So, back story: I had a brief stint with straight-across bangs. Growing it out was just as difficult as everyone promised me it’d be. I thought my awkward in-between stage would last a lifetime, but I now learned that when you’re in the hands of the right stylist, they can fix just about anything.
I made my way to the Warren-Tricomi Salon in the Plaza Hotel. And this salon is impressive: outfitted all in white with sleek massaging chairs while you get your hair washed after you pick from your choice of tea or coffee.
Edward Tricomi is known for his signature precise dry-cutting technique, so after I got my hair washed, I went straight to get it blow-dried. Initially, I wanted a glaze, but in the interest of time, his assistant said she’ll use the brand’s Blow Dry Lotion ($15) which not only eases frizz, it makes your hair really shiny without feeling greasy.While waiting for Tricomi, a masseuse who is walking around the salon asks if I want a massage. I politely decline, but he just smiles and says, “No, you want a massage.” Well then…don’t mind if I do. He asks me to relax and close my eyes while he gave me the best shoulder massage I’ve had in a while. I almost didn’t notice that Tricomi had already crept up behind us, ready to cut. He had come in from the set of The Tyra Show that day helping do makeovers!
I have to admit, I was a little nervous to ask for just a trim, thinking it might insult the master stylist, but he was all ears when I was explaining to him how I’m just trying to grow out my hair. He shook his head: “You should stay away from bangs. Your face is small and your hair is big, and you’ll just get lost in them.” OK. Point taken.
He tells me I need to grow out my bangs further but he’ll style it so my they blend in more. I couldn’t believe how fast and precise he was snipping away.The end result: defined layers and bangs that were actually listening to me for the first time in months! He promised my hair won’t ‘grow out’ but just keep morphing into a better style…one of the many reasons people drop the money that they do for a session with him. And I totally get why The City‘s Whitney Port gets her hair done here. Ain’t nothing wrong with getting pampered once in a while…
The Plaza Hotel
One West 58th Street, Floor 2
New York, NY 10019