- Josephine Beauty Retreat
200 East 62nd Street, 212-223-7157
Steven Rice, a stylist at Josephine, gives curls that range from Sarah Jessica–esque to softer and more natural—think Angelina at the Oscars. Rice’s talent has won him popularity with supermodels Heidi Klum and Josie Maran and magazine editors (he’s done shoots for Allure and InStyle). For a tight, structured look, he adds silicon and crimps the entire head. For a softer wave, he uses a heat processor and a large-barrel curling iron. From $60.
Best Hair Salon for Curls
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).