Cut and Beyond is a full-service hair salon with a laid-back vibe. Friendly licensed stylists guide clients into leather styling chairs for face-flattering new cuts or to apply vivid highlights. They can also render updos for special occasions such as a wedding or prom?even if you're going to your prom and wedding on the same day. With thermal straightening and professional makeup applications also on the list of services, the cheerful green-painted salon leaves no stone unturned vis-a-vis beauty.
From behind Gamma Salon's futuristic, chocolate-hued salon chairs, skilled stylists attend to manes with Kérastase, L'Oréal Professional, Inoa, and Schwarzkopf products. Before the first snip, they consult with clients to determine the best cuts and hues to complement face shapes, lifestyles, and humidity levels inside spacesuits. Additionally, stylists texturize hair with perms, add volume and length with extensions, and soften and unwind curls with relaxer treatments.
The porch swing and ceramic flower boxes may suggest that Salon Vivace is an attractive home, but a step inside reveals much more. Natural light pours through pearl curtains onto purple walls and wood cabinets filled with high-end styling products. After being greeted with coffee and biscotti, guests are then led to Monica Villescas Smith's leather styling chair, where she draws on more than eight years of experience to craft custom cuts and decorate strands with bold color treatments.
Eight years ago, stylist Patrice Linan started her hairstyling career on the right foot by training at such recognized institutions as Sassoon, Vivao, and Bumble and bumble. Today, she has settled into the role of color educator for Goldwell, sharing her knowledge of the very techniques with which she beautifies her clientele at the exclusively Bumble and bumble Salon 77 West.
As a color specialist and master stylist, there's very little that Renee Aminyar can't do. Need a style change? She creates sleek new looks with trims, mohawks, and clipper fades. Want more color? The stylist can add sun-kissed highlights or bold streaks of red or purple. Renee also assembles hair into formal updos for prom or weddings, and adds instant length with hair extensions.
Amid the copper-toned walls and classic Spanish-style architecture of Salon Saavy, stylist Velma Villanueva transforms headscapes with Matrix Biolage products. Patrons pass through rust-colored archways before sinking into Velma's styling chair, where hair artist and client discuss the desired style, coif characteristics, and hair's previous exposure to lightening agents such as bleach or ghost sightings. Scissors shear through manes to slim down bulky layers and trim frayed ends before a conditioning treatment steeps strands in hydrating cream to strengthen and polish. Semi-permanent dye infuses locks with a chosen hue before seamlessly washing out after a few weeks. Alternatively, clients sip on complimentary champagne as Velma weaves highlights throughout manes, showcasing multidimensional head topiary that appears sun-kissed or Midas-touched.