A wide variety of stylish threads and accessorizing accessories bedazzle the racks and shelves within the living walls of the boutique. Prepare for the autumn ambush by wrapping a pair of Miss Me ($98) or Lucky Jeans ($99) around your knee-equipped walking sticks. Tresics T-shirts ($50 or less), Lucky tops ($79), and a Sweetees dress ($149) are just a few of the many torso toppers capable of making ladies jealous and making naked mole rats feel even more naked. Pair garments with a fashionable jewelry adornment or a fabric focal point such as a Big Buddha purse ($95), among others. When browsing, feel free to tap the stylish minds of the friendly staff and nearby stylists who will gladly help pick out an outfit to match a newly outfitted hairdo.
V-Star Salon and Spa’s private appointment-only policy ensures style-seekers get the one-on-one attention their 'dos deserve. By restricting access, clients feel more comfortable sharing their follicular fantasies, coif concerns, and deep-seated fears of Barbicide. The boutique's experienced stylist placates stubborn strands with a shampoo, deep-conditioning treatment, and relaxing scalp massage before an expert cut transforms bushy belfries into stunning head-top topiaries. A series of highlights accentuates humble hues, creating a more distinctive look. The slate of services concludes with an eyebrow wax, which shapes forehead forests by exterminating unwanted whiskers. Open seven days a week, the intimate salon caters to all schedules.
"Blow out before you go out," suggests the haircare menu at Studio 2121. It's sound advice, coming from stylists who, according to a recent feature on ABC 7, have all been specially trained in the art of blow-drying hair. They use hot air as a painter would wield a brush, creating customized looks from voluminous curls to sleek, straight strands. Stylists also administer cuts and color treatments, as well as "Glam Hair" makeovers—sessions that result in eye-catching updos like chignons and French twists, traditionally styled by winding the hair around a baguette.
Studio 2121's list of services is so varied that the staff makes it a priority to consult with clients and narrow down their desired look. They aren't limited to hair artistry, either. An esthetician pampers complexions with facials and Intraceuticals oxygen infusion treatments, which smooth out wrinkles and fade blemishes. There's a lash specialist who outfits eyes with extensions, and a massage therapist who eases muscular aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology treatments.
Unique Threading Salon specializes in threading, a hair-removal process that uses cotton thread to pull strands more precisely and with less pain than waxing. The salon's hair-removal experts are also adept at traditional waxing—they use soothing formulas with plant-derived waxes and essential oils—and sugaring. Sugaring uses an all-natural blend of sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove hair, and works well on sensitive areas such as the face, bikini line, and papier-mâché peg legs.
The sense of harmony that pervades the atmosphere of Statement Salon, Spa and Fitness extends to the spa’s lengthy menu of treatments, all of which work in unison to imbue the body with beauty and health. Whether cropping hair, polishing nails, or soaking skin in UV-free spray-tan solutions, the team works to accentuate clients' best physical features while complimentary fruit waters and herbal teas soothe frazzled nerves. Miriam Lopez is a multitalented aesthetician who came to Statement after studying at a professional Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, hoping to extend her expertise towards a variety of services, including hairstyling, facials, and waxing.
Though a visitor to the tranquil spa’s treatment rooms might not realize it, the sounds of pulsating music and stretch-induced groans echo throughout the studio just next door, where trainers lead personal workouts and fitness classes. Students of all ability levels can dance to the energetic beats of Zumba classes, stretch their limbs in yoga sessions, and haul bags filled with hot stones to the spa’s massage-therapy rooms during muscle-building boot camps.