Brooklyn >Beauty > Mario Avila at Studio
78 Clark St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.697446 -73.993262
Wed-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights
Hands Down THE best hairstylist, ever! – So, I stumbled into this salon in Brooklyn Heights expecting high prices and that's not at all what I got. I can't believe how cheap this place is (I used to pay twice as much for my hair in upstate Rockland County) while still being very stylish and clean and friendly.
I have a very tricky hairstyle, so when I explained what I needed done, they recommended Mario. My hair is almost shoulder length, thin, but they dye job is a two-man job, although Mario manages it to do it all by himself. It's naturally dirty ash blonde, but I have it bleached platnium (and he gets it platnium in one try! amazing!) But it also has black under the bangs and the whole underside of my head. He even managed to put in some red streaks one time which I loved!
Mario is the sweetest person to work with, and always entertaining. He certainly has some stories to tell, and as any wonderful hairstylist, has a good ear for your stories as well. I highly recommend Mario for the awesome price (as I said I used to pay over $300 for my hair, and now I pay LESS than half, including the cut!), amazing job and service.
only mario can touch my hair. – From the age of 10 I have been styled, cut, colored and re-done over and over by Mario Avila. He is a trendsetter by far when it comes to hair, I always get complimented on the color of my hair and the cut. Mario knows how to work with what I am looking for and always adds his personal unique aesthetic to his work. Never have I been unsatisfied or dis pleased after the hard work and thought he puts into perfecting and satisfying me as his client. I am now 21 years old and wouldn't change Mario for anyone else. I highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about their image and believes in quality over quantity!
great experience with good results – I have been recommended to Mario by most of my neighbors in Bklyn Hgts, as we all know , people in Bklyn Hgts are very demanding in all the way, so, I decided to give it a chance, Mario welcomed me with a great smile and so nice disposition, we talked about what a wanted to achieve with my new look, we have a nice chat, in mean time he was working on my hair, the color, Highliths and Hair cut are so beautiful, I've had so many complements. I am so happy to have met Mario, i do thank all the people who recommended him to me. you can do the same , i am sure that you will so please by the whole experience.
Bad Service & Major Attitude – I visited the self-proclaimed "master stylist " - Mario Avila for a simple wash and cut - my regular stylist in the city was on vacation and I live in the neighborhood so I thought I'd give him a try. Mario was a half hour late for my appointment and didn't even apologize. He did not focus on my hair at all. He asked me about my dating habits and other personal questions which I was not in the least bit interested in answering. At one point I asked him to focus on what he was doing and he became visibly upset but thankfully quiet. My cut came out uneven and looked very amateurish. I learned my lesson never to go to Mario Avila.
Mario is a great guy but Hair Profiles stinks!!!! – He is no longer at that salon. Hair Profiles is dirty, staff is unprofessional and the owner doesn't care. They will try to push unnecessary products and services on you. If you go in for a trim, they want to dye your hair red, give you a mani-pedi and sell you some type of conditioner that you don't need.
Went in to get slight trim and came out with chopped off hair!!! Will never go there ever again.
Will follow Mario to his new salon.
If you want natural-looking highlights, you've found the right man! – Mario is a unique colorist. After a couple of bad color jobs I stayed away from coloring my hair. I saw Mario for a couple of years for just a wash and set. One day I explained to him my interest in coloring my hair again but hadn't due to the tainted history that led to complete fear and avoidance. He listened and then explained thoroughly the precise technique he uses and how he could ensure me he would be able to meet my expectations. He carefully worked with me- first discussing to clearly understand what I was looking for and then we sat down and selected the appropriate 3 colors. Yes, he used three colors- a honey, a brown/bronze, and a gold. He then took very small sections and laced the color deliberately throughout my hair. It took more time than a normal coloring would but well worth it. The result- the most natural look I've ever seen done with color. Highlights that don't look like highlights were put in. They looked like the natural highlights that many people have when the sun is beaming down all summer. Schedules and proximity took me away but I miss you very much Mario.
In Response to the First Time in a NYC Hair Salon – Mario has a strong following and from my knowledge all of these positve reviews are real people.
I own a small Children's Boutique in Cobble Hill Brooklyn and as a business owner I know for a fact that you can not please everyone. I'm sorry you had a poor experience and I wonder if that was the issue or are you more upset that you had to spend $200.00 ? Mario is the best for me, my georgous mother and my fabulous friends!!! We appreciate his skill.
Color like no other, if you need a makeover or just a uplift, Mario can transform you! – I have been getting my hair colored and cut by Mario for almost a decade. I've had every color under the sun. One more beautiful than the next. If you don't know what you want, Mario will give you advice on what works best with your facial features and skin color. If you have your heart set on something, Mario will get you there. Either way your hair is in the hands of the master. Mario is truly a hair designer. He takes pride in every color and cut he does. He covers a range of styles from sophistication to the hottest trends. I highly recommend Mario!
Great Hair Cut, every time – A friend was encouraging me to use Mario years ago but I refused to believe that a haircut in Brooklyn could be as good as my highly expensive, well known Manhattan hairstylist, but when the latter suffered an injury a few years ago, I gave in and never regretted it for a second. My haircut was not as good but better!
I get compliments from friends all the time and even strangers stop me on the street to ask me who cuts my hair (rarely happened before Mario).
Over the years Mario has styled my hair different ways and every time I love it.
An added bonus of getting a haircut from Mario is spending time with him. He is kind, funny, and smart.
I have referred many people and each person has been happy.
Allstar – Terrific haircut, great conversation, and a wonderful personality! What more can you ask for during your 45 min. encounter once a month. Mario's a hair stylist allstar and for the price he can't be beat! I highly recommend him and have even referred several close friends over the years.
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