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Riccardo Maggiore Salon to open in Nomad at 226 5th Avenue

riccardoThe old Park Avenue Floratique spot at 226 5th Avenue (between 26 and 27th Street) has a new business coming in – Riccardo Maggiore Salon. This seems like it will be the second location of the salon in Manhattan with the first being up at 136 East 57th Street.

Their services include “fashion-forward haircuts, luxurious color treatments, Brazilian Keratin treatments, makeup application, skin care, nail care, waxing” and more. Here is the service list from the 57th Street location: www.riccardomaggiore.com/?page=services

It’s a great location just north of Madison Square Park.

Not sure we need another salon, but that is not my domain of expertise. What do you think?

 

Hair Party 24 closing in Nomad

hair party 24Need a haircut or manicure at 4am? Well you are going to have to go a bit further to get one. Hair Party 24 (76 Madison Avenue at 28th Street) opened in 2009 with the promise that they would be open 24 hours a day for salon services, a concept exported from the original Hair Party 24 in Seoul, South Korea.

But now they are closing their location at 76 Madison and consolidating with their second location at 450 Park Avenue South (between 30th and 31st Street). They will move August 20th, and a sign says there will be 20% off all services at the new location. No word yet on what will go into the current space (which is a great space by the way).

hair party 24 moving

Flatiron crushes the New York Magazine “Best of New York” for 2013

New York Magazine put out it’s Best of New york 2013 edition, and the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhoods took home lots of awards. Here they are:

  • Best Jewelry: The Bar at BaubleBar (230 Fifth Avenue, between 26th and 27th Street)
  • Best Chocolate Babka: Breads Bakery (18 East 16th Street)
  • Best Bang Experts: Butterfly Bang Bar (149 Fifth Avenue near 21st Street
  • Best Veggie Burger: The City Bakery (3 West 18th Street)
  • Best Juice: Creative Juice at Equinox
  • Best Eco-Fashion: Embody at ABC Carpet & Home
  • Best Korean Spicy Ramyun: Hanjan (30 West 26th Street)
  • Best Jazz Den: The Jazz Gallery (1160 Broadway at 27th Street)
  • Best Mocktails: The Library Bar at the Nomad (1170 Broadway at 28th Street)
  • Best Grits: Maysville (17 West 26th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue)
  • Best Kid’s Museum: MoMath (11 E. 26th Street between Madison and 5th Avenue)
  • Best Sporting Goods Store: Nike Running Store (156 5th Avenue near 21st Street)
  • Best Roast Chicken: the Nomad (1170 Broadway at 28th Street)
  • Best Flower Delivery: Ode à la Rose (120 W. 28 Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue)
  • Best Cutlet: Ootoya 8 West 18th Street (near 5th Avenue)
  • Best Pisco Bar: Raymi (43 West 24th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue)

Our first blowout at Drybar in the Flatiron

drybar mpn“No cuts. No color. Just Blowouts.” That’s the motto of the Dry Bar, which we finally had the opportunity to try over the weekend. It’s a fun treat to have someone else do your hair for a change– and at $40 a ‘do (plus gratuity), it’s also completely reasonable. We’ve certainly spent that amount on other lovely things in the neighborhood that have not lasted nearly as long (i.e. a hefty tab at Raines Law Room, the braised beef short ribs at Craft, a block of perfectly-aged cheese from Eataly, just to name a few)– and none of them came with a complimentary shampoo.

The vibe of Dry Bar is bright and casual with rom-coms playing on flat screens and upbeat music pumping throughout. Once you’ve chosen your desired style from the menu, which ranges from “simple and straight” to “lots of loose curls” and everything in-between, the only other decision you need to make is what you would like to drink (champagne or wine? coffee or tea? sparkling or fruit-infused water?) and which guilty-pleasure magazine you would like to peruse. And hey, as long as you’re treating yourself, you might as well spring $10 for the 10-minute head massage. We highly recommend it.

Located at 4 W. 16th Street (between 5th & 6th), Dry Bar also offers memberships and is available for private parties.

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