Area natives Erica Daly and Lisa Powell lead Le Posh Salon's legion of continuously educated coif crafters in accentuating natural beauty with classic and contemporary styles. Customers seeking a quick crop can lasso a haircut and blow-dry to transform pesky manes into well-mannered face frames ($35+ for women; $16+ for men), and clients with lengthy, lackluster locks can opt for a mop lop, blow-dry, and an all-over single-process color ($45+). Bolster head hues with the light follicular embellishment of the partial-foil pigment boost ($65+), coupled with a cut and blow-dry to leave headscapes as smooth and alluring as a dolphin at a singles mixer. Le Posh Salon's savvy stylists employ products such as Chrome, Milkshake, Goldwell, and Sexy Hair in the glass-fronted pamper palace.
Shelby Rivera, the owner and lead stylist at Shenada Salon & Spa, has assembled a team of equally skilled stylists and aestheticians to help fulfill her vision of making aesthetics and beauty treatments into unforgettable experiences. The spa comprises multiple private treatment suites—which prove a peaceful respite from the daily grind—where clients indulge in a nourishing facial or relaxing massage.
The European facial is a nice choice for those seeking a deep cleanse, while the elastin collagen eye mask, with its medley of vitamins, acids, and extracts, wards off puffiness and fine lines. Their Dead Sea salt scrub extends the nourishment—in this case, sea salts and aromatic massage oils that act as exfoliants—to the full body and ends with a massage. However, the staffs' treatments don't stop at facials and massages—Shenada also offers hair treatments and chocolate-honey-based waxing, which is known to attract men in bear costumes.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients’ goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
Monte Carlo Salon has been in business for more than 25 years, and during that time, it has attracted clients that travel from afar for a seat in one of its styling chairs. Chalk some of that up to the senior, designer, and master designer stylists, who've been trained and certified by Goldwell and Coppola Keratin. And there's Franco, the owner; he's done makeovers for TV shows and worked in the New York fashion industry.
These stylists create individualized looks with designer haircuts, dimensional highlighting, and Bio Ionic straightening, which makes hair fall as smooth and gracefully as a ballet dancer's blooper reel. Monte Carlo's products are all free of sulfates and sodium chloride—they use brands such as Goldwell, Aveda, and Sukesha, a line that they "cocktail" in order to produce a customized formula for each client.
Sanitary surroundings are key for nail technician and cosmetologist Heather, the proprietor of VIP Nail Studio. Besides using UV light to sanitize all tools and implements, her staff also utilize disposable files, buffers, slippers, and orange sticks, as well as pipe-free whirlpool tubs, which are more sanitary than traditional tubs driven by water jets. These pedicure chairs cosset patrons with quilted seating that matches the stools at the manicure bar, where patrons can sit side-by-side to gossip or play telephone as they get their nails done.
Most popular service: Electrolysis for lip, chin, eyebrows, bikini line, and underarms
Brands Used: Apilus machine
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Electrolysis is permanent and requires regular treatments to achieve best results.