Master stylists Wendy and Sue combine more than four decades of experience and multiple certifications to beautify clients. And though they’ve studied extensively in the chemistry of hair—both have trained with Paul Mitchell and Joico—it’s the chemistry they share with their clients they care about most. They aim to transcend the “assembly-line” feel of chain salons, instead focusing on intimate, one-on-one service. Before any cut, color, or texturizing treatment, they make thorough consultations with the client. The stylists use professional products by Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and Joico, which are known for nutrient-rich ingredients and lack of Silly Putty.
Shampoo Salon’s Asian-themed décor and wooden floors set the scene for tranquil salon getaways presided over by a staff of deft stylists. Color experts consult with clients to mix custom dyes for highlights, lowlights, and full-color treatments. The staff strives to limit the salon's carbon footprint, committed to using eco-friendly haircare products in exchange for milder winters.
Jay Christopher’s Salon delivers primp without pomp to corporeal entities of both genders. The single-process hue-sprucer (a $65+ value), specially-conjured during a pre-transformation consultation, will tint dull locks a fresh new shade, enlivening and enriching them for their segue into summer. Scissor swipes and the hot breath of a ‘do dryer will create a sleek cut and style (a $35+ value for women, a $23 value for men) worthy of an envious foot stamp from Dorian Gray. Jay Christopher’s Salon caps its pampering package with take-home travel size tastes of shampoo and conditioner from the Paul Mitchell mini-bar.
Relying on her more than 20 years of experience, master stylist and colorist Andrea Afshari leads her team at Salon 77 as they create custom looks for clients, tailoring them to each individual's style and facial features. The staff is equally adept at caring for both men's and women's hair, and clients can stop in for a simple haircut or blowout, or opt for a more striking makeover with a color or texturizing treatment. The stylists tint locks with organically derived Alfaparf color products, and they also stock their shelves with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics for visitors who want to continue the beautification process at home or create the world's most realistic-looking jack-o'-lantern.
If you plop your finger down on a spinning globe, chances are Rivkah has lived there. She?s set down roots in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, and she brings her world-traveling eclecticism?along with 15 years of experience?into each haircut. At her salon, she teams up with a crew of other master stylists, Rising Star?level apprentices, and sentient scissors to deliver fetching styles to her clients. To sweeten the coif-cropping deal, Rivkah offers complimentary bang trims for clients and brow shaping with every color service.
Salon Charisma pampers skin, nails, and follicles with an assortment of services offered by an expert staff, all within a comfortable environment infused with woody accents and subdued hues. Those looking for hand and foot attention can avail themselves of the mani-pedi, which includes a 30-minute natural manicure in which nails are shaped, cuticles are maintained, and arms are massaged up to the elbows before a coat of OPI paint is applied to nails in faithful reproductions of modernist monochrome paintings. Jealous toes get the same attention in the 45-minute pedicure, including a massage up to the knees.