The trained stylists and color experts at Bella Hair Salons craft dos with services such as highlights, color applications, and special techniques reserved for curly tresses. They also primp brides with custom hair and makeup in the salon or on location. When they aren't sculpting manes, staffers participate in continuing-training sessions or remove unwanted hair from sensitive lips and eyebrows by waxing them with traditional wax or ever-so-slightly adhesive dandelion petals.
Helaine Marie has refined her hair-coloring technique over the last two decades and now creates rich tapestries of color with her certifications in Wella and Framesi. She opened her eponymous salon in 2004, inviting expert aestheticians to grace the rooms of an intimate, fairy-lit space draped in lilac curtains. A certified Master Colorist, Marie specializes in complex corrective programs and foils, including her signature highlight treatment. The Foliage Foil evokes the glow of the woods in autumn with blends of copper, crimson, and the deep gold of slowing photosynthesis caused by winter's Midas touch, each mixed individually to warm clients? natural hues. To remain a well-rounded stylist, she earned two certifications in re-texturing and trained her shears with KMS California, mastering their cutting techniques to become a style council trainer. Helaine Marie is also certified in the Ouidad cutting technique and the Pureology system and carries both product lines in their entirety, in addition to offering the ammonia-free, oil-based Chromatics Color Line.
Though Danielle and Nicole Morgan embody Salon Bella Sorella’s name—which means "beautiful sisters" in Italian—they run the salon with an essential team of beauticians who prioritize developing meaningful relationships with their clients. The stylists take time to get to know their clients, because they understand that people's lifestyle habits, beauty goals, and their hair’s ability to turn invisible directly affect the success of any hair treatment, from basic cuts to multidimensional highlights to keratin smoothing. Brands including Goldwell, Moroccanoil, KMS California, and Simply Smooth furnish each treatment with high-quality products, and the stylists’ know-how makes the products sing. To keep the salon’s dye bottles filled with good karma, Salon Bella Sorella’s team pays it forward by working with such charities as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Locks of Love, and Susan G. Komen.
Depending on what clients are looking for, Salon Bamboo can add pizzazz to preexisting looks, or reinvent appearances completely. Stylists skillfully snip away split ends in accordance with facial shape and the instructions printed on the client?s forehead. Or, they can achieve stylistic metamorphoses with keratin straightening treatments, perms, and full foil highlights. In addition to a full menu of hair services, the Salon Bamboo team can clear away unwanted hair with face and body waxing services.
When master barber Rebecca first envisioned her business, she knew it had to be a comfortable space for male clients. That’s why she equipped each station with a flat-screen TV. Rebecca also prizes convenience—she keeps her doors open seven days a week for clipper cuts, hot face shaves, and lineups.
Pino Milano, the owner and master stylist at Belvedere Salon and Spa, draws from 30 years of hairstyling experience to craft designer haircuts and imbue flattering color. A native of Italy, Pino brings a touch of European style to his salon, where an equally impressive roster of master stylists and aestheticians with training in Europe, New York, and Boston practice their respective fields of expertise. The salon experts call on formulas by Matrix, Moroccanoil, and Crew to forge elegant new hairstyles, and nail and skin specialists perform facials, waxing services, and luxurious mani-pedis with reflexology treatments and sea-salt scrubs.