Susan Madain earned her license from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has also become a color specialist. Madain draws on this experience during haircuts, color treatments, and specialty services such as Brazilian blowouts.
In partnership with Aveda, 1st Avenue Salon rolls out a fleet of services in the form of haircuts, color, bridal up-dos, and straightening treatments. An experienced team of mane masters consults each client before rearranging coiffures to match moods or backyard topiaries, and each team member soaks up weekly education seminars on the latest coloring techniques. A hotspot for handpicked products from renowned beauty brands such as Dermalogica and Moroccanoil, the beauty emporium also soothes epidermises with facials and body treatments that combine massage movements and detoxifying techniques to instill clients with a glow previously only achieved by standing in front of an open refrigerator.
The atmosphere at Salon Motif welcomes visitors with outstretched arms that radiate ambient relaxation. A team of talented stylists that are cross-trained in carving hedges into dinosaurs carefully shapes the headscapes of clients. Before unsheathing their scissor hands, stylists will give a complimentary consultation to properly assess tresses. Women can experience the incredible wonder of a haircut (a $50 value) before the hand-pampering manicure (a $17 value) is performed with the same care an artist would give to a lovely mannequin's hands, right before bringing it to life. The included eyebrow wax helps keep those winker wigs in shape and in line (a $12 value). Men can stop in for a haircut (a $30 value), but since males have neither hands nor brows, their visit will be limited to a haircut. Salon Motif is open Tuesday through Saturday and provides free parking to eliminate the uncertainty of paying a stranger to guard your car while you're inside.
Hair Connection believes that great hair isn't something that should be reserved for special occasions. That's why the stylists at this Aveda salon strive to create cuts that mirror the latest runway trends, but are still simple enough for clients to re-create at home. Each service includes a consultation, which allows the stylist to get an idea of your tastes, hair traits, and how often you use your hat to store gum you aren’t finished with. Using this info, they then create a look that can easily transition from day to night, and may prescribe a strengthening Aveda conditioner to nourish tresses with extra protein or moisture. For those battling a hair texture that's less than ideal, they can also use relaxers, Keratin Complex treatments, or the Brazilian Blowout formula to calm frizz and streamline morning styling routines. Naturally straight strands can take a break from the curling iron with permanent waves or spiral treatments.
Hairstylist Alan Awar has trained and practiced all over the world. His journey includes stints in Beirut, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York City, and Paris and at Nioxin Research Laboratory in Atlanta, where he studied the science of living hair. He's even developed his own line of products from plant-based ingredients, Bourgeois. At his namesake hair studio, Alan and his staff's work reflects his vast training experience. The studio's salon services go beyond cuts and color services and venture into contemporary methods, such as razor cutting and keratin smoothing.
Individuals come to My Natural Permanent Makeup for myriad reasons. Maybe they want to cut down on their beauty routine in the morning. Maybe age has hindered their eyesight or steady hand, affecting their ability to apply makeup. Whatever the reason, the staff expertly applies permanent liner to the upper and lower lids, colors lips, and fills in sparse brows lost while lighting your last candy cigarette.