While I tend to write a lot about travel, I think it’s important to find some other local greats here in New Jersey for our other lifestyle needs. Awhile back, I had written about a spa in Southern Jersey, so I figured this time I’d find a place in Central Jersey that specializes in hair, since as women, we are always trying to find the perfect place for a good color and cut. I’ve had my share of experiences where I’ve gone in hoping for one look and came out with hair that looks like it’s been dipped in bleach or gone in as a blonde and came out as a brunette with grey highlights (he called it ash, but it definitely looked like I was turning grey before my time). So I went online and googled best hair color in New Jersey and up popped B and B Hair Color Studio, the color corrective specialists, in Princeton.
I read the impressive bios of the stylists and watched the videos of co-owner and master stylist Tim Bricker. I thought their site was very well done and figured since they are located in Princeton, they have a high standard to uphold. I went in for a set of highlights and lowlights plus a cut with Tim. I really enjoyed hearing his stories about his time on Fox’s “Ambush Makeover” and TLC’s “A Makeover Story.” He has also been a regular at NYC’s Fashion Week. You can check out their photos from this year’s fashion week here. With a background in theater and photography, Tim has always been creative and focuses on making his client’s hair fun and modern, yet very wearable and easy to maintain.
In addition to making his client’s very happy everyday, he and his wife, Kate, have been master color specialists, educators, and platform artists for Loreal, Redkin, and now an elite educator for his own company, which you can read about at www.brickerhairdesign.com. Stephanie Pappas and Christina McDonough were also turning out some great looks for their clients and the nice thing about this salon is that depending on your budget, there are different prices depending on who you chose to see.
I have to say that I left B and B Hair Color Studio so happy! He really listened to the look I was going for and also used some of his own creativity to give me the perfect combination of highlights and lowlights to make my hair “pop” and look really shiny. I will definitely be going back and can see why the salon had a steady stream of customers for the two hours I was there. While the salon was always busy, each stylist was right on time and had their system down to a science so no one was waiting for very long. The salon is located at 49 State Road in Princeton and you can reach them at (609) 683-4455.