Within the space of Bodies and Faces, beauty specialist Dawne Termini exercises her talents, helping clients to achieve brighter, younger-looking complexions. Between beauty treatments, clients can lounge in the waiting area's armchairs, peruse shelves of salon products, or deliver impassioned speeches about not being a copycat into the hanging mirrors.
Quality trumps quantity at The Cut Above, where the salon’s three stylists offer a wide range of services with most up-to-date haircare knowledge and techniques. Since 1977, the trio’s talents have continuously blossomed thanks to regular training and visits to trendy hair shows, resulting in a comprehensive menu that spans everything from color and keratin treatments to hair extensions and makeup application. High-end products from the likes of Redken and Rusk bask beneath soft lighting that cloaks clients from all sides, making for hair treatments unencumbered by shadows and ominous visits from stony-eyed owls. Framed by textured columns, the salon’s well-equipped stations rest between mirrored partitions to provide added privacy and the chance to see your hair from multiple angles.
Inside of Platinum Hair Studio, the sleek white, tan, and black decor offsets the wall-length product shelf ablaze with color. Cleansers, styling creams, and other potions sport premium labels such as Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, Goldwell, and Sebastian. During hair services, highly trained staffers use their suction-cup grappling guns to pluck the products as they infuse locks with radiant color and voluminous style.
Clients can bring tools and products from home during Hairstyling 101 classes that teach laypersons to expertly manipulate locks without investing in new items. Aestheticians also both apply makeup and offer makeup lessons, which coach clients in simple ways to enhance eyes and lips, or draw attention away from the lips around their eyes.
Curls prove no match for Kayle Salwocki. The stylist excels at snipping corkscrew tendrils so that they accentuate rather than hide the face. She’s equally adept at other hair types as well, which she cuts and creatively colors amid the whimsical, cottage-inspired decor of Tara’s Beauty Studio.