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.
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.
For more than 20 years, The Beauty Source has helped shoppers strengthen their hair, cleanse their pores, highlight their eyes, and generally look their best. The shop's stock encompasses popular and respected lines such as Pureology, Redken, Matrix, and Jane Iredale. The Beauty Source's appreciation of its patrons extends beyond its knowledgeable customer service to its reward and VIP programs, as well as an agreement to split any treasure found on Paul Mitchell's pirate ghost ship.
The staff of Radiant Concepts Hair Salon didn't just move into a new building—they gutted the original place and rebuilt everything from scratch, infusing the space with a fresh, modern vibe that reflects their work as stylists. Once the arabesque wallpaper was up and the last bulb of the blossoming orb chandelier was screwed in, they got to work cutting, coloring, and straightening hair on women and men of all ages. They also compliment their hair-based masterpieces with traditional and airbrush makeup applications.