Cocktail glasses clink as stylists Jennifer Turrin and her husband Antoine work. These Thursday salon happy hours represent the jovial vibe that the couple curates in Antoine?s Salon. The hospitality continues when the stylists accompany their men?s, women?s, and children?s hairstyling services with extras including robes, snacks, beverages, and all the oxygen you can breathe, within reason. The stylists also provide styling tips so that clients can maintain their results at home.
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.
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.
No one can doubt the professionalism of the stylists at Lisa Thomas Salon. Many have trained with prominent companies such as 5th Avenue and Redken, and the products they use during their hair-color and straightening services bear equally recognizable brand names?Matrix, Crew, and, again, Redken. But the stylists still know how to have fun. The atmosphere at the salon is so free and lively that it's become a place where people throw children's birthday parties. During these hair-and-makeup bashes, the staffers treat the girls like royalty, right down to providing a crown for the birthday girl to wear and resisting the girls' efforts to impose a tea tax on Americans.
They call themselves "the Moxie Twins," and Jen and Jamie's combination of beauty, confidence, and expertise make it easy to see why they rocketed to national attention as the stylists in residence on VH1's Why Am I Still Single?!. On the show, the identical duo would team up to perform five-minute whirlwind makeovers that proved to be the best way to look amazing quickly, apart from getting shot with a glitter cannon.
Now that they've moved on from their televised career, they're focusing on their multiple style sanctuaries. At their Moxie Blow Dry Bars, teams of expert stylists, colorists, and makeup artists perform their own makeovers that transform men and women from all walks of life.
Nelund Minton has been beautifying the community for more than 20 years. Owner Iain Foster, hailing from the Netherlands, took over in 2009 and staffed the salon with stylists from Europe and Manhattan who adhere to advanced techniques and modern trends. After offering guests complimentary coffee, tea, and bagels, they show them to the styling chairs and begin reinventing their clients' looks with haircuts, highlights, and Japanese straightening treatments that can add healthy luster without the hair resorting to braiding itself.