Signature Service: Keratin treatment
Brands Used: GKhair professional keratin treatment
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: We specialize in all hair types.
Nita Harvey revamps hair with an all-natural line of organic products. Guests can solicit her expertise to craft voluminous layers, highlights, or a custom color process, all tailored to their unique features and personality. She also performs keratin treatments to straighten and fortify strands.
Stylist Erin Douglas finessed her mane-molding skills at The Salon Professional Academy with a foundation in Redken techniques before setting up shop in Vintage Sky Salon. Brandishing both formaldehyde-free True Keratin solution and Mandarin solution, she strives to de-frizz naturally curly hair and straighten out politically crooked 'dos. The Mandarin formula can last up to three months, and is best suited for infusing thinner hair with a sleek shimmer and gifting tops with manageability as well as bounce without sacrificing their natural shape. Alternatively, thicker follicles are smoothened with True Zero, concocted from aminotin, vitamins A and E, and raspberries. The keratin treatment takes approximately two hours.
The stylists at XAR Hair Salon arm themselves with scissors and a slew of products—including Pureology, L'Oréal Expert, and Redken—in the pursuit of beautifying manes. They snip off split ends and imbue strands with golden highlights that complement the sunny walls and stone floors inside the salon. Stylists also expertly trim beards on men and billy goats.
A passion for creative hairstyling brought Tony Woodley, owner of Shine Salon, from London's Oxford Street to Orlando's Park Lake Street. The story of his journey, however, isn’t quite as simple as that. After sweeping floors as a 15 year old at Andre Bernard’s flagship salon, he apprenticed at John Frieda’s salon and continued to grow as a stylist. His obvious skills led to jobs at magazine photo shoots and finally to the fashion capital of New York City. Frustrated with the lack of truly creative opportunities in the U.S., Tony took matters into his own hands, moved to Florida, and started a salon that he could call his very own.
Since opening, Shine Salon has made a name for itself as a haven for creative hair design. Tony and his staff continue to pride themselves on creating flattering cuts and coloring treatments for any number of occasions. Their concern for beauty doesn’t stop at the scalp; the team's aesthetician doles out facials and waxing services that leave skin smooth and nourished, and a nail tech moisturizes hands and feet before painting nails with highly detailed maps of local bus lines.
At Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa, owner Pareen Merchant leads a team of beauty experts that polishes clients' looks from head to toe. Hair designers create custom cuts and restore damaged hair with conditioning treatments. To remove body hair or prune overgrown Chia pets, the staff employs laser technology and the Middle Eastern art of threading, a signature service that caught the attention of Melissa Mayntz of LoveToKnow.com. Merchant learned the technique from friends and cousins before honing her speed and brow-arching skills at a cosmetology program in India.
Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with a variety of modalities, and aestheticians brighten complexions with clinical skincare treatments, including medical microdermabrasion and Revitalight LED sessions. The salon's nail services earned a spot as a finalist in the Best Manicure and Pedicure category of CityVoter's 2007 and 2008 awards.