Anyone with curly hair will understand that, unless you're blow drying your curls into waves, "straight" is nearly impossible; that is if you don't like using chemicals or treatments. So when I heard about Julien Farel, the chic uptown hair and treatment salon, my first instinct was to feel bad. Here they were, like many, inviting me in to get my hair blow-dried and within an hour, my hair will have undone all their hard work, like many before them. Well, that feeling lasted all of three minutes, as the more I looked into the Julien Farel Group the more I realized that they weren't just a hair salon or spa, they were a lifestyle. A brand who's key focus was to relax, restore and rejuvenate everyone that walked through the door. I had to have this dose of zen they were serving up.
The Julien Farel Group sits tucked away within the Loews Regency New York Hotel, just below the Upper East Side. A lifestyle and wellness destination who's interior walls represent the most coveted emerging artists, and who's hair technicians and stylists live and breath the brand. Known for their Anti-Aging experience, the Julien Farel establishment puts the zen in hair and self-care and empowers its clients to feel their best every day.
“My mission is to give everyone their ‘power hair’ or competitive edge to help them become the best version of who they are.” Julien
As I entered what looked like Narnia, to begin with, I realized that this was indeed a haven to escape to, and leave the city behind. I had the pleasure of meeting and having my hair treated by Elizabeth Mergler, who during our time together, educated me on how to use Anti-Aging products on your hair. Who knew! She delicately blow-dried my hair out into luscious waves, making sure to check in to see if I was alright, every so often. I, on the other hand, was in a semi-meditative state thanks to her gentle hands, a peppermint tea and simply sitting within one of the most beautiful salons I have ever laid my eyes on.
If you have course, curly or frizzy hair, Elizabeth recommended the De-Frizz Restore to use in place of regular shampoo, and the De-Frizz Relaxing Balm, which can be used on wet, or dry hair. If every other hair salon you've tried is giving you anxiety or not leaving your locks happy, may I strongly advise that you book an appointment at the Julien Farel Salon, they will not disappoint, and they will make you fall in love.