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Valery Joseph Salon
Tue and Thu, 9am-7pm; Wed, Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun-Mon, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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When enterprising hair stylist Valery Joseph was injured during a stint in the Israeli army, the young soldier persuaded his commanding officer to send him to Tel Aviv to learn hair-cutting techniques, rather than being discharged. When he returned to the ranks, Joseph became the female soldiers’ unofficial stylist. Years later, Joseph has achieved near-celebrity status, tending to the tresses of Anna Wintour and Tara Reid with a team of colorists and stylists from his main salon, at Madison Avenue and 79th Street. There, multitasking socialites receive simultaneous blow outs and mani-pedis, while frizz-ravaged women soak up his popular moisturizing Brazilian keratin treatments. Joseph’s second salon location, ten blocks away, also offers hydrating hour-long facials in a small makeshift room. Brow master Rachel Gangemi has her own nook here, where she uses scissors and tweezers to sculpt the arches of a star-studded clientele. But the high-wattage set need never set foot in either of these artfully designed spaces: Joseph’s staff makes house calls seven days a week.Bridal
These Upper East Side salons, launched by a now-famous former Israeli soldier, offer sophisticated wedding-day updos and hair extensions. Prices start at $150 for in-salon work; on-site rates for the bridal party start at $450, depending on the location and number of people. Brow master Rachel Gangemi also has a nook here, where she uses tweezers and scissors to sculpt the arches of her star-studded clientele.
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