A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.
FreeStyle Salon's staff dabbles in all areas of outer beauty, equipping clients with radiant skin, healthy hair, and contemporary as well as casual designer fashions. Stylists drench manes in deep conditioners and pigments before shearing split ends or fez tassels. Aestheticians glide their hands across skin, nourishing it with seaweed, coconut, chocolate, and other natural essences. Both UV and sunless tanning sessions shade skin to a darker tone, and denim by !iT and Buffalo camouflage legs for long walks in the ocean.
At Antonio Melani Salon & Spa, there’s more to a haircut than trimming off split ends. Before each treatment, stylists fire off questions to garner information about their clients' visions for their hair, their lifestyles, and their daily routines. They then analyze their face shapes, hair types, and skin tones so they can design a look that accents their features, in addition to their personalities. And after all that, they still don’t start cutting until they treat scalps to a sudsy shampoo and purge stress from the shoulders and neck with a soothing massage. From there, their creativity and hair-cutting talent shines, as they take into account everything gathered from the consultation to create a chic, yet practical style. After ribboning locks with foil highlights or glosses, they style strands with Aveda products and teach clients how to re-create the looks at home or in a telephone booth during a superhero mission.
Though hair is clearly the bread and butter of Antonio Melani, the beauty team also caters to the skin and body with several treatments, including a gentleman’s facial featuring licorice root and hot-stone massages. The aestheticians also smooth skin with sugaring—a gentler and tastier alternative to traditional wax.
The staff at Salon Cybele’ boasts 10 members, including a makeup artist, a lash specialist, a massage therapist, and enough skilled stylists to form a complete circle around an ungroomed celebrity on the red carpet. They add panache to hair and nails as well as refresh the skin during facials, waxing, and makeup applications. Stylist Shena adds length to hair and eyelashes with her signature extensions, which have nothing to do with taking 40 minutes to sign for a package. Salon Cybele'’s staff takes advantage of an array of products, including Unite, Moroccanoil, Hairdreams, and Dermalogica.
Even from the first step inside Chau Bella Salon & Spa, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve entered a different world. That’s because every single surface is pure white, from the welcome counter and floors to the white cabinetry and chairs, all the way up to the shimmering chandelier that lights it all. Perhaps it’s all meant to suggest the purification that takes place inside, which includes facials that cleanse the skin and signature massages that clear the mind. Or maybe the bright-white decor is a subtle nod to the spa’s popularity with brides, who trust the salon to apply their makeup, style their hair, and, when the salon gets out of grad school and the time is right, propose.
Zara Beauty and Spa's clients don't need to hop in an airplane to get Eastern-inspired beauty treatments. Instead, they can walk into Zara's soothing confines, where the staff has mastered a wide range of intricate services, many involving natural herbs and ingredients. Staff members can decorate hands with traditional henna tattoos, pluck stray eyebrows with threading services, and incorporate gold-infused products in Ayurvedic-style facials. The spa also offers more contemporary services such as skin peels or microdermabrasions, as opposed to manicures set to techno music.