It’s easy to misread Jenna Giltz’s last name as “Glitz.” It wouldn’t be an entirely inappropriate misnomer, considering Jenna’s reputation for adding glitz and glamour to her clients’ looks with stylish cuts and coloring treatments. To keep hair healthy and beautiful, she conditions with professional Redken and Pureology products. Hairstyling isn’t the only trick in Jenna’s book, however. She also performs mani-pedis, shaping nails and decorating them with vibrant designs that make counting to 10 far more exciting.
Seven years of salon experience infuse each 'do that Martha Doherty molds. Using products by TIGI, Kenra, and American Crew, she goes to work cutting, highlighting, and coloring hair. When she isn't crafting everyday looks or sculpting brows with wax, she creates formal updos for weddings, school dances, and philosophical debates.
For more than a decade, Renee Naser has made beauty her top priority. Seeing as how beauty is in the eye of the beholder, she constantly asks her clients for input when cutting or styling their hair. A certified Matrix colorist, Naser specializes in applying stunning, multidimensional highlights and all-over color.
Kindal Farwick can transform dull hairdos into fashion-forward styles with nothing more than a pair of shears. While that trick is impressive enough on its own, she also takes things a step further, enhancing shine with highlights or all-over color treatments for both men and women. Yet, despite her talent and love for everyday salon work, Kindal’s real passion lies in specialty hair and makeup design. Whether she’s designing for weddings, runway shoots, or other special events, she can custom-create just about any look, whether it’s a polished up-do or bouncy curls arranged so strands fall in just the right place. She completes hair masterpieces with brow waxes and flawless airbrush-makeup applications. Clients who fall in love with their dolled-up eyes and lips can come back later for a makeup lesson, picking Kindal’s brain for tips on re-creating the look.
Tanu Tanning's staff members work to produce deep, even tans with a mélange of UV-powered beds, UV-free spray tans, and body-gilding lotions. The bronzing bastion is equipped with a salvo of horizontal and vertical beds, some of which are equipped with facial tanners, so clients can customize their experience based on preferred duration and number of earthly petitions sent to Norse sun goddesses. A trio of body-mist spray-tanning sessions coat the entire body in a melanin-activating solution, reaching even hard-to-tan areas such as armpits and between the teeth. With today's Groupon, customers also receive half off on all tanning-lotion bottles ($20+).
A Touch of Heaven Salon Massage & Day Spa stocks a large inventory of well-respected pampering products. Nail technicians employ OPI and Gelish polish, and hairstylists primp tresses with smart Solutions, Redken, Sexy Hair, and KMS products. An assemblage of massage therapists and aestheticians performs indulgent work at the spa too, allying to relax and beautify their clients. They execute 10 varieties of massage, from the gentle, simple Swedish to the choreographed complexity of the four-handed massage—performed by two therapists or one octopus also juggling four tennis balls. They combine treatments of the body's inner tissues with herbal or peppermint-scented wraps to rejuvenate the outer layer.
Outside of the private rooms lies the salon proper, where stylists carefully ply their craft on the hair and nails of their patrons. They imbue locks with new color, wax away unwanted hair, and even provide spray tans to maintain a summery glow throughout winter's tenure.
More than 20 years of experience have given stylist Becky Durkin at Dimensions in Hair Design plenty of opportunities to learn what kinds of hairstyles work with what types of people. During her consultations—which precede every cut, color, and style—Becky carefully weighs factors such as facial shape, skin tone, and the current condition of the client's hair. Even though she's confident in her understanding of face shapes and style choices, she always listens to her clients' ideas and pairs them with looks that suit their lifestyles.