At Chase Evans Salon and Spa, the team of stylists and aestheticians is under no illusions about what it takes to create an excellent client experience. “Constant commitment,” the owner insists, is what drives each staff member to go above and beyond the call, from the way they listen to clients during complimentary consultations, to the ceremonial backflip with which they conclude each successful blowout. In between, hair stylists––each boasting more than 20 years of experience––craft custom cuts and colors with European products, helping heads adopt a look as vibrant as the chandeliers that flank the front of the salon.
Removed from the bustle of the salon, aestheticians conduct their tranquil services inside a soundproofed treatment room. Massage therapist Milena Barbic—who’s been with the salon since its opening—eases muscle tension with traditional and hot-stone modalities as quiet music calms clients and gently sings stress to sleep.
Owner Maggie DiFalco's shear-wielding staff mollycoddles visitors with an array of sumptuous hair and spa services. Tired tresses are first tickled awake with a deep-conditioning treatment, wherein a coat of conditioning cream slips beneath cuticles to strengthen hairs from within. Next, a five- to 10-minute scalp massage delights lonely domepieces as a stylist's pulsing fingers melt away memories of your first day on the zoo's walrus-shaving team. A 20-minute warming stint under the salon’s heater polishes off the process, locking in moisturizers and nutrients and leaving mops lustrous.
At Salon Euphoria, the styling team is small but strong, including two Aveda Institute graduates and stylists with as much as 24 years of experience. Like sending superheroes undercover at a beauty pageant, the team fills its arsenal with Tigi, Aveda, and Moroccanoil products to help clients leave the salon feeling more confident and happy with their new looks. Stylists, including a master stylist, periodically go through continuing education to ensure that they're always on top of the latest hair trends, and an onsite nail tech creates slick nail landscapes with Essie polish.:m]]
The team at Unico Estilo Unisex Salon uses a variety of products from well-known brands such as L'Oreal, Kérastase, Wella, Alfaparf Milano, Matrix, and Goldwell. The friendly staff specializes in haircare, coloring locks during single-process-color applications or rendering tresses frizz-free with keratin treatments. A licensed massage therapist complements the beautifying options presented by the rest of the staff, performing massages in modalities such as Swedish, hot stone, and sports.
Inside MODA Hair Design & Spa's modern, strikingly white studio, visitors witness the bustling assembly line where physical beauty is created. While clients relax in leather salon chairs, stylists renovate hairdos with everything from cuts and hair dyes to Keratin smoothing treatments and fanciful updos. At the nearby nail station, manicurists transform fingers and toes into fashion accessories using glossy nail polishes. Aestheticians can also escort guests to private treatment rooms, where they wax away unwanted eyebrow or body hair, smooth out cellulite with body wraps, or administer European-style facials. MODA's team also includes a licensed massage therapist whose magical hands can pull silver dollars from behind clients' ears or make pain disappear with deep-tissue kneads.
All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff—coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products—lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.