Who is Vince Smith
Vince was born in Rockville, MD. He moved to NYC in 1981.
Vince’s work experience: Great Expectations, Concouse, WTC, ‘81-’84, Cumulus, 44th Floor, WTC, ’84-86, Styles, BPC, 86-88, Vince Smith Hair Experience, 280 Rector Place, NYC 88-90, Vince Smith Hair Experience, 300 Rector Place, NYC 90-present
Vince Smith Hair Experience is made up of a team of beautiful and talented professional hair and makeup artists. Everyone on the team does color, cutting and styling. And most of us are experienced makeup artists as well.
We work together to give our clients the best quality experience and best service possible.
We consult with you, help you analyze your needs and wishes. And integrate them into your lifestyle and realm of possibilities, always mindful of current trends and classic styling. Check out some of our work in the Fall 03 Collection.
As relaxing as your hair experience can be the salon does have a happening, friendly atmosphere, good music, complimentary beverages and a welcoming environment.
Vince Smith Hair Experience has been recognized for having been established so early in the history of Battery Park City (1990), and for the work we’ve been turning out. The cuts, the styling, the color! and the makeup.
We’ve also been recognized for our Community Service. After 9/11, Vince contacted Project Liberty and arranged to have a trauma specialist counselor visit the salon twice a week for two years to help our clients and ourselves handle the enormity that was 9/11/2001 and it’s aftermath, rebuilding! Glenn Healy was dedicated and motivated to make sure everything and everyone was doing “ok”. And now we are, Glenn. Thanks to you…
We done lots of other charitable work. We believe we’ve been so blessed to have survived and thrived after such an enormous tragedy. We make an effort to participate in fundraising events as well as organize events of our own. We donate our time and talent to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and among other efforts, to helping other Lower Manhattan small businesses who have suffered since 9/11. Vince sponsored 2 benefit concerts to support this cause.
It’s been really rewarding watching Battery Park City grow and helping the neighborhood establish it’s identity.
Vince loves to teach. He conducts an apprentice program in the salon for carefully selected beauty school graduates. They participate in a hands-on workshops in order to complete a 2 year training course before Vince gives them a chair of their own to begin working with our clientele.
People are multi-dimensional. Vince likes to take the time to find out about the person he’s designing a “look” for. He takes into consideration each client’s professional requirements, their personal needs, the amount of daily styling that’ll be involved, what kind of image the client is trying to achieve and what is actually achievable, as well as what shapes and colors are suited to that person’s bone structure, skin and eye color, body type and proportions. That way he can create a look that’s suitable, versatile, flexible and looks good all the time.