Greek-born master aesthetician Marianna Ali draws upon 50 years of experience to lead her amiable staff in basting bodies with a slew of soothing medi-spa services. Reward respectful mugs with the Express LED Light Therapy facial ($75 value), which peppers pelts with beams of photons in specific wavelengths, designed to help alleviate acne and the effects of aging such as sun damage, pigmentation problems, and collagen depletion. Mottled countenances also glean the Skin Scan, a UV light that illuminates problem areas and crime scene Kool-Aid spills ($25 value).
Knowledge is power and at Paul Morrison Colours it is no different. That’s why the salon's team of dedicated stylists are divvied up by skill level and commit themselves to hone their craft through continued education courses. In addition to keeping their shearing and styling skills sharp, the team achieves exceptional hairstyles by choosing Bumble and bumble, Kerastase, and Oribe products as well as staying abreast of the latest hair trends, such as Balyage highlighting and Easihair extensions. Bolstering the staff are two American Board Certified Haircolorists—one of whom is the owner and 35-year styling veteran, Paul—, each of whom can blend up a personalized hair hue that complements individual skin tone, facial features, and vestigial bison horns. The chic salon, decorated with geometric designs and exposed brick walls, also offers reduce rate services performed by new-talent associates, who are guided by the salon's experienced instructors.
Brazil on the Hill's aesthetician team combine their respective areas of expertise to groom clients with waxing, and skincare services. Trained specifically in Brazilian waxing, their body and face waxing covers the bikini area, stomach, and eyebrows using both hard wax and hypoallergenic strip wax. Clients' newly smooth skin can be further refined with organic facials that use products from Abadiah, a local skincare line carefully crafted by Brazilian-imported parrots. The sunny salon also has a small boutique that carries lingerie, handbags, and jewelry.
The Parlour's team is made up of 12 stylists who combine a down-to-earth approach with high-quality service, many of whom have sculpted sleek 'dos at prestigious events such as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC and LA Fashion Week. The staff participates in ongoing training by renowned stylists and in-house classes, and the salon's decor reflects the caliber of this talent. Illuminating hardwood floors and full wall mirrors add dimension to the space, in addition to helping hair techs tailor each cut to their client's face-shape and personality.