In addition to the smiling staff of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, Bee Beautiful’s friendly and relaxed vibe surfaces in its opulent tapestries, plush couches, and floral grace notes. Within this tranquil space, staffers treat their clients like queens, drawing from a lengthy menu that includes a plethora of hairstyling services, nailcare options, massage therapies, and skin and body treatments. Once they’re finished in the salon or spa chair, customers can buzz over to the retail shelves where they can peruse a wealth of eco-friendly haircare, nailcare, and skincare products from the likes of OPI, Onesta, and the Naked Bee.
The skilled aestheticians at Salon Grace will technicolor any tarnished tresses with a color or highlight treatment. For those that appreciate the uniform color of paint and vanilla Oreos, a single process ($70) will transform skull silk into one soft, shiny halo of hotness. A subtle face-framing hue ($45) will draw attention to meritable mugs, rather than egotistical scapulas, and the full-highlight process ($130) covers the head with foil to cut off the electromagnetic signals that aliens use to control the mind. A full highlight imbues the noodle nest with comprehensive color accented by shimmery peaks of vibrancy that reflect back the sun's lustful stares.
Cheveux Salon is home to a team of five internationally trained hairstylists and makeup artists, and what a tasteful home it is. With cobalt-blue salon chairs and silver-framed mirrors at each workstation, it's the perfect setting for clients to indulge in a haircut that highlights their own natural beauty. Speaking of highlights, the team specializes in coloring techniques that range from traditional lowlights to bold streaks.
The stylists at Allure Salon & Spa strive to cultivate a personable environment—they compare the salon’s atmosphere to that of the TV show Cheers, except with less beer, more shampoo, and no patronizing laugh tracks. Inside this amiable salon, each stylist boasts more than 20 years of experience in the haircare industry. They get to know their clients before dolling them up with MoroccanOil and American Crew products in order to craft elegant hairdos or glossy, manicured nails that complement each guest’s personal style. A certified keratin straightening practitioner transforms damaged or frizzy hair into a smooth waterfall of strands, skincare specialists evoke natural skin tones, and massage therapists loosen clenched backs and shoulders with calming strokes.
The eponymous owner of Darrell Barrett Salon strives to keep his salon at the top of its game by constantly broadening and deepening his stylists' skill sets with ongoing workshops and seminars. The salon's minimalistic interior allows the stylists' handiwork to take center stage amid bare floors, white brick walls, floor-length mirrors, and bold, black styling chairs. Flattering cuts come in both classic and high-fashion varieties, and a range of specialty hair services can make locks pop with color after partial or full highlights. Glamorizing services—including makeup application, waxing, and eyelash extensions—prepare visages for weddings, special events, and a night out hitting up various book clubs.
Hair by Elite's professional stylists stay on top of burgeoning trends to sculpt modern noggin topiaries with a slew of salon services and products by L'Oréal and Paul Mitchell. Shears begin a roughly 30-minute mane makeover by clipping away tendrils to liberate scalps from superfluous locks and nesting seagulls. Then tress tamers bathe manes in a blow dryer's balmy waves while arranging head strings into elegant new 'dos. Finally, polished strands spill across shoulders after a conditioning treatment slakes locks, leaving them as smooth and radiant as a spotlight covered in butter. Within Hair by Elite's salon, beautifiers revitalize mops atop hardwood floors, and geometric mirrors reflect a family atmosphere speckled with ebony styling stations.