Mirror Mirror, located on 68-78 76th St. in Middle Village, is a cozy yet stylish salon providing everything from updos to highlights.
Susan Sheane, owner and main stylist of Mirror Mirror, has been in the beauty industry for almost two decades. Her eccentric style, a headful of short blond hair with pink highlights, has a friendly demeanor and its her goal to provide a comfortable atmosphere for her customers.
“What’s really special about us is our ability to bring our clients in, almost like family,” Sheane said. “I have clients that I have been doing since their eighth grade prom, and now they are getting married or graduating from college.”
Sheane says she treats each of her customers with care and precision and makes sure that their hair will look good both in the salon and when they return home.
“My thing is that I don’t like to compromise to the integrity of someone’s hair,” Sheane said.
Sheane’s journey in the beauty industry has been long and adventurous.
“I worked for Newsweek for eight years, then I moved to New Orleans and bartended there for a little over a year,” Sheane said. “One day I woke up and said I have to go home.”
After moving back to New York, Sheane attended Midway Paris Beauty School to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a professional hair stylist.
Sheane said her father never thought being a hairdresser was a real job, but it was a passion that she never let go, despite the many careers paths she followed along her way.
“I always wanted to be a hairdresser, but my father wanted me to get into art and design,” she explained. “He said he’ll pay for college but not for beauty school, so
I spited him and went and got a job.”
It’s been almost two decades since she followed her heart and turned from a jack-of-all-trades into a professional hair stylist.
“I have customers from upstate, Pennsylvania and a lot from Brooklyn,” she said.
Sheane added that she has made it her goal to cater to her customers.
“We are just really friendly and down to earth,” she said. “Once people come here, they don’t want to leave.”