Drybar

Drybar, New York City: Address, Drybar Reviews: 3.5/5

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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 57th St • 2 min walk
  • 57th St – 7th Ave • 3 min walk
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3.5
45 reviews
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MAG
Los Angeles, CA93 contributions
Drybar Flatiron is a must-miss
Dec 2019
I've been to a lot of drybars in New York (and LA), and this is the only one that I've had a bad experience at. I arrived right on time for my appointment, and a few minutes later another woman rushed in and said she was 20 minutes late for her appointment. The person working the desk told her that she'd probably have to wait. But lo and behold, a minute later she was ushered back to have her hair done. Meanwhile, I waited an additional 20 minutes for someone to be free to work on my hair. Then, even after I explained that my hair tangles easily and needs a conditioner, the person who was working on my hair just washed it and then took me over to the station, assuring me that the detangling spray would be enough. Surprise, surprise- it wasn't. It took them 15 minutes to painfully brush out my hair, and then another 40 minutes to blow it out. It's easily the longest that I've spent in a drybar. Also, I had asked for the Cosmo-tai, but was definitely given neither the Cosmo nor the Tai. And less than an hour later, my hair was completely flat. I also discovered that the back of my hair had a huge clump that hadn't been unknotted. Total waste of $50.
Written December 30, 2019
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Sarah v
1 contribution
Worst Salon Ever
Nov 2019
Dry Bar is an absolute shocker - only visit if you want a Halloween look or plan to be an extra in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

I visited from LONDON on my Birthday last year and was bitterly disappointed. Why did I return again this year you may well ask - I thought lightening doesn’t strike twice - we’ll let me tell you at NY Drybar Midtown IT DOES!

Rude unwelcoming check in - no eye contact, in fact I’m now feeling guilty for interrupting receptionist busy texting on phone

Introduced to my surly stylist who decided she couldn’t do a bouncy curly blow dry using brushes after all - handed over to her reluctant colleague who decided to have a go.

OMG....had this lady ever even held a hair dryer before? Reminded me of my daughter 10 years ago with one of those toy stylist mannequin heads called “Girls World”! My hair was yanked at every angle - scalp scalded with the suspiciously hot dryer - when I smelt the singeing I did ask politely if she could turn the heat down - brushes all had a good selection of other clients’ hair wrapped around them - nice touch

Finally my ordeal was over $51 dollars changed hands and another $20 to my stylist (so called) I needed to get out quickly !

Back to my hotel just in time to shower and wash and restyle my hair before going to a fabulous Birthday dinner. For the record, I have really thick wavy and bouncy hair. Only Dry Bar can make it look worse coming out than when I went in! Avoid.
Written December 1, 2019
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JJA
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
Rude Rude Rude
May 2019
Lower East Side (Ludlow St) Review:
The staff are so rude and totally uninterested in customers. It's like everyone's hungover and hates their job.
The service and experience was so bad that my friend and I actually had to laugh or else it would have irritated us all morning. Both our curls fell out after about an hour, no questions about hair type or how much product we may need. I advised that my hair needs lots of spray as it doesn't hold well without and I got a blank stare in reply.
I honestly would not ever waste my money here again.
Written October 16, 2019
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X1089EUjamieb
Wilmington7 contributions
Bachelorette Party fun
Mar 2019 • Friends
We visited Drybar for a bachelorette party in early March. Wow! What a fun experience! The staff was so accommodating with our party of 17 and allowed us to set up a table of snacks and champagne. They did everyone’s hair beautifully! Highly recommend.
Written March 19, 2019
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Juleonfoot
New York City, NY9 contributions
Does not live up to the hype
Oct 2018
Having been to several drybar locations around the city I've found something consistent. The talent is there for the most part, but almost everything else is lacking. Wait times, scheduling mistakes and an overall deficiency in customer service. If you're visiting NYC, please don't set yourself up with drama, set yourself up to win. Use a mobile stylist app or julesonfoot.com to come to your hotel. Skip the hassle and help small entrepreneurs. Cheers!
Written January 20, 2019
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travelforbiz66
Broomfield, CO17 contributions
underwhelmed
Oct 2018 • Solo
While the stylist are nice mine was too young and inexperienced. I showed her the Cosmo style which had bold big curls and by using a small barrel iron mine were to small and flimsy.Granted I asked for that style but even I know you need a bigger curling iron. Not happy. She tried to fix it by playing around with it but very disappointed. I could have saved myself the money...Parker location. Women want someone who will look at your face and say I would recommend this if you know you dont have the right tools
Written October 29, 2018
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Julie B
Mentor, OH459 contributions
Fix my hair!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Appointments needed. Credit cards accepted. Champagne, wine, and mimosas offered. There is a book to choose which style you would like as well as pics on the website. Great place to go to get a quick wash and style.
Written October 14, 2018
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types4u
Kansas City, MO27 contributions
AMAZING!!!
Jun 2018 • Solo
Awesome customer service!!!! While in NY on family vacation I walked into the Drybar-Flatiron because I was not feeling well. The customer service and kindness that I received concerning my health was AMAZING!! If I lived in NY, I can honestly say this would be my go to salon because of their kindness. AMAZING!!!!
Written June 25, 2018
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_anne_bo2
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2018 • Solo
My sister and I had a blow out here. Cat was kind, super skilled and put heaps of volume into my hair. Highly recommend!
Written June 20, 2018
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Jacopo V
Siena, Italy2 contributions
WORST SALON IN THE CITY
May 2018 • Solo
A few days ago we booked online a place for today. Before going we called to confirm it, but for some reasons they didn't have the reservation - we then made another one by phone.
When we arrived at the place, they didn't have the reservation (again!) and they didn't find any solution for us. They didn't even apologise, so rude!
ABSOLUTELY TO AVOID.
Written May 24, 2018
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