Blame Sally Hershberger for the phrases "$800 haircut" and "$3,000 hair extensions." Clearly not in her native Kansas anymore, this artful waif jets back and forth between New York and Hollywood, styling movie close-ups, magazine covers, and the rarified locks of first-namers of the Nicole/Renee/Meg/Julia variety. New York clients seeking the sensei's scissorly attention can book their superstar moment at Sally Hershberger Downtown, sister to the stylist's LA salon. While non-first-namers are likely to wait for an appointment with Sally herself, those desiring her patented, slightly edgy, somewhat glam, fundamentally solid cuts or color at a fraction of the tab can put themselves in the well-trained hands of her acolytes, who can expertly re-create the master's signature shags and messy blow-outs. A good portion of your appointment in the sunny, soothingly gray-painted loft space—designed to feel like a photo studio or a fashion tent's backstage—will feel like a social call: Your stylist will chat you up, appraise your aura, and ascertain your hair habits. (Yes, this charmer in precariously low-slung jeans wants to get to know you.) But the gratifying takeaway is a casual, flattering style that works for those without the time or entourage for $800-haircut maintenance. And you can still drop Sally's name.
Sally Hershberger and master locks-smith John Frieda co-created his Sheer Blonde product collection, whose definition-creating pomade has become a cult item. Fortunately for many of its fans, Sheer Blonde Spun Gold Shaping and Highlighting Balm is much more sheer than blonde.
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