Photo Coverage: Pierre Michel Salon's Beauty & The Braid Event
Last week, New York City's Pierre Michel Salon hosted Beauty and The Braid, an evening of drinks, pampering and how to's.
The night included one-on-one chats with the stylists as guests received a braid of their choosing - most popular was the halo, fishtail, and waterfall! Guests also enjoyed fortune cookie flavored ice cream infused with Bailey's & Amaretto from Tipsyscoop and sipped on a signature cocktail from byejoe spirits! Also, thrown into the mix was some summer trends including a fun beachy look with an inexpensive accessory - a T-shirt!!!
Check out pictures below from the evening's fun event and to get inspired to try one of the beautiful styles. Not feeling adventurous or need a new style? Go to Pierre Michel Salon at 135 E 57th St. 3rd Floor New York, NY 10022.
About Pierre Michel Salon:
"I became a hairdresser because I like women and enjoy creating beauty," Pierre Ouaknine, co-owner of THE PIERRE MICHEL SALON, grins. "Also, it seemed a good way to learn English." One of a dozen children, the Ouaknines emigrated from Casablanca to New York City in the mid-Sixties. Pierre never envisioned then, at the age of 15, that he and his childhood friend Michel Obadia would wind up working at the same popular New York hair salon ten years later; and that in 1967, the pair would found one of the hottest, most enduring salons in America. But that's jumping ahead...
Once in the U.S., Pierre found employment with the salon that ultimately joined forces with the house of Revlon. Thanks to an introduction to the Creative Director of ad giant DDB Worldwide, the young stylist found himself doing sittings for fashion magazines as well as television commercials and print ads.
His partner, master cutter and stylist Michel Obadia, thinks along the same lines.
"Like Pierre, I constantly look for ways to recycle myself mentally, emotionally, professionally, artistically and technically. Our salon reflects this. Hairdressing is a portable craft. You can pack your comb and scissors and perform your art anywhere in the world. That flexibility is, in part, what keeps our profession so dynamic. It was also one of the many reasons I decided to become a stylist."
At 17, Michel left his native Morocco and moved to Paris. His talent was unmistakable. He possessed an exceptional degree of skill and a fashion-forward eye. For Michel, every cut was a "custom cut." He mastered them all. Predictably, the young stylist was embraced by some of the biggest salons in Paris. Ultimately, however, Manhattan beckoned.
Pierre and Michel were destined for triumph. After seven years of success in their first location on West 57th Street, a compelling offer from Donald Trump persuaded them to move across the street to the newly renovated Trump Towers. There,PIERRE MICHEL established itself as one of the country's first high-tech salons, offering innovative and highly advanced beauty services, including exclusive color correction and hair repair techniques. Over the ensuing ten years, the salon's premier staff continued to deliver breathtaking looks for the glitterati and New Yorkers in the know.