Walking into Kani Beauty Salon is like walking into a friendly neighbor's house, assuming you live next door to a beauty parlor. Stylists welcome visitors to the cheery space for hair services that range from routine trims to more dramatic mane-makeovers. Highlights and lowlights can add dimension to locks, while perms or keratin treatments render them lushly full or sleek and straight. The specialists also perform waxing treatments for the full body.
Decorated with framed playbills and mirrors surrounded by bright lights, Box Office Hair resembles a celebrity’s dressing room where guests feel like they’re the stars of the show. The salon’s beauticians, who boast skills that range from stylist to master consultant, reimagine hairdos with basic cuts and coloring as well as treatments that yield more-dramatic effects, such as spiral perms and block coloring with three different hues. Brazilian keratin treatments tame wild, frizzy strands for a camera-ready finish, and extensions let short hair act the part of a longer, thicker mane, which gives clients an acceptable excuse to intimidate zebras at the zoo.
With his electrifying smile and edgy sense of style, Donny Dinh fits right in among Xander Blue Salon’s urban-chic decor. Donny draws on his knowledge to snip and style hair according to the latest trends. In addition, Donny also uses Goldwell dyes to enliven hair with highlights or help spies disguise themselves as their more stylish twin.
Before opening Aabsolute Massage & Skin Care, Christine Finan worked for two decades as a nurse in the U.K. It was during that time that she began incorporating bodywork into her patients? therapy regimens and saw the positive effects it had on their mental and physical well-being.
Today at her studio, she and her team use techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, as well as aromatherapy and reflexology, to promote good health and make clients feel about as stressed as a guy in a stock relaxation photo with his feet up on his desk. The team also pampers pores with a full menu of facial treatments and body wraps and nurtures natural nails with spa mani-pedis.
At Bella Domani Salon and Day Spa, Corinthian columns and dark wood accents signal that the staff members are well-versed in classic styles. They can also do much more—trendy cuts and vibrant color emerge from run-of-the-mill locks with the help of Redken, L'Oréal, and Coppola hair products. Aestheticians perform facials with Dermalogica serums and detoxify bodies with ionic footbaths. When they're not polishing bodies, the staffers give back to the community with charity events including benefit fashion shows and stylish makeovers for public statues.
The stylists at Top Image Salon & Spa orbit patrons on the almond-hued hardwood floor, their hands flitting around heads as they cut, color, and deep condition hair. Global Keratin products smooth locks, and massaging pedicure chairs gently ease neck and back tension from Atlas Halloween costumes while technicians coat nails with polish. In a private room with a wall mural of tranquil water, patrons bask in a treatment bed during massages, waxes, and applications of permanent makeup.