April 24 2014

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3 posts tagged "Haircare"

Open for the Season: Salon Bar in East Hampton, NY


One-stop beauty shops that offer a range of services—everything from haircuts and skin-rejuvenating facials to brow shaping and bikini waxes—aren’t exactly hard to find in major metropolitan areas such as Manhattan or L.A. But once you leave the city limits? It’s a whole different story. But those headed out East this summer won’t have to bounce around in search of such beauty essentials now that Salon Bar has officially opened in East Hampton. The 2,000-square-foot space—which is the brainchild of Christina Savescu, a cosmetologist whose career includes positions at Estée Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel—is open from May to September. The menu leaves almost no body zone untreated. For the perfect beachy bob, book a session with resident hairstylist Lois Broderick (whose clients include members of U2) or New York pro Thomas Heinz, who will be on hand Saturdays through August. For glowing skin, consider the 24-karat-gold and collagen face treatments designed to repair cellular damage (and leave a subtle shimmer), an energizing lemongrass face mist, a moisture-infusing oxygen blast, or a detoxifying seaweed body wrap. You can even skip a trip to the doctor’s office, as Savescu’s physician husband, Dr. Napoleon Savescu, offers all manner of injections (Botox, Juvéderm, Restylane) and body-contouring fixes from Europe, such as SlimVest, a cooling suit that’s worn on the body to boost your metabolism, and Endermologie, which targets cellulite. All that and a salty breeze on your way out.

The Salon Bar, 66 Newtown Lane, Suite 10, East Hampton, New York, (631) 604-5500.

Photo: Courtesy of Salon Bar

Drugstore Discovery: Aveeno Aisle-Hops


Among the drugstore beauty giants, Aveeno’s name has become synonymous with supremely gentle skincare. Its products are constantly name-checked by dermatologists, editors, and even those like, say, my mother, who seek the counsel of neither, for their forgiving nature. As of this month, Aveeno is extending its reach upward. Its new Pure Renewal collection refocuses the brand’s simple, natural-minded philosophy on haircare. Seaweed extract is the star ingredient in the shampoo and conditioner, both of which are designed (much like the skincare products) to soften and cleanse while simultaneously replacing the hair’s moisture levels. That they are also free of sulfates, parabens, and synthetic dyes makes them a boon for those who regularly dye, cleansing without stripping their bottle-born hues. All in all, ideal choices for anyone who likes to give their hair the same TLC they give their complexion.

$6.50 each, at drugstores.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Woodley & Bunny Heads West


Woodley & Bunny, the hair salon and apothecary set up by sisters Misha and Erin Anderson in 2005, has done something pretty unique: The concept shop has managed to become one of New York’s go-to destinations for all things beauty, and it’s not even open in Manhattan. The Brooklyn flagship is about to get some company, though. “Stars aligned, and we had a wonderful opportunity to make it happen, so we seized it,” Misha Anderson says of W&B’s newest location in West Hollywood, which is opening its doors this month. The 600-square foot Los Angeles space won’t have a fully functional salon like its Williamsburg predecessor, but it will boast a mini facial bar, brow-shaping, and makeup services—as well as the incredibly well-curated selection of hard-to-find product lines that Anderson has become known for. “Because it’s a very intimate space, the lines are even more edited,” she says of the selection of Ellis Faas and RMS Beauty cosmetics, Sachajuan Professional hair care, and Sentara skincare, the French organic line preferred by starlets like Mélanie Laurent that are amongst the offerings. There will be some West Coast exclusives to look forward to as well. “Julisis Skincare will be a big launch for the L.A. store,” Anderson says of the homeopathic “activated gold” range, as will its condensed service menu, which includes airbrushing, lash application, and facepainting. “To have the ability to get a full makeup service by a seasoned professional for $48 is a steal,” Anderson effuses (watch your back, Blushington). And this is just the beginning of the Woodley & Bunny expansion plan. After the first international outpost opens in Berlin this summer, New York City will finally get a piece of the action come fall.

8318½ W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; 323-951-9906.

Photo: Courtesy of Woodley & Bunny