Barry Nadeau of Brush Palm Springs

Visionary — Barry Nadeau

owner, Brush Palm Springs

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Barry Nadeau of Brush Palm Springs
Barry Nadeau, owner of Brush Palm Springs, offers services and amenities uncommon to most salons.

Barry Nadeau knew Palm Springs was the right place for Brush, his one-chair salon where clients enjoy craft cocktails, a view of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, and the hair stylist’s undivided attention.

“Palm Springs offers a cachet like New York, New Orleans, and Miami — it’s a destination,” says Nadeau, who had previously styled the hair of models and celebrities in Paris, Rome, and Los Angeles. “People want to come to Palm Springs. And they expect a higher bar than in other places.”

Situated in the historic 1929 El Mirador garage — “I glassed it in so that clients have an unobstructed view of beautiful Palm Springs” — Brush offers services and amenities uncommon to most salons — including the ability to book an appointment online.

For a gentleman, the Brush experience feels akin to an old-fashioned barbershop, but more luxurious. “You can come in, have a great gin and tonic or bourbon,” he says. “You have no one moving around, listening to your conversation. You can talk about things that may be a little embarrassing, like hair loss and scalp issues.” For women, “It’s a luxury to talk about the color, the cut, the design that they want, the lifestyle that they have.”

His clientele reflects the city itself: a core of loyal locals and discerning and fun-loving visitors of all ages and backgrounds. “Each collaborative effort is designed to work with each individual client’s lifestyle,” he says. “People deserve that.”

VIDEO: Watch the interview with Barry Nadeau.