The Hair Co.'s staff lends a rapt ear to patrons professing their style preferences before performing hair, nail, skin, and massage services. Big Sexy and Pureology products coddle manes during cuts, and Redken products transform hair color without the mess of emptying a bottle of ketchup on your head. Nails painted with CND shellac get color that lasts up to two weeks after a brief drying session under the UV lamp. Patrons also line up for Bioelements facials.
In 1963, Dick Ruffolo opened Ruffolo's Hair Studio & Tanning Salon with the help of his brother Gabe, who he hired as an employee. Within the Redken Elite Salon, the current staff of beauty pros snip hair, add color, and create texture as they shape locks and arm-wrestle ponytails into submission. Turning their attention to the rest of the body, aestheticians can administer spa services that range from facials to mani-pedis to makeup application.
Paula has been in private practice since 2000 and continues to advance her studies in Body Memory Recall after first studying the practice from its founder, Jonathan Tripodi. Drawing on multiple modalities of massage to unleash the body's own healing abilities, the therapy treats the whole body and is thought to address the symptoms and causes of problems such as joint and muscle dysfunction, headaches, scoliosis, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, asthma, and an unwillingness to try cottage cheese.
Hardwood floors, a wraparound marble countertop, and stylish black accents create a space that lives up to The Lavish Bar's name. But it's not just the setting, or the complimentary snacks and two drinks per visit, that make clients feel fancy on date nights, spa parties, or special occasions. The stylists' menu of spa and salon services encompasses everything from chic blowouts and updos to eyelash extensions, facials, and waxing.
The salon's walls are sponge-painted bronze and copper, like sunlight funneling through autumn leaves. Overhead, spotlights cast glow on individual salon chairs as stylists cultivate sleek layers and highlight tresses with those same Olympic medal hues of gold and bronze. Heidi Marie's reach also extends behind the scalp with waxing services, relaxing facials, and elegant mani-pedis using OPI brand polish.