At Formulas Hair & Beauty Bar, hair health is the main focus. Silk wraps and natural silk presses leave natural of chemically treated tresses shiny and bouncy, and conditioners nourish strands from root to tip. On the styling end of the spectrum, services such as weaves, cuts, and color treatments result in dramatic new looks. And the salon's beauty experts extend the same eye for detail to other treatments as well, such as enhancing lashes with extensions.
A massage is more than a pampering treatment—it's a way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. That's the mindset at DiamondsTouch Massage & Spa, where staffers strive to destress their clients with soothing handiwork, as well as with facials, detoxifying foot soaks, and nailcare. They also extend their services to groups getting ready for weddings, birthdays, or black-tie pig pickings.
A studio done up in glamorous pink, Tiffany blue, and timeless black and white provides the perfect setting for Diamonds & Pearls Image Studio's elegant beautifying services. Although they specialize in natural-looking extensions, the stylists and aestheticians also offer other hair services, such as highlights and silk presses, as well as coloring, nail art, and professional makeup services. While receiving their image upgrades, clients enjoy amenities, such as wine and hors d'oeuvres. The studio is open around the clock, in case inspiration strikes in the middle of the night or a dream horse suggests eyelash extensions.
A former nightclub, Club Kiss Salon & Spa still works hard to entertain its guests: they can drink virgin daiquiris, smoke hookahs, and watch live shows as well as getting beauty services. At the sleek, black bar with a white chandelier overhead, guests sip on virgin cocktails as staffers tend to nails. Exposed brick walls are now flanked with a row of white-framed mirrors for guests to admire new hairstyles thanks to cuts, weaves, and other styles. The salon also sells imported virgin hair—high-quality strands that keep the cuticle intact—for use in hair extensions and weaves.
Not everyone can say an Emmy-nominated celebrity stylist does their hair, but the clients of Charles Gregory do. Charles was recognized as head of the hair department on HBO's Emmy-nominated original film Lackawanna Blues, a position he has also held on numerous Tyler Perry films. With such commercial success, it’s not surprising that celebrities such as Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, and Raven-Symoné have also flocked to his talents.
Today, after years spent teaching, medal-winning, makeup-academy-founding, and star-styling, Charles pilots his own salon’s team, which includes hairstylists, a massage therapist, and aestheticians that provide facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and makeup application. In addition to cutting and coloring, the salon’s stylists can also apply extensions and weaves made from real human hair.
Working from time-tested recipes, cooks slice organic carrots, lettuce, asparagus, squash, and aromatic herbs. They aren't making dinner with these super-fresh items of produce, though—they're forging fresh batches of facial cleanser, lotion, and body oil to organically nourish skin and hair. They blend specific ingredients to treat specific issues, such as dry skin or oily hair.
Though clients can purchase items à la carte, they also can sample them en masse at Iwi Fresh Garden Spa. There, spa services such as nailcare, massages, and haircare pamper patrons with delicious-smelling goods that make skin glow and stomachs inadvertently growl.