Richard Stein Salon
1014 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Richard Stein Salon, New York
An eighteen-year-old RICHARD STEIN arrived in New York on the crest of a British wave that took New York by storm: the 1965 opening of the first Sassoon salon. Richard eagerly absorbed the energy and style of Manhattan, soon moving on to join fellow Sassoon-ite Paul Mitchell on The Beauty Floor at Henri Bendel, New York's trendiest boutique. Here he became a favorite stylist for such legendary fashion photographers as Richard Avedon, Hiro and Francesco Scavullo. This on-camera experience led Richard to create his most memorable style, a multi-layered, wash-and-wear haircut dubbed 'The Shag'. Immediately, the new cut was adopted by women everywhere, becoming the quintessential haircut of the 1970s.