Norman Zapien values his passport as much as his scissors. His hairstyling acumen has taken him across the world, including to New York City, where he served as education director for Paul Mitchell; to London, where he taught at Vidal Sassoon; and to Beverly Hills, where he owned his own salon. Between his travels, he's found time to appear as a guest artist on CNN and E!'s Fashion Emergency. Norman's latest stop on his ascension through the industry is Zapien's Salon, where he continues to fashion cutting-edge styles with a team that supports his high standards for artistry and technique.
Norman's tiered stylists, colorists, and cosmetologists help redefine clients' images with an eye for style and a knack for their craft. Fresh haircuts receive a boost from shadowy lowlights or balayage highlights, and frizzy or damaged locks find new shine with Juvexin hair-smoothing treatments. Stylists also make sure their work looks good in between visits: clients get lessons on how to style their new haircuts six different ways and receive complimentary neck and bang trims until their next cut. Meanwhile, aesthetic experts offer facials, makeup, and waxing services for individuals and bridal parties trying to out-glamorize the wedding cake.
New Life Tanning Centers can give you that splash of sun-kissed color without hours in the stifling heat. Home to one of the city's first tanning beds, the salon has a long history of imbuing skin with an even bronze glow. Since it installed that first bed three decades ago, the business has grown. Today, it features sunless-tanning booths, custom airbrush services, and infrared body wraps. Let the custom airbrush leave your skin looking like you just spent a month at the beach—or turn to LED teeth whitening to temporarily blind passersby with your brilliant smile.
For more than 30 years, patrons have augmented their skin's natural color with tanning services at Sunshine Tan. Six levels of UV beds range from gentle to intense—regular beds build base tans, whereas turbo beds catalyze the deepest possible color by encouraging melanin with inspirational speeches. As an alternative to UV tanning, the company offers three sunless options: VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, and Infinity Sun airbrush tanning. Among these options, Mystic Tan booths dispense a bronzer with polarized particles that adhere to the skin's natural magnetic properties and thereby prevent streaks.
At (STAND) UV & Spray Tanning, tanners choose from a variety of traditional and UV-free bronzing methods. With an effect similar to tying the sun around a tetherball pole, standup UV booths feature 360-degree tanning, deepening skin tone during expedient 8- to 11-minute sessions. Patrons opting for sunless tanning can choose between automated Mystic Tan sessions with a choice of four shades of tan or custom Norvell airbrush treatments applied by trained technicians. Additionally, red-light-therapy sessions unclench faces from the grip of Father Time by reducing the appearance of fine lines and large pores, as well as boosting elasticity.
In a relaxing environment with a private treatment room and tranquil music, beauty specialists reduce wrinkles, cellulite, and other signs of aging. Aesthetics Anti-Aging Center attacks skin dimples with a massage-based cellulite treatment that firms and softens skin. Aestheticians remove unwanted hair with swipes of warm wax. Fine lines and wrinkles dissipate without discomfort or clothespins in “no needle Botox” treatments that use soy peptides and red marine algae to firm and tighten the skin.