By Janee Law
Gorgeous “The Salon” & Treasures, a business where customers can style their hair and shop for some jewelry, has been known to bounce locations throughout the Town of Huntington across 30 years of business. Most recently, the salon has settled in Cold Spring Harbor.
The first location of the business opened up in East Northport in 1989. In October 2016, the business opened its current 117 Main St., a few blocks east of its former location at 90 Main St.
The salon took over its new 1,200-square-foot space after Lucky To Live Here Realty moved.
Salon owner Janet DeLeva, 68, of Greenlawn, said her salon specializes in hair coloring, haircuts, styling, Brazilian hair straightening, beach waves and more. Meanwhile, the shop at the salon offers a selection of antique and vintage items including jewelry, linens, glassware, dishes, clothing, and accessories.
Growing up styling hair for her family and friends, DeLeva has been a hairdresser for 51 years. She specializes in hair color for both women and men, using natural herbal ingredients that with deep conditioning for every color service.
“I use Tocco Magico, it’s an Italian hair color that’s all natural and it’s much better on hair than any other color,” DeLeva said. She added that popular hair coloring styles are bronding, ombre, and sombre.
While customers are waiting for the color to set in, DeLeva said, they can look around the shop for some jewelry or get a reading from the in-house medium.
Depending on the time, customers can get a half hour reading for $30 after scheduling an appointment. Other services at the salon include touch ups ($50), haircuts ($45), and highlights ($120+).
DeLeva said the salon will be building back up clientele by offering hair color and haircut with a free glaze or a free conditioner, which is usually $30.
DeLeva said that what she loves about her job is having the opportunity to network with people.
“It’s very rewarding,” she added. “I make people happy and I make them look gorgeous.”
With years of experience, DeLeva said she continues to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques by going to classes for hair coloring and hair cutting. She also employs Charlene Markus, a hairdresser who at age 17 began training under DeLeva.
DeLeva also has a knack for matching the perfect hair color based on her clients’ skin tone or eye color.
She added that she gives free hair consultations to clients at the salon or at fashions shows that she attends.
Gorgeous “The Salon” & Treasures
117 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor