Angelo David Salon Transforms Ordinary Hair into Mane Masterpieces

Model Reilly Chaffin gets hair cut with Couture fillers, photo by

The fantasy coiff women dream of becomes a reality at  The Angelo David Salon in New York City where luscious locks are  achieved with Couture fillers and hair additions that are customized to each individual lifestyle.   

  Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David with his movie star looks and soft spoken demeanor treats every client like a celebrity.  He explains  that every day a different hair story walks into his salon.  From a bad color job  or over processing,  he helps restore what was lost to the fullest possible extent. 

Photo by Linda Covello

Patiently and with an acute meticulous style, he uses his signature process  of building hair up in thickness and fullness with the piece by piece addition of each custom couture filler.  The seamless application process is carefully executed, after which the hair is cut and styled just like one’s own natural hair. 

Angelo employs 1 to 20 different types of Couture extensions. No cookie cutter stuff for this talented hair expert who customizes the client’s hair the same way that Vera Wang designs a wedding dress, personally and crafted to each individual lifestyle. 

Angelo making model manes

Glam hair, red carpet hair, whatever your dream hair, there is not much that Angelo and his team of twenty trained stylists cannot do.   Whether you want to go from short to long, thin to thick, or just get your sexy back, hair extensions, when done correctly, can be your best kept secret.

 The look of flawless and genuine hair is achieved with Angelo David’s trademarked Angelo David Couture Hair Extensions and Additions (couture extensions for length; additions and fillers for fuller, thicker hair; fringe for bangs or hairline correction; and wigs) a collection of customizable, 100-percent genuine tresses.  Angelo will first talk with you in one of the salon’s private consultation rooms and discuss your day to day routine, analyze your locks and create a look that will blend seamlessly into your own individual lifestyle.


 Angelo is committed to working with hair extensions so it looks like your own hair.  From visible adhesives to an unnatural finish, without expert selection, application and care, extensions will fail to achieve the desired, stylishly flawless look.

Report and photos by Linda Covello, . 48 East 43rd Street #2, NY, 212- 883- 6620

Three Women Walk into a Salon and Leave Looking Like a Million Dollars

Three pretty women  walked  into a New York salon the other day and left  looking like a million dollars. An episode of “Sex and the City”?   Not quite.  But I could see Carrie and girls there.

The transformation took place at Alma G. Salon in NYC’s Flatiron district. Ourr heroines are pretty close in profile to the sexy and talented gals from the show that defined what it means to be feminine, feisty and fashionable in the most glamorous city on the planet. 

If you can makeover here like the one these three beauties received from Alma G and her talented team of stylists, well you can take it anywhere! 

Here we go: Angie Bolivar,


a petite brunette law student currently interning with a law firm in New Jersey, a makeover that was pretty drastic in its scope with a result that was nothing less than cutting edge chic. Angie arrived at Alma’s salon early in the day to consult with the team about the direction she was open to going in.

Angie befoe

Alma described her vision to Angie with her trademark confidence and passion for what she sees as the beauty in the raw that her talents can draw out of an individual. Angie at first seemed very hesitant to commit to this radical change because she justifiably was concerned about the conservative nature of her profession. Alma wanted to take Angie’s look to the extreme with an asymmetrical cut and a shock of vivid blue color. Angie’s hesitation was completely erased by Alma’s assurances that the result would highlight and help define her already gorgeous cheekbones and bring out her inner gamine.





Meet Meridith–


a lithe and lovely  dance instructor from NY’s  Upper West Side, Meridith was committed to keeping her hair long and was reluctant to lose more than a couple of inches of dry split ends. She too couldn’t resist the  team’s charm. An voila, her brunette locks were changed into  lustrous honey blonde and sunny highlights that brought out her gorgeous eye color and enhanced her rich skin tone.

Photography by Linda Covello

Meridith is a natural beauty but the make over made her even more stunning

A  manicure with hand painted floral detail by the patient and methodical manicurist Maritza completed Merdith’s transformation from beachy frizz and chipped nails to well tended glamour goddess.


And for our youngest transformed lovely we have the sexy Tamy Cruz, a recent high school graduate with plans to attend college this fall to study Marine Biology.   She walked into Alma’s salon defiant to keep her tresses long. She quickly also succumbed to the will and artistry of the woman who knows what is best for personal beauty statements and now sports a super sexy. Alma’s team is very tight knit that aspire to artistic beauty. 


 Makeup by Veronica–highly skilled stylist who has mad skills with color as well as cut, but she was the maestro behind the makeup for all three women. Hair styling: Ryan did the cuts for Meridith and Angie, while Alma G. took are of Tamy’s tresses. 
Clothes:  by Don O’Neill for  Theia, the Goddess of Light herself, shimmering creations. 
Photography:  The impossibly talented Linda Covello (
Linda Covello, who also shot the photos.
Salon:  Alma, –The hair salon and spa of choice for many celebrities … 38 E 21st Street, 212-353-0600.

The Diva Gets a Good Hair Day

Wow, my hair never look better after my session at  the new Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa in Beverly Hillsimg_00642lofthowever that’s not me below but I will be posting a photo of my new, spiffy do…that’s Clay, the owner of the Loft and colorist extraordinaire doing someone’s hair, the other is a photo that truly reps the salon. Here’s one of  Liz doing someone else, wish I’d brought that camera….img_00671


Pun intended, it was a lofty experience. My hair needed help.  When I heard they only use organic products and were dedicated to fostering “green”, I knew I had to go there. And I was right. I loved the place from the minute I stepped into the highly stylized salon. The staff was welcoming and so were the little nooks and crannies where you can wait for your appointment while sipping some mighty fine coffee I might add. Bless their hearts they brew a good, strong, tasty cup of Joe. 
Anyhow Clay and his assistant Liz took me under their wings and did a fab make-over in a couple of hours, all naturally of course.  I left my hair in Clay’s hands to do with what he wanted. He selected a deep brown with nifty lighter highlight using non-amonia,  yogurt based hair coloring and  Balyard paint on color. No tin foil, no long stretches under the hair dryer, all comfy, cozy with me catching up on magazines and sipping that rich coffee. A little buzzed, I might add. Anyhow Liz did the shampooing with all natural “Go 365” that left my hair silky and shiny. She also added an awesome scalp massage that left me swooning. Then she blew out my hair in a new style. I didn’t think my hair could look like that, straight and smart, and my husband remarked, “sexy and great.” Wish I’d taken my camera so I could show you, because I will never be able to replicate it on my own. Twenty-four year old Liz did it effortlessly and but painstakingly straightening out every strand. She was my new best friend. Actually, like her boss, Liz is a pure delight. No attitude, no edginess about this place which looks like it belongs in a fashionable section of New York and with a little lower prices.  Color ranges from $80 to $130, highlights  are $150 to$20O. Cuts range from $85 to $115 for women and $45 to $75 for men. 
The full-service salon also offers body massages, face and scalp rubs, waxing, hand and feet treatments, lash and brow extensions, tints,etc., facials and lots of bliss.
Clay and his life partner are proud parents of a baby and planning on another, he credits the birth of their son with his ecological enlightenment. “We want to live a good legacy,” he beamed while showing me the photo of his handsome mate and son.
The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa also features Eminence handmade organic skin care products of Hungary, really wonderful, natural scented cosmetics available for purchase there.
110 North Doheny Drive, just north of Wilshire Blvd. on the east side of Doheny, 310-275-9002

The Diva Goes Green With An Organic Do

Your divaonthego is off to get her tresses colored at an exciting, new “organic”  Beverly Hills salon called  The Loft Hair  Lounge & Green Spa. Billed as a “green getaway”, the salon offers healthy  hair care and I can’t wait.  I’ll let you know how it turned out. In the meantime here’s some of the press information I received that tempted me to give the salon a try…

Clay Patané has done it again; and this time, with The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa, at the exciting intersection of Wilshire and Doheny in posh Beverly Hills!  Master colorist/stylist, Clay Patané, has created a “green getaway” with the opening of his new eco-salon and green spa.It’s no small achievement that Patané elected to make every aspect of his salon green.  Every detail of the salon has been selected with a mind toward the environment.  From the all-natural products to the recycling of hair used to contain petroleum spills, from the non-animal-tested shampoos, to the organic fruit and vegetable skin care blends, The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa is the first eco-friendly salon and spa in Beverly Hills. And it’s no accident. As a new father, Patané says, “It was important for me to create a place that I wouldn’t worry about my two-year-old running around being exposed to harsh chemicals and that I do my part in addressing the growing environmental concerns. It’s funny how things affect you when you become a parent.”


From head to toe Patané offers all natural, organic products, reflecting his utmost commitment to purity.  This ultimate experience in organic pampering begins with the sulfate and paraban-free shampoos and conditioners from the Unite (Against Animal Testing) line of hair care products; hair is further nourished with the salon’s signature restorative green tea hair masque. Breaking ecological barriers in hair color, the salon is the first and the only salon in Los Angeles to use the all natural YO – color line of products. Made from yogurt, the non-toxic products, hydrate, nourish and protect the hair while providing natural color without ammonia. Even waxing is an organic experience at The Green Spa, where a plant-based line of waxing products is used with stripless wax; Nail polishes are vegan and dbp-free. The Spa’s luxurious, signature Organic Facial exclusively features uber-exotic, Eminence skin care products from Hungary, formulated with a devotion to keeping the planet green with its elixir of herbs and fruits.


Patané has opened a one-of-a-kind, one-stop, one-on-one, personalized experience for hair, nails, massage, facials, and spa treatments. To be sure, The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa offers the very best in hair cuts, hair color, straightening, and every other hair-related need. When it comes to hair extensions, Patané brought in the best in the business with Susan Lipson, whose celebrity roster of clients includes mega-stars Drew Barrymore, Christina Applegate and Hugh Jackman. Inside this urban sanctuary is a spectacular, full service green spa wing offering everything from organic body and facial treatments to the most divine healing massage therapy by one of the top pros in the industry.


imageWith 4,500 square feet of Mid-Century-Asian luxury, 14 top-notch stylists (some of whom were recruited from world-class salons in New York, Paris, Milan and Madrid), 5 perfectionist-manicurists, 4 trained spa-treatment specialists and two of the best facialists in town, Patané has created a truly unique experience unrivaled for renewal, relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty.


While celebrities like Jenny and Amy McCarthy and several members from the “Brothers and Sisters” cast may be clients of Patané’s, there’s no attitude here, just an antidote to stress.  “Pampering reigns supreme at The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa; the goal was to make this a home-away-from-home, an escape, the calm in the daily storm with an environmentally friendly, yet elegant atmosphere,” says Patané. “Whether you spend an hour or the day here, we want our clients to feel relaxed and beautiful. It’s a five star experience.”


Open seven days a week, The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa is located at 110 N. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA.   310-275-9002 or visit

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Now recognized as one of the top colorists/stylists in Los Angeles, Patané established his credentials after training for color with Kim Vo at Prive and then with Stuart Gavert at Umberto.  In 2007, After five years of television appearances on “Extreme Makeover”, “How do I Look?” and “Before and Afternoon Makeover” while working at Kim Vo’s, B2V Salon, Patané took his burgeoning celebrity clientele and opened his own salon in Eagle Rock, “The Loft Hair Lounge,” which was quickly awarded the “Greenopia Award” as one of the most eco-friendly businesses in LA. His dedication to saving hair, skin and the planet continues with the opening of his newest venture, The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa.