For years, Sally Hershberger has been the L.A. hairdresser, seen at trendy restaurants with her Keith Richards style, hanging with Warren Beatty and Sean Penn. When she set up shop in West Hollywood with John Frieda, the place had a pool. In September, she opened an eponymous salon in the meatpacking district, and already Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Fallon, and the Olsen twins have visited the natural-light-flooded loft, with its rough stone counters, glossy wood floors, and Warhols. Flat-screen TVs play fashion shows and old films; the day Jane Fonda was in, Barbarella happened to be on. Cuts with Hershberger cost $600 but start at $125 with her stylists (423–425 W. 14th St.; 212-206-8700).
We asked four top salon owners to recommend their favorite products for repairing summer-stressed tresses. Here’s what they suggest (available at their salons, but not from their own line of products).
Redken Deep Fuel ($45–$85) “It does something that most conditioners do not—it strengthens the hair.” —Joel Warren, Warren-Tricomi Salon (212-262-8899).
Kérastase Oléo-Relax ($36) “Unlike most products, this smooths without adding weight or making your hair feel dirty.” —Paul Labrecque, Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa (212-988-7816).
Emmett Cooper Masque ($24) “People are going wild for it in L.A. It continues to moisturize the hair for days after it is blown dry.” —Simon Sabag, Simon Salon (212-517-4566).
Thia Treatment ($30) “The ingredients—shea butter, hydrolyzed silk, candle-nut oil—are the finest quality. They strengthen, soften, and increase shine.” —Ishi, Salon Ishi (212-888-4744).
Slatkin & Co., maker of such home fragrances as the intoxicating Twig candle, has expanded into a new Body Therapy line, available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, in three new scents: Persian lime and mimosa, black fig and absinthe, and muguet and white jasmine. There are eight products in all, among them perfume ($60), foaming body wash ($24), shampoo ($24), and conditioner ($24), each containing Oxymulti-V, a blend of antioxidant vitamins and botanicals that provides free-radical protection in addition to conditioning skin.
Pumpkin, which is high in antioxidants and contains an enzyme with exfoliating properties, is dominating the beauty scene this month. Broadway Spa (7 W. 25th St.; 212-229-0636) offers a facial using crushed seeds of the squash as a scrub and its mashed-up pulp, with honey, as a mask ($90), and Essential Therapy (36 E. 23rd St.; 212-777-2325) uses pumpkin cream in its fall massage ($90). At home, Philosophy’s Pumpkin Pie 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash ($16 at Sephora); June Jacobs’s Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque ($72 at the Peninsula Spa); and Molton Brown’s Skinbalance Toning Lotion with pumpkin enzyme ($29 at Barneys) will have you grinning like a jack-o’-lantern.