Ladies, if you’re serious about volume (and why WOULDN’T you be), you need to experience the capable hands of Miss Cristina at Pierre Michel Salon. I went in there last weekend for a volume infusion (blowout–$60) after my latest keratin treatment at Maria Bonita Salon, and while I love that I have wash-&-go hair… I forgot that the initial couple weeks of a Brazilian Blowout leave me with hair that kind of resembles that of Axel Rose. Longish, lank, zero volume. It looks good on him when he’s crooning about November Rain… but doesn’t look so spesh on me when I’m preaching to you girls about big hair. I should look the part, n’est-ce pas?
So I told stylist Cristina that I was in desperate need of some lift at the roots, but that it wasn’t going to be easy to achieve. She accepted the challenge and worked harder at blowing out my hair from seemingly every angle than I worked on my SATs. This shiz was serious. She used hair spray after drying each section. She did a bit of teasing. And by the time she was finished, I was all, “What keratin treatment?” I had my old volume back, with some bend at the ends and it lasted for two full days.
Even better? The wash stations are bedecked with glamazing power chairs that rival that of even Hiro Haraguchi. This is luxury you need to experience for yourself. This midtown salon is quintessentially THE New York City beauty shop you picture ladies about town frequenting on the weekends. Get involved.
Pierre Michel Salon
135 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022-2050
Disclosure: Blow-out was provided for editorial consideration