- La Boîte à Coupe
38 57th Street, between Madison and Park Aves., 4th floor, 212-246-2097
When Moroccan-born, French-reared Laurent De Louya started cutting here in 1972, he quickly established a following among the young agents at William Morris. They’ve stayed loyal, and now his clientele also runs to the CEO set—including Time Warner Cable COO John Billock and Raymond Weil’s Benny Shabtai. His salon, La Boîte à Coupe, specializes in a well-groomed look but maintains the groovier locks of City Ballet’s Peter Martins, too.
Best Hair Salon for Men's Hair
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).