A master stylist and graduate of Paul Mitchell Salon School, Mogi Zagdsuren snips and pigments tresses while flanked on all sides by abstract paintings and statues available for purchase. Professional products such as Moroccanoil and Aquage combine to update 'dos with styling and straightening services, and CND nail polish keeps talons bewitching enough to attract glances and style-aware falcons to ungloved hands. While contemporary art pops from every corner, cubic, fire-engine red furnishings draw focus to the hair being straightened at each beauty station. Combined with the crimson-lined floor, this vibrant atmosphere has coaxed the Nashua Telegraph to profess, ?Every element of the salon/gallery is tied together.?
And thanks to Mogi's success, the salon has expanded to a second location as Mogi'z on Miami, which specializes in extensions and Japanese hair-straightening treatments.
From the funky zebra-print chairs to the shabby-chic console tables, Avalon Spa creates an atmosphere that’s at once stylish and homey. Within this soothing oasis, aestheticians come armed with GlyMed Plus skincare products during nine types of facials, each designed to ease specific woes such as rosacea, fine lines, or acne. Massage therapists turn to hot-stone and prenatal techniques to unwind bodies, ushering in relaxation with aromatherapy oils and the gentle wave of air-traffic-control wands. Nail technicians sit before leather pedicure thrones, where they decorate digits with Zoya polish or CND Shellac and soften the surrounding skin with hydrating moisture masks.
At Zeba, which translates as the Persian word for beauty, aestheticians introduce a few Asian pampering techniques to its American clients, including threading, persian-cold-wax treatments, and henna tattooing. Its stylists work to find each customer's ideal brow shape and carefully remove the rest through the ancient practice of threading. Hair's also removed using persian cold wax on larger areas. And artists create beautiful designs using henna, which can last up to a few weeks.
The stylists at Aleksandra’s Nail Salon beautify their clients with a lengthy list of spa services. Pedicures begin with foot exfoliation, nail shaping, and thorough buffing to remove imperfections acquired while skiing in sandals. Patrons bedeck their tarsals in either cucumber-melon or papaya-mango fragrances and choose to pamper paws with a soothing mask or a warm dip in paraffin. During spa treatments, clients settle into reclining massage chairs that float bodies on waves of relaxation instead of loud jetpacks. A coat of polish gilds toenails at the end of the session to send clients walking home with colorful and stress-free steps.
In a stately studio flanked by white crown molding and sleek black fixtures, the stylists of Suesie's Beauty Salon create relaxing, elegant transformations for their clients. To fashion these hair masterpieces, they draw on an arsenal of products from Kemon, a European color line that is ammonia and PPD free, and Jellua, a squid-ink-based shampoo and conditioner. Artistic cuts that match clients’ hair type and personalities give way to personalized beauty lessons, in which stylists teach clients techniques to keep their new ‘dos looking salon quality at home. For an even bigger metamorphosis, the experts can apply smoothing keratin treatments or vibrant color. They also offer an array of spa services, which range from mani-pedis and waxing sessions to facials and eyelash extensions.
In order to live up to their business' name, the stylists at Perfect Solution Hair Salon take ample time to get to know their clients. They help them find the right style—such as updos for special occasions—and suggest different services. If a client wants straighter hair, the staff might recommend various keratin treatments. If they want longer locks, the stylists point them toward hair extensions. If they're a snowman, they might recommend forgoing a blow-dry. Of course, the team of trained tress tamers can also maintain current looks with standard haircuts and color treatments for both men and women.