Naples native Nunzio Saviano built up a loyal clientele as a senior stylist at Oscar Blandi, earning a spot in Allure’s “Best of the Best” Beauty Directory for four consecutive years in the process. After working a brief stint at Sharon Dorram at Sally Hershberger, he opens his first salon on the bottom two floors of an Upper East Side townhouse. The ground level houses a petite reception area, where the full range of Kérastase’s newly released Couture styling products ($35–$36) are sold (the high-end hair-care brand’s items are exclusively used in the salon). Climb a flight of stairs to the understated, modern ten-chair space, where Saviano and his assistant, Sarah Rona, offer cuts (women $100–$250, men $75–$175), braiding ($50, with shampoo and blow-dry $125), updos ($150–$500), Cezanne formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments ($250) and Kérastase deep-conditioning masques ($50). Fellow Oscar Blandi alum and colorist Stephanie Brown executes single-process color ($125–$150), highlights ($275–$400) and clear gloss treatments ($65). Makeup applications ($150–$250) and lessons ($150/hr) are also available by appointment with artists Tanya Rae (tanyarae.com) and Albee Franson (albeefranson.com).
Nunzio Saviano Salon
|Venue name:||Nunzio Saviano Salon||Contact:|
130 E 65th St
|Cross street:||between Park and Lexington Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon 9am–5pm; Tue, Wed, Fri 9am–6pm; Thu 9am–7pm; Sat 9am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lexington Ave–63rd St; 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|