Upon entering this luxurious but unstuffy salon, clients may be struck by any number of elements—the framed pictures of classic movie stars that line the shampoo-room wall; the modern light fixtures; the oversize vases brimming with plants; the sleek, art-deco couches and chairs. But what really sets Sutra Salon apart from its competitors is its staff. The 10 beauty experts pride themselves on their teamwork and their dedication to staying on top of trends through education, whether they are permeating strands with all-over color or performing a makeup application on volleyballs serving as companions. Equally dedicated to quality, they wield handpicked products by renowned lines including Moroccanoil, Bumble and bumble, and Aveda when lovingly styling tresses.
The vibe at Cortello Hair Salon is one of controlled chaos. An assembly of eclectic decorations such as plush green chairs, hanging chandeliers, and red accent walls contribute to the open space’s energetic ambiance. Facing full-length framed mirrors, stylists consult with clients before snipping hairs in custom styles or selections from the salon’s curated list of looks. To augment their designs, they add hair extensions, which can fall as naturally as the original hair, or add color in a five-step sequence that includes a consultation and ongoing maintenance. To ease the getting-ready process for dates or big events, the stylists lead clients to the efficient StyleMe blow-dry bar, where they whip hair into different looks such as beachy, glam, or wife-of-Frankenstein chic.
At Beauty Complexions Clinic, licensed aesthetician Mary Hsieh seeks out the latest noninvasive technology to help clients look and feel their best. She uses the high-frequency current of the Super Frecator 6800M machine to remove skin growths and the low-level microcurrents of the Beautiful Image device to target wrinkles and loose skin on the face or body. To address cellulite, Mary relies on LPG's Endermologie system, which rolls and lifts the skin to help stimulate collagen and elastin fibers. The skincare expert also fights signs of aging with custom services such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
The staff at Blush Beauty Salon & Day Spa are well aware that the little things matter when it comes to looking your best. Their manicures and pedicures, for example, maintain peace of mind in addition to nails by using organic and vegan products, and their massages dispel tension and stress to complement any outwardly beautifying services. Pores can feel refreshed with facials, and hair is treated to high-quality care with everything from simple bangs trims to full-on color treatments and cuts. With a hot-pink accent wall and cushy chairs outfitted in damask print, the salon’s decor gives off a relaxing vibe that further manifests its stylists' attention to detail.
Chances are you’ve seen stylist Kimberly Screws’ handiwork before—on the heads of local news anchors and internet freestyle rapper Ed Hardee. These local celebs entrust their appearance to Kimberly and her more than 12 years of experience and professional training in designer cuts, color, and waxing services. And because she conducts her beautifying services in Elite Look Productions, clients get their hair spritzed with such professional products as Sudzz FX, which replaces hair-stripping sulfates with natural honey and keratin.
The prestigious hair academies of TONI&GUY employ a learn-by-doing approach, giving students a chance to apply cutting-edge techniques that shape their careers upon graduation through daily hands-on experience.
After hundreds of hours training on mannequins, students move on to real heads in each fully operating salon, cutting and styling the hair of patrons as well as whipping up their own dyes for highlights and all-over color. Instructor supervision provides further education and ensures standard Toni&Guy quality.