Best Anti Frizz Hair Products

Antonio Diaz, a stylist for Alicia Keys, says of the Salon AKS Anti Frizz products “”These products hydrate hair, tame frizz and smooth curls. I love that they’re loaded with natural ingredients like coconut water and sunflower extract. Simply shampoo and condition while your hair is still wet, then detangle any curls by using your fingers — don’t reach for a comb or brush! They’ll only lead to breakage” Thanks for the ❤️



Stacy Brardo

“Treat people the way you want to be treated while making

them look awesome!”

At a young age Blowdry Specialist Stacy Brardo loved watching her mom get dressed up, doing her hair and makeup. This (and slew of bad haircuts as a teen!) is what truly inspired Stacy to pursue a career as a hair stylist. “No one should ever have to have a bad hair experience!”  Stacy studied cosmetology at Aveda Institute in NYC and picked up  tricks of the trade at Salon AKS. Some career highlights include assisting during New York Fashion Weeks and on television segments for NBC Live and The Today Show.

Her love of fashion and strong sense of style come to life in her work with hair. She can take you from edgy to classical and everything in between; finding the best look for your event or lifestyle.

Brardo finds pride in being a good listener. Her personal and professional belief is to “Treat people the way you want to be treated while making them look awesome!” Stacy is always ahead of trends and is ready to bring you there too. You should probably get her on speed dial!

Best blowdry in NYC!

new bd priceNew blowdry prices have sprung up at AKS! Book with a blowdry specialist for $55. Or come in from 8:30-10 or 12-1 M-F and pay only $45.

Don’t want to wait for a complimentary color blowdry? You can now book an appointment following your color service for just $40!

Call 212-888-0707 or email to schedule your appointment

I got a fabulous blowout at the salon! I am trying to create the same look at home and am having difficulties. Any suggestions?

First, the right tools are essential.  Choose a professional blowdryer fitted with a nozzle at the end. Our favorite is the Twin Turbo. Using a nozzle on the end of your hair dryer will help to reduce flyaways and get you better control of your roots. Next, use brushes with high quality, all natural bristles.  Boar bristles are ideal for coarse and curly hair, while the silk bristles work well with fine or damaged hair. The size of your brush is determined by the length of your hair and your desired end result. The longer your hair or the straighter you’d like your ends to be, the larger the brush size you use. For shorter hair or for long hair that desires bounce and wave, choose a brush with a smaller diameter.  Purchase Here.

Now that you’ve got the right tools, it is important that you follow up with great products.  Start off with a high quality shampoo and conditioner. Next, you will need to prep your hair with the right products before any blowdrying starts. When making a product decision, ask yourself: is my hair dry? is my hair oily? do I want volume?  how much hold do I need my hair to have?  do I need an anti-humectant to fight frizz? do I want to define my natural curls? or do I want to smooth them out? Then go to Shop AKS for the best of the best products! Ask yourself the questions above then type your answers into the search tool of Shop AKS, Voila! the right products for your hair will pop right up!

Visit Salon AKS for personal product recommendations or to make an appointment with a blowdry specialist for a blow-dry lesson.

Salon AKS

This Holiday Season, Party With Us, at Salon AKS

Join us at the AKS Touch Up Lounge

$30 to:

  • Touch up or elaborate on your existing style
  • Get curled with an iron, anti-humectified with a flat iron, or volumized with rollers
  • Receive a simple updo or fun braid

No appointments necessary, simply call in or walk in! Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4-5:30 with select stylists

Nikki Ray

A master stylist at Salon AKS, Nikki’s natural talents are exceptional.  Unparalleled artistry emanates from Nikki’s  hands, creating masterful bridal looks, natural looking hair extensions, cutting edge haircuts. She is known for bringing out the beauty in ethnic hair. Nikki is a visionary. Her client are often seen with transformative looks – she can give you a hot pixie one day and add extensions the next to alter the mood. Nikki has earned credits in Town & Country, Allure, Suede, and Vanity Fair. Combining her talent with her experience, she is often sought out by New York City’s fashion forward heavyweights and VIP’s .  Always in demand, Nikki frequently travels and makes house calls to accommodate her clients needs.

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Watch Extensions Being Placed By Nikki Ray

Boardroom to Barstool Tutorial:

Natural to Night;Fro to Fab Tutorial

Want to know more about Great Lengths Hair Extensions? Click photo below to watch Nikki in action!

Great Lengths Before and After

An Artist At Work...Click to Watch It!

An Artist At Work…Click to Watch It!


Click to Watch the Magic!

Click to Watch the Magic!



Judith Light on The View, Click to Watch It!

Judith Light on The View, Click to Watch It!

Click on Photo to Watch Nikki as She Shows You How Jennifer Garners Hairstyle Can Be Yours in Minutes!


Click on Photo to Watch Nikki as She Shows You How to Get Kristin Chenoweth’s Oscars Hair at Home!


Nikki Weighs in On Beyonce New Pixie Cut

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Nikki Shows you How to Get Beyone’s New Look on Inside Edition


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Mika Rummo

An integral talent at Salon AKS, Mika has established herself as a bridal specialist and detail oriented hairtylist. Utilizing skills learned in art school and fashion, Mika’s looks are designed to frame an individual’s face and body. Mika is constantly sought after by New York’s most prominent socialites, editors. She is known for her men’s haircuts that range from cleancut to edgy. Always in demand, Mika frequently travels and makes house calls to accommodate the needs of her loyal clientele. Mika’s work has been seen in fashion shows for Ralph Lauren, Erickson Beamon and Alfred Angelo. In New York Magazine’s “Best of New York,” Mika was recognized for giving the best blow-dry in the city. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Allure,, Self, InStyle Weddings, InStyle and Ladies Home Journal, to name a few.

Mika creates flat iron waves on NBC NY Live! Click image below to watch!

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Little Things Make Big Things Happen...Watch it!

Little Things Make Big Things Happen…Click Image to Watch it!



Watch Mika Transform Beyonce Fan on CBS ‘Live from the Couch’,

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Part 1

Part 1

Part 2

Part 2

4 Wedding Hair Tips and Trends by Mika;as seen on

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