Upon entering this luxurious but unstuffy salon, clients may be struck by any number of elements—the framed pictures of classic movie stars that line the shampoo-room wall; the modern light fixtures; the oversize vases brimming with plants; the sleek, art-deco couches and chairs. But what really sets Sutra Salon apart from its competitors is its staff. The 10 beauty experts pride themselves on their teamwork and their dedication to staying on top of trends through education, whether they are permeating strands with all-over color or performing a makeup application on volleyballs serving as companions. Equally dedicated to quality, they wield handpicked products by renowned lines including Moroccanoil, Bumble and bumble, and Aveda when lovingly styling tresses.
Picasso Day Spa & Salon takes its name from salon founder David Manaute's favorite artist. In many ways, the stylists channel the painting paragon by treating their clients as though they were canvases, using haircuts, color, waxing, and airbrush tanning to achieve an artistic personal aesthetic. The team makes its process collaborative, though, soliciting input from clients when coming up with a style, unlike Picasso—he pretended not to hear the things his canvases said. Their services take place in a building as equally beautiful as the custom looks they craft for clients. The spa's decor showcases a European atmosphere, and reproductions of Picasso's artwork hang on the walls.
Nail technician Demi gives her full attention to each client settled in her private, one manicure station suite. Here, she carefully examines digits, determining their level of health, before beautifying them with coats of polish or, for an additional fee, nail art. Demi also fosters healthy nails with no-soak pedicures, which replace traditional foot soaks with sterilized, hot towels that soften the skin with steam.
Personal trainers Andrew Decker and Matthew Thorton co-own TitanUp Fitness, aiming to provide their clients with an intimate studio experience that emphasizes individual attention in a group setting. Their classes include cardio weight training, intense boot-camp-style classes with elements from the Navy Seal training program, and power vinyasa yoga. The fitness duo also specializes in women's toning, building lean muscle, and fat loss.
Fiji Tan gives its clients the freedom to find the best way for them to tan. In addition to their variety of tanning services—including bronzing beds, Mystic spray tans, and a skin-hydrating pod—the staff slings a medley of lotions and tanning packages to fit any budget, schedule, or Russian nesting doll.