Twenty years ago, Laurie Premo opened Premo's Barber • Spa as a modest, one-chair barbershop adjoining her home in New York State. Her business has since traveled south and expanded to include a private treatment room with a full menu of massage and spa services.
Antique hair dryers now hang over plush couches in the spa’s lobby, giving first-time visitors a hint of Laurie’s eclectic tastes. If that weren’t enough, an antique wooden workstation embedded with a granite sink completes the charm as Laurie grasps shears and trims locks or beards. Across the salon, none other than Laurie's daughter, Justine—a licensed massage therapist with practice in Eastern and Western modalities—eradicates muscle knots and soothes necks sore from stretching for fruit on out-of-reach trees.