Haute Secrets New York: Renowned Hair Colorist and Salon Owner, Rita Hazan

Insider’s Guide to New York

Name: Rita Hazan

The Stats: Born in Brooklyn; Currently living in Nolita

Best Aspect of New York: “It’s faced paced. You can get anything at any time. It is the city that never sleeps and most people who live here don’t! Shopping is amazing, quality is expected, not a luxury in NYC.”

Over the past decade plus, native New Yorker Rita Hazan has established herself as one of the most sought-after colorists in the world, known for setting beauty trends and reinventing celebrities. She has most recently created signature color looks for stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Jaime Pressly, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Keyshia Cole and Renee Zellweger.

In addition to this wealth of creativity, Rita owns and operates her namesake salon, a 6,000-sq.-ft. full service beauty mecca located at 720 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The loyalty of Rita’s celebrity and personal clientele is attributed to her innate understanding of what looks best on women from a woman’s perspective, her keen eye for detail and her warm, down-to-earth personality. Many of her celebrity clients regularly fly Rita to meet them where they are because they refuse to have anyone else touch their color. And now, Rita Hazan has recently launched her latest product through Sephora, Rita Hazan Root Concealer, a temporary color touch up spray that has been known to work miracles! The root concealer is now in Sephora stores nationwide on March 24.

“The most important factor is their personality,” says Rita. “You don’t want your hair to ‘wear’ you – you want to wear your hair and have hair that compliments your skin, your eyes – hair that really reflects who you are.”

To check out Rita Hazan’s favorite haute spots in NYC, check out her Haute Secrets.

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