Denny Kemp began his styling career as one of the first students under Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda. This student has since become the master to his own proteg?s, passing on what he has learned within his own salon's walls, decorated with carefully selected artwork, some of it being the product of Denny?s own genius. Denny's brigade of innovative and artistic stylists spritzes clients with professional-grade products from Shu Uemura, K?rastase, Bumble and bumble, and Eminence, as well as the Dermalogica skincare line. They're also versed in smoothing frizz with keratin formulas and performing balayage and micro-foiling.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
Once you have your Groupon, you can make an appointment with one of The Uptown Hair District's master hair shamans, who know how to snip, dye, and charm even the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Your stylist will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then carefully snip in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. Your shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($45–$80) is only part of your primping package; you'll also receive a Kerastase restructuring treatment that calms dry, damaged, and rebellious hair with a special soothing serum ($25–$55). Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
The Refinery’s Perfect Retreat package starts the process with a stress-melting back treatment amidst the spa's casual, zen-like décor. You’ll then have your choice of a body scrub (full-body exfoliation with Dermalogica's Body Microfoliant made of tapioca starch, oatmeal, and nut shells), body hydro-pack (Dermalogica body mask containing soy milk with apricot and lavender oils), or enzymatic sea-mud wrap (exfoliating mud with papaya enzymes and citrus oils). The Refinery carries the full line of Dermalogica products, ensuring that your skin will not have to suffer the clammy, sticky, Grandma-smelling caress of lesser lotions and crustacean-derived tinctures.
Within the comfy confines of Darrin James Salon, skilled stylists fashion follicles in a flurry of meticulously controlled cutting, coloring, curling, waxing, and more. The trained staff sport receptive ears, which listen to clients' wishes and ideas in order to give them the best look possible. Along with hair sculpturing, Darrin James Salon performs a bevy of services from dolling up digits to smoothing out frontispieces.