At Chloe Hair Colour & Design, an Aveda salon, the staff kicks off every visit with a thorough consultation that charts the proper path toward personalized hair fashion. They whisk guests past a massive selection of Aveda products toward black leather salon chairs or black leather loungers, the latter of which nestle up next to a color bar. After haircuts, full colors, or partial highlights?just a snapshot of their service menu?the stylists teach a bit of homecare education, so that clients know it?s okay to put their hairstyles near mousse but not a mouse.
Ultimate Tans provides visitors with private rooms and a premier fleet of tanning equipment. With a month of unlimited, guests can sustain a steady glow over regular, relaxing visits. For spray tans, Ultimate Tans deploys its steady-handed team of spritzers, each capable of spraying on a natural, orange-free, streak-free coat. While not included in the value of today’s Groupon, the salon also stocks a spectrum of lotions and oils that can easily give epidermal areas an Olympic third-place finish.
Andre Zeto wields her scissors as if they were an extension of her hands. She confidently snips off unwanted length, and adds face-framing layers and bangs for both classic and modern hairdos. Her work at Twisted Scizzors includes trendy color treatments such as purple streaks, ombre color, and highlights that use the color invisible.
Inside Head to Toe Salon and Spa, Erica Carter specializes in color. Wielding products from brands such as Redken and Art?go, she covers men's grays and coats women's tresses with vivid hues and bright highlights. In addition to color, she offers stylish cuts and nourishing conditioning treatments for clients of all ages.
At The Hair Lounge, co-owners Angie Pilkington and Jennifer Miller keep their creative styling team educated on the latest industry trends through ongoing education. According to a feature on The Company Lab website, Pilkington has been a representative at the New York branch of the renowned Intercoiffure Mondial––an international organization for high-quality hairdressing that represents the top 2% of salons in the world. By encouraging her crew to strive for that same level of success, Pilkington has created a small business that is stylish beyond its stature, where personalized services take the place of cookie-cutter cuts and styles are sealed in with paraben-free Oribe products.
Inside the salon, vintage-inspired chandeliers illuminate the bright-pink dividers at each styling station. The lounge area uses transparent chairs, rich hardwood furniture, and gray walls with white wainscoting to create an ambiance that is both classic and modern, calling to mind the aesthetic of a hip Manhattan club or Mozart's favorite discotheque.