Offering a downtown-chic vibe on the Upper East Side, first-time salon owner Melyssa Hurley emphasizes convenience and customization at her debut spot. The industrial six-chair space offers gratis wine, champagne and tea (in special covered, hair-proof glasses), free access to Wi-Fi, and Nexus 7 tablets at each station loaded with current magazine subscriptions and a hairstyle look book for inspiration. Take a short quiz online before your appointment to be matched with a specialist. Hurley, a veteran stylist who has worked at Aveda for more than ten years, encourages customers to bring their pet or hang out with GusGus, her French bulldog, while settling in for a cut
Got more than ten inches of hair to lose and itching for a new look? Head to Thomas Taft Salon on February 24 and donate your tresses to Locks of Love for a free cut.