Marie Robinson Opens Her Own Salon in NYC
What it is: The Marie Robinson Salon in New York City
Why we love it: As a beauty editor, I have access to the best colorists in NYC and beyond, (don't hate me!), and for awhile I had a new person doing my highlights practically every month. To put it bluntly, I was a total hair-color slut. But even though I had the crème de la crème working on my coif, mostly the results were just "meh." Plus, I couldn't deal with the 'tude at some of those fancy salons. I was determined to find a colorist I could stay faithful to. And I did. Here's how it happened: A colleague of mine dyed her hair from chestnut brown to golden blonde, and it looked amazing. I asked her who did it, and three days later I was sitting in Marie Robinson's chair at Sally Hershberger Downtown.
It's been almost four years, and I am hopelessly devoted to Marie. So much so, that when I recently got word that she left Sally Hershberger Downtown, I nearly broke out in hives. Where did she go? Could I ever find anyone who could give me the same perfect sun-kissed highlights? Would another colorist be as nice as laid-back Marie? Luckily, I didn't have to breathe into a paper bag, since it turned out Marie was quietly in the process of opening her own salon (with business partner and stylist Abell Oujaddou) in New York City's Flatiron neighborhood.
I couldn't wait to check out the Marie Robinson Salon, and let me tell you it did not disappoint. Despite its size (5,000 square feet), the airy space is as warm and inviting as the owner herself, with huge windows and a gorgeous waiting area.
Stunning decor aside, the salon's biggest attraction is the all-star lineup of staff, many of whom have an impressive celebrity clientele: stylists Tommy Buckett (Ashley Olsen), Ryan Trygstad (Sandra Bullock), and Allison Woodruff (Parker Posey), and colorist Bryan Thomson-DiPalma (who is responsible for Marie's enviable platinum hue). Plus, Gwen Stefani's mane man, Danilo, will call the salon home when he's in NYC, and brow expert/makeup artist Landy Dean is on hand for touch-ups. In other words, ladies, this is the hottest salon in town, so definitely check it out.
The Marie Robinson Salon
155 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY