Seasoned technician Julie Gentry, a knowledgeable member of the Creative Nail Design collective, heads The French Manicure's multifaceted staff of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. Crew members adeptly perform spa and salon services, sculpting tresses during hairstyling sessions and kneading away knots or extraterrestrial body-snatchers masquerading as knots during Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Exposed-brick walls bedecked with artwork encircle the skincare room, where aestheticians regale clients with cleansing facials and slimming seaweed body wraps. Thorough manicures and pedicures revivify clients' nails, and waxing services erase unwanted fuzz from faces, legs, arms, and hidden arms.
Julie Gentry recently joined the Kristin Karl Salon team as the resident nail-care technician. When she isn't polishing, buffing, and shaping nails, she might be found readying her clients for summer with full-body waxing services.
Natural hair finds its perfect style at Lavish Hair Spa, which twists strands into zulu knots, coils, or straightens them with a ceramic fusion silk press. At this Paul Mitchell Signature Salon, stylists keep hair hydrated and healthy with newfound color and sheen with products from Paul Mitchell to Kera Care Naturals to Design Essentials Naturals and Jane Carter Solutions to Miss Jessie's. Stylists also use house-brand straightener Silk Out, which is composed of organic ingredients. At its Browz Waxing Bar station, the salon also removes unwanted hair from eyebrows, underarms, and legs.
Helmed by an associate educator for Paul Mitchell, the Paul Mitchell-trained stylists at Mopp Hair Day Spa blend their keen eye for style with Paul Mitchell products to beautify clients. Before trimming hair, shampoo consultants lead clients to the spa’s lather lounge, where they soothe scalps with massages and revitalize hair with shampoos formulated for each client’s specific hair type. Before the final whisper of the blow dryer reveals their polished new ‘do, clients can keep their excitement in check by admiring the salon’s modern decor, which includes a waiting room filled with tufted leather benches, as well as chairs that were born as brunettes but now bear trendy zebra-stripes instead.
The stylists at Shearnanigans Salon have extensive training, but they prefer to let it show subtly by giving each client an easy-to-manage hairstyle. They strategically cut and style locks, and an on-staff color specialist can add pops of accentuating color or change hues completely, which is also the extent to which coloring a lion?s mane pink changes how intimidating it is. The team?s extensive list of services also includes texturizing, braids, dreadlocks, extensions, and weaves.
Hair either makes a statement or it goes unnoticed—the stylists at Shenae Paris Salon use their skills to make sure the latter never happens. Led by master stylist and salon owner Natasha McCain, the staff specializes in more than just eye-catching cuts. They deep condition and relax strands, create intricate braids, lengthen locks with extensions, and add body with roller sets.