The experienced master stylists at Princeton Salon and Spa overhaul coifs with customized salon services that employ plant-based Aveda products. At the onset of each one-hour haircut appointment, the stylist consults at length with the client to determine hairstyle goals and penchants for standing in wind tunnels before cleansing and soothing scalps with an Aveda stress-relieving treatment and massage. Scissors snip tresses into personalized cuts before sculpting locks into a sleek style. Mane-tamers also add full or partial foil highlights using Aveda’s 97% naturally derived color, which adds subtle shimmers or all-over tinting to hair canvases. Like a greedy child's visit with Santa, appointments for full highlights typically last about three hours.
With the time it takes to soak up the sun's rays or make it out to the tanning salon, getting a deep summer tan can be hard on a tight schedule. That’s why The Heat Tanning tries to make beautifying routines a little easier by offering salon hours that extend into the late evening and mobile airbrush tans that let clients darken in the comfort of their own homes. Wherever they decide to take advantage of the service, airbrush clients select from the salon’s three shades of Norvell HVLP tanning solutions, which can mimic anything from a long day at the beach to a long century in a sepia photograph. The salon also features four tiers of UV beds furnished with varying numbers of bulbs to speed up and strengthen tan accrual.
Paul Bennett has spent more than a quarter century honing his cutting and coloring skills, establishing a personal style and gaining the experience to bring customer visions to life. Appointments begin with clients nestling into their chairs amid the studio's modern decor and consulting with their stylist about their 'do. Questions about lifestyle and aesthetic preferences alongside considerations of face shape and hair texture guide hair tamers toward sculpting fresh new looks that avoid cookie-cutter styles such as the flat top or the gingerbread man. Paul Bennett and his team also specialize in coloring and highlighting, mixing up a vibrant palette of shades and hues to pop volume and vigor into hair.
Salon Via's army of 28 highly trained stylists approach hair holistically, wielding nearly 100% chemical-free products when snipping and styling strands into healthy, flattering styles. Orange orbs glow over the contemporary cutting room, illuminating the salon's stylists as they slice ($25+ for men, $45+ for women), shampoo, and style noggin noodles ($25+).
From inside Image Salon, where dark-hued walls give way to gilt mirrors and original artwork, Angela Wilbanks lets her talent shine. The color specialist brings more than 15 years of experience to her cutting station, where she expertly updates hues using Goldwell color. A cache of Pureology products allows her to protect these color-treated tresses. Additionally, Angela twirls tendrils into special-occasion 'dos and sprinkles in highlights to add more depth than the Grand Canyon on Philosopher Discount Day.
Ashley Terrell at Image Salon distills a decade of styling experience into each appointment. With products by Goldwell and Schwarzkopf, she performs her specialty: color treatments. She may render a color tint, foil highlights, or shade glossing. Ashley also can shine hair through keratin express treatments or complete basic haircuts for women, men, and children.
Anuschka Jivan Wellness takes holistic healing seriously. The massage center espouses a philosophy that considers environmental stewardship an integral aspect of holistic wellness; after all, the earth—with its interconnected web of goings-on—is also an organism that needs caring for. This philosophy guides all aspects of the therapists’ practice, from their use of all-natural, cruelty-free products to their tradition of massaging the wooden knots out of neighborhood trees. They draw on their knowledge of international wellness techniques during soothing ayurvedic treatments that include abhyangam ritualistic massages and heat therapy with herbal oil. Jivan’s signature serenity massage combines Eastern stretches and acupressure with Western strokes and hot stones. This fusion of modalities exemplifies a willingness to seek out the most effective practices from diverse cultures to best relieve muscular tension. Each treatment takes place in a private, secluded room within a spa space whose warm reds, earthy tones, and lush indoor vegetation facilitate a relaxed mindset.