Nestled in the crook of a banister, receptionists greet guests before they ascend the adjacent staircase to Robert Markley Salon Spa, passing a large polished steel pot along the way. The staircase leads to a waiting area furnished with modern armchairs and a Googie-inspired light fixture. Exposed utilitarian ceilings float above a row of minimalistic salon stations with white barber chairs, where stylists perform services such as haircuts and highlights with Aveda products. Spa treatments include facials, massage, and makeup lessons for clients who have had a falling out with their lipstick.
Best friends since high school, the three owners of Hush Salon and Day Spa are always excited to head into work. Pops of bright color add a feminine touch to the open floor plan and exposed-brick walls. Thirteen stylists and aestheticians circle the space, snipping hair into posh bobs, painting nails with bright polishes, or decorating faces with professional makeup. Refreshing facial treatments tailor to skin woes, such as signs of aging and acne, and body wraps cocoon limbs in thermal energy, botanical oils, and natural ingredients, such as rice bran and supernovae.
Synergy Salon & Spa combines a variety of hair, nail, and skin services to ensure its clients are adequately pampered. Beauty pros imbue strands with bold or natural color, and either shear strands into trendy coifs or lengthen locks with extensions. Facials, waxes, and eyelash extensions complete revamped visages, and massages and mani-pedis round out the services. Patrons can easily book their appointments online or by forming a human chain and playing Telephone.
Led by Dr. Mark Chorebanian, the team at Mena's Aesthetics performs nonsurgical treatments and skin rejuvenation with multiple types of lasers. Clinician Mena Latas has traveled the country certifying offices in laser treatments. She specializes in reducing hair on darker skin tones with Palomar IPL lasers and treating acne with laser technology and chemical peels. Technicians clear complexions with medical-grade products, such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical. To combat wrinkles caused by squinting at eye-chart wallpaper, certified injector administers Botox and dermal fillers.