Inside a white bungalow-style building on McNeil Drive, Selma Berlet, Kerem Ozen, and Sarah Starling, a trio of devoted hair artisans, make up the core staff that engineers their business' meticulous brand of highlights, perms, and other hair services. Regular clients arrive for prescheduled appointments with their preferred stylist knowing that the principled staff members refuse to rush through any hair, nail, or beauty service. Kerem, for example, honed his methodical approach during the course of a 35-year career spent in the hairstyling trenches, where he learned the value of thoroughness and taking your scissors out for dinner and a movie once in a while. Along with his colleagues, the master-level stylist and color specialist wields an arsenal of pro-grade products by Redken, Paul Mitchell, and the in-house line Kenneth and Russ.
Melinda Wenzel, an independent contractor working out of Salon Republic, makes every effort to minimize pain while removing clients’ body hair. She uses hard wax rather than harsh strip wax, reducing both discomfort and the chance of fostering ingrown hairs. Wenzel also uses spa-quality Dermalogica products for facials and skincare.
Owner Shaune Haas and the team at Bang Salon & Day Spa are always looking to stay up on modern beauty trends, which is why their menu has recently expanded to include color services with Paul Mitchell's new ammonia-free formulas, and lash extensions that range from natural to dramatic looks. The salon's sunless tanning services are contemporary as well, using Norvell's organic airbrush formulas, which are cruelty-free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants. Bang Salon also offers skin treatments, ranging from the acne-fighting Deep Cleanse to the anti-aging Cyto-Luxe facial, using pharmaceutical-grade gloTherapeutics products for results-oriented skincare. Of course, you can still get a good, trendy cut and color here?Bang's stylists are more than capable of updating your look with ombre color, extensions, or a keratin smoothing treatment that was flown in from the future.
Diana Guerra, the owner and practicing aesthetician at Skinnovation, believes that corrective services should be as comfortable as they are aesthetically rewarding. So it?s a good thing that she performs every service herself. That way, treatments such as the Double Infusion Lightening Facial not only renew the skin with advanced Rhonda Allison Skincare products but soothe the client that lives behind the googly eyes. Ultimate comfort even plays a role in waxing, as Diana uses Cirepil depilatory products to minimize irritation.
Licensed aesthetician Debra Snell works hard to keep her clients looking healthy and youthful. At SkinSense, her mini medical spa, she offers a regimen of rejuvenating skin treatments, including chemical peels, and oxygen facials. She also specializes in laser therapy, which she uses to get rid of unwanted body hair, pesky spider veins, and uninvited James Bonds.