All About Bumble and Bumble in New York City
By Christeen Savinovich
, last updated June 6, 2011
Bumble and Bumble began with one hair salon in 1977. Since then, they’ve expanded to two salons and one styling bar in Manhattan, a whole line of hair products, and a network of salons across the country that use and sell their products. As a group, Bumble and Bumble constantly sets its sights on being better and better in the production of their products, customer service, training of new stylists, and of course, being stylists themselves. Their New York locations bring you the closest to the heart of the company, since this is where it all started.
Uptown & Downtown Locations
The Uptown and Downtown Bb. salons offer many of the same services and have similar hours. Haircuts here are unlike any other as they will cut your hair in their signature razor style developed by Howard McLaren. Haircuts start at $91 and color starts at $86 for a single process and $155 for single process foil. In addition they also offer blow drying, updos and perms.
While the two salons have similar services, the staff and locations make the feel of the salons quite different. The downtown location has an extra amenity, the Bb. Tea Café. Here clients are encouraged to snack and sip on sandwiches, salads, sweets, juices, marriage frères teas and lattes.
Bb. Styling Bar
The Bb. Styling Bar is located inside the Bloomingdales on 59th street in New York City and provides a completely different experience than either of the two of their salons. Here you can play around with Bumble and Bumble products and talk with Bb stylists to get tips and tricks and product recommendations based on your hair type. The best part is, consultations at this location are completely free of charge. In addition the Try Me Tester Bar has samples of many Bb. products that you are welcome to use and experiment with.
If you’d like, you can walk in for a 20 minute styling service for the small fee of $35. This is a no wash service where stylists will use Bb. products to dry style your hair. If you plan on utilizing this then they recommend that you show up with clean, dry hair.
The styling bar is filled with high tech gadgets like the touch screen look book and style menu which allows you to manually look through different hairstyles based on their classifications of smooth, textured, polished, modern, or a new creation based on consultation with the stylist. They also have a bunch of how- to videos using products from their line so even stopping in for a few minutes may be enough to encourage you to try a new look or a new product that complements your hair.
If this visit goes well you can buy the products you like at this location and you can use the Bb. Hotline which is a bright red phone that connects you directly to either their uptown of downtown salon location so you can effortlessly make an appointment.