Students of cosmetology, eager to hone their skills as hairstylists and registered skincare professionals, roam the studio at MCI, taking in tricks of the trade from their professional instructors. Under the watchful eye of their teachers, pupils practice their newfound skills on willing clients, who in return receive services such as haircuts, highlights, and keratin treatments at prices lower than traditional salons. In the spa, aestheticians-in-training use PCA Skin products to cleanse and exfoliate skin during European facials and three types of peels: marine enzyme, cranberry, and detox gel. They also wave microdermabrasion wands across complexions for resurfacing or minimizing wrinkles, and they customize treatments to combat everything from acne to dry, aging skin.
Clients who wish to naturally exfoliate their skin may opt for an enzyme peel, which promotes cell renewal while visibly diminishing appearances of scars, stretch marks, age spots, sun damage, and skin discoloration. Enzymes penetrate the upper layers of the tissue, cleansing pores and improving skin texture, tone, elasticity and tautness.
Hairstylist Haggai Kapach’s 20-year career has taken him from the classrooms of Aveda to beauty institutes in South Africa and Israel, enabling him to translate trends to suit almost any lifestyle. Along the way, he picked up specialties in precision color, curly haircuts, and keratin treatments, and used his spare time to hone his skills in massage and reflexology. Today he shows off his worldly styling skills at Salon 26, alongside a styling team that works tirelessly to rejuvenate bodies with globe-spanning services that range from Brazilian waxes to French manicures, as well as laser skin-toning treatments inspired by the future.
At Mint Beauty Boutique's downtown Boca Raton spot, a staff of stylists and aestheticians stands ready to perform an unyielding variety of soothing services. Using products from brands such as PHYTO, Moroccanoil, and Schwarzkopf Professional, they deftly snip hair into stylish new cuts for women, men, and kids. Their color and highlight services add new dimensions to coiffures, while their extensions and formal styles renovate faltering hair dos. Meanwhile, skin experts increase the aesthetic value of faces with makeup applications and rejuvenating facials, and by recreating famous Monet landscapes on foreheads. The boutique itself calms busy minds with its minimalist decorative theme, surrounding visitors with white walls, counters, and chairs dotted only by the colorful labels of product bottles.
Squares of sunlight filter into Wild Hare Salon & Spa through floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating black salon chairs resting on a tan floor of the 6,500-square-foot studio. For the past 25 years Wild Hare stylists have cut, color, and smoothed out frizzy strands with a special ventilation system and OHSA-approved formulas, while clients gaze outside at a serene lake or glance into a free standing mirror which lets them check the progress. In addition to hair services, the skilled staff also offer mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and facials. Yet no matter the service they are performing, seven days a week the multi-national staff of 45-plus employees is dedicated to giving clients a relaxing, positive experience that results in a transformed look.
Moda Salon owner Jacinthe Coulombe, or "JC" as she's known at the salon, believes in continuing education, which makes sense considering she's trained with prestigious stylists that include Antonio DaCosta Rocha. Her hand-picked team of stylists and technicians are constantly learning about their trade and acquiring new skills that help them cut, style, and texturize hair. Between the expansive salon's blue walls, stylists makes use of products from Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf, and Redken to tint locks and tame flyaways, while aestheticians tend to skin with facials and waxing treatments.
Salon Revive?s stylists customize haircuts for men, women, teens, and children inside a calming, earth-toned atmosphere punctuated by live plants and woodwork. During each service, be it a trim or a full-color application, they use a number of popular, high-end products such as Schwarzkopf color, Keratin smoothing formulas, and MoroccanOil that boosts hair?s health and sheen. The salon also offers microdermabrasion treatments, waxing services, and nail services including pedicures and gel manicures. Salon Revive is open six days a week (Monday?Saturday).