Sabrina Kern—artistic director or Salon Demetri—doesn't want her clients to feel trapped by the natural state of their hair. So she's curated her salon's services to cater to whims of each client, whether they are seeking straight locks, curling tresses, or lightning-shaped pig-tails. Sabrina's team of stylists specialize in Kerapure smoothing treatments, which use amino technology to smooth and straighten hair without the damage of harsh chemicals or the inherent deception of magic. Stylists can also lengthen hair with the salon’s SoCap hair extensions that bond real human hair to your natural strands with keratin-based agents. After redesigning hair into the desired color, cut, or texture, the stylists educate clients in the expert tricks of how to maintain their new look at home and on the go.
Salon Ivy's skilled stylists offer a bevy of hair-care services, cultivating and harvesting men's and women's headtop fields. Women can prep for a fancy dinner or fancy dinnertime-fancytime with a shampoo and style ($30), or update their look entirely with a basic cut and style ($45) and all-over hair color ($65+). Men can blend in with younger men with a camouflage color ($30+), which refreshes fading hair tones, or keep locks from lingering in front of eyes with a basic cut and style ($30). All haircuts take place in private rooms, allowing the utmost individualized attention while the stylist focuses on one head only. Other services include waxing, makeup application, and extensions. For all of Salon Ivy's pampering procedures, only the highest-quality products—among them Schwarzkopf, Pureology, Moroccan Oil, and Viva Curl—are used.
As clients at Amave’l Hair Studio tilt and turn their heads during haircuts, they notice they’re the only client assigned to that particular stylist. That’s because the team believes in devoting their full attention to each head of hair that floats in through the door ahead of its owner. Inside the relaxing salon environment, stylists douse heads with eco-friendly products that cleanse, texturize, and condition throughout cuts, Brazilian blowouts, and full color services.
Aleaka’s cuticle craftsmen regale fingers with a choice of seven organic signature services while accommodating visitors with complimentary beverages and warm neck wraps. Guests can yield their hands to a lemon-drop maniicure, which begins with a fragrant bath consisting of lemon slices before a lemon-peel scrub exfoliates skin and a mud mask moisturizes jack-o'-lantern carvers. The chocolate-soufflé manicure nourishes epidermal planes with a chocolate scrub, complemented by a bath infused with chocolate milk. Clients can indulge digits in a milk and honey manicure that lulls hands to a relaxing slumber with anti-oxidizing grape-seed oil and a honey-butter massage. Pampering sessions extend to lower digits with the basic pedicure, which trims cuticles, shapes natural lotto scratchers, and buffs nails into reflective mirrors great for admiring black eyes earned from bouts of forehead wrestling.
Pure Skincare Boutique's aestheticians, under the guidance of certified extensionist Jennifer Moore, bestow long-lasting glamour on eyes with NovaLash medical-grade eyelash extensions. For roughly one hour, steady hands apply single hairs to existing lashes, readying them for special occasions, such as formal galas and televised naps. Pure Skincare Boutique stocks NovaLashes in a variety of textures and sizes, minimizing the need for mascara or gloppy makeup. After about four weeks of lush lashes, some extensions may grow out, so NovaLash recommends touchups to maintain dazzling oculi for up to a year. Appointments take place inside the boutique's historic bungalow, replete with a wood-burning fireplace, complimentary driveway parking, and a storage ottoman full of smaller wood-burning fireplaces.
Outside the cream-colored house, vibrant flowers sit in window boxes and a giant tree shades the front stoop. Though this could easily be the depiction of a quaint suburban home, through the burgundy door is a different kind of family. A team of stylists, aestheticians, makeup artists, and nail technicians call Fringe Hair Design their second home, tending to clients with hair, skin, and nail services. A fleet of in-house laptops and complimentary wireless Internet grants clients the freedom to explore the unchartered corners of Wikipedia as they wait to receive chemical peels or full-head highlights. To complement their beautifying services, Fringe also sells a venerable variety of shoes and purses.:m]]
Upon entering the Foofaraw Hair Productions studio, visitors may feel as though they've stumbled into a rustic cottage rather than a hair salon. The morning sun streams in through tulle curtains, spotlighting hardwood floors, cushy armchairs, and a tailor's dress form. Senior stylist Randon Flood stands at an antique armoire, sorting through his collection of Moroccanoil products, styling tools, and enchanted singing combs as he prepares for a day of cutting, coloring, and styling hair.
Located only a stone's throw from the Cook Inlet, We Play! Salon administers flattering styles for all members of the family via the expertise of owner Josette Tierney. The salon caters to both adults and children, offering a play area for kids and a very serious area for adults. In addition to sculpting fashionable hairstyles, Tierney can rehydrate tresses using deep-conditioning treatments. Clients may also solicit minor trimming services for bangs and beards.
Balance, Life, Understanding, and Energy: it's the breakdown of "B.L.U.E." at TruBlue Therapeutic Studio, where the massage therapists facilitate a healing, supportive environment. They help clients find balance and reharness energy through a variety of soothing massage modalities. Therapists specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, chair, and pregnancy massages. And can also perform target-area massages, which home in on specific muscle pain or tightness for quick relief.
It's easy to think that health boils down to exercise and diet, but that may be a brash oversimplification. The therapists at BodyMindSoul contend that health is a part of everything you think and do, every single day. It's as individual to you as you are to the world, and that's why the support team offers a therapy experience tailored to your specific needs. Clients can create a personalized nutrition, request a personal training consult, or seek physical therapy with techniques ranging from Swedish strokes to more integrated deep-tissue and Feldenkrais bodywork.
Hair Science's stylists transform men's looks with expert cutting and styling. They specialize in bald fades, tapers, low fades, designs, mohawks, and razor lineups. Beyond making Anchorage more stylish from the neck up, Hair Science makes it a little warmer from the neck down by participating in community-betterment programs such as Cuts for Coats, which offers free haircuts to any customer who donates a boy's or girl's coat in good condition.
Artful nails may take center stage at Hot Tips, but that doesn't mean they get all the attention. When they aren't busy creating custom nail designs or applying acrylic tips, the shop's aestheticians ten to the rest of the body's beauty needs. After waxing away stubble from the brows, underarms, legs, or back, they help customers show off newly smooth contours by steering them toward a sunless spray tanning system that hydrates as it bronzes. Lashes and brows may be tinted to match a new hair color or to convince strangers that you really are a natural blue-nette, while trained technicians can also apply single synthetic lashes to give lend an added dose of drama to every wink.
Urban Zen Yoga Studio helps gym-goers hone their flexibility, mental clarity, and core strength with a slew of yoga classes. In basic yoga classes, students nail down alignment, breath control, and postures, many of which can be performed with variations. Then, they can move onto more challenging styles, such as hot Vinyasa. In a studio set to 95 degrees––or about 308 Kelvin––they follow a tough series of poses inspired by Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini yoga.
The stylists at Double Header Beauty & Barber Salon trim men's and women's hair, braid it into intricate cornrows, and transform locks with smoothing treatments. Surrounded by orange walls and overflowing plants, clients can also sit for mani-pedis that may include whimsical nail art.
Jessica Pannone first started beautifying faces at age 14. Today, as a licensed aesthetician, she runs a fetching spa and brandishes PCA Skin treatments and products against armies of acne, wrinkles, and dry skin. She prefers PCA Skin because it abstains from synthetic colors, fragrances, and animal testing and develops its finished products with the help of solid medical case studies. When she isn't smoothing epidermises with chemical peels and facials, she uses warm wax to extract unwanted hair and reshape eyebrows that have taken to impersonating Salvador Dalí's mustache.