MEET THE COIFFEUR IN CHIEF
Yann Varin strives to transform your haircut into your Signature Style – a style that is totaly YOURS. In French, ther term is “sur measure,” customized only for you. In order to create your Signature Style he follows the concept of Visagisme, the nature of your hair and, most importantly, what you think. Visagisme means creating a cut and a color which compliments: the shape of your face, the line of you nose, the layout of your eyes, and your complexion. With two low key salons on the upper east side, Yann caters to women and men in search of great looking hair without the attitude, fuss and frenzy of the big names in hair.
What makes hair look young and beautiful?
Movement, natural shine, contrast in color, bounce.
How can you take years off your look by rethinking your hair?
- The style should compliment your features, the shape of your face and complexion….
- For example, you never want to have the heaviness around the bottom part of the face. Also you should keep some volume on the side of a long face.
- Be very careful about the color you choose. Consider your complexion and your eye color as a point of reference.
- Don’t forget that color can express part of your personality. For example, if you’re a brunette that feels like a blonde…. BE BLONDE! Just make sure it’s the right shade of blonde.
Which key products do you recommend to your clients?
Best seller shampoo is Bain Satin #2 by Kerastase. It garantees you shine and movement. Best conditioner is Karite Intense Nourishing Conditioning Cream by Rene Furterer. It’s this exceptional treatment that repairs, regenerates and beautifies hair. Hair is silky and radiant, regaining strength and softness.
What do you use on your own hair?I use a pomade which gives me shine with a light hold. It’s called Nacre nutri-sculpt from Keratase. It allows me too have a messy yet polished look.
Which celebrity do’s are most requested?
I get the most requests for the Sienna Miller’s, Rihanna’s, and Katie Holmes’ haircuts.
What is the newest thing in hair for 2009?
Razor cut bangs are popular. It will spice up any look with some edge. Generally 2009 is going to be about having a savvy effortless look. Lots of movement, definition, yet still polished and controlled. Don’t be scared but cayenne highlights are in. Performed with refinement they are a beautiful option for brunettes.