At Barberrenos, professional stylists revamp hair and a staff of spa technicians tends to bodies. Soon after guests settle into the salon?s chairs and consult with their stylist, shears begin to clip away at split ends, and streaks of color begin to flash across scalps. Nail technicians also apply glossy acrylics and tend to feet with massages. Waxing treatments remove fuzz from legs and mustaches glued to upper lips.
A fleet of continuing-education classes keeps the stylists at Mira Posa Hair Salon up on the latest hair trends for men, women, and children, which is why they provide modern and creative cuts, colors, and services that include keratin smoothing and extensions. They also break out their scissors and shavers during St. Baldrick’s events benefiting children with cancer. Other beauty services at the salon include Shellac manicures and face and leg waxing. Mira Posa stocks professional haircare and skincare products so clients can maintain their new looks at home.
Hair that doesn't receive adequate love may dry out, split, or move back in with the in-laws. Hollywood Salon & Day Spa aims to stop these frustrating situations by giving hair a taste of the good life. Faux-marble tiles and leather furniture offer a modern feel as stylists deftly manipulate and color hair. The salon's many other beautifying services range from facial and nail treatments to restorative bodywork with a licensed massage therapist.
April & Co.'s owner, Paula Malerba, believes in the importance of education. That's why all of her hairstylists continually attend the L'Oréal Knowledge Lab in New York City to stay up to date on the latest cutting and coloring techniques. Aestheticians stay sharp, too, providing careful makeup applications and an anti-aging facial that's organic and seaweed-based, like the diet of a health-conscious manatee.
Brands Used: Neuveau Contaur Equipment, Premier Pigments
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Pro Tip: Relax. You will love your new makeup.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I had my permanent makeup done 15 years ago, and it is the most liberating thing I have ever done for myself. In less than five minutes, I can be made up and out the door. Never again will I run to the supermarket without makeup, and meet the one person I least want to see when I don't look my best. I've loved my permanent makeup every day since it was applied, and I know my clients will be thrilled with the time they save every day.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
Permanent makeup should be a great attractive daytime look, not an overdone look that would be appropriate for evening. You can always dress up your permanent makeup, if you choose to, when you are going out for a special evening.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
When you decide to have permanent makeup applied, choose a person that has superior training, experience, expertise, and lots of pictures of her work.
The Spa 25 welcomes visitors for a quiet and relaxing retreat from the hectic outside world. In the elegant spa, staffers beautify each area of the body, waxing away excess hair, applying facials to remove dead skin, and giving muscles a melting massage to complement intense workouts. The hydrating foot treatment brings spring to the step, and the full-body polish treatment exfoliates customers from head to toe and buffs in a coat of hydration cream to dramatically increase their Blue Book resale value.