On Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. South, which has been transforming itself from industrial ghost town to a vibrant residential/ retail/transportation hub–not to mention Red Bull epicenter–there is yet another business that is beckoning customers.
Pro Cuts salon, located at 707 Rodgers Blvd. South, in the Harrison Commons complex near the PATH station, had its soft opening in late January, but the grand opening was this past Saturday — a Red Bulls game day.
Harrison Mayor Ray Mc- Donough stopped by, along with Councilman Larry Bennett, to greet the eight-member staff and congratulate owner Jim Cretella. And passersby were treated to popcorn and cold drinks and hot pizza.
Being only a hop, skip and a kick from the soccer stadium, Pro Cuts has chosen an aptly clever slogan: “Get your head in the game.”
And that means men’s, women’s and children’s heads, for the salon serves all three groups. (With a discount for kids.)
As noted on its website, procuts.com: “At Pro Cuts, we’re focused on the basics. Haircuts.”
But “basics” doesn’t mean you won’t be pampered.
Haircuts include shampoo, head and neck massage and a hot towel treatment.
Also, Cretella noted, there is a TV at every station, and customers receive complimentary soda, Gatorade, bottled water, etc.
The salon is sports themed (see the “coffee table” filled with baseballs) and is decorated primarily in Red Bull colors: red, black and white. It is bright and cheery and sparkling, and just walking into the place can brighten your day and lift your spirits.
Cretella, who also owns a Pro Cuts franchise in Montclair, decided to open the Harrison salon because “it’s a chance to be part of the revitalization of the town.”
“We love this area,” he said. “It’s a wonderful town with great people. They’re very nice and very friendly.”
Cretella, noting that he is familiar with the developers who are redefining Harrison, added, “We think this area is growing in a great direction.”
Evidence of Pro Cuts’ commitment to investing in the community is the fact that all the proceeds from Saturday’s “tailgate party” grand opening were earmarked for the Red Cross and the Harrison Education Foundation.
Pro Cuts is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices are as follows: Pro-Cut $18; Semi-Pro $15 (18 years and under).
And Pro Cuts offers clients up to two hours of free parking at Harrison Station.
For more information, visit procuts.com or call (862) 955- 3985.
— Karen Zautyk