Allure's nail tech Sara pampers clients with a full range of nail services, softening roughened digits and granting a polished, professional finish to any look. Prettify and protect nails with a manicure and spa pedicure. The 90-minute mani-pedi experience begins with a skin-softening soak for hands and feet, relaxing extremities and letting customers concentrate on the important things in life, such as what nail polish colors best complement fingerless gloves. Twenty nail shapings and cuticle trims transform battered claws into shapely nails, and a foot scrub smoothes roughened skin, transforming hard-working extremities into well-kempt wonders of hygiene and sophistication. Allure carries OPI nail products with a full range of fashionable chromatic choices.
Owners and principal members of the stylist team Emilio and Gino corral their decades of experience to create two distinct spaces where clients revel in personalized services. They staff more than 60 aesthetes, each of whom receives focused training on adjusting hair, skin, nail, and massage services to clients’ stated preferences and lifestyle. During and after haircuts, the team uses a house brand of products to style strands and address specific hair problems such as color fading, excessive oil, or naturally occurring pipe cleaners. During facials, the aestheticians home in on what lies below bangs by cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing skin, and tension dissipates during therapists' restful massage sessions. The downtown Pittsburgh location also plays host to an elegant serata—a private, chandelier-lit escape where bridal parties can enjoy ultimate relaxation before addressing the fact that their friend is marrying a panda bear.
The acclaimed eikön Hair Lounge was the brainchild of scalp-styling whiz Stephen Graham. Graham's idea was to assemble a group of top-notch stylists and empower them to explore their creative impulses and define their own sensibilities. It's easy to see why this eclectic approach appeals to Graham. The hairstylist harbors an artistic streak himself, and studied ceramic engineering in college. The melting-pot milieu at eikön has won an equally diverse set of clients. The salon was dubbed Best Hair Salon by Whirl magazine, and team hairstylist by the Pittsburgh Passion, a women's football squad fed up with Vidal Sassoon's insistence that they not wear helmets. :]]