Clients relax as they sip frothy beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's two locations aim to make waxing or sugaring a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' jangling nerves with drinks from the wet bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure sugaring and waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica and Aveda.
An independent stylist, Yvette Blezinski employs 14 years of experience and uses products by Natural Euphoria, Redken, and Shwarzkopf while snipping and styling the tresses of women and men. Prior to haircut services, Yvette navigates her fingertips through manes, relieving tension with a gentle massage. Afterward, the stylist re-arms herself with scissors or gardening shears, trimming and sculpting tresses in a way that suits the individual or topiary. Partial highlights vivify select strands, and full-color treatments dress entire 'dos in select pigments. For soft, shiny locks, Brazilian blowouts hydrate frizz-prone hair, and Moroccanoil deep-conditioning treatments hydrate hair shafts and prevent cuticles from becoming desiccated or sprouting cacti.
In a chic, pink-hued space with natural-wood floors, The Beauty Room's stylists and aestheticians beautify clients with a range of professional skin and haircare treatments. They use brands trusted for their results, including American Crew, Bare Minerals, and Morrocanoil, as well as Bumble and bumble styling products, which are designed to be mixed and layered to create custom hair effects or give house plants more of a punk-rock look. Additional skin services include microdermabrasion, which removes dead skin cells; photo rejuvenation, which diminishes scars and discoloration; and microcurrent treatments, which awaken collagen-producing cells.
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.
For stylist Rene Meza, a signature look starts at the top. As the resident hair and lash expert at The Best Little Hair House, Meza revamps styles with everything from haircuts and color treatments to eye-catching lash extensions. Opening her own shop hasn't changed the industry veteran's commitment to customer service; personalized consultations precede each appointment, ensuring that each client leaves looking exactly the way they'd hoped.
Panache Hair Design's knowledgeable stylists concoct flattering coiffures with professional-grade products, such as Redken, Pureology, and Schwarzkopf. Hair artisans begin each one-hour keratin renovation by working tresses into luxurious lathers and rinsing away excess oils and Gorgon nightmares. Next, male and female clients relax while stylists leverage their studious attention to current hair trends to crop mops into fashionable configurations before drying and styling newly remodeled manes. Guests who opt for all-over color lounge while specialists imbue scalp strings with new hues and may upgrade to highlights at an additional cost or by rubbing their locks in an old textbook with pages highlighted to the hilt. While undergoing a tress renaissance, clients can admire the salon's soft lighting, plants, wall-hugging artwork, and wood-accented beautification stations.