SALON STYLE: Pierre Michel has become serious about hair extensions. Last week, the tony Midtown salon recruited Piny, the West Coast hair extension guru, to train Michel and four stylists on his signature hair-extension method. Piny, best known for his dramatic tress enhancements on rock stars, movie stars and Playboy models, focuses his craft on customizing a client’s hair texture with human hair, which he imports from Scandinavia, Russia and Yugoslavia. All hair extensions used for treatments at Pierre Michel will be custom blended and manufactured at Piny of Beverly Hills. Piny will continue training Pierre Michel staff every six to seven weeks, at which time he will be available for special consultations. Prices for hair extension services at Pierre Michel range from $1,500 to $4,000.
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THINK PINK: Zotos International is acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month by kicking off a week full of fund-raising events for the Noel Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focusing on women and children. The weeklong event by the maker of Joico and Iso hair care products kicks off Oct. 21 and runs through Oct. 25. The week starts with a color-and-cut-a-thon at the company’s Artistic Institute located within its Darien, Conn.-based headquarters complex. Open to employees and the surrounding public on Oct. 21-22, haircuts will be available for $40, single-process color services will cost $60 and partial highlights will cost $80. The rest of the week, Zotos will host education and fund-raising events.
BRIDAL POWER: Splash Destination CitySpa, the Upper East Side-based emporium, located within health club Sports Club/LA, is recognizing what has become a bridal tradition: a day of beauty for the bride and her bridesmaids. Two bridal packages are now being offered, each of which entails hours of beauty, exercise and food. The Executive Package costs $275 per person — or $1,250 for a party of five — and includes a 50-minute facial, a 50-minute massage, a continental breakfast, lunch and a wine-and-cheese reception. The Ultimate Destination package costs $325 per person — or $1,500 for a party of five — and includes the same menu with the addition of a 25-minute body smoother treatment. Each bridal package includes access to all workout facilities and group exercise classes.
MANHATTAN MAN: Argentine hair maestro Rodolfo Valentin is bringing his services to 1020 Madison Avenue on Oct. 23, when he opens a salon here bearing his name. The 2,200-square-foot space will offer 17 styling stations, as well as a private room for his society clients, such as Claudia Cohen, Andrea Stark and Susan Hess. Valentin will share his time between the new Manhattan location and his sprawling Cedarhurst, Long Island spa and salon, which offers more than 100 spa treatments and was voted one of the top four U.S. spas by American Spa Magazine in its April 2002 issue. Valentin, best known for his hair-coloring and hair-extensions techniques, will offer his customized services from the new salon, as well as waxing, manicures and pedicures. Clients receiving polish services will be given a bottle of their chosen nail polish as a complimentary gift.