At Studio 5012, stylist Crysta McDonald joins a team of experienced hair experts to revamp clients' locks with hair extensions, cuts, and frizz-taming services. The professional team has trained in all areas of haircare, from natural styles to custom weaves to conditioning treatments that repair damage from swimming in the giant cheese-fondue fountain at a millionaire's wedding.
Stylist Lauren Miller specializes in all types of hair. She can relax natural strands, chop them into a sassy bob or shorter do, or style them into twists, locs, and braids; alternatively, she can revamp looks altogether by sewing in natural-looking weaves. Lauren also complements new 'dos with semipermanent eyelash extensions, which pump up the volume and thickness of lashes for sultrier glances.
One of the first things customers see when they walk into Orange Salon is a bright orange wall of graffiti. It's just one of the eclectic touches at the full-service salon—others include children's toys, colorful apothecary bottles, and a ceramic gnome who sharpens all the scissors at night.
Many stylists here have received professional certifications from top salon brands, such as Wella and Bumble and bumble. And all of them are extensively trained in giving clients cuts and color as kicky as the salon itself. Their dedication to hair has earned them a major reputation around town—D Magazine has praised the "great blowouts" at the "retro and fun" salon.
A modern, global vibe pervades the interior of Style Du Jour Salon & Lash Boutique, in part thanks to exotic decor pieces and Indea Buard's team of beauty professionals with specialized skills from around the world. Amid hanging chandeliers and monochromatic accent walls, the beauty pros lop locks with textured, razor, or precision cuts, or instantly grow longer strands by sewing or bonding extensions of Virgin Indian Remy Hair and magic beans. In addition to moisturizing strands with UBH products, the stylists add drama to eyes with full sets of mink lash extensions that can last up to three weeks without touch-ups.
Robert Marrufo Jr. understands that every client experiences stress and pain in different ways. As a licensed massage therapist with extensive knowledge of traditional Western and Eastern modalities, Robert customizes each massage he delivers by blending modalities to create an approach that addresses each visitor's specific needs. Long, flowing Swedish strokes gently soothe tension along the surface, deep-tissue techniques focus on the deeper causes of chronic muscle pains, and warmed river stones can help loosen weary musculature. Additionally, Robert can use holistically focused modalities—including acupressure, Thai massage, and reflexology treatments—to promote a greater sense of inner peace and address energetic imbalances throughout the body.
Body Beautiful Studio’s menu of services not only focuses on keeping clients looking luminous and svelte, but also emphasizes the importance of good health and whole-body well-being. Rather than relying on the potentially harmful UV rays emitted by tanning beds, the studio’s airbrush tanning technicians instead engulf bodies in a mist of botanically based solution, creating an even, sun-kissed hue free of orange streaks, unlike carrots shot out of a T-shirt cannon. Body Beautiful’s full-body infrared treatments use far-infrared technology to relieve aches and contour silhouettes. As the gentle heat elevates metabolisms and helps release pent-up toxins, it can also improve skin tone by minimizing the appearance of cellulite.