The results of my research for hip beauty salons are as follows:
Martyn Maxey Hairdressing
?Martyn Maxey at Martyn Maxey Hairdressing, 18 Grosvenor Street,
London (020 7629 6161). Adored by the fashionable Mayfair set, Martyn
Maxey's namesake salon is a little oasis of calm in the heart of
London. Haircuts by the maestro himself are much coveted, and with
good reason: after just an hour in Martyn's hands you'll emerge
looking cover-girl fabulous.?
?This Mayfair salon has a reputation as one of the leading hair and
beauty salons in the UK and counts numerous models and actors among
Antony at Taylor Taylor, 12 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH (020 7033 0330)
?When the man trimming your tresses was trusted by Marc Jacobs to
style the models at his latest New York fashion show you know you're
in good hands. But it's not just Antony that makes it worth tripping
out to east London to Taylor Taylor: the home-away-from-home
atmosphere (you'll be presented with a cocktail and chocolates before
you've even taken your coat off), the cool tunes and cosy leather
sofas makes this the funkiest salon we've ever had the pleasure to
Stannard & Slingsby
Keith Ross at Stannard & Slingsby, 211-213 Kensington High Street,
London W8 6BD (020 7937 0333).
?The airy, bright salon of Stannard & Slingsby is one of Kensington's
best-kept secrets - and Keith the jewel in their crown. As well as
making you feel like a million dollars, his attention to detail is
?Relaxed and contemporary salon in the heart of Knightsbridge, which
takes a holistic approach to clients' hair and beauty needs. One of
London's top hair stylists, Paul Edmonds leads a friendly and
professional team of stylists, colourists and beauty therapists.?
166 Brompton Road
London, SW3 1HW
Tel: 020 7589 5958
?Flush from the success of the hit television series 'The Salon' two
of its stars Paul Merritt and Adee Phelan have created a new grooming
hotspot. Celebs and VIP clientele prove this modern indulgent holistic
spa and hair salon is the place for excellence and fresh styles. Get
ready to be blown away.?
4 Regent Place
London, W1B 5EA
Tel: 020 7292 0300
?BEAUTY business EsquE has won the 2006 British Beauty Award for UK
Salon of the Year. EsquA has been a finalist at the awards for the
last three years and won the regional award for best salon in the
Midlands & North East regions in 2005. This year the firm won the
retail salon of the year title - in both regional and national
categories - at a ceremony in London. In seven years, her business
has grown from a two-room salon to a beauty spa with 12 treatment
rooms, 20 staff and more than 7,000 clients.?
?One of the most well-known salon names in Los Angeles is Jose Eber.
The Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive location of Jose Eber was the first of
several on the West Coast; they also have announced future locations
in Houston and Las Vegas.?
?Another renowned Beverly Hills hair stylist is Frederic Fekkai. He
claims the following stars as clients: Liv Tyler, Kim Basinger and
Julia Ormond. Frederic Fekkai also markets a full line of hair care
?Christophe is another of the elite salons in Los Angeles. Christophe
has counted former president Clinton as well as Senator Hillary Rodham
Clinton among his clients. Nicole Kidman, Juliette Lewis and Goldie
Hahn have sported Christophe cuts.?
Chris MacMillan Salon
?Chris MacMillan Salon was responsible for most of Jennifer Aniston's
Friends-era hair cuts. The stylists at Chris MacMillan also have
served Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox and Rebecca Romijn.?
?John Freida (http://www.johnfrieda.com/) on Melrose offers pricey
cuts and colors to clients who have included Meg Ryan, Madonna and
Michelle Pfeiffer. Stylist Sally Hershberger is much sought after and
cuts can cost upwards of $400. Frieda's hair care products including
Frizz Ease are popular and sold in beauty salons and supply stores
Top 5 Celebrity Hair Salons in New York City
Garren New York
?From Courney Love to Oprah Winfrey, everybody who's anybody has been
to Garren. Garren's client list includes fashion icons like Madonna,
Nicole Kidman, and the late Audrey Hepburn. He's also styled hair for
countless magazine covers and for top models including Naomi, Cindy,
Giselle, and Kate. Garren's posh salon in Henri Bendel's will make you
feel like a celebrity too.?
April Barton's Suite 303
?Want a rock star haircut? Visit April Barton's salon on the third
floor of the Chelsea Hotel (talk about a location with rocker cred).
Suite 303's clients include Elvis Costello, Eddie Vedder, and the boys
from Oasis and U2. Haircuts are by appointment only and range in price
from $50 to $120+, depending on the stylist. Call 212-633-1011 for
Sally Hershberger Downtown
?Sally is as famous for her $600 haircuts as she is for her celebrity
clients (Meg Ryan, Michelle Pfeiffer). Sally's trendy salon in the
Meatpacking District is so cool and exclusive, she doesn't even need a
web site. But you can call her at (212) 206-8700.?
Sharon Dorram-Krause at John Frieda Salon
?Sharon Dorram-Krause is the head colorist at the John Frieda Salon
and the color genius behind the shining tresses of Renee Zellwegger,
Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, and other stars. She's hard to book, but
you can try to make an appointment at (212) 879-1000.?
?John Barret's salon on the penthouse floor of Bergdorf Goodman offers
views of Central Park and lots of pampering. Barrett's clients include
plenty of Bergdorf Blondes as well as celebrities. Be prepared to wait
months for an appointment and pay big bucks (a cut from Barrett is
$400 while staff cuts start at $110).?
According to Allure, Elle, InStyle, Vogue & Plum Sykes herself, John
Barrett salon is THE stomping ground for those in the know & on the
A NY Times article published 2 days ago offers excellent information.
By CHARLOTTE RUDGE
Published: October 22, 2006
?Miraculously Affordable Superstars Alan Tosler at Tosler Davis, 89
Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003; (212)229-0100; haircut, $125.
Tosler is an affable Briton whose soothing 10th-floor salon is where
edgier artist-socialites like Jessica Craig-Martin, Rachel Feinstein
and Cecily Brown go for sophisticated, downtown-looking cuts.?
?Jimmy Paul at Bumble and Bumble Downtown, 415 West 13th Street, New
York, N.Y. 10014; (212)521-6500; haircut, $250. O.K., $250 for a
haircut is still a lot of money, but it?s a bargain considering that
Paul, perhaps the most in-demand editorial stylist in America, has
worked on Paris Vogue?s editor, Carine Roitfeld, and Uma Thurman,
among others. Despite his high-fashion pedigree, his haircut vibe is
low-key, sultry and effortless.?
Sally Hershberger Downtown
?Best Rocker Cut Sally Hershberger at Sally Hershberger Downtown, 425
West 14th Street, New York, N.Y. 10014; (212)206-8700; haircut, $800.
The woman who brought the $600 (now $800) haircut to Manhattan is an
intimidating arbiter of cool, with a fanatical fan base and a waiting
list of a year. Though famous for Meg Ryan?s career-making shag,
Hershberger is equally skilled at giving long-haired clients like
Michelle Pfeiffer and Michelle Williams a signature dose of sexy
?Marie Robinson at Sally Hershberger Downtown, 425 West 14th Street,
New York, N.Y. 10014; (212)206-8700; highlights, $275 and up. Robinson
has a clientele that reads like a Top 5 list for iconic towheads:
Nicole Kidman (ethereal blonde), Carolyn Murphy (supermodel blonde),
Heather Graham (sexy blonde), Claire Danes (serious blonde) and Patti
Hansen (70?s bombshell blonde).?
John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman
?Best Blonde Louise Galvin at John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman,
754 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019; (212)872-2700; highlights,
$525. The devastatingly glamorous Galvin flies in monthly from London
to painstakingly paint that perfect I-spent-a-week-at-the-beach tangle
of honey, copper and pale-gold blonde.?
?Best Sexy Movie-Star Cut Serge Normant at Serge Normant at John
Frieda, 797 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021; (212)879-1000;
haircut, $500. Trust Julia Roberts: she?s Normant?s biggest, most
outspoken fan. This sexy Frenchman opened his own salon in 2004, where
he gives luxuriously sensual cuts.?
?Best Transformative Cut Oscar Blandi at Oscar Blandi Salon, 746
Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021; (212)988-9404;
www.oscarblandi.com; haircut, $500. Blandi may go down in history as
the guy who transformed the dowdy, punky Nicole Richie into the
elegant, blond-bobbed Nicole Richie. His talent lies in thinking big
picture: if you?re in a rut, he?s the guy.?
?Permanent Extensions Ellin Lavar, 134 West 72nd Street, New York,
N.Y. 10023; (212)724-4492; www.lavarhair designs.com; invisible
braids, $650. LaVar has been doing extensions since the 70?s, when she
developed her now-signature invisible braid technique, which eschews
keratin-glue bonding in favor of less damaging tiny braids and thread.
She?s beefed up Julia Roberts?s hair, did Mary J. Blige?s waist-length
locks and counts Oprah, Iman, Bono and Donatella as clients?
?Best Transformative Hair Color Rita Hazan at Rita Hazan Salon, 720
Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019; (212)734-4757;
www.ritahazansalon.com; highlights, $500. File it under: Expensive,
Worth It. Single process color starts at $200, but if you want to do a
dramatic color change, the fast-working, no-nonsense Hazan is the one.
She has masterminded young Hollywood?s eternally shifting spectrum of
career-defining hair color, with clients including Eva Longoria,
Jennifer Lopez and those favorite guilty pleasures, the Simpson
sisters (who despite their personae boast some serious hair).?
?Hair Doctor (Cut) Jamal Hammadi, Los Angeles, Calif.; (323)254-7788;
www.hamadibeauty.com; haircut, $400. Hammadi is a genius at fixing
fried, badly cut hair into red-carpet-worthy shape in no time with
intensive, customized conditioning treatments and perfect face-framing
cuts. (He?s the reason Drew Barrymore?s hair looks
touched-by-the-hand-of-God healthy.) And Hammadi prefers to go
straight to your home.?
?Art Luna at Art Luna Salon, 2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, Calif.
90405; (310)450-7168; highlights, $200 and up. Luna?s shimmery,
otherworldly hair color has been the gold standard for clients like
Reese Witherspoon and Kirsten Dunst. He splits his time between
editorial work (reportedly getting $5,000 a day) and snipping
civilians in the airy outdoor area of his salon ? the better to see if
the shade is right.?
Check out the rest of the list here:
The New York Times 911 list from last October might also interest you.
From Allure MAgazine:
John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave., 9th fl.
"It is a worrying, addictive thing, this business of being a blonde,"
says model Sophie Dahl, who names Klein as one of her favorite
stateside colorists. Celebrities, including the Hilton sisters, line
up to see Klein, who is known for natural-looking, very light blonde.?
LÚpine New York
667 Madison Ave.
?L˙pine, whose six-year-old name draws lawyers, executives, and
celebrities like Elle Macpherson, Gwen Stefani, and Kim Cattrall,
subscribes to a strict collaboration policy, so you'll never leave
with that "What happened to me?" feeling. L˙pine specializes in
makeovers, calling upon her team of highlights to adjust your entire
look including cut, color, and even eyebrows.?
John Frieda Salon
30 E. 76th St.
?Celebrities such as RenÚe Zellweger, Kate Hudson, and Kate Winslet
rely on her blonde-ing brilliance.?
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