Though the gleaming wood floors and fresh paint of Unique Beauty Salon and Spa suggest a business that's new to the industry, the team inside is anything but. After working as a cosmetologist for more than 20 years, Teresa Torres opened Unique in 2011 and hired a staff of beauty specialists who each possessed a minimum of five years' experience. Beyond crafting cuts, creating updos, and installing hair extensions, the veteran stylists specialize in color treatments using Alfaparf low-ammonia hair color, as well as smoothing Brazilian blowouts and Japanese straightening treatments. Other staff members apply mink lash extensions and thread eyebrows to enhance the eye area, while nail technicians pamper hands and feet with soothing mani-pedis.
At Monet Salon's three different locations, teams of savvy stylists cut men's, women's, and children's hair. Along with haircuts?which include a wash, blow-dry, and style?they also update looks with Brazilian blowouts, hot-oil treatments, and hair extensions. Beauty treatments extend past haircare with Vitamin C facials, microdermabrasion, and nail and waxing services.
Pictures of Old Hollywood stars, including Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, dot the walls of Hair & Nails Boulevard. The stylists imbue their clients with what these women represent—a stylish independence that radiates from feeling beautiful both inside and out. To achieve this, they have a variety of tools at their disposal. They not only do haircuts, blowouts, and extensions but also specialize in nail services, waxing, facials, and bearded-lady shaves.
Hectors Salon#2 owner Rosy Mendoza draws upon 20 years of styling experience to lead her international team of master stylists and color technicians in enhancing hair and beautifying appearances. The Redken salon beckons clients into its plush styling chairs for fashion overhauls via the personalized artistry of precision haircuts, styling, and botanical treatments. Certified colorists add depth, shine, and forest camouflage to hair, and professional makeup artists highlight clients' unique features with cosmetic applications and dole out makeup lessons to bolster morning beauty routines.
At Spa Xclusivo, clients become the creators of their customized skin care plans––but not without a little help from the experts. Each visit starts with an analysis from a licensed aesthetician, who can make treatment recommendations and point clients towards ingredients best suited to their particular skin type and troubles. Armed with this knowledge, customers then set to work designing their very own cleansers, moisturizers, toners, and other complexion aids that will be used during one of the spa’s signature facials. From 100% natural extracts to bioengineered products, clients can pick and choose from a huge inventory of cruelty- and fragrance-free active ingredients and bases, all of which are also available for purchase for continued at-home care.
Along with facials, the spa also provides customized massages to help clients relax and waxing services for face and body to help them slide down banisters faster. Custom facials can also be paired with anti-aging treatments such as medical-grade diamond tip microdermabrasion or glycolic acid peels, while eyelash extensions add an extra-touch of glamour to each newly freshened face.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Facials, mani, and pedi
Brands Used: Le Mieux and OPI
Pro Tip: Private and relaxing setting. We don't like to rush your service, so you [can] enjoy every minute.