At Nouvage Salon, owner Charbel Massoud and his team of beauty experts nurture hair with cuts, styling, and highlights and revitalize nails with soothing manicures and pedicures. Streaks of color add technicolor flair to monochromatic 'dos and straightening irons smooth out locks much more effectively than yesteryear's iron mallets and ceramic anvils. During mani-pedis, Nouvage's technicians brighten digits with the vibrant hues of glossy OPI polish.
Family-owned Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio—open since 1968—proffers its own high-quality line of cosmetics, which includes all manner of makeup and skincare products. During makeovers, makeup artists gussy up faces, matching colors to clients’ skin tones and Ninja Turtle mask, and cut and color hair into alluring new dos. During manicures and pedicures, techs lavish nails with OPI color in an open contemporary setting of gray, brown, and maple tones and white stainless steel. Shoppers get a chance to try out products, many of which are made in the United States, before they take the financial plunge.
Salon Element's stylists craft new looks for their clientele during services that range from full hair coloring and styling for ladies to cuts and highlights for men. As scissors fly and shampoo lathers, guests can contemplate the modern art that hangs around the salon. The staff doesn't stop at hairdressing services, though. They also help skin stay smooth with cosmetic waxing and keep hair straight and voluminous with keratin glazes.
"Always believe in miracles," urges Believe Spa Salon's website. And with the salon nestled on a quiet residential street, with ferns, wildflowers, and sun catchers overtaking the porch, Believe looks like something out of a fairy tale where miracles do happen. Inside the eclectically decorated salon, stylists perform these mini miracles: curly hair become straight, dark hair becomes light, long hair becomes short.
But it can't all be chalked up to hocus-pocus. Believe's stylists are highly trained and specialize in different facets of beauty, including owner Sherri Sullivan. Sherri's dedicated nearly 30 years to hairstyling, with extra training in Alfaparf Milano coloring and making red and brunet color last longer. Her understanding of facial shapes and color techniques, along with client consultations, means customers walk out of the salon with hairstyles tailored to their individual looks and needs.
In addition to hair services, Believe staffers also apply makeup for special occasions, such as weddings or trips to upscale grocery stores. And in a little cottage out back of the salon, licensed massage therapist Amy Rose Boren performs relaxing massages that soothe and de-stress aching bodies.
The team at Clarkson Hair Studio strives to design stylish hairdos that are easy for clients to recreate at home and maintain at an affordable price. The experienced staff is equally comfortable redesigning the hair of men, women, and children. During treatments, they rely on top-notch products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and REDKEN, instead of just crossing their fingers and hoping that hair will stay in place.
A diverse clientele gives the stylists at Reconstructing A New You Hair Salon an array of textures and colors to build upon. Bottle curls help flat tresses take shape, and relaxers tame frizzy hair. In addition to natural hues, stylists tint 'dos with bright colors such as fuchsia or pale pink. Shellac nail polishes complement these avant-garde pigments without attracting scratches or Marcel Duchamp's signature.