Tucked away in the bustling cityscape of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, Arco New York is a new wave salon which offers both sustainable and eco friendly products to its customers. The sleek space is modern, luxurious and chic. The staff and the sustainable approach to hair care is what makes it unique to other saloons nation wide.
We sat down one on one with CEO Emilo Borrego, Jr. and got an inside glimpse into New York’s trendiest new spot.
Tell us about Arco, and how and why you opened the salon?
Arco New York believes that using healthier, natural, biodynamic ingredients without chemical treatments, is healthier for our bodies and increases the quality and well-being of our lives. Arco is a creative home to stylists that allows them to be their true artist self as well as a place for guests to come in and get personalized services for their hair needs. We noticed that most high end salons started operating as sweatshops inhibiting beautiful end results and that personal connection.
Tell us how you decided to make organic and fair trade products the core of your business?
We started to become more aware of what we were applying to or guests hair everytime they came in for a color service which for some clients could be every three weeks. After doing intensive research and examining all the ingredients in some of the most high end color and hair care brands, we realized that they are all toxic and very damaging to our bodies. The developments of Green Chemistry demonstrate that it is possible to obtain excellent products without using aggressive and toxic chemical substances, preferring naturally derived ingredients that improve the hair structure from one treatment to the next.
What can your customers expect using these
products over the standard chemicals at salons?
Pure oils, waxes, butters and vegetable emollients are the key to the effectiveness of all our services.
Tell us what sets Arco apart from other NYC salons?
Revolutionizing the industry with our holistic approach to hair care. Passionate and knowledgeable stylists, using only Eco luxury products; we strive to provide top quality care for your hair in a homey atmosphere.
What is your fashion hair prediction for 2020?
As debuted by JLo, 2020 will be all about the sleek long bobs!
Fashion Week just past, any styling tips for this season that readers can emulate at home?
As we are approaching the fall; everyone needs to come in for a good gloss to bring back shine and nourishment after the hotter months.
Who do you think the best ‘trend setter’ is for hair?
And lastly, we’re going into the cooler months, do you think bangs will make a comeback?