The LA bombshell makeup and beauty lounge Blushington has landed in NYC! Located inside Le Parker Meridien they provide professional makeup applications at affordable prices (seriously) in a salon decorated like our “Beauty Room” Pinterest board!
Renowned Lower East Side, boutique salon Fox & Jane opens it’s doors in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This is the company’s fourth salon in NYC (their fifth resides in San Diego, CA). With my strands in dire need of rescuing — I love my ombre but it’s been killing my ends — I took a stroll uptown to meet with Lorean Cairnes, Fox & Jane’s co-founder and creative director for some much needed hair TLC.
I used to be one of those people that cut their hair every 3 months. That’s what I was told you had to do to keep your ends healthy and for it to grow. Well not so surprisingly my hair would make it to my signature length of 3-4 inches past my shoulders and then stop. Highly frustrating! As was every stylists obsession with giving me layers. Here’s the thing, I have a thin hair but I have a lot of it which is easy for people to mistake as being thick and big.
Secondly, my hair is curly and when layers get involved sh!t gets crazy and for the person who has to maintain it on a daily basis, it’s not fun. Yes, it looks amazing while I’m at the salon but past that I have to really work with it. So fast forward to my waiting 8 months for a haircut (I was deep conditioning my roots like a crazy person to pro-long the cut), I was invited to Ryan Darius Salon for a cut. I’ve met Ryan on a few occasions and used to go to his salon for blow-outs before the whole drybar/dreamdry kick, and enjoy the atmosphere, and prime location. Nestled on a quiet street blocks from Union Square, there are only a few chairs in the salon so it’s very private. For me getting my haircut is not a fashion show; I love an intimate, peaceful atmosphere where I can hear my stylist and have an actual conversation without people watching and music blaring.