Open for more than 22 years, Perry George Salon & Spa stakes its reputation on a team of stylists and aestheticians that wield international training experience and an eye for detail. Armed with Bioelements products, skin experts exact everything from facials to waxing treatments with conscientious aplomb. Stylists likewise tend to hair and nail technicians gussy up accusatory pointing fingers. The salon and spa also bundles its services into special-event packages, pairing mani-pedis with makeup for brides-to-be and Swedish massage with a businessman's facial for gents.
The staff at Divine Hair and Color Salon enriches natural beauty by updating hairdos, grooming fingers and toes, and extracting hairs with waxing services. Stylists add volume and drama to locks with extensions that range from 100% human hair to feathers, ribbon, or tinsel, which helps clients fill in if Christmas trees get stage fright.
Avanzato Salon and Spa's hair designers, led by owner Peggy Martinek, sculpt hair for any occasion, whether it's attached to a head or not. They craft and repair wigs, apply extensions and eyelashes, and, of course, cut and style hair. They also remove hair with traditional facial waxing treatments or hot shaves for men. They round out their range of services with manicures and skin treatments and facials using products from brands such Dermalogica.
Licensed cosmetologist Valerie Giacobbe cuts, colors, and sculpts the hair of male and female clients. Full and partial sets of foil highlights add an appearance of depth to locks, and feather extensions let one look more natural when perched on a telephone wire. She also offers complimentary bang trims, her shears thrumming softly through splits ends and unwanted curls. The rasp of emery boards and the soothed sighs that follow paraffin dips drift from her
workstation, and she perks up facades with makeup and arches brows with facial-waxing services.
The staffers at Jean Marie Salon believe that the journey toward beauty should be a relaxing one, and that is evident in each of their treatments. They let clients pick an Aveda Essentials aroma before every mani-pedi, which includes a massage enhanced by a custom hydrating lotion. They also welcome clients onto their tables for soothing hot-stone massages and reflexology treatments. A sense of leisure and escape pervades the salon and spa, where even haircuts and coloring treatments include aroma-infused heated towels and scalp, hand, and arm massages to keep clients from repeatedly waving at their own reflection.
At Pazzo Salon and Spa, stylists line up at 10 black swivel chairs, snipping hair into chic bobs, long and layered 'dos, and everything in between. Sometimes, they use unique techniques to apply highlights; other times, they finish the looks with hair glaze.
As salons go, however, this spot isn't overly focused on hair. The team also shapes eyebrows into sophisticated arches, brightens complexions with facials, and adds length to fingernails with acrylic tips. And since the salon's next door to Ciao Restaurant, clients can satisfy their appetites with a meal or drink during their appointments.