Cutting-edge styling from the late night buzz of New York to the sun swept beaches of Miami
Created by David Cotteblanche and Reynald Ricard, the amazing concept and style of Red Market Salon is already being copied by top salons throughout the country. Red Market offers a unique salon experience unlike any other. The constantly changing environment features rotating art exhibits, music by a line-up of local DJs, and Wi-Fi internet access.
Owners, David and Reynald have been friends since 1992. They met while working for Paris’ most famous stylist, Jacques Dessange. Both David and Reynald went on to open new Jacques Dessange salons around the world. Reynald was off for Casablanca, David for Miami. A year later Reynald joined David in sunny, sexy Miami. In the late 90′s, both David and Reynald made waves in NYC working for Frederic FEKKAI.
David and Reynald were so busy they started taking on clients in the evening at David’s studio apartment. Right away they saw a real market and need for a late night salon.
In September of 2004, they took the opportunity to rent a small studio loft on Little West 12th, in the heart of the growing Meat Packing District. The loft was only 80 square feet, but it generated a lot of attention for the duo, and not long after, they realized their dream when Red Market Salon opened its current location at 32 Gansevoort Street on June 21, 2005 and later Red Market Miami salon opened its doors on December 31st, 2010.
With something as simple as the stroke of a brush Reynald Ricard of Red Market Salon turns an ordinary head of hair into a mass of burnished gold tresses. The technique he uses, called balayage, is not a new one however it is rarely seen outside the best salons of Paris. Balayage is the art of painting hair as an artist paints a canvas. And like many artists, Reynald not only uses brushes on your hair, he has been known to use whatever is at hand, literally employing everything from combs, brushes, paintbrushes and even his bare hands to make your hair look it’s best.
Compared to regular highlights, balayage is a faster, healthier and more organic process for your hair. By omitting the use of foils, balayage stops the over processing and damage that often occurs with foil highlights. You know, that nasty “grow out line” that occurs every 4 weeks or so after you visit the salon, the one that let’s everyone know that’s not your “natural” color? Well, with balayage you don’t get that! Each highlight is painted there are no stripes, therefore no line crowning you for all the world to see! And because Reynald also knows (and used to teach) hair cutting and styling at Jacques Dessange Paris, he incorporates that knowledge leaving you looking and feeling like a true masterpiece! It’s time to leave that foil in the kitchen where it belongs!
To inspire an atmosphere of evening lights with an attitude of glamour, red ropes, and the red carpet.
We started in the Meatpacking District (historically a meat market).