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Taking Beauty from Basic to Fantastic

Area beauty businesses offer a variety of services to upgrade your look and confidence

Maritza Rivera, owner and stylist at Hair of Fame: The Salon and Spa at 82 Elm Street in West Springfield, elevates her clients’ personal style to a whole new level, offering top-tier hair coloring and cuts with the latest trends. Maritza relies on her 24 years of experience and talent to transform clients’ hair to complement their features. “My clients are beautiful inside and out, and my job is to enhance that beauty. When they walk out of my salon, I want them to smile, feel confident, and be ready to conquer the world,” Maritza shares.

Maritza is also an expert in hair extensions, a hot celebrity trend that can add length, volume and even a change of color without a permanent commitment. Hair of Fame isn’t just about beautiful hair; it’s a total experience. Maritza and her team of stylists strive to artistically create their clients’ hair goals. Visit Hair of Fame on Facebook or call 413.733.9444 to plan your personal transformation.

Madison Murphy, owner of The Mad Lasher House of Beauty, really is mad about eyelash extensions. Madison takes pride in the art of lashes, and brings years of experience from high-end Boston salons to her business at 341 North Westfield Street in Feeding Hills. At the Mad Lasher, clients can choose from discrete, classic extensions through an all-out lush, dramatic look. The eyes often reveal a lot about a person, and when a client of finishes a session, Madison wants them to leave feeling beautiful. 

Making an investment with lash enhancements allows clients to feel and look more beautiful, awake, and according to Madison, “Lashes take years off the face. Everyone loves them! It's definitely worth it, and you will become addicted!” While getting their lash extensions, clients can sit back, close their eyes, and relax as Madison works her mad magic. For more information, call 413.363.1386 or visit or Instagram @themadlasher.

Greta’s Beauty Bar at 430 Main Street in Agawam takes eyebrows to another level with microblading, a semi-permanent enhancement using pigment gently etched into the skin in fine strokes resembling hair. Greta D’Amours, a professional cosmetologist for over a decade, knows that one size does not fit all when it comes to eyebrows, and has the experience and technology to fit every customer’s needs. Visit, on Facebook at Greta's Beauty Bar or call 413.886.4172.

We all want to meet the world with our best face forward. Hair of Fame, The Mad Lasher, and Greta’s Beauty Bar provide accessible options for everyone aiming to look and feel their best. As we head into autumn, honing your style through hair and eye enhancements can bring polish and fun to your look this colorful season.

  • Hair of Fame is on Elm Street in West Springfield
  • Hair of Fame offers an elegant, quiet space for personal transformation
  • Maritza Rivera, owner of Hair of Fame: The Salon and Spa
  • Microblading by Greta's Beauty Bar creates lush brows.
  • Greta's Beauty Bar
  • The Mad Lasher offers a soothing environment for eyelash extensions
  • Greta's Beauty Bar
  • Greta D'Amours, owner of Greta's Beauty Bar
  • Madison Murphy works her magic on eyelash extensions
  • Maritza Rivera works with color and hair extensions
  • The Mad Lasher House of Beauty owner Madison Murphy