Category Archives: News & Offers

Introducing Danielle & Anastasia, Our New Hair Experts!

Congratulations to colorist Anastasia Georgas and stylist Danielle Allyson on their recent promotions! These two talented hair mavens have worked meticulously on their skills and honed their craft for years, creating one fabulous mane after another. We are so proud and excited to have them join us officially as Butterfly experts, on the floor and behind the chair! To book an appointment or a consultation for styling and hair color services, contact us at 212.253.2100 or info@butterflystudiosalon.com!

 

Anastasia Georgas, Colorist

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Danielle Allyson, Stylist
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Butterfly Gives Back – A day of beauty for a great cause

NOW BOOKING…

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Our favorite tradition of giving back to breast cancer with a day of beauty, brunch, and charity – is finally right around the corner! This year we’re celebrating 5 years since our first Give Back Sunday, so we’re planning for our most exciting October event yet with special perks like raffles and giveaways for our Butterfly Babes. Back by popular demand, we’ll also have fun activities for the kids! Please join us on 10/25 to help support local women battling cancer. Reserve an appointment for your favorite beauty service today! 212.253.2100 | Info@butterflystudiosalon.com

-Brunch menu courtesy of Benvenuto
-Cocktails for the adults and treats for the kids
-Event caricature artist
-Kerastase FusioDose express hair treatments – just $15
-Kids cuts offered for $55
-Children’s play area and activities
-Raffle prizes and more exclusive event perks

 

Illustration courtesy of Sujean Rim

Instagram Contest Alert!

Calling all Instagrammers! Join us on Instagram (@butterflystudiosalon) for a chance to score complimentary services and win luxury beauty swag from your favorite brands! Starting 7/23, we are launching a two week sweepstakes on Instagram and sharing our favorite ways to protect and revive summer hair. Butterfly Babes will have multiple opportunities to snag a prize!

Instagram Contest

Stay tuned for posts about Butterfly’s favorite solutions for treating and maintaining healthy tresses for a chance to win. We will be offering our lucky winners glam prizes to keep hair in the very best shape through the season. Ready to play? Take the following steps to enter the contest… Participation Rules:

  • Follow @butterflystudiosalon
  • Look for posts with our contest hashtag #winbutterfly
  • “Double tap” or “Tag a Friend” for a chance to win!

Event Recap: Art of Contour Workshop

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Learning how to contour correctly was nothing short of a magical experience… Thanks to the illuminating tricks and bronzing tips given to us by genius/ makeup artist Tedrick Lamar, we never need another photo filter in our life! Thank you to everyone who made the night so fun and successful. Bronze on, Butterfly Babes!

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The Art Of Contour (How-To Workshop Event)

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If you’ve ever wondered about how others find the time to contour their face everyday, here’s your chance to be in-the-know and finally cover one of those #lifegoals! Sign up for our workshop class to learn how to “sculpt” the face and discover hands-on tips and tricks that will allow you to easily create the perfect contoured look for day or night. We will be joined by makeup artist Tedrick Lamar, who will demonstrate two versions of a beautiful bronzed look and unveil those glowy industry secrets for making sure it all looks natural.

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Ready to master the art of highlighting and contouring? We will provide you with everything you need to get glowing at our event! (For those who are feeling an attachment to your makeup bag, feel free to bring your own products and tools to use during the class.) Space will be limited, so we recommend making reservations in advance. Kindly contact a client coordinator to secure your ticket. (212) 253-2100 | info@butterflystudiosalon.com

Follow updates about the event on Facebook or get tickets online at Eventbrite.

OFFER: Following the contour workshop, we are pleased to offer one-on-one summer makeup lessons with Butterfly pros Francesca Roman and Cristina Marroquin at a special value. Your individual beauty tutorial can be booked for a limited-time value of just $100 (that’s at least 50% off the normal service charge). Customize your experience with a choice of mastering a specific technique, on-trend look, or just come in to brush up on your overall skills!

The Bar Method NYC’s Exclusive June Offer

Our good friends at The Bar Method SoHo and The Bar Method Midtown are offering a special discount for a limited time only. Through June, Butterfly clients may purchase their introductory offer (“New Client 30-Day Unlimited”) for just $99. Regularly priced at $195, it’s an amazing deal that will keep you looking and feeling great!

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The Bar Method is a boutique fitness studio that delivers a one-hour, total body workout. (It’s the Butterfly expert’s ultimate favorite for staying strong and trim!) Classes are fast-paced and incorporate a form of interval training that maximizes caloric burn during and after every class. Suitable for varying body types, ages and fitness levels, students will achieve slimmer, leaner bodies after just a few months of regular attendance.

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To take advantage of this offer, please visit: midtown.barmethod.com or soho.barmethod.com. Purchases can be made online by using the promo code “THANKUBUTTERFLY.”

Here’s how:
1) Click here to add the New Client 30 Day Unlimited to your shopping cart.
2) Login and go to your shopping cart.
3) Enter the promotion code “THANKUBUTTERFLY” and click the “Apply” button.
4) Once you see the $99 price confirmed, complete your purchase and schedule your class.

You may also call the studios directly to complete a purchase and book a class: 917-722-0866 (Midtown) or 212-431-5720 (SoHo). Please reference “Butterfly” to receive the special discount.

Enjoy!

Image Credit: The Bar Method HQ

Shop Our Boho Boutique – A Jaline Shopping Event!

On May 7th and 9th, Butterfly becomes your destination for unique jewelry, vintage style, and perfect accessories to flaunt on Memorial Day – and beyond! Join us to celebrate the sexy spirit of summer and tap into your inner beach babe with style inspiration from a fabulous boho-chic collection curated by JALINE DESIGN!

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Stop by on Thursday from 11am to 7pm or Saturday from 9am to 5pm – and don’t forget to enter our special TRUNK SHOW RAFFLE! If you’re feeling like a lucky Butterfly babe, then you have a chance to win a versatile accessory worth treasuring! The winner will receive a fashionable gold cuff replica inspired by one of Jaline’s vintage finds.

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Shop summer statements straight from the May issue! From Jaline’s fringe tunics and handwoven textile vests to an exclusive selection of beachwear and one-of-a-kind accessories handmade by artisans.

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New Chronologiste – An Exceptional Hair Treatment Range

Words from Taylor Brock, stylist and treatment specialist:
With new additions to Chronologiste’s in-salon caviar pearl ritual and the introduction of an at-home regimen, “the finest haircare treatment ever created by Kérastase” has just gone up another level…

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Chronologiste is considered to be the ultimate deep-conditioning treatment for all hair types because it contains the most active ingredients ever offered by Kérastase. The new and improved version now offers a renewing pre-shampoo hair treatment that targets the scalp to receive specialized stabilization and repair. A healthy scalp allows hair follicles to produce easier, therefore resulting in faster hair growth. But the science doesn’t stop there – the product also works as a super hair primer, opening up your hair to grab as much of the treatment as possible to enable top notch revitalization. Also new to the line is the nutrient-packed shampoo and conditioner, directly inspired by the transformative treatment we’ve come to know and love. And don’t forget the nourishing Chronologiste oil fragrance, your last step styler for adding shine and softness. Regardless of the vitamins, moisture, strength and antioxidant properties found in this complete treatment system – the scent alone is enough to get you hooked. It will leave you asking, “Why can’t everything smell like this?” The bottom line is, when hair gets compromised on any level, there’s nothing better at reviving it than Chronologiste. The results were amazing before but the new additions will make you a groupie!

Check it out, Chronologiste speaks for itself…

New Hairstylist Spotlight: Jennifer Penny

Congratulations to new Butterfly stylist Jennifer Penny for earning her expert chair – and her place among the ranks of the city’s top hair professionals! While training under Butterfly’s senior eductators, Jennifer’s talent and eye for beauty has already landed her placements in both print and online publications such as Newsday and AMNY! Browse tabs below to view highlights of her work…

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(For bookings, kindly contact reception at 212.253.2100)

Introducing Cortney and Tamara…Our New Colorists!

Congratulations to our color mavens on their next career step as Butterfly hair color experts! To book an appointment for all over color, highlights, balayage, or color correction contact us at 212.253.2100.

 

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(Click images to see each gorgeous makeover in full view)

Next Page — View Tamara’s Recent Work

Wellness Bazaar Event: Healthy Choices and Solutions

Stop by to sip on a “greentini” and explore healthy options for your body, hair, and skin! Learn how to live healthier, smarter, and more beautifully in just one night with ALOHA foods & supplements,  THE PEEL BAR by BeautyRx Skincare,  The Bar Method NYC,  and Butterfly’s expert styling team…

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RSVP: EVENTS@BUTTERFLYSTUDIOSALON.COM 

– Win a complimentary blow out and express hair treatment! Raffles will be held every 15 minutes.

– Complimentary Glycolic Facial Peel – first come, first serve.

– Offer from The Bar Method: 30 day trial, only $100!

– Receive 10% off when you shop our healthy brands and product recommendations.

– Customize your own beauty box of 3 or more health & wellness products and receive a voucher for a customized deep-conditioning treatment on your next visit.

– Take home a healthy goody bag for attending!

Skip Your Regular Routine – Make 2015 More Beautiful!

Change does not have to be complicated – or boring! It’s time to start over and love yourself!

1. LOOK YOUNGER IN MINUTES. As seen in January’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar: “Improve your skin while getting your hair done! Check out the BeautyRx Peel Bar at Butterfly Studio, where you can experience dermatologist Neal Shultz’s 40 percent glycolic acid peel.” For a limited-time only, the treatment is just $39 so sign up for smoother, glowier skin – and get it in a New York Minute!

2. GIVE “GREEN JUICE” AN UPGRADE. Beauty and wellness starts from within, so why not enhance yourself with a boost from ALOHA’s powerful Daily Good Greens? Simply stir a pack into your shake, sprinkle onto your yogurt – or for the purist at heart, mix a pack with bottled or coconut water to take on-the-go. You can even add the greens to your salad dressing or a healthy recipe, so there is plenty of room to be creative!

3. DARE-TO-WEAR, A-LIST HAIR. There’s currently one thing that Hollywood and the chic New York chick have in common: Short hair. We know you’ve been eyeing a shorter look, so why not change it up? The start of a new year is the perfect time to sport a cropped haircut and embrace that sexy, shaggy texture before the hair trend becomes even hotter this Spring.

4. DON’T GET STUCK IN A MAKEUP RUT. Want to learn that editorial or celebrity look? How about a tutorial on airbrushed skin or face-slimming contouring? Schedule a makeup lesson with our beauty experts to brush up on the newest application techniques and learn the pro tricks for becoming a master of the makeup bag!

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5. BUMP UP THE BRIGHTNESS. Our trend-savvy color experts are turning up the shine with L’Oreal Professional’s latest ammonia-free hues. Warm up your shade with a bit of balayage, or get your tone on with a bronzed brunette or brilliant crimson. For the at-home solution gals, Shu Uemura’s new Color Lustre collection is a must try. This superior treatment system brings color-treated manes back to life and into the spotlight!

6. PURIFY YOUR SKIN. Slough away signs of the winter weather and reveal a cleaner, healthier complexion with Butterfly’s all-natural “Skin Perfecting Facial.” Joanna Vargas’ renowned techniques and healthy skincare shine during this tranquil service with esthetician Cristina Marroquin. Just relax while we renew!

7. DON’T SWEAT YOUR WORKOUT. If you’re looking for a way to get lean and tone your body without breaking a sweat, there are just three word to get familiar with: The Bar Method. Time and time again, “Bar” tops our favorites list for its unconventional and fun fitness routines which quickly get us into shape. It’s the fastest way to get rid of flab and get back to feeling trim. It works!

8. TRANSFORMATION TIME. When hair becomes dehydrated, it’s a hint to treat our hair a little nicer. Completely transform your tired look and replenish hair by choosing one of our expert-recommended treatments – be it an in-salon service like Chronologiste, or a take-away treatment such as Home Lab or a hydrating hair mask.

9. LEARN A LITTLE (OR A LOT!) The shortest road to better hair days is with knowledge. Stop by for a blow dry and get invaluable styling advice customized specifically for your hair type. Our hair specialists will show you anything from up-to-date tips for an entirely new blow out to the proper use and cleaning of tools for maintaining a smart styling station at home.

10. MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES. If your 2015 goals include watching your diet, then take your pick from Aloha’s tasty Protein Shakes. These satisfying organic beverages are full of good-for-you, non-GMO ingredients that don’t require a blender to enjoy. Bring these healthy meals with you so you can eat good and feel good wherever you go!

The Peel Bar NYC (by BeautyRx Skincare)

Did you know that wrinkles account for only 5% of your face? It’s the other 95% that actually makes you look older. It’s enlarged pores, surface oils, dulling dead skin cells, and so much more. The BeautyRx Peel treats that 95% and gives you the younger and healthier looking skin you want.

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Dr. Neal Schultz has a thriving Park Avenue practice where he sees over 10,000 patient visits per year. Now his most renowned  “Lunchtime Peel” – a two minute skin fix that delivers glowing, gorgeous skin (without any downtime or irritation) – is now available at Butterfly Studio Salon every Tuesday thru Saturday…

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There’s a reason that Dr. Schultz has performed over 50,000 peels; it’s so effective and gentle that even brides come to the office for a treatment on the day of their wedding. The Peel delivers gorgeous, glowing skin while helping to treat acne breakouts, even skin tone, and minimize the appearance of pores – making the need for makeup minimal. After getting the superior exfoliation that only The Peel Bar can offer, your skin will never feel softer or smoother!

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Price: $50 || Kindly book your appointment in advance at 212.253.2100
Tues. 12 – 7p
Wed. 9 – 5p
Thurs. 12 – 7p
Fri. 12 – 7p
Sat. 9 – 5p

>> Read recent press and rave reviews about The Peel Bar!

Butterfly Gives Back To Breast Cancer (Event)

Your next beauty service can help make a difference so get glam for a great cause! Make time for a little self-maintenance on Sunday 10/26 and help women battling cancer fight back! Book a service on our special day of beauty and enjoy brunch cocktails, light refreshments, and cupcakes by Magnolia Bakery. Bring your hubby, kids, BFF, family or make it a special day for a survivor… Just don’t forget to strike a pose at our photobooth!

Online donations will also be accepted thru October.
For a full list of how you can participate this month, visit our Butterfly Gives Back official page.

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Makeup Obsession: Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation

If you’re set on only one splurge this fall, make it a makeup buy and grab Kevyn Aucoin’s phenomenal new foundation. It’s a game-changer! There’s a reason why everyone is calling Sensual Skin Fluid the “MVP of makeup,” and why we’ve decided it’s our number one fall and winter skin fix. The formula is everything. It feels like cashmere in a bottle, and unlike your traditional foundation, it glides on and stays on like a serum – leaving a lightweight, smooth finish that stands out from the rest. Powered by time-release pigments, it will actually stay put all day and all night without budging…We’re taking 8 hours of continuous, even coverage! The fact that this unique foundation is powder, water, and oil-free must have something to do with that, too. Whatever the secret is, it’s made it an all-time Butterfly fave. Say goodbye to lines and unwanted texture and hello to skin as smooth as liquid!skin fluid Foundation

Ask an expert at your local salon or beauty counter to help match your shade.

New at Butterfly: Amber Sceats Hair Accessories

Introducing Amber Sceats Jewellery – a mother and daughter duo creating a line of timeless jewelry and versatile accessories that include necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and hair accessories! We are in love with their beautiful crystal headbands to add a simple sophistication to hair and glam up your look for a special occasion. Channel your inner-princess on your next birthday party, dance, shower – or even your big day! Pair it with a classic upstyle or add some elegance to a half-up, half-down ‘do. Butterfly’s Stephanie Johnson took inspiration from the sparkly design to create a stunning wedding hairstyle that is sure to make any bride or bridesmaid look flawless!

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Introducing the Cezanne Perfect Finish Treatment

(Posted: January 2014)

It’s great! My hair feels healthy – which is the best part – and everyone thinks I look beautiful! I’m excited to give you this feedback, especially considering my hair type. I would highly recommend it to anyone.” -Alison, Butterfly Studio client

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EVERY HAIR ARTIST NEEDS THE PERFECT CANVAS TO CREATE THEIR MASTERPIECE

Finally – a treatment that’s great for everyone and improves every hair type!>

– Kattia Solano, Butterfly Studio Founder

With CEZANNE (pronounced Say-Zan), we now have a 100% formaldehyde free smoothing treatment that makes beautiful strands simple, by creating a texture that makes hair management super easy. We are both happy and relieved to say that the Cezanne Perfect Finish (or CPF) is TOTALLY different from any other keratin smoothing treatments that have ever been available to date because it contains no dangerous chemicals or harmful ingredients. Say goodbye to those foul odors once and for all because no special ventilation or masks are required here…

And did we mention it’s seriously effective? What you get out of one just one service is straighter, smoother hair with those instantly shiny, frizz-free results we’re all looking for. But that’s not even our favorite part…. What we are most excited to report is that the Cezanne treatment will even restore natural shine and improve hair health. If you’re already a Butterfly client, then you already know how important that detail is to us. Healthy hair is number one!

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See our gallery for more images, salon menu for pricing,

or watch this for a look inside what to expect during your service.

Why You Should “Discipline” Your Hair

Whether they have loose curls, tight curls, wavy or straight hair, every woman dreams of the same thing: the perfect blow out and results that last! What we all look for in a smooth and beautiful blow dry is for hair to feel tame, look shiny, and maintain its shape and hold without having a rough texture, or a stiff and rigid appearance. But it’s few and far between that most of us are able to find that perfect balance… Beyond the naturally stubborn nature of most hair types, we regularly subject our hair to all sorts of aggressors. Hair even takes a hit from other harmful environmental effects, making it virtually untamable…Or so we thought!

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Finally, with the launch of “Discipline” haircare and in-salon treatment ritual by Kérastase, we have an answer to the common woes and unhappiness that comes with managing the unmanageable – frizzy and undisciplined hair. Unlike most products you’ve heard about before, this newest hair innovation from the offers that long-lasting manageability and control in a chemical-free line that preserves the natural free-flowing movement of your hair. And it doesn’t require hours at the salon or a long-term commitment to try it…nor will it break the bank! It’s a great alternative for those of you who have always been hesitant about keratin smoothing. Last but not least, you get 72 hours of frizz and humidity control with the at home regimen and blow dry time is cut down by a whopping 33% for up to 21 shampoos with the salon treatment service! Who said styling at home should feel like work? Not Kérastase!

DISCIPLINE TECHNOLOGY

To find out more about the line or discuss if this is the right fit for your hair type, call or email us to set up a consultation with a Butterfly expert! 212.253.2100 or info@butterflystudiosalon.com

Three Life-changing Joanna Vargas Products for Skin

Butterfly is both proud and thrilled to carry JV skincare’s antioxidant rich brand of skin benefiting products created by top NYC facialist and celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas. Just one run through of the regimen, and we were hooked on the results from this organic and natural line. Our instantly smooth, even skin and bright, glowy complexion spoke for itself – making clear the reasons for her loyal Hollywood following. Read on to discover the salon’s top three favorites for all skin types and why we now can’t live without them!

DAILY SERUM

Always on demand amongst A-list clients like Michelle Williams, this light gel serum is known as the “green juice for the skin!” We’re obsessed because it firms and tightens right away while bringing out a visible glow in your skin. Supplying high levels of vitamins without an oily texture, this revitalizing elixir will nourish the skin on a long-term basis and increase its ability to regenerate and stay youthful. Apply this refreshing chlorophyl-powered gel on irritated skin, and you’ll see inflammation disappear just as fast as you’ll feel the cooling effect. It’s your instant fix for brighter skin, smoother lines, and mega nourishment. Apply a thin layer on cleansed skin day and night before anything else. This stuff’s so good, you can even skip the eye cream!

Treatment Room Kérastase Rituals

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Express Deep-Conditioning:
Introduction to the Ultimate Experience
Custom prescribed Kerastase Fusio-Dose elixir treatment to instantly rejuvenate hair
$45-55 (add-on to any haircare service)

Spa Experience:
More Exploration to Optimize the Benefits & Integrity of the Hair
Customized hair therapy option to address hair and scalp concerns with neck & shoulder massage. Includes blow dry.
$105+

Chronologiste Treatment:
“The treatment of all hair treatments” for restructuring dry, damaged, weakened, and rebellious hair. Combining an all-in-one treatment complex to give you the ultimate feel of shiny, silky-smooth new hair. Blow dry included.
$150+

Two Awesome New Products for Dry Hair by Kérastase

With the relaunch of the new and improved Nutritive line by Kérastase, come two new products to stop the feeling of “2nd day hair.” Have you noticed the feeling of dryness reappear “too soon” after your beauty routine? Well, your hair deserves to shine for more than a few hours… Now there’s something you can use to make sure your strands stays hydrated – whether you’re getting a blow out at the salon or styling at home. We always like to say that the perfect blow dry is one that makes hair look even better the next day. Here’s why these just-launched products, using the “Iris Royal Complex,” can help you get there.

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TOUCHE PERFECTION – “The most addictive addition”

The first on-the-go nourishment for dry ends, that’s not meant to be left at home. Apply on wet hair to give hair nutrition from roots to ends before styling. As a finishing touch on dry hair, it shields the ends of the hair any time of the day, just like a lip balm. Its formula combines the “Iris Royal Complex” with a polymer to enhance manageability and keep ends under control. As a bonus, it contains UV-filters against sun exposure. (You always want to make sure your leave-in conditioner offers protection!)

Technique: Warm up a small amount between your fingers. Gently apply to ends, allowing the natural heat from your hands to soften and smooth hair whenever, wherever. Repeat anytime to wrap hair with nourishment and tame ends for instant strand-satisfaction.

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IMMERSION NUTRITIVE: “The most replenishing nutrition”

Extreme dryness now has a new enemy – a pre-shampoo treatment to replenish dry, parched hair. Pre-cleansing your hair before the shampoo is a new ritual to try in your regimen for fast, effective nourishing care. This product pre-treats the hair, preparing it to be more “receptive,” and therefore makes products that follow work better. We recommend choosing a moisturizing haircare line for best results.

Technique: Apply on dry or slightly damp hair only. Use your hands to gently apply the product onto the entire length of the hair and saturate. You will feel the infusion melt onto the fiber of your hair – as though hugging it, and giving it that much needed TLC! Rinse off and shampoo (apply a little conditioner on the ends, only if needed to help brush through). With its sorbet-like texture, your strands will feel relaxed, supple, and replenished.

Camera-Friendly Hair Models Wanted!

Ready for a fashion forward summer look? Are you open to gorgeous new highlights and a top notch haircut that perfects your style? Do you feel comfortable in front of a camera? Then we’re looking for you!

Whether you’re already a Butterfly Babe or would like to be, we’re searching for females willing to participate in a photo and/or video shoot in exchange for a complimentary hair and makeup transformation by our top experts.

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We’re looking for hair of ALL types, lengths, and colors. Blondes, redheads, and lighter tones are considered a plus! The perfect candidates are open to changes big and small, and healthy hair is ideal. If you would describe your hair as damaged, weakened, over-processed, or in need of a major color correction, this may not be the right opportunity for you.

To get on our model list for future opportunities, please email your contact information and most recent head shots, selfies, or Instagram links to events@butterflystudiosalon.com. Kindly include a brief description of your hair type/history and note any preferences. Thanks!

Event Recap: Trendy Travel with MomTrends

We hosted an awesome event with MomTrends – a go-to beauty source for fashion savvy moms – and gathered NYC’s most glamorous blogging mommies for an evening of mingling and helpful traveling tips. The night kicked off with travel-friendly hair by Team Butterfly, which was later followed with a demo by Kattia on great upswept ‘dos that require minimal styling time. Then came an inside look into all of the latest and greatest on the travel front, including Britax on-the-go gear, Trunki paddlepaks (the cutest children’s travel bags we can’t stop thinking about), sophisticated Vera Bradley bags – and even Adirondack Creamery, a farm fresh local ice cream maker who uses only simple ingredients. We were also treated to a fun fashion show by MiracleSuit and a fantastic presentation from Kim Marie of Luxury Travel Mom, who gave us excellent travel advice on the best tools for trips and adventure-time. We can all agree that fashionable and functional is the perfect combination, and that’s exactly what our trendy night was all about. Thank you to each brand and every Butterfly babe involved for making it so amazing!

Kattia with one of our favorite fashionistas ever - Nicole Feliciano of MomTrends!

Kattia with one of our favorite fashionistas ever – Nicole Feliciano of MomTrends!

Some of our own gorgeous and talented gals!

Some of Team Butterfly’s gorgeous, talented, and on-trend ladies!

We fell in love with these adorable and splash proof  Trunki backpacks for kids! Best idea for a swim bag or luggage when you're on-the-go!

We fell in love with these adorable and splash-proof Trunki backpacks for kids! Best idea for a swim bag or luggage anytime that you’re on-the-go.

Thick, curly hair was transformed in 15 minutes by this braided updo that stylist Amanda Colihan customized completely for the texture of the hair. She sectioned out the top and created a French braid along one side, which came into a regular braid at the other side. The braid was then pulled apart to make it more textured and then rolled up and pinned into a bun shape. Amanda used  Oribe's "Curl by Definition" to piece out the curls a bit and then discreetly used pins to secure the hair where it looked best.

Thick, curly hair was transformed in 15 minutes by this braided updo that stylist Amanda Colihan customized completely for the texture of the hair. She sectioned out the top and created a French braid along one side, which came into a regular braid at the other side. The braid was then pulled apart to make it more textured and then rolled up and pinned into a bun shape. Amanda used Oribe’s “Curl by Definition” to piece out the curls a bit and then discreetly used pins to secure the hair where it looked best.

 

Image courtesy of MomTrends

Image courtesy of MomTrends

 

Special thanks to all of the lovely mommy bloggers who walked through our doors – it was absolutely amazing to meet every one of you! We hope that you loved the easy chic hairstyles we created as much as our stylist team enjoyed getting to know you behind the chair. We love all of the #trendytravel memories we have of the event’s fun moments and fabulous looks, and we hope to see you again real soon!

 

For more event photos, check out the post at MomTrends!

 

Images credited to the following #ButterflyBabes
Luxury Travel Mom
Run Gia Run
TheNewYorkMom
Globetrotting Mommy
My Strange Family
Suburban Wife, City Life
School Psych Mom via Raising Three Ladies
Mami Does It All
Thirty Mommy
Next Kid Thing
Brooklyn Active Mama
Five Little Words
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At Our Salon…Special Offers!

Get a smooth, smart start to your season! Refresh, relax, and reset your hair concerns with spring & summer’s “Big Deal” treatment – Perfect Finish by Cezanne Hair! To fully understand what the Perfect Finish service is all about, you have to forget everything you know about keratin treatments. This revolutionary smoothing system is the first of its kind – delivering super slick, frizz-free results through a comfortable, 100% formaldehyde-free experience that’s safe for both the client and stylist. There is no fine print attached, and there are no rules about waiting to wash your hair. In fact, you can even cut and color your hair on the same day! If you’re not really a straight hair gal, you can still soak in the benefits of this versatile product while wearing your hair wavy. That’s also why we’re recommending it to brides for the current wedding season! As experts, we love the results we’ve been seeing on every hair type & style – and we’re especially excited to know that the treatment preserves hair’s health and natural beauty in the long run. Really, what can be better!?

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BFF Beauty Rate

Share the smooth hair secret with your better half! Book a Perfect Finish treatment with a friend or family member and enjoy 10% off both Cezanne services.


Triple Threat Makeover

Pair your Cezanne with a same-day cut & color appointment for a complete transformation and receive a haircare goody bag that’s sure to keep your style sexy smooth and softer longer!
(Valued at $60)

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Event Photos: Sujean Rim “Birdie” Book Reading

We hope you enjoyed joining us for a day that was…too cute for words! Our book reading event celebrating the release of Birdie’s Big Girl Hair (by amazing artist/author/person Sujean Rim) was endlessly adorable and nonstop fun. Thank you to all the moms, dads, and little Birdies who spent that Sunday sharing the new adventure with us. Special thanks to our amazing stylist team for creating the coolest kid’s ‘dos on all the cuties who came out to play, and also to Sujean for being such a lovable, gracious host!

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March Event – Kids Styling & Story Time!

About BIRDIE’S BIG GIRL HAIR
It’s time for Birdie’s very first haircut, and the miniature fashionista yearns for more than just a simple trim. Should she choose an updo, a perm, or a ballerina bun? She looks through pictures, books, lots of magazines – even Mommy’s yearbook – to find the best new look, and she and Mommy head to the salon. Her haircut looks fantastic, but begins to sag later on at the playground… because Birdie doesn’t just love fashion – she likes to run and jump and play! In the end, Mommy reminds her that the most perfect Birdie look is the one that lets her be herself.

Sujean Rim’s beautiful watercolor and fabric collages will have fashionistas of every age giggling as she showcases Birdie with iconic hairstyles from decades past. Another delightful adventure in the Birdie series that offers a playful balance of fashion, fun, and heart! (Purchase Book)

Birdie Butterfly invite RSVP

Bring in your little Butterfly for a day of Sunday FUN on March 2nd! We are hosting a special reading of adorable new children’s book, Birdie’s Big Girl Hair – and author/illustrator Sujean Rim will be in house to bring her playful story to life! The experts at Butterfly Studio will be offering complimentary kids hair styling during the event, and treats will be served. Kindly RSVP to attend at events@butterflystudiosalon.com

Team Butterfly’s Newest Rock Star Talent

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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We are proud to announce the recent promotions of colorist Maisha Cogle and stylists Amanda Colihan and Taylor Brock! These three superstars are familiar faces who have worked hard under the belt of our top stylists as apprentices, and have since shined bright – successfully completing Butterfly’s in-house training program. From countless hair models, to styling celebrities and turning heads with their work at events, these talented technicians have shown meticulous attention to detail, skill, and creative genius. We believe that their new title as NYC hair experts is truly deserved. Congratulations!

Junior stylist rates start at $105 for women’s cuts or single process color. Highlights $157+. Men’s cut $84+.

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Jill Engelsen
Senior stylist // Haircut: $157

On the pulse of the New York scene, Jill combines impeccable customer service with an acute attention to detail that is sure to make you feel like an A-lister. Whether your hair is long or short, Jill has an affinity for giving soft layers to enhance any hair type. Specializing in relaxed, easy-to-maintain styles, she will create a look just for you that is chic, yet effortless. Clients say they walk out of the salon with confidence-boosting, sexy hair that turns heads and has everyone asking, “Who does your hair?!”

A little history: Hailing from Minneapolis, Jill’s career began with an Aveda education that led her to a prestigious salon history, including being an educator and platform artist with Ted Gibson. Today, Jill is an exciting new addition to the Butterfly family! Growing up in the industry with a mom who was also a hairdresser, her passion for hair and the love of making a difference in people’s lives stems all the way back to her childhood. For the past seven years (and counting), she’s living her dream as a top NYC stylist and educator/artist with L’Oreal Professionnel. She has been a regular behind the scenes at NYFW with designers Lela Rose, Carmen Marc Valvo, Rachel Roy and Pamela Rolland. Her celebrity roster includes Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Chastain and more. Jill’s continuous thirst for education and innovation drives her passion to deliver a style that is modern and evolving.

 

Jewelry & Accessories: Winter 2014

What’s in our glass case this season?

We’ve got our festive favorites in luxury hair accessories and custom jewelry from unique designers on display at value-friendly pricing to add some daily pizazz to your style – or even for that next party. They make great gifts, too! Select from styles ranging from everyday casual to fancy chic. Check out some of our options below…

 

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New in Styling: Short Mania & Gloss Appeal

Earlier this year, Kérastase launched their Couture Styling collection, introducing a luxurious new way to style our hair. Well, the fun and creativity isn’t over just yet because they’ve topped off the line by adding two final products to the mix. Here’s the scoop on new Short Mania and Gloss Appeal for you to continue playing with and obsessing over these high fashion, high quality products that we can’t get enough of, either!

( SHORT MANIA )
This strong and flexible sculpting paste – ideal for short haircuts and men’s hair – spreads easily to give a clean, semi-matte structured style with finish. To define a look on short styles, use a chestnut sized amount of product and warm up with your hands before applying throughout the hair and focusing on tips. For longer pixie hair inspired by Jennifer Lawrence or Miley Cyrus, pair with a blow dry that is lifted at the root and style upward with your fingers. We love that Short Mania allows re-workable shaping and offers UV, heat, anti-frizz and humidity protection.

( GLOSS APPEAL )

Giving amazing shine instantly to smooth looks, this topcoat spray delivers for all hair types! The ultra-fine mist technology lightly adds that glossy appearance and radiance to hair while controlling frizz, and leaves no oily residue. Its UV filters make it a great product to use before flat ironing to protect and perfect mirror-like straight strands. It will even help keep humidity away. Spray all over dry hair as a finisher anytime to give locks a glossy top coat and even luster with a lightweight, couture finish. It doesn’t get easier than this!

Celestial Skin Liquid by Kevyn Aucoin

WHAT IT IS

Based on the pro-artist beauty essential and Kevyn Aucoin hero product, The Celestial Powder – Candlelight is now available in an innovative liquid. This unique illuminating emulsion multi-tasks as a wear-alone product, skin treatment primer and foundation developer.

WHY IT’S UNIQUE

• Paraben-free & Silicone-free

• The formula is a hybrid between a gel and a creamy weightless fluid that glides on the skin effortlessly.

• Innovative technology promises wear up to 12 hours!

• Exclusive Raspberry Stem Cell Extract and Bearberry Complex act as potent age defense agents, which protect skin from damage due to
oxidation.

• Ultra-fine pearl combined with micronized spheres creates the look of healthy and candlelit skin.

• Never looks shimmery, glittery or greasy, gives skin the “glow from within” look.

• The lustrous formula offers a boost of shaping light.

HOW TO USE IT

• Use over moisturized skin. Adds radiance and a delicate highlight wherever it is placed. The highlights created are never harsh; the look is as if you are glowing from within!

• As a highlighter: Lightly apply to cheeks, brow bone, and décolleté and blend with fingertips.

• As a developer: Mix in with your favorite Kevyn Aucoin foundation to add a subtle hint of shimmer to the skin.

Party Recap: Oribe Haircare Arrives at Butterfly

To celebrate our newest product partnership, we made a day out of welcoming the luxury brand to the salon…with a party! Our technicians have been so inspired by the line, and we wanted the opportunity to share the excitement with our clients. In true Butterfly fashion, we threw a big party to offer a fun experience for previewing some of our favorite hair styling miracles! Our stylists created braids, ponytails, and perfect waves on our party-goers all night long while our colorists played with hair chalking in combos of beautiful colors. And to really show the power of the products, Butterfly founder and master stylist Kattia Solano hosted a very special hair demo inspired by high fashion looks, right off the runway. She was joined by the amazing Adam Livermore – one of Oribe’s top creative ateliers – to execute show-stopping styles for attendees. After entertaining us with teasing, spraying, brushing, and even hair SEWING styling magic – makeup artist Francesca Roman put the “finishing touches” on our four lovely models, transforming them into editorial bombshells.

Butterfly Gives Back Brunch 2013

To our valued clients, friends, family, and talented Team Butterfly:
Thanks to the generosity of all who make up our Butterfly family, we are pleased to announce that together we’ve raised yet another incredible donation total for breast cancer
(going to charity organizations Breast Treatment Task Force & SHARE) :
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We celebrated our third effort in giving back to breast cancer this year with a better than ever Give Back Brunch! The salon was upbeat all day and as you looked around, it brought an overwhelming sense of joy to see everyone smiling and happy. For us, that alone defines a successful event! Clients enjoyed their pampering Butterfly service rituals, expressing how appreciative they were of our team for devoting their time and effort to such a great cause. We loved playing host – just about as much as Kattia’s hubby Mr. Sabatino relished bartending and treating us to the most deliciously designed cocktails all day!

Sharing drinks aside, our other favorite part of the event were the kids! We had so much fun connecting with them – giving their tad-bit-overgrown cute shags a little trim, braiding their hair, and getting creative with art and sparkly nails. The children were extra fond of our color assistant Joshua, who they proclaimed master face painter. Anything that would make their day, made ours! Add in complimentary hair treatments and products by Kérastase, cheesing it up in the photobooth, and snacking on Bill’s Bar & Burger…we’d call opening our doors on the last Sunday of October a huge success! Thank you to everyone who spent this special day with us to help Butterfly reach our donation mark. Your support is simply priceless and we hope you had the best time!

 














































Click to read more of our favorite highlights from 2013’s Give Back Brunch!”
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       Breast Treatment Task Force
NYC Photo Booth
Sujean Rim
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Carissa Gan Photography
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Touching Moments: Women Giving Back to Breast Cancer

We find it incredible that Butterfly’s charity efforts for breast cancer are supported by NY’s amazing community each year. It’s a gift to be in a position where we’re able to bring people together in light of such an important cause, reminding us of the unexpected ways that it can hit home between our client connections and of the positivity it can create, too. For us, our favorite part is meeting new people in the process who touch our hearts with their generosity – and even their courage. This past October, there were two stories in particular which came out of our Give Back Brunch and left a lasting impression on us.

The event was no doubt a family affair… One of our clients came in alongside all of the women in her family, each participating in giving back with a service of their own. It was so beautiful to see this group of moms, daughters, aunts, and nieces – consisting of multiple generations – contributing in such a thoughtful way together. Such beauty through and through! In another stand out moment, we said goodbye to 8 inches of hair. One of our dearest clients was personally inspired by how important breast cancer month is to her and found the strength and bravery on that special Sunday to donate her hair. Butterfly stylist Nicole Descoteaux helped in the effort – measuring the hair, cutting off the perfect pony length, and then cutting into her locks to reveal a gorgeous, short new look! It was truly so powerful to see someone just go for it, when many of us are naturally so afraid of losing any of our long hair, ever. These ladies all showed so much love and highlighted the true spirit and importance of the day. We thank you for giving back so greatly!

Take Butterfly’s DIY Challenge for Long Hair!

Our trusty “DO IT YOURSELF” solution for longer, fuller, healthier hair fast with Viviscal, Initialiste, and Homelab by Kérastase!

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Long hair is blooming this season. Whether your hair lacks proper nutrition, has suffered from damage or hormonal changes, is in the process of growing out after a bad haircut, or simply could be longer, thicker, or in better shape…then you’ll love this system we’ve designed for getting to your dream hair! It’s simple, really. We supply you with the products that we’ve found to truly work and the knowledge and tips for working towards your best hair ever – and then it’s in your hands to follow the routine at home and see real results in just two months. If you’re serious about committing to growing your hair out long and turning your texture around, watch the video below to see salon founder Kattia Solano explain our expert plan on how to get lush, shiny, strong beautiful lengths like hers via Butterfly’s favorite haircare regimen turned DIY CHALLENGE!

Fall Fashionable Trunk Show – Curated by Jaline Design

This week at Butterfly, Jacqueline Lopez is bringing her fall favorites, vintage finds, and handcrafted treasures from Mexico, by way of NYC’s Jaline Design Showroom. Stop by the salon and join us this Friday and Saturday to view exclusive collections and shop unique seasonal accessories you won’t find anywhere else!

Oct 3rd, 11am-7pm
Oct 4th, 9am-5pm

Featured Designers: Avocet, Olga Prieto, Family Heirloom by Claudio Concato, Jaline Vintage and more surprises. Introducing collections by Camille Tauss and Jerarda Lake.
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Exclusive first showing of…

JERARDA LAKE
Jerarda Lake jewelry line was established in 2013 in Mexico City by Jerarda Lake – Native New Yorker, raised in Mexico. Jerarda’s collection and designs are handcrafted organic pieces, forged in bronze, white bronze, silver 925, and other metal combinations created by artisans in the magical town of Taxco, Mexico.

On the rooftop of her house she improvised her first workshop. She began working with different metals and techniques to create unique jewels. The journey of her first collection Metal Melt resulted in a powerful series of handcrafted pieces that stand by themselves emanating their impact and exquisite organic beauty breathing out a touch of sorcerous charm. Her work made a runway appearance at NYC’s Fashion Week and has been featured in renown magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, InStyle, and Grazia to name a few.

CAMILLE TAUSS
The jewels of Camille Tauss are the result of a mixed inspiration from the cosmopolitan Paris, where she comes from, and Mexico, her country of adoption. Shortly after settling in Mexico DF, she became fascinated by the culture, the local art craft, the Mexican savoir-faire, and she started studying the art of jewelry making. Curious and enriched with memories from her travels, she has a keen interest in esthetics and design. Jewelry making is for her a way to express her creativity and her deep taste for line purity and richness of materials.

Camille’s jewels are meticulously hand-made, and the stones are chosen one by one and carefully assembled. The preciousness of the materials – silver 925, gold and gold-plated, fine gems, natural and semi-precious stones, gives a subtle richness to this fusion.

Photo Recap: Kérastase Launches Couture Product Collection

Always on the cutting edge, Kérastase has done it again with their new Couture product collection – going beyond a new dimension of luxury styling. We were lucky enough to team up with Team K for an exclusive editors-only event to launch the sumptuous signature line with the help of our very own in-house talent! Butterfly founder and master stylist Kattia Solano even took it up a notch from her own editorial inspiration and created two fall preview styes – a stunning, voluptuous ponytail and unfussy texture with a loose, wrap-around braid – specifically for the event. After a touch of glamour from our makeup artist Cristina Marroquin, the models looked simply iconic! Our stylists mingled with beauty’s top VIPs, sharing their favorite tips on how to work with these innovative stylers and make couture hair easy to achieve at home. We’re saying, “It’s runway in a bottle!”

Instagram Contest – Win A Balayage Makeover!

With huge hair trends like “Sombre” and “Bronde” (literally) sweeping the nation this year, we wanted to celebrate our love for the beachy, bronzed look by giving away a complimentary Balayage Highlights Transformation to one lucky winner on Instagram!  Just show us your balayage crush!  Scroll for contest rules…

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How To Win

1) Follow us on Instagram @butterflystudiosalon

2)  Share our images – or post your own photos and show us your hair color inspiration!

3) Hashtag your image #BalayageBabeContest

4) Tag us @butterflystudiosalon and tell us why you want the look!

Contest ends on Friday, August 15th

Preggonista’s Mommy Makeover Sweepstakes

Enter the sweepstakes at Preggonista – a monthly style box for moms-to-be – to win a day of beauty and pampering at Butterfly Studio. One lucky mommy will receive a complimentary transformation including a gorgeous new haircut, color, and makeup application. The grand prize also includes a chic outfit and fashionable accessories from Preggonista to prepare you for a fabulous maternity photo shoot to complete the glamorous day!

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MORE PRIZES
Two other lucky moms-to-be can also win:
Preggonista Mother’s Day Gift Box
Preggonista Beauty Bundle Box

TO ENTER
Visit Preggonista for rules & details.

Treasures & Accessories from Mexico [NYC EVENT]

Join us at the salon next weekend for an all day Trunk Show! Treasure hunter Jacqueline Lopez of Jaline Design will be bringing in hand-picked, high quality jewelry pieces and gorgeous feminine apparel from her showroom – recently relocated to NYC from South America – for all the accessory girls out there to sift through! Shop one-of-a-kind items and choose from unique designs crafted in Mexico. Browse & buy the amazing collection with us on April 26th!

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February Makeup Lesson

February is the month of love! With Cupid on our mind, we are feeling inspired to wear that smoldering eye look and perfect our pout with a sexy, new shade of lip color. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our experts Francesca Roman and Cristina Marroquin cam help you learn how to get romantic with your makeup so you can feel empowered to DIY and channel your inner vixen for any night out! For a limited time only, our one-on-one Kevyn Aucoin mini tutorials are now 20% off their regular value of $75.

Valid thru 2/28
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212.253.2100 // info@butterflystudiosalon.com