- Mark Garrison
108 East 60th Street, 212-400-8000
Mark Garrison’s new salon looks like an Ian Schrager hotel gone uptown: Upper East Side townhouse setting, white walls, frosted glass. At 7,000 square feet, 46 stations, and five floors, it’s double the size of Garrison’s old Madison Avenue home and a testament to the skill with which he’s tended to A-list tresses (Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey) for the past seven years. What sets Garrison ($275) apart from his peers is the simple fact that almost every afternoon, he can actually be found overseeing his crew in person—a rarity for any celebrity, let alone a hairdresser.
Best New Salon
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).