From a child’s first haircut to a men's trim to a woman’s hair makeover, Kira Darling has it covered. Inside The Beauty Bar, she pulls all the stops out, from relaxing locks, trimming tresses, and sewing in extensions to coloring strands for added drama.
Seasoned stylist and Albany native Katie Steinbach imbues Bombshell Beauty Lounge with a vintage atmosphere, contrasting retro ambiance with a full roster of modern salon services. Backed by her team of continually educated technicians, Katie skillfully sculpts and adds hues to hairdos, and removes excess fuzz with waxing. She also educates clients on the art of makeup application, demonstrating trendy techniques and how to prevent mascara smudges when sitting in the first five rows of a killer-whale show.
B'yond Style Hair Studio's team of stylists personalize each of their services, whether prepping brides-to-be with formal updos or clearing away unwanted hair with waxing services. They spend time consulting with clients before performing any of their hair, nail, or skin services, learning about their clients' lifestyle and personal tastes. After designer cuts, the team further tailors the experience by instructing their clients on how to reproduce the look using products at home.
At V Salon, a team of trained visage virtuosos will trim tarnished head helmets with expert scissor-wielding skills. Savvy strand specialists can banish split ends with a haircut in the latest style using high-quality products, such as Sebastian, Goldwell, KMS, and DevaCurl (women, $35–$45; men, $20–$28). Customers can revitalize lusterless locks with an electric-eel kiss or opt for the less shocking single process ($55–$60) or splash (partial, $45+; full foil, $65+) of hair color. Complement smooth strands with a smooth facial waxing, leaving your mug silkier than a velvet bean ($10).
La Vita Moda Salon opened its doors on November 1, 2011, with the aim of transforming clients' style with modern, flattering haircuts and luxurious beauty services. Attentive stylists shear and tint hair at clients' behest, whipping hair into polished coifs or edgy styles to suit each mane. Bodies snag some attention in the salon’s glow-bestowing tanning beds, which help stave off Dr. Winter’s melatonin-draining ray gun. Clientele of all genders find pampering services to their liking, from a shave and neat coif to a full set of highlights to spotlight the most well-behaved hairs.
Curl Up & Dye Hair and Nail Studio offers head-to-toe treatments. On jet-black styling chairs, hairstylists work on men and women to fashion new and fresh 'dos, including coloring, keratin treatments, perms, and updos. They also can add SoCap hair extensions for Rapunzel wannabes and design mani-pedis.