Sam Alter grew up in suburban South Orange, New Jersey. There, his career began as a theatrical makeup artist. Sam's widespread interests included visual art, classical piano, and competitive International Latin Ballroom dance. After developing an impressive artistic portfolio, he was accepted into Boston University’s prestigious College of Fine Arts. At Boston University, Sam took a variety of courses in the arts and finished with studies in Hispanic Language and Literature. 

     Upon graduating, Sam realized that his true passion was for styling hair and makeup. He chose to further his education, and completed schooling at Blaine School of Cosmetology in Boston. After this, he began a competitive apprenticeship at the esteemed Jean-Pierre & Co. Hair Salon in Boston.

    Currently, Sam resides in New York City where he can stretch his imagination as far as possible. He occupies his daily time enjoying a flourishing business with a growing clientele. Sam keeps his skills sharp by attending classes at the Redken Academy in New York, as well creating and designing full concept hair and makeup pieces. Working with renowned photographers and other artists has lead Sam to New York Fashion Week and many other international opportunities. His classical art background and high level education allow him to bring a unique perspective to his field. His love for his art is evident in the high quality of his work. Sam has a true passion for hair and makeup design.

    Sam freelances traveling all over the world doing editorial photo, video shoots, wedding hair and makeup, in addition to running a chic and private studio located blocks away from famous Times Square.



Sam Alter Hair and Beauty NYC are committed to your health and safety. Additional COVID-19 certification and sanitization processes have been implemented to ensure your highest quality experience.

Complimentary consultation and blow dry is included with each color service.



Barber Haircut


Single Process Color


Gloss Only








Blow Dry



By Consultation

Makeup Application

lashes included


Bridal Makeup 

lashes included


Male Grooming


Formal Styling



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tel: 917-267-9871

 email: samalterhair@gmail.com

339 West 51st Street, 2A

New York, NY 10019