The term "wedding hair" may conjure images of updos, but that's not all it can mean. Under the care of the Up Do's and Eye Do's team, it can be whatever you want, from half-up, half-down styles to a chic blowout or ringlets for a flower girl. Audrey, the team's lead hair stylist, crafts a diverse array of just such wedding-appropriate hairdos. While she tends to locks, her business partner Cindy—a makeup artist and licensed medical aesthetician—subtly enhances the wedding party's features with products from MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox.
While the duo's main focus is on weddings, they also style clients for other special occasions and introduce kids to the joys of the spa experience. At their children's birthday parties, little ones get their hair and makeup done and even get to wear clip-in hair extensions, a more practical and temporary hair-extending alternative to wearing hats full of Miracle-Gro.
At Visage Salon & Spa, an Aveda concept salon, stylists accentuate haircuts with glossing and demi colors or Bio Ionic straightening treatments. But hair isn’t all that leaves the salon brightened and shiny—something made clear by the diverse skills amongst the 13-person team. Skin care specialists customize Elemental Nature facials to hydrate and revive complexions, and administer natural alternatives to microdermabrasion and peels using Aveda botanicals that won’t leave behind redness or signs of irritation. On top of that, aromatherapy body polishes and sea salt body wraps render skin soft and radiant, waxing services do away with lingering scruff, and manicures and pedicures pamper fingers tired from constantly typing short stories about protagonists fighting to get their nails done.
Dark wooden floors stretch across Suzanne?s Hair and Colour Room, contrasting against the gold mirror frames, stone accents, and navy blue walls. Within this carefully designed space, stylists carefully design new hairstyles for both men and women. With DevaCurl products in hand, the team shapes manes into flattering styles, adds bounce and volume to flat strands, and enhances color with glosses, highlights, and lowlights. In addition to selling hair wigs, the stylists also lengthen short ?dos with Great Lengths hair extensions, which are made out of real human hair or the hair of a mannequin that was human in a past life. Guests can also visit the salon?s aestheticians for brow shaping, eyelash tinting, or full makeup application.
In their devotion to making clients look red-carpet ready, the stylists at Celebrity Salons recently expanded their menu to include hair-smoothing services such as Brazilian blowouts, Keratin Complex straightening, and Japanese straightening. These frizz-fighters come in addition to a complete lineup of cuts, coloring treatments, and styling services, all of which could finally help Big Foot assimilate into human culture. The stylists work with men, women, and children, treating locks to high-quality products from brands including Pureology and Moroccanoil.
BBC Salon?s staffers don?t just style hair, they transform it. From cuts and blowouts to face-framing highlights, these experienced stylists can make changes as subtle or as dramatic as the client desires. But they don't do it alone. They also enlist top-of-the-line styling products from brands such as Moroccanoil, Wella, and Paul Mitchell to help make every hair makeover a success.
Pretty in Pink takes its name literally. The light-pink walls of the salon encase all manner of prettifying services tailored to girls of all ages. Although gals can come in for a solo mani-pedi, haircut, or a mother-daughter spa day, parties are the house specialty. The glittery soirees center on different themes, from fashion parties with T-shirt crafts and runway walks to pop-star parties with karaoke, paparazzi photo shoots, and Grammy Award–throwing competitions.
Pretty in Pink doesn't just make girls feel like princesses on the outside—onsite classes boost self-confidence with lessons in ballet, hip-hop dance, hairstyling, and fashion design. Kids can stay active with Zumba and yoga classes or learn valuable life skills during tween classes that explore issue such as self-esteem, social etiquette, and career aspirations.