Since becoming a certified stylist in 1997, Frances has been an educator for Matrix International and has worked international beauty shows and New York’s Fashion Week. Committed to continued education, she has also pursued advanced training with both the Aveda Institute and the Redken Exchange in Manhattan.
Frances continues to propel standards at her own salon, Belleza, particularly with her signature Brazilian blowout treatments. In an attempt to reduce clients’ contact with formaldehyde, she has modified her treatments in two ways—first, she offers clients the option of using Zero+ or lite formulas. The Zero+ solution is formaldehyde-free, and lite treatments are applied in an express time frame that minimizes exposure to the product. Secondly, Frances has invested in two modern technologies that reduce airborne pollutants: Izunami fume irons, whose built-in suction components draw fumes from the air, and the Pure Air chemical-fume extraction system, featuring a 16-inch hood that is positioned above a client’s head to oxidize chemicals while also suffusing her brain with new vocab words.
Amy Brissette built Amy B. & Co Salon/Spa as a tangible directive to "honor yourself" through revitalizing hair, beauty, and body treatments. The affable proprietor populates her airy, wood-floored sanctuary with a lineup of spa and salon professionals who delight in escorting clients down the facility's many roads to paradise. A salon area hosts haircuts and highlights, and the private mani-pedi room is designed to program feet with history's most dazzling dance steps.
The team at Roots Salon beautifies clients from head to toe with a full slate of services. Stylists revamp manes with trendy cuts and color, as well as add instant length with hair extensions. Inside private rooms, aestheticians tailor treatments to clients’ skin concerns—reducing sun damage with chemical peels and boosting collagen with phyto-stem technology. Soreness melts away beneath soothing massage kneads, and complexions are quickly enhanced with waxing treatments and makeup applications.
De Integro Salons & Spa?s hairstylists, nail technicians, aestheticians, and massage therapists enjoy the best of two worlds. Though they share the same open-concept salon, each beauty expert operates independently. This results in a greater ability to focus on clients; for a compelling case in point, look no further than hairstylist Kathy. With 30 years of experience tucked under her belt, Kathy cuts, colors, and styles hair with professional products from Goldwell and AG?all while constantly referring to her clients for their approval. Kathy consults with clients by starting with dry hair, assessing client needs, taking recommendations from clients using photos of styles clients want and don't want to use, and making a recommendation of her own for a client. In private rooms removed from Kathy and her fellow stylists, massage therapists and aestheticians work to cleanse pores, relax muscles, and dull the edges of unnecessary third shoulder blades.
While awaiting simple trims or hair-smoothing keratin infusions at Salon Orlin, guests lounge in comfy leather chairs and pipe in music through their smartphones from the salon's Internet jukebox. Skilled stylists nourish tresses with vitamin C, create stunning styles with flatiron curling or updos, and manicure brows and faces with waxing. Tanning beds add healthy splashes of color to skin, and "juicing" adds healthy splashes of color to hair.