Sunlight filters in through Graffiti Hair Studio’s ceiling-high windows, reflecting off polished black shampoo basins that stand out in a space otherwise dominated by light and earthy tones. As stylists escort clients toward the studio’s row of plush salon chairs, their heels click against the hardwood floors, lending a rhythmic counterbalance to the lively chatter that so often fills the room. Once they set to work, the stylists spark up new conversations as they spread smoothing elixirs such as Alterna’s bamboo shampoo across scalps or prep strands for cuts and coloring treatments with Paul Mitchell’s keratin-infused serums. Just a few yards away but entirely removed from the bustle on the salon floor, the spa’s aestheticians hide evidence of aging or membership in underground mud-wrestling leagues with PCA skincare products and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments.
Jesika Russell of Kitsch Hair by Jesika makes hair look refreshed and healthy via cuts, color, and deep conditioning from a space inside MiraBella Salon & Spa. MiraBella changed locations in 2012, and it shows in the sleek new space, built from the concrete up to form a welcoming home for spa and salon services. Today, natural and organic hair products fill wooden bookcases, and lights reflecting the season twinkle softly over the receptionist's desk.
Muse Salon and Spa is a welcoming full-service beauty, hair, and nail salon. Here, licensed stylists and aestheticians with a combined 30 years of experience work in the warm, wood-toned atmosphere to create imaginative looks that flatter each client. Experienced nail technician Chrissy Combs is among those staff members. She offers pampering mani-pedis, polishing nails with gel polish, which stays chip-free for up to two weeks.
Expansive windows flood the room with sunlight at Allure Hair and Nail Salon, where stylist Katie H creates her own glowing looks with haircuts for women, men, and kids. But cutting isn't the only skill in Katie's arsenal; she also mixes and applies hair dye to bolster locks with pops of color. For special occasions such as weddings, Katie can curl and twist hair into updos that resemble busts of the bride and groom.
Jennifer Hlavaty helms the massage tables at JMZ Inc., a full-service beauty and skincare spa. While her colleagues style hair and administer facials and body wraps, Jennifer gives bodies a break from everyday strain and stress with customized massages. Her treatments include Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massage, as well as spa packages that pair massages with facials and add-ons such as aromatherapy.
Licensed aesthetician Misty Love pampers skin with a menu centered around depilatory and rejuvenating treatments. With a deft hand, she sculpts eyebrows, lays bikini zones bare, and denudes upper lips using a professional line of Satin Smooth wax products. She also cleanses pores with classic European facials and wards off wrinkles with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and enchanted washcloths.