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    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Aug-2017
    Subject:  SUMMARY: Where to get crazy curly hair cut
    Comment:  Tanya at smart hair studio in south slope, almost Windsor terrace knows how to cut curly hair. They don't do kid's cuts with all the bells, whistles and toys though. So your daughter would need to be chill with the experience. We're not at haircut age yet, so haven't been through it with my curly haired babe. Just happy with my own cuts.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Jul-2017
    Subject:  Re: Cezanne hair treatment?
    Comment:  SmartHair studio on PPW offers both a full and "express" Cezanne treatment. I've had the full once, the express twice, and greatly prefer the express (not just because it's about two hours faster...) I can't explain why but the results seemed better for my hair with the less intense treatment. It definitely calms frizz and makes my thick, unruly hair more manageable, but doesn't affect the curl. It's not a miracle, more of a relief. SmartHair also has discounts on the express treatment on Mondays and Thursdays. Results seem to last about three months for me though they say it can be up to six.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Sep-2016
    Subject:  [PSPTweens] local salon for dip-dye
    Comment:  I second the Smart Hair studio recommendation. We just got my daughter's ends dyed (including bleaching- her hair is dark brown) there yesterday! They did a great job and she's thrilled with it. They had lots of funky colors and gave good recommendations on color intensity and after care.It was not cheap ($110 for the bleaching and color) but I don't really have anything to compare it to. I find their haircuts to be reasonably priced so I assume this is within a reasonable range as well.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Sep-2016
    Subject:  [PSPTweens] local salon for dip-dye
    Comment:  We go to Smart Hair Studio in Windsor Terrace, on Prospect Park West near 17 St. I don't have their info handy but they have a website if you look them up. My daughter has been getting her hair done in funky colors for more than a year and each time they've done a great job. The stylists are very nice and friendly and they give sound advice as to what would work and what wouldn't. I like that they care about my daughter's hair and scalp and will talk to her about alternatives when she has a too crazy idea.We've seen Ashley and Anna there and both are great.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Sep-2016
    Subject:  [PSPTweens] local salon for dip-dye
    Comment:  Try Ashley at Smart Hair in Windsor Terrace (PPW & 17th). Most reasonably priced and she's young, sweet and skillful. She treated my daughter like a queen and made her feel really special! Plus, it's a great all-women salon with a true family vibe.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Sep-2016
    Subject:  [PSPTweens] local salon for dip-dye
    Comment:  My daughter had a good experience at Smart Hair Salon on PPW between 17/18 with Ashley. She just did blond streaks, but they are reasonably priced, use organic products and see a lot of teens and tweens for color.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Jun-2016
    Subject:  Re: ISO: boy haircut recs
    Comment:  I recommend Ashley at Smart Hair Studio on PPW in Windsor Terrace. She's great with my preschooler and has been giving him cute cuts that grow out well since he was 1 1/2. I think their price is $20 for a boy's cut. They've been super welcoming to all kids that I've seen, and they have a plain booster for the chair. They are not a kid's place though so if you need videos or entertainment you have to bring your own. We've always just watched a video on a phone if he needs distraction and it has worked out great.
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    On 17-Oct-2015
    Subject:  Haircuts for Curly Hair
    Comment:  I second Ashley at Smart Hair Studio for kids, she cuts my daughters hair and Tanya cuts my (VERY) curly hair. She gives a great cut, but not so great at styling. It looks better when I use Devachon products and do it myself- but she gives an amazing cut.
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    On 17-Oct-2015
    Subject:  Haircuts for Curly Hair
    Comment:  My daughter and I go to Ashley at Smart Hair Studio. We've also gone to Tanya, one of the owners. They understand curly hair and are very reasonably priced.
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    On 12-Apr-2015
    Subject:  Great Hair stylist in the Slope: Summary and thanks
    Comment:  Hi! Tanya at Smart Hair Studio is simply amazing. She has given me the best cut and color of my life!
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    On 14-Jan-2014
    Subject:  Re: ISO: natural hair dye salon in park slope?
    Comment:  I highly recommend Smart Hair Studio for organic color. Tanya is wonderful!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:   Back Hair Salon recommendations
    Comment:  I love Tanya at Smart Hair Studio on Prospect Park West just past 17th street (I think) She's good with long hair as well.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Oct-2013
    Subject:  ISO: hair salon (not Lulu's) for 4-year-old girl
    Comment:  I will FOURTH the recommendation for Smart Hair Studio - smarthairstudiony.com on Prospect Park West between 17th and 18th.Everyone there is so nice! I just got an awesome manicure from Stella as well as excellent threading. She also does waxing in what looks like a really comfy (if you can use comfy and waxing in the same sentence) and totally private (soundproof?) room in the back.They recently renovated and have a lot more space. I've seen them be very loving and generous to kids and their parents - they get what they need to do to pamper moms and dads and get kids cuts done quickly and efficiently. It's great to have such a lovely group of talented cutters, colorists and now mani/pedi/waxer/threaders in the hood.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Oct-2013
    Subject:  ISO: hair salon (not Lulu's) for 4-year-old girl
    Comment:  Well I'll go ahead and third it (is that grammatically correct?)I see Tanya and she is wonderful. I always get the best haircut. My son sees Ashley and she does a great job as well.Another option could be Margaret at If I Were a Toy. My daughter loves her. I've been trying to convince her to switch to Smart so we can all go to the same place, but no dice. It is in a toy store like Lulu's but I feel like Margaret actually takes her time- not the assembly line feeling I got on our one visit to Lulu's.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Oct-2013
    Subject:  ISO: hair salon (not Lulu's) for 4-year-old girl
    Comment:  I second the recommendation for Smart Hair Studio. All the stylists are great for adults and kids, and the salon now offers manicures, waxing and threading services for mom!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Oct-2013
    Subject:  ISO: hair salon (not Lulu's) for 4-year-old girl
    Comment:  I second Ashley at Smart Hair Studio. She is patient with my squirmy 2.5 yo and gives her a cut that we get compliments on. We have been going to her since my daughter's first official haircut, almost 2 years ago now.It also helps that mommy gets her hair cut there was well with Tanya.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Oct-2013
    Subject:  ISO: hair salon (not Lulu's) for 4-year-old girl
    Comment:  Ashley at Smart Hair Studio did a lovely job on my 2 yo's hair. $20
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 10-Jun-2013
    Subject:  Re: [PSP] Organic hair dye
    Comment:  They do both organic and regular so make sure to specify that you are interested in organic. I get my grays covered and am always happy with the organic color.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 20-Apr-2013
    Subject:   Re: Where can I get a decent blowout in the neighborhood?
    Comment:  I think that Smart Hair Salon on PPW is more reasonably priced, and they do a great job. (As anyone who knows me can plainly see, I have yet to avail myself of that service, but my daughter has!)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Dec-2012
    Comment:  I take my 24 month old daughter to Smart Hair Studio, the same place I get my own hair cut and colored. They have a booster seat for the kids although I may hold her on my lap if she seems a little squeamish. I will be bringing my iPad with a video for distraction. Everyone there is very sweet and very patient with kids. I find it easiest to make an appointment using their online system so you can see all the available appointments at once
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 07-Oct-2012
    Comment:  I would also like to recommend Smart Hair Studio. I took my almost 2 year old and my iPhone armed with a video. She sat on my lap and it worked out very well. I get my hair done there and have always been very happy.September 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 07-Oct-2012
    Subject:  Where to get my son's long hair cut?
    Comment:  Smart Hair on PPW is also great, although less kid-oriented (ie no TVs). But they do a great job, are lovely and inexpensive!September 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 04-Oct-2012
    Comment:  I second the recommendation for Tanya at Smart Hair Studio. Both my curly-headed daughter and I get our hair cut by her. Tanya does a great job of shaping my daughter's hair to emphasis the curls and working quickly to accommodate a squirmy toddler. I have gone to all the high-priced curly salons and I think Tanya is a better, more intuitive curly hair stylist than any I've tried.Also, you can book an appointment online which I love. I would highly recommend.September 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 04-Oct-2012
    Comment:  Tanya, at Smart Hair Studio in Windsor Terrace, is not a kids' stylist, but she is reasonably priced and regularly cut both my kids' hair before we moved to California.She is the only stylist who figured out how to give my very curly hair a really wonderful cut, without the sharpness and pyramid shapes that often go with curly hair cuts. In my opinion she is better than the folks at Devachan! I would highly recommend her for both adults and kids alike!September 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Mar-2012
    Subject:  March, 2012
    Comment:  This salon is wonderful and a great value! Tanya has been my colorist for years, and she is very talented. I used to pay over twice as much and was less satisfied. All the stylists are kind and warm. I find it very easy to get an appointment and also easy to park nearby.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 23-Jan-2012
    Comment:  Smart Hair Studio is great and very well priced. They cut my everyone in my family.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Jan-2012
    Subject:  ISO: A GOOD children's haircut
    Comment:  Tanya at SMART HAIR STUDIO IN PARK SLOPE(November 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Jan-2012
    Comment:  Seconded! I tried Smart Hair Studio out for the first time last week (because it's more reasonably priced than Manhattan salons and it's conveniently in the neighborhood), and I'll definitely be going back.I saw Tanya, and she is incredibly attentive in making sure she understands what you're looking for--not just the style and length, but also things like what your typical care routine is going to be and how long you usually go between cuts--and offers suggestions based on that and your hair texture. She makes sure you're both on the same page before doing anything, and makes sure you're happy before letting you leave the chair.I love the cut she gave me, and although it's a low-maintenance cut (as I requested), she also gave me ideas for how to dress it up for formal events and simple little tricks to give it a kick on days I'm feeling feisty.Her business partner Angela also had a client while I was getting my hair cut. She seemed equally attentive, and the client's hair looked great afterwards, so it seems like you won't go wrong with either of these ladies.(November 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Jan-2012
    Comment:  I just want to sing the praises of a wonderful, fledgling salon that was started this year in the South Slope by a former stylist at Slope Suds. Tanya is a talented stylist and colorist; she's very thoughtful and careful and makes sure she knows what you want before she picks up the scissors. She uses organic/non-bleach color that fades mercifully gently, and she is reasonably priced. And she's a lovely person.But what I'm really excited about is that she now cuts my tomboy tween's hair and has her excited about going back. My daughter has graduated from the fire-engine-seat kids' salons and I think she likes feeling grown up enough to go to the same place I go to.I sound like a shill, but I promise I have no affiliation with Tanya except as a happy customer, and I'd love to see her young business thrive.(November 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 02-Jan-2012
    Comment:  I have been to both Angela and Tanya--as have my children and in-laws. they are both great and my family's hair needs run the gamut from straight to curly, fine to course, and to thick to thinning. the shop is small, but very well designed. I heartily recommend them! (November 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 02-Jan-2012
    Comment:  The salon is called Smart Hair Studio and it is at 282 Prospect Park West. I go to Tanya who used to be at Slope Suds and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is great with color and has completely revived my once curly, now wavy hair. She is also understanding of what it means to be a mother to a small child, so she always gives me a style that looks great, but is easy and doesn't require many visits back to maintain it. I haven't been to Angela, the co-owner. Their phone number is 347 689 0981 or you can make an appointment online at smarthairstudiony.com.(November 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 16-Nov-2011
    Comment:  I just want to sing the praises of a wonderful, fledgling salon that was started this year in the South Slope by a former stylist at Slope Suds. Tanya is a talented stylist and colorist; she's very thoughtful and careful and makes sure she knows what you want before she picks up the scissors. She uses organic/non-bleach color that fades mercifully gently, and she is reasonably priced. And she's a lovely person.But what I'm really excited about is that she now cuts my tomboy tween's hair and has her excited about going back. My daughter has graduated from the fire-engine-seat kids' salons and I think she likes feeling grown up enough to go to the same place I go to.I sound like a shill, but I promise I have no affiliation with Tanya except as a happy customer, and I'd love to see her young business thrive.www.smarthairstudiony.com 282 Prospect Park West (near 18th St.)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 16-Nov-2011
    Comment:  Seconded! I tried Smart Hair Studio out for the first time last week (because it's more reasonably priced than Manhattan salons and it's conveniently in the neighborhood), and I'll definitely be going back.I saw Tanya, and she is incredibly attentive in making sure she understands what you're looking for--not just the style and length, but also things like what your typical care routine is going to be and how long you usually go between cuts--and offers suggestions based on that and your hair texture. She makes sure you're both on the same page before doing anything, and makes sure you're happy before letting you leave the chair.I love the cut she gave me, and although it's a low-maintenance cut (as I requested), she also gave me ideas for how to dress it up for formal events and simple little tricks to give it a kick on days I'm feeling feisty.Her business partner Angela also had a client while I was getting my hair cut. She seemed equally attentive, and the client's hair looked great afterwards, so it seems like you won't go wrong with either of these ladies.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Apr-2011
    Comment:  I heartily recommend Tanya at Smart Hair Studio on PPW bet 17th and 18th. She was at Slope suds and just opened her own salon. She cuts my hair and recently started cutting my husband's hair (which is thinning on top so he needs somebody good!). Tanya is really talented and takes a lot of time with you (she cuts my hair first wet and then dry). Her website is smarthairstudiony.com
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Apr-2011
    Comment:  I also think that Tanya rocks! I just had my first appointment with her and she gave me an awesome haircut, and great color.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Apr-2011
    Comment:  [in response to review below] I second the vote for Tanya! She's great and spends a lot of time with each customer just to "get it right". So glad she opened up her own place.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Apr-2011
    Comment:  Smart HAIR Studio just opened up on PPW between 18th and 19th. I read about Tanya from some other postings on Park Slope Parents, so at least a few of you are in the know already. Tanya and her partner Angela just opened this cute little place. Tanya used to be a stylist in another local salon.I'm really pleased with my haircut, and also with Tanya and her whole business. She and Angela have this great entrepreneurial energy that just infuses the studio. Tanya said that they called it "SMART" because she is always educating herself in the latest techniques and products. Right now she is researching organic coloring treatments. They also just seem like nice, fun people (and Tanya at least is also a mom).Tanya has different prices depending on the length of your hair--with my super-long locks the regular price is $60--a pretty great deal considering she spent 2 hours working on my head.Plus, for March and April they are doing 20% off as a promotion for their opening (they just opened 2 weeks ago, I think).Of course, I'm not affiliated--just a happy customer. And I want to keep this super-cute business in my neighborhood open! It's so nice to see a new local business instead of a chain or just a vacant storefront for months (or years).
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 14-Mar-2011
    Comment:  I am also a happy customer of Tanya's - her highlights are the BEST! She does 3 different colors and the result is the most natural-looking I have ever had.....much better than the expensive Manhattan salons I have been to. This girl knows her color! Right now, her new salon is offering 20% off - through the end of April. It is an extremely good deal! Again, no affiliation to the salon, etc., just a happy customer!
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 14-Mar-2011
    Comment:  Tanya Bandarchyk has opened up her own salon, called Smart Hair Studio on PPW bet. 18th and 19th streets. I have no connection to this business other than being a very grateful client who wishes to support this new, local, women owned, small business. Tanya has been styling my very curly, difficult to cut hair, as well as my children's wavy hair for a few years. She is without a doubt the most gifted stylist I have known. I have sent many friends to her, and they too agree that she is simply wonderful.