For years now, I have been  a loyal customer of YAROK, created by Mordechai Alvow an established salon owner, celebrity, and editorial hairstylist whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with through the years. He’s a purveyor of green/vegan based haircare and body-care products.

YAROK has found a home throughout the world in many salons, retailers, online, and now its new flagship store in Hudson, NY.

Image YAROK Feature 2022I had the pleasure of visiting his new shop, sampling, and taking home their new hair and body oil, as well as their new body lotion. If you are someone who gets really dry skin especially in the Fall and Winter months, these  two new products are a must have. Alvow suggests, “using the Yarok Hair and Body oil all over before hopping in the warm shower that opens up your pores and allows the body oil to have its full affect. After the shower, add the YAROK Body Lotion and a little more of the  body oil for more hydration….your skin will feel and look refreshed and silky soft to the touch.”.

Yarok is a full haircare line for all hair types and textures from a leave in conditioner that hydrates and repairs damaged hair, volume products, moisturizing products, mud hair masks, curl enhancing pomades,  as well as hair serums.  It is gentle, mild, and non toxic for the hair, scalp, and skin.

Mordechai Alvow Featured
Mordechai Alvow, Founder of YAROK Plant-Based Beauty and Hair Care Products.

Mr. Alvow currently sees select clients at a private salon in Hudson, NY. He has worked with Naomi Watts, Steven Tyler, Super Models, Joy Mangano, and a slew of notable men and  women for over three decades. He has a loyal client base that has followed him throughout  his career from Israel to NYC to Miami to Chicago and now the Hudson Valley. All who encounter him will feel his since of pride, knowledge, and seasoned eye for beauty and entrepreneurship.

D’angelo Thompson is a three-time Daytime Emmy Nominated Hair and Makeup Artist, “Guest Hair” Daytime Emmy Award winner for the Wendy Williams Show, an accomplished Author, and Podcast Host.

His most recent credits include Law & Order SVU, Season 21, MTV/VH-1/LOGO (Viacom), Amy Trask (CBS Sports), Food Network, Joy Mangano, Amber Stevens West/Andrea DeBordeaux for Run The World (Starz), and Author, James Patterson. His expertise extends to bridal, editorial, commercial, film, and television. Additionally, for over 20 years, D’angelo has been a consultant and educator in partnerships with Il Makiage, Glamour Dolls Makeup, Chic Studios, Makeup For Ever, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, LORAC, and others.

As an Author, D’angelo penned and published “Enhanced Beauty”, “Enhanced Beauty for Teens “, “Enhanced Beauty: Men’s Grooming”, and “A 100 Days of Gratitude”. All are available on,, and other online retailers.

He is also the host of “Gratitude Is A Journey” available on thompson and “Beauty & Gratitude” a series on Soulivity Magazine’s ‘SoulivityTV’, available on Youtube.

D’angelo was educated at Pratt Institute for two years in Fashion Merchandising and Fine Art and through mentorships with Alfred Fornay, Byron Barnes, and Sherry Lee. He further attended The Makeup Institute of California, MAC Pro, Makeup Forever Pro/Academy Workshops, Lash Extension Certification through NYIB, and Basic FX lessons from Daytime Emmy Award-Winning artist, Ingrid Okola. He also holds practitioner licenses and accreditations in Emotional Intelligence, Reiki, Crystal Healing, and Hypnotherapy. Currently attending National University, studying Psychology.

As a community activist, he organizes yearly fundraisers to support AIDS research, education, and advocacy with The Latino Commission on AIDS (2009-2017), youth initiatives, domestic violence, and sex trafficking awareness (2000-Present), social justice, and LGBTQ rights & safety (1990-Present).