You might not expect it, but the stylists at Pink Salon are particularly handy with a corkscrew. They have to be skilled at uncorking bottles because they offer clients a complimentary glass of sweet moscato with every color treatment. But it’s once they put down the corkscrew and pick up their styling tools that the highly trained stylists really show their stuff, nimbly snipping up trendy styles, tinting locks with vivid highlights, and taming frizz with keratin treatments. As stylists work, customers recline on sleek, black salon chairs and watch their reflections in lofty mirrors.
Sweethearts Salon & Spa's stylists and aestheticians realize that hair and beauty treatments aren't just for looking good—they also help customers feel more confident. The staff uses Paul Mitchell products to cut shaggy heads of hair into eye-catching hairdos that can be outfitted with highlights instead of glued-on laser pointers. Mani-pedis anoint fingers and toes with glimmering polish colors, and hands and feet get treated to crystal scrubs, hot towels, and massages. While receiving their beautifying treatments, guests can also enjoy a complimentary cookie or beverage.
Though the student aestheticians performing the salon and spa treatments at The Academy are still learning their craft, their work demonstrates a keen understanding of it. Under the watchful eyes of licensed professionals, students can showcase their new skills with subtle coloring treatments, wrinkle-erasing glycolic and retinol facials, and precise waxing and sugaring treatments. They also perform haircuts, and when their clients get their salon and spa fix here, the budding stylists don’t have to practice coif work by cutting their parents’ hedges or mashed potatoes—and clients can avoid the high cost of regular salons to boot.