Ultra Hair Salon on Essex Folds After 16 Years

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 at 6:44 am by

A successful sixteen-year salon run on the Lower East Side reached its conclusion two weeks ago. On March 24, Ultra Hair Salon closed its doors forever at 123 Essex Street, its home since May 2006. The store has since been vacated, with nothing left but various furniture and supplies. For explanation, we hit up the official website and learned that hairstylist-founders Mary Jones and Randall Seale are moving their skill set into SPACE Salon at 155 Sixth Avenue (Spring).

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Ultra began its life in 1997 at 233 East Fourth Street, and hit the ground running. Fast growth prompted an expansion into the neighboring store, effectively doubling its East Village footprint. Nearly a decade after first opening, Jones and Seale began scouting larger neighborhood spaces, and settled on the 1,800 square-foot 123 Essex Street in 2006. Here they established a duplex salon, with retail on the main floor and pro services on the second level.

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