Elegant chandeliers cast a honey-hued glow on cozy Victorian arm chairs and rose-shaped pillows. These artsy accents offer inspiration for skilled stylists at they rehab strands with organic, non-animal-tested products, such as Neuma. Clients can also opt for a waxing session, an invigorating facial, or retreat to a private room for a therapeutic full-body massage. Whatever the service, a portion of B Beautiful's proceeds go to Tails of Hope––a no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization.
Like the name implies, 2 Blowout Bar is all about the blowouts. Stylists wash and blowout locks of all lengths for beautified styles. Add-ons like 10-minute scalp massages, updos, and hair "shots" for damaged or weak hair enhance the process. Young girls and teens can also come in for special pampering—fun sparkle makeup and face painting for the kids, and blowouts, makeup, and manicures for the teens headed to prom.
Most popular service: Hair care, skin care, waxing, nails
Brands Used: Wella, L'Oreal, Image
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: Come 10 minutes before your appointment.
Maximizing beauty is the main goal of the staff at Serenity Hair & Spa, but they make sure to pamper clients along the way. Their stylists condition, cut and style hair, or infuse it with luscious texture during protein conditioning treatments.
On the spa side, Serenity's aestheticians elongate eyelashes one by one with 3-D extensions. Sothys facial treatments correct issues such as acne or dry skin, and fragrant salt scrubs leave skin radiant from head to toe.
After attending Empire Beauty School, stylist Racquel “Kal” Stringer spent seven years acquiring hands-on industry experience, following and perfecting each new hair trend to hit the scene. These days her bag of tricks is robust—she still enrolls in continuing education classes, and she draws on her expertise from within her very own salon, which opened in the summer of 2012. The intimate space, wrapped in turquoise hues and dappled with bronze accents, sees hairdos transform with a range of services, including all-over colors, deep-conditioning treatments, and precision cuts.
During appointed “seniors” days, Kal entertains elders with good conversation while she adds volume to their tresses with roller sets and perms. But no matter what age her clients are, she always takes the time to teach them how to recreate their new 'do at home or within 30 second of finishing a bungee jump.
True Salon's stylists breathe new life into old and out-of-date styles in myriad ways, from complete makeovers involving chic haircuts and vibrant new colors to finishing touches such as hair-smoothing treatments and makeup applications. Whatever path the client takes, they'll be showered in personal attention while their transformation takes place in mirrors in front of them as opposed to a secret lab hidden in the New Mexico desert.