The first thing one might notice about Special Effects Hair Salon is its decidedly homey feel. Large windows broadcast light into the space, which hosts hardwood floors and a leather love seat for clients to relax on. Once they find themselves in a comfy, leather salon chair, they'll be treated to services such as haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and color services.
A classic barber pole is the first harbinger of Scott Anthony’s Classic Barbershop’s commitment to old-fashioned clipping techniques. Inside, clients lounge in large leather chairs in front of full-length mirrors and await an in-depth consultation to determine ideal hair length and rock star potential. Master barber and educator Scott Braga trims coifs into close-cropped cuts and fades, while Stephen Guillian renders jaw lines silky-smooth with soothing hot-towel shaves. The team wields their steel tools to create looks of any degree of difficulty, from shaved-in hair designs to distinguished whisker trims.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.
Yellow glass pendant lamps swing over the bent heads of experienced nail technicians as they polish paws with coats of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze polishes. Cushy salon chairs cocoon patrons in luxury like a cashmere unitard while toes soak in deep basins. Skilled in gel and Shellac techniques, acrylic nails, and fills, technicians have no trouble adorning keratin squares with long-lasting color and design. Artwork lines the salon's walls, and soft yellow lighting permeates the gentle, warm ambiance.