After meeting in beauty school, friends Rachel Nelson and Mara Malzone envisioned their very own studio for transforming hair and pampering clients. Since becoming the co-owners of Karma Salon & Spa, the passionate duo's dream has come to life, like Pinocchio after he met a genie in a bottle. The two women traveled the world to train with such renowned names as Vidal Sassoon and Wella, and they used their newfound know-how to assemble a crack team of stylists, who overhaul coifs with texturizing treatments or an Italian line of ammonia-free color. Staffers also revivify skin with organic facials and relax muscles with massage therapy. Foot treatments such as the Mind Eraser soothe lower limbs with a honey-and-sugar scrub and fragrant lavender mask while ousting painful kickball-related memories.
Stylists at Lace Hair Care's full-service salon cut and color the locks of their male and female clients, oftentimes, shaping the hair they helped to restore. The salon features a line of hair systems that include braids, hair extensions, and lace hair units made with human hair to add volume and length to existing strands. Additionally, their laser hair-therapy treatments use a low laser light over the course of 12 months to regrow hair thinning from conditions including alopecia, eczema, and low-flying planes. After treatments, clients may opt to go to the salon for trims that include hot-oil conditioning treatments to treat breakages. In addition to hair extensions, technicians frame eyes with Lavish Lashes eyelash extensions, bonding them to individual lashes to give a fuller look for up to six weeks.
At the Paul Mitchell Focus Headrush Hair Studio, a wall of lipstick red greets every client who enters—a striking touch that's indicative of the stylists' ability to create eye-catching 'dos. In front of full-sized mirror, they collaborate with every head of hair and person beneath to sculpt new coiffures that frame faces, complement lifestyles, and send vain costume wigs into bouts of existential despair. But they don't tether themselves to their scissors. They also mix low-ammonia Paul Mitchell coloring formulas to transform hues and apply eyelash extensions to draw attention to soul windows. And men need not feel shy, either—dedicated barber services cater to businesslike trims and extravagant manes alike.
The licensed stylists and aestheticians at Beauty Secret Salon may have a few trade secrets up their sleeves, but there's one thing they never try to hide: their clients' natural beauty. They merely emphasize features that are already stunning with fashion-forward haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, and spa services that include facials, mani-pedis, and eyebrow threading. Clients regularly stop in to have their legs waxed, only to stay and get a henna tattoo of a floral design or a particularly complex home address.
Lashes By AJ is there for all who want to add a little glamour to their faces or disguise the effects of french-kissing the sun. The stylists work with NovaLash products, solving the problem of short lashes with extensions that can last up to six weeks. Clients may need to go in for touchups every few weeks. In addition to eyelashes, the staff also treats faces and fingers, offering customers a variety of facials, manicures, and pedicures.
Inside Salon Isis, a cadre of stylists transform ‘dos with high-quality products from Moroccanoil, KMS California, Biomega, and Goldwell Color. They flatter features with precision cuts and turn frizzy curls into smooth, manageable manes with keratin treatments. Skilled makeup artists are also on hand to accentuate natural beauty or lengthen lashes with extensions.