May 23, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
A new salon promising high-end hair, nail and beauty services is now open on Jackson Avenue.
Luxy Lady Salon opened about two weeks ago at 10-17 Jackson Ave. and caters to men and women. The salon hopes to offer a one-stop-salon for high-end services that many travel to Manhattan to receive.
Services include hair blow dries and extensions, makeup, and manicures and pedicures. The salon emphasizes designer products such as Chanel, YSL and Dior nail polishes, Kevyn Aucoin makeup and Balmain hair extensions.
A package of five blow dries cost $200 and four mani/pedis starts at $180, or $215 for men. Makeup packages of five run between $190 and $335.
Founder and CEO Nichole Gerakaris, a Sunnyside resident who was “born into a vivacious Greek family of hairstylists and artists” worked as a freelance nail technician for two years before opening Luxy Lady, she wrote on her website.
Gerakis said she came to the field after becoming dissatisfied with a career in finance. She studied nail tech and, ultimately, decided to open the salon that she had always hoped in this neighborhood.
“When I was a professional in finance I would have to go into the City to get my hair done, come into Queens to get my nails done and not even be happy about it,” she said. “There are so many young professional women that need this and that’s what really gave me the push to go ahead and do it.”
Gerakis said that alongside her luxury products, she is also committed to hygiene and hair and nail health. She cited the fact that pedicure jets are removed and cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant between clients.
“We really care about your hair, your face, and your nails at this salon,” she said. “That’s why I did this.”