Barber Thomas Stewart helms Studio 54 Gallery with 25 years of cosmetic experience in tow. In the chic salon, he grooms men with straight-razor shaves and steeps hair in high-end products from Moroccanoil, among others. The studio's brazilian-walnut hardwood floors and custom walnut cabinetry shine between red walls lit with gallery-style lighting. Clients sit back in Italian-leather chairs, whose red color was inspired by the piles of ripe tomatoes that stylists sat on in ancient Italy.
The savvy, dedicated staff at Sabatelli's Golden Salon & Day Spa helps patrons to achieve smooth, sun-kissed skin with an all-natural, UV-free tanning solution fortified with antioxidants and pure botanicals. During each 15-minute sunless tanning session, an Infinity Sun spritzing device coats bodies with an even mist of atomized treatment lotions and darkening agents, precisely anointing epidermises with an even-toned hue that can maintain a bronze glow for up to 14 days. Sunless tanners can choose their preferred shade of tan and solution type, and await the onslaught of instant color with a bronze solution or watch a tan develop gradually with a clear solution that doubles as an invisibility shield when wearers stand in dark, windowless rooms.
The Italian word "ciao" means both hello and goodbye, though "bella" always means beautiful. So when a stylist at Ciao Bella calls out the salon's namesake phrase, she could be greeting a returning guest, but she might also be sending off a client transformed by a cut, color, or chemical-relaxer service. The staff uses Matrix and California Smooth products to achieve these transformations amid the salon's cheery turquoise walls and wood furnishings, carved from only the most fashion-forward trees.
Tropical Tan, with a focus on convenience and the belief that everyone deserves a great tan, spans across four locations. Each tanning sanctuary is manned by a knowledgeable staff who offer advice and suggestions on which of the many tanning beds or lotions to use for the best bronze.
Sapphire Nails and Tanning Salon's seasoned technicians revamp skin and nails with a finesse that has yielded a steady stream of loyal clients for more than 18 years. Staffers gussy up nails with intricate polish designs and acrylic sets, bolstering manicures and pedicures with aromatic scrubs that smell of pomegranate, papaya, and high fives. Facials and massages help rejuvenate weary muscles and complexions, and a fleet of tanning beds cocoon color seekers in low- to high-intensity UV rays. Sunlight pours into the salon's serene environs through a full wall of windows, illuminating cushy pedicure thrones, royal-blue rolling chairs, and a flat-screen TV.
Though La'Sonia Nicole Salon and Spa is a new establishment, the center's technicians use time-tested treatments to beautify their clients. Massage therapists rely on the traditional techniques of Swedish massage, which features long, flowing strokes that ease muscle aches and release tension. During a classic European facial, aestheticians deeply cleanse skin to brighten and smooth the complexion, and a spa pedicure leaves digits more polished than a dog that’s been taught to bark with a British accent.