Papyon is a full service, boutique Hair Salon & Barber Shop located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Owners and Head Stylists Eyup Akyurt and
Sinan Akyurt, together with their team, specialize in dry cutting, short cuts, curly hair, hair painting balayage, style.
Passion and dedication to styling are a tradition in The Akyurt's family. With the support of their father and six brothers, four of whom are salon-owners and stylists, Eyup and Sinan both started adventuring in the business when they were young stylists in Istanbul.
After spending several years observing and training under the older brothers, they had no doubt that they wanted to pursue styling as profession. Their aspiration and dreams were too big to stop them from going international so Eyup first moved to St. Maarten where he opened a new salon and where Sinan joined him later.
The four years spent in the Caribbean Island were crucial for Sinan’s professional development.
It was during that time that he started to create his personal line of hair care products. With the help of a chemist on the island and using only organic ingredients from Morocco and Italy, Sinan launched his line that includes Hair Shampoo, Conditioner, Argan Oil and Beard Oil.
Most of his clients on the island were on vacation from New York and were always telling him about how exciting and challenging was the hair business in New York and how everyone is always looking for the greatest hair stylist. This piqued Sinan’s interest.
In 2011 Sinan was ready to take another big leap and moved to New York City, with the plan to open a salon as soon as possible. In only three months he managed to build a passionate and loyal clientele that supported him until he opened his Papyon Hair Salon & Barber. This time Eyup joined him in this new adventure and since then they are together bringing their craft to the people at Papyon.