Licensed cosmetologist Tyger McClendon specializes in transforming locks with extensions and layer cutting. She does so with products from brands by Paul Mitchell, Joico, and Nairobi. In addition to styling heads of hair, Tyger also tends to eyebrow hairs with waxing and tinting services, and bolsters lashes with silk extensions.
Though their talents are as diverse as their tools—which include products from Bumble and bumble, Wella, OPI, and Dermalogica—the stylists and beauty experts at SalonBlu share a single mission: to enhance their clients’ natural beauty. The expert stylists customize cuts for heads all shapes and sizes and add luster to hair with infusions of proteins culled from plants and sustainably harvested granola bars. On the other side of the salon, skincare specialists beautify visages with facial treatments that range from peels to microdermabrasions and nail technicians brush on chip-resistant shellac polish and apply artificial nails. The full-service salon also hosts a team of massage therapists, that shoos away stress with five different modalities, including an express scalp massage and a more intensive chakra-balancing treatment.
SalonBlu permeates its studio space with royal-blue styling chairs, punctuated with blond woods, black-and-white photography, and a sleek, chrome coffee machine that keeps guests from falling asleep by telling riveting stories about its time as the personal coffeemaker to Gerald Ford.
Hair and nails have a lot in common; they're in a perpetual state of growth, they look better with color, and they both taste better when dipped in chocolate. Drawing on these and other similarities, Studio 360 Salon & Spa offers a beautification mecca to pamper both hair and nails simultaneously. Guests can request Leslie for bold layers and color highlights, or solicit Mare's expertise for a coat of durable color polish.
For many people, pampering means spending the day at the spa or napping in a pool full of kittens. For others, it could mean learning new skills in a sexy fitness class. At Be Studios, guests get two out of four. In one glam-blasted room, instructors lead pole-dancing pupils in the sultry arts. Down the hall, spa technicians beautify guests with an array of spa services such as facials for exfoliating dry skin. Either way, the studio aims to outfit women with experiences and accoutrements to help them leave feeling relaxed and empowered, much like a nuclear plant on a cruise ship.
Tasking themselves with the ambitious goal of "redefining beauty and style", the artists at Dani La'Rose Salon & Spa leave no aesthetic stone unturned. Under the hundreds of crystals that comprise the day spa's fairy-tale chandelier, visitors lounging in sumptuous black leather seats consider their options. Will today be the day for a pedicure, complete with a plush, massaging chair? Or will they opt for an hour-long, full-body massage? How about a haircut, or a facial peel? The options are exhaustive, but with a little guidance from a stylist or aesthetician, guests can land on beautification suited to special events or everyday looks.