By Eva Whalen
The Butterfly Studio Salon is noted for creating natural, flowing hairstyles that make you look as though you’ve just set down your harp and left the Garden of Eden (of your own volition, of course). Hand-twisted curls, long and soft tresses that stream like an entrancing waterfall, and big, natural hair is the Butterfly trademark. There’s nothing overly slick or contrived in this salon, including the soothing décor, so prepare to evolve naturally when you sit down for a cut, color, ultra-hydrating treatment, or styling. Relaxed and sophisticated are the key words for Butterfly.
The Butterfly Studio Salon
I opted for a cut and really wasn’t trying anything too drastic, since I was mostly satisfied with my length and style. I simply needed a trim with a touch of flair around the edges. Margaux Martinez, one of the nicest and most impressive stylists ever, delivered this and more. Preserving the length, she tidied up the split ends, and then created tousled, soft layers for movement. Where there were thick clumps of hair, she thinned the area by clipping underneath the top layer, all the while preserving length for up-dos and the loose chignons so essential in the heat of summer. Then she created soft curls by hand-twisting them, for an angelic final effect. All that was missing was my halo.
Kattia Solano works her magic
Founder Kattia Solano from Costa Rica has created a warm, inviting environment within the Butterfly Salon Studio, where interactions between staff and clientele (and each other) are friendly in an organic way, and where nature’s healing properties are revered and harnessed for hair care. The Studio offers a full suite of hair care, including the up-do, single process color, single process with highlights, color correction, Kerastase Instant Treatment, Treatment Rituals, Liscio-Japanese hair straightening, Body Wave, Red Carpet Extensions, and Klix — which are permanent 100% real hair extensions that are moveable and devoid of glue, tape, or harsh chemicals. You can also savor a conditioning Tata Harper Treatment for your hair with natural herbs and oils. Heavenly!
Relax and hydrate
Visit, call, or check out the Butterfly Studio Salon’s website:
The Butterfly Studio
149 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010