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April 19 2014

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2 posts tagged "William Bennett Gallery"

Toys In Babeland

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of the Patrick Melville Salon

Cuts and Colors, Now A Cultural Experience

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Fusing art and beauty in a salon setting is starting to become something of a trend among New York’s newest hair haunts. ION Studio, which opened last fall to rave reviews about its green design and expert styling, hosts rotating exhibitions at its Wooster Street digs (the Italian founders’ most recent curatorial jaunt featured the paintings and photographs of Mexico City-born artist Erika Harrsch). And last night, the Patrick Melville Salon and Spa opened its newly remodeled doors to celebrate a unique partnership with Soho’s William Bennett Gallery. Celebrity hairstylist Patrick Melville and his partner in crime, colorist Rick Wellman, hope to redefine the typical salon atmosphere by integrating the beauty of art into the art of beauty, they explain, lining the walls of their Rockefeller Plaza space with rare works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró. The collection will rotate every six weeks, a timeframe that correlates with the average duration of a cut and color, and is intended to bring a more complete sensory experience to the clientele: You’ll come for their exclusive Bio-Lights organic highlighting technique and a little on-site acupuncture, and stay to ruminate on cubism.

Photo: Albert Michael/startraksphoto.com