Beyond BridalJanuary 1, 2010 By: Lori Morris American Salon
Stacey Lyn Weinstein may be known as an expert on bridal beauty, but her new Manhattan salon, Loft 26, caters to more than just blushing brides-to-be. Situated in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, Loft 26 is a hair and skin spa dedicated to providing personalized, results-oriented treatments that help all clients look and feel like the many celebrities Weinstein has also worked with.
The salon was designed to have a glamorous yet organic loungelike feel, with meticulously crafted Brazilian walnut wood that was manufactured without the use of harmful chemicals and a custom gold chandelier made in Europe and hand-delivered to New York City. The services offered are equally as luxurious and eco-friendly, including botanical hair therapies from Phyto and skincare treatments from organic brands like Environ and Bioelements. Guests needing what the service menu calls "a little extra TLC" can opt for microdermabrasion or Lumifacials and Lumilift treatments that utilize LED therapy to improve the skin's condition and reduce signs of aging. The usual suspects like cuts, color, styling and makeup applications are also offered and carried out by a hand-picked group of celebrity and editorial stylists.
Weinstein hasn't abandoned her brides, however; located within Loft 26 is Once Upon a Bride, Manhattan's only dedicated bridal salon. Taking a unique comprehensive approach, Weinstein and her team coordinate the bride's style to complement every aspect of the ceremony, such as flowers, colors, seasons and even the time of day. —L.M.