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.