Deb’s Shear Perfection

Primp, Pamper and Perfect

by Brenda Warrington

Deb McLaughlin..Escape frizzy and frazzled.   Step out of your stress zone into a world of tension free relaxation and embark on a style journey designed just for you.  Deb’s Shear Perfection, a popular hair salon with customized spa services, located at 560 Route 20, New Lebanon, New York, is just the place to do it!  Deb McLaughlin, experienced stylist and owner of the shop, specializes in uptown service in a hometown setting.  Deb has enjoyed over 24 years in the beauty care business and has created an environment where inner beauty will be reflected in your outer glow. The shop is easily located along a busy stretch of highway in New Lebanon.  A circular driveway wraps around the attractive, one story building where parking is never a problem and access within is just a step or two away.  Cross over the threshold into a spacious, open room, be warmly greeted and begin to unwind as you settle into one of the comfortable chairs in the reception area.  Hair stations are discretely located behind room dividing partitions just beyond the flow of foot traffic.  The sounds are soft, the décor tasteful and the pace peaceful.  The salon reflects Deb’s goal “to leave every person looking and feeling better about themselves.”

Deb McLaughlin is a Licensed Cosmetologist who is expert at working with all hair types.  She also acquired early training and developed exceptional skill working with curly hair. She understands the unique requirements that curly hair imposes.  She learned critical techniques “working with the S” of the curly hair shaft.  She learned that cutting at the upswing of the curl results in fly-away strands, but cutting at the downswing results in smooth and naturally contoured shape.  She also believes that product is essential to manage the challenges of styling curly hair.  The right type of mousse will set the style, silk therapy and Argan oil will relax unruly locks.  The need for proper hydration is also critical to enhance nature’s curly gift.  Deb, a Master Colorist, explained, “It’s not unusual to be asked to match a client’s existing color from a former hairdresser using products from our own color line.”  It requires significant experience, extensive product knowledge and the stylist’s “second sense” for a client to walk in with an idea and walk out satisfied that words turned into picture perfection.   Deb draws from her “second sense” as a Level II Reiki Practioner.  She and co-worker, Mary Grace, who is also a Level II Reiki Practioner, are both available to conduct Reiki sessions by appointment only at the shop.  For those who are not familiar, Reiki is a Japanese technique of balancing energy and opening blockages for relaxation and stress relief.  Deb hosts a two hour “Reiki Share” at the shop once in the spring and again in the fall.  The goal is to expose people to this ancient practice and to give them the chance to sample this life enhancing experience free of charge.  Look for signs out front and in print ads or call for times and dates for this life changing opportunity.

salon128The salon is pleased to have stylists, Pam Ames with over 30 years of experience and Heather Darcy, Deb’s daughter, both of whom add expertise with their own innovative color and cutting techniques.  Although Pam specializes in perms and Heather specializes in nails and highlighting, clients of both sexes and all ages benefit from the diverse skill of all the talented professional stylists at the salon.  Deb’s Shear Perfection is the ideal place whether you are ready for a new style or a refreshed version of the look you love.  Trust hair styling professionals at Deb’s Shear Perfection to choose from their proven, professional line of products including Paul Mitchell, Biolage and Biosilk, among others, when your personal care deserves more than drugstore promises.

Massage room

Massage room

Spa treatments at Deb’s Shear Perfection are available to promote health and happiness.  Clients have come to rely on Laura Teague for licensed massage therapy and facials.  Laura is available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  A private and intimate area, complete with adjoining rest room, is set aside for healing massage and body treatments.  Ask about affordable spa packages that combine bundled services with affordable luxury. Two examples of the many options offered are Swedish massage with manicure & pedicure or aromatherapy steam with massage and haircut.   Highlight specials are offered in the spring and lowlight specials in the fall.  Deb delivers hair care and spa services that rival big city boutiques at reasonable prices that are well within the budget of her patrons.   Clients enjoy manicures that combine hand massage with scrupulously sanitized nail care and pedicures performed in a private setting that incorporate a sanitized whirlpool footbath with massage and the application of hydrating lotion. Each service is topped off with polish color of choice.   Hydrotherapy options include Swiss Shower complete with rainforest waterfall and hydrotherapy massage from strategically placed jets within the shower unit for both standing and seated positions.   Incorporated into this amazing shower unit is a “steam room” element with mood enhancing aromatherapy options including rosemary, lavender, lemon, bergamot and eucalyptus.  Deb maintains one of the few remaining upright tanning booths in the area.  Safety and sanitation top Deb’s requirements and exceed inspection standards.  An afternoon of spa-pampering attention or hair and beauty care will leave you red carpet ready to make any occasion special.

Achieve unity with mind, body and spirit at Deb’s Shear Perfection salon and spa and experience balance and beauty embraced by nature.  Share the enjoyment of personal care with gift baskets filled with specially selected beauty products, as well as gift certificates for friends and family.  Don’t forget that special guy or gal who would never consider the luxury of pampering-care for themselves.  Whether it’s time to morph last year’s haircut into this year’s hottest style or if personal care is your obsession, you will enjoy one stop salon and spa service at Deb’s Shear Perfection.  Relax away the frizz and frazzle on Tuesday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Appointments are advised and walk-ins are welcome.  Major credit cards are accepted.  You can reach Deb on 518-794-9155 or by email on debsshearperfection  Massage appointments with Laura can be booked by phone and on line.   Look for Deb’s Shear Perfection at or on Facebook at debsshearperfection .  

Deb’s Shear Perfection ~ 560 Route 20,  New Lebanon New York ~ 518 794-9155