Into The Gloss

A New Beauty Store To Get Excited About


”Since our tidying overlord, Marie Kondo, has ignited a national dialog about sparking joy, allow me to tell you about something that sparked a little joy in my life: a store! And not just any store, but the most interesting, meticulously curated beauty store I’ve been to in years. A tiny jewel box of a shop, located here, in good ol’ Manhattan. It thrills me in the way Santa Maria Novella thrilled me when I learned about it years ago on this very website. Will you share my excitement? Don’t know, but I’m wishing for the best.

It’s called Takamichi Beauty Room—an offshoot of Takamichi Saeki’s Lower East Side hair salon, only the Beauty Room is stationed a little further uptown, near Gramercy Park. I learned about it through the briefest of mentions in a trade magazine article, and then the next thing I knew I was headed up there with Tom in tow (me to Tom: “you’re going to love, pack your camera”…

Thank you for the love Into The Gloss.

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