Saturday, November 25, 2006

My Hair Secret: Helik at Dop Dop Salon (in Soho)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Your hair is not a place to cut corners! (no pun intended) You may have to spend more money than you want to, or than your husband/significant other wants you to. Tough. Do it. It will make you look better, feel better and give you something to look forward to every 6 weeks or so...8 weeks at the longest. This is where you can spend the money that you've saved after utilizing effective Guerilla Shopping technique!

OK, now that I've scolded you, I will offer an olive branch and let you in on my hair secret. His name is Helik (pictured above) and you can catch him at Dop Dop Salon in Soho on Fridays and Saturdays. I'm only telling you this because he promised that if I wrote about him, he would always make sure that I get an appointment no matter how popular he becomes. And I shall hold him to this!

Not only is he a great hairstylist and colorist who also does hair for photoshoots all over the world, but he's a cool, friendly guy who removes the tedium that can sometimes come along with getting one's hair colored. I often spend more than three hours with him! Additionally, Dop Dop Salon provides a laid back atmosphere with some decent people-watching opportunity as well as free candy and soda (they always get me with that!). So don't fear the trendier-than-thou neighborhood - this place is something of an oasis for the down-to-earthlings among us.

Most imporantly, remember: Friends Don't Let Friends Go to Supercuts!


Anonymous said...

Yes, he's fabulous ... but since YOU found him through ME I'd better still be able to get in too! (Helik, if you're reading this, note to self!) Betsey

Anonymous said...

i can't believe this got out! helik is a god! i've been going to him for 11 years...can't live w/o him! divine!

Anonymous said...

Helik is a doll! Since I moved back to Chicago in May, I havent had anyone touch my hair since then. Wish he was closer. Now what am I to do? Rapunzel..."elan"

Anonymous said...

As a TV Producer, I've been

around hair stylists for 25 years

and Helik is the best. His cuts

have been lauded in hair salons

from London to Hong Kong. Plus

he's fun. Nice combo. Arlo

Anonymous said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto! I've known Helik for 13 years and I've followed him from place to place. He's fantastic, warm, personable and can work magic with color. I adore him! Ellen