On Monday, June 26th, Matii Salon held Beauty Day; a media invite only event, where writers/editors were welcomed to check out the salon and experience their offered treatments first hand. Matii Salon specializes in men and women’s hairstyles and specifically the health of the hair and scalp. Their goal is to help the customer discover their style, whether it be simple, sophisticated, or glam. I was blown away by the treatment I received, but after learning more about the owner & European Master Stylist, Bernhards Ziverts and European Master Stylist, Nigel Mullahy, it is no surprise that everyone who came to the salon walked out looking nothing short of fabulous.
The owner of Matii Salon, Bernhards Ziverts originates from a long lineage of hair professionals and has over thirty years of salon experience, making him a true authority in the world of hair. His training began when he was at a young age, where his mother would bring him onto movie sets where she worked as a hair and makeup artist. This gave Ziverts an inside look at how things worked within the fashion and beauty industry. Ziverts studied at The Hairstyling Academy in Riga, where he trained to go on to not only participate but win in hair competitions worldwide in countries such as Paris, Prague, and Moscow, including the prestigious “Grand Prix Wedding Updo” competition. He also trained in London before making his way to New York City and completing the Toni and Guy certificate program. With Bernhard Ziverts, perfection is not expected, but inevitable.
Master Stylist Nigel Mullahy also has over thirty years of salon experience and tons of world-renowned training under his belt. In his homeland of Ireland, Mullahy trained in cutting, coloring, and correcting from the early age of sixteen years old before moving to London and working more on his skills with some of the world-class master stylists from the institutes of Vidal Sassoon and Toni and Guy. He then moved to New York where he has worked not only inside the city but also outside of the city in Rockland. Nigel has appeared in numerous magazines, most recently he was credited as one of the top five celebrity colorists in US Magazine. Getting your hair done by Nigel Mullahy means feeling ready for your Red Carpet debut.
I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by Nigel, and from start to finish he made me feel comfortable with putting my hair in his hands. After getting a conditioning treatment placed in my hair, I was offered a glass of wine or champagne while I waited under the hair dryer. Guests were also welcomed to light bites by Celebrity Chef Chris Nirschel, as if everyone was not being pampered enough already. Many New York Stylists tend to give off snob-like vibes and make you feel pressured to go in a direction with your hair that you do not want to go, but not at Matii Salon. I felt entirely at ease and everyone there was so incredibly friendly. Once my hair dried, Nigel brought me to sit in front of the mirror and discussed his ideas with me on what to do with my hair. He made sure I understood exactly what he had in mind and that I was one-hundred percent okay with it. I trusted his judgment and I am so glad that I did because I am in love with my new haircut. My hair feels so soft and lightweight even after a couple of washes, and I have been getting compliments left and right. Afterwards, I had the opportunity to talk to the owner Bernhards, who gave me some expert tips on hair care and some styling ideas for me to use in the future. I left with not only a stunning new haircut, but also a generous gift bag full of products that focus on bettering the health of your hair by brands such as Goldwell and Oribe.
Although I was invited this time by Salon Matii, there is no doubt that I Intend on booking my own appointment the next time I want to feel and look like a celebrity. I strongly suggest anyone who wants to feel the same books an appointment today at matiisalon.com.
Special thanks to MJ Pedone from Indra Public Relations. Photography by Daniel Scott Morris.