A good hair cut can make your day (or week, month, life…)

ION Studio on 41 Wooster Street in Soho, Zoe waiting for her cut after a perfect hair wash and massage, Marie Lou & D on 345 West Broadway, David Marshek, colorist at ION Studio
ION Studio on 41 Wooster Street in Soho, Zoe waiting for her cut after a perfect hair wash and massage, Marie Lou & D on 345 West Broadway, David Marshek, colorist at ION Studio

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner and our guest editor Zoe Warncke in New York hadn’t been to the hairdresser in ages. She was in full knowledge of taking care of her hair herself and never regretted a thing she did. But then we gave her a difficult assignment: Research the best salons in New York, one for a perfect cut and the other one for color. This is what happened:

Best for cutting: MARIE-LOU & D

When I met Tre Wyrosdick, the stylist, and Alissa the manager, there was one word for it: Friendly. The salon makes you feel like you sit down with your friends in Paris for a charming conversation about your hair. Tre asked me EVERYTHING he needs to know so I can manage my hair afterwards. He showed me different tools to use, or not to use at all, and showed me products without the selling speech. The best pieces of advice he gave me: The cut has to fit into your daily routine and I can totally use my hands for styling and drying my hair if I feel comfortable with it. And the hair dryer does not have to run on the highest level to get the best results and not using a hair dryer at all is totally fine as well.

Zoe Warncke: Is a good cut as important for curly, thick hair as well as for fine, straight hair?
Tre Wyrosdick: Haircuts are an important part of maintaining the health of one’s hair, regardless of density or texture. Hair that is straight tends to show its signs of damage more readily than its curly cousin which can distract from dry ends with its coiled texture.

Zoe Warncke: How often should one get a hair cut?
Tre Wyrosdick: One’s daily routine will often determine the necessity of a trim. The more often we use heated tools such as blow dryers and heated tongs or the frequency with which we color our hair will shorten the time between cuts. Someone who uses heated tools 3-5 times a week and/or colors monthly should consider a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to keep the hair healthy, whereas one who might dry their hair naturally and only uses hot tools a few times a month may be able to get up to 10 to 12 weeks from a cut.

ABOUT TRE WYROSDICK, Hairdresser at Marie Lou & D
Tre’s drive has gained notice, winning coveted spots backstage for numerous shows during New York Fashion Week, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Balmain x HM, Cedric Charlier, among many others. His work has also been featured in InStyle Magazine, Marie Claire as well as Purewow and other publications. Tre is also a certified Wella Master Colorist and brand educator sharing his passion with other hairdressers as well as a quickly growing clientele, in the heart of Soho. “I would say my speciality is the total look or transformation, I just love the way people light up when they feel better than they ever have!”

Best for color: ION STUDIO

My first impression of that salon was: this could be a spaceship. And quite a ride it was — back to my natural hair color. The colorist David Marshek had the most soothing effect on me, and one advice he gave me was: treat your hair like your most expensive favorite cashmere sweater. I promised him, I will. He also said that UV protection for colored hair is really useful and offered by lots of brands. And as fas as choosing a color based on the season, his advice is simple: Go with what makes you happy. There are no rules for the seasons.

After completing two years of training with top colorists at John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman, David came to ION STUDIO NYC to refine his techniques under editorial colorist Kimberley Pierce. His color work has been featured in numerous runway shows including Akris, Desigual, and BCBG Max Azria.