O&M stands for Original and Mineral but it represents so much more.
Australian-owned and the 1st concept salon in the U.S., this Little West 12th Street salon is a little slice of heaven, so forget the ampersand and just say OM. Some say the experience is more like going to a spa.
Indeed, the place from down under will leave you feeling and looking top-notch. Talented stylists specialize in services ranging from cuts to color, blow-outs to balayage, special occasion styling to the big updo. Videos, Wi-fi, and tunes round out the experience, and creative director, Janelle Chaplin, sees to it.
O&M are big believers in CCT — clean color technology — and use only natural ingredients, which means their products are free of all those things you can’t pronounce that are bad for your hair.
The originality continues in the naming of their products: Hydrate and Conquer, Maintaining the Mane, and Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray.
The loft-like space has exposed brick and wooden floors, and clients are tended to while seated face-to-face at a communal table. Hope you like making eye- contact.
Cuts from $140 to $205,
Single process $90 to $140, highlights from $90 to $310, blowout $30 to $65. Keratin treatment starts at $200.
Cuts for men range from $90 to $120.
NAMES TO KNOW: William Scott Blair (colorist) (Instagram)
Stephanie (stylist) (Instagram)