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.
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.
Until cloning technology has been fine-tuned, it's expressly understood that there can only be one of you. That's why Salon Diana's highly trained stylists are experts in tailoring a style to the hair's unique length, thickness, and texture. After enjoying a deep-conditioning treatment, clients can reanimate the afternoon with all-over color, bold highlights, or by pole-vaulting over the salon's high ceiling joists.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Aryn Taylor and Brittany Scott trim, sculpt, and color tresses into chic styles using high-quality Bumble and bumble products. Scissors in hand, the stylists prune head hedges into wondrous hair sculptures, then follow up with a hair dressing that crafts a new cosmopolitan look. A two- to three-hour dyeing session plunges locks into a coloring concoction that can include a toner and a bleach highlight process. Lowlight coloring streaks head rugs with darker, natural shades to add three-dimensional appeal, and performing the process backwards through time adds four-dimensional appeal as well. Stylists can also kiss locks with bright partial highlights to enhance their vibrancy. The stylists work their magic inside The Garage Salon's 3,300-square-foot interior, where high ceilings and glossy hardwood floors frame a spacious industrial design.