The staff of Panache Aveda Hair Studio & Day Spa is proud to be an Aveda Lifestyle spa?a name only bestowed on select spas that exemplify the Aveda company standards for professional services and refined beauty practices. Armed with Aveda's advanced haircare and skincare products, the seasoned specialists administer a variety of services, from soothing facials to chic haircuts to luxurious hot-stone massages. And during many of their decadent spa packages, they treat clients to freshly made lunches of sandwiches, wraps, and cheese trays in between massages, scrubs, and pedicures. The atmosphere at Panache reflects the studio's name, too. Inside, you'll find textured glass, a wall of stones chipped from the boulder of Sisyphus, and a circular tufted chair that sits boldly, defiantly, beneath a grand chandelier's quiver of purple-and-green icicles.
Committed to helping clients maintain both healthy and attractive selves, the staff also hosts regular fitness and yoga classes. Certified instructors lead the classes in a fully equipped studio behind the spa.
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.
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.
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.
Ageless Faces and Hair Removal smooths and brightens faces with chemical peels tailored to each visage. Before the peels commence, patrons attend a 30-minute consultation to develop a client profile that pinpoints their epidermis's individual needs and favorite kung-fu movie. They leave with a prescription and skincare kit to prepare faces for their treatment journey.
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.