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LUX is a full service AVEDA salon located in the heart of the historic village of Saugerties, NY. LUX is committed to bringing trending styles, quality products and unparalleled service to our guests.
104 Partition Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
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Hudson Valley Mall
1300 Ulster Ave
Kingston, NY 12491
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Our philosophy at LUX begins with offering our guests a level of service that is sure to have them coming back for more. Start your LUX experience with a cup of tea or a glass of wine followed by a complimentary Signature AVEDA Sensory Ritual. These include our scalp treatment and hand treatment . After you have settled in you will be shown to one of our talented stylists. At LUX we operate on a tiered system based on our stylists experience and education. The price and time allowed for your service depends on which stylist you prefer to see.
LUX is an education based salon so you can be assured that you will receive the highest level of service even from our beginner staff. But our education does not stop with our staff! We are committed to educating you, our guests, about your specific hair needs. We will show you specialized styling techniques for your unique texture and desired style. We will also recommend the right products to make your styles come out right every time! We firmly believe that if you look good then we look good. Your hair is your most important accessory, why not let the professionals at LUX make you look and feel the very best you can.
The staff at LUX Hair Studio pride ourselves in being one of the few salons in the Hudson Valley to bring you the full line of AVEDA Hair Care.
Aveda started with one shampoo and a mission to create naturally- derived products that care for your hair and the world we live in. Today our ingredients are over 95% naturally derived, and harvested worldwide. Our hair care systems deliver salon-proven results and feature unique flower and plant pure-fume™ aromas that change your mood while you cleanse and condition your hair.
Cuts & Color
Weddings & Special Occasions
LUX began in 2008 when owner Francine Kolbinski moved her already established clientele from Kingston to Saugerties to fulfill her dream of heading her own hair company. After meeting with AVEDA representatives she was able to convince them to partner with her vision to bring quality styling and color products along with cutting edge hair care to the area. And so LUX was born.
As the old saying goes “timing is everything”. And for the village of Saugerties and the surrounding areas the timing couldn’t have been any better to welcome a high end, quality salon to town. The community welcomed LUX with open arms and business grew fast. To Francine’s pleasant surprise there was more business than she could handle and so came the decision to hire employees. The question was how to hire a staff that achieves the high standard that the patrons of LUX were accustomed to and yet allow the liberties that come along with the creative spirit that is in all hair stylists.
And this is where LUX founded the education based mentorship program that they use today. This program utilizes every staff member from the beginner to the most experienced to encourage and teach each other about full service hair care and make-up. Everyone at LUX works truly as a team. They are a tight knit group that feels more like a family than a group of co-workers and when you are there you will feel like family too!
Ashley Ready has had a passion for hair since she was young. She attended The Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology in Albany, NY and graduated in January 2010 at the top of her class. She furthered her education with Aveda when she joined the LUX team. One of Ashley’s specialties is blonde hair. She also has a creative way with extensions and natural nail art.
"In the end, it's all about making the client look good, feel great and leave with a smile."
Even as a child hairstyling was something Sara was very passionate about. Having known what she wanted to do from a young age Sara got started at Ulster Boces and studied Cosmetology for two years and then passed the NYS Cosmetology exam. She then went on to work at LUX Hair Studio in April of 2009. Sara started at Lux as the receptionist /jr stylist/ assistant and worked her way up to Stylist 2. Already a little familiar with Aveda hair products she was excited to be part of a salon that is focused on education. She feels lucky to have had the opportunity to work under Francine Kolbinski owner of LUX Hair Studio and take so many great Aveda classes. Sara specializes in hair coloring, cutting and styling. She also has experience in facial waxing. Sara’s goal as a stylist is to always stay updated on current styles and trends.
"The secret to happiness is doing what you love and the secret to success is loving what you do."
Brian started his career after being inspired by his oldest brother who was a barber, now 15 years in the business he can’t imagine doing anything else. His creativity and passion for staying current and his general love for all things hair have given him sustainability in this industry. Balancing the art of cutting and coloring to enhance everyday styles, along with his talent for dramatic formal styles and makeup, he really can do it all. Brian specializes in hair extensions and can give most women the long hair of there dreams in just a few hours. Brian believes that education is the key to being the best and he is committed to never stop learning. Brian trained at Class Act 1 School of Cosmetology in the Midwest which prided themselves on a zero fail average. Even though it was hard they promised that he would thank them one day and after 15 yrs, the opportunity to work with amazing talent and scooping up some pretty terrific gigs he totally is!
"Patience and listening are key to building a relationship with your clients and I LOVE my clients!"
Ariana is on her way to accomplishing her short and long term goals in the hair industry. She graduated from the ORLO school of hair design and cosmetology in November 2012. She specializes in enhancing a persons natural beauty, whether it be with color or a trendy cut. Between the clients she sees and the inspirations of working alongside the other seasoned stylists at LUX, Ariana views everyday as a new learning experience to add to the knowledge of this industry.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to
Originally from New York City, at a young age Julia became passionate about creating with her hands and being artistic. Every chance she had she was in the art studio. After trying her hand at graphic design in college she realized it just wasn’t for her. Julia then went off to Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island for a 1500 hour cosmetology program . From there she has continued her education with a course in Minky’s Eyelash Extensions, an extensive course in DevaCurl through NYC’s Devachan Salon, she has been in the industry since 2008. Julia continues her education and is more passionate about her career and clients then ever.
"I am going to make everything around me beautiful-that will be my life." - Elsie De Wolfe
Sara has had an interest in the beauty industry since she was young. She started her journey when graduating from the Orlo School of Hair Design & Cosmetology in 2008. After working in an Aveda salon for a few years, she decided to further her interest in the industry and graduated from the Douglas Education Center for Special Effects Makeup. She continued her education with Aveda when joining the LUX team where she specializes in makeup and styling.
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal - instead pursue the things you love doing. Then do them so
Since Miranda was little she always knew she wanted to work in the hair industry. She grew up in Saugerties NY and she graduated from Saugerties High School in 2017. In school she was a three sport athlete. In her Junior year she started the Ulster Boces Cosmetology program, and graduated while being on the National Technicals Honors Society program. She joined the LUX team in February 2018 as an assistant to owner Francine and has been loving every moment since.
"Obstacles are the coast of greatness” -Robin Sharma
Ancolie loves to design a unique look for each and every client. Whether it be haircuts, color, extensions, updos, or makeup her passion lies in the details. She has been licensed since 2007 and has developed a love for the beauty industry. One of Ancolie’s specialties is Bridal. She has been creating hair and makeup looks for brides in the Hudson Valley for over 5 years. She loves to collaborate with brides to create their desired looks. Brides really appreciate her calm and collective demeanor on their wedding day. Ancolie loves to make people feel beautiful so they can conquer the world!
"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail” - Giorgio Armani