A seat in one of the black leather chairs at Accent? Salon is a ticket to a new look. From a fresh haircut to a smoothing keratin treatment, the salon's expert stylists have the skills to make envisioned looks a reality. They also have high-quality Redken Chromatic ammonia and odor free products and Scruples color line and retail products to help them do the job, whether that's painting on sun-kissed highlights or arranging a fanciful updo. In 2013, the salon got a makeover of its own, with new renovations upping both the chicness and comfort.
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For years, Gary Haggas collected vintage barbershop memorabilia, including midcentury Belmont barber chairs and a hot-foam shaving machine from the 1950s. Then, in May 2013, he gave his retro artifacts new life by opening his own barbershop in Brookfield. "Once I discovered barbering, I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life," he told the News-Times.
Though the aesthetic at Gary's Barbershop is old-timey, Haggas's cutting skills are up-to-date: with four years of experience and a master-barber apprenticeship under his belt, he expertly cuts men's hair into styles ranging from conservative scissor-cuts to mohawks and leaves skin enticingly smooth with hot-shave sessions. Complimentary beer and flat-screen TVs make the barbershop a comfortable place to hang out, as does Gary's attitude: one of his favorite things about barbering is "meeting people, getting to know clients and watching kids grow," the News-Times reported.
"We're not interested in running an assembly line. Every customer is given all the time needed to achieve their desired result," explains TaNesha, owner of Solace Hair and Esthetics Studio. But customers aren't just given time; they're pampered from the moment they enter the studio, when they're handed a glass of lemon-infused spring water. Beyond its homey doors, Solace offers makeup services, facials, and waxing, and each service is lavished on guests in an attentive and individualized style. TaNesha is also the woman behind the T. Barnes Beauty Group, a collective of aestheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, and makeup artists who provide mobile beauty services wherever they're needed.
Haircuts done at Kate Emilie's Salon feature natural looking colors, clean lines, and an overall sense of contemporary elegance. Maybe they pick up all of those qualities from the salon itself. The space is as comfortable as it is stylish, boasting cushy matte black seats, decidedly modernist mirrors and light fixtures, and wood countertops with floral highlights. In that space, the stylists deliver organic yet dazzling transformations, whether they're cutting and styling men's and women's hair, or adding a pop of color with Goldwell, Paul Mitchell, and Orbie products. They also offer waxing services for hair that isn't as welcome.
The technicians at LASERcenters New York, Brewster continually seek out the most effective and comfortable tools available for their laser hair removal treatments. Their technology of choice: Candela’s GentleLase laser, whose dynamic cooling device soothes and protects skin with sprays of cryogen. The laser’s gentle, long-pulse light passes harmlessly through skin, destroys hair follicles, then leaves without leaving a speck of evidence behind for hair detectives. The duration of each treatment and the number of treatments necessary vary depending on individuals’ hair type.
A men's haircut can take on many forms––a fade, flattop, military cut, mohawk, or buzz to name a few. The stylists at Gayle's Family Hair studio are experts in them all, and that's just one hair in their ample styling coif. Women can seek a coloring session for bold highlights, or add volume with flattering layers. The salon also proudly features Fairy Tales Hair Care products, which use aloe, rose hips, and citrus extract to strengthen hair.