Best of New York by New York Magazine

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The recent crop of late-night salons turns insomnia into a beauty proposition. Best among them is this, a bright, 2,400-square-foot loft in a commercial walk-up in the heart of the meatpacking district and all its nightlife. The idea sprang out of the partylike after-hours cuts that stylists David Cotteblanche and Reynald Ricard (both Fekkai alums) once gave in Cotteblanche’s cramped Chelsea apartment. This salon houses eight stylists, a small bar stocked with free Côtes du Rhône, Sauvignon Blanc, and coffee, products by Kérastase and Phyto, and a sound system manned at peak hours by local D.J.’s, so you can get a blow-dry and rock out till 11 p.m.

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Market Watch: Late Night Salon

Red Market Late Night Salon & Lounge

previously on papermag.com by BY ZANDILE BLAY

Imagine this: it’s been a long day in the office with an equally long night ahead (mercifully, there will be Mojitos involved). You have two hours until your event and desperately need to wash and style your hair for the evening (mercifully, there might be a man involved.) The issue here? Well, it’s 8 p.m and just about every salon in the city of New York is closed. Every one that is, except Red Market.

The breathtaking salon, tucked in the heart of the Meatpacking District, is the first in New York to open exclusively in the evening. From 2 p.m until midnight, clients can stop by at their leisure and sip chilled wine and sparkling water while a handful of the leading stylists in the borough cut, color and coif. At first thought, the concept of a late night space which does double duty as a salon and a lounge makes perfect sense for this city, but it never happened until owners David Cotteblanche and Reynald Ricard put their plans into motion.

The duo met in 1992 while interviewing for stylists positions with a Paris-based, multinational salon. They immediately hit it off as friends, and immediately went their separate paths after being hired: Cotteblanche to Miami, and Riccard to Casablanca. It wasn’t until years later, when they met again as stylists at Frederic Fekkai salon in New York, that the friends decided to strike out on their own.

They debuted Red Market in 2004 to a strong reception. Since then, the duo continue to attract an ever growing cult following. It could be the convenient location, (Gansevoort), the convenient hours, or the uber cool staff. After visiting the space on a recent summer’s day, I’m going to have to chalk it up to, Cotteblanche and Riccard’s good looks, laid back vibe, and monster talent. Visit soon to decide for yourself.

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This Meat Packing District spot fits in perfectly with the neighborhood as an ideal place to pop in before heading out for a night on the town. Visit colorist Reynald Ricard, a master in the Balayage Technique for natural looking color that requires much less upkeep than regular highlights.Red Market is located at 32 Gansevort St, 4th Fl. Call 212-929-9600 or visit RedMarketNYC.com for more info.

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Can You Cut My Hair at Midnight, Please?

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.

By Angelique Serrano on latina.com

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 latina.com 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.