Robert Anthony's stylists and aestheticians administer hair, nail, and skin treatments in an alabaster-white salon accented with light-hued wood furnishings. Styling chairs face floor-to-ceiling mirrors where hairdressers manipulate tresses with professional products by brands such as Redken and Pureology, and nail stations are situated in front of expansive windows that reveal river views. During massages, clients lie comfortably in private treatment rooms as therapists knead away muscle tension and worries, which slide off the table to be later swept up by the evening cleaning staff.
The experienced body gilders at Lords & Ladies Salon pamper corporeal forms in a soothing environment. Prepare for confident poolside lounging with the 15-minute Fantasy airbrush tan, which sprays epidermises with a safe, FDA-approved mixture that darkens skin evenly. The airbrush technology avoids the streaks of more erratic spray-tanning methods, such as playing paintball at a nudist colony, with darker color lasting up to seven days. For flash-seeking fingers, the 45-minute mani-pedi rehabs scraggy nails as technicians file away edges, shape cuticles, and hide translucent protein under a choice of chromatic coatings. Avoid chips by upgrading manicures or pedicures to shellac polish (each $5 extra).
Eclipse shores up scalps with cuts and color tune-ups designed to fit individual faces, hair types, and lifestyles. Submit to the scissor-wielding wiles of the salon's experienced stylists with a haircut ($27+ for men, $35+ for women), which includes a complimentary consultation, shampoo, and styling and dons an equally soothing money-back guarantee. Eclipse's stylists also keep clients well educated with helpful snippets on proper hair maintenance and vegetable canning. If opting for a shade upgrade in addition to the crop chop, color specialists will employ custom blending techniques to add fractal dimension and impart shine or battle botched jobs with a reparative strategy to reign in not-so-subtle hues. Note that it may take two or more visits to fully correct color.
Mustache Alley’s stylists cultivate a classic yet modern barbershop aesthetic as they adorn domes with customized services and an extensive lineup of products. Before experienced staffers clip men’s ($20+) and women’s ($30) locks into personal masterpieces, a massaging shampoo chair provides a simultaneous cleansing and soothing equal to slow jazz-washboard solos. Signature hot-lather shaves ($25) transform prickly jawlines into baby faces and pairing a unibrow wax ($5) with a refreshing facial ($15) completes countenance overhauls. Women can disguise natural tones and hide in plain sight with high or lowlights ($45). Classic barbershop and salon services contrast with the studios modern leather thrones and exposed industrial ceilings. Parched clients can sip complimentary beverages from the fridge and quiet braggadocios scalp’s gloating about its recent hydration.
A century ago, the ailing sought relief in the naturally occurring salt caves of Canada, Europe, and Asia. Today, visitors to Hygea Wellness Co & Salt Room follow in the footsteps of their afflicted predecessors. Seven tons of kosher Dead Sea salt frosts the walls and floors of a cavernous room where customers relax and inhale its healing effects or season the rims of their margaritas. The fine salt aerosol, chock-full of minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium, can help to keep skin youthful, as well as alleviating breathing problems. The salt-filled air allows negative ions in the body, diminishing free radicals and bacteria that contribute to allergies, asthma, and even the common cold. The cave safely restores health to adults and kids alike.
In addition to detoxing, sauna sessions may also help with weight loss and reducing muscle pain and general stress. A heated, dry sauna helps purify skin and improve circulation during 20-minute sessions. Towels and robes are provided, and customers may read inside the sauna during treatment. Relaxation continues during massages, body wraps, and salt scrubs, plus reflexology and facials.
When choosing a moniker for their new salon, Evolve's team didn't just flip to a random page in the dictionary. They opted for a name that they felt best represented what they do on a daily basis: use the art of cutting, coloring, and styling hair to help their clients change not just the way they look, but also the way they feel about themselves. The salon itself, with its modern decor, creates a comfortable environment for this evolution to take place, and is also eco-friendly; stylists use products from the natural-ingredient-based Eufora line.
That elegant yet comfortable decor includes earth-toned checkered floors and the occasional area rug, floor-to-ceiling plant, and framed piece of art. Cushioned chairs with homey pillows make the waiting area a welcoming introduction to the salon, and white pillars throughout evoke a Greek symposium. An all-black ceiling, however, evokes the cosmos, with track lights resembling stars and hair clippings flung upward resembling a space shuttle streaking toward the heavens.