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Suzanne Baumann and Shay MacInnis of Whip Salon

Spring makeover! No, not just a new hairstyle for you, but also a whole new salon for Whip. The 2,000-square-foot space, with nineteen stations, is pumping out the shampoo and firing up the blow dryers at Bedford Square. Salon owner Amy Pal opened the original Whip in Ridgefield in 2016 and is now bringing a fresh, edgy look to Post and Main. “We are a modern salon, with hip and friendly stylists,” she says. “We want our clients to have fun.”

Cool music is a part of the plan, but the key is the cool talent. “We have two complete rock stars at Whip Westport,” she says of General Manager Shay MacInnis, who focuses on cuts and color, and Head Colorist Suzanne Baumann, a color expert, specializing in blondes. “They have been working in the area for many years and have a fierce following.”

While the salon offers blowouts, including memberships, it also has a full-range of services, such as eyelash extension and microblading. Additionally, it offers phone charging at each station; free and fast WiFi; and a scalp massage that was designed by a massage therapist. To make things easy, try the Whip app to make your appointment. To make things fun, book an appointment with a friend, sit together and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or bubbly. “I almost always go with a friend to get my nails done,” says Amy. “Why not offer the same convenience for hair appointments?”

Whip Salon, open seven days a week, kicked off their business with multiple parties, including partnering with Anthropologie to do the hair and makeup for twenty models for their spring fashion show at Bedford Square. Edgy, fun and boldly moving forward? Sounds like this salon is ready to whip Westport into style shape. whipsalon.com


The Long and Short of Beauty Now

Eyelash extensions
Certified Master Eyelash Extension Artist Cathy Bull can create a classic look (extensions applied one by one to each natural lash) or “Russian Volume” (multiple extensions are applied to each, creating depth, volume and texture). All lashes are high-grade silk, with many different lengths, thickness and curls in black or brown tones.

Microblading
The microblading technique uses tailored equipment to create eyebrows. Initially interested in tattoo removal, Microblading Specialist Carolina Villalon comes from California, saying microblading has “been popular there for several years.” Her clients’ reactions to it inspired her. “Now I am obsessed with eyebrows and microblading.”

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