Robin Ford tends to hands and feet at Expression Salon alongside a staff of other nail technicians and hairstylists. While she works, staff members dole out a wealth of beauty treatments—from haircuts and color services to facials, waxing, spray tans, and gel manicures. Stylists use products by Thermafuse, L'Oréal Professionnel, and Kenra. The salon's coral-colored walls and punchy green accents surround visitors, along with free WiFi and our collective unconscious.
From the lavish products to the posh surroundings, Havana Salon aims to pamper visitors from start to finish. Since 2002, the staff of Havana has provided a wide variety of services, from basic haircuts and color treatments using Paul Mitchell products, to body waxing and full bridal packages that include an optional husband. Besides focusing on their clients' hair, Havana Salon also makes a concerted effort to give back to the community through charitable donations to organizations such as the YMCA and YWCA.
Ariadna Sanchez, an aesthetician and a certified NovaLash technician, beautifies complexions and embellishes lash lines in her tranquil, earth-toned boutique studio. Guests seeking to draw attention to their ocular region without having to wink uncontrollably or don a pair of Hubble telescope lenses can rejoice in a full set of NovaLash extensions, which Ariadna applies strand by strand to existing eye fringe. During the 2- to 2.5-hour appointment, she'll customize lash looks to ensure natural, evenly placed eye adornments. Waterproof extensions last up to eight weeks, though Ariadna recommends touchups every two–three weeks. Alternatively, clients can opt for a 45- to 60-minute organic facial, which purges pores of dirt, grease, and loose change in the hope of yielding a cleaner, younger-looking visage.
Chandeliers dangle from b. Suite Studio Salon’s ceiling, casting a golden glow across slate-gray walls and shining wood floors as the salon’s crew bustles about their mirrored styling stations. Dedicated to beautifying patrons via personalized salon and spa services, stylist Jennifer Potter and the other staff members tailor each treatment to address individual needs, from taming curly hair with Brazilian blowouts to soothing skin beset by acne or too many games of Bobbing for Beets. The cascading light also illuminates the elegant updos and spider-vein-less legs exiting via the salon’s glass front doors or secret rooftop heliport, and newly spray-tanned bodies cast their own glow thanks to a DHA-rich formula that never yields streaks or orange palms.
Nail technician Tina Saucedo welcomes customers to Leisure Time Day Spa for nail services such as manicures and silk nail wraps. At the spa and salon, customers also find a range of services from waxing and facial treatments to massages and haircuts.