Monday, April 11, 2011

Birds and Fellas

I’ve always been oh-so-spoiled.  When working on As The World Turns, the talented and sassy Theresa Marra-Siliceo, an Emmy Award winning Key Hairstylist, cut and styled my hair during her spare time at the studio.  I provided her with a creative outlet to test out new looks, as I was treated to the trendiest sexy haircuts.  Now that our soap opera has long wrapped, and the lovely Theresa is working her little butt off all around the television world, I realized it was time to find a salon that could make me almost as happy as she did.
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As an East Village resident, I pass cute intimate salons each and every day.  After purchasing a Groupon for Birds and Fellas, an adorable little salon just one block from my apartment, I couldn’t wait for my first appointment.  I’m a sucker for a good deal, as I feel savvy purchasing a luxury service experience at an affordable rate.  My stylist Jennifer greeted me when I arrived with a cheery smile, showcasing her bubbly personality.  This Los Angeles transplant, who has converted into a Brooklyn hipster, wore the perfect spring floral dress and white Ray Bans.  She handed me a form to fill out to update my personal profile in their system for my future visits.  I circled my preferred beverages by seasonal menu, to be handed to me upon arrival at my next appointment.  Spring/Summer choices included Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and premium cold sake.  Autumn/Winter offerings included hot chocolate, Shiraz, Merlot, and Cabernet.  The Anytime Hot/Cold menu included gourmet teas and coffees, Evian water, Diet Coke and Orangina.  Of course I chose a wine option for each season.  Then I circled my favorite magazine from a list of popular options.  Are you a couture fashionista who craves Vogue?  Or a gossip fiend who lives on Us Weekly?  No matter your interests, there is a fluff publication ready to entertain you.

After discussing my vision of long layers, Jennifer washed, conditioned, and massaged my scalp.  What girl doesn't find this time to be the most relaxing moments of the salon experience?  Then she got to work at her chair by the window, quickly yet expertly cutting my long dark locks.  I can only hope I can imitate her blow drying tricks.  The style came out so perfect that I wished I had a hot date that evening to show it off.  I decided then and there to book my next appointment for a June haircut and to try out Ombre color, the celebrity driven highlights craze of darker roots with lightened tips.  I can’t wait to rock the look this summer.

Birds and Fellas will text or email you a reminder when you are due for another cut, color, or touchup, along with available appointments at that time.  They also host regular cocktail socials at the hair lab or select local bars where guests can mingle for networking or just to make new friends.  With reasonably priced women’s cuts starting at just $64, Birds and Fellas is a steal in the New York City beauty scene.

Where is your favorite salon? xo


  1. And you didnt post pics of your sexy new 'do??
    Sounds like an amazing time.
    I get my hair cut at bumble and bumble... the free hair cuts LOL>


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