With a collective of stylists from all walks of life, the team at Salon Mystique can shape hair into any chic look their clients desire. Drawing on years of hair care experience, they perform everything from simple cuts and styles to intricate updos for special occasions. Beyond scissor work, they also brighten locks with color and highlights, smooth out unruly hair with Japanese straightening, and add natural-looking extensions.
While the stylists stick to strands, the rest of Salon Mystique's team focuses on pampering the rest of the body. Massage therapists relax muscles with masterful kneading and nail techs buff fingers and toes before applying chip-resistant Shellac polish or talons to better scratch one's back with.
Nicole Lee hails from a long line of stylists. Her closest role model, her father, Rodney Zeno, spent 45 years clipping tresses in his cozy single-chair studio before she took his place. Today, Nicole draws on more than 20 years of her own experience as she snips and arranges strands for men, women, and children. While she works, guests sit in a brown barber's chair surrounded by black-and-white checkered floors and walls dotted with golf memorabilia, all vestiges of Zeno's worthy reign. In addition to cuts, highlights, and perms, Nicole also offers waxing services and keeps a nail tech on staff to ensure that her clients' hands don’t get jealous and muss their new 'dos.
For some salons, highlights and lowlights are as modern as the styling services get. Medusa’s is not one of those salons. Its stylists can cut and fashion the perfect mohawk, and when your hair is dyed green, it’s not an accident. An onsite artist puts the capper on new looks with henna tattoos. Highlighting its alternative ambiance, each month Medusa’s chooses a local up-and-coming band to receive a complete rock-‘n’-roll makeover. On the first Wednesday of every month, the salon turns off the music and blow-dryers to accommodate its clients with sensory issues.
Sheer curtains cascade down the windows and vintage pictures tucked inside gilded frames, evoking a homey atmosphere inside Salon Milano Nails. Faux marbled tables serve as manicure stations, where technicians cover nails with Shellac and Gelish polishes that protect against chips and scratches. Alternatively, acrylic nails cover unsightly or extra-shy digits.