Women in India take great pride in beautiful hair. Traditionally worn long or in braids but often thick and coarse, Indian hair requires a lot of upkeep to maintain control and bring out luster and body. With an estimated 13,000 different plant species to work with and a 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic healing tradition, India is well-known <... >
Summer is most certainly the LAST season you want to fuss with your hair. The minute you walk outside its practically ruined. So why bother? Because the bright side of summer is that it’s a time when you can sport looks that in other seasons might attract strange looks of ridicule and bewilderment from passersby. <... >
There are some hair care brands you take risks on – impulse buys, shall we say. A new, enticing hairspray, a delicious smelling shampoo, a fancy looking round brush. You see them in the store aisle and you can’t resist. Sometimes you’re pleasantly surprised, sometimes you wish you hadn’t strayed from the brands you know <... >
In between wavy, curly and frizzy, I classify my hair as “impossible.” On any given day, doing my hair is difficult, but in the summer it’s just depressing!
His name is Vasken Demirjian, and he’s on a mission to bring style back to New York City, starting with hair. His favorite quote is from none other than Yves Saint Laurent: “Fashions fade but style is eternal.” “We don’t really have any style icons today,” he told me while effortlessly and artistically painting highlights <... >
Beginning with a genuinely warm welcome and the drink of your choice, Alma Qeraxhiu and her staff are intent to please at her namesake Alma Salon on 21st Street.
We’ve borrowed their jackets, their tanks and tees, their crispest, whitest button-downs and their coziest cashmere socks. Along the way, we’ve managed to “make them our own” – sometimes, not even temporarily (wink-wink). We won’t stop until we reach the top; in this case, fine female friends, we’re talking hair. After all, don’t we typically <... >
Every year this day comes, and inevitably you scramble. You know Mom deserves everything and more, but it’s never easy to figure out what the best gift is…so you procrastinate. Suddenly it’s the last minute and your search for that perfect Mother’s Day gift is instantaneously more difficult. Thank goodness that 95 percent of moms <... >
The change of seasons is like a shock to the hair care system. Suddenly the products and routines that used to leave you perfectly quaffed and sassy have become the source of strange phenomena.
Last month I had the pleasure of visiting The Vince Smith Hair Experience Salon in Battery Park City – undoubtedly the best cut, color and style in the area and reflective of its raw, uninhibited, industrial vibe. If you haven’t seen the Vince Smith salon, you’ve probably still seen his work as every season it <... >