Over her impressive career, Vanessa C. has styled the hair of NFL football players and fashion models. Perhaps the most important client she's ever had, though, was her first?a mannequin. When she was young, she spent hours at a salon making over a mannequin head and watching her dad, a master barber, work his magic. She was hooked. With the hopes of following in her dad's footsteps, she enrolled in cosmetology school and became licensed. She soon was working as a contract stylist in New York City, as well as a stylist for models during photo shoots. Hair etc by Vee, LLC is the culmination of her journey through the world of cosmetology. Here, Vanessa continues to execute her eye for fashion while cutting, braiding, and installing weaves and extensions. She even offers bridal services to help women look their very best on the big day, when they'll be posing for pictures or trying to balance atop a cake.
James Ross Salon evokes a modern artist's loft with hardwood floors, leather chairs, and tall mirrors framed in carved lumber. Amid these warm accents, skilled stylists reform strands with sleek cuts and bold highlights, which can add dimension or semi-permanently designate which strands are best for pigtails. Mani-pedis reinvigorate overworked digits, and specialty waxing sessions can inspire sumptuous eyebrow curves or evict unwanted fuzz from other parts of the face.
Anne Marie O'Connor the laser technician behind Head to Toe Essentials Salon & Laser Spa, lives up to the salon's name by eradicating unwanted hair from the entire body. To accomplish this, she turns to the Cynosure Elite laser, which combines two different wavelengths to treat a variety of areas on all types of skin. Each pulse of light targets several follicles at the same time, and the procedure involves little to no downtime, allowing clients to return to the office in time for the daily toner-chugging contest. O'Connor perfected her skills at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis, and takes great pleasure in using her talents to help clients.
Giving back is important to the stylists at Ella Salon. That includes offering haircuts for special-needs children and administering beauty treatments to those who cannot afford them through the Harmony program. The stylists are just as caring when treating clients to the salon's bevy of hair, nail, makeup, and facial services.
Cheryl's Full Circle Beauty Bar is a hair, nail, and beauty salon offering chic cuts, makeup applications, and gel manicures. Licensed stylists Cheryl Manetta DiFrancesco and Alicia Manetta team up with Organic Color Systems products to streak hair with dimension-amplifying highlights and to drench hair in rich color. Along with color services, the stylists offer deep-conditioning treatments and updos with a large helping of warm, personal service.
Between the cheery blush-colored walls and leafy houseplants, the vibe at Golden Shears is an inviting one. The staff ups the ante by pairing high-quality beauty services with personal dedication to their clients. Custom color, chic cuts, scalp massages, and straightening treatments relax patrons while rejuvenating their styles, a feat matched only by fashion-forward sleeping bags.