The stylists at Salon Nouveau 2 LLC aren’t newbies to the hair industry; many have more than 10 years of experience, including sharpening their shears at continuing-education courses hosted by Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Aveda. But as seasoned as the hairdressers are, they are also humble.
The stylists at this Aveda-focus shop always take ample time to consult with their clients. This includes examining skin tone and face shape as well as discussing beauty preferences and lifestyle habits to land on the ideal style. They then get to work trimming split ends, coloring strands with dye, and taming rebellious frizz with a Coppola Keratin Complex treatment and a very, very stern look.
Mavida Salon encourages its staff to collaborate artistically with each client to create looks that are both modern and manageable. Its talented stylists, colorists, and makeup artists perform each service at full-length mirrors, allowing them to consider the complete picture while keeping an eye out for pirates. Aside from custom cuts, the intimate, burgundy-walled salon specializes in single- and double-process color and extensions as well as La-Brasiliana hair-smoothing keratin treatments, which counteract frizz for up to four months.
Hollywood Tans, one of the nation’s largest chains of tanning salons, turns dermises gold with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. Skin specialists consider each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping them choose the perfect skin-shading procedure. Four clean and comfortable types of stand-up UV tanning-booth options filter out most pestiferous UVB rays while speedily darkening pigment. Five 11-minute bouts ($40) inside Hollywood Tans’ HT42 booth are enough to leave any pelt polished with a glossy base tan. For Daphnes fleeing Apollo, a Mystic spray-tan booth ($30) depales pasty parchment with a misty coat of bronze that lasts 5–7 days. The Mystic’s cartridges can be changed to allow users great flexibility in choosing their preferred skin patinas.
Whether clients seek hair extensions, mani-pedis, or waxing, they can turn to the expert staff at Elegant Beauty Salon. In business for five years, the salon has an extensive service list that covers hair, skin, and makeup; they even enhance eyes with dramatic faux mink lashes.
Elite Hair Studio & Spa's staffers travel to New York, LA, London, and Paris for frequent training, returning to the studio with newly acquired skills to better meet client needs during custom services. The stylists begin treatments with a complimentary consultation to determine the cut angles that will flatter cheekbones or what blend of hair color will accentuate complexion, eye color, or the necklace that can't be removed due to a curse. Through signature facials, the aestheticians evict blemishes, and nail techs pamper long-forgotten cuticles before overshadowing them with gleaming polish. Before treatments, the staff directs guests to recumbent leather chairs flanked by wood-framed mirrors and furnishes each visitor with cucumber-infused water.