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.
Patrick Evan Salon's cast of hairstylists, described as "welcoming" and "responsive" by Examiner.com, unleashes their strand-straightening expertise on frazzled head threads during Brazilian Blowouts and keratin smoothing treatments that restore shine and moisture to lackluster locks. After surveying the coiffure's texture, volume, and quantity of snakes, a seasoned stylist determines which formula best suits the client's desired results—the Brazilian Blowout uses the formic acid-based Cadiveu and the smoothing treatment uses Coppola Keratin Complex. Over the course of 90 minutes to three hours, the hair humanitarian coats each strand with a nutrient-rich protein that fuses into coiffures with a brief blow-dry and iron. Both hair-smoothing treatments can yield a number of beautifying results that last up to three months, such as reduced frizz and damage from excessive heat styling.
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
Chi Hair Design's staff spotlights each client's natural beauty with equally natural products. Staff members strive to administer their hair, nail, skin, and cosmetic treatments with beauty-enhancing concoctions—such as plant-based glosses, henna hair colors, and talc-free mineral makeup—that are mostly comprised of organic materials. The team refuses to use products that contain formaldehyde, ammonia, or molten lava.
Soft overhead lighting refracts off the salon's hardwood floors, and massive decorative fans hang as a green-and-white contrast to the taupe walls. To complement the efforts of the beautifying team, resident disc and video jockey Matthew Andrews can showcase his music-mixing skills at weddings and parties.