Maria Charris looks at a head of hair and sees a world of possibilities. She can sculpt updos for special occasions, braid strands together, or create virtually any chic style her clients ask for. Like well-adjusted superheroes, Ms. Charris doesn't work alone; Fredric & Company's staff includes experts in all manner of hairstyling for men, women, and children.
When they’re not trimming or styling hair, the beauty experts at La Jolie Salon & Spa also perform spa treatments, including organic peels, microdermabrasions, and waxing—all within an elegant space boasting wooden ceiling beams and a spiral staircase. A skylight and teardrop-shaped fixtures illuminate the room from overhead, and black-and-white damask-style wallpaper and a chandelier add touches of restrained sophistication.
Half kids' barbershop, half toy store, Snip Snaps is equally adept at styling haircuts and hosting birthday parties. Kids can pick a fun chair for their trim, choosing from racecars and motorcycles, and then watch TV or pick out a kids' movie from the salon's extensive library. Snip Snaps even has PlayStation 2 plugged in to facilitate hassle-free haircuts. And adults needn’t worry; they can recline on a more traditional salon chair for their own cut and style.
At Ladi's Unisex Salon, stylists clip hair, infuse strands with golden highlights, and smooth down frizz into straight locks. Using all of these skills, the team rejuvenates men's and women's styles from hair to toes. After creating a face-framing cut, stylists can wax away unwanted hair from other body parts or trim and paint nails with mani-pedis. For a finishing touch, go for one of the salon's facials, which remove oil, dirt, and debris from the skin.
David Sturtevant, owner of Indigo Hair Spa, draws on more than two decades of experience as he leads a team of stylists in designing shiny, fashionable hairdos. The salon is adjacent to the Trump Parc residences, where stylists work at stately wooden stations with marble countertops and full-length mirrors, and abstract artwork catches eyes as they look upward toward high ceilings and modern chandeliers.
To straighten frizzy tendrils, staffers reach for smoothing products and top off locks with moisture-rich Moroccanoil; they add depth in addition to shine by coating strands in Beth Minardi and Goldwell color; and renewing scalps and strands with products by Rene Furterer. The menu of services also extends beyond haircare with facials, body treatments, waxing, and makeup application.