Jessica's Color Room Salon founder and master colorist Jessica Sassu doubles as a national educator for Paul Mitchell products, and her Paul Mitchell Focus Salon has been named the Best Hair Salon by CT.com. Calling on her background, Jessica appreciates the importance of consistent education, which is why she continually sends her staff to attend haircare workshops and advanced styling seminars. Her efforts have created a team of service-oriented stylists versed in contemporary hair-coloring and design techniques. Their services take place in a salon whose funky and modern ambiance is accented by tones of purple and black. Each visit begins with an interview so that clients can thoroughly express their desires before stylists offer their own expertise, then proceed to make those desires a reality.
Licensed cosmetologist Kathryn Mancarella prefers to work in a nontoxic environment. She has been caring for nails for 23 years, and now leads the team at Kathrynz Kreationz in beautifying fingers and toes with eco-friendly products. Mancarella specializes in custom crafting natural resin LCN nails, a nontoxic line whose advantages include resistance to yellowing, water, household chemicals, and high-fives that are not heartfelt. The earth-conscious studio also employs vegan and formaldehyde-free nail lacquers by SpaRitual, and offers an array of organic products, including lotions, laundry powder, and soaps.
After a chemical-free manicure or pedicure, an on-staff massage therapist can further loosen muscles with reflexology or deep-tissue techniques. The cozy studio—which also includes a clothing boutique—is defined by wooden floors, animal-print accent rugs and art, and a rear-facing view of a tranquil lake with verdant trees.
Owner of The Main Switch Beauty Salon, master stylist, and National Educator for Paul Mitchell, Sonia Santavenere has assembled an experienced team of stylists that specialize in hair of all types and textures. A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, The Main Switch taps into Paul Mitchell's extensive selection of products when straightening, coloring, and conditioning locks. In addition to their haircuts and chemical treatments, the staff also overhauls style with weaves, updos, styling services, manicures, and waxing services.
Certified and licensed massage therapist Kate Zahorodni soothes clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. After a brief chat, she customizes the treatment to address each client's concerns. Her additional add-ons increase the relaxation factor, including essential oils, a bio-freeze treatment, or a robe made from the leather of a recliner chair. Kate is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.