Current owner Flora Suissa and the founders of Suissa Salon trained in Paris and Montreal before opening their first salon in 1970 in the US. They took what they learned in the City of Light and the Province of Poutine, and created their own brand of salons. It was only a matter of time before their style shops grew into myriad locations.
Today, Suissa features a roster of talented stylists, aestheticians, and nail artists. They've also got an ace up their sleeve: Eve Diaz, who developed her own line of beauty products?LaPenotiere?which is the primary product line featured here. Armed with talent and products, stylists deliver haircuts, coloring, and keratin treatments that discipline frizzy and static-addicted hair. They also offer weft tape extensions and hijab services, offered in private suites. Suissa's stylists pride themselves on their versatility, which means they're familiar with a large and diverse client base and are adept at working with clients of all ethnicities and a wide range of hair types.
Venus & Mars Spa serves as a retreat from stress, with a wide-ranging menu of beauty and wellness treatments to help its clients feel and look beautiful. Licensed stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists her perform everything from sun-kissed highlights and facials to foot detox treatments, body wraps, and full-body waxing services. The Manzilian wax, for example, removes unwanted hair from the nether regions and from a pet Manzilia. Of the massages you can choose, there's the muscle-melting deep-tissue massage as well as a therapeutic version for mothers-to-be.
Only ladies are allowed at MB Day Spa. That?along with the spa's funky persuasion and laid-back vibe?should help you let your hair down as you indulge in spa treatments that range from hot-stone massages to deep-cleansing facials. A dedicated team of stylists cuts, colors, and textures hair, while technicians apply permanent makeup ideal for those who want to save some time in the morning.
Michael Nunez-Mattovich's journey towards becoming an established hair stylist has been anything but easy. The Lima, Peru native first discovered his passion for hair cutting, color, and design while studying psychology, inspiring a career change that took his parents some time to understand. After training with a well-known stylist in Peru, Michael worked up the courage to move to the United States and pursue a dream of opening his own salon. Once here, he found himself faced with several obstacles, including a language barrier, financial difficulties, and a need to prove himself within the industry. Determined to succeed, Michael worked a number of odd jobs to keep himself afloat as he worked his way through beauty school. He did office work, was a waiter for a catering company, and even trimmed lawns using nothing more than a pair of thinning shears. The hard work paid off though, as Michael was finally able to obtain his styling license and was given the opportunity to hone his skills at a number of iconic salons and institutions, including Vidal Sassoon.
Today, at M Studio, Michael remembers how far he's come, and continues to educate himself on the latest industry trends. He studied with renowned stylist Sam Brocato in New York, and is certified in advanced Schwarzkopf color techniques. Michael is also certified to perform a variety of keratin treatments, ranging from the frizz- or wave-taming Anevolve system to GKhair formulas that last for up to five months.
If you?re planning on a whole new cut, check out Groupon?s guide to pairing different face shapes with hairstyles.
Round (nearly equal in length and width with soft, curved edges): Balance is key to any great hairstyle, so those with round faces will benefit from layers that are long or asymmetrical; hard lines help even out a soft face shape. Hair that hits at the shoulders or collarbone provides a slimming effect. Those looking to go shorter should go very short, as volume on the sides can make faces look wider.
Square (nearly equal in length and width, but with sharp edges): Just as round faces need hard lines to cut the softness, square faces benefit from a little softening in the form of layers, waves, or razored or feathered ends. Square faces can pull off many different lengths but benefit from shorter face-framing pieces or long, piece-y bangs, both of which help to visually soften sharp angles. A part that is slightly off center can help blur harsh edges and extra length can help a square face look more oval.
Heart-shaped (wider on top, narrower toward the chin): Full or side-swept bangs help to draw focus to the eyes and away from a pronounced chin, as does a long bob that is all one-length. Waves or curls that hit right below the jaw line help fill in and balance the chin-area, but putting too much curl or frizz on top can make the brow appear wider.
Oval (a long face in which the brow, cheekbones, and jaw are of nearly equal widths): Long faces are the most versatile and can handle styles of varying length and texture. Bangs and cheek-length layers can both balance by adding width, as can waves, curls, or a deep off-center part.
Nestled inside Lux Studios, Didi Green has been creating beautiful, designer hairstyles from all manner of hair types for more than 15 years. She draws experience from performing cuts, color, and texture services at New York's Fashion Week as well as training at Oribe Hair of New York. When she's not transforming outmoded hairdos into chic, trendy looks, she can be found leading workshops as a freelance educator.