Within a chic space done up in globe lights and black-framed mirrors, staff members at Joseph Ryan's Hair Designs beautify bodies from head to toe, offering hairstyling services as well as manicures and pedicures. They employ an arsenal of brand-name products including Paul Mitchell shampoos, Biomega moisturizers, and OPI nail polishes in a kaleidoscopic array of colors. In addition to cropping locks, beauticians elongate 'dos using 100% human-hair extensions and a saltwater-taffy-pulling machine.
Peer through the tall windows of Situation's Hair and Nail Salon, and you'll likely spot Andrea Watson and her fellow stylists hard at work. There's never a dull moment for the skilled team, who spend all day snipping new styles and twisting strands into glamorous weaves. Not to be outdone, the salon's nail technicians pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis as their clients recline on chairs outfitted with cushioned armrests.
Wink Boutique accessorizes outfits and refines fingernails with a flair that earned it a nomination for best manicure and pedicure from Cityvoter in 2010. The boutique's shoe and boot selection offers popular OTBT, Not Rated, and Naughty Monkey footwear that can withstand strolls across hot coals much better than paper hospital slippers ($45–$100). An assortment of jewelry items bedazzles extremities while eschewing brand-name associations ($12–$70), and handbags adorn lonely arms with their heft as well as their sparkling personalities ($50–$100). Luxury-seeking hands can retreat to the comfort of a black leather armchair, where a dry manicure shapes the body's signature digits before gently slathering them with a Shellac application intended to prevent chips for up to two weeks or through several rousing piano solos.
The techs at She's Nailin It take pride in delivering a healthy mani-pedi experience that's free from germs and strong smells. That's why they practice hospital-grade sterilization techniques on their equipment, and why the salon uses a ventilation system that propels harsh odors outdoors, where pigs live. Once conditions are in order they begin their services, trimming and shaping nails before applying name-brand polishes from OPI, Essie, and more.
Despite its name, Fingers Salon & Spa isn't all about hands and nails. Manicures, pedicures, and soothing paraffin dips are certainly among the spa's most popular treatments, but they never threaten to overshadow the full list of hair services. That's largely because the stylists are so talented at what they do, whether it involves cutting and highlighting hair or counting individual strands to make sure they're all accounted for. Other services on the spa's extensive menu include cleansing facials, massages, and hair removal.
A symphony of buzzing blow dryers and snipping shears rebounds off Salon Indigo’s vibrant red walls and shelves lined with Aveda beauty products. Glass block divides the front-desk receptionist from the flurry of stylists, nail techs, and makeup artists as they labor away, beautifying and refurbishing clients. Each follicle coddler stationed in this Aveda Concept Salon relies on the respected brand's botanical-based products to rejuvenate manes, coloring hair with 97% chemical-free mixtures and massaging scalps with aromatic oils.
Aside from mane-sculpting services, the salon beautifies patrons in myriad other modalities. Makeup artists who specialize in bridal makeup get the faces of brides and their wedding parties big-day ready with pre-wedding sessions to ensure that every dab of lipstick, stroke of eyeliner, or smear of camo face paint looks perfect. To ensure clients receive an enjoyable experience, Salon Indigo's beautifiers participate in continuing-education courses to keep their skills sharp.
Octavia Hair Design's seasoned staffers slice and sculpt tresses in accordance with the renowned Toni & Guy styling philosophies and techniques. Equipped with high-tech Matrix coloring tools and Keratin Express conditioning supplies, they perform a full slate of haircare services alongside aestheticians who skillfully apply top-quality makeup and cleanse skin with Bioelements products. Clients and kingdomless monarchs can perch on cushy thrones for pedicures and unobstructed views of the salon's vibrant, blue walls and striking, black furnishings.