Fishtail braids, cascading waves, and delicate updos are just a few of the looks that the stylists at JM Hair Design & Co. at Salon 1 Studios have perfected. They cut, color, and style hair, and they smooth away frizz with Brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments. In addition to hairstylists, makeup artists are on hand to ready clients for special events, applying blush for weddings and attaching eyelash extensions for nights out.
Barber tools are not toys. But even as a child, Dennis Marquez couldn’t resist playing with his father's set of barber tools in the attic, as he told Wellington the Magazine in 2008. This early admiration led Dennis to train at many prestigious hair schools including Vidal Sassoon in London. More than 35 years ago, Dennis and his wife, Kristina, opened the first Pizzazz Hair Design. The venture succeeded: their business has grown to include five separate salons, many of which have gained praise from NBC 5. Each salon’s stylists, armed with Redken and GKhair products, consult with men, women, teens, and children before revamping their manes with cuts, foil highlights, and hair-smoothing treatments. At the adjoining spas in three of the five salons, technicians paint nails with OPI polishes and cleanse skin with botanical-based Pevonia products.
To stay up to date on current hair trends, each salon's beauticians attend continuing-education courses and dissolve fashion magazines older than three months in jars of barbicide. The Pizzazz team also gives back to the community by donating a portion of salon proceeds to the Adopt-A-Family organization.
Inside of her Kekki Chiropractic clinic, Dr. Tanya Kekki operates a smaller office that specializes solely in laser and skincare treatments. Experienced laser technicians use the filtered beam of the Palomar pulsed-light system to bust up follicles at their roots. Every treatment begins with a free initial consultation that lets techs give an expert opinion as to the effectiveness of the process for you, as well as answer any questions or taffy-wrapper riddles.
In addition to smoothing skin, they happily polish and nurture faces. Using Neova skin care products and chemical peels, they tailor treatments to specific skin complaints. They also harness the Palomar laser's IPL technology which, when applied to faces, décolletage, and arms, can erase sun and age spots, smooth uneven pigmentation, reduce the signs of visible veins, and scan for dormant superpowers.
Abby Couture Boutique Salon’s bold, art-lined walls and modern décor entertain eyes while stylists revamp 'dos with a range of treatments. Wielding high-end products from such brands as Davines, stylists first wash away dirt, oil, and confetti from New Year’s Eve 2003 from strands before engaging in a snip session to create fashionable coifs. Clients can then elect to alter their hue with a single-process color using Goldwell products, or add dimension and subtle shimmer to tresses with partial highlights. A blow-dry and style sets locks into shiny formation, readying them for nights on the town or repeated, showstopping entrances at work via a revolving door.
Since 1988, Philip Alastra and his team of tress trimmers have been rejuvenating head covers with a variety of salon services. Patrons sink into salon chairs as savvy stylists move fingers through their locks, scrubbing scalps with shampoo to remove oil, grime, and incriminating party confetti. Then the professional mane tamer infuses tresses with a deep-conditioning treatment before evening out layers and trimming dead ends. A salon style completes the visit, whipping strands into street-ready shape.