It?s clear as soon as customers see the front desk at Monkey Dooz?three hollowed-out barrels beneath a thick of faux palm trees?that it?s no ordinary hair salon. When they see the jeep-shaped salon chairs, they?ll realize that it is, of course, a hair salon that serves kids and Indiana Jones. It's the endless amount of little details that keeps kids entertained during haircuts and spa services such as sparkle nails and facials. Most importantly, though, is that Monkey Dooz?s staff is a carefully selected bunch that exudes compassion and patience for little ones.
Montage Studio Salon & Spa's expert team of stylists focus on creative cuts and keep in touch with the latest trends in hair design. Under the co-ownership of Alex Fretwell, a national ambassador of the Schwarzkopf Education Team and guest artist for Schwarzkopf Professional, Montage Studio Salon & Spa transmorphs moppish heads into fancy coiffures. Clean cuts for women ($30), men ($18), and children ($18 for kids 11 and younger) keep heads from getting topheavy, and hue enhancements—including a full color ($60), partial highlights ($60), and full highlights ($78)—are great for distracting rabble rousers before they can crush you with a flash mob. Try the intense Kerastase treatment to give wirey tresses a silkworm-like smoothness ($22), or opt for a studio manicure ($35) and pedicure ($45) to relax worn-out extremities.
For the past 25 years, licensed cosmetologist Julia has helped thousands of her clients look their best. Inside Studio 233 Salon & Spa, she snips away split ends and crafts chic haircuts to prep customers for special occasions such as prom or the annual trip to the laundromat. She also expertly paints nails as clients relax amid pillows on a plush taupe banquette and soak their feet in green pedicure bowls.
Rain Salon & Spa?s stylists and therapists call upon the powers of Mother Nature?as embodied in plant-derived Aveda products?to repair damaged hair and untie knotted muscles. Provided they don?t have to use harsh chemicals, the stylists are always receptive to new technologies. Aveda delivers on this front with treatments such as the Smooth Infusion retexturizing system and a botanical renewal treatment that strengthens frizzy strands.
The spa?s therapists soothe backs and shoulders with 10 massage modalities, many of which come with enhancements such as Aveda blue oil and aromatherapy infused with clary sage. It?s not uncommon for other spa treatments to include more than meets the eye. Facials, for example, begin with a consultation and end with a makeup touchup. Similarly, complimentary beverages accompany nail treatments that refresh hands and feet with caribbean aromas, gel polishes, and freshly laundered sock puppets.
Vogue Hair Salon's experienced stylists snip, shape, and accentuate hair of all dispositions with skills gleaned from Vidal Sassoon training. A bounty of services await any follicle need, from expertly-executed cuts ($35+ for women; $20+ for men) to intricate updos ($45+), perfect for weddings, proms, or more formal monster mashes. Tresses left brittle and dry from the stresses of a well-coiffed life can take a replenishing dip in a deep-conditioning treatment ($25), while hair seeking bolder changes can shift hues with Vogue’s coloring services ($55+) or add length with extensions ($6/strand). The soft undulations of permanent waves ($60–$110) make it easy for strands to emulate oceans or other disturbances that travel through space and time.