You might not expect it, but the stylists at Pink Salon are particularly handy with a corkscrew. They have to be skilled at uncorking bottles because they offer clients a complimentary glass of sweet moscato with every color treatment. But it’s once they put down the corkscrew and pick up their styling tools that the highly trained stylists really show their stuff, nimbly snipping up trendy styles, tinting locks with vivid highlights, and taming frizz with keratin treatments. As stylists work, customers recline on sleek, black salon chairs and watch their reflections in lofty mirrors.
Sweethearts Salon & Spa's stylists and aestheticians realize that hair and beauty treatments aren't just for looking good?they also help customers feel more confident. The staff uses Paul Mitchell products to cut shaggy heads of hair into eye-catching hairdos that can be outfitted with highlights instead of glued-on laser pointers. Mani-pedis anoint fingers and toes with glimmering polish colors, and hands and feet get treated to crystal scrubs, hot towels, and massages. While receiving their beautifying treatments, guests can also enjoy a complimentary cookie or beverage.
Though the student aestheticians performing the salon and spa treatments at The Academy are still learning their craft, their work demonstrates a keen understanding of it. Under the watchful eyes of licensed professionals, students can showcase their new skills with subtle coloring treatments, wrinkle-erasing glycolic and retinol facials, and precise waxing and sugaring treatments. They also perform haircuts, and when their clients get their salon and spa fix here, the budding stylists don’t have to practice coif work by cutting their parents’ hedges or mashed potatoes—and clients can avoid the high cost of regular salons to boot.
Most Popular Service: Vit C Treatment Facial
Brands Used: Jan Marini, Dermalogica
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Enjoy complimentary wine or beverage while browsing through the boutique.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
Our beautiful salon is located inside a house that was built in the 1920s and features a boutique full of accessories.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Being able to make a difference in peoples lives through their skin.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Tears of joy after their acne starts to diminish
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I provide clients with personalized treatment for the care and well-being of the body.
GS Hair owner Greg Saumure is so particular about who he hires that he created The Cut Test, a trial by scissors that challenges prospective stylists to execute five different haircut styles as well as demonstrate mastery in coloring tresses. The result is a staff of Paul Mitchell? and Vidal Sassoon?educated stylists with such extensive knowledge that they can cut a trendy bob while blindfolded with a writhing koala. These stylists work their mane magic across a 3,000-square-foot space complete with 20 hair stations, ergonomically designed shampoo bowls, and even a mani-pedi lounge.
Licensed stylist Shené Dinkins has been crafting creative hairdos for more than a decade. As the name suggests, she dyes locks at The Beauty of Color by Shené, creating multidimensional hair hues. She also relaxes natural hair, sews in weaves, and constructs intricate updos.