Anthony Joseph says that the most important part of his job happens before he even lifts his shears: it's the consultation, where he learns the client's vision and gains inspiration for the look he's going to create. Afterward, the Aveda-trained stylist snips locks, brushes on highlights and color, and nourishes strands with deep-conditioning treatments. Throughout, clients sip on a complimentary glass of wine as soothing music plays in the background of Joseph's private studio.
For the past 10 years, licensed cosmetologist Angela Molina has used her hair and makeup skills to beautify clients. Situated within iStudio Salons, she updates her customers’ looks with a full range of haircare services, including color, moisture and breakage treatments, and hair extensions. As well as primping salon clients, Angela has worked with local designers for photo shoots and fashion shows.
Peering into ritzy, gold-framed mirrors, clients at Hair Las Olas can watch stylists as they turn envisioned hairstyles into reality. The long-open salon specializes in traditional hair care for men, women, and children. Their services range from highlights and updos to clipper cuts and beard trims to keratin treatments, which transform frizzy hair into a sleek, manageable mane for up to five months.
Light floods through Vior Salon's windows onto orange accent walls and wood floors the color of chocolate. Amid these pops of color, hairdressers engineer styles just as bold, from precise snips for men and women to complex updo twists to eye-catching color highlights. Guests may also request a relaxing mani-pedi or lash extensions, which offer volume without the mess of mascara.
Devone of Hair by Devone transforms overgrown or out-of-style hairdos with a full range of services designed to help clients enhance their personal style. Her specialties include keratin straightening, men’s fades, and blowouts that can turn hair smoother than a sax player’s chest cough. She also offers hair-coloring services and features products by Framesi, Matrix, and Sexy Hair.
You won't find a frantic salon atmosphere at Christie's Hair Studio. Rather, the atmosphere is calm and natural—Christie describes it as a "living room ambience". Facials fit into that scene in a meditative way as Christie makes use of homegrown herbs and chakra-healing crystals. Candles add to the calming facials by illuminating the treatment room with a soothing glow, much like the one that indicates the phosphorescent remote control has not been lost to the couch forever. The menu of services includes beauty shop standards as well, including haircuts, color applications, and mani-pedis. Christie also gets brides and models ready for their close-ups with photo-shoot makeup and hairstyling.