Three-time salon owner Beth Sadowski immersed herself in the art of hairstyling at Universal Academy Beauty School and while training with Bumble and bumble. This experience enabled her to open the doors to Wild Side Salon in 1996. There, she welcomes entrepreneurial stylists to join her by snipping locks and shaping nails at stations that they own themselves, creating a full-service salon where each team member is entirely invested in his or her practice. This opportunity has drawn stylists with an average of two decades of experience, including experts who have trained with Vidal Sassoon and Aveda before landing at Wild Side, where they perm manes and add depth with highlights. The salon’s aestheticians take over where the coiffeurs leave off. They treat nails to polish, hands to paraffin treatments, and visages to custom facials and glycolic peels, which combat signs of aging such as fine lines and leave skin as smooth as a cube of jello.
While most beauticians start their career working on friends or family, Enoka Herath started hers working on celebrities and royalty. Shortly after she completed her training in the United Kingdom in 1985, Enoka brought her talents to the UK's prestigious Harrods skincare center, renowned for its high-profile clientele. After a few years applying her skills to the most prestigious heads in the land, Enoka headed to the United States. Today she uses her decades of experience to improve her clients' natural beauty and self-confidence with aesthetic, makeup, and hairstyling services at Enoka Esthetics and delivers services that pull from medical procedures, holistic techniques, and elfish rituals, including clinical exfoliations and acupuncture.
Having undergone extensive training, the staff at Salon Nova knows that the art of eyelash extensions amounts to more than "stick and go." They meticulously affix lids with LiquiFan lashes, achieving lengthier looks that range from subtle to glam. They also offer fill options that include future appointments to prevent gaps.
Expanding their services beyond the boutique's namesake, cosmetologists also wax away unwanted hair or flatter faces with makeup applications. For medical-grade skincare, a registered nurse softens wrinkles with dermal fillers and medical-grade skin peels.
At The Green Room Wellness Spa, aesthetician and owner Kristin LaMere draws inspiration from the healing folklore of the color green, focusing on holistic wellness in her treatments and using organic skincare products whenever possible. The spa even hosts wellness seminars that clients can attend free of charge. The staff uses organic soy wax to gently remove unwanted body hair from legs, bikini lines, or faces. Finish off a waxing session with one of the spa's customized facials, individually tailored to treat different skin types.
The fully licensed crew at Brow Art 23 uses techniques developed in India and the Middle East to shape clients’ brows. Using a single piece of thread, they remove eyebrow and facial hair during a process called threading, which involves looping the string and using the loop to oust hair without using chemicals or wax. They also specialize in henna designs and makeup, as well as permanent makeup and eyelash extensions.
While awaiting simple trims or hair-smoothing keratin infusions at Salon Orlin, guests lounge in comfy leather chairs and pipe in music through their smartphones from the salon's Internet jukebox. Skilled stylists nourish tresses with vitamin C, create stunning styles with flatiron curling or updos, and manicure brows and faces with waxing. Tanning beds add healthy splashes of color to skin, and "juicing" adds healthy splashes of color to hair.