Whether it's the first feature the public sees or one that only shows in a bikini, Sohayla of Duet A Salon can make it look stunning. Her full-body waxing leaves skin smooth no matter the area, and her finess with special-occasion makeup highlights the best features of brides, guests of honor, and undercover FBI agents attending prom.
Master barbers fashion locks and sever dead ends with hair services performed inside Bull Locks Hair's old-fashioned, no-frills barbershop. Manly manes beef up with modern styles, flattops, fades, or military cuts accompanied by orders to drop and do 20. All men's cuts include a complimentary, hot-lather neck shave that removes stubble. The shop also cuts strands from the tops of female heads with precise shears-oriented maneuvers. Quick lites festoon hairdos with streaks from 6–10 foils, whereas full highlights cover the entire head with foils to enliven locks and enable clients to telepathically gossip with aliens.
Before Steven Trujillo heads to his salon in the morning, he takes a moment to relax in his garden, relish the fresh air, and marvel at the blossoming white roses. When explaining this ritual to reporters from the Rocky Mountain News, Steven said, "This is my peaceful spot. Once I spend some time out here, I can handle the chaos of the rest of the day." And his day certainly can get chaotic—the highly sought-after stylist is the owner of El Salon, where he snips new looks for a never-ending queue of brides and everyday clients pursuing the latest styles. The deftness of his work also has made him a popular man in the fashion world, with magazines such as 303 commissioning his work for photo shoots.
Within Steven’s sunlit salon, clients await appointments on sleek white chairs, admiring the abstract artwork and paintings that adorn the walls. A staff of highly trained specialists darts about nimbly, coloring hair, polishing nails, and pampering skin with facials. In order to stay on top of their craft, Steven and his staff routinely undergo training and take pains to monitor the hairstyle trends perpetuated by recent celebrity events and bigfoot sightings.
Pressed-tin ceilings, floors checkered in black-and-white tile, reclining leather chairs and walls brushed a deep, oceanic teal are the first indications that Tootsies the Nail Shoppe isn’t a pedestrian stop on the pampering circuit. Couple those swanky design elements with the pop music that pulsates over the speakers and hipster aestheticians whose bubbly personalities are as vibrant as the nail polish, and Tootsies becomes an experience that’s as stylish as it is sanitary. Hygiene, in fact, is paramount at Tootsies: new nail files and buffers are used for every client, and all the pedicure tubs sanitized in Barbasol between uses. Services include everything from express manicures for those strapped for time to full spa pedicures. That means starting with a warming neck wrap, gliding into a sugar scrub and concluding with a soothing ten-minute massage, all to ensure that your digits are in tip-top shape.
At Allure Hair Studio, a Redken Elite salon, stylists seem to have a knack for fixing bad hair jobs, whether it's a botched at-home haircut or color another salon's stylist didn't completely blend. They learn their tricks by attending advanced-education classes; a few stylists even got to fly to New York to learn techniques from Redken's top stylists and to see if the Statue of Liberty came to life during a full moon.
Allure Hair Studio also tends to beauty needs with Pevonia facials, which use all-natural ingredients to soothe skin battered by the elements. Waxing treatments, manicures, and pedicures round out the salon's selection of indulgent, beautifying services.