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.
Water gathers into rivulets as it trickles down the glass fountain inside Indulgence Blow Dry Lounge. These thin, smooth streams bear an uncanny resemblance to the frizz-less strands that cascade down clients? scalps after a brush-out and blow-dry from Dianna Ettari and her team of stylists. As the stylists color locks or bolster length with SoCap human hair extensions, they periodically reference a row of full-length, backlit mirrors that reflect an interior decorated with swirling beige filigrees and vases overflowing with flowers. The salon?s menu of services also includes highlights and deep-conditioning and keratin-smoothing treatments that tame strands recently used to fish pennies out of electrical sockets.
Michael Dominici and Joseph Sipos, co-owners of Le Collage Salon, draw on more than 50 years of experience combined, with Michael as master colorist and Joseph as master stylist. They lead a staff of seasoned stylists who mold manes with services such as haircuts, keratin treatments, Ombre coloring, corrective color, perms, and highlights with products by Sojourn, Wella, Sevastian, Phytologie, Moroccanoil, and La Brasiliana. The salon features framed images of elegant hair styles, warm yellow walls, and intricately carved wooden tables.
The technicians at Laser Luxury remove unwanted hair using the Candela GentleYag laser, which is calibrated to vanquish hair from virtually any area of the body. While it?s zapping follicles, the laser works to enhance comfort by coating the skin with a topical anesthetic from its built-in cryogen system. After treatments are done, the staff further cools the skin with any necessary ice packs and instructs clients on how to care for their newly hair-free skin. Laser Luxury also offers other services, like tattoo removal.
Glimmering chandeliers dangle from the ceiling of Salon D'luxe, 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.