The initials in AIB Salon stand for "art of Indian beauty," and traditional South Asian beauty techniques are indeed its focus. Stylists can deftly use modern techniques such as Japanese hair-straightening or permanent eyelash extensions, but the team specializes in the ancient art of threading—manipulating 100% cotton threads to remove unwanted facial hair with more speed and precision than waxing, shaving, or tweezing. It's also gentle, since the thread lassoes each hair without causing discomfort to the surrounding skin.
Newly de-fuzzed faces can celebrate with facial treatments that incorporate herbs and even gold. Indeed, a taste for glamour permeates AIB Salon: makeup artists revel in creating jaw-dropping wedding looks and, especially, henna designs almost too elaborate to be believed.
Owner LaZaundra draws from more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry to turn frazzled locks into straight, sleek dos. She treats clients to Brazilian blowouts that smooth out frizz and soften locks, and she also provides nailcare services.
Lynn Newberry's tool chest bears only one man's name: Paul Mitchell. A Paul Mitchell–educated stylist, Lynn employs the products with which she was trained in each and every treatment, including cuts for men, women, and children; advanced color treatments; and KeraTriplex conditioning.
Subtle ombre highlights. Deep conditioning treatments. All-over color. Stylists Jaime, Verenice, and Lu Anne, who has more than 16 years of salon experience, ply tresses with chic treatments like these—as well as custom haircuts—at Hair It Is Suite 117.
Stylist Verenice cuts and styles hair inside Hair It Is Suite 117, a sleek salon decked out in glossy black furnishings. Certified by Brazilian Blowout since 2010, Verenice earned education from Matrix, Aquage, Biomega, and Farouk System Professional Hair Care. She specializes in highlighting and cutting, as well as Brazilian Blowout keratin hair-smoothing treatments, which eliminate frizz for 10–12 weeks in just 90 minutes.
Hair highlights can be a tricky business—too chunky and you look like a zebra, too sparse and you lose the multifaceted look you paid for. Enter Jaime Michel. He snips and colors strands within the comfortable confines of Hair It Is Suite 117. With a specialty in modern highlighting looks, including ombre treatments, he consults with clients so as to ensure they get precisely the look they want.