The multitalented team at Brodhead Spa performs treatments that are as relaxing as the fuss-free environment they're performed in. Guests cradle a warm mug of flavored coffee or specialty tea in the Paul Mitchell salon area as they watch a stylist mix custom hues at the color bar. As they relax back for a shampoo, awapuhi treatment, patrons can rest their eyes or fix them on a globe-like chandelier bursting with designs that resemble snowflakes or the permanent sparkle emanating from an anchorman's smile.
In the adjacent nail room, cream-colored pedicure chairs pop against a deep blue accent wall, setting a tranquil mood as feet are nourished with ingredients such as fragrant Moroccan rose oil or skin-softening cocoa butter. Plush white robes await guests retreating to private treatments rooms where male and female therapists are available to provide Swedish or hot-stone massages.
Through custom, comprehensive care, the experienced staffers at Michael's Hairloft Spa & Tanning can revitalize seasonally affected locks, brains, and skin tones. Resident stylists perk up tired color with ammonia-free organic color products ($65+ for a retouch) or remix looks from scratch, granting clients a whole new 'do ($100+ for a cut and color). For a relaxing retreat, the loft's licensed massage therapists deliver personalized strokes over the course of 60 slow-ticked minutes. Clients can step into one of the salon's eight Wolfe tanning beds to get their skin feeling sun-kissed without having to meet Mr. Golden's parents, or simply bask in a red light therapy session designed to heal blemishes, increase circulation, and extend colorful changes for weeks at a time. The loft keeps its airy space open six days a week, with closing hours as late as 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Though Terzetto Hair's name, which was created using an Italian word that means "a trio or group of three," carries many symbolic connotations, it also calls to mind the rule of three, which is often used in writing, design, and comedy to evoke a sense of completion or balance. That's precisely how the team of stylists hope clients feel as they leave the salon: thoroughly polished. This refined aesthetic also imbues the salon's decor, which features Corinthian-columned pedestals, rustic tiles, marble countertops, and cheery yellow walls.
The stylists at Identity cut, condition, and color the hair of women, men, and children using products from Aquage, Kenra Professional, and Matrix Professional Haircare & Color. The studio also houses a team of aestheticians who groom nails and wax unwanted hair. Appointed with ornately patterned furnishings and recent issues of hairstyling and Highlights magazines, the waiting area lets guests lounge before and after their appointments.
Owners and principal members of the stylist team Emilio and Gino corral their decades of experience to create two distinct spaces where clients revel in personalized services. They staff more than 60 aesthetes, each of whom receives focused training on adjusting hair, skin, nail, and massage services to clients’ stated preferences and lifestyle. During and after haircuts, the team uses a house brand of products to style strands and address specific hair problems such as color fading, excessive oil, or naturally occurring pipe cleaners. During facials, the aestheticians home in on what lies below bangs by cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing skin, and tension dissipates during therapists' restful massage sessions. The downtown Pittsburgh location also plays host to an elegant serata—a private, chandelier-lit escape where bridal parties can enjoy ultimate relaxation before addressing the fact that their friend is marrying a panda bear.