Using top brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, the stylists at Azul Hair Salon create stylish new looks for their customers. Hair care services run the gamut from cuts and color to smoothing treatments and blowouts. They also provide waxing services to rid clients of upper-lip hair that threatens to turn them into the kind of silent movie villains who tie damsels to train tracks.
With yellow clapboard siding and a covered front porch, the cottage that houses Y'Sharis Spa puts visitors at ease with its homespun charm. This commitment to calm extends beyond the front door: the spa staff incorporates extra pampering touches into virtually every treatment. In addition to cleansing and moisturizing skin during facials, they soothe senses with aromatherapy oils or soothing paraffin dips; mani-pedis add on everything from warm herbal baths to enzyme scrubs. During reflexology treatments and massages, licensed therapists encourage relaxation more directly by correcting energetic imbalances or loosening tightly knotted muscles. For clients seeking a similar treatment experience at home, Y'Sharis Spa sells its own line of cosmetic products made entirely from natural ingredients and clients' relaxed "ahhs."
In partnership with Aveda, 1st Avenue Salon rolls out a fleet of services in the form of haircuts, color, bridal up-dos, and straightening treatments. An experienced team of mane masters consults each client before rearranging coiffures to match moods or backyard topiaries, and each team member soaks up weekly education seminars on the latest coloring techniques. A hotspot for handpicked products from renowned beauty brands such as Dermalogica and Moroccanoil, the beauty emporium also soothes epidermises with facials and body treatments that combine massage movements and detoxifying techniques to instill clients with a glow previously only achieved by standing in front of an open refrigerator.
Lassio Salon’s team of creative hairstylists stays in step with fashion and the latest techniques through continual training. This allows them to offer more than just your basic cuts and coloring treatments. Lassio is adept at of-the-moment trends such as Fantasy colors hair extensions, ombre highlights, and balayage coloring treatments. They even have a braid bar where women can have their hair braided into a unique style or into their fake mountain-man beards. Japanese straightening, Brazilian blowouts, and waxing treatments for brows, chins, and lips round out their specialties.
For more than two decades, licensed electrologist Andrea Dubin has put a permanent stop to unwanted hair growth without wax strips or lasers. She and her staff use electrolysis—a method of hair removal that uses a thin probe to distribute shortwave radio frequencies to permanently inhibit hair growth on the chosen area. Electrolysis is currently the only permanent hair removal treatment that is recognized by the FDA. Before each procedure, Andrea meets with clients during a complimentary consultation and advises them on treatment regimens.
Hair and makeup artist Michelle Acevedo beautifies her clients using her advanced skills from training at Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Goldwell, and MAC Cosmetics. An expert colorist, Michelle uses detailed color application for consistent looks that have earned her many repeat clients in her 12 years in business. She's worked on hair and makeup for everything from weddings to runway projects, and is now based out of 1st Ave Hair Studio, an airy studio where lots of natural light pours in to give customers a good look at their new coifs.