Welcome to Salon Buzz, which highlights great talent and fresh trends from your favorite beauty shops across the country. This month’s pick: Hair on Earth in South Orange, New Jersey; (973) 762-0033. It’s a hit with sisters for its warm atmosphere and minimal waiting time.

Owner Rhonda Machado gives us the scoop on what makes Hair On Earth unique.

What are your specialties? Innovative cuts, creative ponytails, advanced weaving techniques and hair care.

What of-the-moment looks are your clients clamoring for? Cropped styles that last and glamorous ponytails.

How did you achieve the look below? I used a flat iron, molding wax and sheen spray. I mixed the two products in the palm of my hand, then lightly applied them to individual sections before shaping with a flat iron. I alternated the degree of the flip throughout the hair.

Prices: $30 for a wash and wrap.

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