At Made Ya Look salon, style gurus beautify clients from the tips of their stylishly cut hair to their glimmering toenails. The hair experts harness their training from Redken and Sexy Hair Concepts, creating ‘dos that are both vibrant and healthy. The staff complements newly coiffed hair with airbrush makeup applications and Infinity Sun spray tanning, which coats skin in a bronze that lasts for days, unlike coloring yourself with the burnt-sienna crayon. Not forgetting the extremities, nail technicians pamper them with relaxing massages and skin-smoothing paraffin dips, and accent tips with CND Shellac and a range of acrylic extensions.
Featured in Lucky magazine, Miracolo Hair Studio is staffed by classically trained stylist Michael Guagliardo and a team of expert haircare specialists. They bustle about their elegant salon, snipping up new styles using European-style dry-cutting techniques and arranging hair into glamorous updos. The stylists favor advanced haircare and coloring products from lines such as John Shag, Unite, and Redken. In addition to hair services, the beauty technicians offer waxing and makeup application. As they work, their clients recline on sleek white styling chairs and admire their reflections in lofty mirrors.
Tom Fuentes, the owner and head stylist of Tom Fuentes Salon, learned the ropes while attending the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. But his passion for the trade motivates him to regularly update his skills by practicing new hairstyles on his household ficus and taking continuing-education courses. This instruction included a seven-class series led by Angel del Solar, one of the hairstylists to the stars who attended the Academy Awards in 2008. At his salon, Tom performs women’s and men’s haircuts, coloring services, and texturizing treatments.
The rebirth of the turn of the century tonsorial parlor is at the heart of the Shaving Grace philosophy. We have set out to creat an inner sanctum where any man that wishes may recieve the highest level of barbering services in a setting that compliments this ancient art.
With skilled technique and personalized service, Alan Reed brings opulent extras to every one-on-one styling session. Each tress-taming treatment starts with a calming cup of herbal tea, which sets the cranial table for a soothing scalp massage and rejuvenating shampoo scrubbing. Like a graceful dolphin or a narcissistic manatee, the formaldehyde-free Global Keratin therapy dives effortlessly below the surface of the flowing follicular sea to smooth, condition, and fight flyaway frizz for up to five months. Appropriate for all hair types, this fast, effective treatment holds up long after application, shielding each strand from harmful UV rays, chemicals, and existential epiphanies.
Susan Matthews has an unusual background for a salon owner—she acts as a guest host on QVC, writes on a freelance basis, and advocates for child-abuse victims, but isn’t a stylist. Instead, she draws her inspiration from a job she held during her college years as a salon receptionist, and channels this insider knowledge toward running La Vie de Luxe, a spa she founded on her own. She and her staff make sure that the space lives up to its name, which means "luxury life"—they dole out champagne drinks, gourmet snacks, spa water, and deeds to yachts before performing hair or cosmetic services. The spa's nailcare treatments make use of high-end products from OPI, Essie, and Bubalina, and its menu of services includes facials for both men and women.