Salon 17's trained stylists primp head fleeces with tress-taming services. Mow growing cranial landscapes with a professional haircut and maintain its healthy green with a deep-conditioning treatment that coats hair in nourishment, adding moisture and protecting it from corrosive aridness. Clients can choose to upkeep head tints through a custom color from Salon 17's Italian color line. The salon's sleek floors catch falling strands, as leather salon chairs hug stylees during snip sessions, and a chandelier lights up overhead space. The total treatment with color services, like many movies and lines to inspect the cushioning on roller coasters, takes approximately two hours.
The stylists at Alfani's Barbershop tidy up locks for men as well as women, leaving strands neatly shorn or styled into a trim, sophisticated look. Staff members greet each client with a complimentary beer that cools parched throats with all the chill yet none of the burn of a dry-ice popsicle. In addition to haircuts, the team can also shave stubble down and knead overstressed shoulders with gentle massages that employ tea-tree oils. Before settling into a La-Z-Boy–inspired barber chair for their appointment, visitors can pass the time by inventing new lyrics to the pulsing rock music or by perusing the vibrant, red-and-blue mural of the Statue of Liberty, which dominates the waiting area's wall.
Wax and Beauty Bar?s licensed skin care professionals are trained to work with all skin types. They free male and female clients from unwanted hair on faces, legs, backs, and virtually anywhere else, and adhere to strict sanitary standards that prohibit double dipping. That attention to quality carries over to the salon's other services as well, which include custom facials that blast through oil and acne, and custom airbrush tans that help skin adopt a bronze hue without subjecting it to the harmful rays of the sun or the neighbor's re-purposed bug zapper.
At Beauty Bar, purple-and-white checkered floors, a disco ball, and other retro-themed decor transports cocktail hour back to the ’70s. While guests sip on martinis and other cocktails, glamour technicians beautify nails with express manicures, topping nails with long-lasting polish instead of melted-down fishing lures. The vintage saloon stays open until 2 a.m., allowing guests to flaunt their freshly dazzling nails on the dance floor during DJ nights like the hip-hop ladies night or Friday dance parties.
Rick Van De Riet knows about devotion. At his salon, Namaste, every interaction between client and stylist is inspired by the teachings of Jagannath—the generous Hindu god of mercy who inspires love and devotion with his artistic abilities. This myth strikes a chord with Rick, who took the deity's message of compassion and creativity to heart when building his salon and hand selecting a staff of skilled and personable hairstylists.
Before he became a salon owner, Rick knew devotion in his career as a hairstylist, which he poured his time and talents into for 44 years before choosing to dedicate himself to training up-and-coming stylists. With patience and skill, Rick helped his pupils hone their skills until their aesthetic eyes were as razor-sharp as their favorite pair of shears. Now Namaste Pure Design Salons ranks among Salon Today magazine's top 200 salons for growth and training programs.
Rick shares his dedication to skill and personal connection with his partner, Tommy Pernell. Together with a staff of hairstylists, they bring out each customer's best aesthetic attributes using products that respect the environment. Nearly all of salon's aestheticians come from Aveda training programs, where they learned to care for skin with gentle and effective Elemental Nature Aveda products.
Haircare, makeup, and skincare products huddle on the salon's wooden shelves in eco-friendly packaging to protect ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Blithe Salon?s staff includes hair stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists who work together to refresh body and spirit. For a new look from the shoulders up, clients can settle into a styling chair for a haircut, keratin straightening treatment, or color service. The skin becomes the focal point during European facials and microdermabrasion treatments, each of which is performed by a 22-year veteran of the skin care industry. Massage therapists Carolyn and Michelle, meanwhile, offer respites from the daily grind with soothing and therapeutic treatments such as hot bamboo massage.