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.
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 Jill opened Santa Fe Salon back in 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 Redken and Goldwell hair color and mani-pedis with bright OPI, Essie, and Misa nail polishes.
Whether clients seek hair extensions, mani-pedis, or waxing, they can turn to the expert staff at Elegant Beauty Salon. In business for five years, the salon has an extensive service list that covers hair, skin, and makeup; they even enhance eyes with dramatic faux mink lashes.
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.
If there's one thing owner and stylist Melissa Addison can't stand, it's a poorly installed weave. This professional disdain led to her founding of Cover Girlz Salon, where she and her team of stylists remedy poorly applied chemical processes and traction damage with high-quality sew-in weaves and extensions, trendy designer cuts, and smoothing relaxers. Once new looks have been achieved to their guests' satisfaction, Melissa and the team help them maintain their new look by doling out ample haircare education.