Meet Laurent DeLouya
Laurent understands a man’s hair
What makes Laurent such a unique stylist not only in New York City, but perhaps the world over, is his unusual understanding of the way a man’s hair and face mature as he ages.
There is a reason for this, which you quickly understand when you spend time in his salon.
The men in his chair are long-time clients. 20 years. 30 years. Many go back 40 years, when Laurent first moved from Paris and began cutting hair in New York City.
These clients, who include entertainment and finance execs, figures in the film, theater and dance world, began coming to Laurent as young men. He has cut and styled their hair as they’ve matured and advanced through their careers.
Along the way, Laurent has evolved their look with them as their facial structure has matured, along with their hair’s texture, color and, yes, the amount of it.
Laurent’s philosophy is simple and organic: As a man changes, so too must his style. At any stage of life, there are looks that are natural to a man’s face as well as his style sense. “Whether it is hubris or fear of change,” says, Laurent, “many men fight the style that is best for them, but it is there to be seen. It is my job to share this with them.”
Come and meet Laurent and see for yourself.