The stylists at Allure Salon & Spa strive to cultivate a personable environment—they compare the salon’s atmosphere to that of the TV show Cheers, except with less beer, more shampoo, and no patronizing laugh tracks. Inside this amiable salon, each stylist boasts more than 20 years of experience in the haircare industry. They get to know their clients before dolling them up with MoroccanOil and American Crew products in order to craft elegant hairdos or glossy, manicured nails that complement each guest’s personal style. A certified keratin straightening practitioner transforms damaged or frizzy hair into a smooth waterfall of strands, skincare specialists evoke natural skin tones, and massage therapists loosen clenched backs and shoulders with calming strokes.
Signature Service: Eyelash Extensions
Brands Used: Nova Lash
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Welcoming and satisfying experience
At Public Image Salon, owner and stylist Nicki believes that a hairstyle should do more than frame the face; it should tell the world who you are. That's why she begins each of her appointments with a conversation. "I start by asking questions about them without getting too personal," says Nicki. "I find out their interests." This step helps Nicki craft a look that's unique to the client's personality or professional life.
But Public Image's burgundy walls listen to more than just the sound of scissors snipping and hairdryers plotting world domination. Nicki also administers salon services such as highlights, Novalash eyelash extensions, and mani-pedis.
Working alongside the other talented stylists at Aqua Salon and Spa, stylist Mitra Mostamary performs cutting-edge cuts designed to flatter each client’s unique face shape and skin tone. Along with painting strands with complementary highlights or adding face-framing layers, the stylists here can also apply a smoothing formula that irons out frizz and curls, or add volume to limp hair with perms. As for unwanted hair, the Aqua Salon and Spa team can also thread, wax, or shoo it away from brows, chins, or upper lips, leaving skin smooth, soft, and fuzz-free.
Similar to the mirrors found in the dressing rooms of Broadway theaters, the long mirrors mounted on the walls of Salon Craft are framed by thin lights, lending each styling station a glamorous energy. But the real show can be viewed in the mirrors’ reflections where stylists engineer sleek layers, wrangle fussy curls, and smooth down frizz. Private waxing sessions also manage difficult strands, lifting away unwanted fuzz from upper lips and brow outskirts. While waiting on highlights to set, clients may sip coffee at the refreshments bar.
Jasmen Davis got her start as a freelance wedding makeup artist, but that was just the foundation. These days her resume boasts eye-catching clients such as CoverGirl, Christian Siriano, and Under Armour. When not creating fresh makeup looks for TV and film productions, special events, and scuba dives, she helps all humans look better from her post at Sass Salon. Guests can also enlist Jasmen's expertise for sleek lash extensions, which offer a voluminous look without messy mascara.
Owner and stylist Sally Chung teams up with color specialist Jaime Rossmark at Deereco Hair Design. Their boutique salon caters to the cosmetic needs of both men and women, whether their hair is straight or curly, fine or thick. Creative color services include balayage, which lends a sun-kissed look, eye-catching accents, and highlights that change color according to the wearer's mood. The duo also specializes in keratin straightening treatments that lend locks lasting smoothness.