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Get Lovely Locks at NYC's Loews Regency's New Julien Farel Salon

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April 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM | by | Comments (3)

The Loews Regency Hotel NYC closed on January 1st for a $70-million overhaul, and when it opens this fall, it will have more glam than we originally expected: It will have Julien Farel.

Not quite sure who Julien Farel is? Just ask Ivanka Trump, Richard Gere, Carl Bernstein, Salma Hayek, Kate Moss, Kate Beckinsale and Rafael Nadal (see photo below), who all pay upwards of $1,000 for him to go to town on their hair. And, no, we're not kidding, you can see for yourself on his website. “It’s $650 (for a cut)," he told Departures. "If they hand me the blow-dryer, it’s another $250."

Apparently he's that good, and no, you won't be getting an appointment with him. But his staff will do you up nice for much cheaper, probably in the $95 to $120 range judging by the prices at his two other hotel salons, the Setai Fifth Avenue and the Capella Pedregal in Cabo.

Farel's new "flagship" salon at the Regency will be 10,000 square feet with floor to ceiling windows and a dedicated entrance on 61st Street.

“I have an eye for all things beauty,” said Farel. “This salon and spa will be a complete wellness experience rooted in hair, nails, makeup and fitness. What we bring most to the Loews Regency is an incredible team of professionals and talent to care for the needs of our clients and hotel guests.”

Considering we typically cut our hair with clippers in hotel bathrooms, we're thinking Mr. Farel might be a bit out of our league. But it will add some extra flair to the hotel, and it will certainly attract some high-end clientele.

Before its closing, rates for the Regency were starting at around $465/night. We'll let you know if the addition of the salon pushes it any higher.

[Photo: Loews Regency Hotel]

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That quote

kills me. "If they hand me a blowdryer it's another $250." meanwhile that's about the most i would spend on a hotel room.

I am glad

that the hotel will actually close for several months to complete this major renovation. It appears to me that when hotels complete major renovations while keeping the hotel open-it turns out to be a case of "lipstick on a pig."

Re: That Quote

Isn't it funny? I can't remember the last time I paid to have my hair cut. I was serious about that whole clippers in the bathroom thing.

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