Synergy Salon owner Quy has an artist's eye when it comes to hair—and a nine-step process to guide her palette. Like a sculptor teasing a form from clay or stone, she uses her tools to reveal flattering styles for locks of any texture, and she follows Synergy's nine detailed steps to achieve rich, shimmering color. As the shop’s master hair designer and color specialist, she leads an accomplished team of stylists, including Aveda Institute graduates. Together, they create classic and dramatic looks using Redken and organic Eufora color or calm frizzy locks with Brazilian keratin treatments. Their lengthy menu of services also includes facial waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.
My Bella Spa’s experienced nail technicians cater to fingers and toes on clients of all ages. Adults sip complimentary wine, soda, or water while relaxing in oversize leather pedicure chairs, and younger guests perch on colorful pedicure chairs outfitted with pink bears or princess headrests. Formal dining chairs add a touch of class to the nail-drying station, and a fish tank filled with brightly hued swimmers serves as inspiration for vibrant gel polishes that stay chip-free for two weeks, no matter how frequently you touch strangers on the bus.
Elizabeth Goodman is very sensitive to the stress that comes from working in a cubicle. It wasn't until she discovered massage that she felt herself begin to unwind, and she realized that the act of helping others relax was more fulfilling than her desk job. So she fled the cubicle. She works as a therapist now, treating the very same aches and pains on her clients she once experienced herself.
Even as the aestheticians at Cloud Nine Salon & Hair Loss Solutions make hair and nails look striking, they're often imbuing them with extra strength at the same time. The salon's stylists specialize in caring for textured and natural hair via restorative protein, hot-oil, and deep-conditioning treatments. Cloud Nine's nail technicians give clients a similar edge on growing nails that are long, smooth, and healthy. Extras such as sea-salt scrubs, tingly mint masks, massage, and Jacuzzi soaks leave the skin as soft as the nails are shiny.
Ever since graduating from the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics in 1993, licensed aesthetician Cathy Hunt has been giving her clients the gift of softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. During facial appointments at The Facial Room, she improves skin tone and texture with products by brands such as Academie, Bion, and Oxygen Botanicals. Chemical peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion sessions buff away fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
At iColor Nail Bar, the signature organic mani-pedi can be enhanced with add-ons like the Dead Sea salt soak, sugar scrub, and moisture mask to make skin smooth and soft, while hot towels and a massage add indulgence to the proceedings. Many treatments here feature extra comforts; the signature manicure includes a silk oil massage, and the classic pedicure features a sea salt exfoliating treatment to soften skin that's coarsened from being inside of a sock or worse, a mitten.