Lavish Color Salon is Posh
by Patricia Nugent / MIMI VANDERHAVEN
Merriam-Webster defines the word “lavish” as “sumptuously rich, elaborate, posh or luxurious.
”When award-winning stylist and master educator Tracey Watts-Cirino was kicking around names for her place, Lavish Color Salon was a perfect fit.
Tracey has traveled the world, studying with the superstars of the industry and performing before packed houses herself. She brings a metropolitan
style to the salon that is as tasteful as it is warm and welcoming.
A two-time national winner of “Top 200 Salons” by Salon Today magazine, Lavish follows the funky urban beat of a NYC studio, with warehouse-chic
stained concrete floors and vibrant colors of purples and yellows. Tracey’s devotion to perfection is evident throughout the salon. For instance, hair
dryers are suspended from the ceiling at each station so stylists have easy access without tangled cords.
Tracey, along with Lavish stylists Lora Latini-Madda and Brianna Biello-Chase, is a Redken Certified Haircolorist and is among an elite group with a
distinction only 3% of stylists in the world can claim. Having just returned from a photo shoot in NYC, Tracey brought back a slew of the latest
techniques and product introductions.
Redken’s new Blonde Idol take-home products are garnering rave reviews.
“This no-fade conditioning system adds gentle color to hair while you are away from the salon,” Tracey says. “We prescribe the level of product
needed in a package with shampoo and conditioner, as well as a deep conditioner containing Kerabright technology to keep your blonde looking as
bright as the day you stepped out of the salon.”
“Redken Chromatics Color is an ammonia-free luxury treatment that has an oil-based delivery system for stronger, fortified hair and longer-lasting
color,” she says. “The results are fabulous. Hair color is prismatic and very shiny.”
All guests enjoy a color consultation during which stylists present the most flattering combination of shades for each individual’s skin tone and lifestyle.
Formulas are custom blended at the Color Bar, the focal point of the salon.
“I wanted guests to see our artistry front and center,” says Tracey. “The Color Bar is like an open kitchen in a fine restaurant, where the top chefs
are an integral part of the show. Guests can see the chemistry and art it takes for our color mixologists to create the perfect formulas.”
In a private alcove lies the Lather Lounge, with a trio of black European shampoo bowl chairs. “My staff appreciates that we plan to keep our guests
for a lifetime,” says Tracey. “So we teach the philosophy that every part of a guest’s experience should be cherished, down to a luxury shampoo and
Tucked into another cozy space is the expanded nail department featuring Regina Norris, an incredibly talented nail technician. In addition to
glamorous manis, pedis, long-lasting Vinylux and gel nails, Regina is a master in acrylics.
For the face, a vibrant spring/summer cosmetic collection from Mirabella holds limitless possibilities for makeovers. Tracey says that now is a perfect
time to try out a new palette of colors.
“To succeed in a business where we get to help people tap into their true beauty is a blessing and I am thankful,” she says.
Lavish Color Salon is located at 4854 Richmond Road in Orange, north of Miles Road. Call 216-378-9870 to schedule an appointment or visit
www.LavishColorSalon.com for more information. Expanded hours are Monday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Like them on Facebook to receive special money-saving offers.