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Ellen Barkin and Sarah Jessica Parker Celebrate Their Stylist!

05/18/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

Tuesday night’s opening party for the new Serge Normant at John Frieda salon in N.Y.C’s Meatpacking District was a star-studded affair — long time clients Ellen Barkin and Sarah Jessica Parker hosted the hair guru’s shindig. “I started working with Serge about nine years ago and have never not worked with him since,” Sarah Jessica Parker told PEOPLE. “As much as he is available, that’s when I use him. He and I have traveled the globe.” However, she added, he’s so busy that she’s sometimes left wanting. “Japan is the one place he hasn’t been able to travel to with us. Once he was on holiday, and you can’t argue with that, and the other time he was working with Liz Hurley doing her wedding. That’s my unfortunate timing.” And she’s not alone in counting on the star stylist. “Serge is behind every hairdo I’ve had for 15 years,” admitted Ellen Barkin, including her new super sharp, short bob. “I’m very hair-brave. I don’t get proprietary about my hair like I know a lot of women do. I’m always urging him to cut it, snip it, change it. The only thing I won’t do ever is grow it. I’m very anti-long hair after a certain age.” Luckily, the West Village resident will only have to stroll a few short blocks to get her hair snipped by her favorite guy!

Photo: Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMulan/Sipa Press

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j on

he’s very talented, these ladies both look awesome all the time!!!

Rebecca on

Sarah Jessica usually always looks fabulous, but she must have been having a bad (hair, clothes, makeup) day. Where are the chic designer dress and cute updo?

Happy Friday everyone!

Summy on

Am I the only one that thinks SJP looks HORRIBLE!!! They always photoshop her in magazines and that movie with Matthew Mcwhoever they did there best to make her look pretty. This picture is a perfect example, her hair color, her skin, her face all look BAD!!!
On a good note, I loved her in the movie Hocus Pocus!!!!!

faith on

i love sjp, but she just looks awful here! her makeup, hair, dress. man, i hope it’s just bad lighting, because normally she looks so radiant, but here she just looks blah. sorry sarah.

enigma on

faith, you’re right it is bad lighting…soft overhead lighting is never flattering for anyone!

I think SJP is looking alittle too buff. I understand and know what it’s like to workout with weights, it’s a wonderful feeling but, I think SJP is starting look like a bodybuilder…but, that’s just me!

It’s cool they are paying tribute to their stylist!

alia on

I love SJP too… but I hate the way her roots are always darker than the rest of her hair!!…I don’t know if anyone else notices this…but I’m just saying…
She’s a great actress though!:)

Amanda on

ahhh roots!

Beth on

Wow. I think if I was going to an event that was all about my HAIR stylist, I probably would’ve had him touch up my roots a week or so before the party!!! Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair looks like crap. I LOVED it when it was short and curly and when it was long and straight while she was on Sex and the City. I know she’s not working much now, and maybe doesn’t care about her hair as much, but c’mon. She has millions of dollars, I know she could shell out a few dollars for a touch-up!!! – and a straightener would be LOVELY too!

Lisa on

So who is Tracy Cox. I gather he has been SJP personal stylist for 5 years, why all the secrets about Tracy, is it because he is black and she do not want anyone to know that.

Tamika on

I personally know Tracey Cox and if that is the case-SJP does not want anyone to know who he is because he is black-that is sad. He is a fantastic stylist and a genuine person.

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