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 <... >
Washing my hair, well really styling it, can sometimes feel like the mane event of my day. It’s me and my blow dryer, mousse, styling gel, various brushes and a flat iron working in tandem for a solid half hour. On the days when even just the thought of that process is more than I <... >
Many among us still ignore, don’t know or don’t care that standard hair products are mine fields of chemicals, synthetic ingredients and petrochemical derivatives which contribute to high levels of toxicity not only in our bodies but also in the earth’s fresh water systems. Well, don’t blame us. Does anyone really understand any of those <... >
Rita Hazan: The Most Relaxed Luxury Salon You’ll Ever Find
Hair Icon Launches First Product
By Kelly Hushin
Fabulously glamorous? Absolutely. Wildly (and widely) renowned? Without a doubt. Pretentious? Anything but. I’ve had the privilege of visiting many a New York salon in my day – a feat that’s both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to have good experiences; it’s difficult to have great ones. Rita Hazan accomplished the latter with <... >
The delusions of a beauty/fashion junkie, or does it seem that despite it only being a week and a half long, February is swallowed up almost entirely by Fashion Week? Out of the madness come tons of photos, swarms of couture-clad celebrities, dumpsters full of makeup remover and piles upon piles of new products. Some <... >
No W., I Swear I didn’t get Shagged
When you Cheat on Your Stylist, You Better have a Good Reason
By Liz Bekesz
I’m the loyal, faithful, devoted type: too nervous to lie, too guilty to cheat, and typically too nervous to attempt either. Blessed and cursed with possessing possibly too much empathy, I don’t do sly, sneaky, or devious. I couldn’t live with such guilt, or with myself. I do unto others as I’d like done for <... >