PROGRESSIVE: Stylist Jamie Kuffermann is mentored by studio operator Will Bostock inside of the new Harvey Cedars salon. The regional stylist joins workers from the Huntingdon Valley, Pa. place. (Equipped Picture)
Will Bostock grew up vacationing on LBI with his household and liked likely to the legendary Ship’s Wheel toy retail outlet in Harvey Cedars, which he has remodeled into Blue Hair Studio’s new satellite salon, Blue East, at 7806 Lengthy Beach Blvd.
The salon’s inspiration arrives from viewing “a increasing demand from customers from individuals at the shore looking for high quality and progressive hair solutions,” Bostock explained.
When there’s a Blue East, there is a founding Blue A Hair Studio, and that progressive salon and conference area is in a historic developing in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., in Montgomery County, exterior of Philadelphia. Its Harvey Cedars extension opened past summer to enthusiasm. This first wintertime is viewing shoppers arrive in out of the brisk breeze prepared to activity a existing glimpse to carry into new 12 months 2022.
“With the peaceful appreciation for the arts, wellness and genuine beauty in Harvey Cedars, we decided to make this our beach front satellite locale,” its site launched.
Blue East Salon presents an knowledgeable and extremely educated rotating workers from the Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey areas, all with education by the Wella studios in New York and Los Angeles.
“Along with a sturdy 21-12 months culture created all-around education, creativeness and kindness, Blue will deliver its exceptional brand to the seaside with the extra peace of a wellness retreat.”
Blue East was constructed with the plan of building a Zen and tranquil room to give a refreshing salon practical experience.
“Our studio offers a broad-open concept with a utmost of three chairs and roomy appointment occasions in buy to create a serene environment. Blue East’s place enables us to provide nutritious hair and splendor expert services when also presenting views of the bay and sounds of the ocean. Our primary objective is to guarantee an knowledge that is never ever tense but restorative.”
Locals and vacationers are invited to unwind and take pleasure in some pampering at the new site.
“What I’m finding is that folks are so delighted it is there on the north close of the Island,” Bostock told The SandPaper. “They recognize the reassurance that it’s a satellite of a incredibly comprehensive institution. It has training ties to New York Metropolis. So a lot of people today are made use of to likely again to New York to get their hair carried out, and they are super-thrilled to come across that amount of education in this article and that kind of support, for additional-progressive hair styling that they do not have to do the touring to attain.
“They’re also appreciating that it’s in preserving with the vibe of Harvey Cedars, tremendous-chill and laid back and peaceful. That really is the experience of it: wellness,” added the operator.
“Wellness fits proper in with the hair marketplace it is a further variety of wellness to come to feel excellent about your self,” he additional. “So, to commingle and collaborate, we’re putting that into perform listed here. The encounter of it is actually an crucial portion of what we’re accomplishing. It is great provider with a spine of training. The artistic section of it is, also, how are you heading to truly feel if you shell out an hour or much more in a salon in your content location at the shore? You want it to fit that vibe.”
The salon proprietor ventures to observe that the ongoing COVID interference into modern society has a good deal of men and women “feeling challenged and defeat-up.” All the extra purpose that the respite of a salon can alleviate tension.
“During the brunt of the pandemic, Will felt impressed to create an escape, a put where by individuals could again really feel enthusiastic about what was future,” claimed salon supervisor Lindsay McDonald. “With neighborhood and customers in thoughts, the place serves as a yoga studio in the morning and transforms into a salon on Friday evenings and weekends. Transferring ahead, we will be extending the salon hrs and will undoubtedly be open up year ’round.”
Bostock’s curiosity in hair reaches back to his teenage decades and is complemented by a expertise for the arts. Customers really feel that, and it’s all complete circle.
His family members has a long record on LBI and owned a espresso store in a marina exactly where all 6 young children worked during the summers. They also sold concessions off a houseboat in Barnegat Bay. At 13 a long time outdated, Bostock commenced doing work on a deep sea charter fishing boat on Barnegat Bay with “Capt’n D,” whose day job was a salon owner in Atlantic Metropolis with his stylist wife.
“It’s ironic that my initially day career was with a male who was heading out to try and escape the earth of hairdressing,” he reported, smiling. “My interest in hairdressing came a very little later.”
His seaside salon commemorates 40-some yrs of the previous store’s business enterprise in that place.
“I’m still exploring for the fantastic antique ship’s wheel to hold in the salon. For me, it is a dream come real every single time I walk in right here. I sense like ‘Can I definitely get absent with this — to be able to integrate my small business into something I enjoy so significantly?’”
The fantastic emotion refreshes his employees from the Huntington Valley salon when they rotate to a day at the seaside locale and commit the night there. “This space also serves as a ‘workation’ for our personnel, where they can take a look at their inventive skills.”
Neighborhood talent is doing work alongside the primary stylists from Blue. Bostock has experienced “super-proficient and personable” Jamie Kuffermann, he mentioned. She is utilizing her talent equally together with Bostock and on her personal on particular days. “Hopefully by up coming 12 months I’ll be there four days that’s the goal.”
A classic record player is spinning basic jazz on vinyl. On-development appears to be are rising out of sheer creativity. Blue East is unique in lots of approaches. “That’s been a big part of our model for 22 decades, that it should also be a enjoyment experience.”
Off-season several hours are: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (local stylist Jamie Kuffermann) Saturdays, noon to 6:30 p.m. (Kuffermann and Bostock) 2nd Saturday of each individual thirty day period, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Kuffermann, Bostock and visitor colorist Gillian Greenip from Blue Hair Studio.) The phone number is 215-947-2963. More details can be witnessed at the web page bluehairstudio.com.
— Maria Scandale