Niagara Gazette

March 3, 2014

IN BUSINESS: Remodeled Chelsea Salon open for business downtown

by Mia Summerson
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — After four decades of owning a hair salon called Mico’s on the corner of Haeberle Avenue and Portage Road, John Gravanti sold his salon to Chelsea Roma, who turned it into Chelsea Salon and Day Spa. Five years later he decided he missed the salon business.

“I wanted to take a break, but I missed it, I missed the people,” he said. “Now I’m glad to be back home, I enjoy it here.”

Roma welcomed him back to an entirely new salon. The recently remodeled salon offers, and prides themselves on, a variety of services.

The newest additions to the Chelsea team are esthetician Andrea Martorana, and licensed massage therapist Bob Scibillia. The salon now offers massages and facials, as well as hair styling, manicures and pedicures and airbrush make-up.

Stylist Chrissie Lange, who has been at the Chelsea salon for nearly four months, says that the new and improved salon is working well and that the small staff compliments each other nicely.

“We’re a great team,” she said. “We like to make people feel beautiful and make them feel good about themselves.”

The brightly colored and beautifully decorated Chelsea Salon and Day Spa is one of few places in downtown Niagara Falls where people can go to get a high-quality spa treatment. Roma says that the staff works hard to stay up-to-date on the most current styles by continuing their educations and going to hair shows.

Lange says that the salon, which caters to both men and women, is an ideal place for clients of all ages. Chelsea Salon is especially attractive to brides and their bridal parties who have come from out of town to get married at Niagara Falls.

“We’re like a hidden gem,” Roma said. “We’re so close to the Falls and we do hair, nails and makeup right here, the airbrush makeup is especially popular for weddings.”

With all the new updates at the salon, Roma says things are working well the way they are now, but in the future she would like to add spray tans to their list of services.

Chelsea Salon and Day Spa is located at 1114 Haeberle Ave. For more information or to book an appointment, call 236-7701.