The stylists and aestheticians at Aquafx Salon & Spa aim to expand beauty possibilities with cuts, facials, and spa services, all while giving clients full control. They demonstrate their commitment to giving clients full control of their experience by ranging facials from a half-hour to two hours, as well as consulting with each client before administering their signature haircuts or color services. In addition, the flexible staff accommodates spontaneous walk-ins as well as appointments to emerge eerily from under the salon chair.
Michelle Timmer , haircut and color specialist at La Coupe Maison Salon, sculpts gorgeous manes inside a renovated 1940s boutique. While split ends lie on wooden floors, a shampoo room beckons unwashed locks to its location behind sheer sea foam green-hued drapes. Full-length mirrors reflect the beautification of heads undergoing salon services, which include coloring, keratin smoothing treatments by Coppola, and deep conditioning treatments by Redken to bolster follicular fitness.
As a 17-year-old, Kendra Shaughnessy suffered injuries from a car accident that left her in pain and affected her job and family life for more than a decade. It wasn't until her husband bought her a gift certificate for a massage that she discovered the healing benefits of the therapy. Today, her migraines and muscle aches are more manageable, and she helps clients find similar solace. At Lux Salon & Spa, deep-tissue massages can relieve persistent pains, and relaxing hot-stone massages soothe musculature.
Seasoned stylist Melissa Rascon brings her training from prestigious institutions such as Vidal Sassoon and Aveda to her chair at Hair by Melissa Rascon. Aside from haircuts for women, men, and children, Melissa also beautifies strands with highlights, relaxers, and gloss. She also tames wild tresses with keratin treatments, which rely on a formaldehyde-free formula to keep hair smooth, shiny, and wholly unattractive to mad scientists for 8 to 12 weeks.
Unlike most teenagers, Shelby Hoogstad knew what career path she wanted to go down in high school. After graduation, she attended cosmetology school to gain expertise in keeping clients’ skin in tip-top shape. Now, at Shear Perfection, the Dermalogica-certified expert performs custom facial treatments, which combat everything from stubborn acne to confetti-stuffed pores. She also waxes away unwanted hair on the face and body and adds drama to eyes with lash tinting and extensions.
Natural light floods through the salon’s large windows onto modern leather loungers and glass tabletops. Amid these cozy accents, expert stylists craft sleek scissor cuts and color tresses with high-end products by Redken. Clients may also solicit the salon for voluminous hair extensions or a waxing session for upper lips and brow outskirts.