To keep their skills fresh, the staff at Studio M head to New York and Beverly Hills to learn the latest beauty trends and techniques. Once back at their Clifton salon, the stylists blend these new skills with their years of experience to create flattering styles with ombre highlights, Keratin Complex straightening treatments, and SoCap hair extensions. Meanwhile, aestheticians perform Yonka facials and crystal microdermabrasion to restore skin's youthful glow as digits receive coats of OPI polish and LCN tips. For head-to-toe rejuvenation, clients can call upon the spa's therapist who customizes massages to suit each guest, using hot stones to ease tight muscles and reflexology to relax hopelessly tangled toes.
The Hair Spa's talented stylists nurture tresses beset with split ends or overall poor health inside an immaculate, spa-like salon. A sudsy shampoo gently removes dirt, oil, and heavy buildup left after drying hair with a sandstorm. A follicle doctor infuses locks with a deep-conditioning treatment designed to restore wounded wisps according to specific hair needs. A mending mask restores strength and elasticity to chemically damaged hair, and a quenching mask hydrates chronically arid manes. Stylists then shear and style newly supple strands into an abridged 'do adopted from a shot of their favorite celebrity or a self-fulfilling photograph of the client sent back in time from three hours in the future.
The full-service spa and salon's Caribbean therapy body treatment soothes stressed skin and rejuvenates mopey muscles using healing plant ingredients from the Caribbean, a magical chain of islands where cruise ships go to spawn. A dry exfoliation starts by shedding old skin cells with snakelike skill. Next, a detoxifying seaweed mask and body wrap purges harmful toxins with the speed—but none of the clean-up—of a college freshman's digestive system, followed by a face and scalp massage to ease painful brain cramps. A refreshing shower leaves bodies buffed and shined in time for a restorative full-body massage.
Owner and stylist Lisa acquired Santa Fe Salon in 2013, having been open since 1992. She and her small team of stylists and nail technicians have a true passion for their work and frequently take refresher classes to keep their skills up to date. They specialize in Rusk hair color and mani-pedis with bright OPI, Essie, and Misa nail polishes.
Like any good salon, Extatic Salon & Spa offers haircuts, coloring treatments, and nail services. But the stylists here can also bolster any hairdo with chemical treatments like perms or relaxers, or prep a bride for her big day with makeup services, facial waxing, and extensions.
The powerhouse trio behind V'Va Hair Salon knows how to handle an unruly mane. Owner Vanessa and her well-coifed stylists, Jessica and Jamie, deftly transform hair from so-so to chic with the help of professional-grade tools including shears, coloring solutions, and air-funneling blow-dryers. The result? Fashionable, expertly styled locks left free from frizz after Keratin treatments or shining after applications of glaze conditioner. The trio also delivers stunning wedding-day makeovers for brides-to-be, and helps those less-than-confident with an eyelash curler with makeup lessons or analysis of that nightmare with the laughing mascara.