Above a silver front desk, a neon sign glows in Indigo Salon's namesake color, casting its gleam onto wire racks stocked with Bumble and bumble styling products. Black leather salon chairs set the stage for hair makeovers enhanced with smoothing keratin treatments, highlights, or other services.
After the salon where stylist Donna Tomaso worked was shut down, she teamed up with her sister Tracey Basilico to launch Salon 171 on their own. With five members of the old salon staff onboard, Salon 171 opened its doors with an already cohesive team of experienced stylists who had worked together for years.
Today, the stylists at Salon 171 beautify hair through cutting and styling or straightening and smoothing. With both English- and Spanish-speaking stylists, the staff can help mediate between English-speaking clients and their Spanish-speaking hairdos. In a cozy waiting area, clients can lean back on black couches with light-blue pillows that match the salon walls.
The stylists and nail technicians at Tahira's Beauty Salon & Day Spa pamper skin and hair with a lengthy list of services. Cuts and styles bound toward more adventurous territory with creative color, braiding, or extensions. Aestheticians customize facial treatments for men and women to address complexions stressed with acne or aging and can add additional herbal, or multivitamin properties to facials. To tame errant hairs, aestheticians use threading to naturally and gently shape brow lines, and waxing employs warm wax to remove fuzz on delicate areas such as the bikini line or abs that have had a tough year. With each service, Tahira's uses only salon-trusted products such as Aveda, CND nail products, and Repêchage.
The stylists at Fantastic Sams Hair Salons keep things simple—but that doesn't mean plain. At salons scattered across the United States, the mane-makers fill all a head of hair's everyday needs with services such as adult cuts, bang trims, and facial hair styling. They also go beyond basic services with texturing treatments, foil highlights, and hair relaxers more effective than simply slipping some gin into the shampoo. All services are complemented with their trademark fs shampoo therapy, a shampoo treatment that includes a three-minute scalp massage and a nourishing Argan oil serum.
During the last 18 years, beauty professional Humara Khan has perfected her trade, gleaning international experience in Singapore and Pakistan, and obtaining aesthetician and styling licenses. At Humara's Beauty Salon & Boutique, she offers a suite of salon services, including haircuts and texturizing treatments, eyebrow threading and waxing, and facials. She also stocks an attached boutique with South Asian–style fashions such as boldly colored dresses and costume jewelry.
For Robert Stephan, it's not just about hair; it's about building relationships. This commitment to the clients' individual needs has helped the Robert Stephan Hair Design sustain more than 17 successful years in business. Walls the color of mint promote relaxation as stylists cultivate sleek cuts and style with Nioxin and Paul Mitchell brand products. Clients can also solicit the salon's waxing and nail services, or question Robert about his own personal line of retail hair-care products.