The vibrant pink and yellow walls of Hair Ambition not only create a bright and sunny atmosphere, but they also reflect the cheerful personalities of each technician on staff. The salon's stylists include owner Crystal, who boasts 10 years of experience in the industry, and she leads her team in transforming clients’ manes with Matrix color and Keratin Complex by Coppola hair-straightening treatments. Diana, the salon's resident aesthetician, performs custom-tailored facials to keep complexions healthy and glowing brighter than a child prodigy born with sequined skin.
Curls are like hair mazes: full of twists and turns and often difficult to navigate. Luckily for the spiral-haired, MLC Salon's stylists have a road map. A sister salon to local barbershop Major League Cuts, MLC specializes in curly manes, with stylists chatting with clients about their hair wants and needs in both Spanish and English. Coifs of all kinds can undergo transformation at the full color bar, and patrons can study their new styles and eyebrow-waggling abilities in full-length, gilt-edged mirrors.
In Joanne Carovillano's 20-year hairstyling career, she's only taken a break once: she left the salon she owned for 15 years to work in insurance. Luckily, absence made the heart grow fonder, and she realized that hair was her true passion. She left the office, opened a new salon, and the rest is history. At Park Avenue Haircutters, she leverages her experience with all hair types to bring out the best in her clients. Joanne and her staff reinvent women's looks with cuts, coloring, highlights, and perms. They also gussy up male clients with beard trims and grey blending, and children are welcome to plop down in a styling chair as well for a trim or to turn their hair grey for upcoming adult-disguise hijinks.
Board-certified doctor Gisele Castelluber heads up a team of beauty professionals dedicated to fighting signs of aging wherever they crop up. Guests dressed in spa robes can relax during European facials and services that merge spa-level comfort with cutting-edge technology stolen directly from NASA. Dr. Castelluber, an authority on anti-aging techniques, oversees the spa’s hormone treatments, weight-loss planning, and beauty injections.
Using organic products that are free of parabens, trained aestheticians administer nine different types of facials with products and techniques customized for all skin types. Facial varietals include acne facials, balancing facials, and the Balneo signature facial, during which an aesthetician applies a peel, massages muscles, and slathers on two hydrating masks. For bodies, they shoo away stress and lurking pet parrots with multiple massage modalities such as aromatherapy massage, hot-stone massage, deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology. They also combine their services into relaxing spa days, ranging in duration from 90 minutes to more than 2 hours.
Awash in the neutral tones of brown walls and gold-flecked sconces, Vincent John Salon lets the hairstyles provide the most flashy decor. The floor-to-ceiling mirrors display everything from bobs and curls to trendy highlights, all crafted by stylists who keep their skills fresh by taking continuing-education courses rather than simply holding blindfolded haircutting contests. Clients can also re-energize their look with powercell repair treatments and facial waxing as they relax in the fun, laid-back environment, which also hosts regular special events such as Ladies' Martini Night.