Though Mallia Color & Design Studio’s name honors the salon’s commitment to sculpting fetching hairstyles, the beauty boutique also excels at nearly any type of aesthetic treatment. Aestheticians administer a dozen different skin therapies, which range from microdermabrasion treatments to collagen and elastin facials. They also perform makeup services and ready visages for applications with facial waxing, threading, and inspiring pep talks. Nail techs groom digits with spa or express manicures and pedicures and apply and fill full sets of eye-catching nails. In the salon, a talented team of stylists crops tops. It can also lengthen coifs with extensions and customize hues and texture with a variety of color and keratin treatments.
A good spa will transport its guests to a time and place where everyday stresses are forgotten. American Image Salon & Spa can take you to a rainforest waterfall, for example—its monsoon massage sends the gentle mist of a Vichy shower cascading onto backs and shoulders. If you'd prefer a steamier setting, opt for the hot-stone massage, during which a therapist banishes tension with kneads and strategically placed lava rocks. There are also packages that provide even longer, more luxurious escapes, such as the 6.5-hour Day of Beauty: a Clarisonic facial, massage, mani-pedi, shampoo, makeup application, and lunch.
Sometimes, however, a visit to the spa or salon is a quick reward in the middle of the day. That's why the staff here administers most of the standard treatments for the hair, nails, and body. Stylists trim new 'dos and flatten frizz with Chi Enviro smoothing formulas, or nourish the skin with specialized facials. Manicures might feature add-ons from a seaweed mask to a layer of eco-paraffin, a more environmentally friendly way to soften the hands than by wrapping them in live ferrets. Gentlemen are hardly neglected, either. Their services include haircuts as well as mustache- and beard-tinting.
By completing an extended course in the treatment of hair loss and scalp disorders, Jessica Dalton earned herself a certificate from the Hair Loss Control Clinic, an international provider of laser hair-loss treatments. She puts her credentials to work at Clayton Aesthetics, located in Tymm's Place, using the MEP-90 laser on men's and women's thinning pates in an attempt to re-grow lost strands and add volume to existing manes. This high-tech form of biostimulation has been found to be safe in more than 3,500 medical papers and one disappointed mad scientist's diary.
For 29 years, Samantha's Other Place's cadre of savvy stylists have anointed scalps with a menu of salon services for lady locks and man manes alike. A partial highlight rewards favored strands of hair for never clumping together into bands of seditious cowlicks before receiving a deep conditioning treatment and a shiny, new up-do. Humans of the male persuasion can receive a haircut and coax one of Samantha's skilled snip artists into molding scalp fuzz into the shape of a bulging bicep or power tie.
Hollywood Blonde Salon's seasoned stylists help beautify clients' hairdos and brows with a comprehensive spread of salon services. Each cut commences with a consultation that details the client's personal style and reveals which hairs curl up when anyone says "S-C-I-S-S-O-R-S." After the trim, the hair artiste sculpts the new cut according to the requested style, whether that is a bob cut, pixie cut, or bouffant. Partial highlights punch up the hair's hues, and an eyebrow wax tidies the brow lines and makes room for new temporary forehead tattoos.
Schooled in the latest hair techniques, the skilled stylists at Inside Out Hair Salon turn dull locks dazzling with expertly executed haircuts, skin-tone complementing highlights, and other aesthetically pleasing services. Pair a face-framing haircut and complimentary styling lesson ($21+) with natural-looking highlights designed to brighten drab skull jackets ($60+). Teenage or middle-aged werewolves can benefit from the salon's discreet waxing services for the back ($40+), arms ($30+), or brows ($15+), and dancing damsels step through the salon for eye-catching makeup applications ($50+).