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Best Haircuts for Fall, from The Violet Files

October 6th, 2015
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Yves Durif explains the genius behind the Best Haircuts for Fall on The Violet Files.
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The style…
Think the Rolling Stones frontman in his heyday. “Wherever I go, I notice that if you look around, who has good haircuts? Most of the time it’s men!” says NYC-based stylist Yves Durif. Taking these long-locked guys as muses, he encourages an update on last year’s shag. Laurent Dufourg, a fellow Frenchman in New York, points to Coco Rocha’s version of the cut, with its heavy, heavy bangs. “It looks amazing,” he says. This isn’t a cut for those with fine hair, Durif warns—you need thick, relatively coarse hair to pull this one off.

What to ask for…
A textured shag cut with heavy bangs that get layered in. Durif emphasizes that this style is not all one length. “It is layers, cut forward,” he says. “The back is not really super short, not really long.”

Styling tips…
Texture, texture, texture. Use a little grooming cream or pomade on wet hair and blow-dry upside down, says Dufourg, before using a texture spray to add some grit. For curly hair, Durif recommends combing through Shu Uemura’s Kaze Wave (ideally with his comb) and letting tresses air-dry completely. Once dry, shake out hair for a controlled wave. “You know that look when you wash your hair and the next day, it looks fabulous?” asks Dufourg. “That’s what you need.”

Read the entire article at Violet Grey.

PRESS: Yves Durif in American Salon Magazine

October 5th, 2015

From the section titled: Ideas that Inspire Success

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JESSICA JOHNSON, Now at The Yves Durif Salon!

March 31st, 2015

A glimpse of Her, a word from Her… and you’re hooked” –YVES DURIF


It is our pleasure to introduce you to Jessica Johnson, the Yves Durif Salon’s Brow Specialist. Jessica joins the salon every other week, Thursdays & Fridays for Brow Shaping, Enhancing, Defining, and Beyond….

Spring Bookings:

April: 9, 10,
May: 7, 8, 21 & 22nd
June: 4, 5, 18, 19th.

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Jessica is known on both coasts as the woman to see for sensational brows. With over 25 years experience in brow shaping and aesthetics, she is a highly recognized industry expert and innovator who routinely works with celebrities and all who strive to “frame their face” with perfect brows. Jessica advocates Audrey Hepburn’s philosophy that beauty should be “gloriously low maintenance” and after shaping & tinting– Jessica’s magnificently designed brows are precisely that. She currently operates a premier Brow and Makeup Studio– Studio Heleni, but joins us here at The Carlyle every other Thursday & Friday as Guest Brow Expert.

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The Yves Durif Comb on Violet Grey

October 31st, 2014

Looking for more ways to use the Yves Durif Comb?  Take a cue from Violet Grey’s Morning Beauty Uniform and create the perfect ponytail polish.

Violet Grey

Dreaming Big on the Huffington Post Blog

October 8th, 2014

Hair Stylists and Colorist everywhere serve as sounding boards, cheerleaders, and therapists.  Our clients share their dreams and obstacles with us, and we love them for that!  Bust sometimes we need a little help as well.  Read up on Dr. Samantha Suttons techniques for making your dreams a reality in our latest article on the Huffington Post Blog.

A New Way to Shampoo

August 13th, 2014

I know telling you there is a new way to shampoo is like telling you there is a new way to breathe.  But I have a technique that I guarantee will leave your hair cleaner, longer.  Read about it on the Huffington Post Blog.

Bring Out the Best in Brows on the Huffington Post

July 18th, 2014

Need some tips to care for your neglected brows?  Take a look at this week’s Huffington Post Blog!  This month we welcome Brow Design Expert Jessica Johnson to the Salon, and I am pleased to share her philosophy with you in the article.

The Class of 2014 on the Huffington Post

June 24th, 2014

Congratulations to all the 2014 graduates across the country!  We spent a special day at the Salon with an exceptional group of students from the Laguardia Community College’s President’s Society.  Read all about it in this week’s Huffington Post Blog.


Bridal Hair Questionnaire on the Huffington Post

June 5th, 2014

Wedding Season is here!  Before you book your bridal hair trial, read our latest article on the Huffington Post Blog.  Complete with illustrations by Rebecca Moses.


Make Peace With Animals on the Huffington Post

May 27th, 2014

Last week we held our 15th “Salon in the Salon” Event with guest speaker, Cynthia Branigan.  Cynthia founded Make Peace With Animals, a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of retired racing Greyhounds.  Read more on this week’s Huffington Post Blog!