It’s true that red is an incredibly difficult hair color to match and maintain, however, it can look incredibly radiant and so natural, give the right hue for one’s complexion. Courtesy of the salon, I met with Stephanie Brown, expert colorist at Nunzio Saviano Salon, and we decided on the right combo of process and shade to give my red a bit of a refresher, especially since I was missing my natural ash blonde locks that tend to get even lighter in the summer. My new shade was a combination of permanent and semi-permanent shades mixed together, and once set, with some highlights on top, finished off a gloss (see here for another before/after pic).
Color can certainly be an intimidating thing to have done, especially at a new salon where trusting your colorist is extremely important. I felt right at home in the intimate townhouse salon space, with Nunzio stopping by to say hello. There was only a handful of stylists and clients in the salon, which made my experience feel that much more comfortable. The decor is minimalist yet inviting (see above), with clean lines interspersed with the occasional orchid plant and orb-like heat lamp, and even a small outdoor space found on the second floor.
I’ve been to my fair share of salons and had quite an array of treatments, beckoning back to my day as a beauty services writer for Shecky’s years ago, and truly appreciate exceptional service and a warm, comfortable environment. Located on the Upper East Side, this full service salon is convenient to all parts of the city and offers color, cut, style, treatments, makeup, eyebrow, and coming soon are manicure and pedicure services. If you live in the NYC area I encourage you to come see one of the talented stylists or colorists (Stephanie is wonderful!) at the salon!
Nunzio Saviano Salon is located at 130 East 65th Street between Park & Lexington; call 212.988.0880 to book an appointment; see the website for a list of prices.