The licensed therapists and technicians at Creative Strands Hair & Bodyworks excavate stress and instill beauty with a wide spectrum of salon and spa services. During massages, muscle manipulators call upon therapeutic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to untie knotted muscles in shoulders, backs, and vestigial dorsal fins. Unwanted hairs succumb to swathes of warm wax, and exfoliating microdermabrasion facials leave skin as smooth as Casanova’s answering-machine greeting.
Though the enclosed porch might fool visitors into thinking they're entering a family home rather than a salon, Bauhous soon flashes its cutting-edge style credentials by showing off such contemporary treatments as Brazilian blowouts and Bio Ionic hair straightening. In front of a single long mirror that stretches across multiple stations, stylists brandish high-end products from Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Iso, and Chi, which lend luster to locks without the neck strain associated with gold-plated doo-rags. Bauhous’s staff also ousts unwanted fuzz from brows, bikini lines, backs, and legs with body and facial waxing
Under the direction of J. Christian Rea, the stylists at Salon 647 snip, color, and arrange hair into trendy ‘dos. They perform services with high-quality Goldwell and Moroccanoil products, using the latter to nourish parched or damaged strands. Treatments take place amid the chic decor of moss-green walls and mirrors draped with zebra-print panels.
Jay Christopher’s Salon delivers primp without pomp to corporeal entities of both genders. The single-process hue-sprucer (a $65+ value), specially-conjured during a pre-transformation consultation, will tint dull locks a fresh new shade, enlivening and enriching them for their segue into summer. Scissor swipes and the hot breath of a ‘do dryer will create a sleek cut and style (a $35+ value for women, a $23 value for men) worthy of an envious foot stamp from Dorian Gray. Jay Christopher’s Salon caps its pampering package with take-home travel size tastes of shampoo and conditioner from the Paul Mitchell mini-bar.
If you plop your finger down on a spinning globe, chances are Rivkah has lived there. She’s set down roots in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, and she brings her world-traveling eclecticism—along with 15 years of experience—into each haircut. At her salon, she teams up with a crew of other master stylists, Rising Star–level apprentices, and sentient scissors to deliver fetching styles to her clients. To sweeten the coif-cropping deal, Rivkah offers complimentary bang trims for clients and brow shaping with every color service.
Past a barber-pole-bedecked exterior, the two-man staff of Old Time Barber Shop delivers straight-razor shaves and crafts modern haircuts using classic clipping techniques. Master barber Scott Braga creates personalized looks for each customer, ranging from straightforward trims and close-cropped cuts to elaborate ocelot topiary. In straight-razor shaves, Braga or stylist Stephen Guillian render skin hair-free and baby smooth with 20 minutes of careful hair removal supplemented with hot-towel treatments. The stylists bring experience and expertise to each cut, working through stray strands with ease in an old-timey environment complete with large leather chairs, full-length mirrors, and a barbershop quartet harmonizing hymns to comb disinfectant.