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The Art of Hair

Map12 Front St.
Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Beauty & Fitness
  • Health
  • Dry-Cutting Salon


It’s more than just a clever name: The professional staff at this chic salon on the Newburgh waterfront considers hair to be a medium for creating art — new styles aren’t just cut, they’re sculpted. And owner Michelle Iorio, a master hair artist and technical advisor for hair product specialists Schwarzkopf Professional, has mastered this art by putting her own spin on traditional dry cutting. This technique was supposedly pioneered by stylist John Sahag in the 1970s, and allows hair to be cut and styled according to its natural shape. It’s more time-consuming, and dry hair is not always as easy to manage, but dry cutting is hugely popular — especially for curly or unruly hair — because it allows the client to see exactly what the new cut will look like. Housed in a brick building that was formerly an 1800s meatpacking warehouse, the interior of this salon is just as chic and edgy as its cuts.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2012 Editors' Pick — Best Dry-Cutting Salon

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2012
County: Orange
Pick: Editors' Picks
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