The licensed specialists at Evolutions Salon preen pincers amid contemporary interior designs. During the 75-minute basic mani-pedi combo, an experienced aesthetician files nails, doctors cuticles, and tops newly trimmed talons with a lustrous layer of polish and appendage-size nightcaps. The Shellac manicure supplements the basic service by blanketing each fingernail with a glistening coat of Shellac, a durable gel polish, which adds an extra 15 minutes to the overall mani-pedi treatment. Surrounded by ocean-blue walls and floors made of ocean water, owners of pampered extremities relax in the padded chairs of a salon decked out in artistic wall hangings and rectangular furniture.
With a culture and population that blends European, indigenous American, and African peoples, women in the Dominican Republic developed special haircare methods to treat their textured tresses. For hundreds of years, Dominican women coated their hair in natural ingredients such as silk, avocado, passion fruit, and aloe. These ingredients helped soften and smooth hair without harsh chemicals or hot styling tools. This haircare technique became known as the "Dominican style", and it's now flowed over borders to Xclusive Beauty Salon. At Xclusive, clients of all ethnicities opt for this method to nourish and style their hair without damaging it.
Xclusive's stylists are as diverse as its clients. The staff is experienced with all types of hair, from stick straight to tight curls. Using this expertise and quality products (including Alfaparf Milano, Moroccanoil, and Mizani), Xclusive tends to hair from the inside out. Sessions focus on improving hair health and nutrition in order to improve its overall appearance and shine. With healthy hair, stylists can make over clients' looks, adding a new color, intricate braids, or a face-framing cut.
The licensed stylists at A Slice of Color Salon harness their diversity and unique styling backgrounds to cut, style, and color all types and textures of hair. That flexibility gives each client access to a variety of services, from cuts and washes to extensions, weaves, and relaxing unruly hair. For the team’s signature service, the Dominican style, stylists may use an approach such as the chemical-free doobie—straightening hair by wrapping it tightly in a silk headscarf—which allows the natural curve of the head to unravel unwanted curls. For a longer-lasting straight hairdo, the salon also offers keratin straightening treatments. Beyond its styling services, the team also waxes away unwanted hair and applies makeup for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or the anniversary of your first makeup application.
Whether they're men, women, or children, the duo of expert stylists behind Capelli Cuts has clients covered. Danielle Quackenbush has plenty of experience cutting women's hair into stylish bobs or layered and flowing curls. She has certifications from Redken, Farouk, Schwarzkopf, Framesi, and Paul Mitchell. Paula Fazio draws on more than a decade of experience when precisely cutting men's locks. Both Danielle and Paula also consider multidimensional color their speciality and take pride in transforming blonds into redheads and adding sun-kissed highlights to brunettes.
The stylists at Pigtails & Crewcuts invite kids to hop into racecar-shaped salon chairs, adding a dash of fun to haircuts. Afterward, each child receives a lollipop and a prize from the salon's treasure chest. And unlike Trix, this salon is for parents too, as it offers men's and women's cuts so parents can leave looking just as polished as their tots.