Dara Bonzey, the eponymous owner of Dara Bonzey Salon, tends to heads with more than 25 years of experience. In a professional and welcoming environment, she skillfully snips away excess hair alongside deep-conditioning treatments and styling services. She also adds visual flair with partial or full highlights.
Though the enclosed porch might fool visitors into thinking they're entering a family home rather than a salon, Bauhous soon flashes its cutting-edge style credentials by showing off such contemporary treatments as Brazilian blowouts and Bio Ionic hair straightening. In front of a single long mirror that stretches across multiple stations, stylists brandish high-end products from Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Iso, and Chi, which lend luster to locks without the neck strain associated with gold-plated doo-rags. Bauhous’s staff also ousts unwanted fuzz from brows, bikini lines, backs, and legs with body and facial waxing
With five tanning booths and three Level 3 tanning beds, Indian Summer Tanning Spa Ltd. makes it easier than ever to maintain a summer-like glow year round. Each booth and bed is FDA-approved and entirely devoid of carbohydrates and builds tans that may be aided by the shop's selection of moisturizers, lotions, and tanning accelerators. For those who prefer to steer clear of UV rays altogether, private rooms host spray tans by appointment, and skin is coated in a flawless finish using oil-free, alcohol-free, and paraben-free formulas from Aviva Labs. These same formulas were used to create a healthy, bronzed sheen on the 2012 Dancing with the Stars contestants. The hypoallergenic solutions create sun-kissed shades that develop over 24 hours and typically last 7–10 days, depending on how often the client exfoliates and moisturizes his or her skin.
Under the direction of J. Christian Rea, the stylists at Salon 647 snip, color, and arrange hair into trendy ‘dos. They perform services with high-quality Goldwell and Moroccanoil products, using the latter to nourish parched or damaged strands. Treatments take place amid the chic decor of moss-green walls and mirrors draped with zebra-print panels.
Owner Kelly Chisholm of the eponymous Finally Kelly's Salon works with her daughter Kurstyn and a small staff to deliver personalized spa services in private rooms. Kurstyn uses her esthetician expertise to wield Bioelements product, vitamin infusions, and mud masks during a selection of six facial treatments. Stylists can also customize cuts and dyes to flatter men’s and women's face shapes, skin tone, and forehead tattoos.
From her station amid the funky chandeliers and flowing curtains of Untamed Salon & Spa, licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician Laurie Vezina calls on more than two decades of experience to refine each face she encounters. She specializes in Xtreme Lashes lash extensions, which can give natural eyelashes length and the type of movement that rivals even the windiest of ceiling fans.
In addition to adding drama to lash lines, Laurie—who is also a skin specialist—teaches clients that a youthful complexion simply requires the right products and meticulous care. After performing an in-depth skin analysis, she buffs away fine lines and clears up blemishes with microdermabrasions, chemical peels, ultrasonic treatments, or one of her eight facial regimens.