Signature Service: Color and haircut
Brands Used: OYA by Schwarzkopf and GK Hair
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Friendly atmosphere and great service.
In 1993, after 25 years spent working in the haircare and design industry, Rick Van De Riet decided to open his own salon and training studio. He and his partner, Tommy Pernell, run Namaste Pure Design Training Studio, located next door to Namaste On Broadway, with a desire to evoke each customer's best aesthetic attributes and use environmentally friendly products. This advanced Aveda training salon provides value for clients while allowing stylists to expand and improve their skills. Their commitment to keeping stylists up-to-date on new techniques and educating aspiring stylists through a six-month Aveda training program has earned them various accolades, such as being named one of Salon Today's top 200 establishments for Salon Growth and Training.
The Parlour's team is made up of 12 stylists who combine a down-to-earth approach with high-quality service, many of whom have sculpted sleek 'dos at prestigious events such as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC and LA Fashion Week. The staff participates in ongoing training by renowned stylists and in-house classes, and the salon's decor reflects the caliber of this talent. Illuminating hardwood floors and full wall mirrors add dimension to the space, in addition to helping hair techs tailor each cut to their client's face-shape and personality.
At Allure Hair Studio, a Redken Elite salon, stylists seem to have a knack for fixing bad hair jobs, whether it's a botched at-home haircut or color another salon's stylist didn't completely blend. They learn their tricks by attending advanced-education classes; a few stylists even got to fly to New York to learn techniques from Redken's top stylists and to see if the Statue of Liberty came to life during a full moon.
Allure Hair Studio also tends to beauty needs with Pevonia facials, which use all-natural ingredients to soothe skin battered by the elements. Waxing treatments, manicures, and pedicures round out the salon's selection of indulgent, beautifying services.