Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Haircuts, color and highlights
Brands Used: WELLA
Pro Tip: Warm and friendly staff with more than 25 years of experience
Brands Used: Magic Sleek
Before Deborah Pufahl opened Hidden Beauty Hair Salon in 2004, she had practiced her craft for 16 years. So, the transition was as easy as melting butter with F-16 jet exhaust. Likewise, to make the transition from an old hairstyle to a new one easy for her clients, Deborah and staff offer complimentary tea and coffee during hair appointments. Her clients' transitions vary. They may leave with highlighted hairdos, locks smoothed with La-Brasiliana keratin treatments, or shortened bangs. Beyond haircutting, coloring, and styling, Deborah administers a slate of more than 10 waxing services.
Whether it belongs to a man, woman, or child, the stylists at City Master Barbers know how to handle any head of hair. They specialize in color, imbuing strands with bold new hues, as well as subtle or flirty highlights. They cater services such as moisturizing hair treatments and updos to female clients, while treatments such as gray blending and facials with avocado masks are designed with men in mind. A complimentary, relaxing hot-towel treatment concludes each session.
On Salon TJ’s menu, there are no spa services. Underneath the rectangular ceiling lights illuminating the salon's lime-green walls and polished hardwood floors, stylists do one thing and one thing only—hair. Owner Timmy Joo draws on more than two decades of experience to trim tresses and color bland strands. Clients may also request one of the salon's specialties: keratin or japanese straightening treatments that reduce frizz and fortify hair.
When Huffington Post contributor and TV personality Courtney Cachet wanted to try hair extensions, friends pointed her not to Manhattan but to Manasquan, New Jersey. According to Sea Breeze Salon co-owner Linnette Capozzoli, a lot of Big Apple beauty devotees make the pilgrimage to take advantage of the salon's specialty in So. Cap. Fusion extensions. Made with real human hair, the extensions have transformed the styles of red-carpet celebrities and five-star restaurant mops, and they are renowned for their ability to turn limp, lifeless strands into styles that are full, thick, and extremely flippable.
In addition to attracting far-flung clients for professional extensions, the salon doles out custom cuts and color and keeps things chic from head to feet with nail and waxing services. No stranger to trends, stylists also tame troubled manes with deep-conditioning treatments and keratin-based straightening formulas, and they style healthier scalps using Thermafuse and Brazilian Blowout products, which are sulfate-, paraben-, and donut-free.
For the staff at Salon Mulan, successfully serving their clients comes down to two things: training and the right tools. Each of the beauty professionals continuously attends classes and workshops to sharpen her skills. They also employ carefully chosen products during all of their waxing, aesthetic, and hair services. When dyeing hair, they use imported color products from It&ly Hairfashion. When conditioning, they use natural bamboo products from Alterna. Away from the salon chairs, aestheticians coat nails in OPI polish and dip dry feet into soothing paraffin wax, which leaves skin silky smooth.
On the salon floor, the team renders all their services amid wood and glass accents, green plants, and bright flowers. Beyond the styling area, wide pedicure thrones don't display even a sliver of wood—instead, the black-and-gray leather posterior pads comfortably seat clients.