A Private Space
Welcome to the studio.
An intimate setting, where one is pampered and indulged. Away from the hustle and bustle of a large salon.
This is A Private Studio.
6 West 24 Street
New York City
Laurance & John bring a new standard of excellence and care to the salon experiece.
Whether a star of stage or screen, a power broker, or anyone who values their beauty and unique personal attention – each Client is a unique canvas awaiting transformation.
Whether creating beautiful hair or consulting on a new personal image, your comfort level is always the first priority.
As Laurance often says, "we want every client to know how special they are and to feel they have found an oasis."
With hand-picked wardrobe and makeup professionals available the studio is a place to find your beauty.
Laurance is italian by birth and raised in the United States. He knew at the age of 10 that he had a strong interest in hair which turned into a love. By the age of 17 he became a licensed professional. This started him on the road of advancing his technique with many trips to New York, to study with the masters of the day. From there he spent time studying and traveling across Europe to hone his art and give it a polish, that is rarely seen executed today in any salon. Upon starting his career in New York, he managed and operated “Garren At The Plaza” and ran specialty Hair Salons for the Bloomingdales retail stores. He then left this venue to branch out in the editorial and advertising world. This allowed him the opportunity to work with such master photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier & Bill king, as well as every major model of the time. His work has been seen in all major high fashion magazines, cover to cover; both in the United States and Europe. This work also gave him a platform to dress hair for the runways of Paris, Milan and New York, working with designers Valentino, Mary McFadden, Versace & Calvin Kline just to name a few…
His celebrity clients over the years span from the Broadway Stage to the Silver Screen, who’s names he never reveals, both for their privacy and his. "Celebrities are real people too", exclaims Laurance, "they are allowed to have a private relationship with a hairdresser just as well as anyone else."
If asked today he will tell you that his career has come full circle and he is doing what he loves the most. Creating beautiful hair on his clients from all walks of life. "Watching and creating a real transformation gives me such a great feeling" --- Giving birth to "A Private Studio" has given him the outlet to create on real people in a low key and un-intimidating atmosphere.
John is of Greek descent born in the United States. With a strong european influenced upbringing, a natural understanding of geometry and his studies of art, fashion & design; it’s no surprise that these elements grew into a talent for beautiful hairdressing. He has a British trained technical background which is obvious when you see him work with such a disciplined eye. His creativity was soon to be noticed by the infamous Suga who invited John to join the creative team of his New York salon, where he grew enormously. In 1990 when Suga passed away John chose to team up with Laurance LaCause, spread his wings & take flight. Today he is a strong element in the operation and image of "A PRIVATE STUDIO" and knows that he has a solid home to express what he feels beautiful hair should be.