Grown Alchemist Beauty

Peruse any stylishly-inclined restaurant, cafe, or friends apartment, and chances are you'll find a black or deep brown pump bottle emblazoned with the name 'Grown Alchemist.' The organic beauty brand is beloved for their use of botanical ingredients and beautiful packaging, which extends from skincare to body care to recently launched, haircare.

Bottled in stark white pumps, there are five shampoo and conditioner sets available, ranging from Anti-Frizz, Volumizing, Detox, Strengthening and Color Protect. And as usual, there are plenty of unique ingredients included to protect, nourish, and strengthen your hair. Think lycopene from bush tomato, which strengthens whilst hydrating, or calendula, which protects and soothes hair. Consider them both a healthy—and chic—option for your bathroom.


Pat Cleveland Memoir: Walking with the Muses

Pat Cleveland’s prodigious career is the stuff of fairy tales. A prominent model of the ‘60s and ‘70s, where she got her start in the industry after a Vogue editor spotted her on the subway, she is both model and modeling agency owner, fashion icon, and even had a brief stint as a designer.

In honor of her years in the crazy world of fashion, Cleveland has released a memoir detailing her years spent strutting the catwalk. Titled, “Walking with the Muses,” Cleveland celebrated with a 1920’s themed party at the Jane hotel in New York City, where models pranced around in banana costumes and intricately coifed hair (by Bumble & Bumble).

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Blackstones New Salon at The Roxy

Joey Silvestera’s first hair salon, East Village-based Blackstones, attracts all the cool kids (his clientele includes Chloë Sevigny, Alexander Wang, and Leigh Lezark). Now, he’s opening up a new salon in the Roxy Hotel (formerly known as the Tribeca Grand) with a very different aesthetic. Where his first space was “barbershop hipster,’ complete with mounted animals that reflected his past career as a taxidermist, his new locale feels like stepping into a Parisian bathroom. Marble runs throughout the five chair space, and brass and hunter green accents feel trés chic. His signature haircare line Five Wits also got a facelift, with sleek new labeling and a delicious scent (you’ll feel like you just returned from a beautiful spa after shampooing). The real magic though, lies in Silvestera’s (and his staff’s), cutting style. Cuts are more organic, with stylists working with your natural hair texture and hair dreams to achieve a look that’s instant second day perfection. That new lob you’ve been dying to get? This is the place to do it.

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