The rush of high-wattage, high-ticket hairstylists moving downtown continues with the opening of Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon. Best known for coiffing celebrities like Ellen Barkin and Sarah Jessica Parker, Normant routinely jets around the globe snipping, blowing, and teasing at fashion-magazine photo shoots and advertising campaigns. If you’d like the S.J.P. treatment, you might want to start saving now: A haircut by Normant costs $500. (Cuts from his underlings start at $125.) The meatpacking-district salon occupies a raw industrial space that has been appointed with luxurious flourishes like pony-skin ottomans, a mini koi pond, and a chandelier in the cutting room. Should your hair need coloring from an A-lister, do not fret—Normant has brought along Harry Josh, celebrity colorist.
The Art of Shaving has opened a small store on the concourse of Grand Central Terminal (107 E. 42nd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-682-0248). Commuters with five o’clock shadow—or the 8 a.m. variety—should pick up a straight razor (from $105) and shaving cream ($22) since there are no grooming services offered.
Lord Willy’s, known for its classic, English-inspired men’s clothes, has opened a shop on Christopher Street. Unlike the Mott Street location, where suits are made to order, the new boutique is ready-to-wear only (102 Christopher St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-691-0888).