With high ceilings and light blue and off-white walls, Salon Blu's interior resembles an outdoor space on a nice day. Against that airy backdrop, an experienced staff pours out Kérastase styling products and Goldwell color to make hair beautiful and noticeable, like a bouquet of roses on fire. Salon Blu's team can also perform their hair handiwork for special occasions, particularly for bridal and groom parties.
Salon Revive?s stylists customize haircuts for men, women, teens, and children inside a calming, earth-toned atmosphere punctuated by live plants and woodwork. During each service, be it a trim or a full-color application, they use a number of popular, high-end products such as Schwarzkopf color, Keratin smoothing formulas, and MoroccanOil that boosts hair?s health and sheen. The salon also offers microdermabrasion treatments, waxing services, and nail services including pedicures and gel manicures. Salon Revive is open six days a week (Monday?Saturday).
Ani Miryala started learning ancient-Indian skincare techniques at an age when most people think "acne" is the misspelling of a Road-Runner plot. Surrounded by uncles who were practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, Miryala immersed herself in the noninvasive organic methods taught at the family beauty school, eventually opening a spa with her three sisters. As Kate Hamilton of Skin Inc. magazine reported in 2008, Miryala now owns one of the largest female-operated companies in southern India and has brought time-honored Indian traditions to the United States at Anoo's Herbal Day Spa and a dozen other locations worldwide.
The aesthetician and published author has amassed a team of licensed specialists that rejuvenates minds and bodies with chemical-free treatments. Hair-removal technicians refine 80–120 eyebrows per day with signature threading services, leaving behind more clearly defined arches than a freshly poured sidewalk. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables nourish skin during Indian facials, and natural peels and herbal-microdermabrasion techniques leave faces smooth and glowing. To combat stress, the crew massages muscles with an ancient herbal-wheat-dough method that turns muscles into soft, buttery loaves of relaxation.
At Boca Beauty Academy, clients aren?t just getting pampered; they?re helping future beauty professionals hone their skills. At the waterfront campus, students take in thorough classroom instruction, then use what they've learned during hands-on hairstyling, massage, skincare, and nail treatments. Rather than absorbing knowledge in stuffy lecture halls or through uncomfortable naps on textbooks, the licensed vocational school lets students loose in a real salon replete with styling chairs, nail stations, and a spa treatment room, where their clients bask in low-cost indulgence with products from Matrix, OPI, Pevonia, and Biotone.
At Giggles Kids Salon, pint-sized clients ease into barber's chairs shaped like airplanes, trains, and cars. Nearby, other kids sit on bright orange couches and footstools that resemble building blocks, waiting to be summoned by their stylists. The kindergarten-like milieu was designed by owners John Tsapakas, a roofer, and his wife, Stefanie, a teacher, to be a welcoming, stress-free setting for both boys and girls.
Walk-in customers select from a menu of services as comprehensive as an adult spa salon’s. The kindly stylists can perform daring feats of hairstyling (often it's a first haircut), spangle appendages with mani-pedis, or pierce ears before distributing candy, stickers, and balloons. Also like adult spas, Giggles also offers themed-party packages that pair celebration with beauty pampering.
Moda Salon owner Jacinthe Coulombe, or "JC" as she's known at the salon, believes in continuing education, which makes sense considering she's trained with prestigious stylists that include Antonio DaCosta Rocha. Her hand-picked team of stylists and technicians are constantly learning about their trade and acquiring new skills that help them cut, style, and texturize hair. Between the expansive salon's blue walls, stylists makes use of products from Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf, and Redken to tint locks and tame flyaways, while aestheticians tend to skin with facials and waxing treatments.