Trend Setters Hair Salon's owner and captain stylist, Jen Palmer, calls on more than 18 years of experience and specialization in cuts and coloring as she leads her staff. The team's comprehensive menu runs the gamut from keratin treatments and perms to facial waxing. In time slots doled out by appointment only, they discipline rowdy locks with products from Moroccanoil and Nioxin and brighten nails with artful french tips or resilient shellac gel that guards against chipping so that clients don't have to wear oven mitts to work. Surrounding the stylist's beautification chairs, muted, green walls hung with photos of flora and fauna craft a woodland-like environment.
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).
Colour Forté specializes in expert hair-color application with a full range of salon and spa treatments rounding out the aesthetic services. Master colorist and salon owner Lisa Arnold begins your appointment with a consultation to decide how best to achieve a new dimensional color scheme before applying the color and styling your hair for an alluring finish. During the paw-prettifying manicure, your hands will be soaked and scrubbed before the cuticles are cleaned, the nails filed down and then dressed in polish cloaks ($25). Give overactive toes a respite during Colour Forté’s relaxing pedicure, where your feet are first tenderized in a soothing salt-scrub bath before undergoing a moisturizing massage ($40). Colour Forté's ped experts will banish nettlesome calluses and tame wily cuticles before slapping on a new coat of paint.
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.