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.
Step into Anue Salon’s inviting confines and spiff up soul sacks with a bevy of beautifying services dished out by a talented staff of snippists. Transform frizzy noodle nests into pelican-baiting coiffures with a women’s haircut (starting at $31) or men’s haircut (starting at $19), or shape the hair of youngsters into a stately statue with a children's haircut (starting at $19). Full perms are also available (starting at $58). Boastful braggadocios who've failed in recent attempts to dig all the way to China can restore luster to fatigued finger shingles with a manicure (starting at $21), and also add a dash of decadence to toes with a pedicure (starting at $41).
The sense of harmony that pervades the atmosphere of Statement Salon, Spa and Fitness extends to the spa’s lengthy menu of treatments, all of which work in unison to imbue the body with beauty and health. Whether cropping hair, polishing nails, or soaking skin in UV-free spray-tan solutions, the team works to accentuate clients' best physical features while complimentary fruit waters and herbal teas soothe frazzled nerves. Miriam Lopez is a multitalented aesthetician who came to Statement after studying at a professional Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, hoping to extend her expertise towards a variety of services, including hairstyling, facials, and waxing.
Though a visitor to the tranquil spa’s treatment rooms might not realize it, the sounds of pulsating music and stretch-induced groans echo throughout the studio just next door, where trainers lead personal workouts and fitness classes. Students of all ability levels can dance to the energetic beats of Zumba classes, stretch their limbs in yoga sessions, and haul bags filled with hot stones to the spa’s massage-therapy rooms during muscle-building boot camps.
Karen Laing has followed her love for beautification down many paths, including attending school for aesthetician studies, acting as both beauty queen and pageant judge, and her current profession as a permanent-makeup artist. She meticulously draws on individual eyebrow strokes or enhances peepers with permanent eyeliner with the experience that comes not only from her extensive training, but also from having permanent makeup herself. In addition to makeup, Karen also individually bonds synthetic eyelashes to natural ones to create more lush and dramatic blinks, and treats signs of aging with wrinkle-reduction, sunspot-reduction, and other anti-aging therapies.
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.