There's no fire beneath the bright white mantelpiece at Substance Salon—its ornate carvings and noble busts simply cement a chic ambiance. However, clients can still warm up with sips of gourmet coffee as they wait for their appointed stylists. The salon staff carries the sophistications of the reception area to each of their stations, where they handcraft 'dos based on the tastes of clients. Pureology products help them wash and blow-dry strands into eye-catching arrays, such as the voluminous Bombshell or the Bohemian—breezy waves that wrap around a full-size acoustic guitar.
Master barber Manny oversees the hot-towel shaves and soothing scalp massages on the gentlemen's menu. The salon also has an entire department devoted to brides-to-be—Styling the Bride—whose members travel to clients throughout New York and New Jersey. Their hair and cosmetic expertise, which results in dazzling updos and radiant makeovers, has been featured on The Knot.
At Hair Unique, experienced stylists work alongside trained cosmetologists to create looks that turn heads. Silk and mink eyelash extensions are a specialty here. When the strands are individually applied, they add volume to natural lashes without the use of mascara, eyelash curlers, or discreet eyelash padding. Equal care is dedicated to haircuts and styling.
The stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Ultimate Visions Hair Salon & Spa have been pampering clients for more than 15 years. They work hard to deliver what they call the “ultimate experience”—that is, doing everything in their power to make customers feel welcome and happy with their services and hopefully exceeding expectations. You can choose from three types of stylist here: assistant stylist, stylist, or master stylist. Each has different levels of experience, style specialties, and nicknames for their scissors.
Owner and stylist Lisa acquired Santa Fe Salon in 2013, having been open since 1992. She and her small team of stylists and nail technicians have a true passion for their work and frequently take refresher classes to keep their skills up to date. They specialize in Rusk hair color and mani-pedis with bright OPI, Essie, and Misa nail polishes.
If you're in the market for a new look, look no further than Marijosie Unisex Salon. The salon's stylists and aestheticians team up to complement their clients' natural beauty with a full range of haircuts, manicures, and waxing services. The stylists are particularly adept at matching the right style to each client's face, regardless of whether that client has been blessed with curls, straight locks, or a head infested with snakes. The aestheticians turn their attention to the body itself, beautifying skin with makeup applications, eyelash treatments, and bikini waxes.
With years of experience, an arsenal of professional-grade Aveda products, and a client list that includes MTV stars and locals alike, Giorgio's Salon and Spa has long established itself as a hair, skin, and nail destination. Whether opting for a full hair makeover or a manicure before tomorrow's arm-wrestling competition, clients are treated to full-scale pampering. The facility's hardwood floors, black leather seats, and cream-hued walls exude elegance while staffers cut, trim, polish, and primp with personalized, friendly services.