True to its name, Haven Salon welcomes guests to retreat from the bustling activity of Uptown for pampering services. Along with chic haircuts and color treatments, stylists transform locks into sleek styles with Brazilian blowouts and add length and body with extensions. Dr. Hauschka Signature Facials bring an extra touch of luxury to appointments, and waxing and makeup applications provide the finishing touch. And the team's commitment to rejuvenating clients is more than skin deep?they use only natural, organic products to beautify hair and skin, in keeping with the salon's eco-friendly philosophy.
When Robert Burley founded Burley's Hair Salon in 1994, he knew that he was founding something bigger than a hair salon. He wanted to do something positive for his community and for the world at large, so he teamed up with Aveda to enhance his salon's services with that company's plant-derived products. Burley's Hair Salon continues to participate in a number of eco-friendly programs, but the stylists never lose sight of who's sitting in the salon chair. Some of the complimentary rituals they offer with treatments include stress-relieving scalp massages and makeup touchups.
When they're crafting new looks for men and women, the free-spirited stylists at 331 Salon blend a sense of current fashion trends with their own creativity. They trim split ends, re-sculpt outmoded styles or enliven locks with highlights and color that push toward the experimental while sticking to the look the client wants. The salon's wooden walls overhear more than snipping shears or the deafening sound of hair clippings thumping onto the floor?the team also takes care of unwanted stubble with professional waxing services.
At LifeSpa Salon—an oasis of calm inside a bustling workout center—an experienced stylist kicks off split-end snipping with a consultation to personalize trims. Patrons with overgrown mops may opt for the standalone haircut, which scrubs heads with a thorough shampoo before a meeting with a phalanx of humming scissors. In the men’s cut, a hot-towel treatment ensues, easing tension and opening pores with layers of heated terry cloth. Skilled tendril wranglers style women’s coiffures into chic masterpieces that grant the sleek confidence to attend a porpoise’s cocktail party.
Even though many of its stylists have graduated from top beauty schools across the country, Wave Salon puts them through an apprenticeship program so they can get real-world experience and learn from its own talented crew. The newly graduated stylists might get tips from veterans whose styles have appeared in magazines such as Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Or, the budding stylists might learn tricks from a human-hair-extension specialist whose work has also been featured in magazines, or Davines Regional Advanced Educator Aaron Olson, who has worked as a cosmetology instructor and who explains the benefits of using Davines for its natural ingredients and sustainable practices. No matter who they study under, the new graduates learn how important it is to consult with each client to determine which look is best for them.
When taj salon & spa’s stylists extract coloring foils, they don’t toss them in the trash. Instead, they recycle the aluminum, putting taj on a short list of local businesses that do so. This is just one of the ways the staff show how devoted they are to beautifying both the earth and the people that populate it. The members of the styling team have been trained extensively with Aveda and the International Dermal Institute to improve their hair, skin, and massage services. Other thoughtful touches that show their dedication to clients include warm towels for the face and neck during haircuts, complimentary bang trims between visits, and stylists who travel to create stunning hairdos before a wedding or between innings of a baseball game.