In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.
Paris, Je T’aime
Photography: Alex Safdari
Just off New York City’s famed Fifth Avenue, amongst iconic shops like Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany & Co., sits L’Appartement Hair Boudoir, a luxurious salon and an ode to Paris.
Hairdresser Tiffany Kaljic had one goal in mind for the design of her New York City salon: To create a space evocative of a gorgeous and intimate Parisian apartment. One look at L’Appartement Hair Boudoir and it’s immediately apparent she succeeded. Opened in late 2012 in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood, the salon took up residence on the seventh floor of a vintage building, the same floor that housed the first Chanel No. 5 Atelier in America. Hailing from Cannes in the French Riviera, Kaljic, the master stylist at L’Appartement Hair Boudoir, owns the salon with her husband Neno, and the two run the shop with Director and Master Colorist Alex Safdari. Together, they all ensure luxury by offering impeccable beauty services, Oribe Hair Care’s full line of products and superior comfort through the space’s rich design aesthetic. “We truly want this to be a place where one can retreat to relax, rejuvenate and renew one’s self,” Kaljic says.
Incorporating the French design movement Haussmannian, the salon features lavish details such as crystal chandeliers, a marble fireplace, elevators painted for a patina effect, a rhinestone-studded European sofa, high ceilings and French windows. The walls are adorned with one-of-a-kind paintings by Dutch pop artist Hayo Sol, while the custom-made vitrine cases display the works of eight jewelry designers—all items are for purchase. Keeping in sync with the apartment theme, clients are encouraged to order-in lunch and dine at the custom-designed table that’s centrally located in the color department. In the evenings, Kaljic opens the space to parties and fashion week events, extending the Parisian spirit well into the night. ✂ —Jolene Turner