Signature Service: Haircut
Brands Used: Pravana, Kendra
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Very relaxing atmosphere
Maria Guasta started cosmetology school in her junior year of high school and earned her license before she even graduated. When she turned 23, she bought Savage Hair International and devised her own training program for the stylists she hired, sculpting manes for Broadway productions and New York Fashion Week in the meantime. Two decades later, this style prodigy turned beauty-industry veteran continues to develop her salon and personally train each of her stylists, equipping them with products by Schwarzkopf and MoroccanOil. In her spare time, she spreads her instructional talents beyond her salon's walls as an educator with the Rusk creative team, teaching other stylists how to forge stylish haircuts without actually lowering their clients' ears.
Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.
No matter the look you're going for, Mark William Salon & DaySpa's staff can help you achieve it. Here, the stylists cut long layers and asymmetrical bobs, finishing them off with all-over color or sun-kissed highlights. They also affix natural-looking extensions to existing hair to create length and volume without gluing the family cat to your head.
The experts don't stop with hair, either. They fill their spa menu with hydrating facials, hot-stone massages, colorful mani-pedis, and makeup applications for a special event or night out on the town.
Eyelash extensions. Bridal makeup. Customized facials. Those are just a handful of the services the professionals of Ooh So Pretty Salon and Spa use to make the world a prettier place. Inside their beauty emporium (which is located inside the Phenix Salon Suites), stylists snip locks into modern styles or add complementary streaks of violet or pink. Like an erasable pen, chemical peels help reduce the appearance of fine lines and aestheticians remove unwanted fuzz with body waxing form face to feet.
Pictures of classically beautiful women, including Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, line the walls at the newly opened Sliice Hair Salon. Stylists here specialize in cut and color services, and pour their attention into up-dos for special occasions such as weddings and formal sleepovers. The salon also offers long-lasting Brazilian and Japanese hair-straightening treatments?the latter of which leaves hair smooth, straight, and shiny for up to 12 months.