The term "wedding hair" may conjure images of updos, but that's not all it can mean. Under the care of the Up Do's and Eye Do's team, it can be whatever you want, from half-up, half-down styles to a chic blowout or ringlets for a flower girl. Audrey, the team's lead hair stylist, crafts a diverse array of just such wedding-appropriate hairdos. While she tends to locks, her business partner Cindy—a makeup artist and licensed medical aesthetician—subtly enhances the wedding party's features with products from MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox.
While the duo's main focus is on weddings, they also style clients for other special occasions and introduce kids to the joys of the spa experience. At their children's birthday parties, little ones get their hair and makeup done and even get to wear clip-in hair extensions, a more practical and temporary hair-extending alternative to wearing hats full of Miracle-Gro.
The stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Christine Valmy Salon & Day Spa aim to transform body, mind, and spirit with services that range from simple haircuts and mani-pedis, to advanced electrolysis and microdermabrasions, to restorative massages and all-day spa packages. Clients pamper themselves with massages and body treatments such as the hot-stone massage, where the heat and gentle pressure of warm basalt stones help to relieve muscle tension and stress, or the chamomile body scrub, which soothes sensitive skin and improves circulation using herbal exfoliation. An ordinary day can become a luxurious mini-vacation with spa packages, which include a complimentary sauna and incorporate massages, facials, hair and nail treatments, and a private herbal steam shower to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. And for the big day, Christine Valmy Salon & Day Spa offers wedding packages for the bride, groom, or members of the wedding party, helping to ease wedding jitters and warm cold feet.
Set in the same Englewood location for more than 30 years, The Hair Place prides itself on having cut the hair of multiple generations of their clients and on having become a part of the community. The owners believe their laid-back, friendly vibe and the expertise of their licensed stylists inform the salon's longevity. Not only do they boast these essentials, but the staff even speaks several different languages to communicate with a wide range of customers: English, Spanish, French, and HTML5.
They specialize in on-trend haircuts and hair-replacement services, such as bonding, hair extensions, and attachments. The Hair Place's stylists are as comfortable performing a Brazilian straightening treatment as they are streaking sun-kissed highlights into hair. They welcome patrons to sink into cushy leather chairs as they wait for their turn in the styling area of light-filled space.
Christopher, "The Man Behind the Chair" and the artistic director of Salon Salon, calls on his three decades of professional experience to lead his staff, encouraging hairdressers to approach hairdressing as an art form. The salon’s team pursues this goal, aided by the training tucked into their tool belts beside shears, clippers, and curling irons.
Pretty in Pink takes its name literally. The light-pink walls of the salon encase all manner of prettifying services tailored to girls of all ages. Although gals can come in for a solo mani-pedi, haircut, or a mother-daughter spa day, parties are the house specialty. The glittery soirees center on different themes, from fashion parties with T-shirt crafts and runway walks to pop-star parties with karaoke, paparazzi photo shoots, and Grammy Award–throwing competitions.
Pretty in Pink doesn't just make girls feel like princesses on the outside—onsite classes boost self-confidence with lessons in ballet, hip-hop dance, hairstyling, and fashion design. Kids can stay active with Zumba and yoga classes or learn valuable life skills during tween classes that explore issue such as self-esteem, social etiquette, and career aspirations.