We remember the sweet little jewel box that was Franco Marino’s first salon in Pleasantville, with just six chairs and 500 square feet of space. This multiple BOW winning salon soon outgrew the space and moved into more spacious quarters nearby with 14 chairs in the 1,850 square foot space. Third time’s a charm: in January, Marino packed up and moved his whole operation to Chappaqua and a free-standing building with 3,080 square feet of space over three floors and 22 chairs. The secret? Before taking that first snip or applying one drop of color to a new client, Marino spends a good half hour discussing the client’s needs, lifestyle, hair texture, and styling methods. The result is worth the extra time, cuts that are effortless to maintain, color more perfect than what your were born with.