Washington Depot >> A “full blown” renovation is currently underway inside the former Woodruff Garage building located at 10 Titus Road, and when complete will bring a luxury boutique hair salon to the ladies and gentlemen of Litchfield County.
The “Byrde + the b” is being launched next month by Goshen resident Scott Bond, and will offer a diverse array of hair and skin services. According to Bond, the offerings will include his specialty — balayage color application, as well as traditional cut and color services, hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts and a blow dry bar.
Bond explained that he will be offering his services from Thursday to Saturday, which will allow him to continue his freelance work in New York City during the week.
“I’m looking forward to being in one place for at least part of the week,” Bond said, explaining that he has grown accustomed to a busy schedule of traveling throughout the city to service his clients at their homes.
Although his salon is new to town, Bond has been involved in the beauty and hair industry for over 20 years. Early on in his career he was recruited to join Frederic Fekkai in his Bergdorf Goodman Salon and then went on to become a senior colorist at the L’Oreal Institute as well as Elizabeth Arden Salon. Throughout his career he has beautified many celebrity clients including Meredith Vieira, Kim Basinger, Hope Davis and Judith Light.
In recent years, Bond has contributed his talent to film, television and popular magazines. His work has been featured in makeover segments on NBC’s “Today in New York” and ABC’s “The View,” and in movies ranging from “LA Confidential” to “X-Men.”
Although Bond’s personal availability for appointments in Connecticut will be limited, the salon will also be open during the remainder of the week. His staff will offer cut, color and blowout services, as well as makeup application, eyebrow shaping and eyelash tinting.
According to Bond, his salon will also house a retail shop where a variety of unique items will be available for purchase. The space will feature his personal line of “farm to salon” low-toxic hair and body products. Many of the products are hand poured by Bond himself, and made with honey from his bee farm.
“The shop will also offer carefully curated objects that I’ve hand picked from my international travels,” Bond said. These items will change constantly but will include merchandise such as scarves, hair accessories, jewelry and fine art pieces.
Bond said his future plans include hosting art openings as an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work. He will also display artwork in the salon, including contemporary paintings created by his husband and salon co-owner Steven Miller.
Bond explained that he was drawn to the building itself and its interior design, which features exposed woodwork on the ceilings. “I didn’t know much about Washington, but when I saw the space I fell in love,” he said. “It’s really a cool space.”
Bond intends to maintain the rustic feel of the space and explained that The Byrde + the b will not utilize any traditional “salon furniture.” Instead, the furnishings will feature farm tables at each station and shampoo bowls on top of pine cabinets instead of traditional sinks.
“We stayed true to our vision,” Miller said, explaining that the pair selected antique furniture from around the world to furnish the salon. “We see beauty wherever we go.”
The business plans to hold a grand opening reception on Saturday, May 6. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the salon at 860-619-0422 or visiting the website: www.byrdeandtheb.com.