The licensed staff at New Image Hair Cutters rehabilitates weathered nails in its beauty-building boutique that is doused in warm lighting and bedecked with colorful foliage. A Shellac hybrid mani-pedi dedicates two hours to dolling up digits and fortifying phalanges with extended-wear polish, which safeguards nail color during clam shucking competitions. After a thorough lacquering, nails bathe in UV light to infuse the polish and ensure that cuticle complexion lasts up to 14 days.
In 2002, Glamazon was a one-man show, with owner and color-specialist Jere styling all clients, all the time. Though today Jere’s staff has grown to include four more talented designers, nail technicians, and massage therapists, he’s kept his basic concept intact: an urban salon geared not just toward offering chic hairstyles for all, but also helping the community. Throughout haircut and color services, Jere and his crew draw from a shelf full of environmentally friendly products by brands such as Neuma, Kemon, and Pureology—all of which forgo harsh chemicals and playground name calling. Outside of the salon, the team hosts various community fundraisers in support of organizations such as the Child Abuse Council and Every Woman’s Place.
After gaining experience at several advanced training academies and prestigious salons, Donaylle Nicole channeled her ample styling skills into her own salon. At Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio, she leads a team that includes experienced stylists, aestheticians, and a facial specialist from the Bengston Institute. They employ Redken, Pureology, and ammonia-free hair products in their beautifying regimens. As the stylists perform precision haircuts and coloring services, aestheticians pamper other clients from head to toe with body wraps, pedicures, and professional makeup services with Mirabella products or colorful lacquers. To help spice up birthday and bachelorette parties, they also offer custom spa parties that can include massages, facials, and waxes.
The studio itself reflects the staff’s passion for aesthetic beauty. Exposed off-white brick walls attempt to hide behind diamond-shaped mirrors and flowing brown curtains. Rustic hardwood flooring evokes the deck of a pirate ship—only in the salon, the hair that falls onto it smells pleasant.
Inside the laid-back neighborhood salon, experienced stylists chat with regulars while styling their 'dos with Schwarzkopf, White Sands, and Alterna Bamboo products. The young team prioritizes keeping up with the latest industry and Hollywood trends, such as keratin straightening treatments and OPI Axxium gel mani-pedis. A certified massage therapist complements the salon's trendy services with treatments as relaxing as napping in a hammock in a candle store. The bright, minimal space makes small details, such as a fireplace, gilt-framed mirrors, and cool-toned accent walls, pop.