Beautifiers at 2 Dye 4 Salon and Spa (formerly Salon Serenity) dole out a cut and style, a hot-stone massage, or permanent eyeliner to patrons in a salon filled with black chairs and track lighting. The always-changing menu of services includes hair, nail, skin, massage, and permanent-makeup services.
Outside Salon Zero’s second-story windows, palms and tall trees sway as stylists feather strands of hair through fingers for a precise clip or color hair using ammonia-free products. Because it's a fume-free salon, they accomplish their services without shrouding clients in a cloud of chemicals, which can cause teary eyes or Toxic Avenger sequels. During consultations they hope to inspire clients to avoid such harmful chemicals, educating them on healthy alternatives. Their services range from infusing hair with vitamins while expunging built-up minerals and chlorine left behind by damaging hair products to massaging botanical-based Phyto Phytopolleine universal scalp elixir into craniums, treating dry or oily conditions. Their nail techs perform mani-pedis with a soy-based polish remover, and aestheticians brush low-temperature, all-natural wax along faces to eliminate unwanted hair and soften skin. The team can also take their chemical-free ways to weddings or photo shoots with on-location services.
The staff at Premier Cosmetic Solutions know that looking one’s best takes a lot more than a quick swipe of mascara in the morning. That’s why they help clients cut down on time in front of the mirror with organic permanent-cosmetic applications. Unlike other types of permanent cosmetics, the organic inks that Premier uses contain no metals, so they leave more vibrant pigments and are ideal for those with allergies, contact-lens wearers, and busts made out of fruit. The inks are available in more than 200 shades and last up to nine years.
The staff also specializes in several shorter-term beauty solutions, including waxing, microdermabrasion and facials with Rhonda Allison products. Silk mink eyelash extensions are feather-soft and come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, so the look can be customized to fit each client’s eye shape.
Led by licensed paramedical aesthetician Ariel Starr, Salon Du Soleil Medi-Spa's staff aims to send their clients home pampered, rejuvenated, and with head-turning new looks. The specialists have honed their skills in a variety of areas, sculpting new hair designs or donning flawlessly applied war paint as they battle unwanted fuzz with waxing services. The spa pamperings, which also include manicures and massages, pair with medical treatments to fully make over bods with methods including microdermabrasion, which blasts away signs of age. Salon Du Soleil's staff works to create a clean facility by completely sterilizing equipment and only telling PG-rated knock-knock jokes.
A wall bisects Hello Beautiful Colour Salon & Art Spa's honey-toned studio. On one side, styling stations line up with mirrors mounted on easels. On the other side, a lounge combines the feel of a beauty boutique with that of a caf?. Shelf upon shelf of products from Brocato and ColorProof surround funky red tables where clients sip and shampoo their hair with coffee. As salon stations open up, senior and master stylists call their human canvases in for cuts or color jobs with dyes from Italy. Meanwhile, Hello Beautiful's aestheticians tend to the body with chemical peels, facials, and a relaxation massage.
With new styles and trends emerging every season, stylist Bonnie Gosack knows that staying on top of the game means continuing her education. She graduated from a Redken-endorsed academy with expertise in Redken cutting and coloring techniques. Then she went on to earn a certification as a hair-extension artist—Bonnie specializes in the keratin-fusion method, which she believes produces the most natural-looking styles. At SalonSpa Lavish, she puts her skills to use by cutting, styling, and coloring strands and applying hair extensions long enough to double as a muumuu.