The hairstyling skills of salon stalwarts Michele Saenz and Nate Siam outshine the brightest chandelier in the spacious Vizion Hair Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus salon. With a keen eye for style, an always-open ear, and scissors for hands, each stylist listens closely to clients’ ideas to help them achieve their hairstyle aspirations. Each visit begins with a personal consultation before stylists snip strands, fight frizz with Japanese straightening treatments, and enliven dulled locks with Paul Mitchell color products. Throughout the coiffure renovation process, the knowledgeable stylists also explain various styling tips, so clients can easily maintain their new looks at home.
The silver and gilt-edged mirrors of Salon O are pretty enough on their own. However, they're there to serve a purpose—reflecting the stylish hair designs of the salon's skilled stylists and color specialists. Stylists such as Erin Fargo transform manes into works of art with subtle ombre or reverse ombre color, sleek styles and cuts, and Babe hair extensions. They can also offer recommendations to improve the health and beauty of a client's hair, such as brushing it with an apple a day. As guests await appointments, they can sit beneath an elegant chandelier, peruse the salon's extensive selection of products, or ask stylists to regale them with tales of their 2010 Cut-A-Thon, in which the staff raised money for breast cancer research.
The skilled cleaning technicians know how to pamper cars, trucks, and SUVs; not only do they hand wash and wax exteriors, but they shampoo and steam clean floor mats, seats, and interior leather as well. To keep every nook and cranny clean, they vacuum interior crevices, steam clean carpets, and degrease wheel wells. They also deoxidize headlights and paint jobs to create a smooth finish and ensure that headlights can unblinkingly stare down police roadblocks.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Light from a blown-glass chandelier refracts off gold-framed mirrors and brightens the azure walls of Tiffany Hair Studio & Skin Care, creating a lush setting for high-tech hair and skin therapies. Hair experts protect follicles with low-ammonia hair colors, moisture-rich conditioners, and thickening formulas, and stimulate growth using olive-oil rubs, laser treatments, and an inspirational Jeff Van Gundy slideshow. They also eliminate unwanted body hair with lasers, which can permanently reduce both coarse and fine hair on all types of skin.
The aestheticians further smooth skin with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and a plastic surgeon with 30 years of experience temporarily eradicates wrinkles with cosmetic injectables. A resident nutrition counselor helps balance diets to ensure newly evened-out complexions stay healthy.
All of the luxurious treatments are complemented by hot tea and homemade treats, as well as staffers who sit with clients to offer one-on-one consultations or practice the salon’s secret handshake.
Stylist Laura Van Dam draws from more than nine years of hair know-how at La Mode Salon, but her informal beauty education dates back even further. As a girl, she braided her sister's hair and experimented with different looks. She's learned a few tricks since then, now offering a full menu of designer cuts, highlighting services, and Brazilian blowout treatments. She stays on-trend with her skill set by attending regular continuing-education courses.