Fall Newsletter

We hope everyone had a great summer! Even though we are sad the the summer is over, we are already gearing up for the holiday season! We are preparing by taking the latest education courses. Here are a few classes that we have taken:


August 14: We had a class with the talented Steve Royster! This class featured the latest cutting trends from Aveda’s upcoming Autumn/Winter Collection: Birds Of Paradise!




September 10th and 11th : This was a fun and informative 2 day event where we were educated on the latest color trends and techniques for hair painting, balayage and highlights! Dawn and Shelayne were amazing to work with! We are also excited to  announce NEW products at Just Imagine U!

The tulasara renew morning crème is a facial moisturizer that leaves skin glowing and ready for the day-just like you feel after yoga! Our new limited edition makeup collection Birds Of Paradisewill be available in the beginning of October. The shades feature barely there roses, dramatic plums and warm coppers. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so will we have our limited edition hand relief with rosemary mint aroma on sale. Aveda will donate $4 from the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for cruelty-free research.

The holiday season is right around the corner! Please take note of the following vacation dates:

Colleen: November 7th-11th 

Eileen: November 21st-25th 

Maria: November 24th-29th

Cancellation Policy:

*We kindly ask that cancellations are 24 hours in advance*







April is Earth Month!




JOIN US for our Earth Month CUT-A-THON!

WHEN: April 23rd 2017

TIME: 10AM-12:30PM

100% of all proceeds will be donated to our local partner Clean Ocean Action (COA). Their mission is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast.”

Refreshments will be served



March Newsletter

Maria’s Notes:

Thank you for taking the time to read the first newsletter for Just Imagine “U” salon.  I will be publishing this periodically to keep our clients / guests up to date on what’s happening.

It has been 6 months since I purchased the salon.  The transition was seamless and one thing has held true, the salon exists to give our clients / guests a relaxing experience by providing “value added services” such as hand massages and scalp massages…  We have hired more people and made aesthetic changes to the salon.  We will continue our journey.  I encourage everyone to voice their suggestions and feedback directly to me or anyone on the staff as it only makes us better. It’s feedback that causes brainstorming sessions leading to change that helps everyone experience Aveda.

Referral Program:

All clients are encouraged to take a referral card from the front desk when they check out.  By giving one of these cards to a family member, friend, or neighbor you can receive $25 towards product and the person you are referring can receive $20 towards their first service at the salon if they spend $40 or more.

Welcome the Newest Members of the Just Imagine “U” Family:

Eileen Garrabrant and Colleen Rodak:  We are happy to welcome Eileen and Colleen to the Just Imagine “U” family.  They both come to us from Back Stage Salon in Croton-On- Hudson, New York. They seamlessly came into the salon and have worked hard to make sure their clients transitioned into Just Imagine “U”.  Their first step was to attend the Aveda Institute in Manhattan to learn about the color and the product.  They are excited to be a part of the team and will work hard to continue their Aveda training and providing a relaxing experience.

Jessenya Zhizhpon:  Jessenya is currently attending BOCES to get her cosmetology license.  We are so excited to have her as part of the Just Imaging “U” family.  She is currently providing wonderful scalp massages while shampooing and we look forward to her growing in her career with us at Just Imagine “U”.

Staff Education:

As it is always important for the staff at “Just Imagine “U” to remain current on the fashions and technology, we require all of our staff to attend a minimum of two classes a year at the Aveda Institute.  In addition to the Aveda Institute, we invite industry experts into the salon for the purposes of training the staff.

In January, we welcomed an expert on Balayage / Ombre .A type of special effects highlighting. The staff attended the class to learn the latest techniques to ensure all clients have access to this type of treatment.

As everyone reading this newsletter knows, the latest cutting techniques are important.  We need to be up to date on current trends and fashion.  Marcia, Yas, Nancy, Mayra and I are taking cutting classes at Aveda- not to mention color classes.


Many clients have asked for a straightening system that conditions while it straightens.  The good news is that we provided training by inviting Cezanne in and we are all now certified.  Any client that is interested in a straightening and conditioning treatment is encouraged to ask anyone on the staff for direction.


The staff would like to say thank you to all clients / guests for their loyal patronage.  The past six months have been exciting as I took on ownership of the salon.  Everyone on the staff has been great at partnering with Francine at the receptionist desk to make sure we were able to balance scheduling with the ability to provide excellent service.  Nothing at Just Imaging “U” would be possible without our clients.