A ‘Posh’ oasis in Kew Gardens
by Beatrice Liu
Mar 05, 2013 | 7726 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Standing in the futuristic interior of Posh, Kew Garden’s newest hair salon, one feels transferred from the heart of Queens to one of the fanciest salons on the Upper East Side.

With a set of meteor-like chandeliers that hang from the ceiling and a row of ultramodern chairs that resemble the ones from Tron Legacy, Posh is one of Queens’ most unique salons.

Posh Hair Studio opened last July and became an instant neighborhood attraction.

“We want to be a little different, and pay a lot of attention to the details,” said owner Eugen Patrascu.

Unlike most salons around the area, Posh puts a big emphasis on creating a bond between the stylist and the customer.

“This is a beauty enhancement industry,” added Patrascu. “We want to enhance people from inside out,” commented Patrascu.

The minute a customer sits down to consult with a hair stylist, friendly staff arrive to provide complimentary drinks.. The atmosphere inside the studio resembles one of a five-star hotel, where the client can find a moment of peace and serenity in the fast-paced world.

Irina Patrascu, the co-owner and wife of Eugen, has been in the hair industry for over two decades. As a professional hairstylist and someone with a burning passion for bringing the beauty out of each client, Irina is extremely selective in her team of stylists.

“I’m surprised at how many stylists from salons in Manhattan had failed to meet her requirements,” said her husband.

Located at 81-01 Lefferts Blvd in Kew Gardens adjacent to Austin Street, the salon instantly stood out to the locals.

“We have a group of loyal clientele, and some travel all the way from Hackensack [New Jersey] to see Irina,” said Eugen proudly.

It is no surprise that Posh became so popular in such a short amount of time, since this Hollywood status hair salon charges the same rate as most of the other salons around the area.

“A lot of people thought they would pay an arm and a leg, but were surprised at the price,” said Eugen. “People here deserve the same treatment as the ones in Manhattan do.”

When asked why he and his wife decided to open the hair studio in Kew Gardens, he said smiling, “My wife lived here before we met. It has a charm that I embraced.”

In Eugen’s words, the salon has been a labor of love. An IT professional by trade, Eugen is only the backbone if the business while his wife and a team of professional stylists keep the shop thriving.

“We try to be a little outside of the box, and implement it as our vision,” he said.

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