If you’re a worshiper of all things luxe and beautiful, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store at the new Raya Coiffure/Boutique in Haverford. There’s not many (if any) places on the Main Line where you can transform your look with a new hairstyle, updated makeup and a fabulous designer outfit complete with shoes and accessories. Indeed, Raya is a makeover show waiting to happen.
Owner Raya Yukhimov is the Raya from the former Bala Cynwyd salon Raya Haig. Those familiar with the old place can expect the same high-caliber service. “Our clients are used to shopping in New York,” says salon manager Leonard Kadyshes, who is also Raya’s husband. “They want Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman quality.”
The clothing at Raya looks as if it comes straight out of Vogue. “Since I was a little girl in Russia, I dreamed of fashion,” says Yukhimov. “I think every woman should look beautiful.”
And though Yukhimov admits that not everyone who comes into her salon can afford the prices, they can afford to admire her high-end inventory. “I want to show clients what’s in style,” she says.
You’ll find cocktail dresses and gowns from Cavalli and suits from John Galliano, along with floor-length shearlings from Les Copains, boots and shoes from Rodo and Robert Clergerie, and (this month) resort wear from Alessandro Dell’Acqua. Jewelry will soon have a place in the boutique as well. “We’re here to fulfill wishes,” says Kadyshes.
25 Haverford Station Road, Haverford; (610) 645-0707, rayalook.com.