Cheveux Salon is home to a team of five internationally trained hairstylists and makeup artists, and what a tasteful home it is. With cobalt-blue salon chairs and silver-framed mirrors at each workstation, it's the perfect setting for clients to indulge in a haircut that highlights their own natural beauty. Speaking of highlights, the team specializes in coloring techniques that range from traditional lowlights to bold streaks.
In addition to the smiling staff of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, Bee Beautiful’s friendly and relaxed vibe surfaces in its opulent tapestries, plush couches, and floral grace notes. Within this tranquil space, staffers treat their clients like queens, drawing from a lengthy menu that includes a plethora of hairstyling services, nailcare options, massage therapies, and skin and body treatments. Once they’re finished in the salon or spa chair, customers can buzz over to the retail shelves where they can peruse a wealth of eco-friendly haircare, nailcare, and skincare products from the likes of OPI, Onesta, and the Naked Bee.
The stylists at Allure Salon & Spa strive to cultivate a personable environment—they compare the salon’s atmosphere to that of the TV show Cheers, except with less beer, more shampoo, and no patronizing laugh tracks. Inside this amiable salon, each stylist boasts more than 20 years of experience in the haircare industry. They get to know their clients before dolling them up with MoroccanOil and American Crew products in order to craft elegant hairdos or glossy, manicured nails that complement each guest’s personal style. A certified keratin straightening practitioner transforms damaged or frizzy hair into a smooth waterfall of strands, skincare specialists evoke natural skin tones, and massage therapists loosen clenched backs and shoulders with calming strokes.
The eponymous owner of Darrell Barrett Salon strives to keep his salon at the top of its game by constantly broadening and deepening his stylists' skill sets with ongoing workshops and seminars. The salon's minimalistic interior allows the stylists' handiwork to take center stage amid bare floors, white brick walls, floor-length mirrors, and bold, black styling chairs. Flattering cuts come in both classic and high-fashion varieties, and a range of specialty hair services can make locks pop with color after partial or full highlights. Glamorizing services—including makeup application, waxing, and eyelash extensions—prepare visages for weddings, special events, and a night out hitting up various book clubs.
Signature Service: Eyelash Extensions
Brands Used: Nova Lash
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Welcoming and satisfying experience
At Public Image Salon, owner and stylist Nicki believes that a hairstyle should do more than frame the face; it should tell the world who you are. That's why she begins each of her appointments with a conversation. "I start by asking questions about them without getting too personal," says Nicki. "I find out their interests." This step helps Nicki craft a look that's unique to the client's personality or professional life.
But Public Image's burgundy walls listen to more than just the sound of scissors snipping and hairdryers plotting world domination. Nicki also administers salon services such as highlights, Novalash eyelash extensions, and mani-pedis.
Similar to the mirrors found in the dressing rooms of Broadway theaters, the long mirrors mounted on the walls of Salon Craft are framed by thin lights, lending each styling station a glamorous energy. But the real show can be viewed in the mirrors’ reflections where stylists engineer sleek layers, wrangle fussy curls, and smooth down frizz. Private waxing sessions also manage difficult strands, lifting away unwanted fuzz from upper lips and brow outskirts. While waiting on highlights to set, clients may sip coffee at the refreshments bar.