Unlike open-heart surgery or removing a squirrel taped to the upper back, a haircut is rarely a successful do-it-yourself project. Relish expert assistance with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a customized conditioning treatment (a $45 value) and a regular- or director-level cut, blow-dry, and style (up to a $250 value) at Amoy Couture Hair (up to a $295 total value).
Stylists at Amoy Couture Hair clip strands into high-fashion coifs tested and approved by salon owner Amoy Pitters on her own sleek locks. Clients pick one of the salon’s skilled stylists for a regular cut, blow-dry, and style (a $150 value), or put their Groupon toward a spin in Amoy’s chair for her director-level cut, blow-dry, and style (a $250 value). After clients cross the salon’s sunny, modern, dark-wood interior to settle into a pearl-white styling throne, their chosen tress tamer will consult with them about hair type and styling needs before lathering up hair in a gentle shampoo, finished by a soothing scalp massage to set even full-time stockbroker’s strands at ease. The stylist prepares and applies a customized conditioning treatment using René Furterer products, including the deep-conditioning Karité cream, penetrating each strand with a citrusy aroma and rich moisture from shea butter and quince extracts. Once the stylist rinses the treatment away, hair enjoys a meticulous trimming to the client’s desired length, the stylist employing high-fashion strategies until faces look as framed as the Mona Lisa or Roger Rabbit. The treatment concludes with a blow-dry and expert style for ode-inspiring beauty.
Amoy Couture Hair
Pearl-white salon chairs and a chandeliered foyer create a calm elegance that parallels Amoy's penchant for creating striking, creative hairstyles. A random sampling of the master stylist's resumé inevitably reads like a beauty-school student's wish list. Highlights include serving as the go-to hair guru of Christian Dior runway walkers, spearheading her own successful product line, and separate stints as the personal hairstylist for fashion titans John Galliano and Donatella Versace. Today Amoy uses the salon as a home turf, revamping the tresses of both walk-in clients and celebrities such as Sheryl Crow, Rihanna, and Naomi Campbell.
The popular Upper East Side salon endeavors to give every person who enters the star treatment. Clients cross the salon’s sunny, modern, dark-wood interior and engage in consultations that strategize approaches to hair type and styling needs. House specialties include Brazilian Blowout treatments, bridal styling, and ultraprecise haircuts that render faces as exquisitely framed as Roger Rabbit.
Upper East Side
874 Lexington Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10065