In the midst of invigorating cappuccino-colored walls, bold original artwork, and mirrors filled with smiling reflections, Phia Salon, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, infuses hairs and pores with pure flower essences and plant-based botanical products. Four levels of talent are available to tackle every service, from an extensive list of cut and color services to hair extensions, waxing, and skin care. Each of their cut and color services is accompanied by a stress-relieving sensory experience that ranges from a mini facial to a soothing hand-and-arm massage.
Phia Salon extends Aveda's commitment to natural products and the environment to its own salon with eco-friendly business practices, such as constantly monitoring and recycling waste and using phosphate-free soaps. The salon’s cork floors are sustainably harvested and surrounded by eco-friendly paint on the walls, and the organic milk used in coffee and tea comes from local, grass-fed cattle who carpool to work.
The Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell School transforms hair lovers into trained hair experts, arming students with the skills it takes to snip and color hair using Paul Mitchell products. As hairdressers go through a rigorous training program, they practice their cutting-edge techniques on guests to the school, trimming and coloring tresses under the watchful eyes of their instructors.
Stylist Karen Gary specializes in natural hair, but her expertise didn't come to her overnight. Karen was getting better and better at shaving close crops, she recalls, "but when clients wanted to grow their hair long, [I] came up short." Strands became brittle from overzealous processing, and they would often snap off between appointments. The problem was Karen's salon products, which seemed designed to test hair's limits at the expense of its health.
And so, Karen learned to change her ways. She focused her attention on more natural processing methods, expanding her education until she became an expert in healthy, natural hair. Today, she's happy to share that expertise with others during styling sessions and complimentary workshops. Stop in for a shampoo or a style, and you'll see firsthand how Karen has transformed Synergi Salon into a temple of natural hair by banning harmful chemicals and dark spells from her treatments.
The Blowout Boutique specializes in three services, each of which is designed to give clients a runway-worthy look that is still suitable for everyday life. During blowouts, the blowout specialists use virtually every tool at their disposal as they tame wayward strands, add volume, and create an eye-catching new hairdo. Keratin-smoothing treatments with Peter Coppola products target signs of frizz and leave the locks looking sleek, healthy, and as strong as the twine used to support the Golden Gate Bridge. Additionally, The Blowout Boutique offers on-the-go makeup services with Ava cosmetics for guests seeking a professionally guided touch-up to look picture perfect for a bachelorette party, prom, or field trip to the zoo.
No head of hair is the same to the stylists at Naama Salon & Day Spa—each requires its own customized treatment. For women, those range from perms and cropped cuts to designs inspired by rock star mohawks. Even more complicated 'dos, like dreadlocks, are fair game to the Naama team, which can deftly re-twist or restyle dreads. Using L'anza Healing Haircare products, stylists can also brighten hair with highlights and color or soften tresses with L'anza's customized five-step deep-conditioning treatment. Besides haircare, the Naama team specializes in removing unwanted hair with waxing or rejuvenating skin with exfoliating peels, including Vitamin C and pumpkin varieties.
Derived from an Italian phrase that means trendy, Di Moda Salons cultivates a contemporary ambiance to reflect the work of its stylists. Di Moda has all the services you'd expect to find at a salon—cuts, highlights, and blowouts. But a flattering do often hinges on subtleties, such as the salon's undercuts, peekaboo highlights, and expertly applied relaxers. When stylists aren't primping natural tresses, they're adding volume and length with hair extensions, which come in natural shades and temporary accent colors. Clients complete their looks with waxing, sunless tanning, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications.