Beauty salon

This black-owned beauty salon offers wellness luxury and clean beauty

Courtesy of Classic Beauty Studio

We all have our grooming cycles when it’s time to get our hair done, which can also turn into getting our nails done, scheduling a refreshing facial, and maybe even a lash refill. Whether you have implemented these self-care services into your lifestyle or reserve them for special occasions such as vacation preparation, traditionally these services require you to make individual appointments at facilities separated. However, at Classic Beauty Studio in Brooklyn, New York, clients can come for hair care services and spa treatments, making it possible to meet all of your personal care needs in one trip.

As a destination for hair and skin care, Classic Beauty Studio [CBS] is housed in a spa-like environment designed with minimal aesthetics to create a zen-like space for their guests. In addition to the range of services provided by CBS, the company is proud to be a Black-owned, family-operated business that has provided elevated wellness experiences to people of color for more than 15 years.

“Classic is for girls and guys who love quality, comfort and of course style,” CBS co-owner Kadeisha Placide told ESSENCE.. “Our goal is to make luxury a convenience for the traveling/working individual. or vice versa, we do both!

While there are many things that set Classic Beauty Studio apart from the average salon, the company’s commitment to clean beauty is the most distinct. “At Classic, clean beauty is where luxury meets high performance,” says Placide. “From our choices of herbal and floral products to our fresh water filters, we consider ourselves to be pushing the ethical and clean standards in the world of beauty for POC.”

“Throughout the studio, we use and sell Aveda, a plant and flower-based company,” continues Placide. “From their natural ingredients to their integrated aroma solutions, their wellness motto aligns with ours and is meant for mind, body and soul connection when it comes to beauty.”

While CBS prioritizes the use of vegan beauty products, the beauty salon does not exclude those who wish to schedule services that traditionally involve the use of harsh chemicals such as color services, keratin and relaxants. “Clean Beauty is defined by the use of product choices that produce optimal functionality and high performance in a safe and non-harmful way,” says Placide. “The common misconception with clean beauty is that it rules out any use of chemicals. However, our product choices are all selected to meet the overall health of our customers. We opt for gentler, more sensitive that contain traditionally harmful chemicals.

In addition to meeting the Classic brand standards, Placide is also making strides to evolve the company’s presence and reach after countless conversations behind the chair. “In June 2022, we launched our wellness tribe, Women in Power. Our first experience was our new annual “Run the World” brunch, which took place at the studio,” Placide shares. “The mission of this event was to honor and celebrate women who are at the top of the fields they are in, while sparking a conversation about balance and self-care.”

Additionally, Placide shares that Classic Beauty Studio’s latest service launch shows the company’s commitment to customer convenience. “In July 2022, we launched our travel service, Classic Travel, which offers hair and makeup services to on-the-go customers around the world,” she says. “Travel has become a new form of priority for self-care for many – after having had the limited privilege for a few years due to the global pandemic – and we have seen a space to offer our services. The travel initiative serves occasions and events such as destination wedding parties, girl group trips, photo shoots, branding events and more.

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TOPICS: black-owned businesses black-owned salon classic beauty studio clean beauty hair care skin care Kadeisha Placide