GBS Brows has carved out a niche for its four locations by offering beautification treatments not often found at other salons. While they certainly present standard fare such as facials, massages, and waxing, what sets them apart are their two other treatments; threading and henna tattoos. Threading, an alternative to traditional waxing, uses intertwined pieces of thread to remove and shape facial hair with increased precision. Their India-trained henna tattoo artists can create beautiful, often floral-inspired designs that typically last about two to four weeks, like most grade school plays. Each location's décor showcases its own type of elegance, but they all feature bright colors and pleasant flourishes such as plants and paintings.
Unlike the playground game it takes its name from, Rock Paper Scissors Hair Salon has nothing to do with competition. Instead, the staff members—who have more than 35 years of combined experience—emphasize cooperation as they work closely with their clients to craft personalized looks with their extensive assortment of hair services. Inside the modern and sleek salon, in which red fixtures dangle like stalactites, the stylists work their magic with high-end products from Goldwell, L'Oréal, Simply Smooth, and Moroccanoil. The team also encourages clients to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, wine, or their choice of a high-five or bear hug—but customers must supply the bear.
At Envy Hair Salon, services come without attitude as stylists work with clients to find a flattering style. Owner Nichole Vega creates a laidback environment, replete with neutral walls and wood-framed mirrors that reflect expert cuts and color treatments. Also included in their list of services are airbrush tanning and massage therapy.
At Beyond Visual Spa—formerly Beaux Visages—a team of aestheticians and licensed massage therapists helps clients feel beautiful inside and out through an array of relaxing services. The facials, for example, integrate elements such as hot stones and heated mitts to vanquish tension and allow skin to absorb the full nourishing effects. This emphasis on relaxation pervades the spa's therapies, from massage and nailcare to body scrubs and wraps to staring pensively at a blank wall. Beyond Visual's staff also extend their expertise to advising on products for at-home care.
International Institute of Cosmetology founder Carmelo Gugliotti began his career as a professional hairdresser when he was 16. He gradually built his passion into a successful business, entering international competitions and earning leadership positions within multiple cosmetology groups. Now supported by his beauty-minded family—including his wife and three sons—Gugliotti trains stylists and aestheticians in rigorous, accredited courses.
As part of their training, students offer a full menu of hair, nail, and spa services that incorporates Wella coloring and Dermalogica skincare products. Instructors supervise each treatment to ensure pupils don’t disregard protocol or use their untutored genius to make clients too beautiful for this world.
The crew at Salon Serenity celebrates beauty every day with haircuts, waxing, color, and restructurizing treatments. Using trusted products by Colorly and Wella for hair, Serenity's beauty professionals are able to customize looks for each client. The same attention to detail is shown in the salon’s streamlined, nature-evoking decor. Sunlight gushes through floor-to-ceiling windows, which look upon the rest of the salon, which features multi-tone wood floors and mirrors in ornate gold frames creating a professional environment with a dash of home.