For the last decade, the staff at Tavernier's Salon & Spa has revitalized appearances and moods with a slew of salon and spa services. Defined by its brightly colored walls and artwork composed of primary yellows and reds, the interior is home to a team of diligent stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists.
Tavernier's hairstylists wield Redken and Matrix products with full-color treatments and strategically placed highlights to add depth to monochromatic hairdos. Nail technicians prettify appendages with Opi polish and soothing, hydrating dips into paraffin wax, and skincare specialists administer facials such as the one-hour basic European facial, which opens up pores like they're interviewees on Oprah so that they release their pent-up dirt and leave with a cathartic sense of cleansing and exfoliation.
A graduate of the esteemed Elite Hair Academy, Victoria Simpson has professionally styled hair since 2010. Within Salon Noir's cozy brick house, she showcases her talents, which include elongating locks with natural-looking extensions, brightening strands with eye-catching color, and trimming tresses into stylish looks. Using haircare products packed with natural ingredients, Victoria and her fellow stylists' other services include administering precise cuts for men and women and creating updos for special occasions. After appointments with Victoria, clients can consult one of Salon Noir's cosmetologists for skin-enriching services, such as facial waxing and subtle makeup applications.
The digit designers at Ambiance Hair Salon & Spa kick off approximately 30–45-minute individually tailored manicures by shaping and clipping nails and trimming cuticles. Nail artists then glaze keratin canvases with a polish from OPI, China Glaze, or Nubar or with a miniature paintball gun. Or, request a topping of chip-resistant Shellac lacquer (an additional $10) to keep nails free of dings for about two weeks. During 45-minute tootsie pamperings, patrons snuggle into a cushy oversize chair as paw perfectors soften feet with a soak before rendering toes ready for sandals, strappy heels, or open-toe pointe shoes.
At Lennartz Olde Time Barbershop, thread choppers relax head pastures with a shampoo massage before shaping overgrown follicles into a custom or military cut and shaving leftover tufts around the ears and neck. The men's rolling-cream facial gently exfoliates dead skin cells to smooth facades, while the men's clay-mask facial ensconces kissers in imported English clay to clear pores of dirt leftover from childhood tetherball games. Afterward, barbers lather up whiskers in warm suds and swathe faces in hot towels to soften the bristles, ensuring a smooth, even shave via straight razor or sharpened protractor. A final cold-towel application and a splash of 1935 Lucky Tiger aftershave top off the pampering.
Enthusiastic nail technicians at Graffitti's Hair & Nail Salon set vibrantly colored trends with glamorous nail treatments. Technicians buff fingernails into attractive shapes and tame cuticles with careful precision. Then, nail artists apply the client's choice of OPI or China Glaze nail products. Clients can make their fingers and toes shine together with like-minded colors, or indulge in multi-hued shellac finishes that catch eyes, turn necks, and challenge the faith of all paint-by-number enthusiasts. Upgrades for french tips ($5) and nail art ($5+) are also available.