As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
Helmed by master stylist and makeup artist Kat Koroniotis, the professionals at Oh La La Salon by Kat keep a finger on the pulse of the beauty industry to bring the latest techniques to each hair, skin, body, and nail service they perform. For instance, the salon's hairstylists specialize in thermo-cutting, an approach that uses specially heated scissors to seal the end of each snipped strand and help leave hair healthier for longer. The staff merges this passion for innovation with a slate of acclaimed products such as Tigi haircare serums, Wella hair dyes, and organic keratin proteins. Pevonia skincare products power pore-cleansing European facials, and nails fresh from mani-pedis bask in layers of OPI or Essie polish.
Inside any of Hairdoctors Specialty Salons' five full-service locations, skilled aestheticians treat hair and nails with a range of pharmaceutical and natural services. They trim and style hair, perform keratin treatments, and color strands using crayons or ammonia-free dyes and cellophanes. The staff’s work extends beyond hair services via manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians also add to clients' existing hair with extensions—strands made from Remy or virgin Indian human hair and attached to scalps via weaving, taping, fusion, or gluing. Hairdoctors Specialty Salons also posts informative hair-extension FAQs on its website.
Most Popular Service: Massages
Brands Used: Bon Vital Lotion
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We have relaxing music in every room, live bamboo plants, and pastel colours on the walls. In addition to a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, clients enjoy the smell of cleanliness and scented candles.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Making sure we attend to all of the needs of our customers.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have the most upscale spa available for this price .
We spoke with Jack Macaluso?Regional Social Media and Web Coordinator at Beauty Schools of America?about how the academies prepare students for careers in the real world and why it's important for the schools to give back to their communities.
On the schools' mission
Above all else, Jack says that the schools "try to focus and harness the students' creativity," while giving them all of the experience and practical skills they need not simply to be prepared to enter the work force, but to succeed and thrive. The relatively lengthy training programs ensure that aspiring stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, barbers, and massage therapists fully understand the intricacies of their chosen specialty, as well as what they need to do to continue advancing their future career according to Jack.
On the role of the instructors
With a roster of instructors that includes industry professionals with international spa and salon experience, Beauty Schools of America strives to give attendees a broad view of the numerous options open to them. Jack is also clear that the teachers' guidance isn't limited to classroom environments. When the advanced-level students are allowed hone their talents by performing treatments for actual clients, "an instructor or two will always be there to assist and answer questions," he says.
On the products that the students use during treatments
Students use brand name products like Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Nioxin, and others. Working alongside their instructors at modern service stations, these stylists use these products to craft en vogue cuts, color, styling and therapeutic practices.
On the schools' charitable involvement
Beauty Schools of America embraces opportunities to give back to its communities while providing real-world experience for students at the same time. Jack goes on to describe events where the schools' aspiring barbers and cosmetologists performed complimentary services for underprivileged residents, and he mentions one specific occasion when massage students provided free treatments for community members who participated in a bike ride dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.
Unless you live with a manicurist, a stylist, and a makeup artist, it's hard to get pampered at home. That's where My Dream Hair and Nails Salon Spa comes in. The beauty hotspot treats each client to the comforts of home, such as glasses of wine, coffee, and access to free WiFi. The aestheticians then enhances each client's look with a slew of services. Patrons can tame frizzy hair with Keratin straightening treatments, add sun-kissed hues to hair with highlights, and hydrate parched strands with deep-conditioning formulas. They can also get a full set of acrylic nails, shape brows with an eyebrow wax, and draw attention to eyes with eyelash extensions.