- Pierre Michel Salon
131 E. 57th St., 212-755-9500
Pierre Michel was one of the first salons in New York to introduce eyelash extensions when the trend hopped coasts from L.A. in late 2004. Monika Crouch is the go-to expert for the painstaking process of gluing single synthetic lashes to each of your natural flutterers. Given the delicacy of the task, she’s remarkably quick: In just 90 minutes (most other places take at least two hours), she’ll perfect whatever look you’re after—natural, come-hither, or Bambi. In fact, she’s so adroit with her glue stick and tweezers that clients often doze off (well, you do have to keep your eyes closed). A full set costs $300 and lasts four to six weeks.
Best Eyelash Extensions
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).