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.
When founding Park Avenue Salon and Spa, owner Lynne Zsido assembled an experienced staff of licensed professionals, many with decades of experience. With an eye to environmental responsibility, the beautification crew assesses an armory of products by Bare Escentuals, CND, and Marcia Teixeira. Beyond the spa's emerald-hued door, smooth stones steep in warmth in preparation for romps across tired muscles or bank vaults carved from butter. Sweet nothings drift from massage sessions for couples, and soothing and cleansing elixirs wrought from Hershey's chocolate, jojoba oil, and almonds broadcast a dulcet bouquet.
Lynn Leo and his staff of aestheticians and stylists at Leo's on Chocolate Salon & Spa beautify clients with a broad range of relaxing, revitalizing treatments. Hair color specialists accentuate monochrome 'dos with highlights and color, massage therapists ease persistent aches, aestheticians perform pampering facials, and nail technicians smooth cuticles with soothing manicures and pedicures.
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.