If you’ve been a recent guest at any Loews Hotel, you might have noticed a huge amenity boost in your bathroom. Gone are the typical hotel hair dryers with little to no power, and in their place are high-performance ones capable of competing with any luxury salon tool. This addition comes from renowned hairstylist Julien Farel (clients include Ivanka Trump, Olivia Palermo and Gwyneth Paltrow), who recently moved his famed Madison Avenue salon to New York City’s newly renovated Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue.
Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa is far more than just somewhere to get your hair cut: It is 10,000 square feet of luxury beauty services, from hairdressing to dermatology to fitness, and it includes a men’s-only floor dedicated to every aspect of men’s grooming (it even opens at 7 a.m. to accommodate clients’ morning schedules). For women on the go, there are also four Power Hour treatments that provide three-in-one combinations like a blow-dry and mani/pedi (or blow-dry, mani, makeup) in just one hour. If New York isn’t on your agenda, though, you can always test out Farel’s magic touch (and strive for hair like Palermo’s) by trying his product line, the hallmark of which is his iconic shampoo/conditioner replacement, Vitamin Restore ($33). It transforms even the most damaged hair into a healthy and shiny mane.