Haircuts by Sergio Slavnov

Award-Winning NYC men's hairstylist


Haircuts by Sergio

Indulge in the luxurious grooming experience that awaits you at Haircuts by Sergio, the premier destination for men's hairstyles in NYC. With over 20 years of experience, award-winning men’s hair stylist Sergio Slavnov has perfected his craft, styling the hair of legends like Elton John, Neil Sedaka, and many other celebrities and fashion models. Sergio’s work regularly features in top publications such as GQ, Vogue, and Times Square’s Billboards. Book your appointment today and experience the difference for yourself.

Embrace the confidence that comes with perfectly styled hair, and make a statement wherever you go. Visit to explore our range of premium products and elevate your hair game to new heights. Your journey to impeccable grooming starts with Avenue Man— experience the difference today.

See hairstyling tutorials on Sergio’s YouTube Channel with over 20 million views and counting.

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To answer questions from my clients regarding current men’s hairstyles, I would mostly agree with GQ magazine:

“The Best Men’s Haircuts to Try in 2020's Are Anything But Boring. If you want to bring your hair into 2020's, you’re going to grow it long, groom it less. Today’s best looks are natural and wild. Essentially, hair is finally fun again.”

“The ultra-groomed high fade heyday is over but that doesn’t mean one of the most popular men’s haircuts is dead altogether. One way to modernize the cut is to let the length on top wave and curl up as nature intended (if you sneak a curling iron in there, we won’t judge). Don’t be quite as precious with the sides either and the whole style will take on a whole new vibe while still looking just as great from the sides as the tidier version.”“Big hair, long hair, let-it-do-whatever-it-wants hair is very much the grooming vibe right now.”


– Clients enjoy personalized and meticulous attention from Sergio Slavnov, an internationally celebrated stylist known for his expertise in crafting creative, longer hairstyles. Sergio's exceptional skills have garnered attention in esteemed publications like GQ, Vogue, Glamour, and Vanity Fair. In his serene and exclusive studio, free from the hustle and bustle typical of conventional salons or barbershops, Sergio offers an unparalleled styling experience.

- What sets Sergio apart is his flexibility in accommodating clients' schedules, offering appointments at times most convenient for them, including later hours and weekends, unlike most traditional salons.


Since 2004, award-winning hairstylist Sergio Slavnov has been working in his private studio and participating in fashion shows and photoshoots. With a career spanning over 20 years, he has also traveled extensively, offering his services to a clientele that includes celebrities.

Click here to see my answer to the Common Question: What's the difference between a Men's Hair Salon and Barbershop?

I’m quite often asked, “What´s the difference between a Men´s Hair Salon and Barbershop ?” The answer to that question depends on several factors. Just as you wouldn’t go to a cardiologist for brain surgery, you won’t want to go to a salon for a flattop or skin fade. Likewise, a barber isn’t likely to be comfortable cutting a flowing pompadour or trimming long hair. Choosing between a barber and salon, and finding a quality men’s haircut near you can be tricky.

The main difference between the two types of haircutters is that barbers are typically trained to cut shorter, traditional haircuts for men while salon stylists are trained to cut longer, fuller men’s styles.

With the industry trend moving toward more upscale barbershops and salons for men, the line between barbers and stylists is becoming blurred. Follow the tips below for choosing the right professional for your style.

Go to a barber if…

you’re looking for a short, traditional style haircut such as a buzzcut, flattop, fade, or military cut.

you’re on a budget. Most barbers are cheaper than stylists, so you may save a bit of money going to a barber.

you’re looking to keep it simple. Barbers will typically cut your hair in a manner that allows it to look good naturally, without a lot of styling product.

Go to a salon stylist if…

you want a change. During the consultation, a stylist will often make suggestions for a style that will better complement your features.

you are looking for a premium cut. Most stylists will come with a higher price, but as long as you choose a great stylist the cost will be well worth it.

you’re growing your hair. Stylists generally have more experience cutting and styling longer hair.

you’re looking for a more fashion-forward style. A stylist usually is more aware of current trends than a barber.

you want to use hair products. Stylists are more likely to be well-trained on the types and use of the best men’s hair products on the market.

The above guidelines are generalizations, and not every barber or salon stylist will fit entirely into each skill set. I am a stylist by trade, and have built a career exclusively cutting men’s hair. I am experienced in all men’s hairstyles, from a flawless short haircut, to a long razor shag, and enjoy performing each type of cut equally.

To choose the right professional for you, I suggest finding a stylist or barber with a photo gallery of his work similar to what you’re looking for. In short, that’s the best way to ensure you will find a great men’s haircut near you.

For more information on how to get the best haircut from your hairstylist, as well as self- styling tutorials, please check my youtube channel: Hairstyling for Men with Avenue Man. If you are looking for hair products, feel free to visit to view my personal line of modern hair products for men. To schedule an appointment in my private, midtown west studio, please use the booking page at

What clients say about Sergio?

Another great haircut by Sergio. It's been over 3 years now and I consistently get compliments from people about how great my hair looks. It's not me, it's Sergio's skill that keeps me looking good. Thanks again Serg.

Amazing experience with the perfect haircut. Sergio is extremely friendly and professional. I highly recommend him for anyone looking the perfect haircut/styling.

Sergio is fantastic. I've been getting my hair cut with Sergio for two years and, every time, he not only delivers the haircut style I initially had in mind, but makes it look much better, way much better.

Sergio is an artist and a perfectionist. He was really invested in giving me the best haircut possible. I'm an exceptionally pleased.

“I just had my first haircut with Sergio and just cannot say enough about how perfect the experience was. The quiet, clean private studio is an oasis of calm. Sergio is skilled and passionate about hair and after reviewing some possible style choices I immediately felt the anticipation of getting a great cut. Superb attention to detail. He is also a great conversationalist and so personable that you feel you’ve spent time chatting with a friend by the time you leave. Meeting his adorable dog Lola was an added plus. After so many months of stress my appointment with Sergio was just what I needed – many thanks to a fine talented professional!”

“Sergei is brilliant. His home studio was very clean and he was an absolute gentleman. He was personable and knew exactly what he was doing. It is one of the best haircuts I’ve gotten in years. There is no other stylist I could recommend more highly if you are looking for personal professional hair care. I am sure he is experienced for women’s hair and his celebrity client list was very impressive. 5 stars is not enough, Sergei is a 6 Gold Star professional and now my regular stylist. I am going to be a return client for many years to come.”

“Sergei is my one and only hairdresser in New York City for the last 4 years. He always agrees to accommodate my craziest requests. Also he is really good at suggesting what would look good on me and what not. He was available on a short notice plenty of times. He is not a morning person, but he would accommodate me even around midnight if I really need it.”

“My favorite haircut experience ever ! Sergei is an amazing hairstylist and took a lot of time and care while my cutting my hair. Since my hair is long, Sergei didn’t want to cut it short so he did my haircut in small steps, asking me if I was satisfied with the length every time. He really spent a lot of time on my hair and it came out looking amazing. He also gives great suggestions for hair care and is very knowledgeable. Aside from that Sergei is really really friendly and that’s what made my experience so good. We had a great conversation and I was never bored during the hour that Sergei was cutting my hair for. Bonus: Sergei also has a pet dog that you get to see if you are into that kind of thing. She’s super friendly and enjoyable !”

“Great guy. I did have one of my best haircuts to date from Sergio. I highly recommend him. He listens to what you need and does a great job. Highly skilled and talented guy. He takes utmost care and gives service in a very sterile place. Thanks Sergio!”

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