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Salon V

96 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009 40.72679 -73.985376
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-0241 Send to Phone

Photo by Carla Ray Thompson

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Official Website

salonvstyle.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.; F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

In this case, V is for Vernelle, the Hawaiian-bred, East Village–cool owner of V Salon. That’s just Vernelle, as in Cher or Madonna, although she doesn’t fancy herself a diva. Despite her disarmingly hip image, the proprietress is the kind of stylist you inevitably end up spilling your guts to. Her more-charming-than-edgy vibe can be felt throughout the salon’s red-accented hair quarters, where mostly local scenesters inspect their tamed rocker cuts in gilded mirrors on exposed-brick walls. Almost-famous Off Broadway stars, Village artsy types, and a fair share of cubicle dwellers rave about the carefully treated color services and little perks like complimentary wine, pre-shampoo aromatherapy scalp massages, and budget-friendly bang trims. Color is the undisputed specialty here, but Vernelle and company are more focused on maintaining healthy manes than just slapping a new coat of paint over blah hair. Pre- and post-color treatments are strongly encouraged to fill in paltry strands. If you opt for color only, like V’s Balayage (hand-painted, natural-looking) highlights, a blow-dry is never extra; every service gets a finished style.

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