At The Men’s Grooming Parlor, licensed aesthetician Matt Leyes tidies up fuzz inside a discreet second-floor retreat. Pre-appointment, kick back in the plush waiting space and soak up the Old-World atmosphere rife with dark wood accents, softly glowing candles, and richly framed portraits.
A rainbow wall of hair and skin care products from Aveda, Rene Furterer, Dermalogica, and other brands brighten the storefront at Toujours Spa & Salon, which also gathers a wide range of lauded beauty therapies and expert practitioners under its roof. Many of the salon's senior stylists boast more than a decade of experience in the industry, along with extensive training in Wella coloring techniques. Opened in 1995, the salon has provided Andersonville with hair cutting, color and texture treatments, waxing, facials, massage, and makeup services. As patrons check out their new look in the mirror, their gaze also shifts upward to the eye-catching antique tin ceiling.
Always with one eye focused on the evolving techniques and trends of hairstyling, Robert Jeffrey's haircare professionals help clients design a flattering new look that complements their features as well as their sense of style. A simple trim can add layers and shape to a hairdo, although highlights, deep conditioners, and texturizing treatments can create more dramatic changes by adding depth, dimension, and healthy luster to the strands.
Beyond hairstyling, Robert Jeffrey caters to its clients' needs by offering a variety of classically indulgent spa services, such as personalized facials, waxing sessions, and makeup-application lessons that teach patrons how Fun Dip powder can double as rouge in a pinch. The staff members' passion for effective care also extends to the product-display shelves, which feature the salon's exclusive, eponymous line of shampoos and conditioners designed for simple at-home use.
Sine Qua Non Salon has been called a Salon of Distinction by Salon Today, the home of the city's Best Highlights by Refinery29, and "the place with the hairy donuts" by a confused old man. For more than 20 years, the salon's four locations have upgraded hairdos with new colors, texturizing treatments, and expertly trained stylists. They also sling products from Bumble and bumble, Aveda, and Éminence Organic Skin Care.
Sonia Salon’s aestheticians draw on Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Indian health and beauty treatments as they pamper clients with contemporary facials, massages, and waxes. Ayurvedic treatments draw on 5,000 years of herbal healing tradition as they aim to balance the body’s internal energies and enhance beauty, and henna tattoos ornament skin on special occasions such as weddings or driving-school graduation ceremonies. Waxing and threading services rid clients of unsightly strands and leave eyebrows fit to hang in an expression of incredulity for hours, facial treatments keep mugs radiant, and massages melt stress with up to 10 modalities.
What makes it great: 90-minute massages with complimentary foot scrubs; personable massage therapists known for their highly custom treatments; discounted services for teachers, police, and military members