You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to be treated like a VIP in a New York hair salon. You just need the number for our 2012 Best of NYC pick. It offers expert haircuts, starting at $80, from stylists trained at such prestigious establishments as Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy, plus the kinds of perks you'd expect at a more expensive place. A tranquil oasis in Noho, the two-level Arté Salon (in what was once a Russian Orthodox church) offers such amenities as complimentary Scotch, wine, lattes, and tea in its outdoor garden. Shampooing is done in super-comfortable chairs that don't leave your neck bruised the next day, and the scalp massage will make you feel like you've received your money's worth before the haircut even begins. Keep the cost down by going on a Tuesday, when, if you bring a friend, you'll both receive 25 percent off select stylists. If you can't get an appointment with the owner, veteran stylist Joseph Artale (the most expensive at $140 for haircuts for men and $160 for women), we recommend their popular stylist Kyoko Motonaga, whose fabulous precision haircuts stay fresh for months. 294 Elizabeth Street, 212-941-5932, (10012)

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294 Elizabeth St.
New York NY 10012


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