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Patch Picks: Best Local Hair Salons

This week Patch Picks looks at some of the best hair salons across Bergen County

Welcome to Patch Picks, a weekly feature highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This week, Patch Picks looks at some of the best hair salons in the area.

Posh Hair Salon
19-07 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 773-6751

Online reviews rave about this Fair Lawn salon's "great haircuts, great prices and great people," as well as its specialized services for weddings and proms. The salon commits to providing excellent customer service and a unique setting that clients can relax in and enjoy. Customers with damaged hair can get one of at least four different treatments to restore their hair's natural look and feel or use expert color staff to custom formulate the perfect color to compliment their look and lifestyle. The modern salon, open Wednesday-Sunday, also does waxing and wig styling. Services are available to men, women and children. Appointments are recommended.

Modern Expressions
4-02 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 797-3400

Conveniently located on Fair Lawn Avenue, Modern Expressions aims to restore clients' beauty and well being through an array of services, including hair style and care, bridal services, hair extensions, massage therapy and other treatments. One online reviewer said she has been "going there for years," along with her husband, and appreciates the personal style of the owner. The salon is open every day except Thursday and Sunday. Its website offers a gallery of hair styles so you can get an idea of what you want before you go. Discounts may be available.

Mane On Madison
238 Madison Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 848-6969

Known for its full range of salon services and community-oriented atmosphere, Mane on Madison has been a Wyckoff staple for nearly a decade. Open Tuesday-Saturday, the salon is equipped with state-of-the-art styling tools and a highly trained staff that offers an array of services. The business demonstrates a strong social conscience, having donated hair that was used to help sop up oil after the massive spill that devastated the Gulf Coast last year. The salon also has a Facebook page, with more than 50 fans signing up to rave about the products, services and staff. Check out some reviews on the Facebook page here.

Portraits in Hair Design
Boulder Run Mall
327 Franklin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-1717 ‎

Portraits in Hair Design prides itself on exploring the latest techniques in cutting, coloring, styling, straightening and thermal reshaping, and delivering superior results to customers time and again. Staffers are board certified in a variety of areas, including coloring and Keratin treatments, and kids can get a haircut for $20 or less. The family-run salon has been in the area since 1973 and is open Tuesday-Saturday. Important tidbit: Staff has even cut the hair of the JONAS BROTHERS when the pop culture trio lived in the area. Call for information on summer specials and info on straightening discounts.

David Michael Hair Studio
65 Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 843-2727

This Paramus salon was voted the 2010 #1 Salon in Bergen County by the readers of (201) Magazine. Owner David is very involved in the daily operations of the salon, which is open Monday-Saturday and offers everything from body waves and relaxers to hair extensions and makeup application. Sign up for one of the salon's loyalty rewards program, get a free consultation or enjoy Wi-Fi while you wait. Walk-ins are accepted.

Celebrity Salons

1 Bergen Town Center
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 845-3444

Get celebrity hair styles without the celebrity price tags at this Paramus-based salon, with locations in Waldwick, Emerson,  Tenafly, Leonia and other townships. This full-service salon offers a regular haircut for just $22, along with an array of coloring and styling services for men, women and children. Download a 20 percent off coupon for any retail item on the salon's website, and check out its regularly updated list of store promotions. Located in the Bergen Town Center in Paramus, the salon is open Monday-Saturday. Walk-ins are accepted.

Adora Bella Salon
754 Franklin Ave # 3
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(201) 891-4101
Even out-of-towners say they would return to this Franklin Lakes salon for a haircut, with one person in the area for a bar mitzvah calling her cut and color "perfection" on one online review site. Located right in Franklin Square, the salon offers a wide variety of services, including bridal hair preparations, relaxers, perms and Brazilian Keratin treatment. Customers can even enjoy free coffee in the seating areas they await their appointments. The family-oriented salon is open Tuesday-Saturday and urges customers to check for seasonal specials on its website.


814 High Mountain Rd
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(201) 891-0077

This local salon has gotten positive online reviews on sites like Yelp for its "amazing service" and "great attention to details." In business since 2007, Chateau Salon & Spa, also known as the Art of Beauty, is conveniently located in the Franklin Lakes shopping center next to Starbucks. Haircuts aren't the only service offered in this establishment. The salon, open Tuesday-Saturday, offers an array of nail services and even sells custom handmade jewelry on site. Appointments required.

Lillian Lee Hair Salon
947 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 837-6770
Lillian Lee is a full-service hair and nail salon that offers a plethora of services, including blowouts, up-dos and wig styling. The establishment assures customers it will create an custom look to suit their individual needs and offers a men's haircut for just $20. Full bios of the salon's stylists are listed on its website so potential customers know all about staff and their credentials in advance. The salon is also strongly invested in the community. This May, Teaneck Patch stopped by to check out a fundraiser the salon held to help a local teen with cancer get the perfect hair-do before her prom. .


310 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 530-0444
Esmeralda Hair Salon is so popular it practically has a line out the door some Sundays, so as one recent customer wrote online, go there for “good service and pretty hair,” but get there early! The cozy neighborhood salon offers a full range of hair treatments and is open seven days a week to accommodate customers' schedules. Appointments are recommended.

Bellula
214 Rock Rd
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 652-4700

Widely recommended for its customer service and hailed as the "best salon in the area" by one online reviewer, Bellula prides itself on providing clients a sophisticated, personalized hair service and is certified in the use of Joico and Goldwell color, as well as Coppola Keratin Complex Straightening. Salon owners Joe DeSalvo and Kim Santamaria have more than 50 years of combined hair styling experience and expertise. The salon offers a plethora of styling services, including haircuts and blowouts for men, women and children, coloring, texturing and styling for special occasions. The salon is open Tuesday-Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome.

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