Any salon can make you look good for one day, but the best salons strive to help hair, skin, and nails become healthier so that they'll look great for weeks to come. At Idea Spa Salon, stylists use Aveda botanical conditioning treatments to soften strands and repair damage, and nail artists use paraffin dips to replenish hands' moisture. During Aveda facials, aestheticians incorporate everything from herbal masks and high-frequency light treatments to balance and brighten skin, creating a smooth, even canvas in time for an appointment with the salon's makeup artists or a blind date with a face-painting clown.
When she isn’t on location at photo shoots, weddings, or other events that require picture-perfect hair and makeup, Kristie Quiriconi is beautifying clients at Misfit Hair Design. It’s there that she cuts and colors hair, waxes unwanted body fuzz, and dusts faces with subtle or glam makeup, enhancing natural features or concealing the identity of a client busted for stealing the last slice of pizza.
Melli Dunlap of Diva Chic Hair & Makeup has been in hair design for more than a decade. In order to maintain her knack for innovation, she stays abreast of the newest trends and techniques in hair design by continuing to attend classes in cutting, coloring, and styling. Melli shows off her training by beautifying her clients with these services, as well as with blowouts and smoothing keratin treatments that rely on Kenra products. She also helps clients prep for special events with updos, makeup applications, and secret hair compartments to hide notes for speeches.
Alvin Wen, owner of Top Image Salon, is as versatile with colors as a chameleon, transforming each head of hair with vivid hues and precise cutting techniques that fit each client's style. He offers everything from bold, modern cuts to bright coloring treatments he has seen at fashion shows. Armed with Wella products, Wen helps clients look as put together as the Mona Lisa, which is actually a jigsaw puzzle.
Colorful works from local artists adorn the walls in the comfy confines of Maison Deux, where a squad of highly trained sculptors and stylists can prettify each head's keratin canvas with vivid colors and masterful scissor strokes. Present your strands and the caring, attentive professionals will counter with a 'do to best fit your dome, whether you wish it to match a preferred look, the latest fashion, or warring willow trees.
JenniStylez Hair Design's owner calls upon her experience from years of hair training—from advanced coloring courses with Redken to cutting techniques sharpened by Paul Mitchell—to sculpt creative and complementing hairstyles. Surrounded by mint-green walls and wooden accents, beauty-seekers can kick back in a black leather chair as their manes are wrapped in a conditioning treatment that hydrates and smoothes frizzy locks. Jenni then guides guests to a haircut station, outfitted with a large mirror and rows of Redken haircare products, as freshly silkified strands are clipped and trimmed into hair shapes shaped exactly like each guest's personality. Opt to enhance hair journeys with a partial highlighting session, which gifts strands with lighter hair hues and more depth than the Grand Canyon filled with Shakespearean plays.