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.
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.
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.
Although they're renowned for their skill with the titular blow dryers, the troop of stylists at Moxie Blowdry and Beauty Bar don't limit themselves to transforming hairstyles with a little hot air. The full-service salon is home to a full slate of beautifying services, from cuts, colors, and keratin treatments to mani-pedis, spray tans, and eyelash extensions. The team also includes a men's hair expert ready to freshen up dudes with the latest barber-style cuts.
In addition to everyday operations, Moxie Blowdry and Beauty Bar also hosts special Friday night events that add a dash of fun to the usual appointment. Recent f?tes include a '70s blowout party and an evening luau.
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.