Gerard Bollei Salon

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Gerard Bollei® Salon – NYC’s Premier Hair Salon

Location:  Gerard Bollei® Salon is located in the heart of Manhattan, on the 3rd floor of the landmark Galleria Building at 115 East 57th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
About Us:  Since launching his first salon at the Plaza Hotel in 1965, James Santa, a master colorist and beauty industry pioneer, assembled the best beauty and style experts in NYC.  Among those experts was the renowned Gerard Bollei.  Together, in the 1970s, James and Gerard created one of the original full service beauty salons in NYC that continues to cater to generations of clientele from all around the world.  Gerard Bollei® Salon has a creative team of talented colorists, stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians whose wealth of knowledge and expertise is used everyday to make our clients look and feel beautiful.  Our services include:
Haircuts & Styling:  Known for creating signature haircuts and styles that look great for special events or your everyday life, Gerard Bollei® Salon’s stylists work with you to create an individual look that best suits your image and lifestyle.
Hair Color:  Gerard Bollei® Salon’s master colorists are experienced in all hair coloring techniques.  Whether you are looking for a simple single process to cover your gray hair, highlights and lowlights to achieve a sun-kissed effect, a color repair or correction to fix a hair color mistake, or you just want to go gray gracefully, our color team is up for any challenge.   Because they have seen it all, our colorists have developed the ability and skills to achieve the most natural-looking tones to make you look your best.
Facial & Skin Care:  Offered in our private 4th floor spa facility, our facials are performed by skilled aestheticians trained in a full range of skin care technologies, including supplementary treatments, Microdermabrasion, and customized masks.  At-home regimens are prescribed for skin care maintenance.
Waxing & Hair Removal:  Using gentle waxing products and techniques, our hair removal experts are known in their field, garnering praise from such publications as Time Out NY and Shape Magazine.  Whether you are looking to remove hair from your face, arms, legs, bikini, other areas, or are looking for a professional eyebrow shaping, our skilled staff will make you look and feel both clean and refreshed.  In addition, we offer electrolysis services for those seeking a permanent solution.
Manicures & Pedicures:  We offer Classic, French, and Pop-of-Color manicure and pedicure services, as well as buffing nail treatments.  Finish your look with a manicure and pedicure.  These services are performed in the nail department or chair-side to save you time.
Bridal & Special Event Services:  Gerard Bollei® Salon focuses on making you look beautiful on your special day, whether that day is your Sweet 16, Prom, Engagement Party, Wedding Day, Anniversary, or any other time that deserves special attention.  Our special event team will make you feel beautiful and create a look that will live on as a beautiful memory in the photos from your big day.  We create a stress-free atmosphere, so your time in our salon is fun for you to enjoy and remember.
Complimentary Consultations:  We know how important feeling comfortable and being informed is to you.  That is why we always offer complimentary consultations for each of our services.  The consultation lasts from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the service, and it allows you the opportunity to discuss your needs and wishes with one of our talented staff members to determine your options and the costs associated with those options before you book an appointment.  There is no cost or obligation, so book one today.

The Best NYC Hair Color Salon

Gerard Bollei® Salon is consistenty recognized as having the best hair color specialists in NYC.  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!



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.

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