The trained face exfoliators at Michael Francis Salon and Day Spa restore natural beauty and vibrancy to weatherworn skin by cleansing pores and sloughing away dead skin cells. A deep pore cleanser primes the skin, then the enzymatic peel extricates dead skin cells from the clutches of tiny facial hairs and purifies pores. Once the effects of the peel have taken hold, the face-lift mask is applied, returning elasticity to the skin and making it possible to pick locks with the tip of the nose. Customers exit the roughly one-hour procedure with revived, youthful-looking skin. Due to their skin’s sensitivity, Retin-A users cannot receive this service or dish out constructive criticism.
As owner and operator of LockStar Salon, April Conley spends her days researching the latest trends, motivating her staff, and styling and chatting with her clients––and by her account, it’s the greatest job in the world. Amid candelabras and black paisley wallpaper, April and her styling team can transform strands with an elegant scissor cut, hair-smoothing relaxers, or bold color treatments with one of the salon’s Toni & Guy– or Paul Mitchell–trained stylists. Guests may also dip their feet into the salon’s indulgent spa menu, which offers mani-pedis, restorative facials, and soothing aromatherapy bodywork.
Hair Crew International is an upscale salon that provides a slew of strand-shaping services to men, women, and children. Skilled stylists will maintain manly manes with a men’s haircut ($14.95) or clip kids' hair into aerodynamic ’dos so they can sprint faster in wind tunnels ($10).
The talented, continuously trained staff at Total Look Salon caters to every client’s needs with a range of grooming services backed by a satisfaction guarantee. The Brazilian blowout leaves locks free of frizz for up to 12 weeks and actually improves hair's health, unlike flattening manes with a panini press. The treatment, which lasts about 90 minutes, uses a proprietary potion free of formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals.
Studio 401 offers a variety of salon and spa services in an elegant studio space. Maintain your current coif or transmogrify your face frame with a hair wash, cut, and blow-dry or style (men's $20, women's $36). The Redken color specialists can also facilitate a chromatic transformation for the cuticles, using all-over hair coloring ($50) or a full foil highlight ($100). Smooth kinky locks with a keratin smoothing treatment (starting at $150), infusing hair with an over-protective protein layer that prohibits it from frizzing or flying away for up to five months. Have nails winterized with a manicure ($18) and spa pedicure ($40), finished off with your choice of a dazzling assortment of nail colors, or get your face ready for life outside your feverish cabin with a trio of precision aesthetician brow ($15), chin ($12), and upper-lip ($10) waxes.
Specialists in the delicate art of dry haircutting, the expert mane tamers at Arous Studio extend their follicular finesse to help calm frizzy head fluff with the help of professional straightening products. The Brazilian Blowout treatment uses a combination of essential nutrients, proprietary polymers, and photos of dry split ends to scare strands straight, eliminate frizz, and leave hair looking healthy and smooth.