Whether you need a touch-up or a complete new ‘do, Shelter Island has everything you need to spiff up your look.
From haircuts to highlights, manicures to waxing, even getting your nose pierced is possible out here.
Here are four places to go if you need to get your ‘do did.
When you walk in the door of Anna’s Salon in Shelter Island Heights, it’s impossible not to feel welcome.
“We treat our clients like they’re part of the family,” said owner Anna Salsedo. “If somebody doesn’t come in, I call to make sure they’re OK. We’ve already saved a couple people that way.”
Anna’s Salon is a warm and friendly visit with friends while you get a manicure or haircut. People stop in to chat while they grab a cup of coffee.
“I’ve been coming to Anna’s since 2001,” said Shelter Island resident Diane Bailey. “She has customers from Manhattan who come out for the summer, local people, even people like me who tried something else, but it ruined my hair and now I’m back with Anna because she’s the best.”
Services for women at Anna’s run the gamit from haircuts, color, to manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrow tinting, even nose piercing. She also does hair for weddings and with a barber on the premises offering men’s services like haircuts, beard and mustache trims.
Anna’s Salon is located at 69 North Midway Road and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (631) 749-4293 or email at email@example.com.
Cicero’s Barbershop/Dorothy’s Beauty Salon
When it comes to longevity and tradition, nothing beats Cicero’s Barbershop or Dorothy’s Beauty Salon (see below), which are both Shelter Island institutions.
Louis Cicero and his wife Anita have been cutting hair at Cicero’s Barbershop for 56 years.
“It’s been a barbershop since the 1940s, I took it over in 1959,” said Cicero.
Now 78 years old, Cicero began cutting hair when he was 22. He has now been cutting hair for five generations of Shelter Island families, including men, women and children.
“I told my wife after six generations I’ll retire,” he joked.
Cicero’s is located at 2 Grand Avenue. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (631) 749-0612 to make an appointment.
Dorothy’s Beauty Salon
Dorothy Ross, owner of Dorothy’s Beauty Salon, has been in the haircare business on Shelter Island for 53 years.
“I will be 80 next year, I’m going to work until there isn’t anymore work and then I’m going to find something else to do,” she said, laughing.
Ross’ main clientele are local customers who have been coming to her for years — she calls them her bread and butter people.
Having worked out of her home all these years has allowed Ross to keep her prices low for her customers. Her services include haircuts, color and perms.
Located at 15 South Cartwright Road, Dorothy’s Beauty Salon is open from Wednesday through Saturday, hours vary. Call (631) 749-0662 to make an appointment.
If you’re looking for a luxe hair experience, make an appointment at JBS Salon, located at the Candlelite Inn.
Owner John Sieni owns and manages the salon, as well as the inn. Customers do not have to be guests of the inn to visit the salon.
“It’s for everybody,” said Sieni. “We focus on color, hair design, extensions, and keratin treatments.”
In business since 1997, Sieni used to work for Frederic Fekkai in New York City, but returned to Shelter Island to open his own hair business.
“I’m from Shelter Island, I’ve lived here since I was five,” he said. “I worked in the city for two years and just decided to come back out here. We have a very varied clientele from all over, including the South Fork, North Fork, Shelter Island, even as far away as Locust Valley and the city.”
JBS Salon is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 3 South Ferry Road. To make an appointment call (631) 749-0676 or visit thecandleliteinn.com.