A new hair salon opened in Saratoga Springs in the newly renovated space at 219 Broadway.
Studio 219 offers a full array of hair color services, men’s and women’s haircuts, and experienced hair and makeup stylists.
The owners are Charles Basil and John Letki. Basil has over 30 years of experience in salon services. He formerly owned Imaginary Hair on Central Avenue in Albany for 25 years.
Letki has over 30 years of experience in business, including owning a former location in New York City.
The two-person team has transformed the “just off Broadway” space themselves, with a focus on creating just the right setting to premiere their unique-style salon to Saratoga, they said.
“We have spent months restructuring the interior space to offer a metropolitan boutique salon feel,” said Basil, chief operator at Studio 219.. “We’ve brought in state-of-the- art equipment such as a new color machine that cuts down processing time at a ratio of one minute for every seven needed to retain vibrant color results.
“Once we completed the inside, we concentrated on having the outside facade attract our clientele to a welcoming space they can feel comfortable and relax in. We look forward to serving the Saratoga area with our expertise in the hair and beauty industry.”
Letki said the goal is “to revive your vibe. To accomplish that, we have brought together an extraordinary team of experienced, highly trained stylists to help you look and feel amazing. We are excited to become partners with the business community here and to carve out our space just off Broadway in Saratoga. Both Charles and I appreciate the collection of talented beauty industry professionals we now join, and we look forward to showcasing what we add to the landscape.”
The stylists specialize in hair designs for proms, weddings, and special events.
A variety of framed artwork, signed by celebrity artists such as John Lennon and Bob Dylan, provide an eclectic interior décor style. These distinctive art objects are also available for purchase in the store as well as on the business website at www.studio219saratoga.com.
The salon is open Mondays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can make an appointment online or by calling 518-306-6767.