Your Visit to New York
YOUR VISIT TO NEW YORK
YOUR VISIT TO NYC
We’re glad that you will be joining us for a session at the Redken Exchange. For over twenty years, we have been the industry’s leading resource for learning and in April 2016 we celebrate with a brand new facility creating the ultimate experience to help you learn, earn and live better. We look forward to welcoming you soon, and below you will find the information that you need to prepare for your experience.
WHERE WE ARE
The Redken Exchange is located in the heart of New York City:
404 5th Ave 2nd ﬂoor
(Between 36th & 37th Streets)
New York, NY 10018
Please enter through The Redken Gallerie our retail boutique store on Fifth Avenue
GETTING TO NYC – FLYING IN
Fly directly to New York City arriving at any of out three major airports:
LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
The Redken Exchange in partnership with United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares.
You will be able to stay the duration of your session plus an additional 3 days on either end of your trip, if you choose. (i.e, your session is Monday thru Wednesday, you can fly in on Saturday and fly out on Thursday)
Go to www.united.com
Choose your flight times and enter ZTEJ302503 in the Offer Code box.
Call United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations (there will be a $25.00 booking fee when using a travel professional). Code: ZTEJ and Agreement Code: 302503
You can also use internet sites that can track fares over time, and alert you via email when the best deals arrive. Click on our favorites to get instant access: Kayak.com, Travelzoo.com, Onetravel.com
There’s no need to rent a car in NYC. Once you’ve landed, hop in a limousine, car service or yellow cab and head to your hotel. Most limos, car services & taxis accept credit cards. On average the fares from NYC airports range from $45 – $75 depending on which airport you’re coming from and trafﬁc.
Taxi service is available at taxi stands outside each terminal in all LaGuardia, Kennedy & Newark airports. Private cars provide 24 hour door to door airport transfers for roughly the same cost of a taxi, the advantage is that you can arrange for an outside pickup in advance and avoid the hassles of the taxi line.
We recommend: Carmel 800.922.7635, Uber, Lyft, Go Green Ride
Shuttle buses from La Guardia & Kennedy are also available. New York Airport Service is the safest, most economical and convenient bus transportation to JFK and LaGuardia Airports in New York. http://www.nyairportservice.com/
By subway: The closest subway stop is Grand Central Terminal located at 42nd St & Madison Ave By Long Island Railroad or New Jersey Transit: Penn Station located at 34th St & 7th Ave
Try the Google maps mobile app, it will give you door to door transit directions in the greater New York area. Free download available on your mobile device app store.
From apartments to 5 star hotels there’s a space to accommodate everyone’s budget and taste.
We give them two thumbs up!
The Archer Hotel 45 W 38th St (212) 719-4100
The Refinery Hotel 63 W 38th St (646) 664-0310
Bryant Park Hotel 40 W 40th St (212)642 2200
Andaz 5th Ave 485 5th Ave (212) 601-1234
WHAT TO BRING
Don’t forget to bring a copy of your cosmetology or barber license with you to the Exchange. Occasionally, due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, facilitator substitutions and/or cancellations are necessary. Substitute facilitators are chosen based on a comparable expertise in their field.No need to pack tools! All tools will be provided. Sam Villa is both pleased and honored to provide his top quality tools, including shears, razors, combs, brushes, blow dryers & flat irons for you to work with during your workshops at The Redken Exchange. Once your session is over simply return all tools to the Redken Exchange staff.
While attending class you will have the opportunity to purchase razors, blades, shears and any other supplies you might need at The Redken Gallerie. If you were thinking of purchasing a new tool before you attend, you may want to wait to see what we have to offer. Our vendors include Sam Villa, Kris Sorbie, Chris Bran, Kasho, Tearsheet and many other premium brands. You will receive a 20% off the sticker price
• We will provide an ipad for note taking using Redken’s Style Station App to document your journey. iPads are property of the Redken Exchange and are loaned out only during the duration of your session at The Redken Exchange in NYC. All ipads will be checked in & out on a daily basis. You can also bring and use your own ipad. Make sure to download Redken’s Style Station app beforearrival to class. Feel free to use your camera or iphone to take pictures. Make sure you disable the audio or video recording features. (Our sessions will not be recorded it’s all live-learning.)
• We do recommend you bring a sweater, scarf or jacket as classroom temperatures vary
• We encourage you to bring whatever essential snacks you need to keep your motor running.