Get a History Lesson at Whittemore House

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History buffs take note! I have found, hands down, the coolest salon in New York. The Whittemore House is located in the ground floor of an 1830's mansion, built by Sam Whittemore, and is one of the three oldest buildings in New York. In the years after Sam Whittemore died, the building served as a first-class boarding house. In 1865, John Wilkes Booth went there to try and convince his friend, who was staying at the mansion at the time, to help him kidnap President Abraham Lincoln. While his friend declined, we all know what happened from there! The house is also said to have been a stop on the underground railroad. So neat! The interior of the salon is gorgeous - worn in in the most wonderful way, but the beauty of Whittemore House isn't superficial! With a pro team that's led by Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti, the former creative directors at Bumble and Bumble, every stylist has a serious following. I got an amazing cut from Coby, and Victoria (who was parading around the salon in the most insane Charlotte Olympia heels) camouflaged my un-ironically 90's chunky highlights in just five minutes. The salon also stocks a super cool roster of products, from Sacha Juan, to Davines, to Oribe. I left after my appointment totally enchanted from the history, and feeling gorgeous!