although very young. Her attitude is welcoming already but when she explains the "hair procedures" with such details and confidence you just sit back and relax in this huge comfy salon. She is so gentle that its just way to easy to fall asleep while she works her magic. Her attentiveness and not to mention the fact that not only does she remember your name when you walk in but she also recognizes your voice when you call. The attention to detail as far as the hair goes is wonderful, for example she knows by looking at the hair what was previously done to it; and her willingness to help you save a $1 instead of over spend $10 is just amazing. I don't know how I did it before, but I know that I am hooked! Its awesome to know that great customer service & knowledge of hair care & treatment is just a few stops away!
I can't wait to go back! – Wow is all I can say and that is the truth. I have never been to a salon that truly deserves a ton of recognition like Velvet Roses. First off my hair was in terrible condition from a 1 to 10 it was probably a -6. So I decided to do some research and find a salon in Brooklyn on the internet so my hair could stop getting worse. I stumbled upon Velvet Roses and the reviews were so good I could not say no. My mother made an appointment for her and myself. When we reached there it seemed pretty nice but it only got better. Maribel did wonders to my damaged hair. She literally undone years of damage and made my hair brand new again. I also got a beautiful cut and style and its all because of Maribel, I could'nt be anymore thankful. Ruthie did a lovely job on my mothers hair revitalizing it back to a healthy stage again and I could'nt be any happier. The atmosphere was great. Maribel and Ruthie were very friendly and helpful giving tips as they go along, I can't ask for more. My mother and I are extremely pleased and can't wait to go back.
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