The staffers at Vital Image Salon beautify clients' skin and hair—without the aid of harsh chemicals. During keratin smoothing treatments, stylists douse hair in Peter Coppola Keratin Complex, which calms frizz and flyaways without a trace of formaldehyde. Similarly, staffers bestow clients' skin with a healthy, bronze glow using SunFX products, which use all-natural ingredients and—like a carrot costume that's been sitting in the attic for far, far too long—won't look orange.
Although they moved to new, larger digs in April 2012, the team of expert stylists at Renaissance Salon still delivers the same trusted cuts, colors, and salon services that they've been doling out since 2007. Senior colorists Jennifer and Jessica excel at enriching locks with dimensional color, whereas bridal expert Krista dominates when it comes to readying clients for weddings. Michelle issues precision snips that transform played-out looks into fashionable 'dos, and trendsetter Julie remains ever-vigilant in the hunt for the most adventurous styles. The senior teams is joined by a crew of five fellow stylists and two assistants, but no matter their relative experience levels, their training expectation remains the same; all staff members at Renaissance Salon are required to attend at least two advanced-training seminars annually.
In 1973, Richard Nixon was president, Schoolhouse Rock! premiered, and Axios Salon was doing exactly what they do now––forming tresses into face-flattering cuts with bold color highlights. Drawing on these 40 years of experience, the salon has made many innovations, venturing into the realm of Japanese hair straightening, Mizani relaxer treatments, and Hair-Loc extensions. Axios's stylists are also fully licensed and offer fluency in multiple languages such as Greek, Spanish, and Haitian.
Recently under new ownership, Bellissa Spa and Studio corrals licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and medical professionals to beautify clients inside and out. Their wide array of services range from basic cleansing facials and nail-preening to laser hair removal and medical-grade peels. Warm earth tones welcome visitors for hair services towards the front of the salon, while those visiting for Dermalogica facials can head back to one of the dimly lit private rooms in the rear of the studio.
Beauty Garden welcomes guests with a white trellis adorned with pink flowers. Floral wallpaper draws guests further in before stylists lead them to a mirror-facing chair for a hair treatment or to a nail station for some hand and foot pampering. They color, curl, style, and trim hair or adorn nails with painstaking nail art and hydrate hands with paraffin dips.
The stylists at Beau'Vous Salon aren't ones to rest on their professional laurels. There's always something new to learn and, in that spirit, they take continuing education classes every week. This keeps their skills sharp for the men's and women's salon treatments they provide; in addition to hair, the team also maintains skin and nails, performing manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing.
Beau'Vous Salon's aestheticians recognize that their skills can do more than just beautify clients: they can, in some small way, change lives. For the Beau'Vous Project, the stylists encourage their clientele to nominate deserving women of all ages who are experiencing economic crisis. Each year, a few of these young women receive complimentary formal hair styling and makeup for prom or other special events. The salon also works with the Family Service League to help struggling mothers prep for job interviews with free, professional salon services.