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Eiji

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601 Madison Ave., fifth fl., New York, NY 10022 40.762602 -73.972078
nr. 58th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-838-3454 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling, Manicure/Pedicure

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Official Website

eiji-newyork.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 8:30am-7pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

A protégé of dry-cutting master John Sahag, Eiji Yamane wards over a team of seventeen stylists and nine colorists at this enormous, loft-like salon, which boasts a client list that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sarah Jessica Parker. Watching Eiji at work—a wisp of a man with flowing, wavy locks—it’s hard not to get caught up in his intricate technique; he moves around his client’s head with such quick, mesmerizingly deft movements that he appears to be following some kind of inner choreography. The resulting architecturally defined, layered cuts—which take, on average, an hour-and-a-half and cost $350—reportedly last for up to six months. Several signature hair services are also offered, but the most decadent is the Japanese Water Treatment, a scalp massage with volcanic-mountain spring water that Eiji “smuggles” in from his home country.

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