Salon Owner Will Close Two Businesses, Bring Them Back As One

Salon ChampuSuzanne Rozdeba The current Salon Champu.

The East Villager who has owned Body Beautiful for 16 years and Salon Champu for two years is combining both spots and moving a few blocks south.

“It’ll be saving me about $4,000 a month in rent,” said Richard Cacace, who’s relocating to 199 East Fourth Street and opening in October. “We’re expanding to make the businesses better.”

Body BeautifulSuzanne Rozdeba Body Beautiful

Mr. Cacace said he’s been doing well, but it made “more sense to combine everything and have more of a full-service business.” The duo follows Taureau in departing East Seventh Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A.

The new space at 199 East Fouth Street was occupied by body piercer Maria Tash – whose clients include Britney Spears, Cynthia Nixon, Christina Aguilera, and Mickey Rourke – before she relocated Venus Modern Body Arts to Avenue A.

Salon Champu new locationSuzanne Rozdeba The new location at 199 East Fourth.

Mr. Cacace’s new business, which will go by the name Salon Champu, will also offer organic hair coloring, Keratin treatments, Japanese hair-straightening treatments, vegan hair-care services, and skin care services such as facials and laser and wax treatments.