Master stylist Tomika Gordon began her career as a styling educator for Hype World Int. and catapulted herself into the beauty industry, eventually being featured in the pages of Xtreme Hairstyles Magazine. At Salon Lofts, the 20-year veteran gives hairdos professional overhauls with sleek haircuts, coloring services, and treatments such as perms and extensions. She also specializes in eyelash services, and preps brides, prom-goers, and decorative cacti for their big days with special-event hairstyling.
High-quality hair-care products are the driving force behind a wide range of mane-taming services such as a women’s cut and style ($38–$44) or men’s cut ($25–$30). Opt for a conditioner service that balances the hair and scalp like a mannequin-head juggler with a moisture immersion ($25) or strength infusion ($25). Saturate hair with 97% naturally derived color formulas such as the demi-permanent color ($65–$70), or curb follicular growth with waxing services including eyebrow ($15+), lip ($10+), or full-face waxing ($35+). In addition to your chosen services, a complimentary five-minute mini-facial and five-minute stress relief massage ensures a memorable visit with a forecast of placid pampering.
Salon on Mill's staff of stylists and aestheticians are graduates of prestigious cosmetology schools who have years of skincare, hair-care, and nail-care experience. One of these expert beautysmiths will take up Aveda's signature eco-friendly products to slough off expired skin cells, then apply rich moisture deep into dermal layers during an Elemental Nature facial. Then, a makeup application transforms overwrought oglers, lackluster lips, and their facial backyards into a technicolor dream face by emphasizing natural features. Finally, toe tips get rounded, buffed, and treated to tiny mai tais during a Caribbean Therapy mani-pedi. This sole-soothing procedure includes a special exfoliating paste designed to soften rough skin and a warm seaweed mask designed to supple-ify skin and not smell like seaweed.
Owner Melissa Gilbert helms a professional staff of trained stylists that crafts new hairstyles, revitalizes hair color, and removes unwanted facial fuzz with waxing treatments. Each service begins with a consultation, during which the stylist can assess each client’s cut and make recommendations based on hair and skin type, condition of strands, and the color of their foulmouthed parrot sidekick. Aiding in complete care is the studio's stock of products from popular brands such as Redken, Entity Beauty, and Glow Therapeutic. Studio M accommodates all species of hair, as stylists are trained to deal with all hair types, including long, curly, and invisible.
Studio M’s aestheticians are also trained to deal with all types of skin. They reduce the affects of aging, including hyperpigmentation and fine lines, with vitamin C facials, and they target acne and clogged pores with purifying deep pore facials that rely on a medicated treatment and amino mask. The skin savants even custom blend their facials to tackle a client’s specific skincare needs. In addition to cosseting faces during facials, the aestheticians pamper hands, arms, and feet with massages using heated mitts still warm after extracting a pie from the oven.