Samantha Frye floats across the hardwood floors of the elegant Contempo Hair Studio, scissors, hairdryer, and advanced styling products in-hand. The seasoned stylist transforms hair with an array of services, including trendy cuts, smoothing amino fusion treatments, and glamorous hair extensions. A trained and experienced cosmetologist, Samantha also offers makeup applications and waxing.To keep up with the latest beauty trends and techniques, the dedicated professional regularly attends styling workshops around the country.
At Blaze Color Salon, skilled stylists revamp hairdos with a litany of services and Blaze's own line of vegan products. Guests can arrive prepared with a magazine clip of their desired look, pick one on the spot from the shop's style book, or opt to model their cut after the neighborhood bearded dragon. Either way, a professional scissors wielder snips away excess or troublesome strands, giving fickle manes an aesthetic purpose. During the blow-dry and finishing session, the stylist employs curling-iron or flatiron techniques before keeping scalp noodles in place with a serving of humidity-resistant, sunscreen-infused product.
Fix Salon, owned by Italian-trained stylist Juliet, combines expert hairdo rejuvenation and support for local artists and musicians to create a funky, laid-back environment. Relax in leather barber chairs as a licensed cosmetologist or, in rare cases, unlicensed cosmonaut sends nimble shears through strands to create follicle finery for both women (a $35 value) and men (a $20 value). Locks can rest easy knowing that stylists use high-end products from New York Streets, Sebastian, American Crew, and others to give labored locks a freshening boost.
The style-savvy staff at Expressions Salon & Spa Inc. bolsters fading façades with a variety of beautifying services both time-tested and contemporary. Muscle menders mollycoddle ligaments with a variety of massage techniques, such as the traditional 30-minute Swedish massage ($55), which infuses a firm, gentle, touch with choice aromas to ease away the stresses of daily commutes and nightly Jenga losses. The Short But Sweet facial ($41–$55) includes a skin evaluation, pore cleanse, facial massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment, thwarting acne breakouts and bacteria break-ins. Clear stubborn hair forests with a mélange of waxing services, which employ nonirritating products to shape eyebrows ($12) and remove unwanted follicles from underarms ($22), lips ($12), or chins ($12), leaving skin as soft and smooth as a freshly shaved pillow. Experienced tress tamers can cut and style locks ($31–$39) into accentuating fashions for a classic, complementary beauty.
Nail technician, permanent-makeup artist, and Blush Salon & Spa owner Susan Livingston calls on more than 14 years of experience in the salon industry to lead a continually educated team of beauticians in intensifying visitors' outer allure. Behind Blush's solid-brick façade, guests discover a cheerful interior playfully festooned with pastel-green hues, wavy mirrors at each station, and cartoon flowers singing "Walking on Sunshine." While indulging in the uplifting atmosphere, clients march their way to aesthetic excellence with a variety of services for hair, skin, and nails. Blush's team also performs a multitude of relaxing spa treatments, such as mani-pedis and chemical peels, which are ideal for those in need of pampering and stress relief.
The redhead behind Redhead Hair Salon & Blow Dry Bar is master stylist and owner Morgan Holtz, who leads a team of experienced stylists who are as dedicated to hair health as they are beauty. Whether clients are dropping by for a cut and color, a quick blow-dry and style, or a nourishing deep-conditioning treatment, the staff will take the time to educate them about at-home hair care and the best ways to maintain their look long term. In addition to basic cutting and styling services, the team also beautifies clients with lash and brow tinting, facial waxing, and spray tans, and can enhance locks with tape-in extensions or Cinderella hair extensions, applied by the salon's certified fairy godmother.