I’ve been seeing Mr. Good Enough for a couple of years now.
He doesn’t have the best personality; he’s downright moody, egocentric and perpetually late—but he’s never seriously messed up my hair. There have been times it’s a bit darker than I might like, but I’ve reasoned that it’s probably fixable with a few extra shampoos. Plus, he’s been able to manage my ‘baby-boomer’ red highlights—a trademark of my former salon. Even though Mr. Good Enough isn’t exactly Mr. Right, I stick it out with him cause breaking up with your hairdresser, is so very hard to do.
Until you find another man. In my case, an extremely handsome—one could even say pretty—Frenchman. Was it love at first sight? You bet.
I first met Julien Farel for coffee with my friend, Costa. Costa had warned me that Julien was a sight to behold, but still, I was a bit taken aback. Julien is dreamy—a man who looks you in the eye, hangs on your every word, all while responding thoughtfully in a demure French accent. I was so captivated that I forgot to be self-conscious about whether or not he approved of my hair.
Julien Farel, regarded as one of the top hairstylists in the world, offered me a tour of his new 10,000 square foot anti-aging beauty destination, Restore Salon & Spa on Park Avenue at 61st Street. As we entered the destination, occupying the entire second floor of The Loews Regency, I picked up the buzz of energy within the refined space. Hmm…most salons and businesses are quiet in the summer months [...]