Todd Stewart, a seasoned stylist whose past includes a stint at Paramount Studios, leads a team of hairdressers that have each honed their skills through years spent in the industry and through a rigorous in-salon Skill Certification program. Tight-knit team members arm themselves with a multitude of high-quality products from brands that include Moroccanoil, Tigi, and Todd Stewart's signature line.
After a thorough consultation with each client, they go to work crafting new ’dos, freshening up current looks, or modeling manes after the customer’s favorite city skyline. Services range from basic cuts to the salon’s specialty color treatments, which are administered by Schwarzkopf-trained colorists.
An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.
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.
Kiera McBride at Bella Beauty Salon presents a full slate of hair services. The stylist can cut and style hair and add relaxation to the experience with a head massage. She also adds splashes of color with full treatments or highlights and can do perms.
Fantasy Tanning's expert body bronzers cast a mist of Norvell tanning solution over bodies to infuse skin with a natural-looking tan in as little as 10 minutes. Wielding a handheld airbrush, the seasoned techs spritz epidermal expanses with a UV-free serum that coats beach-shy tummies, limbs, and faces in fetching hues for the sun-smacked look. Tans last for approximately 7 days with proper aftercare, which includes avoiding chlorine and refraining from paintballing in the buff.
PCA SKIN offers a variety of PCA Professional™ Products designed to improve and enhance the skin’s appearance. PCA SKIN Professional™ Products help reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, and assist in clearing acne/blemished skin.
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 doppelgangers. It's the endless amount of little details that keeps kids entertained during haircuts and spa services such as manicures and facials. Most importantly, though, is that Monkey Dooz’s staff is a carefully selected bunch that exudes compassion and patience for little ones.