Bright-red accent walls and chocolate-brown furniture create a warm ambiance at L'Rose Salon. Here, meticulous stylists deliver services in the form of haircuts, highlights, and updos, and employ renowned Wella color products when enhancing strands with new hues. Keratin treatments leave hair smoother than a bowl of pudding at a jazz club, and makeup applications create polished looks for special occasions.
Having made his way from the sandy beaches of Brazil to the urban jungle of New York more than 15 years ago, hairstylist Paulo Gregorio has worked his way through the beauty world to become a master colorist. He's also worked for L?Oreal International and continued to grow his clientele through a number of stints at upscale salons. Eventually, his hairstyling experience led him to found Paulo?s Atelier, a beauty haven that was not only crowned Best of Westchester 2008 by Westchester Magazine, but also earned the magazine?s Editor?s Pick for Best Colorist 2008. Now, Gregorio resides over a staff of more than 20 stylists, nail technicians and makeup artists at his European-inspired salon, which is marked by contemporary shapes and pops of bold colors.
Each beautician lives up to the latter half of the salon?s name (an atelier is an artist?s workshop) as they practice their craft on men, women, and children. A Baliage hair coloring treatment subtly lightens locks, and four types of straightening treatments, such as Brazilian blowouts and thermal Japanese straightening, chase frizz from follicles. Manicures and pedicures also refresh clients by covering nails with a chip-free UV gel, elegant silk wraps, or acrylic tips that can withstand the stress of scratching a pickup truck's back.
BHC Salon & Spa owner Franco Marino picked up his first pair of scissors inside his father's barbershop in Italy more than 30 years ago. Today, the master stylist still keeps himself on the "cutting edge of hair design and education," according to Westchester Magazine, with a specialty in subtle, natural-looking color. Besides tinting and trimming inside BHC, Marco has also displayed his skills as a platform artist at CosmoProf in Italy and several International Beauty Shows. Inside his white-walled home base, Franco is backed up by his equally talented staff, which includes a senior stylist with 20 years of experience. And though his rising-star junior stylists are only a few years out of beauty school, they've all received direct training from him, honing skills that inspired Westchester Magazine to name the salon the area's Best Bargain Haircut in 2010.
Glimmering chandeliers dangle from the ceiling of Salon D, casting a soft glow on cushy salon chairs and rustic wooden styling stations. Amidst these elegant surroundings, highly trained beauticians administer professional haircuts, coloring services, and deep-conditioning treatments. After appointments, customers can peruse the displays of trendy rings, necklaces, and handbags of their onsite accessories bar.
Since it was founded by sisters Polsia and Maria, it’s no surprise that Salon Edera’s welcoming environment makes clients feel like a member of the family. But however traditional the atmosphere, their styling services are distinctly modern. Employing products from Framesi, Enjoy, and Chi, stylists cut, color, highlight, and straighten hair with techniques as fresh as a newly-minted farmer’s market.