Although Luxe's stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians dedicate themselves to soothing and pampering clients, green business practices remain one of their highest priorities. They seek out organic skincare and haircare product lines for their shelves and utilize eco-friendly tricks to reduce their waste and pollutant production. This ecological sensibility lends even more of a contemporary air to the 5,000-square-foot spa, with its modern, armchair-like wash stations, Italian-designed spa equipment, and holographic receptionist. The menu of services at Luxe is far-reaching and even includes a "just for men" section; among other things, the staff can style tresses, massage overstressed muscles, and rejuvenate faces with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich skincare products.
Envy Studio grooms clients with a roster of salon services ranging from cuts and styles to highlights to keratin smoothing treatments. Staff stylists are divided up into three categories of experience levels, allowing for further customization of services. In the salon, patrons can find Color Proof, ICON, Keratin Complex, and Crew products.
Bernard’s offers a modern twist on Old World luxury. Elegant sconces line the walls like vintage streetlights in the salon area, and relaxation awaits in the serenity rooms. All this is the handiwork of Elizabeth Chnapko and her daughter Maria, who opened the salon after husband and father Bernard lost a long battle with cancer. While natural light pours in through the salon’s windows, skilled stylists sculpt flattering styles and add highlights. Invigorating facials segue into indulgent mani-pedis and specialty body treatments. In preparation for a therapeutic massage, clients may also make use of spa amenities such as complimentary tea, and men’s and women’s locker rooms.
Pure Essence Salon's team of style savants metamorphose messy mops using organic hair products, including the GMO- and preservative-free Shear Miracles line. During a men's or women's haircut, a shampoo purges scalps of dirt, oil, and Nutella before a blow-dry wafts locks into place. A pneumatic leather chair ensconces clients as coiffeurs snip, shear, and finally style strands into trendy new ’dos. Alternatively, a keratin treatment with formaldehyde- and paraben-free KeraGreen formula can smooth stubborn frizzies until they're as sleek as an otter wearing a leather jacket. The two- to four-hour process begins with a special shampoo to prep hair for absorption, followed by keratin application across 4–6 sections of neatly parted tresses. After manes soak up proteins such as collagen, l-cysteine, and the tears of Hulk Hogan, beauticians seal in shine with a flatiron.
The friendly staff at Art-Tiff, recently selected as one of the nation’s fastest growing salons by Salon Today Top 200, pride themselves on supplying a deeply therapeutic experience through beauty-boosting spa treatments. Art-Tiff's licensed aesthetician luxuriates the outermost epidermal stratums with the Signature Experience aromatherapy facial, which hydrates and oxygenates thirsty skin cells with an aromatic bouquet of iris, rose, and lily extracts. During the complexion refurbishing, Comfort Zone skincare products sink deep into pores cluttered with debris and lost library books while guests lean back and lose themselves in a fragrant world of relaxation. All facials at Art-Tiff include a décolleté massage of the upper chest and shoulders, along with a gentle hand and arm massage to mollify biceps jealous of overpampered cheekbones. After a heavenly hour spent in the salon’s upscale confines doused in relaxing hues, patrons will leave basking in a rosy aura conducive to peaceful reflections and spontaneous musical numbers.
Stylist Leslie Martin works with clients to unleash vibrant, trendy new looks. After guests take a seat at her station, she plies them with complimentary drinks and snacks before determining the best course of action. From there, she can trim tresses into face-flattering shapes or bestow them with dynamic hues.