The Carlyle will also offer guests access to the exclusive and acclaimed hairstylist Yves Durif, who relocated his 65th Street salon to the spa. A master with scissors, Yves uses French cutting techniques to achieve a distinctive, sexy style for each client. Durif’s passion for his craft is evident in the details: luxe yet nurturing surroundings; a synergy between stylist, colorist, and makeup artist that emphasizes the whole person; and a talented staff that shares his dedication to creating beauty and promoting well-being. It’s all part of the Durif philosophy: to make every client look and feel her or his best. Durif’s sculptural and sensual shorter cuts are the best in town. His skill with scissors has earned him a loyal international following among style-setters, socialites, executives, celebrities, and artists. The versatile Durif-trained team provides a full range of services, from cuts for women and men to color, to evening hair and makeup, to styling an entire wedding party.
The Carlyle’s spa will not only be opened to hotel guests, but also to residents and the myriad of local sophisticates who have made The Carlyle a focal point of the Upper East Side society. Joining the celebrated Café Carlyle and the fabled Bemelmans Bar, The Carlyle’s spa will be synonymous with urban elegance and the ultimate New York experience.
Standing at the corner of 76th Street and Madison Avenue, The Carlyle has been an enduring landmark for East Side social life since 1930. The internationally acclaimed hotel has always been ranked amongst the best in the world and was recently named one of the top 20 U.S City Hotels by Harper’s Hideaway’s 2006 Reader Survey. The Carlyle is a 35-story, 181-room hotel that has long understood the aesthetic sensibilities of its clientele and is surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques, and the city’s most popular art museums. Embracing a passion for the arts, pianos grace many of the suites, and most rooms have views of Central Park.