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Not unlike Michael’s, Arsen Gurgov’s blow-dry station at the Louis Licari salon on 5th Avenue has become an early-morning clubhouse for a few powerful women in media.

Among the ladies who regularly turn up for an $85 blowout that lasts nearly all week are Harper’s Bazaar publisher Valerie Salembier, Bravo network head Lauren Zalaznick, Self editor Lucy Danziger, Elle Décor editor Peggy (Margaret) Russell, Traditional Home publisher Beth Fuchs Brenner, LX New York producer Amy Rosenblum and the network’s co-anchor Jane Hanson, and “Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb. (Mr. Gurgov, who started as a salon assistant at 17, commutes from Queens in a Mercedes-Benz SL550.)

Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. is one of the most popular slots at Louis Licari, and Ms. Salembier tends to land the first appointment. “She’s the grande dame,” Ms. Rosenblum said.

“Don’t mess with me,” Ms. Salembier warned. “It’s like some guys’ tee times. This is our golf course.”

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