Patrons walking into Masse’s Custom Cuts’ power-blue parlor won’t experience the hurried haircuts and impersonal services of a big chain salon. The stylists at this locally owned studio exemplify individualized service for women, men, and children by discussing styles and recommending looks based on face shape and personal taste. During cuts and conditionings, they pamper heads with Matrix and Redken products.
Gaddiel Medina and his family helm a staff of talented hair artists who craft polished coiffures for clients and fashion shows. While they slather strands with keratin treatments and snip away dead ends, Gaddiel's bilingual stylists speak both English and Spanish with their primary and secondary mouths.
Monica Hunter is part of the team at Issavia Hair Studio, a chic space with exposed brick walls, oak-framed mirrors, and antique furniture scattered tastefully throughout. Issavia Hair Studio staffs stylists and master stylists as well as renowned skincare specialists; Monica herself has experience working for a Conde Nast Top 10 Beauty Destination. At Isavia she helps clients regain healthy and radiant skin with treatments like microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion. Isavia also offers facials and makeup applications as well as precision cuts, coloring, and styling?all of which can breathe new life into a client's personal style and increase their bathroom mirror's sense of job satisfaction.
With more than 10 years of experience to her name, Melissa helms one side of her eponymous salon while her sister and co-owner, Susan, lends her skills as a seamstress to the in-store boutique. The siblings’ signature blend of salon services and boutique luxuries sets them apart as a one-stop destination for those who like to mix their spa and retail therapies.
The sounds of clipping shears and contented sighs mingle on Melissa’s side of the salon, where she wields top-notch salon products that range from CND nail polishes to the individualized ointments of the Bioelements facial line. During haircuts, color services, and treatments for the face and nails, Melissa restores beauty lost to age or gambled away during high-stakes poker games.
Patrick Viteri founded his salon in 1984, when both hair bands and the hair of Margaret Thatcher were at the peak of their popularity. Armed with DevaCurl and Paul Mitchell products and years of experience, he and his locally trained team wrangle tresses at New York, Boston, and Toronto hair shows when not cutting hair, coloring it, or serenading clients' wild curls. Sponge-painted walls, reddish-brown brick, and cozy, olive-toned chairs await visitors, who settle onto blond wood perches to receive deep-conditioning treatments in the sun-flooded space.
At Salon 345 and Spa, stylists enlist the aid of salon products from renowned brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken to ensure hairdos have maximal allure. Beauticians pamper clients with a slew of salon and spa services that runs the gamut from manicures to facials to waxing. The boutique's pink-walled waiting area brims with portraits of Marilyn Monroe, just as her home was adorned with photos of Salon 345 and Spa.