The stylists, colorists, and aestheticians at Monolo Hair Studio render customized hair and skin services, from Schwarzkopf conditioning treatments to feather hair extensions. Stylists rely on products from Chi and American Crew to nourish tresses, whereas their blow-driers shape and set new 'dos and blast away any tiny plastic Barbie blow-driers that were previously stuck in your hair. The attentive technicians also perform men's hot-towel shaves, chip-resistant Shellac mani-pedis, and 30-minute deep pore-cleansing facials, which are performed as caped clients sit upright in styling chairs like dapper superheroes. At the front of the salon, a glass case showcases sparkling jewelry and shelves of beauty products.
Spa-a-Peel’s sign says it’s “the look fabulous studio,” though the offerings within its peaceful confines go much deeper. Upon entering, clients are greeted by a smiling staff member who stands ready to help clients transform their day with a massage, a facial, or a mani-pedi. On top of that, treatments at Spa-a-Peel transport guests away from the daily grind and into a place of relaxation and bliss that feels like home, but with a far more talented staff.
The relaxation squad at This Is It Salon and Spa believe just as strongly in cosmetic trends as they do in the medical benefits of massage. Though the salon’s service menu may seem polarized at first glance, the staff manages to pull it all together by creating proper pairings powered by high-end products from Aveda, Essential, and It&ly.
In the spa’s private rooms, therapists perform facials and body treatments, as well as 10 types of massages, each of which aids in the release of muscular tension and pain. Massage modalities range from deep-tissue and hot-stone varieties to carpal-tunnel or pre- and post-natal massage. The therapists also perform therapeutic massages to ease pain caused by chronic illnesses. The spa has been approved to accept insurance and physician referrals for medical massages. Regardless of the selected modality, the spa staff happily executes both in-studio and on-location sessions, traveling throughout the area to perform makeup and nail services for events ranging from weddings to stuffed-animal tea parties.
For nearly two decades, Keely Jackson has been tapping into the holistic powers of eastern medicine, with Reiki treatments and meticulous bodywork that aims to redirect energy positively. At Tummy Love, she performs abdominal Chi Nei Tsang massages that nurture healthy digestive flow and relieve symptoms of heartburn, chronic anxiety, and PMS. Another treatment, white light energy work, is inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions and uses gentle hand placements to pinpoint sources of negative energy and jelly donuts stuck on their way through the body. Clients can also take some of the spa's natural therapies home: the V-steam bath treatment, for instance, cleanses your body and helps you unwind with the help of natural herbs and flowers.
Nefertiti embraces natural beauty and helps clients feel confident without the use of harsh chemicals or heated tools. Her haircare services employ pure cleansing ingredients such as apple-cider vinegar, lemon, lavender, and rosemary, plus essential oils to rehydrate strands. Beauty services below the bangs include healing facials, body-waxing treatments, and massages that aim to reduce tension and restore range of motion. Nail services not only spruce up the appearance of nails but also soften skin with natural sea salts and paraffin dips infused with chamomile, lavender, or vanilla.
It takes a long time to braid hair. Knowing this, the team at Oluchi African Hair Braiding cultivates a friendly chair-side manner to make people feel at home, an attitude that dates back to their efforts at building a family of regular customers. And it's natural for people to want to keep coming back: as their hair grows or trends change, they can evolve their looks with the stylists, who are versed in a large—and ever-growing—repertoire of braiding and twisting techniques. The stylists at Oluchi can create anything from traditional cornrows and dreadlocks to Senegalese twists and box braids.