Shear Madness: The Top 5 Hair Salons in NYC

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1 Garren

This 2,000 foot salon in the Atrium of Sherry-Netherland Hotel is home to one of the most prestigious salon masters in the world, Garren. From Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Sara Jessica Parker, to Linda Evangelista, and Gisele, Garren knows the luscious locks finesse it takes to stay on the A-list. With a client roster of magazine editors, leading photographers, designers and supermodels Garren is constantly in the who’s who world of runway and editorials. He has over 1,000 magazine covers to his credit. However, if you call well in advance, Garren dedicates 10 weekdays a month to ‘everyday’ women starting at $700.
781 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022 212.841.9400

2 John Barrett

If the penthouse floor of Bergdorf Goodman, a crystal clear view of Central Park, and lots of pampering by a world-class staff sounds like a luxury treatment fit for you book an appointment at John Barrett Salon. Each cut is "a clean, warm, modern look that melds the glamour and grace of uptown with all the youth and vitality of downtown." Session with John Barrett starts at $500.
754 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022 212.872.2700

3 Valerie Joseph Salon

For the Upper East Side head to Valerie Joseph. Even if you are not in the vicinity it is worth the trek. The Salon is warm, inviting and offers all the luxury perks, like foamy cappuccino and incredibly attentive staff. Valerie himself is a dream. Clients include Lada Gaga, Helena Christensen and Madonna, and well... yours truly. I can say firsthand it was one of the best experiences of my life. Valerie, a former architect, approaches hair with a flowing mindset of creativity, functionality and a keen knowledge of what your hair can and cannot do. There is nothing worse than getting a hair cut that you can't maintain at home. Valerie's cuts are fresh, modern, and will turn heads in your direction daily. Cuts starting at $250.
1044 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10075   212.517.7377

4 Ted Gibson Salon

Angelina Jolie said " leave him and suddenly you are tossing and bouncing your head around" about Ted Gibson Salon and you will too. Ted Gibson is one of the most sought after celebrity hair stylists. With clients like Renee Zellweger, Keira Knightly and Anne Hathaway and endless work with models for Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Marie Claireto just name a few, its no wonder. His approach is modern, refreshing, luxurious and unpretentious. Haircuts start at $950.
184 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10011 212.633.6333

5 Ion Studio NYC

Ion Studio NYC is an ultra hip salon on Wooster. It's the kind of subdued spot you would walk by daily without noticing, but also where Numero, V Magazine, Vogue Italia and go for cover and editorial shots. Once you are in the salon, expect a lot of runway models and celebrity sightings. Men can enjoy stylish haircuts as well, Chris Noth is a regular who I've seen there myself, as well as Diane Kruger, Naomi Watts, Doutzen Kroes and Kim Kardashian. Additionally, it's super eco-friendly boasting a 0% Carbon Footprint. For the ultimate luxury treatment ask for Diaz and Laura Pugliese (she does fabulous lashes, check our my recent review.)
41 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 212.343.9160
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