The stylists at Vita Dulce by Celia tweak and transform hairstyles with beauty products by top brands such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, Aquage, and Kenra. Partial highlights add dimension to ‘dos, and perms make hair curl the way scary dreams or poorly designed rollerblades make toes curl. Hair caretakers cut the locks of both men and women, and they also tame children’s floppy mop tops. Earth-toned floors and walls surround the salon's front desk and private service rooms, which feature padded styling chairs and full-body mirrors that allow clients to monitor their heels for hot-foot pranks.
Carletha and Keenia are the duo of stylists behind the curtain at Changez Hair Salon. Drawing from their experience and varying areas of expertise, they create a diverse menu of services ranging from coloring and weaves to relaxers and children's cuts. They update looks with both classic and modern cuts and provide gals with glamorous updos for weddings and special events such as family reunions. Like children very serious about their finger paintings, the stylists show off their favorite work in individual portfolios.
At The Atascocita Barbershop, barbers help men look their best with classic, timeless haircuts and fresher, more modern looks. The staff chisels away at whiskers with old-school shaves and hot-towel wraps, leaving faces clean and smooth to the touch. They skillfully shape hairstyles into elegant flat tops, fades, and tapers with the same adeptness they use to sculpt mohawks. Complimentary shoulder and neck massages can ease the tension of seeing your fallen hair spell out “Why?” along the barbershop floor.
The attentive aestheticians at Gatsby's Hair Studio rejuvenate visages with indulgent facials and microdermabrasion treatments in a serene spa setting. During the one-hour signature facial, a skincare guru employs A-Cute Derm products to purge pores of impurities, shedding dead cells and refinishing façades with a glow as healthy and radiant as a light bulb powered by spinach. The accompanying microdermabrasion gently sloughs barren skinscapes to unveil a smoother façade and minimize the appearance of fine lines and sun damage.
Tresses are kept trimmed, tinted, and textured with an arsenal of services at Bella Sorella Salon. Give locks weary from endless growth spurts a much-deserved break with a customized haircut ($20–$35), and tack on a blow-dry and style to ease hydrophobic shoulders ($45). All-over single process color saturates headmops with a new hue ($70), while a few face-framing highlights can bring out the color of braces’s rubber bands ($5 per foil). Conspicuous curls blend in at dry-spaghetti dance parties after a relaxer, and straight strands befriend bouncier brethren after a perm (each $75+).