With a knack for natural hair treatments, the stylists at Dream House Salon prep coifs for the coming week with wash and sets. They also bring about more drastic looks by drenching strands in vibrant hues or coercing them into silky, straight lengths with keratin treatments. Should clients seek an instant but temporary change, they need only look to extensions; they vary from wavy layers to Rapunzel-like locks capable of counting as a second-story exit.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Highlights, Color, Brazilian, Cut, and Perm
Brands Used: Wella, Pravana, Paul Mitchell, and Color Perfect
Pro Tip: Clients will get full attention from experienced hair stylists and the entire staff at our salon.
Christine Adkins and Amy Gabarini, the owners of Textures Hair Studio, draw on their Goldwell Academy and John Paul Mitchell Systems training to provide clients with beautiful styles. Using Goldwell coloring and other products from brands such as Paul Mitchell, Nioxin, Onestà, and KMS, they and their team shape hair with a variety of services including haircuts and styling for men, women, teens, and children. They also specialize in services such as updos, men’s grey blending, perms, hair relaxers, and standard- and partial-foil color treatments.
At First Impressions, aestheticians spruce up faces, relax backs, and pamper nails in 90-minute mini spa excursions. Technicians rub hands and feet with lavender- or honey-infused exfoliating scrubs, polishing skin to a healthy glow before coating nails in gel or Shellac polish, whose persistent grip clings to talons for up to two weeks, much like a shy toddler clutching a store mannequin’s leg. Toes can stretch out and luxuriate in a complimentary paraffin treatment, and faces emerge looking fresh and youthful after a treatment using all-natural products.
With almost two decades of hairstyling experience under her belt, owner Faina helms Fa-El Salon, where she and her skilled staff design hair according to current fashions and their clients’ whims. The stylists pride themselves on matching hairstyles to individual tastes and body types, sticking to Faina’s philosophy that a successful haircut must reflect—in ways loud or subtle—its wearer’s personality. While stylists pace around salon chairs in search of choppable cowlicks, aestheticians tend to other body parts with exfoliating facials, mani-pedis, and waxing treatments that remove nascent moustaches and signs of lycanthropy.
A mix of makeup and orchids line the front window of Marcari Salon, a fitting welcome to the salon, where warm, earthy tones abound and relaxation and beauty are the focus. The stylists pamper guests with a full array of salon services, including haircare, makeup, facials, and airbrush tanning.