Founder

Chris Brescia

In 2001 , Chris began as an apprentice at the flagship Frederic Fekkai Salon located in the iconic Chanel building on 57th and Madison. After graduating from years of vigorous training, Chris began working behind the chair at Salons AKS and Pierre Michel before settling in as one of the top stylists at the Warren Tricomi salon on Madison Ave. It did not take long to be recruited for the opening of Vu Hair in the Peninsula Hotel. Next stop was in soho spearheading a new team with Marie Lou & D, as head stylist. All Chris’s Manhattan experiences gave him the knowledge and confidence to chase his dream of ownership. It was now time to build his dream salon in his newly adopted community of Astoria. He is now the proud owner and founder of Crush Studio on Ditmars Blvd. He’s never been happier to be home!!

Chris Brescia

Featured

Stylists

Deirdre Barrett

Deirdre Barrett

Color Specialist

Deirdre Barrett is a native New Yew Yorker, bringing over 8 years of professional experience in the salon industry to Crush Studio. She has studied in Soho at the Arrojo Salon and under Joel Warren at Warren Tricomi on the Upper East Side. Being immersed in the culture, style and innovation of these salons, Deirdre was able to hone in on her craft. Her forte lies in the chemistry of color; customizing shades that compliment her guest’s skin tones. Achieving the desired look of her guest’s while maintaining the integrity of the hair is her passion.

Deirdre draws her inspiration from Pop Culture and her recent travels. Time with Deirdre’s is much like her personal trademark, her nails… always fun, room to explore, precise and never a dull moment!

Angelique Handlin

Hair Stylist

Angelique was born in Bremerhaven, Germany and raised in Long Island, NY. Her vast experience encompasses over 25 years, including being one of the original stylists to open Salon AKS in Midtown Manhattan. Angelique also worked at Frederic Fekkai and joins our featured stylist team having worked with trailblazing women including Better Midler, Marlo Thomas, Martha Stewart, Jessica Seinfeld, and the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. Her experience also extends to styling hair for make-up artist Bobbi Brown’s book, designers Bill Blass and Ralph Lauren, and shoots for Town & Country Magazine.

Angelique is a rockstar with cuts, styling, updos, and braids. She also blows the crowd away with her coloring and balayage skills.

Angelique Handlin
Christina Melendez

Christina Melendez

Generalist

At the young age of 12, Tina began channeling her creative endeavors by cut and coloring her friends hair. By the time she was 14 she was in high demand. Her weekends were filled doing hair for all her friends and their referrals. At 17 she decided to harness her raw talent into an official career and enrolled in cosmetology school.

Post School she began her apprenticeship for color under Fekkai Alumni colorist, Gary Wagner. Christina’s hair cutting and styling education also continued and was enhanced under the direction of Crush Studio Founder, Chris. Christina specializes in foils, having the ability to create any look with this technique. When she is not in the salon she is a devoted wife and mother of 3. Christina being a native to Astoria is a firm believer in giving back to her community. She is an active participant with Mom Ally and is always in “the know” of Astoria life. She will make you feel at home and at ease in her chair, while filling you in on all things hair and Astoria.

Our

Services

All our services begin with our consultation, it’s all about you!

Crush Studio

CUTTING

Crush Studio

STYLING

Crush Studio

COLORING

Crush Studio

BLOWDRYS

Crush Studio

BEARDS

Choose

Your Style

Crush StudioBefore/After Crush Studio
Before/After Crush StudioBefore/After Crush Studio
Before/After Crush StudioBefore/After Crush Studio

Our

Prices

Mens

Cut & Finish . . . . . 30
Color . . . . . 40
Beard Shaping . . . . . 10
Neck trims . . . . . 5

Womens

45 minute blowout with training . . . . . 50
Cut & Blow Dry . . . . . 60
Blow Dry . . . . . 20-40
Condition treatment . . . . . 20
Highlights . . . . . 150-250
Single Process . . . . . 60-90
Gloss . . . . . 30
Color correction . . . . . Upon consultation
Brazilian Bond Builder addon . . . . . 15

Misc

Child Haircut (under 16) Boys . . . . . 15
Child Haircut (under 16) Girls . . . . . 30
Brazilian Blowout . . . . . 150+
Split end Treatment . . . . . 60

Our

Products

Crush Studio

Arrojo

Crush Studio

Pulp Riot

Crush Studio

ABBA

Crush Studio

KMS

Salon

Opening Times

MONDAY

C L O S E D

TUESDAY

10:00am

7:00pm

WEDNESDAY

10:00am

7:00pm

THURSDAY

12:00am

9:00pm

FRIDAY

11:00am

8:00pm

SATURDAY

9:00am

7:00pm

SUNDAY

10:00am

3:00pm

girl-open_times

Treat Yourself

Book An Appointment

Book now

Our Address

Crush Studio
40-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

GET DIRECTIONS
Crush Studio google map

Get Social