It takes a long time to braid hair. Knowing this, the team at Oluchi African Hair Braiding cultivates a friendly chair-side manner to make people feel at home, an attitude that dates back to their efforts at building a family of regular customers. And it's natural for people to want to keep coming back: as their hair grows or trends change, they can evolve their looks with the stylists, who are versed in a large—and ever-growing—repertoire of braiding and twisting techniques. The stylists at Oluchi can create anything from traditional cornrows and dreadlocks to Senegalese twists and box braids.
The stylists at Bashamy’s Salon & Spa boast a portfolio of dramatic styles that range from edgy mohawks of tousled curls to sleek, asymmetrical bobs streaked with color. But these 'dos needn’t come at the expense of healthy hair—the staff also treats strands to the deep hydration of silkening Moroccanoil treatments. They can deftly handle natural hair that has never been processed or work to correct years of damage from straightening, extending, or working as Rapunzel’s stunt double.
Nicole "Nikki BossLady" Bailey is fierce with a pair of shears. As a licensed cosmetologist with more than 13 years of experience, she's got an eagle eye for details when tailoring cut-and-color treatments to an individual's features and personality. Nikki is also a multicultural stylist adept and handling all types of hair, regardless or color, texture, length, or political affiliation.
Your face is the first thing people notice about you, especially if it's imbedded in your chest. Wherever your face's location, licensed cosmetologist Jeri Michelle can employ her expert makeup skills to augment it in all the right places. Guests may also request Jeri's semipermanent lash extensions to cultivate a more voluminous look without messy mascara.
When a guest steps into Refresh Day Spa, the outside world is immediately quieted. Privacy glass in the lobby obscures the actions of passersby, and water features and meditative music lull patrons into a relaxed state. Four treatment rooms encircle the reception area, and inside these rooms massage therapists and aestheticians pamper bodies with naturally derived services. Dermalogica products—which are known to eschew irritants such as alcohol, artificial colours, and tiny tickle monsters—fuel a selection of custom facials, and hot stones and mud build earthy foundations for massages and body wraps. Down the hall, stylists and nail technicians set to work in a salon equipped with massaging pedicure chairs and a plasma-screen television. Laser hair removal reigns as their most popular service, for which the spa may offer a 20 per cent discount off the price of competitors who use the same equipment.
The experienced stylists at Michael Anthony Salon beautify clients with an array of services for the hair and nails, plus massages and tanning to pamper bodies. Complimentary cups of espresso or glasses of wine enhance the relaxation during spa pedicures, facials, or japanese hair straightening. The stylists fix hair and makeup for special occasions such as weddings, proms, or heists at a wedding or prom.