The New Bob

It’s non-stop A-list glamour on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and at MLD we’re loving that the classic bob has stepped into the spotlight thanks to model of the moment Bella Hadid’s new look. Also showcasing a chic chin-length crop is felllow supermodel Hailey Baldwin and beautiful French actress Marion Cotillard. The best bit about today’s bob is you can wear it super sleek (hello flat iron), sexy and textured (just add serum) or show off vintage style curls or waves.  “The bob never goes out of style because it looks great on women of all ages, hair colors and textures.  Right now you can give it a modern update with different styling techniques including messy up-do’s,” says Marie-Lou & D Creative Director Leon Gorman.

View all the celebrity style at Cannes here

 
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Vanessa Paradis shares her beauty secrets

Given our obsession with Cannes and all things French right now it’s only fitting we let you on the beauty and style secrets of stunning French model, singer and Chanel muse Vanessa Paradis.  The body is down to ballet, she can’t survive without charcoal eyeliner and that wet look hair is perfect for the hot summer nights ahead.  "Apply gel through your hair, separate and twirl around your fingers and dry with a diffuser.  For that oily wet look, finish by smoothing serum through the mid length and ends" says Leon.

Vanessa Paradis’ beauty secrets

 
 
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Fashion fix: Cat Eyes

Now that the sun is finally out (well, we can only hope) it’s time to cover up.  What’s not to love about these cool cat eye sunglasses (so Coachella meets the catwalk) which are so chic and a total steal at $60.  Add to cart now.

Shop Le Specs at Net-A-Porter

A Little Inspiration:   Sunset Cocktails on the Grand Banks

Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season and if you’re not heading out of town hit the Hudson River for spectacular sunsets, and a sip of rose aboard the floating oyster bar Grand Banks.  The seasonal bar is a historic wooden schooner inspired by the oyster barges that lined Manhattan’s shores during the 18th century.  

Memorial Day aboard Grand Banks

 
 

Brazilian Blowout

Want to tame the frizz and curly unruly tresses? The creative team at Marie-Lou&D are ready to transform you into an instant bombshell courtesy of a Brazilian Blowout - the salon smoothing treatment that beauty editors, celebrities and style aficionados swear by.  Book now to receive a $25 discount. 

Valid until June 7, 2017


Sexy Natural Waves

On the runway right now, designers and luxury brands are showcasing their Resort 2018 collections (the clothes you need to bridge the gap between Fall/Winter and Spring Summer).  But at Marie-Lou & D our eyes were on the hair (as well as those winged eyes) at Louis Vuitton’s epic show in Japan. “There is definitely a very modern, natural, wavy vibe around but the direction for hair this season is really a melting pot. There’s a feeling of freedom, self-expression and anything goes” says Leon Gorman, our new Creative Director who regularly works his magic for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire.

Check out Leon's stellar work here
 View the Louis Vuitton Resort 2018 collection

Courtney Love drops into
Marie-Lou & D

Courtney Love dropped into our salon last Saturday on the recommendation of a friend at Vogue and we can report those infamous platinum locks are now a demure shade of honey.  “I used mousse to give her hair texture, brushed it out then gave her a blow-out.  The look was tousled and wavy with a hint of rock and roll. She’s really sweet and very chilled,” says Leon.

Visit MLD to enjoy your salon or beauty experience with our expert stylists & colorists.

 
 
 

 

Fashion fix:  Platform sandals

Elevate your spring wardrobe and inject some fun with the shoe of the season – a stripe, print or 70’s style platform. Shop your favorite platform here

 

 

A Little Inspiration:   Taste of TriBeCa

TriBeCa is one of New York’s best destinations for foodies.  To enjoy the culinary delights of this cool neighborhood, head to Taste of TriBeCa this Saturday to sample the food fest from the likes of Locande Verde, Bouley, Nobu, Marc Forgione, Little Park, and we could be on.

 

Right now, enjoy a Shu Uemura salon experience on us with every hair color appointment.  We tailor each treatment to your needs and the delectable products come infused with moisturizing, repairing and color protecting ingredients like camellia oil, magnolia extract and a cocktail of vitamins, lipids and amino acids which all translates to maximum glamour, shine and health.

Offer valid until May 25th


Hair Color Contouring

The hot hair trend of the moment says Marie-Lou &D stylist Katie Murphy is “Color contouring which like make-up contouring brings out the best of your facial bone structure.” An extension of balayage - painting on highlights to give a natural graduated look - the contouring technique is done by adding highlights to lighten and low-lights to create shadows and give the illusion of a more defined face shape.  Now if that’s not a trend to get excited about we don’t know what is.  For all the latest hair trends check out Marie-Lou & D on Pure Wow.  

 
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Style Fix: 
The Ruffle Top

Fashion is in a frilly mood - the IT top of the season is a flirty ruffled blouse with sexy one shoulder.  Add this to your wardrobe now for an instant spring style update and work it back with your favorite denims or cropped wide leg pants.  

 

Beauty Update: 
Manicure for Mom

Enjoy quality time with mom this Sunday with a pampering Manicure and Pedicure package at the Marie-Lou & D nail bar.  We use OPI lacquers and our nail gurus have declared soft pastel pink, stark white and moody metallic spring’s best shades. 

 

Right now, enjoy a Shu Uemura salon experience on us with every hair color appointment.  We tailor each treatment to your needs and the delectable products come infused with moisturizing, repairing and color protecting ingredients like camellia oil, magnolia extract and a cocktail of vitamins, lipids and amino acids which all translates to maximum glamour, shine and health.

Offer valid until May 25th

 
 

Fashion Photography

There’s many reasons to head to The Met now that spring has arrived - the Rooftop Garden is open, the fashion wizardry of Rei Kawakubo The Art of In Between is a must-see, and Irving Penn: Centennial, an exhibition celebrating one of the greatest photographers of our time is a visual feast.  Penn who reigned in the 40’s and 50’s is revered for his black and white nudes, portraits of key society figures like Truman Capote and Audrey Hepburn, and stunning Vogue fashion shoots.

 


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Fashion, Fantasy, Celebrity Glamour

Considered fashion’s Oscars the A-list was out in force to celebrate the 2017 Met Gala in New York. This year the honoree is Rei Kawakubo, the Japanese conceptual designer behind Comme des Garcon, so naturally the theme was avant garde. Rihanna rocked the code - and shut down the red carpet - in a cascading floral gown. Elsewhere, the look was glamour with a hint of fantasy.

 

Best Beauty Looks

We loved Emily Ratajkowki and Lily-Rose Depp sexy winged eye and Cara Delevingne literally shone in silver Chanel, right down to her pixie crop. 
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Red Carpet Round up

 J.Lo went for old style glamour and we approve. read more...

 

 
 
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With mother’s day on the horizon, why not indulge in a day of pampering?

Voted one of the best hair salons in NYC, round up your mom or your squad and take advantage of our Full Day Beauty Pass where you can enjoy hair services including balayage, massage, manicures, pedicures and our signature facial.  Salon days are the best days after all… 

 
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If you’re anything like us, you love to combine fitness with fun.
The best thing about spring is working out, outdoors, especially as exercising in nature has been proven to regulate stress hormones, increase endorphins, lower blood pressure and increase your natural cancer fighting cells. 

Try it out:  Yoga in Central Park  
Vinyasa classes (which combine breath with movement to cleanse and recharge) for all levels are held every Sat and Sun at 12 now through to 29 October. 

 
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