Jim DePoppe models his Williamsburg hair boutique after the salons of Paris, going beyond basic cuts and shampoo treatments to fashion styles that wouldn’t feel out of place in the Louvre. His team of stylists works with individual clients to help them reach their beauty goals, whether those goals entail straightening hair with a Brazilian Blowout or adding new dimensions of color with Redken dye. The salon’s menu of treatments isn’t limited to hair. The team can also buff and polish nails during services such as a manicure or a spa pedicure, which includes a paraffin wax dip.
Hairstyling lets Emily Thompson indulge both her passion for shaping manes and her love of people. Bolstered by continuing education in haircare, she aims to accentuate each client’s best attributes through cuts, styling, and her specialty, color. She twists tresses into updos with practice gained from styling hair for more than 100 wedding parties. As Emily works, clients can monitor progress in an eight-foot mirror purloined from a giraffe’s dressing room. Upbeat tunes add pep to a palette of dark-caramel and black, and a leather-accented set of drawers provisions Emily with all the products she needs as she finesses final looks for each client.
Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.