It’s finally happening: the Long Island salon has opened in the city’s Times Square.
The doors opened on Thursday, with an opening party planned for later that evening.
“We’re going to be the first hair salon in New York,” said owner Mary Lou Williams, a longtime hairstylist and salon owner.
“It’s a dream come true for me and my family, so it’s exciting to be here.”
The Long Island Salon opened its doors in the heart of the city on Thursday.
The salon was originally set to open in Times Square, but the city and Long Island State University, which owns the property, had to cancel the project.
The salon has the support of the Long Islanders who have supported it for years.
“I feel honored to have this opportunity,” said Long Island Mayor Daniel Donovan.
“The community has supported it from the beginning.
The Long Islanders know this is a unique opportunity for the city to showcase the diversity and talents of the community.”
The salon will offer a range of services including salon appointments, hair care, and hair restoration.
There will also be a tattoo parlor and hair salon for those with long hair.
The owners have worked with local artists to create an array of custom haircuts for the salon.
“It’s been really, really fun to have a chance to work with local designers and artists,” Williams said.
“What I like about it is it’s a very organic approach, where they’re really looking for a different angle, a different vibe, so they have an opportunity to create a look that they really like, but at the same time they can create a client that wants that look,” she said.
“This is a different kind of aesthetic that’s coming from the local artists that are working with them.”
The owners say they are excited about opening their doors, but don’t expect to make much money.
“That’s our goal, to be a positive impact,” said Williams.
“We don’t want to be in the position of making a lot of money.”