In CLK Designs' waiting room, an overstuffed leather couch lets customers relax one last time before committing to a new, stylish look. Inside the salon, stylists shampoo and shape clients' hair as Wonderland detectives gaze at them from behind the wall's framed mirrors. Technicians customize spray tans and apply them evenly with a handheld airbrush.
Tropical Tan, with a focus on convenience and the belief that everyone deserves a great tan, spans across four locations. Each tanning sanctuary is manned by a knowledgeable staff who offer advice and suggestions on which of the many tanning beds or lotions to use for the best bronze.
Showcased on Access Hollywood and the faces of various celebrities, Sylk Cosmetics’ highly pigmented gel can be smoothed over lips, cheeks, and eyelids. Makeup artists custom blend each concoction by hand in the studio, drawing on a buffet-like spread of colorful, all-natural powders to tailor hues to individual clients’ coloring. Visitors can also enhance their visages with long-lasting liner, moisturizing lipstick, and entire color palettes from the house brand—as well as creations from third parties such as Lilac Cosmetics and DeLa Cosmetics. The beautifying effects of their products are visible on the studio’s Wall of Glam, a photo collage of clients at real-world events next to a bunch of bricks slathered in lipstick.
Wood floors, warm lights, and modern decor highlight Image Hair Studio, where stylists and staff work from a full menu of hair and waxing treatments. At their workstations, skilled stylists outfit men’s, women’s, and children’s heads with fashionable cuts. Those wanting an entirely new look can go for single- or double-process color. Other treatments such as partial highlights accentuate warm or cool skin tones or draw attention away from unicorn-horn implants gone awry. Additionally, staff uses hot and cold waxes to remove unwanted hairs on the face and body.
Beneath damask-patterned walls and soft curtains, red poufs give guests a cushy surface on which to try on the shoes they’ve plucked from the swank store’s glossy, white shelves. In addition to housing a wide selection of shoes, which ranges from heel-free flats to pumps designed to lend wearers a competitive edge in slam-dunk contests, staffers fill the often-rotating inventory with trendy accoutrements such as jewels, cheetah prints, and handbags accented with grommets and charms. They also sling unique pieces of jewelry, including demure pearl earrings and spiked bracelets.
They host a ladies' night every month, inviting clients to peruse new styles while sampling crudités and other treats.