Although the wedding-day styles at Ciro’s Hair Pavilion have garnered WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012, the stylists behind them reach beyond the altar with a variety of everyday beauty services. Experts of texture, the stylists spruce up curls with DevaCurl products and uncoil unwanted twists with Keratin Complex by Coppola. Other professional hair products, such as Onesta and Wella, spritz clients through highlights, perms, and styles. Botanical ingredients in NYX Cosmetics makeup deliver a flawless special-occasion look while leaving out the petrolatum, parabens, and artificial colors found in other makeup brands and discount water balloons.
The beauty experts at Salon Elegance call upon a decade of experience to craft new looks, along with a toolkit of makeup, henna paste, and Scruples hair products. In addition to cuts, color services, and keratin treatments, staffers specialize in the ancient art of threading, a natural hair-removal method. They create temporary henna tattoos by mixing a base of lemon juice, sugar, and essential oils, the same ingredients used to make aromatherapeutic lemonade. Red curtains frame the windows behind a comfy black leather couch, and rust-colored walls and assorted potted plants give the space a warm, welcoming vibe.
The name may be deceptive, but Visions Hair Studio goes beyond the follicle when it comes to beauty. The studio also offers mani-pedis that trim and shape nails and remove cuticle overgrowth. The service may also top nails with sturdy gel polish that lasts longer than regular polishes.
As a girl of just 13 or 14, Amita perched in her aunts’ hair salon and watched with fascination as they snipped clients’ tresses. Today, Amita still watches the flash of scissors, but now they are in the hands of skilled stylists in her own salon.
Amita bustles through the shop, mixing honey, sugar, and lemon to create her own wax for hair-removal treatments, her specialty. She also mixes her own all-natural henna paste for embellishing hands and feet with elaborate whorls and loops. This attentiveness to the products used in her salon, combined with more than a quarter century of experience in the industry, has led Amita to insist that her stylists wield quality elixirs from Paul Mitchell and Biolage. The salon’s skincare specialists employ Repêchage products to renew visages wrinkled from a lifetime of frowning at a Rubik’s cube.
Inside Spa & Nails 21, nails take center stage as more than just itch scratchers. Nail technicians transform them into pieces of art, sporting smooth edges with zero cuticle overgrowth encroaching on designs. The techs also soften rough surfaces of skin, ensuring hands and feet are soft enough to mash a delicious pot of potatoes. Postgrooming, they top nails with a colorful polish or long-lasting gel polish that remains chip-free for weeks.
A full-service salon, Salon Tre’dici offers a variety of hair, nail, massage, and beauty services. Stylists perform haircuts and keratin treatments, deep conditioning, and highlights, and nail technicians tend to fingers and toes. Other treatments include makeup application, facials, and massage therapy.