When it comes to adding pizzazz to hair, the stylists at Purple Zebra Salon have plenty of options in their repertoire. They can add volume with updos, give locks wavy makeovers with perms, or brighten strands with highlights, color, or feather hair extensions from Featherlocks. The team's skills aren't limited to the hair on your head—lashes and brows, for instance, can be rejuvenated with subtly applied extensions and permanent makeup. Each beautifying session takes place inside the salon's cozy yellow-and-purple interior, where, sure enough, there's a white image of a zebra on the purple back wall.
Amazing Tans offers sunless tanning as well as a lineup of 17 UV tanning beds from brands such as Sun Angel and KBL to bronze bodies all year round. Each tanning bed keeps clients comfortable with features such as air conditioning, facial bulbs, and MP3/iPhone adapters that pump in personal playlists. Six levels of bed allow for varying intensities, and tanning lotions from labels including Luminary, Obsidian, and Sexy & Sweet further foster back-from-the-beach hues. Those who opt for a sunless spray tan step into a booth that harnesses the sun’s power in liquid form, without heating a glass of water to a bazillion degrees, and gently coats the skin in the sunless solution with automated airbrushes to produce a natural-looking tan for 7-10 days.
After several years spent working as a certified ophthalmic surgical technician, cosmetologist BK Gearn transitioned to the aesthetic arena in order to help others to see themselves in a better light. Along the way, she picked up a barber license, a nail-tech license, a massage-therapy license, and a masters degree in cosmetic tattooing, enabling her to use permanent makeup to enhance facial features or diminish the appearance of scars. Armed with Raya skincare products, she soothes skin with facials that often include mud or paraffin masks, hot steam, or crystal-based microdermabrasion, and she uses all-natural sugar paste by Alexandria Professional to whisk away unwanted whiskers without using chemicals, strips, or tiny brooms. She also helps bodies to adopt a synthetic glow using an airbrush-tanning solution rich with aloe vera and skin-firming moisturizers, and she has turned her spa into a classroom to share her secrets for applying eyelash extensions.
Signature Service: Regular haircut by Pat 'Da Barber'
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Men longing for the days of traditional barber shops needn't look any further than Pat Valliere at 118 Classic Barber Shop. Pat knows that each man wants something different in a haircut. That's why he tailors his cuts to each client's preferences, creating looks that range from traditional trims to fades and mohawks. He also specializes in lathered shaves, which leave skin clean and smooth.
Expert stylist Norma Talamantes adds her talents and 10 years of experience to the dedicated team at Vuja De Designer Cuts. She deftly attacks unruly hair with her scissors during haircuts. She can also wrangle frizz with straightening treatments using Rusk Thermal Str8 products.
Hair Trendz Salon & Day Spa offers multiple means of getting made-over. Hairstylists offer cuts, coloring, hair extensions, and soothing scalp treatments. Skin care specialists address blemishes and other skin issues with facials such as the green peel herbal treatment or the rehydrating facial. Other services offered include Nova Lash eyelash extensions, massages, mani-pedis, and bridal or special occasion hair and make-up packages.