The stylists at K. Stewart the Salon strive to bring out their client’s natural beauty with natural products. That's why they eschew synthetic strands in favor of Virgin Indian Remy hair extensions, which are sourced solely from human donors. The bundles of wavy, curly, or straight strands are first cleansed and treated, ensuring the extensions are ready to immediately grace noggins or double as drapes. In addition to sealing the extensions with a heat protector to keep them shiny, they also align the hair cuticles in the same direction and reinforce the wefts to avoid tangling and shedding—which is why they can last up to 12 months. When stylists aren't arranging adding extension dimension to locks, they shape manes with salon services including haircuts, relaxers, and custom coloring, and train their fellow stylists.
Karen Berk loves to color so much, she’s done what every kid with a pack of Crayolas dreams of doing—she made a career out of it. But it isn’t the cartoon pages of coloring books to which she applies her art; it’s the heads of her clients. At Color by Karen, Berk changes hair hues with L’Oreal Professional products and bleaches strands using a gentle solution made with Keratin, which helps hair shine. She also cleanses dirt, oil, and big scary bugs out of hair with plant-based shampoos and conditioners from the Phyto line. Her colleague, Dawn Montgomery, also brings her own expertise to the styling station. In addition to holding certifications in both Brazilian straightening and Nano-Keratin techniques, Dawn is also versed in Deva's strategies for cutting curly hair.
The rich aroma of complimentary coffee and nature-evoking green walls greet visitors when they arrive at Hair Trends by Michelle. As they await their turn, clients lounge on leather couches before a high-definition TV before stylists take them into the main salon area to snip tresses into works of art. At hair stations, black, leather chairs impart a modern feel, and towering, open ceilings accommodate attempts to create the world's tallest beehive hairdo. Hair transformations then take place as stylists perform custom cuts, apply conditioning treatments, or give a ‘do a new personality with a touch of color.
The owners of Zoom Hair Studio and Day Spa believe that the spa experience should be as rewarding as the end result. That’s why they’ve carved out a relaxing space with earth-toned walls, hardwood floors, and gentle lighting, where treatments such as black Baltic mud wraps and aromatherapy facials mirror the tranquil aura of the environs.
The docket of services covers all the bases, from haircuts and coloring to French manicures and massages. Natural and organic products add another dimension of comfort and wellness to the treatments, which help align the mind and body and recalibrate the soul's GPS system.
Licensed massage therapist Stephanie Porcaro uncovers the deeply embedded silver linings in achy muscles during relaxing 60-minute sessions. In the comfort of a private room, Stephanie?s nimble digits can ease tension with the long, flowing strokes of a Swedish-style kneading or employ firmer pressure for a deep-tissue massage. By focusing on the lower layers of muscles, deep-tissue bodywork can restore range of motion to struggling joints and joke timing to struggling comedians. The myofascial-release massage hones in on the pliable tissues?or fascia?that hold together muscles for improved blood circulation.