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Davines has joined forces with Marco Santini and Leo Manetti, renowned hairstylists and owners of New York City salon ION Studio, to create ION: Davines Salon and Atelier, a flagship salon and training academy.
Name: ION Studio: A Davines Salon + Atelier.
Address: 41 Wooster Street, New York.
Telephone number: 212-343-9060.
Owner/s: Leo Manetti and Marco Santini.
How long have you been in the premises: 8 years.
Clientele: The downtown “cool kids,” fashion forward insiders, celebrities and models.
Staff: Nine stylists and seven colourists.
Styling stations: 18 stations.
The new studio, located in New York, is run by a select team of stylists and comprises an ION Studio salon: a leading hair salon, regularly featured in the pages of Elle, Vanity Fair and Vogue and whose celebrity clientele include Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger and Olivia Palermo. In addition to the salon, the studio is home to an Atelier – a professional academy providing a first-class education in styling and colour – led by Santini and Manetti, as well as top Davines teachers.
The bespoke interior of ION: Davines Salon and Atelier was designed byWRK, the Brooklyn-based design team behind Le Labo at The Ace Hotel,Rag & Bone and Brass Monkey. Built over three floors the seventeen-chair salon has been designed to reflect the look of a home. The lower level is reminiscent of an open kitchen, complete with a colour ‘bar’ and a handmade reclaimed-wood ‘kitchen table’ which is home to four colouring stations. The ground floor features a striking Italian marble reception desk and three oak-wood styling stations, made from fallen trees at Mantetti and Santini’s home. Created almost entirely from reclaimed materials sourced from local craftsmen, the result is an aesthetically striking studio that stays true to the sustainability ethos of both brands. As explained by Leo Manetti, ION owner “Beauty can be done sustainably, and we want to be a catalyst for that.”
Says Anthony Molet, CEO of Davines North America: “Davines has always been inspired by the work of Marco and Leo, as well as that of their highly specialised team at ION Studio. We have developed a strong connection with ION as kindred Italians, as innovators of their craft and as educators for other stylists and colourists.”