Reminiscent of ancient Rome, this exquisite multi-level salon and day spa provides a myriad of luxurious services, amenities and products. From spa cuisine served station-side or in a French bistro, to individual flat panel televisions and internet access, everything has been created with ultimate comfort and pampering in mind. Its creation is based on its founder, Rodolfo Valentin, who took an interesting path to get there.
Natives of Buenos Aires, Valentin’s parents had always expected their son to become a surgeon. But Rodolfo had a different idea; he was building his foundation for a career in hair design. Through years of styling his friends’ and family’s hair, he knew that hair was his true calling and passion. It was not until his mother, Sofia, was diagnosed with breast cancer, did he choose his specialty – artificial hair additives. Her illness inspired him to learn of the art of creating women’s hairdos using wigs, hairpieces, and extensions. He was ultimately able to offer women what was either taken away, or never granted to them.
After being discovered by the renowned stylist, Alexandre de Paris, Rodolfo left his home in South America to study the designs that were thriving in Europe. He dedicated himself to learning only the best of each known technique. Once he had perfected his expertise, he decided to open his own salon, offering services that he felt were top notch. Referred to by The New York Times as, “a surgeon of hair,” he prides himself in the art of transformation.
Valentin’s premier salon was The Long Island Beauty Center, which he opened in Cedarhurst. Three floors of Old World-inspired architecture, manned by his talented staff, offer just about any aesthetic service one might desire. The salon is fully equipped with massage rooms, water-jet massage, a whirlpool, and a team of nail and hair care specialists. Created is a center that reflects the true ideologies of what Valentin feels a salon should be.
Further expanding his vision, he opened The New York Hair Salon & Spa on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. He condensed the total beauty magnificence of his Cedarhurst salon, and built a beauty center that caters to the “classic New Yorker”. Offered are hair, nails, and aesthetic services.
His specialty of hairpieces, wigs, and extensions led him to open yet another facet of the New York City establishment – Rodolfo Valentin’s Hair Boutique. In the privacy of the Hair Boutique, Valentin and his team are available to help restore confidence to those who suffer from hair loss, alopecia, or partial hair loss. With his exclusive products, non-surgical hair replacement solutions have become a widespread request and preferred method for women all over the world.
Among his many awards and accolades, Valentin was named winner of the Best of Citysearch 2009 and the Grand Design Award. He has been referred to by the press as the “King of Hair Coloring,” and is the Trademark owner of the “Hair Infusion Extensions,” the only hair extension technique that will not cause damage to the natural hair.
“Come in with the hair you have and leave with the hair you’ve always wanted,” he suggests.