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Space Salon

155 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10013 40.725419 -74.004598
at Spring St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-647-8588 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Hair Salon, Nail Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling, Makeup Application, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Specialized, Waxing
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Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa


The four co-owners of this West Soho salon are rewriting the "too many cooks spoil the broth" adage. Their distinct talents sweeten it: Janette Bower excels at color, John Kovacs and Norman James at cuts, and bubbly Renee Serra is a multitasking dynamo at both. The foursome, who worked together at Vidal Sassoon in the late eighties, reconnected a decade later, pooled their money, and enlisted architect David Howell to convert a watch repair shop into a split-level, 2,300-square-foot salon with giant windows overlooking Hudson Square. Since its 1997 opening, advertising and music industry clientele—as many male as female—have gravitated to the come-as-you-are staff, who, with their fringed leather tool belts, large tattoos, and vintage track jackets, could be an MTV studio cast. With no single personality dominating, the anti-diva owners emphasize customization and personal attention: Consultations are thorough, and stylists, not assistants, blow dry after cuts. When not doing purple Mohawks, Bower’s color team achieves natural-looking, integrated highlights with the ammonia-free Italian Herbé hair color line. Most clients opt for a customized Davines conditioning treatment afterwards, probably because the accompanying head massage and moisture-sealing hot towel wrap is a recipe for bliss.

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