Susan D'Antona's secret ingredient is math. The mastermind behind Mega Hair Elite carefully calculates how much weight can be held by each strand of hair before applying hair extensions one by one, leading to natural-looking length that doesn't cause damage. However, Ms. D'Antona's extension skills go beyond the mere creation of longer locks. Her eyelash treatments call upon NovaLash products, which are applied directly to the natural lash, thus helping clients to bat their eyes more easily at potential paramours or dive-bombing butterflies. To facilitate beach trips, the staff applies sunless tanning treatments and waxes away excess hair from 14 body zones. The shop also supports women who experience hair loss by stocking up an extensive inventory of non-surgical wigs.
Growing up in Honduras, Cecilia dreamed of becoming a stylist. She arrived in the United States and quickly got to work accomplishing her goal. After graduating from school as a professional stylist, she went even further and opened her own salon. Now, Cecilia works with her sister and other beauty pros at Cecy’s Hair Salon. They specialize in hair-coloring services, keratin treatments, and extensions. Other offerings include mani-pedis and makeup applications for weddings and wedding-themed pool parties.
Brands Used: Framesi, Redken, Biolage, Shuga and more
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Ask your stylist for product recommendations for your hair type. Our products are always discounted.
Q&A with Julie, Marketing Director
What's the number one grooming tip every person should know?
Partially dry your hair with a blow dryer, or air dry, before brushing. Brushing wet hair can damage your strands and cause split ends. Flat-paddle brushes are the best if you must brush your wet hair.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
[We] bring up topics everyone can relate to. [We] ask about family, kids, work, what they do for fun or what plans they have for their days off.
The stylists and aestheticians at Salon Vanessa deliver everything from healing L'Anza hair treatments to cleansing Dermalogica facials. The salon's five-person team elongates locks with Babe hair extensions, shapes brows with warm wax, and cleanses complexions with clarifying enzyme facial. In addition, the staff works extensively with brides. Salon Vanessa's team members apply long-lasting makeup and craft coifs that range from sophisticated to fun, perfect for holding a veil made of tulle or balloon animals.
The extensive education the licensed professionals at Tryangles have undergone over the years has enabled them to specialize in services that beautify from head to toe. They cut, color, and smooth hair, blast through acne and oil with facials, and remove body fuzz using warm wax. Spiritual readings tap into clients’ inner wellness, and massage therapy tends to tense muscles and chronic aches.
The stylists at HairCare Salon & Spa have a knack for creative design, which they showcase with edgy haircuts and styles. They're also well-versed in the newest salon trends, including keratin hair-smoothing treatments. In addition to hair services, the salon offers full-body waxing and eyelash extensions, the only things separating us from the mannequins.