Jenny McCarthy

Red Market Hair Salon New York: Pomp and Circumstance

Red Market, a hair salon in New York is all about keeping you updated on the latest fashions. We believe the best fashions never truly go out of style. One great example of this is the pompadour, a flashy, sweeping hair-do that originated in the 1700’s. Madame de Pompadour, the fashion-conscious mistress of France’s King Louis XV, was the very first to wear this hair style. Since then, the pompadour has experienced several adaptations, but has remained ever-popular throughout the centuries! So it’s true—the best looks really never do go out of style!

Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour (withfriendship.com)

The “pomp” was originally stylish with Madame de Pompadour and other members of the French court. It experienced its second wave of popularity from the 1890’s-1910’s. Then men began “rocking the rooster” during the rock-n-roll 50’s era. Famous rockers, most notably The King Elvis Presley, donned the look. Since then, many well-known celebrities have worn the coiffed hair style, up until the 21st Century.

As you can see, the pompadour hairstyle is very versatile and many different celebrities sport it, both men and women. Whether your pompadour is flashy and feminine, or modern and manly, it is sure to draw envy and attention. But not everyone can rock the pompadour hairstyle. It requires a certainly vivaciousness. After all, big hair needs a big personality! You can be outgoing and full of moxy, like the singer Pink. You can be quirky and fun, like Conan O’Brien. Or you can be soulful and charismatic like Elvis Presley.

Male Celebrities

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars (hairstylesnews.com)

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber (haircutsformen.com)

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley                           (the suiteworld)

Female Celebrities

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys   (amandavogt.com)

Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda (keepyourpeckerup)

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus                     (instyle)

The pompadour is created by sweeping the hair up from the sides and forehead, so that is worn high over your face. The essential feature of the pomp is that it must be worn high in the front, and shorter on the sides and back. However, there are many variations to this style. For example, a ‘quiff’ is a mix between the hard-edged mohawk and the pompadour.You can try to create the pompadour yourself at home, but this tricky hair style is best left to the professionals. The professional stylists at Red Market will create the perfect pompadour for your personality and facial features. Whatever style you choose, it is sure to reflect your unique personality and enhance your look!

Red Market New York

Red Market Hair Salon New York

So remember to stop by Red Market to have our stylists create the perfect pompadour for you. And while you are at the salon, don’t forget to pick up some of our quality styling products! In order to maintain your pomp, the proper styling products are essential. Red Market offers a wide range of hair products through the luxury brand Kerastase. Kerastase offers a number of hair gels, sprays, and conditioners to keep those strands in shape!

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

Red Market is a high-end concept in hair salons with exclusive locations in NYC and Miami

Holiday Hair

Red Market Hair Salon New York: Going All Out With Holiday Hair

Red Market, a quality hair salon in New York, is here to tell you how to sport the best hair style this holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, it’s the time to throw caution to the wind and “let your hair down” – or pull it up. Whether it’s adorning a sleek, deep side-parted ponytail for your family’s formal Thanksgiving, to accessorizing your messy, low chignon with a silver headband, the holidays are the time for celebrating the beauty of the season. Women can don a red-carpet look and look as fabulous as the holidays are supposed to feel. Let Red Market Salons get you red-carpet ready!

Nicole Sherzinger with fishtail braid ponytail

Nicole Sherzinger with fishtail braid ponytail (instyle.co.uk)

One of 2012’s most popular looks is the braid. For a loose but elegant look, women can try the off-center plait. Pulling the braid apart after it’s done creates an effortless feel. Fishtail braids are also very chic, and can be added to any style. Nikki Reed added a skinny fishtail as a braid to her low chignon, while Nicole Scherzinger turned an ultra-high ponytail into a statement by creating a fishtail braid in the ponytail.

An elevated version of the natural look is also in vogue this season. You need only a proper cut and blow dry! Volume is the way to go if you want to wear your hair au naturel. This look is also easy to maintain for women on the go, shopping for holiday gifts, cooking amazing dinners, or running from party to party. Use volumizing spray to keep your look full of height. Adding subtle waves gives a twist to the simple blowout, as Emma Stone did with her vintage face-framing waves.

Calling back to the 1920s, finger waves are trending for holiday hair as well. From Mila Kunis to Evan Rachel Woods, celebs used finger waves to add glamour and glitz to their look. Adding a smoky eye shadow amps up the drama of this look – particularly festive for a holiday like New Year’s Eve.

Sleek, shiny hair is also a stylish choice for the holidays. Women can opt for a silky, low ponytail with a side part – easy to style for those days full of activities. Stylists recommend using a shine serum to keep the look glossy.

Hayden_Panettiere with festive bun/updo (hairextensions.com)

Hayden_Panettiere with festive bun/updo (hairextensions.com)

The bun is another sexy look for women this year. Whether it’s a messy top knot, a soft side bun, or a sleek ballerina bun, the look is party ready and easy to accessorize. A sparkly clip on the side of the head could add drama to a soft bun. A simple, drugstore headband can add drama and volume to a top knot, à la Olivia Wilde. Accessories bring out the glamour of the season. Barrettes and pins can make a simple bun special, and headbands can play up or tone down a look.

In order to keep your hair in the best condition for these great holiday looks, schedule appointments at Red Market Salon in NYC early, as the holidays book up quickly.  For a cut and blow dry, or hair color treatment, be sure to time your appointments to be right before Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, depending on your maintenance level. After you find your perfect holiday style, select a photo to bring with you. Most importantly, live it up this holiday season – it’s the perfect time to create the most beautiful version of you, and cutting-edge salons like Red Market can help you create it!

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

Red Market is a high-end concept in hair salons with exclusive locations in NYC and Miami

David Cotteblanche

Red Market Hair Salon New York: An Exclusive Interview with David Cotteblanche

David Cotteblanche

David Cotteblanche

David Cotteblanche, co-owner of Red Market New York, takes a few minutes out of his day to answer a few interview questions.

Interviewer: What is the story behind the name Red Market?
David Cotteblanche:We first opened up in the meatpacking district, and it was kind of a variety of life in the nighttime. We were one of the first late-night salons in NYC. The previous space from the meatpacking district was all about nighttime and the color red, and that helped with the ambiance we created here.

Interviewer: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to be a hair stylist?
David Cotteblanche: I was sixteen, living in Paris. I loved the opportunity and I made it my life. My parents were very supportive of that. I first wanted to become a chef, but I changed after I was working very late and long days. I wanted to interact with people, and I wanted to be creative too, which you could do as a chef. But I wanted to be creative with women; I always wanted to express myself with creativity. So I went into the hair business. The point is to make people happy.

Interviewer: What are three words you or your friends would use to describe your personality?
David Cotteblanche: Happy, fun, and creative, of course!

Interviewer: Who was your first client? And what did you do for them?
David Cotteblanche: My brother and my father. I cut short haircuts for them and then after I would cut my mother’s hair. I also had some Gypsy friends, and I would go to their camp and practice on all of them. It was a good experience, I learned early that way.

Interviewer: If you could style any celebrity’s hair today, who would it be and why?
David Cotteblanche: Marion Cotillard. She is very versatile…she is doing the Dior campaign. Every time you look at her from red carpet to a campaign to a photo shoot, she’s changing so much.

Styling for a photoshoot

David styling a model for a photoshoot

Interviewer: What is your typical thought process when styling someone for a red carpet event?
David Cotteblanche: Getting to know the person, and what she’s going to wear –as is if someone is going to a wedding. I love doing wedding and photo shoots, I love to be in the salon but also outside too. Outside you can bring the creativity from the salon. This weekend I did a few weddings on Friday and Saturday. It was beautiful.

Interviewer: What was it like contributing to the New York Post segment on chic older women in New York?
David Cotteblanche: One of my clients was profiled by this author who wanted to write about older women in New York and their fashion. I love this type of client. But we look for everyone, not just this type of woman or that type of client, we look for anyone who wants to enjoy the experience and we give that to them. They share back their experience with us, and that’s part of New York too — people whose character bring a vibe to it all.

Interviewer: What was it like working for Jacques Dessange in the 90s?
David Cotteblanche: Jacques is a businessman, with 500 franchises around the world. The experience with traveling with his company was very good. We went through training and we got knowledge and life experience. But since the 90s the hair industry has changed a bit, and now you see more people want to return to a boutique salon.

Interviewer: What was it like working for Frederic Fekkai, and how old were you when you worked for him?
David Cotteblanche: I was about 27. That was a good experience too. It was even more corporate. I learned a lot about American corporations — what to do, what not to do. And I think learning to be more corporate was a good thing for my business. It was the best experience of my life.

Interviewer: What are some new hairstyle and color trends for the season?
David Cotteblanche: Hairstyles are going shorter — like a bob just a touch above the shoulder. Or more of an extreme look like the singer Pink has, that is shorter on the sides — sort of like the 80s look. Color for the fall is all like blends, or pastels. Another trend is wigs. In many of the magazines like Vogue, the models are wearing wigs. Wigs are very sexy, and they can be versatile. I think people want to be able to change their look. We see that more and more.

Cut by David

Cut by David

Interviewer:Describe your signature hairstyle.
David Cotteblanche: My hairstyle would be based on the quality of the hair. I do a haircut for my client that is unique to her, what her style is, because it makes her happy. I want a total look, to make custom made haircut for you, based on your style, your clothes, your look. So it depends on the person. So everything flows together — your clothes move, your hair moves, it’s all together.

Interviewer: What makes you intensely happy about the world of hair and beauty? How do you define beauty?
David Cotteblanche: To see my clients with a beautiful smile makes me happy. Beauty is inside. It comes from your heart. When you are happy inside and you feel good about yourself inside you will automatically present yourself outside like that. Happiness is when you put your mind in a state of positive thinking.

Interviewer: Being French and living in American culture, how does that affect your perception of things and life?
David Cotteblanche: In a big way because America is now my home, but it’s like my second home. There is so much culture here. And my wife is from Boston, but she was born in the Philippines. So there is a mix of culture in my life.

Interviewer: Describe your morning routine, how do you get ready for the day?
David Cotteblanche: I get up and I work out. I do one hour of running or yoga. After that, I spend time with my son before I go to work.

Interviewer: What is it like being a father in this business, and what hopes do you have for your son?
David Cotteblanche: Being in this business is very exciting. I begin my work day a little bit later so I can enjoy the morning with Max, which is a great thing. I wanted to share the experience with the fashion world and the beauty world and expose him to that. I bring him on photo shoots and such. It’s fantastic for him at his age. It’s the best experience.

Interviewer: If you could go back in time and you were able to do the hair of a movie star, like for example Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe, who would it be and why?
David Cotteblanche: James Dean, absolutely.

Interviewer: Lastly, is there any quote or motto that you live by?
David Cotteblanche: This one [pointing to a tattoo on his left arm]: ‘Too fast to live, too young to die.’”
Interviewer note: This quote is often associated with Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols, but also appears in a lyric from the song titled “James Dean,” by The Eagles.

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

Red Market is a high-end concept in hair salons with exclusive locations in NYC and Miami

Reynald Ricard

Red Market Salon New York: An Exclusive Interview with Reynald Ricard

Reynald Ricard

Reynald Ricard, one of the founders and owners of Red Market Salons

Reynald Ricard, one of the founders and owners of Red Market Salons, takes a few minutes of out his busy schedule to answer a few interview questions.

Interviewer: So, how did the concept of Red Market Salon originate?
Reynald Ricard: We used to have a salon near Pastis, in the meatpacking district. We were so busy after three months, working from seven pm until very late. Soon, we decided to move to a bigger space. Our time in the meat-packing district was a good experience, we used to have wine and hang out, but we moved because the neighborhood changed. Our first idea was to be in the meatpacking area, so that was a very special experience for our first salon.

Interviewer: Where in France are you from?
Reynald Ricard: From Eastern France. It’s about two hours from Paris, and I grew up all over France.

Reynald Ricard

The Early Days

Interviewer: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to be a hair stylist?
Reynald Ricard:
I wanted to be a hair stylist starting when I was seven or eight years old. I used to watch my mom in the salon and she was best friends with the owner there. My father was a general in the army, and very different from her. She was a mentor, and he was supportive. I went to school to learn how to style hair when I was 16 or 17. It was what I always wanted to do. For two years I lived in different cities because of my father’s job. It opened my mind to new places and diverse realities of life.

Interviewer: Who was your first hair model?
Reynald Ricard: In France, I would style my mom, she was my model. It was an amazing experience.

Interviewer: Now that you live in NYC, where do you spend most of your time?
Reynald Ricard: I live in Noho, but I spend most of my time in Soho.

Interviewer: What is your favorite destination?
Reynald Ricard: On the weekend I go to my house in upstate New York. It’s beautiful, my family loves it.

Interviewer: So, you are a family man?
Reynald Ricard: Yes, I have a daughter. She is four years old.

Interviewer: How would you define happiness?
Reynald Ricard: Family is happiness!

Reynald Ricard

Here Reynald demonstrates the art of Balayage highlights, favored by celebrities today.

Interviewer: What makes you passionate about the world of hair and beauty?
Reynald Ricard: I like the transformation, and I like to see the smile of my clients. It’s important to do a good haircut or a nice color because people get so happy from it. If you lose sight of the happiness of the client, if you work too much, it’s bad. So the happiness of the client is very important.

Interviewer: What is your definition of beauty?
Reynald Ricard: Natural is beauty.

Interviewer: Can you describe your morning routine, and how you get ready for the day?
Reynald Ricard: My daughter wakes me up around 6:30am, and then I go for a run. Two days a week I start work at 9am. I also have barbershops where I work on Greenwich Avenue. So I have very busy mornings, always on the floor. I also have twenty people in Miami working at Red Market Miami. So I am busy!

Interviewer: Did you experience any hardships in being in the hair styling business? And if so, what was that like?
Reynald Ricard: It’s tough every day to have business structure. There are many challenges, especially in New York. It’s always moving and things can be difficult sometimes, but you get through that, and you learn and manage.

Interviewer: What are your hopes for the future? Where do you see Red Market in 5 years?
Reynald Ricard: We already have two salons—one in New York one in Miami. I plan to open something in East Hampton. Candy Udell [of London Jewelers] has been asking me to open something there for years, so we are planning for opening there too.

Interviewer: Lastly, who inspires you most?
Reynald Ricard: My parents are my idols. I hope to be that for my little girl.

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-11pm; Saturday 9am-8pm. Website, Facebook, Twitter.

Red Market is a high-end concept in hair salons with exclusive locations in NYC and Miami

Hair Salon New York: Fashion Week Spring 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 kicks off in New York this week from Sept 6-13. As the first fashion week, New York sets the tone for everything. From the latest clothing trends to the latest hairstyles… ponytails, braids, buns and layered hair. Everything goes! From hitting the town for Fashion Night Out to gracing couture models strutting down the catwalk, Fashion Week is time to get inspired with cutting-edge hairstyle.

The ponytailThe ponytail

The ponytail will no doubt be part of the trendy hairstyles for 2013. Easy and stylish, the ponytail is worn in different ways; from the lower part of the neck, to midway, to all the way up high on the head. The ponytail is one of the most versatile hairstyles sported by women of ages.

 

 

The bunThe bun

The bun is timeless and always trendy. Each year, the bun comes back stronger, reworked, refurbished and accessorized. And it remains to be a stylist’s favorite hairstyle. It can be worn very tightly, or it can be worn in the completely looser and more relaxed style.

 

The braidThe braid

A classic hairstyle that is suitable for any situation. The braid can be simply, in a bun or as a headband for special occasions. Whether you have long hair or medium length hair, the braid is makes for a romantic and fresh hairstyle

 

 

 

The layered lookThe layered hair

The layered hair refers to any number of lengths (short, medium or long), textures and cuts (like long bob). And when it comes adding a twist of drama and volume to hair, there’s nothing more classical or effective as a well-sculpted layer cut.

 

 

Book online now for an appointment to get the perfect look for Fashion Week.