Take those tresses from drab to fab at the hands of the most well-seasoned stylists at the city’s most luxurious salons. Appointments may be hard to come by, but it’s worth waiting for that perfect cut, color or coif at any one of Luxury Attaché’s top picks.
1 Sally Hershberger
Affectionately known as the hairdresser to the stars, Sally Hershberger’s cuts, styles and bespoke product lines have reached peak celebrity status. Traveling back and forth from her eponymous New York city salons to prime-time digs on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, Hershberger is the most well known name in personalized, premium haircare. With a roster of celebrities, directors, models, photographers and the fashion elite, her influence is unparalleled, and services highly sought after.
2 Julien Farel
Julien Farel’s philosophy can be summed up thusly: “To create a world of beauty built on consistency, luxury and fashion forward elegance.” And that’s exactly what he did with his self-named salon, now a favorite amongst the most elite sets in New York City and beyond. Luxurious salons take up residence on iconic Fifth and Madison Avenues, have found their way to Cabo San Lucas and Miami, and his highly lauded JF Express (New York’s first Anti-Aging Hair Bar) is unrivaled in speed, service and celebrity appeal. Changing the game, on hair style at a time, Farel is considered to be the official hairstylist of the US Open, creating their first official on-site luxurious salon experience.
3 Frederic Fekkai
From red-hot hairdresser, to luxury lifestyle brand, Fekkai is the first name on everyone’s lips when it comes to truly customized, paparazzi-worthy haircare. His name--as well as and his elite-minded approach--are world renowned, and with seven salons across the globe, there’s no wondering why. Thousands of clients, from celebrities to royalty to everyone in between, pine for his services daily; thank goodness his iconic product line is available in over 40 countries.
4 John Barrett Salon
Sitting atop the luxurious designer-laden floors of Bergdorf Goodman, this iconic salon is as exclusive as they come. Spectacular services run the gamut from buns to blow-outs to complete transformations, and now with awards season underway, John Barrett has taken “faking it” to the next level of haute, hot, hairstyling heights with camera-ready bonds and clip-ins to luxe “privé ponytail” extensions. Barret prides himself and his award-winning team on creating “clean modern looks that meld the glamour and grace of uptown with all the youth and vitality of downtown.” In their hands, looking great is easy, the hard part is getting in the door.
754 Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets
5 Oscar Blandi
Bringing Italian passion, innovation and unrivaled skill to the table, it’s no wonder that A-listers like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel are loyal clientele. His luxurious Madison Avenue flagship is an expansive site to behold, and lends itself to the most divine treatments for the most exclusive of clients, using products from his namesake line alone. Known as the king of “Oscar-worthy” hair, Blandi’s elegant treatments are the real deal when it comes to celebrity styling, effortlessly achieving an unparalleled level of glamour, one cut, style or color at a time.
545 Madison Avenue at 55th Street