Studio 219 Opens in Downtown Saratoga Springs

Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, May 7

SARATOGA SPRINGS – A trendy chic new hair salon has opened its doors to the Saratoga community and become part of the local beauty industry scene. Located in the newly renovated space at 219 Broadway, Studio 219 is now open and taking appointments. Studio 219 offers a full array of hair color services, men’s and women’s haircuts, and experienced hair and makeup stylists. Their stylists specialize in hair designs for proms, weddings, and special events. The salon bursts with fresh bright colors and state-of-the-art equipment. A variety of framed artwork signed by celebrity artists such as John Lennon and Bob Dylan provide an eclectic interior décor style. These distinctive objects de art are also available for purchase in the store as well as on their website at

The owners of the new salon are Charles Basil and John Letki. Charles brings over 30 years of experience in salon services. He formerly owned Imaginary Hair on Central Avenue in Albany for 25 years. His partner, John, balances the team with over 30 years of experience in business, including a former location in NYC. Together the two-person team has transformed the “just off Broadway” space themselves, with a focus on creating just the right setting to premiere their unique-style salon to Saratoga. 

“We have spent months restructuring the interior space to offer a metropolitan boutique salon feel. We’ve brought in state-of-the- art equipment such as a new color machine that cuts down processing time at a ratio of one minute for every 7 needed to retain vibrant color results,” said Basil, chief operator at Studio 219. “Once we completed the inside, we concentrated on having the outside facade attract our clientele to a welcoming space they can feel comfortable and relax in. We look forward to serving the Saratoga area with our expertise in the hair and beauty industry!”

Co-owner John added, “At Studio 219, our goal is to revive your vibe. To accomplish that, we have brought together an extraordinary team of experienced, highly trained stylists to help you look and feel amazing. We are excited to become partners with the business community here and to carve out our space just off Broadway in Saratoga! Both Charles and I appreciate the collection of talented beauty industry professionals we now join, and we look forward to showcasing what we add to the landscape.”

Studio 219 is officially celebrating their opening on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. The Saratoga business community is invited to attend from noon to 2. On Saturday, May 7, Studio 219 will host their Grand Opening Event from 11-4. The public is invited to attend. While there, attendees can enjoy lite nosh, refreshments, and a Grand Opening Drawing for one of three giveaways: a pair of SPAC tickets to Broadway Cabaret, at The Mansion of Saratoga, June 12 at 2pm; a fabulous basket of hair products and accessories worth $150; and a gift certificate for Balayage (a hair color technique valued at $300). Their Grand Opening will provide the last opportunity to enter to win a Studio 219/Star Radio Mother’s Day Makeover. The Makeover includes a color, cut, and makeup makeover for Mom valued at $300. The winners will be drawn at 4pm on Saturday, May 7th, at the conclusion of the Grand Opening.

Studio 219, at 219 Broadway, is the newest hair salon to enter the Saratoga scene. The salon is open Mondays 11-4, Tuesdays – Fridays 9-6 and Saturdays 9-4. You can make an appointment online or by calling 518-306-6767.

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