Kay Vitali loves special events and specializes in preparing locks for big days. She uses her ninja-like fingers to sweep through strands of hair in a flash, braiding, curling and twisting locks into chic updos. In addition to special events, Kay also expertly snips strands into trendy styles for everyday wear, coats manes in all-over color, and paints on eye-catching highlights.
Modern lights dangle from the ceiling like glowing red tulips and illuminate the salon’s mint-green walls, beige tiles, and pristine leather pedicure chairs. Amid these cozy accents, skilled manicurists decorate fingernails with a vast selection of more than 1,500 bottles of polish, including brands such as OPI, Essie, and China Glaze. Clients may also solicit the salon for neck, back, and shoulder massages for an additional fee, or opt for sleek eyelash extensions or specialty nail art in intricate designs, such as hearts, stars, and Escher-esque paintings of nails painting themselves.
Stylist Lori Rector has owned and operated salons for more than two decades, making her a true expert in following the latest trends in cuts and color. At Shem Salon Spa, she draws upon her background as a Wella color educator as she livens up locks with highlights, glazes, and all-over hues. She offers a variety of skincare services, massages, and pedicures.
One way to rejuvenate the skin, according to aesthetician Amanda Shannon, is with fire and ice. Of course, when she says fire, she doesn’t mean flames—she uses a warming glycolic peel to deeply purge pores. Her ice is seaweed, a plant that naturally cools the skin and plumps wrinkles. Shannon provides skincare treatments—including the Fire and Ice facial—that are customizable to each client’s skin type. She also specializes in eyebrow and lash tinting as well as waxing, services she’s honed throughout more than 10 years in the industry. Each session takes place amid her mint-green studio, where tranquil music and flickering candlelight leave clients more relaxed than a spaghetti noodle floating in a jacuzzi.
Put your hands and feet where a member of Lavish Nail Boutique's skilled staff can see them, and they'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed to a more sightly disposition. The skilled 'curists will massage your feet with their hands and your hands with their feet, then a careful polishing finishes the transformation from hand abandon to extreme extremity envy. Afterward, your handle bars and kick stands will be feeling buttery and spry.
At Bayside Salon, a full family of stylists oversee the parlor's elegant and friendly space. Syleria Ruth, her husband, Glenn, and their daughter, Maclane, snip up new haircuts and add face-framing highlights. They customize treatments to accommodate each clients' unique hair type and features and favor professional products from top brands including Moroccanoil and Pureology.