AnonAesthetiques at L3 Salon conjures fresher faces with customized pampering spa services. Each fairytale facial unfolds in cozy, candle-lit quarters as an aesthetician analyzes individual epidermal needs to the beat of universally soothing tunes. Busy beauty seekers can squeeze skin spiff-ups into packed workweeks or in between marathon naps with a 30-minute express facial, which boasts a whirlwind blend of cleansing masks and visage massage.
Jeanell Johnson and her fellow stylists at Kings & Queens Barber Shop trim tresses for both men and women. While pruning male coifs, the team creates smooth fades and tidy beards. They can also etch 'dos with designs ranging from zig-zag patterns to maps of the interstate highway system. In addition to creating on-trend styles for women, the crew also performs pampering treatments such as facials and brow shaping.
The stylists at Hairstory want their clients to be just as comfortable outside of the salon chair as they are during haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments. To this end, they appoint every area of the salon with comfy furnishings and fun perks. Warm earth-tone walls surround the waiting area’s leather seating and leg-massaging machine. Nearby, a kiddie play area abounds with building blocks, cars and a racetrack, and novelty-sized checkbooks. Kids even get their own special salon chairs in the shape of a car to entertain them during haircuts.
Jennifer Westcott, a Paul Mitchell stylist with nearly a decade of experience in haircare, specializes in creating one-of-a-kind color treatments that are as unique as a snowflake's fingerprints. Full color treatments with rich, shimmering hues and eye-catching highlights compete with edgier options, such as block color and fashion foils. Beyond color, Jennifer also deftly manipulates hair texture—keratin treatments tame frizz and imbue shine, whereas permanent waves add softness and force ears to learn how to surf.
Owner LeeAnna Gibbs is a licensed massage therapist, but she likes to think of herself as a massage mixologist. This is a term she coined as a head nod to her own mixology massage service—a two-hour muscle-melter incorporating deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone techniques to sideline chronic tension. Though this intensive treatment is her specialty, guests may also solicit these techniques individually during therapeutic 60- and 90-minute installments.