Born in Russia and raised in Israel, Beny spent his early adulthood sweeping up discarded hair in a New York salon. This self-taught stylist went on to open two salons, including Hair Bar NYC (formerly Keratin Hair Bar), where he and his staff imbue frazzled tresses with Brazilian keratin treatments, Japanese straightening treatments, and Magic Sleek, which smoothes tendrils using proteins from the Amazon rainforest. He also uses and equips clients with products by Obliphica, Wella, Moroccanoil, and Inova. When stylists aren't subduing frizz, they sculpt coiffures with haircuts and color treatments but never by infusing them with play-doh.
While studying overseas with the Toni&Guy education team, Perry Kong mastered basic haircutting and styling techniques and rubbed elbows with top stylists. After returning to New York City, he landed an apprenticeship at Bumble and bumble. that evolved into a five-year stint as a stylist and educator. Eager to test his skills, Perry dove into the backstage frenzy of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by styling wigs for new cars. He also moved west for a period of time to work as a stylist and educator in San Francisco. Today, this certified Coppola Keratin specialist reimagines hair at RKS Salon.
Williamsburg's N4 Med Spa-Salon combines natural and medical-grade treatments to help clients reach their cosmetic goals. A board-certified physician oversees treatments featuring high-tech laser equipment, which nonsurgically removes tattoos, unwanted hair, and blemishes. For a more natural turn at rejuvenation, try the organic seaweed body wrap or the custom facial—tailored to smooth out clients' every wrinkle and line written in outdated cursive font. The beauty hot spot also offers mani-pedis, massages, and waxing, and the full-service Aveda concept salon nestled inside is an oasis for styling and coloring.
Irena Naco founded Color Bar NYC to share her beauty philosophy: the best-looking hair is healthy hair. To that end, she and her team perform cuts, texturizing treatments, and color applications, all while keeping the hair's wellbeing in mind. Their artistry results in everything from elegant bridal updos to balayage highlights, as well as 'dos lengthened with flattering extensions instead of festive but fragile paper streamers.