What is a Vince Smith Hair Experience?

Since 1990, The Vince Smith Hair Experience has been defining quality.


Our mission is to create a friendly, relaxing, hip environment where you can go to experience the best service and best quality work away from the stress of Wall Street and Lower Manhattan.


There are a lot of elements that come together to help you formulate your opinion of how well you like your hair experience; for example, the way your appointment is scheduled on the phone, the way you’re greeted when you arrive, the way your hair is shampooed and conditioned, as well as how punctual, friendly and qualified the staff is, the pricing vs. value, among other things…


It’s more than just a cut ’n color. It’s the whole experience that matters. Hence, the Hair Experience.


Vince put his name before “Hair Experience” because he believes no one is as dedicated as myself to a higher level of customer service and quality or as attentive to the details which make your experience a superlative one. Hence, Vince Smith Hair Experience.


We are experts in hair color, haircutting, hairstyling, and hair and makeup for special events


When you visit our salon, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff. You’ll be handled with care. You’ll be given a thorough consultation to help integrate your hair wishes, desires and needs with your lifestyle, looks and real possibilities. And you’ll leave looking and feeling like a million bucks.


Hope to see you soon,
Vince Smith


Who is Vince Smith


Vince Smith

Vince Smith of Vince Smith Hair Experience, NYC brings the artistry of Hair and Makeup to a new plateau.
Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Vince Smith moved to New York City in 1981. His first position as a stylist in NYC was in a salon in the World Trade Center Concourse, back when it really was the center of world trade. The shipping industry was very active then and New York State held offices in the Towers, including the office of then Resident Governor Mario Cuomo. Recruited to work in a salon on the 44th floor of the WTC, Vince watched the building of 7 WTC (the first time), the World Financial Center, and Battery Park City. After seeing a scale model of the development plan, Vince knew that this was where his salon belonged. By 1990, Vince made his professional home on Rector Place in Battery Park City, in Lower Manhattan, where he has built an impressive salon, as well as an impeccable reputation for creativity within the fashion and beauty industries.
A shear genius when it comes to personally working with clients, Vince ensures that the look he creates will reflect his client’s lifestyle and personality, whether it’s classic, trendy or an innovative combination of both. From shiny, luxurious hair color and precision cuts to glamorous Red Carpet-ready hairstyles and makeup, Vince Smith and his Hair Experience Team of talented professionals have received applause from beauty editors, fashion editors, journalists and bloggers on a local, national and international level.
With a passion for knowledge and education, Vince prides himself on his understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of hair. He understands how chemicals, such as hair color, straighteners and bleach, for example, will effect the internal structure of the hair, which makes for predictable results every time. This understanding also makes it possible to maintain the integrity of the hair with every chemical process.
Since the dawning of the Vince Smith Hair Experience, Vince has realized that quality and service are of utmost importance for the success of his business. That is why Vince conducts an in-salon hands-on training program for his staff. It gives him an opportunity to train new hires in cutting, styling, color theory and application, permanent waving, straightening, Brazilian Keratin, up-styling and makeup, as well as facial shape recognition and how to choose the best cut, style and hair color for the client.
Aside from his salon work, Vince co-owns a professional photography studio in Harlem, Ventura Photo NYC, where the promotional, advertising and artistic images of his work and the work of the Team are shot and produced.
As one of the leading hair and makeup professionals in Manhattan, top fashion designers call upon Vince to work backstage during New York Fashion Week. Here, Vince collaborates with the designers to create fresh and unique looks to complement the fashion and then lead the team of artists to get the models runway ready.
Vince Smith has also been recognized for his dedicated community service and scores of charitable involvements, from fundraisers for Multiple Sclerosis Society to helping small businesses hurt during the aftermath of 9/11.
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Vince Smith Hair Experience, 300 Rector Place, NYC, 212.945.1590