Attraction Salon's experienced stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians make a point of welcoming their visitors with open arms and plush salon chairs. Perhaps due to this uncommon hospitality, the salon has developed a reputation for serving a multicultural base of clientele that includes women and men alike. Stylists invoke a chorus of clips and snips with their shears, forming flattering shapes or enhancing the look and health of hair with highlights, deep conditioning, and texturizing treatments. Nail technicians busy themselves with the other kind of keratin, whittling nails into elegant shapes during manicures and pedicures or applying full sets of glittery acrylics. Faces likewise sparkle after one of five facials that cater to dry and acne-prone skin, rejuvenating complexions with cleansing and exfoliating techniques. On the other side of the salon, spray-tanning and waxing treatments prepare bodies for lounging on beaches or napping inconspicuously in bronze-sculpture gardens.
By incorporating high-end Aveda products into time-tested treatments, Avant Garde promises deep relaxation reinforced by botanical ingredients and holistic supplements, such as chakra balancing and aura buffing. The staff incorporates these Aveda products in massages, facials, and body treatments. Their arena is a spacious salon interior, in which polished wooden accents enhance an industrial elegance, and plush leather seats cradle clients. The team renders designer cuts and coloring services, as well as a range of waxing services to gently pluck fuzz from faces, limbs, and bikini lines. Avant Garde Salon also performs mani-pedis in pedicure chairs that, like the easiest houses in which to be a plumber, are pipeless.
Pro Nails & Tan's technicians gloss over nails with colorful polishes and shellac applications, meticulously trimming them as they remove calluses to give digits a well-manicured look. They don't stop there, however: foot and calf massages soothe the mind with hot stones or perfumed lotions; sea-salt scrubs drum up smooth skin textures; and aromatherapy treatments give the nose something to do besides its normal routine of preparing to sneeze, sneezing, breathing, and repeating steps one through three.
Nail technician Angela Davis transforms hands and feet into magnets for compliments. She affixes and refills acrylic nails and cares for natural nails with comprehensive manicures and pedicures, which include cuticle maintenance, soaks, vivid polishes, and scrubs that exfoliate away dead skin and stubborn Chinese finger traps.
The hairstylists at Shanoi Beauty cut and color their clients’ hair with ease, and are experts in a variety of braid styles, including the Senegalese twist and Goddess fishtail braids. They also specialize in hair extensions using natural human hair. Nail techs are on-staff to perform mani-pedis with a choice of regular or chip-resistant Shellac polish.
The relaxing, renewing services offered at Dawn and Co. are perfectly complemented by the laid-back, beachy vibe of the place. The color palette is blue and white, the layout is open and airy, and the artwork calls to mind a windswept coastline in the tropics. Amid this low-key atmosphere, stylists craft flattering 'dos and treat hair with smoothing keratin treatments designed to address frizz and damage caused by the sun's harsh rays and judgmental comments.
The salon also offers skincare treatments, including facials, glycolic peels, and other treatments. The Norvell Amber Sun spray-tanning system imparts a straight-from-the-beach glow using a DHA-and aloe-vera-based solution designed to leave skin with a sunless, streak-free tan.