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.
Lorrain Lombardo-Shapiro is a medical clinical aesthetician and kundalini yoga teacher. The diversity in Lorrain's resume speaks to the way Bella Faccia Skin Care and Wellness Spa operates: a combination of clinical and holistic care used to achieve cosmetic beauty and self-confidence. The center's marquee services are its customized facials, which are designed to address each client's unique skin needs and are supplemented by 10-minute relaxation treatments. There's a whole slate of organic facials as well that incorporate a variety of nourishing ingredients in service of a radiant face: organic cherry, green tea, grape seed masks, and wild rose bub. Bella Faccia takes the same holistic approach to harmonizing mind and spirit with body treatments such as visual meditation and Reiki energy healing.
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.
Harmonious HandZ offers respite from the daily shuffle of work, family, and furniture whittling with a menu of therapeutic massage modalities. In the comfort of a private room, a licensed massage therapist can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or administer deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer aches. Harmonious HandZ also offers romantic couples packages, complete with sparking wine and sweet chocolates.
Recognized by CityVoters for its cosmetological care and skill, Interlude Salon & Day Spa effortlessly tames unruly brow bristles of all shapes and shades. Michelle Rizzo-Hill and her bevy of beauticians use specially formulated hard beeswax that is gentle on the skin, tough on hair, and delicious on toast. After consulting and deciding on a face-appropriate style, the salon's sultans of sleek will design, wax, and shape your brows into delicately sculpted arch art–employing pencils, powders and long-wear pens–fashioning fetching forehead feelers out of any frumpy eye drapes.
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.
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.