When it comes to practicing beautification techniques, the aestheticians at Mood Salon aren't content to rehearse solely inside their shop. They also attend beauty trade shows and continuing-education classes, perpetually adding to their repertoire of hair, nail, and skincare treatments. Clients sit in modern, blocky chairs at each styling station, where the staff trims, conditions, and colors tresses during both standard and special-occasion appointments. Nail technicians, meanwhile, provide an alternative to kickboxing a rainbow by adding color to toes with long-lasting gel polish. Dermalogica products refresh complexions through various facials, and custom waxing services strip unwanted hair from the face and body.
Together, certified lash extensionists Whitney Waldman and Melissa Shepherd boast more than 15 years in the film, television, and fashion industries. This gives them a unique frame of reference as they tailor eyelash extensions to each client's individual needs. During sessions, they meticulously adhere each extension to the client's natural lashes for a more-voluminous look without messy mascara. Whitney and Melissa also welcome questions and offer advice to maximize lash efficiency, suggesting clients avoid saunas, water-based mascara, and wise guys prone to eye poking.
Inspire Salon's stylists transform their clients' tresses in a polished and welcoming environment. During 90-minute Brazilian blowout treatments, stylists coat strands with a smoothing serum that sinks deep into hair cuticles to silkify wild manes. Clinging to coifs for three to four months, the treatment shields strands from errant humidity and exiles frizz to tumbleweed gardens. The Bumble and bumble's Concen-straight treatment smoothes locks for up to 30 shampoos, imbuing head gardens with a glossy glow and making hair more manageable to style. The formula's gemstone blend of malachite, sapphire, tourmaline, and pearl convinces strands' curves to relax, and light hints of silicone seal the results against heat, time, and vindictive hats.
At Fratelli Bistro, each calzone begins with a circle of dough, a swirl of homemade marinara, and a generous portion of meats and veggies. After assembling the toppings, cooks shape the dough into a half-moon and bake it to a rich golden brown—the hue you would get if you mixed the colors of the Italian flag. Cooks take similar care when crafting other entrees, whether rolling meatballs, breading eggplant slices, or stuffing oven-baked subs. They round out meals with two classic Italian desserts (cannoli and tiramisu) and cups of freshly brewed Boyds coffee.
While you might expect to see the Jumpman logo—a silhouette of Michael Jordan going in for a slam dunk—on a poster, or maybe even a t-shirt, you probably wouldn't expect to find it delicately painted across the nail of a pointer finer. Yet, the talented nail artists at Salon FX can and have done just that. The technicians dress up nails with everything from basketball themes to flirty phrases, such as “I'm sexy and I know it” or “You smell like cheese and I like it.” Clients can of course opt for simple monochromatic themes as well, and can preserve their sleek nail style for up to two weeks by asking for no-chip gel polish. While nails are their claim to fame, the crew at Salon FX also specializes in all sorts of other beauty treatments, including haircuts, permanent makeup, and waxing.
The aestheticians at DeNova Hair, Beauty, M’lis, & Boutique take a holistic approach to beautification with all-natural products that eschew harsh, damaging chemicals. During the one-hour organic facial, a skin technician masks the face with organic indian healing clays that uncork blackheads, dry up pimples, and tighten the skin. Purifying ingredients within the mask work together to deeply cleanse the face, leaving the client with a sense of refreshment akin to sipping ice-cold ranch dressing.
The Funtastic Jumps crew brings smiles to adults and children alike with rentals of towering inflatable castles, bouncy water slides, and carnivals filled with dunk tanks and interactive games. After the team sets up the gear, kids can frolic amid colorful, themed bounce houses, or zap each other with laser-tag markers. A portable family movie night setup brings enormous screens and high-tech projectors to events, letting groups watch films or make detailed shadow puppets under the stars or at any venue. Funtastic Jumps' extensive arsenal of concessions also equips block parties or birthdays with the likes of cotton-candy machines and other vital party needs, such as chairs, tarps, and tables.