A Stylist and Product Line Gone Internationally Green
Mordechai Alvow creates great style and YAROK Haircare
By Erin Brady
Mordechai Alvow, a hairstylist and the founder of YAROK Haircare a budding, botanically based line (Yarok means “green” in Hebrew) of restorative hair care, is quite the jetsetter. Born in Israel, he now splits his time between NYC and Chicago, as well as other locations now and then for editorial shoots. His line, Yarok, represents <... >
Prepare yourselves for another British invasion. From the land of rain and fog comes the Urban Therapy Twisted Sista Line. Whether you go curly or straight, this hair care line is designed for the girl who wants frugal fabulous-ness and who’s used to a mop of frizz-laden curls that can’t decide which way to go. <... >
Alibi NYC Salon has been open for about five months and seemed quite busy on the sunny October morning when I visited. Situated in a 2,200-square-foot loft in the heart of SoHo, with beautiful wooden floors, Rococo-style chandeliers, a chic black and white color theme, and avant-garde art, the salon looks like a contemporary lounge <... >
A Well-Deserved Fall Treatment at the Top of the Tops:
Cutler’s Posh Digs Indulge a Girl’s Tired Locks
The humidity-soaked days served up this summer invoked one undeniable sentiment for yours truly: I have a barometer on my head, and its effect is not cute. It’s not cute at all. By September, the tale of Me Versus the Big Frizz was a woefully tired one. The shellac-and-pull-back being seemingly my only option, I <... >
As if Junior High isn’t already awkward enough, my time in seventh and eighth grade coincided with the last gasps of the Big Hair movement.
I’m on a flight right now to San Francsico and the Delta aircrew is wearing pink. They’re selling pink lemonade and pink cosmos. What’s the occasion? In case you hadn’t heard, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and every year, more and more organizations find themselves involved in supporting the cause because, well, it’s a <... >
A Swarm of Summer…OK, fine…Fall Tools: Part II
(Also known as it’s Fall, I can straighten again!)
By Kelly Hushin
It’s difficult to say it. The words don’t want to come out, but they must. Summer. Is. Over. In September, it’s easy to hold on to summer since its last day technically isn’t until late in the month (contrary to popular opinion that it’s Labor Day). But once October hits, there’s no more denying it <... >
A Hair Appointment During Fashion Week – Good or Bad Idea?
BN Investigates with Color at Serge Normant John Frieda Salon
By Amy O'Connor
Booking an appointment for a cut or color during New York Fashion Week could be either the smartest or most asinine move a girl could make. When I booked one for color at the Serge Normant at John Frieda downtown location one evening during the infamous week of glam, I wasn’t sure which way my <... >
Women Don’t Go Bald? Right? RIGHT?
In honor of Hair Loss Awareness Month – Debunking the myths
By Jessa Moore
My friend R. has struggled most of her adult life with a problem most women don’t even think about on a daily basis. When she has a “bad hair day”, it means something totally different than “my hair is a little limp today,” or “OMG, it’s raining, and I just got a blowout.” I tiptoe <... >
As the enemy of polished looks everywhere, frizz is a much maligned, hard-to-ignore annoyance. Everyone from the neighborhood drug store to your upscale department store and boutique apothecary has a hopeful solution for all levels of fuzzyheads; options for straightening, sleek-ifying, and flattening hair abound. From shampoo and conditioner to serum and spray, from pump <... >