Marie Bové Salon in the News
Most stylish New Yorkers: Debra Rapoport
The Upper East Side artist favors conscious dressing and celebrates a wardrobe of
thrift-store treasures. Favorite Salon:
Time Out New York February 3, 2012
Favorite salon: “My [stylist] is Shannon Arell; she does house calls [and offers me]
personal attention. She also works at the Marie Bove Salon (27 E 20th St between
Broadway and Park Ave; 212-533-3400, mariebove.com).”
Ten best salons and stylists
The city’s most stylish tell us where they get beautiful. — Eva
Time Out New York February 8, 2011
1. For cuts and styling in the comfort of your own home, seek
out Shannon Arell. The house-visiting hairstylist says she’s
just as happy working with “soccer moms as Williamsburg
hotties,” and will collaborate with you to create a custom look.
You can also visit her in her natural habitat, Marie Bové Salon.
For house appointments: 917-750-8516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For salon appointments: 27 E 20th St between Park Ave South and
Broadway (212-533-3400, mariebove.com). Men’s cuts start at $60,
women’s start at $75, single-process color starts at $85,
highlights start at $95. House appointments cost an additional
Smoothing and Straightening
Curl Stylist August 02, 2010
Summertime finds lots of stylists pumping out the Brazilian Keratin Treatments.
At Marie Bove in NYC, salon, celebrity and super-session stylist Don Francis,
likes H2Pro’s Vivace Flat Iron, which combines ceramic, far-infrared heat and
three different nano technologies: “It works fast and adds incredible shine.”
On-set, he favors the versatility of Create Ion’s styling irons with digital
ceramic technology, a real-time LCD display and cushions for optimum plate
alignment. Says Francis, “The Create Ion two-way styler lets you curl or
straighten hair, so there’s less to carry in my kit when I work on location.
In Praise of Glossy Hair
The New York Times February 22, 2009
As an Episcopal priest, I am a public figure. Like Ann Snitow, a professor and
customer quoted in the column, I also advocate for women as a teacher and author.
I have had my hair cut and highlighted at Marie Bové Salon since graduating from
college 25 years ago.
The Scissors Go Snip; The Dollars Grow Dear
The New York Times February 12, 2009
When Ann Snitow, a professor of literature and gender studies at the New School
for Social Research, had her curly hair straightened a year ago, the compliments
from friends were lavish and immediate. Since then, Professor Snitow, 65, has been
a regular customer at Marie Bové Salon on East 20th Street, near Broadway, where
she returns about once a week for maintenance.
New York Magazine
Thanks to extravagantly high ceilings, ornate pillars, and other architectural details
left over from the building's former life as a synagogue, a styling at Marie Bové feels
like a grand experience.
A Cozy Hair Destination in a Busy Business District.
The Space -
Marie Bove may be the holiest hair salon in town-- the ground level space was
once a Jewish temple, and up a few steps, through two gothic columns, a rabbi once
led his services. Now, three wash stations provide a different sort of sanctuary.
The color purple dominates on both an ornate turn-of-the-century ceiling and on
regal chintz sofas in the waiting area. The decor takes an eclectic turn with the
work of a local artist (on sale) and thoroughly modern styling stations.
The Services -
The clientele, ranging from funky downtown girls to matronly sorts, come here for
reasonably priced cuts (blow dry included), up 'dos, color, permanents and relaxers.
Aveda is the product line of choice, and the Aveda Elixer Remedy conditioning
treatment works wonders for problematic manes with a scalp massage, essential
oil application and some time under the dryer.
Great Hair Scoops
Getting the Look: “The short cut is back,”
says super-stylist Don Francis, who works at Marie Bove in NYC.
“Simple, clean, easy lines are slightly stronger now and a touch more
architectural than they were in summer.