A graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy, salon owner Tammy Liggett pours 16 years of experience into every coiffure she touches at Divas and Dudes Too. Her staff of skilled stylists helps her in her quest to style, cut, and make hair more manageable, wielding products by Goldwell, Pureology, and INOA. In addition to hair services that include straightening treatments and extensions, the team embellishes visages with makeup and fingers with gel polish. An adjoining boutique area complements new looks with accessories such as jewelry, hats, and purses.
At Star Nails, the décor is simple: the walls display no art, the shelves cradle no plants, and the white color scheme offers only a splash of feminine pink. At this salon, the focus is on the clients, and the space ensures their comfort with eight cushy pedicure chairs and 11 manicure stations equipped with stately leather seating. Besides refining digits with colorful coats of polish, aestheticians also uproot unwanted hair with applications of warm wax, leaving swimsuit zones spotless and eyebrows shaped into either clean arches or a favorite punctuation mark.
Kelly Fakatava, the owner and nail technician at KandiKoated Nail Spa, blends technical skill with creativity while grooming hands and feet. She meticulously applies long-lasting gel nail polish, exfoliates skin with an almond scrub, and massages feet during pedicures. Patrons can also opt for nail art that incorporates bright, intricate color designs or jewels-like appliques.
As a second-generation hairstylist, Chardai has been immersed in salon culture since she was a young girl. She may have picked up tricks of the trade from her mom, but she also integrated her own love of art and color into her repertoire, resulting in her passion for hair design. At Chardai’s Hair, her talents and vision come alive.
Every service, from straightening systems to demi-coloring to haircuts, bear the signature of the salon’s mission: to help clients reinvent themselves with glamorous new hairstyles. The stylists also offers select treatments designed to target specific problems. For instance, hot-towel treatments work to make dull hair shine, reconstructing treatments strengthen hair, and light-therapy treatments address hair loss, acting as a light-house beam to guide missing strands back home.
Chardai has also put her talents to work in supporting charitable organizations such as Feed the Hungry and Cut it Out, and has styled locks at fashion shows that have benefited the less fortunate.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
Nail technicians spread CND Shellac across tips of fingers and toes, sealing in the coat with a UV light to keep the digits looking sharp for up to two weeks. The modern mani-pedis represent just two of many services that aesthetician Effie Magoulis and the other stylists at Salon Esprit enlist to bring out clients? individual beauty. To this end, they revitalize skin with waxing, acne care, and makeup treatments, or spice up hairdos by weaving in feather extensions rather than most salons? gaudy jet engines. Reflecting the salon's dedication to the utmost care, the staff is trained in top-shelf products such as Hempz and Moroccanoil.