One of my favorite authors, Robin Sharma, put it best, “people do business with people they like”. That right there, succinctly sums up the secret to Hector Bodre’s success. Bodre Cut and Color Room (4174 Broadway) has managed to survive 2 recessions as well as thriving in a crowded field with the ubiquity of salons Uptown, due to his winning formula of providing unmatched customer service and creating an ambiance of sophistication and elegance. As Hector Bodre says, “bringing downtown Uptown”. To his clientele, Hector Bodre is more that just their hairdresser, he is also their friend and confidante. Thanks to his personal attention to his clients and his staff, Bodre Cut and Color Room will be around for a long time as they have just renewed their lease for another 5 years. Long live Bodre Cut and Color Room! But don’t take our word for it, hear it from Mr. Bodre himself, after we interrogated him for some answers….

Where you from?

From Ellwood

What is the Bodre Cut and Color Room?

A salon / an artist haven

Who are the type of people that become clients of Bodre?

The type that is knowledgeable on what a good service is.

When did you realizes that Inwood needed a business like Bodre?

12 Yrs ago

Why did you get into becoming a hairstylist?

The women and how I can make the world beautiful through hair

Why is Bodre unique from all the other salons in the Uptown neighborhood? How do you keep Bodre unique, after all these years in business?

‘Cause its a salon that breaks the norm when it comes to uptown salons. We do it all with passion and care.

What do you want to see Bodre’s Cut and Color Room become by 2015?

An empire

What do you love about having your business Uptown?

Breaking the walls and the rules

Who rocks better hairstyles? Downtown or Uptown Girls?

WOW! (lol) Different monsters when it comes to hairdresser business

Do you think you’ve reached that success you are aiming for? Why or why not?

Yes, I have success its not only about the money but about the knowledge you gain along the way!!!!!

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  • thespeach
    June 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for highlighting one of uptown’s hidden gems! It is THE one and only spot that can deal with my short kinky hair without making me look like a doña. The staff is professional, very qualified and actually make appointments…WOW!

  • Waleska
    June 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Walking around the neighborhood 6+ years ago a beautiful-high-ceiling-lounge-looking place caught my attention; which prompted me to open the doors to a serene, soothing to the ears and eyes uptown salon — with beautiful artwork, music and smiling faces.

    Not only did I fall in love with my hairstylist and Bodre’s classy atmosphere, but the fact that there was none of the “usual” uptown salon behavior going on (cacophonous noises, yelling, loud TV playing and music as loud as a nightclub, nor your makeup and back being drenched while you get a hair wash, because the washing lady is too busy chit-chatting with her wash-mate, or looking at something else other than paying attention to your head).

    Mr. Bodre……KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS. Keep up the good work; it only keeps getting better!

  • uptownco
    June 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

    We could not have said it better ourselves. Hector and his establishment are truly one of a kind. Thanks for your comment.


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