After being brought up in a salon family, LaSpina owner Joe LaSpina left the nest to run his own salon, HairWorks, which eventually branched into three locations. LaSpina's aesthetic skills grew leaps and bounds after a decade at HairWorks, leading him to work on the set of Newhart and eventually open his namesake salon and spa. Now LaSpina leads a staff of experienced salon and spa professionals who pamper and transform patrons with hair design, color enhancement, facials, and massages.
Inside the salon, haircuts and updos build new styles as color-enhancement and texturing services disguise strands in new shades and shapes. Stylists smother tresses in products from Redken, Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Joe LaSpina's signature line. LaSpina also comes to the aid of clients dealing with hair loss due to illness, genetics, or blindfolded weed whacking, meticulously working with hairpieces and wigs to create a stylish look.
Weary bodies revitalize under the care of spa professionals, whose nimble fingers knead out tension during massages or slather countenances in SkinCeuticals products during facials. An array of body-waxing and custom spray-tan services keeps skin smooth and toned, and nail techs tend to the smaller details with pampering manicures and pedicures.
A rainbow wall of haircare products from Aveda, Moroccan Oil, Matrix, and Bed Head fills the sunny storefront of Rosci Salon Da' Spa. Inside, stylists rely on these crèmes to fashion three types of wave perms or conceal salt-and-pepper coifs with liquid chroma. Continuing education classes have trained their nimble fingers, which channel both men and women's styles and weave in silky human hair extensions with durable nylon bonds. In private treatment chambers, beds support bodies during eight therapeutic and relaxation massages, and Bioelements blending labs put fragrance- and color-free tonics at aestheticians' fingertips to mix into facials for every skin type. OPI polish slicks natural nails and acrylics in high-gloss color, and Jane Iredale makeup protects skin from air pollutants and UV-rays while fooling facial detection software in red-light runner cameras.:m]]
Cashmere Salon and Day Spa refers to its clients as the Cashmere family, a fitting pseudonym both because of the facility's welcoming atmosphere and because the beauty haven is arguably large enough to actually be a second home. From within a spacious interior, staff members perform almost every traditional beautifying service known to the industry. In addition to a selection of essential hair, nail, and skin services, the seemingly unending menu includes specialized treatments such as extensions, keratin treatments, brow tinting, and individual lash extensions, as well as more long-term fixes such as laser hair removal and nonsurgical face-lifts. The spa even offers injectables such as Dysport, Botox, and Juvéderm for those who want to turn back the hands of time instead of trying to slow them down with a secret handshake.
At Kiki's Salon Chateau, owner Keighley Jeremias's love of "making people gorgeous" is the driving force behind a menu of services for both men and women. Each member of her team of professional stylists and aestheticians shares her passion for beauty, plying their skills to create classic or cutting-edge styles and smooth strands with professional-grade products from Alfaparf Milano, Biolage, and Sexy Hair. As dedicated to customer comfort as they are to their craft, the team performs each service amid sunny, yellow walls, and a private treatment room allows clients to remove unwanted hair or pen their memoirs in an environment free of prying eyes.
Instructors trained in the Paul Mitchell teaching method introduce students to the art and technique of hair design, color services, and makeup application at Pulse Beauty Academy. Their immersive style of education allows advanced students to gain experience and expertise at an on-site salon, where locals drop in for cut, color, and styling services. Each service is divided by phase one students, phase two’s honor students, and phase nine’s ninjas. In addition to churning out stylists, the school demonstrates its inner beauty by supporting causes such as Habitat for Humanity and the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation.
Armed with high-end products from brands such as Ouidad, proprietor Frank DeSante and his squad of trained body beautifiers pamper patrons from head to pinky toe through a smorgasbord of services. Savvy strand specialists mold mundane manes into shapely shifts during haircuts, offered for women ($45+), men ($22+), children ($20+), and children's imaginary friends. Each tress trimming includes a scalp massage, shampoo, conditioner, and styling. Customers can brighten up their dermal canvas with expert makeup application ($45+), separate forehead bristle with an eyebrow wax ($10+), or maximize eye-batting with false eyelashes ($15+) long enough to strum. After nourishing above the neck, treat five-pronged pals to a manicure ($15) or pamper market-bound piggies with a pedicure ($30).