Verado brings artistic flair to hair care
By Elizabeth Bengel
Sharon Tiffany Verado is an artist and hair is her medium. Formerly an interior designer specializing in faux painting and murals, Verado, when decorating her salon, wanted to “make it fit with the town.” Its antique furniture and paisley wall design, which Verado stenciled by hand, gives the new business a retro, intimate atmosphere. “I wanted a salon that’s relaxing to come to, where people feel comfortable,” she said.
Friendly and personable, Verado maintains a loyal clientele from her previous job in Poughkeepsie, including regulars from Red Hook and Cornwall. Open since June 1, the salon has seen a number of walk-ins, including a posse of bridesmaids and a transient from Belgium.
Other than a part-time barber (who is available Fridays and Tuesday nights by appointment), the salon is a one-woman venture featuring three styling stations and coloring chairs. In addition to hair, Verado offers eyebrow, lip and chin waxing, but no manicures or pedicures, due to the ventilation system within the building.
An expert in her field, Verado offers a host of treatments. For uncooperative, frizzy hair, she recommends Awapuhi treatment oil — a leafy, ginger plant known for shining and softening hair. “A lot of people use the keratin straightening, but they don’t realize that it contains formaldehyde, which can cause cancer,” she said. Verado especially enjoys working with long hair, and favors up-dos and highlights.
The salon’s hours vary by day: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The salon is closed Mondays. For appointments, call 845-809-5880. Otherwise, just stop by. It could be a twist of fate.