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Hair Salon Offering High-End Products to Open on Skillman Avenue

Tiny You Location

June 20, 2016 By Christian Murray

A hair salon offering high-end products and hair color is opening on Skillman Avenue next month in the location that was formerly occupied by Tiny You.

Barbara Crowe O’Brien, who has lived in Sunnyside for the past 10 years, plans to open her salon in about four weeks. The 46-21 Skillman Ave. salon will focus primarily on haircuts as well as Aveda hair coloring. It will be steering clear of waxing and nails.

O’Brien said that since moving to Sunnyside, she has always been drawn to the Skillman Avenue block where her salon will be located. The name of her salon will be Melo Yelo Hairdressing.

She said that it will be an Aveda-concept Salon, offering Aveda all-natural hair color and products. She will also offer Wella color.

There will be a number of techniques on offer, such as ombre color, balayage, hair painting and highlights.

O’Brien, who lives in Sunnyside Gardens with her family, has worked as a stylist in Manhattan for nearly 10 years. She worked eight years on the Upper East Side and two in Midtown.

She will also offer men’s and children’s cuts.

O’Brien hails from Ireland and was trained and worked at Peter Marks Hair Salon in Tipperary.

She has continued her education in New York with Aveda and Wella.

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helen

I wish the best of luck to Barbara and if she tries hard she will succeed like I did 35 years ago and I’m still here The main key is be honest and try your best never think you’re no everything is always more up there to learn and if you don’t give to your customers somebody else will I took two salons they were closing down and I make wonderful life for me and my family and my customers love me because I’m always there for them good luck Bárbara you would do it

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Style

A lotta money in hair coloring, im a licensed beautician, i know, I’ve been doing it for 25 yrs but in this neighborhood all you have to do is go to a Latin or Asian place ,they’ll do it for 1/2 the price. You may have to go up to Roosevelt or somewhere on the south of queens blvd but they will be 1/2 of what this place will charge. I got fed up with rents and got out, and now have my own clientele and do it on the side .much better. Good luck to this woman.

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Bulimic Panda

How much do you charge for a private beaver waxing session? Call me. I love you and fake eyelashes. Amen.

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eleni

this is not true if you give the customer what they pay for they will come back The places you’re talking about most of them they’redamage your hair and then places like my an Barbaras will correct and fix them i make more money and color correcting their mess if you respect your customers and try your best you will succeed like I didn’t even though I took two salons that they’re closing down and I make wonderful life for me and my family and I have my customize over 40 years good luck Barra you’ll do it Eleni from Hairitage

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Bulimic Panda

Will they wax my beaver for a reasonable price? I’m praying for all of you and our irrelevant little Sunnyside. Amen.

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Anonymous

Try the salon on Roosevelt and 54th – good prices and good work especially with cuts.

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Anonymous

You hear the saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover and that applies to everything. I thought salons with expensive hair products and that looked high end were the best, but through the years found that not to be true. All I did was spend a lot of money. I have a place in the neighborhood that I am loyal to and love. Do we need another salon in the neighborhood? I don’t think so, but it seems others do.

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La-NY

I wish her the best of luck. Demi looked like a nicer salon in the immediate area and are no longer opened. I’m not sure this is a place where people would pay high end prices, but I would venture in there before I’d go to these other rinky dink salons. Also would be nice to have a hair place where you can tell the hairdresser what you want in English rather than play Scharades and hope for the best!

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Anonymous

Yeaahh so excited for a new modernized hair salon in the neighborhood.. I love aveda products… Bonus!! Personally I wouldn’t use any salons in the area but this new venture sounds exactly the kind of place I would go too. Will save me a trip to the city every 6 weeks!! Can’t wait to check it out!!

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Anonymous

I think its great i went to barbara for years in the city and i personally cant wait to take a visit to her new salon she is an amazing hairstylist and so down to earth and aveda products are a great plus ,i wish her all the luck x

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SueO

Wow….negative people.
There may well be other hairdressers/salons in the neighborhood but quality is hard to come by. Barbara is fantastic, especially with color. I expect nothing but the best from her, no doubt the salon will be beautiful and people will recognize good work when they see it. A new venture is a huge undertaking…I wish anyone brave enough to try all the best.

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Emily

While a hair salon is not ideal, it’s better than an empty store. And people travel to get Aveda products (they’re all natural and not everywhere) so this could be a good addition.

Good luck to the team!

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Eric Barthels

100% agreed. At least they are doing something with the spot. I also get the impression that Barbara really cares about a nice clean business and would make it a nice addition to the neighborhood.

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QueensGal

Good luck to them but I personally feel like we have enough nail and hair salons in the hood. I was really hoping for a book store but maybe that’s just me.

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Emily

Follow the work on the Queens Bookstore – they’re trying to get another bookstore in Queens. Right now, I think they are focused on Forest Hills but I think there is momentum for a bookstore to happen in Sunnyside!!

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the common sense man

if you people shop in bookstores, buy there. dont browse amazon to see if they have it cheaper, this is why you people dont have bookstores.

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Maggie

A good hair salon badly needed in the area, most of the other ones are rubbish, not hygienic, hair half washed, poor customer service, once was enough to visit any of them and I wouldn’t return, I could go on and on, this lady has been trained in one of Ireland’s top Salon’s, and worked in the City, I’m sure she is super, and I will certainly visit there.

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