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Patrick Melville Salon

45 Rockefeller Plaza , New York , NY 10111
nr. 50th St.
212-218-8650 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling, Makeup Application, Manicure/Pedicure, Waxing
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Official Website

patrickmelvillesalon.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Cafe

Profile

Teenager Patrick Melville, the English amateur boxing champ, signed on for a hairdressing apprenticeship in his native Manchester, just in case fate denied him further boxing laurels. “I figured I could at least meet birds this way,” he explains. And today’s Patrick Melville styles birds like Nicolette Sheridan, Petra Nemcova, and the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Like his regular clientele of fashionable types, these fine-feathered chicks are drawn to Melville’s signature look of healthy, tumbling locks, along with the chance to replenish their serenity stores in the stylist’s remarkably tranquil salon overlooking Rockefeller Center. Employees are sunny and soft-spoken, with a sixth sense about when you need an iced tea or a towel dab on your right ear. The color approach of salon co-owner and color director Rick Wellman is equally gentle: He’s a master of the bio-lights highlighting technique, which substitutes cotton strips for the usual harsh tinfoil. The result is dramatic but somehow organic-looking color that won’t give you a fright under fluorescent light. Moreover, Wellman’s method shaves a good hour off the tinting process—not that clients are ever in a rush to leave.

Post-Workout Blowout

The Patrick Melville Salon is tucked into the Rock Center digs of The Sports Club/LA, and they share an inviting lounge and café. More than a few gym members treat themselves to a salon blowout or manicure after a spinning class or treadmill session.

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