In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
Professional Barber Shop’s flagship storefront has stood in downtown Hartford ever since 1927, remaining as a testament to a time when hot-lather shaves and shoe shines were routine. Now with three Connecticut locations, Professional Barber Shop stays true to that era by offering an array of gentlemen’s grooming services and pamphlets touting the benefits of measles vaccines.
While sipping a cold drink or hot coffee, guests enjoy haircare treatments that toe the line between practicality and indulgence. Basic trims leave hairdos and beards looking well coiffed. Straight razors swipe through hot lather and shear away stubble before a cooling dollop of aftershave lotion. Gentlemen’s facials in a 1920s style can indulge cheekbones with 3 Lucky Tigers massage creams and as many as 10 steaming towels. Once finished, guests can return home sporting a pair of freshly shined shoes and a timelessly dapper look.
With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, owner Lisa Zibella runs Bella Rouge with a perfumed fist, knocking out customer confusion and proudly proffering products in a shabby-chic storefront. Lisa, along with her fellow staffers, assists guests in selecting suitable cosmetic and skincare products from upscale brands including Mario Badescu, Caudalie, Kinerase, Paula Dorf and more. Moisturizers ($22–$150), facial cleansers ($15–$34), mascaras ($19–$24), eye shadows ($18–$24), and foundations ($38–$60) are all available for demonstration and purchase. For ladies who have trouble remembering their truest shade, the boutique keeps a record of previous customer purchases, and, for ladies on the go, the shop offers convenient curbside service.
Most Popular Service: Haircuts
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring in a picture of your favorite cut or design. We can do anything.
To provide natural rejuvenation for their clients, the staff members of Green Envy Salon & Spa's take a green approach when it comes to performing skin- and hair-care treatments. The team relies on biodegradable, botanically-derived Aveda products, which are processed using eco-friendly steam distillation as opposed to harsh chemical extractions. These products aid the stylists as they rejuvenate tresses by performing a variety of styling, coloring, and texturizing treatments that leave hairdos looking healthy and vibrant. Additionally, the spa can pamper visitors with its indulgent mani-pedis, therapeutic massage sessions, and revitalizing facial treatments. Even the decor?with its pastel green tones, taupe and mocha walls, and sentient plant life?reflects the spa's commitment to the earth.
The stylists at Hair Works Family Hair Care have seen it all. That comes with the territory when you work at a salon that caters to every member of the family?men, women, children, and Alfs. Their service menu is as varied as their client list; elite designer cuts transform shaggy manes into sleek hairdos, and professional keratin treatments straighten strands to make styling a cinch. Color retouches, highlights, and toners are also on the docket, as are permanent waves.