“It’s all about the details” Roman confirmed, as I sat rest assured, in his chair at Butterfly Studio Salon about to either make a little, or a bit change to my coif. With me, making extreme beauty decisions doesn’t scare me, because after all, they are temporary (with the exception of getting makeup tatooed on your face, I guess). So when Roman gave me two options, one being more of a touch up and the other a total change, I went for the latter. Plus, with fashion week around the corner, a totally new look was in order. I had never been to Butterfly Studio before but given the opportunity to receive a complimentary service I was intrigued by this full service salon which boasts hair and coloe experts, kerastase treatments, manicures, pedicures, makeup application, and waxing.
I changed in a column-shaped pod, which was interesting contrast to changing rooms at salons, and rested in the comfortable waiting area, fully equipped with any magazine you’d ever want read, complimentary beverages and candy. At 6:45 at night, the place was teaming with women getting their hair done, at which point I felt a little out of the loop since I had never spotted this chic little enclave on the second floor of a nice building on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District before. Everyone I encountered was extremely friendly, volunteering information about salon’s history and services, but never taking an agressive approach for me to try or buy a package. I think the work definitely speaks for itself; my hair cut was done with incredible precisions and not once did I doubt Roman, who previously had spent five years at the Bergdorf Goodman salon. Pleasent experience: check — an absurd amounts of compliments on my cut from my friends: check — would I go back: MASSIVE check.