With 25 years of experience in the corporate world behind her, Susan Catenaro channeled her human-resources training in founding Bien-Etre Wellness Centre. Equally as important to her business, though, are her certifications and training in life coaching, hypnotherapy, past-life-regression therapy, and aromatherapy. Today, she and her staff aim to help clients live more holistic lives, with everything from classes on essential oils to sessions in an infrared sauna.
Half kids' barbershop, half toy store, Snip Snaps is equally adept at styling haircuts and hosting birthday parties. Kids can pick a fun chair for their trim, choosing from racecars and motorcycles, and then watch TV or pick out a kids' movie from the salon's extensive library. Snip Snaps even has PlayStation 2 plugged in to facilitate hassle-free haircuts. And adults needn’t worry; they can recline on a more traditional salon chair for their own cut and style.
At The Creative Edge Hair Salon, experienced stylists transform overgrown or damaged hair with innovative techniques and fashion savvy. Haircuts, perms, and color treatments revive hairdos, while keratin treatments help restore the hair’s shiny finish and manageable shape. Manicures, pedicures, and facial waxing are also available, as well as stylish men’s haircuts.
Peter David Salon is a New York City?chic salon in the heart of Connecticut, where master and junior stylists work in a mod environment to create inventive and on-trend hairstyles for both men and women. Cuts, rich color, and texture treatments are all on the service menu, and the styling atmosphere is bustling and professional. Come in for a permanently smoothing keratin treatment, have stylish ombre color light up the ends of hair, or have an updo twirled into place for a big night out. K?rastase products help hair look its best as clients enjoy the posh white leather furnishings and spacious, light-filled studio.
A certain hominess shines through at JoBella Salon and Spa. The shop is named for the co-owner’s children, Joe and Bella, and the Branford location is nestled inside a two-story house surrounded by trees and green grass. Skilled stylists and aestheticians at both locations tap into an arsenal of elixirs from Arrojo and skincare products by Aveda. When they aren't beautifying clients from the neck up, they primp nails, knead sinews, and leave legs wrapped in seaweed like a sleeping sushi chef.
The stylists and aestheticians at Capello Salon and Day Spa beautify their clients' hair, skin, and nails with name-brand products. They coif locks with Alfaparf, Schwarzkopf, and keratin straightening formulas and add color or top-secret missives to nails with Essie and OPI lacquers. During facials, Pevonia Botanica’s natural ingredients work to cleanse and nourish the skin.