The well-schooled massage therapists and stylists at Shear Paradise set out to cultivate a spa-like ambiance, welcoming clients to the salon with pampering comforts and releasing them back into the wild with voguish hairstyles. In an atmosphere dripping with tranquility, massage therapists offer deep-tissue, sports, and pre-natal massages that aim to relieve tension and pain. Meanwhile, the full-service salon's staff specializes in obsessing over each customer's individual beauty needs. Consultations let them powwow with clients to determine how services might be deployed in concert to achieve a desired look. Staffers might combine highlights with such non-hair-centric treatments as manicures, and waxing, microdermabrasion. Additionally, the team's specialty, hot head hair extensions attracts a loyal customer base comprised of discriminating hairpiece wearers.
For more than a quarter of a century, John Spencer's skills have been tapped by designers such as Carolina Herrera and Norman Ambrose, and he has worked as a guest stylist during events at Saks Fifth Avenue. He is trained in nonsurgical men's hair replacement and has mastered the use of Cinderella Hair Extensions, which use real hair from India to bring styles to the minimum length required to ride roller coasters.
Spencer and Co. serves as this seasoned stylist's home base. Here, he designs, cuts, and colors custom hairstyles for men and women. Achieving the desired look often means choosing the perfect hair treatment or products, so Spencer relies on professional Paul Mitchell products.
Kathy McKenna's permanent-makeup application services represent just one snippet of the service list at Andrea's Organic Hair Studio & Day Spa. As its name indicates, stylists at the ecoconscious salon wield only certified organic haircare products. Organic products also include all-natural nail polish and Éminence organic skincare for facials. The green-certified salon even repurposes magazine pages as foils for ecofriendly hair coloring. Within this green oasis, Kathy helps clients shorten their morning routines by applying permanent makeup, including permanent eyeliner to accent eyes and permanent lip color to revive mouths' youthful hues.
Chiropractic care isn’t just about alleviating pain. According to Naples Family Health & Wellness, “It’s about learning, understanding, and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.” The board-certified chiropractic physician who oversees the center, along with other licensed health and skincare practitioners, wants to educate patients about chiropractic care and other natural health therapies so they're able to take an active role in restoring and maintaining their health. And whenever a patient goes in for a treatment, such as a chiropractic adjustment, nutrition consultation, sports massage, or a facial, the staff tailors the treatment to the patient's specific needs after a consultation or a dream-journal reading.
At Color Trendz Salon, stylists transform ordinary strands into chic, face-framing styles with help from Moroccanoil, Kenra, and Matrix products. Beneath the glow of gold chandeliers hanging overhead, the team snips, highlights, and colors locks, allowing clients to admire their new coifs in plenty of floor-length mirrors. Meanwhile, private spa rooms ward off the cacophonous noises of blow dryers, chatter, and screaming split ends, and instead, they surround customers with soft candlelight in preparation for a facial or wax. Nail technicians do their part to pamper clients as well, thanks to massage chairs and manicures and pedicures that make use of OPI and Essie polishes.
Zen Aveda's ingredient philosphy is “what you put on your body should be as healthy and natural as what you put into it.” This means the right products, and the right staff to administer those products. Aveda as a brand is one of the largest purchasers of organic ingredients in the personal-care industry, so the product side is covered. As for staff, Salon Zen Aveda stylists are all certified and trained in the latest cut and color techniques. Clients may also solicit the salon for waxing, lash extensions, or a specialty makeup applications for an event, a night on the town, or your professional miming gig.