Close
Industry News

A Tour of the Wonderland Beauty Parlor

Maggie Mulhern | April 27, 2012 | 8:41 AM

One of the best parts of my job is getting to visit some of the most beautiful salons and spas around the world. The good news is, I don’t always have to go to another country to find those special spaces. Right here in my own backyard is Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, located in the heart of NYC’s Meatpacking district. It is a visual delight. Owner Michael Angelo (that’s right) lives up to his name as a true artist. “I wanted this space to BE a wonderland,” he says. “It is a wonderland beauty parlor where anything can happen and anything can be.”

Michael himself not only designs beautiful spaces, but designs beauty as well as a hair and make up artist. “I started my career as a makeup artist,” he says. “I watched the hairdressers at Paul Mitchell shows and learned from them.”

The “stations” are simply gorgeous. Each is unique and special with Venetian mirrors and Ghost chairs. The walls are decorated with art which he rotates, offering the space to other artists and photographers. In this video, we get to see the “Quiet Beauty” exposition from photographer Braden Summers.

Surprisingly, the ceiling is NOT decorated.  Hmmmm…. However, the floor is an homage to a pink sand beach. “Who wouldn’t want to stand on a pink sand beach all day?” he asks. This Wonderland Beauty Parlor truly is a WONDERLAND.

More from Industry News

Industry News Mannequin head from Kris Sorbie NYC
Industry News

Shaking Up The Mannequin Game

Maggie Mulhern | March 15, 2019

"I feel hairdressers don’t always appreciate esthetic when working with mannequin heads," says the iconic Kris Sorbie, famed colorist, stylist and artist. As the Global Artistic Director for Redken, Sorbie has handled many a "head" and decided a couple years ago that it was time to up the mannequin head game.

Industry News Sheila Zaricor-Wilson, president-elect of Intercoiffure America/Canada.
Industry News

Women in Leadership: Sheila Zaricor-Wilson

Michele Musgrove | February 27, 2019

As Intercoiffure prepares for its Spring Atelier, its president elect prepares to take charge. With our Women in Leadership series, we connect with Sheila Zaricor-Wilson, who shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure.

Industry News Karen Gordon, president of Cosmetologists Chicago, the organization that owns and operates America's Beauty Show.
Industry News

Women in Leadership: Karen Gordon

Michele Musgrove | February 27, 2019

As Cosmetologists Chicago prepares for America's Beauty Show in late March, our Women in Leadership series talks with the newest president of the association, Karen Gordon. In a candid interview, she shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure ahead.

Load More