Norman Zapien values his passport as much as his scissors. His hairstyling acumen has taken him across the world, including to New York City, where he served as education director for Paul Mitchell; to London, where he taught at Vidal Sassoon; and to Beverly Hills, where he owned his own salon. Between his travels, he's found time to appear as a guest artist on CNN and E!'s Fashion Emergency. Norman's latest stop on his ascension through the industry is Zapien's Salon, where he continues to fashion cutting-edge styles with a team that supports his high standards for artistry and technique.
Norman's tiered stylists, colorists, and cosmetologists help redefine clients' images with an eye for style and a knack for their craft. Fresh haircuts receive a boost from shadowy lowlights or balayage highlights, and frizzy or damaged locks find new shine with Juvexin hair-smoothing treatments. Stylists also make sure their work looks good in between visits: clients get lessons on how to style their new haircuts six different ways and receive complimentary neck and bang trims until their next cut. Meanwhile, aesthetic experts offer facials, makeup, and waxing services for individuals and bridal parties trying to out-glamorize the wedding cake.
At Salon Chambre, upbeat stylists chat with their regulars as they update 'dos with haircuts and color services. They'll summon a healthy shine from locks with deep-conditioning and hot-oil treatments, and promote circulation and relax frazzled strands with scalp massages. For a quick transformation, they can add instant length with sew-in and glue-in weaving, or soften and straighten strands with hair relaxers.
The nail artists at Oh! So Nat-Tru-ral Nail Salon keep hands and feet looking and feeling young with a menu of pampering manicures and pedicures. The crew meticulously grooms cuticles and shapes nails into perfect parabolas without the assistance of a graphing calculator. They also employ an arsenal of skin-softening lotions and serums infused with natural ingredients, such as grapefruit extracts and tea-tree oils. With help from OPI, Creative Nail Design, and Solar Nails, techs gussy up digits with a rainbow of hues and no-chip Shellac polishes. The nail designers also cater to diabetic clients with specific treatments and sugar-free tools.
Clogged pores and knotted muscles meet their match at Zen Fusion Wellness Spa, where aestheticians and therapists call upon more than a quarter century of collective experience to pamper patrons with a menu of facials, body wraps, and massages. Though they specialize in diverse fields, the staffers share a common belief that no salon experience should be one size fits all. Signature treatments, such as the ultimate facial and hot-stone massage, reflect this philosophy, showering each guest with personal attention and varying to accommodate unique skin types and conditions. Clients in search of slimmer silhouettes can avail themselves of body wraps, which cocoon legs and torsos in a cellophane sheath designed to shed inches and promote the growth of nascent wings.
Hairlines Beauty Salon’s stylists offer cutting and styling services that hew toward the trendy and fashionable. Stylists bring clients’ looks up to speed with deft cuts and colorings that add vitality to every lock of hair or weeping willow they treat.
Drawing on an arsenal of natural Aveda products and med-spa technology, the staff at Pure Skin and Body tackles tension and skin trouble with a variety of procedures. The salon specializes in a range of laser treatments, in which trained technicians wield focused beams of light to remove sun spots, dissolve multicolor tattoos, and prove to their parents that not only super villains use lasers for a living.
Aestheticians complement laser sessions with depilating waxing or threading treatments, organic or microdermabrasion facials, and permanent-makeup application. They can also help to augment health naturally with vitamin-supplement kits, which customize vitamin intake based on medical analysis to strengthen hair, skin, and nails like a doctor’s birthday wish. Carried on air rich with the scents of aromatherapy, slow sighs drift through the salon, emanating from patrons undergoing hot-stone massages.