Adel Atelier in VOGUE magazine

Stumbling upon an insiders-only beauty secret during the home stretch of December’s gifting marathon could be considered a holiday miracle—especially when this underground tip arrives from Paris, in the form of velvet-wrapped retro curlers promising to safeguard blowouts and buoyant party hair for years to come. “They last forever,” says French stylist Adel Chabbi of the colorful tools he discovered walking down Passage de l'Industrie while brainstorming a solution to lifeless looks on set in the ’90s. “I realized that blowouts alone would not hold volume all day, and hot irons made the hair too curly, so I went on a search and found these velvet rollers at my favorite beauty supplier, Delorme, and never stopped using them.”

Now a styling signature at his airy new Upper East Side salon, Adel Atelier—where industry icons like French film star Fanny Ardant, supermodel Coco Rocha, and the Clueless queen of hair-toss-worthy roller makeovers, Alicia Silverstone, frequent to have their lengths twirled around the plush curlers—Chabbi touts their ability to not only pump up but also protect strands. “You don’t have to use as much heat to create an incredible lift, plus they don’t pull and tear at hair like old-school Velcro rollers,” he says, adding that the shine and silky texture that result are unmatched.

And though it may have required a pro like Chabbi to initially acquire the velour wonders, which are now sold at his salon, it doesn’t take a master to approximate his gravity-defying results. “Right after blow-drying, wrap sections of hair around the velvet curlers (the red color is great for weightless body), hold in place with a straight pin, and allow 10 minutes for everything to set and cool,” Chabbi says as he breaks down the steps with an encouraging dose of you-can-do-it insouciance. “Then, remove them and finger comb—don’t brush!—your hair in multiple directions, and finish with a bit of texture spray or wax.” The result? The hyper-extended bounce of a fresh blowout in half the time, with half the effort. And for those unable to make the trip to Adel Atelier to snag a set and enjoy a cappuccino on the charming backyard patio before it’s time to trade gifts, a quick French-to-English translation of Delorme’s site is all it takes to delight every Francophile in town—or simply to hold the coveted title of Most Popular White Elephant Party Pro.

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Adel Atelier in VOGUE magazine

Stumbling upon an insiders-only beauty secret during the home stretch of December’s gifting marathon could be considered a holiday miracle—especially when this underground tip arrives from Paris, in the form of velvet-wrapped retro curlers promising to safeguard blowouts and buoyant party hair for years to come. “They last forever,” says French stylist Adel Chabbi of the colorful tools he discovered walking down Passage de l'Industrie while brainstorming a solution to lifeless looks on set in the ’90s. “I realized that blowouts alone would not hold volume all day, and hot irons made the hair too curly, so I went on a search and found these velvet rollers at my favorite beauty supplier, Delorme, and never stopped using them.”

Now a styling signature at his airy new Upper East Side salon, Adel Atelier—where industry icons like French film star Fanny Ardant, supermodel Coco Rocha, and the Clueless queen of hair-toss-worthy roller makeovers, Alicia Silverstone, frequent to have their lengths twirled around the plush curlers—Chabbi touts their ability to not only pump up but also protect strands. “You don’t have to use as much heat to create an incredible lift, plus they don’t pull and tear at hair like old-school Velcro rollers,” he says, adding that the shine and silky texture that result are unmatched.

And though it may have required a pro like Chabbi to initially acquire the velour wonders, which are now sold at his salon, it doesn’t take a master to approximate his gravity-defying results. “Right after blow-drying, wrap sections of hair around the velvet curlers (the red color is great for weightless body), hold in place with a straight pin, and allow 10 minutes for everything to set and cool,” Chabbi says as he breaks down the steps with an encouraging dose of you-can-do-it insouciance. “Then, remove them and finger comb—don’t brush!—your hair in multiple directions, and finish with a bit of texture spray or wax.” The result? The hyper-extended bounce of a fresh blowout in half the time, with half the effort. And for those unable to make the trip to Adel Atelier to snag a set and enjoy a cappuccino on the charming backyard patio before it’s time to trade gifts, a quick French-to-English translation of Delorme’s site is all it takes to delight every Francophile in town—or simply to hold the coveted title of Most Popular White Elephant Party Pro.

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GOTHAM Magazine features Adel Atelier all-natural conditioning treatment to soothe your summer locks

Adel's cactus extract, orange blossom, and Shea butter conditioning treatment wowed GOTHAM editors this month as a must-have rescue for your stressed summer stresses. Here's the scoop:

Price: $50 or complimentary with a color service or cut.
What It Is: Step inside this recently relocated boutique salon to experience an all-natural conditioning treatment that’s applied to dry hair for maximum absorption. All three steps of the process smell heavenly, and the third step involves actual Shea butter imported from France. Hair looks shinier and feels healthier immediately, and will stay that way for weeks to come. 
Why it Works For Summer: “This is the perfect time to richen and protect hydration in the hair from environmental causes such as sun, sea water, and chlorine,” says Adel Atelier owner Adel Chabbi. “It is also an ideal treatment for blondes with highlights that need extra moisture.” 231 E. 58th St., 917-257-9080

Quest Magazine calls Adel "A Stylist to LOVE"

It's always a good day when the magazine of "Society and Culture in New York, The Hamptons, Greenwich and Palm Beach" declares its LOVE for you. Thanks Quest!

"Adel Chabbi—whose stripes as a stylist were earned with the likes of Frederic Fekkai, Louis Licari, Phyto, and Pierre Michel—is offering his experience with uptown girls to the Lower East Side at Adel Atelier. Located at 96 Orchard Street, an area brimming with edge and energy, the salon caters to the gal on the go, whether she’s between classes at NYU or between shows at Fashion Week.

The stylist started to work with hair at the age of 13 in Lyon, France—and his career was fast to flourish. Soon, he was on set, styling actors and models for shoots that would be seen in magazines and newspapers throughout the country, and throughout the world. His accolades—which are extensive—include spots on Fox 5 News and the Today Show and clients such as Lauren Hutton, Coco Rocha, and Martha Stewart.

Today, Adel Chabbi is entering a new stage in his career in the form of Adel Atelier. He is available around the clock, delivering on styling services that range from cuts to extensions. Oh, did we mention his team of top-notch colorists? And don’t forget his line of must-have products…"

See it on QuestMag.com