I’m so excited to launch the beauty section by featuring a family run salon located in East Northport. Salon Martone offers every service from hair and nails, to spray tans and make-up application. It is a one stop salon for all your beauty needs!
Salon Martone is owned and operated by a mother and two daughters from Dix Hills. Jennifer Martone, the mom, runs the front of the house, while the two daughters, Lexi and Bria, are in charge of the beauty services. Lexi is the nail expert and Bria specializes in hair and make-up.
The décor at Salon Martone is completely different than any salon I have ever visited. It is very edgy and has a cool vibe with the black walls and silver trim details. The best way to describe it would be modern-goth. There are rhinestone skull decorations throughout the salon and on one of the hair dryers is a fun Halloween type of hat. Every item has been carefully selected and stays within the theme of the salon. Even the water bottles had the Salon Martone labels on them!
My first appointment was a gel manicure with Lexi. From a young age, Lexi had a passion for art and took classes at various art schools to further her education. Lexi enjoyed painting small and focusing on intricate details, as opposed to, working on a great big canvas. When Lexi graduated high school, she went to FIT to obtain a degree in fashion. After a couple of months of schooling, Lexi realized that this field was not for her, so she left FIT to explore other options. As timing would have it, this was when blogs were starting to surface and Lexi found herself becoming entranced by the world of nail blogs. Lexi instantly knew that this was right in her wheelhouse – amazing art but on a tiny canvas. Lexi practiced her craft, received a degree in nail school, and then decided to enter in nail design contests. These contests opened up her portfolio to a world of celebrity nail artists and she was able to make some very important connections. As a result, Lexi has been featured in multi-national publications, and now has some big celebrity clientele to add to her resume.
It’s pretty amazing to have someone of this caliber right here on Long Island. Most nail salons are like an assembly line, but Lexi really takes her time and uses quality materials. All her color gels are from Japan. Lexi explained to me that most nail salons use a color gel/nail polish hybrid. This is why a lot of times the gel manicure only lasts a week or two. I have had so many issues with gel manicures chipping and not lasting the full two weeks. Now I understood why! The gel manicures at Salon Martone are expected to last 4-6 weeks. The prices are definitely higher at Salon Martone but you are paying for quality materials and quality work.
My second appointment was for a blow out with Bria. The beauty industry is something that interested Bria from a very young age. As a child, Bria would help out at her grandmother’s salon and learned the basics of hairstyling in a hands-on setting. After high school, Bria attended Make-Up Designory where she earned a degree specializing in movie make-up and special effect design.
Before Bria started on my blow-out, she had one of the stylists put a Saphira mask on my hair. This mask was amazing! It made my hair so soft and silky. I use heat on my hair almost every day, so my hair desperately needed this treatment. The blow-out was nice and fast and I absolutely loved the result. I should’ve timed my appointment better because now I had gorgeous hair and all I had planned for the day was picking up the kids from school!
If you have a big event coming up like the prom, a bat mitzvah, a wedding or any other formal event, Salon Martone also offers a great celebration package. The package consists of hair styling, make-up application, airbrush tanning, and nails. Basically every service you could think of to make you look absolutely gorgeous for your event!
Salon Martone is giving all LI Fashionable Foodie readers 10% off their services. Please make sure to mention this offer at the time of your appointment to receive the discount. This offer is not valid on services with Lexi.