Some people come back from Europe with a passport full of stamps and the autographs of world leaders. During her frequent trips, owner of Mandana Salon, Mandana Zeimaran, brings back a repertoire full of international hair, skin, and makeup techniques. Since the ‘90s, she’s pulled pages from that extensive international playbook of styling secrets to beautify her clients, offering creative hair designs and makeup applications, threading and waxing, and lash or brow tints. She also enlists the help of top-shelf products, including Moroccanoil and Pureology.
The certified master cosmetologist with over 25 years of experience and the certified hair extension specialist pair custom haircuts with luxurious add-ons, from vibrant color to Japanese straightening treatments more effective than tying washers to each strand. Hair extensions, smoothing treatments, and facial waxing, round out the salon?s arsenal of beautifying services.
Solar Salon and Spa’s team of aestheticians and stylists beautifies clients from head to toe in a clean and comfortable environment. For the skin, artfully drawn mehndi tattoos bedeck arms, hands, and feet in graceful swirls and patterns. Using threading or waxing techniques, experts shape brows into graceful arches or attention-grabbing zigzags, and bring out desired hues with tinting treatments. Hairstylists round out services by updating coifs with trims, perms, and all-over color.
Since 2003, the stylists at Texturz Hair Studio have pampered all kinds of hair with an array of salon services. Under the tutelage of owner Michelle McCloud-Thompson, a stylist with more than two decades of experience, the team of hairdressers tackles hair of all ethnicities with strand-relaxing products, extensions, and styling treatments such as permanent waves, crimping, and braiding. Men's haircuts and razor cuts are also a specialty, giving men a wide variety of styles and new personalities to embody.
• For $12, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value) and deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $28.90 total value). • For $30, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value), partial highlights ($46 value), and a deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $74.90 total value). A full-service salon for the whole family, Fantastic Sams has hair-savvy staff shearers that tame frazzled flax into more maintainable styles. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products intended to promote hair health and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether clients plan to consult the stylist about face-flattering looks or replicate the head-hide of a favorite state senator, scissors-wielders snip and style ($17.95) each lock to match the desired look. Deep-conditioning treatments ($10.95) reach into locks’ recesses, infusing follicles with moisture as they wrestle four-square balls from playground bullies. Like a good movie of a classic novel, partial highlights ($46) introduce a subtle new hue but maintain the essence of the original.
At Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, barbers and stylists focus on making kids feel at ease, trimming bangs and braiding hair as youngsters watch their favorite DVDs on demand. While settled behind the wheel of a Buzz Lightyear–cruiser or pink Barbie jeep for a highlights treatment, kids can switch from watching a DVD to playing the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. The kid-centric space caters to parties as well, where girls can get their nails done and strut down the runway during a fashion show. Besides offering parties and kids’ cuts, Sharkey’s team cuts adults’ hair, too.