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A New Chapter for Celebrity Haircolorist Brad Johns

After 45 years of doing hair color and making women look and feel beautiful, Brad Johns is moving on to the next phase of his life and career. His final day at Riccardo Maggiore Salon Midtown on 57th Street will be July 27th.

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“I’m proud to end this chapter of my career at Riccardo Maggiore Salon. Both the owner Riccardo and his wife Eileen are such kind and creative people who allow artists to flourish,” says Brad.

Formerly the Color Director of the Oribe Salon and voted Best Colorist by Allure Magazine, Brad is the founding father of the “Chunking Method” and is famous for his buttery, “child at the beach” blondes, coppery redheads and caramel brunettes. He is renowned for his attention to seasonal hair color detail and has a celebrity following of every shade and hue.

Brad is currently working on launching "Dye," the story of his journey through hair color, into a memoir, feature film, or television series.

He's also excited to explore the West in his Conestoga wagon.

Brad’s clients are in expert hands with Ivy, who has worked with Brad for 25 years. Chris Cusano, Mei and Ivy will carry on the work of the Brad Johns team at the Riccardo Maggiore Midtown salon.

To book with Ivy or another member of the Brad Johns team, call our Midtown salon 212-586-6482 or request an appointment online today.



Client Profile: Katherine and Kimberly Corp of Pilates on Fifth

Today is National Get To Know Your Customers Day and we’re profiling longtime clients, twins, Katherine and Kimberly Corp.

Katherine and Kimberly Corp

Katherine and Kimberly Corp

The twins began their Pilates journey while touring and working as professional dancers. They continued Pilates while performing as Radio City Rockettes (in nearly 250 performances) and finishing Masters Degrees from Columbia University. In 2000, they opened Pilates on Fifth in Manhattan creating a warm, welcoming and compassionate atmosphere in which they could deliver great Pilates workouts.

Katherine and Kimberly with owner Riccardo Maggiore

Katherine and Kimberly with owner Riccardo Maggiore

In November 2018 their book, Pilates for Beginners launched as a best-seller on Amazon.


Stylist Tom Dellacorte at Midtown has given these natural redheads fabulous haircuts and styles since 2001. He’s also one of their Pilates clients!

Stylist Tom Dellacorte with twins Katherine and Kimberly Corp.

Stylist Tom Dellacorte with twins Katherine and Kimberly Corp.



Your Best Vacation Hair

@shaunieandthecity   Haircut by Riccardo Maggiore


Haircut by Riccardo Maggiore

Spring is almost here and if your plans include a vacation or getaway, here are a few tips for styling and keeping your hair healthy.

Travel size - When you’re going away, don’t rely on the hair care products hotels give you for free. If you have color treated hair, be sure to pack your color shampoo and conditioner in travel bottles or buy travel sizes. From Oribe to Kerastase to Riccardo Maggiore’s signature line, we have TSA approved travel sizes of all your essentials.  And speaking of essentials, travel blogger Dana Berez recommends dry shampoo: “Dry Shampoo can work wonders, and let you keep a style for longer than a day. I even put dry shampoo in my roots on day one to add some texture.”


Protect Proactively. Get a salon treatment before you go. Besides adding shine and restoring moisture, a deep conditioning treatment will help to strengthen your hair and seal your cuticles for protection from the elements. One of our favorites is the Milbon treatment because it includes a booster pack of 4 take-home treatments you can throw in your travel bag.

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If you aren’t able to get a salon treatment, use a leave-in conditioner which will act as a barrier from saltwater and chlorine. Riccardo Maggiore’s Rinnova Hair Texturizer is a fabulous leave-in with sunscreens to protect from UVA/UVB damage.

Be sure to wet your hair with clean water before you go in the pool. There’s actually a scientific reason for this. Your hair will absorb the water, so is much better for it to absorb tap water than chlorinated water which can damage your hair.

Let your hair have a vacation too - if you regularly heat style your hair, a vacation is a great time to give it a rest. Change it up and explore the natural texture of your hair or create texture with heatless styling. Travel and lifestyle Dana Berez, “I like to wash my hair at night and tie it up in two buns or a french braid and let it dry overnight. In the morning I have curls without any heat styling or time.” Berez also loves to add hair accessories: “Whenever I am in a bind and my hair is not cooperating, I like to put it in a high pony, and wrap a hair scarf around it. “

Whatever your plans, we hope you’re able to relax and enjoy them. Before you go or after you return, we’re here to help create beauty for your lifestyle.

Call to book at Midtown 212-586-6482 or Flatiron 212-448-0600 or request an appointment online today.

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