At Roy's Straight Edge, a veteran-owned barbershop with a vintage aesthetic, stylists keep men looking well-groomed with skillful haircuts and close shaves. Depending on each patron's preferences, they may trim hair with scissors, shave it into a fade, or clip it into a sophisticated Caesar cut.
The barbershop's stylists take care to eradicate stubble during straight razor shave sessions, but they also work to keep skin smooth and not irritated. That's why they apply rich lather and layer on towels that are infused with soothing aloe, vitamins A, D, and E, and refreshing herbal extracts. In the waiting room, visitors can sip complimentary beverages and watch TV.
It's all about lush lashes for aesthetician Heather Crotwell. At Eyes By Design, she enhances her clients' natural lash lines with extensions that look and feel like natural strands. She is trained and certified by Lavish Lashes to apply extensions.
Certified aesthetician Sheri Muscarella pampers visages and exfoliates skin at Lushka Organic Skincare Studio. The microdermabrasion gently abrades the face, neck, and décolletage with aluminum-oxide crystals, removing dead skin cells to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and age spots and reveal the face's vibrant underground youth scene. The Signature facial employs a custom cocktail of imported Éminence Organic Skin Care products from Hungary, with each treatment tailored to suit the client's skin type and face genre. Gentle facial massage stimulates circulation with or without steam depending on skin type, along with an enzyme mask, accompanied by a warm-mitt hand massage. After the technician removes the mask, she applies rejuvenating serums and lotions to burnish the face to a healthy glow.
Led by master hair colorist Holly Pennell-Salegna, the stylists at Pink Cut & Color Studio transform hair-strand hues and fashion them into an array of contemporary styles. Before any clipping begins, the scalp and accompanying hair ringlets are treated to a massaging shampoo, conditioning, and explanation of global economic policy. Once locks have been pruned into a manageable and fashionable state, stylists can begin blow-dry design and secure finishing touches, solidifying the hairstyle and making it impervious to airport-security scans. Customers selecting the second option undergo the same hair styling, as well as the foiling process of highlighting (a $95 value) to add a touch of color or easily locate favorite chapters.
The minimalistic decor at Salon Be enables stylists’ work to remain the star of the show. Classic salon chairs with silver bases reflect off the gray tile floor, and full-length mirrors at each workstation rest against stark white walls. A single vase of flowers at the reception offers a pop of color, as do the many highlights and full-color dye jobs patrons leave wearing. Stylists also shear manes into a plethora of styles, from long wispy layers to pixie cuts.
Judy Whewell, a licensed nail technician and certified skin specialist, tends to hands and feet with manicures and pedicures and cleans and detoxifies skin with restorative facials. Inside a private treatment room, she cleans up cuticles, trims nails, and dips hands or feet in skin-softening paraffin wax. She also uses natural products to remove dirt and oil from pores and hydrate the skin during signature facials.