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Vote WHS for Best Manhattan Salon for Black Hair

Wellington Hair Spa has been nominated for Best Manhattan Salon for Black Hair in the 2012 Manhattan Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting just opened up and winners will be announced in March. Support us by voting for us at:

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Wellington Hair Spa Featured in March 2012 Issue-Place for Bold New ‘Dos

Black Hair NYC

Kerry Washington Covers ESSENCE

Wellington Hair Spa is the place for your bold, new spring hairstyle! With geometric patterns to create soft, flowing styles and personalized consultation, you’re sure to leave completely satisfied with the new you! Book your appt today!


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WHS Style Legends- Whitney Houston

Whether we felt like Queens of Night, Every Women or checking into the Heartbreak Hotel, Whitney Houston was there to see us through. Her effortless voice and moving performances made her a timeless legend within music and film. Whitney Houston was a true vocalist, in every sense of the word, continuing to make hit record after hit record, which many of us are listening to on repeat today! However, Houston’s voice wasn’t the only thing that captured us. Her style was a fascinating process, which continued to revolutionize throughout her years. WHS invites you to follow Whitney through her years of style, as a young budding flower to full bloom.

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WHS Trends- 2012 Fall Fashion Week

Have you heard who the new ‘it’ designer is???  Since, many of us can’t make it to Lincoln Center; WHS decided to bring the runway to you. If you consider yourself a Fashionista, chances are your look has been inspired by many of season favorites.

Take a look through our gallery of favorite pieces from talented designers.

Alexander McQueen


Bottega Veneta

Burberry Prorsum

Matthew Williamson

Stella McCartney

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Wellington Hair Spa Event- Holiday Soiree

Patrick Wellington of WHS values and appreciates all the continued support he receives from his clients. In order to say thank you, Wellington invited his cherished client base out to the salon for an intimate holiday party. Through-out the night, there was dancing, mingling, and a great raffle. The food and drink was plentiful and the holiday spirit was definitely present.  “I always want to show my clients, how much I appreciate them. As a salon owner, it is not just necessary to enhance your client’s outer beauty, but cultivate their inner!  Happy Holidays!

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WHS Trend Report- Blond Ambition

If you are now in a state of preparing for the New Year, it’s time to take the fact that “Blondes have more fun” into consideration. While, it has been taboo for women of color to go blonde, it’s also the ultimate statement of individuality and fun! Obviously, it would be wise to have this professionally done.


Anyone making this drastic change should have experienced hands in their hair. Horror stories of hair turning green, orange or yellow are all too common. Since, you are actually bleaching your hair first for the color to take; your hair has lost all pigment. Consequently, you need the correct amount of color to get the hue you want.
Professionals have the equipment, experience and knowledge to pull this off; you or your best girlfriend may not!!!Take a look at the ladies of Hollywood going big and blonde!!!

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WHS Education- ‘Evolution of the Hot Comb’


Hot, Pressing, or straightening comb, which one do you call it?

Either way, this magical device with multiple names has only one function; which is to controllably straighten and style your hair. Most might think, the ‘Hot comb’ came about in the back towns of Louisiana or some other popular southern town, known for black women with kinky, curly hair. However, this device was invented in France. The 19th century tool was huge for groundbreaking trends and individualism. Marcel Grateau was one of the first hair stylists in Paris to use the hot comb in 1872. This started a new wave of styles and expectations!

It wasn’t until the hot comb; made it to the United States in the 1900’s, did Madam CJ walker add her patented revisions. Widening the teeth with a few other modifications made the ‘hot comb’ the most popular tool amongst women of color. Although, a portion of the black community saw this more as detrimental then beneficial, the movement went on forth!

The comb helped facilitate the infamous salon method of the ‘bump n’ Curl’. A simple, yet efficient hair routine that we get to enjoy at least once a week, in our local salons. It is clear that as time has passed the ‘Hot Comb’ has revolutionized with the women it services. Different gradients and materials make this device universal to all women.

Natural hair has grown extremely popular over the past few years. This has made the demand for the ‘hot comb’ even greater. The rise and fall of the relaxer, has claimed many hair and hairline casualties, which has made the transition that much easier.

Keeping the hair manageable for the women on the go, consistently begs the question….could we live without the ‘Hot Comb’????????

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WHS Hair Awareness: Bold the Cold


Hot cocoa, Ice skating, sitting by the fire and DULL HAIR??????? Women usually are not thinking about their hair, when it comes to cold weather. However ladies, when the air begins to get dry and frigid, so does your hair. Moisture is the first thing to go, once you hit that chill, so it’s wise to prepare yourself. Sustaining healthy hair throughout the winter is extremely crucial, as it can determine your hair’s strength and weaknesses for quite some time. Unlike heat damage that can be clipped off and repaired, the cold can damage from the root; leaving the scalp dry and itchy, promote dreary hair color, and create breakable ends. Here are a few tips, to get you through these winter months.

Do not wash your hair as often in the winter time:
This may sound a little odd, but again moisture and nutrients is very important to conserve. When you wash your hair too often, especially in the winter, this can cause you to lose those needed components to keep your hair healthy. It is easier to maintain clean hair in the winter, as you’re not sweating as much. Use dry shampoo!

Vitamins and Nutrients:
Take your vitamins ladies! Be proactive in protecting your hair, skin and nails. Use shampoos with Keratin and Vitamins. This will enhance strength and moisture in your hair and helping you to reinforce health.

Use light oils to grease your scalp:
This will assist your scalp absorb moisture and keep it. Dandruff is embarrassing and annoying; this is a sure shot way to prevent this!

Use a silk scarf when wearing wool and knit hats:
This will prevent the infamous hat hair fiasco. Also, these materials will pull and rip out your hair, which can cause large amounts of breakage and fly-aways.

This are brief but healthy tips to get your hair winter time ready. So bundle up and get ready to brave the cold!

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WHS Fashion Week

Well ladies and gents; we just made it through the infamous Mercedes Benz Fashion week. While, apparel and accessories were the main contenders this season, you can’t complete a fashion runway show without excellent hair. Whether sleek or avant garde, hair styles assist in bringing life to every garment presented. While attending and participating in shows, WHS choose several looks that caught their eye!

Take a Peek!

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WHS Trend Report – Time for Autumn


That time of the year is here, when you can just relax and have fun with your look. Fall is a season that allows your hair to breathe, because the weather months are neutral; not too hot or cold. Ladies; this is a great month to find a new look or enhance your original one. Whether, your hair is short, medium or long, you have the freedom to play with various styles, without the repercussions of the evil sun or the frigid cold. Celebrity starlets have already taken this idea to another level, with the new looks they’ve transitioned into.
Take a look!

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