Most often, you will stumble upon an amazing discovery when you walk through the streets of New York, as the city is well known for its hidden treasures. That is why, when I was invited to visit Le Salon at 310 East 44th Street (between 1st & 2nd), I was happy to stop by and check it out. I will be the first to admit, I am a very ‘stick-with-what-works’ type of girl, and have used the same hair stylist for some time now, so I was slightly nervous to try something new. I will also say that any fears that I had were almost immediately alleviated upon walking through the door of this quaint spot.
From the moment my feet crossed that entry way, I was greeted as if I was a long lost friend returning home. The staff collectively welcomed me and made me feel instantaneously comfortable and relaxed.
The atmosphere at Le Salon is warm and inviting and the ambience exudes comfort. I was offered drinks (coffee, tea, wine, and water) and was then treated to what can only be described as a full tutorial about my hair and the best products I could use. To my surprise, this exclusively organic hair salon was able to provide a guided explanation as to why my hair was frizzy, why my scalp (on occasion) would flake, and what organic products I could use to alleviate all of my hair worries. I was fascinated by the tremendous education I received on the benefits of all organic products for my hair, as I had never actually thought about the damage I have been causing my own hair with non organic products. As Ashraf, the woman behind my wonderful revelation stated, “you wouldn’t want to eat chemicals so why would you want to feed your hair chemicals.”
It was so impressive to see an entire salon stand behind the organic products which were used on my hair. While I had a very pleasant, deep conditioning treatment, I was a bit hesitant to have a recommended keratin treatment done on my hair that day, (mostly because of what I had heard in the past regarding keratin treatments). Much to my surprise, Ashraf informed me that the particular keratin treatment that Le Salon uses is organic, and formaldehyde free, so in the end I decided to return the following week and take her upon the offer.
I cannot even begin to say how happy I am with my results. It’s been almost a week since I have had the keratin treatment and the difference in texture, lack of frizz and amount of shine my hair now has is undeniably fantastic. I have been getting compliments on how much younger I look and how healthy my hair looks.
I’m so happy that I was able to experience a day of pampering and that I took some time for myself. I am also thrilled that I can continue enjoy the benefits of this experience each time I look in the mirror. As a full time mom, and full time nurse, it can be difficult at times to get some “me” time, but I’m telling you right now – this is a place that is definitely worth allowing some ‘me’ time for. I am definitely recommending this to Suzanne who hasn’t had her hair colored since her first pregnancy 8 years ago. She has been so worried about putting chemicals in her hair during her pregnancies and while breastfeeding, she has been forgoing all luxury hair care and just living with her grays. So GO SUZANNE GO! It’s amazing! You’ll never turn back!
Le Salon is located at 310 East 44th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Avenue). For an appointment, call (212) 949-6693.