Top-notch, amazing, and fantastic are just a few words Foundation Hair Studio's zealous clients have used to describe owner and stylist Candace. And it's no wonder as the skilled beautician boasts more than a decade of industry experience and specializations in Ouidad curly hairstyling, Alfaparf and Goldwell coloring, and Hotheads extensions. The studio's other stylists including Heather—a protégé of Candace's—also impart their knowledge of healthy haircare to clients. They update their 'dos with current and classic salon services, from adding length with Babe hair extensions to taming unruly frizz with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments from GKhair, Brazilian Blowout, or Diora.
Although Foundation's garden-level studio rests below the sidewalk’s surface, the interior feels open and bright. Sleek white furnishings at each cutting station glisten beneath crystal chandeliers, and the pale-green hues emanating from barber chairs and life-size trolls loitering by the shampoo bowls add a soft complement to the salon's minimalistic decor.
WIth six different mani-pedis on its menu, Summer's Salon gives you plenty of options. Nails get shaped carefully, masks seal in moisture, and sugar scrubs relieve hands and feet of dead skin cells without the traditional duct tape. For those who want more beautification, the salon's stylists color and sculpt hair into flattering shapes.
The certified and licensed aestheticians at Maral Day Spa defy aging and environmental forces with facials, body treatments, and microdermabrasion. The staffers are also tech-savvy and licensed in both the anti-cellulite lipo-massage system and the hydrafacial, a new technology that balances uneven skin tone and shrinks pores. Waxing treatments remove unwanted hair and shape comely arches above the eyes, which can also be enhanced by eyebrow and eyelash tinting or by super-gluing a bedazzled monocle to the bridge of the nose.
Clayton Spa and Salon’s owner has been fixing up and coloring men and women’s hair for more than 20 years. Inside the studio, which invokes a natural serenity with hardwood floors and large windows, she leads her staff in updating hairdos with customized perms and conditioning color using American Crew and Framesi products. They’ll also tint eyebrows and rejuvenate skin with facials using products from near and far—including the French-speaking Pevonia.
Avanti's suite of skin-services eradicates imperfections such as wrinkles, blemishes, fine lines, hair, and crow's feet with a blend of high-tech equipment and skilled, friendly service. Laser hair removal slips light energy beneath the skin to the dark follicle where unwanted hair grows, searing it at the root like a futuristic light-rabbit seizing a hair-carrot ($125 per underarms treatment, $250 for Brazilian). Those concerned with their brain-case can get wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections ($13 each), luxurious, cleansing customized facial peels ($125), or a microdermabrasion treatment, which gently blasts dead skin cells off, reducing the effects of sun and aging ($90). Like your face, the glassy, modernist offices of Avanti Skin Center boast sleek, clean lines, vibrant natural color, and no giant dragon tattoos.
Kim Scafe's facials fight everything from acne to signs of aging. She brings 15 years of experience to every cheek she scrubs, analyzing each client's complexion with a knowing eye. After discerning each client's skin type, she assembles a custom suite of products and technologies that will cleanse and revitalize it in just the right way. She even caters to gentlemen's faces, taking extra care of skin that has become sensitive from shaving or nuzzling tree trunks.