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John Barrett is spreading his wings from his perch at the top of Bergdorf Goodman and flying downtown. WWD reports that the stylist at the helm of the luxury department store's salon is opening a 3,000-square foot space on Bond Street for this October—while still maintaining the Bergdorf salon.
"It makes a lot of sense for us to be downtown," said Jim Hedges, Barrett's business partner. "It's a hot neighborhood, very affluent, one where we know we have lots of customers [who] will be happy to travel five minutes instead of 30." The average service cost at the midtown salon is about $300.
This is just the beginning of what could be a salon empire for Barrett. A third NYC salon is scheduled to open within a year of the Bond Street location, and then it's on to Palm Beach, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Las Vegas.
"We are going places where we know we have strong existing customer relationships, places where we will be the lead dog in a community," Hedges told the paper.
This downtown salon will include 20 chairs and VIP treatment rooms, and it will feature the stylist's newly expanded namesake product line.
· John Barrett to Open Salons [WWD]
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