The Drawing Room Salon Captures The Essence of Art Through Hair

Art for Art’s Sake

When Clyde Elezi was growing up in Athens, Greece, he found inspiration in the structure and decor of Greek architecture, ancient art and music, so when he opened The Drawing Room in 2010, he knew he wanted to capture the essence of art through hair. “My stylists and I create sculptural shapes that reflect every individual’s unique personality,” says Elezi. “The Drawing Room New York is an intimate space where our clients are served by architects and painters.”

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, the salon is on the second floor of a modern loft space with oversized windows that overlook bustling Spring Street. The salon provides clients with the perfect respite from the daily grind of the city. “I carefully implemented a salon that reflects a unique balance of an upscale salon in a relaxed atmosphere,” he says. “It’s clear upon entering that every aspect of this environment has been thoughtfully selected to inspire the masterful work being executed within.”

The highlight of the salon experience is getting a shampoo service, which includes a relaxing head massage. Clients are offered neck rests and lavender-scented eye masks for a truly luxurious experience. Expanding on the salon’s dedication to innovative excellence, Elezi partnered with TIGI to allow him to “achieve the current sought-after hair trends, while exceeding the expectation of my clientele who demand the very best.”—Lisa Bruckenstein, Assistant Editor and Digital Market Manager

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