The Owners | Melissa & Erica
Melissa and Erica met while at another salon and immediately found that their personalities went together like PB &J, the yin to each other's yang, or highlighting and toning, whichever you prefer! After a few years and endless discussions about what they wanted for their clients, themselves, and their lives. They decided to set out to find a new salon home that met their ideals... on and off they looked for the perfect place and nothing fit. Realizing they weren't willing to sacrifice any part of their dream The Bowery Salon and Beauty Bar was born.
I have been doing hair since 2010. I always loved helping people and finding inspiration in the colors that surround me and have found a career where my passion for both shines through. There's no hair that's too short, long, big, fine, or wild for me. I love being a stylist and having the opportunity to highlight the inner beauty in all of my clients so they look and feel amazing when they leave my salon.
After working in a few different fields, florist, bank manager and restaurant manager to name a few, I realized that while I was working with people I wasn't feeling like I had yet found my niche. I still wanted to work with people but I also wanted to be creative, I wanted a career that had flexibility and no ceiling. I was reminded by a few close to me that when I was in high school I had a tendency to cut and color my friends hair (to the chagrin of their parents) and that maybe I should look in that direction. I decided to attend The Orlo in Albany, NY and I have never looked back. Being a part of this industry since 2010, having the opportunities I've had, I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to. I love my clients and have a never-ending eagerness to continue my education and create.
After being in corporate America for over 12 years, doing nothing with my art degree and being miserable, I decided to do what I loved and did for all my friends in their kitchen... hair! I moved back to New York from Atlanta GA and attended Paul Mitchell School in Schenectady. I graduated in May 2016, loving every minute of my journey and being super thankful that I landed at The Bowery! I love doing color (natural and fashion), certified to do extensions and take great pride in making every one of my clients feel and look as amazing as they are.
I was born a hair dresser! I went from cutting my American girl dolls hair, to box dyeing all my friends in my kitchen, to getting my Cosmetology license!! I then went on to continue my education at The Makeup Designory in NYC, and worked at the Dry bar among other salons for a few years. Fast forward a few years to now ... I have found my niche in Hair Color! I'm lucky that I’m able to do what I love every single day! I love getting to know my clients and not only make them look beautiful, but most importantly FEEL beautiful!!
What I love most about doing hair is teaching my clients how to recreate the look we designed together! I love educating my guest and suggesting what they may need. I love keeping up with the trends and creating the latest color. One of my favorite quotes: "let no one ever come to you without leaving happier". Check out my IG @glam_oh_riss for any inspiration pics or to get to know me more :)
I have always had a passion for hair and makeup, and I am fortunate enough to be able to say that that is what I do as a career! I absolutely love to meet people and help them feel better about themselves. I love to cut and color hair in a way that is the most flattering for my clients! My passion for makeup is endless, and I love being a part of someone’s important day, no matter how big or small. *Available for weddings!*
Martha has been in the beauty industry since 2014. Along with a formal education in fine art, she has the professional training of an artist truly committed to her craft. She has studied numerous times with Redken across the country, and has completed an intensive editorial bootcamp in Los Angeles with published models & photography. She is always finding new ways to give her clients the colors & cuts that make them feel their best! Martha specializes in natural & vivid colors, short & long haircuts, formal styling, eyebrow waxing, blowouts, and more. She wants everybody who sits in her chair to feel beautiful & confident with their style!