Ulta's licensed staff, which partakes in ongoing training to keep skills sharp, creates customized looks and expert image enhancement using acclaimed beauty products. Like a loaf of bread in a space shuttle with a broken sunroof, hairstyles can grow stale between salon visits. A 45-minute coif-cultivation session, in which the stylist takes into account face shape and lifestyle, energizes follicles and forges a salon-fresh look. In the one-hour Dermalogica facial, an aesthetic augur examines skin in order to customize a course of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing session with Dermalogica products. The treatment leaves skin impeccable, like a recently buffed and oiled slab of marble.
At Roosters, gents maintain time-tested headscapes within a haircut haven reminiscent of an old-fashioned barbershop. Surrender locks to the club cut, in which hair tamers quell wild manes with a precision pruning much like that used on ticklish hedges. The follicles' fierce scissor battle is followed by a massaging shampoo, a hot-steam towel, a blow-dry and style, a brush of powder on the neck, and a dash of after-shave to clean up the cranial-covering carnage. Unearth neglected jawbones with the signature seven-step facial shave, in which facial experts employ hot-steam towels, a deep-cleansing facial massage, moisturizing lotions, and a smooth shave to leave cheeks as smooth and chiseled as Michelangelo's David after a moss removal.
The stylists at Alfani's Barbershop tidy up locks for men as well as women, leaving strands neatly shorn or styled into a trim, sophisticated look. Staff members greet each client with a complimentary beer that cools parched throats with all the chill yet none of the burn of a dry-ice popsicle. In addition to haircuts, the team can also shave stubble down and knead overstressed shoulders with gentle massages that employ tea-tree oils. Before settling into a La-Z-Boy–inspired barber chair for their appointment, visitors can pass the time by inventing new lyrics to the pulsing rock music or by perusing the vibrant, red-and-blue mural of the Statue of Liberty, which dominates the waiting area's wall.
Tolga Taskin and the deft stylists at his eponymous salon wield decades of experience and L’Oréal Paris products to crown clients in unique 'dos. Focused solely on strand services, the stylists rework manes with cut, color, and texturizing treatments that fashion crowd-pleasing coifs without wiring clients with a portable laugh track. The service menu also features lock-lengthening extensions and the newly imported Kérastase conditioning treatment, which repairs manes battered by chemicals and daily styling regimens.
Clayton Spa and Salon’s owner has been fixing up and coloring men and women’s hair for more than 20 years. Inside the studio, which invokes a natural serenity with hardwood floors and large windows, she leads her staff in updating hairdos with customized perms and conditioning color using American Crew and Framesi products. They’ll also tint eyebrows and rejuvenate skin with facials using products from near and far—including the French-speaking Pevonia.
Soco Salon and Spa’s stylists, colorists, makeup artists, and aestheticians have some heavy-duty weaponry. Armed with products from Kerastase, L'Oreal Professional, and Vital Therapy, they ably do battle with untamable tresses, blemishes, and muscle knots to render more radiant and relaxed clients.