Trend Setters Hair Salon's owner and captain stylist, Jen Palmer, calls on more than 18 years of experience and specialization in cuts and coloring as she leads her staff. The team's comprehensive menu runs the gamut from keratin treatments and perms to facial waxing. In time slots doled out by appointment only, they discipline rowdy locks with products from Moroccanoil and Nioxin and brighten nails with artful french tips or resilient shellac gel that guards against chipping so that clients don't have to wear oven mitts to work. Surrounding the stylist's beautification chairs, muted, green walls hung with photos of flora and fauna craft a woodland-like environment.
When founding Park Avenue Salon and Spa, owner Lynne Zsido assembled an experienced staff of licensed professionals, many with decades of experience. With an eye to environmental responsibility, the beautification crew assesses an armory of products by Bare Escentuals, CND, and Marcia Teixeira. Beyond the spa's emerald-hued door, smooth stones steep in warmth in preparation for romps across tired muscles or bank vaults carved from butter. Sweet nothings drift from massage sessions for couples, and soothing and cleansing elixirs wrought from Hershey's chocolate, jojoba oil, and almonds broadcast a dulcet bouquet.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shampoo, haircut, and style
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Framesi
Q&A with Stacey, Owner
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Making people smile and hearing that I gave them exactly what they wanted.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My passion for beauty started when I was a little girl playing with Barbie dolls. As a pre-teen I would play in the salon of a family friend and wash and style my friends' hair. By the time I was 16, I knew my passion was cosmetology. I loved creating hair styles for myself and my friends. I began my training at 18 years old, and now almost 30 years later, I still find the beauty industry the most exciting and rewarding career I could have ever chosen.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Our salon boasts wood floors, warm beige walls, classy black furnishings and a large front window. Our reception area has an electric fireplace, a self serve Keurig coffee maker, a sitting area with a coffee table, magazines, and hairstyle books. We offer a complimentary glass of wine to persons 21 yrs or older. Our open floor plan allows for open conversations between patrons and inspires a feeling of inclusion and friendliness.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our salon is locally owned and operated by a mother and daughter team who share the same creative passion for beauty.
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