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.
Board-certified hair colorist Holly Pennell-Salegna directs a team of stylists dedicated to expert tinting and re-texturing at Pink Cut & Color. Pennell-Salegna mastered her signature balyage highlights and lustrous color while working among stylists at high-profile haircare houses—including Paul Mitchell and Redken—for more than 20 years. The entire staff takes a holistic approach to haircare, layering treatments from brands such as Moroccanoil and Keratin Complex to ensure strands more polished and shiny than Mr. Clean's scalp. Their thoughtfulness extends to basic cuts, as Pureology and Sidlab products are often folded into the ritual of wash, snip, and style. Kids are free to enjoy movies and snacks as they get new 'dos, or count each strand of hair as it drifts to the floor. Two large bay windows flank the salon's front door, ushering natural light into the crisp, white parlor.
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.
With more than 3,000 varicose vein procedures under his belt, Dr. Jeffrey Goldblatt, a diplomat of the American Board of Surgeons, leads the staff at Shoreline Medical Spa in blotting out bodily imperfections with up-to-date technologies. Lasers play starring roles in several treatments, with the CoolLipo system breaking up and removing fat cells from necks and jowls, and elos technology precisely ousting visible veins and hair from all skin tones. The staff puts down the lasers to evict bodies of toxins with body wraps, smooth wrinkles with dermal fillers, and soothe complaining muscles with therapeutic strokes or compassionate back pats.