The stylists at Studio Bella stay on top of their game by regularly taking part in continuing education. They excel equally at performing precision cuts and listening closely to the preferences of their clients. Their offerings include single-process color, highlights, and updos in addition to men?s and kids? cuts. Lash artists use NovaLash extensions to enhance eyelashes, while makeup artists use Jane Iredale products to beautify faces.
Audrey Lewis performs laser-hair removal at Style Connection, a full-service salon whose staff takes painstaking care to provide beautiful makeovers and stylish touchups. Hair design is the marquee service, but the talented beauticians also specialize in skincare, make-up, and nail treatments. They also offer hair-removal services using high-end laser technology.
Master stylist, educator, and platform artist Nina Grossman traveled the country before settling in Texas. Over the course of 16 years, she honed her skills from Alaska to New York, landing in Austin in 2007 to open Luxe A Boutique Salon. Throughout her career, Grossman has mentored up-and-coming beauty pros on the art of hair design as well as the importance of listening to clients' needs and reinterpretations of show-tune classics. She's gathered a team of master stylists and color specialists, makeup artists, and aestheticians to perform services that range from haircuts and highlights to peels and threading.
Her salon's exposed-brick walls and leather chairs lend it sophistication, and damask-like patterns juxtaposed with animal prints nod to both vintage and contemporary sensibilities. In a private, chocolate-toned skincare room, associates perform fragrant facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, soothing complexions in the way the floral artwork soothes the mind. Afterward, women can shop for apparel and accessories in the boutique area or head to the outdoor patio to relax before reemerging into the world.
Though the stylists at Melrose Place Hair Salon pride themselves on starting trends, their versatility enables them to create any style, from a classic bob to currently hot ombre highlights. For immediate length, Melrose's team can bulk up manes with bonded, clip-in, tape, or beaded hair-extension techniques, and specialty blowouts enhance strands with sultry beach waves.
Also under the glimmer of the Staten Island salon's ornate chandeliers, staffers gild clients with evenly applied, organic spray tans. They also pump up guests’ lashes’ length and volume with eyelash extensions, which draw attention to peepers with more class and subtlety than getting tattoos under each brow that read, "Eye."
With Dr. Raffaela Russo bringing nearly 20 years of experience to her role as its medical director, Didoria Med Spa offers up a holistic host of face-fixing treatments. Soothe distressed visages back to beautiful with one of eight different 60-minute facials. A deep-cleaning facial or skin-brightening facial defuses dermal landmines, while an antiaging facial, a facial mask, or an antiacne facial keeps silhouettes smooth for shadowpuppeting conventions. Savor some rugged refreshment with a gentleman's hot stone treatment, detoxify with a liquid oxygen session, or enjoy the wrinkle-reducing Fiola facial treatment. The homey feel of Didoria's waiting room and treatment areas warmly welcome clients as they attempt to make things right with their own perturbed dimples and frowny freckles.
Inside A Cut Above Hair Salon, Laura of Lovely Looks by Laura adds finishing touches to her clients' looks with eyelash extensions, waxes, and spray tans. During eyelash-extension appointments, Laura bonds 35 to 40 extensions to individual lashes for a look that lasts up to three weeks. To keep up looks, Laura also offers touchup appointments to fill in any missing extensions after two weeks.