As clients lounge in leather-backed chairs, the stylists at Chop Chop Bang Bang trim locks into alternative styles, modern pixie cuts, and long layers that garner second and third looks from passersby. Using color as an antidote to everyday 'dos, the stylists are known for their use of strategic pops of sun-kissed highlights or bold hues, which can include bright blues and fuchsias. Each professional's cache of tools includes Enjoy haircare products and Bio Ionic brushes and flat irons, which the salon also sells for at-home or at-jury-duty styling on the go.
Styling Company closes a little early every other Wednesday—but it's not so stylists have more time for relaxation and water-balloon fights. Rather, it's so they can exchange new styling ideas and study the latest fashion techniques. The dedicated specialists attend external beauty classes regularly, determined to stay on top of the latest haircutting, balayage, and hair-extension techniques. They operate out of a chic salon with swanky decor, art-speckled walls, and plush waiting-area sofas.
After 11 years practicing medicine, Dr. Lisa Zimmerman decided to put her expertise to use delivering safe and effective aesthetic treatments. In 2003, she founded The Laser Cosmetic Center, where today she performs a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and uses advanced technologies to bolster the wellbeing, appearance, and spirit auras of her patients.
The Laser Cosmetic Center’s vast menu of treatments includes cold laser-therapy sessions, during which technicians target the body's acupressure points with pain-free bursts of laser light energy. Paired with nutritional counseling, these treatments can help suppress appetite and facilitate weight loss. Alternatively, the body-contouring Curve laser system helps promote more accelerated inch loss with gentle, non-invasive laser light. The center's staff also improves skin tone with chemical peels, including a new VI peel that can brighten skin and even out dark spots. Their cosmetic IPL laser systems can also tighten skin or minimize the appearance of unwanted stubble, spider veins, and vascular lesions.
Since its humble beginnings as a tanning salon, Jack Patrick Salon and Spa has expanded its menu offerings to become a full-service beauty emporium. Its team of stylists paint highlights by hand utilizing the balayage technique, or tame frizzy tresses with Coppola keratin treatments. Nail techs, meanwhile, add long-lasting shine to digits with Shellac gel.
Before opening Believe Skin Care Studio, owner Lauryn Allen spent two years at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She learned much while tending to her base of big-city clients, and she brings all of that knowledge—as well as 13 years of general spa experience—to her own charming studio in Oakhurst. Lauryn and her staff cater to all skin types with facials that flush dirt from pores and waxing services that swipe away unwanted fuzz. Various makeup wands summon cherry-red lips, tinted lashes, smoky eyes, and orange hopscotch courts on the studio’s floor. Skilled therapist Candice plies her nimble fingers during massages in modalities ranging from soothing Swedish to penetrating deep tissue.
Using DHA organic sprays, the tanning technicians at Simply Sunless impart skin with various levels of sun-kissed glows. After custom spray tans or short stints inside the Pura Sunless Spa booth, clients attain bronzed bods without having to sit on the beach and submit themselves to the dangers of UV rays or quicksand. Simply Sunless also offers Formostar body wraps and visits in the Hydration Station, a pod designed to infuse skin with moisturizing unguents and vitamins.
Gilded mirrors punctuate walls the color of honey at Bella Chic Studio. It's this warm, tranquil scene that welcomes guests, who take a seat on the sofa while awaiting treatments. Once in the styling chair, mani-pedi station, or treatment room, the beautification begins: facials, waxing, and haircare gussy up visitors from follicle to stiletto.