Armed with all-natural Aveda products, the stylists at Green Apple Salon transform men's and women's mops during haircuts, special-occasion updos, and blowouts. In addition to a relaxing scalp massage, every haircut includes a consultation, letting guests work together with the stylist to craft the perfect look or swap banana-bread recipes.
For more than decade, clients have visited Avalon Skin Care & Today's Massage Clinic for spa services and counseling from state-certified skincare professionals. Inside a spacious treatment room bedecked with upholstered furniture and framed licenses, experts reinvigorate appearances with services including facials, body wraps, and eye treatments. Avalon's staff uses, as well as sells, brand-name skincare products from Image Skincare, A-Cute Derm, and Biofreeze. Services that go beyond the skin fall into the realms of massage, nailcare, informal SAT prep, and hairstyling.
When Luna Labarca-Norris opened Sweet Escape Salon, she sought to bring her extensive education from institutes such as Matrix, Goldwell, and Tigi to the heads and hairs of men, women, and children. She and her duo of diligent stylists always begin each cut or coloring session with a consultation that uses a mixture of photographs, conversation, and flashcards of salon vocabulary to ensure that clients achieve the look they covet. The hairdressers' expertise lies particularly in advanced coloring techniques such as balyage or multidimensional highlights.
The funky, modern interior sports huge, brightly painted portraits and a pattern of bold, black-and-white paisley on walls, throw pillows, and furniture. A small boutique deals in colorful handmade jewelry and purses with intricately layered leather blossoms decorating the exterior. Teal walls surround the more conservatively appointed salon section, which is accented by little pots and pops of flora on small tables.
With Paul Mitchell Awapuhi deep-conditioning products in one hand and Babyliss European flatirons in the other, Salon Accente’s stylists reshape tresses with precision cuts and de-frizzing treatments. They’re also able to add length to locks via feather extensions and dimension to monochromatic manes with full and partial sets of highlights. Salon Accente’s beauty technicians wax unruly brows into graceful arches and tint lashes to frame peepers beautifully without the help of solid-gold sunglasses.
A license in cosmetology isn't enough for a stylist to hit the floor at T'nT Concept Salon—they also have to go through the salon's own training program. After that, they have all of the skills necessary to perform the services on the salon's menu, which include haircuts, conditioning treatments, beard trims, extensions, updos, permanent waves, and smoothing keratin treatments. The salon also houses a color bar, where the staff mixes hues for highlights and all-over color treatments and where many Crayola crayons mistakenly go for a drink.