Pamper Here: Rossano Ferretti Hairspa, New YorkBy Angelica Malin
Looking for a spot of pampering in New York? It’s about time you visited Rossano Ferretti Hairspa at the Park Hyatt New York. Here’s what you need to know:
The five-star Park Hyatt New York is as glamorous as it gets.
The Midtown hotel stands by the motto ‘Luxury is Personal’ and you can feel that the second you step into the stunning hotel; you’ll be greeted by charming staff, gold-gilded furnishings, chandeliers and sweeping views of the city. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the best of the city; whether catching a show across the street at Carnegie Hall or on Broadway, window shopping on 5th Avenue, or visiting the MoMA, it provides an ideal base for seeing New York City.
Visitors seeking some calm in the city can enjoy a sophisticated getaway at the hotel’s uber-luxe spa, or enjoy a relaxing day at one of the hotel’s suites, complete with spa-like bathrooms with heated floors, walk-in rain showers and stunning views of the city skyline and Central Park. Travel up to the 25th floor and you’ll be greeted by one of the city’s best pamper spots. Their Spa Nalai boasts an indoor hydrotherapy area with a saltwater lap pool, eucalyptus steam room, Peloton® bikes, fitness MIRROR and BOSU® balance trainers.
The Rossano Ferretti Hairspa at the Park Hyatt is most of the decadent, luxury salons in New York City. Located on the 25th floor, the salon has amazing views of 5th Avenue and feels a million miles from the bustling city below. The salon offers a range of hair treatments; from haircuts and blow dries to colour and revitalising hair treatments, all using Rossano’s signature hair products.
I booked in for highlights with Kristina Noto, who is an expert hair colourist and Great Lengths extensions specialist. I will be honest, my colour was a bit of a state; one of the perils of being a journalist is you end up being a guinea pig for different stylists and colourists, and my hair was a messy patchwork of different styles.
Kristina was very attentive in listening to my personal needs, we talked at length about the desired look I wanted to achieve – a more subtle, natural Balayage look with some light framing around the face. Kristina then got to work, apply highlights freehand and taking great care to apply the highlights in the right places and tone down where needed. It was like watching an artist at work – you can really see the effort, attention to detail and perfectionism that goes into Kristina’s work. She’s also great fun and felt like chatting with a friend for a few hours – I can see why so many of Kristina’s clients are regulars, she’s a delight to be around.
After the colour process, Kristina used a special revitalising mask by Rossano Ferretti on my hair which gave it a boost and shine, making it feel super soft afterwards. The colour was absolute perfection; I dare say it’s the best colour I’ve ever had and in my view, Kristina Noto is the best colourist in New York City.
The result was impeccable. The colour was the perfect marriage of brunette and blonde, light and shimmery in all the right places, but still natural and subtle – the kind of colour that grows out beautifully and doesn’t need too much upkeep. I couldn’t be happier.