When MTV’s MADE was in town and needed to complete a dramatic makeover for the episode “Ladies Man,” the show knew whose door to knock. As L Spa Modern’s experts bronzed the episode’s Don Juan-in-training, they added yet another tan to the more than 25,000—including thousands of wedding tans—they’ve completed in the past nine-plus years. The salon’s automated airbrush platform darkens skin to a choice of three shades in just 10 minutes so guests can get in and out and on with their plot to mock the eternally pale moon. Before or after sessions, clients can sip complimentary cappuccinos, mochas, and lattes, or 14 kinds of tea.
Though their combined expertise spans more than a half century, all of the stylists at Studio 410 still consider themselves students of their craft. They constantly educate themselves on the latest style trends, cutting techniques, and beauty products. Their resumes speak for themselves, unlike publicist-dependent medieval kings. Studio 410, a Brazilian Blowout?certified salon, boasts stylists trained in many hair-straightening techniques, as well as colorists versed in products from Redken and Schwarkopf.
Classic Cuts Salon's stylists snip strands and reinvent styles using professional-grade products by Sexy Hair products and other top brands. It&ly 20/20 and OYA Beauty hair color helps heads keep their new hue longer with added UV protection to guard against unflattering hair tan lines. To match newly fashionable manes, the salon also offers facial waxing services to keep skin soft and smooth and Shellac manicures to keep fingers groomed and chip-free.
Sporting a vintage, no-frills atmosphere, Executive Barber Shop and its hair-trimming heroes treat shaggy lads and unshorn men to clean cuts and soothing styling. Clients relinquish their locks to an experienced tress tamer for a refreshing shampoo before settling into a cushy, vintage barbershop chair for a classic men's cut. Stylists Gail Jagger and Tim Worley will coax wayward strands onto straighter, more stylish paths, leaving dapper dudes with clean, face-flattering cuts. Styling and a soothing scalp treatment, which helps melt excess tension and stimulate blood flow, finish off the handsomeifying experience.
Aestheticians at H.I. pamper guests, painting on OPI or CND Shellac polishes, waxing brows, and affixing false eyelashes. Offering an alternative to standard polishes, organic polishes are water based, formaldehyde free, and avoid the use of toxic chemicals. Other treatments include hot-stone and prenatal massages that use Colombia organic coffee scrubs, a variety of facials, makeup application for special occasions such as weddings and proms, and organic waxing services aimed at exfoliating and leaving skin smoother.
Meanwhile, on the salon side, rows and rows of bottles, boxes, tubes, and other Paul MItchell products line the shelves. These potions allow owner Jessica and her team to create custom hair colors, and the salon's digital imaging lets guests see potential shades and hairdos before any dyeing or snipping takes place. Stylists can also perform keratin-straightening services and revitalize dry scalps and damaged strands.
Nestled within the vibrant confines of a cozy, clean space, Studio Eclipse pampers phalanges with its cuticle-taming manicures and pedicures. Settle into the preening perimeter of a mani-pedi station, where licensed nail technician Marsha Pepple will treat feet to a relaxing soak, providing the perfect pedi canvas for removing unnecessary roughness and massaging in moisture. Calluses feel the mighty fatal blow of an Excalibur-esque file, which fells rough, rigid patches in one supernatural swoop and stimulates healthy blood flow throughout the system. Marsha then attends to the nails of both fingers and toes, shaping them into the geometric quadrilateral of choice and shellacking them with a generous coat of polish. All 21 toes and fingers will be primed and ready for saucier fingersnaps and more glamorous wiggles in peep-toe heels.