Thursday, January 28, 2010


The title of this post was the subject in an email Gwenn received today after a truly fun salon visit! Marjorie Ingall, a long time guest at PARLOR, co-writer for Crystal Renn's recent hit book HUNGRY, contributing writer at SELF, and a columnist at Tablet Mag, decided to challenge Gwenn with an interesting appointment. Marjorie booked an haircut for her mother, Carol, and left the rest up to our fearless Beauty Squad leader!

Carol mentioned that she wanted her cut to resemble Judi Dench's and after a thorough consultation, Gwenn's shears got busy! Carol may have entered PARLOR a little bit skeptical, but left a very happy new client.

As Marjorie went on to rave her in email,
"She looks so great! And I know she had a great time. She thought you were awesome. I'm so so pleased!!!!!!!!! You know how FRAUGHT mother-daughter stuff can be, and that was totally easy and fun for us both. You rule."
Marjorie also attached this picture of her mother and Gwenn... don't they both look so happy?!
Just another great day at the salon. Does anyone out there want to challenge Gwenn next?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Salon Today's 200: Best Business Practice Recruitment and Training

It was so much fun to get the mail today and receive the newest edition of Salon Today magazine! PARLOR was recognized for "Best Practice Recruitment and Training 2010" for the magazine's annual contest.

As always, PARLOR is working to educate the best up and coming stylists to continue to serve our amazing guests. Congrats to our education team and the whole staff for maintaining such high standards in the world of training!

Gwenn was quoted in the magazine saying,
"Our education days include a demo performed by one of our instructors on a varying subject, then we have models at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m., allowing two hours per service. After each class, the teacher sends out an e-mail to all in the program evaluating and describing the successes and challenges of the day."
Look out, NYC! PARLOR is setting the standard for new talent education!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Takes A Break

It's pretty tough watching everyone get their hair done...

Renovation Complete: Beautiful New Photography to Share!

Please enjoy our newest photos of the salon! Many thanks to our photographer Lydia Gould Bessler for capturing these amazing shots of our space. Also, thanks to Brittania Interiors, West Village General Contracting, and Rexrode Chirigos Architects for all of the hard work on our renovation project! Stop in and check it all out!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Creative Exercise at Parlor one Sunday

Photographer Micheal Deardorff (
Makeup: Katja Marsman
Hair Colorist: Boswell and Brittany Cline
Hair Styling and Haircutting: Boswell and Gwenn LeMoine
Wardrobe Stylist: Ana Dahlman (
Clothing Design: Reverie (
A great crew!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Good Housekeeping visits PARLOR!

Recently, the folks from Good Housekeeping Magazine staged a photo shoot at Parlor!  We were glad to show of our space and Tuesday was happy to pose for some pictures.  We look forward to seeing the familiar setting in an upcoming issue of the magazine-- look for it on stands mid-April!