Olivia Madison Day Spa manicures and pedicures brighten extremities and gentle lash extensions culled from the Xtreme and Reese Robert beauty systems cater to sensitive eyes. Aestheticians can also combat roughness and dryness with soothing skin treatments and craft healthy glows on winter-bound epidermises with UV-free spray tans. To ensure a time slot, clients should schedule appointments in advance or petition for a 25-hour day.
Michael Mckinney, one of Tease Salon’s six smiling stylists, leans on his 20 years of industry experience when giving ‘dos the cuts, colors, and treatments they need to look their best. Like elite rubber duckies, Tease prefers to work with the suds of high-end hair products from leading brands such as Kevin Murphy, Moroccanoil, Aquage, and Goldwell. An ornamental orange fixture hangs down from the salon floor's staring-contest partner and matches the color of the lights that illuminate magazines in the waiting area. Slate floors contrast with powder-white chairs, and long, white overhead lamps affixed to a black ceiling precisely spotlight the meter sticks with which stylists measure locks.
Wielding years of practice and an arsenal of Pureology products, Breathe Salon’s quartet of stylists transforms men’s and women’s hair into chic coiffures. After a brief consultation, the shampoo-and-style pampering package begins with a sudsy shampooing to clear locks of dirt, oil, and discarded gum. Stylists seal in new fashions by running flat irons through manes or by aiming yawning blow-dryers at them. Alternatively, scissors snip away overgrowth during a men’s or women’s haircut that begins with a consultation to discuss style preferences. After washing tresses, mane maestros orchestrate strands into a style that harmonizes with clients' personality like a mockingbird harmonizes with a referee's whistle.
"Blow out before you go out," suggests the haircare menu at Studio 2121. It's sound advice, coming from stylists who, according to a recent feature on ABC 7, have all been specially trained in the art of blow-drying hair. They use hot air as a painter would wield a brush, creating customized looks from voluminous curls to sleek, straight strands. Stylists also administer cuts and color treatments, as well as "Glam Hair" makeovers—sessions that result in eye-catching updos like chignons and French twists, traditionally styled by winding the hair around a baguette.
Studio 2121's list of services is so varied that the staff makes it a priority to consult with clients and narrow down their desired look. They aren't limited to hair artistry, either. An esthetician pampers complexions with facials and Intraceuticals oxygen infusion treatments, which smooth out wrinkles and fade blemishes. There's a lash specialist who outfits eyes with extensions, and a massage therapist who eases muscular aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology treatments.
For over 30 years, we have been committed to work together as a team to provide the best service to you, our client, in a clean, professional and friendly manner. Take a tour of our salon. Once again, we won the Best of the Best salon for 2010 by the readers of AY Magazine.