3 posts tagged "Patrick Melville Salon"
I don’t have any problem admitting that I color my hair. I was a towhead as a kid, but that natural, sunlit blonde slowly faded into a bland dirt-brown shade that has nothing going for it. So anything that prolongs my fresh-from-the-salon golden highlights is a major asset. This summer, I’m striving for a superrich “Versace blonde” that is marked by amazing amounts of shine. A writer friend of mine—who happens to possess such glossy locks—conveniently introduced me to Jeffrey Pearce, a resident colorist at the Patrick Melville Salon who recently started doing Kérastase Fusio Dose “speed” treatments on his model clients to preserve their color and sheen. “I’ve been using this instead of glazes,” he says of the customized service that involves fusing together two potent elixirs—a base composed of reflective micro-polymers that adhere to the surface of hair and a booster of polyphenols to prevent fading. And there’s no waiting around forever with the masklike concoction on your head. Since the ingredients work “on contact,” Pearce says, “it’s pretty much a five-minute treatment.” Afterward, you leave with five mini sets of the base and booster to take home, so you shouldn’t have any problem stretching out the results.
If you’ve already texted HAITI to 90999 to assist the Red Cross in the earthquake relief effort but still want to do more, a few beauty companies are offering charitable initiatives that can make giving back part of your daily routine. Read on below for more information.
What: This Sunday, January 24, Patrick Melville Salon will donate every penny spent on any service booked between 12 and 6 p.m. to the relief effort. Call (212) 218-8650 to schedule your appointment.
Where: Patrick Melville Salon, 45 Rockefeller Center Plaza, 3rd floor, NYC.
What: From now until the end of the month, Josie Maran will be donating 50 percent of proceeds from all sales of her natural cosmetics and skincare products to the American Red Cross. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to try out her new Argan Oil Primer Mist, you’ve got one.
What: 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Bond No. 9′s The Scent of Peace through February 14, 2010, will go to the American Red Cross to provide urgent relief to the communities affected by this disaster.
What: Beginning today, Creed will donate 5 percent of proceeds from sales at its online boutique to ADRA, a nonprofit organization that’s providing medical services and water purification to those currently suffering. Creed relies on Haitian vetiver grass for its cult-favorite Original Vetiver fragrance and is proud to stand by its trading partner now.
Call it a salon with benefits. In addition to a menu of cuts, colors, and luxe treatments, the walls at Patrick Melville, which reopened in May, are frequently lined with fine art by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, thanks to a partnership with Soho’s William Bennett Gallery. And starting this week, you can channel your altruistic side while enjoying the Alice in Wonderland-themed Dalí paintings that are currently on display. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, all cuts and blowouts are 15 percent off if you bring a toy to be donated to New York City children in need. There’s a little something else in it for you, too; the salon happens to be connected to The Sports Club/L.A. in Rockefeller Center and booking any service grants you a two-hour grace period before or after your appointment to use the facility free of charge. Note: They’re taking appointments bright and early on Black Friday, so you can get a shop-till-you-drop blow-out—and start working off that turkey dinner.