Selecting the best hair salons in midtown Manhattan, home to the fashion and beauty industries, is challenging because there are so many excellent choices. And the best hair salon for you is one where you feel comfortable and leave with enthusiasm for your look. But there have been some venerable salons that have developed such loyal followings over the years that they stand out from the rest.
Easily the best known is Frederic Fekkai, located at 712 5th Avenue. Fekkai is a handsome Frenchman who knows what women want from a salon and gives it to them every time. His hair dressers create a flattering look with a touch of trendiness. And if you occupy one of the salon's 44 chairs, located inside Henri Bendel, you will receive an afternoon of pampering to go with a great cut and color. A favorite choice of brides, the salon provides a facial, massage, haircut, style, manicure, and makeup application to make you dazzling at your wedding.
The Rodolfo Valentin Salon, on Madison Avenue near 63rd. Street, is an old world hair studio where the wood paneled stations and ivory valences with beveled mirrors take you back to a grander era. A destination for the neighborhood socialites, the salon offers classic structured cuts and traditional color techniques. It is also well known for its designer hairpieces and extensions.
The Oscar Blandi Salon at 746 Madison Avenue regularly takes care of the likes of Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, and Jessica Alba. The exposed brick walls, terra cotta floors, and Mediterranean hues, with light pouring through the skylights will have you feeling like you stepped out of the pressure cooker that is Manhattan, and into the easy lifestyle of Italy. You will enjoy deep conditioning and a beautiful cut while you enjoy the complimentary iced tea, cappuccino, and sparkling water served at your station.
These are three excellent choices of the many that are available in trendy midtown Manhattan.