Sunlight floods the main salon area at Maria Francesco Salon & Spa, illuminating classic black styling chairs and oversized framed mirrors. Here, hairstylists style the locks of men, women, and children, cutting off overgrown strands and enhancing shine and color with foil highlights or tinted flashlights. Across the way, nail technicians are busy at work. Other than buffing, shaping, and polishing finger- and toenails, they soften skin with warm paraffin wax. Aestheticians administer eight kinds of facials inside the space’s private spa rooms, including classic European facials and condition-specific services for acne, rosacea, or teenage skin. Once skin is free of dirt and oil, the team can wax hair from both the face and body.
The beauticians at Luxury Nail Spa & Salon are constantly honing their skills and techniques through training with industry vets such as Bumble & Bumble Academy, Chanel, and Redken. Aestheticians revitalize skin complexion with anti-aging facials and rake their brushes through OPI nail polishes to make nails as bright and colorful as minced rainbow. Clients sip complimentary beverages while watching locks tumble from their shoulders and feeling aches dissolve from muscles during hair and massage treatments.
Under the direction of owner and stylist Erica Duke, the staff at Alfonso Hair Salon transforms limp strands into face-flattering hairdos. With experience and training gleaned from Paul Mitchell, Keune, and Wella classes, stylists revamp tresses with highlights and full color. Other services include deep-conditioning treatments and color glossing that helps breathe new life into follicles that have lost their tone due to excessive exposure to the sun or glow-in-the-dark scrunchies. The salon’s services extend beyond hair to include shellac manicures and waxing treatments.
The journey from disheveled to dapper begins and ends in each of The Buzz Barber Shop’s styling chairs. During men’s haircuts, the talented barbers even out the sides, take just enough off the top, and shave residual whiskers from the neck area with hot-lather shaving cream. They also mask the appearance of gray with a 10-minute men’s camo color treatment, which is a subtler way of concealing one’s age than forgetting how to walk. Women's haircuts are also available, and children and seniors are always offered a discounted haircut.
Situated in a lakeside mansion dating back to the 1860s, Men's Spa at The Mansion provides a calm and scenic home base for men to enjoy spa and haircare services. While visiting for hot-towel shaves, hairstyling, and manicures, men can enjoy niceties such as a game of pool, sports on flat-screen TVs, or cigar smoking on a deck with a view of nearby Suntaug Lake.
Rendered in white, three-dimensional lettering, the words create and relax hang from A Little Style's sky-blue walls. The salon follows these commands faithfully. From the outside, it looks like a quaint white house, and this homey feel extends indoors, where patrons find comfy chairs, decorations during the holidays, and shelves stocked with Redken, Matrix, and other professional products for sale. It's in this space that stylist and owner Rachel Little's creativity shines. Ms. Little transforms hairstyles with trendy cuts, flattering highlights, and all-over color treatments. She also works with children, whose hair grows at a rate one million times faster than adults'.