Hailing from Paris, the Webster Soho Gets a New Tenant: David Mallett Salon
If you happen to frequent the City of Lights, you know exactly who David Mallett is. If not, click here for his illustrious career history, as he’s become one of the most sought-after hairstylists in all of France, and then some.
A bona fide Parisian by way of Sydney, the hair connoisseur, along with his team, has been busy lately. Since last month, they’ve been flying back and forth between Paris and New York, satisfying their international clienteles’ hairstyling needs, and getting to know some new ones. From Place des Victoires, in the heart of Paris, to the center of SoHo, the David Mallett Salon sits on the fifth floor of the Webster Soho, the highly curated and coolest downtown luxury-retail hub in N.Y.C. “I am absolutely thrilled that my dear friend David Mallet will have a new home at the Webster Soho. He is beloved in the industry for his amazing talent, wonderful creativity, and irresistible charm. With his salon opening on the fifth floor of our New York boutique, our clients will leave feeling more beautiful than ever!,” Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, the Webster’s founder, shared enthusiastically.
The salon design feels effortless and chic. Mais, bien sûr—that’s the only way the French can decorate! His 1,600-square-foot space is designed by renowned French architect Charles Zana and features furniture by François Pouenat and Dinosaur Designs. As you can see in the photos, it’s a charming setting to be styled in. While Mallett himself will still be going back and forth, his now transplanted, trusted team, who all have been trained under his watchful eye, will remain, offering services from hairstyling to color and gentlemen’s haircuts to blow-dries, as well as private consultations and services for special occasions. Plus, exclusive to the salon, a highly specialized hair treatment designed for truly damaged, brittle, and overworked hair, called Tokyo Inkarami Soin (care), will be available (it’s a must-try!), along with signature treatments using hair products by David Mallett Haircare.
Just to name-drop a bit, Mallett’s work, and that of his team, is in high demand by celebrity clients including Natalie Portman, Diane Kruger, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Emma Watson, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and fashion designers Haider Ackermann, Clare Waight Keller, Phoebe Philo, Nicolas Ghesquière, Natasha Ramsay, Giambattista Valli, and Julie de Libran. I’m stopping short, but the list goes on! “I am always mesmerized by the positive effects and beauty you pick up traveling the world. My new American adventure won’t be a French or Australian project. It will be a global one. A place where people, races, languages are mixed, creating a real journey in the heart of the brand,” says Mallett. With that, if you are in need of meeting the leading man himself, his New York dates are now December 18–22, January 8–12, and February 5–9. Catch him if you can!
From left, David Mallett Salon reception; the Webster Soho storefront; salon waiting area.