An elaborate chandelier illuminates patrons inside Studio Favoloso—located inside Image Studios—as stylist Adrian Diaz transforms manes with chic cuts, highlights, and updos. During haircuts, Adrian puts clients and terrified split-ends at ease with a scalp and shoulder massage and tends to gents with a hot-towel facial and eyebrow trim. She also dresses up faces with makeup applications for special events such as a wedding or the ceremonial eating of the last hot pocket in the freezer.
As a certified dermagraphic technician and micro-pigmentation specialist, Melissa Johnson spends her workdays treating scars and applying permanent cosmetics to faces. She also removes unwanted tattoos using a saline/salabrasion method that forces ink to the skin’s surface through osmotic pressure. When not bolstering the appearance of her clients, Melissa teaches her students the art and practice of Dermagraphics in permanent cosmetics, scar treatment, and tattoo removal.
Salon 21's owner Sang Ho, personal-care product scientist, wields her expertise in salon-grade product formulas and the latest head-sculpting trends to help customers to choose services that enhance their natural beauty. Her professional team of stylists focuses on techniques including contour coloring, form cuts, and updos that keep hair out of the eyes and from taking control of the mouth.
Licensed massage therapist Rebecca Mielke diffuses tension and helps improve her clients' range of motion by applying pressure to sources of pain. She focuses on the body's trouble spots with targeted kneading during Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Elementz Salon and Spa's team of stylists and skin therapists beautify bodies in airy chambers reminiscent of an Italian villa. Facials begin with a skin assessment, which informs a custom cleansing regimen that extracts impurities, refreshes pores with steam and masking, and soothes tense neck muscles with massage. Throughout one-hour Swedish massages, therapists locate and destroy aches with the modality's five flowing strokes and the Terminator's laser-sight sunglasses, kneading knots with firm petrissage pressure and gliding along limbs during circulation-boosting effleurage. During deep-conditioning treatments, stylists saturate tresses with antioxidant-rich salves from Moroccanoil or vegan, plant-derived tonics from Pureology. These potions cling to strands, restoring each mane's natural, silky luster and thunderous roar.
JaggedEDGE Salon's enthusiastic, style-savvy staff performs a bounty of services powered by premium Redken and Pureology products. Lock-locked ladies can pair a cut and style ($36 and up) with an all-over color ($52 and up) or add a permanent wave or curl to their standard look ($82 and up). For finer follicular particulars, the salon also offers extensions by the strand ($6 and up per strand), eyebrow-accurate tinting ($20 and up), and waxing ($15 and up). With the generous value of today's Groupon, gracious guests should have no trouble covering multiple alterations in a single visit. Appointments are required, so phone ahead before stopping in.