About Yann

Yann Varin was born and raised in Normandy, France. As the son of a stylist, he spent his childhood watching his mother artfully create beautiful hairstyles for her clients. She passed her talent and dedication along to her son, who discovered a passion for making people look their most beautiful. 

Having picked up scissors at a tender age, Yann perfected the technical side of his craft quite early. He trained under notable stylists across France, worked backstage at runway shows including Yves Saint Laurent, and at age 24, his personal work graced the cover of French ELLE. 

In 1998, Yann moved to New York and within two years opened his first salon on the Upper East Side. His following grew quickly and, in 2010, Yann expanded his salon to its current location on Madison Avenue.  Allure magazine has repeatedly named Varin Salon among the very best places in New York City for haircuts and color.


The Team

Keenly attuned to what feels new and now in the worlds of fashion and beauty, the Varin Salon team is continually inspired through their work on editorial shoots and runway shows. This allows them to translate trends into everyday looks that are the ultimate in style and sophistication.

The handpicked team is composed of highly specialized artists—stylists only cut and style hair, colorists only do color, and eye estheticians and makeup artists are passionate about their areas of focus. The talented and experienced members of the Varin team are unparalleled at what they do.



Varin Salon brings beauty to you, wherever and whenever you need it. We have assembled a hand-picked team of freelancers who take their expertise with hair, makeup, brows and more beyond our four walls—into your home, on site before a photo shoot or public appearance, or before you walk down the aisle. The stylists and makeup artists on our freelance team are drawn from the ranks of the New York’s most elite fashion and media. Often behind the scenes at photo shoots and runway shows, they can be your personal beauty team whenever you need to look your most polished.

These on-the-road pros will travel across Manhattan, to the far reaches of Long Island, even up or down the east coast. Just call us to discuss your specific needs—photo shoot, wedding, TV appearance, black tie night—and we will summon the perfect stylist or aesthetician to bring your beauty vision to life.


Creative vision +
Modern Precision

At Varin, you’ll discover an elegant and creative aesthetic studio dedicated to enhancing your individual beauty and unique style. Our team transforms hair, brows, lashes and makeup as part of a complete vision of your ideal look, one that is ultimately flattering and reflects your lifestyle and fashion sense. We’re experts at transforming every aspect of a client’s appearance, but you will never feel pressure—we are dedicated to guiding and realizing your vision, whether that’s a simple haircut or a whole new look.

Our stylists use mobile tablets to access inspirational images and facilitate communication with clients about specific goals for a cut, color, hairstyle or makeup look. This guarantees successful consultations and results that exceed expectations. At the end of each appointment we snap a photo to store in your private library of looks, so we can refer back to them at future appointments and you’ll have a visual record of your beauty journey.

Yann Varin and his team combine inspiration with technical precision to create hair designs that complement each client’s unique beauty, fashion sense and lifestyle. We embrace a philosophy the French call Visagisme — meaning that a haircut and color should be chosen to harmonize with the shape of the face, the line of the nose, the layout of the eyes, and the complexion.

The result is a stunning and distinctive signature look that evolves with your needs and tastes. The Varin team is here to help you discover, refine and maintain your personal beauty ideal.