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The Story of Trendsetters
Trendsetters started out as a very small salon in East Patchogue named by Louis Malaer's mom. A year after it opened, Louis partnered with Patrick Falco, who at that time worked in New york City in a high end salon.
In the beginning it was a very small, three station salon, and within a short period of time Louis and Patrick moved the salon to Patchogue Village and doubled in size. A year later a second store in Sayville was opened.
After a few years Louis's business partner Patrick suggested to put both salons under one roof. They bought a 95 year old run-down old house and preserved its interior beauty and created a two-story salon. And that's how Trendsetters became Blue Point's land mark.
The salon was open 7 days a week and became one of the first full service salons in the area with a staff of 56 employees and became a great success.
About 24 years later Louis sold the salon to a very good friend, Edith Rossi, and in 1999 she sold it to the current owners Joseph and Lori Messina. Joseph had been working for Louis from almost the start at the Blue Point location.
All of the people who owned the salon over the years were also a part of the staff and worked there for many years. In a way, Trendsetters always stayed in the "family". Louis is still part of the Trendsetters family.
After 46 years, it is still one of the area's finest salons with an amazing staff and loyal clients.