Razzor Sharp Styles combines the experience of an Old World barbershop with an upscale salon. The bilingual barbers offer dapper men's haircuts along with services designed to simultaneously groom and relax their clients. These services include lathers and shaves, soothing hot-towel treatments, and massages for the face and upper body, which leave men feeling loose and looking sharp. In addition to men's services, they also cater to women by offering color and deep-conditioning treatments and special-occasion updos.
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
Founded by a seasoned sextet of industry executives, The Salon Professional Academy pairs pupils with instructors trained at the lauded Redken 5th Avenue NYC for classroom, private, and on-the-floor training in the prettification arts. The newest techniques and trends bloom students' repertoires in cosmetology, aesthetics, or nail technology during small classes that foster student and teacher interaction and one-on-one time. While honing their crafts during instructor-supervised sessions with paying customers, enrollees get a leg up on business acumen in lessons that cover scheduling, manning a front desk, and delegating photocopying tasks to the most responsible photocopier. After completing the program, students may follow in the footsteps of past graduates that have gone on to decorate famous faces as movie stylists, or become salon owners, cosmetology educators, and beauty-magazine editors.
The beauty sculptors at Bellisimo transform locks with cut-and-color combos and refurbish fingertips with long-lasting Shellac manicures in a tranquil atmosphere. During a complimentary consultation, stylists determine the patron's desired coif and the hair's ability to rise up and defend itself against scissors. Hair tamers trim strands into fashionable looks and accentuate or change natural hues with partial highlights or all-over color, educating the client on relevant techniques and professional products such as Pureology and Redken.
The staff at Lutra Tanning knows how hard it can be to fit tanning into a busy schedule. So when they first started offering their FDA-approved airbrush tans, they decided to take their equipment directly to their client for safe, convenient tans in the comfort of a home or office. Technicians set up shop inside a pop-up tent, which offers clients privacy as well as shields houses from any errant spray. From within this tent, technicians can quickly coat clients in a safe spray that brings out a flawless golden glow without clients facing the risks resulting from bad sunburns or tanning beds training to be venus flytraps.