In addition to bolstering the well-being and beauty of its human patrons, the staff at Mona Lisa Eco Salon & Spa also looks out for a much larger client: Mother Earth. That’s why the staff uses Italian-made Davines Essential Haircare products during all of their cut, style, and coloring services. Crafted from natural ingredients of Mediterranean origin, using 100% renewable energy, and housed in environmentally friendly packaging, Davines products color strands without ammonia or traces of crayon. Staffers also pamper other parts of the body, treating clients to facials, fruit peels, massages, and natural wax services.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
A dedicated team transforms drab hairdos and slathers freshly manicured nails in Shellac polish in The Beauty Boutique's relaxed, trendy space. Clients unwind in sleek brown salon chairs surrounded by lofted ceilings, wood floors, shimmering gold mirrors, and vintage-looking styling stations. Delicate chandeliers illuminate walls lined with exposed brick and sepia-toned portraits, which remind visitors of earlier eras in American history when the government had to ration colors.
At The Nail Bar & Spa, a cocktail-themed service menu and lively watermelon-pink-shaded décor add to a laid-back atmosphere during each client’s visit. Customers in need of skin rejuvenation can choose from five different customizable facials that use high-quality Éminence brand organic skin products. Each 60-minute treatment works to target different skin issues, from the pineapple-enzyme-fueled exfoliation of the Bahama Mama facial to the specially designed gentleman’s facial, which provides a deep cleansing and treats razor bumps.
Salon de la Mer beautifies skin and nails in a chic, sea-inspired atmosphere accented with a transfixing coral-filled aquarium. A team of waxing wizards expunges unwanted bristles from lips ($12), chins ($15), eyebrows ($15), and profiles ($18), leaving skin smooth, soft, and without any need for styling products. Manicures shape nails and tame cuticles atop a blue wave-shaped counter which changes sizes with the tides. Wrists rest on a fluffy black pad while a long, elegant brush daubs nails in OPI Axxium Gel, which dries instantly, comes in a variety of colors, and can remain chip-free for up to two weeks. Lean into a black massage chair during a classic pedicure so feet can soak in a translucent blue basin before a relaxing foot-and-leg rub. A thorough trim-down civilizes haggard nails and cuticles, and calluses are buffed away before Salon de la Mer coats toes in fresh new polish to match any ensemble or trapper keeper.
Licensed nail professional Aisha L. McCaleb and the team at A-Spot Nail Studio & Spa give fingers and toes an elegant transformation with custom mani-pedis. Patterned white furnishings provide a sleek counterbalance to the spa’s pink walls, creating an aura of pampering and indulgence that’s mirrored by nail treatments that include hot stones and exfoliating hand and foot scrubs. Nail technicians draw from a spectrum of OPI polish colors at the conclusion of mani-pedis, resulting in nails that look so groomed they can be dunked in a punch bowl without offending other partygoers.
The nail technician at Nail MiMi at Style Bar Salon has an eye for detail. She draws from more than six years experience to decorate nails and maintain the health of hands and feet. She pays meticulous attention during mani-pedis, in which she trims cuticles, buffs nails, and removes calluses. She can also enhance treatments by adding an exfoliating scrub, wrapping feet with hot towels, and decorating each finger with complex nail art.