Equipped with creativity and beauty skills honed at institutes in Barcelona, Spain, seasoned cosmetologist and stylist Monica Rosental brought her hair and eyelash talents stateside when she opened her salon in 2003. Her background studying painting, music, and architecture lends the eyes of an artist to her services, such as sculpting hairstyles with fresh cuts, adding texture to strands, or splashing hair with new hues. Monica's specialty is hair extensions, and she advises clients on the best type to fit their needs before tucking in clips, attaching keratin tips, or affixing tape or curtain extensions. In addition to tending hair, Monica ups eyelash potential with extensions, dyes, and perm services. Soothing music imbues the salon's private suites with a relaxing atmosphere, and a free parking area boasts enough room to fit several cars or a single brontosaurus.
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.
Q&A with Maria, Manager
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 .
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