John Barrett's newest salon will eat all other salons. The New York Post reports that the stylist is adding yet another Manhattan location inside a mansion at 10 West 56th Street, right near his original location within Bergdorf Goodman that'll also remain open.
The company is leasing the entire six story, 16,000-square-foot building from multibillionaire owner Carlos Slim for $1.5 million a year, with plans to install 80 chairs for hair stylists and makeup artists, private treatment rooms, and a retail space. No word on what they'll do with the ballroom and garden terrace just yet (we're not being facetious here).
"This is a beautiful Beaux Arts limestone mansion that will become the most beautiful luxury salon in the country," John Barrett CEO Jim Hedges told the paper. It'll be designed by Daniel Romualdez, who's also doing the upcoming Bond Street and World Trade Center salons.
The building already has a bit of history with fashion and beauty, namely the iconic Liz Taylor: She briefly lived here with third husband Michael Todd in the late 50s.