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Hair Salons Directory

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Julien Farel

540 Park Ave., nr. 61st St., second fl. in the Lowes Regency Hotel; 400 Fifth Ave., nr. 37th St., fourth fl., in Langham Place; 212-888-8988;

The hairdresser to A-list beauties Ivanka Trump and Salma Hayek also offers his services to brides who want star treatment. Day-of styling with Farel is $1,300 per hour.

Khamit Kinks

400 Atlantic Ave., at Bond St., Boerum Hill; 718-422-2600;

This curl-friendly salon caters to natural hair of all textures and specializes in updos. Choose from swing braids (from $375), twist styles with extensions (from $325), and a full-head weave (from $300).

Luxurious Hair


Stylist Danielle Caputo is all about giving hair a natural, fuller appearance. Trials are $250; day-of styling starts at $209 each for the bride, bridal party, and family.

Marie Robinson Salon

155 Fifth Ave., nr. 22nd St., fourth fl.; 212-358-7780;

A Sally Hershberger alum and Clairol color director, Robinson caters to celebs like Michelle Williams and Emma Stone. Updos with various stylists from $150.

Once Upon a Bride

122 W. 26th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 12th fl.; 212-353-2350;

Specializing in modern, romantic styling and natural-looking airbrush makeup, these stylists will try a variety of looks during each two-hour consultation (from $150). On-site prices from $325 to $650.

Oscar Blandi Salon

545 Madison Ave., at 55th St., second fl.; 212-421-9800;

This breezy salon is a favorite among clean-cut celebs like Robin Wright and Mariah Carey. Bridal trials are $350; on-site day-of updos start at $350 for the bride and $200 for bridesmaids.

Patrick Melville Pipino Salon

3 Centre Market Pl., nr. Grand St.; 212-775-7223;

Celebrity stylists Ric Pipino, Patrick Melville, and Rick Wellman recently teamed up at this opulent salon. Trials are $200 to $400, and haircuts are $296 with Pipino (book eight weeks in advance).

Paul LaBrecque Salon & Spa

171 E. 65th St., at Third Ave. (various locations); 212-988-7816;

This salon and spa is a safe bet for any style of hair, makeup, and nails. Day-of hair starts at $250, makeup at $150, and manicures at $35. On-site styling costs an additional $100 an hour.

Paul Podlucky

25 E. 67th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 14E; 212-717-6622;

An in-demand hair-and-makeup artist, Podlucky specializes in natural, simple styles. (Celebrities like Aerin Lauder, Marianne Williamson, and Carolyn Murphy adore him.) Trials are $2,500 for multiple looks. Day-of prices upon request.

Riccardo Maggiore

136 E. 57th St., at Lexington Ave., third fl.; 212-586-6482;

The staff at the salon of this Vidal Sassoon protégé photographs trials ($150 to $500), so you and your entourage can assess various looks before committing. Day-of styling runs from $250 to $500.

Ringo's Salon

126 Ludlow St., nr. Rivington St.; 212-228-8812

Ringo Yip’s Lower East Side salon is a go-to spot for soft styles and relaxed updos (brides from $450, bridesmaids from $100). Perfectionist Yip travels within Manhattan at no additional charge.

Roy Teeluck

5 E. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave., third fl.; 212-888-2221;

This friendly salon can do ultrasleek or extra-soft looks. Ninety-minute trials start at $200; day-of styling for the bride at $300; makeup is $400.

Sally Hershberger Downtown

425 W. 14th St., nr. Ninth Ave., second fl.; 212-206-8700;

The stylists at this mecca can create edgy or ethereal looks. James Vides and Matt Fugate are in particular demand, and Edgar Parra’s artful blowout is perfect for the downtown bride. Trials start at $250 for one hairstyle, in-salon day-of styling at $250, and coloring at $150. On-site prices upon request.

Salon AKS

689 Fifth Ave., at 54th St., tenth fl.; 212-888-0707;

Founded by Frédéric Fekkai defectors, AKS has a following among well-heeled fashion types, and its stylists will travel worldwide. Hair and makeup trials range from $150 to $250 each, day-of in-salon hair from $200 to $295; makeup sessions start at $250.

Salon Champu

199 E. 4th St., nr. Ave. A.; 212-529-6925;

In addition to bridal updos (from $150), Salon Champu also offers bridal-party packages ($100 per bridesmaid and $55 for moms and grandmas). Private parties can rent the entire salon by the hour. (good value)

Salon Riz

78 W. 82nd St., nr. Columbus Ave.; 646-309-5596;

Beloved among his Upper West Side clientele, Riz has a way of coaxing the best out of all hair types. He creates updos based on a bride’s vision. Trials are $75; day-of on-site styling starts at $80 for a blowout or $100 for an updo. Mention New York Magazine to get a 15 percent discount. (good value)

Salon Ruggeri

254 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St., 4th fl.; 212-229-2094;

The antidote to the stainless-steel blowout bar, Greg Ruggeri’s parlorlike salon features sky-high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and just two styling chairs. Hair and makeup trials cost $300, as does day-of, on-site styling.

Ted Gibson

184 Fifth Ave., nr. 23rd St., second fl.; 212-633-6333;

The pros here excel at beautiful updos and hairpiece work. Devin Toth and Linzee Katzman are the salon’s most sought-after wedding stylists. Trials start at $250; in-salon styling starts at $500; on-site for the bride plus two starts at $1,250.

Valery Joseph Salon

1044 Madison Ave., nr. 79th St. (various locations); 212-517-2333;

Sophisticated updos and extensions are popular services at this salon chain. Prices start at $250 for in-house work or on-site bridal styling. Brow master Rachel Gangemi, who sculpts the arches of Julia Roberts, also has a nook here.

Varin Salon

762 Madison Ave., nr. 66th St.; 212-734-9055;

Owner Yann Varin understands the architecture of updos and is a master at creating soft-looking hairdos that are fresh even at day’s end. His team has styled models for Carolina Herrera’s and Oscar de la Renta’s bridal shows. Trials are $150 per hour, and in-salon styling for the bride starts at $300; makeup is from $150. On-site services and packages are also available.


1 W. 58th St., nr. Fifth Ave., second fl., in the Plaza Hotel (various locations); 212-262-8899;

At these decadent outposts, brides can get cut, colored, and styled in one fell swoop. A trial hair session includes two looks; on-site services, including makeup, manicures, and eyebrow-shaping, are also available. Prices upon request.


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