Red Market Late Night Salon, Manhattan’s First

For perfect party hair, New Yorkers need not look any further than the Red Market.

Founded by Reynald Ricard and David Cotteblanche who first met at the acclaimed salon Jacques Dessange in Paris and then worked together at Frederic Fekkai (which basically means that they are beyond brilliant with regard to hair), the Red Market salon was conceived after Cotteblanche and Ricard found themselves transforming part of Cotteblanche’s apartment into a make-shift salon in order to accommodate those who were unable (or unwilling) to show their locks some love during regular business hours. And so was born the idea for Red Market…

Catering especially to clients who either can’t get out of the office during regular business hours (and don’t want to give up their few weekend days) or for women looking for a place to get going-out-glam without having their buoyantly blown-out do flattened before their big night out, Red Market is the first full-service hair salon in Manhattan open exclusively in the evening. And, considering it’s location – nestled perfectly in the Meatpacking district – it could not be a more ideal hair-heaven for all your lovely ladies looking to lay back before you let loose.

I arrived at the salon on one of the numerous rainy days last week with hair so overly processed and damaged that it was practically whoring itself out for some loving. And so I met Agatha who offered me a glass of wine, like any upscale “date” would – I mean my hair doesn’t pimp itself out for any old “Jon” bearing conditioner – and lay back for a much-needed deep conditioning hair treatment. With its relaxed, lounge-like atmosphere, with music playing (which gets louder as it gets later), and a fully stocked wine bar for your sipping pleasure, Red Market is the perfect place to stop for pre-party or post-work pampering. Oh and my hair felt and looked freakin’ fantastic when I left – although I have to be honest, I would have probably wanted to go back to Red Market to hang out even if I had walked out hating my do.

While working as a health and beauty writer has its perks (like being able to get your hair done in the middle of a Monday afternoon) I would nevertheless go back the Red Market any day (or night). I am, in fact, even considering throwing a pre-bachelorette party bash for my best friend here (I mean it doesn’t get much better than a pampering pre-party – with free wine – does it?!)

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Can You Cut My Hair at Midnight, Please?

published on By Angelique Serrano

I just had one of the best haircut experiences of my life, thanks in no small part to the hour at which I was able to make my appointment: 8:00 p.m. Red Market Salon in the meatpacking district of New York City is a late-night beauty destination that caters to the long-hour workforce, as well as hard partying night owls. The loft-like space is run by two Frenchmen, who previously worked at lofty Fekkai salons, and is an easy breath of fresh air with lots of open room to wander, fun red swivel chairs and an open bar that serves complimentary wine. Doors typically open at 2:00 p.m. and don’t close until 11:00 p.m. – or until the last strands have been highlighted and blown. Haircuts hover around $100, highlights around $200, but to me, the comfort of knowing I wasn’t a slave to the bright red clock on their wall was priceless.

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Evolution of a hot neighborhood, circa 2005: First comes cheap sex. Then overpriced cocktails. Finally, fancy beauty treatments.

Some would argue that “devolution” is the better term, but whatever.

If only to keep another tacky velvet roper from hogging the real estate, we applaud the salonification of the Meatpacking District — Michael Angelo’s Wonderland and Sally Hershberger’s new Face Place, an amazing facials-only haven upstairs from her (obscenely overpriced) hair emporium.

And we were totally wowed by newcomer Red Market, which took a little from every era and came up with a genius concept: a salon that keeps evening hours and is cool enough to hang out in.

Co-owned by Fekkai alums David Cotteblanche and Reynald Ricard, the salon shares space with Nalunyc Surf Shop and has hipster-chic trappings — hand-painted robes, wi-fi, rotating DJs on the playlist, and a rooftop deck.

Just imagine: You’re getting no action from the cuties at Five Ninth, so you skip upstairs for a quick snip, then go back and show them who’s boss. (You, and you are now so over it.)

Hey, that’s progress.