Avalon Salon & Spa

New York City

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Our esteemed client and friend, Señor Carlos Anaya of NBC/Telemundo graciously agreed to demonstrate the effects of our defrizzing, decurling, shine enhancing antihumectant treatment from Rusk, which they’ve dubbed “Anti Curl”.  Carlos is in Miami this week to present from the red carpet of the Billboard Latino Awards, and we both wanted his curls to be less like a telephone cord and more like a corkscrew. In other words, milder, softer curls, with no frizz, for when he wears it in it’s natural state, and a high polish when it’s blown out for the red carpet. Catch him on Telemundo this Thursday from 7p EST as he covers all the action! 

Tame your curls before the humidity sets in!! This treatment is semipermanent and yields the wearer up to 6 weeks of frizz-free shiny hair. Message me for details or call 212.337.1966

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Paper Mag posted this photo of Chloe Seveigny earlier today, and we love her new tousled bob too! What do you think? Ready to shed your winter coat yet? Talk to us about your style wants for spring/summer 2012 and let’s make it happen! 
212.337.1966 to schedule an appt

Paper Mag posted this photo of Chloe Seveigny earlier today, and we love her new tousled bob too! What do you think? Ready to shed your winter coat yet? Talk to us about your style wants for spring/summer 2012 and let’s make it happen!
212.337.1966 to schedule an appt

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Angel crafted this gorgeous cropped spring ‘do for Laurie this evening, which had us all ooo-ing and ahh-ing! Short is the mode-du-jour, especially after having had our first taste of spring yesterday! What’s your hair radar for this spring? Let’s talk about making you look and feel fresh and chic!

Angel crafted this gorgeous cropped spring ‘do for Laurie this evening, which had us all ooo-ing and ahh-ing! Short is the mode-du-jour, especially after having had our first taste of spring yesterday! What’s your hair radar for this spring? Let’s talk about making you look and feel fresh and chic!

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Too many cooks in your kitchen is not a good thing…

If you’ve ever heard the expression, “too many cooks in the kitchen ruins the soup’, then you’ll be able to relate to what I’m talking about. What AM I talking about, exactly? I’m talking about commitment to your hair stylist. Fostering a relationship with them. You see, we need it as much as you do. It makes our work easier, and the end result is better for you, when you commit to one chair and one chair only (unless you’re in London’s Knightsbridge and need a stellar blowout while on vacation). 

Stay with me here for a minute: so you get a haircut at Curl Up and Dye, because they had a special on Poupon for half off haircuts, regularly priced at $150, and you’re like, wow what a deal! I normally wouldn’t go to Curl Up and Dye because it’s too pricey, so here’s my chance! So, you buy the deal, you book the appointment, and you go in, only to leave feeling underwhelmed. Here’s why: Mario at Curl Up and Dye has never cut your hair before. He doesn’t understand it the way your regular guy does. Your regular guy understands it because he’s been cutting for the last 18 months, say. Also Mario’s irked that he has to give a half priced haircut because of this stupid Poupon thing that his boss  thought would be good way to increase traffic at their salon….so he’s not into your cut for $150, he’s into for maybe the $75 you paid, with a side of bitter. (true story, folks). So you leave feeling……MEH, and say maybe you better go somewhere else next time, but not back to your regular guy because (GASP!) he’ll know you “cheated” on him, so you go somewhere else (not a Poupon, just a place you happened to walk by on your way to yoga last week) and get another MEH haircut……and the cycle continues. 

You see, when you don’t give one person the chance to get to know your hair well enough, the odds of you walking around feeling very mediocre are pretty high. I’d almost guarantee that after your first 3-4 haircuts with the same guy (or gal), you’ll walk out feeling like a million bucks, and pledge your allegiance then and there. On our end, it saves time when we know what to expect. When you want a change, we know where to start.

While my long hair cut starts at $80 (more for thicker and longer hair) I will invite you to come in between cuts for complimentary fringe trims (neck shaves for the fellas) and have your coffee made for you just the way you like it. And I won’t judge you for the dirt you dish either, just sayin’. 

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Oscars Recapped

While this blogger fell down on the job (actually spent the night dozing in and out, if you can even imagine), I couldn’t not issue some commentary on what I think is proving to be one of the more lively Oscar ceremonies in some time. 

I want to start by saying that Gwyneth Paltrow won, for all intents and purposes, the award for best dressed and best coiffed; she served us total glam, complete and utter sophistication. Hands down. The über-polished coiffure that some complained was too simple but in reality was far from simple to execute, and, it’s simple appearance it what makes it great. I can’t wait to try this look on someone!

Also, who wasn’t just delighted for Meryl Streep? After 17 nominations she more than deserved this award for The Iron Lady, and was so eloquent in her acceptance speech and dress. Gold - definitely the color and texture du jour for women, not of a certain age, but of a certain panache….think Oprah and Stacy Keibler, to balance the likes of Meryl in her gold gown.   

What can I say about Mrs Pitt that hasn’t been said already? Not much, so I’ll spare my comments here (see my Facebook page, however, where I did not spare comment), but will remark that her new lighter, chestnut-ty color is less becoming with her strong features than her usually dark and chocolate-y locks. (IMHO) Also, Mr Pitt was looking not quite  dapper self, which made this guy go, hmmmm….trouble in paradise? I’m sure we’ll hear more on that topic. 

Be sure to share with us your favorite looks when you’re in next! Want to recreate Gwyneth’s chic pony for a cocktail party? Ask us! Emmuate Meryl’s sophisticated blonde locks? We can do that! 

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Adele!

Adele is a classic beauty, with timeless good looks. Karl Lagerfeld definitely owes her an apology. What a voice, wowzas!