Things Are About to Get Hairy: An Interview with the Vu



MBFW, NBA All-Star Weekend, and SNL 40th anniversary New York City was plenty busy. The most frigid temperature ever didn’t stop things! As I braved the cold weather I knew exactly where to go for a hot cup of tea–and to get some “T” on the latest trends about hair. My destination was The Peninsula Hotel, to talk with the fabulous hair stylist Vu Nguyen.

Vu was born in Vietnam and raised in Upper Darby, a small little town right outside of Philadelphia. He has always had a natural gift of haircutting.  During his Upper Darby High School years, he would cut the hair of his girlfriend and friends for lunch money. His girlfriend at that time told him that maybe he should consider it as a career.  But she wasn’t the only one who saw how talented Vu was. Vu’s cosmetology teacher saw how creative and innovative he was and told him that he should pursue a career in New York City.

While watching a makeover by world renowned Frederic Fekkai on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Vu thought to himself “that’s who I would like to work with.”  So he packed his bags and moved north to the fast paced New York City.  After a few years at Fekkai salon, Vu decided to open his own salon.  The salon is located on the 21st floor of the beautiful Peninsula Hotel overlooking the sophisticated 5th Avenue.

The atmosphere at VU Hair is regal, relaxed and elegant. It doesn’t matter if you want a classic bob or the trendy pops of hair color seen on the runway or on the streets in your city or rural town, VU Hair is the salon to visit.


Here are a few most frequently asked questions that Vu answered for us!

What are some essential tools for at-home styling?
Vu: Blow dryer and natural boar styling brush with a cork handle (it has a comfort grip).

What should every woman have in her travel kit?
Vu: Hair ties, hair pins, oil and a brush.

Should I color my hair in the winter?
Vu: Coloring your hair in the winter needs extra care because the cold weather can make it look dry. Go for darker hues: blonde, brunette or red.

If you would like the full VU Hair experience join us February 21, 2015 @ The Peninsula Hotel, 700 Fifth Ave & 55th New York, NY.


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