Hairstylist Jenn Velez fused the names of her two daughters, Melina and Alexus, to title Melxus Hair Studio, a salon that specializes in hair and makeup services. Jenn's stylists clean up the looks of men, women, and children with custom cuts and deep-conditioning treatments, adding length to clients’ manes with extensions, rather than fun-house mirrors. The beauty parlor’s modern tress treatments rely on trending products and techniques, which Jenn stays abreast of with continuing education.
As the name implies, Polished Hair and Nail Lounge keeps clients looking immaculate. Whether treating tresses or toenails, each service is performed using experience gleaned from decades in the beauty industry. Stylists masterfully create new dos with haircuts, doses of color, elegant updos, and smoothing keratin treatments, whereas the resident nail technician decorates digits with Gelish and CND Shellac polish and acrylic nails.
Amanda spends her time at Hi-Lites Salon & Spa beautifying clients' hair and complexions. She snips strands into stylish coifs and paints manes new hues with all-over color or highlights and uses Redken products to amplify the effects of her haircare services. In addition, she also creates hair and makeup looks for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, or talent shows for the salon aquarium's wide-eyed audience.
When nationally licensed massage therapist Steve Ribortella assuages pain and relieves stress through massage therapy. His studio beams with clean linens, quality lotions, aromatic essential oils—in short, every tool he needs to perform his full array of massage modalities. Once he sets to work, he customizes his strokes to accommodate a range of needs, from tense shoulders to tender hamstrings.
An acupuncture physician and two massage therapists have joined forces to help clients find relief from pain. Their treatments alleviate muscle spasms, arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, and allergies. The team also helps resolve emotional difficulties, such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
It isn’t the nature of Our Salon’s beauty pros to merely chop hair and file nails. Rather, they consider themselves something of artists. Stylists alter hair’s texture with keratin smoothing treatments and pack on eye-catching glimmer with highlights or crystals. Nail techs treat each nail as if it is a tiny canvas. On top of candy-cane prints and glittery polish they top fingers with gel color—a special formula that resists chips for up to two weeks of normal wear or one attempt at petting a piranha.