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AE Salon’s energized, inviting atmosphere is a reflection of the team Aaron Emanuel has assembled. Our highly-trained staff looks to create a fun and memorable experience at every visit. We’re passionate about fostering a long-lasting friendship and providing you a successful, beautiful look each time.



AE Salon’s thorough consultation will help you target the services ideal for your look and lifestyle. From color and texturizing treatments to extensions and highlights, our stylists will direct your session to provide the look you seek.



At Aaron Emanuel, we provide service in a friendly & comfortable environment. Click below to view a gallery of our various services from hair coloring, to straightening to extensions. See why we’re considered the top hair salon in NYC.

Popular Celebrity Hairstyles 2019

What are some popular celebrity hairstyles for 2019? Celebrities are larger than life figures, and people often look up to them for inspiration. However, straight up copying them takes away the originality from your own life, so you should avoid that. Celebrities set the trends when it comes to fashion and the cosmetic industry. They set trends for everything ranging from different the styles of makeup to how your hair should look. Every year, you see celebrities rocking different styles and chic haircuts. However, we can say that 2019 was probably the year of contemporary hairstyles. Everyone had something unique going on.

Popular Celebrity Hairstyles 2019

1.     Curly Bangs

Curly bangs are the new statement and they give you a fun and fresh look. They help in uplifting your facial features and making your face look more defined. You can see these famous celebs rocking this haircut:

  • Zendaya is someone who often experiments with her hair; you can see her rocking this hairstyle
  • Model Alanna Arrington has one of the best curls in the modeling industry
  • Star of Russian Doll, Natasha Lyonne, has beautiful voluminous hair

2.     Curtain Bangs

Unlike curly bangs, curtain bangs are bit more of a relaxed approach to the fringe. They are basically longer bangs with tons of layers and a lot of texture. They range from long hair to short bobs. Here are some celebrities that look exquisite with the curtain bangs:

  • Camilla Cabello has these flawless curtain bangs, and they look amazing with her soft doll-like facial structure
  • Bella Hadid has these piercing green eyes, and with this haircut, she looks fierce as ever
  • Selena Gomez rocks the curtain bangs, and they look amazing with her face shape

3.     Blunt Bob

A sharp, blunt bob is probably everyone’s dream. They suit every face shape but look excellent with oval face shapes. Blunt bobs have been extremely popular in 2019. Here are some celebs who look ravishing with a blunt bob:

  • Jenna Dewan with her beautiful sharp eyes looks gorgeous with a blunt bob
  • Sarah Paulson has such a sleek look and looks very contemporary with the blunt bob
  • Mandy Moore, with her beautiful face, structure rocks the haircut

4.     70s Shag

We know the name sounds old. You must be thinking that we are talking about the 70s in 2019. It will surprise you to know that the 70s have been extremely trendy in 2019. Everything, ranging from clothes to hairstyles, have seen a touch of the 70s. The 70s shag has this voluminous, beautiful look to it and you can spot it from far away. Some celebs that look stunning with the 70’s shag are:

  • Taraji P. Henson looks beautiful with wavy hair
  • Chrissy Teigen’s has an adorable youthful look with her 70’s shag
  • Hailey Baldwin with her small oval-shaped face looks excellent with the 70’s shag cut

Final Verdict

Celebrities help us in deciding what type of styles we should adopt so that we can look chic and trendy. However, let us tell you a secret: the most contemporary style is to be unique and original. Taking inspiration from celebrities is an amazing thing. However, you should always remember to add your own twists to the hairstyles so that you can look different from everyone else.

By looking, different people actually end up remembering you more if you don’t blend in with the crowd. If you are looking for hairstylists to help give you that perfect up to date original hairstyle book an appointment with Aaron Emanuel hair salon.

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Best Hair Treatments

So, what are the best hair treatments? Good hair is the key to looking good and fresh. With all the styling products and heating tools we use, such as curling irons and hair straighteners, our hair is bound to receive a lot of damage. With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people barely get the time to take care of their hair. However, for healthy, smooth, and shiny hair, it is crucial to get the right treatment.

We would highly suggest going to a professional to get your hair treatments. A hair care professional will know how to treat your hair according to its type and texture. However, if treatments at salons are proving to be expensive and miles away from your budget then home treatments can do a decent job.

Salon Hair Treatments vs. At-Home Hair Care

When it comes to getting any treatment at a salon, you can get completely different experience when you get it there. Getting hair treatments at a salon is a luxurious experience. So, if you are looking to have a spa day and want to relax without someone nagging you every second, hair care treatment at a salon is probably your cup of tea. At salons, they offer scalp massages, which are very crucial to get the blood flowing in your scalp.

An at-home hair treatment probably won’t give you the same results that a treatment by a hair care professional might but it can be difficult to go to the salon every week. It is neither time-efficient nor does your bank account do you enough favors. So, it can be pretty reasonable to do an at-home hair treatment, maybe once or twice a week. It lets your hair replenish and heal from all the damage it has gone through.

At-Home Hair Treatments

If you have dry and damaged hair or stunted hair growth, deep conditioning your hair with plant-based oils is an excellent idea. It helps repair your hair. Coconut oil helps with a dry scalp and hair loss. IT deeply conditions your hair and gives it a smooth and sleek finish.

Apple cider vinegar wash is perfect for colored hair as it stops the hair from becoming coarse and dry. Apple cider wash also works wonders for dry hair that lack shine and luster. The best thing is that it helps rejuvenate both, the scalps and your locks.

Salon Hair Treatments

Frizzy rough hair can become a nightmare to deal with at times. The perfect solution for when it comes to rough hair would be to get a keratin treatment. It has been one of the most effective smoothing treatments since the past decade. However, the only con with the keratin complex treatment is that it starts to fade away as your hair starts to grow out.

Common hair sorrows such as split ends and dryness can go away via the moisture treatment as it helps condition your hair deeply and gives it the love it deserves. It does wonders for over-processed and damaged hair, and brings back moisture to your parched locks.

Final Verdict

Always do your research before you do a treatment at home or get one at the Salon. If you have dry hair, a hair fall treatment will not probably do you any good and will be both, a waste of your money and time. For this reason, if you want to be time-efficient, visit Aaron Emanuel hair salon where we will give you the best treatment and care your hair deserves. We will ensure to treat your hair according to your needs requirements.

Aaron Emanuel Salon
307 East 77th St
New York, NY 10075

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1467 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10075


Are There Differences between Male and Female Hairstylists?

Are there differences between male and female hairstylists? The cosmetic and fashion industry are the industries where you normally think that women are the dominant force. But in today’s time and age, you see that men are a huge part of this industry as well. If you were to go to a salon in your area, you might discover that there are both male and female hairstylists in every salon at this point. Not only that, but the ratio of both male and female hairstylist is somewhat balanced as well. Before we get into the differences between Male and Female hairstylists, let’s talk about some common misconceptions.

Difference between a Barber, Hairstylist and Hairdresser

Terms such as barber, hairstylist, and hairdresser are words that people use interchangeably. However, that is a huge misconception and is highly incorrect. These three terms mean different things. Let us take a barber, for example. A barber does not just cut hair but he/she also has a license to shave. On the other hand, a hairstylist is only licensed to cut and style hair.

Similarly, a hairdresser is different from a hairstylist and a barber because a hairdresser only cuts hair whereas a hairstylist also cuts, colors and styles hair. Knowing the difference between these terms is very crucial to help know if the service you are getting from a hair care professional even comes under their window.

Male vs. Female Hairstylists

When it comes to skill, it is difficult to tell if men or women are better. You can find both good and bad male and female hairstylists. However, some things set them apart from each other. For example, male hairstylists tend to talk less in comparison to female hairstylist. Now, this can be both, a good and bad thing. If you are going into a salon so that you can get your hair done and maybe talk about your day then going to a female hairstylist will be a better decision. However, if you plan on having a relaxing, calm and quiet day at the salon, a male hairstylist might be the best decision for you.

It depends on what your style is like. If you want a bit of a masculine flair to your hair, a male stylist would probably be beneficial for you. And if you like a feminine touch to your hair, a female hairstylist might be your cup of tea.

Final Thoughts

Research is an extremely crucial thing to remember when choosing hairstylists. You should never to salon and get your hair done by whoever is available. You can end up with a disastrous outcome of doing that. We always suggest taking some time out and researching what hairstylist is best for you. It should not depend on the gender of the hairstylist.

However, it depends on who is a more talented hairstylist. Today, a good majority of salons and hairstylist have their Instagram accounts where they like to post their work. So, be sure to check out their work and see if it suits your preferred style. If you are looking for a diverse range of hairstylists, make sure to check out Aaron Emanuel hair salon. At Aaron Emanuel’s, you can get chic and contemporary hairstyles from trusted and talented hair care professionals.

Hair Tape Extensions:  What are they and how do they work?

tape-in-hair-extensions-salon-nyc-01Wishing you had thicker locks or is that last hair cut taking a little longer to grow out than you had hoped?  The good news is, these days, you don’t have to be born with the good hair gene or have the patience to grow your hair out.  Now, you can have the hair of your dreams in an hour or less with tape in hair extensions!

What are hair tape extensions?

Tape in hair extensions are exactly what their name implies: hair that’s taped in!  The extensions are a semi-permanent process that involves “sandwiching” two weft panels, with double sided tape attached, discretely to the roots of small sections of your own hair to create a look that naturally and seamlessly blends in with your own tresses. The wefts typically range between 1”- 4” long and are considered the safest hair extension method because the weight of the panels is spread across a larger area resulting in less damage to the natural hair.

The installation process typically takes an hour or less (depending on the length and volume desired) and offers clients styling versatility, comfort, and a natural look.  With hair tape extensions, hair can be worn up or down.  In fact, some say they can hold curl longer with the extensions in their hair than they could with just their own hair.

Who’s a good candidate?

Pretty much anyone wanting a quick, affordable, solution for longer and thicker hair or someone wanting to add a pop of color without damaging their natural locks.  However, it is important to note that tape in hair extensions are not recommended for those with super thick or curly hair.  For these hair types, we recommend sew-in or braided hair extensions.

How long do they last?

before-after-how-long-last-tape-in-hair-extensions-02Depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of your hair tape extensions, on the average, should last anywhere from 6-8 weeks before needing to have them taken out and reinstalled by a salon professional.  You can also prolong your hair tape extension wear by taking care not saturate the tape with moisturizing hair products when conditioning or styling your hair as this can cause the glue to break down and lead to them slipping out of your hair.

It’s important to note that you should not wash your hair or sweat excessively for 24-48 hours after your extensions are applied.  This is because the bond needs time to properly adhere to the hair to avoid slipping or falling out.

In terms of how long the actual tape in extensions, themselves, last; that will depend on the type of extensions you have (i.e. synthetic hair extensions or Remy/human hair extensions).  Typically, 100% Remy or human hair extensions should be reusable for up to a year if you are using high-quality professional products recommended by your stylist.  Synthetic tape in hair extensions, on the other hand, typically have a shorter life-span.

Ready to see if hair tape extensions are for you?  Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!

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What is The Olaplex Treatment and Is it Good for My Hair?

what-is-olaplex-hair-salon-nyc-01Do you have severely damaged hair?  Then Olaplex treatment may be just what the hair doctor ordered!  Unlike most hair treatments out there that simply hair with moisture to mask the damage, the Olaplex treatment works to mend the hair through “bond building” to repair existing damage or limit damage that may occur during or after your coloring service.

Olaplex can be used in a couple of different ways by your stylist.  The first method involves mixing the Olaplex treatment in with your color, during your color service, to minimize damage.  The second method is to simply mix it with water and use it as a treatment to repair pre-existing damage to your hair.  No matter how it is used, the Olaplex treatment will have your tresses going from drab to fab in just one salon visit…resulting in shinier, healthier, and more manageable hair!

Still not convinced that you should be asking for Olaplex during your next salon visit?  Here are some things to consider:

The Olaplex Treatment Protects Hair from Chemical Damage.

olaplex-salon-damaged-hair-fix-02According to the company website, salon professionals can “…use Olaplex to restore compromised hair or add it to [your color] service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.”  Olaplex not only protects the hair during the color process but it prevents further damage to already damaged hair.   It’s so effective that may colorists consider it their “insurance policy” for clients wanting to do a drastic color change or have severely compromised hair.  So, for example, if you’re wanting to go from jet black to platinum blonde (which is not a color change we would recommend), Olaplex can mean the difference between leaving the salon with more hair on your head than in the salon sink!

The Olaplex Treatment Involves 3 Steps.

olaplex-hair-product-top-nyc-salon-03Olaplex is a three-step process and each process contains a varying amount of Olaplex’s patented active ingredient, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, which is the ingredient responsible for repairing those “broken bonds” we mentioned earlier.  The first 2 steps are performed by your stylist in the salon and contain the highest concentration of the bond repairing agent.  One is done as a standalone treatment where your stylist will simply add it to water or directly to your color and the other is a post color conditioning treatment.  The last step is done by you and is intended for you to continue the “rebuilding process” at home.  (Please note, this final step will only benefit you if you’ve had the first 2 steps done by a professional first).

The Olaplex Treatment Isn’t Only for Hair Damage Cause by Bleaching

Olaplex can also be good for hair that is permed, chemically straightened, or hair that has experienced damage from excessive heat styling. Instead of adding the Olaplex treatment to your color, in this case, your stylist would mix the Olaplex treatment with water, apply it to your hair with a spray bottle, and follow it up with the post conditioning treatment.

Ready to try to the Olaplex treatment for yourself?  Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!



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How do Keratin Treatments to Straighten Hair work?

keratin-hair-straightening-treatment-salon-nyc-01Keratin hair straightening treatments are quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments offered at salons today because they give clients smooth, shiny, sexy hair for several months and cut back on styling time.  However, before deciding to have a keratin straightening treatment, it’s important to understand what keratin is and how the keratin treatment works.

What is Keratin?

Keratin is a basic protein building block found in the hair, nails, and skin of all mammals.  When the outer layer of keratin is damaged, as in the case of over processed/overworked hair, it affects the unprotected new cells beneath it resulting in dry hair, brittle nails, or cracked skin.

What is a Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment?

best-salon-keratin-treatments-process-explained-02Since keratin is used to straighten the hair in keratin treatments, the common misconception is that keratin is related to straight hair, however, this is not true.  During a keratin straightening treatment, a liquid solution is applied to strands of your hair to repair the damage done to the hair’s cuticle by infusing it with fortifying keratin.  The keratin hair straightening treatment, in turn, creates a barrier from heat, humidity, and environmental pollutants resulting in less frizziness & dryness and more shininess and softness!

Unlike perms or chemical relaxers, keratin hair straightening treatments are called “semi-permanent” relaxers because they don’t alter the disulphide bonds, which are bonds that give the hair elasticity and strength.  Therefore, depending on your hair’s texture, a keratin straightening treatment can last anywhere up to 3 to 4 months.

During the keratin hair straightening treatment process, that takes roughly 2 hours depending on the length of your hair, your hair stylist will start by shampooing your hair 3-4 times to remove any product build up to ensure your hair is able to absorb as much of the treatment solution as possible.  Then, they will apply a liquid keratin treatment product to your hair making sure each strand is saturated with the solution from root to tip.  After processing the treatment for about 20 minutes, your stylist will blow dry your hair on a low heat setting until completely dry.  Finally, they will section out your hair and flat iron it with a 450-degree flat iron to seal the hair cuticle with the keratin treatment product.

keratin-straightening-process-info-top-nyc-salon-03After your keratin hair straightening treatment, it’s important to note that the treatment should not be washed out from your hair immediately because the treatment takes time to work.  In fact, your hair must remain dry (meaning no sweaty Zumba classes, sitting in the sauna, or hair washing) for at least 48-72 hours after your treatment.  In addition, hair should not be tied up in a pony tail or pinned up to avoid creasing the hair.

When it is finally time to wash your hair, it is important that you use a high-quality, sodium sulfate-free shampoo, as recommended by your stylist, to maintain the smooth texture of your keratin straightened hair.  Also, it’s advised that you avoid chlorine at all cost.  Meaning no more swimming in chlorinated swimming pools!

If you suffer from skin disorders such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, we advise that you check in with your dermatologist before getting a keratin hair straightening treatment.

Ready for healthier, frizz-free, shiny hair that cuts your blow-drying time in half?  Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!

Aaron Emanuel Salon
307 East 77Th St. New York, NY 10075


History of Hair Salons in NYC

history-hair-salons-nyc-01The history of hair salons in New York City (NYC) is a fascinating!  Interestingly, the first hair salons to open in NYC were not “salons” at all but barbershops.  In the early 1800s working class men in NYC would frequent barbershops to treat themselves to a haircut, shave, shoe shine, smoke a cigar, have a drink, and socialize.

In fact, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that we saw the transition of barbershops to salons in NYC. Despite aggressive advertising campaigns to market to women and encourage them to get out of the house to get their hair done, many salons, in NYC and around the country, had a difficult time getting women into their establishments. Although it’s widely accepted today for women to go and get their hair done, during the 1800s, it was quite scandalous for women to have their hair done in public.  Back then, affluent women would have their hairdressers make home visits and working-class women would do their hair themselves.

That all changed in 1888, however, when a self-made Canadian entrepreneur, Martha Matilda Harper, decided to open the first public hair salon called “The Harper Hair Parlor” in Rochester, NY.  The hair parlor was conveniently located next to a music school, where women would drop their children off and often wait for them out in the cold to complete their music lessons.  Seeing this as an opportunity, Martha started inviting the ladies into her salon to get warm, serve them coffee and cookies, chat them up and, eventually, convince them to get their hair washed and styled in public!  Once word of Martha’s salon got out, it quickly became a safe and comfortable space for women to gather and share their thoughts, outside the company of men, setting the precedent of the hair salon being the community hub for gossip and fellowship.

old-hair-salon-history-women-02Eventually, “The Harper Hair Parlor” grew to five beauty training schools located in several states including NY, WI, and GA (to name a few).  It was at these schools that the “Harper Method” business model was perfected.  The Harper Method provided brand name hair salon products, hair salon training, and hair salon advertising materials to salon business owners and became the framework for the franchise business model as we know it today!  At its peak, The Harper Hair Parlor grew to over 500 franchises around the country (including NYC).  The salons were owned and operated by working-class women, like Martha Harper, who wanted to own their own businesses and control their own destinies!

From around the 1900s to the 1920s the popularity of salon services such as perms, hair color, up-dos and blow outs among women, gave way to a huge spike in the popularity of hair salons.  In fact, it’s estimated that over 25,000 hair salons sprung up in the United States during the roaring 20’s, many of which were in highly populated areas like NYC.

Today, there are thousands of hair salons across the country, and several hundred in just NYC alone.  With so many choices in hair salons, you are sure to find a hair salon and hair stylist in NYC to suit you.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!





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2019 Women’s Hair Style Trends for Summer

Today’s hair style trends are modern takes on yesterday’s classic looks. Whether it’s rounded bobs, curtain bangs, hair extensions, braids, or the wet look; if you’re stuck in a rut and want to change it up, give these hot hair style trends a try at your next salon visit!

Hair Style Trend #1:  The Rounded Bob

hairstyle-trends-2019-rounded-bob-01This hair style trend is a modern take on the classic A-line bob or blunt bob hair style. The rounded bob is achieved by your stylist point cutting the ends of your bob to create a softer, more feminine look, and then finishing it off by blowing your hair out and applying a good hair serum.  [i]

Hair Style Trend #2:  Curtain Bangs

hairstyle-trends-2019-curtain-bangs-02Looking to change it up but not wanting to do anything too drastic?  Then, the curtain bang hair style trend could be just the look for you!  This center parted fringe is a classic look popularized by model/actress, Bridget Bardot.  It is the perfect way to elongate rounder or heart shaped faces as well as highlight your best features![ii]

Hair Style Trend #4:  Hair Extensions

Get long, flowing, locks almost instantly with the hair extension trend.  Whether it’s tape in hair extensions, fusion hair extension, sew in…. there’s a hair extension style that’s perfect for your hair type, texture, and color.  Hair extensions are a great way to add volume, length, and color to any hair style.  Plus, it’s a lot faster than waiting to grow your own hair out![iii]

Hair Style Trend #3:  The Rapunzel Braid

hairstyle-trends-2019-rapunzzel-braid-03Rapunzel, Rapunzel…let down your braid!  This hair style trend is the perfect protective hair style for those with textured hair or really long hair that’s difficult to style. If you decided to try the rounded bob or have hair that isn’t long enough, and are wanting to try this look, have no fear!  This look can easily be achieved by your stylist with the help of hair extensions (see hair style trend #4 above).  To get this look, your hair will need to be parted and pulled into a low, tight, ponytail.  Then your ponytail will need to be braided and secured with an elastic or other accessory of your choice.[iv]

Hair Style Trend #4:  The Wet Beachy Look

hairstyle-trends-2019-wet-beachy-look-04This hair style trend’s popularity is attributed to its versatility:  wear it down for a casual, carefree look, or throw it up in a sky-high ponytail for a more polished, but fun, look.  Although this hair style looks wet, it’s not wet at all!  This style trend is achieved with the use of lightweight oils that give it that wet appearance.[v]

Thinking of trying one of these hair style trends?  Make sure to talk it over with a skilled stylist before taking the plunge.  Stylists are trained to know what styles work best with your face shapes, what styles work with your hair texture, and what trends will work with your lifestyle.  They can also give you tips on how to style your new look!

Ready to try a new hair style trend?  Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!





[i] https://www.elle.com/beauty/hair/a25617559/top-hair-trends-2019/
[ii] https://www.instyle.com/hair/bangs/curtain-bangs-hairstyles
[iii] https://therighthairstyles.com/fall-winter-hair-trends/
[iv] https://www.elle.com/beauty/hair/a25617559/top-hair-trends-2019/
[v] https://stylecaster.com/beauty/hair-trends-2019/ 

Coloring Hair:  Do’s and Dont’s

hair-color-dos-and-donts-01Looking for a quick beauty pick-me-up?  Nothing can liven up your complexion and give you a fresh look quicker than hair color.  Whether you opt for a permanent change or something more temporary, here are some hair coloring do’s and don’ts to get the most out of your make-over:

Coloring Hair Do – Meet with A Stylist

Before taking the plunge to color your hair, it’s always wise to seek the expertise of a stylist.  They are trained to know what hair colors will work with your complexion, how hair color will take with your hair texture, and if your hair will be able to handle a color change.[i]

Coloring Hair Don’t – Don’t Do It Yourself!

Sure, you can save yourself some money by not seeing a professional.  However, if you value your hair, you realize that saving money is far less important than running the risk of damaging your hair. A lot of permanent hair colors, if applied incorrectly can cause permanent damage to your hair.[ii]

In addition, if you decide not to use the expertise of a train stylist, you may not get the desired results.  The color you see on a box of color from the drug store isn’t necessarily the color you’ll end up with.  In fact, hair color can come out 1-3 shades darker depending on the condition and texture of your hair![iii]

Coloring Hair Do – Research Before Any Color Change

advice-on-coloring-your-hair-02Before you decide to color your hair decide what color you want and how long you want to keep it.  If you don’t want your hair colored for more than 3 months, go with a semi-permanent hair color or demi-permanent hair color product that easily washes out of the hair over time.  [iv]

If you still can’t decide on what color to try, go to a wig store and try on several different colored wigs until you find a few that suit you.  Then, take a picture with each of them on to show your stylist before making a final decision.[v]

Coloring Hair Don’t – Don’t Color Recently Chemically Treated Hair

If you’ve recently permed or relaxed your hair, it’s best to wait at least 2 weeks (preferably longer) before coloring your hair.  Also, it’s wise to wait 10-12 weeks after coloring your hair before perming or relaxing it.[vi]

Coloring Hair Do – Do Deep Condition and Moisturize

hairstylist-salon-new-york-city-03Keep in mind that you are more likely to get the results you want from your new hair color if your hair is healthy.  So, it’s advised that you start upping your hair moisturizing and deep conditioning game before hair coloring to ensure it doesn’t get damaged during the hair coloring process.   Deep Conditioning and moisturizing are also very important to maintaining the health and vibrancy of your hair after the coloring process.[vii]

Coloring Hair Do – Do Have Fun!

While there are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to coloring, it’s also important to enjoy the process.  Change is good but be smart about it!

Ready to experiment with a new hair color or just needing a quick hair color touch up?  Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!

Aaron Emanuel Salon
307 East 77th St

Aaron Emanuel on 2nd
1467 Second Avenue



[i] http://www.aduluxe.com/index.php/2018/11/01/coloring-natural-hair-dos-donts/
[ii] http://www.aduluxe.com/index.php/2018/11/01/coloring-natural-hair-dos-donts/
[iii] http://www.thebeautybiz.com/211/article/hair/coloring-hair-dos-donts
[iv] https://waukeearrowhead.com/11058/student-life/hair-dye-dos-and-donts/
[v] http://www.thebeautybiz.com/211/article/hair/coloring-hair-dos-donts
[vi] http://www.thebeautybiz.com/211/article/hair/coloring-hair-dos-donts
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Best Hair Salon for Bayalage: What is it and how can you get it?

top-salon-ues-for-bayalage-spring-summer-2019-01If you live in NYC or the surrounding area, you may be asking yourself, where is the best hair salon for bayalage? Imagine that you just came back from a warm tropical vacation and your hair looks like it’s been kissed by the rays of sun, with the perfect hint of highlights to warm your complexion. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what bayalage, or balliage as it’s sometimes called, does for your hair without the tropical vacation. Bayalage is the latest trend in hair coloring that creates customized, natural-looking highlights that can be grown out without developing a noticeable or obvious root.

What is Bayalage?

The term bayalage meaning “to sweep,” in French, refers to the way the color is applied. With the bayalage technique, color is free-hand painted in a sweeping motion. The technique plays with the effects of light and shade to create multiple dimensions to the hair color. With bayalage. color is applied on the surface of the hair strand and not saturated in color until applied at the tips, ensuring a blended stroke of color. The result is a chunky highlight that gradually and naturally grows out.

Many people prefer bayalage over the traditional, old-school highlighting technique that adds uniform highlights to the hair using foil or caps. This is because bayalage looks more like the sun naturally kissed your hair and will look more natural as it grows out.

bayalage-salon-ues-02Is it Only For Light Colored Hair?

The beauty of bayalage is that it can be used on all hair colors (i.e. blondes, brunettes, and red heads). If you have light colored hair, a technique called “reverse bayalage” is used. With the reverse bayalage technique, instead of taking dark colored hair and painting it with highlights, light colored hair is painted with darker strands, creating hair with depth and dimension. The key to this look is selecting hair color a shade darker than your current hair color and then painting the dark strands above and below the lighter colored hair.

In addition to being able to use bayalage on all colors of hair, bayalage can also be used on all hair textures (i.e. curly, straight, or wavy), and on any length of hair (except for pixie cuts)! What’s more, bayalage can be a great way to change your color without doing a massive color overhaul and it can be used to draw attention to or draw attention away from features on your face.

bayalage-dark-hair-salon-ues-east-side-03What About My Grey Hair?

So, who isn’t a good candidate for bayalage? Possibly, someone looking to completely cover grey. The bayalage technique can be used to blend grey but isn’t the best choice for someone wanting full coverage.

The time it takes to do bayalage depends on the depth desired. A few small highlights (aka “babylights”) can take a few minutes. Whereas a multi-tonal, triple layer bayalage process can take up to 3 hours! Although bayalage can take more time to apply than traditional color, some say it’s well worth it because of the time you save on touch-ups and the money you save on salon visits, in the long run. For the longest lasting bayalage, it’s recommended that you go for a “babylight,” because it is the most subtle.

If you are interested in getting the bayalage look for yourself, it’s advised that you ask to see a portfolio of your stylist’s experience with this technique because bad bayalage is difficult to fix.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Aaron Emanuel, and get a perfect bayalage with the best hair salon in NYC!

Call to schedule at one of our 2 locations:

Aaron Emanuel Salon
307 East 77th St
New York, NY 10075

Aaron Emanuel on 2nd
1467 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10075