Ladiieees! If you haven’t visited The Fly Cut this week, you must. Our featured salon is Harlem’s aptly named We Love Hair, where the stylists aren’t only devoted to creating some of NYC’s chicest, most fashion-forward styles, they’re also into restoring broken strands to glossy gloriousness. The minimalist salon is never crowded, loud or backed-up (thank heavens) — and owner/master stylist Willie Whitfield is famously available for client consultations. All in all, a visit to We Love Hair all but guarantees you a fly do, an ultra-pampering experience, and a plan for how to make the most of your God-given mane. As Willie says, “Learn your hair, live your hair, love your hair!”
Until Monday the 8th, score $25 for a Wash & Style ($50 Value) or $57 for a Relaxer & Haircut ($115 Value). Pretty hair is contagious, so tell a friend
Ladies, allow me to introduce The Fly Cut’s featured salon of the week, Sol Natural Hair Studio. Smack in the haute heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn – the hood that helped spawn afrocentric sexiness in the mid-Nineties – the salon has quickly become the spot where in-the-know naturalistas go to nurture, grow and glamify their strands. From flowing locs to fierce ‘fros and elegant braided updos, you’ll leave Sol with the chicest coiffure you’ve ever had. Plus, it’ll be healthy. This week only, score a Fly Cut-discounted Color Service or Deep Conditioning Treatment, and have enough coins left over to treat yourself to a cool new ‘do!
Hey girls! As I’m laying on the couch, immobile and itchy (“IT MEANS IT’S HEALING, IT MEANS IT’S HEALING!” – my mom), the only thing lifting me out of my moody mood is the mound of fall makeup surrounding me. Yay! So much fun to sift through all the fabulous new makeup offerings! I realize I never would’ve made it as a fashion editor. They actually have to return all their swag. Such a drag. In any event, there’s a lot of yumminess here, but this morning I’m particularly moved by these two safari-ish, earth mama, sultry nudish palettes that beg to be paired with a stack of wooden bangles and raffia somewhere. Get into them:
Dior Fall Look Jungle Palette in Golden Browns is almost too pretty to actually use. Almost. This luxurious, limited edition palette comes with a jungle print made of matte, satin and shimmery shadows (blended together, it creates a chicer than chic bronze eye). Oh, and there’s a sexy nude gloss that works on virtually every skin tone.
Nars Trio Eyeshadow in Ramatuelle is just so pretty, so so pretty. Very Meryl in Out of Africa. These soft, earthy tones add instant radiance to brown lids and you get major color payoff. The palette comes with silver, icy peach and matte apricot — and I use the latter as blush. Try it, you’ll look so fresh and luminous.
Aaaand on a totally unrelated note, I wanted to introduce you to this week’s featured salon on The Fly Cut, Bibi Salon! One of Harlem’s trendiest, most glam salons – the sun-drenched, white-on-white space is worth it just for the ambience, darling – Bibi specializes in relaxers and color for all hair types. It was founded a year ago by celeb stylist Maisha Teacher, who’s worked with Hollywood’s best and brightest – and now, you, with your Fly Cut voucher ($2.70 for an A-list cut? Unheard of)! And while you’re there, get your brows shaped, your nails painted, or book a consultation with makeup artist Brandy Gomez Duplessis – devotees like the Kardashians and Angela Bassett can’t be wrong. Check out my interview with Maisha to find out more!
Patrick Wellington is famous for precision cuts like Mary’s!
Hey ladies! It’s Tuesday, so that means The Fly Cut’s premiering a new fab salon — with new fab salon deals! This week, we’re all about Wellington Hair Spa, where chic, easy-to-wear, healthy hair is the thing. You can’t breeze into his eclectic-cool Chelsea salon without bumping into socialites, corporate cuties and It-girls — all with the most aspirational, layed out ‘dos (June Ambrose is a fan, too…precisely why she brought Michelle Williams there for a hairstyle overhaul on VH1′s “Styled By June”). From precision cuts and relaxers to funky layers and curly cues, Patrick Wellington and his stylists can do it all.
Me and SIr Wellington at NY Fashion Week, Fall 2011
Did I mention that Patrick is devastatingly handsome? Distinguished black man swag with a head full of lionine salt and pepper dreads. Hot.