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Cool Girl Hair


Cool Girl Hair

Here’s a look that simply never goes out of fashion; ’cool girl hair’. Showcased by ’cool girl’ model Romee Strijd it’s about effortless, long tousled strands, casually parted in the center and tucked behind one ear (add large hoop earring to be even more on trend).  Says Marie-Lou&D Head Colorist Tre Wyrosdick of the New York based Dutch mode’s blonde locks. “It’s the perfect shade of light blonde and her lighter strands which can be achieved with French balayage and highlights accentuate the natural movement of the hair.” To emulate the low-key style Tre says to spritz damp hair with a texturizing or salt water spray then blow dry with a diffuser. 
Check out more of fall’s hottest hair and beauty looks.


Beauty update:  the statement manicure

Another hot contender for fall beauty is the dramatic statement mani which came embellished with logos at Marc Jacobs, crystal studded at Gucci and with floral motifs on many other runway’s. If a more classic look is more your speed, hit the Marie-Lou&D nail bar for a chic French manicure or go dark without the detail in hues of black, merlot and charcoal.


Fashion Fix:  it accessories

During these trans-season times the best instant update comes courtesy of unique jewelry and accessories. We love the artisanal-inspired jewelry collection Uldine by New York designer Tara Compton. The handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces feature industrial metals of steel, brass and copper, adorned with colorful gemstones and earthy materials like leather, bone, pearl, shells and jade.


Color Pop

MLD’s Creative Director Leon Gorman has been busy weaving his magic for Elle, quite literally. For this bold eco warrior avatar style shot, Leon “braided the hair from front to back mixing extensions with colored wool to create a strong, modern, futuristic look.”  The dramatic lined eyes in vivid hues of red and blue are also a big look for the coming season for those feeling brave.


Labor Day gift certificate

In celebration of Labor Day make an appointment with the MLD creative team this week to receive $25 toward any cut or color service (ends 9/4).


The Classic Cut

Image:  Wella

Image: Wella

The Classic Cut

In a world full of trends, it’s refreshing to celebrate looks that suits everyone and simply never go out of style. Like the classic shoulder bone grazing blunt crop, which is a more modern take on the bob and a great way to flatter and soften all face shapes, while adding thickness and natural looking texture. "Women are loving this look right now, the length is glamorous and the soft layered effect creates volume and movement”, says Tre Wyrosdick, Color Director for Marie-Lou&D. To really enhance the look and shape of the cut go for some clever color contouring. “Balayage was the technique used to achieve this cool sandy blonde tone which accentuates the rich brunette shades,” says Tre. The beauty of this look is it works straight and  

sleek and also in sexy beach waves. To style at home Tre recommends applying a root volumizer and blow dry balm to damp hair to create natural volume and smooth the ends. 

"Women are loving this look right now, the length is glamorous and the soft layered effect creates volume and movement."

Then use a curling iron in alternating directions to achieve the natural beauty finish. To rock the style for days, use dry shampoo to inject more volume and definition. Make a date with Tre or one of the MLD Creative Team for a classic cut or balayage highlights.

Image:  Vogue

Image: Vogue

Beauty update:  Why strong is the new skinny

Jennifer Lawrence graces the September issue of Vogue and uses it to reinforce her stance on positive body image saying the word fat should be banned and refusing to diet or starve herself for the sake of a role. No wonder we all love her. “That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong—not thin and underfed.”

Image:  The Cut

Image: The Cut

Fashion Fix:  street style

Copenhagen fashion week has taken to the runway but the real action is happening on the street. Check out this fashion inspo which proves the Danish city is full of seriously stylish people who despite their reputation for only wearing black have proved they also love bright color pops, loud prints, and cool cozy knits.

Image:  Thrillist

Image: Thrillist

Hanging out in Soho

As New York’s best hair salon and spa in SoHo we consider it our duty to arm you with the ultimate hit list of the best bars, restaurants and hangouts in the area.  Enjoy the last days of summer. .

Enjoy a $25 gift certificate toward any color treatment now through labor day.


Image:  Wella

Image: Wella

Sexy Summer Braids

This sexy windswept braided crown look is gorgeous and easy to pull off. A little Game of Thrones meets summer festival cool, it’s just the ticket for these hot August nights, especially in traffic-stopping shades of amber. To rock on trend style Marie Lou&D creative director Leon Gorman says “Spritz hair with sea salt spray to create texture, separate two small sections on either side of your head, weave a long braid then pin up."  See, instant glamour.

Image:  Glamour

Image: Glamour

Beauty update:  the textured lob

The other hot contender for hairstyle of the moment is the textured lob (long bob). This effortless ‘Don’t care, summer hair’ look is achieved by having your stylist create lots of layers and adding golden highlights courtesy of French balayage.

Image:  Vogue

Image: Vogue

Fashion Fix:  pre-fall wardrobe pieces

On planet fashion, the new fall season is beginning to drop (sad, we know). But in the real world, you need pieces to update our wardrobe for the trans-seasonal days ahead. Check out this shopping inspo from Vogue.

In magazine land, the bumper September issues are about to hit the stands showcasing the hot new fashion and beauty trends of the season. And in the case of Harper’s Bazaar they also pay tribute to icons of the style and music world, including the one and only Courtney Love, who recently visited Marie-Lou & D for a session with our creative director Leon Gorman.

Make sure you book your cut or color with the MLD creative team before 5 September to take advantage of our $25 gift card toward any hair treatment.  Perhaps a dramatic color change is in order?


Don’t Care Summer Hair


Don’t Care Summer Hair

High summer calls for easy, effortless hairstyles like Miranda Kerr’s sexy undone
texture waves. The supermodel and beauty guru is also showcasing a deep side part and
beachy highlights. The trick to creating easy glamorous styles in summer according
to Marie-Lou&D’s Creative Director Leon Gorman is to embrace layered textured cuts
and sun kissed shades courtesy of French balayage.

Check out InStyle’s edit of 25 Easy Summer Hairstyles


Beauty update:  Complexion Perfection

Beautiful natural skin is the new foundation according to New York's top facialist's at Marie-Lou & D who recommend indulging in their signature rejuvenating facial to hydrate summer skin, counteract any sun damage and refine the surface of the skin to show off a fresh, glowing face.

Fashion Fix:  Cool French Girl Style

As a French-inspired salon in New York’s downtown district of Soho, we’re big time fans of French women and their cool enduring style.  So enjoy this wardrobe inspo from Harper’s Bazaar on How to Shop Like a French Girl this Summer.


In celebration of summer, enjoy $25 off any cut or color treatment with the
Marie-Lou & D creative team (now through labour day).


If you're looking for a little slice of island life without leaving the city, head to Gillian’s the summer pop up restaurant and bar at our neighbour’s the Soho Grand. The Hampton’s meets Sydney outdoor hotspot is inspired by Moby’s in East Hampton and has the best watermelon margarita’s and wood fired pizza’s in New York.


The Bob Hairstyle is Back


The Bob is Back

Trust supermodel-of-the-moment Bella Hadid to ignite lust for summer’s hottest hairstyle - yes the bob is back baby. The classic look makes a fashionable return every couple of years according to New York’s top hair stylist and MLD Creative Director, Leon Gorman who says the great news is it’s a style that suits most face shapes.

“There is a real eighties vibe in fashion and beauty and Bella really kicked things off when she showed off her dramatic crop and bangs at the CFDA awards,” says Leon who shared his expert tips for getting the look. Look out Bella.

Which shape face shape best suits the bob? 
“It’s such a classic cut that works for most women, especially those with oval faces.  If you have a long face or square jaw, I’d recommend going a little longer and softening things with some layers at the top.”

What is the ideal length? 
“For a lovely shape around the face, half and inch under the chin”.

Are there different ways to work the bob? 
“Yes you could go for a short sharp bob that’s all the one length for that Pulp Fiction feel.  Or break it up with a few layers to make the look less bowl like.”

Are bangs a must? 
“The bob looks fierce with bangs, but can also look very demure the same length and worn center-parted or swept to one side.”

Does a dramatic cut call for a dramatic color change? 
“It’s such a cool geometric style that can look even more fashion-forward in shades of platinum blonde, rose gold or hot chocolate like Bella.  I’d advise lightening things up and creating dimension with balayage in summer and moving into more brunette shades for fall”.


Beauty update:  Bleached brows and blonde

Beauty trends change at lightning speed.  Remember when it was all about darker brows against lighter locks?  Well making the case for bleaching your brows to a barely-there shade (aka much lighter than your hair color) is Georgia May Jagger and fellow IT models.   Time to lighten up?

Fashion Fix:  Best Street Style

The Fall Couture 2017 season has just debuted on the Paris runway. And because not all of us can afford a million dollar Chanel gown (yes some of these bespoke creations have fetched millions) take a fashion tip instead from the impossibly chic women on the street. Here’s Harper’s Bazaar’s round-up of the best street style action


If you’re inspired to go for the chop – Sarah Jessica Parker has just joined Bella and gone for a platinum bob – or fancy a fresh color change, make an appointment at Marie-Lou &D with one of our creative team and receive a $25 discount through July.


As a French inspired salon in New York we’re beyond excited to discover that it’s French restaurant week. In honor of Bastille Day, grab your beret and make a reservation to dine on delicious French fare at one of these hotspots Bistro Cassis, Petit Poulet, Maison Hugo and La Camelle. Bon Appetite.


Salon Fabulous Color 


Salon Fabulous Color 

Marie-Lou&D is home to New York’s best hair stylists including our resident Creative Colorist/Stylist Tre Wyrosdick who shared his pro tips for balayage and getting the bronde (brown – blonde) look with lifestyle blogger Alyssa Amoroso of Publyssity.  “There is more subtlety and nuance in acquiring the right shade for brunette’s going lighter, “ says Tre who suggests starting with a glossing service first if you want to experiment with color. Get the low down from Tre on the hottest shades and best way to care for colored hair. 


Fashion Fix:  Shop like a Fashion Editor

Discover how to work the latest trends – and shop the best designer pieces on sale - thanks to this expert edit from the fashionista’s at Farfetch.  Which in case you haven’t heard, is now owned by Vogue, so the fashion finds are only going to get better.

Beauty update:  Top tips from make-up Artist Pat McGrath

The fashion world’s star make-up artist Pat McGrath is renowned for her heart stopping runway and editorial looks – so when she shares her beauty inspirations and advice take note.


Color Change

Make an appointment for balayage or some sexy summer highlights with the Marie-Lou &D creative team and receive $25 toward any color service until end of June.

The Manhattan Flea Market

Great news for fans of Brooklyn Flea – a Manhattan outpost has set up permanently in Soho/TriBeCa.  Many of the fashion, furnitur and antique vendors you love will now line Watts Street and 6th Avenue every Saturday.  And there’s more excitement for foodies, a Manhattan Smorgasburg will move in just down the road in mid-July. 


Curl Crush

Curl Crush

The hair stylist behind these gorgeous curls - set to appear in the Italian edition of Elle Magazine - is Marie Lou & D’s very own Creative Director Leon Gorman. If this shot evokes serious curl envy (we can’t blame you), Leon says protect against the humidity frizz factor in summer and show off controlled curls by using the right styling product for your hair. “Wavy hair can create great shape with a curl cream like Kerastase Oléo-Cream which is moisturizing but lightweight. To keep tighter curls in check, use a mousse like Shu Uemura Kaze Wave.” To create curls, get to work with a small curling iron or wand. “Use a setting spray then wrap sections in alternating directions for a natural looking curl. Let the hair cool then shake out from the root and lock things in with a humidity resistant hairspray.” Feeling adventurous? Leon recommends going for a salon perm (yep, they’re back baby) for that free flowing beachy look all year round. 


Fashion Fix: Red Carpet Style

The A-list were out in force in New York at the weekend for the Tony Awards, which honors Broadway’s biggest stars.  Take a little wardrobe inspiration from the red-carpet for the upcoming summer soirée season. 


Beauty tip:  A sexy red lip

A bold red lip is an instant ticket to glamour. Just ask Lena Durham who has penned an essay for Vogue on the power and allure of red lipstick.  Yes, we can rock a red lip and still be feminists.  And against glowing summer skin this look is sizzling.


Color Change

If a dramatic color change, balayage or some sexy summer highlights is top of your beauty wish list make an appointment with the Marie Lou & D creative team and receive $25 toward any color service. Right now the hot hues are strawberry and rose gold, platinum and honey blonde.


Wedding Fever

Following in the beautiful footsteps of new brides Pippa Middleton and Miranda Kerr, Jessica Chastain has married her long-term partner in a 17th century villa in Italy (as one does). The actress was gorgeous in a custom strapless embroidered and lace with corseted bodice dress by former Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisc.  

Check out the most magical bridal trends of the season.

Summer's Coolest Hair Shades

Summer's Coolest Hair Shades

Celebrate the arrival of the sunshine with a glamorous color change.  It’s all about cotton candy, coppery red and sexy dip-dye ends right now says Marie Lou & D’s Creative Director Leon Gorman.  “Lighten up your locks for summer with fun shades of champagne pink, sunkissed blonde and rose gold like the gorgeous Jessica Chastain.” 

Check out this celebrity color inspo courtesy of Allure. 


Fashion Fix: Best New Season Looks

An instant style update is easy thanks to this curated summer wardrobe showcasing the seasons hottest trends - vivid prints, breezy dresses, denim for days, sexy ruffles and nautical stripes. Click here to provoke wardrobe envy.

A-list Glamour:  Gwyneth Paltrow’s Beauty Routine

No matter your thoughts on Ms Paltrow there’s no denying her lifestyle site is highly addictive.  As for the secret behind that immaculate skin and toned body, the actress turned life guru divulges her beauty, health and fitness secrets right here.



If a color change is top of your beauty wish list make an appointment with the Marie Lou & D creative team and receive a $25 gift card toward any balayage or highlight service.  As they say, a change is as good as a holiday.

Valid until June 21st . 


Celebrity Diets

Bikini season is upon us and while we can’t all have a killer body to rival Brazilian bombshell Giselle Bunchen we can take a tip from her eating habits along with the diets adopted by Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna and co.

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