Mavida Salon encourages its staff to collaborate artistically with each client to create looks that are both modern and manageable. Its talented stylists, colorists, and makeup artists perform each service at full-length mirrors, allowing them to consider the complete picture while keeping an eye out for pirates. Aside from custom cuts, the intimate, burgundy-walled salon specializes in single- and double-process color and extensions as well as La-Brasiliana hair-smoothing keratin treatments, which counteract frizz for up to four months.
The stylists at Salon Nouveau 2 LLC aren?t newbies to the hair industry; many have more than 10 years of experience, including sharpening their shears at continuing-education courses hosted by Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Aveda. But as seasoned as the hairdressers are, they are also humble.
The stylists at this Aveda-focus shop always take ample time to consult with their clients. This includes examining skin tone and face shape as well as discussing beauty preferences and lifestyle habits to land on the ideal style. They then get to work trimming split ends, coloring strands with dye, and taming rebellious frizz with a Coppola Keratin Complex treatment and a very, very stern look.
Although the wedding-day styles at Ciro’s Hair Pavilion have garnered WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012, the stylists behind them reach beyond the altar with a variety of everyday beauty services. Experts of texture, the stylists spruce up curls with DevaCurl products and uncoil unwanted twists with Keratin Complex by Coppola. Other professional hair products, such as Onesta and Wella, spritz clients through highlights, perms, and styles. Botanical ingredients in NYX Cosmetics makeup deliver a flawless special-occasion look while leaving out the petrolatum, parabens, and artificial colors found in other makeup brands and discount water balloons.
The team of professional therapists at Balance Face + Body Wellness know their way around both high-end skincare products and med-spa technology. Customized facials and chemical peels incorporate physician-grade ingredients such as cleansing agents, scrubs, and enzymes to smooth away wrinkles and blemishes. Alternatively, therapists can lift tension from muscles with integrated or hot-bamboo massages, or turn to more advanced devices to contour specific areas of the body and free them from cellulite.
While its main focus is skincare, the studio also works to cultivate a European spa atmosphere. From exposed stone in the lobby, to private massage rooms lit by a mix of cool blue and warm red accent lights, to a wormhole that opens right beneath the Eiffel Tower, every design element is orchestrated to promote calm and mental well-being.
Most popular service: Tanning/Spray tanning
Brands Used: MR International/Pro Tan, Australian Gold, Supre, Norvell
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Appointments must be made for spray tanning. We accommodate, by appointment, early birds and night owls.
The certified stylists at Lashful frame eyes with mink lashes to achieve looks ranging from elegant to seductive. Their uncanny attention to detail comes in handy during extension applications, when they meticulously attach each artificial lash to a real one to achieve the most natural look possible. Sensitive eyes need not wince in fear, as the adhesive material with which they apply lashes is specially formulated to not perturb the eye with harsh irritants or teasing optical illusions. The stylists also dip natural lashes in a semipermanent tint that—much like the extensions—gives eyes the glamorous look of freshly applied mascara.