Mon, 9am-4pm; Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Thu, 11am-7pm; Sun, closed
6 at 51st St.
Naples-born hair stylist Oscar Blandi knows a thing or two about celebrities; he regularly trims the tresses of glamour girls like Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, and Jessica Alba. Maybe that’s why everyone feels like an A-lister at his Madison Avenue salon. Creating the sunny, second-floor haven was actually a kind of homecoming for Blandi, who began his career in the very same space when it was the Peter Coppola Salon. Today, Mediterranean hues give it a homey feel, and exposed brick walls, terra cotta floors, skylights, and breezy sheer curtains point to both the stylist’s Italian heritage and his fresh, modern sensibility. Complimentary iced tea, cappuccinos, and sparking water delivered to guests on trays add to the luxury atmosphere. In addition to the services of stylists, colorists, and a facialist, clients can reserve time at the Custom Treatment Bar, where deep-conditioning sessions are as relaxing as they are revitalizing. Great for dry scalps, thinning hair, or as a preparation for a chemical service, mineral-rich mud is slathered onto the head, which is then massaged and steamed. Blandi’s shampoos and styling aids are infused with natural ingredients, too: Pura, a wheat protein and algae shampoo, balances hair’s moisture content, and Jasmine Oil Hair Serum reduces frizz and adds shine.Bridal
This breezy Mediterranean salon is a favorite among clean-cut celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Katie Holmes. Bridal trials (including three separate looks) start at $350; day-of updos in the salon start at $400. Bridesmaids can also get personalized updos for the wedding day, starting at $200. On-location bridal styling is priced upon request.
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