Ashely, the manager of Zen Lounge, creates a tranquil space for minds to rest while she works on beautifying bodies. She specializes in skin and nail treatments, creating elaborate nail art with a steady hand, glue, and a variety of mini-accessories. She also performs full-body massages, ideal for disposing of the day's tensions or getting relief from chronic pain.
Sleek black-leather chairs and black-and-white accents work in fun contrast with High Maintenance Salon's vivid purple accents. Stylists here pride themselves on their friendly, personalized haircare services, which include smoothing relaxers, intricate braids, curly Wave Nouveau treatments, and lengthening sew-in weaves. Haircuts, color treatments, and waxing services are also available.
The staff members at Essential Styles have mastered head-to-toe beauty services. They take on unkempt hair with haircuts and relaxers, enlisting the help of Paul Mitchell, Essations, Mizani, and Nairobi Professional products. Or, for an entirely different look, they sew in or bond weaves. For faces, they arch eyebrows and thicken lashes with extensions. Finally, they turn to fingernails and toenails, rounding out their top-to-bottom treatment menu with manicures, pedicures, and intricate nail art, such as drawings of smaller toenails on larger toenails to mimic a matryoshka doll.
Get your hair ready for fish-teasing season with a haircut and style ($35+) from one of Salon Urbanity's innovative stylists, or artificially infuse a sun-kissed look into your 'do with full foil highlights ($70+). You can also freshen up for an upcoming passport photo with a microdermabrasion treatment ($120+). Salon Urbanity's skilled technician will peel away the years by exfoliating the top microlayer of facial skin, leaving it looking refreshed and young enough to earn double-profiles from airport security, and an indulgent French manicure ($22+) will spiff up sorry fingernails. And if your new career in plantain farming has made your muscles tense and tightened, opt for a relaxating relaxation massage ($60 for 60 minutes) and feel troubles melt away like a dropped ice-cream cone in the Sahara.
The crown jewel of Heather Metzger?s work station inside Salon Rhonda is the mirror: an enormous, rectangular cut of glass encased in an intricate golden frame. It gives clients an expansive view to watch Heather cut away split ends, snip off length to create layers or bangs, and shave a clean hairline on men. Heather?s steady hand also comes in handy when kids sit in her salon chair, where she expertly trims their locks and gives free haircuts to their imaginary friends.