Joe Sassu runs the Paul Mitchell focus salon Sassu Cuts, where he strives to develop the feel and style of a New York City hair salon. He and his newest staffer, Abby Ayala, also do their level best to create NYC-inspired hairstyles, performing an array of beauty services. Abby?s background includes second place in her field at SkillsUSA, a competition among thousands of students from Connecticut?s technical schools. Amid exposed brick and in front of stylist stations that resemble large modern toolboxes, they cut new ?dos, correct faltering color, wax away unwanted hairs, and perform bridal services, such as convincing a groom to get the first haircut of his life.
Signature Service: Coloring and styling
Brands Used: Goldwell, KMS California, Moroccanoil, Redken
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: We have the best prices with the most current skills.
The eponymous stylist at Claudia's Hair Studio brings more than a decade of expertise from Vidal Sassoon, Wella, and other elite training programs to her cozy one-chair salon. Clients sip coffee or wine and listen to relaxing music as Claudia trims away split ends and accents hair with all-over color and foiling. In addition to cuts and color, Claudia specializes in formal occasion up-do's. The studio's services also include waxing for lips and chins. Claudia consults with each client in a relaxed and private environment.
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