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BEST HAIRDRESSER WIMDERON, N.Y. — “I think she’s the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen,” said her sister, Jennifer, when I introduced myself to the former New York Times journalist.
The three sisters, all from the same Brooklyn neighborhood, met in college and were in their mid-20s when Jennifer moved to New York to attend Princeton University.
After graduating in 2018, they decided to start their own hairdressing business.
“I was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, we can do this,’ ” Jennifer said.
“It was like a dream.”
Their business quickly blossomed, with Jennifer hairdoing for celebrities such as Kanye West, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.
Jennifer said she would “never, ever leave the house without having her hair done,” which she said made her “a little bit of a celebrity.”
But the family didn’t settle down with the salon for a while, so they opened a second salon in October 2019.
“We were like, why not?”
Jennifer said with a laugh.
They had a big hit on their hands with the bouquet, and Jennifer began to receive a lot of emails from customers who said they loved her.
“When we started the shop, I was like: What do I do now?” she said.
Jennifer and her sister-in-law, Lauren, decided to take on another job as hairdresses, but it quickly became clear that they were more than ready to be hairdos themselves.
“The way we did it was so natural and so simple,” Jennifer said of her salon.
“There was no pressure, no pressure to look good.
We would do our hair every day.”
Lauren, who is 28, is a hairstylist who also goes by “Lena” and is known for her beautiful hair styles.
She said they wanted to make a place where customers could come to feel good about their looks, and they decided on an open-air salon.
Lauren and Jennifer said they started out by hiring a local hairdressor who was known for his natural style and also liked to wear a little bit more jewelry than the typical hairderer does.
Lauren told me they were thrilled with how well the business started and were surprised by the reaction to their first day.
“At first, we got a little buzz,” Lauren said.
“[But] we realized the business was way too successful for us to keep doing it.
We were like: This is a huge mistake.”
The sisters started the business after they realized that the majority of customers who would go to their salon would be women who had been working as hairstylists.
“People were like ‘Oh my god, we need a hairdler!'”
Jennifer said, adding that they thought of it as a way to get to know customers.
They opened their first salon on March 8, 2020, and the salon quickly took off.
The sisters said that it has been “the best thing” that happened to them.
“A lot of people come in and think, ‘Oh, my God, it’s this salon,’ ” Lauren said, noting that she often finds that customers have the same reactions as when they go to the salon: “They’re like, I can’t believe that I’ve seen this beautiful woman with this beautiful hairstyle before.
I’ve never seen a man before.”
But Lauren and her siblings said that the business has also been beneficial to their clients.
They don’t even think about it.” “
But now we’ve had people come into our salon and they’re like: Oh, I want to wear this hairpiece.
They don’t even think about it.”
Lauren said that one of her customers has been a big supporter of their business, and that he was “very, very surprised” when he saw her at the salon.
She added that she doesn’t mind the “diversity” that people bring into their salon, and said that she has received compliments for how her hair is styled.
“Most people in the hairdry business are women,” Lauren added.
“They like to be looked at and they like to feel attractive and they want to feel like they’re beautiful.
If we can be a little more feminine and a little less white and a bit more brown, that helps.”
The business has become a big draw for millennials, who are starting to move away from traditional hairdyles and are choosing to dress more professionally.
“You know, if you don’t have a job, you just want to have fun,” Lauren joked.
“And if you have a life and you’re comfortable being out with your friends, then it’s like, Yeah, I’ll do it.
You know, I think there’s a little part of me that is like, Well, why don’t I