by June Portnoy
When Judy Todd began her hair styling career in Bucks County over 13 years ago, her dream was to ultimately open her own hair salon. In July 2007, her dream became a reality when she established the Blue Lotus Salon in Washington Crossing.
“My vision for my salon was simple,” says Judy. “It consisted of satisfied clients leaving my salon with a terrific new hairdo that they loved after enjoying their time at my fun, lively and stylish salon.”
Now, almost seven years later, Judy is proud to say she has achieved her goal. The Blue Lotus Salon has a core group of experienced stylists, many of whom have been with Judy since she first opened her salon. In addition, the salon has recently undergone some changes by hiring several new, young, talented stylists.
Although each stylist has their unique expertise and training, they all work together as team, creating a positive, energetic atmosphere. Together, they also provide a friendly, inviting environment that is typically not associated with an upscale, high-end salon like the Blue Lotus.
Each hair stylist has the expertise to help you accomplish any specific look or style you want.
“Whether you’re going to a black-tie affair or are taking your kids to soccer practice, we strive to create the perfect style for you,” says Judy.
And if you have short hair, but want it long, the Blue Lotus is now offering hair treats hair extensions. A consultation is required before your extension.
The Blue Lotus also offers private in-salon and on-location bridal services for you and your bridal party to look your best on your special day. Lotus on Location is available for any special event for which you might want your hair professionally styled at a location outside the salon. All hair stylists are experienced in doing updos for formal occasions.
“We also provide a variety of color options,” says Judy, who adds, “We’re not your average cookie cutter hair coloring salon. We offer a lot of creative coloring techniques to give you a one-of-kind appearance.”
Continuing education is very important to Judy, who makes a point of taking several classes a year, along with her staff, to remain on the cutting edge of new hairstyles and future trends.
“It’s important that we constantly stay aware of the next trend in color, texture and formal styling,” says Judy.
The salon’s hair stylists recently took a barbering class to gain the expertise in styling men’s hair, as opposed to giving them the traditional buzz cut they can get at any barber shop. Plus, hair stylists just completed their fourth in-salon class with Anthony Cole, lead platform artist and top educator for Sebastian, who offered tips on the newest collection of women’s styles from Sebastian.
The Blue Lotus also offers some unique programs. For example, if you want to learn how to blow-dry your hair like a professional stylist, register for the salon’s Blow-dry Boot Camp, held every other Wednesday night from 7:00 until 8:00pm. This program is by appointment only.
The Blue Lotus also offers a Girls’ Night Out, a fun private party for you and six or more of your friends, complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the salon’s expert stylists. To save money, inquire about the Blue Lotus’ blow-dry packages.
Although considered a high-end salon, the Blue Lotus offers competitive pricing. To schedule your hair appointment with a vivacious, yet professional and experienced hair stylist, contact the Blue Lotus, located at 1091 General Knox Road, at 215-493-0616.
Also visit www.bluelotussalon.com and “like” them on Facebook to check out their work and their specials.
PHOTO CAP: The staff at Blue Lotus Salon, top row, Jill Perrel, Maria Pascuillo, Judy Todd, Tara Liberatore, and Marcy Stockunas; bottom row, Gianna Ewart, Gina Fox, Jackie Allen, Andy Glickman, Kristina Cislak, and Christine DeSumma.