Martial Vivot and French Wink Host Father’s Day Event

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Martial Vivot, the renowned men's hairstylist has paired with French Wink for Father's Day and, in celebration is offering to the public a curated assemblage of French men's and unisex brands selection of unique luxurious French creations at salon pour hommes.

Gentleman's Grooming Guru and acclaimed French-born hairstylist, Martial Vivot will present the organized collection of French men's and unisex brands at Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes in celebration of Father's Day from June 12th through June 18th.

The week will commence with an event at the salon on Monday, June 12th that is open to the public from 6:30-8pm.

"I wanted to offer my clients something luxurious and special that's also not available anywhere else in the U.S. in honor of the holiday," says Martial Vivot. "Secondly, giving exposure where possible to these French brands that are trying to break into the American market is very important to me. As someone who had to build a clientele and brand from scratch when I moved from France to New York City, I truly understand that struggle and would like to pay forward the same kindness that I initially experienced from a select few."

For this second edition, clients will be transported, as modern adventurer, from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to Space conquest. Guests will experience a broad array of these brands ranging from fashion, tech, and travel accessories to curated modern art selection that all embody the French joie de vivre! In addition to sharing the same origin, the offerings all exemplify high-quality craftsmanship, innovation, up-cycling and strong traditional skill. The brands will include, but not be limited to, the following:

·      Saint James – Bringing French savoir-faire to the United States. Purveyors of the original Breton stripe, an atelier born from the sea and rooted in rich naval heritage.

·      The Dark Sea – French artist, Carole Jury, who is well known for her textured pieces, will present a custom series of black oil paintings exclusively sold at Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes.

·      Epsilon Vega: Giving a second life to old mechanical watches and antiques by transforming them into high quality jewelry. Inspired by Jules Verne's universe, this French brand will present its men up-cycled jewelry from cufflinks, tie clips, rings and necklaces.

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·      Ulyss – Specializing in men's fashion accessories and leather goods and inspiring by the age of mythology heroes. The Ulyss' artisans use their unique techniques to make blue accessories varying from ties, bow ties, scarfs and leather goods.

·      Melchior & Balthazar – A cosmetics brand created by two brothers with a vision close to their heart which is creating exceptional products from high quality and efficient ingredients. Inspired by traditional rituals from around the world, in an environmentally friendly and fair-trade way. All products are made with Argon oil including candles, oils and soaps.

·      Neolid – The first waterproof products that are isothermal come with twisting membranes that replace lids. Neolid will be introducing 2 unique, innovative and patented products at the event: A travel cup and lunch box for both hot and cold beverages/foods called the Karl series in honor of Karl Lagerfeld which come in a luxe all black design.

·      Hades – A Parisian brand created by young designer Johann Meunier. Hades is all about designing stylish garments with an industrial textile. They reconcile strength and durability with style and elegance while maintaining affordable prices.

·      Aux Corps Anonymes  – An audacious and poetic Men's designer, the casual couture made in France. 

·      Michel Cluizel  – The French Maitre Chocolatier, since 1948, will offer a unique chocolate workshop and tasting. 

·      727 Sailbags – Makes a range of products in France from 100$ recycled sails. Completely hand-sewn, each creation is unique and bears an authentication label which traces the maritime history of the sail it has been made from

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Collections will be on sale alongside the Martial Vivot Grooming Collection at the Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes from Monday, June 12th – Sunday, June 18th. For more information about Martial Vivot and the Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes, visit www.martialvivot.com.

About Martial Vivot

Martial Vivot is a world-renowned gentlemen's grooming guru and owner of the Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes on Manhattan's West 54th Street.  Touted by the New York Times as "the gentlemen's barber for many of the city's most powerful" and "the best in the city" by GQ, he is arguably the city's preeminent men's stylist.

Foreseeing a dramatic evolution in men's grooming on the horizon in the 90's, Vivot became a pioneer in Europe for what would eventually be coined the "metrosexual" approach to men's grooming. Predicting the rise of the men's salons, Vivot launched his Salon Pour Hommes in 2008, the first men's salon in New York City to offer a high caliber of full grooming services paired with privacy and the masculine environs men desire.

In 2013, Martial Vivot launched The Martial Vivot Grooming Collection, including Shampoo, Conditioner, Gel, Paste, and Creme.  Most recently, the line has expanded to include Face & Beard Oil. The collection is available at Barney's New York and at MartialVivot.com.

About French Wink 

French Wink is the first bricks-and-clicks concept store dedicated to French lifestyle products. Created in 2015 and based in New York, French Wink promotes the Made in France concept in the US. French Wink brings to its customers the latest French trends - most of them not yet seen in the US- through its selection of products, pop-up stores and experiences. www.frenchwink.com

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