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.
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.
In a way, it makes perfect sense that Lori Saleem, the owner of Shear Bliss Salon, has a background in organic gardening and culinary arts. When the Cornell grad took up cosmetology, she drew on her previous studies to create a full range of organic, botanical, and fruit-based beauty treatments. At Shear Bliss, Lori and her team offer fruit peels for dry skin, facials infused with botanical extracts, and spa pedicures bolstered by healing herbs. They also incorporate botanics and aromatherapy into organic coloring and all-natural keratin treatments.
Salon O's stylists transcend barbershop banality, sculpting fashionable 'dos from the comfort of their coffeehouse-like digs. Salon O crafts conventional coiffures with its signature haircut and color combinations. After sculpting locks into an eye-pleasing shape, an experienced stylist applies partial or full highlights, a color re-touch, or Tocco Italian color. The entire process lasts up to 90 minutes, but extra time should be allotted for returning the admiring gazes of construction workers, bus drivers, and toy poodles.
SalonKarma pampers world-weary frontispieces with personalized skincare treatments in a soothing spa environment. The 90-minute SalonKarma signature facial is tailored to each client's skin type, dermal disposition, and favorite national anthem. Following a personalized skin consultation, a friendly, certified aesthetician will reanimate slacking skin through one of three specialized treatments, which include a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction to evict dead skin, dirt, and low-orbiting asteroids. The skinsperience culminates with a hydrating mask and stress-relieving facial massage.
Armed with a battalion of experienced aestheticians and scissor-wielding stylists, brush. salon dazzles the skin and hairscapes of its beauty-seeking clientele, all within the confines of an eclectic boutique space. Keep a captivating countenance with brush. salon's skin services, including the basic cleansing facial ($70), which uses gentle exfoliation to rid faces of pore-clogging debris and errant meteorites. Svelte seekers can pave a smooth path with an eyebrow ($13), chest ($40), or bikini ($28) wax, and those looking to tame wiry head bristles can opt for one of the salon's hair services, which range in price depending upon the level and electron shell of each stylist.