The stylists at the locally owned SH Salons cut, style, and revitalize coiffures using high-end haircare products from brands such as Shiva, Silkology, and Clio. They also straighten locks by applying keratin treatments and relaxers, forgoing the now-defunct practice of hammering them over an anvil. Dedicated to bringing out clients? beauty from head to toe, the experienced staff can also apply makeup or polish nails with dazzling hues.
Andrea Reyes works alongside her crew at AndreaMagaly Hair Boutique, performing many of the same services as the stylists and aestheticians. She seems perfectly at home on the salon floor, crafting new and exciting hairstyles with cuts, coloring treatments, and extensions. Despite her expertise?or likely because of it?she can't really pin down which service is her favorite to perform. She takes pleasure in even the simplest of salon tasks, claiming that her favorite part of the job is to see clients "leave looking good and feeling better than how they came."
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Highlights/Color and Keratin Treatments
Brands Used: Alfaparf, Keratin Complex, Enjoy, Surface
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, gents there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Patrons sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional products from brands such as American Crew and Woody's, which are tailored to male hair and emanate fragrances like a bouquet from a Camaro.
Dulce Jimenez, owner of Art & Color Hair Designs, is a seasoned hairstylist with more than 15 years of experience in the industry, and is an expert hair colorist adept at highlights and corrective coloring. In the spirit of collaboration, the skilled Jimenez shares her salon's client base with a team of stylists who perform services ranging from classic cuts to ammonia-free color. Each member of the team conducts an in-chair consultation before touching a hair on the client's head. From there, dead ends can be trimmed way, unruly manes can be straightened out with a keratin treatment, and dull color can be transformed with the balayage highlighting technique. The salon's resident aestheticians aim to soften and smooth complexions with Dermalogica's Age Smart, ChromaWhite TRx, and UltraCalming product lines. The skincare experts take care to pull only from lines using gentle formulas that are fragrance-, mineral-oil-, and hot-lava-free.
Technicians at Orchid Salon and Spa indulge visitors with a full menu of European-inspired salon treatments designed to ease minds and beautify bodies. During a standard manicure, groomers shape nails and treat cuticles before slicking on the client's preferred hue. A warm-towel wrap coaxes stress out of hiding and immediately smothers it in a massage of lemongrass and lavender butter. During the deluxe spa pedicure, hooves snuggle in a warm-towel wrap as a white-tea mask conditions heels until they're smooth enough to glide down a bowling lane. A hot-stone massage eases muscles, and a dip in paraffin wax softens and smoothens skin. Ladies opting for a shellac manicure repose as therapists arrange a constellation of hot stones over bodies, wrap shoulders in warm towels, and paint on the long-lasting chip resistance of gel polish. A relaxing spa afternoon eases couples with side-by-side pampering, strengthening their nails as well as their bond with deluxe nail treatments, relaxing massages, and time locked together in a Chinese finger trap. Gentlemen enjoy a basic manicure before a rock spa pedicure indulges piggies with cucumber heel therapy, a marine mask, and a hot-stone massage.
Founded in 1957, Piney Point Barber Shop is steeped in history. Some stylists have regulars going back 15–20 years, and shoe-shiner Bill Forte has been polishing men’s soles for more than 30 years. Clients who take a seat at his antique shoeshine stand may hear his tales about the shop's past, including the time the Secret Service showed up escorting former President George H. W. Bush for walk-in haircut.
Unlike many new barbershops that more resemble upscale men's spas, Piney Point has remained true to its unpretentious roots as a neighborhood fixture where a gentleman can get a trim and polish, enjoy friendly chatter, and get on with his day. That’s not to say that the barbers ignore new trends and styles. To stay on top of the latest men's cuts, they receive ongoing training in Piney Point's preferred product lines, which include Nioxin, Matrix, and Redken. The shop surrounds visitors in masculine décor, which includes black, leather barber chairs, granite countertops, and a flat-screen television in the waiting area that converts all dialogue into the voice of Sam Elliott.