New Kid on the Block: Roman K Salon

Roman K Salon Tribeca1Roman K Salon Tribeca3After five years at John Barrett at Bergdorf Goodman and ten years at Butterfly Studio in the Flatiron, Roman Kusayev went out on his own, opening Roman K Salon in the Flatiron District. Now, just two years later, he has a second salon, on Church Street. “I wasn’t necessarily looking to open another one just yet, but the opportunity came up,” he says. “And we have clients all over the city, including in Tribeca.” The space had previously been two salons—F.S. Charlie and Rare by Ruth Roche—so Kusayev didn’t have to redo the plumbing or electricity. “It had great bones, and we wanted to respect that. Mainly, we freshened it up, changing the floor and adding 11 custom-built stations.”

“We were able to take everything we had learned at the first salon and apply it here,” adds manager Rachel Shimanova, who is also married to Kusayev.

The Tribeca salon is focusing on hair (including extensions, color, and straightening), makeup, and eyebrows; from 7 a.m., it will soon offer blowout services. The products used include Kérastase, Oribe, R+Co, and L’Oréal Professionnel. Kusayev and Shimanova expect the clientele to be equally divided between men and women, and children are welcome.

Last but not least, keep an eye on the north wall: Artist Sofia Echa is working on a painting or two for the space.

Roman K Salon is at 317 Church (between Lispenard and Walker), 212-951-0041;

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