Steve Karas

Photo courtesy Meredith Zinner Photography

As New York City’s premier French speaking hair stylist Steve Karas is a true coiffeur. With an outrageous sense of Parisian flair, unmatched council for new and vintage European high fashion Steve is hard to beat. Steve’s knowledge, speedy and pragmatic execution of all styles helps promise an unconventional, fun visit every time. Hand painted balayage highlights and perfectly layered cuts have made Steve a NYC icon of truly pretty hair. Steve’s finely focused, swift precision have positioned him as  a top destination hairdresser… Not only in the West Village but all over New York City.

Steve uses ammonia-free color with stunning results. Steve is an animal rights advocate. He ever touches or sells a product that has not been extensively researched as cruelty free. Catering to a wildly diverse and creative clientele, Steve delivers both ultra-natural and high-concept looks. He is also our resident hair extensions expert, adding seamless body and length to his clients’ hair. He uses long-lasting fusion single-bond technology.

Steve was raised and trained in France, apprenticing for four years in his home city of Cannes, later moving to Nice to work at the iconic hair salon Jean Paul Gil. Quickly gaining a reputation for his bold ideas and advanced technique, he was scouted by a French salon in Brooklyn. After a brief period of transatlantic nomadism, Steve fell in love with NYC for good. Here, he expanded his repertoire to include hair extensions and wig styling. With his finger on the pulse of editorial trends and nightlife ingenuity, he’s known for his avant-garde sensibility. Steve is highly attentive to his clients needs, easily delivering low-maintenance, wearable styles. As a colorist, he turns out all hues of blonde, from platinum to sun-streaked, but loves a red or brunette statement, too.

Steve came to Seagull at the recommendation of fellow Seagull stylist Sarah Fenoglio, who worked alongside him at the East Village salon Mudhoney. Sarah admired how Steve infused downtown edgy styles with European sophistication. When Sarah introduced Steve to us, we knew immediately that he was a perfect addition to our family. We are thrilled to have Steve in the fold, as yet another shining star in our sunlit dreamworld.


Hair Cut (Blow-Dry included)


Blow Out


Up-Do – Special Event Styling


Single-Process Color


Creative Color


Double-Process Color


Double-Process Touch Up


Partial Balayage Highlights


Full Balayage Highlights



Price on Consultation

Hair Extensions


Wig Cutting


Wig Blowout


Additional charge for all Creative Colors (Pastels, Manic Panic, Neon Etc.)


Olaplex Reparative/Reconstructive Treatment added on to any Haircut

*Color Correction by consultation.

*$50.00 deposit needed to secure all first time Ombre, creative or corrective color appointments.

An add-on blow-dry charge of $30-45 applies to all color services booked without a hair cut.