about us


Experience With a Personal Touch

Thomas Taft Salon has been envisioned and designed from the ground up with the intention of creating an atmosphere to nurture and encourage inspiration. Our Upper East Side salon has an industrial downtown feeling and our SoHo salon is the perfect mix of old school charm and modern fashion. Thomas Taft Salon has cultivated a culture that promotes true community. Welcome to the #thomastafttribe.

Our Mission

We Aim to:

  • Inspire (in and out of our salon, our peers and our clients)

  • Be amazing hairdressers (creating unique styles to fit our clients)

  • Educate (ourselves and our clients, there’s always more to learn)

  • Build deep relationships (with clients, professionals and each other)

  • Revere authenticity and creativity (in all forms)

  • Partner (with our clients, peers, community and environment)

  • Love what we do (otherwise, why bother?)


Who is Thomas Taft?

Melyssa’s inspiration and grandfather. By example, he taught Melyssa to how to be an entrepreneur and the importance of giving back to your community. In the early 60’s Thomas Taft, with his wife, eight children, and father, took a risk and opened Taft Hardware, in Hopewell Junction NY.

The hardware business began to expand with a focus on hard work, commitment to excellence and the importance of treating employees with respect, and continuing education. In addition Thomas always provided a good value for clients. Melyssa incorporated all of these lessons into Thomas Taft Salon. She has also make sure to keep hardware influences in the design of her salons.

Thomas was a Dutchess County legislator and President of the Wappingers Central School board and BOCES for many years. Thomas Taft Salon continues Thomas’s tradition of giving back to the community. We continually partner with:

  • Bowery Mission Soup Kitchen

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Montefiore Children’s Hospital

  • Popup for Change

  • New York cares Food Drive

  • Yellow Rose Project


Owner & Master Hair Artist

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Marketing & Operations Manager

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Thomas Taft


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Phone Number:  212.879.1706