Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.
Among the arches, pillars, and pastel-rose walls of Zena European Salon and Spa, a team of four stylists and one aesthetician attend to their clients with fashionable cuts and targeted skin treatments. Stylists trim tresses in front of a wall of mirrors, and the aesthetician gives faces the royal treatment with a 24K-gold facial under a tropical-island mural and King Midas’ jealous gaze. Since Zena’s trio of stylists accrued experience in Redken coloring techniques, they specialize in highlights and full-color treatments, and can help customers achieve new looks with feather extensions or perms. Along with 15 facials and masks, the salon’s aesthetician can scrub down patrons’ whole bodies with salt and minerals for a glow to rival irradiated glow worms.
For nearly two decades, Cut & Color Studio Hair Design has lived up to its name, treating every haircut as more of an artistic endeavor than a simple trim. To enhance their scissor-borne designs, stylists at the unisex salon imbue hair with flattering shades by using TIGI hair color, along with applying natural-looking Remy extensions from So.Cap. in an array of brilliant and sometimes edgy hues. Clients can add faux diamonds or feathers to push their look even further or finally win over a beloved peacock. Beyond hair services, the salon also offers waxing, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications for special occasions.
Cosmetic Enhancement Clinic draws natural beauty out of their clients like water from a sponge. Assisted by aesthetician Kathy Kelly, who has worked at the clinic for more than two years, the team works to enhance clients' existing features with services such as permanent makeup, facials and microdermabrasion, and eyelash and brow tinting. For more in-depth corrections, they can help clients camouflage scars to create a uniform complexion or remove tattoos with lasers, as opposed to just wearing an arm cast for the rest of your life.
Visage de Beauté refreshes façades with microdermabrasion treatments that utilize diamond chips to excavate the top layer of skin—clearing away dead skin cells and leaving faces smoother, healthier, and younger looking (a $125 value). The Echo 2 Plus oxygen treatment will then seek to reverse signs of aging caused by sun and pollution (a $95 value). After exfoliation, a vitamin-enriched mask deluges subepidermis cells with osmotic hydration. This clears the way for a vapor mist of pure oxygen gas, which will infiltrate the lower dermal layer with vitamins and minerals to refresh tired skin, restoring it to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
With the names Gold and Diamond, AA Salon & Spa's menu might read like a a jewelry store's inventory. But here, the goal is not to festoon the neck or the ring finger, but instead the entire face. The skincare specialists do that with facials, including the Gold and Diamond varieties, that combat blemishes or signs of aging by using products such as oils from Turkey to deeply moisturize visages. Other services include hairstyling, waxing, and makeup application.