Hair never stops growing, but the expert stylists at Luisa Hair Salons have been fighting the good fight for more than two decades. With shears and professional-grade shampoos as their weapons, they battle hair breakage and craft looks as diverse as their clients' personalities. If your hair isn't straight, curly, or glow-in-the-dark enough for your liking, no worries?the salon's chemical treatments are designed to make even the most difficult of styles a reality.
Beers and haircuts might seem like an unusual combination, but they go hand in hand at The Suite Barbershop. After serving guests a chilled beverage, the experienced barbers work to create unique looks. The crew specializes in dramatic, eye-catching looks for men, from throwback styles with side parts and pompadours to high-altitude mowhawks and precision fades.
The shop itself has been designed with a similar mix of the old fashioned and contemporary: the black-and-white wallpaper is dappled with colorful pictures of classic cars and modern paintings by local artists. A mock fireplace filled with candles harks back to Victorian parlors, when all fires were too polite to fully burn.
The experienced stylists at Ashalina's Salon & Spa make no secret of their passion for beauty. And rather than just appreciate beauty, they gift it to others with a wide range of hair and skincare services. Custom cuts sculpt locks, while coloring and highlights add a natural or other-worldly sheen to hair. Braiding and gel twists, and special-occasion up-dos, transform clients' style in even more ways. Alternatively, classic and deep-tissue facials cleanse and tone the skin. Masks and peels, meanwhile, lift away layers of dirt and leave faces softer than a cloud draped in velvet.
The stylists and aestheticians??some of whom are trilingual??at Via Rio Hair Salon specialize in Brazilian beauty services that render both frizzy tresses and fuzzy body parts silky smooth. In addition to Brazilian keratin treatments, they also administer cuts, color services, and perms. Body treatments go beyond the Brazilian wax to include luxurious facials and soothing massages, and nail techs primp hands and feet with mani-pedis using traditional or shellac polish.
Everything at Little Oasis is natural or organic—right down to the sheets and towels. That’s because Nhan Fitzpatrick has learned from her 13 years of spa experience that quality products—like those from Bioelements and Spa Technologies—make all the difference. But an all-natural focus doesn’t mean Fitzpatrick keeps Little Oasis Day Spa low-tech; she relies on state-of-the-art equipment, including a temperature-controlled treatment bed and an ultra-violent skin scanner. Fitzpatrick uses the scanner before every treatment to determine the best plan of attack for acne, rosacea, or age spots.
The spa’s treatments run the gamut from oxygen facials to Indian methods of body detoxification. Waxing services draw on natural Lycon wax, which is infused with aromatherapy oils to ward off irritation and lull follicles to sleep before they can fight back.
The trickling sounds of a koi pond provide the soundtrack to the walk through a stone-paved garden blooming with lilacs, giving clients a taste of blissful relaxation before they even step foot inside the spa. The oasis itself, a calming space flanked by sand-colored walls and sky-blue ceilings, tempers moods during each indulgent service.
For Dalissa Sanchez, creating beauty is a team effort. She asks her patrons for input during services, using their guidance and her expertise as a former hair-color educator and industry speaker to create styles that naturally flatter each client's best features. As a stylist and aesthetician, she relies on vitamin-infused treatments that strengthen hair and skin; as a nail technician she hydrates limbs with paraffin and arctic algae so that clients don't have to plunge their arms in bubbling geothermal springs. During makeup applications, for which Sanchez's portfolio covers everything from formal occasions to special effects, she perfects faces with airbrush foundation and long-lasting eyelash extensions.