Eyelash extensions. Bridal makeup. Customized facials. Those are just a handful of the services the professionals of Ooh So Pretty Salon and Spa use to make the world a prettier place. Inside their beauty emporium (which is located inside the Phenix Salon Suites), stylists snip locks into modern styles or add complementary streaks of violet or pink. Like an erasable pen, chemical peels help reduce the appearance of fine lines and aestheticians remove unwanted fuzz with body waxing form face to feet.
Mz. Reeta of All Naturale' Beauty From The Inside Out creates elaborate hairstyles with cornrows, braids, and twists. In the process, she helps keep hair healthy with deep conditioning and steam hydration that help lock in moisture and shine. Mz. Reeta, who has more than 20 years of experience working with natural hair, specializes in loc starts and maintenance and can create coil twists, two-strand twists, shingling, and kinky twists.
Ellis Hair Salon makes coloring treatments a priority. Headed by colorist Manisha—who's been styling and coloring hair since 2004—Ellis uses a number of organic products from All-Nutrient Organics. A natural base of vegetable oil and keratin creates new hair colors without a reliance on harsh chemicals or magic markers that smell weird. Additionally, Manisha can keep her clients looking sharp and fashionable by trimming untidy strands or by straightening locks with keratin treatments.
The ripe orange walls inside Hair by Rosie offset speckled tan floor tiles and black wood accents. Amid these cozy trappings, stylist Rosie Sanchez draws on more then 15 years of experience as she sculpts sleek layers and renovates tresses with invigorating deep-conditioning treatments. As her clients allow bold highlights to set, Rosie often encourages them to admire the salon's welcoming wall signs, which include uplifting words such as Hope, Inspire, Dream, Love, and Your Salon Chair Can Be Raised Higher If Needed.
Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.
Back in 1980, a group of sister and their parents cut the ribbon on their own salon, Shear Pleasure. Today, three of those original sisters co-own the salon, employing their family's next generation of stylists, along with a crack corps of non-related 'do crafters. Along with their coiffure cropping, the team also specializes in nails—offering shellac and gel manicures that don’t chip or wander off after a few days—and hair replacment, including micropoint extensions for thin hair.