Snip, snip. Coif it up at one of our top 5 salon picks in NYC.
1 Frédéric Fekkai
Provence-born Frédéric Fekkai's name catapulted to fame since his very first salon's birth atop Bergdorf Goodman in 1989; today, the brand is available in over 40 countries and draws celebrity clients to royalty and everyone in between. Monsieur Fekkai's approach, inspired by individuality and allure, transcends to each of his salons across the globe via highly trained teams of stylists who embody his values combined with their own unique styles. We'd expect nothing less from the man who said "There is no bad hair. There is only beautiful hair. And I am only here to help every woman understand that.”
2 Oscar Blandi
Oscar Blandi's luxurious Madison Avenue flagship is a sight for sore eyes - and split ends. Known as the king of “Oscar-worthy” hair, Blandi effortlessly doles out killer styles, bringing the glam factor to fabulous follicles worldwide. The miracle worker comes from a long line of stylists and has created an iconic global empire, catering to ultra-exclusive clients using a private label product collection fit for a queen.
545 Madison Avenue at 55th Street
The brainchild of former chef Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi made its brand debut in 1990 and has since become a New York icon. Now a freestanding salon trio, each location is decorated uniquely to its location and is tailored to reflect the personality and essence of its respective neighborhood. Celeb manes seek refuge here, bringing the likes of Jessica Alba and Kate Beckinsale to Warren-Tricomi chairs for both the experience and the cutting-edge styles (pun intended).
Bumble & Bumble vet Rodney Cutler brings his low-key vibe and trademark razor effect to the chair at his two Manhattan locations. Cutler Salon seals the deal with decked-out work stations complete with Redken digital styling platforms designed to generate customized style recommendations based on personal preferences and features. This edgy style destination celebrates the spirit of personal identity and delivers a product that brings out every guest’s most glamorous self.
This cool-kid salon flies under the radar with an understated industrial-chic vibe and more tattoos than your average dive bar. Founded in Italy in 1988 by Fabrizio Fumicelli, the salon migrated to Grand Street just over a decade later, opening its doors to Manhattanites in 1999 and quickly becoming a SoHo icon. Black-clad stylists with major résumés take the NYC salon experience to a new level, making Laicale a destination for industry professionals and those who prefer to veer from the mainstream.
129 Grand Street at Crosby Street