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About Us

The Managing Owner, Setsuko Hosomi, started styling hair when she was 9 years old. Growing up in Japan, the Scarsdale business owner got a taste of hairdressing while practicing on her sisters.

She began her professional beauty career in Tokyo styling hair after she graduated from school and later packed up and moved to New York City where continued her career in salons and freelancing as a hair and makeup artist, doing fashions and special events.

She has lived and worked in Westchester County for the past two decades and worked in the county for over 19 years and now owned a renowned Westchester county’s beauty destination, in Scarsdale NY.

"The Confidence of Knowing You Look Your Best" is not just a slogan but, a commitment to our clients. Located in Scarsdale's Five Corners shopping and dining district, Setsuko Hosomi and her staff offer a full range of services from styling to straightening, featuring organic color and airbrush makeup, helping regular customers and brides look beautiful on the day they'll remember always and consulting on fashion shoots and film press junkets.

Recognizing how many woman struggle with thinning hair inspired Setsuko to pursue extensive training in Trichology, the science of healthy hair and scalp. Today, as a Certified Trichologist, she has the tools and resources to halt and even reverse hair loss.

Meet Our Team

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Neela Latchman

Neela Latchman feels that communication is the key to have a great salon experience. She has the ability to find the delicate balance between fulfilling each client's individual styling desires, while maintaining an open forum for self-expression. Neela specializes in cutting, styling women, men and children's hair, as well as keratin, Brazillian blowout, and coloring. Your relaxing visit with Neela will leave you looking better than ever!

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Vanderleia Rosario

Vanderleia Rosario was born and raised in the Cape Verde Islands. She currently lives locally, working on accomplishing her dreams of becoming a doctor. Vanderleia has an associate degree in Premedicine and is currently working on her bachelor's degree. Vanderleia has modeled in past, and is passionate about the beauty world.

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Michelle Giammanco

Michelle Giammanco, a lifelong Westchester resident, is a makeup artist with ten years of experience in event and stage makeup. A graduate of the Westchester School of Beauty Culture, she has been a member of the Setsuko at Jean Claude Salon team since April, 2011. Michelle provides a range of hair and makeup services as well as temporary eyelash extension and eyebrow shaping and waxing. With the ability to create any look, re-create any desired look, simply enhance a person's natural beauty, or completely transform, Michelle welcomes clients for any and all occasions.

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Mercedes Rose

Mercedes Rose- Has been creating beauty for over 14 years in the NY area. Mercedes is passionate about her work and loves to create looks that leave her clients feeling and looking beautiful. Mercedes is a licensed cosmetologist who performs amazing haircuts, color, keratin treatments, eye brow waxing and makeup.

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Gerda Lima

Eternally beautiful and the consummate professional, Gerda Lima is the heart and soul of Setsuko at Jean Claude. No one is more dedicated to her clients, who rely on her for style and elegance but, it is her love of life and unfailing good humor that lifts all our spirits.

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Michelle Motolinia

Michelle Motolinia - "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away - Pablo Picasso." Michelle believes this and her lifelong passion is for hair and beauty. Her specialties include color, balayage, cut and keratin treatments.

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Amy Damaino

Amy Damaino- Loves the Beauty Industry. When it comes to Brazillian Blowouts and Keratin, her satisfaction is in helping the client achieve that sleek, effortless look that they seek when selecting that treatment.. Her focus is always on service, she strives to help the client discover the best option for their look and to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing salon experience for hair, skin and nails.