With the names Gold and Diamond, AA Salon & Spa's menu might read like a a jewelry store's inventory. But here, the goal is not to festoon the neck or the ring finger, but instead the entire face. The skincare specialists do that with facials, including the Gold and Diamond varieties, that combat blemishes or signs of aging by using products such as oils from Turkey to deeply moisturize visages. Other services include hairstyling, waxing, and makeup application.
As owner of The Beauty Studio, Elizabeth wears many hats. She's a state-licensed aesthetician and nail technician, is certified in medical aesthetics and micropigmentology, and can braid hair with one finger. In the comfort of her cozy beauty studio, clients can draw on her 15 years of experience with an invigorating facial, shea-butter wrap, or anti-aging exfoliation treatment. The spa can also promote eye appeal with lash extensions or nix unflattering hair from the brows and body with a specialty waxing session.
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.
Women, men, and kids in search of new a new look have been turning to From The Top Salon for more than 20 years. The Aveda-certified staff happily grant their wishes, cutting hair, brushing on new color, and nourishing locks with the brand's botanically based products. In addition to hair treatments, the stylists fulfill the salon's long-held mission of boosting clients' self-confidence with waxing services, mani-pedis, and makeup lessons.
Amid a regal purple and gold interior, stylists at Couture Salon & Spa pamper patrons with a sweeping selection of prettifying services bolstered by opulent products. Kick off look overhauls with a haircut and style ($45+ for women, $20+ for men), or recast hair colors to better match the aurora borealis with a single-process hair dye ($50). For unfixable fringe, wax wielders artfully shape overgrown brows ($13) and completely nix undesirable fuzz from the lips ($11), chin ($11), or bikini line ($35). The salon’s trio of facials ($40–$65) highlights visages formerly enshrouded by overgrown hair, and false eyelashes ($10) and makeup applications ($45) add a look-at-me finish without the hassle of self-pasting and rolling in a bathtub full of glitter. Clients lounge in black leather treatment thrones while gazing at a golden-swirled wall mural. The salon also stocks a spread of take-home products including O.P.I., Schwarzkopf, and Pureology to extend the life of new looks.
From within Shimmer Hair Salon, stylist Melissa Wright acts as a magician of sorts. As her clients sit in chairs, transformations occur before their very eyes?from dull hues that turn multi-dimensional to frizzy tresses that become shiny and smooth. It's not a sleight of hand that renders these looks, however; it comes from high-quality Aveda products and a stylist who excels at her craft.