- Salon Ishi
70 East 55th Street, 212-888-4744
- Gemini Salon and Spa
547 Hudson Street, 212-675-4546
Salon Ishi has long been the place to go for Japanese straightening. But while it can cost up to $1,000 (and take an entire day), the hair wizards at Matrix have come up with another solution. At Gemini Salon and certain other locations across the city (check matrix.com for details), you can opt for the patented Opti-smooth treatment and get the same results (with that same freshly burnt aroma) in just a third of the time.
Best Hair Salon for Straightening
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).