Josef Mikel Salon
Roots Opened last March, Josef Mikel offers eight chairs and has a “beachy chic” interior with pale white distressed plank floors, a warm gray ceiling, and cool chandeliers. Think California vibe with a touch of glamour.
Highlights “If you have unruly hair, this is the place for you,” says owner and stylist Joseph Gecaj. “We will help you manage it with a series of smoothing and conditioning treatments.“
Cutting Edge “Josef Mikel is the opposite of a cookie-cutter hair factory that creates the same trendy hairstyle over and over,” says Gecaj. What the stylists here do instead is find an individual cut for each client that’s flattering and natural-looking.
Color Code “In addition to balayage, we are on top of the red color trend right now,” says Gecaj. “The staff is Goldwell-trained, so we are skilled in the latest color techniques and trends.” [Goldwell is a highly regarded education program for colorists and stylists.]
Star Stylist/Colorist “Gregory is at the top of his ombre game,” says Gecaj.
Gloss Blow-dry services are $40 instead of $50 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The salon also offers a 20-percent discount to teachers.
Heads Up The salon is so new, it isn’t making any immediate changes, but it did just pick up a new paraben- and surfactant-free product line called Davines.
Prices Women’s haircuts from $80; men’s haircuts from $50. Single-process color starts at $80; Nectaya (ammonia-free organic color) starts at $95; partial highlights start at $145; full highlights start at $185.