?I have been going to Elan for almost 20 years. My daughter and I won?t trust anyone else to cut our hair.? This testimonial from one of Elan Hair Nail and Spa?s loyal customers echoes the general trend of most clients? sentiments about the beautifying emporium, its welcoming ambience, and professional staff. Inside the newly renovated space, clients glide across sleek hardwood floors toward hair stations, eyebrow stations, the nail room, or the facial room. Once settled, they bask in services administered by a staff that undergoes ongoing training in the latest trends, such as pixie haircuts and ombre eyebrow coloring. Clients also have their pick of professional products from brands such as Redken, MoroccanOil, La-Brasiliana, and Sothys of Paris.
Stylists at Salon Niki are armed with an arsenal of the latest beauty products from Brazillian Blowout, TIGI and Matrix to add sleekness and shine to manes. The nail technicians also stock up on new products including long-lasting gel polishes, which resist chipping for up to four weeks.
The certified stylists at Lashful frame eyes with mink lashes to achieve looks ranging from elegant to seductive. Their uncanny attention to detail comes in handy during extension applications, when they meticulously attach each artificial lash to a real one to achieve the most natural look possible. Sensitive eyes need not wince in fear, as the adhesive material with which they apply lashes is specially formulated to not perturb the eye with harsh irritants or teasing optical illusions. The stylists also dip natural lashes in a semipermanent tint that—much like the extensions—gives eyes the glamorous look of freshly applied mascara.
Owner Armen Sargsyan leads a team of licensed beauty professionals who transform tresses with cuts, conditioning treatments, and coloring services. The salon follows the belief that no "one look fits all," and they work with clients to consider their hair texture, bone structure, and career when creating new looks. The stylists can also enhance features below the bangs with makeup applications and eyelash-tinting treatments.
Karma Organic Spa is an earth-friendly online store stocked with a full line of organic nailcare, skincare and bodycare products. Give nails a glamorous coat of “Oh, Tiff!” teal polish ($9.99), then, buff it away with soy-based nail polish remover, which was an Allure magazine Editors' Choice. Or, order Karma Organic Lotion ($16) (available in cucumber-and-mint, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint, and lavender) to smoothify and slickify hands in preparation for retrieving keys lost at the bottom of a Pringles can.
Combining a mastery of traditional styling techniques with keen artistic intuition, Haruo Noro uses his talents to design cosmopolitan hairdos that reflect the cutting edge of emerging beauty trends. He began his formal training in Aomori, Japan before leaving to continue his studies in London and finally settling in New York City, where he honed his skills while working alongside a handful of the city's fashionistas.
Haruo eventually chose to expand his substantial following by founding Haruo Noro Salon in Ridgewood, enlisting the services of highly gifted stylists and beauty professionals who share his vision as well as his passion. By offering everything from styling sessions to coloring and texturizing treatments, this talented team strives to design flattering, fashion-forward looks for clients as well as under-styled topiaries.