Although Amaré Hair Salon’s cubby-style shelves brim with products from upscale brands such as Redken and Pureology, the salon still caters to diverse budgets with a level system that correlates aestheticians’ prices with their levels of expertise. Stylists at all levels consult with clients before each haircut, and can further spruce up locks with texturizing and coloring treatments. Amaré’s aestheticians wax away unwanted fuzz or gussy up dull fingers and toes with a touch of regular or Shellac polish. Special wedding services prep brides for camera-ready ambles down the aisle, and staffers add a masculine twist to hair, nail, and spa sessions for male clients without gunning monster trucks over their nails to buff them.
Owner and artistic director Joseph Bordonaro has a full repertoire of experience training with Vidal Sassoon, Frederic Fekkai, Wella, Tigi, and Nick Arrojo. His continuing education recently earned him and his team certifications as Wella Colors of the World colorists, as well as his specialization in haircutting techniques. His philosophy for continuously expanding one’s skill set is followed by his staff of stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians. They keep up-to-date on techniques such as advanced multi-color foil highlights, hot-stone massages, and artistic nail designs.
Walking past hairWerks' brick façade, guests encounter a spacious interior enlivened by bright white furnishings, glossy hardwood floors, and a bubbly team of salon professionals leveraging L’Anza haircare products. The beautifying haven tends to clients from fingertips to tresses, accenting traditional treatments with spa services such as facials, massages, and spray tanning sessions that eliminate the need to change the sun's bulb every two years. Despite the salon's black-and-white decor, it manages to catch the eye with pink and purple zebra-print chairs and a rainbow's worth of professional OPI polishes.
Vintage House of Hair’s stylists have both a sense of humor and a sense of hospitality. So while they style their clients’ hair, they serve complimentary cocktails and encourage the kind of laughter normally reserved for the times when one sitcom character points out another sitcom character’s failure to be a perfect human. Encased in a deep mocha frame, the full-length mirrors that lean against cream- or dark orange-hued walls catch all the mirthful action. They also reflect stylists rendering trendy updos and perms or removing unwanted hair with facial waxing services.
At the helm of her self-named salon, stylist Lori Anderson and her staff regularly attend training seminars throughout the year to learn trendy styles and techniques. They bring their skills back to Lori L's Salon, where a modern, yet cozy and friendly environment welcomes patrons seeking haircuts, highlights, nail care, and waxing. They work to personalize each service to best fit the client?s needs and envisioned results.
A Touch of Heaven Salon Massage & Day Spa stocks a large inventory of well-respected pampering products. Nail technicians employ OPI and Gelish polish, and hairstylists primp tresses with smart Solutions, Redken, Sexy Hair, and KMS products. An assemblage of massage therapists and aestheticians performs indulgent work at the spa too, allying to relax and beautify their clients. They execute 10 varieties of massage, from the gentle, simple Swedish to the choreographed complexity of the four-handed massage—performed by two therapists or one octopus also juggling four tennis balls. They combine treatments of the body's inner tissues with herbal or peppermint-scented wraps to rejuvenate the outer layer.
Outside of the private rooms lies the salon proper, where stylists carefully ply their craft on the hair and nails of their patrons. They imbue locks with new color, wax away unwanted hair, and even provide spray tans to maintain a summery glow throughout winter's tenure.