Guys, get ready for Noland for Men, a barbershop planned for the Christopher Noland brand.
“The barbershop is going to be an old-fashioned barbershop,” says John Castagnetti, co-owner of Christopher Noland Salon & Beauty Spa.
The Greenwich-based salon, which offers hair care and esthetic services, purchased Do’s Blowdry Bar in 2014, a wash, blow-dry and styling salon; and opened Teddy’s, a children’s salon, in 2015. The addition of Noland for Men will make the company an all-encompassing brand.
“We’ll be servicing men, women and children,” Castagnetti says. “There are four different locations, but it’ll all be within the same family.”
With a background in product development, Castagnetti spent 20 years designing eyewear for high-end companies, traveling nationwide and internationally to Asia and Europe.
But when Noland — then a stylist in Ridgefield — decided to open a salon in Greenwich in 2010, he needed someone to help manage the business, and Castagnetti fit right in.
The two purchased a salon that was on the verge of closing, trained its staff and added new stylists. Nearly all of Noland’s clients followed him to the Greenwich location.
Noland and Castagnetti then took over Do’s Blowdry Bar — “a walk-in blow-dry bar,” Castagnetti says. “They also do ponytails, braids and keratin express, which is a six-week keratin treatment.”
He calls Teddy’s “the only place in Greenwich that cuts kids’ hair.”
But what really sets the brand apart, he says, is its customer service.
“We hear horror stories all the time of people going into businesses and being treated poorly,” he says. “Everybody that comes into our salon is treated like a friend. They come in, they’re offered a drink, they’re greeted by their name and everybody says ‘hello’ to them.”
But most important, “When people come in, they’re happy to be there.”
Christopher Noland Salon and Beauty Spa is at 124 Greenwich Ave. For more, visit christophernoland.com or call 203-622-4247.