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"A few years ago my good friend Lauren Remington Platt started a company, Vensette, that sends hair & makeup pros directly to your door (well, anywhere in NYC), which I think is pretty genius. I mean, yes, it's glamorous and great for special occasions, but it's also a ridiculously convenient godsend for really busy New Yorkers. You don't have to haul yourself to a nail salon or blow out bar and have that stuff feel like another errand you have to take care of before an event, losing a good chunk of time in the shuffle. Instead you can just get ready at home or the office or your best friend's apartment, wherever you'd be anyway, and they bring you these mini bottles of champagne and it just feels fun. (Plus I love that the booking system is entirely online, which is definitely how I prefer to book everything. Who wants to wait on the phone anymore?)" - Natalie Matthews, digital fashion writer
"I'm thinking of doing lash extensions for my upcoming wedding, so I wanted to try them out way beforehand and make sure they looked and felt OK. I went to ReeDawn who works at the Yves Durif salon when she's in town and she was great—so meticulous and the process was so comfortable that I almost fell asleep. The lashes looked really pretty, and just slightly more dramatic than my regular lashes, which was what I was going for." - Jane Sung, lucky breaks editor
165 W. Wieuca Rd.
Atlanta GA 30342
"What girl doesn't love makeup? Especially when it's done by someone else! I'm pretty simple when it comes to my routine, so getting my makeup done is always so exciting! Emily Miller did the make up for my brother's wedding and everyone literally looked flawless. We were all hooked on Emily after the trial! I didn't want her to leave. Not only is she so fun, but she knows everything about makeup! When we would reference a celebrity, she knew exactly what picture we were talking about, and how to recreate it for our own faces. From airbrushing foundation to lashes for days, we all looked so glamorous but felt totally like ourselves!  And the best part? Emily and my hair goddess Valerie are friends, what could be better?" - Lisa Goldstein, fashion market assistant
Emily Miller
St. Louis, MO
"I love Jin Soon Choi, as well as her staff and her spas, so I go there very frequently. Everything's so clean! " - Eva Chen, editor-in-chief
Jin Soon Salons in NYC for locations
"Tenoverten and Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa for my mani/pedis. Both places are spotlessly clean, which is super important to me (and should be to everyone), and the polish jobs last forever and are really neatly and perfectly done." - Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor
112 Reade Steet
New York, NY 10013
"Roy at Spa Belles on 15th and 7th gives the absolute best chair massages! My weekly indulgence is getting a manicure and chair massage at the same time. Roy finishes the massage with a hot towel on your neck and stress points—so, so relaxing. Also, the staff there is the nicest I've come across which is a major plus!" - Stephanie Kornblum, public relation coordinator
Spa Belles
200 W. 15th Street,
New York, NY 10011

"My favorite person ever is Michael Angelo at the Wonderland Beauty Parlor. He's who I went to when I initially lopped off my curls for a pixie two years ago. The salon is visual heaven, and every time I've gone to see him it's a treat — he's the sweetest, smartest, best person ever, and he loves Dolly Parton as much as I do. Aside from having a great time with him, I always leave with the perfect hair imaginable, whether I go in for cut or color. I just love him." - Laurel Pantin, market editor
Wonderland Beauty Parlor
418 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014

"I cannot get enough of Brandon Dailey at Mudhoney's Sullivan Street outpost. Not only does he give great cuts (that require minimum styling—just how I like it!), but he's a wizard with color. I'm on a two-and-a-half year "au naturel" streak, but in the past, he's given me impeccable looks, from baby blonde bleached to super subtle ombre—way before it was everywhere. Bonus: he knows where to find the best guacamole in the city, which makes every trip worthwhile. But I'm not spilling; you'll have to ask him yourself." -Verena von Pfetten, executive digital editor.

Mudhoney Salon

148 Sullivan St

New York, NY 10012

(212) 533-1160

"I have had long hair my whole life and am crazy when it comes to getting it cut! There have been many instances when I have left a haircut in tears, more times that I would like to admit. My boyfriend and parents always tell me not to call them after a haircut, due to my hysterical crying! Then I met Spencer [at Bumble and Bumble]. Spencer totally gets me, he understands that when I say haircut it means please only cut 1/8 of an inch off! Recently, I have become a big girl and will let him get rid of all the dead ends, even if it means cutting off a whole inch! I always leave with the most amazing haircut, and tear-free. I've been going to him since 2008, and will follow him anywhere!" - Lisa Goldstein, fashion market assistant
"I've been going to Stevie at Bumble and Bumble for about 15 years! She's the best, always very respectful of those times where you just want a trim (nothing worse than going for a trim and leaving with a bob) or if you're up for something totally new. We've been through numerous haircuts together through the years and looking back, even the more out-there ones I went for still look good. There's nothing more that one could ask for in a hairstylist if you ask me than that!" - Julia Kalachnikoff, accessories director

Bumble and bumble salon
146 E 56th St
(between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10022

"Pretty much anyone at Deluxe Salon in Williamsburg! I am particularly fond of both the owner, Joy Polintan, and Laura Leigh Williams, who gave me my most recent trim, but it really is a can't miss spot for everything hair related. Even the beard trims they give my husband are amazing." - Jayna Maleri, senior fashion writer

Deluxe Salon 211 N 4th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11211


"I've been getting my haircut by the same guy for the last 16 years: Damian Santiago. I met him when I was in college and he was still working at Bumble & Bumble, and all I needed was a "Free Haircuts For College Students" promotion to get me through the door! (I was like, "Yessssss!") But I've been going to him ever since, which is forever in the hair world, because he's really, really good—especially with fine hair and Asian hair." - Eva Chen, editor-in-chief
mizu new york
505 Park Avenue at 59th St
New York, NY 10022

"Tommy Buckett at Serge Normant at John Frieda does my cuts. He's hilarious and and my cuts from him last a really long time and stay in good shape. Whenever I get a blowout, the stylist always remarks on what a great cut I have as they're looking at the lines of it." - Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor

Serge Normant at John Frieda 825 Washington St
(between Gansevoort St & Little W 12th St)
New York, NY 10014

"[Celebrity colorist] Rita at the Angelo David Salon does THE best color. "I've been to so many salon's and tried so many different colorists and Rita is one of the only people I trust. She makes my balayage look so natural and the maintenance is minimal. I only need a touch up about twice a year!" - Noelle Sciacca, associate market editor
Angelo David Salon
48 East 43rd St. 2nd floor
New York, NY 10017
"Salon AKS in midtown is a hidden gem and a great escape for a mani/pedi and hair treatments. Izabela does a great job with highlights (starting at $235) and is really attentive. I love the way she does subtle highlights for all hair colors so that when they grow out it's not so obvious!"- Adrianna Barrionuevo, associate fashion credits editor
Salon A.K.S.
689 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022


"I go to Adrian Wallace at Rita Hazan Salon for my color. I think he's the greatest colorist/person in the world, and he's the longest relationship with a man I've ever had! Six years going strong. And we've been through a lot together—platinum, honey, red, strawberry, and everything in between!" - Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor

Rita Hazan Salon
720 Fifth Avenue 11th Floor
New York, New York 10019

"When I was Eva's (and Laurel's!) beauty intern at Teen Vogue a couple years ago, I was sent on a hair adventure to Sam Brocato Salon in which I was treated to a service of my choice. Worst internship ever, right!? (Not.) As a struggling, blonde student, I obviously wasn't going to let this opportunity go to waste so I got the full treatment with color specialist Jen Thorpe. I still consider this a life-changing experience only second to the actual internship itself. Now I can't imagine going to anyone else. She gets me." - Kristie Dash, assistant to the editor-in-chief
Jen Thorpe
Sam Brocato Salon
42 Wooster Street, NYC


"Rachel Bodt at Cutler Soho, is awesome and has the patience of a saint. In an attempt to save money a few years ago I dyed my own hair from a box and really f*$#ed it up. Rachel corrected it and just laughed! I've been going to her for my highlights ever since." - Fiona Lennon, bookings editor

"I also really love Rachel Bodt for color at Cutler Soho. I tried to give myself highlights this summer, which was a disaster. Rachel unified my Neapolitan hued hair (white on the ends, orange in the middle, brown at the roots), into a natural looking, golden blonde. She's a wizard." - Laurel Pantin, market editor

Cutler Soho
465 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012


"I am not a big blow out girl. Everytime I get a blowout or my hair professionally done for an event, I always end up back in the shower and doing it myself! It never looks just right. My brother got married this past April and my whole "I can do hair better than you" theory was thrown out the window! Insert Valerie Brown here. We went in for a hair trial, and after my 500-question quiz (she passed every single question!), I ended up with the most gorgeous curls! Valerie sure knows her way around a curling iron! And the day of the wedding they were even more perfect! She is sent from above! Not to mention, she has the most amazing hair herself!" - Lisa Goldstein, fashion market assistant

Valerie Brown
St. Louis, MO

"I have naturally curly hair, but have been getting twice-yearly Japanese straightening ever since I was about 14. Just a few years after I moved to Manhattan, I discovered Hayato New York, an incredible Japanese salon in the Gramercy neighborhood. Back in South Florida, my biannual straightening process used to take about eight hours (insane, right?), but this place can do it in four—and flawlessly, I might add. Their secret? Two stylists work on your hair simultaneously from start to finish, effectively halving your "chair time." Oh, and did I mention you get a complimentary (excellent) haircut and shoulder massage post-process? Toshi is my go-to guy—I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair now!" - Elana Fishman, senior digital editor
Hayato New York,
125 East 23 Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 673-7373
Waxing and Threading
"I have super sensitive skin and Dolma is the answer to horrible reactions when threading and waxing. She really studies your skin to make sure that your treatment is the least painful that it could possibly be. Also, she has amazing prices (when compared to other locations in NYC) and is one of the sweetest women I have ever met." - Stephanie Kornblum, public relations coordinator
Dolma Waxing and Threading Spa
134 W 26th St #903
New York, NY 10001
Waxing and Threading
"When it comes to eyebrows, I do not mess around! My mom always instilled in my head that I should never ever touch my own eyebrows! Finding someone who understands that I don't want a nike swoosh to hang over my eyes or a penciled-in look was tough. But I found her. Yazmin from Eve Salon is the best! Eyebrows really can change the way one looks, and she really knows this. She waxes and then threads which leaves you with perfect, not over-manicured brows! Trust me on this one." - Lisa Goldstein, fashion market assistant
Eve Salon
55 W 8th St  
New York, NY 10011
Waxing and Threading
"Jovana at Uni K Wax's Flatiron location is the best. Her technique is quick, yet meticulous and she is always so friendly. The pricing here is right and I appreciate the fact that they're really keen on sanitation— every customer gets a small, individual batch of wax!" - Adrianna Barrionuevo, associate fashion credits editor
Uni K Wax
13 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Waxing and Threading

"For eyebrows, I go to Sania Vucetaj of Sania's Brown Bar.  I started going to her after I got my brows disastrously over-plucked by someone else, and she put me on an eyebrow rehab program that totally worked. I've been going to her ever since." - Eva Chen, editor-in-chief
"Sania's Brow Bar for brows. I'm convinced that her tweezing job and her brow pencil has changed my entire face… for the better." - Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor

Sania's Brown Bar
48 West 20th Street
between 5th and 6th
New York, NY

Waxing and Threading
"For any kind of hair removal, Paula Zdovc on East 68th is awesome." - Fiona Lennon, bookings editor
Paula Zdovc Salon
20 East 68th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenue)
Suite 201
New York, NY 10065
Spa Services
"For my dermatological needs, Dr. David Colbert is the man. He has a beautiful practice on lower Fifth Avenue called NY Dermatology Group and developed a facial called the Triad that is amazing." - Fiona Lennon, bookings editor
New York Dermatology Group
119 5th Ave
New York, NY 10003
Spa Services

"I am ADDICTED to facials. In New York, I like Joanna Vargas, Christine Chin, Isabelle Bellis, and the Biologique Recherche facial at the Peninsula Spa. And when I'm in LA, I ALWAYS go to Kate Somerville." - Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor

Joanna Vargas Salon 501 5th Ave #2011 
New York, NY 10017

Christine Chin Salon
82 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

Isabelle Bellis Salon
60 E 66th St
New York, NY 10065

The Peninsula Spa
700 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019 212.956.2888

Kate Sommerville Spa
8428 Melrose Pl Ste C
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Spa Services

"When I need a massage—which, let's be honest, is all the time—I go to Chris Dette at Paul Labrecque at the Reebok Sports Club on Columbus Ave. She's like the knot whisperer. And she'll know all these weird things just by giving me a massage, like that I'm Pisces and or that I had too much dairy." - Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor

Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa 160 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023