Master stylist and Paul Mitchell National Educator Peter Packard leads a team of other talented stylists at Peter Alfred Salon. Along with haircuts and color, the stylists beautify locks with texture-transforming services, such as keratin smoothing treatments, deep-conditioning sessions, and talk therapy from a real lion's mane. Mani-pedi services get a boost with a choice of Paul Mitchell products infused with lemon-sage, lavender-mint, or tea-tree extracts for soft, beautifully scented hands and feet.
By mixing classic salon services and European spa services in an atmosphere as tranquil and effortlessly elegant as a candlelit bubble bath with Cary Grant, Fusions Inc. makes it easy for customers to bliss out as a staff of all-star beauticians pamper their outer peels. A microdermabrasion will gently sandblast dead skin and barnacles off your soul ship's figurehead. The even gentler hydrating facial will moisturize desert-dry dermises, and the anti-aging facial will strip away years of wear and tear, leaving customers with a rejuvenated flesh emoticon that glows like radioactive honey.
Signature Service: Haircuts and any type of extensions
Brands Used: Argan oil, keratin treatment, Nairobi, Clairol, Redken,
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
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Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client?s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.
The expert staff at Sacred Hour doesn’t view spa services as treatments, but as rituals. As such, staffers take each facial, massage, and waxing service seriously, applying products imported from Italy amid the flickering glow of candles and the tranquil drips of tabletop fountains.
All members of the business crew support a local charity and pledge to give away 1% of their gross earnings. Sacred Hour also matches every dollar raised with bills that are exfoliated and massaged until wrinkle-free.
Rize Pizzeria's newly rehabbed dining room evokes a comic book cover with bright blue banquettes and yellow accents popping out from a tomato red wall. Below modern lights like hanging martini glasses, diners can summon 10 varieties of specialty pizza or build-your-own pies with more than 25 available toppings. The pizzeria's kitchen also slathers wings in a dozen sauce types ranging from sweet and mild to hot chipotle barbeque.