The lowdown: Bonnie and Clyde, Laverne and Shirley, Tarzan and Jane — duos are the bee’s knees. So allow us to introduce you to Wynwood’s latest coupling — Junior & Hatter salon.
As for the quirky name, “Junior & Hatter represents a duality in character — almost like a Jekyll and Hyde. ‘Junior’ being the grounded representative of who we are, and ‘Hatter’ being the mischievous and misunderstood artist,” Co-founder Andrea Battista says.
Co-founder Mario Silvestri adds, “We specialize in both men and women’s hair and offer the experience and services of an upscale, high-end salon in an artistically cultivated setting.”
The ‘hood: Located inside the Wynwood Building, the twosome handpicked the Wynwood Arts District in Miami as their first location for their brand compliments of the neighborhood’s energy and like-minded artsy setting.
The ambience: You won’t spot at an-all white palette here (thank goodness!). The 1,100 square foot space is the result of Battista and Silvestri’s life-long veneration for hair, fashion and design. The salon is replete with reclaimed wood installations, bronze, copper and cast iron finishes, and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces — many of which were hand-picked during Battista’s worldly travels and later refurbished and reupholstered himself.
The highlights: Guest can expect men ($45) and women haircuts ($80), blowdries (starting at $45) and updos ($90 and up). Expert color offerings consist of single process (starting at $65), partial highlights ($80 and up), half head highlights ($120 and up) and full-head highlights (starting at $160). Special services entail Keratin treatment ($250 and up), relaxer (starting at $80), extensions (upon consultation) and for nails, services include manicures ($18), pedicures ($32) and polish changes ($10 to $15). Junior & Hatter also gives the option to book a blow dry equipped with a lesson on how to do the service like a professional at home.