Nicole Hogan and Charles Gillick, owners of Blu: A Color Salon, don’t rest on their laurels just because they employ a team of talented stylists. During weekly three-hour continuing-education sessions, they keep their staffers abreast of the hottest trends in the salon world, such as feather extensions and silly-string ponytails. As its name implies, the salon specializes in coloring hair using products from the L’Oréal Professional line. The stylists also rely on L’Oréal products for power-dose treatments, which repair and strengthen damaged locks.
As clients await their turn in their stylist’s chair, they can sip from a complimentary glass of wine or cup of coffee. The warmly lit salon keeps easily frightened hair follicles relaxed with sleek decor that includes potted plants, track lighting, and a high ceiling.
The certified aestheticians of Tresses and Toes beautify patrons with the smoothing, trimming, and polishing ministrations of the salon's service menu, focusing on follicle and nail services. A family salon, the staff caters to men, women, and children with specialized services to fit each client's needs. The stylists manage manes with a variety of cut, color, and texturizing treatments, wax bushy brows and upper lips, and tint lashes for darker winking. Women's and men's mani-pedi services whip paws into shape and can be augmented with an array of spa scrubs and massages to calm palms and heels. To top off tips, patrons can choose from a rainbow array of OPI polish more vibrant than a chameleon family reunion.
Bella capelli is an Italian phrase that means beautiful hair. It's fitting, then, that amidst the salon's warm accents, skilled stylist Lindsey Pyatt blends classic and modern techniques to spruce up strands. She can revamp manes with a stylish new cut or simply trim bangs, add bold color or subtle highlights, invigorate hair with a deep-conditioning treatment, or smooth strands for weeks with keratin treatments.
The trained technicians at Polish Couture encourage guests to leave their cares at the door by welcoming them with a glass of wine or coffee and an array of snacks. High-quality nail polishes by OPI and CND Shellac await to revive tired toes, while hard-working paws can be further pampered with add-ons such as paraffin wax treatments. Staffers also draw upon Joico, Wella, and Dermalogica products to nourish hair and skin, creating luxurious strands and smooth, even complexions that invite more admiring glances than an attention-starved mirror.
Mirrors in bold orange frames reflect the skillful motions of stylists as they trim clients' hair at Cut N' Dye Salon. Davines products made with high-grade, natural ingredients help color locks, and formaldehyde-free Coppola Keratin Complex treatments smooth frizz. The stylists can also weave in natural-looking hair extensions to add length and volume, feather extensions to add color, and satellites for better cable reception.