Unlike stylists who do only hair, nine-year beauty veteran Amanda Bluestein coaxes out clients’ beauty from many angles. Trained in cosmetology and drawing on years of hands-on expertise at Elayna’s and Tuscan Sky Salon, Amanda can resculpt tresses one minute and get skin glowing with a Norvell custom spray tan the next. She holds a special affinity for dolling up brides and ladies prepping for other special occasions. The precision updos and makeup involved require a steady hand and a keen eye, and Amanda excels at using all three.
Mirrors in bold orange frames reflect the skillful motions of stylists as they trim clients' hair at Cut N' Dye Salon. Davines products made with high-grade, natural ingredients help color locks, and formaldehyde-free Coppola Keratin Complex treatments smooth frizz. The stylists can also weave in natural-looking hair extensions to add length and volume, feather extensions to add color, and satellites for better cable reception.
Throughout his 20-year career in hair, makeup, and photography, Robert Govero has instructed stylists as an educator for Vidal Sassoon and Aveda and styled models for print and television. Now at the helm of Robert Govero for HAIR, the seasoned pro leads his own team of hair and nail experts. Stylists modify manes with cuts for the family and texturizing treatments that range from perms to Brazilian blowouts. They also imbue strands with color by L’Oréal and INOA, which uses an oil-based formula to hydrate hair as it deposits odorless, ammonia-free pigment. Meanwhile, nail treatments can strengthen fingers with shellac polish, acrylic tips, or tiny chain-mail vests.
Led by Steven and Markita Holloway, the team at Studio 6 Salon & Spa works together to provide budget-friendly beautification services that have caught the attention of magazines such as Essence and Salon Sense. Stylists craft the latest hair designs, ranging from spiral perms to bonded or sewn-in weaves. The spa's tranquil, sea-green-toned ambiance, abundance of plants, and comfortable armchairs create a relaxing background for mani-pedis as well as facials, body wraps, and waxing services.
Couples can enjoy an aromatherapy or hot-stone massage together in a private room. For larger groups, the crew offers spa packages or parties for little princesses complete with wands, robes, and pointers on how to dance in glass slippers.
Seasons Salon and Day Spa's pampering staff indulge clients with a m?lange of services that relax and tone bodies amid candlelight and muted earth tones. From salon treatments that sculpt and maintain chic coiffures to mani-pedis that primp nails and soften skin, a grab bag of beautification prepares clients for nights on the town and days spent standing still in a wax museum. Extravagant spa packages, such as the Little Black Dress, draw from a menu of massages and skin treatments to smooth away cellulite, burn calories, and revivify sagging visages with collagen treatments.
Experienced instructors also kick weight loss into high gear with fitness classes?ranging from yoga to Zumba?held within an expansive hardwood studio. Private tanning rooms sport draped ceilings and ambient lighting, gilding bodies in an atmosphere that's more relaxing than a cruise ship filled with down pillows.
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At Jae D's Salon and Spa—a stress-free oasis tucked within the Crestwood Medical Office Building—owner Jae Dunn and her team marry their beauty expertise with a warm sense of humor. This winning combination, along with their full menu of services, has helped them to foster long-lasting relationships with their clients. Myriad hair services, including cuts, highlights, and all-over color, are among the salon's specialties. As men and women settle into salon chairs amid calming hues of lilac, stylists trim hair and tame unruly curls and frizz with formaldehyde-free Brazilian Blowout Zero Plus treatments.