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.
Given that its name means "the opportune time" in Greek, it's no wonder that Kairos sees every moment as a chance to relieve someone's pain or stress. At the spa's core is a team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians who, thanks to their diverse backgrounds, can perform a range of pampering services. During massages, deft hands use hot stones, aromatherapy, and other techniques to loosen knots and work out tension. Over on the skincare side, custom facial treatments use Rep?chage products to erase fine lines and restore skin's youthful glow.
LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.
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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shampoo, haircut, and style
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Framesi
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Making people smile and hearing that I gave them exactly what they wanted.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My passion for beauty started when I was a little girl playing with Barbie dolls. As a pre-teen I would play in the salon of a family friend and wash and style my friends' hair. By the time I was 16, I knew my passion was cosmetology. I loved creating hair styles for myself and my friends. I began my training at 18 years old, and now almost 30 years later, I still find the beauty industry the most exciting and rewarding career I could have ever chosen.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Our salon boasts wood floors, warm beige walls, classy black furnishings and a large front window. Our reception area has an electric fireplace, a self serve Keurig coffee maker, a sitting area with a coffee table, magazines, and hairstyle books. We offer a complimentary glass of wine to persons 21 yrs or older. Our open floor plan allows for open conversations between patrons and inspires a feeling of inclusion and friendliness.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our salon is locally owned and operated by a mother and daughter team who share the same creative passion for beauty.