Hair Stylin’ at Mizu Salon in NYC

I first heard about Mizu via Twitter of all places. Teen Vogue beauty director Eva Chen (one of my faves to follow on any social media outlet, she’s so entertaining!) had just tweeted about her visit to the pristine salon on Park Avenue. I knew if she was raving about it, it had to be worth the hype. I came to find that the salon was actually started by two former Bumble and bumble stylists, Vaughn Acord and Damian Santiago. They use some of the best hair products out there (Bumble and bumble, Oribe, Kerastase, Davines, and Moroccan Oil). Me and my flat hair that day were more than excited to be invited to check out the salon firsthand!

Mizu entrance

Product shelf

Mizu 2nd-floor lobby

The obvious is, the two-story salon is gorgeous. On top of that, Mizu boasts an extremely talented staff with each stylist accumulating over 20 years of impressive experience — stylist Dominick Pucciarello does most of the Victoria’s Secret models, while Ashley Hanna tours with Jordin Sparks. My stylist, Japanese-born Ayato Yokojima, has hair styling is in his blood — his parents who still reside in Japan have a salon of their own. He adapted a natural affinity for hair and ended up getting into the business himself! He decided I needed a wee bit of lift, so he used Oribe’s Volumista while my hair was still wet that gave me volume around my roots.

Oribe products for my blowout!

After some light curling, he finished with Oribe’s Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray and a coat of Kรฉrastase’s Resistance Double Force hair spray to hold the style. The result:

After my blowout at Mizu

I loved it! My hair was not only bouncy and full of life, it actually looked shiny and healthy. I may need to come here next to touch up my ombre hair (that I miss so much since I got a hair cut!). Mizu specializes in Balayage/hair painting, which is used to create the ombre effect (dark on top that lightens it’s way to the bottom). It’s one of their most popular hair services!

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Blowouts here start at $65, and hair cuts at $130, but if you’re a student, you get additional discounts (blowouts are $45 and cuts are $75). Mondays are when they hold their apprentice program where blowouts are complimentary (but subject to availability), haircuts are $20 and color starts at $20. Email [email protected] to apply to be a hair model!

Salon Info:
Mizu Hair Salon

505 Park Avenue
between 59th and 60th Streets
New York, NY 10022



Recent Comments


  1. Tineey wrote:

    Wow! I had no idea that Mizu looked so gorgeous inside. Your hair looks amaze.

    Posted 5.10.11
  2. Archana wrote:

    Your hair looks amazing! Love love love

    Posted 5.10.11
  3. shyema wrote:

    Thanks lovelies!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Posted 5.10.11
  4. Nada wrote:

    “omg gorg!” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 5.10.11
  5. Nicci Jordan Hubert wrote:

    GORGEOUS! The salon looks beautiful and your hair… just, wow.

    Posted 5.10.11
  6. Saira wrote:

    Wow! Stunning! Thanks for the BATF deal ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 5.10.11
  7. mehak wrote:

    ditto to all the hair compliments. killllinnnn ittttttt mA. gimme.

    Posted 5.11.11
  8. Fareesa wrote:

    So I’m coming to visit NY sooon (must see you!), and part of my trip needs to be fixated on hair therapy! Your blog/hair has inspired me. I want to do balayage/ombre colouring, and….would you suggest Mizu or Sam Brocato?

    Posted 5.11.11
  9. shyema wrote:

    Oh!! 1) MUST see you, so pleaseee let me know when you’re in town busy woman, and 2) I was REALLY happy with my ombre hair at Sam Brocato — Mizu is known for their ombre hair painting as I mentioned but I never had my color done by them so I don’t really have a point of real comparison. The stylist at Sam (Mary) was really good at figuring out how light to go with my skin tone. Come, we’ll talk more over tea ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted 5.11.11
  10. Fareesa wrote:

    YES YES YES CANNOT WAIT! Samar and I arrive Thursday (19th) afternoon. And I can’t wait to do some interesting hair colour..I havent found a salon in hong kong that can do ombre!!

    Posted 5.11.11
  11. shyema wrote:

    I’m leaving for Miami the morning after you come so let’s see what we can manage!

    Posted 5.12.11

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