GP Cole Salon is exclusive in only one sense. The full-service salon stocks only professional products from Redken and Pureology, which ensures that every treatment turns out exactly as the stylist or aesthetician envisioned it. In every other sense, however, GP Cole is as inviting as a salon can be. Multiple styling chairs and nail stations cut down on wait times, though the warm atmosphere and lively chatter may make you want to linger after a haircut, manicure, or waxing treatment. Thankfully, the staff never rushes clients out the door. They'll invite you to sink into a leather chair for a pedicure, or get comfy in a private room before a bikini wax.
From the exterior, the early 20th-century farmhouse overflows with colonial charm, its stately white siding climbing three stories, complemented on one side by a tall brick chimney. Inside, Beauty Bar’s lofty 7,000-square-foot salon snaps visitors back into the present with track lighting, immaculate lines, and pine-hued wood floors. Crystal chandeliers hang in the nail room where technicians perform cocktail-inspired mani-pedis with titles such as Limoncello and Pink Martini, and photos of Audrey Hepburn whisper uninvited pointers about buffing and missed polish spots.
The custard-hued walls of the lofted third-floor space surround 12 cream-colored styling chairs, where specialists transform coifs with the aid of Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Beauty Bar's signature concoctions. Private spa spaces provide a serene setting for waxing, massages, and playfully named facials such as the Crybaby and Oh Behave, along with all-over pampering services including body scrubs and aromatherapy steam showers.
Prices vary at Attitudes based on your selected stylist's level of experience, and today's Groupon entrusts your noggin to a level-one whisker wizard. Your complete cranial remix commences with a friendly consultation, during which the stylist collects clues to your fashion sense, personality, and lifestyle in order to design a look that keeps your dome stylish from its morning joe in the solarium to its late-night soiree in the ballroom with the lead pipe. After emerging from a cloud of clipped keratin, the shimmer of a synthetic sun will bestow its delicate glow upon your locks through natural-looking partial highlights. These sun-kissable treatments add rich, summery dimension to dull strands, while empowering locks with the ability to illuminate the floor of your car when you drop your keys at night. A detailed styling will fine-tune your finished 'do.
At Onyx Salon, a talented staff of stylists and aestheticians renovate women's and men's faces, nails, bodies, and ‘dos with masterfully executed services. Their haircuts, coloring services, and Coppola keratin smoothing treatments prompt an instant onslaught of double takes from onlookers and aimless hairnets. Brow and facial waxes de-fuzz mugs for professional makeup applications, and spray tans prep bodies for the beach or provide camouflage for pilfered Olympic gold medals. In addition to their regular beauty-boosting appointments, the stylists host glamour parties, where they gussy up guests with eye-catching hair and makeup before releasing them into the wild for bachelorette parties and nights on the town.
Fringe by Carrie Salon and Spa, talented stylists work with clients to find new styles that reflect individual personalities, tastes, and lifestyles. After settling on a do, the hair experts employ Paul Mitchell products to color layers a classic beach blond or shear an edgy pixie cut and turn it fire-engine red. The salon?s waxing specialists evict fuzz from upper lips and backs or shape eyebrows into elegant arches. Rounding out Fringe by Carrie?s services, a massage therapist eases aches with deft fingers that untie muscular knots with the agility of Houdini untying his shoes.
Fringe by Carrie Salon and Spa supports women fighting breast cancer and dealing with hair loss by inviting them to make appointments for free nonsurgical hair replacements or hair extensions.
A Refinement Salon offers respite and relaxation with pampering beauty treatments. Services include hairstyling, mani-pedis, skincare, and makeup application. The staff also enhances eyes with lash extensions and smoothes skin with waxing.