Pascack Press – Pascack Vally’s Hometown Newspaper
July 6th 2009
Picture this … getting a hair cut or royal shave, shoulder massage and watching a favorite show on a flat screen LCD television all at the same time. Well, dream no more, because at Mr. Vincent Men’s Image Salon in River Vale, this is just everyday business.
Five months ago, Joe Rubino, a msterful, highly acclaimed stylist with over 14 years of experience in the business, purchased the shop from Mr. Vincent and transformed it into a high-end, brught, modern and sleek salon, catering to the seends of any man who wants to look and feel good.
Between the large flat-screen TV in the waiting room and the huge variety of high-end hair products for sale, the salon had become the place to go to freshen up, get a new look, or just get flat out pampered.
As mentioned, one new addition to the salon is the LCD TV’s in front of each station, so that a cleint can watch whatever he wants while getting a hair cut, shave, etc. This works out particularly well for childred, who typically enjoy tuning in to cartoons.
Owner Joe Rubino has quite a history as a stylist. He was named the top men’s stylist out of 100 competitors in 2006 at the Javits Center in New York City. He worked in a salon in the World Trade Center, where he styled a high-end clientele.
With his passion for styling, Rubino decided to step up his career and open his own salon. He saw Mr. Vincent Men’s Image Salon as an opportunity to take over a well-known store and build it up into what it is today.
The services offered include hair cuts, shaves, coloring, massages, and more. This summer there’s special pricing on some of the services, including the royal shave at a price of $25, which is usually priced at $45, and a relaxation massage at $25 which is usually $35. These price reductions will be in effect until September. Also, for the time being, with every hair cut, get a free shoulder massage and razor shape up.
Stylists at Mr, Vincent Men’s Image Salon, who remain the same as before Rubino bought the business, specialize in a wide array of styules and services including razor shape ups, business cuts, layer cuts, fades and European mohawks.
Another perk is the reasonable prices. A wash, cut and blowdry is just $18, a dry cut is $16 , a beard shave is $10, shoulder massage is $3, hair color is $25 and up, and a mud pack facial treatment is $20. The salon also sells high-end hair products at prices anywhere from 20 to 60 percent lower than regular retail prices.
Store hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with exceptions of Thursdays when the salon stays open until 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the so[e is closed on Sundays. Mr. Vincent Men’s Image Salon is located at 642 Westwood Ave., River Vale. Call now for an appointment at (201) 664-9731.