Tress up your holiday cocktail routine
Grab a cocktail and get your hair done at Butterfly Studio Salon's Social Butterfly Night on Thursdays. (Alana Abel)
During the holidays, trips to the salon are inevitable. Also inevitable? The longing to attend as many parties as possible. Luckily, several venues around the city are combining both desires, offering wine, champagne and cocktails along with manicures and hair styling.
149 Fifth. Ave., 2nd fl., btwn 21st and 22nd sts., 212-253-2100
This Kerastase flagship salon serves wine Tuesday to Saturday starting at 5 p.m., but visit Butterfly on a Thursday to experience a true treat Social Butterfly night. The salon stays open until 10 p.m., with music pumping and Butterflytinis made of pomegranate juice, vodka, triple sec, lemonade and ice flowing.Belazza Salon & Spa
519 Eighth Ave., btwn 35th and 36th sts., 212-971-6100
This upscale salon is a hidden gem in the West 30s. Sip your choice of red or white any time after 4 p.m., and relax with a Caribbean Pedicure ($50) or a Swedish Massage ($50 for 30 minutes). Haircuts are reasonable, starting at $50 for women and $30 for men.
32 Gansevoort St., 4th fl., at Little W. 12th St., 646-666-3042
Red Market understands the needs of night owls. Open from 2 p.m. until 11:30 or midnight (depending on customers needs), this lounge-like salon plays discs created by local DJs and offers clients a selection of wine and champagne. Haircuts start at $100 for women, and $85 for men.
31 Little W. 12th St., btwn Washington St. and Ninth Ave., 212-463-8213
Owner Philip Pelusi and his staff use organic products to treat hair, and incorporate 100 types of tea into both the treatments and the menu. Also available to imbibe is wine (offered daily), and sangria on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights until 9 p.m. Sit back and relax with a drink and a pedicure ($50) or an organic hair treatment ($65 and up). The colonial-style Tela also houses an art gallery.
56 E. 34th St., btwn Park and Madison aves., 212-779-2465
Shape NYC, the only Paul Mitchell focus salon in New York City, also makes music its focus, with a different tune selection in each room. Relax, glass of wine in hand, to soothing beats in the wash-and-rinse room, and then get a blowout to high-energy club beats. Womens haircuts range from $45 to $125, and mens cuts range from $30 to $50.
38 E. 57th St., btwn Madison and Park aves., 212-888-2221
The Roy Teeluck Salon offers its patrons a chilled glass of wine at all times. Enjoy your beverage while you highlight your locks ($150 and up) or get a haircut ($100 and up) at this friendly, cozy East Side salon.