Stylist Julie Kalm cuts and colors hair inside a small, intimate salon with polished wooden floors. Before getting your hair done, you can hang out in a welcoming waiting area that has plush armchairs and new magazines so you can keep up with the hairstyles of Supreme Court judges. She and the other stylists work at roomy styling stations with full-length mirrors.
Inside First Impression Salon & Day Spa, a team of 16 stylists, 4 nail technicians, and 2 aestheticians revitalizes clients from head to toe. Stylists carefully snip tresses into flattering ’dos and add a level of shimmery dimension with highlights. Nail techs pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis, topping nails with long-lasting OPI gel. Inside private rooms, aestheticians exfoliate skin during facials and remove unwanted hair with waxing services for the lip, chin, and eyebrows.
The sassy stylists at Se Faire Belle primp patrons with a variety of shearing, sculpting, shading, and waxing services. Leaving no lock unloved, Se Faire Belle stylists use quality Aveda and L'Oréal Professionnel products as they administer custom cuts for men ($20+), women ($38+), and children ($15). The salon’s highlights and lowlights ($76–$91) add subtle flecks of follicular pigment, and the partial or full color ($55–$95) transform dull strands into brilliant sidewalk statements. For more aesthetic gains, guests can always banish infringing fringes of eyebrow, lip, or chin fuzz with a proper waxing ($15 each) or cut all ties to Santa with a full-face wax ($45).
Spotlight unites celebrity expert hosts and the couture-curious for a one-day expo featuring workshops that showcase the latest advancements in beauty and fashion innovation. During The Shoot Experience, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., renowned fashion photographer Babak and Shear Genius contestant and North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) winner Faatemah Ampey bewitch onlookers with a behind-the-scenes look at the methods and techniques they will utilize in their upcoming NAHA entry shoot. The talented duo will disseminate insider tips on capturing a blue-ribbon pic, as well as hand down experiential know-how for fashioning individual submissions, including why such money savers as hiring horses for models may give away that you're a newbie.
DayDream Oasis Salon & Spa's recently renovated digs host relaxing interludes from workday stress and the wearisome passage of time. Natural and organic Bioelements products replenish visages ahead of upcoming giraffe staring contests during anti-aging facials. Aromatherapy massages employ high-quality essential oils to evoke relaxation. On the salon side, savvy stylists update coifs with a full array of haircuts, coloring, and permanent curls and straightening.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Custom haircolor and cut
Brands Used: Redken haircolor, Colorproof styling products
Pro Tip: Custom hair color and cut depending on clients face profile and skin tone.