Devachan Salon and Dev Spa
If you need a lesson in curly hair maintenance, this is the place for you. Salon owner Lorraine Massey, a.k.a the Original Curly Girl, will be on hand to sign her book Curly Girl: The Handbook. While waiting for the go-to curl expert’s John Hancock, you can also watch curly demos, get a chair or hand massage, and have your makeup touched-up so you are relaxed and ready for a night on the town.
When you’re surrounded by stylists, catwalkers and celebrities, you’ll most definitely want to look better than your best, so head over to the salon at Henri Bendel for some star treatment. They’re offering up an FNO Beauty Package that includes a signature Frederic Fekkai blowout, makeup application and polish change. Or if you want to meet the hair genius himself, head over to Saks where Fekkai will reveal his new campaign, Hair By Fekkai. Life By You. And if you’d like to not only coif your hair perfectly, but also beautify your feet, pop by the West Village Christian Louboutin boutique to pick up a pair of the coveted designer shoes while letting a Frederic Fekkai expert style your hair and top it off with a signature flower. And get this: The shoe boutique takes the experience a step further; it will be transformed into a vintage hair parlor adorned with wig creations that give a nod to the glamour of decades past. Trés chic!
If you think only old-school screen sirens like Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth can pull off sexy, sultry styles, you’re wrong—you can too! Head over to L’Oréal’s Facebook page to learn more about where you can indulge in some Femme Fatale styling treatments inspired by film noir and this season’s runway collections. Bonus: You’ll be one of the first to try out the company’s new Mythic Oil.
If you need to stock up on some shampoo, conditioner or styling products, head over to Redken 5th Avenue Exchange and take advantage of the freebies! Spend a little ($20) and receive a complimentary new product that you’ll be the first to try (Ssshhhhh! It doesn’t launch until October!), or spend a little more ($40) and you can get your hair dry-styled into one of the company’s Fashion Hair Trends (set forth by hair guru Guido Palau) straight from the runways of New York, Milan and Paris.
Groove to the musical stylings of The Roots’ DJ Questlove as you pour over DIY hair wraps from PS—I Made This. Founder Erica Domesek will be there to meet and greet, and Chris Lospalluto of Sally Hershberger Salon will bedeck your ‘do with the wraps. If hair wraps aren’t quite your thing, you can head over to the Rebecca Minkoff Hair Braiding Bar hosted by The Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine and designer Rebecca Minkoff. Choose your braid, and personalize it with strips of Rebecca Minkoff leather. Will this look repel men? Possibly—but, then again, don’t most awesome hairstyles do that?
Scott J. Aveda Salonspa
Don’t dillydally! Be one of the first 50 guests to the Upper East Side salon, and you’ll score an Aveda product and a voucher for a complimentary hair treatment. But don’t fret, if you’re not one of the first to arrive, you’ll still receive gratis haircare consultations, makeup touch-ups, hand treatments and some delicious Aveda Comforting Tea. Yum…
Is your hair super-frizzy and you just can’t figure out how to tame it? If you’re looking to zap the fuzz (especially while flitting from event to event during FNO!), head over to the Fifth Avenue store where in-demand stylist Oscar Blandi will be on hand to answer your frizz-busting questions. And while you’re there, you can jam to tunes spun by “spokes-beauty” Solange Knowles while getting your coils styled by Carol’s Daughter. But not to worry, if you happen to be across town, Sephora Times Square has you covered. Stop in and have your tresses formed into curls, waves or stick-straight strands at the hands of a talented Ghd artist.
The Vince Smith Hair Experience
Everyone likes freebies! Pop by the salon to receive free 15-minute hair consultations and complimentary styles. You can also partake in makeup touch-ups or get an airbrush tattoo while sipping on champagne and listening to live music by owner Vince Smith and up-and-coming Latin singer Anaisa. –Molly Church
L'Oréal's events will be held at participating salons, not its headquarters. We have updated this page to reflect this. You can visit the official FNO website to find out more info.