Parlor Hair Studio: A Partnership Built on Passion

Davines-exclusive Parlor Hair Studio features local artists to raise money for charities like Paws and Human Needs Food Pantry.

Parlor Hair Studio Puts Your Hair in Good Hands

Photo by Eve Mahaney for The Montclair Dispatch.

Before Parlor Hair Studio opened in 2003, Wendy Fox-Warfield was a hair professional at a couple different salons. Fox-Warfield loved her job, but she wanted something more than just the smell of shampoo and squeak of scissors: she wanted to create her own salon. Even more than that, she wanted to design an experience for her customers.

“I wanted to create an artistic environment where I and others would feel inspired, relaxed and focused,” said Fox-Warfield.

One day, Fox-Warfield mentioned to long-time client Rosemary Piskadlo that she was considering opening her own salon. Piskadlo happened to be ready for a change in career, as well. In the middle of a routine haircut, the Parlor Hair Studio partnership blossomed.

Parlor opened at 223 Glenridge Ave. in 2003. Piskadlo’s bookkeeping skills combined with Fox-Warfield’s salon experience made them the perfect team. Their passion attracted others who shared in their vision, and soon their team expanded to include several more stylists.

Parlor offers services from hair coloring and conditioning treatments to waxing and event makeup and hair styling. Parlor’s clients constantly comment on how comfortable the salon’s atmosphere makes them feel. The great music, homey vibe and welcoming faces ease any hair cutting or eyebrow waxing anxiety customers may come in with. Parlor’s team has created a rich, relaxed and warm environment that beckons any passerby to step inside.

“Our team honestly loves each other. We are like a big family having been together most of the 13 years we’ve been open. I think that is carried through in the whole vibe of the salon,” said Fox-Warfield.

Parlor Hair Studio uses hair care products exclusively from Davines. Davines is family owned and managed. They source only sustainable ingredients from farms around Parma, Italy. Parlor also uses Wella and Goldwell haircolor as its primary hair color lines.

Parlor Hair Studio does something different than other hair studios; it exhibits art. The art changes bi-monthly, so every time a customer walks in, the walls are decorated with something new. Parlor’s current artist is photographer Cathy Russell. Proceeds from exhibits go towards a local charitable organization of Parlor’s or the artist’s choice. The current organization Parlor supports is Paws, so $10 of Russell’s proceeds will be donated there.

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