Though it’s been open for only a few years, Cristina's Hair Salon amasses more than three decades of experience inside its welcoming confines, thanks to its veteran stylists. Once they’re in styling chairs, clients offer up their strands to the team’s expert straightening treatments, highlights, all-over color, and updos, and they emerge with magazine-worthy looks without actually taping pictures of hair models to their heads. The stylists also specialize in artistically placing small bursts of color in hair, as well as cutting children’s hair.
Redken-certified colorist and salon owner Dawn Palmieri leads the way at Blonde D’s Hair Shop. She and her fellow stylists create their clients’ dream looks with the help of products from Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil. Along with haircare services, they’ll prep ladies for a fun night out or an exceptionally pretty night on the couch with blowouts, makeup applications, and eyelash extensions.
Sunlight floods through the large windows at the front of Kathleen's Hair Boutique, illuminating stylists cutting hair into flattering shapes and makeup artists sweeping Bare Escentuals mineral makeup onto faces. The beauty experts also create permanent waves, add sleek extensions, and wax off unwanted facial hair. They keep up with such industry techniques by regularly attending classes and hair shows.
At Salon Di Domani, the stylists work with the belief that for truly healthy hair, natural products are the way to go. Instead of chemicals, soy protein and argan oil enrich the Brazilian keratin formula for more enhanced repair. Other natural hair care product lines include ammonia-free hair coloring . Along with cuts, color, and styling, the staff also beautifies guests with makeovers, including eyebrow arching and shaping and makeup applications.
Clients new to Donna Oggi might expect to meet a stylist by that name, but they won’t. She doesn’t exist. The owner is Nadia Scagliarini, and the name of her salon comes from the phrase una donna di oggi, an Italian saying that translates to "today’s woman." And Nadia, a stylist with 12 years of professional experience, is ready to accommodate many of today's tastes—her toolkit includes both traditional and organic products, including Tocco Magico, an Italian color line that has been experimenting with natural ingredients since the early 1930s. Though originally a one-woman show, Nadia now has someone to share her passion with—her daughter Jessica joined the salon upon obtaining her cosmetology certification.
The stylists at Great Hands Hair Salon know how hard it can be to fit a haircut into a busy schedule. That's why they keep their doors open until 6 p.m. or later six days a week, so that customers can swing by at a time that's convenient for them. Longer hours also means clients can take advantage of more of the plentiful services offered in the salon, from basic cuts and styles for men and women, to advanced treatments like body waves, color glazing, and protein treatments for damaged hair. Of course, the staff can also tend to below-the-neck beauty as well, doling out relaxing mani-pedis or waxing away unwanted hair in time for luge season.