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Established in the sixties as the in-house salon of the Plaza Hotel, Gerard Bollei has been a fashionable place for decades. The salon even did hair and makeup for Truman Capote’s glam Black and White Ball. In 1976, having grown too big for its gilded britches, the operation moved and expanded, putting down roots as one of the original tenants of the Galleria building on 57th Street. Bollei himself died in the eighties, but his legacy lives on in that same duplex space. Retaining plenty of seventies charm—Formica, rounded countertops, lots of taupe—the salon spans 5,600 square feet and employs a staff of 80, including nail, makeup, skin-care, and waxing experts. Hair gets the most attention, however, with 30 stylists and 25 color specialists, many with decades of experience, doling out custom cuts and colors to generations of clients. Society types, fashionistas, and a healthy smattering of celebrities have been loyal customers for decades, and bold names like Carolina Herrera and Leelee Sobieski are regulars. Hair-cutting stations bustle on weekends and it can seem like the whole 10022 ZIP code is getting coiffed at once. Yet a factory feel is avoided and clients always command lots of personal attention.
NYC’s Premier Hair Salon
Since first opening over 30 years ago, Gerard Bollei® Salon has been creating the best in NYC style and beauty.
Located in the landmark Galleria Building, the Salon is a total service center, with an A-to-Z menu that caters to every beauty need imaginable. Its international staff is renowned for their expertise in hair color repair for over-processed and damaged hair as well as highlights, Lacing (new), Gray Hair, single-process color, hair extensions, designer haircuts, curly hair styling, state-of-the-art hair straightening, and head-to-toe bridal beauty services.
The 4th floor spa facility is an oasis of serenity conveniently situated in the heart of Manhattan. Our spa staff is always on the lookout for the newest in skin care technology to offer our clients. In addition to microdermabrasion, our skin care roster includes pre and post-operative facials, anti-acne peels, and cleansing back treatments.
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The Best NYC Hair Color Salon
Consistently renowned as the best hair color specialists in NYC, Gerard Bollei® Salon has one of the largest color departments anywhere. There is none better to create your signature shade than the Master Color Team at Gerard Bollei. Whether you are seeking bold hues or subtle highlights, our color experts have the experience and instinct to design your perfect look.
Gerard Bollei® Salon’s History
Most notable is the salon’s longevity. Many salons have come and gone over the years, but Gerard Bollei Salon is still going strong and growing. Our clients are so loyal that they span generations (90% of our business is through word-of-mouth recommendations). That fact alone speaks volumes. Add to it the no-attitude ambience that is so increasingly rare today, and you will understand the salon’s success. Complimentary consultations are always provided – contact us to schedule yours today!