For owners Jo Massaro and Karen Ierna, Benjamin's Studios is all about creativity. They showcase this passion for creativity with the imaginative hairstyles and glowing skin they impart in the salon and spa, but also in the Treasure Island facility's onsite art gallery, which displays work from local artists. There's even a fashion boutique overflowing with men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Jo and Karen primarily put their 30+ years of hair experience to use in the hair studio. Here, they craft new 'dos using foil highlights, perms, and straightening techniques—techniques the designers of Pisa's famous tower boldly ignored. The spa’s aestheticians, meanwhile, release stress by rendering massages, mani-pedis, and ionic footbath services. They also perform eight skin-type-specific facials, such as teen, men's, and problematic, and they enhance them with aromatherapy and Chakra testing.
Minimalist lamps dangle from Intuition Salon and Spa's high ceiling, illuminating the four stylists beneath as they chop coifs into creative styles, paint on highlights, or pile tresses into glamorous updos. The salon owner, Merri Lollis, has navigated the intricacies of the hair industry for more than two decades, a long-term dedication that shows in her handiwork and her calendar, on which every month is named Hairtember. To complement their hair offerings, the team at her full-service salon also nourishes skin with facials, brightens nails with manicures, and waxes away facial stubble.
Though you may not get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after a visit to Celebrities Salon, you might get noticed for your new look. That's because the stylists behind the full-service salon painstakingly attend to strands, whisking them into formal updos for weddings or elegant braids for Little House on the Prairie reenactments. And they don't stop with hair. They also offer permanent makeup services, skincare services, and mani-pedis that eschew cuticle cutting and polish with formaldehyde. To add to the pampering environment, they treat clients to complimentary beverages and invite them to bring along their own music or books to enjoy while relaxing.
The team of stylists at Practically Frivolous subdue wayward strands with hair salves from Schwarzkopf Professional, Ouidad, and the Practically Frivolous line of products developed in cooperation with a California-based company specializing in health-conscious beauty. The salon's crew shapes locks of all textures, specializing in the Ouidad method of outsmarting wily curls and turning them into sculptured ringlets. Keratin-rich hair treatments, pomegranate enzymes to pamper the skin, and hot stones to aid in massage services arm the salon's aesthetes to enhance beauty across the entire body, avoiding the difficult task of keeping one's good side turned toward a carousel operator.
Hardwood floors and pastel-yellow walls highlight Salon Pearl's charming beautification space, inside of which a team of stylists and colorists work closely with clients to design well-suited hairdos. In addition to basic cuts, Salon Pearl spiffs up hair with treatments such as Brazilian blowouts, perms, and special-occasion up-dos. Patrons can pop over to a color-experts chair, where all-over color, touchups, and special multidimensional highlights make strands pop like a punching bag filled with soda cans.
Embellish Hair Design’s stylists, cosmetologists, and nail technicians boast a collective 20 years in the beauty industry. They put this expertise to use in creating haircuts for women, men, and children, along with coloring services and keratin straightening treatments. The nail techs make digits fancier with manicures and spa pedicures, and aestheticians use wax to remove fuzz from the lips, chin, and eyebrows while aiming to maintain a calming atmosphere.