For more than 14 years, master stylist Dennis Lee has developed expertise in hairstyling while hopping from one prestigious salon to another, participating in Passion magazine photo shoots, working at fashion weeks in New York and LA, and styling the hair of royalty. Now at Armando, a Joshua Christopher salon, he cuts and styles hair based on individual texture, thickness, and proximity to balloons. He uses color techniques grounded in geometry and renders keratin treatments to reduce frizz while increasing shine. With every service, he takes into consideration the client’s needs, desires, and individual characteristics.
Katie Shumway believes that hair is an investment, so it should be treated with care and love. This is a philosophy she developed during her education at LA?s Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon, where she learned to tailor hair to the individuals' face shapes, personalities, and lifestyles. Katie transforms tresses out of Furioso Salon. In addition to offering cuts and color treatments, she can nix unwanted hair from brow boundaries with a signature waxing session.
Cindy Puentes worked at a number of high-end salons before taking the plunge and starting Hair by Cindy. Now with more than 15 years of experience under her blow-drier holster, she expertly treats tresses to an array of services. From stylish cuts to weaves and keratin treatments, she strives for fresh looks that keep in line with clients’ vision or dream journals.
Browse Courtney Wesson's portfolio and you'll see some striking highlights and color work reflecting her 17 years of industry experience. But that's not the stylist's only specialty: she also provides perms, conditioning treatments, and most elaborately, NXS hair extensions.
Social Beauty Lounge isn't your typical spa and salon. For one thing, the stylists here don't carry scissors. Wielding only blow dryers, they style strands into long, loose curls, sleek blowouts, and intricate updos. The diverse selection of spa services includes everything from lash extensions to threading and waxing. But instead of performing treatments in dark, closed-off rooms, the staff beautifies guests behind privacy curtains on an open-air sun deck.
Even without the promise of spa services, SBL would be a beautiful place to relax. The all-white salon is lit by chandeliers and sunlight that pours in from the sun deck. The deck extends into a lounge space with cushy banquettes and a small wine bar where stylists from less beautiful salons can come to drown their sorrows.