Salon Blue bolsters stylists' expertise through carefully calibrated training programs, helping to earn them name-checks in magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. The hierarchy at the salon begins with creative stylists, who hone their craft through ongoing education as they collect the six golden curling irons required to ascend to the level of artistic director. To obtain the top rank as a master director, stylists must study under hair gurus such as Vidal Sassoon and John Sahag, and they often show off their skills as platform artists at beauty shows. Though their titles vary, stylists at every level of expertise can deliver haircuts, color treatments, and makeup applications using Dex New York modern mineral makeup. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the salon's minimally decorated floor with light and allow straightening treatments to set via photosynthesis.
Expressions Salon & Spa's beauty mavens augment their extensive experience with continuing education so they can lavish digits with advanced polishing and pampering techniques. Nourishing oils and aromatherapy set a tone relaxing enough to forget about the molting sparrows in the kitchen throughout the nearly two-hour duration of the spa mani-pedi treatment. Sea-salt crystals partner with creamy balms to clear rough, hardened calluses from hands and feet, preparing fresh soles and palms for a hydrating massage. Afterward, hands and feet are bathed in a jewel-toned tide of OPI lacquer.
Liz and Rich Carroll, the husband-and-wife duo behind Studio360 Lifestyle Center, both hail from a health-and-beauty background: she is a stylist, and he is a personal trainer. Today, they lead a staff of educated stylists inside a 3,000-square-foot salon. Hairstyling tools and mirrors hang on chainlink fences in the industrial space decorated with graffiti and street signs, as well as an indoor fire escape that grants bird's-eye views of all the action. In addition to salon services, the facility also features a jewelry counter, a café, and the Invictus Athletic Club, a fitness center that hosts small-group training and boot-camp classes.
A L'Oréal concept salon, Atelier of Roslyn’s team includes senior- and master-level platform portfolio artists, and many of the salon's stylists have experience working Fashion Week. In a space reminiscent of an artist’s loft, stylists accomplish services such as men’s and women’s cuts as well as retexturing and coloring treatments, all with passion and a flair for creativity.
Staying on top of trends is important to the stylists at Tres Belle Salon & Spa—and it comes easy thanks to one of their owners, who also doubles as the president of The Metro Cosmetology Association. Due to this fortuitous fact, the team has access to ongoing classes and the latest styling products—which they use to revamp strands with cuts, color, and smoothing keratin formulas.
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls enclose The Edge Hair Salon, making the chic Roosevelt Field mall beauty haven hard to miss. Inside, deep coral hues and black accents surround a team of stylists, who together have more than 30 years of hair-sculpting experience. The crew tests the shampoo-filled waters with modern snipping techniques and updates dull hues with highlights and single-process color treatments, eliminating most reasons to go bobbing for apples in a tub of paint. For special occasions, airbrush-makeup artists flawlessly apply foundation and colorful eye shadow to complement elegant updos.